RMHS Updates – 10.06.17

S P A R T A N    U P D A T E


UCSB/EAOP OUTREACH – This week, EAOP College Site Coordinator Karen Correa, presented UC/CSU eligible students with Academic Recognitions. The purpose of the recognition is to encourage students to apply to a UC or CSU, and to congratulate them on their academic achievements…Karen Correa, UCSB/EAOP Site Coordinator 
ANNUAL SALSA CONTEST took place on Wednesday, September 20, in the Faculty Workroom during lunch.  This annual event is a culinary and cultural aspect of “Hispanic Heritage Month” (September 15-October 15).   Congratulations to this year’s winners:

           Gabriela Amon – Traditional Red Salsa

   Laurena Guizar – Traditional Green Salsa

Kate Collins – Non-Traditional Salsa

Entrees from Gabriela Amon, Tammy Banos, Alisa Byrne, Kate Collins, David Gonzalez, and Laurena Guizar.   Thanks to all who participated by either making salsa, or sampling and voting for their favorite. Special thanks to Paula Sturgeon (decorations and treats), Cynthia Allen, Cathy Hewson, Laurena Guizar (chips and supplies), and Faculty Club (gift cards for winners).  Good time was had by all!  Ben Todd
 HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTHSpanish 2 and Spanish NS 3 classes completed a Hispanic Heritage Month activity in which students researched a prominent American citizen of Hispanic descent who has made contributions to the USA in athletics, the arts, education, economics, medicine, politics, science, and/or social science.  Many popular choices were César Chávez, Sandra Cisneros, Eva Longoria, Jennifer López, Jorge Ramos, Marco Rubio, and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.  Students were amazed at the number of charitable foundations these celebrities have established.  It was also a great way to introduce The Acts of Kindness Club and other RMHS clubs which have a similar purpose.  Students will have a celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month during the last week of OctoberNorma Villarreal
ATHLETICSGirls’ Golf is undefeated in the PVL and will play PHS this week to determine who wins the League title…Tod Deardorff
Girls Volleyball beat Hueneme on Tuesday, September 27 (3-0, 25-14 25-17 25-22), then beat Oxnard on Thursday, September 29 (3-0, 25-14 25-17 25-19). Ending Oxnard’s league winning streak at 47 matches. Kelly Rodriguez was named VC Star Athlete of the Week after great performances against Hueneme and Oxnard. She had 12 kills and 10 digs against Hueneme and 14 kills and 17 digs against Oxnard.  On Tuesday October 3, the girls were victorious again, this time at Channel Islands. Winning 3-0 25-16 25-13 25-13. Kelly Rodriguez at 17 kills and 17 digs, Gabby Boado had 18 assists and Kimmy Rice had 16 assists.  The girls are ranked Number 5 in Division 4 and are 13-8 overall and 4-0 in league…Chris Holdsworth, Coach
Boys’ Water Polo Varsity team is currently 11-6 with a league record of 4-0. Over the past two weeks the team played in a Division 5 tournament in Diamond Bar, where they placed 5th out of 16 teams and lost to both teams in the championship game by one goal each. The team is also currently ranked 6 in Division 5 in the latest CIF PollChris Ruffinelli, Athletic Director
SCIENCEEarth Science students are finishing up on the Big Bang, expanding universe, and Hubble’s law unit.  They did the expanding universe lab where they used balloons to mimic the expanding universe.  Biology CP students have learned about macromolecules and will be doing the McMush Lab to test for macromolecules in a Happy Meal…Beulah Espinoza, Science Department Chair
ENGLISH – Mr. Zermeno’ s Freshmen classes are attending library orientation this week, while his Sophomores have completed essays on science fiction.  Junior/Senior classes are preparing for the PSAT (October 11, 2017).  Junior/Senior IB classes are preparing for Test Registrations DUE November 7…Sandra Tchiprout, English Department Chair
ASB just helped put annual Club Drive, and the approved clubs are listed on the flyers around campus.  ASB also just sent 7 student leaders to the DO for a day of training… Carl Melhorn, ASB/Link Crew Advisor
COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER –  The October Scholarship List was distributed to students in the C&CC and on the RMHS website on Tuesday, October 2.
Senior students are continuing to pick up permission slips to participate in the Community College Application Workshop on Monday, October 9.  Students will be able to complete applications for either Oxnard, Ventura, or Moorpark Colleges.
On Tuesday, October 3, college representatives from two colleges, Oxnard College Reps Cassy Marcum and   Katie Pierce, provided information to students.    Harvey Mudd College (Claremont, CA) Rep Lin Yang spoke with interested students about this highly-selective liberal arts college that specializes in the sciences.  U.S. Air Force Airmen Christian Cardenas and Dylan Bryum, provided information and answered student questions about enlistment, during lunch on Thursday, October 5, outside the C&CC..Sally Anderson, College and Career Center Tech



Departure Monday – Thursday from in front of Main Office RMHS at 4:35 p.m.

ZAP (Zeroes Aren’t Permitted)

Saturdays beginning September 16th – 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


Seniors – RMHS offers UC Application, CSU Application, Common Application, Community College Application and SAT Prep Workshops!   Please see Karen Correa, EAOP College Site Coordinator in Room 34 for additional information.

Seniors –  Do you need an ACT and/or SAT fee waiver?  See Ms. Montero in the Counseling Office during nutrition, lunch or after school only.    Colleges accept test scores through December 2017.

Attention IB Test Takers – Please see Ms. Montero, Counseling Office, during nutrition, lunch or after school only for IB test waiver by November 7th deadline.

Spartans – Are you a member of a Native American tribe or have a certificate? You may qualify for Ventura County Indian Education Consortium services – see Ms. Montero for information and application.

 ELD Tutoring after school in library, Monday through Thursday, 3:15 to 4:15 p.m., with Mr. Erick Gonzalez.  ¡Si se puede!   Yes, you can!

 “Your Future Starts Here!” Family Conference on Saturday, October 21,  at PHS

Juniors/Seniors and Families – see Ms. Maria Luna in the office to sign up for the free bilingual conference



Wednesday, November 8 and Tuesday, December 5

6-8 p.m., English – Room 34, Spanish – Room 25

Assistance in completing FAFSA & CA Dream Act Applications

Bring personal & financial information to complete applications

For additional information, contact Karen Correa, EAOP College Site Coordinator in Room 34


Rio Mesa Athletics Booster Club’s 16th Annual Spartan Golf Classic

Monday, November 20 –  Moorpark Country Club

Additional information, refer to website:   www.spartangolfclassic.com


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