RHHS Wildcats: News You Can Use

#WEareRH - Friday, 11/10/17

Congratulations JROTC Raiders!

Congratulations to the female JROTC Raider competition team for placing first in the state of Georgia at the State Raider meet. The JROTC Raider competition teams concluded their season on 28 October in Griffin, GA at the State Raider meet. The boys team finished in third place. The physically grueling events included a 3-mile team run, a cross-country rescue event, the tire flip race, one-rope bridge timed event, and a physical fitness challenge. The female team placed first in the team run and cross country rescue and placed second in the tire flip and physical fitness challenge. The female state champion team members include Haley Fusaro, Lily McDonough, Stephanie Reilvitz, Alysa Robinson, Sarah Robertson, Ainslie Smith, Brandi Wright, Nadia McCall, Kalia Whyte, Cera Schulke, Katie Merced. The boys team include Rickeldo Box, Logan MacDonald, Michael Barry, Malcolm Roberts , Tim Sengsy, Greg Sengsy, Dylan Tsui, Aidan MacDonald, Patrick McErlean, Nicholas Jones and Joshua Guiterrez. Well done Raiders and their coach, SFC Charles Blanks!

Fall sports season winding down

Our fall sports season is coming to a close. All of our fall sports, Volleyball, Softball, Football, Cross Country, and our Competition Cheer advanced to state playoffs. Football plays in the first round of state playoffs tonight, Friday, November 10th, at Lee County. Congratulations to our Boys Cross Country team for finishing THIRD in the State and our Girls Cross Country team for finishing TENTH in the State! Congratulations to all of our hard-working and successful student athletes. We are proud of you all for representing Richmond Hill High School so well!

ASVAB being given at RHHS - 11/15

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery or ASVAB will be given Wednesday, November 15th in the West Cafeteria beginning promptly at 8:00 am. It is open to juniors and seniors who are interested in the military as a career. No fee is required to take this test.

Students should plan to arrive at the testing site by 7:45. Students who arrive after 8:15 am will have to take the test on a later date. So plan to arrive early! The test lasts approximately 3 hours, so make sure your students eat breakfast on the day of the test.

Students can register (by November 10th) to take the ASVAB by clicking on the following link: https://goo.gl/mKaj3G

If you have any questions regarding the ASVAB, please contact Mrs. Lynch at 912-459-6403.

Bryan County Schools Text Message Alerts

Bryan County Schools is working to make sure important information and time-sensitive information gets to you, such as when we have inclement weather or in situations that require a school to go on lockdown. We use an alert system that sends these notifications to your cell phone. A notification was sent last Tuesday when RHHS was on lockdown. If you didn’t receive the notification last week, click the link* below and provide the requested information and we will update our records. If you did receive the notification, there is nothing you need to do. Thanks for helping us make sure our communication is as effective as possible. *link will close Friday, November 17

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeAHnD5OT1CmA82BX-qgIWLeA0fLQxraMEM2zt-q07C6L3yNg/viewform

Class Dues

Class Dues are $30 each year. Students pay only for the years that they were at RHHS. Dues must be paid online using MyPaymentsPlus. All dues must be paid by Friday, December 1st. Students paying after December 1st will incur a $5 late charge. For Juniors and Seniors, these dues cover the cost of your prom ticket. The deadline to pay dues and have the prom ticket included as part of your dues is FRIDAY, February 23, 2018. If you do not pay dues by February 23, 2018, and you choose to go to prom, you will have to purchase a prom ticket separately at a cost of $125. Thanks for paying class dues before December 1st.

AP Test Registration Opens Soon

Advanced Placement Exam Registration will open November 1, 2017.

Students may register for exams and begin making full or partial payments toward the cost of their AP exams beginning November 1, 2017.

Please visit the following link to register for 2018 AP exams:

https://user.totalregistration.net/AP/112525

Obligations List

RHHS maintains an Obligations List. The Obligations List notes students who have an obligation - this could be a detention not served, a form not returned, or a fee/fine. As students clear the obligation, their name comes off of the list. Students on the Obligations List are ineligible for school related activities such as Winter Formal and Exam Exemption and early release on exam days. Teachers receive this list daily, and students can ask any teacher if they are on the list and for what reason. Similarly, you could email any of your child's teachers and ask the same.

Winter Formal: December 8th

Winter Formal is scheduled for Friday, December 8th, 7:30-10:30pm at the Mackey House.

Cost is $27 with Discount Code: Winter Formal (valid until Nov. 18th) then the price will be $32.

Tickets may be purchased through My Payments Plus

https://www2.mypaymentsplus.com/welcome

Want to pay for your date? Fill out this form: http://tinyurl.com/WFDate Then it will appear in My Payments Plus.


Want to take a date from another school? Guests must be approved

Not sure if your dress is in code? See Ms. Buchner or Ms. Tanner

Winter Formal is open to all grade levels, but students must be cleared from the Obligations List in order to purchase a ticket.

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.

SAT information

ACT information

Taking care of our students

Yes, there is something known as "good" stress.


Research reveals that stress can actually enhance performance and well-being.

Let’s shift our goal from asking students to stress less toward helping them stress better. Here are a few ideas to do just that.


  • Stop Highlighting Negative Consequences
    Focusing solely on the harm caused by stress indicates to students that stress is bad in an absolute sense, which is simply untrue. Thoughts like "Oh no, I'm stressed, and stress is bad" will only exacerbate the child's worries. The research confirms that stress itself is stressful.


  • Researched Benefits

    • Stress can help the immune system.

    • Stress can improve memory and learning.

    • Stress can improve decision making.

  • Cultivate a Positive Stress Mindset
    For example, during test time, a pounding heart can be reframed by saying, "Hey, a little stress is actually helping me on this test -- my body's giving me a little burst of energy and extra focus to get through this."


  • Encourage Contingency Planning
    The goal of stressing better is not for students to live in a fantasyland where they never encounter issues that cause real distress. Challenges will arise, and distress may follow. A backup plan can get students through it. So how is this done? Let's borrow a technique from goal-setting researchers.

Using if . . . then statements, create a plan to overcome the obstacles before they even happen:

If I miss study group this week, then I'll ask the teacher for private tutoring. If I feel nervous on test day, then I'll do a breathing exercise to calm myself down.”


Strategies such as these help us make the best of stress. Helping our high school students learn these strategies could prove very beneficial.