RMHS Bulletin – 6/6/18




BOYS BASKETBALL: Boys basketball tryouts for grades 10-12 students will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, June 6th & 7th in the Rio Mesa Gym from 6:00 – 8:30 pm.  You must be athletically cleared to participate. Incoming 9th graders will also tryout in the gym on June 16th from 1:00 – 3:30 pm.

TODAY:  The U.S. Air Force recruiter will have a table of information outside the College and Career Center during the lunch period today.  Stop by and ask questions about opportunities available through enlistment in the U.S. Air Force.

TODAY AND TOMORROW Seniors who have applied to Ventura College can get help with their Class Registration by attending a workshop at Ventura College.  Sessions begin at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.  Information on how to register for the workshop is available in the College and Career Center.  Classes are filling up so don’t delay, register today!

The U.S. Army Recruiter will have a table of information outside the College and Career Center on Friday, June 8, during the students’ lunch period.  Pick up brochures and plan to speak with the recruiter if you have questions about enlistment in the U.S. Army.


SENIOR STUDENTS PLANNING TO ATTEND VENTURA COLLEGE:  For seniors who have completed all steps of the application for Ventura College and have attended group counseling at VC, you may receive help with your CLASS REGISTRATION.  Ventura College is holding a Registration Workshop on June 6 at the VC Main Campus at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.  Pick up a flyer with sign-up information in the College and Career Center.

SENIORS: If you haven’t already done so, please go to the ASB window today to pick up your cap and gown. Also, if you still need to pick up Prom pictures, please do so at the ASB window as well.

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)

TWITTER: Follow Counselors on twitter! @RMHS_Counselors

AP EXAMS: AP exam scores will be released by the state sometime between July 5th – July 9th. See which day yours will be available by visiting https://apscore.collegeboard.org/scores?excmpid=SM48-ED-CB-tw.

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 that you have checkouts. If you owe Text or Library books, Sports Gear/Uniforms or Monies owed to the school or coach. You will not be allowed to WALK the LINE or PICK up your Diploma! Please see Mrs. Petti in the Book Room. She is open at 7:30 a.m. to assist you. KNOW WHAT YOU OWE!

Clubs & Athletics

GIRLS SOCCER: Attention All Girls:  There will be an information meeting for those interested in playing soccer next year on Monday, June 4th, at 12:25 in Room 62 (right side behind stage).  Come find out about tryouts and the 6th period soccer class.  Any questions, please ask Coach Rodriguez (room 67, or gonzalo.rodriguez@ouhsd.k12.ca.us).

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.

CHESS CLUB: If anyone would like to join, 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.

DO YOU WANT TO BE PART OF EAOP? Ask Ms. Correa in room 34 and learn how you can enroll in the program.

FAITH HOPE LOVE CLUB: The faith hope love club meets Wednesdays at lunch in room 73.

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.

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!

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.

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.

College & Career

SUMMER CAREER CAMPS:  Explore CAREERS such as Medical Terminology, Movie Making, Photoshop, Product Development, Choreography, Mariachi, and many more through Summer Camps being offered by the Career Education Center from July 2 through July 27.  Pick up registration information in the College and Career Center.  Registration papers are due Friday, June 8.  Hurry – Sign-up TODAY!

IB SUMMER READING: There will be an IB 3 HL reading meeting on Tuesday, June 5th during lunch in room T-3. See Ms. Tchiprout for more information.

COLLEGE READINESS ACADEMY SUMMER 2018: Get started on your college applications at the college readiness academy being held on July 16 – 25, from 8 am to 12:30 pm. Practice essay questions and personal insight responses. Learn about financial aid applications and scholarship opportunities. Ask Ms. Correa in 34 for an application.

ATTENTION SENIORS: You must complete Cyber High this week! The deadline is Friday, June 1st for graduation!

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.

Attention SENIORS! Graduation is 2 weeks away! Raise you grades by going to tutoring, the library and ZAP! Do not put your graduation and college plans in jeopardy!

Attention SENIORS in Cyber High! 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!

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.

Job Opportunities

GRADUATING SENIORS JOB OPPORTUNITY:  The Center for Employment Training (CET) is looking for graduating seniors (who have not had a paying job the past 15 weeks) to clear public lands damaged by the Thomas Fire.  The work is outdoors, during the summer months, and should pay a wage of $17 per hour.  Interested students should set up a CalJobs account by logging into www.caljobs.ca.gov.  Pick up information in the College and Career Center.

SUMMER JOB OPPORTUNITY:  The Harvest Academy is accepting applications for summer work.  During the 8-week program you’ll learn how to harvest raspberries, experience working on a ranch and learn the art of growing using the latest sustainable farming techniques.  Applicant must be 16 years of age or older and have a valid government issued ID.  The job will run from June 11 through August 10 and pay $11.00 per hour.  Information is available in the College and Career Center and the application is online at www.berry.net/careers/harvest-academy.

SUMMER JOB OPPORTUNITY:  The McDonalds, at two locations, is looking for applicants for summer jobs.  The McDonalds at 2201 Rose Ave (Walmart shopping center) in Oxnard AND the McDonalds at the corner of Daily and Las Posas in Camarillo are accepting applications for summer work positions.  Students must be at 16 years of age or older to apply.

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.

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.


OXNARD SALSA FESTIVAL:  Volunteers are needed to help set-up and assist at the Oxnard Salsa Festival scheduled for July 28-29.  Volunteers application forms must be submitted to the Oxnard Salsa Festival Office by June 29.  Pick up information and a volunteer application in the College and Career Center.  Volunteer with your friends and earn Community Service credits in a fun atmosphere!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  The Meadowlark Service League is looking for students to volunteer to help set up events during their annual Food Festival “A Taste of Camarillo” which will be held at the Camarillo Ranch on July 29.  You would be working a minimum of 3 hours on any one of the five days volunteers are needed.  Earn community service credits while working in a fun environment.  Pick up a flyer in the College and Career Center.

Ongoing Events

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.