Weekly Update

Friday, May 12, 2017


                  National School Nurse Day – May 10

                   Teacher Appreciation Week – May 8 – 12


CONGRATULATIONS ELLYZEL RAMIREZ for taking 2nd Place in Digital Media at this year’s District Art Show!  She was recognized at the District Board meeting on Wednesday, May 10thKim Shi Young, Visual Arts Department Chair


“WE” SCHOOLS SERVICE LEARNING CLUB founding members will be working along with the IB program and 10th grade English Honors classes.  Five students (Left to right – Crystal Bravo, Felix Cruz, Natalia Navasoli, Arianna Sanchez and Carson Bak) from Mrs. Tchiprout’s IB English HL classes were selected to participate in the WE Conference on April 27th at the Los Angeles Forum that promotes youth empowerment through local and global community service and action.  The event was a mix of inspirational speakers, activist-minded artists and community business leaders support. Students learned from the experiences of DJ Khaled, Alicia Keys, Tyrese Gibson, Jesse J and Oprah. “WE believes in giving of ourselves to help raise a compassionate future generation that looks for any opportunity to make a difference…” 


ATHLETICSGirls’ Softball defeated Channel Islands by score of 21-0. Freshman Alicia Estrada threw a five-inning no-hitter with 13 strikeouts. Kianna Abellera was 3 for 4 with two home runs, four RBI’s and four runs scored. Hailey Jackson was 2 for 4 with two RBI’s and two runs scored. Marissa Nunez went 1 for 3 with two RBI’s. Spartans are currently ranked number 3 in Division 3.  Boys’ Volleyball defeated Foothill Technology in first round of CIF playoffs Tuesday night by score of 3 games to 0. The set scores were 25-12, 25-11, and 25-13.  JP Arbon finished with 28 assists. David Contreras and Christian Escobal had seven kills apiece. Spartans played at Bishop Montgomery in the second round on Thursday.  Boys’ Baseball defeated Channel Islands by score of 5-2. Jacob Flores and Jacob Castro hit solo home runs. Brent Jacques pitched 6.1 innings, allowing four hits and two runs while striking out four to pick up his seventh win on the season. Brandon Townley got final two outs for his fifth save. Spartans are currently ranked number 9 in Division 2.  Boys’ and Girls’ Swimming competed in the CIF Prelims and Finals this week in Riverside.  Boys’ and Girls’ Track competes in CIF Prelims this Saturday at Moorpark High School.  Boys’ Golf – Chase Appleton shot 88 in CIF Northern Individual Regionals Monday at River Ridge. Spartan golf team will compete in team competition next week in Santa YnezChris Ruffinelli, Athletic Director

ASB ELECTIONS were held this week – please congratulate our new officers for 2017-18:                    Carl Melhorn, ASB Director

Makani Ash – ASB President

Jeremiah Hoppe – ASB Vice-President

Alfred Genavia – ASB Secretary

Jasmine Setelin – ASB Treasurer

Alexis Lopez – ASB Social Media

Jaylene Gonzalez – ASB Sgt. At Arms

Vanessa Vital – Senior President

Jeremiah Hoppe – Junior President

Maria Sanchez 0 Junior Vice-President

Alexis Valenzuela – Sophomore President

COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER – Fifty-one students traveled from Rio Mesa High School to Ventura College for “Pirate Friday”  on Friday, May 5. The students heard presentations and were guided by two former Rio Mesa High School students who work for Ventura College, Diego Renteria and Raylene Sanchez.  They then were divided into smaller groups by intended major to receive counseling on developing their Education Plan of classes to which they will register.  They had opportunity to review their financial aid packages and sign up for the VC Promise.  Having completed preliminary application process, the students will receive priority registration in July.  Thank you to chaperones Adam Samples and Mary Wayne, assisted by Mrs. Anderson.

U. S. Marine Corps Sgt. Pedro Hernandez, visited with students during the lunch on Monday, May 8.  He spoke about opportunities available to students through enlistment in the U.S. Marines.

Senior students are encouraged to submit letters of acceptance to four-year college they plan to attend in Fall 2017 to Mrs. Anderson in been awarded, so the students can be honored at the Senior Academic Awards Program on May 31.  Students should bring these notifications to the College and Career Center by Monday, May 15…Sally Anderson, College and Career Center Guidance Tech

BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY – Congratulations to the following students in Irene Sy’s Microsoft Office Advanced who recently passed a rigorous exam to obtain Microsoft Specialist Certification in Microsoft Word:


                                        Alberto Zendejas

                                        Ashlee Nicole Shelton

Caleigh Grace Tupy

Crystal Ponce

Emily Yvette Garcia

Jared Joseph Giral

Maribel J Servin

Nancy Yiltin Fanoway

Paulo Siquig Amaya

Also, 16 students in the same class have signed up for the Oxnard College articulation to receive 3 college credits when they pass Microsoft Advanced with a C or better…Mary Wayne, CET Department Chair


Visit Rio Mesa Spartan Highlights and 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



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.

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


Advanced Placement Testing  May 1 through 19 @ Rio Mesa High School


Last School Site Council (SSC) Meeting Tuesday May 16th, at 3:30 p.m., rm. 64


ATTENTION JUNIORS – CLASS OF 2018! Do you want to apply to a UC, CSU or private university and NOT have a stressful senior year? RMHS EAOP is offering the College Ready Academy (CRA) in August!   It’s FREE and you will complete your college applications, review for the ACT and SAT, and begin your college essays with experts!  If interested and want additional information, see Counselor Ms. Gomez. Spots limited!



Final Spirit Week – May 30 through June 2

Plans include –  Pool Day, Fabulous Day, The Start of Something New Day & We’re All in This Together Day!


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.



Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 12:40 p.m.

Register with your counselor and return packet by May 12th
 Bussing will be available for summer school!

Migrant Education and ELD Summer School enrollment is happening now!

See your Counselor Ms. Montero to enroll – return your packet by Friday, May 12th. Bussing will also be available for summer school!


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.


Friday June 23 – River Ridge Golf Course

Shot Gun Start 1 p.m. – Dinner follows

Contact: Larry Janssen Tournament Chairman –  Email: l.janssen@verizon.net

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