Weekly Update

Friday, September 1, 2017

RIO MESA HIGH SCHOOL

                             SPARTAN UPDATE

Annual OUHSD Welcome Back Kick-Off was attended by staff on Friday, August 25th at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center (OPAC).

FACULTY AND STAFF WELCOMED BACK!  Principal Contreras welcomed and provided updates for new and returning staff, followed by mandatory Staff Development Training on Friday, August 25th.

Caroline Basden         Art

Veronica Renteria      English

Alisa Byrne                  Math

Erin “Kate” Collins     Science

Jesus Jimenez            SPED

Howard Kaplan           SPED

Stephanie Lozon         SPED

Melody Rodriguez      SPED

Kristin LaBruzzo         SPED

Barbara Wolther         Nurse

Karen Correa              UCSB Outreach

Regina Petti                 Textbook Clerk

Julissa Vasquez         Migrant Tech

SCIENCE Health classes are currently learning the “What, Why, How about Health.”   Earth and Space Science classes are diving into the 4 pillars of Earth Science: Astronomy, Geology, Earth Systems, and Climatology! Earth and Space Science Honors started off the year with an observation lab.  Biology Honors classes will be using the scientific method to set up bread mold experiments. Chem Study started off the year with an observation lab and are focusing lab safety.  Marine Biology classes are developing their topic learning targets with the idea of everyone understanding WHY they are taking the class…Beulah Espinoza, Science Department Chair

UCSB OUTREACHCollege Readiness Academy at Rio Mesa High School – This summer, rising seniors at Rio Mesa High School participated in the College Readiness Academy(CRA) hosted by the Early Academic Outreach Program. Students expressed their determination to reach higher education by participating in the intensive week-long academy. They took advantage of their summer and worked on their college applications, personal insight questions, and created their UC, CSU, and Common App portals. They also learned about budgeting for their senior year activities and became familiar with ways they could decrease costs. Overall, students enjoyed the academy and felt motivated to start their senior year…Karen Correa, UCSB EAOP Site Coordinator

ASB/LINK CREWLink Crew welcomed approximately 550 freshmen to RMHS campus at Freshmen Orientation on August 24th, which consisted of an opening and closing assembly between small group discussions and activities in various classrooms.  ASB survived HELL-O Week in August to have the campus student-ready on August 28th…Carl Melhorn, ASB Director/Link Crew Coordinator

COUNSELINGPlease welcome UCSB EAOP Counselor, Karen Correa, to RMHS!  She is excited to be here and help Spartans get ready for college!  Special Programs – Please also welcome Migrant Education Guidance Tech,  Julissa Vasquez, to RMHS! She is so happy to be here and help our Migrant Ed Spartans!  Cuba Montero, Mentor Counselor

COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER – Mrs. Anderson encourages all students to visit the College and Career Center and take advantage of resources available.  Students are encouraged to ask questions and visit the C&CC often.  Work PermitsAny student, under the age of 18, who will continue to work in a job for which they receive a paycheck, must obtain a new work permit for this school year.  Many students have come to the College and Career Center to complete this process…Sally Anderson, College and Career Center Tech

UPCOMING EVENTS

Student / Faculty ID Photos – Sept. 7

Homecoming Rally – Sept. 22 / Homecoming Dance – Sept. 22

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT – September 26 – 6:30 p.m.

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