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VCOE IMPACT II AWARDS HONORING INNOVATIVE EDUCATIORS 2018 – RMHS Honors & CP Biology Instructor, Ms. Carrie Fong, is recipient of VCOE IMPACT II Award for Grant Titled, Growing Plants to Study Inheritance, Botany, and Plant Life Cycle, sponsored by AMGEN! She was recognized at awards dinner on Wednesday, May 9, at Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, Oxnard. Congratulations!!!
COMMUNITY LAW ENFORCEMENT GRADUATION took place on Thursday May 10, 4 p.m. at Pacifica High School Performing Art Center. Congratulations to Spartans: Diana Alfaro, Angel Bernal, Norma Garcia, Delilah Juarez, Steven Manzo, Valerie Petris and Natalia Zizumbo!!
CINCO DE MAYO NOON ACTIVITY – Ms. Veronica Renteria’s Chicano Literature students put on an awesome noon activity for all to enjoy on Friday, May 4. Mr. David Gonzales’ fourth period Seniors helped put up decorations. The Ballet Folklórico danced to “El Son de La Negra” and “Jarabe Tapatio”. There was also singing, dancing, and a Mexican Yell competition. ASB provided the sound system. The students enjoyed the variety of booths put up for the food day. Thanks to all who participated and made this event possible!!
CAREER ANDTECHNICAL EDUCATION – Baking and Pastry is working on a cake unit. They made a genoise roulade with strawberry cream. Business Multimedia students are completing a unit on video editing with Adobe Premiere. Mary Wayne CTE Department Chair
SCIENCE – Biology CP explored ecology through food web diagrams and ecological pyramid projects. Earth & Space Science (H) began final unit on Human impact on the earth systems and sustainability with a group project focusing on renewable resources. Each group is completing a formal experimental design with solar cars and creating an infographic on solar power; Environmental Science started unit on biodiversity. B Environmental Systems & Societies began final project taking what they have learned this year and something they are passionate about and making a “positive impact” in the community. Beulah Espinoza, Science Department Chair
SPRING MUSIC FESTIVAL! Tues., May 15 – 5 to 7 p.m. – RMHS Quad – Admission FREE
Celebration of our students and their music! Their performance at OUHSD Music Festival was incredible!
Open to the Public – Food Trucks – Support the Arts at Rio Mesa High School!
RIO MESA DANCE PRESENTS
May 18 – 7:30 p.m.
Oxnard Performing Arts Center
Tickets Presale $7 at Door $10
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.
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