Weekly Update

Friday, April 21, 2017


ATHLETICS – Girls Softball defeated Hueneme to remain undefeated this year. Freshman pitcher Alicia Estrada threw a perfect game. Kianna Abellera was 3 for 3 with two runs scored, Taise Thompson was 3 for 4 with two RBIs and Sabrina Vargas was 2 for 3 with four runs scored.

Boys’ Baseball defeated Hueneme to remain undefeated in Pacific View League. Special mention to Senior Jacob Flores who threw no – hitter striking out 13.  Jonathan Larson led Spartans offensively going 2 for 3 scoring two runs and knocking in two.

Boys’ Volleyball defeated Pacifica 3 games to 0.  Christian Escobal had 9 kills, JP Arbon 32 assists, and Eli Moore 15 digs.

Boys’ Tennis dropped a close match to Pacifica 9-9, but losing on games won 70-68. Special recognition to Zack Derse and Jeremiah Hoppe for each going 3-0 in singles. 

Boys’ Golf dropped a close match 430 – 414 to Oxnard –  special recognition to Evan Colborn and Josh Calderon who both shot 77s.

Boys’ Track and Field lost to Camarillo 67-60 – Donte Martin won 100 and 200, Vincent Perillo the 1600, and 3200 to lead the Spartans.

Girl’s Track and Field lost to Camarillo 80-47 –  Ariana Vera won 200, Veronica Nava won 400 and Devyn Weisenberger won high jumpChris Ruffinelli, Athletic Director

ASB/LINK CREW put on a rally for current Rio Mesa SH SPED students right before break – GO SPARTANS!!  Carl Melhorn, ASB/Link Crew Advisor

COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER – Ten members of the Rio Mesa Scholarship Foundation met in the C&CC on Monday evening, April 17, to read and evaluate applications for scholarships that this organization awards.  The applications were reviewed for academic record, school and outside activities, awards, and personal statement.  It is anticipated that the Foundation will award 14 to 15 scholarships to deserving Spartans.  The winners will be announced at Senior Academic Awards on Wednesday, May 31.

Senior students have been actively writing and submitting scholarship applications.  Representatives from four community organizations (Meadowlark Service League, Camarillo Optimist Club, Kiwanis Club of Camarillo, and Democratic Club of Camarillo) visited the College and Career Center this week to pick up packets of submitted applications for the scholarships they will award in amounts of $500 or $1,000.

Several U.S. Army representatives spoke with students outside the C&CC on Monday, April 17, during lunch. On Thursday, April 20, Air National Guard Sgt Nazareth Quiroz, held a table of information outside the C&CC during lunch about opportunities available through enlistment in their branches of the armed services…Sally Anderson, College and Career Center Guidance Tech


Visit Rio Mesa Spartan Highlights and Events



purchase tickets for home sporting events online prior to game

Access   http://gofan.co/app/school/CA8023 , click on game, provide payment information required

ticket on your smart phone can be redeemed at door/gate. Questions, contact Gina Erickson

at ASB window or call (805) 278-5505


Rio Mesa Cafeteria offers free meals to anyone 18-years of age and younger – 3:30 to 5 p.m.

late bus – Monday through Thursday – departs from front ADMIN Office 4:35 p.m.

ZAP (Zeroes Aren’t Permitted)

8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. – Library

Work on homework, computer research, make-up quizzes & tests – Meet in groups to plan & complete class projects or study for tests – Work on college and scholarship applications and essays…David Gonzalez

 ELD TUTORING AVAILABLE – Monday THROUGH Thursday – Library – 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.

First part of Upward Bound application is available – FRESHMEN & SOPHOMORES!

Upward Bound – California Lutheran University program helps prepare first generation, low income students for and complete college.  Students accepted attend free 6-week program at CLU — live in dorms, take classes, and experience life as a college student. Throughout their remaining high school years, they receive benefits including:    tutoring, workshops, college and career guidance, field trips, and college tours. Interested students, see Mrs. Kenney, Counselor

Sophomores & Juniors Interested in taking an CEC/ROP course next school year

These courses prepare students for careers by providing experiences that are engaging and involve real life learning.  Classes available day and evening include careers across every industry sector.  Many new classes added, some include:  Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement, Fire Science Careers, 21st Century Marketing and Sales, and Sport Entertainment and Marketing.  See your counselor or Mrs. McDevitt for complete list and to sign up. Courses assigned on first-come first-served basis – space limited.

 Tequio – MICOP Tequio leader Fatima Pena at Rio Mesa Wednesdays at lunch in room 80A to meet with students.  All welcome!

 Summer School 2017 information soon!

 Refer to RMHS website, RMHS lobby or contact your counselor after April 17 for more information

 Fee Waivers available for AP, ACT and SAT exams

See Counselor Cuba Montero for more information. Don’t wait until the last minute!

PROM “Great Gatsby” –  Apr. 29, CSUCI, tickets ASB window



Oxnard Performing Arts Center

May 19 – 7:30 p.m. – Tickets $10 pre-sale & $12 at door

DISNEY GRAD NIGHT – Jun. 14, ASB window now through Mar. 21, $130 w/ASB, $140 w/o

GRADUATION – June 16 – 2 p.m.