SPRING DANCE RECITAL: The Rio Mesa Dance Students Present their annual spring recital “Light vs. Dark” on Friday, May 18th at 7:30 pm at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $7 pre-sale and $10 at the door. Tickets will be sold starting this Friday. You can buy them from the ASB window, Ms. Scholler in the dance room or any advanced dance student. Come out and support the Rio Mesa Dance Program! We hope to see you all there!
GIRLS TENNIS: All girls interested in playing tennis next Fall on the Girls’ Tennis Team should plan to attend a mandatory meeting starting at the beginning of the lunch period on Tuesday, May 15th in Coach Edwards class, Room 29.
ATTENTION SENIORS: Have you done your Senior checks recently? What is a Senior check you ask? All Seniors need to clear unverified absences before grad night and graduation, if you want to participate in these two activities. Not sure if you have any unverified absences? Please see Ms. Castillo in the Attendance Advisor’s office before school, after school, during nutrition and lunch.
TODAY! ASB NEWS: Link Crew application deadlines have been extended to May 11th due to testing
A NIGHT TO REMEMBER: A Night to Remember is a free prom to celebrate and honor guests with special needs ages 12-25. This event will be held at the Ventura Fairgrounds on Friday, May 18th from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Each guest is provided, free of charge, with everything they will need for a truly memorable experience: a dress or tuxedo, professional makeup and hair styling, a ride in a limousine, formal photos, a walk down the red carpet, a live DJ with dancing, food and fun! It is truly a night to remember! Almost 2,000 volunteers from all over Ventura county come together to make this an incredible night! There are lots of opportunities for students to jump in and volunteer! Attached is a link with more information, and students can sign up to volunteer by going to www.ntrventura.com/volunteer.
SENIORS! Graduation is 5 weeks away! Raise you grades by going to tutoring, the library and ZAP! Do not put your graduation and college plans in jeopardy!
SPRING MUSIC FESTIVAL! On Tuesday, May 15th, from 5-7 pm, there will be a Rio Mesa High School celebration of our students and their music! It will be held in the quad, there will be food trucks, and students will perform for parents, teachers, and anyone else who wants to attend! They were really incredible when they performed at the OUHSD Music Festival!! Admission is free! Please stay after school that day, if you can, and support the Arts here at Rio Mesa!!!!!!!!!!!!
ASB WINDOW PAYMENTS: Attention All Spartans: Please be aware that effective immediately, the ASB window will no longer be accepting checks as a form of payment. Only Cash, Credit Cards and Money Orders will be acceptable payment methods. Thank you!
TEEN DRIVING COURSE: Students and their parents are invited to attend a Smart Teen Drivers program offered by the Oxnard Police Department. This two-hour interactive course will include tips on safe driving, collision avoidance and alcohol related incidents. First session is being held on Tuesday, June 12th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Space is limited so sign up early at StartSmart@oxnardpd.org. (Flyer Attached)
AFTER PROM PRIZES: After Prom Prizes not picked up at the event are with Mrs. Corey. Please make arrangements to pick up your prize by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seniors… The clock is ticking away! Do you owe? You don’t know? Stop by the Textbook Room to get a PRINTOUT of your book checkouts. If you owe text or library books you will not be allowed to purchase Grad Nite tickets, receive your Yearbook or Diploma! Please see Mrs. Petti in the Book Room. She is open at 7:30 a.m. to assist you. KNOW WHAT YOU OWE!
ATHLETIC CLEARANCE PHYSICALS: The athletic physicals will be done on June 7th in the RMHS Activity and Wrestling Rooms. Girls physicals will be done between 3:00 – 4:30 pm. Boys physicals will be done between 4:30 – 6:00 pm. The cost is $20 (cash or check payable to Rio Mesa Athletics, must have student’s name and ID number in memo section of check). Athletes should have their completed sports physical forms with them.
Clubs & Athletics
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.
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.
College & Career
SENIORS: If you are awarded a scholarship of any kind, PLEASE bring your letter of announcement of award to Julissa Vasquez in the main office before May 14, or to Mrs. Anderson in the College and Career Center from May 14-May 17.
STUDENTS IN GRADES 9, 10, and 11, who are 16 years of age or older, are invited to apply for a summer internship program through the Pinkard Youth Institute. Students will have the opportunity to experience real work/career situations and will be paid $100 a week stipend for the 6 weeks of the program which runs June 18 through July 27. Applications are due May 21. Pick up information from Lauri Scott in the main office.
SENIORS: PLEASE take your letters of 4-year college acceptance to the main office and give to Julissa Vasquez now. Then, beginning May 14, take your letters of acceptance to the College and Career Center. All letters of acceptance to a 4-year college must be received by May 17!!
CYBER HIGH SENIORS! Go to Cyber High after school with Ms. Fong (Rm 28) and Ms. Guizar (Rm 39)! More SENIOR only hours have been added to Cyber High! See the Cyber High teachers for more information! Finish your online courses needed for graduation and/or college! You can also use the computers in the library after school!
The MAY SCHOLARSHIP LIST is now available in the College and Career Center. Most scholarships are for Seniors, but other grade students should become familiar with scholarships for which they might apply their senior year. Don’t miss this opportunity to apply for scholarships. This is FREE MONEY for college. There are scholarships for students going to 2-year, 4-year, and trade/technical schools. If you take one hour to submit an application you might win a $500 – $10,000 scholarship. APPLY TODAY!!
SENIORS: Priority Registration for classes at Ventura, Oxnard, and Moorpark College’s begins on April 23!!! To get priority registration you must have completed the five application steps, 1) submit online application, 2) set up your MyVCCCD portal, 3) Completed online Orientation, 4) submitted a transcript for Assessment, and 5) completed a group counseling session at the college. Don’t delay, take care of this process TODAY. Without priority registration you might not get the classes you want.
HACKATHON BY THE SEA – Girls Edition: The first Girls-Only Hackathon will take place from June 22 to June 23. This is a coding event in which teams “hack” together to create an awesome project like a game, website, or app. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks are provided as well as door prizes, awards, and plenty of swag. Girls in grades 7-12 are invited to register at www.hackathonbythesea.com. Pick up a flyer with information in the College and Career Center.
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Merlin Medical Supply Pharmacy, in Camarillo, is looking for a motivated, fast learner, hard worker to help, part-time, at this medical supply retail store. Job entails scanning medical documents, shipping medical products and assisting customers. Employer will train and hopes student will go to college locally so he/she can continue to work at this store. Starting pay is $10.50 per hour. Pick up a flyer with information in the College and Career Center.
COLLEGE ACCEPTANCE LETTERS – Seniors who have been accepted for admission to a four-year college or university need to submit a copy of their letter of acceptance, for the college to which they will attend, to Mrs. Anderson in the College and Career Center. Please submit these letters NOW, before the deadline of Tuesday, May 15.
SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS – SENIORS – As you learn that you have been awarded scholarships or grants from the college you will attend, or a scholarship from any type of community organization, please bring the notification of award to Mrs. Anderson in the College and Career Center. Deadline to bring these letters of awards is Wednesday, May 16. You are to be honored at the Senior Academic Awards Program on May 30, but ONLY if you inform Mrs. Anderson of your awards.
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.
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.
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.
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.