Bulletin

Monday, November 6, 2017

SPARTAN NEWS

WHAT’S NEW?

TODAY:  The U.S. AIR FORCE recruiter will have a table of information outside the College and Career Center during the lunch period.  Stop by and ask about opportunities available through enlistment in the Air Force.

TOMORROW, 11/7:  The representative from CALIFORNIA LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY and the representatives from OXNARD COLLEGE will have tables of information outside the College and Career Center during the lunch period.  Ask questions about these colleges and about applying through the Common Application.

BE A VICTIM!  Earn Community Service hours!  The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) needs volunteers to participate in a pretend disaster drill by acting as victims. The event takes place on Saturday, November 11, at the Camarillo Airport.  Wound make-up will be applied beginning at noon.  Volunteers need to wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty or even torn, and will be encouraged to act the part by expressing pain, yelling, moaning, etc.  Volunteers between the ages of 15-18 need a parent/guardian to be at the event with them.  Pick up information in the College and Career Center.

 REMINDERS…   

ARE YOU AN ACCOMPLISHED PIANO PLAYER??  The Riverpark Lutheran Church is looking to hire a high school or college student to provide music for their Sunday church services.  This is a great opportunity with good pay!  See Mrs. Anderson in the College and Career Center for a flyer with information.  (11/15)

ALL STUDENTS: All students please be advised the ASB window does not give out change or refund monies from the vending machines during class time, even with a pass from your teacher, the pass is for the vending machines, not the ASB window. Thank you

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.

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.  (11/3)

CORNHOLE CLUB: Rio Mesa’s Cornhole Baggers Club meets every Thursday at 12:30 in Room 3.

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.

LASO CLUB: New and current LASO Club members: The Latin American Student Organization meetings days have changed from Tuesdays to Wednesdays. We meet in Room 22 at 12:25. We’ll be talking about our upcoming Dia de los Muertos event, a potluck, field trips, and fundraising. All students are welcome. See you there! Gracias!

College & Career

EAOP / UCSB OUTREACH (REVISED):

College Essay and Application Review: Need help with your UC Personal Insight Questions, Common App Essay, Supplemental Questions, or CSU EOP Essay? Please stop by the EAOP Classroom, Room 34, and get help from Ms. Correa.

UCSB Pre-College Research Summer Program (Grades 9th – 11th): Interested in STEM? Want to spend a summer challenging yourself? Stop by an informational presentation on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 9:00 am in Room 34. Dr. Kim from UCSB will be talking about the Research Mentorship Program and the Science and Engineering Research Academy.

EAOP Junior Meeting: EAOP juniors we will be meeting in room 34 on Thursday, November 9, 2017 during lunch or afterschool.

Financial Aid Workshop: Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, English in Room 34, Spanish in Room 25.

NEW CONTESTS AND COMPETITIONS:  Students in all grades can earn cash and other awards by competing in essay, coding, app development, poster, and other contests.  Pick up a new listing in the College and Career Center and enter for a chance to win.

NOVEMBER SCHOLARSHIP LIST: The NOVEMBER SCHOLARSHIP LIST is now available in the College and Career Center.  There are 23 new scholarships listed!!  Stop by the College and Career Center and pick up a list today.

IB TEST TAKERS:  Remember the last day to purchase your IB tests is Tuesday, November 7th. Do not wait until the last day; PLEASE plan ahead!

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!

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)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.