Student Announcements 5/3/16

RHS Student Announcements
        Tuesday,  May 3, 2016   B Day

After school Weather:
Please wait OUTSIDE   ☀

Happy Birthday!  🎂
Francisco Albanese

Please see Mrs. Barker today:
RE:  Graduation cap & gown order
Skyler Bailey, William Casella, Dennis Nash, Daniela Gomez, Dayna Goodrich, Jarod Horn, Sophia Kay, Samantha Ogden, Jose Vasquez.
In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week we are wanting to hear 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
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.

Only two more tab collections, this Thursday & next Thursday!   This week’s winning homeroom, if more than 5lbs of tabs are donated, will receive ice cream & soda pop for ice cream floats!  Donations larger than the collection cups can be dropped off in Room A217 anytime between now and Thursday.  
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.

Spanish Club will meet on Wednesday, May 4 at 3:25 in A104.  Plan to stay an hour and play games and learn some (more) Spanish too!  Officers for next year will be elected and we will be talking about our outing on the 18th to Guacamaya!  You will have to have a permission slip to attend so see Sra. Plugge or Sra. Honke if you can't come to the meeting and would like to attend!  

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.  
TODAYMay 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 today 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!  
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.

Community Service Opportunity

RGSA (Ralston Girls Softball Association) is looking for concession stand volunteers ages 14 and up!  This is a low stress way to not only earn your Ralston High School community hours but to also get some experience working with cash registers and people which could help you in future employment.  If you are interested please visit RGSA.Org and click on the “CLICK HERE” to sign up for your preferred spot.  We also have the volunteer sheets on hand at the concession stand which is located in the middle of Wager and Crown fields off   80th and Park Dr. 


College/Career Center
A representative from Grand Canyon University will be in Lecture Room C this Thursday during homeroom.  She will be talking about their university in Arizona which offers free airfare and lodging to their school for a campus visit. Pizza will be provided.  Check in with your homeroom teacher first, then head over to Lec. Room C.
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.
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.   
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)

A Look Ahead: 
Wednesday, May 4th
Boys JV Golf Invitational vs Skutt Catholic - 9:00am - Away
Girls Varsity Tennis vs Duchesne - 4:00pm - Home
NHS Kickball Tournament - 5:30pm - RHS Stadium
🎓  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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