Weekly Update

Friday, June 2, 2017

RIO MESA SPARTAN UPDATE

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S     C L A S S     O F     2 0 1 7 ! !

SENIOR ACADEMIC AWARDS program was held on the evening of Wednesday, May 31, in the Virginia L. Bennett Gymnasium. Principal, Mark Contreras, gave a welcoming address.  Mr. Contreras and English Teacher, Ingrid Brennan, were the Master of Ceremonies.  Seniors were recognized for scholarships and awards they received from colleges, universities, military, and community organizations. A dessert reception was held immediately following the presentations. Special thanks to OUHSD Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Penelope DeLeon, Students and Parents for their attendance; Administrators, Teachers, Counselors, Staff and Community Representatives who presented awards; Sally Anderson and volunteers who helped make this a special night!

AWARDS SUMMARY

268 Scholarships and/or Academic/Community Awards

159 Monetary Scholarships for total of $1,959,848

111 Students Received Scholarship or Award

54 Community Leaders or Rio Mesa Staff Presented Awards

                                                                                                                 (Numbers reflect information as of 5/30/2017)

ATHLETICSBoys’ TennisCongratulations Sophomore Jeremiah Hoppe for qualifying for CIF individual competition. Jeremiah battled last Thursday, but dropped a tough decision in the first round.  Also, congratulations to Sophomores Jason Phan and Andrew Diaz who competed in the CIF doubles competition. They unfortunately dropped a tough first round decision. Congrats to all three on a great year!  Chris Ruffinelli, Athletic Director

LIBRARY has been quite busy these past two weeks with year-end projects:  IB Hist. 3 students conducted research for historical investigation related to the civil rights movement (Guizar, Holloway); World  Civilization students prepared DBQ posters related to Cold War topics (Dunst); Earth Science students researched famous scientists (McKnett);  Eng. ERWC 4 students continued their senior projects reading a book on either their cultural background or future career interest and preparing a class presentation as well as an essay (Timmons); IB Environmental Science students conducted research for final projects (Wood-Newberry); Spanish 1, 3 and NS2 classes worked on PowerPoint presentations on cultures of Latin American countries (Aguirre, Amon);  World Cuisine students researched South American countries and cultures (Allen); and Economics students worked on their business plans (Phillips).

Junior IB Diploma Candidates participated in a field trip to the CSUCI library to conduct research for their 4,000-word Extended Essays.  CSUCI librarians provided an orientation to the academic databases available in the library…Margery Ricards, Librarian

 VISUAL ARTSDigital Photography students worked with Culinary Art students on Food Photography.  Thank you, Ms. Allen, for allowing us to photograph their work!   Kim Shi Young, Visual Arts Department Chair

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMSDaisy Arellano and Cuba Montero attended the Indigenous Knowledge Conference on Friday, May 26th at Oxnard College, which offered workshops on DACA and Immigration, MICOP and its community services and the changing and diverse cultural and linguistic demographics of Oxnard and Ventura County…Cuba Montero, Special Programs Counselor

ASB / LINK CREW – New Link Crew members have been selected for next fall.  ASB held its final Spirit Week of the year, capped off by Black and Red day…Carl Melhorn, ASB/Link Crew

UPCOMING EVENTS

Visit Rio Mesa Spartan Highlights and Events

   https://www.facebook.com/RioMesaSpartansHighlights/

http://www.riomesahigh.us/

 

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 smart phone can be redeemed at door/gate – questions, contact Gina Erickson

at ASB window or call (805) 278-5505

DISTRICT SUPPER PROGRAM

Last day June 9, 2017

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 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 through Thursday – Library – 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.

 

Attention Seniors!  Finish strong and work hard! You have 2 weeks until graduation and must pass your classes! You can do it! Don’t give up — 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

 

 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, 7 p.m. – GYM

ADULT TRANSITION GRADUATION – JUNE 6, 11:30 A.M. – RMHS ADULT TRANSITION

 

Migrant Education & ELD Awards Night Thursday, June 8, 6:30 P.M., RMHS Cafeteria

 

ATHLETIC INFORMATION NIGHT AND PHYSICALS – Thursday, June 8 – RMHS Gym and Activity Room

Cost $20 (checks to Rio Mesa Athletics)

Boys 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.  –  Girls 4:30 – 6 p.m.

Coaches will be in attendance and summer athletic information available

 

PFO STAFF APPRECIATION – JUNE 15, 12:30 p.m. – Recognition of Certificated, Classified, Paraeducator, Nutrition Services & Campus Supervisor Employees of Year and Retirees

 

SUMMER SCHOOL 2017 BEGINS JULY 5 ENDS JULY 28

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

Limited busing available – Schedule Available in Front Office

 

DISNEY GRAD NIGHT – Jun. 14, tickets on sale at ASB window

 

 RIO MESA HIGH SCHOOL’S FIFTY-FIRST ANNUAL COMMENCEMENT

FRIDAY, JUNE 16TH, 2 P.M. – ELMONT MICHAELSON STADIUM – JOHN REARDON FIELD