S P A R T A N U P D A T E
BACK-TO-SCHOOL NIGHT was well-attended on Tuesday, September 26, at 6:30 p.m., in the quad. Principal Mark Contreras welcomed guests, parents, students, faculty and staff. The Spartan Marching Band, Cheer, and Mariachi performed for the audience. The evening activities provided parents an opportunity to acquaint themselves with faculty and visit classes during which course content, instructional standards, and grading systems were described
Special thanks to Board Vice President Dr. Gary Davis, Superintendent of Schools Penelope DeLeon, Assistant Superintendent Rocky Valles, Assistant Superintendent Thomas McCoy and Director of Instructional Support Dr. Terri Leon, for their attendance. Kudo’s to Faculty and Site Staff, as well.
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 Drake Hughes & Queen Catalina Escobal were recognized during half-time @ Homecoming Game on Friday, October 22. Over 630 students enjoyed the Homecoming Dance that night in the gym, while they danced the night away!
Carl Melhorn, ASB/Link Crew Advisor
SCIENCE – Health students are learning the concept of stress management. Biology CP students have been learning about the amazing properties of water. Biology AP students have been learning about enzyme catalysis. Physics students are confirming Newton’s 2nd law…Beulah Espinoza, Science Department Chair
COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER – An evening of information about Military Service Academies was held at Adolfo Camarillo High School on Wednesday, September 27. Several Rio Mesa students attended this presentation, which was sponsored by Congresswoman Julia Brownley’s office. This was the last presentation offered for this school year. A video was shown and each Academy’s representative spoke and answered questions.
Mrs. Anderson attended the California Student Aid Commission Workshop on Wednesday, September 27, which was held at Oxnard College. Valuable information about Financial Aid, and the FAFSA and Dream Act applications, was presented and participants received a reference booklet to take back to their campuses. The FAFSA and Dream Act applications will open on October 1…Sally Anderson, College and Career Center Tech
Departure Monday – Thursday from in front of Main Office RMHS at 4:35 p.m.
ZAP (Zeroes Aren’t Permitted)
Saturdays beginning September 16th – 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 – Sign-ups 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: www.spartangolfclassic.com
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SPARTAN ALUMNI visit new “official website” of the Rio Mesa Alumni Association www.spartanalums.org