Student Announcements 3/9/16

RHS Student Announcements
        Wednesday,  March 9, 2016   A Day


After school Weather:
Please wait OUTSIDE ⛅

Happy Birthday!  🎂

Please join us tomorrowThursday, March 10th at the Late Start Breakfast kiosks in celebration of National School Breakfast Week!  Prizes will be given out with random breakfast purchases on this day!  The Omaha Roller Girls will be helping to serve breakfast and pass out prizes.
Prizes furnished by:  Midwest Dairy Council, the Omaha Roller Girls, and Sodexo.

MULTICULTURAL CLUB meeting today, March 9th, after school in Media Center. Please bring any new or slightly used shirt for our Shirt Donation to Nebraska Farmers Drive.
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 have the opportunity to do 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.

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:  
SPANISH CLUB will meet today, 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!!

College/Career Center
The Wellesley College visit is cancelled for today and rescheduled for tomorrow at 9:00 in the College/Career Center.

A Marine representative will be in the cafeteria today during lunch.
Seniors:  The RHS Local Scholarship application 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  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 to get a barcode. If you are interested in attending and need transportation, sign up with Mrs. Barker in the Counseling office by today.

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:

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 Academie 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: 
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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