Student Announcements 5/2/16

RHS Student Announcements
        Monday,  May 2, 2016   A Day

Today:
After school Weather:
Please wait OUTSIDE   ⛅

Happy Birthday!  🎂
Tashian Hickman

IMPORTANT
Please see Mrs. Barker today:
RE:  Graduation cap & gown order
Julianna Adrada, Skyler Bailey, William Casella, Dennis Nash, Daniela Gomez, Dayna Goodrich, Jarod Horn, Sophia Kay, Samantha Ogden, Logan Snider, Jose Vasquez.

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week we are wanting to here from you, the student body.   Please respond using the link below or you have been emailed the form for you to vote on who YOU think should be RHS Teacher of the Year!
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
Seniors:  Jack Martin Photography will be at graduation taking a picture of each student receiving their diploma.  If you would like to purchase a photo package you can pre-order now and receive a $5.00 discount!  Order forms are available in the main office.  These pre-order forms must be turned in with payment by May 12th (Senior's last day).  A second opportunity to purchase photos will be mailed out during the summer.

The final lunch meeting for RHS READERS Book Club is this Wednesday during both lunches in the back of the Library.  Ms Dee is planning to come to the meeting.

This summer's free downloads of audiobooks through AudiobookSync starts this Thursday.  Ms Olsen has been going around to English classes letting them know about this free program. Remember to download the Overdrive app, and sign up for text messages to remind you every Thursday.  If you don't already have one, pick up a bookmark listing all the free titles from the library. Any questions or technical difficulties, stop by the Library or ask your English teacher.
The Swimming Competency test will be administered on the following date:  Thursday, May 5th 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.  
TODAY, 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
HOSA meeting on Tuesday right after school in room G120.  Final sign ups for our HOSA picnic which will be May 10th.  Come and meet your new officer team for next year.

The Blood Drive is this Friday in the gym.  Remember, if you are 16 you need to have a parent permission form signed and turned in to Mrs. Ziegler before 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 12th, 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.

Summer opportunity for teens to volunteer at the Baright Library:
Teens, earn community service hours by shelving books, registering children, tidying the Creative Corner, and working events like Wildlife Encounters,
Lunch Truck, and CAPOW!
Volunteer between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm in two-hour or longer time slots from June 6 through August 5.
Volunteers must attend  one training session on Wednesday, June 1, from 11:00 am to Noon or Friday, June 3, from 3:00 to 4:00 pm.
Come ready to select the times and duties you can fulfill.
The library is at 5555 S. 77th Street.
College/Career Center
Junior parents and students:  EducationQuest invites you to attend a Financial Aid Program where you'll learn about college funding options.  They will address the change in the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) that allows you to file it beginning October 1, 2016.  Dates are:
Monday, May 9, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Westside High School, 8701 Pacific St. or Tuesday, May 17, 6 - 7 p.m. at Papillion-LaVista High School, 402 Centennial Road.  Questions? Call: 402-391-4033.
Activities/Athletics 
BOYS BASKETBALL - There will be a meeting for anyone planning on going out for boys basketball Tuesday May 3 in room B122 (Coach Jackson's room) during homeroom.  If you can't attend the meeting please let Coach Jackson know.   

CALLING ALL GIRLS BASKETBALL PLAYERS:  There will be a meeting for all girls interested in playing girls basketball next year on Tuesday, May 3 at 7:30am in Mr. Siske's room - A119.

Girls & Boys Varsity Soccer - Districts - TBA
Boys Varsity Golf vs Millard North - 9:00am - Away
Girls Varsity Tennis vs South Sioux city - 4:00pm - Home
Girls JV Tennis vs South Sioux City - 4:00pm - Home
JV Baseball Double Header vs Burke - 4:30pm - Away
Reserve Baseball vs Elkhorn South - 4:30pm - Home (Orval Smith)


A Look Ahead: 
Tuesday, May 3rd
Girls Varsity Soccer - Districts - TBA
Boys Varsity Golf Invitational vs Lincoln Pius X - 8:30am - Away
Girls JV Tennis - Ram Invitational - 10:30am - Home
JV Baseball vs Mount Michael - 4:30pm - Home (Orval Smith)
Varsity Baseball vs Mount Michael - 6:30pm - Home (Orval Smith)

🎓  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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