Weekly Update 05/25/18

May 25, 2018

SPARTAN UPDATE

RIO MESA HIGH SCHOOL NAMED TO EDUCATIONAL RESULTS PARTNERSHIP HONOR ROLL

Rio Mesa has been named to the 2017 – 2018 Educational Results Partnership Honor Roll for its high achievement and student success. The program, sponsored by the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE), is part of a national effort to identify higher-performing schools and districts that are improving student outcomes. Rio Mesa is one of 1,798 public schools in California to be recognized.

We are proud to be recognized as an ERP Honor Roll School by educational and business leaders in California. Our teachers and administrators are committed to reaching higher levels of academic achievement and continuously improving our practices. We are pleased to see our hard work and dedication translating to positive outcomes for all our students. Mark C. Contreras, Principal

DESSERT WITH THE SUPT

Superintendent DeLeon visited with faculty and staff on Wednesday, May 23, during lunch in the Faculty Dining Room. The visit provided an opportunity for faculty and staff to ask questions and provide input.

SPRING DANCE SHOW “Light vs. Dark”

Spring Dance Show “light VS. dark” was presented by the Rio Mesa Dance students on Friday, May 18, in the Oxnard Performing Arts Center. The performance was successful and enjoyed by an audience of 1,100. Congratulations to Ms. Scholler and Spartans!!

SPARTANS OF THE QUARTER

Spartans of the quarter were recognized by administration, faculty, parents and staff on Thursday, May 24, 8 a.m., in the library, for their outstanding work in and out of the classroom, and modeling what being a Spartan is all about. Please join in congratulating the following students: Cynthia Allen

Freshmen

  • Roman Venegas
  • Dezinay Davis
  • Ashley Duong
  • Jiana Hernandez
  • Serena Sabedra
  • Jordan Brown

Sophomores

  • Andy Perez
  • Armando Ruiz
  • Cheyenne Halloway
  • Aaliyah Thompson
  • Elizabeth (Lizzie) Loredo

Juniors

  • Bryan Donald Perez
  • Colby Pena
  • Anthony Salas
  • Mike Troung
  • Benzon Bunggay
  • Margarita Mariscal

Seniors

  • Sebastian Gonzalez
  • Jesse Arreguin
  • Ayeshna Kanji
  • Emily Bailey
  • Sureena Carino

CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION

Career and Technical Education – Senior Mireya Rivera and Junior Colby Pena were honored by Careers through Culinary Arts Program CCAP at the Jonathon Club in Los Angeles on Monday, May 21.  Mireya was awarded scholarship of $4500 for her culinary education, and Colby was recognized as a Top 10 Junior Competitor.  Both students have put in countless hours of training to reach this achievement!  Cynthia Allen, Culinary Arts-Baking and Pastry

SCIENCE

Marine Biology (Pete Weinerth) students are learning about fish. They just completed a two-day shark dissection and will be doing a boney fish dissection Friday. Biology is finishing a unit on ecology and beginning to learn about the different forms of life (kingdoms). Beulah Espinoza, Science Department Chair

COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER

Dante Cornejo, Oxnard Fire Explorer program, held a table of information outside the C&CC on Wednesday, May 23. Student with an interest in becoming a firefighter spoke with him about the training and experience offered through involvement as a Fire Explorer. The program is open to students aged 15-21, who maintain a 2.0 GPA, want to learn about the responsibilities of a firefighter, and desire to work alongside Oxnard firefighters.

On Monday, 113 senior students received letters of invitation to the Senior Academic Awards Program, as they will be honored for having earned one or more scholarships or awards.  Invitations were also mailed to their parents/guardian.   The Awards Program will be held in the Virginia Bennett Gymnasium on Wednesday, May 30, 6 p.m., and is open to everyone.  There will be 270 awards presented that evening.  The awards program, which begins at 6 p.m., is open to everyone.  Sally Anderson, College and Career Center Tech

UPCOMING EVENTS

Summer School July 2 through July 27


GRADUATION

June 14 – 6:15 P.M.

Elmont Michaelson Stadium – John Reardon Field


ZAP (Zeroes Aren’t Permitted)

Saturdays beginning – 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   david.gonzalez@ouhsd.k12.ca.us


LATE BUS

Departs from the front of Admin. Office at 4:35 p.m. – Monday through Thursday


DISTRICT SUPPER PROGRAM

Monday thru Friday – Student Cafeteria – 3 to 5 p.m. on minimum days 12:18 to 12:45 p.m.

Anyone from the community 18-years or younger may participate at no cost


COUNSELING

Cuba Montero, Mentor Counselor

Attention Seniors! Did you complete your financial aid application for college?

You can still get help at Oxnard College every Tues., 3 to 6 p.m., in Student Services Building. Walk-ins welcomed!


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