RHHS Wildcats: News You Can Use

#WEareRH - Weekly Newsletter - November 1, 2019

Fine Arts EXCELLENCE

We had three fine arts competitions last weekend, One Act Play, Marching Band Competition, and All-State Reading Chorus audition.


Our One Act Play placed 4th, and two of our students received All Star Acting Awards. Kudos to Mr. Morin, Ms. Cowart, and our One Act cast!


On Saturday, October 26, the RHHS Marching Wildcats traveled to Ware County for a competition. The RHHS Marching Band received the following awards:

  • Superior band
  • Superior color guard
  • Superior Field Percussion
  • Superior Pit percussion
  • Superior Drum Major
  • Class 5A (complete sweep)
  • Best in class band
  • Best in class color guard
  • Best in class Field Percussion
  • Best in class Pit Percussion
  • Best in class Drum Major

Overall, RHHS scored Best in Contest Woodwinds and Contest Color Guard; 2nd place in Contest Percussion; and 3rd place Band. An outstanding performance for our RHHS Marching Band!


Students from the RHHS Choral Program recently participated in All-State Reading Chorus auditions. The state of Georgia only selects 100 students statewide for this event, and RHHS is proud to announce that six of our talented young artists will represent Wildcat Nation at the Classic Center located in Athens, GA this January. Congratulations to Chad Feaster, Max Kilmede, Meghan Krull, Savannah Legg, Jenna Pierre-Louis and Lexi Schieler! The students passed a very intense and challenging audition consisting of each student sight-reading five examples of college level music. The RHHS Choral Program continues to strive for excellence and train young artists to become mature and professional musicians.

JROTC Raider Teams compete for State Title

This past weekend, our JROTC Raider Teams competed for the State Raider Team Title. Both our Boys Raider Team and Girls Raider Team finished 2nd at State. This is a major accomplishment and an impressive showing from these elite teams.


The Raider teams practice and train relentlessly for their competitions. Their work ethic and skill set is to be commended.


RHHS is proud to have such a successful JROTC program!


Boys Team

Joshua Gutierrez, Tommy Dimarzio, Isaiah Pangilinan, Jake Coulter, Oliver Irvin, Gustavo Gonzalez, Malik Johnson, Jesse Davis, Connor Downs, Dominic Taylor, Micah Rees, Derrick Rogers, James Smoyer


Girls Team

Brandi Wright, Elise Morgan, Shelsey Michel, Mariah Gonzalez, Aurelia Baker, Brandy Ruiz, GrechMarie Burgos, Alanis Aponte, Bianca Lopez, Lillie Brown, Gali Uscanga, Jocelyn Gutierrez, Abigail Irby

Fall Sports Season a Success!

Our Fall sports season has been quite successful! Congratulations to both Girls Softball and Volleyball on their seasons and making into the Sweet Sixteen of State Playoffs.


Competitive Cheer is undefeated at this point, and their State Cheer Competition takes place later this month.


Both Cross Country and Football are Region Champions! Football hasn't secured a region championship since 1996! Football has one more regular season game on November 8 at Effingham County HS, and then we will move into post-season play. We will host the first round of State playoffs here at Wildcat Stadium on November 15th. Cross Country State Meet is this weekend, and we can't wait to hear the results!



Fall back this weekend - Daylight Savings

Daylight savings ends this Sunday at 2am. Remember to fall back Sunday and move those clocks back one hour.

Is your child looking for a job?

Our RHHS Work-Based Learning Program is currently looking for students who are interested in job opportunities!


Participation requirements recently changed, increasing the number of students who are eligible. In order to meet eligibility requirements, students must be at least 16-years-old, listed as a junior or senior, and have passed one CTAE course or at least be registered for a CTAE class, preferably in the career pathway for the position they are seeking. Interested students should see Mrs. Jennifer Sack in Room 602-she can give more information and answer any questions.


To complete an application or find additional information, please visit http://bryancoga.apptegy.us/o/rhhs/page/wbl.

Mental Health Workshop planned

Mental Health Workshop

November 18th, 2019

5:30-7:30pm

East Cafeteria

We’ll kick off the event with a resource fair, showcasing several local mental health agencies and their support services. After that, school counselors and agencies will facilitate breakout sessions in an effort to educate parents/guardians on stress management, mindfulness, self-compassion, and resiliency including interactive activities that can be practiced at home. Light refreshments and a self-care toolkit will be provided!

ASVAB to be given on November 6

The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) will be offered at RHHS on Wednesday, November 6. Students interested in taking this must sign up before November 1st.

The ASVAB is a career exploration 'battery', or series of tests, that assists students in clarifying career goals.

  • It is a cost-free and comprehensive program for high school students.
  • Students explore occupations in line with interests and skills, and develop strategies to realize career goals.
  • The Program presents a full-spectrum of career opportunities to students.
  • Career planning tool regardless of post-secondary intentions.

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Be sure to come prepared and on-time to do your best!

Questions about ASVAB Testing?

Please see Ms. Bunyan, Rm 516

Winter Formal 2019

Where: Winter Formal, Richmond Hill City Center

When: Friday, December 6, 7-10 p.m.

Tickets: Sold on MPP for $25. Limited quantity - only 425 tickets sold! Tickets will be sold on MPP until December 4th at 11:59 p.m. or until the max 425 is reached.

· Guest tickets can be added to your MPP by completing the Google Form on the RHHS website.

Winter Formal Add a Guest ticket to MPP

· Guests from other schools must be approved by RHHS admin. Guest approval form is available in room 402 or can be printed from the RHHS website. Students will turn in guest approval forms to Mr. Harmon, in the 600 hall administrator office, by November 15.

Guest Approval Form (Guests that do not attend RHHS) (PDF)

· Must be free from the obligations list to attend.

Beta Club partners with Make-A-Wish

This year, Richmond Hill High School Beta Club has decided to devote their time to one single service project – adopting a single wish through Make-A-Wish Georgia, granting a wish to one local child with a life-threatening illness. We want to make our Make-A-Wish fundraising efforts for Richmond Hill High School Beta Club a lot easier by using a service called FlipGive - https://www.flipgive.com/teams/214752

Very simply, you join our team on FlipGive (directions below) and then start all your online shopping through our team page. With FlipGive, our team raises money every time you shop with hundreds of popular brands like Walmart, Starbucks, Dick's, Buffalo Wild Wings, Sams, Boxed, Gap, Old Navy, and Mobil.

I'm including a handout that explains FlipGive in more detail. To read it, click here: https://www.flipgive.com/flipgive-getting-started.pdf?campaign_id=214752
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Join our team now using our invite code 2CRQJC in one of 2 ways:

1. Download the FlipGive app at https://www.flipgive.com/app?joincode=2CRQJC

2. Join online at https://www.flipgive.com/teams/join?fundraiser_name=Erin%20Turner&joincode=2CRQJC

Remember to use FlipGive before you shop online, so we'll earn cash back. And, if you join and make a purchase within the first 14 days we'll receive a $5 bonus!

Class of 2020!

Attention Class of 2020 graduates and parents, due to changes in Remind, senior information will not be shared using the Senior Remind. Please visit the Senior Web Page for senior information.

Overdrive E-library Update

RHHS has just joined the district-wide Overdrive collection, so we now have access to even more e-books & audiobooks! Students and staff can go to https://soraapp.com/library/resaga, choose Bryan County School District from the drop-down, & login using your school Google Account. Login is the same now for both faculty AND students. Our old Overdrive page is no longer active, so please update your bookmarks to include the new RESA collection!

Seniors - Choose photos for yearbook

To select your FORMAL and INFORMAL photos, contact Prestige by Lifetouch toll free number 1-800-736-4775 or email Tracy Flynn at tflynn@lifetouch.com with the session ID number and pose selection. Deadline is November 1.

Order a Yearbook Today!

Yearbooks are ON SALE for $70 until December 31. Also, SENIOR ADS are on sale until December 1. To purchase both a senior ad and/or a yearbook, go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and key in our school’s order number (902).

We are Connected

During weekly advisement the next four weeks, we will be studying the third mindset: "We are Connected".


Below is a copy of the parent newsletter for this unit. Please read this and follow along each week with the planned advisement lesson.

After school tutorials and detention

The After School Detention/Tutorial program started Monday, August 12th in room 411. Tutorial/detention runs from 2:40 – 4:15 every Monday through Thursday. Students who are on the obligations list for owing detention should plan to stay after school to meet their obligation as soon as possible. Students may also come to this program for extra help from content area teachers. On Mondays, students can receive help in math. An English/Language Arts teacher will be available on Tuesdays. On Wednesday, students can have tutoring in science and Thursdays are Social Studies tutoring.

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

Counselors

RHHS has a strong team of school counselors to support our students. Students are assigned a counselor based on their last name.


Rhashida Bunyan

A-De Cesari


Emily Neff

De La Cruz-Hicks


Tam Daniels

Hickson-Medrano


Debbie Kilpatrick

Medsker-Sams


Saraswati Hendrix

Sanchez-Z


Deanna Appleton

College and Career


Dawn Imler

Military and Family Life

*RHHS Essential information*

School times-

7:30am-2:30pm/Buildings open at 7am

Daily Bell Schedule


Car-rider/parent drop-off information-

http://bryancoga.apptegy.us/o/rhhs/page/traffic-pattern


Bus rider information-

https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/405755/SB_-_HS_-_7-16-19.pdf


School nutrition information-

Breakfast is not served; Lunch is $2.85

MySchoolBucks - Online Payment Portal

BCS Free or Reduced Price Meals Application - English

BCS Free or Reduced Price Meals Application - Spanish


Clinic information-

Nurses: Taryn Parker and Denell Foster

If you should need to discuss health information at length, please call to schedule a meeting. All clinic forms are available on the high school website. Inhalers and epi pens that are carried by the student must have forms completed by their physician.

Clinic form - http://www.bryancountyschools.org/o/rhhs/browse/17573