Weekly Update

Friday, February 6, 2015

RIO MESA DRAMA CLUB AND IB PRESENTED “NIGHTMARE HIGH SCHOOL” – Two performances were held on Friday, January 30 and Saturday, January 31, in room 56.    Thanks to everyone who came out to support the Rio Mesa Drama Club!   Special thanks to our amazing custodial staff for transforming Mr. Mc Clurg’s instructional math class to The  Little Theater of Rio Mesa, and back to the esteemed educational location for mathematical development…Verity Oliff, Drama Club Advisor

COUNSELINGCounselors visited junior high and middle schools this week orientating future Rio Mesa freshmen.  Future Freshmen Parent Night will be held on March 4.   In-house registration for current Rio Mesa 9th 10th and 11th grade students will begin later this month…Kirk Raymond, Counselor

SOCIAL SCIENCEIB History students (12th grade) are working diligently on their Internal Assessment for IB testing coming up in May. With the start of second semester, the AP and IB classes are beginning to “dig in” and focus on serious test prep…Jeff Holloway, Department Chair

PearEvergreen Pear (Pyrus Kawakamii) Trees in Full Bloom in the Quad!

WORLD LANGUAGE – Open House (January 29):   Parents were provided information on learning taking place in Mandarin class (rm. 51), access to computers to view department programs (rm. 50), and presentations and display of student projects (rm. 49).  Many parents visited and inquired about the programs…Martha Jimenez-Ito, Department Chair

LIBRARY – Students in Mrs. Tchiprout’s IB Eng 3HL created their own versions of political cartoons; AP Spanish students researched careers (E. Gonzalez); Geography students created brochures highlighting their research on environmental issues (Dunst), and Economics students worked on personal budget plans (Phillips)…Margery Ricards, Librarian

UCSB OUTREACHDream a Little Dream was presented to sophomores by Academic Services Coordinator Robert Barrera, Luis Melgoza and coordinated by Mrs. Sanchez on February 3, 4 and 6.  The presentation consisted of student activity that provided information on the importance of a college degree, and the difference that it makes in terms of income. Special Thanks to Ms. Guizar, Mr. Gregorchuk, Mr. Flores, and Mr. Mollica for the opportunity to present to their students.

Workshop was presented on February 3, 4 and 6, to junior EAO students on Imagining College Life.  Students pretended being a college students by creating a daily schedule of classes, homework time, extracurricular activities, work, etc. The activity enabled students of developing good time management skill to be better prepare for college.

This Saturday, February 7th an Educational, Leadership and Career Conference will be taking place at UCSB.  Fifty-four junior and sophomore EAO students will have the opportunity to attend four sessions and hear from Keynote Speaker Congressman Tony Cardenas.  Four mini-mentoring sessions by professionals from various backgrounds are also included.   The students will have opportunity to hear about college life experiences from current UCSB students…Griselda Sanchez, UCSB Outreach Coordinator

COLLEGE & COLLEGE CENTER – Mrs. Anderson has begun working with all freshmen to introduce the Naviance software.  She will meet with each Health and Geography class in the computer lab for two sessions throughout the month of February covering Career Clusters, SMART goals, RoadTrip Nation and Building a Resume. …Sally Anderson, College and Career Center


U P C O M I N G    E V E N T S


 ZAP (Zeros Aren’t Permitted)Saturdays – 8:15 to 12 noon in the Library



Support Girls’ Cross Country and The Jordan Dodson’s family (one-third of pledges/donations)

Jordan – member of the Boys’ XC team was diagnosed with cancer.  Jordan lost his mother to cancer – younger brother in remission at this time.

If you would like to pledge per lap or donation, contact Coach Rick Torres  rick.torres@ouhsd.k12.ca.us

 ATHLETIC BOOSTER MEETING – Mon., Feb. 9, 7 p.m. in Library

MIGRANT/ELAC PARENT MEETING – Wed., Feb. 11, 6:15 p.m. in Cafeteria

 WINTERFEST– Fri., Feb. 13 – 8 to 11 p.m., quad

 Snow – Music – Food!

Snow available through Sun., Feb. 15 for your enjoyment!

Little ones unable to enjoy event Friday night – only high school students.

Thank you for your understanding…Carl Melhorn – ASB Director, Link Crew Coordinator, Peer Resource Advisor & Spartan Spotlight Director

SPARTAN OF THE QUARTER – Thurs., Mar. 5 – 8:00 a.m. – Library