Student Announcements 3/7/16

RHS Student Announcements
        Monday,  March 7, 2016   A Day

Today:

After school Weather:
Please wait OUTSIDE ⛅

Happy Birthday!  🎂
Jenna Johnson

Reminder for students:  Beginning today the Late Start breakfasts will cost:
   $2.50 for full pay students
    30 cents for reduced lunch
    free for free lunch
If you are a free or reduced lunch student, the program only covers ONE breakfast per day.  If you get a free or reduced breakfast in the c-store before 8:00am you will be charged full price for another breakfast at the Late Start if you choose to take one.

Juniors:  John Baylor Prep continues today during 5th period.  The ACT group will meet in the theater, and the ACT-F group will meet in Lecture Room C.  Please make sure you bring your booklets.  
Students, this Wednesday is the Intro to Business Classes Cookie Sale before school.  Come check out your classmates creations in the commons!
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 rgsa.org 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:  
SPANISH CLUB will meet THIS Wednesday, March 9 in A104 after school (3:30-4:30)!  We will be celebrating a successful end of quarter with food and games!  Think fun, fast and colorful!  
Do you get stressed out during finals?  Wouldn't it be nice to relax before finals?  Look no further!  RHS senior Michael Davidson, F.A.I.R., NHS and Student Council have the solution!  During homeroom, donate your spare dollars and coins to the Make A Wish Foundation.  Your homeroom could win free time in a bounce house on Thursday, March 10th and donuts on Friday, March 11th!  Questions?  See Michael Davidson, club officers or Mrs. Weland for details!  

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 Friday, March 11th!!
Community Service Opportunity
Meadows Elementary needs help at their Literacy/Science Night  on Thursday, March 10 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.  If interested please email Lisa Schroeder at: lisa_schroeder@ralstonschools.org.  Please remember to bring your community service paperwork that night for a signature.

College/Career Center
College representative in C/C Center tomorrow:  Iowa Western Community College at 10:00.
Seniors:  The RHS Combined Theatre scholarship is due to Mrs. Balus tomorrow.
Plan to attend the College Fair sponsored by EducationQuest on Sunday, March 20, at UNO's Sapp Fieldhouse from 1-3 p.m.   To avoid filling out numerous info cards for colleges, register for a barcode at NebraskaCollegeFairs.org.  Colleges represented include Nebraska schools, as well as those from numerous states throughout the U.S.  Use this unique opportunity to help you make a decision about your educational future. Students should visit  http://www.nebraskacollegefairs.org to get a barcode. If you are interested in attending and need transportation, sign up with Mrs. Barker in the Counseling office by Wednesday, March 9.

Attention seniors:  Please be aware of a new scholarship that has just been added to Naviance, the Reid Adler Memorial scholarship, due March 31.  Log into Naviance to find it and to apply for the other numerous scholarships that are still available.

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.

Student Opportunity

The College of Education and Human Sciences at UNL is sponsoring a summer Chinese Language, Culture and Technology Academy from July 10-24, 2016.  The Academy is open to current high school students who are interested in language learning, who will have completed 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade as of May, 2016, and who have no or very little knowledge of the Chinese language.

All expenses are covered by the program (housing, meals, iPad access, supplies).

The deadline for applications is April 15th, and the program will accept 20 student-participants.  Interested students should see Mrs. Balus in the College/Career Center.


A Look Ahead: 
Tuesday, March 8th
District Vocal - RHS gym

Friday, March 11th
End of Term 3

Monday, March 14th
No School - Instructor Prep Day

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