RIO MESA SPARTAN UPDATE
2017 “SWEETS BY THE BEACH” COMPETITION – Ms. Allen’s Culinary Arts Student Chefs Sierra Furagganan and Savannah Wilkinson took First Place in this culinary competition on Tuesday, May 23, at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Mandalay Beach. Their winning entry was a dark chocolate panna cotta with strawberry tuile, strawberry-tamarind coulis and spun sugar sprinkled with tamarind sugar/salt. Congratulations to the winners!! Mary Wayne, CTE Department Chair
RIO MESA HIGH SCHOOL WINS PACIFIC VIEW LEAGUE CUP for top overall school in the League. Points are awarded based on place finished in league for all sports throughout the year and school with the most points is awarded the PVL Cup. Congratulations to all our coaches and athletes on a job well-done!
Baseball dropped a tough second round decision in the CIF playoffs to Glendora High School by a score of 3-2. The Spartans had a great year finishing undefeated in League with overall record of 23-4. Congratulations to Coach David Soliz and the boys on a fine season. Softball dropped a tough 1-0 decision to Dana Hills High School. This was a second-round CIF Play-Off game. Congratulations to Coach John Ashley and the girls on a fine season – 11-1 in league and 26-3-1 overall – ranked 3rd in CIF at the end of the year.
Boy’s Tennis Senior Zachary Derse competed in CIF Individual Tournament at Cate High School. Also, doubles team of Andrew Diaz and Jason Phan played in CIF Doubles Tournament at Carpinteria High School. We wish them good luck …Chris Ruffinelli, Athletic Director
FARM TO SCHOOL PROGRAM LOGO DESIGN ART CONTEST– Congratulations to Rio Mesa Spartan Lourdes Fernandez (9th grade) who took First Place District-wide!! Lourdes is in Ms. Bolton’s art class and was encouraged to enter the district-wide contest. Her winning design will be used on letterhead, t-shirts, and posters to promote the district wide Farm to School program. Congratulations to all 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 announced at May 24th Board Meeting. Over 300 submissions were received and narrowed down to 66 finalists. Finalists’ artwork was on display in District Hueneme Conference Room until May 10th. Diane Bolton, Visual Art Department
SPARTANS OF THE QUARTER were recognized by staff and parents on Thursday, May 25th, for their outstanding work in and out of the classroom, and for generally modeling what being a Spartan is all about. Please join in congratulating the following students: Cynthia Allen
Seniors – Hania Gerszewski-Arredondo, Fanny Vazquez, Victor Virgen-Rubalcaba, Jorden Harber, Alfredo Arteaga, Josiah Carbajal & Jacob Flores
Juniors – Rosa Lopez Nakashima, Navdeep Tiwana, Felix Cruz, Max Ramirez & Patrick Flores
Sophomores – Amira Bates, Joshua Dizon, Anthony Betancourt, Christine Ventura, Nicholas Head & Leslie Llamas
Freshmen – Elvira Jimenez, Brianna Suarez Nucico, Natalie Bak & Max Ehler
RIO MESA DANCE “ELEMENTS” PERFORMANCE held Friday, May 19, at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center. The show was an enormous success and well-attended by 1,100! Special thanks to all the dancers for their performance! They all worked hard to put on such a great show! Huge thanks to the parents, staff and students who came out to support the Rio Mesa Dance Program. Fabulous show reviews! Christy Scholler
WHALE WATCHING – Spartans Andrea Gazman, Cynthia Alfaro and Evelyn Hernandez group of students who were part of whale watching trip in Ventura Harbor on May 20 with Bill Weinerth, Sr…Alexis Ortiz, AP
COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER – Camarillo Rio Rotary Club recognized four senior students, Delainey Bright, Chelsea Flores, Jorden Harber, and Madison McCardell, at a luncheon on Wednesday, May 24. Each received a certificate and a check for $1,000 to be used for college expenses. Congratulations to these scholarship recipients.
Final preparations underway for 51st Annual Senior Academic Awards program, on Wednesday, May 31, in the RMHS Gymnasium. One-hundred and eleven students and their families were mailed invitations. Students will be honored for scholarships, and, or awards. Representatives from over 50 community organizations are expected to make presentations at Senior Academic Awards program. All are invited to the program to honor these highly accomplished senior students……Sally Anderson, College and Career Center Tech
SPECIAL PROGRAMS – The last ELAC/ Migrant Education meeting of the school year was held on Thursday, May 25. Parent has the opportunity to provide suggestions for workshops next year, and evaluate this year’s services. Students and their families received summer reading books for all ages! Thank you to the RMHS Club, First Chapter, for the book donations!
Peer Resource – Kindness Week where they provided cookies to teachers, allowed students the opportunities to reflect on loved ones, and held a Lip Sync Battle at lunch on Wednesday…Carl Melhorn, Peer Resource Advisor
Visit Rio Mesa Spartan Highlights and Events
PURCHASE TICKETS FOR HOME SPORTING EVENTS ONLINE
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.
Attention Seniors! Finish strong and work hard! You have 3 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, Counselor
Attention Juniors! EAOP Summer Academy applications available!
See Counselor Ms. Gomez for application which must be returned by Wednesday, June 7
LCAP MEETING – TUESDAY, MAY 30, 6 TO 8 P.M. AT DISTRICT OFFICE
All RMHS Parents, SSC and ELAC members are welcome to attend
SENIOR ACADEMIC AWARDS PROGRAM – MAY 31 – 6 P.M. – GYM
Final Spirit Week – May 30 through June 2
Plans include – Pool Day, Fabulous Day, 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 p.m.
RIO MESA MARIACHI PERFORMS AT RIO SCHOOL DISTRICT MUSIC FESTIVAL
JUNE 3, 5 P.M., AT RIO VISTA MIDDLE SCHOOL
ANNUAL SPRING ATHLETIC AWARDS NIGHT – June 5, 6 p.m. – GYM
Migrant Education & ELD Awards Night – Thursday, June 8
8, 6:30 p.m. , RMHS Cafeteria
SUMMER SCHOOL 2017 BEGINS JULY 5 ENDS JULY 28
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 12:40 p.m.
LIMITED bussing is available – SCHEDULE AT FRONT OFFICE
DISNEY GRAD NIGHT – Jun. 14, tickets on sale at ASB window
RIO MESA HIGH SCHOOL’S FIFTY-FIRST ANNUAL COMMENCEMENT
FRIDAY, JUNE 17TH, 2 P.M. – ELMONT MICHAELSON STADIUM – JOHN REARDON FIELD