Weekly Update

Friday, May 29, 2015

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Senior Academic Awards
program was held on the evening of Thursday, May 29, in the Virginia L. Bennett gymnasium.  Counselor Cuba Montero, served as Master of Ceremonies and Principal, Mr. Dabbs, gave a welcoming address.   Seniors were recognized for scholarships and awards they received from colleges, universities, military, and community organizations.  Dinner was held immediately following the presentations for the students and families being honored.  Special thanks to all the students and parents for their attendance; Administrators, Teachers, Counselors and Staff who presented awards; Sally Anderson and all staff and volunteers who helped make this a special night! 

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AWARDS SUMMARY

230 Scholarships or Academic/Community Awards

130 Medals “A-G” On-Track Recognition

150 Scholarships for total of $1,635,722

161 Students Received Scholarship or Award

50 Community Leaders or Rio Mesa Staff Presented Awards

  (Numbers reflect information as of 5/27/2015)

602 600CIF TRACK STARS – At CIF Divisional Finals in Cerritos last Saturday, May  23rd, junior Zaria Francis was a double champion in the 100 (11.24—10th fastest time ever run by a high school student) and 200 (23.30).  She joined teammates Subria Fontes, Patricia Leggett and Devyn Weisenberger to win the 4×100 Relay in 47.04. On the boys, led by senior Gregory Vann, Rio Mesa finished as the Runner-up team in Division 2. Greg finished 2nd in the 100, 200 and Long Jump, and joined teammates Cameron Wrout, Jimmy FitzGerald and Isaiah Batis on the 2nd place 4×400 Relay (3:17.50). Good luck to all at this Friday’s CIF-SS Masters Meet, which serves as the qualifier for the California State Championships!  Brian FitzGerald, Athletic Director603
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ANNUAL SPRING ATHLETIC AWARDS NIGHT was held Tuesday, May 26th, and along with specific team awards, several special senior honors were announced…Brian FitzGerald, Athletic Director

 OUTSTANDING STUDENT ATHLETES

Athletes of the Year (voted by coaching staff) – Gregory Vann and Cecelia Lucas

Spartan Pride Award – Rose Cagliano and Cameron Wrout

Scholar Athletes – Maeve Hanafin and Julian Chow

MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS

Softball – Jocelin Soto and Valerie Ventura

Girls Swimming – Anabel Barela and Magie Le

Boys Swimming –Zander Lyskin, Thomas Bunker and Josh Monroe

Boys Track – Gregory Vann

Girls Track – Zaria Francis

Boys Golf – Jacob Collier

Boys Volleyball – Andrew Hansen

Boys Tennis – Anthony Baltazar, Julian Chow and Daniel Munoz

605AVID/SLO FIELD TRIP TO CAL POLY – The sophomore and junior AVID classes went on a college visit to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo on Tuesday, May 26th.  The students, led by Scott Dunst and Adam Samples (’98 Cal Poly grad), spent about 4 hours exploring and touring the campus.  The students and chaperones learned a lot and had a great time…Chris Ruffinelli, AVID Coordinator 

606ASIAN CLUB FIELD TRIP TO JAPANESE AMERICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM – The Asian Club enjoyed a field trip to the Japanese American National Museum on Wednesday, May 20…Kim Shi Young, Advisor

607CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION Business: Microsoft Office Advanced. Congratulation to Riley Lawrence the first student to pass all three Certification Exams:  PowerPoint, Word AND Excel.Transportation Technology students have been very busy finishing their last class and lab projects of the school year.  DRAGG program students have been doing likewise and to that end, attended a field trip to Commercial Autobody to complete repairs and refinishing of a steel storage cabinet for the DRAGG shop started earlier this year…Mary Clayton, Department Chair

ENGLISHCongratulations to the students who participated in our Spring performance of Into the Woods. The audience voted results for Best Lead performer were Sabin Shrestha and Rachel Hoppe; Best Supporting performer Maddi Caldwell and Joshua Logue; and Best Feature performer Jackson Queen and Ashley Allen Joan O’Reilly, Department Chair

COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER – Kimberly Thunderbird from Charter College, a for-profit institute in Oxnard, hosted a lunchtime table of information for students outside the College and Career Center on Friday, May 29thSally Anderson, College and Career Center Tech

  UPCOMING EVENTS

 MIGRANT EDUCATION AWARDS – Mon., Jun. 1st – Cafeteria – 6 p.m.

Honoring top scholars – grades 9, 10, 11 & Class of 2015 seniors…Cuba Montero, Counselor

 SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATION

 IB Chemistry Students Present Group 4 Projects in Material Science

Mon., Jun.. 1, 6 to 7:30 P.M. – Library

RIO MESA HIGH SCHOOL’S FORTY-NINTH ANNUAL COMMENCEMENT

TUES., JUN.  9, 2 p.m. – ELMONT MICHAELSON STADIUM – JOHN REARDON FIELD

 

SUMMER SCHOOL

Session 1

Monday, June 15 – Thursday, July 2

Four days of instruction each week

Session 2

Monday, July 6 – Thursday, July 23

Four days of instruction each week

ADULT TRANSITION GRADUATION – Jun. 2, 12 noon, East Campus

DRAGG AUTOMOTIVE AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM GRADUATION – Jun. 4, 5:30 p.m.

STAFF APPRECIATION – Jun. 8, 12:30 p.m., cafeteria

RMHS 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION – Sept