Student Announcements 4/30/15

RHS Student Announcements
        Thursday, April 30, 2015  - B Day

Today:
After school Weather:
Please wait OUTSIDE  
End-of-year due dates for library books are May 1st for Seniors; May 15th for grades 9-11.
Thanks!

Important for students taking the AP TESTS:  Your money is DUE NOW !! 
Please see Mrs. Barker in the Counseling office to pay by check to the Ralston HS or cash, with the exact amount. 
AP Tests begin on Monday, May 4th.

Blood drive workers are reminded that you need to be at school no later than 6:30AM tomorrow ready to unload the Red Cross truck.  We will have our own lunch and it is provided for you.  If you need to go to a class/classes, please let Mrs. Ziegler know so that we can plan the work schedule.

Blood Drive donors remember to eat a good supper tonight, a great breakfast tomorrow and start drinking lots of water!
Attention Key Club members and anyone in need of community service hours. Key Club will be hosting a park clean up today after school.  Come earn a couple of hours of service and make Ralston a better place!  Meet in room D152 right after school today.

May 4-10 is Screen-Free Week, a coordinated effort to encourage millions of Americans to turn off televisions, smartphones, tablets, and gaming consoles for seven days and turn on the world around them. Screen-Free Week is a chance for all of us to read, play, think, create, be more physically active, and to spend more time with friends and family. Screen-Free Week is a much needed respite from the screen media dominating our lives.  So, this week, think about how much time you spend in front of a screen, and resolve to commit to a Screen-Free Week.  For more information, stop in the RHS Media Center.

RHS Readers Book Club will have our final lunch meeting this Friday, May 8th during all three lunches.  We will discuss our favorites books of the year.  Our Farewell to the Seniors party will be right after school on Friday, May 8th.  We will build ice cream sundaes, play some games, and bid Happy Trails to our Seniors.  See you there!
Summer School information is now available in the main office as well as in the counseling department.
French Club's last meeting of the year is Thursday, May 14 from 3:30-4:00 p.m. Meet in A109 for end of year announcements before we head outside to play Capture the Flag and enjoy popsicles to welcome spring! Contact Madame Oglesby with questions at dene.oglesby@ralstonschools.org
Students:  If you are interested in being a class officer next school year, please sign up in the Main Office!  See Mrs. Startzer if you have any questions or to sign up!

Come to our F.A.I.R.-well party on Monday, May 4 at 3:30 p.m. in A109. If you have been involved in IncluCity camps or any Inclusive Communities programs this year or if you are interested, come to our end of year celebration! Drink, pizza, cake, and other snacks provided!

Seniors:  Jack Martin Photography will take photos of everyone receiving their diplomas at graduation.  Order forms will be mailed out to the address the high school has on file.  If you would like to pre-order, order forms are available in the main office.  These must be turned in to Mrs. Lewis by May 15th with payment.

Attention Culinary Club:  Please read your email for our next meeting on the 11th of May.  Please check your calendar and respond to Mrs. Krist with whether you can attend or not.  

Seniors:  Please check the list of names hanging on the Media Center windows.  If your name is on there, you have items to return or fines to pay to the RHS Media Center before you can pick up your cap and gown.  Any questions, please stop in and see Ms. Olsen.

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.
   Blood Drive clarification - if you are 16 and have picked up a 16 year old consent form you also need to sign up for the blood drive.  You can pick a time (sign up) with a HOSA/Med Science student or with Mrs. Ziegler in room G120.

The Little Free Library is back.  Check it out.  You can also see it now on the littlefreelibrary.org website.

Are you interested in earning some community service hours this summer? Baright Public Library is taking applications of those students interested in helping with the Summer Reading Program (which begins June 8th). If you would like to earn community service hours this summer, stop by the media center and fill out an application today!
Become a Student Athletic Trainer this fall! Be involved in RHS athletics, earn service hours, learn about a medical profession, have fun, and meet new people. Must be able to commit to working a regular schedule. Students will mainly be working with football, and therefore must be available after school and Friday nights. Duties will include basic taping and wound care, practice/event preparation, and attending RHS practices and events as scheduled. If interested email Co Schneider at colleen.schneider@ralstonschools.org no later than May 15th. In your email, please include why you are interested in this opportunity and any schedule conflicts you might have.Those students selected to participate during the fall season will be notified by Co by the end of the school year. 
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.

Community Service Opportunities
SAM's Club and Children's Miracle Network are hosting a Craft Show Event on Saturday, May 23, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, at the Papillion SAMS Club.  Volunteers (ages 15-18) are needed to help with the Craft Show and mini Carnival.  
All proceeds will go to the Children's Miracle Network.
Please contact Judy in Personnel, # 402-686-2379

Volunteer at the Soap Box Derby Races
The 78th running of the All-American Soap Box Derby will begin May 23rd at Seymour Smith Park.  Volunteers are needed to help with the derby cars, and a variety of other areas to help the race run smoothly.  Race times run 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, rain or shine. 
Please contact Jerry Van Waart at # 402-960-5782, if you are interested.
The Race dates are:
May 23 & 24
June 27 & 28
October 3 & 4

Trinity United Methodist Church, 8009 Q Street, Ralston, is in need of someone to mow the church property weekly on Thurs, Fri   or Sat for community service hours.  The church has a mower you can use.  Contact Connie, telephone # (402) 596-0610

College/Career Center
Seniors:  Please be sure to report ALL the scholarships you've been offered to me so you can be recognized in the graduation booklet and other publications.  I need this info by Thursday, April  30.  Mrs. Balus
Seniors:  If you did not sign the poster saying where you will be going to school after RHS, stop by the College/Career Center to do so.  
Attention seniors!  One more scholarship for $500- $1000 just got entered into Naviance:  Missouri Valley Professional Society. Criteria are good grades, school & community involvement & leadership.  Official transcript is required.  Mail to address on application.  DEADLINE IS MAY 4.  (This has been extended from April 27.)  Don't delay!!
Summer Opportunities!! Students of all grades are encouraged to check out the summer opportunities in the College/Career Center's website.  There's something for everyone to do!
Job Opportunity
Select Van/Mayflower needs a summer office worker. Duties include filing, filling out paperwork and answering the phone.  Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Pay=$8 per hr.
Hours can be flexible.  Warehouse workers are also needed.  Heavy lifting involved + good customer service skills.  Pay = $10 per hr.   If interested in either position, send your resume to:
Activities/Athletics
BOYS BASKETBALL MEETING 
There will be a meeting for all boys planning on going out for boys basketball in Coach Jackson's room (B122) on Friday May 1st at 7:45am.   Please contact Coach Jackson if you won't be able to attend.  

All girls who are interested in playing girls basketball next season please meet in lecture room C during homeroom today. If you have ever seen a basketball you should be at this meeting.
There will be an informational meeting for any girl and her parents interested in participating in volleyball next year on Monday, May 4 at 5:30 in Lecture Room C. You will meet the new coaching staff, get a conditioning schedule for this summer, and develop the core covenants for the volleyball program. Any questions (or if you are interested in playing but cannot attend the meeting), please see Coach Lindeman. 
Girls & Boys Varsity Soccer - RCC Finals - Boys play at 5:00 at Ralston, Girls play at 5:30pm at Skutt
Varsity Baseball Ram Invitational - TBD - Home
Girls JV Tennis vs Gretna - 4:00pm - Home
Reserve Baseball vs Roncalli - 4:30pm - Home
JV Baseball vs Roncalli - 5:00pm - Away

Seniors:  Important Upcoming Dates:
Wednesday, May 13th
Senior Honors Night - 6:30pm - RHS Theatre

Thursday, May 14th
Senior's Last Day

Friday, May 15th
Graduation Rehearsal - Ralston Arena - 11:00am
BBQ Lunch - Immediately following rehearsal

Sunday May, 17th
Graduation - 2:00pm - Ralston Arena

A Look Ahead:
Friday, May 1st
Varsity Baseball - Ram Invitational - TBD - Home
Boys & Girls Varsity Track vs Beatrice - 1:00pm - Away
Girls Varsity Tennis vs Thomas Jefferson - 4:00pm - Home
Girls JV Tennis vs Thomas Jefferson - 4:00pm - Away
Boys JV Soccer vs Bryan - 5:00pm - Away
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