Wednesday, October 29, 2014



THE ANNUAL ATHLETIC BOOSTER CHICKEN BBQ FUNDRAISER will be held on SUNDAY, November 2, from 12:00-4:00PM in the cafeteria. Here’s your chance to have a huge, delicious meal and help out Rio Mesa at the same time! Tickets are available from all athletes and at the Student Window for $10. Please come out and support the Spartans!

SPARTANS FOR A CURE is a service club completely student organized and run dedicated to raising funds to fight cancer and help individuals & families in our community battling cancer. Please buy “baked goodies” on Wednesday October 29 from 3pm to 3:45 by the basketball courts to help support our efforts. Thank you!

YOUTH CONFERENCE Juniors and Seniors field trip Oxnard College—Reservations are still open to go to the Oxnard College Youth Conference on Friday, Nov. 7, from 7:50 AM-2:30 PM. You will explore Career and Personal Growth Workshops, Learn about College Courses and Community Service Opportunities, visit a resource fair and be given lunch. Pick up permission forms from Mrs. Anderson in the College and Career Center or from Mr. Ruffinelli in Rm. 19. Completed forms must be returned to Mrs. Anderson or Mr. Ruffinelli by Wed., Oct. 29.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Earn Community Service credits by volunteering to be a “disaster victim” for First Responder training of a pretend disaster—earthquake, fire, etc. Make-up artists are needed as well. There will be many training sessions, but lots of volunteers are needed on Saturday, Nov. 1. This is a great opportunity for drama students, and would be fun for everyone! See Mrs. Anderson in the College and Career Center for information.

COLLEGE APPLICATION WORKSHOP Seniors come for assistance with any type of the college applications and or personal statements in room 34 during lunch the following three Tuesdays, Oct, 28, Nov. 2nd and Nov. 18th. Or in the school library from 8am to 12 pm the next three Saturdays, Nov 1st, 15th, and 22nd. Students MUST SIGN UP if you plan to attend. Please sign up in the College and the career center with Mrs. Sanchez.

STUDENTS ATTENDING COMMUNITY COLLEGE Come and join us for the following workshops to learn about the process and explanations to become a college student during lunch in room 26 Wednesday, Nov12 (What is community College?) and Friday, Nov 14 (steps to Enroll).

COMMUNITY COLLEGE NIGHT students and for parents come and learn about the different programs and pathways to earn a community college certificate, degree or transfer. Students will receive assistance in the process of how to complete the community college application on Thursday, Nov 13 from 6-7:30 pm in library.

ATTENTION STUDENTS Please donate any used costumes or items that could be used for props in Drama class and for Drama Club in room 13. Drive is from NOW to Nov 15. Thank you for your support.

APEX has started after school in Computer Lab 21. Teachers are available Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3:15 to 4:15. See your counselor about signing up for APEX today.

RMHS MARCHING BAND & COLOR GUARD – FIELD SHOW COMPETITIONS WEST Hills (@ Valencia HS, Santa Clarita, Sat., Nov. 8; Moorpark HS, Sat., Nov. 15

JUNIORS and SENIORS interested in the performing arts—voice, acting and dance—might want to consider joining the Young Americans College of the Performing Arts. There will be a Workshop, Tour and Auditions for all interested High School Juniors and Seniors on Nov. 22. Come and see Mrs. Anderson in the College and Career Center.

MARCHING BAND & COLOR GUARD FUNDRAISER EVERY Wednesday in October at red brick pizza, 4990 Telephone Road, Ventura. The fundraiser each Wednesday runs all day, and a percentage of sales will be donated to the band – just mention Rio Mesa High School Marching Band & Color Guard.

PHOTO CLUB meeting EVERY Monday during lunch in room 74. Photo Club, see you there. Bring your lunch!

ESPARTANOS: The Latin American Student Organization or LASO meets EVERY Wednesday at 12:25 in Room 22.

AIR FORCE ACADEMY Any student interested in possibly attending the Air Force Academy after high school graduation should pick up information on the application process from Mrs. Anderson in the College and Career Center.

CAMARILLO LIBRARY Want to put your brain in gear come join us for makerspace or an evening of construction. Team of 2 persons recommended. We meet EVERY third Thursday of the month from 6-8pm in the young adult area at the Camarillo Library. See you there.

ATTENDANCE If absent, you only have 3 days to clear an absence. Come to the Attendance window before classes begin, during nutrition, lunch or after school.

LIBRARY BOOKS remember to RENEW OR RETURN your library books. Library staff is here to assist you beginning at 7am! Students who fail to return overdue books will be receiving phone calls home. Don’t delay to return them now.

STUDENTS with overdue TEXTBOOKS please return ASAP!!! Textbooks can be returned daily between the hours of 7:00am and 3:30pm, the textbook room is also open, for your convenience, during nutrition and lunch. Thank you to all the students who have been returning overdue materials, your cooperation is much appreciated.

THE OCTOBER SCHOLARSHIP LIST is available in the College and Career Center. Stop by and pick up a copy. It should also be available online at riomesahigh.us under the College and Career Tab.


Lower Level Boys’ Basketball Coaches- Opened until filled
Lower Level Girls’ Basketball Coaches- Opened until filled
Interested coaching applicants contact Manny Lara at manuel.lara@ouhsd.k12.ca.us

Girls’ Varsity Wrestling Coach
Girls’ Varsity Softball Coach Deadline: 2nd requests. Opened until filled
Interested coaching applicants contact Ray Camacho at ray.camacho@ouhsd.k12.ca.us
Girls’ varsity Track Deadline: 2nd request. Opened until filled
Girls’ Varsity Soccer Coach Deadline:
Interested coaching applicants contact Rick Garcia rick.garcia@ouhsd.k12.ca.us

Boy’ Tennis Coach Deadline: 2nd request. Opened until filled
Varsity Head Baseball Coach Deadline: October 20, 2014
Boys’ Varsity Head Volleyball Coach Deadline: October 20, 2014
Interested coaching applicants contact Pablo Gallegos pablo.gallegos@ouhsd.k12.ca.us

Girls’ JV Softball Coach Deadline: November 2, 2014
Interested coaching applicants contact Brian FitzGerald brian.fitzgerald@ouhsd.k12.ca.us