Weekly Update 08/30/19

1ST DAY

WELCOME BACK SPARTANS!!!

STUDENT NEWS

A couple “first day” photos of some RM students- we are blessed with some outstanding young men & women at Rio Mesa making it such a wonderful place to learn and interact in mutual respect! Spartans Elevate- Together We Rise! WE>me! – at Rio Mesa High School

Ms. Rano’s class is right to business, already doing labs learning the uncertainty of equipment and it’s effect on measurements.

Wishing a wonderful Happy Birthday to one of my favorite Spartans Chona turned the Big 1-8 today! Come out and support her the RM Girls’ Volleyball Team at home tonight at 6! Spartans Elevate- Together We Rise! WE>me!

Wonderful IB Art students volunteered their time this past weekend to create some wonderful, welcoming chalk-sidewalk-art for our students to arrive tomorrow on the first day of school! Such caring and talented students at RMHS! Spartans Elevate-Together We Rise! WE>me! – at Rio Mesa High School

Freshman Orientation led by Ms. G and the the Spartan Ambassadors (“You’ve Got a Friend in Me” Toy Story Theme)! Class of 2023 gonna be a great one! Spartans Elevate- Together We Rise! WE>me! – at Rio Mesa High School

STAFF NEWS

The wonderful Dr. Penelope DeLeon visiting and pumping up our Spartans on Day 1! Visiting with the dynamic T-Wing Teaching Staff! Spartans Elevate-Together We Rise! WE>me!

My favorite “last 1st day pic” for 2019-20 has to be this one with the legendary Spartan Teacher/Coach, Mr. Rick Torres – he will retire at the end of this year having devoted 37.5 years to the Rio Mesa Community. We will need to hire 4 people to fill the void he leaves. We >me!

Big thanks to RMHS PFO & RM alum Kirsten Croll for providing our Faculty & Staff a wonderful welcome back breakfast & awesome lunch today! Nice way to spend final day of prep for the 2019-20 school year – breaking bread with Spartan Fam! Spartans Elevate-Together We Rise! WE>me!

Big thanks to Ms. Martha Jimenez-Ito and the Rio Mesa Faculty club for purchasing positive messaging for the girls and boys restrooms at Rio Mesa. Ms. Jimenez-Ito put these up today! Spartans Elevate-Together We Rise! WE>me!

Big thanks to Jay Sorensen, Aaron Ferguson & RM’s own Gabe Roman for offering ed tech training to our non-myp faculty & staff yesterday while our IB MYP folks were in separate mandatory training. Thanks for making the time personal, relevant, and immediately useful! U guys rock!

New students in orientation at RMHS -new teachers in orientation at district office! Love it when the diversity of our new hires matches the diversity of our students. Building a community of continual improvement off the foundation of those who paved the way before us! WE>me!

And so it begins – “Welcome Back” Faculty and Staff Day! Looking forward to an incredibly wonderful 2019-2020 school year! Spartans Elevate-Together We Rise! WE>me!

ATHLETIC NEWS

Home Opener! GVB Rio Mesa 3 Hueneme 2 20-25 20-25 25-14 25-17 15-7 Kimmy Rice 30 assists Caitlyn Donart 11 kills Gigi Gutierrez 8 kills Camryn Morey 6 kills 3 aces Jaylin Velasco 6 kills!

Big congrats to RMHS Varsity Football on winning their first game of the year over Dos Pueblos 19 to 0! Way to start off the 2019–20 school year & season! Spartans Elevate-Together We Rise!WE>me!

So proud of the work our Cross Country Team put in this summer running around Oxnard & Camarillo. On Aug. 13th they took the workouts up to camp in Big Bear! Spartans Elevate-Together We Rise! WE>me!

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