S P A R T A N U P D A T E
Prom King and Queen
Announced at Prom on Saturday, April 28th
Prom King Zauriel Luna and Prom Queen Jasmine Takei
ASB held a Star Wars Spirit Week in honor of May 4th, culminating in a Food Fest on Friday. ASB Elections were held this week and the new officers will be announced next week. Carl Melhorn, ASB/Link Crew Advisor
RIO MESA’S ROBOTICS TEAM“6553 “ROBOTICUS” demonstrated their competition robot at FIRST Lego League competition at Monte Vista Middle School in Camarillo. on May 5th, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Local teams, some from OUHSD and Ventura, demonstrated their robots in a mini competition. Teams also lent a hand, where needed, to assist the FLL competition. All team members were invited to participate. William Trude, Robotics Team
ALUMNUS IN THE NEWS! Congratulations Alumnus Phillip Reid, who just won the San Luis Obispo ½ Marathon in a course record time of 1:07.29sec. That comes out to around 5:10 per mile over the 13.1-mile course. Very cool!! Phillip is a Special Ed teacher at Arroyo Grande High School. He also ran in Olympic Trials in the Marathon https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=cOfh0LP5Ga8 Rick Torres, Coach
FRENCH CLUB members attended the annual French Film Festival in Hollywood. This event is organized by COLCOA and takes place at the Directors Guild of America. Students had the exclusive opportunity to watch a newly released French film and then personally meet with one of the lead actors for a Q&A with the audience and photo session…Salima Houdoud, French Club Advisor
UCSB OUTREACH – Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) is presenting to the Junior class on Financial Aid. This presentation prompts students to think about financing their college education and covers the basics of financial aid and students review a sample financial aid award letter. I would like to thank the UCSB EAOP Academic Service Coordinators, Luis Melgoza and Britney Luebeck, for supporting with the presentations. Karen Correa UCSB Outreach Coordinator
SCIENCE – Biology students are talking about ecology. They have learned about the various parts of an ecosystem. They completed an “ecology pyramid” with a food chain on one side, biological magnification of chemicals, energy transfer in an ecosystem on another side, and important terminology on the third. Students are also learning about interactions within the ecosystem.
Marine Biology students are currently learning about the phylum arthropod and did a comparative anatomy lab observing the similarities and differences between a grasshopper and crayfish. They followed that up with a dissection of the crayfish.
Integrated Physics and Chemistry students just started a unit on electricity and are learning about circuits and how to generate electricity. Beulah Espinoza, Science Department Chair
COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER – On Monday and Tuesday, April 30 and May 1, Mrs. Anderson visited 17 senior English classes to administer the 2018 Senior Survey. Students completed and submitted information about classes and programs they completed while in high school, and their plans for after graduation. They were also asked about any scholarships for continuing education have received. This information will be used to prepare the Senior Academic Awards Program on May 30 and for various year-end reports.
Senior students have been bringing copies of their letters of college acceptance to the College and Career Center. Seniors are beginning to learn about scholarships they may have been awarded and are providing verification of scholarships to be honored at the Senior Academic Awards Program.
On Friday, May 4, U. S. Marine Sgt. Pedro Hernandez, met with students at a table outside the C&CC during lunch. He answered questions and provided information about enlistment in the Marine Corps…Sally Anderson, College and Career Center Tech
RIO MESA DANCE PRESENTS
May 18 – 7:30 p.m.
Oxnard Performing Arts Center
Tickets Presale $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 the 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!
COUNSELOR TWITTER: @RMHS_Counselors
SPARTAN ALUMNI: Rio Mesa Alumni Association www.spartanalums.org