RHHS Wildcats: News You Can Use

#WEareRH - Friday, 10/13/17

School improvement - our goals

Each year, schools review data to determine areas where specific improvement is needed. This year, RHHS has developed two goals:

  • By May, 2018, a school-based professional learning program will be developed and implemented for SY 18-19 and will reflect instructional/teacher needs.
  • By May 2018, RHHS will develop and implement at least one program for each stakeholder group aimed at providing education about current social/health/societal concerns that impact teens.

The first goal is aimed at providing focused professional development for teachers based on student achievement data, formal classroom observations, and needs identified by each teacher. This goal is focused primarily on teachers and improving instructional strategies they use.

The second goal will support us improving the education we offer all stakeholders - students, parents, teachers, and our community - about current social, emotional, health and societal concerns. This year, we will offer teachers and parents the opportunity to learn more about such issues as social media and its impact on teens, self-harm and suicide prevention, and drug and alcohol awareness. After meeting with and better educating teachers and parents, we will then begin working to share this information with students and improving their level of understanding about these issues.

As part of this commitment to improved education about current issues and needs, each weekly newsletter will have a short article or resource aimed at providing information or specific tips on how we can better support our students. Please look for and read the "Taking care of our students" section of each newsletter.

Yearbook orders & Senior Ads

Students are encouraged to order their yearbooks. Yearbooks are $70. Order yours by clicking the link below and using order #902.

The deadline to purchase a senior ad is 11/7/17. If you'd like to order online, click on the Yearbook Order link on the RHHS home page. Submit photos and a message by either emailing to richmondhillyearbook@gmail.com or delivering items to the school.

RHHS Yearbook Order Link

Impact Aid forms due

Last week, we distributed Impact Aid forms to all students. The Impact Aid survey is used to support our request for Impact Aid funds. Please complete a survey for each school-aged child in your household. Sign, date, and return the completed survey (via fax, email, or backpack) to RHHS. A link to the survey is below, if you need another copy.

email: kspivey@bryan.k12.ga.us

fax: 912-756-4958

Impact Aid Survey Form

Fall break - 10/18-10/20

Students and teachers have Fall Break next Wednesday - Friday, 10/18-20. School resumes on Monday, 10/23. Monday, 10/23, was originally a holiday for students, but this is now an instructional makeup day due to lost days of school during Hurricane Irma.
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Class Dues

Class Dues are $30 each year. Students pay only for the years that they were at RHHS. Dues must be paid online using MyPaymentsPlus. All dues must be paid by Friday, December 1st. Students paying after December 1st will incur a $5 late charge. For Juniors and Seniors, these dues cover the cost of your prom ticket. The deadline to pay dues and have the prom ticket included as part of your dues is FRIDAY, February 23, 2018. If you do not pay dues by February 23, 2018, and you choose to go to prom, you will have to purchase a prom ticket separately at a cost of $125. Thanks for paying class dues before December 1st.

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.

SAT information

ACT information

Homecoming! October 23-27!

RHHS Homecoming Week is on the horizon. Our student council has planned a spirit-filled week to celebrate RHHS!

Monday - Color Day (9th-purple, 10th-blue, 11th-red, 12th-neon)

Tuesday - Tacky Tourist

Wednesday - Character Day

Thursday - Theme Day*

Friday - Spirit Day

*Class themes:

Freshmen - Punk Rock

Sophomores - Jungle

Juniors - Alien Invasion

Seniors - Carnival

On Thursday, October 26th, we will have our annual parade starting at 5pm. The parade route will begin at the RH Recreation Department and end at RHHS.

Taking care of our students

High school brings with it excitement, new opportunities, and inevitably, challenges. This is a time filled with homework, projects, high-stakes testing, new relationships, big life decisions, and so much more. As a parent/caregiver there is no doubt you want to do all that you can to help your child. Here are a few tips to help you support your child and help them manage their stress:

1. Be a role model. Demonstrate calmness and positive coping skills when helping your child through stressful situations. Encourage them to maintain a healthy diet and sleeping schedule. Lack of food and nutrition never helps improve a situation. When possible, talk with your teen about how to prepare to avoid stressful situations.

2. Focus on the process instead of the outcome. Acknowledge your child’s effort, not just the results.

3. Help your teen monitor their activities in order to prevent "over scheduling". Work with your teen to help him/her understand the importance of balance between school, extracurricular activities, family, friends, and relaxation.