RHHS Wildcats: News You Can Use

#LND - LeaveNoDoubt - December 7, 2018

Winter Formal tonight!

The RHHS Winter Formal is Friday, 12/7, 7pm-10pm. The event this year is being held at the Richmond Hill City Center.

This has become a popular dance among our students, and we are excited that this year we are keeping it close to home.

Parents - please make sure you are prompt with picking up your children. All students must be picked up no later than 10pm.

Junior Ring Ceremony - Thursday, 12/13

The time-honored Junior Class Ring Ceremony will be held this coming Thursday, 12/13, at 6pm in the east cafeteria. Juniors who ordered rings and are not able to attend the ceremony can pick up their rings on FRIDAY, 12/14, during lunch.

'Tis The Season - for Winter Concerts

The cooler weather is finally here, and with that comes our much anticipated Winter Concerts. Please join us for these wonderful events!

Orchestra Winter Concert

Tuesday, December 11th, 7:30pm

East cafeteria

Chorus Winter Concert

Sunday, December 16th, 7pm

East Gym

Band Winter Concert

Monday, December 17th, 7pm

East Gym

End of Course Tests continue

EOC Testing began Monday, December 3rd and lasts through Tuesday, December 18th.

Students must bring their chromebook and charger in order to complete EOC testing.

EOC tests are given at the end of the course, so EOCs are only given for semester-long courses in December. Year-long courses will have EOCs administered in May.

Monday, 12/10-Tuesday, 12/11: US History and Economics

Wednesday, 12/12-Thursday, 12/13: Biology and Physical Science

Early dismissal on exam days

RHHS dismisses at 10:45am on end of semester exam days. On Thursday and Friday, 12/20 and 12/21, students will be dismissed at 10:45am, and buses will run at 10:45am both days.

On Thursday, 12/20, 1st and 3rd blocks meet and take exams, midterms (if yearlong), or complete a summative project. On Friday, 12/21, 2nd and 4th blocks meet.

Students eligible for exam exemption will receive the necessary form late next week.

RHHS Travel Club

Last year, our Travel Club and sponsors took a group of students on a trip to Boston and New York, and it was an amazing experience for all involved! We are looking to establish a long term plan for student travel, so parents can begin planning (and paying) early, and students will have more time to fundraise, which will help more students be able to afford the experience of travel. I am attaching a flyer about the meeting, and I am including all specifics below as well as a link to a ppt and video that will hopefully drum up some excitement and increase attendance at the parent meeting.

PPT w/ video: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1TGQ_cadJSL1AW3698b7nsg7j_sKPv7TtjfMT39spxiU/edit?usp=sharing

YouTube video only: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZXEcRLHO7U

Travel Meeting

RHHS East Cafe

Monday, December 17

6-6:45 pm

Parking permit - application eligibility change

An additional eligibility requirement has been added to the parking application, and this will be effective for the 2019-20 school year.

Students applying for a parking permit must have no more than 5 tardies for either of the prior two 9-weeks periods. Students who have 6 or more tardies in a given 9-weeks period will not be eligible for a parking permit.

While this goes into effect next school year, students need to realize that their tardies THIRD and FOURTH 9-weeks impacts their eligibility for parking on campus next school year.

Class Dues-$5 late fee

RHHS student dues were uploaded to students’ MyPayments+ account on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. Dues are $30 per year if paid by 12/1. Students only pay for the years he/she attends RHHS. . 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. Please use the discount code "December31" - this will reset the cost to $30 plus a $5 late fee.

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.

Scholarships available for RHHS students

RHHS has a webpage that is devoted exclusively to scholarship opportunities. We strongly encourage students to visit this page regularly. Ms. Jenny Kea, one of our Social Studies teachers, serves as our Honor Committee chair and coordinates scholarships and maintains this webpage. If you have questions, please email her directly at jkea@bryan.k12.ga.us .



Tuesdays - Teacher Professional Development

Beginning January 7th, Tuesdays will be strictly reserved for teacher professional development.

By 2:50pm, the campus must be clear of students. Students will not be allowed to remain on campus on Tuesdays. We will not have tutorials, club meetings, or any after school activities for students on Tuesdays. The only exception will be in-season athletics - those student athletes may remain on campus with their coaches.

Teachers and administrators will work together on Tuesdays to clear the campus. Students remaining on campus after 2:50pm on Tuesdays are subject to disciplinary consequences.

AP Exam registration has begun

Taking the Advanced Placement exams is an important part of all AP courses. Richmond Hill High School expects that all students take AP exams for the AP classes in which they are enrolled. Scoring well on an AP exam can often earn students college credit for their high school class, saving a significant amount on tuition.

For the May-2019 AP exams, students at Richmond Hill High School will be registering online. This registration will take a few minutes and can be completed from any computer with internet access.

This year each AP exam costs $100.00 with the exception of AP Seminar which is $142. Richmond Hill High School expects that every student will take their AP exams. Students requiring financial assistance should contact Ms Merry Tanner, mtanner@bryan.k12.ga.us, in the East Campus 400 Hall to learn more about financial assistance that is available.

Online Exam registration began on Thu, Nov 1, 2018 at 7:30 AM and will end on Thu, Feb 28, 2019 at 11:59 PM. In order to register, students should click on the link provide on the school website or visit www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/112525 to register .To complete registration, students must answer all of the required questions. Registration is not complete until students have printed the pdf of the confirmation page that is provided at the end. We know that parents may desire to register their students for exams. We strongly recommend that parents and students are both present while registering to ensure that the correct exams are ordered.

Richmond Hill High School is excited to offer families the convenience of paying exam fees online at the time of registration. Please be sure to have a credit card or debit card available before beginning registration. Paying online is a great way to make sure that payment has been made while avoiding mailing payment.

Here are the important dates for the registration process:

  • Thu, Nov 1, 2018 at 7:30 AM - Registration Begins
  • Thu, Feb 28, 2019 at 11:59 PM - Registration Ends
  • Mon, Mar 4, 2019 at 11:59 PM - Registrations that have not been paid for will be cancelled and exams will not be ordered.
  • Thu, Feb 28, 2019 - Last day to cancel an exam and receive a full refund.

Please contact Ms Merry Tanner, mtanner@bryan.k12.ga.us , RHHS AP Coordinator, if you would like to register for an exam not listed or have any questions.

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”.

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 *

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.