RHHS Wildcats: News You Can Use

#WEareRH - Friday, 2/23/18

New Wildcat Gear is HERE!

Need some new tshirts for your wardrobe? We have three new designs, in short and long sleeves. Stop by the east campus front office. Short sleeve shirts are $10 and long sleeves are $15.
New Wildcat Gear!

Savannah Tech Entrance Exam to be given next week

Savannah Technical College will be at RHHS on Tuesday, 2/27, to administer the Accuplacer, their entrance exam. Students interested in attending STC should see Mr. Ingram or their counselor.

Science Olympiad advances to State!

Congratulations to the RHHS Science Olympiad team for winning their second state invite in a row. The team placed first and second in Helicopters, Mission Possible, Hovercraft, Chem Lab and Thermodynamics in a very competitive field at Middle Georgia State College in Macon and will move on to challenge the rest of the state for a spot at Nationals at Emory University on March 31st!
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Beauty and the Beast - spring musical

RHHS will proudly present "Beauty and the Beast" as our spring musical. Please join us at RHES on Friday, 2/23, or Saturday, 2/24, at 7pm for either show. There will also be a matinee at RHES on Sunday, 2/25, at 3pm. Tickets are available on MyPaymentsPlus in advance and at the door, with debit or credit card.

Parent conferences for 9th and 11th graders

Each year, each advisor is expected to meet with the parents/guardians of each child in his/her advisement. During this parent conference, the advisor and parent/guardian discuss the child's academic progress, 4 year plan, pathway completion, and course registration for next year. For 9th grader parents, this might be the first advisement conference you have had; for 11th grade parents, this may very well be the most important advisement conference as you review your child's progress as he/she prepares for his/her senior year.

Advisors of 9th and 11th grade students have started contacting parents to set up these conferences. All conferences should be scheduled and completed by March 23rd.

Student parking on campus

Students who park on campus are responsible for their actions in doing so. Students who park cars on campus that are not tagged run the risk of the car being towed. Please understand that towing a car off campus is not a first response to the situation, but if a student continues to park on campus after repeated attempts to correct this behavior, the car could be towed. It will be towed at the owner's expense. Additionally, underclassmen students who park on campus without registering their vehicles (or 10th graders who are doing this because they aren't eligible for a parking pass) run the risk of not being eligible for a parking pass next fall.

Let me also remind all students who drive on campus and park on campus that they are responsible for things that are in their cars. Parents - I would strongly encourage you to consider regularly having your child go through his/her car.

Successful basketball season draws to a close

RHHS Girls Basketball Team completed the regular season and made it into the first round of state playoffs. Our Wildcat Boys Basketball Team won a close game against Lee County in the first round of playoffs, advancing to the second round. The second round game last night against Lakeside Evans was intense, but the Wildcats came up on the short end.

We are PROUD of all of our basketball players and their families for such a successful and supportive season. #WEareRH #BUILDtheHILL

Soccer looking for a big crowd on Tuesday!


Boys and girls soccer will host big region games vs Glynn Academy on Tuesday, February 27th. Girls play at 5 and Boys at 7. We would like to have a huge crowd come out for this game.

Perfect attendance and PROM DAY!

This year, Prom is on a Friday - Friday, March 23rd. Historically, students were required to be in attendance at least half day the Friday prior to prom on Saturday. This year, since Prom is on Friday, students have asked if they can be absent (take an unexcused absence) and still be allowed to attend Prom. Juniors and Seniors with NO absences and NO tardies March 1-22 will be allowed to attend Prom even if they are absent (unexcused) on Friday. Students with any tardies and/or absences will be required to be at school at least half-day on Friday in order to attend Prom.

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

Taking care of our students

Teens and Self-Injury: What Parents Need to Know


Self-Injury Awareness Day (SIAD) is a global event held annually on March 1. Its purpose is to remove the stigma attached to self-injury and to encourage parents, family members, educators, and healthcare professionals to recognize the signs of self-harm.


Realizing that your child or one of their friends may be self-harming can come as a shock. It can help to start with learning what self-harm is and the common reasons for it. Then, you can consider practical first steps and understand what you can do to support your child or another young person who is self-harming.

This can help if you:

  • know your child is self-harming or you suspect they may be

  • want to learn more about self-harm

  • want to find out about the signs of self-harm

  • need more information about what to do


What is self-harm or self-injury?

Self-harm (or self-injury) is deliberately hurting your body but usually without suicidal intent. It can be cutting or another type of deliberate physical harm.The most common forms of self-harm are cutting, burning, or scratching the skin and bruising the body tissue. It is a compulsive behavior. You may not understand it or know why your child may be doing it, and it will probably be very difficult to address. It’s really important for you to learn more about it and be there to support your child to find both the cause behind the behavior and more effective coping skills. For most young people who self-harm, it is a way to cope with painful emotions, thoughts or memories and not an attempt to end their life. They need to learn - and then practice - better coping strategies for dealing with difficult or painful feelings. The physical pain of self-harm can provide a relief from difficult emotions, but there are healthier and safer ways of coping. Talking with a trusted adult is the first step. That can be a parent, teacher, school counselor, coach, trusted relative, or family physician.


“Teens and Self Injury - How to Talk With My Kids” will be addressed in the March 8th community newsletter.


  • Please remember: Parents should always contact their licensed healthcare professional if they suspect their child is self-injuring or self-harming.


Additional Parenting Resources For Self-Injury:

http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/self-injury

https://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-Conditions/Related-Conditions/Self-harm

http://www.helpguide.org/articles/anxiety/cutting-and-self-harm.htm


At Richmond Hill High School, we want to work with parents/guardians to make sure that our kids are aware of the dangers of self-harm and know to talk with a trusted adult when they notice this behavior in themselves or others. Counselor information is included below - please never hesitate to let us know if we can be of better support. Email information for each counselor can be found on the RHHS website (http://www.bryan.k12.ga.us/o/rhhs/page/school-counseling--7 )


Rhashida Bunyan: last names A-Davidson

Emily Neff: Davis - Hobby

Wallace Ingram: Hod-Miller

Laine Lynch: Milton-Sa

Saraswati Hendrix: Sc-Z

Jennifer Blanton: Graduation Coach

Jonna Vaughn: Military Family Life Counselor