NOTHING NEW TO REPORT…
SENIORS / GRADUATION: Seniors, it’s time to order your cap, gown and graduation items. Jostens will be here on Tuesday, January 15th, from 1st -5th periods, through your econ/ govt classes. Finish strong Class of 2019.
DRAMA NEWS! Due to the fires, the play has been postponed until January 19th and 20th. Tickets with the old date will be honored.
RMHS DANCE: The Rio Mesa Dance Students will be having their annual winter show “The ABC’s of Dance” on Friday January 25th in the RMHS gym at 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm. Tickets are $5 pre-sale and $7 at the door. Tickets will go on sale next Monday (1/14) until 12:16 pm on Friday, January 25th (day of the show). You may purchase tickets from the ASB office, from Ms. Scholler or from any advance dance student. Come out and support the Rio Mesa dancers!
RECYCLE FOR SIGHT BOX: The students from the Leo’s Club have placed a box in the office for eye glasses that you no longer want but can be recycled. If you have eye glasses that you no longer use but are still in good condition, we will take them. Lions club takes them all over the world for those in need. The box is in the office, but you can send to room 75 as well.
Clubs / Athletics
BOYS TRACK AND FIELD: See Coach Martinez in Room T-4 for more information.
GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD: Any girl interested in participating in Track and Field this year needs to see Coach Torres ASAP. Please stop by room 45 for information.
SWIM TEAM: Boys and girls swim team tryouts will be held on Wednesday, January 16th, after school. For questions see Coach McKnett in room 46.
FAITH HOPE LOVE CLUB (FHL): FHL invites everyone to join us as we pray for our school, the year, our country, etc. FHL will meet every Wednesday at lunch.
MESA: Attention students with an interest in STEM: You are invited to join the weekly MESA (Math Engineering Science Achievement) meetings in Room 12 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.
STUDENT NUTRITION COUNCIL: The Student Nutrition Council’s SNAC Club meets every Tuesday in room 47. Help try new foods for the cafeteria, earn volunteer hours
College & Career
JUNIORS & SENIORS: If you have a job and need elective credits, you can still sign up for the Spring Semester session of Work Experience. Your hours worked on the job can mean 5 or 10 elective credits. It is a great way to make up missing credits or to be dismissed early, so you can get to work earlier. See Ms. Wayne in Room 20 for more details and to get enrolled.
INTERESTED IN THE MEDICAL FIELD? Career Education Center (ROP) will be offering a medical terminology course Semester 2 for 10th and 11th grade students. This class is a prerequisite for all of the medical classes held through the Career Education Center (ROP). The class will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5 PM at Oxnard Adult Education (1101 W. 2nd St.). You must provide your own transportation. The class will fill up quick, so register today online at: cec.gosignmeup.com or see Mrs. McDevitt in the counseling office.
The JANUARY SCHOLARSHIP LIST is available in the College and Career Center. There are at least six new scholarships including the Rio Mesa Scholarship Foundation Scholarship for only RMHS students with a GPA of 3.5 and above, and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation Scholars Scholarship for students who are leaders and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Be sure to pick up a copy of the Scholarship List and take a little time during the Winter Break to complete these applications for FREE money for college!!
COUNSELING NEWS: The end of the semester is coming at the end of January! Get ready and be prepared! Good luck, Spartans! You can do it!
After school online A-G repair and credit recovery classes for seniors and now juniors continue. Please see your counselor to see if you qualify.
This year, our RMHS Migrant Education Speech and Debate is getting a new coach and the new coach is Claudia Gonzalez. She is still accepting students on the team and practices have begun! For more information, please see Claudia Gonzalez or Cuba Montero in the front office.
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Students aged 16 or older may apply for a file clerk position with Alamar Healthcare, Inc. located in Camarillo. The position is for a student to file patient records in this medical office, during afternoon hours Monday – Friday, for a total of 15 hours of work a week. If interested, pick up a flyer with contact information, in the College and Career Center.
SENIORS – Please come to the College and Career Center when you receive your student ID number (900……) from the community college to which you applied. In the email you received from your college, there is a link to set up your portal. Use a desktop computer (works better than using your smartphone) and click on the “Set-up Wizard” link to create your portal WITHIN 10 days or that link expires! Congratulations on submitting your community college application.
College Application Workshops After School Tuesday and Thursday in Room 34, from 3:00PM – 5:00PM
ELD TUTORING: ELD Tutoring will take place Mondays through Thursdays from 3:15 – 4:15.
KHAN ACADEMY: Stop by room 34 to get set up on Khan Academy any day During Nutrition, Lunch, or After school.
VOLUNTEER AT THE CAMARILLO LIBRARY: Several opportunities are available to earn community service hours by volunteering at the Camarillo Library. You might help by being a Homework Coach, a Technology Coach, be on the Teen Advisory Board, or help at Special Events. A volunteer application is available in the College and Career Center.
ALL GRADES: Visit with college representatives. Many colleges send representatives to Rio Mesa OR to our local area to give you information and answer all your questions. Pick up a list of COLLEGE VISITS in the College and Career Center and make a point to visit with these college representatives.
TWITTER: Follow Counselors on twitter! @RMHS_Counselors
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, etc., please come claim them.
WHAT I NEED (WIN) APP: The “WHAT I NEED” app empowers homeless or resource-insecure youths and adults to locate free supportive services. WIN’s searchable database enables users to find and connect to hundreds of essential programs offering: shelter, food, medical care, crisis support, drop-in centers, government benefits, legal counsel, transportation, jobs, educations, and different hotlines. It is designed for vulnerable youths ages 12-25. All providers represented in the WIN directory offer assistance and services to unaccompanied youth who simply walk in, (allowing vulnerable youth to obtain essential services without pre-screening or referral). Also included are agencies who serve unique populations including foster youth, LGBTQ youth, youths struggling with mental illness, pregnant or parenting teens, and young veterans as well as victims of assault or sexual violence, sexual exploitation, and/or domestic abuse. The app serves as a valuable tool for the community at large.
ATTENTION STUDENTS! You need a pass from your teacher to go to the Health Office for medical care, except in the following instances:
- You are actively bleeding, or
- You are having an asthma attack with labor / difficulty breathing, or
- You are escorted by a staff member, or
- To take medication, or
- You have a true emergency.