S P A R T A N U P D A T E
CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION – Culinary Foundations (Cynthia Allen) completed the unit on protein with tofu tacos. Who knew that going vegan can taste so good? Mary Wayne, CTE Department Chair
ATHLETICS – Boys’ Golf win over Oxnard 404-478 moved to 4-0 in the Pacific View
League! Medalist Evan Coburn shot a 69!
Boys’ Tennis win over Channel Islands moved to 5-0 in league!
ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT – Mrs. Brennan, Mrs. Tchiprout, Mrs. Martinez, Mrs. Aguirre, Mr. Contreras and Mr. Harlow attended an English Learner Leadership Response Team meeting on Tuesday, April 17, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Ventura County Office of Education on strategies for meeting the needs of our English learners.
Mrs. Martinez’s ELD 102 class is working on writing compare and contrast paragraphs with textual evidence. Mrs. Tchiprout’s ELD 103 class has been analyzing claims in a unit on the pros and cons of social media. Michelle Martinez, ELD Department Chair
SCIENCE– Chem Study students are modeling properties of gases by conducting gas evolution reactions to create inflated airbags and using eudiometers to measure partial pressures of gases collected through displacement of water. Earth & Space Science Honors students are wrapping up a unit on Rocks & Minerals by doing a virtual petrography lab to look at the crystal structure of minerals found within rock slice samples at high magnification using cross-polarized light. Earth & Space Science CP is exploring actions at plate boundaries in a unit on Plate Tectonics using PhET simulations. Biology students are beginning their unit on evolution. …Beulah Espinoza, Science Department Chair
Boys (LT to RT) Zaurel Luna, KJ Nicholson, Michael Herrera, Austin Maciel
Girls (LT to RT) Cat Escobal, Diana Augustine, Lauren Rangel, Jasmine Takei, Vanessa Vital
Voting takes place at Prom
Carl Melhorn, ASB Advisor
COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER – On Tuesday, 4/17, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs Reps Gary Bednorz and Vanessa Ea, provided interested students information brochures and answered question about this university outside the C&CC during lunch.
Oxnard College Reps Cassy Marcum and Luke Menchaca led Community College Application Workshop during lunch on April 17. Students completed or started their application to Oxnard College, Ventura College or Moorpark College. Seniors have been asked to apply to a college or technical/trade school. To facilitate this goal, 15 application workshops have been held since October 2017, with individual assistance provided outside of the workshops.
NACAC College Fair held at the Ventura County Fairgrounds the evening on Tuesday, April 17. This is the largest college fair in the State, with over 100 colleges and universities represented. All students were encouraged to attend and speak with representatives. Students who registered for the Fair will receive information in the mail from the colleges of interest.
20th Century Onyx Club Rep. Julia Dixon presented to invited African-American girls about this organization’s Debutante Program in the C&CC on Friday, April 20. Interested students would participate in community service, workshops on various topics, and have an opportunity to receive one of the organization’s scholarships at high school graduation…Sally Anderson, College and Career Center Tech
RIO MESA DANCE PRESENTS
May 18 – 7:30 p.m.
Oxnard Performing Arts Center
Tickets Pre-sale $7 at Door $10
SUMMER SCHOOL – JULY 2 through JULY 27
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
COUNSELING – CUBA MONTERO, MENTOR COUNSELOR
Attention Seniors! Did you complete your financial aid application for college?
You can still get help at Oxnard College every Tues., 3 to 6 p.m., in Student Services Building. Walk-ins welcomed!
SPECIAL PROGRAMS – CUBA MONTERO, SPECIAL PROGRAMS COUNSELOR
Next ELAC and Migrant Education Parent meeting Tues, April 24th, 6:30 p.m., cafeteria.
Free OUHSD Family Health Fair Sat., April 28th, 11a.m. to 2 p.m., Pacifica HS.
COUNSELOR TWITTER: @RMHS_Counselors
SPARTAN ALUMNI: Rio Mesa Alumni Association www.spartanalums.org