Student Announcements 3/22/16

RHS Student Announcements
        Tuesday,  March 22, 2016   A Day

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Michael Corry
Sloane Osbourn
Gabriel Shavlik

Juniors:  TomorrowWednesday, the ACT group will be in the theatre at 8:00am, and the ACT-F group will have a live session in Lecture room C also at 8:00am.
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.  

SPANISH CLUB will meet this Wednesday at 3:30 in A104.  We will be celebrating the first day of Spring with games (and prizes), food and fun!  As part of Mexican tradition for this season, we will also be making cascarones to take home and surprise your family!  Don't know what they are?  Come and find out.  Hint:  They involve eggs and confetti!

The “Tabs for Abs” collection cups are now available in homeroom.   “Tabs for Abs” collects aluminum can tabs in memory of Abbey Rotert, who lost her battle to a rare disease two years ago.  The tabs are recycled with the money donated to The Ronald McDonald House in her memory.  The tabs will be collected during Thursday homerooms through May 4th, with weekly totals announced on Friday. Each week the homeroom with the most tabs donated will receive doughnuts.  Donations larger than the collection cups can be dropped off in Room A217.  

Registration for Summer Driver's Education will be Tuesday and Wednesday, May 10th & 11th from 7:00pm - 8:00pm in the RHS Commons.  Class will be from June 6th through the 17th.  Registration forms with more information are now available in the main office.

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.

There will be no Quiz Bowl this week. Stop in to Ms. Hartman's room to sign up for the last 3 tournaments of the year! 

RHS READERS Club will meet this Wednesday, March 23rd during both lunches.  We will meet in the back of the library. We will discuss our April activities and share what we are currently reading. See you there!

SAVE THE DATE!  Saturday, April 2nd at Barnes and Noble, Oakview Plaza (near Oakview Mall) Ralston High School will be hosting an in-store book fair.  Just mention Ralston High School as you are checking out, and a portion of your sale will benefit our Library.  Come see the final performance of our 2015-16 show choirs, enjoy something from the cafe, and get a jump on your graduation gift shopping and summer reading selections.

MULTICULTURAL CLUB - Students who will be attending the IWCC field trip, please plan to attend the meeting on Wednesday, March 23rd after school in the Media Center. If you have any shirts for farmers, please bring to the meeting. Thank you! 

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:  April 2nd & April 16th‚Äč ‚Äč(please‚Äč ‚Äčnote‚Äč ‚Äčdate‚Äč ‚Äčchange).  Transportation from and to RHS will be provided.  The sign-up deadline is ‚ÄčThursday, March 2‚Äč4th (first-come, first-serve).  Please see Mrs. Weaver or Mrs. Honke if you are interested.
College/Career Center
College rep in C/C Center today: Clarkson College at 9:00, tomorrow: Peru State College at9:00.
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.
Job Opportunity:
Fun-Plex is now hiring.  Open interviews take place every Monday & Tuesday in April from4-6 p.m. at 7003 Q Street.  Applications and more info are available at: fun-plex.com.
QuikTrip, 13007 Q St.,  is looking for part-time employees.  You must be 16.  Earn a customer service bonus at 6 months and an anniversary bonus every 6 months thereafter.  Schedules vary and include some weekends and holidays.  To apply, call: 402-861-1955 for an appointment and apply online: quiktrip.com.
Student Opportunities:
Uncle Sam Wants YOU  - If you are a male within 30 days of your 18th birthday, you are required to register with the Selective Service at:  www.sss.gov.
Creighton Pharmacy Program - Here is a 1-day program beginning on Saturday, April 23, from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Creighton University's Brandeis Hall, 24th & California St.  Cost of $35 includes lunch.  If you are interested in a future career in pharmacy, register at:http://www.omahaexploring.org/creighton-pharmacy-post-561.
UNL's "I'm First Symposium" for First Generation students who are the first person in your family to go to college.  Learn how to make college possible.  Freshmen through juniors who attend will be eligible for a $2000 Emerging Leaders Scholarship.  Register by March 26 at:go.unl.edu/first.
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:  https://pki.nebraska.edu/new/forms/aoe_summer_app.php
UNO's College of Information Science & Technology Summer High School Internship Program will give you an innovative, hands-on experience in their labs. You'll work alongside faculty members and students in areas like robotics, bioinformatics, software engineering, information assurance and more.  Explore potential careers in IT.  You must be at least 16, have completed and attained at least a "B" in Algebra 1, Computer Science and or/Biology, and a GPA of 3.25  OR rank in the top 20% of your class.   Apply at:  https://intern.ist.unomaha.edu.
Activities/Athletics
Boys Varsity Track vs Nebraska Wesleyan University - 2:00pm - Away
Varsity Baseball vs Beatrice - 4:30pm - Away
Boys Varsity Soccer vs Beatrice - 5:30pm - Away
Girls Varsity Soccer vs Gross Catholic - 5:30pm - Away
JV Baseball vs Beatrice - 6:30pm - Away
Girls JV Soccer vs Gross Catholic - 7:00pm - Away
Boys JV Soccer vs Beatrice - 7:15pm - Away

A Look Ahead: 
Thursday, March 24th
Girls Varsity Track vs Fairbury -9:30am - Away
Boys Varsity Track vs Fairbury - 9:30am - Away
Girls JV Soccer vs Bennington - 5:30pm - Home
Boys Varsity Soccer vs Concordia - 6:00pm - Away
Girls Varsity Soccer vs Bennington - 7:15pm - Home
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