Weekly Update

Friday, March 27, 2015

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RIO MESA HIGH SCHOOL INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE PRESENTED “AFFIRMATION OF BEING” ART SHOW on Thursday, March 25, at the Camarillo Ranch House.  Artist Reception kicked off the show at 4:40 p.m.  The following Rio Mesa artists’ collections and/or selected works exhibited:      Shi Young Kim

Collections:  Genevieve Ash, Jonathan Naez, Frances Calma, Cleo Domingo, Eunice Gonzales, Alexandra Brabow, Sara Long, Melissa Melchor, Angelina Sandoval, Seleeena Shrestha, Miah Swendseid and Sedona Williams

Selected Works:  Cynthia Anderson, Alejandra Arteaga, Kathryn Bell, Savannah Causey, Esther Cuevas, Riad El-Khoury, Ricardo Estrada, Michelle Guevara, Tiffany Lamm, Christina Lara, Ronaldo Morales, Mikayla Otani, Nancy Perez, Kyle Rolda, Delaney Santos, Rachel Schneider, Huy Tran, Maricela Vasquez and Brooke Worth

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98CAREER EDUCATION AND TECHNOLOGYBusiness – Multimedia students have completed a unit in Web Design using Adobe Dreamweaver to create a multi–paged website.  Microsoft Office Intro students have begun formatting business correspondence – starting with a memorandum.  Microsoft Office Advanced students are working towards certification in Microsoft Word. Riley Lawrence (a senior) is the first to have passed this rigorous test so far. A big congratulations to Riley!  Culinary ArtsBaking & Pastry (C. Allen) students have learned the laminating  dough process to create croissants,  and are  preparing traditional a cheese Danish and pinwheel Danishes this week. Culinary Foundations is finishing up a unit on protein that included tofu tacos, salmon, chili, Irish stew and Chicken Cordon Bleu. Advanced Transportation Technology students are working diligently on “major” shop work projects. Additionally, they and Intermediate level students are performing electrical circuits “hands-on” lab project in their electricity and electronics unit.  Advanced students are preparing to remove a damaged engine from a vehicle (photo) …Mary Clayton, Career Education and Technology Department Chair

COUNSELORS  completed student course selection process for next year.  Counselors met with students individually during their English class to review graduation status and select courses for next year.  Thanks extended to:   Librarian Margery Ricards for making back presentation room available to counselors, English Department for allowing students to meet with counselors in the library, and to all the teachers who took the time to discuss department courses with their students.  Students who were absent need to see their counselor to complete the process.

Summer School sign-ups continue to take place for this year’s summer school.  The dates for summer school are June 15-July 2 and July 6- July 23.  See your counselor for the sign-up form.

Sign-ups continue for the SAT Academy on Saturdays April 18th and 25th – see Mr. Raymond in the counseling office.

2015 UCSB EAOP Spring Insight Field Trip – Selected sophomores and seniors have been invited to visit the UCSB campus on Saturday, April 11th.  Applications must be turned in to Counselor Cuba Montero by April 6th…Kirk Raymond, Counselor 

ACTS OF KINDNESS CLUB members  delivered gently used clothing items to the Colonia Battered Women’s Shelter on Friday, March 20. Club president, Polet Rodriguez, presented the shelter director and the women housed there with several bags of items. Thank you to RMHS students and teachers for your donationsNorma Villarreal, Advisor

ASB freshmen welcomed students from CAPE and UCMS on Tuesday.  Hip Hop Mindset performed during lunch on quad stage.  The 3rd Annual Spring Egg Hunt this week went off without a hitch…Carl Melhorn, ASB Advisor

COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER – The last Community College Application Workshop was held on Wednesday, March 25.  Ventura College Rep. Richard Torres was available to help students with application process and answer questions.  Students must complete online Orientation for VC or OC to sign-up with Mrs. Anderson for the English and Math Assessment test which will be given at RMHS on April 16……Sally Anderson, College and Career Center Tech

The APRIL Scholarship List was distributed early, so seniors might apply for scholarships during the Spring Break.  The list contains many scholarships available only to local students.  Students are strongly encouraged to apply for this source of free money for continuing education.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

OUHSD STUDENT CAREER FAIE – Mar. 27, OPAC

SPRING BREAK – Mar. 30-31, Apr. 1-3

VC/OC ASSESSMENT TESTING – Apr. 16, RMHS gym

PROM “HOLLYWOOD NIGHTS” – May 9, Oceanview Pavilion, Pt. Hue

RIO DANCE – “BUST A MOVE” – May 15

MEMORIAL DAY – May 25

SENIOR ACADEMIC AWARDS NIGHT – May 28, 6:30 p.m., gym

GRADUATION – Jun. 9, 2 p.m.

RMHS 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION – Sept.