RHHS Wildcats: News You Can Use

#WEareRH - Friday, 4/6/18

Inaugural RHHS Spring Spirit Week: #WEareKIND

RHHS Student Council has proposed a Spring Spirit Week - what a great idea!

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!

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 will be given the required permission forms for Senior Walk and Graduation in advisement on April 12th. These must be signed and returned to advisement teachers on the following Thursday, April 17th. 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.
Big picture

All Sports Pass coming for 2018-19

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 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.

2018 RHHS Basketball Camp Registration

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.

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

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