Monday, April 20, 2015


What’s Happening 

THURSDAY Late Start Collaboration Day is April 23rd


BIGGEST COLLEGE FAIR OF THE YEARTONIGHT April 20 from-5:30-8:30 pm at the Ventura County Fairgrounds.   Find information today in the College and Career Center.  Don’t miss this great opportunity.


UNIVERSITY OF IOWA TODAY, April 20  college representative will have a table of information outside the College and Career Center during the lunch period.  Come and ask questions of this 4-year liberal arts college.


UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA, FAIRBANKS, TUESDAY, April 21, representative will be available to speak with students during the lunch period outside the College and Career Center.  She will have brochures and information about this 4-year college in the heart of Alaska.


ALL STUDENTS: Would you like to be a Volunteer Coach? Rio Real School is looking for high school students to help coach their sports teams in boys and girls Soccer, boys Volleyball, and slow-pitch girls Softball. This is a great way to accumulate community service hours! If interested, please contact Lionel Carrizales at (805) 794-1993.


APEX SPARTANS Summer (and graduation) is coming! Remember that the updated APEX schedule is Monday and Tuesday after school in Lab 21, and during lunch on Thursdays in Room T-7 with Mr. Brennan. Don’t wait until the last minute. See you soon!


DIGITAL PHOTO CLUB meeting in room 74 EVERY Monday during lunch in room 74.


WRESTLING Spring Practice have started on Wednesdays at 5:30 in the wrestling room. Anyone interested for next year is welcomed or come see Mr. Flores in room T-4.


SPARTAN CAFETERIA Salad Bar EVERY DAY in the main cafeteria will be provided.  See you there!


ZAP PEER TUTORS NEEDED.  We have an opening for a rotating peer tutor every Saturday at ZAP.  If you would like to help your fellow Rio Mesa students get better grades sign up to be a Peer tutor.  Strengths in any subject are helpful, but Math, English, Science and Word Processing/Power point/ Excel are exceptionally beneficial to our community.  See Mr. Raymond to sign up.


DROPPING OFF ITEMS a quick reminder for student pick-up.  All items dropped off at school by parents, such as lunches or forgotten items, should go through the main office.  These items remain in the office and students have access to pick them up during passing periods, nutrition break, or at lunch.  Please note that these items are NOT sent directly to classrooms with respect to instructional time.


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.  If you are leaving early due to an appointment please bring in a note to the office before school starts.


PARKING LOTS Any vehicle not displaying a Rio Mesa parking permit in the front (staff) parking lot will be issued a ticket.  No students are allowed to park in the staff parking.  ALL students MUST park in the student parking lot.  Thank you for your cooperation.


ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS Please return ALL overdue Library and Textbooks ASAP!!  If your books are lost come in to make payment arrangements.  Please return your books or pay for them.


College and Career Center Information 


FUTURE LEADERS OF AMERICAany student who has a commitment to leadership and a 2.8 GPA is invited to apply for the Latino Youth Leadership Program Camp, which will be held August 3-8 in Santa Barbara.  The cost of this six-day program is $40.  Applications are available in the College and Career Center and must be mailed to arrive no later than April 30


NEWS WRITING & PRODUCING any student interested in a career in Journalism, or Communications?  The Journalism Department at Moorpark College is holding an Open House on April 23 from 3:30-4:30 PM.  Learn about the major and develop your 2-year transfer plan. A flyer with information is available in the College and Career Center.


JUNIORS AND SENIORS:  SAMO YOUTH—Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area is looking for current Junior and Senior students, with a minimum 2.0 GPA, who would like to work outdoors as part of a student crew doing habitat restoration, plant & wildlife work, trail maintenance and visitor education.  The job is full-time and the program would begin June 16 and end August 8.  The pay is $11.07/hr.  Knowledge of a second language is preferred.  Pick up an application in the College and Career Center.  Applications must be mailed and received by Thursday, April 30.


ATHLETES All Athletes in all sports are invited to the 7th Annual Sports Expo.  Learn about innovative training concepts, skills, colleges, health, equipment, etc.  It will be held at the Ontario Convention Center, in Ontario, CA, on May 30, 2015, from 10 AM-4 PM.  Admission is $8 at the door and $5 online.  Information can be found at https://thecollegeexpo.org or pick up a flyer in the College and Career Center.


JOB OPPORTUNITY the California State Parks system is recruiting for Seasonal State Park Aides.  You would be helping maintain the State Park to which you were assigned, and will be working at the Park’s entrance station.  The parks are located in the Malibu area.  There is no age restriction.  Salary is $10.18 per hour.   Information is available in the College and Career Center.


APRIL SCHOLARSHIP LIST is now available.  There are 13 new listings and many are only for local students!  Pick up a copy on the College and Career Center today!


SENIORS:  Keep working on scholarship applications!  You might be the winning applicant! Submit applications well before the deadline date.  Tell Mrs. Anderson, in the College and Career Center as soon as you receive a scholarship award, either from the college you will attend, or from a private organization.