Tuesday, June 13, 2017



CONFISCATED HAT? –  Students, if you had your hat confiscated this year, you or your parent needs to pick it up prior to 4:00 pm on Friday, June 16th, or they will be thrown away / donated.


GIRLS OF RIO MESA – Are you interested in coding? Do you code? Would you like to learn how to code? We are looking at starting an official Girls Who Code Club next year and would like to see the interest level on campus. Come to an informal meeting on Monday, June 12th, at lunch in Rm 56.

SPARTAN TUMBLER FOR SALE – Get your “Once a Spartan Always Spartan tumbler” before the school year is over! They are available for $10 at the ASB window. Proceeds benefit the Rio Mesa Scholarship Foundation.

FUTURE AP EURO STUDENTS – Mr. Gregorchuk will hold a make-up lunch time meeting on Monday, June 12th, in room 36.  The meeting will start at the beginning of lunch and take a few minutes.  Mr. Gregorchuk will be handing out summer work at that time.

UPDATED SUMMER SCHOOL ROSTERS – A new, updated summer school roster will be posted in front of the Cafeteria on Tuesday (6/13/17). Please check the roster again to see if any changes have been made to your schedule.

GRAD NIGHT – Grad Night dress code flyers are available in the ASB classroom for any senior attending Grad Night. Please come and get yours so you are in compliance with Disneyland regulations.

GRAD NIGHT – Grad night bus sign-ups began on Thursday, June 1st. Bring your whole group and sign up together. No, you may not sign up someone that’s not there. You will need to have your ID with you to get on the bus when busses are loaded.

YEARBOOKS – This Thursday, June 8th, Seniors will be able to pick up their yearbooks outside the ASB window, on the grass area, at lunch. All other grades can pick up their yearbooks starting on Friday, June 9th.

FUTURE SOPHOMORES / HONORS ENGLISH – Future Sophomores (current Freshman), who are going to be in the Honors English course next year with Mrs. Martinez (michelle.martinez@ouhsk.k12.ca.us), or Ms. Olliff (verity.olliff@ouhsd.k12.ca.us), need to access the following website for instructions: http://bit.do/2HSummer2017 .  There will be an information session during lunch on Tuesday, June 13, in Room 14.

SUMMER SCHOOL ROSTERS – Rosters for summer school are posted in front of the Cafeteria.

ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS – The ASB Window will not be accepting checks as of May 31, 2017 until the end of the school year. Please be prepared to pay with cash, credit/debit cards or money orders. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

JUNIORS, SOPHOMORES AND FRESHMEN – Please have your lockers cleaned of all books and trash by June 16, 2017. Please leave your lock on your locker, do not take it home. If a lock is not on your locker, it will be replaced with another, possibly given to another student and you will owe another $10 in September to get access to a locker.

GIRLS BASKETBALL – Girls’ basketball tryouts for incoming freshmen are as follows: Saturday June 17th, 8:00 to 10:30 am and Monday through Thursday, June 19th through June 22nd, from 12:30 to 2:30 pm.

LOVE TO DANCE? – Do you love to dance? Looking for something FUN to do this summer? NEW!! We are offering a Dance Camp this summer! Explore many kinds of dance and improve your skills! Students will receive 2.5 elective credits and have fun this summer! See Ms. Scholler in PE or Mrs. McDevitt in the counseling office to sign up. Class runs July 5 – 28th from 9 am to 12 pm.

College & Career

JUNIOR STUDENTS – PLAN AHEAD: If you are planning to submit an application to a University of California campus, you can get online information about completing the application at http://admissions.sa.ucsb.edu/visit-ucsb/webinars.  There is a webinar that offers step-by-step directions for completing the application and another that discusses the Personal Statement.  The application will be available on August 1 and will need to be submitted between November 1 and November 30.  If you are applying to a Cal. State University campus, you can find the application at www2.calstate.edu/apply beginning October 1.  You can submit the application between October 1 and November 30.

SCHOLARSHIP LIST – The JUNE SCHOLARSHIP LIST is now available in the College and Career Center.  There are still a few scholarships to which students can apply, and there is one new scholarship listed in this June list.  CONGRATULATIONS to this year’s scholarship winners and best wishes for success in your continuing education.

JOB AND CAREER FAIR – The County of Ventura Human Resources Department will be hosting a Job and Career Fair on Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The event is open to the public and there is no charge for entrance or parking.  The Fair will be held in the main courtyard of the Ventura County Government Center, 800 S. Victoria Avenue, Ventura.  Learn about careers in Administration & Support Services, Agriculture, Animal Services, Criminal Justice, Engineering, Environmental Protection, Health Care, Law Enforcement, Library Services, Planning, Public Safety, Public Works, Recreational Services, Social & Public Services, Technology and much more!  All County agencies will be represented.  Students in 10th, 11th, or 12th grades can ask about “Student Worker” positions and recent high school graduates might inquire about entry-level positions.  Adult family members might also wish to get information about job availabilities.  Don’t miss this important event to explore jobs and careers.  Pick up a flyer in the College and Career Center today.

SENIORS – FINAL TRANSCRIPTS (which show all your grades through the end of your senior year) must be sent to the college you will attend.  Four-year colleges REQUIRE a Final Transcript – Community Colleges REQUEST a Final Transcript.  Check your college’s website “Admissions” information for your college’s deadline. Submit a paper version “Request for Transcript” to our RMHS Records office now.  You should also go into your Naviance account, click on the name of the college you will attend, and click the box for “Request Final Transcript” or “Add Request.”  Your offer of acceptance to a four-year college is contingent on the college’s receipt of Final Transcript.  If you have questions, see your Counselor, the RMHS Records Office, or Mrs. Anderson in the College and Career Center.

COMMUNITY SERVICE – All students are invited to apply to be a volunteer teaching assistant in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math for a summer school program in Camarillo.  You would be assisting 3rd-5th grade students Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. between July 17 and August 4.  Pick up a flyer with information in the College and Career Center.

AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDENTS – African-American students who are current 10th or 11th graders are invited to apply for a paid summer internship with the Pinkard Youth Institute.  Students would be assisting and learning at a workplace that matches their area of career interest, such as public safety, politics, civil service, etc.  The program runs for 6 weeks, from June 19 to July 28 and the student would receive a stipend of $100 per week.  Applications are available in the College and Career Center.

2017 SUMMER CAMPS AVAILABLE! JULY 5-JULY 28, MONDAY – FRIDAY. High school students of all grades are invited to enroll in one of our free countywide summer camps designed to introduce exciting career options in a variety of industries, offered through the Career Education Center/ROP Program. Each camp will specialize in a specific pathway in subjects as diverse as virtual reality, performing arts, health professions, and digital media. Each camp will feature field trips, guest speakers, and special hands-on projects designed to engage and inspire students in the fascinating details of each career option. High school credit is available. The summer camps will run from July 5- 28, Monday-Friday, at high school campuses across the county.  See your counselor for a list of classes and registration form, or visit: http://www.vcoe.org/career-education-center/summer-camps

CURRENT SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS – If you are interested in taking an ROP course next year, please see your counselor for a list of class choices available.   ROP courses prepare students for careers by providing experiences that are engaging and involve real life learning.  Classes are available day and evening and include careers across every industry sector.  Many new classes have been added, some include, Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement, Fire Science Careers, 21st Century Marketing and Sales, and Sport Entertainment and Marketing, to name a few.  See your counselor or Mrs. McDevitt today for the complete list and to sign up.  Courses are assigned as first-come first-served basis with limited room.

Ongoing Events

THE SUPPER PROGRAM! We will be serving free meals from 3:30 -5:00 pm in the cafeteria. The last day for this supper program will be on Friday, June 9, 2017. Anyone in the community, 18-years and younger, may enter our campus and enjoy a meal. All meals must be consumed on the premises. During summer school, lunch will be served from 10 am – 11:30 am. (See information flyer attached)

ATTENTION ALL SPARTANS – We are excited to let you know you are now able to buy tickets for home sporting events online prior to the game. Simply go to the following website: http://gofan.co/app/school/CA8023. Click on the game you want to support and then provide the payment information. Your ticket is then on your smart phone and can be redeemed at the door/gate. It’s that simple! Any questions, please see Miss Gina at the ASB window. Go Spartans!!