RHHS Wildcats: News You Can Use

#WEareRH - Friday, 12/8/17

We need your feedback!

RHHS is committed to providing improved support for students and parents. In an effort to make sure we are developing presentations and lessons that are relevant and needed, we'd like to ask you to provide some feedback. Please take a few minutes to complete the Parent Needs Assessment by following the link below. Your responses will help us better identify specific needs.

RHHS Parent Needs Assessment

Exams, Exam Exemption, and Early Release

Final exams are being administered Tuesday, 12/19-Thursday, 12/21. Tuesday is a full school day for all students, but Wednesday and Thursday are early release days. Students eligible for early release who have returned the parent permission slip will have early release at 10:50am on Wednesday and Thursday, 12/20 and 12/21. Students with early release must have their own transportation. Buses run at the normal dismissal time each day.

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

State-mandated End of Course testing continues next week. Information on specific course test dates are below. During these tests, we cannot interrupt the test once it has begun. Please make sure you haven't scheduled any appointments requiring your child to be absent. These tests account for 20% of your child's course grade, so we make every effort to provide the most appropriate testing environment possible.

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

We are excited to share with you a new student-produced series, Passion on the Hill. RHHS Senior Hannah Yontz is producing these each week, and each week will feature a video about a faculty/staff member and their passion. These productions are exceptional, and each one has left me speechless. I know you will feel the same.

This week our Passion on the Hill episode features Health Care Science teacher Mary Jo Fina and her passion, photography!

Mary Jo Fina, Health Care Science Teacher; Photography ( https://goo.gl/muo6eq )

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

This one day camp will focus on the fundamentals of hitting, pitching, bunting, fielding, and strength and conditioning.

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

Location: RHHS

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-


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

Upcoming events...

  • 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:

  1. 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.

  2. Strengthens emotions: Gratitude reduces feelings of envy, makes our memories happier, lets us experience good feelings, and helps us bounce back from stress.

  3. 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.

  4. Improves sleep: Gratitude increases sleep quality, reduces the time required to fall asleep, and increases sleep duration.

  5. 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!