SENIORS – TODAY – LUNCH PERIOD: Apply to Oxnard, Ventura, or Moorpark Colleges in room 25 during the lunch period! A representative from VC will be there to answer all your questions.
OXNARD COLLEGE FIELD TRIP: Seniors, if you have submitted an application to Oxnard College, pick up and complete your permission slip to attend OC Friday on Friday, Feb. 23. Get your field trip form in the College and Career Center today.
VENTURA COLLEGE ASSESSMENT: Seniors who have applied to Ventura College can get their transcripts reviewed for placement in Math and English classes TOMORROW DURING THE LUNCH PERIOD, in the College and Career Center!! Simply bring in a current transcript (with sem. 1 grades listed) and a representative from VC will sign-off this Assessment requirement! Again, that’s Tuesday during the lunch period.
TUESDAY: The Army National Guard will have a table of information outside the College and Career Center during the lunch period. Stop by and ask for information about opportunities available through the National Guard.
ATTENTION SPARTANS: The ASB window does NOT stamp IDs for early dismissal, please see the front office for these, thank you!
CYBER HIGH: Cyber High for second semester will now be held on Wednesday’s and Thursday’s from 3:10 to 4:10 on Wednesday with Ms. Fong in room 28 and Thursday with Ms. Guizar in room 39.
CYBER HIGH: If you registered for a Cyber High class with either Ms. Fong or Ms. Guizar and no longer have access to your class, that is most likely because you have not logged on for over a month. If you go over a month without working on your online assignments, it will hide your class and you will have to see Ms. Fong or Ms. Guizar to register you again. Cyber High is Monday’s and Wednesday’s after school from 3:10 pm – 4:10 pm. Please do not wait until the last minute and rush the Cyber High teachers for your lack of time management.
OFFICE AID STUDENTS: Does your password not work? If you are trying to log on with your new password, please make sure you pay attention to the case sensitivity. If it still does not work, see either Dr. Gil or Ms. Guizar. You must complete the online work as part of your course grade.
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.
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 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.
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.
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!
SNAC CLUB: The first meeting for the SNAC Club will take place next week during lunch on February 6th in room 37 with Mr. Mollica.
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.
JUNTA DE TEQUIO: Cada martes durante el almuerzo en salón 80A. Todos están invitados.
College & Career
ADVANCE PLACEMENT EXAMS: It’s that time of year to sign up for your Advanced Placement Exams! You can purchase your AP tests at the ASB window. Forms are available from your AP teachers and the ASB window. Starting price is $94 for the first test. If you are a free and reduced candidate, please have the form filled out prior to purchasing your tests. The starting price for the free and reduced is $25. The ASB OFFICE HOURS are 7:30- 7:50 a.m. and 9:54- 10:14 a.m., 12:16 – 12:51 pm and 2:59 – 4:00 pm (regular schedule). Advanced Placement Exams Sales: Sales begin: Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 and Sales end: Friday, March 8, 2018 (all numbers are due to the DO with a HARD deadline). **** Reminder: All AP and IB students DO NOT sign up for exams on the same day.
SAT Academy: Juniors there will be an SAT Academy on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 9:00 – 1:00 PM in Room 34. Prepare yourself for the SAT on MARCH 7th! Please sign up with Ms. Correa in Room 34.
EAOP MEETING FOR JUNIORS: EAOP Juniors we will be meeting in Room 34 the week of February 5 – 9 during Lunch. You will receive a pass the day your meeting is scheduled. For any questions please see Ms. Correa in Room 34.
SENIORS: Now is the time to sign up for Oxnard, Ventura, or Moorpark College. If you need help with the application process come to Application Workshops on Monday (2/5) and Wednesday (2/7) in computer lab, room 25.
SENIORS: The February Scholarship List is now available in the College and Career Center. There are 20 new listings this month, including the Rio Mesa Scholarship Foundation applications for any senior with a GPA of 3.5 or better. There are also some with no GPA requirement. Pick up a copy and apply for these free sources of money!!
RAZA COLLEGE DAY: Students and Parents are invited to attend an all-day conference at UCSB called “RAZA College Day” on Saturday, April 21. Transportation, food, workshops and entertainment will be provided. Students can go to this website to register http://elcongresodeucsb.weebly.com. See Karen Correa, in room 34, for information.
SENIORS PLANNING TO ATTEND OXNARD COLLEGE IN THE FALL should sign-up for the field trip to Oxnard College for “OC FRIDAY.” You need to have submitted your OC online application, and set up your MY VCCCD portal to qualify for the field trip. Pick up a permission slip from Mrs. Anderson in the College and Career Center TODAY. Permission slips will be collected until February 20 or until the bus fills up.
HEY SPARTANS! **If you need to change a class for semester 2, please complete a program change form and turn in to your counselor with signatures as soon as possible.
MIGRANT ED STUDENTS! It’s time to join and prepare for the Migrant Ed Speech and Debate tournament! For more information and to sign up, please see Ms. Julissa Vasquez, the new coach, in the main office.
THE COMMUNITY LAW ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM is now accepting applications for their SPRING academy. If you are interested in a career in law enforcement, criminal justice, pre-law, or forensic science, this is a perfect opportunity for you! This opportunity is only available for 5 students (juniors or seniors) and is with a partnership with the Oxnard Police Department. You must be on track for graduation, have at least a 2.0 GPA, and have excellent attendance. Classes will be held at Pacifica High School on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4pm-6pm, for 12 weeks, including 2 Saturdays. Students are required to provide their own transportation. There are only 5 spots available and students will earn 5 elective credits. If you are interested in applying, please see Mrs. McDevitt in the counseling office or Mrs. Anderson in the College and Career center for an application or details. Applications are due Wednesday, February 7th, 2018. (2/7)
OUHSD PRE-ENGINEERING PROGRAM is now accepting applications for their Spring Program. If you are a SENIOR or a JUNIOR and have a strong interest in engineering, please see Mrs. McDevitt in the counseling office or Mrs. Anderson in the College and Career Center for an application. Classes are held on Tuesday afternoons from 3:15-5:30pm at the Port Hueneme Division Naval Surface Warfare Center. Selected students will have the chance to work with engineers and have hands-on experiences to explore the fields of electronic and mechanical engineering. Students must be able to provide their own transportation to and from. Applications are due Thursday, February 8th, 2018, no exceptions. There are only 2 spots available. (2/8)
GLOBAL TRADE AND LOGISITCS AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM: How do cars made overseas get to the U.S. market? What are the popular U.S. made brands in other countries? Learn all about how cargo moves in and out of the Port of Hueneme, our local commercial port. Imports/exports, finance, trade, shipping, development and more will be covered in this after school Global Trade & Logistics class. If you are interested in a hands-on learning experience that will introduce you to the diversity of employment and operations of the Port of Hueneme, and earn extra credits, apply for the “Global Trade and Logistics Program”. You must provide your own transportation one day a week (Tuesdays 3:30-5:00pm). If you are interested in this great opportunity, please see Mrs. McDevitt in the counseling office or Mrs. Anderson in the College and Career Center for an application. Applications are due on Thursday, February 8th, 2018. (2/8)
SENIORS: Need help completing the FAFSA or Dream Act applications for financial aid for college? Attend the Cash for College Financial Aid Workshops are Saturday, February 10, from 9:00- 2:00pm at Moorpark College, Oxnard College and Ventura College. All three community colleges will offer help to complete your financial aid applications. The workshops are FREE! Remember, the priority deadline to file the FAFSA or Dream Act application is March 2. (3/2)
JUNIORS: USC (The University of Southern California) is offering a program to assist high-achieving Junior students, who have financial need, with career planning, admissions & financial aid guidance, test prep, and leadership development during a three-week summer residential program on USC’s campus. This program, called USC Bovard Scholars, is a FREE (no cost to you!!) program. Deadline to apply is February 16. Go to scholars.usc.edu for more information and pick up a flyer in the College and Career Center.
PARENT PROJECT: New free Parent Project classes in Spanish and English will begin February 6th. Please contact your counselor for more information. (2/6)
FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOPS: The last RMHS Financial Aid Workshops in English and in Spanish will be February 22, at 6 pm in room 34 and 25. Seniors and their parents will get one on one help with the FAFSA or California Dream Act in the computer lab. (2/22)
DO YOU WANT TO BE PART OF EAOP? Ask Ms. Correa in room 34 and learn how you can enroll in the program.
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. (2/9)
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.
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.
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 runs Monday-Thursday and departs 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.