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!
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)
ATHLETICS – Boys’ Tennis – Congratulations 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 ARTS – Digital 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 PROGRAMS – Daisy 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
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 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