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Is the Hope scholarship in danger of running out of funds?

I spoke with Charles Blakewood about his opinion on the currently dwindling Hope Scholarship that Georgia offers. Mr. Blakewood teaches both Speech and English as RHHS. It was interesting to listen to a man as enthusiastic and strong willed as Mr. Blackwood talk about something that's so relevant to both myself and my peers.

December 29, 2007 | | Education


Wildcat band plays J.F. Gregory

The Wildcat band played a Christmas themed concert in J.F. Gregory Park last Tuesday. The park's large pavilion was packed with parents, students, and yours truly all in anticipation of the yuletide music to come. The pavilion was truly a spectacle of holiday spirit and was ablaze with light. The RHMS band preceded their high school counterparts with a festive medley of traditional holiday tunes. Next the RHHS musicians took the spotlight, going on to perform several Christmas ditties. The audience was treated to the likes of A Christmas Pop Sing-along, Greensleeve, Oh' Holy Night, and A Christmas ...

December 29, 2007 | | Education


Letters from Santa

Letters to Santa from Richmond Hill Primary School

December 29, 2007 | | Education


Vaccaro gives her take on earning a scholarship

One of Richmond Hill's own, Heather Vaccaro recently signed with Milligan College. During her years here at RHHS, Heather has proven herself to be a superb softball player. I consulted with Heather about Milligan itself, and how she rose to such a distinguished achievement. It is encouraging to see a skilled athlete from Richmond Hill on their way to compete at the collegiate level.

December 29, 2007 | | Education


Improving through DDI

As parents we want the best for our children. We want the best opportunities, best schools, and best teachers.

December 26, 2007 | | Education


Ornaments for the needy

RHHS prides itself in taking an interest in its community, and with events like the annual Ornament Sale it's easy to see that the student body truly cares.

December 22, 2007 | | Education


For this teacher, art is talent through effort

This week I met with Wes Valentine. Mr. Valentine has a long history of teaching art in Richmond Hill. He previously taught at Carver Elementary, and is enjoying his first year teaching at the high school. It became quickly apparent to me while interviewing Mr. Valentine that he has unquestionable passion for both art and teaching.

December 22, 2007 | | Education


Political thought: we're all Americans

With the news all abuzz with information about the coming election it's hard not to dwell on political thinking. While I'm fiercely against "blind" politics, siding with any political party or way of thinking simply because the people around you do, politics have always been a point of interest for me. At this stage in my life I don't claim any true political allegiances and certainly have not decided which party best represents my views. In fact, the more I study politics the more I dislike the idea of party politics as a whole. I find it ...

December 22, 2007 | | Education


Club of the week

Odyssey of the Mind: Odyssey is a truly unique club where students are challenged with complex problems. Unlike other clubs, all the members don't meet on a certain day of the week. Instead they meet in one large session in September to break into teams. It is with their chosen teammates that group member meet with. This system of teams and less scheduling allows Odyssey members considerable freedom to shape their commitment levels and personal schedules as they need to. Nevertheless, Odyssey of the Mind requires a great deal of dedication. The teams are given puzzles to solve in ...

December 22, 2007 | | Education


Advice for new students: be yourself

Tyler Mitchell is a new student at RHHS. I spoke with Tyler in order to gain insight on what it's like to have to adjust to a new school. Having gone to school in Richmond Hill virtually all my life I was fascinated to hear what he had to say.

December 22, 2007 | | Education


Kids writing for kids

First grade students at Richmond Hill Primary are becoming more global thinkers as they widen their circle of friends to include first graders attending St. Mary's Primary School in Belize, Central America. Mrs. Deidre Ward, a first grade teacher and graduate school student, has succeeded in building a strong bridge of communication between the two groups of students, separated by over 1300 miles of sand and sea. They have been introduced to each other through the exchange of the written word. Mrs. Ward has fostered the exchange of ideas and information between the budding authors of two separate countries ...

December 13, 2007 | | Education


Kea in it for the love of teaching

This week's faculty member is Ms. Jennifer Kea. This is her first year teaching at RHHS. She is currently teaching courses in American Military History and Honors Geography.

December 13, 2007 | Stephen Hundley | Education


Career development is part of education

Career development is a vital part of one's educational career. It is a life-long process in which individuals define and re-define career-related choices and outcomes.

December 13, 2007 | | Education


Girls cross country team gives Richmond Hill a reason to cheer

The girls cross country team at RHHS recently had the honor of competing at the state level. When asked how he felt about reaching this momentous achievement Coach Jimmy Hires said he was "very proud." The girls not only made it to state but placed second in the region. These feats were accomplished in spite of missing some of their top runners, including one of last season's stars, Glorili Alejandro. The girls also made it to state last year, and are setting a very successful trend by going again this season. The girls cross country team has given all ...

December 13, 2007 | Stephen Hundley | Education


Local teachers at Georgia Education Technology Conference

Three of Bryan County's technology specialists were invited to present a session at the Georgia Educational Technology Conference. Donna Hagan, Tiffany Hursey and Nicole Riggs offered a session on using technology to reach all students. The class included lessons and tips on using Interwrite School Pads, SMART boards, digital microscopes, and the Turning Point Remote Systems. The technology specialists emphasized how to create interactive lessons for all age groups in all subject areas.

December 13, 2007 | | Education


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Demographics shifting in schools nationwide

For the first time in American history, schools are in for a massive demographic shift. This fall the overall number of Latino, African-American, Native and Asian students will outnumber non-Hispanic white students.

August 28, 2014 | By Nicole Shepard Deseret News | Education


Contest promotes family-friendly schools

The Georgia Department of Education, along with its partners - The Ritz-Carlton Hotels of Georgia, the Georgia Association of Educators and the Georgia Foundation for Public Education - now is accepting applications for the 2015 Georgia Family-Friendly Partnership School Awards.

August 27, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


Governor: Programming should be core class

Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday recommended the State Board of Education amend state policy to allow computer programming courses to satisfy core requirements - math, science or foreign language - for receiving a high-school diploma. Deal is asking the Board of Regents of the University System to follow suit by accepting these courses for admission into institutions of higher education.

August 27, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


Bryan Ele. kicks off school year with a twist and shout

Bryan County Elementary School kicked off the 2014-2015 school year with a twist and a shout!

August 19, 2014 | Special to the News editor@bryancountynews.net | Education


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