RMHS Bulletin – 04.30.18

April 30, 2018

SPARTAN NEWS

WHAT’S NEW?

SPRING MUSIC FESTIVAL! On Tuesday, May 15th, from 5-7 pm, there will be a Rio Mesa High School celebration of our students and their music! It will be held in the quad, there will be food trucks, and students will perform for parents, teachers, and anyone else who wants to attend! They were really incredible when they performed at the OUHSD Music Festival!! Admission is free! Please stay after school that day, if you can, and support the Arts here at Rio Mesa!!!!!!!!!!!!
SENIORS: SENIORS REMEMBER TO SIR (Statement of Intent to Register). If you are planning to attend a four-year college or university this is due Tuesday, May 1st.  For any questions or assistance please see Ms. Correa in Room 34.
ASB WINDOW PAYMENTS: Attention All Spartans: Please be aware that today, Monday, April 30, 2018, is the last day the ASB window will be accepting checks as a form of payment. Only Cash, Credit Cards and Money Orders will be acceptable payment methods starting tomorrow, Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Thank you!

 REMINDERS

SENIORS! Graduation is 7 weeks away! Raise you grades by going to tutoring, the library and ZAP! Do not put your graduation and college plans in jeopardy!
HANDBALL TOURNAMENT:  The second annual RMHS hand ball tournament will take place the week of April 30 – May 4. See attached flyer for more information.
TOMORROW!! FOOTBALL 2018: There will be a meeting at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, May 1st, in the Cafeteria for next year’s football program. Any incoming freshman, sophomore or junior student, that wants to play football in the Fall, needs to attend the meeting with their parents.
ASB NEWS:

  • Link Crew apps due on May 4
  • Anyone interested in running for class officers for the fall need to come and get the petition from Melhorn in Room 58 to file.  Petitions are due on April 30 and elections will be held on May 3 & 4 at lunch on the stage.

LINK CREW: Link Crew applications for 2018-19 will be coming out after Spring Break.  Get your app from Melhorn in Room 58.
SENIORS…The year is quickly coming to an end! If you have lost text or library books, you will NOT be allowed to buy your yearbook, attend prom, grad nite, or receive your diploma! IF YOU OWE…YOU WON’T GO! Notices will be mailed to your parents. TAKE CARE OF BOOK BUSINESS NOW! DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO RETURN OR PAY FOR LOST BOOKS!!! Please see Mrs. Petti in the Book Room. She is open at 7:30 a.m. to assist you.
ROBOTICS CLUB COMPETITION: Saturday, May 5th, Rio Mesa’s Robotics Team 6553 “Roboticus” will be demonstrating their competition robot at the FIRST Lego League competition at Monte Vista Middle School in Camarillo. Other local teams, including some from OUHSD and Ventura, will also be demonstrating their robots with a mini competition. The teams will also he lending a hand where needed to assist in the FLL competition. All team members are invited to participate, everyone else is invited to check out what FIRST is all about. Contact Mr. Trude in room 71 for details.

Clubs & Athletics

CHESS CLUB: If anyone would like to join, the chess club meets in room 48 at lunch on Wednesdays and Fridays.
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!
TEQUIO CLUB: The Tequio Club meets 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.
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.

College & Career

CYBER HIGH SENIORS! Go to Cyber High after school with Ms. Fong (Rm 28) and Ms. Guizar (Rm 39)! More SENIOR only hours have been added to Cyber High! See the Cyber High teachers for more information! Finish your online courses needed for graduation and/or college! You can also use the computers in the library after school!
The MAY SCHOLARSHIP LIST is now available in the College and Career Center.  Most scholarships are for Seniors, but other grade students should become familiar with scholarships for which they might apply their senior year.  Don’t miss this opportunity to apply for scholarships.  This is FREE MONEY for college.  There are scholarships for students going to 2-year, 4-year, and trade/technical schools.  If you take one hour to submit an application you might win a $500 – $10,000 scholarship.  APPLY TODAY!!
SENIORS:  Priority Registration for classes at Ventura, Oxnard, and Moorpark College’s begins on April 23!!!  To get priority registration you must have completed the five application steps, 1) submit online application, 2) set up your MyVCCCD portal, 3) Completed online Orientation, 4) submitted a transcript for Assessment, and 5) completed a group counseling session at the college.  Don’t delay, take care of this process TODAY.  Without priority registration you might not get the classes you want.
HACKATHON BY THE SEA – Girls Edition:  The first Girls-Only Hackathon will take place from June 22 to June 23.  This is a coding event in which teams “hack” together to create an awesome project like a game, website, or app.   Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks are provided as well as door prizes, awards, and plenty of swag.   Girls in grades 7-12 are invited to register at www.hackathonbythesea.com.  Pick up a flyer with information in the College and Career Center.
JOB OPPORTUNITY:   Merlin Medical Supply Pharmacy, in Camarillo, is looking for a motivated, fast learner, hard worker to help, part-time, at this medical supply retail store.  Job entails scanning medical documents, shipping medical products and assisting customers.  Employer will train and hopes student will go to college locally so he/she can continue to work at this store.  Starting pay is $10.50 per hour.  Pick up a flyer with information in the College and Career Center.
COLLEGE ACCEPTANCE LETTERSSeniors who have been accepted for admission to a four-year college or university need to submit a copy of their letter of acceptance, for the college to which they will attend, to Mrs. Anderson in the College and Career Center.  Please submit these letters NOW, before the deadline of Tuesday, May 15.
SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS – SENIORS – As you learn that you have been awarded scholarships or grants from the college you will attend, or a scholarship from any type of community organization, please bring the notification of award to Mrs. Anderson in the College and Career Center.  Deadline to bring these letters of awards is Wednesday, May 16. You are to be honored at the Senior Academic Awards Program on May 30, but ONLY if you inform Mrs. Anderson of your awards.
2018 Summer and Fall Registration is now open for ROP/CEC (Career Education Center): For the list of available Career Education Center classes, course descriptions, and to request a course, please go to http://cec.gosignmeup.com. Summer Career Explorations Camps are also available on this website. If you need more information, please see Mrs. McDevitt in the counseling office.
TWITTER: Follow Counselors on twitter! @RMHS_Counselors
JUNIORS AND SENIORS:  Would you like to learn more about the election process?  Apply for a position as a Student Poll Worker, for the Gubernatorial Primary election on June 5.  You will be paid for training and working the entire day of elections.  You must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher, be at least 16 years old, a U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident, and have a teacher sign your application.  Pick up information and an application in the College and Career Center.
DO YOU WANT TO BE PART OF EAOP? Ask Ms. Correa in room 34 and learn how you can enroll in the program.
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.
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 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.

The Oxnard Union High School District affirms its commitment to equality of opportunity for all individuals. This commitment requires that no discrimination shall occur regarding admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, any program and activity on the basis of age, race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, citizenship, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, medical condition, religion, or marital status.