RMHS Updates – 02.01.18

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UCSB EAOP OUTREACH – On Saturday, January 27, RMHS Juniors and Sophomores participated in EAOP field trip to the annual Education, Leadership, and Career Conference at UCSBU.S. Congressman Tony Cardenas was the keynote speaker.   His presentation to the students focused on the importance of challenging work and dedication.  Students also heard from professionals about their career path.   Finally, students brainstormed ways they could improve the college going culture at their campuses. Overall, the field trip was successful and motivational for all students who attended.  Karen Correa, UCSB Outreach Coordinator
SCIENCEBiology and Marine Biology classes observed sea urchin gametes and the process of fertilization.  For Biology, this observation is connected to the process of meiosis and conservation of DNA.  For Marine Biology it was about plankton, gametes of sea urchins and resulting larvae are planktonic with the adult stage being benthic.  This is a good example of a holoplanktonic organism.  Chem Study is learning about mole calculations for counting atoms and doing molar mass conversions. Earth & Space Science (CP & Honors) are learning about radiometric dating and half-life calculations as it relates to determining the age of the Earth.  Integrated Phys/Chem has started a unit on the physics of driving and they have been doing numerous experiments to test their own reaction time.  Physics CP finished and presented their capstone project for semester 1: kinematics. This roller coaster project integrated multiple NGSS standards, as well as engineering practices and cross-cutting concepts…Beulah Espinoza, Science Department Chair
COUNSELORSCounselor, Carri McDevitt attended the CEC Breakfast Meeting on Friday to plan and prepare for 2018-2019 CEC course offerings.  Follow Counselors on twitter!   @RMHS_Counselors  Cuba Montero, Mentor Counselor
The VCOE Migrant Education Family Conference was held on Saturday, January 27 at Rio Vista.  Spartan Senior Felix Cruz was recognized as Outstanding Migrant Ed Student!  Felicidades! Congratulations!  Go Spartans!
Ventura County Indian Education Consortium Counselor Lindsay Smith, met with RMHS Native American students on Thursday, February 1, to present and explore college and career online options in the computer lab.…Cuba Montero, Mentor Counselor
COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTERLake Casitas Water Adventure Representatives held a table of information outside the College and Career Center during lunch on January 31.  Many students picked up information about lifeguard training and job opportunities available at the facility.
On Friday, February 2, Alison Barker, California Aeronautical University in Bakersfield, CA, presented information to students interested in all aspects of aviation, including:   flight training, aircraft maintenance, and aviation dispatch.  She answered questions and provided brochures about earning bachelor’s degrees in their various programs.
The February Scholarship List was made available to students in the College and Career Center and on the Rio Mesa H.S. website.  Nineteen new scholarships were added to the list, including the Rio Mesa Scholarship Foundation scholarship application and a new Rio Mesa Alumni Association Scholarship.  Seniors are encouraged to apply for these free sources of money for college…Sally Anderson, College and Career Center Guidance Tech



LATE BUS – Departs from front of Admin. Office at 4:35 p.m. – Monday thru 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 community 18-years or younger may participate at no cost


Yearbooks pre-sale only this year. Purchase yours for $100 at the ASB Window before Mar. 1!



     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


NEW FREE Parent Project Spanish & English classes begin Feb. 6 – Contact counselor for more information.

FREE Cash for College Financial Aid Workshops – Sat., Feb. 10, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Oxnard, Moorpark and Ventura Colleges

LAST Financial Aid Workshop (English and Spanish) – Feb. 22, 6 p.m., rm. 34 (computer lab)

Seniors and parents can get one-on-one assistance with the FAFSA or California Dream Act

Attention Migrant Ed Students!  See Ms. Julissa Vasquez in the main office to sign up for Migrant Ed Speech and Debate Team!  First competition is March 17th and practices are starting now!

Cuba Montero, Mentor Counselor



Sat., Feb. 24 – 9 am. To 1 p.m., Room 34

Signup with Ms. Correa, College Site Coordinator Early Academic Outreach Program in Room 34  karen.correa@ouhsd.k12.ca.us


 “OC Friday” field trip for seniors who have applied to OC – Fri., Feb. 23, 7:50 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Thirty-Third Annual OUHSD Career Expo for Junior and Senior students– Fri., Mar. 9, 9:30 a.m. – 12 noon, OPAC

VC Pirate Friday” field trip for seniors who have applied to VC – Fri., Apr.  6, 7:50 a.m. – 1 p.m.

NACAC College Fair – Tues., Apr. 17, 5:30-8:30 p.m. – Ventura County Fairgrounds

For additional information, contact Sally Anderson, College and Career Center Tech



SPARTAN ALUMNI visit new “official website” of the Rio Mesa Alumni Association www.spartanalums.org

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