RHHS Wildcats: News You Can Use
#WEareRH - Friday, 4/6/18
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. Additional information will be shared next week, to include a link for a #WEareKIND tshirt - just $5 - a KIND price to encourage everyone to get into the Kindness Spirit Week and show their Wildcat #WEareKIND spirit.
Athletic Physicals - mark your calendar!
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
RHHS Spring Art Show
All Sports Pass coming for 2018-19
The ALL SPORTS PASS is being sold for $65. 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 prior to the school year - once the presale has ended, no additional ALL SPORTS PASSES will be sold.
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 that will be entering K-8th grades next school year. Please click the link below for more information and to complete the registration process.
Student parking: presale permits, 2018-19
Parents of student drivers - please carefully review the following information...
We will soon begin to presale parking permits for next school year. Presale permits are made available to students who have no discipline referrals for the year, are passing 75% of their classes, and who have 5 or fewer absences and 3 or fewer tardies. 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.
Rising seniors will be invited to make application for 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 in the following manner:
April 16-20: No discipline referrals all year, passing all classes, no more than 3 absences and/or no tardies for second semester
April 23- April 27: No discipline referrals all year, passing 75% of classes, 3 or fewer absences and/or 3 tardies for second semester
April 30-May 4: No discipline referrals all year, passing 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 a parking permit beginning July16th.
Additional information regarding presale parking permits for juniors and sophomores will be shared soon.
Detention is held daily, Monday-Thursday, 2:45pm-4:30pm, in room 520.
SAT and ACT test dates and registration information
Fee waivers are available for students on free/reduced lunch. Students should talk to their counselor for more information.
Taking care of our students
Taking Care of Our Kids- Facts versus Myths on Bullying
According to the website www.bullying.org , bullying is described as “a conscious, willful, deliberate, hostile and repeated behavior by one or more people, which is intended to harm others”. Bullying can take many forms: verbal, physical, intimidation or threats, and excluding others from the peer groups. It is important that students, teachers, and parents understand the difference between bullying and normal peer conflict. Bullying is not a “rite of passage”that one must confront as one continues through his/her school career. Telling your child to just deal with it or ignore it, is not the way to handle a bullying issue. “Bullying is not about anger. It is not a conflict to be resolved, it’s about contempt-a powerful feeling of dislike toward someone considered to be worthless, inferior or underserving of respect”. (www.bullying.org) Listed below are just a few myths about bullying that may help you understand more about what is and is not bullying:
Myth: “Bullying is just a stage, a normal part of life. I went through it, my kids will too.”
Fact: Bullying is not “normal” or socially acceptable behavior. We give bullies power by our acceptance of this behavior.
Myth: “Just stand up for yourself and hit them back”.
Fact: Research shows that bullying will stop when adults in authority and peers get involved.
Myth: People are born bullies.
Fact: Bullying is a learned behavior and this type of behavior can be changed.
Myth: Bullying is easy to spot.
Fact: Most bullying that happens in school occurs in places where adults aren’t usually found such as locker rooms, restrooms, empty hallways, etc.
Myth: Bullies are usually unpopular students and don’t feel good about themselves.
Fact: A large majority of aggressive students are very confident in themselves and are accepted socially. Bullies sometimes gain a lot of power, attention, and friends from bullying others.
Myth: Bullying does not cause any harm.
Fact: Bullying is associated with a number of physical, mental, and emotional problems that affect learning and relationships. It is also associated with suicide.
Bullying is different and more serious an issue than normal peer conflict. In order to recognize it in our schools, everyone must become knowledgeable about what constitutes bullying and what is normal peer conflict. If you would like to know more about Bryan County School’s bullying policies and procedures, please read the 2017-2018 Student Parent Handbook (page 14) that was distributed at the beginning of each school year. You can also find the student parent handbook on the RHHS website under the tab Student and Parents. If you are concerned your child is being bullied, please contact the school and ask to speak to an administrator or one of our school counselors. We are always willing to help and support our students!
Coloroso, Barbara. “Bullying myths and facts.” www.bullying.org. Accessed March 19, 2018.
Simmons, Rachel. “The Nine Most Common Myths about Bullying”, Newsweek, 19 March 2018, pg.1.
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