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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


Ask an athlete

I talked to Lauren Hall concerning the girls cross country team recently going to state. Lauren, as one of the few seniors on the team, was a major leader in this year's extremely successful season.

December 13, 2007 | Stephen Hundley | Education


RHES participates in Math-A-Thon

Richmond Hill Elementary School participated in the Math-A-Thon for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital from Sept. 10-24. This is the sixth year that the school has participated; in that time, RHES has collected over $55,000 to help the cause. In all, 140 students participated and helped raise $8,100 to help seriously ill children. Shown are participants that raised $35.00 or more along with Principal Barns, Assistant Principal Harris and Math-A-Thon Coordinator Mrs. Hatala.

November 23, 2007 | | Education


Talented staff makes CE program work

Nov. 13 is National Community Education Day, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many instructors who work so hard to provide the excellent academic and enrichment programs offered by the Community Education Office.

November 21, 2007 | | Education


BC Middle School Honor Roll

Bryan County Middle School honor roll, by grade.

November 21, 2007 | | Education


BC Elementary Honor Roll

Bryan County Elementary School first nine weeks honor rolll, by grade and room number.

November 21, 2007 | | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


Smartphone app anonymity causes concerns on college campuses

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is considering banning the popular app, Yik Yak, on the grounds that it promotes hateful speech, reported Education News.

March 01, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


Montessori marks School Choice Week

Richmond Hill Montessori Preschool held a special event last month to celebrate National School Choice Week.

February 28, 2015 | Special to the News | Education


Eight-grader wins county spelling bee

Richmond Hill Middle School eighth-grader Reagan Campbell was crowned the district's top speller last month at Bryan County Schools' system spelling bee at Dr. George Washington Carver Elementary school.

February 26, 2015 | Special to the News | Education


High school graduation rates jumping, but some groups still lag behind, data shows

American high school students are graduating at record levels, new numbers from the Department of Education reveal, and progress has been made closing the achievement gap among black and Latino youths. Last year, 81 percent of American high school students graduated, a record high.

February 26, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


College is not for everyone

Nicholas Wyman's parents pushed him to go to college, but all he wanted to do at the time was learn to cook.

February 25, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


American millennials rank low on global skills test

A recent study from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies found American young adults lagging behind their international peers in literacy, numeracy and problem-solving skills, according to U.S. News & World Report.

February 24, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


Fewer college students are taking foreign language courses, report shows

A new report from the Modern Language Association shows a dramatic decrease in the number of college students enrolled in foreign language classes.

February 23, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


As Common Core testing gears up, rebels move to opt out

While the numbers of rebels appear to be small, pockets of intense opposition to the new Common Core testing set to begin next month are percolating.

February 19, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Should computer science courses be mandatory?

The real challenge in American higher education is not that we don't have enough college graduates. If New York Times columnist Charles Blow is right, it's that too many of them are majoring in English, art history, or ethnic or gender studies, and not enough in science, technology, engineering and math.

February 17, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Schools moving toward healthier fundraisers

"Bake sales are out;" fun runs are in, with excess calories in the crosshairs.

February 17, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


You can learn more about how a person thinks by looking at this

You can learn more about how a person thinks by looking at the small words they use rather than the big ones, according to a massive study of college admission essays conducted by researchers at the University of Texas at Austin.

February 17, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


The rise of meditation on college campuses

Duke may have one of the best law schools in the country, but in recruiting new students, its promotional materials point out that Durham's bar scene has exploded in the past few years.

February 13, 2015 | Menachem Wecker Deseret News | Education


Teacher bias discourages girls from STEM courses and careers, study shows

A recent study from the National Bureau of Economic Research sheds light on the reason women avoid science, technology, engineering and math.

February 13, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret Media Companies | Education


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