Bulletin

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

SPARTAN NEWS

WHAT’S NEW?

SENIORS:  Sign up TODAY for Community College Application Workshop to be held on Monday, Oct. 9.  See Mrs. Anderson in the College and Career Center.

ALL GRADES –  African American male and female students. The Ascend Program will offer students the opportunity to receive academic enrichment and life skills training leading to meaningful employment and careers. These goals will be met via college prep workshops, promotion of positive self-esteem , study and test prep skills, cultural awareness and community engagement.  The application is available in the College and Career Center and must be mailed by October 20th.  This is a great program with people who CARE about your success!

U.S. AIR FORCE representative will host a table of information outside the College and Career Center on Thursday, Oct. 5.  Stop by and talk about opportunities through enlistment in the U.S. Air Force.

GIRLS’ SOCCER: All girls Interested in playing soccer this year need to attend a mandatory Information meeting on Monday, October 9th at Lunch in Room 62.  Tryouts and expectations will be discussed.  Any questions, please contact Coach Rodriguez in room 67.

OFFICE AID MEETING: If you are an Office Aid you must attend a quick lunch meeting with Ms. Guizar in room 39 this Thursday.  The meeting will begin promptly at 1235.  You will discuss the grading scale and office requirements.  Do not be late!

BOOK CLUB: The first book club meeting will take place on Friday, October 6th, during lunch in the gym.

UC APPLICATION WORKSHOP: There will be a UC Application Workshop on Thursday, October 26, 2017, after school (3:15 – 4:15) in room 34. See Ms. Correa for more information.

REWARD! One of our fellow Spartans lost a gold, two-tone, cuff bracelet. If found, please return it to the office.

SENIORS:  The OCTOBER SCHOLARSHIP LIST is now available in the College and Career Center.  There are 13 new scholarships listed.  Pick up a copy and apply for this free source of money for college.

REMINDERS…

STUDENTS:  Please return your Overdue Text and Library Books NOW! Not sure if you owe? The Textbook Room is open at 7:30 daily. Stop by and see Mrs. Petti to make sure your book record is clear!

2017/2018 YEARBOOKS: This year we are only selling preordered yearbooks, therefore you cannot buy it after the deadline. Buy your yearbook by March 1st.  Yearbooks are $85.00 with an ASB card or $95 without. After October 31st, the yearbook will cost $100. To buy your yearbook today, see Ms. Erickson in the ASB office. Fundraiser coming up soon to lower the price of the yearbook.

SENIORS: Senior quotes are due October 27th, you will get the handout in 3rd period.

Clubs & Athletics

INTERESTED IN WRESTLING? Any boy or girl interested in wrestling, please see Coach Flores or Coach Gregorchuk as soon as possible.  You must enroll in period 6 wrestling.

ONE PEOPLE CLUB:  The One People Club needs you!! Do you want to build your self-esteem?  Feel better about yourself?  Then join our club.  We help those who cannot help themselves.  We promise that you will feel better.  Please stop by room 44 to sign up, or check in at the One People Club table during the club drive during lunch.

CORNHOLE CLUB: Rio Mesa’s Cornhole Baggers Club meets every Friday at 12:30 in Room 3. Cornhole Kick Off Tournament is November 1st during lunch.

College & Career

ATTENTION 12TH GRADERS: Do you need an ACT and/or SAT fee waiver? Please see Ms. Montero in the Counseling Office during nutrition, lunch or after school only. Colleges accept test scores through December 2017.

ATTENTION IB TEST TAKERS: Please see Ms. Montero in the Counseling Office during nutrition, lunch or after school only for the IB test fee waiver by November 7th deadline.

ATTENTION 11th and 12th GRADERS: Please see Ms. Luna to sign up for the free bilingual “Your Future Starts Here!” family conference on Sat, October 21st, at PHS.

CONTESTS AND COMPETITIONS:  Want to win CASH or other PRIZES?  Pick up a listing in the College and Career Center of Contests and Competitions that are available for you to enter.  You’ll find contests for creative and essay writing, creating a poster or video, and coding a software app.  Pick up information in the College and Career Center.

FARM TO SCHOOL: The Farm to School Program has a Twitter page and we urge you to follow them at https://twitter.com/OUHSDfreshfood. The Twitter account will be sharing information about the school menu, SNAC Clubs, school garden, and districtwide farm to school activities.

SENIORS:  MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND PLAN TO ATTEND THIS IMPORTANT FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION WORKSHOP!!!  On October 14, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Cash for College workshops will be offered at each of our three community colleges (OC, VC, and MC) to help students and parents complete the FAFSA/Dream Act applications.  DON’T MISS THIS IMPORTANT OPPORTUNITY to get help with completing this required financial aid application!!  Pick up a flyer with important information in the College and Career Center.

ALL SENIORS:  COMMUNITY COLLEGE APPLICATION WORKSHOP.  EVERY senior is being asked to apply to one of our three community colleges, Oxnard College, Ventura College or Moorpark College.  Even if you plan to attend a four-year college or university, apply to a community college in case you change your mind.  An application workshop will take place all day on Monday, October 9 in room 34.  You must get a permission slip signed by a teacher and your parent to attend.  There is only space for 25 students per class period.  Pick up an application form from Mrs. Anderson in the College and Career Center.

MORE COLLEGE VISITS:  A NEW list of college representatives coming to Rio Mesa is now available.  Pick up this list, dated 9/25/17, that lists application workshops, community college visitors, and more visits from four-year college representatives.  Come to the College and Career Center to pick up your list.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  Earn Community Service hours by helping the VC Arts Council prepare for the Dia De Los Muertos celebration taking place at the Pacific View Mall.  Help is needed NOW to create decorations, participate in music, and create poems for the dearly departed.  The celebration will be November 5TH.  Pick up a flyer with information in the College and Career Center.

GIRLS:  Are you serious about setting goals and learning about career opportunities?  High School Girls are invited to the 3rd Annual “Dream It, Be It Conference” on Saturday, October 7, from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.  You will participate in workshops, and have the chance to speak with over 50 women representing many careers.  The conference will be held in Simi Valley and is open to all high school girls.  Pick up registration information in the College and Career Center.

NEW WORK EXPERIENCE class options have opened up for JUNIORS or SENIORS – If you have a job, you can get up to 10 credits each semester for the hours you work at that job. New times are now available for this once a week class: Class will meet on Wednesdays during zero period OR Wednesdays at lunch. OR Monday’s Afterschool See Ms. Wayne in Room 20 to sign up and ask questions TODAY if you have a job or think you will be working by September 30th.

YOUR WORK PERMIT HAS EXPIRED!!  If you were issued a work permit last school year, are continuing to work at that job, and haven’t seen Mrs. Anderson yet to get a new work permit, you are not allowed to continue in your job until you get a new permit. See Mrs. Anderson, in the College and Career Center, TODAY!

ATTENTION SPARTANS: Are you a member of a Native American tribe or have a certificate? You may qualify for Ventura County Indian Education Consortium services. Please see Ms. Montero for the application and more information.

ATTENTION SENIORS: Signups for workshops are starting now! RMHS offers UC application workshops, CSU applications workshops, Common Application workshops, OC Workshops and SAT Prep workshops! Please see EAOP Counselor, Karen Correa, in Rm 34.

Ongoing Events

LATE BUS: The late bus will begin taking students home starting on Monday, September 11th.  The bus will run Monday-Thursday and depart from the front of RMHS @ 4:35 pm.  Flyers are available in the front office.

LOST & FOUND ITEMS: The office has a box with many lost and found items in it. If you’ve lost any articles of clothing, backpacks, lunch bags, amongst other things, please come claim them.