RIO MESA SPARTAN UPDATE
ATHLETICS – Boys’ Baseball defeated Oxnard yesterday by a score of 11-5. The Spartans clinched the Pacific View League Championship for the second year in a row. Girls’ Softball dropped a tough game to Oxnard 12-9. The Spartans are currently ranked number 3 in CIF Division 2. Boys’ Tennis – Senior Zach Derse won the Pacific View League Championship. Congratulations to Zach. He will be one of two representatives at the CIF individuals. Track and Field compete in league Finals this Friday at Rio Mesa. Field events start at 4 p.m. and track events start at 5 p.m.
World Champion professional fighter Maureen Shea presented to Spartan athletes on Wednesday, May 3, in the gym. Over 300 athletes attended presentation about what it takes to be a success in sports and in life. Excellent Presentation…Chris Ruffinelli, Athletic Director
FARM TO SCHOOL PROGRAM LOGO DESIGN ART CONTEST – Congratulations to RMHS Finalists: Felicity Luna, Gus Melgoza, David Cruz, Brandon Townley, Jillian Seller, Joseph Vallejo, Tyler Klein, Carla Vasquez, Crystal Bravo, Lourdes Fernandez, Rosario Ramos
The winners will be announced at May 24th Board Meeting. Over 300 submissions were received and narrowed down to 66 finalists. Finalists’ artwork on display District Hueneme Conference Room until May 10th. Faculty, staff, students, and families are welcome and encouraged to visit the District Office to vote for the final contest winners.
CAREER AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION – Alondra Corona and Hania Gerszewski-Arredondo participated in the C-CAP LA Final Competition on Friday, April 28th at Los Angeles Mission College. They prepared Sûpreme Poulet Chasseur avec Pommes Château et Crêpes Sucrées and participated in an interview. They both were granted scholarships of $2000.00 at the awards breakfast at the Jonathon Club in Los Angeles
In addition, Hania won the Nation-Wide Pics Peanut Butter Recipe competition with her recipe for Gluten Free, vegan Peanut Butter power balls. The recipe will be printed on cards and passed out at Whole Foods and Bristol Farms…Mary Wayne, CTE Department Chair
VISUAL ARTS – Project Outreach, Skillify Greater Los Angeles Rep. Cassidy Risien presented in Ms. Bolton’s classes on Thursday, May 4. Students were extremely attentive to her presentation about the Skillify program. Skillify is a program that empowers high school students to explore their interests and pursue professional opportunities, like internships and mentorships. Their goal is for students to have the skills required to navigate a path beyond school, and for them to have a greater understanding of themselves and their value…Diane Bolton, Visual Arts
ENGLISH – Senior IB classes have begun testing this week. Junior English classes have finished reading Gatsby and preparing for their final test. They are also finishing their response essays. Junior IB classes are in the process of finishing Gatsby and preparing for their second group of FOAs. (Further Oral Activities) …Joan C. O’Reilly, English Department Chair
COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER – Twenty-seven senior students took a field trip to Oxnard College on April 28 for “OC Friday.” They met in the Performing Arts Center, where they were welcomed and learned about various aspects of registering for classes at OC. Some students toured the campus, while others took their English and Math Assessment tests. Students met with counseling staff to set up their first semester’s Educational Plan of classes. Lunch was provided, and they also met with financial aid officers. They left having completed all steps in the application process. Thank you to Adam Samples and Kristin LaBruzzo who served as chaperones.
Senior students expecting to attend Ventura College after high school graduation, traveled to VC for “Pirate Friday.” Fifty-five students were transported by bus to Ventura College where they were welcomed by Dr. Damien Pena, Vice President of Student Affairs, toured the VC campus, met in group counseling sessions to set up their Education Plan of classes and were guided to the financial aid office to review their financial packages. They were treated to lunch and browsed through a resource fair in the VC Quad. Thank you to Mary Wayne and Adam Samples who served as chaperones…Sally Anderson, College and Career Center Guidance Tech
Military recruiters held informational tables outside the College and Career Center during lunch this week. Monday – U.S. Navy Petty Officer Paredes, Tuesday – Air National Guard TSgt Nazareth Quiroz, and Thursday – U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Harry Castaneda.
On Wednesday, The 20th Century Onyx Club Rep. Phyllis Alexander, spoke with approximately 20 sophomores, junior, and senior girls of African-American heritage, about opportunities available to them through participation in The 20th Century Onyx Club’s Debutante program. She presented information and video of last year’s Debutante Ball.
ASB/LINK CREW – Junior Class – Prom was successful team effort of the Junior officers — to the Seniors who gave advice, when needed — to all the chaperones who attended to help keep the fun under control. The venue was amazing, as were the decorations and students. Some of our chaperones had never seen live tap-dancing. Yes, they had seen Christy’s group, but this was different…even the model A cars from their club…altogether, a great time was had by all. Thanks to everyone who supported us…Carl Melhorn, ASB/Link/Peer Resource/Spartan Spotlight
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
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 Thursday – departs from front of Administration 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 throughThursday – Library – 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.
Tequio – MICOP Tequio leader Fatima Pena at Rio Mesa Wednesdays at lunch in room 80A to meet with students. All welcome!
Advanced Placement Testing at RMHS – May 1 through 19, 2017
ATHLETIC PHYSICALS – June 8 – RMHS Activity Room – Cost $20 (checks to Rio Mesa Athletics)
Boys 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. – Girls 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
SUMMER SCHOOL 2017 BEGINS JULY 5 ENDING JULY 28 – Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 12:40 p.m.
REGISTER WITH YOUR COUNSELOR AND RETURN PACKET BY MAY 12TH
Bussing available for summer school!
Migrant Education and ELD summer school enrollment is happening now!
See your Counselor or Ms. Montero to enroll – return your packet by Friday, May 12th. Bussing available for summer school!
Attention Juniors – Class of 2018! Want to apply to a UC, CSU or private university and NOT have a stressful senior year? RMHS EAOP is offering College Ready Academy (CRA) in August! It’s free – you can complete your college applications, review for the ACT and SAT and begin your college essays with experts! If interested and want more information, sign up with Counselor Ms. Gomez. Spots are limited!
Fee Waivers available for AP, ACT and SAT exams
See Counselor Cuba Montero for more 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, tickets on sale at ASB window
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: email@example.com
Single $125 single player (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