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A note to parents on involvement

Parents, if you want your child to be more successful in school, become even more involved in their schooling. You can make a real difference for the good of your child. "When parents are involved in their children's educations at home, they do better in school. And when parents are involved in school, children go farther in school - and the schools they go to are better" (National Education Association, 2006).

January 23, 2008 | | Education


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


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Bryan Elementary kids solve math mystery

Bryan County Elementary school students enjoy their new connections classes by becoming detectives in a Math Scene Investigation. In the Math Lab class, Katelyn Finnegan encourages them to investigate and find clues to a math mystery. As they walk around the room to find and solve math clues, it is easy to see that the new connection classes are a big hit.

September 18, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


GSU festival focuses on sciences

Georgia Southern University is gearing up for its second annual science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) festival from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center, 847 Plant Drive in Statesboro, according to georgiasouthern.edu.

September 17, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


Students tackle weather forecasting

Mrs. Walker's fourth grade students at Carver Elementary recently became "Meteorologists of the Day."

September 15, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


Command sergeant major speaks at BCHS

Army Command Sergeant Major Cameron Porter talked to more than 110 Bryan County High School JROTC students during an assembly last week. The career public affairs officer, assigned to the Armed Forces Network Command in Europe, talked to the junior cadets about what a positive influence the Army and military could play in their lives. He encouraged them to consider a career in the military when making the plans.

September 13, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


State's online school has open seats

Georgia Connections Academy, a free public virtual charter school open to students from every county of the state, has openings for students in grades 9-12.

September 10, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


Literacy week in state Sept. 15-19

In acknowledgement of September as National Literacy Month and the United Nations' observance of International Literacy Day on Sept. 8, Gov. Nathan Deal has proclaimed Sept. 8 Literacy Action Day and Sept. 15-19 Literacy Action Week for Georgia.

September 04, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


Digital textbooks available free

Although the 2014-15 academic year now is in full swing, teachers, school leaders, parents and students still can access free, interactive digital textbooks through the Georgia Department of Education's website.

September 03, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


Football is more than a game

High school football is about more than just the game on the field. It's a combination of sports and spectacle, pomp and pageantry. It's cheerleaders and marching band. It's friends tailgating, alumni decked out in school colors and freshmen showing they have school spirit. If you haven't been to a high school football game in a while, why not check one out Friday as both the Richmond Hill High School Wildcats and Bryan County High School Redskins are at home. The Wildcats play host to Johnson at 7:30 p.m. The Redskins take on visiting ...

September 03, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


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