Student Announcements 2/27/15

RHS Student Announcements
        Friday, February 27, 2015  -  B Day

Today:
Cake and Comedy - 7:30pm - RHS Theatre

After school Weather:
Please wait INSIDE  

Seniors:  Community Service forms are due on April 1st!  You MUST have all your community service hours completed and turned in for documentation no later than April 1st in order to participate at graduation and receive your diploma!

Just a reminder for students:  the Metro Academy and the Ralston Academy (Health Sciences, Future Teacher Internship, Culinary Skills 2 and Yearbook) Applications are due Friday, March 6th!

HOSA State registration is DUE today.  Payment won't be due until next week but if you do not turn in your registration form today you won't be going.

Try outs for the spring play, "Almost, Maine," will be held Tuesday, March 3rd & Wednesday, March 4th at 3:30 PM in the RHS theatre.  Looking for a large cast of 19 - 10 boys and 9 girls.  No advanced preparation is required.  You only need to attend one session.  Questions?? See Mr. Uhrmacher in D112.

Looking for a way to chase away the winter blues?  Consider attending the drama department's 8th annual Cake & Comedy. This event features 8 student directed one act comedies with a dessert buffet intermission. Shows run today & Saturday @ 7:30 pm and Sunday @ 2:00 pm. Cost is $10.

The following SENIOR students need to see Mrs. Athow during Homeroom  TODAY, February 27th!  
Jennifer Abrego, Shelby Barragan-Lopez, Ryan Beins, Alyssa Birkholtz, Alaina Cardenas Tello, Joseph Cassidy, Yarel Delgado, Maribel Domingo, Eyram Fidegnon, Anna Flairty, Zahria Gatrost, Sarai Gomez, Caleb Hackett, Abdoulaye Haidara, Brianna Jensen, Emma Kackmeister, Colin Krist, Sara Lainson, Austin Lira, Jennifer Luczynski, Jocie Lustgraaf, Madisyn McClemons, Nathan Nguyen, Sarah Noah, Plaba Passoli, Briana Pogue, Dylan Schenck, Peyton Skiles, Madelaine Stoll, Joel Stradinger, Patrick Swinarski, Preston Tangeman, Rachael Wakefield, Megan Workman.
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.
The next Spanish club meeting will be Wednesday, March 4th after school in A102.  We will be cooking traditional recipes and voting on who made it best!
This is also the LAST CHANCE to order club T-shirts!  See Ms Hoesly if you need an order form

Anyone interested in trying out for Ralston Dance must pick up and fill out a packet found in the office. Try out clinics are March 9-11 from 4:30-6:00 OR 6:00-7:30 at Ralston High School. Try outs will be on March 12 at 4:30p.m. at Wildewood Elementary. If you have questions, please contact Kim Wheeler at kim.wheeler@ralstonschools.org.

SENIORS:
  If you are interested in being the senior class representative who will speak at graduation, please sign up with Ms. Rowley in B220 or Mrs. Honz in B206 by Friday, March 6. 

Attention Kind-Hearted Students!  Do you want to help others? Do you need community service hours?  Do you love making a difference?  If so, it is that time of year again.  The Open Store will take place on Friday, March 27 & Saturday, March 28. You will leave the school in the morning and return by the end of the school day. I am limiting this opportunity to the first 50 students who turn in a permission slip.  Please come to a mandatory informative meeting in room B208 today during Homeroom. Please email Ms. Stark with any questions. 

Are you interested in being a cheerleader or being on the dance team? Come to 
an informational parent meeting for cheerleading on​
 Thursday, March 5th at 6:00pm. If you have questions, visit Miss Engel in F138 or email her at
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jordan.engel@ralstonschools.org

National Honor Society will meet this week.  Current NHS members please plan on attending one of the two meetings offered.  We will be discussing the Open Store, Habitat, service learning projects and more . The meeting is in B208today at 3:30 p.m. OR Friday at 7:30 a.m. Just a reminder that NHS meetings are held the 2nd and 4th week of every month. If you are unable to attend, please contact Ms. Stark ASAP as per the attendance policy.

Community Service Opportunity
Meadows Elementary is looking for students interested in earning service hours to help at its Books and Bingo Night Thursday, March 12 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. If anyone is interested in volunteering that evening, please contact me, Dawn Beacom, through email at dawnbeacom@gmail.com or my phone at 402-440-4797.
College/Career Center
Seniors:  Booster Club scholarship applications are due to Mrs. Balus on Monday, March 2.
Seniors - please take note.  Several scholarship applications are due to me in the next few weeks.  If you are returning an application to me and I am either gone for the day (1:30 Mon-Thurs., 12:00-Friday), or not at my desk, please leave it with Mrs. Barker. She will place it in my mailbox.   Mrs. Balus
Calling all students!  Our Career Speaker for March is Echo Perlman, a Registered Nurse.  All grade levels are invited to attend on Tuesday, March 3.   Join us in Lecture Room C*
during homeroom and enjoy great information  + Free PIZZA!  You must sign up  with your homeroom teacher.  Space is limited, so don't delay!  *Note change of location.

Student Opportunity:
Attention Juniors:  If you are an exceptional young man or woman and would like a fully funded, top-ranked education including tuition, room and board + healthcare, consider applying to the United States Military Academy at West Point.  Get started by visiting:  apply.usma.edu
Job Opportunity:
Papio Fun Park has several interview spots available on March 4 & 7th.  Their application deadline is Feb. 28. Apply online at:  www.papiofunpark.com.

Activities/Athletics
GIRLS TRACK:  The first day of practice is Monday, March 2!!!  If you did not make it to the sign-up meeting Wednesday, please see Mrs. Brockhaus in room A211 TODAY.
BOYS GOLFERS: there will be a mandatory golf meeting in Coach Kosch's room A119 on Monday March 2nd right after school, practice starts after the meeting. Get your physicals done before then as well. Hope to see many of you there. 

IMPORTANT!!  GIRLS soccer will begin tryouts on Monday (3/2) morning @ 5:45AM before school in the gym!  This is a mandatory tryout for anyone going out for soccer.  Make sure to wear tennis shoes and have a current physical on file with the athletic office!  See Coach Behrens with questions.
Girls Varsity Basketball Districts - TBA
Varsity State Swimming - TBA - Check out the website:  www.rgsd.us for all the swim and dive info!
A Look Ahead:
Saturday, February 28th
Boys Varsity Basketball Districts - vs Gross @ Omaha Northwest - 4:00pm
Varsity State Swimming - TBA - Check out the website:  www.rgsd.us for all the swim and dive info!
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