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#LND - LeaveNoDoubt - October 12, 2018

Tuesday Night is College & Career Night

Our 3rd Annual RHHS College & Career Expo will be held on Tuesday, October 16th from 6:00-8:00 in the East Cafeteria. RHHS students and families will have the opportunity to meet with college and career representatives from around the state of Georgia, including Richmond Hill, to gain more knowledge about various institutions and local places of business.

Prior to the expo, we will host a Dual Enrollment Interest meeting at 5:30pm. All students interested in participating in Dual Enrollment are strongly encouraged to attend with their parents.

Reaccreditation Parent Survey - we need your feedback

In early April, representatives from AdvancED - the organization that oversees school and system accreditation - will be visiting Bryan County Schools as part of the reaccreditation process. During their visit, the team will make classroom observations, interview stakeholders, and review additional evidence. Survey responses are an important component of the "additional evidence".

We need ALL STAKEHOLDERS to complete surveys for AdvancED. All of the surveys are online. Teachers will administer the surveys to students next week during their 3rd block classes. I am asking parents to complete the Parent Climate and Culture Survey by next Friday, 10/19. The link to the survey is below. Our reaccreditation visits are important, and I encourage you to provide feedback through the survey. I can assure you that the feedback you provide will be reviewed.

Thank you in advance for taking part in the reaccreditation process by completing the Parent Survey!

Parent Climate & Culture Survey:


Suicide Prevention and Awareness - save the date!

Save the Date! Suicide Prevention & Awareness Night: Tuesday, 11/6/18 East Cafeteria, 6PM

According to a study by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in 2016, adolescents and young adults aged 15 to 24 had a suicide rate of 13.15 per 100,000; however, many of us still don't know how to talk about suicide or talk to someone who is considering suicide. Richmond Hill High School is taking a proactive approach in our efforts to prevent suicide by hosting a Suicide Prevention & Awareness Night. The Night will educate students and their families about mental health, suicide warning signs, and social media, provide resources in our community, and remove the stigma surrounding depression and other mental health conditions related to suicide. Having a conversation about mental health is a significant way to prevent suicide. Each and every student, caregiver, and community member plays a role in promoting the well-being of our community.

On Thursday, 11/15, we will have a student assembly for 11th and 12th graders that will focus on similar topics.

Herff Jones here Monday, 10/22

Herff Jones was scheduled to be here to take Senior Cap/Gown/Announcement orders on this past Thursday, but school was cancelled due to weather.

Herff Jones has rescheduled and will be here on Monday, 10/22, during all lunches.

SENIOR picture makeups - Saturday, 10/13 - last chance!

Senior Pictures:

Lifetouch will be at RHHS on Saturday, October 13th. This is the final date for senior pictures.

Go to www.prestigeportraits.com/savannah to schedule your senior photos.

Progress Reports

Progress Reports will be distributed through advisement this coming Thursday, 10/18.

October: College Knowledge Month!

October is College Knowledge Month at Richmond Hill High School - and many of our students have already started the process of visiting schools, completing applications, and preparing to take the PSAT, ACT, and SAT. Even more of our students will begin this process in the coming months. Exposing students to colleges and other post-secondary options is really a yearlong process...for all four years of high school!

New this year, RHHS is offering College Readiness Tours to our juniors and seniors. College Readiness Tours will continue through April 2019. Eligible juniors and seniors will have the opportunity in October and November to visit Coastal College of Georgia in Brunswick, GA, (on October 24th) and Georgia Southern University/Armstrong campus (on November 6th). Stay tuned and look for more information to come on 2nd semester College Readiness Tours for January, February, March, and April 2019.

Our 3rd Annual RHHS College & Career Expo will be held on Tuesday, October 16th from 6:00-8:00 in the East Cafeteria. RHHS students and families will have the opportunity to meet with college and career representatives from around the state of Georgia, including Richmond Hill, to gain more knowledge about various institutions and local places of business.

During the week of October 22-28th, RHHS staff and students celebrate College Knowledge Month by wearing jeans with their favorite college/military shirts and jerseys each day. RHHS loves our military students, families, and recruiters - and we recognize this as a post-secondary opportunity as well - so military shirts and jerseys are certainly included in this.

We hope College Knowledge Month is both informative and engaging for our students.

Tuesday, Oct 16-Dual Enrollment Meeting for interested students and parents @ 5:30 and

College and Career Expo- 6-8

Thursday, Oct 18-Accuplacer & YouScience Interpretation of scores during advisement

Wednesday, Oct. 24- College Visit-College of Coastal Ga

Thursday, Oct. 25-Advisement College Knowledge Game

Tuesday, Nov. 6- College Visit - Georgia Southern University-Armstrong Campus

Advisement conferences - 10th and 12th grade students

Advisors of 10th and 12th grade students will be scheduling conferences over the next few weeks. Our goal is for each advisor to have at least one face-to-face meeting each year with each of his/her advisement students.

Fall conferences target 10th and 12th grade advisement students, and in the spring 9th and 11th grade advisors meet with their students.

If you have a child in 10th or 12th grade, please be on the look out for an invitation from your child's advisor to come in for this conference. If you don't get this invitation by mid-October, please let me know.

Yearbook - Senior Ads

Let your child know how proud you are of his/her accomplishments by purchasing a SENIOR AD in the RHHS yearbook. To purchase an ad, go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and key in our school’s order number (902) and select “Buy a Yearbook Ad”.

Class Dues

RHHS student dues were uploaded to students’ MyPayments+ account on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. Dues are $30 per year. Students only pay for the years he/she attends RHHS. The deadline for paying dues without incurring a late fee is December 1, 2018. When paying on MyPayments+, you will see a payment of $45. Please do not be alarmed by this. In an effort to streamline our payment process and make bookkeeping easier and more accurate, we have already included late fees into the total amount. To avoid paying late fees, please use the discount code "December1" - this will reset the cost to $30.

February 22, 2019 is the final date to pay dues in order to get a prom ticket covered by payment of dues. Any junior or senior student who wishes to go to prom and does not pay dues before February 22, 2019, will have to purchase a prom ticket for $125. Students who have not paid dues in past years must pay those dues as well as dues for this year by the due date in order to receive prom ticket or to be able to participate in graduation week events and graduation ceremony.

College Field Trips

At RHHS, many of our juniors and seniors are well into their college preparation. Most are in the process of taking the ASVAB, ACT, and SAT - and others are already visiting colleges independently and filling out applications.

RHHS is excited to be offering monthly college field trip opportunities this year to eligible juniors and seniors on a first come/first serve basis for the first 35 students to register.

RHHS junior and senior applicants must meet the following criteria:

1. Passing all classes with a 70 or higher

2. No more than 3 tardies *

3. No more than 3 excused absences *

Remaining field trips for 1st semester include:

11/06/18 - Georgia Southern University (Armstrong Campus)

Upcoming field trips planned for 2nd semester include:

· 1/18/19 - East Georgia State College (Statesboro Campus)

· 2/20/19 - Savannah Technical College

· March 2019 - Savannah State University

· April 2019 - Ogeechee Technical College (Statesboro, GA)

Eligible 11th and 12th grade students may register through this link

*Parents of the first 35 applicants each month are welcome and encouraged to volunteer as chaperones. Contact Jennifer Blanton, school counselor, at jblanton@bryan.k12.ga.us, with any questions about eligibility criteria.