RMHS Bulletin – 03.07.18



Higher Education Week at Rio Mesa High School in the Gym on Thursday, March 8, 2018 during second period (9:00 – 9:54 AM)
Transfer Making It Happen: Parent & Student Session in the Library on Monday, March 12, 2018 6:00 PM (Spanish) 7:00 PM (English). For Seniors who are interested in transferring from a community college to a four-year college or university.
Transfer Making It Happen: Student Session ONLY in Room 34 on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, during lunch. Sign up with Ms. Correa in Room 34. For Seniors who are interested in transferring from a community college to a four-year college or university.
2018 SUMMER and FALL REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR ROP/CEC (Career Education Center): For the list of available Career Education Center classes, course descriptions, and to request a course, please go to http://cec.gosignmeup.com. Summer Career Explorations Camps are also available on this website. If you need more information, please see Mrs. McDevitt in the counseling office.
E-WASTE RECYCLE DAY:  Rio Mesa High School’s scholarship foundation will be having an E-waste recycling day on March 17th, in the front parking lot, from 9 am – 2 pm. If it’s a rainy day, please check Facebook for schedule updates:  www.facebook.com/riomesascholarshipfoundation.  Drop off is Free!  Sponsored by the Rio Mesa Scholarship Foundation – providing scholarships to Rio Mesa graduating seniors! (see attached flyer)
JUNIORS AND SENIORS: The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area is accepting applications for a full-time summer job that begins June 19 and ends August 11.  The program is called SAMO YOUTH and is available to current Junior and Senior students who have a minimum 2.0 GPA, and a Social Security card.  Knowledge of a second language is preferred.  The work is outdoors, requiring physical labor.  Transportation is provided between Oxnard and the work site.  The employer is looking for applicants who are NOT familiar with National Parks and would like to learn about them by working in a National Park.  Applications are available in the College and Career Center.  The deadline to send an application is April 13.
SENIORS:  The MARCH SCHOLARSHIP LIST is now available in the College and Career Center.  There are 20 new scholarships!  There is one just for Rio Mesa High School Seniors with a 3.5 GPA, and one for RMHS students with a 2.5 GPA, as well as scholarships depending on your intended college major, or for doing community service.  Pick up a copy of the scholarship list today, and apply, apply, apply!!


PERMISSION FORMS FOR THE OUHSD CAREER EXPO are DUE TODAY!!  Juniors and Seniors, don’t miss this opportunity to learn about careers from 80 different presenters!!  Bring your completed permission forms to Mrs. Anderson in the College and Career Center today!!
AP EXAMS: Parents and students, there are two weeks remaining to purchase AP exams. Please see the bookkeeper, Mrs. Erickson, to purchase them. If you have any questions, please call Mrs. Alexis Ortiz at 805-278-5504.
IB CLASSES / DIPLOMA: All 10th graders who are interested in IB classes or the IB diploma, please attend the IB Informational Meeting for students and parents on Tuesday, March 13 – before Open House begins. The meeting will be held in the library from 5:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (3/12)
IB ART SHOW: Save the Date!  Our annual International Baccalaureate Art Show is Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at the historic Camarillo Ranch House! Please join us for a very special evening featuring 37 artists from Rio Mesa!  More details to follow soon!
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.

Clubs & Athletics

The Rio Mesa Cornhole Club is inviting you all to play in the MARCH MADNESS CORNHOLE Tournament during lunch for FREEEE!!!  The past 3 years there have been EPIC battles in the #1 RECREATIONAL GAME IN AMERICA during  the later Spring months at our annual tournament and we are going to have 2 smaller ones this semester before the BIG MONEY in June’s tournament.  See attachment for more details.  If you are interested email me directly with:  Team Name / Partner 1 Name / Partner 2 Name. Coach Holloway and myself are the current defending Champs!!!  Look forward to seeing you on the boards next Wednesday “Puttin’ It in the Hole”.
CHESS CLUB: If anyone would like to join, the chess club meets in room 48 at lunch on Wednesdays and Fridays.
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.
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!
TEQUIO CLUB: The Tequio Club meets every Tuesday at lunch in room 80A. Come to learn about indigenous cultures and/or share your heritage! All are welcomed.
JUNTA DE TEQUIO: Cada martes durante el almuerzo en salón 80A. Todos están invitados.

College & Career

CAREER EXPO – Permission forms due NOW!!!  – Juniors and Seniors, don’t miss this chance to talk with 80+ career representatives during this field trip on March 9.  Bring completed permission slips to Mrs. Anderson in College and Career Center.
JUNIORS AND SENIORS:  Permission forms for the OUHSD Student Career Expo field trip are due to Mrs. Anderson NOW.  Bring your completed forms to the College and Career Center today.
TWITTER: Follow Counselors on twitter! @RMHS_Counselors
JUNIORS AND SENIORS:  Would you like to learn more about the election process?  Apply for a position as a Student Poll Worker, for the Gubernatorial Primary election on June 5.  You will be paid for training and working the entire day of elections.  You must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher, be at least 16 years old, a U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident, and have a teacher sign your application.  Pick up information and an application in the College and Career Center.
ADVANCE PLACEMENT EXAMS: It’s that time of year to sign up for your Advanced Placement Exams! You can purchase your AP tests at the ASB window. Forms are available from your AP teachers and 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. AP Fee Waivers can be obtained from counselor, Ms. Montero, during nutrition, lunch or after school BEFORE March 8th! The starting price for the free and reduced is $25. The ASB OFFICE HOURS are 7:30- 7:50 a.m. and 9:54- 10:14 a.m., 12:16 – 12:51 pm and 2:59 – 4:00 pm (regular schedule).  Advanced Placement Exams Sales: Sales begin: Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 and Sales end: Thursday, March 8, 2018 (all numbers are due to the DO with a HARD deadline).  **** Reminder: All AP and IB students DO NOT sign up for exams on the same day.
RAZA COLLEGE DAY: Students and Parents are invited to attend an all-day conference at UCSB called “RAZA College Day” on Saturday, April 21. Transportation, food, workshops and entertainment will be provided.   Students can go to this website to register http://elcongresodeucsb.weebly.com.  See Karen Correa, in room 34, for information.
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. The first competition is March 17th and practices are Mondays and Wednesdays in the library!!
DO YOU WANT TO BE PART OF EAOP? Ask Ms. Correa in room 34 and learn how you can enroll in the program.
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.
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.

Ongoing Events

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.