Weekly Update

Friday, October 17, 2014

HOMECOMING SPIRIT WEEK– ASB Spirit Days this week: Wednesday – Prince / Princess Day; Thursday – Disney Day and Friday – Black Out!  Homecoming is here!    Peer Resource is making plans for Red Ribbon Week, which will be celebrated November 3-7 this year.  They are still painting pinky fingers pink at lunch and it’s great when teachers come and get their nail done…Carl Melhorn, ASB Director/Link Crew Coordinator/Peer Resource Advisor

CBAVISUAL ARTSIB Art (Shi Young Kim) students helped ASB paint a backdrDop for this year’s Homecoming.  Visual Arts (Shi Young Kim) students just completed their large scale black and white self-portraits…Gary Bowman, Department Chair

Bruce Postman from the Columbia College Hollywood presented a number of films to Ms. Bolton’s digital photography classes on Wednesday, October 15.  He is an academy award winning screenwriter who teaches at that campus.  He previously taught at NYU, Loyola Marymount and has written a number of screenplays for film.  He started out as a photographer in high school and traced his steps to his present position while highlighting the school.  Students enjoyed the presentation and received a number of pointers for careers in the film industry and further education…Diane Boltonf

UCSB OUTREACH UPDATEHigher Education Day for Juniors and Seniors was held on Thursday, October 16.  Mr. Dabbs welcomed students and discussed the importance of higher education and the options available after high school graduation.  The entire senior class attended first period assembly and the junior class attended the second period assembly that focused on general college information and culminated with a College Fair. Students obtained information from 24 different institutions and programs that participated in the event.  Thanks to all who supported and attended the event coordinated by Griselda Sanchez, Early Academic Outreach Program College Site Coordinator

COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER – On Tuesday, October 14, Lucas Vaas, a representative from Indiana Tech, presented information about this private college of approximately 1200 students that specializes in Engineering and Business programs.  Several scholarships are available to offset the out-of-state tuition.  Also, highly motivated high school students are invited to choose from among six on-line college classes to take for high school and college credit.  A brochure about Indiana Tech can be found in the College and Career Center.

A representative from Whittier College, David Lane, came to Rio Mesa to speak with students during the lunch period on Friday, October 17.  He answered questions and gave out pamphlets of information about this small private, liberal arts college in Whittier, California…Sally Anderson, College and Career Center Tech


Late Bus – Monday through Thursday, 4:35 p.m. pick-up in front of Admin. Office

ZAP (Zeros Aren’t Permitted) continues in Library Saturdays 8:15 a.m. to 12 noon

Students can use media tools, work on group projects, make-up tests & extra credit assignments in an environment that stresses–Zeros Aren’t Permitted.  Peer tutors available to assist students who ask for help – Counselor Kirk Raymond

             RMHS Marching Band & Color Guard – Field Show Competitions

            West Hills (@ Valencia HS, Santa Clarita, Sat., Oct. 18

            Simi Valley HS, Sat., Oct. 25

            Oxnard HS, Sat., Nov. 8

            Moorpark HS, Sat., Nov. 15

Oct. 21, 22 – Computer Proficiency Exam – space limited, sign-up with Librarian

Oct. 15 – UC Application Workshop, lunch, computer lab – see Griselda Sanchez

Oct. 17 – Homecoming Game

Oct. 18 – Homecoming Dance, theme “Rio Mesa’s Once Upon a Nightmare” 8-11 p.m.

Oct. 31 – Food Fest