Student Announcements 1/22/16

RHS Student Announcements
        Friday,  January 22, 2016   B Day

Today:
Pep Rally during homeroom - Gym

After school Weather:
Please wait INSIDE ⛅
An Important Message from our IT department:
To get our students back up and running on the guest network, we will be offering amnesty for all students until noon TODAY, January  22nd.
The expectation is that our guest network is for our students and visitors to the district.  The guest network has been beefed up to handle normal (non-HD) streaming and regular network usage.​​  ​The School Guest network password is ralstonrams
The​ ​RalstonHighSchool network is for district equipment only.  In order for our testing and general usage to run at its optimal speed we need to keep the network usage in this fashion.
Users venturing back onto the RalstonHighSchool network will stay banned for an extended time.  It is a privilege and not a right to have internet access.  Please abide by the rules set by the district administration.

The planned DECA social is this Saturday at the Pizza Machine. 1:00 p.m.  Please sign up outside of Mrs. H's room A120 if you plan to attend.

The next DECA Meeting is Monday, Jan. 25th at 6:30 p.m. in Room A120.  State Conference packets will be handed out and conference study sessions will be determined.  Registration materials are due the following week.  A $50 down payment will also be due for state by Feb. 2.  Please plan accordingly!  State dates are the second half of spring break March 17-19, 2016.

RHS READERS Club Members, check your email for an important message regarding activities this week.  
SENIORS:  Buy your tickets to the senior lock-in!  The lock-in is Friday, February 5 after the varsity boys basketball game until 1:30 A.M.  Buy your ticket from any senior class officer, Mrs. Honz in room B206, or Ms. Rowley in B220 by the end of the day on Wednesday, February 3.  No tickets will be sold at the door.  This event is for Ralston High School seniors only.  

Our Little Free Library, located outside next to door 31, continues to supply books to RHS students and the Ralston community, but we need your help.  We are looking for donations of books, especially children's books, to place in the LFL.  Drop off any donations to the RHS Library, and we will get them into the Little Free Library.  Thank you in advance!

If you signed up to volunteer for the debate tournament on February 6th, there will be a meeting on February 3rd immediately after school from 3:15-3:45 to discuss jobs and what time to show up. If you're still interested in getting community service hours, contact Mr. Garst and he will put you on a wait list. 
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!
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 Juniors and Seniors:  Our next campus visit will be on Thursday, February 4th to Methodist and Clarkson Colleges.  Take this time to explore the opportunities provided by both these amazing schools.  You will meet in Lec. Room C at 8:00 for refreshments and instructions for the day.  The bus will leave at 8:30 and return to RHS at 3:00.  Sign up with Mrs. Barker in the Counseling Office.
Student Opportunities:
Kansas State University Spring Events : Senior Day-Feb. 5; Junior Days-April 1, 11, 18, & 20 & May 2; Sophomore Days - April 15 & 16; Open House- April 16.  To register, go to:  k-state.edu/admissions/events.  
Youth for Understanding Intercultural Exchange Program - This a study abroad program that began in 1951.  To find out more about their programs, including diverse academic, service learning, arts, sports, gap programs summer and short-term (two week) offerings, visit yfuusa.org.
South Dakota State University Junior Day - Saturday, Jan. 23.  To register, go to:  sdstate.edu/JuniorDay or call:  1-800-952-3541.
John Cabot University, Rome, Italy - This is an accredited American liberal arts university that offers 13 Bachelor of Arts programs to 1250 English-speaking students from the U.S., Italy and 60 other countries.  Deadline is March 1.  Contact them at:admissions@johncabot.edu.
Athletics/Activities
GIRLS TRACK:  Pre-season conditioning is under way for girls not out for a winter sport!  Due to parent-teacher conferences Tuesday, conditioning for the week of January 25 will be on Monday and Thursday.  Meet in room A211 at 3:35! Questions? See Coach Brockhaus or Coach Rasgorshek.

Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball - RCC Tournament 
     Varsity Girls @ Mercy - 5:45pm
     Varsity Boys @ Roncalli - 7:30pm
JV Wrestling Invitational vs Plattsmouth - 4:30pm - Away
A Look Ahead: 
Saturday, January 23rd
Ramageddon Show Choir - 7:50am
SAT Test - 8:00am
Girls Freshman Basketball Invitational - TBD - Away
Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball - RCC Tournament - TBD
Varsity Dive Invitational - 9:00am - Home
Varsity Wrestling Invitational vs Plattsmouth - 9:30am - Away
Boys Freshman Basketball (A) vs Mount Michael - 10:00am
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