Rancho’s Daily Bulletin       

                          Friday, February 24, 2017

Wavepact Wednesday - Wear your College Gear on Wednesday

Rancho Spirit - Wear your Rancho gear on Friday

Math Lab - Come get Math help from Expert Mathematicians!!  Daily - Room 824 6:30-7:30am  and Room 822 2:30-4:00pm

Calculus tutoring - every Thursday in Math Lab room 822.

ELD Lounge- Do you need help with your homework or just a quiet place to do your assignments? Room 348B  will be opened Tuesdays and Thursdays afterschool.

Showing of the French Film “The Chorus” - The French film “The Chorus” that was originally scheduled for Friday, February 24th has been canceled.  It will be rescheduled and announced at a later time.

Helping Hands - is still accepting clothes donations for ages 18 and under.  Please bring clothes to Room 723 any day and time of the week.  If you want to represent this club, shirts will be available for purchase with Mrs. Rieger in Room 723.  All donations collected by Helping Hands will be directly donated to Orphanages in the U.S.

Financial Literacy Workshop - RBV Finance Club and Wells Fargo Bank are hosting a free financial literacy workshop on credit and budgeting with free pizza, soda and community participation/extended learning credit.  Friday, February 24 at 2:30pm in Room 812 but space is limited so RSVP at Room 812.

Poetry Slam auditions will be held this week and next on Tuesday and Friday at lunch, and Thursday after school in Ms Strawser's room - 225.

RBV Day at Pieology - March 1, 20% of the proceeds come back to our school.  Show your ID for a 15% discount and mention RBV.  Come pick up a pizza pie.

Best Buddies will be having  a meeting in the PAC on Friday the 24th during lunch. All members are welcome.

FRENCH CLUB and FILM CLUB - The French Club and the Film Club have scheduled a semester 2 French Film Event for Friday, February 24th in the library.  The film "The Chorus" will be shown in French with English subtitles, after school from 3 to 4:30.  Ask your English teacher about extended learning credit.  French snacks water will be available.  All are welcome.

National Honor Society-  All recent applicants and continuing members needs to check their school email to check their school email account to check on their admission status to the club.  Our next meeting is Thursday, 2/23, 10 minutes into lunch in Mrs. Robinson's room, 351.  All new members will have club requirements explained to them at this time.  Attendance is mandatory, so if you cannot make it you need to check in with Mrs. Robinson before hand. We resume our Monday meetings on Monday,  3/20, before Spring Break.

If you're interested in becoming a Peer Counselor next year, applications are now available! You can pick one up from your counselor or see Ms. Pina in the counseling office for more information.

Listen Up Rancho!

Check out Episode 21 of the Respect the Ranch Podcast for February 2017 off the RBV homepage. Listen to almost 40 parents and students describe an embarrassing moment in a single word, a casual conversation with VUSD Superintendent Devin Vodicka, and a comic poem about teaching by RBV English teacher, Susie Owen.  Music by Choir Director, Nick Wheat and RBV Drumline too!

You can also listen to archived podcasts and see episode descriptions with time stamps on the same site.

Hook 'em horns.

Need to sharpen your writing skills? Come to the new RBV Writing Center. We're open from 2:45-3:45on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in the library computer lab. Book an appointment online or walk in. This Wednesday, February 8 we are hosting a Thesis Statement Workshop. Hope to see you there.

PLUS FORUM:  The next PLUS Forum is March 2, please see your counselor or Ms. Pina in the counseling office to pick up a permission form. There are only 2 PLUS Forums left for this school year, so don't' miss your opportunity to be part of this amazing experience. Space is limited so sign up asap!  

The Black Student Union will be going to Mira Costa College for their Annual United Black Student Conference March 3rd. This field trip is open to ALL students. It is first come-first serve. Please come to the BSU meeting on Wednesday, in room 222, to pick up a permission slip. Black Student Union is open ALL students and faculty on the RBV campus. All nationalities are encouraged to join. We inform students about societal issues regarding race, and will encourage unification amongst each other.

Join the Artistic Rhapsody club to meet other creative and art-oriented students. Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday after school from 2:30-3 in Ms. Strawser's room 225.

Seniors: class of 2017 Shirts and hoodies are available in Room 802. We only have a limited supply, so get yours before we run out!

Class of 2019 T-shirts - Tshirts are on sale for $15 in Mr. Leary’s room, 706.  Come get yours before they are gone.

E2020 in Room 218 - Room 218 is open for all E2020 students everyday from 2:30-4:30 and during Saturday School from 8:00 until noon.

College & Career Information

MiraCosta Ambassadors are on the RBV Campus!  The Ambassadors are here to help with transitioning into the community college experience, so sign up in the Career Center to talk with an Ambassador and get ready for your 'what's next' after graduation!

MiraCosta Sign-Ups - SENIORS:

If you plan to attend MiraCosta after graduation and have not applied to the college yet, sign-up for upcoming application/orientation meetings are in the Career Center.  MiraCosta will host several meetings over the next two months through the Ambassadors on campus & MiraCosta Admission Reps will be at RBV on 3/9/17. In order to participate in field trips to the campuses later in spring (March & April), you MUST first apply and receive your ID.  So...stop by the Career Center and sign-up to start the process for your post-secondary goals!  ONLY 4 MORE MONTHS OF HIGH SCHOOL!!

P.S. - Have you completed your FAFSA/Dream Act Application yet?????  Just do it!  (fafsa.ed.gov or dream.csac.ca.gov)  Free money for college!!

Scholarship of the Week:  Why Education Matters Scholarship:  

Candidates will submit an essay on Topic: How do you define success and the role of education in helping you achieve your goal? What are your unique passions and interests? Tell us how you plan to use these personal qualities and experiences to achieve your plans for the future.The essay must be 700 words or less and in MS Word format. Entries must be received no later than February 28th for a $1,000 scholarship opportunity.  Only for California high school seniors attending either community college or 4-year university.  Further scholarship information and contest rules are available on the CALSA and F3 websites: http://www.f3law.com/page.php?id=52  

Vista Irrigation District Scholarship ($1,500)- a local opportunity ONLY for Vista high school seniors pursuing 2 or 4-yr college.  A type-written personal statement and a type-written essay are part of the application process. You can pick up an application from Mrs. Williams in the Career Center or download from their website (www.vidwater.org) in the Publications Section under Other Publications.  Many RBV Alumni have won this scholarship!  Deadline 2/24/17.  

Scholarship (free money for college) update!  There is no "scholarship season" - scholarships are available to apply to all year long for all grade levels, so don't miss out on your chance to earn free money for college!  The list on Naviance (under the Colleges Tab) is updated, but I also recommend taking advantage of the lists on the RBV site at:  http://rbv.vistausd.org/scholarships   Want more help with scholarships?  Talk with Mrs. Williams in the Career Center.

SENIORS! If you plan to attend college after high school, 2-year or 4-year, you NEED to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid  - FAFSA!  Starting with this school year, the application opens on Saturday, Oct. 1st, and will allow you the opportunity to know much sooner what kind of financing is available for your college education.  EVERY senior should apply!  Go to fafsa.ed.gov now and get your FSA ID now so you are ready for applying!

Clubs

Science Olympiad - Join us in Room 126 at lunch on Thursdays to start preparing for the 2017 competition.  Students of all science backgrounds wanted!

Helping Hands - The Helping Hands Club will be accepting donations in Room 723, bring in clothes, shoes and most importantly toys to be donated to orphans in Mexico.  Helping Hands meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month.

Feminism Club - meets every Wednesday at lunch in Room 807.  Come to discuss world topics, everyone is welcome.

Blank Canvas Club - on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Monday of every month!  We will be planning events to teach the homeless art, writing and other creative outlets.  Bring your friends and ideas for the club!

Art club meets every Friday after school in room 327- Art lives here in room 327

Join the Artistic Rhapsody club to meet other creative and art-oriented students. Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Monday after school from 2:30-3 in Ms. Strawser's room 225.

Fashion club meets this Wednesday in room 327-

Surf club - meeting will be Tuesday's at lunch in room 324.  Anyone is welcome even if you are a beginner or just love the ocean! See you there!

Join the Artistic Rhapsody club to meet other creative and art-oriented students. Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Monday after school from 2:30-3 in Ms. Strawser's room 225.

Join Acapella Club - Come to Acapella club on Wednesdays at lunch in Room 816! - Don’t need to be an experienced singer - looking for more singers - looking for beatboxers! - Will be singing at hospitals and going Christmas Caroling