Student Announcements 3/11/16

RHS Student Announcements
        Friday,  March 11, 2016   A Day

End of Term 3

After school Weather:
Please wait OUTSIDE ☀

Happy Birthday!  🎂
Elizabeth Aguilar Donis
Ivan Castro
Rachel Angeli
Hannah Gast
Heidi Hernandez
Natalie Lopez
Joseph Reisberg
Sign ups for AP testing have started.   Students have until March 24th to sign up and until April 1st to pay the fee.  
The fee this year is as follows:
Free for students taking dual enrollment through UNO
$92 per exam
$53 per exam for free/reduced lunch students
Students can come down to the Counseling office to sign up anytime before the March 24th deadline.
Seniors:  you must turn in and have approval for all community service hours prior to April 1st! 
  This is a solid deadline.  

All Seniors are expected to participate in a Job Shadow Experience on April 19th from 8:00am - 12:00pm.  Your homeroom teacher has all of the information and due dates for the packet.  If you do not have a homeroom teacher, talk to your counselor about the expectations and pick up your packet.  A shortened class schedule will be run from 1:00pm - 3:17pm.

Attention Spanish Bilingual Students:  RHS is partnering with UNO and the Juan Diego Center for a quick Service Learning Project.  This will be a unique opportunity to service our Latino senior citizens in our community and for you to earn community service hours.  Along with UNO students, RHS students will be sharing stories while connecting with Latino senior citizens over favorite recipes, culture, and lunch.  Also, RHS Spanish bilingual students will serve as interpreters for the UNO students.  We are seeking 10 to 12 Spanish bilingual students who can commit to a few hours on two Saturdays:  March 26th & April 16th.  Transportation from and to RHS will be provided.  The sign-up deadline is Wednesday, March 23rd (first-come, first-serve).  Please see Mrs. Weaver or Mrs. Honke if you are interested.

LAST CHANCE:  If you would like to attend the IWCC Day of Latino Excellence, please register by TODAY.  All eligible* students must register online through IWCC website at Click on green label marked “sign up for a visit”, then scroll down to Dia del Exito Latino and click on “Thursday, March 31st”. Please complete this step before Spring Break to meet the deadline.

SENIORS:  If you want to order a senior class T-shirt, you must submit your order by the end of the day today.  You can turn in your order and payment to Mrs. Lewis in the office, Mrs. Honz in B206, or Ms. Rowley in B220  If you want to order a shirt but can't pay right now, see Ms. Rowley by 3:30 today.   

It's Teen Tech Week.  Help the Ralston HS Library Facebook page reach 100 Likes 👍  this week.  Like the page, stop in the Library, and you'll receive a special treat.  Easy peasy!
It's not to late to sign up for the Ralston Girls Softball Association recreation league. This league is fun and gives you the chance to make new life long friends.  Even if you have never played before but want to start something new we have a spot open just for you.  Please visit for more information by March 15, 2016.  

This week is Teen Tech Week, and to celebrate Ralston HS has been selected as one of 30 schools nationwide to participate in a teen tech workshop on coding / web-making.  This workshop will be taught by the Geek Squad from Best Buy and will be held from 3:30-4:30 this Thursday, March 10 in the Ralston HS Library.  It's not too late to sign up, but hurry!  To register, go to this link:  
Hey Ram Fans!!  If you are interested in purchasing Ralston Soccer apparel, brochures and order forms are in the main office.  All orders are due to Coach Behrens by TODAY, March 11th!!
College/Career Center
Attention juniors and seniors:  Here's one more chance to do a campus visit this school year.  We will be going to both the Fort Omaha and South Omaha campuses of Metropolitan Community College on Thursday, March 31.  You will meet in Lecture Room C at 8:00 a.m. for refreshments and instructions and board the bus at 8:30 for the Fort Omaha campus.  Lunch will be provided at their Bistro.  Next stop is the South Omaha campus.  You will return to RHS at 3:00.
Sign up in the Counseling office with Mrs. Barker and pick up a permission form.  Permission forms are due back no later than Thursday, March 24.
Summer Opportunity:
The Peter Kiewit Institute is now accepting applications for their Summer Academies.  If you  excel in math and science and have a passion for Engineering and Technology, you need to apply for this amazing opportunity.  Cost = 0! Application deadline is May 1. Go to:

A Look Ahead: 
Sunday, March 13th
Daylight Savings Time Begins!  Spring FORWARD one hour! 🕑

Monday, March 14th
No School - Instructor Prep Day

Tuesday, March 15th - Friday, March 18th
No School - Spring Break 🌻

Monday, March 21st
Begin Term 4
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