SENIORS…The year is quickly coming to an end! If you have lost TEXT or LIBRARY books, you will NOT be allowed to attend prom, gradnite, or receive your diploma! IF YOU OWE…YOU WON’T GO! Notices have been mailed to your parents. TAKE CARE OF BOOK BUSINESS NOW! DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO RETURN OR PAY FOR LOST BOOKS!!! Please see Mrs. Petti in the Book Room. She is open at 7:30 a.m. to assist you.
APRIL IS ART MONTH! On Thursday, April 4, the 10th annual IB art show will be held at the Camarillo Ranch House from 4:30 – 6:30 pm. On Tuesday, April 9, the District Art Show will be held at the Maritime Museum with reception starting at 5:30. All month long a sculpture exhibit: Mr. Contreras, I Shrunk the Kids! will be on display in the library. Come check out artwork from Ms. Basden’s 1st and 2nd period 3-D Sculpture class.
DANCE CLUB (REVISED): There will be a Dance club meeting next Tuesday, March 19 and dance club dance starting on Wednesday, March 20th. Anyone who wants to be a part of the spring show please come out to the meeting on Tuesday and learn a fun dance on Wednesday!
2019 SUMMER SCHOOL: Current RMHS Students’ only have a little more than TWO WEEKS to sign up for Summer School at Rio Mesa High School. Classes will begin on July 1 and go through July 26, 2019. The registration deadline is Friday, March 29, 2019. All summer school forms and master agreements MUST be turned in by this date. Busing will be provided to some locations. Classes may be changed or canceled, at any time, due to lack of enrollment. Direct any questions to Mrs. Ortiz.
SPARTAN’S FOR A CURE will be hosting a fundraiser for the American Cancer Research Association where they will be offering students the opportunity to throw a whipped cream pie on a participating teacher of their choice (Holloway, Jimenez, Hansen, Espinoza, Phillips, Law and Guizar). You can purchase 2 pies for $5. Come out to the quad and show your support!
BLOOD DRIVE: If you are 16 years or older and would like to donate blood, please see Ms. Guizar in the ASB room in order to sign up! Blood drive will take place on March 22nd.
SENIORS! Don’t Forget to purchase your Grad Night Tickets. Grad Night is June 12th! The last day to purchase tickets will be April 5th.
RMHS SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION: I wanted to make you aware that the Rio Mesa Scholarship Foundation has an “Amazon Smile” account. You shop the same way you do on Amazon.com except you use the link below. We receive a donation on purchases at no additional cost to you or Amazon! It’s easy! Just click on the link below! Please SHARE the link below and start using the next time you shop online! https://smile.amazon.com/ch/95-3278137
ATTENTION SENIORS: Are you planning on participating in Senior Activities like Gradnite? You will NOT be allowed to purchase tickets if you have 3 or more Unverified Absences. See Attendance Advisor, Mrs. Ramirez, in the office to check your attendance!
Clubs / Athletics
DANCE CLUB: Dance is starting today, March 13th. Anyone who wanted to be a part of the spring show should’ve come to the meeting yesterday as you will be learning a fun dance today! See Ms. Scholler for more information.
DANCE AUDITIONS: Advanced Dance auditions for next year are April 3rd and 4th from 3:15 pm-5:30 pm in the dance room. Please see Ms. Scholler for more 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.
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 J
College & Career
RMHS SENIORS: Transfer Making It Happen (TMIH). Learn more about transferring from a community College to a UC campus. TMIH provides information on transfer options to UC schools. Students are required to attend all sessions at their high school. Registration is required. (Please see Ms. Correa in Room 34 for more information)
Workshop 1: Why Transfer to a UC?
Monday, April 8th, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Workshop 2: How to Transfer to a UC
Wednesday, April 10th, 12:00 – 1:00 PM
RMHS JUNIORS: EAOP Senior Year Panel Saturday, March 16, 2019, 10 AM – 12 PM, RM 34 – Learn about the expectations of your Senior Year and College Applications. LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED! Please RSVP with Ms. Correa in Room 34.
TODAY!! RESUME WORKSHOP: Lake Casitas Water Adventure will be on our campus on Friday, March 15th during lunch and 5th period! They will be promoting employment opportunities during lunch time and will be running a resume workshop and going over interview tips during 5th period. Please see Ms. Magaña in the CCC to sign up for the resume workshop. Space is limited!
SENIORS: If you have not completed your Community College Application OR have not shown proof of completion, please see Ms. Magaña in the CCC as soon as possible.
JUNIORS: The Career Expo on March 22nd is an opportunity to meet with professionals in various fields and find out what steps are needed to pursue these careers. It is an opportunity for you all to discover your passion. The interaction with these professionals and their career paths can help with big decisions you will have to make next year such as what major you choose to pursue. Permission slip forms can be found in the College and Career Center.
SENIORS: Oxnard College is having an upcoming event called “OC Friday” taking place on April 5, 2019. At this event students will meet with an Oxnard College counselor (individually) to plan one to two semesters of courses as well as meeting ALL of the remaining enrollment requirements needed to become a student at Oxnard College. Please pick up a permission slip form in the College and Career Center if you are interested in participating.
UPWARD 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.