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People make his high school great

I frequently have the opportunity to travel around the state into different school districts and their high schools and I often receive comments from those principals praising the exemplary status of the Bryan County Schools.

January 15, 2008 | | Education


BoE shares good news

Good news abounded at the recent Board of Education meeting, where awards were distributed to a couple hundred students in the district on Thursday, Dec. 20.

January 10, 2008 | By Jessica Holthaus Bryan County News | Education


’08 school calendar is approved

After debate from the Board of Education and district parents, the 2008-2009 school calendar will look like its predecessor.

January 05, 2008 | By Jessica Holthaus | Education


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


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A president without a college degree? Wisconsin governor will test it

On paper, Republicans' best presidential candidate for 2016 would seem to be the sitting governor of Wisconsin, except for one possible problem: He never graduated from college.

January 29, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Talent show helps fund choir trip

The Richmond Hill High School Chorus Boosters Club is hosting a talent show at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, at the RHHS West Gym.

January 24, 2015 | Special to the News | Education


Armstrong launches science series

SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University's College of Science and Technology will launch Science on Tap - a new, free monthly event - at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, at Savannah Coffee Roasters, 215 W. Liberty St.

January 24, 2015 | Special to the News | Education


Students earn slots on deans' lists

Andrew Fornal of Pembroke was named to the dean's list for the fall 2014 semester at Austin Peay State University. To make the dean's list, students must have grade-point average of 3.5 or greater.

January 22, 2015 | Special to the News | Education


Chess in schools: bringing the classic mind game to life

The first time children called her "The Chess Lady" in a Seattle school 10 years ago, Wendi Fischer was caught off guard. As she walked in, they started buzzing, and when she asked the teacher what they were saying, it turned out she was a minor celebrity. The children were soon asking for autographs.

January 22, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Carver family night kicks off fundraiser

hildren and parents packed the auditorium at Carver Elementary last Thursday evening for the school's Jump Rope for Heart family night kickoff celebration. As part of the festivities, a jump-rope demonstration team from St. Benedict's Episcopal School from Smyrna performed and held a clinic after the show.

January 22, 2015 | By Rachael Hartman Correspondent | Education


Armstrong hires business, finance boss

SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University recently hired Christopher Corrigan as the institution's new vice president for business and finance.

January 18, 2015 | Special to the News | Education


Magazine ranks GSU business course

STATESBORO - The Georgia Southern University College of Business Administration online programs have been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as among the best online programs for 2015.

January 17, 2015 | Special to the News | Education


Virtual school has information sessions

Georgia Connections Academy, a provider of free virtual K-12 schooling, will host online information sessions every Tuesday and Thursday this month to show how an online classroom works.

January 16, 2015 | Special to the News | Education


Honor roll: Bryan Elementary School

Students at Bryan County Elementary School who made the honor roll during the recently ended nine weeks are:

January 16, 2015 | Special to the News | Education


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