THE FIRST DRAGG OXNARD POLICE PROGRAM: The DRAGG program is open to all high school students between the ages of 15-18 that have an interest in the automotive industry and job exploration. Students can earn 5 credits for participating. Students who have successfully completed the DRAGG program will take away valuable experience that they can apply to careers in the automotive industry and life skills that are valuable in any career. Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00pm – 7:00pm. Classes start Thursday, February 13th. Applications can be picked up in the College and Career Center or with your counselor. You can also find them in the College and Career Center google classroom (code: stta7wd). (Exp. February 13)
ORMOND BEACH CLEAN-UP PROJECT: Please help us clean and restore Ormond Beach on the next two dates. Feb. 15th: Join Surfrider and The Nature Conservancy from 9am-12pm for a clean-up at The Nature Conservancy’s beautiful Ormond Beach property and adjacent dunes/lagoon edge. Meet at the East entrance of Ormond Beach Preserve at 301 E McWane Blvd. Oxnard 93033.
Feb. 22nd: Not just Feb. 22nd, but every Saturday, from 8:30am-12pm Pt. Hueneme Councilmember Steven Gama leads a beach clean-up at Ormond Beach. Meet at parking lot “C” south of the Hueneme pier at the Alaska 261 memorial. Note: People under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign their liability waiver. Feb 1st and Feb 15th, folks/groups with minors will be directed through TNC property to the adjacent Ormond Beach dunes and lagoon edge for their clean up. Wear close toed shoes, long pants and comfortable clothes. Please bring a reusable water bottle. Water, snacks, grabbers and buckets, or bags will be provided. Questions? Please contact Chair@ventura.surfrider.org (Exp. February 22)
SENIORS: Grad nite tickets are on sale at the ASB window, however you must fill out a field trip authorization form with Parents’ signatures prior to purchasing your ticket. If you plan on attending both Grad Nites you will need two separate field trip forms. Please be advised, Rio Mesa has a NO Refunds Policy for Grad Nite purchases, NO Exceptions. Any questions please stop by the ASB window. (Exp. June)
DREAM IT BE IT PROGRAM: The Dream It, Be It program can help you plan your future! When you participate in this program you will learn about setting and achieving goals, choosing careers and identifying alternatives to obstacles to ensure success, and how to move forward when things don’t go as planned. Females in the 9th grade are encouraged to join us for a day of learning and fun! Breakfast and lunch will be provided. For more information and to sign up please see Ms. Magaña in the College and Career Center. Space is limited! (No Exp.)
SENIORS: If you would like to get a fee waiver for the ACT, please see Ms Montero in the Counseling Office during nutrition, lunch or after school. If you could like a fee waiver for the SAT and did NOT get one last year, please see Ms Montero in the Counseling Office during nutrition, lunch or after school. If you already took the SAT with a fee waiver last year, you get your fee waivers for 2019-2020 from your online College Board account. (No Exp.)
Clubs / Athletics
ATTENTION UPWARD BOUND APPLICANTS: Don’t forget to turn in your completed Upward Bound applications to Ms. Kenney’s office by February 13th! (Exp. February 13)
EVENT STAFF CLUB: Get involved on campus! Join Event Staff to volunteer at home sporting events and other school activities. Come see Mr. Holdsworth in room 24 for information. Events are updated every Monday. (No Exp.)
MIGRANT EDUCATION PROGRAM AND ELD STUDENTS: Do you need help with homework? After School Tutoring is available on Tuesday and Thursday in the library from 3:15pm to 4:15pm with Ms. Gonzalez. (No Exp.)
ESTUDIANTES DEL PROGRAMA DE EDUCACIÓN MIGRANTE Y ELD: ¿Necesitas ayuda con la tarea? Ven a tutoría después de escuela los martes y jueves en la biblioteca de 3:15 pm a 4:15 pm con Ms. Gonzalez. (No Exp.)
College & Career
EMMA NYLEN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM: Approximately 20-50 scholarships are provided through the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Ventura Emma Nylen Trust Fund every year. Amounts awarded may vary from $100-$1,000. In order to be considered, you must have a GPA of at least 2.0 or higher, and either currently be or have been in the past, a resident of Ventura County. For more information please see application (Exp. April 24)
FINANCIAL AID NIGHT: The last two financial aid nights are on Thursday, February 6th and Wednesday, February 26th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm in room 34 and room 25. In order to complete your financial aid applications you must bring student and parent 2018 taxes and W2’s. Once complete, be sure to check in with the staff in the college and career center to be entered in the upcoming raffles! Remember if the class of 2020 reaches their goal of 80% complete, RMHS will have an ALL senior music festival or dance. (Exp. February 26).
HIGH SCHOOL ESSAY CONTEST: Are you a cancer survivor? Have you helped a family member or friend deal with Cancer? Share your story. For more information visit www.cancersupportvvsb.org Submissions must be received by midnight, Saturday, February 29, 2020. (Exp. February 29)
SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS: Students please remember to notify Ms. Magaña immediately upon receiving any scholarship awards so that she will know to include you in the Rio Mesa High School Annual Senior Academic Awards Program, to be held on May 27, 2020. (Exp. May 27)
ATTENTION SENIORS: If you have unverified absences, please see Mrs. Ramirez in the attendance advisor’s office to resolve them. Grad-Night tickets will be on sale soon, but you will NOT be allowed to purchase a ticket if you do not meet attendance requirements. (Exp. June)
OXNARD COLLEGE STEM SUMMER PROGRAM: Oxnard College invites you to be a part of a STEM summer experience you will never forget! Get hands on STEM field experience and enhance your STEM and life skills. This experience is FREE and students may earn 5 elective credits. Lunch will be provided daily. Space is limited! Apply now at ocstemcenter.org (No Exp)
INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Bank of America is looking for the next generation of community leaders. If you are a junior or senior in high school and are working to make a difference in your school or community, we want to support you.
As a Student Leader, you will participate in an eight-week paid internship at a local nonprofit organization where you will learn first-hand about the needs of your community and the critical role nonprofits play. In addition, you will learn valuable civic, social and business leadership skills. Each Student Leader will attend the Student Leaders Summit held in Washington, D.C. where you will learn how government, business and the nonprofit sector work together to address critical community needs. Visit www.bankofamerica.com/studentleaders . (No Exp.)
ATTENTION SENIORS: Apply for the State Seal of Biliteracy. The applications are available online and are ready for students to apply. We are not collecting anything this year. You can apply and upload your documents on the website. You can go to oxnardunion.org and put biliteracy seal in the search box. The application is the first link or you can click on the link below: https://www.oxnardunion.org/news/2020/attention-seniors-apply-today-for-the-state-seal-of-biliteracy/ If you have any questions, go see your Spanish or French teacher. (No Expiration)
COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER GOOGLE CLASSROOM: Students please be sure to join the College and Career Center Google Classroom for scholarship list updates, job opportunities, deadlines, resources, events and much more! Not sure how to join? Please see Ms. Magaña in the College and Career Center for assistance. CODE: stta7wd (No Exp.)