S P A R T A N U P D A T E
Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with those affected by the Thomas Fire and recent flooding.
The Rio Mesa High School Community collected donations for first responders and displaced families. Special thanks to Rick Torres, Jeff Holloway, Chris Holdsworth, Cindy Stancil, Ingrid Brennan, Natalia Navasoli, Jordyn Chevalier, Noah Pitones, Cristina Aguirre, David Gonzalez, Sandra & Alain Tchiprout, Carl Melhorn and ALL who donated and assisted #RMHSRELIEF
LIBRARY – Your Box-Tops for Education at work! Thirty-seven (37) popular new teenage books were purchased for the library. Thank you, Martha Jimenez, and all who contribute to Box-Tops! Margery Ricards, Librarian
COUNSELORS met with feeder school staffs to plan incoming Freshmen enrollment calendar for Fall 2018. Counselors will begin visiting feeder schools in February…Cuba Montero, Mentor Counselor
COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER – U.S. Air Force Sgt. Harry Castaneda, provided students information outside the College and Career Center during lunch on Tuesday, January 9. He answered questions about opportunities available through enlistment in the U.S. Air Force.
Ventura County Community Foundation (VCCF) Rep. Rebecca Pecsok provided scholarship application workshop during lunch on Friday, January 12. This organization manages scholarships for over 70 local organizations and allows senior students to apply to many of these scholarships with one online application. Seniors encouraged to attend and submit application to VCCF before deadline of January 28…Sally Anderson, College and Career Center Tech
ENGLISH – Mrs. Egelston’s ninth grade students are preparing for their first Socratic Seminars, which consist of answering preliminary questions, on Of Mice and Men and The American Dream, and taking notes on how Socratic Seminars work. English 3CP are presenting their oral book reports and are finishing up The Crucible. English 4IB are finishing Hamlet and preparing for the IOCs. Mrs. Houdoud’s students are presenting a research project on the Salem witch hunts and the 1950’s Red scare. Mrs. Renteria’s Freshmen RCP and CP students are working on evaluating argument, claims/counterclaims, while her Chicano Lit. students have wrapped up “Bless Me Ultima” and are focusing on “Specific Rhetorical devices to support assertions” …Sandra Tchiprout, English Department Chair
Yearbooks pre-sale only this year – $100 at the ASB Window before Mar. 1
ZAP (Zeroes Aren’t Permitted)
Saturdays beginning Jan. 13 – 8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. – Library
Students can work on homework, computer research, make-up quizzes & tests Meet in groups to plan & complete class projects or study for tests Seniors can work on college scholarship applications & essays.
Additional information, contact David Gonzalez firstname.lastname@example.org
Rio Mesa Winter Dance Show “Bravo!” Friday, Jan. 19 – Virginia Bennett Gym, 5:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Tickets on sale beginning Jan. 11 – $5 pre-sale, $7 at door – ASB Office or Dance Room
Attention Spartans! Time to review and turn in missing work for all your classes! First Semester Finals are only 3 weeks away! Good luck and finish strong!
PSAT Parent Information Night – Thursday, Jan. 18, at 6 p.m., rm. 34 (computer lab) in English and Spanish). Parents encouraged to attend to learn about their student’s PSAT scores.
NEW FREE Parent Project Spanish and English classes begin Feb. 6 – contact counselor for more information.
LAST Financial Aid Workshop – Feb. 22, 6 p.m., rm. 34 (computer lab) Senior and parent one-on-one assistance with the FAFSA or California Dream Act.
Migrant Education and ELAC Parent Meeting – Tues., Jan. 23, 6:30 p.m., Student Cafeteria
Cuba Montero, Mentor Counselor
SPARTAN ALUMNI visit new “official website” of the Rio Mesa Alumni Association www.spartanalums.org
OR TWITTER: @MarkCContreras