Student Board Recognition
So proud of our Spartan Valedictorians! Such wonderful individuals with the brightest of futures. Certainly our country will be in good hands as these Spartans go on to make their global impact! Spartans Elevate- Together We Rise! WE>me!
This week the Math Department was proud to award 40 seniors with their math cord, which indicates that they completed the UC/CSU a-g requirements for math and maintained a 3.5 gpa in all of their math classes over 4 years. Nice job, class of 2019!
Adult Transition Class of 2019
These students received a cord from World Language for taking and passing an AP or IB exam or taking a world language course for 4 years. There are 84 students who have qualified for our first ever cord award. Rio Mesa hopes to continue this tradition for years to come!
Biliteracy Seal Recipients
Rio Mesa is so proud of our Biliteracy seal recipients! We have 71! They proved proficiency for the state of California in French, Korean, Mixteco and Spanish! We are so proud of the class of 2019!
We had 9 students earn the volunteer cord from the Leo’s Club (Lion’s club of Oxnard presented them)! These students put in 40 hours of volunteer hours this school year! They even helped out at the Rose parade floats! Clarisse Castañeda, Naomy Hernández, Olga Hernández, Giselle López, Vanessa Juárez, Larissa Peñaloza, Jennifer Velásquez, Brandon Vásquez and Juliana Villagomez.
RM students audited water, trash & resource use & elements that contribute to ocean acidification & providing solutions to school. Two teams made finals & competed @ MERITO Foundation’s 2018-2019 EECCOA Challenge (Energy Efficiency to Mitigate Climate Change & Ocean Acidification).
RM Asian Club (Shi Young Kim, faculty sponsor) took 35 students to visit The Japanese-American National Museum & took The Democracy Tour. Each was assigned someone to research (their lives before, during & after WW2). The Thursday trip included a cultural review of Japan Town.
We are not supposed to have favorites, but can’t help feel extra special to present RM Registrar, Ms. Barbara Sutton, with her 20-year service award! She is an asset to RM & OUHSD! She’s like everyone’s mom, counselor, & BFF! We love u Barb! Spartans Elevate- Together We Rise! WE>me! – at Rio Mesa High School
Hot off the press! Hope you bought yours! The 2019 RM yearbook is in! It was definitely a class/year to remember! Spartans Elevate- Together We Rise! WE>me!
Academic Senior Awards
During our Academic Senior Awards Night on Wednesday, May 29th we recognized over 90 students who received some kind of scholarship or award. 220 scholarships or academic/community awards were given out and 100 monetary scholarships or awards were given out for a total of $1,287,062.
Way to go Class of 2019!
We successfully had the first annual caring closet “store”. Room 75 was turned into a store where students who needed it could go get clothes that they needed for free. All donations were provided by Rio Mesa staff and students. A huge thanks to Gabriela Amon, Susie Barroso, Anna Binney, Rafa Cahue, Paige Egelsten, Claudia González,Diana Guerra, Kristene Kenney, Shi Young Kim, Michelle Martinez, Cuba Montero, Verity Olliff and Cindy Stancil for donating their time to keep the closet open all day. It was a wonderful end of the year activity that helps students all year long with basic hygiene products. All the clothes that wasn’t taken was donated to Church in the Alley after. It was so successful that I will be planning the next one in the fall for “back to school”.