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#LND - LeaveNoDoubt - October 26, 2018

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. Our goal is to educate students and their families about mental health, suicide warning signs, and the influence/impact of social media, provide resources in our community, and remove the stigma surrounding depression and other mental health conditions related to suicide. Beginning at 6pm, you will be able to visit with representatives from more than 20 agencies and community resources. At 6:30, we will transition to hearing from a few presenters who will share information on safe talk, resiliency, and what parents need to know about social media. Our presenters include Vira Salzburn, Randy Frost, Terri Liles and John Barry. Following the presentation, attendees will be able to again speak with representatives and get information about resources available to us in our area.

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

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ASVAB being given on November 7th

The ASVAB, Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, is a career exploration series of tests that assists students in clarifying career goals.

• It is a cost-free and comprehensive program for high school students.

• Students explore occupations in line with interests and skills, and develop strategies to realize career goals.

• The Program presents a full-spectrum of career opportunities to students.

• It offers a Career planning tool regardless of post-secondary intentions.

The ASVAB will be offered at RHHS, November 7th…please sign up!!!

Be sure to come prepared to do your best!

Questions about ASVAB Testing?

Please see Ms. Bunyan, Rm 516

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.