Student Announcements 1/14/16

RHS Student Announcements
        Thursday,  January 14, 2016   A Day

Today:

After school Weather:
Please wait OUTSIDE ☀

This Friday, January 15, R-Pantry, Ralston High School's food bank will open. For the time being, it will be open every Friday after school until 4:00. The purpose of R-Pantry is to provide Ralston students with food to take home. R-Pantry will be staffed by teachers. If you have questions, you can talk to Ms. Hartman, Ms. Engel, Ms. Hefflinger, Madame Oglesby, Ms. Raders, or Dr. Boster. 
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes will meet Thursday, January 14th @7:15AM.

The RHS debate team will have a parent meeting on January 20th at 6PM. This will be to discuss the parent volunteers we will need for the February 6th tournament. Please plan on attending with your parents. 

Are you looking for community service hours? Mr. Garst and the RHS debate team may be exactly what you need! The debate team will be hosting a tournament on February 6th and is in need of student volunteers. If you're interested, please see Mr. Garst in B208 to sign up. First come, first served. 

The Ralston Gender/Sexualities alliance will meet for the first time this semester on Thursday the 21st. We will be discussing the National Day of Silence and the other GSA events. 

Come to SPANISH CLUB next Wednesday (Jan. 20and find out what uvas (grapes) have to do with the New Year!  As always - food and fun!  All are welcome!

Do you like trivia questions? Are you looking for a club to add to your day? Quiz Bowl will meet Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30-4 in B121. Anyone is welcome. Come check it out. If you have questions see Ms. Hartman in B121. 
TRAVEL TO FRANCE! Join fellow Ralston French students on our 2017 trip to travel for twelve days, June 5-17, to the Loire Valley, Montpellier, and Paris. Come to our informational meeting on Wednesday, January 20 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in A102. Enrollment is open until January 31! See Madame Oglesby or Madame Henry to learn how to sign up!

Does kayaking, zip-lining, horseback riding, relaxing in a hot spring and on a beach sound good to you?  Join our group from RHS that is going to Costa Rica in June 2017!  For more information just ask Sra. Plugge or Honke and grab a flyer outside A104.  $100 off the price until March of this year!  A payment plan is available and you have over a year to save.  It is possible!

Our first French Club meeting of the new year will be Friday, January 15 in A101. We will be eating King’s Cake to celebrate L’Epiphanie, and playing the most rousing game of Tape les Mots that has ever transpired in order to honor our crazy and beloved French classmate Reid Adler. 

FAIR meetings will meet twice a month instead of once a week this semester. FAIR is Ralston's diversity club that promotes inclusion and social justice awareness. Email dene.oglesby@ralstonschools.org if you'd like to be on our email list for updates. Our January meetings will be Tuesday, January 19 and Monday, January 25 from 3:30-4:30pm in A102.

Community Service Opportunity
Meadows elementary is having their Books and Bingo this Friday from 5-7 p.m. and would love some help from high school students who may need some community service hours.  Please email Lisa Schroeder at:  lisa_schroeder@ralstonschools.org asap for more information or to sign up!
College/Career Center
If you signed up for the Wayne State campus visit on Thursday, Jan. 21, remember that your permission slip is due to Mrs. Barker today.
Seniors:  The Ralston Fraternal Order of Police scholarship is due to Mrs. Balus or Officer Yount today.
Attention Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors:  A representative from Harvard University will be in Lecture Room C on Tuesday, January 19th during homeroom.  Come and learn about this prestigious school.  Sign up with your HOMEROOM TEACHER.  
Athletics/Activities
BOYS GOLFERS:  Please check your gmail from Coach Kosch regarding out-of-season golf practice starting Thursday, January 14th. Information was recently sent to each of you. 

GIRLS TRACK:  There will be preseason conditioning for girls NOT out for a winter sport after school TODAY!  Meet in Coach Brockhaus' room A211 by 3:35.  We should be done by 4:30 or so today.

There will be a Girls Tennis meeting on Wednesday, January 20th at 3:30-3:45 in room A119 (Coach Siske's room).  If you cannot attend please see Coach Siske or Coach Prochaska.  
 Boys JV Basketball vs Concordia - 6:00pm - Away
Boys Freshman Basketball (A) vs Elkhorn South - 6:00pm - Away
JV Wrestling vs Elkhorn South - 7:00pm - Home
Varsity Wrestling vs Elkhorn South - 7:30pm - Home
Boys Freshman Basketball vs Elkhorn South - 7:30pm - Away
Boys Varsity Basketball vs Concordia - 7:30pm - Away

A Look Ahead: 
​Friday, January 15th
Girls JV Basketball vs South Sioux City - 5:45pm - Home
Varsity Dive - SkyHawk Invitational - 6:00pm - Away
Girls Varsity Basketball vs South Sioux City - 7:30pm - Home

Monday, January 18th
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
No School - District Inservice day
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