RHHS Wildcats: News You Can Use

#WEareRH - Weekly Newsletter - August 23, 2019

Picture Day is Tuesday!

Picture Day is scheduled for Tuesday, August 27 for all 9th – 11th grade students. Lifetouch Photography will be here on campus during 1st block to take photos. Order forms have been distributed by grade level advisors and extra order forms are available in room 710.

Please have the completed order form with payment ready to be collected by Lifetouch on August 27 or visit mylifetouch.com and enter Picture Day ID JA709333Q0.

WBL and Dual Enrollment students who don't have a class on campus during first block are asked to come and have their pictures made at 7am on Tuesday in our east gym.

Senior Parent Night is Tuesday, 8/27

Mark your calendars! Our counselors will host grade level Parent Nights over the next several weeks. Counselors and administrators will share information about the school year and specific information for each grade level. All meetings will be held in the east cafeteria.

  • Senior Parent Night: Tuesday, August 27th, 6:00pm
  • Sophomore & Junior Parent Night: September 10th, 6:00pm
  • Freshmen Parent Night, September 17th, 6:00pm

Everything is Possible!

During weekly advisement the next four weeks, we will be studying the first mindset: "Everything is Possible". The topic yesterday in advisement was "Dream Big".

Below is a copy of the parent newsletter for our "Everything is Possible" unit. Please read this and follow along each week with the planned advisement lesson.

Presidential Scholarship Nominations being accepted now

SENIORS! Presidential Scholarship Opportunities await you. Self-Nominations can be submitted in 1 of 3 categories-Academic, Art, or CTEA. Nominations are submitted through Google Forms provided to you in Advisement (and below), then join the Google Classroom to complete applications and provide supporting documents in Google Classroom. Don’t hesitate: Deadline for Nomination is October 11th; deadline for Applications with documentation is October 14th.


After school tutorials and detention

The After School Detention/Tutorial program started Monday, August 12th in room 411. Tutorial/detention runs from 2:40 – 4:15 every Monday through Thursday. Students who are on the obligations list for owing detention should plan to stay after school to meet their obligation as soon as possible. Students may also come to this program for extra help from content area teachers. On Mondays, students can receive help in math. An English/Language Arts teacher will be available on Tuesdays. On Wednesday, students can have tutoring in science and Thursdays are Social Studies tutoring.

Checking students out

Please help us make student check-outs efficient and effective for you by sending a note with your child if there is a day that he/she will need to check-out for an appointment or leave early.

When you send a note with your child, he/she should bring it to the attendance office at the beginning of the school day. We will call you to verify the note. Once verified, we prepare a pass for your child so he/she can leave his/her class at the appropriate time. The student then reports to the attendance office, signs out, and he/she is cleared to leave campus.

This should allow parents/guardians to avoid standing in a line at the front office and waiting for the child to make his/her way to the front office.

AP exam registration - earlier this year

AP Exam registration is earlier this year for students in first semester or year-long AP classes. Once again, for the 2020 AP exams, students at Richmond Hill High School will be registering online. This registration will only take a few minutes and can be completed from any computer with internet access. Once students complete their registration on Total Registration, they should proceed to myap.collegeboard.org to log into their AP Online Classroom where they will find lots of resources their teachers are using to enhance the learning experience.

Please click the link below to read detailed information about AP Exam registration:

Link: http://www.bryancountyschools.org/article/123638?org=rhhs

Senior pictures-update

Each senior is fully responsible for making his/her appointment for his/her senior pictures. There are still appointments available. If you are a rising senior and have not yet made your appointment, please do this today!


PSAT - 11th grade registration is now open

The PSAT will be administered on Oct. 16 at RHHS. All sophomores are registered, but any junior wanting to take it needs to register by Sept. 13.

Juniors - the PSAT is the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, and you must register and take this test to be considered for National Merit Scholarships and recognition. Get all the details at http://bit.ly/rhhspsat.

SAT and ACT test dates and registration information

The SAT and ACT are given several times throughout each school year. Please click the links below for additional information about test dates, registration deadlines, and information about how to register.

Fee waivers are available for students on free/reduced lunch. Students should talk to their counselor for more information.

SAT information

ACT information

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism

Richmond Hill High School has partnered with the third-party application, Turnitin, to help maintain our standards of excellence in academic integrity. Turnitin is a suite of tools that provides instructors with information about the authenticity of submitted work and facilitates the process of grading for instructors.

Submitted files are compared against an extensive database of content comprising over 165 million journal articles, 750 million student papers, and 62 billion, current and archived, websites. Turnitin produces a similarity report and a similarity score. A similarity score is the percentage of a document that is similar to content held within the database. A similarity report gives the instructor more information about any potential matches and their sources.

Turnitin does not determine if an instance of plagiarism has occurred. Instead, it gives instructors the information they need to determine the authenticity of work as a part of a larger process. All submissions to courses at RHHS may be checked using Turnitin.

Free Flu Vaccinations

Bryan County schools will be partnering with our local health departments again this school year to offer free flu vaccinations to students. If you are interested in your child receiving the vaccination, please click on the links below and read ALL documents.

Please fill out and sign the consent form ASAP. The consent form must be returned by Sep 9th. If permission forms are not returned or are incomplete, then the student will not receive the flu vaccination. Please note, the flu vaccine is only available in an injectable (shot) form in Bryan County Schools.

If you have any questions, please call the Bryan County Health Dept. at 653-4331 (Pembroke) or 756-2611 (Richmond Hill).


RHHS has a strong team of school counselors to support our students. Students are assigned a counselor based on their last name.

Rhashida Bunyan

A-De Cesari

Emily Neff

De La Cruz-Hicks

Tam Daniels


Debbie Kilpatrick


Saraswati Hendrix


Deanna Appleton

College and Career

Dawn Imler

Military and Family Life

*RHHS Essential information*

School times-

7:30am-2:30pm/Buildings open at 7am

Daily Bell Schedule

Car-rider/parent drop-off information-


Bus rider information-


School nutrition information-

Breakfast is not served; Lunch is $2.85

August lunch menu

MySchoolBucks - Online Payment Portal

BCS Free or Reduced Price Meals Application - English

BCS Free or Reduced Price Meals Application - Spanish

Clinic information-

Nurses: Taryn Parker and Denell Foster

If you should need to discuss health information at length, please call to schedule a meeting. All clinic forms are available on the high school website. Inhalers and epi pens that are carried by the student must have forms completed by their physician.

Clinic form - http://www.bryancountyschools.org/o/rhhs/browse/17573