Student Announcements 2/1/16

RHS Student Announcements
        Monday,  February 1, 2016   B Day

The food pantry will be open this afternoon due to possible snow days. Lecture room C from 3:20-4:00. 
After school Weather:
Please wait OUTSIDE ⛅

Attention Key Club Members:  We will be going to Food Bank for the Heartland on Thursday.  You will be missing 5th hour.  Please see Mr. Earhart for a permission slip.  Check your email for more info.

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.  

Sophomore Audits will begin next week.  Please check the window in the Counseling Office to find your day and time.  A great opportunity to meet with your counselor and get the  'jump start' you need for your junior year.
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. 

It's February and you know what that means:  It's time for Blind Date with a Book! 💘 Stop by the RHS Library anytime through February 11th to participate.  Blind Date with a Book 💘 matches you with an unknown gift-wrapped book which you choose to check out of the library, not knowing the title, author, or other details. You then take your book on a blind date, giving it a chance to make an impression. Do you have a love connection? 💖 Or is your date is a dud? 💔 Plus, you get your name in a drawing to win a Valentine's heart-shaped box of chocolates, just for giving it a try.  Stop by and check out your blind date! 💞

Attention Fashion Club:  We will meet on Friday February 5th after school until 5pm in A107.  We will be learning how to make crazy quilts. Anyone is welcome! If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Krist.  
SPANISH CLUB will be meeting this Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 3:20 in Sra. Plugge's room (A104)!  We will be looking ahead to attending the NE World Language Conference in April, planning movie nights AND making Valentines (in Spanish, of course) as part of a community service project!

Sign up to go to Costa Rica by March 1 and save $100!  We have a group signed up already and there is still room for you!  Grab the info outside of Sra. Plugge and Honke's rooms and talk to us for more information!  

Do you want to apply for Camp Counselor at Camp OK (Olympia Kiwanis).  Please see the link below for the application.   Any Questions please direct back to Caya Knudson  via email or phone (402)217-5781. 

Link to Application  


Date: Sunday, February 7, 2016 
Time: Registration open from 3-5pm 
Place: Thomasville Apartments Clubhouse |5820 South 99th Street 
2016 Player Fees: Seniors $625 | Juniors $625 | Reserves $425
Questions? Please contact any of the Ralston American Legion Post 373 Baseball Board members: George Sevick 402-670-4555; Larry Ahart 402-214-4490; Kriss Kriglstein 402-339-1012; Connie Nihsen 402-214-6055; Scott Urbach 402-650-1877
Community Service Opportunity
Ralston Middle School will be hosting our annual Bingo Night on Thursday, March 10th.  We are in need of some responsible high school students to help us check numbers, run the food tables and bake sale area.  If you are interested in getting community service hours from 3:30-8:30 please contact Linda Hoffman at the RMS office at 402-331-4701.  It is a great way to have fun while serving our community.

Ralston Middle School is hosting its 2nd Annual Battle of the Books on Saturday, March 5 from 8 am to noon.  RHS students are needed to act as timekeepers and/or scorers.  You can work part of the morning or all four hours.  This is a great way to get started on your community service for graduation!  To sign up or find out more, see Ms. Olsen in the RHS Library.
College/Career Center
Attention Juniors & Seniors:  Our next campus visit is to the campuses of Methodist & Clarkson Colleges on Thursday, February 4.  You will meet in Lec. C at 8:00 with the bus leaving promptly at 8:30 and returning to RHS at 3:00.  Sign up with Mrs. Barker in the Counseling office.

Attention sophomores, juniors & seniors:  Get ready to sign up for our next career speaker.  Randi Norris from Travel & Transport, will be in Lec. Room C on Thursday, February 11, during homeroom.  Ms. Norris will tell you what it's like to be in the travel business and answer any questions you may have. Pizza will be provided.  Sign up with your homeroom teacher.
The University of Nebraska-Kearney representative will be in the College/Career Center tomorrow at at 10:30.
Great Western Bank scholarship applications are due to Mrs. Balus tomorrow.
Student Opportunity:
UNL Red Letter Days  - Explore college life at UNL firsthand on Feb. 12,15,26; March 4,18 & April 1,15. Register:
Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska Conference -
This program recruits and mentors students to address the shortage of trained behavioral health providers in underserved communities in Nebraska.  The conference is March 4from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Kroc Center, 2825 Y Street.  If you are interested in this field, you must get an application from Mrs. Balus, Mrs. Weaver or Ms. Honke. Cost is free and includes breakfast and lunch.  Deadline to complete and return application is Feb. 10.  
Summer Opportunities:  Numerous colleges and organizations are offering summer experiences too good to pass up.  Places range from Washington U in St. Louis to foreign travel.  Stop by C/C Center and check out the display with summer opportunities.  Some deadlines are early, so don't delay!
JV Wrestling Meet - 6:00pm - Away
Freshman Wrestling Meet - 6:00pm - Away
A Look Ahead: 
Tuesday, February 2nd
RCC Music - RHS Theatre
Varsity Swimming Dual vs Brownell-Talbot - 4:00pm - Home
Varsity Dive Meet vs Brownell-Talbot - 4:00pm - Home
Girls JV Basketball vs Waverly - 5:45pm - Away
Girls Varsity Basketball vs Waverly - 7:30pm - Away
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