SENIORS: A Community College Application Workshop will be held TODAY, during the lunch period in Room 34. Come by to get help and submit your application. APPLY TODAY, DON’T WAIT!!
ALL STUDENTS: You are invited to enter the Lions Club Annual Student Speaker Contest. This year’s topic is “Integrity and Civility Play What Role in Today’s Society?’ All participants will receive $25 cash. The local winner will receive $75 with the opportunity to advance to the top prize of a $10,000 scholarship. The contest will be held on Tuesday, January 9, but you must declare your intent to participate before that date. Pick up information in the College and Career Center.
SENIORS: The DECEMBER SCHOLARSHIP LIST is available in the College and Career Center. There are 15 new scholarships listed this month. Pick up a copy in the College and Career Center and work on applications during the Winter Break.
BOYS TENNIS: All Boys interested in playing tennis this Spring; there is a mandatory meeting for all new and returning players in Room 29, Tuesday, December 5TH, at the beginning of lunch with Coach Edwards.
MAKE A WISH: Students, please write a letter to Santa on behalf of Make a Wish TRI-Counties. Every letter you turn in by December 8th will raise $2 towards wishes. Then, every letter you turn in by December 24th will raise $1. Turn your letters into your teachers, and they will turn them into Mrs. Corey, who will deliver them on December 8th. After December 8th, you can keep turning the letters in, or drop off at any local Macy’s. Let’s help make wishes come true this holiday season.
PEER TUTOR: Rio Mesa is working with the Friday Night Lights educational program to partner up with a local middle school in order to provide additional support and tutoring services to middle school students. Not only would you help tutor, but you will also have the opportunity to teach activities. If you are interested in being a middle school peer tutor, please see Ms. Guizar in room 39 to pick up a Mentor Application. All applications are due Friday, December 8th, and if you are chosen, you will have a sit down interview with the Friday Night Light’s Advisors.
YEARBOOK: Baby picture dedication forms, for the seniors / yearbook, are available in room 37 from Mr. Mollica.
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
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
CORNHOLE CLUB: Rio Mesa’s Cornhole Baggers Club meets every Thursday at 12:30 in Room 3.
FAITH HOPE LOVE CLUB: The faith hope love club meets Wednesdays at lunch in room 73.
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. All students are welcome. See you there! Gracias!
College & Career
FINANCIAL AID SUBMISSIONS: Seniors, don’t forget to submit proof of Financial aid Submission before December 12th, to receive a free entrance to a NON-CIF basketball game or a free parking pass (if implemented). Dr. Gil will be sending an entrance ticket for a basketball game to students who complete their financial aid application before December 12, 2017. Seniors who wish to participate in senior activities day (Jolly Jumper, Food truck, etc.) will need to have completed and submitted proof of financial aid submission. Please drop off your copy of confirmation to Ms. Correa in room 34. If you have any questions, please see Dr. Gil or Ms. Correa.
SENIORS: If you will be majoring in a STEM field in college, have a GPA of 3.0 or better, and have financial need, there is a $40,000 scholarship available. The Edison Scholars STEM Scholarship is number 50 in the scholarship bin in the College and Career Center. Come to the Career Center for information or you can go to www.edisonscholars.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.