Wednesday, May 27, 2015


What’s Happening 


Senior Finals June 2nd, 3rd, and 4TH   OTHER Finals June 5th, 8th and 9th


LOST AND FOUND Items will be set up on tables in the quad in Thursday, June 4th during lunch.  Any item not picked up by owner will be donated to charity.

SOPHOMORE AND JUNIOR GIRLS:  Would you like to learn how to pound a nail, measure and cut lumber, install plumbing and electrical systems?  Plus, get a cute pink hard hat and your own set of hand tools to keep?  Join CAMP NAWIC for the week of June 22-26 held at ACE school in Camarillo.  The Women in Construction organization is sponsoring this FREE camp to help girls learn basic skills in the fast growing construction industry.  Pick up a brochure and application in the College and Career Center or from Ms. Arellano in the main administration office.  Applications are due this FRIDAY, MAY 29 to Ms. Arellano.


 ATHLETIC PHYSICALS are required to participate in sports.  You may use your own medical professional, or Rio Mesa will offer a low cost exam ($20) to all new and returning athletes on Thursday, June 11, 3:00pm for boys and 4:30 for girls, in the Wrestling Room behind the Gym.  The form for the exam is available in the front office and online.


YEARBOOK DISTRIBUTION SCHEDULE Monday, June 1st ALL student WITH BRAG TAGS, Tuesday, June 2nd All JUNIORS AND SENIORS and Wednesday, June 3rd All Sophomores and Freshmen  yearbooks will ONLY be distributed DURING Lunch time.


SENIORS- ADMISSION UPDATE: FINAL TRANSCRIPT DEADLINE NOW JULY 1, 2015 All UC’s are expecting FINAL TRANSCRIPTS by July 1st Students who will be admitted for the 2015 FALL TERM Official High School transcripts must be received by July 1st.  Official AP/IB exam scores and other documents (such as IGETC Certification) must be received by July 15.  Come in to the Records office to request your “FINAL TRANSCRIPT” or go on to the OUHSD web site under “Online Transcripts”.


MEADOWLARK SERVICE LEAGUE is looking for volunteer help for the fundraiser A Taste of Camarillo July 25 & 26th.  If interested, email Rosalind at   ha.rosalind@gmail.com for more information

CAFETERIA Ms. Ragland would like to meet with all students that are interested in creating a vegetarian menu. WE CARE WHAT YOU THINK!  This meeting will take place in the ASB room on Thursday, May 28 at 12:40.


APEX SPARTANS THE LAST DAY for APEX this semester is MONDAY, JUNE 1st.  Please make sure you are taking advantage of your APEX time after school on Mondays and Tuesdays in Lab 21, and on Thursday at lunch May 27 and June 1st in Room T-7.  If you have any questions, please see your counselor, or Mr. Brennan, Mrs. Tchiprout, or Mr. Todd.


JUNIOR GIRLS:  We are seeking volunteers for the Ivy Chain at graduation.  Volunteers should have a 3.5 or better GPA, good attendance and be available for @ 4 practices after school.  See Jack Rambadt in the office to volunteer.


GIRLS VOLLEYBALL TRYOUTS   New season for 2015-2016 will be held July 6 thru the 10, EXCEPT the 9th from 5:00-7:00 pm in the Gymnasium.


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.


SPARTAN CAFETERIA We care what you think! The nutrition services department placed a suggestion box on the counter in the front office. We take comments seriously. Please be respectful and courteous. And most of all, be specific and detailed so we can better understand your comments.


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 


ATTENTION JUNIORS AND SENIORS who are undecided on a career path. During lunch time on Tuesday, June 2, an Oxnard College Career and Technical Education Division’s faculty member will be available to provide information on a new job readiness, pathway to success initiative for office training called Business Information Worker.  Pick up information outside the College and Career Center during lunch.


VOLUNTEERS WANTED AT CARNIVAL:  Camarillo Heights Elementary School is looking for students to volunteer to help run booths at their school carnival on May 29.  You could sign up for one or more 1 hour shifts from 2 – 6 PM.  For more information come to the College and Career Center or call Christine Oler at 377-1498.


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.


GRADUATING SENIORS looking for full-time job.  The Central Coast Filter and Supply Company is looking for graduating seniors to make outbound telephone calls to businesses using a sales script.  Training is provided and the starting pay is $10.50 per hour.  If interested, telephone the employer, Greg Leben, at (805) 824-0215 or pick up information in the College and Career Center.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:   The California State Parks welcomes all students to help run interpretive programs or work in one of the Visitor Centers at Leo Carrillo State Park and/or Pt. Mugu State Park.  EARN COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS and enjoy nature.  Pick up a flyer in the College and Career Center.


SUMMER PROGRAMS:  Wondering what you might DO this summer???  You can find travel and study opportunities in the summer programs list that is available in the College and Career Center.  Come by and pick up a copy TODAY as the deadline to apply for these programs is rapidly approaching!!


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.


MAY SCHOLARSHIP LIST is now available in the College and Career Center.  This is possibly the last list of the school year and 24 scholarships listed will expire sometime in the next two weeks!  Pick up applications, read instructions carefully, and apply. You might win FREE $$$$.


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.