Student Announcements 1/15/16

RHS Student Announcements
        Friday,  January 15, 2016   Day

Today:

After school Weather:
Please wait INSIDE ⛅

Juniors:  Please note that the NeSA testing room assignments for Tuesdays testing are posted on the Guidance center windows.
Today 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.


SENIORS:
  We need photos for the senior class video, which will be shown at the Senior Banquet.  We want pictures from elementary school through high school.  (No baby pictures or family pictures please.)  We are especially interested in pictures of you and your friends, group class photos, and team pictures.  The more seniors who are represented in the video, the better.  Put your name on the back of every picture you submit, and give your pictures to Ms. Honz in B206 or Ms. Rowley in B220.  If your photos are digital, please burn them to a DVD or put them on a flash drive and submit to Mrs. Honz or Ms. Rowley.  Deadline for submitting pictures is Wednesday, February 17, 2016.

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!
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!

The following students need to see Mrs. Barker today in the Counseling Office:
Jailene Gutierrez Rivas
Kyle Sparbel
Alexander Grandbois
Julia Macias
Trevor Sayre
Tanner McChesney
Cheyenne Bergmann
Christopher Finnerty
Devan Swanson
Andrea Macias
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 today, 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.

Friday, January 29 there will be a blood drive from 8:00am until 2:00pm.  The Red Cross is bringing two buses for the drive and they will be located in the front circle area.
Please note: there is an age limit. If you are 16 you will need to pick up a form and have your parent/ legal guardian sign giving you permission to donate. This must be turned in before the blood drive.  See Mrs. Ziegler in room G120 for this form, or if you have questions.
Give blood, save lives!
College/Career Center
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.  
Job Opportunity:
Ralston Dairy Queen on 84th & Harrison is hiring part-time & full-time cashiers, ice cream makers and prep cooks.  Get hired today, you pick your own first day (Jan. 1st - April 31st).  Apply online or fill out an application in-store.  ApplyGravity.com
Athletics/Activities
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.  
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


A Look Ahead: 
Saturday, January 16th
DECA - All Metro Area Competition - 8:00am - 1:30pm
Varsity Swimming Invitational - 9:00am - RHS
Freshman Wrestling Invitational - 9:00am - Home
Boys JV Basketball vs Lincoln Pius X - 4:00pm - Home
Boys Varsity Basketball vs Lincoln Pius X - 5:30pm - Home
Monday, January 18th
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
No School - District Inservice day
​Girls Varsity Basketball RCC Tournament - TBD
Boys Reserve Basketball vs Roncalli - 7:30pm - Home
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