SENIORS: Grad Night tickets are now on sale…you will need to get a field trip permission form from Miss Gina in the ASB office before you can buy your ticket.
SADIE’s DANCE: Sadie’s Dance tickets are now available at the ASB window. Price is $10 with ASB card; $15 without the card; $20 at the door and $20 for guests who need passes, which are due back to ASB window by February 2.
DO YOU WANT TO BE PART OF EAOP? Ask Ms. Correa how you can enroll in the program.
FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOP: Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, English Room 34, Spanish Room 25.
EAOP SENIOR MEETING: EAOP seniors we will be meeting in room 34 on Thursday, January 11, 2018 during lunch.
EAOP JUNIOR MEETING: EAOP Juniors we will be meeting in Room 34 on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 during lunch.
EDUCATION, LEADERSHIP AND CAREER CONFERENCE: The Education, Leadership and Career Conference will take place on Saturday, January 27, 2018 @ UCSB. If you would like to attend, please see Ms. Correa and turn in your permission slips to her in room 34.
YEARBOOK: Baby pictures are due on Friday, January 19, 2018. Pick up forms in room 37 and turn them in to room 37 by the 19th of January.
JOURNAL DESIGN CLUB MEETING: There will be a mandatory journalism meeting in room 56 at lunch today, Wednesday, January 10th.
FAITH HOPE LOVE CLUB: The Faith Hope Love Club meets Wednesday in room 73 at lunch. Come hear Mark Reyes speak about food for the body and soul.
ALL STUDENTS: You are invited to attend the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration on Monday, January 15. You can participate in a “Freedom March” beginning at 8 a.m. The “March” will go from Plaza Park in Oxnard to the Oxnard Performing Arts Center. Then at 9 a.m. there is an “Observance Program” at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center. There is a $7 admission fee which includes refreshments and exhibits. Pick up a flyer with information in the College and Career Center.
ATTENTION JUNIORS: Do you have a desire to be a leader in addressing the needs of your community? The BEZOS SCHOLARS PROGRAM is accepting applications from high school juniors to participate in this leadership program to address a specific need in your community that you wish to change. The application process must be completed by February 9. Pick up information in the College and Career Center.
**SENIORS: IMPORTANT – GET HELP with the VCCF Scholarship Application! The VCCF (Ventura County Community Foundation) manages over 70 scholarships available ONLY to Ventura County students!! Come to room 34 this Friday (1/12) during the lunch period to get help with this online application. A representative from VCCF will be available to provide help and answers to your questions in completing this important application.
JOB OPPORTUNITY: The California State Parks system is hiring part-time, seasonal workers at Leo Carrillo State Park, Malibu Creek State Park, and Point Mugu State Park. Applicant must be 16 years of age and will be required to buy a uniform for the approximate cost of $150. Starting pay is $11 per hour. Pick up a flyer of information and an application in the College and Career Center.
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. The yearbook costs $100. To buy your yearbook today, see Ms. Erickson in the ASB office. Fundraiser coming up soon to lower the price of the yearbook.
FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE – Applications for Friday Night Live will be accepted this week, as well as when we return from winter break, due to the days lost. Please see Ms. Guizar in room 39 to pick up an application if you are interested in being a peer mentor at a middle school.
Clubs & Athletics
TODAY!!! BOYS TENNIS – All boys interested in playing varsity or junior varsity tennis next Spring, there will be a mandatory tennis tryout and meeting Wednesday, January 10th directly after 6th period. Make sure to have your physicals and paperwork completed. For questions, please see Coach Edwards in room 29.
GIRLS SOFTBALL: Girls softball tryouts will be held on Friday, January 12th at 3:30 pm. Meet at the softball fields with cleats, glove, and softball pants. Students must be athletically cleared in order to try out.
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
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.
FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOP: Wednesday, January 10, 2018, and Thursday, February 22, 2018 6:00 – 8:00 PM, English Room 34, Spanish Room 25.
STUDENTS: Want to learn the basics of being a DJ, then perform your set at a showcase? Sign up for Hip-Hop Help DJ Workshop. You will learn how to set-up and take-down DJ equipment in a timely fashion, the history of DJing, and how to match beats and scratch. The program meets Saturdays, Jan. 27-March 17, from 11 a.m to 12:30 p.m, at the Port Hueneme Boys and Girls Club. The program is free but only accepts 10 students so sign-up before the January 15 deadline. Pick up an application in the College and Career Center.
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: 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.
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.
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.