S P A R T A N U P D A T E
CONGRATULATIONS, GO SPARTANS!
Senior Claudia Perez honored as National Hispanic Scholar!
Claudia scored in top 2.5% Hispanic/Latino PSAT/NMSQT test takers!
Senior Sarah Byrd received commendation from The National Merit Scholarship program
for outstanding performance on PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test in 2016!
Freshmen Prince & Princess – Mario Chairez & Celeste Valera
Sophomore Prince & Princess – Arturo Balderama & Juliann Herrera
Junior Prince & Princess – Joe Cervantes & Larisa Penazola
Senior Royalty – Adrian Hernandez, Drake Hughes, Jacob Rodriguez, Hannah Arroyo, Makani Ash, Catalina Escobal. Arianna Sanchez
King & Queen will be revealed during half-time @ Homecoming Game vs. Cleveland on Friday, October 22
Homecoming Dance “There’s No Place Like Home (Coming)” Saturday, October 23, 8 to 11 p.m.
Tuesday–Backwards Day Wednesday–Which Witch is Which? (&Twin Day) Thursday–Lions, Tigers and Bears, Oh My! Friday–Class Colors Day
RALLY – Friday, September 22
Carl Melhorn, ASB/Link Crew Advisor
ATHLETICS – Girls’ Volleyball is currently ranked #7 in CIF Division 4. They played in Camarillo Classic over the weekend. On Friday’s tournament, they beat then #1 in D4 Oak Park, Sylmar, and Carpinteria, without dropping a set. On Saturday morning, they played in the Gold Bracket pool play beating Crean Lutheran, losing to Louisville and Woodbridge (eventual champion). They finished the tournament tied for 5th with a record of 4-2.
Boys’ Water Polo – Last week, Varsity dropped two home games; one to Westlake 8-6 and the other to Santa Ynez 11-7. This weekend, they compete in Diamond Bar Tournament at Diamond Bar High School.
Girls’ Cross Country – Once again, Spartans led by super sophomore Elisse Weinerth, won PVL Meet #1. Our girls swept both Varsity and JV races. Also running well Natassja Saldana and Bella Rodriguez. We compete this Friday at the Raider Invitational at College Park at 1 p.m. Chris Ruffinelli, Athletic Director
CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION – Culinary Foundations students passed safety and sanitation testing and were able to start cooking in the kitchen. They made gluten-free peanut butter cookies and chocolate chip cookies… Mary Wayne, CTE Department Chair
BUSINESS – Multimedia students researched the emotional and symbolic meanings of color, including cultural differences. The research resulted in a video project featuring one color with music to match the mood the color evokes…Mary Wayne, Business Department Chair
COUNSELING – Counselors attended the CSU Counselors’ Conference in Pasadena on Tuesday, September 19. They attended workshops that covered the new CSU application, financial aid, NCAA and EOP services…Cuba Montero, Mentor Counselor
SCIENCE – Health students are working on personality, self-esteem and emotions. Biology CP students are finishing the History of the Earth Unit and beginning the Biochemistry Unit. Integrated Physics and Chemistry students did a measurement unit lab and will wrap up the unit with an exam on Friday…Beulah Espinoza, Science Department Chair
COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER – On Tuesday, September 19, Mrs. Anderson attended the CSU High School Counselor Conference at the Pasadena Convention Center. Information was provided on how to access important updates and information about the California State University system. She also heard about the new calstate.edu/apply website through which students will complete applications to CSU campus, and picked up brochures from each of the 23 campus representatives to have available to RMHS students in the C&CC.
On Thursday, September 21, Channel Islands State University-Channel Islands Rep. Leo Sun presented to students in the C&CC during lunch. The PowerPoint included information about campus life and how to apply to CSUCI. Friday, September 22, Oxnard College Rep. Cassy Marcum, provided information about OC and set-up dates for future visits to assist students with application workshops…Sally Anderson, College and Career Center Tech
Departure Monday – Thursday from in front of Main Office RMHS at 4:35 p.m.
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT – September 26th – 6:30 p.m. – Quad
Annual Back to School Meetings – English Learners Meeting Tuesday, September 26, 5:30 p.m., in the cafeteria
Title 1 Meeting Tuesday, September 26, 6 p.m., in the cafeteria.
ZAP (Zeroes Aren’t Permitted)
Saturdays 8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. – Library
Students can work on homework, computer research, make-up quizzes & tests
Meet in groups to plan & complete class projects or study for tests
Seniors can work on college scholarship applications & essays.
Additional information, contact David Gonzalez firstname.lastname@example.org
Seniors – Signups for workshops are starting now! RMHS offers UC Application, CSU Application, Common Application and SAT Prep Workshops! Sign-up with Karen Correa, EAOP College Site Coordinator in Room 34
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 starting Tuesday, September 5 Colleges accept test scores through December 2017.
Spartans – Are you a member of a Native American tribe or have a certificate? You may qualify for Ventura County Indian Education Consortium services – see Ms. Montero for information and application.
ELD Tutoring after school in library, Monday through Thursday, 3:15 to 4:15 p.m., with Mr. Erick Gonzalez. ¡Sí se puede! Yes, you can! Cuba Montero, Counselor
Rio Mesa Athletics Booster Club’s 16th Annual Spartan Golf Classic
Monday, November 20 – Moorpark Country Club
Additional information, refer to website: spartangolfclassic.com
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