Student Announcements 4/13/16

RHS Student Announcements
        Wednesday,  April 13, 2016   A Day


After school Weather:
Please wait OUTSIDE  ☀

Happy Birthday!  🎂
Karlee Elliot
Melany Martinez Gutarra
Tommy Pham

 LAST CALL!!  Sign up sheets are now available in the main office for Prom Court!  You must be in at least 2 
activities, and list them on the sign up sheet!  You have until TODAYWednesday, April 13th to sign up!

Would the following Seniors please see Mrs. Lewis or Mrs. Startzer in the main office between classes or before/after school.
Maurice Williams, William Houndjoe,  Justin, Farley, Linda Drosche, Jaycob Curran,  Patience Pelkey.
On Thursday, April 14 Junior Homeroom students need to report to the theatre at homeroom, for information about the ACT test.

The Ralston High School Summer Program information and schedule is available now in the main office.  Please see the counseling center for any questions regarding registration.
If you enrolled in Culinary II for next year, please watch your email for an important survey that needs to be filled out by this Thursday April 14th.  If you have not received this email, please contact Mrs. Krist at  
The theme for National Library Week, April 10-16, is Libraries Transform! To celebrate, Ralston HS Library is sponsoring a BOOKFACE photo contest. Replace your face with a book's cover, then snap a picture. Stop by the library for details, or check out the Ralston HS Library Facebook page for examples and instructions.  We've got some sweet prizes!  They are:
Student 1st Place: $25 Barnes & Noble Gift Card
Staff 1st Place: $25 Barnes & Noble Gift Card

Wanted! Fearless students. An informational meeting about Speech, Debate, and Slam Poetry will be held during homeroom on Thursday, April 21st in Lecture Room C. Starting at 1:14, come to experience an informative and entertaining meeting. Coaches will present briefly, and students will perform. Attendance will be taken at the door and you must stay for the entire performance.  See Mrs. Adair, Mr. Garst, or Mr. Lacey for more details!

Alert!!  Junior and Seniors
Victor Garcia from Educationquest will be in the HS today, April 13th, 8:00 am- 3:30 pm, to help you and your parents with the FAFSA forms.  Please contact Mrs. Barker in the Counseling Office to schedule your appointment.  If you need more immediate assistance, please contact Victor at the Rockbrook office, # 402-391-4033.

French Club Shirts are in!! If you ordered French Club gear, please see Mme Henry in A101 to pick up your order.
If you missed out and are jealous of your friends with their sweet Tees and sweats, Mme Henry will put in ONE LAST ORDER on Thursday April 14th. See her for an order form and don't miss your chance to get in on the coolest slogan that French Club has ever rocked! 

SENIORS:  If you ordered a senior class T-shirt, please stop by Ms. Rowley's room (B220) to pick up your shirt.  If you did not order a shirt but would like to, we can do a reorder if we have at least 12 seniors interested in ordering a shirt.  See Ms. Rowley if you want to order a shirt.  Tomorrow is the deadline for reordering.

SENIORS:  Turn in your reservations and payment for the Senior Banquet by the end of the day TODAY.  Your HR teacher has reservations forms.  See Mrs. Honz in B206 or Ms. Rowley in B220 if you have any questions.   You must make a reservation if you plan to attend the banquet.

SENIORS:  If you would like to be the class representative speaker at graduation, you must sign up with either Mrs. Honz in B206 or Ms. Rowley in B220 by the end of the day TOMORROW.  Next week in HR, seniors will vote on their choice for speaker.
9th & 10th grade students get your class t-shirts ordered by April 18th.   Please turn in your order form to your homeroom teacher or Mrs. Prochaska.    
The man behind some of the most recent “Superman” comic issues, as well as several best-selling, original graphic novels is coming to the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO).
Graphic novel author and comic artist Gene Luen Yang’s lecture is set for Thursday, April 14 at 6:30 p.m. in UNO’s Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public. Free parking will be available in the lower level of the east parking garage (Lot T), beginning at 5:30 p.m.
The lecture will include a Q&A and book signing.

Outside Date forms for Prom are now available in the main office.  Prom is April 23rd, the forms are to be completed and returned to the office by Thursday, April 21st!
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.

The Ralston Gender-Sexualities Alliance will be meeting on Thursday, April 14th to discuss the Day of Silence and other summer opportunities.
College/Career Center
Seniors:  Check out the poster on the College/Career Center's window.  You have a long way to go to catch the Class of 2015!
Turn in those scholarship reporting forms!!!
College rep in C/C Center today: Nebraska Wesleyan University at 9:00.
A Marine representative will be in the cafeteria today during lunch.
Seniors!! Where are  your scholarship reporting forms?  It's important that all of you are recognized for your hard work.  These forms were mailed to your homes and also attached to an email sent to you through Naviance.  Extra copies are available in C/C Center.  They are due to me tomorrow. Mrs. Balus
Attention Ralston High School basketball players:  Check out Naviance for the Ralston Alumni Madness College Scholarship.  One male and one female basketball player will be awarded a scholarship ranging from $100-$500.  Criteria:  2.9 GPA, admitted to a college or university and have demonstrated a high degree of professionalism, a commitment to proper behavior in the classroom and community involvement.  
Applications are due to Mr. Smith by May 1.

Students interested in wrestling in "freestyle" and/or "greco" wrestling style please see Coach Thoene BEFORE 1st period thisweek.  There is an upcoming tournament on April 16th (you must register for it by the 15th) and you MUST see Coach Thoene before registering.
Girls JV Tennis vs Millard South - 4:00pm - Home
JV Baseball vs Concordia - 4:00pm - Away
Varsity Baseball vs Concordia - 6:00pm - Away
Boys JV Soccer vs Omaha South - 6:00pm - Home

A Look Ahead: 
Thursday, April 14th
Boys Varsity Golf vs Bellevue West - 9:00am - Away
Boys & Girls Varsity Track vs Elkhorn - 1:30pm - Away
JV Baseball vs Bellevue West - 4:30pm - Away
Girls JV Soccer vs Beatrice - 5:30pm - Home
Girls Varsity Soccer vs Beatrice - 7:15pm - Home (Senior Night)

Friday, April 15th
No School - Vacation Day
Boys Varsity Soccer Invitational - TBD - Away
Varsity Baseball Triangular - 2:30pm - Home (Orval Smith)
Reserve Baseball vs Bellevue West - 4:30pm - Home

🎓  Important Dates for Seniors:📃
Sunday, April 17th  
Senior Class Banquet - Regency Lodge - RSVP by April 13th.

Wednesday, May 11th
Senior Honors Night - 6:30pm - RHS

Thursday, May 12th
Senior's last day - full day schedule

Friday, May 13th
Graduation Rehearsal - TBD - Ralston Arena

Sunday, May 15th
Graduation - 2:00pm - Ralston Arena
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