BILITERACY SEAL: Did you take the same language for 4 years? Did you earn a 3, 4 or 5 on a language AP exam? Did you earn a 4 or above on the Spanish French or Spanish exam? Do you speak Mixteco? Then you might just qualify for the Biliteracy seal! Applications are now available from your world language AP and IB teachers. Please see your Spanish or French teacher as soon as possible since they are due on February 27th.
UPWARED BOUND: The first part of the Upward Bound application is now available. Upward Bound is a program through California Lutheran University that helps first generation, low income, 9th and 10th grade students, prepare for and complete college. If you are accepted in to the program you will get to attend a free 6-week program at CLU where you will live in the dorms, take classes, and experience life as a college student. Throughout your remaining high school years, you will receive many benefits, including tutoring, workshops, college and career guidance, field trips, and college tours. If you are interested, please see Mrs. Kenney in the counseling department.
LOVE IS IN THE AIR! Buy a Sweetheart gram for $5.00 that includes a long stem red rose, a candy good-bag and a personalized note to a special someone. They are on sale today on the stage and will be delivered on Thursday, Valentine’s Day, during 2nd and 3rd period.
AP EXAMS: Advance Placement exams will go on sale starting January 30, 2019, in the ASB bookkeeper’s office. Exams are $94 each. Last day to order is February 28, 2019. Please visit the College Board website for testing start dates. Also, check the schedule below (attached) to see if there’s a conflict with an IB exam you’ve already signed up for. If there is a conflict, you MUST GO SEE MS. ORTIZ ASAP! (3/7)
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.
SENIORS: If you missed out on ordering a Senior windbreaker, here’s your chance to get one. The ASB window has extras for sale. They are available on a first come first serve basis and cost only $45. If you already have yours and wish to exchange the size, again first come first serve.
ATTENTION ALL AP TEST TAKERS! Please see Mrs. Montero for a fee waiver during nutrition, lunch, or after school.
Clubs / Athletics
SOFTBALL FUNDRAISER: Our JV softball coach, Victor Palazuelos is offering a fundraising opportunity. Please see the link below for more details. Our Hitters Need a Place to Call Home: Any contribution you make to our project will be doubled by Dick’s Sporting Goods. https://www.donorschoose.org/project/our-hitters-need-a-place-to-call-home/3868886 Coach P
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.
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.
GSA CLUB: Rio Mesa’s GSA (Genders and Sexualities Alliance) is running again for the second semester! Please come to Room 26 at lunch on Tuesday, February 12th: bring your lunch and ideas for how we can be a more active club on campus. If you can’t make it, but you’re interested in joining, please see Ms. Chancer in Room 13 or Ms. Brennan in Room 26.
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
TEQUIO MEETINGS: During 2nd semester, the Tequio Club will be meeting every Friday, at lunch, in room 80A, and all are invited. Junta de Tequio Cada viernes durante el almuerzo en salón 80A y todos están invitados
College & Career
College and Career Google Classroom Students please be sure to join the College and Career Google Classroom for scholarship list updates, job opportunities, deadlines, resources, events and much more! CODE: stta7wd. Not sure how to join? Please see Ms. Magaña in the College and Career Center for assistance.
SENIORS: Plan to attend Ventura College next Fall? Then Pirate Friday is for you! Pirate Friday is on March 8th. Here, you will have an opportunity to learn about the services, departments, clubs and organizations Ventura College has to offer. A campus tour is also included in the agenda. Please see Ms. Magaña in the College and Career Center to register as space is limited!
TONIGHT!!! Financial Aid Night for SENIORS is on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM in Room 34 (English) or in Room 25 (Spanish). Parent and student must be present. Please bring both parent and students’ 2017 taxes and W2s.
SENIORS: Students is you have already completed the Financial Aid Application (FAFSA or California Dream Act) please create a WEBGRANTS4STUDNETS account. Please stop by room 34 if you need additional help.
Rio Mesa High School Sophomores: Want to learn more information about colleges and universities? The A-G requirements? Visit College Campuses in California? Are you interested in joining the University of California, Santa Barbara Early Academic Outreach Program?! See Ms. Correa in Room 34 for more information. 😊
Rio Mesa High School Seniors: Have you been admitted to schools? Please check in with Ms. Correa in Room 34.
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 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.
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.
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.
TWITTER: Follow Counselors on twitter! @RMHS_Counselors
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.
AP and IB Testing 2019 – Rio Mesa High School
Specific times will be provided to test takers prior to the test date.
If you are taking an AP test other than those listed here, go to collegeboard.com for a full testing calendar.
May 6-10 and
May 13-17, 2019
|Test Date||Morning (8 a.m.)||Afternoon (12 p.m.)|
|AP United States Government and Politics||AP Chinese Language and Culture
AP Environmental Science
AP Spanish Language and Culture
|AP Japanese Language and Culture
AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based
|AP English Literature and
|AP European History
AP French Language and Culture
AP Spanish Literature and Culture
|AP German Language and Culture
|AP United States History||AP Computer Science Principles
AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based
Studio Art: May 10, 8 p.m. ET is the last day for your school to submit digital portfolios and to gather 2-D Design and Drawing students for the physical portfolio assembly. Students should have forwarded their completed digital portfolios to their teachers well before this date.
|Test Date||Morning (8 a.m.)||Afternoon (12 p.m.)|
|AP Biology||AP Physics C: Mechanics
IMPORTANT ALERT AFTERNOON (2 p.m.)
|AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
|AP Art History
AP Human Geography
|AP English Language and Composition||AP Italian Language and Culture
|AP Comparative Government and Politics
AP World History
AP Music Theory
|AP Computer Science A
|2019 AP Late-Testing Dates|
|Morning 8 a.m. (Local Time)||Afternoon 12 p.m. (Local Time)|
|English Language and Composition
Physics C: Mechanics
Computer Science A
Japanese Language and Culture
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
Computer Science Principles
Physics 1: Algebra-Based
United States History
|Chinese Language and Culture
French Language and Culture
Italian Language and Culture
Physics 2: Algebra-Based
English Literature and Composition
United States Government and Politics
|Comparative Government and Politics
German Language and Culture
Spanish Language and Culture
Spanish Literature and Culture