Student Announcements 9/4/15

RHS Student Announcements
        Friday, September 4, 2015   B Day


After school Weather:
Please wait OUTSIDE  ☀

NHS Applications are now available to pick up in room B121!
The Blood Drive is next week, September 11th!  If you haven't signed up to give blood, please consider this life-giving gift!  If you are 16 you will need a parent permission form. Come to room G120 and see Mrs. Ziegler or talk to any HOSA/Academy students and we will put you on the list!  
The Ralston GSA has decided to change its name to the "Gender/Sexualities Alliance" in an effort to be more inclusive to all students. GSA will meet once per month on Thursdays after school. The next meeting will be on Thursday September 17th in room B208. All students are welcome to come!

It's not too late to join hosa...future health professionals!  Watch your email for our next meeting.  You can join any time - come to room G120 and see Mrs. Ziegler if you have questions.  hosa t-shirt orders are due next week on Friday.

Ralston High School favorite, Rainbow Rowell, will have a question/answer session and book signing for Eleanor & Park, which was chosen as the Omaha Public Library's 2015 Omaha Reads selection, next Tuesday, September 8th at the W. Dale Clark Library downtown.  Start time is 6 p.m.  For more information, stop in the RHS Library.

Want to make a change at our school? FAIR meets every Monday from 3:30-4:00 p.m. in A102. Monday, September 7, we will be writing nomination letters to faculty to attend January IncluCity camp, setting monthly discussion topics on social justice issues, and enjoying snacks!

The next DECA meeting is Wednesday, Sept. 9th at 6:30 p.m. in Room A120.  Please bring your completed gold membership form and payment to this meeting. Officer election information will be presented and there is a significant amount of information that will be handed out on Leadership conferences. Stop in Room A120 for more information.

Attention all travelers to France in 2016! We will have our first informational meeting for parents and travelers onThursday, September 24 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in Lecture Room C. Plan to attend for you, your parents/guardians, or both to attend. There are two spots remaining for this trip! You must sign up by September 15th! See Madame Oglesby in A102 for more information.

The French Tutoring Center is open for business! Stop in to practice, review, get homework help any Wednesday after school until 4:00 p.m. in A102. No appointment necessary.

Congratulations to Bri Helms, Shelby Rosman, Vivi Lopez, and Cici Robinson for being elected French Club Officers! Send these young ladies your food and activity ideas for French Club!

Congratulations to Emily Rose Manhart and Melissa Bussell on their new internship with Inclusive Communities! Emily and Melissa will serve as liaisons between FAIR and Inclusive Communities, local groups committed to social justice for all.

Congratulations to Nathan Johnson, Emily Rose Manhart, and Emily Schirmbeck! These students were selected to serve as Counselors and Counselors-In-Training (CITs) at the September IncluCity social justice and leadership camp through Inclusive Communities. Way to represent Ralston!
TeamMates: Please check your emails to coordinate a time to start meeting with your mentors. The goal is to get started next week.  If you have any questions about setting up a time to meet with your mentor see Mrs. Maly in the counseling office.  
Also, please return your communication permission forms in ASAP to Mrs. Maly in the counseling office. 

Become a Student Athletic Trainer! 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 no later TODAY. In your email, please include why you are interested in this opportunity and any schedule conflicts you might have.
Those students selected to participate will be notified by Co over the weekend. 
Bratfest is today from 5:30pm to 7:00pm!  Come out for an inexpensive meal and stay to cheer on our Rams Football team to victory at our first home game of the season!  GO RAMS!
Meal deals for Bratfest:
Hamburger, chips, potato salad, drink = $6
Brat, chips, potato salad, drink = $5
Hot dog, chips, potato salad, drink = $4

Community Service Opportunity
Become a JAMbassador at the Joslyn Art Museum!  Applications will be accepted until Friday, September 25th at:
JAMbassadors help within the Joslyn's Criss Center for Education including helping with instructors in youth classes, at public events, and behind-the-scenes preparations.

College/Career Center
Attention Juniors & Seniors: Our 1st campus visit will be on Tuesday, September 22, to Creighton and UNO.  Doughnuts and instructions will be served in Lec. C at8:00 a.m., with buses leaving at 8:30 a.m.  Sign up with Mrs. Barker in Guidance.  Attendance is limited to the first 60 students who sign up and return their PERMISSION FORMS BY SEPTEMBER 17.

Student Opportunity:
Are you interested in law enforcement?  If you are 16-21, you can learn the skills necessary for a career in law enforcement through classroom instruction and hands-on experience.  Attend one of the following 45 minute informational sessions:  Sept. 16 orSept. 17 at 7:00 p.m. at the Omaha Police Training Academy, 11616 Rainwood Road, Omaha. Contact is: Sgt. Erin Payne, 402-444-6517.

University of Kansas Preview - Thursday, Sept. 10; 6-7:30 p.m. at the Omaha Marriott, 10220 Regency Circle.  Go find out what KU has to offer.  RSVP:
South Dakota State University Senior Day - Sat., Sept. 12; 12:30 - 6:00 p.m.  This program is designed for high school seniors to explore academic opportunities and learn more about SDSU.  Register at: or phone:1-800-952-3541.
Kansas State Fall Events:
Junior Days - Nov. 16, Dec. 4 or Dec. 7:  Visit with academic representatives, explore student organizations, tour campus and more.  Register:
Senior Days - Nov. 9: Discuss your academic interests w/advisors, tour campus, lunch and learn about financial aid. Register at:
UNL Events:
Red Letter Days - Sept. 25, Oct. 9,16,23 & Nov. 2(Pre-health), 13 & 20.  These days are designed with prospective students in mind.  Register:
Special Visits:
Housing Showcase - Oct. 11; ROTC Visit Day - Oct. 29; Nebraska Leadership Symposia - Black=Nov. 11 & Latino=Nov. 18; Native College Day - Dec. 2.
Girls basketball meeting this Friday at 7:30 am in lecture room C.  All girls with any interest in playing should attend.  Get involved, show support for you fellow students, play basketball!

There will be a meeting for girls interested in playing Tennis this Fall.  This short meeting will be right after schooltoday by the tennis courts.  If you are out for a Fall sport, there is no need to attend the meeting.

Bratfest - 5:30pm - 7:00pm - RHS
Varsity Football vs Beatrice - 7:00pm - Home

A Look Ahead:
Saturday, September 5th
Varsity Volleyball Invitational vs Plattsmouth - TBD - Away
JV Softball vs Hastings - 11:00am - Home (Crown/Wager)
Varsity Softball vs Hastings - 1:00pm - Home (Crown/Wager)

Monday, September 7th
No School - Labor Day
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