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#WEareRH - Friday, 12/8/17
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Exams, Exam Exemption, and Early Release
Exam exemption/Early release forms will be distributed to students during 1st block, Tuesday, 12/12. These forms must be signed and returned to those same 1st block teachers no later than Monday, 12/18.
Students on the Obligations List will not receive a form until the obligation(s) have been satisfied. The last scheduled detention of the year will be held on Thursday, 12/14.
Students who meet all requirements for exam exemption except attendance are allowed to appeal their exemption to Ms. McNeal. Students must write a letter of appeal, attach it to their completed exam exemption form, and submit it to the east campus front office no later than Friday, 12/15.
End of Course testing continues next week
Monday - Tuesday, 12/11-12/12: US History and Economics
Wednesday - Thursday, 12/13-12/14: Biology and Physical Science
If you have questions about any of these tests, please contact your child's course teacher or Mr. Jonathan Lea, our EOC test administrator.
Passion on the Hill
This week our Passion on the Hill episode features Health Care Science teacher Mary Jo Fina and her passion, photography!
Schedules - second semester
As we begin looking forward to next semester, our counselors and advisors are reviewing schedules to ensure students are placed correctly. Once any necessary changes have been made, students will receive a copy of their schedule in advisement on Friday, 12/15/17. Students will have until Tuesday, 12/19/2017 to note any requests for corrections on their schedules, and submit back to their advisor. Please note that requests for teacher changes will not be honored. In addition, any requests to change introductory level electives will not likely be possible due to most of these classes being full. Counselors will correct any additional errors by the first day of second semesterl, and students will be provided with an updated copy of their schedule.
AP Test Registration OPEN
Advanced Placement Exam Registration is now open.
Students may register for exams and begin making full or partial payments toward the cost of their AP exams beginning November 1, 2017.
Please visit the following link to register for 2018 AP exams:
6th Annual Holiday Baseball Camp
Participants should bring their bat, helmet, glove, and cleats. They should also wear baseball pants, warm clothes, and protective gear. Participants should also bring a packed lunch.
Camp staff includes RHHS Baseball coaches and current RHHS players
Who: ages 6-13
Date/Time: Friday, 12-22, 10am-2pm
Cost: 1 new toy - bring day of camp
All donated toys will be taken to Ella's of RH for distribution to local families during this holiday season.
Please complete the registration form using the link below-
- Junior Ring Night - Tuesday, 12/12, 6pm , east cafeteria
- Winter Band Concert - Thursday, 12/14, 7pm, east gym
- Chorus Holiday Dinner Theater - Friday, 12/15, 6:00pm, west cafeteria
- Exams and Early Release - Wednesday and Thursday, 12/20 and 12/21
- Holiday Break - Friday, 12/22 - Friday, 1/5
- Students return - Monday, 1/8/18
Taking care of our students
How Gratitude Can Change Your Child’s Life
Expressing thanks may be one of the simplest ways to feel better.
So possibly during the holiday months, it is a good time to reflect on the mental health benefits of gratitude and to consider some advice about how to develop a sense of overall welfare.
Gratitude, particularly if practiced regularly, can keep you healthier and happier. Here are a few benefits of being grateful:
Makes us happier: Gratitude creates positive emotions like joy, love, and contentment which research shows can undo the grip of negative emotions like anxiety. Fostering gratitude can also broaden your thinking, and create positive cycles of thinking and behaving in healthy, positive ways.
Strengthens emotions: Gratitude reduces feelings of envy, makes our memories happier, lets us experience good feelings, and helps us bounce back from stress.
Encourages optimism: Students with a positive viewpoint have less stress, better creative problem-solving skills, and better health outcomes than less optimistic students. In addition, optimistic learners are more likely to persist in the sometimes-hard work of learning, motivated by the belief that they can accomplish their learning goals.
Improves sleep: Gratitude increases sleep quality, reduces the time required to fall asleep, and increases sleep duration.
Increases student productivity: What student doesn’t want to be more productive when it comes to tackling school assignments? Gratitude, as mentioned above, can induce relaxation (while eliminating our worries and distractions) which increases concentration because you are able to focus better. Having a sense of gratitude can increase self-esteem and confidence, helping to be more creative and enthusiastic toward an assignment. Gratitude is not a remedy, but it is a largely undervalued tool for enhancing one’s well-being!