RMHS Bulletin for Friday, 5/17/19

SPARTAN NEWS

WHAT’S NEW?

The Rio Mesa Dance program is having their annual spring dance show “Center Stage” this Friday, May 17th at 7:30 pm at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center! Tickets are being sold now for $8 or $10 at the door the night of the show.  Come out and support Rio Mesa Dance!  

The 20th Century Onyx Club, Inc. will be here at lunch on Friday, May 17th in the College and Career Center to promote their Debutante Program. All young ladies of African-American heritage that are Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors are invited to attend the presentation. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Magaña in the College and Career Center.

Basketball Tryouts: All boys in 9th, 10th, and 11th grade interested in playing basketball next year for Rio Mesa , must come to mandatory tryouts Monday, May 20th, 6:30-8:30 and Tuesday May 21st, 5:30-7:30 in the gym. You must have a physical on file to tryout and attend both tryouts. For questions contact Coach Kiech at rio.mesa.spartans.bb@gmail.com

All Girls Interested in playing soccer next year:  There is an informational meeting on Monday 5/19, at Lunch in RM 60.  Meeting will discuss tryouts, spring and summer workouts, and other useful information.  Any questions contact Coach Rodriguez in RM 67 or by school email.  Hope to see you there.

Hackathon by the Sea-Girls Edition registration is officially open! The goal of this event is to empower girls and increase their confidence using and creating technology. This event is open to all female Ventura County students in grades 7–12. To sign up, go to www.hackathonbythesea.com. See Ms. Magaña in the College and Career Center if you have any questions.

JUNIORS: The Early Academic Outreach Program is offering a summer academy to help you start the college application process. Its goal is for students to understand and begin the process; draft the personal insight questions; complete the brag sheet, work on scholarship applications; and explore colleges and majors. (Transportation will be provided). For more information Please see Ms. Correa in Room 34 Sessions Schedule: Monday July 8 –  Friday July 12 8:00 AM – 12:45 PM

There will be an IB Chemistry HL/SL Boot Camp in Room 12 starting May 20th– May 24th. This boot camp will take place during lunch time. Please feel free to bring your lunch but be on time at the start of lunch! If you are signed up for IB Chemistry HL/SL, please stop by Room 12 and sign up or through Google Classroom using the enroll code: sldv1m. ALL prospective IB Chemistry students are encouraged to attend.

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What’s Happening?

ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS (ESPECIALLY SENIORS): There are only eight (4) Saturday schools left. If you need to make up unverified absences come and see Mrs. Ramirez, attendance advisor in the front office. Seniors CANNOT have 3 or more unverified absences otherwise you will not be eligible to participate in senior activities such as (grad-night, prom, walking the line for graduation, extra-curricular activities). Also, if you do not receive a reminder slip for Saturday school that does not mean you don’t have Saturday school. It is still your responsibility to attend all dates assigned to you.

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.

CLOTHING DRIVEThe One People Club is collecting new, and slightly used clothing for the homeless population.  You may turn in your items to Miss Stancil’s room 44, or any one of your teachers.  Let’s show the community our Spartan Pride by helping those in need!

Clubs / Athletics

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                                           

JUNIORS: Do you want a fee waiver for the ACT or SAT exams in May or June? If so, please see Ms. Montero in the Counseling Department during nutrition, lunch or after school, for more information.

RMHS JUNIORS’ SAT AND ACT REGISTRATION DRIVE: Stop by room 34 during Nutrition, Lunch, or after school to get help registering for the SAT or ACT.

GIRLS WHO CODE:   This summer there will be a Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program for 10th and 11th grade girls going into their junior or senior year. This is a free 7-week program and it’s a great opportunity that looks good on college applications. Girls who Code also provides travel and housing stipends for eligible applicants. Participants will learn about computer science, gain exposure to tech jobs, and join a sisterhood of girls who are using computer science to become change-makers. Coding experience is not required. Visit this link for more information: https://girlswhocode.com/summer-immersion-programs/

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

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! @RMHSCounselors

Ongoing Events

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:

  1. You are actively bleeding, or
  2. You are having an asthma attack with labor / difficulty breathing, or
  3. You are escorted by a staff member, or
  4. To take medication, or
  5. You have a true emergency
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