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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


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


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Students control game with code only

Some Carver Elementary students celebrated Computer Science Education week last Friday by participating in the "Hour of Code," a nation-wide campaign to generate interest in computer science and programming.

December 18, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


RHHS chorus delivers concert

The room darkened and stage lights shined on the chorus students as they carefully moved into place and prepared to sing during last Friday's Richmond Hill High School annual Holiday Concert.

December 18, 2014 | By Rachael Hartman Correspondent | Education


SavTech may be tech school of year

ATLANTA - The State Board of the Technical College System of Georgia has selected Lanier Technical College in Oakwood as this year's recipient of their Perdue Award for the TCSG Technical College of the Year.

December 10, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


BCES campaign benefits United Way

The Bryan County Elementary School Student Council participated in the 2014 United Way Campaign to help raise funds for those in need. These students collected over 900 food items for the Thanksgiving food drive to help the United Way provide Thanksgiving dinners in our community. Student Council representatives also placed recycled milk jugs in all classrooms to encourage everyone to donate their change, as well as having a community lemonade stand managed by Helen Gaddis, Stacy Callahan and Taylor Flemming. These efforts resulted in $586.41 being raised for the United Way and helped the school to surpass its goal ...

December 05, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


BCHS students take part in SeaPerch

Students in Inga Cashon's engineering-concepts class and in Ginnie Sherrod's Science Club at Bryan County High School have been involved with the SeaPerch program throughout this month.

November 27, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


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