Student Announcements 4/7/16

RHS Student Announcements
        Thursday,  April 7, 2016   A Day


After school Weather:
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Happy Birthday!  🎂
Cody Caldwell
Trevor Mass
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.

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
Alert!!  Junior and Seniors
Victor Garcia from Educationquest will be in the HS on Wednesday, 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.

If you missed our Ralston High School Book Fair at Barnes & Noble last Saturday, do not despair!  You can still contribute by logging on to and entering Book Fair ID 11829538 now until today.  Thanks for helping to make our Book Fair a great success and adding books and other fun stuff to the RHS Library!

Bilingual Spanish students who are participating in the service learning project with the Juan Diego Center on Saturday, April 16 need to confirm with Mrs. Honke [A103] or Mrs. Weaver by FRIDAY, APRIL 8th. 

Seniors:  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 Wednesday, April 13th to sign up!

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!

F.A.I.R. is hosting Mix It Up Day at lunch all three periods on Monday, April 11 in the auxiliary cafeteria. Come meet and mingle with new and old Ralston friends and staff!
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.

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, Curtis Grosse, Justin, Farley, Linda Drosche, Jaycob Curran, Teresa Artz, Patience Pelkey, David Ostblom, Jacob Kochanowicz.

Community Service Opportunity
The Ralston Fire Department is having a fundraiser on April 17th from 1:00pm - 4:00pm.  They will need volunteers to help with the event.  If you are interested please call Christine at 402-331-5369.

College/Career Center
An Army representative will be in the cafeteria today during lunch.
Student Opportunities:
Omaha National College Fair - TODAY - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Century Link Center, Omaha.  Meet one-on-one with college reps who can answer questions.
K-State Open House - Sat., April 16, in Manhattan, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Learn more at:
Peter Kiewit Institute Summer Academies - Holland Academy of Excellence, June 12-15 and OPPD/PKI Academy of Sustainability, July 25-28.  These include: hands-on workshops, campus living, demonstrations in state-of-the-art labs, fun evening activities, real world applications and are FREE.  To apply and for academy info,  visit: and click on the "Outreach" link.  Deadline is May 1.
Juniors:  Are you interested in attending West Point?  If so, you should be starting your applications now.  Begin by visiting:
Seniors:  A scholarship reporting form was mailed to your home addresses last week.  Please complete it and return to Mrs. Balus.  I make the information on this form (minus the $ figure) available to the Omaha World Herald, the Ralston Recorder and our graduation booklet.  Extra copies of this form are available in C/C Center.  April 14 is the deadline, however, if you receive a scholarship or grant after April 14, please let me know and I will do my best to have it printed in the other publications.
Hey Ram Fans Come support your girls soccer team on Friday night for their "Media Day"!!
ALL RPS students get in FREE!  Posters will be provided for an autograph session following the Varsity game!

There will be a meeting for all athletes interested in going out for wrestling next year in Lecture Room C during home room today April 7th.
Boys Varsity Golf - 9:00am - Away
Boys Freshman Track vs Bellevue West - 3:30pm - Away
Girls Varsity Tennis vs Abraham Lincoln - 4:00pm - Home
JV Baseball vs Blair - 4:30pm - Home (Orval Smith)
Boys JV Soccer vs Blair - 5:00pm - Away
Reserve Baseball Double Header vs Fremont Bergan - 5:00pm - Away
Varsity Baseball vs Blair - 6:30pm - Home (Orval Smith)
Boys Varsity Soccer vs Blair - 7:00pm - Away

A Look Ahead: 
Friday, April 8th
Boys & Girls Varsity Track vs Waverly - 10:00am - Away
JV Baseball vs Fremont Bergan - 5:00PM - Home (Orval Smith)
Girls JV Soccer vs Concordia - 5:30pm - Home
Girls Varsity Soccer vs Concordia - 7:15pm - Home

Monday, April 11th
Boys Freshman Track Invitational - 3:30pm - Home
Girls Varsity Tennis vs Skutt Catholic - 4:00pm - Away
Girls JV Tennis vs Skutt Catholic - 4:00pm - Home
Varsity Baseball vs Gretna - 4:30pm - Away
Reserve Baseball vs Mount Michael Benedictine - 4:30pm - Away
JV Baseball vs Gretna - 5:00pm - Home (Orval Smith)
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