RIO MESA SPARTAN UPDATE
2017 RONALD REAGAN PRESIDENTIAL FOUNDATION SCHOLARS PROGRAM AWARDS– Each year, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Foundation selects an elite group of seniors to become Ronald Reagan Presidential Scholars. Semi-Finalists Jorden Harber, Kinley Zahrt-Tenzin, Mia Hamernik were recognized at the Scholar Awards Dinner held on Tuesday, May 17th, at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Foundation.
PRE-ENGINEERING AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM GRADUATION was held on Tuesday, May 16, 4 p.m., at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Port Hueneme Division, Port of Hueneme. The students who completed the 12-week program, were presented with a certificate of achievement, as well as a letter of recommendation. Congratulations to Jeni Kawate and Joseph Emmerich for completing the program! AP Alexis Ortiz
ATHLETICS – Girls’ Softball CIF home playoff game this Thursday vs. Righetti High School at 3:15 p.m., Boys’ Baseball CIF home playoff game this Friday vs. Lake Wood High School at 3:15 p.m. Track Congratulations for Donte Martin qualifying for CIF Finals and Devyn Weisberger for qualifying for CIF Finals…Chris Ruffinelli, Athletic Director
LIBRARY – Much of the library use lately has been a variety of classes displaced by IB / AP testing. But a few classes managed to find time: Eng. 4 ERWC classes began their senior project which involves reading a book related to either their cultural background or future career interest, and preparing a class presentation as well as a final essay (Timmons). IB Art HLA students have begun research on “hot topics,” to find expression through art (Kim). And Economics students worked on their final budget plan project (Phillips)… Margery Ricards, Librarian
COUNSELING – Attention Seniors! Finish strong and work hard! You have 4 more weeks until graduation and you must pass your classes! You can do it! Don’t give up and go to tutoring and ZAP! Cuba Montero, Mentor Counselor
SPECIAL PROGRAMS – Congratulations and Felicidades to Migrant Ed Guidance Tech, Daisy Arellano, who graduated with a Master’s and PPS from Cal Lutheran University last weekend!
Counselor Cuba Montero attended the “Piecing It Together” Homeless and Foster Youth Conference, which provided workshops on New Laws and Changes in Foster Care Services and Group Homes, Best Practices and Resources in Restorative Justice & PBIS, and networking with seven counties to help these at-risk populations…Cuba Montero, Special Programs Counselor
SOCIAL SCIENCE – This week, the Social Science Department was provided some beginning training from VCOE about a program being rolled out next year to help prevent opioid addiction. We will be presenting this information and monitoring progress at the beginning of next year. Jeff Holloway, Department Chair
MERIT ACADEMY– Freshman working with Inventor making complex parts and fitting them together into working assemblies. Example: Arbor Press and Button Maker Machine. Sophomores starting Bridge Design Project where students must design and document a bridge made from balsa wood. Students must also calculate forces on their respective structures. All bridges will be stress-tested on our AM-4000 Stress Tester. Juniors learning how to code a virtual industrial robot and incorporate into a manufacturing cell with a CNC mill. They also had a 2-hour intern boot-camp in the classroom with mentors from the business and military arenas. All the students were totally engaged…William Trude, MERIT Academy
ENGLISH – English 2H created and presented protest media (in the voice of Thebans) after studying the drama Antigone and excerpts from Civil Disobedience, Gandhi, and King. English 1 looked past the love story of Romeo and Juliet and read closely for proof that there was a social justice element to the play. Students created a collaborative presentation highlighting their research. Joan C. O’Reilly, English Chair, RMHS
COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER –On Monday, U. S. Marine Corps Sgt. Pedro Hernandez, held a table of information outside the C&CC during lunch. He spoke with several students who expressed interest in joining the Marine Corps after graduation. On Tuesday, U. S. Army Sgt. Matthew Zaragoza, spoke with students at a lunch period table presentation about opportunities available to them through enlistment in the Army.
Spartan Dante Cornejo, hosted table of information during lunch about the Oxnard Fire Explorer program. This outreach component of the Oxnard Fire Department, provides students an opportunity to experience the work of firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians. Dante plans to continue his studies at Ventura College and earn an EMT certification.
Students have been completing the Graduation Survey in the Naviance program and submitting verification of scholarships to Mrs. Anderson in the C&CC, in preparation for the Senior Academic Awards Program on May 31. At current count, there are more than 250 awards to be presented…Sally Anderson, College and Career Center 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
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 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 will be Tuesday May 16th, at 3:30 p.m., rm. 64
The last ELAC/ Migrant Education meeting will be Thurs, May 25th, at 6:30 in RMHS Cafeteria.
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!
RIO MESA DANCE PRESENTS “ELEMENTS”
Oxnard Performing Arts Center
May 19 – 7:30 p.m. – Tickets $10 pre-sale & $12 at door
SENIOR ACADEMIC AWARDS PROGRAM – MAY 31 – 6 P.M. – GYM
Final Spirit Week – May 30 through June 2
Plans include – A 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.
ANNUAL SPRING ATHLETIC AWARDS NIGHT – June 5, 6 p.m. – GYM
SUMMER SCHOOL 2017 BEGINS JULY 5 ENDS JULY 28
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 12:40 p.m.
REGISTER WITH YOUR COUNSELOR AND RETURN PACKET BY MAYth
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!
DISNEY GRAD NIGHT – Jun. 14, tickets on sale at ASB window
RIO MESA HIGH SCHOOL’S FIFTY-FIRST ANNUAL COMMENCEMENT
FRIDAY, JUNE 17TH, 4 P.M. – ELMONT MICHAELSON STADIUM – JOHN REARDON FIELD
Rio Mesa athletics 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 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