JUNIORS / SENIORS: Juniors & Seniors if you have a job, you can earn additional elective credits during the Spring semester by joining the Work Experience class. It meets once a week on Wednesdays. See Ms. Wayne in Room 20 for details and get the enrollment process started now. (1/19)
UPWARD BOUND: Attention 9th and 10th grade students! The first part of the Upward Bound application is now available. Upward Bound is a program through California Lutheran University that helps prepare first generation, low income, 9th and 10th grade students prepare for and complete college. If you are accepted in to the program you will get to attend a free 6-week program at CLU where you will live in the dorms, take classes, and experience life as a college student. Throughout your remaining high school years, you will receive many benefits, including tutoring, workshops, college and career guidance, field trips, and college tours. If you are interested, please see Mrs. Kenney in the counseling department. (1/31)
SENIORS: The JANUARY SCHOLARSHIP LIST is now available in the College and Career Center. There are 10 new scholarship listings. Pick up a copy today and apply for a chance for free money for college.
TODAY DURING THE LUNCH PERIOD: Are you interested in working in the beauty industry? There is an apprenticeship program available in cosmetology and barbering. The Dream International Beauty Academy Inc. will have a table of information outside the College and Career Center TODAY during the lunch period. Stop by and ask questions about this opportunity to earn money while you learn this trade.
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. Go to scholars.usc.edu for more information and pick up a flyer in the College and Career Center.
ALL STUDENTS interested in learning about Historic Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) are invited to attend a parent/student meeting on January 24, 7 p.m., in the ASB room at Pacifica High School. Pinkard Innovative Enterprises will be leading a tour of HBCU colleges in Washington D. C. and Virginia areas from March 23-30, 2018. The cost of the tour will be $975 and a deposit will be required by February 1. If interested, pick up information in the College and Career Center, and plan to attend the meeting on January 24, at PHS.
SENIORS: Reminder seniors that Jostens will be collecting your cap / gown and grad orders on Wednesday, Jan. 17th in your 1st – 5th periods through your econ /gvt classes. Order as a class and save!! Thank you, Class of 2018, finish strong!!
PSAT PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT: PSAT Parent Information Night is Thursday, January 18th, at 6pm in Rm 34. Please come and learn about your student’s PSAT scores. The presentation will be in English and Spanish.
WINTER DANCE SHOW: Next Friday, January 19th is the Rio Mesa Dance winter show “Bravo!” Two shows are planned in the gym at 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm. Tickets are on sale now for $5 (pre-sale) and $7 at the door on the night of the show. Tickets can be purchased in the dance room, from the ASB window or from any advanced dancers. For questions, see Ms. Scholler.
YEARBOOK: Baby pictures are due on Friday, January 19, 2018. Pick up forms in room 37 and turn them in to room 37 by the 19th of January.
MIGRANT EDUCATION / ELAC: The next Migrant Education and ELAC Parent meeting is Tuesday, January 23rd, at 6:30 pm in the RMHS Cafeteria.
ATTENTION SPARTANS! Attention Spartans! It’s time to review and turn in any missing work for all of your classes! Finals for Semester 1 are only 3 weeks away! Good luck and finish strong!
SADIE’s DANCE: Sadie’s Dance tickets are now available at the ASB window. Price is $10 with ASB card; $15 without the card; $20 at the door and $20 for guests who need passes, which are due back to ASB window by February 2.
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 are $85.00 with an ASB card or $95 without. The yearbook 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.
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.
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!
College & Career
STUDENTS: Want to learn the basics of being a DJ, then perform your set at a showcase? Sign up for Hip-Hop Help DJ Workshop. You will learn how to set-up and take-down DJ equipment in a timely fashion, the history of DJing, and how to match beats and scratch. The program meets Saturdays, Jan. 27-March 17, from 11 a.m to 12:30 p.m, at the Port Hueneme Boys and Girls Club. The program is free but only accepts 10 students so sign-up before the January 17 deadline. Pick up an application 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.
FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOPS: The last RMHS Financial Aid Workshops in English and in Spanish will be February 22, at 6 pm in room 34. Seniors and their parents will get one on one help with the FAFSA or California Dream Act in the computer lab.
DO YOU WANT TO BE PART OF EAOP? Ask Ms. Correa how you can enroll in the program.
EDUCATION, LEADERSHIP AND CAREER CONFERENCE: The Education, Leadership and Career Conference will take place on Saturday, January 27, 2018 @ UCSB. If you would like to attend, please see Ms. Correa and turn in your permission slips to her in room 34.
COLLEGE ESSAY AND APPLICATION REVIEW: Need help with your UC Personal Insight Questions, Common App Essay, Supplemental Questions, or CSU EOP Essay? Please stop by the EAOP Classroom, Room 34, and get help from Ms. Correa.
FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOP: Thursday, February 22, 2018 6:00 – 8:00 PM, English Room 34, Spanish Room 25.
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.
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.
EAOP / UCSB OUTREACH: If you have not signed up for the SAT/ACT, please stop by Room 34 to sign up during nutrition, lunch, or after school.
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 will begin taking students home starting on Monday, September 11th. The bus will run Monday-Thursday and depart 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.
ALL STUDENTS: All students please be advised the ASB window does not give out change or refund monies from the vending machines during class time, even with a pass from your teacher, the pass is for the vending machines, not the ASB window. Thank you