Student Announcements 4/16/15

RHS Student Announcements
        Thursday, April 16 2015  -  B Day

Today:
After school Weather:
Please wait OUTSIDE  
Due to a schedule conflict, Key Club will not meet today.  We will meet next week, Thursday after school

Prom tickets are are on sale for 2 more days!!!  Purchase them during all 3 lunches in the cafeteria.  Tickets can also be purchased with Mr. Uhrmacher in room D112.  Tickets for this years prom are $25 and that includes your entry into Post Prom as well.  You must buy tickets before Prom as they will NOT be sold at the door.

The War Against Blood Cancer is nearing a cease fire!  It is this reporter's hope that we have raised at least $1500.00 in this battle.  You can continue to battle it out through Friday!  If your home room wants someone to pick up your donation box please let Mrs. Ziegler know before Friday afternoon.

Summer School information is now available in the main office as well as in the counseling department.

The spring Blood Drive will be May 1st!  HOSA members and Health Science students are recruiting now.  If you are 16 and planning to donate you will need a parent consent form.  See Mrs. Ziegler in G120 if you have questions.

SENIORS:  In homeroom on Tuesday you should have received a copy of the reservation form for the Senior Banquet.  If you didn't, please ask your HR teacher for a copy today.  See Ms. Rowley if you have any questions. 

What is racism? Want to help break racial stereotypes? Join us for an educational and respectful discussion on race and racism in our school and our community. Students and staff welcome to attend. Monday, April 20th in Ms. Weland's room B120 from 3:30-4:45 p.m. Snacks provided! Sponsored by F.A.I.R.

It's National Library Week!  To celebrate, RHS Readers Book Club and the Advanced Woods and Construction class with Mr. Fugleberg, are pleased to announce that RHS is host to the first Little Free Library in Ralston.  Check out the Little Free Library in the front of the school next to Door 31.  We have books for all ages...picture books to adult.  Take a book; Return a book.  

RHS Readers Book Club will meet this Friday, April 17th during all three lunch periods.  Stop by if you need a pass.  See you there!
AP Test Takers
Please see Mrs. Barker in the Guidance Office for your AP Study Guide:
Jake Adler, Sierra Athow, Karla Avila, Selena Bayliss, Shawn Callen, Kevin Chavez-Lopez, Sam Christenson, Dillon Cowden, Tabor Cross, Skyler Curtis, Megan Czerwinski, Madelyn DeVorss, Gillian Dimon, Justin Farley, Christian Frederick, Cameron Funk, Baylee Gdowski, Madie Goltl, Kennedy Greene, Curtis Grosse, Hannah Harder, Arnold Houndjoe, Bri Jensen, Jake Kochanowicz, Keely Krajeski, Jacob LaMarche, Veronica Lopez, Audrey Marco, Jessica Martinez, Ronald Molina, Josh Morgera, Gabby Muck, Tran Nguyen, Plaba Passoli, Walker Pendleton, Jamie Petersen, Savannah Pickard, Jacob Ryan, Grant Shimerdla, Justin Shoemaker, Lauren Shymkewicz, Hayley Siedlik, Peyton Skiles, Graham Stewart, Madalaine Stoll, Andrew Stone, Patrick Swinarski, Gabriella Swoboda, Kaitlyn Rose Sycuro, Benjamin Ulrich, Dakota Wesslund, Bryan Wilson-Bahun.
Outside Date forms for Prom are now available in the Main Office.  These forms must be turned into the office by TODAY.

The John Baylor Prep organization has invited our students to participate, free of charge, in the live review session at Millard West April 23rd from 6:30-8:30 in Room #164.  Students should take their review binders with them to the sessions.  
Juniors will take their ACT test on Tuesday, April 28, beginning promptly at 8:00am.  To do their best, students are encouraged to get a good night's sleep, eat a healthy breakfast (free for Juniors in the cafeteria with their student ID), and arrive a little early so they find their test site without having to rush.  Also, please note that all students will be required to either leave electronics at home or check them in prior to entering their test room.  This is a standard procedure from ACT that RHS must honor.  Students will have an open campus lunch period following the test (lunch will still be available at RHS), followed by a shortened class schedule beginning again at 1:00.  
Attention College Possible SOPHOMORES!  We will be having our MANDATORY new student meeting TODAY during homeroom.  This meeting will be held in the back of the library.  Please come straight to the library at the beginning of homeroom.

Registration for the Summer session of Driver's Education will be May 5th and 6th from 7:00pm - 8:00pm in the commons area.  Registration forms with more information are now available in the main office.

The Swimming Competency Test will be administered by Mr. Hartfield on Saturday, April 18 at 11:45am or Saturday, April 25 at 11:45am at the RHS swimming pool.  
Students MUST contact the high school office to pre-register for ONE of those two options.  There is no advance instruction to prepare and no instruction will be given during the test.  Students should plan to be in the pool for 45 minutes to one hour to complete the testing.  
Reminder, upon passing this test you will have the swimming designation waived from your PE credit requirements only NOT the actual 2.5 credit hours.  You must still take 20 credit hours of PE.
College/Career Center
A senior turned in a scholarship reporting form w/scholarships from Northwest Missouri State, Rockhurst & Nebraska Wesleyan.  Please let me know who you are.  Mrs. Balus
Seniors:  Your scholarship reporting forms are due to Mrs. Balus today.   Please leave them w/Mrs. Barker if I am away from my desk.
Student Opportunities:
Omaha National College Fair - Saturday, April 18, 1-4 p.m. at the CenturyLink Center.  Register ahead of time at:  www.nacacnet.org/ncfstudent.  Schools from all the country will be there + a financial aid workshop is offered.  
Midland University Junior Jumpstart - Friday, April 17, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Now is the time to begin the college search process.  Register at: midlandu.edu/juniorjumpstart or call:402-941-6503.  
Bellevue University Bruin Experience -Thursday, April 23, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the main campus in Bellevue.  Wonder what it's like to be a Bellevue University college student?  Find out at Junior Day. Register at: bellevue.edu/visit.  
Doane College Preview Week - April 20-24.  Check out this college.  For more info, go to:  doane.edu/visit.
Activities/Athletics
Registration for the Ralston Reserves baseball players (14-15 year-olds) will be held as follows: 
Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 
Time: 6:30 p.m. 
Place: Connie Nihsen’s Office (Nebraska Independent College Foundation, 4940 South 114 Street, Suite 5) 
Player Fees: If not already paid, fees due at time of registration ($400 per player). Players are encouraged to secure $100 banner sponsors from area businesses to cover the cost of their fee. 
Questions: Please contact any of the Ralston American Legion Post 373 Baseball Board Members (George Sevick  (402-670-4555); Kriss Kriglstein 402-339-1012; Larry Ahart 402-214-4490; Connie Nihsen 402-214-6055).
Varsity Baseball - RCC tournament - vs Roncalli - 7:00pm @ Orval Smith
Boys Varsity Golf vs Bellevue West - 9:00am - Away
Girls Varsity Track vs Elkhorn - 1:30pm - Away
JV Baseball vs Bellevue West - 4:30pm - Home
Girls JV Soccer vs Beatrice - 5:30pm - Away
Girls Varsity Soccer vs Beatrice - 7:15pm - Away

A Look Ahead:
Friday, April 17th
Varsity boys soccer - Benson Invitational - Ralston will play winner of NW/Benson - 6:00pm @ Benson
Varsity Baseball - RCC Finals - Away
Reserve Baseball vs Bellevue West - 4:30pm - Away

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