Weekly Update

Friday, September 8, 2017

SPARTAN UPDATE

CONGRATULATIONS!

 RMHS SOPH-FROSH GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL – Two straight sets win over Moorpark

on September 6th!

RMHS GIRLS’ TENNIS – Win on September 5th over Moorpark 15-3!

RMHS RED & BLACK SPIRITS HIGH

Students, staff, parents and community kicking off the 2017-18 school year

by showing that Spartan Pride!

G O , S P A R T A N S !

SCIENCE  Earth and Space Science is transitioning into lab safety and learning about scientific inquiry through solving, “The Case of the Missing Computer”.  Earth and Space Science Honors is exploring the nature of science by designing inquiry cubes and learning about scientific measurement.  Biology CP learned about scientific experimentation through the Blue Whale Mystery Lab and Bread Experiment.  Integrated Physics and Chemistry is learning how to report correct digits when taking measurements through density labs.  Marine Biology is finishing unit on history of marine science and will be developing their own undersea research submarine…Beulah Espinoza, Science Department Chair

ENGLISHELD: 101-103 classes are getting acquainted with RMHS and taking diagnostic/placement tests to ensure correct level placements (IB:MM: ST).  Freshmen English: Some classes conducted student interviews and have begun a unit on “Conflict and Survival.” (RZ) In addition, some classes are completing academic self-evaluations and goal setting activities. (PE)  Sophomore English:  Several 10th Grade classes did a student interview and are beginning a unit on “Science Fiction.”(RZ)   Junior English: Some junior classes are working on rough drafts of “scar stories” (JT) 3HL: Reviewing the parameters of the course, practicing textual analysis of literature and language. (JO) While in other junior classes they are introducing Native American literature, reading trickster tales(SH:JO)  Senior English: IB SL is reviewing summer reading, Brave New World for their test on Monday (JO) while IBHL is reviewing their summer reading, The Grapes of Wrath. ERWC classes completed the mandatory CSU reading and writing diagnostics during week one. Students begin “What Next? Life After High School” unit this week. (LW:DT)…Sandra Tchiprout, English Department Chair

ADULT TRANSITION PROGRAM has gotten off to a great start!  A group started on August 14th because they needed to get going to attend college class at Ventura College.

Students are busy putting together vases and cleaning to get ready to start flower deliveries.  Contact Connie Brown to place flower delivery orders from Central Flowers –  $35 semester or $65 entire year.  Flowers are delivered by students who run this student flower business…Connie Westphal Brown, M.S., Adult Transition Department Chair

ASB/LINK CREWMonarch Studios took ID pictures of all our freshmen, new students, and staff members on Thursday, September 7th.

ASB Homecoming Fashion Show took place on Wednesday, September 6th.  Thanks to Friar Tux of Oxnard and Miss Congeniality of Newbury Park for outfitting the models so well…Carl Melhorn, ASB Director/Link Crew Coordinator

COUNSELING – Attention Seniors – Do you need an ACT and/or SAT fee waiver? See Ms. Montero in the Counseling Office during nutrition, lunch or after school only.  Last day to turn in Program Change Forms to counselors is Tuesday, September 12thCuba Montero, Mentor Counselor

SPECIAL PROGRAMS – Annual Back to School Meetings 2017-18 – Juntas anuales al regreso de escuela 2017-18

English Learners Meeting Tuesday, September 26, 5:30 p.m., cafeteria – Junta de Aprendices del Inglés, martes, el 26 de septiembre, 5:30 p.m., en la cafetería.

 Title 1 Meeting Tuesday, September 26, 6 p.m., cafeteriaJunta de Título 1, martes, el 26 de septiembre 5:30 p.m., en la cafetería…Cuba Montero, Special Programs Counselor

COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER – All Work Permits issued last school for students who had a paying job expired on September 6th.  Mrs. Anderson has been busy processing new work permits for students for this school year.

Several teachers have brought their classes into the C&CC for a quick visit to hear about services offered.

On Wednesday, September. 6th, Air Force Recruiter Airman Williams held a table of information outside the College and Career Center during lunch.  Students stopped to ask questions and pick up information.

Mrs. Anderson attended the College Board High School Workshop, held at Westmont College – Montecito, to learn the newest information about the SAT and AP tests.

The September Scholarship List was prepared and made available to junior and senior students.  Copies, which include national scholarships and scholarship website information, can be picked up in the C&CC and accessed on the Rio Mesa website under “Departments” and “College and Career” Sally Anderson, College and Career Center Tech

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

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

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