MESA: Attention students with an interest in STEM: You are invited to join the weekly MESA (Math Engineering Science Achievement) meetings in Room 30 on Wednesdays at lunch. Our club aims to shape scientific minds by introducing hands on experience with science projects and activities to nurture and strengthen your interests.
JUNIORS AND SENIORS: The ASVAB Career Assessment test will be given on Wednesday, December 6 in the RMHS Gym. This test will assess your knowledge and skills and then suggest careers you might wish to pursue after high school. A permission slip must be signed by each of your morning teachers and your parents. Pick up a permission slip in the College and Career Center (C&CC) today. Completed permission slips must be returned to the C&CC no later than Wednesday, November 29. Hurry and sign up TODAY!
TODAY: CALIFORNIA LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY (CLU) will be visiting our campus TODAY, 10/25, during the students’ lunch period. Come to her table of information in the College and Career Center and speak with her about applying to this local liberal arts college!
FREE OR REDUCED LUNCH: Free or Reduced Meal Online Applications – During the month of October. Please view link for details. http://www.oxnardunion.org/nutrition-services/meal-application/
SENIOR PICTURES: Next Friday, October 27th, is the last day for Seniors to take pictures with Monarch Photo Studios to get their picture in the yearbook. Monarch’s contact information can be found at http://www.monarchphotography.net/.
SPARTAN Students, faculty and staff: The Latin American Student Organization (LASO) is hosting its second annual Dia de los Muertos cultural celebration from 6-8pm on Friday, November 3. Please join us to celebrate and remember our loved ones who have passed away. There will be music, dancers, activities for kids, student art and projects, vendors, and a taquero. If you’re interested in helping LASO club prepare, please come by Room 22 at lunch or after school on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Last year was fun. Let’s make this year even better. Gracias!
IB TEST TAKERS: IB test takers, Please Do Not Wait until the last minute to pay and sign up for your IB tests. If you wait and end up in a long line during your nutrition or lunch time, that is your choice and you will be sent to class at the bell if you are still in line and not at the window. (10/31)
ID CARDS: All Students please come pick up your ID card at the ASB window. They do not cost, they are free of charge. All Spartans are to have their ID card on them while on campus. If you missed all picture dates you will not have an ID card to pick up. There will be an announcement in the next few weeks when those of you who need a picture taken can come to the ASB window to take a picture and get an ID card at that time.
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
GIRLS SOCCER: Girls soccer tryouts will be held on Oct. 30 – Nov. 3 from 3:15 pm to about 5:00 pm. Please make sure you have created an account on www.athleticclearance.com and have uploaded your physical to that account prior to tryouts. All students must be athletically cleared in order to tryout and participate in sports.
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. (11/3)
CORNHOLE CLUB: Rio Mesa’s Cornhole Baggers Club meets every Thursday at 12:30 in Room 3. Cornhole Kick Off Tournament is November 1st during lunch.
TEQUIO CLUB: The Tequio Club will meet every Tuesday at lunch in room 80A. Come to learn about indigenous cultures and/or share your heritage! All are welcomed.
College & Career
REAGAN LEADERSHIP SUMMIT: All Students are invited to register for a leadership workshop to be held at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. You will learn how to work as a team and inspire others to reach their goals. The cost is $45, which includes admission to the Titanic Exhibit, a Summit t-shirt and conference admission. You must register by November 3. Pick up a flyer in the College and Career Center with information about how to register.
COMMUNITY COLLEGE APPLICATION WORKSHOP: Seniors, sign up for VC, OC, or MC today in room 34, during the lunch period. A representative from Ventura College will be there to answer all your questions and help you complete your application to any of the Ventura County Community Colleges.
EAOP / UCSB OUTREACH: If you have not signed up for the SAT/ACT, please stop by Room 34 to sign up during nutrition, lunch, or after school.
INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE: The International Baccalaureate test registration for May exams is taking place now through November 7. Registration ends on Tuesday, November 7. Please turn in your registration materials along with payment to Mrs. Erickson at the ASB window.
Students who qualify for assistance must bring the qualifying letter or email they received from the school district to Mrs. Montero, the IB counselor. She will provide a verification form that MUST be attached to a student’s IB test registration materials. This must be completed BEFORE visiting Mrs. Erickson.
Any questions? See Mrs. Wrout in room 8 or visit our IB page at http://www.riomesahigh.us/ – How to Register for IB Exams. (11/3)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SUPPER PROGRAM: We are now serving our SUPPER program from 3-5pm every day. ANYONE from the community, 18-years and younger, may participate in this program. Please note: On minimum days, we offer the supper program after school from 12:18-12:45 only.