Weekly Update 05/18/18



SPRING MUSIC FESTIVAL took place on Tuesday, May 15, 5 to 7 p.m., quad.   The event was open to public and an excellent opportunity to celebrate students and their music!  Spartan Musicians’ performance at this year’s OUHSD Music Festival was incredible!  Food Trucks – Support the Arts at Rio Mesa High School!  Staff, parents and students enjoyed the performances and Food Trucks.  A terrific way to support the Arts at Rio Mesa High School!!

SWEETS AT THE BEACH – Congratulations Rio Mesa Spartans Savannah Wilkinson and Katherine Gonzales!!   On May 10, they won First Place at the District-wide “Sweets at the Beach” with their

Almond Caramel Dream Cake with Blueberries and Smoked Caramel Brittle.

Congratulations!!  The competition took place at the Embassy Suites, Oxnard.     Cynthia Allen, Culinary Arts-Baking and Pastry


LIBRARY AWARDED GRANT FUNDS from Sage Publications (2018 Books for Schools grant) for the purchase of books to support the English 2H “Global challenge Project” – A year-long endeavor involving research into global issues, as well as the reading of associated personal accounts and memoirs, all culminating in a community outreach or service project and evening showcase (Martinez, Olliff).   Margery Ricards, Librarian


ATHLETICS Boys’ Golf defended their PVL championship going 7-1.  Evan Colborn, Kaden Santos, and Chase Appleton were 1st Team PVL.  Jace Morin, Joshua Calderon and Shane Ballard were 2nd Team PVL.  In Northern Individual Regional CIF Competition, Evan Colborn tied for 55 and Kaden Santos tied for 58.  In Central Coast CIF Team Competition, they finished 11 out of 15…Coach Gordy Abellera


Girls’ Track – Rio Mesa won the PVL Girls’ Track Title. Elisse Weinerth led the team in scoring.  Rick Torres, Coach


SCIENCE –  Earth & Space Science Honors is finishing up an Earthquake Tower Challenge in a unit on plate tectonics. Earth & Space Science CP is learning about properties of seawater through a series of lab investigations on the salinity’s effect on the density of water.  Bio classes went on a field trip to UCSB the Reef.  The students did a college tour, touch tank of intertidal animals, and holdfast dissection, the field trip concluded with lunch on the beach.  All honors and CP bio made frog habitats and are monitoring water quality.  Students are also monitoring their duckweed habitats to study carrying capacity.  Chem Study is wrapping up a unit on solution chemistry & acids and bases and will be investigating thermodynamics by building insulated devices to prevent ice from melting.  Beulah Espinoza. Science Department Chair


COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTERSenior Surveys are being collected from all senior students.  The surveys report certain programs the students participated in during their high school years and tells their post-graduation plans.  Scholarship and other awards are also being reported and verified.  The surveys are necessary to gather information for the Senior Academic Awards program on May 30 and for end-of-the-year reports.


COUNSELINGCLU Upward Bound interviews were held last week.  Nineteen Spartans interviewed. We will know within two weeks, which students were selected.  Cuba Montero, Mentor Counselor


SPECIAL PROGRAMS – Last Friday, 30 ELD students along with Ingrid Brennan and Cuba Montero, went to Oxnard College for the first ELD College Conference.  Students took a tour and learned about all the support services and educational options available at Oxnard College.  Cuba Montero, Special Programs Counselor





May 18 – 7:30 p.m.

Oxnard Performing Arts Center

Tickets Presale $7 at Door $10

Senior Academic AWARDS – Virginia Bennett Gym – Wednesday, May 30 –  6 P.M.

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   david.gonzalez@ouhsd.k12.ca.us


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!

SPECIAL PROGRAMS – cuba Montero, special programs counselor

ELAC and Migrant Education Meeting Tues, May 22, 6:30 p.m., RMHS Cafeteria.

SSC Meeting Tues., May 22, 3:30 p.m.



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