TOBACCO-FREE ADVOCACY CONFERENCE: Are you interested in the 20th Annual Teens Kick Ash Tobacco-Free Advocacy Conference on Feb 23rd? If so, please see Ms. Guizar in room 39 by next Wednesday, the 24th. The purpose of the Teens Kick Ash conference is for students to learn tobacco-related facts, gain presentation and advocacy skills, and to produce anti-tobacco outcome projects for their schools and communities. Please don’t forget to see Ms. G so you can pick the workshops that you’d like to attend for that day as well as your lunch options.
AP TESTS: You can purchase your AP tests starting Tuesday, January 30 at 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. Forms are available from your AP teachers, Mrs. Ortiz or the ASB window. ***Please be aware that until further notice the ASB window is not able to accept credit card payments. I apologize for the inconvenience and hope to get the matter resolved quickly. Thank you for your patience.
HEY SPARTANS! ** Study and review for your finals! Good luck! ** 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.
ATTENTION 9TH, 10TH, and 11TH GRADERS! If you are of African-American heritage, you are invited to CSUN Harambee free fieldtrip on Friday, Feb 23rd. Signups are this week only with Counselor Cuba Montero.
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.
TODAY!! SENIORS wishing to apply to Ventura, Oxnard, or Moorpark College should come to room 34 at the start of the lunch period today to work on their community college application. TODAY, ROOM 34, LUNCH PERIOD.
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.
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 are this week! 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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
MIGRANT ED CONFERENCE: The free Migrant Education Family Conference is Saturday, January 27th, from 8:00- 12:30 at Rio Vista. Please see Cuba Montero or Julissa Vasquez for more information and to sign up.
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.
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.
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 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.