Student Announcements 2/10/15

RHS Student Announcements
        Tuesday, February 10, 2015  -  B Day

Today:

After school Weather:
Please wait OUTSIDE  

Due to other supervision obligations, the media center will close at 3:20pm the remainder of the week.  The computer lab is open.

SENIORS: The clock is ticking to get your yearbook photos submitted.  A photographer will be here during all three lunches in the media center Wednesday and Friday.  Just $20 pays for the photo session, 5x7 and 4 wallet prints, and your photo for the yearbook.  Don't miss this opportunity!  See the fliers around school or Mrs. Honz with questions.
LATINO LEADERSHIP COUNCIL:  Short meeting after school on Wednesday, February 11th to sign up for IWCC field trip.

Join French Club for a joint celebration of Mardi Gras and St. Valentine's day today, February 10th at 3:30 in A101. Create "des phrases d'amour" and "des masques de mardi gras" to decorate the A-wing hallway, as well as sample delicious food and drink. 

National Honor Society will meet THIS week.  NHS members please plan on attending one of the two meetings offered.  We will be discussing the Open Store, Habitat, and many more upcoming projectsWe have A LOT going on please plan to be at one of these meetings. The meeting is in B208 on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. OR Friday at 7:30 a.m. If you are unable to attend, please contact Ms. Stark ASAP as per the attendance policy.

Let the RHS Media Center set you up this Valentine's Day.  Win a huge heart-shaped box of chocolates just by picking a book from our Blind Date with a Book display, spending an hour with it, and deciding if your date's a dud or a love connection!  Blind Date with a Book:  Your dog won't bark incessantly at your new book.

RHS Readers:  our annual Anti-Valentine's Day party is this Friday the 13th!  Come to Lecture Room C for food, fun, a white elephant Valentine gift exchange, and "Mars Attacks!"  RSVP to Ms. Olsen by Thursday.

Freshman and Sophomore Class Officers are selling class t-shirts!

You can fill out an order form and return it WITH the money to the office, Miss Engel’s room (F138) or Miss Hefflinger’s room (A211). Order forms can be found from any class officer, in the office, or in Miss Engel or Miss Hefflinger's room. You must pay when you order your t-shirt. All t-shirts Small-X-large are $15.00. Sizes 2xL-5xL are $17.00. Orders will be taken until February 27th.

Local award-winning author, Rainbow Rowell will be visiting Ralston High School on Wednesday, February 18th at 1 p.m. She will answer questions about her books and her craft, followed by a book signing. RHS Readers Book Club members have permission to be excused from the final portion of 3rd period to attend this event. Other interested students can sign up with Ms. Olsen in the media center. In order to attend, you will need to write five intelligent questions (in advance) to ask Ms. Rowell. The media center has multiple copies of Eleanor & Park, and single copies of her other titles. Stop by to check one out and sign up for this special event!

Become a Student Athletic Trainer! Be involved in RHS athletics, earn service hours, learn about a medical profession, have fun, and meet new people. Must be able to commit to working a regular schedule. Options for after school and events only commitments are available. Duties will include basic taping and wound care, practice/event preparation, and attending RHS practices and events as scheduled. 
If interested email Co Schneider at colleen.schneider@ralstonschools.org no later than Thursday February 19th. In your email, please include why you are interested in this opportunity, what type of schedule you are interested in (afternoons or events only), and any schedule conflicts you might have.
Those students selected to participate during the winter season will be notified by Monday February 16th. Orientation and training meeting will be held Tuesday February 24th after school starting at 3:30 for 1-1.5 hours. 
Spring practices start Monday March 2nd.

February's Spanish club meeting will be today the 10th, after school in Ms. Hoesly's room (A102).  Come for food, friends y fiesta!

Do you want a Spanish club t-shirt?  ¡Claro que sí! please see Ms Hoesly in room A102 for order forms.  All orders and money due by Wed. February 11th

Students in French 3-5 - we are still in need of a few tutors to assist students in French 1 classes. Tutoring takes place before/after school, during HR or a study hall twice per week. Please see Mme H. for an application. 
Volunteer Opportunity with the Girl Scouts
The Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska is hosting World Thinking Day, an event that teaches girls about different cultures, at Ralston High School on Saturday, February 21st. Volunteers are needed to help run activity stations and hand out international snacks! Because of the large number of expected participants, the event will be broken up into a morning session and an afternoon session. Students can volunteer to help with the morning session (8:00 to 12:15), the afternoon session (12:15 to 4:30), or both sessions (8:00-4:30). Lunch will be provided for students who volunteer to help at both sessions. 
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Danielle Rue at (402)-779-8240 or drue@girlscoutsnebraska.orgby February 16th.
College/Career Center
A Navy representative will be in the cafeteria today during lunch.
Seniors:  FEBRUARY 14, 2015 is the LAST day for Goodrich applicants to take the English Placement and Proficiency Exam (EPPE). This free test is REQUIRED for all applicants. Please call the UNO testing center at 402.554.4800 to register.
Job Opportunity:
Papio Fun Park - is taking applications beginning Feb. 9 through Feb. 28.  They are looking for outgoing teens w/strong public speaking & people skills.  You must be 16 byJune 1st.  Apply online at: www.papiofunpark.com
Activities/Athletics
Girls Tennis Meeting:
Wednesday, February 25th in Lecture Room C at 4:00pm. 
Come find out more information about girls tennis for the Spring season.  

Conditioning for Girls Soccer will be held Monday, Tuesday & Thursday this week (all at RHS), no Wednesday conditioning at Seymour this week!
Varsity Swimming vs Westside - 4:30pm - Away
Boys JV Basketball vs South Sioux City - 5:45pm - Away
Boys Varsity Basketball vs South Sioux City - 7:30pm - Away


A Look Ahead:
Thursday, February 12th
Girls JV Basketball vs Schuyler - 5:45pm - Home
Boys Freshman Basketball (A) vs Millard West - 6:00pm - Away
Girls Varsity Basketball vs Schuyler - 7:30pm - Home
Boys Reserve Basketball vs Gretna - 6:30pm - Away
Boys Freshman Basketball (B) vs Millard West - 7:30pm - Away
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