Student Announcements 4/26/16

RHS Student Announcements
        Tuesday,  April 26, 2016   A Day

Today:
After school Weather:
Please wait OUTSIDE   ⛅

Happy Birthday!  🎂
Sasha Runyon
Audrey Peterson

The Library will close Tues. -Fri. at 3:17.  The computer lab will be open. 

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.

There will be no Quiz bowl this week. Thursday May 5th will be our end of year party and senior send off!  See Ms. Hartman with questions. 

Do you enjoy performing, music, and dancing? Would you like to be a part of an amazing group of teammates and friends working toward a common goal? Do you have a positive attitude and willingness to work hard?
Then try out for the 2016 Ralston High School Colorguard!
When: Wednesday, May 4 at 3:45pm to 5:00pm.
Where: Ralston High School Band Room
Questions? Contact Coach Jessica Wolk at jessica.wolk@ralstonschools.org

Anyone who is still interested in Speech, Debate, or Slam Poetry but was unable to attend the informational meeting during homeroom last Thursday should speak with Mrs. Adair B218, Mr. Garst B208, or Mr. Lacey B207. 

Alors on Danse...Join RHS French Club this Friday after school in A101. Drinks, food, and fun are always on the agenda!
The Swimming Competency test will be administered on the following dates:  Thursday, April 28th or Thursday, May 5th both at 6:30 AM.  Students should plan on a minimum of 1 hour for testing.  This is a very comprehensive test and absolutely no instruction will be given prior to or during the test.
Students MUST pre-register for a test session by calling RHS at 402-331-7373, and sessions are limited to the first 12 students to call.  Reminder: passing this test only waives the swimming classification for graduation, it DOES NOT award any credits, the 2.5 credits must be completed in another PE course.  If you have any questions please see Mr. Hartfield.

AP Testers-  Your test dates are listed below.  Please see Mrs. Barker in the Counseling Office if you owe for your test.  
Monday, May 2, 8 am -12, Chemistry
Tuesday, May 3, 8 am - 2, Spanish & Physics
Wednesday, May 4, 8 am -12, English Lit & Comp
Thursday, May 5, 8 am - 12, Calculus
Friday, May 6, 8 am - 12, U S History
Monday, May 9, 8 am - 12, Biology
Tuesday, May 10, 12 - 2 pm, French Lang & Culture
No Wednesday tests
Thursday, May 12, 12 - 2 pm. Statistics
Ralston HOSA/Health Sciences is hosting a blood drive Friday May 6th in the gym.  If you haven't already signed up please see Mrs. Ziegler in room G120 or talk to HOSA/Health Science students!  Remember, if you are 16 you will need to have a parent permission form signed and turned in before the day of the blood drive.  
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.

Our Little Free Library, just outside of Door 31 has been stocked with new books.  Here's how it works:
If you see a book you'd like to read, take it now!
You don't need to leave a book to take one!
When you finish with it you can return it, or pass it on. Or keep it if you love it!
If you have a book or two that you think that others
might enjoy reading, share them by putting them into the Little Free Library.
It is hoped that this Little Free Library will be
a community sharing library... ENJOY!!!
College/Career Center
Summer Opportunity:
Silicon Valley Start-up:  Flippy (flippy.com) is a super fast growing new app that lets you become the star of famous clips They are running an 8-week marketing internship (Jun 13 - Aug 5) that students can participate in remotely, with live video chat lessons and check ins. You would get real world marketing experience and learn things like Viral strategy, Influencer programs, Content marketing, Network retargeting, etc. They would get help growing their brand, and learn from your product feedback. Should take only a few hours/week. Seems like a win-win!  If you're interested: 1. Download Flippy and play with the app to see if you like it. 2. Click (http://flippy.com/r/internship) and fill out the application form. 
3. You should hear from them within a week or so.
Community Service Opportunities
There will be a parent-child group on May 4th or 5th at Meadows Elementary school, they are looking for volunteers for approximately an hour after school.  They would be helping to supervise/entertain the older siblings, so parents and their infant/toddlers can be engaged in an activity. There would be only about 3 to 5 children ages Kindergarten to 3rd grade.  If interested please contact: Jodene Gall at jodene.gall@ralstonschools.org.
Boys Town National Research Hospital in the Center for Childhood Deafness will be participating on Monday, May 30th in the annual Memorial Day Run.   We are looking for a group of volunteers to sponsor water table stations.  If interested please contact Teresa McEvoy at Teresa.McEvoy@boystown.org or call 402-452-5042.
Activities/Athletics 
Boys & Girls Varsity Soccer - RCC Tournament - TBA 
Girls & Boys JV Track Invitational vs Fremont - 2:30pm - Away
Girls Varsity Tennis vs Beatrice - 4:00pm - Home - This match has been cancelled!
JV Baseball vs Skutt Catholic - 4:30pm - Home
Varsity Baseball vs Skutt Catholic - 6:30pm - Home
A Look Ahead: 
Wednesday, April 27th
Boys Varsity Golf vs Elkhorn - 9:00am - Away
Girls JV Tennis vs Omaha Northwest - 4:00pm - Away
Girls Varsity Tennis vs Millard South - 4:00pm - Home

🎓  Important Dates for Seniors:📃
Wednesday, May 11th
Senior Honors Night - 6:30pm - RHS

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

Friday, May 13th
Graduation Rehearsal - 11:00am - Ralston Arena

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