RIO MESA SPARTAN UPDATE
SPRING OPEN HOUSE – This year’s Open House Showcase on Tuesday, April 25, focused on the various programs available to students at Rio Mesa High School. Parents of incoming freshmen students were also invited to attend. Special thanks to all parents and students who took the time to come out to see what Rio Mesa is all about. A self-guided tour and map to programs, departments, and class and club food sales in the quad, included: The Arts, Sciences and more provided. Demonstrations and displays were also held in Auto, Manufacturing Academy and MERIT. Thanks to all in attendance!
OXNARD UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT BAND NIGHT was held on Monday, April 24, at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center. Rio Mesa High School participated in the event held annually by OUHSD High School Music Departments…Bruce Edmiston, Music Director
ATHLETICS – Boys’ Volleyball defeated Oxnard by a score of 3 games to 1. J.P. Arbon had 39 assists and 14 digs. Christian Escobal had 12 kills and seven blocks. Boys’ Tennis lost to Laguna Blanca by a score of 11-7. Zach Derse and Jeremiah Hoppe each swept in singles. Boys’ & Girls’ Track and Field participates in County Championships on Friday, April 27…Chris Ruffinelli, Athletic Director
COUNSELING – The Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) UC Santa Barbara hosted annual UC Success Night at Rio Mesa High School on Thursday, April 20. Students admitted to any UC campus were recognized by the UC Office of the President. The event was well-attended by over 200 invitees, including RMHS students and their families, staff, community members, and EAOP staff. The students were presented with awards from the offices of Congresswoman Julia Brownley, and Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson…Cuba Montero, Mentor Counselor
ENGLISH – Open House spotlighted formative feedback using technology to engage and empower students. Drama showcased a scene from the recent Spring production of Cyrano de Burgershack. Spoken Word Club showcased what several students learned at the recent Moorpark College Writer’s Conference. Students from Spoken Word attended the Moorpark College Writer’s Festival on Friday, April 21. They learned how to revise their writing, were mentored by acclaimed poets, and even performed on stage during Open Mic. Mrs. Martinez’s English 1 MERIT Academy class finished their replica of Maycomb for the To Kill a Mockingbird unit. Their work will be on display in the library soon. Freshmen and Sophomores are utilizing the computer lab completing the writing process. They are typing up MLA formatted narratives based loosely on their Spring Break experiences…Joan O’Reilly, English Department Chair
CAREER AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION – Culinary Arts – Baking and Pastry completed a unit on laminated doughs. They made Danishes, napoleons, creme puffs and croissants. Business- Multimedia students finished a unit to introduce them to video editing with Adobe Premiere Pro…Mary Wayne, CET Department Chair
SPECIAL PROGRAMS – ELAC and Migrant Ed meeting was held Thursday, April 27. Guest Speaker Resource Officer “Tu” Turrubiartes spoke about the important warning signs of drugs and alcohol use, and latest trends and laws on gangs, drugs and cyber bullying. Counselor Cuba Montero presented the RMHS SPSA for 2016-2017 for parent’s review…Cuba Montero, Special Programs Counselor
COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER – On Monday, April 24, Oxnard College Reps Cassie Marcum and Luke Menchaca, presented in Senior English classes about OC Friday. Seniors planning to attend Oxnard College after graduation take bus from RMHS to OC Friday, April 28, to complete admissions process. Several students received help with their community college applications in the College and Career Center, so that they could attend. Seniors continue to apply for scholarships offered by local organizations. This week, Mrs. Anderson collected and delivered scholarship applications to the following organizations: Camarillo/Somis Pleasant Valley Lions Club, Camarillo Republican Women, Rod McCarty Family. Students reminded to inform Mrs. Anderson when they receive scholarship awards, so that they may be invited to the Senior Academic Awards Program on May 31.
The annual NACAC National College Fair was held on Wednesday, April 26, at the Camarillo Airport. Over 100 colleges, national and international, were represented. Several students from Rio Mesa attended, spoke with representatives, and signed-up to receive information…Sally Anderson, College and Career Center Guidance Tech
ASB/LINK CREW – PROM “Great Gatsby” will be celebrated April 29 at CSUCI. Link Crew applications are being accepted until May 19…Carl Melhorn, ASB/Link Crew Advisor
Visit Rio Mesa Spartan Highlights and Events
PURCHASE ADVANCE TICKETS FOR HOME SPORTING EVENTS
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
DISTRICT SUPPER PROGRAM
Rio Mesa Cafeteria offers free meals to anyone 18-years of age and younger – 3:30 to 5 p.m.
LATE BUS – MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY – DEPARTURE FRONT OF ADMIN OFFICE AT 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 – 3:45 TO 4:15 P.M.
TEQUIO – MICOP TEQUIO LEADER FATIMA PENA at Rio Mesa
Wednesdays during lunch in room 80A – all students welcome!
SUMMER SCHOOL 2017 BEGINS JULY 5 ENDING JULY 28 – REGISTER WITH COUNSELOR BEFORE MAY 12TH
Fee Waivers available for AP, ACT and SAT exams – Contact Cuba Montero for information. Don’t wait until the last minute!
RIO MESA DANCE PRESENTS “ELEMENTS”
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.
RIO MESA ATHLETIC BOOSTERS – GOLF TOURNAMENT TO FIGHT CHILDHOOD OBESITY
Friday June 23 – River Ridge Golf Course
Shot Gun Start 1 p.m. – Dinner follows
Contact: Larry Janssen Tournament Chairman – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Single $125 (includes golf, cart, breakfast and lunch)
Foursome $500 (includes golf, cart, breakfast, and lunch)
Dinner $35 per person (includes 5 raffle tickets) – Raffle and Silent Auction at Dinner