Student Announcements 3/30/16

RHS Student Announcements
        Wednesday,  March 30, 2016   A Day

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Seniors:  you must turn in and have approval for all community service hours prior to April 1st! 
  This is a solid deadline.  
Juniors, if you would like to sign up for the practice ACT please let Mrs. Barker in the Guidance Office know by TODAY, March 30th.  Practice test will be on Saturday, April 2nd from 8:00am - 12:00pm at the high school.
Join French Club Thursday, March 31st after school in A101. We will be celebrating POISSON D'AVRIL and planning our last two meetings of the school year. Of course, food and fun are always in store!

This Saturday is our in-store Book Fair at Oakview Barnes & Noble.  You can shop anytime on Saturday at the store, or after Saturday online with the book fair code 11829538. Students from any of the Ralston Public Schools who come to the store on Saturday can register to win gift cards, books, and other prizes  Come see the final 2015-16 performance of Rush, our varsity show choir from 2-3 pm.  

Ms. Olsen is looking for students who want community service hours to help at the book fair on Saturday.  You must have your own transportation to and from Barnes & Noble by Oakview Mall.  Stop in the library for details.

Attention Culinary Club:  Our meeting on Friday April 1st  will be from 3:30pm - 5:00pm.  Come learn cake decorating techniques from our very own Mr. Uhrmacher in F102.  No April Fools here.  You MUST RSVP to Mrs. Krist by Wednesday the 30th. After that, it is a first come first served basis until lab is full.  If you have already told me you are coming then you are on the list. New members welcome. Contact Mrs. Krist with any questions. See you on Friday

Ralston High School will celebrate National Autism Day on April 4th.  Please wear BLUE on the 4th! Staff will be allowed to wear jeans with a blue shirt in support.  Students will be given a toostie roll when entering the school for their blue!  
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.  

Join FAIR on Monday, April 4 from 3:30-4:00p in A102 to prepare for Mix It Up Day! We will create conversation prompts and sign up for facilitator shifts for all lunch periods for our second Mix It Up event on Monday, April 11. See you there!

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.
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.

Community Service Opportunity
Contact Tori Menear at Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC)  through www.yvc.org or call # 402-210-1836.
They have planned service projects throughout the year and summer.  Short term hour and long term commitments.

Angels of America’s Fallen, a charity that serves children of fallen military and first responders (aoafallen.org) has partnered with the Lantern Fest to be the recipient charity for their upcoming event being held at the Raceway Park of the Midlands in Pacific Junction on Saturday, April 9th. They are looking for volunteers to help with the event.  Please go to this link for more information and to sign up:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d44afad22a6fe3-omaha  and you can find details on shift times and duties there as well.
College/Career Center
Thursday, April 7th is the National College Fair held at the CenturyLink Arena in downtown Omaha. This is a great opportunity for college bound students to learn more information about potential colleges.  Time is 9:00 a.m. - noon and 6-8 p.m.  Before the Fair, register for a barcode at:  www.nacacnet.org/ncfstudent.  A list of schools attending is available at: http://bit.ly/NCFExhibitorSearch.
College rep in C/C Center today:  UNO at 9:30.
Seniors:  Reid Adler and Cathy Grondek scholarship applications are due to Mrs. Balus tomorrow.
Student Opportunities:
Are you interested in applying to a Military Academy?  The Nebraska state senators and representatives are hosting a Military Academy Day at Bellevue University, 1000 Galvin Road South on Saturday, April 2 beginning at 9:30 a.m. and ending at noon. Questions?  Contact Chase Kratochvil in Senator Fischer's Office at: 402-391-3411
Activities/Athletics
There will be a informational meeting for all athletes wanting to play football next year in lecture room C, Thursday during home room starting at 1:15.  
Boys JV Golf vs Millard West - 9:00am - Away
JV Baseball vs Westside - 5:15pm - Away
Girls JV Soccer vs Duchesne - 5:30pm - Home
Girls Varsity Soccer vs Duchesne - 7:15pm - Home
Boys JV Soccer vs Omaha South - 7:30pm - Away


A Look Ahead: 
Thursday, March 31st
District Band Festival - RHS Gym
Boys Varsity Golf vs Papillion LaVista South - 9:00am - Away
Girls JV Tennis vs Waverly - 4:00pm - Away
Varsity Baseball vs Lincoln Northeast - 5:00pm - Away
Boys JV Soccer vs Skutt Catholic - 5:30pm - Home
JV Baseball vs Lincoln Northeast - 7:00pm - Away
Boys Varsity Soccer vs Skutt Catholic - 7:15pm - Home
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