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Weekly Update



A HUGE thank you to Ms. Adam-Chavez ́ class for exercising and putting posters all over our school to promote the Caring Closet!  This really is a group effort!  Thank you all for supporting our students!

After a day in shock I cried myself to sleep last night at the tragic loss of a beloved icon Kobe Bryant. Weeping lasted for a night but joy came in the morning through the love that exists in our kids at Rio Mesa HS (as it regularly does). Tell your loved ones you love them! WE>me

So proud of Ms. Scholler & her RM dance program! Their show last Friday was AWESOME! With dancers/classes ranging from very advanced to intermediate to beginners- close to 200 students of all ability levels amazed crowds with outstanding performances! Spartans Elevate!We>me!


Big congrats Mr. Chris Holden-selected PBIS “PRIDE of Sparta” Staff Award 2nd quarter. Mr. Holden has stepped up to serve some of our most at-promise students & has given hours outside of school sponsoring club events including participation in the Ormond Beach Clean-up.

Big congrats to the T-Wing Teachers (D.Soliz, C.Moody, S.Tchiprout, J. Brennan, V.Oliff, M. .Martinez, L. Williford) selected as PBIS wing of the 2nd quarter for their outstanding efforts to connect with students and be that visible, caring adult students can count on! Spartans Elevate!

So cool to present Mr. Carl Melhorn a YC&C 2nd qtr Teacher/staff appreciation award – he was also selected as one of our PBIS Star Teachers of the 2nd quarter! We also got to checkout projects his kids did on TKAM (they had to do a 3-D model of Maycomb, Alabama)…they’re edible!

AED/CPR Training

AED/CPR training attendees were Alexis Ortiz, Darlene Garcia, Deborah Hoyt,
Darell Cleveland Scott Dunst,, Regina Petti, and Shelley Ragland

Stop The Bleed Training

RMHS had a Stop the bleed training last week. The purpose of the Stop the Bleed training is to better prepare the public to save lives if people nearby are severely bleeding. This preparation is being done by raising awareness and teaching people how to learn three quick actions to control serious bleeding.  The program has been adopted by the Ventura County EMS Agency and all first responding agencies within the County.

Training attendees were Alexis Ortiz, Brandon Fuchs, Darell Cleveland, Elizabeth Tobias, Francisco Ramos, Larry Trimble, Laurena Guizar, Lisa Wyrick, Margery Ricards, Misako Chavis, Melanie Samples, Olivia Ramirez, Rafael Cahue, Scott Dunst, Stephen Ware, Susie Barroso, Irene Sy, Regina Petti, Ricardo Turrubiartes, and Richard Estrada.

RM is so proud of Mrs. Martha Jimenez-Ito for her hardwork & dedication to the students of RMHS. With help of colleagues like Ms. Anna Binney & generous parents/community members like Mrs. Hiji, she is providing a great resource to our most at-promise students!

So proud of RM students & SRO, Deputy Turrubiartes, who participated in the 2020 Chandler Arizona Tactical Explorer Competition. Syanna Valdivia -Sheriff’s Headquarters Station; Julian Tellez-Oxnard PD; Alex Garcia-Port Hueneme PD. This yr 62 teams competing from throughout USA.


College & Career Center

The Martin Luther King Jr. committee of Ventura County hosted their 34th annual birthday observance on Monday, January 20th. Two of our senior spartans, Jeremy Rogers and D’Asia Stephens were recognized for demonstrating academic excellence and good character! Congratulations Jeremy and D’Asia! Thank you for representing Rio Mesa! We are very proud of you!

On Wednesday, January 22nd we had our third financial aid night of the school year! In the month of February we will have two financial aid nights in order to assure that our students are completing their financial aid applications prior to the deadline of March 2nd! Our next workshops will be on Thursday, February 6th and Wednesday, February 26th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. There will be help in both English and Spanish. If you plan to attend either of these please do not forget to bring your 2018 W2s/Taxes in order to complete the application the same night! If you have any questions please call Ms. Magaña in the College and Career Center at 805-278-2979.


Congrats to RM Girls Varsity Water Polo! They went 3-1 on the weekend at the Wolfpack tournament in Corona with their only loss in an overtime 6-5. Unfortunately they lost to Ventura today but captured the 2nd place finish in PVL and will head into CIF playoffs! Spartans Elevate!

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