Student Announcements 3/1/16

RHS Student Announcements
        Tuesday,  March 1, 2016   A Day


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Happy Birthday! 🎂
Noah Nicholson
Makayla Spellman

Students that are applying for any of the Career Academy's
 will need to return your applications to the Counseling Office no later than Friday, March 4th.  This is the final deadline.
This includes:  
All Metropolitan Community College Programs
All Internal Programs:
Health Sciences/Medical Academy
Future Teacher Internship
Culinary Skills

Seniors:  Jostens will be here on Wednesday, March 2nd and Thursday March 3rd during all lunch shifts to deliver graduation announcements and other items that have been ordered.  Please plan to stop by the table in the commons to pick up your orders.  Cap and gowns will be delivered in May, not at this time.

SENIORS: Today is the last day to have your photo taken for the senior yearbook.  Please come to the back of the library during HOMEROOM to have your photo taken.  See Mrs. Honz in B206 with questions.

If you are interested in trying out for Cheerleading or Dance team there will be an informational meeting on March 2nd @ 7:00 PM in Lecture Room C. Tryout week information will be handed out at this time. If you have any questions, ask Miss Engel in Room F005 or email

Teen Tech Week is March 6-12.  To celebrate in a special way, Ralston HS has been selected as one of 30 schools nationwide to participate in a teen tech workshop on coding / webmaking.  This workshop will be taught by the Geek Squad Academy from Best Buy and will be help from 3:30-4:30 on Thursday, March 10 in the Ralston HS Library.  See Ms. Olsen to snag a spot.  Space is limited.

Spanish Club will be meeting tomorrowWednesday, March 2 in A104!  We will be celebrating Benito Juarez's birthday as they do in Mexico (without the day off!) Join us to find out why and have some birthday cake and play some games!   

RHS READERS Book Club will meet this Wednesday, March 2nd during both lunches.  Come chat about what you are reading, get first pick of some new titles, and hear about our March activity.  See you there!

It's not too late to sign up to help with Ralston Middle School's Battle of the Books from 8 am - noon this Saturday, March 5.  There are a couple more slots for student volunteers from RHS. You will receive 4 hours of community service .  Stop by the library to sign up.

Iowa Western Community College will be hosting a Day of Latino Excellence (Dia del Exito Latino), on Thursday, March 31st. All eligible students must register online before Spring Break through IWCC website at, click on the green bar labeled "sign up for a visit" then scroll down to Dia del Exito Latino and click on "Thursday, March 31" and follow prompts.  Please see Mrs. Weaver for a field-trip-permission slip once registration is complete.
Juniors & Seniors
Victor Garcia from EducationQuest will be here TODAY, March 1st to work with you and your parents on your FAFSA application.  Please set up your appointment with Mrs. Barker in the Counseling Office.
Other dates:  Tuesday, March 22 and Wednesday, April 13th.
College/Career Center
Seniors:  Booster Club scholarship applications are due to Mrs. Balus tomorrow.
Attention sophomores, juniors & seniors:  Get ready to sign up for our next career speaker.  Jennifer Jones, from the Gallup Organization, will be in Lecture Room C onTuesday, March 8, during homeroom.   Ms. Jones will tell you what it's like to be a job recruiter at a premier company and give you tips for your own job interviews. Pizza will be provided.  Sign up with your homeroom teacher.
Student Opportunities:
Briar Cliff University Spanish Career Day - Friday, March 4. Learn about career opportunities with a Spanish emphasis, meet BCU professors and students from their Spanish program and much more.  Register at:  Questions? Call 712-279-5200 or email
College of Saint Mary African American Summer Academy - Sunday, July 10 - Friday, July 15; for girls entering 10th or 11th grade.  Discover your potential, make friends and have fun. Register online at: by Monday, June 13. Cost=$25.
College of Saint Mary Latina Summer Academy - Sunday, June 12 - Friday, June 17; for girls entering 10th or 11th grade.  Discover your potential, make friends and have fun. Register online at: csm.edua/lsa by Friday, May 13. Cost=$25.

We invite you to attend our exclusive ITT Tech, Breckinridge School of Nursing Clinic in partnership with the Mid America Council’s Career Exploring Program. This program is only open to 25 students in the 11th and 12th grades. All students will be introduced to both classroom theory as well as clinical components. The purpose of the clinic is to expose students to the real world opportunities available by choosing this as a career. You will become aware of:  O/B Labor & Delivery Assessment & Newborn & Pediatric Assessment. This program will have two class dates: Tuesday, March 8th and Thursday March 10th from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm. The program will cost $15 to participate. Class dates: March 8 & 10, 2016. Location: ITT Tech School of Nursing, 1120 North 103rd Plaza, Suite 200. Program Cost: $15 Interested students can register here:

Job Opportunity: Papio Fun Park is holding job auditions starting in March.  Apply online at: Application deadline is March 4th.
Boys Varsity Basketball Districts - TBD - Away

A Look Ahead: 
Wednesday, March 2nd
Jostens - 11:05 - 1:08, lunch shifts - RHS Commons
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