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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


RHHS teachers attend Green Power EMC lab

Two Richmond Hill High School teachers recently attend a Green Power EMC SunPower for Schools Learning Lab. Their attendance was sponsored by Coastal Electric Cooperative.

December 13, 2007 | | Education


Club of the Week

Student Council: Student Council allows students the opportunity to help both the student body and their teachers. The RHHS Student Council works primarily in the areas of Homecoming and Prom. They are responsible for most, if not all, the crucial decorating, and other planning decisions for school dances. Student Council holds meetings every Friday and applications for entering Student Council can be picked up at the beginning of the year. Each grade level has four officers: President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. Above these are the student council officers which hold the same positions with the addition of an historian. This ...

December 13, 2007 | Stephen Hundley | Education


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Fourth graders tour Fort King George

Almost 400 fourth-graders from George Washington Carver Elementary School ventured back in time last Friday when they went to Fort King George in Darien on a field trip. Organized by Marcy Newberry, students heard presentations on cannon firing, the Guale Indians, weaving cloth and early medical techniques. Many of the students are studying Colonial history, and the trip reinforced what they learned in the classroom.

November 20, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


ASU president appointed to national board

SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University President Linda M. Bleicken was appointed to the board of directors for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities during the organization's annual meeting Oct. 21 in Washington, D.C.

November 19, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


Murray Elementary dedicated on post

Fort Stewart's Murray Elementary School was dedicated during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 14.

November 19, 2014 | By Kaytrina Curtis Fort Stewart Public Affairs | Education


SavTech culinary arts earn honors

Savannah Technical College culinary-arts instructor Zeb Berry and five STC students earned four gold and three silver medals at the American Culinary Federation Tampa Bay Competition on Nov. 1.

November 16, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


ASU No. 12 on list of schools for vets

SAVANNAH - Military Times honored Armstrong State University on Tuesday by ranking the institution No. 12 among four-year schools on its "Best for Vets: Colleges 2015" list.

November 15, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


Heads shaved for a good cause

Richmond Hill High School Assistant Principals Mickey Bayens and Bivens Miller got their heads shaved Friday at Wildcats Stadium after the school raised more than $10,000 to give to United Way of the Coastal Empire. The money was raised by faculty, staff and students. Bayens said the two promised to have it done if the goal was reached. Lou Gambill and Sherry Vick did the honors while students cheered. "It's about giving back," Bayens said.

November 14, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


RH student is ABAC ambassador

TIFTON - Emily Johnson of Richmond Hill has been selected to participate in the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College's Ambassadors program.

November 09, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


BCHS marks Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week activities last week at Bryan County Middle and High schools ranged from essay and poster contests to safety demonstrations.

November 07, 2014 | | Education


BCE student take 4-H honors

Three fifth-graders from Bryan County Elementary entered 4-H projects and won ribbons at the recent Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair in Statesboro. Aleia Hilliard entered her project titled "What Do you Do with Decimals?" and claimed second place. Catalina Temple's project, "Upcycling Fashion," also won second place. Gracie Edwards earned first place for her project, "Saving Coral Reefs."

November 06, 2014 | | Education


Graduation rate increases at BCS

The four-year graduation rate for Bryan County Schools high schools improved to 80.9 percent in 2014, according to data released by the Georgia Department of Education.

November 06, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


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