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#WEareRH - Friday, 4/13/18

Inaugural RHHS Spring Spirit Week: #WEareKIND

RHHS Student Council, in conjunction with RHHS Beta Club, will sponsor our first ever Spring Spirit Week the week of April 23rd. The theme of the week will be KINDNESS. We will host a campus cleanup day next Saturday, cover the halls and walls with positive posters, and have thank you note writing at lunch. This is a great time of year to celebrate both school spirit and kindness!

Athletic Physicals - mark your calendar!

Optim Health has partnered with RHHS to provide physicals for our student athletes for the coming year.

Physicals will take place on Tuesday, April 17, 2pm-5pm, in the RHHS east gym. Cost is $10. Our athletic trainer, Eli Bray, will collect vitals from students the week of April 9-13. This will take place in room 702 during 3rd block lunches, and in the athletic training room after school.

Payment should be made through MyPaymentsPlus prior to the physical date, and all of the necessary forms are linked in MyPaymentsPlus as well.

Seniors - graduation field trip form

Seniors were given the required permission forms for Senior Walk and Graduation in advisement yesterday, Thursday, April 12th. These must be returned to advisors no later than next Thursday, 4/19. We must have these in order for each student to ride a bus to Senior Walk and to Graduation practice and the ceremony.

RHHS Spring Art Show

Our Spring Art Show is planned for Saturday, April 21st, 4-6pm. We will host our Art Show in the East Campus Cafeteria. This is a well attended and favored event each year, and we look forward to sharing the many great pieces of art work created by our talented students.
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All Sports Pass is on sale now

RHHS Athletics is excited to offer an ALL SPORTS PASS for next school year. The pass will allow for the holder to get into all RHHS home athletic events for the 2018-19 school year. This is a value of over $350! Individual football game tickets will be $8 next year, and other athletic events range from $5-$7.

The ALL SPORTS PASS is being sold to students for $65. Rising seniors, as a senior privilege, may purchase this pass for $50. These passes are sold individually and not transferable to another person. The card-holder's name will be printed on the card.

We will only make these available until June ???? After this date, no more All Sports Passes will be sold.

The All Sports Pass is purchased through MyPaymentsPlus - click the link below or the MyPaymentsPlus link on the RHHS website.


Basketball Camp for K-8th graders

The RHHS Basketball program will be holding our annual summer basketball camp on Wednesday and Thursday, May 30th and May 31st . The camp will be for children who will be entering K-8th grades next school year. Please click the link below for more information and to complete the registration process.

2018 RHHS Basketball Camp Registration

Student parking: presale permit applications begin next week

Presale permits are made available to students who have no ISS or OSS for the year, are passing 75% of their classes, are clear of the Obligations List and who have 5 or fewer absences and 3 or fewer tardies for this semester. Presale permits will be $50. Presale begins in April and will continue through mid-June.

Regular parking permits will go on sale Monday, July 16th, for $65.

On the first day of school, August 6th, all vehicles parked on campus must have the required parking permit displayed.

April 16-May 4, 2018:

Rising seniors will make application for $50 presale permits for the senior lot.

The senior lot will be strictly for seniors, but we will not have assigned spaces. We will open up applications to rising seniors for three weeks for presale-

  • April 16-May 4: No ISS or OSS, not on OL, passing at least 75% of classes, 5 or fewer absences and/or 3 or fewer tardies (second semester)

*Rising seniors who do not meet the above presale qualifications will be able to purchase parking permits beginning July 16th for $65.

May 29-June 14, 2018:

Rising juniors and sophomores will make application for $50 presale parking permits

  • May 29-June 14: No ISS or OSS, not on OL, passed at least 75% of classes 2nd semester, 5 or fewer absences and/or 3 or fewer tardies (second semester)

*Rising juniors and sophomores who do not meet the above presale qualifications will be able to purchase parking permits beginning July 16th for $65.

Obligations List

Students are strongly encouraged to take care of their obligations so that they can be removed from our Obligations List. For underclassmen, obligations not met by the end of this school year are rolled over to the next school year; for seniors, obligations must be met prior to graduation week. All teachers have access to the Obligations List daily, and any teacher can give students information about their obligations.

Detention is held daily, Monday-Thursday, 2:45pm-4:30pm, in room 520.

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.

Fee waivers are available for students on free/reduced lunch. Students should talk to their counselor for more information.

SAT information

ACT information

Taking care of our students

What is Cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying is a form of bullying that takes place through digital platforms. Students may be cyberbullied on their phones, computers, and other devices by receiving harassing chats, texts, messages, comments, forum posts, and pictures that cause them emotional harm.

Cyberbullying Facts

  • Often takes many forms (social media, texting, instant messaging)

  • Can be public or private

  • Few parents see cyberbullying in action

  • Cyberbullies may act alone or in groups

  • Cyberbullies may act anonymously (Victim never knows who exactly is targeting them.)

  • Understand that once something is posted, there is no rewind or delete key!!!

Types of Cyberbullying

  • Social Media Bullying--mean comments, making fun of the victim publicly on social media, gossiping, and even threatening through private messages are all ways social bullying occurs.

  • Harassment--is an extremely common component of most types of cyberbullying. This is because harassment is the repeated and unrelenting negative threats, mean comments, and other hurtful activity.

  • Flaming--instead of taking place over private messaging or texts, flaming usually occurs in a more public setting online, such as a chat group, gaming chat, or forum. The cyberbully (or bullies) send hurtful, angry, or shaming messages to the victim directly, but within the group so others can see.

  • Exclusion--rather than directing harassment at the victim directly, cyberbullies sometimes use exclusion, deliberately cutting their victim out of an online group. It is common for the group to then make fun of the victim and harass them with malicious comments and discuss the victim among themselves.

Cyberbullying Prevention Tips

Though cyberbullying prevention isn’t 100% effective, parents should remain vigilant and apply these tips to help keep your kids from being abused by their peers online:

  • Acknowledge cyberbullying and discuss with your child exactly what it is and why it is so harmful.

  • Create expectations around online conduct—teens should not send or circulate harmful content including messages, photos, or videos, even in retaliation.

  • Look for signs of withdrawal, anxiety, depression, irritability, and other changes in behavior. This could indicate cyberbullying or other harassment.

  • Remind your teen to avoid sending or posting anything they would not want shared with all of their classmates.

  • Be cautious about access to computers, phones, and social media accounts.

  • Teach your child to safeguard their passwords and personal details online.

  • Have your child block cyberbullies if they are being repeatedly contacted by someone who is trying to demean, humiliate, or harass them.

  • Encourage your teen to stand up to others who are being harassed, and to report cyberbullying they may witness.

  • Provide resources such as counseling and hotline assistance for teens who need it.

Additional Resources:

Email information for each counselor can be found on the RHHS website (http://www.bryan.k12.ga.us/o/rhhs/page/school-counseling--7 )

Rhashida Bunyan: last names A-Davidson

Emily Neff: Davis - Hobby

Wallace Ingram: Hod-Miller

Laine Lynch: Milton-Sa

Saraswati Hendrix: Sc-Z

Jennifer Blanton: Graduation Coach

Jonna Vaughn: Military Family Life Counselor