RHHS Wildcats: News You Can Use
#WEareRH - Friday, 2/23/18
New Wildcat Gear is HERE!
Savannah Tech Entrance Exam to be given next week
Science Olympiad advances to State!
Beauty and the Beast - spring musical
Parent conferences for 9th and 11th graders
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
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!
SAT and ACT test dates and registration information
Fee waivers are available for students on free/reduced lunch. Students should talk to their counselor for more 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:
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