Rancho’s Daily Bulletin       

                         Friday, October 20, 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.  Math Lab begins Thursday, August 17, 2017

ETS is in room 808 and if you are enrolled in ETS, please stop by and say hi. Information about tutoring and our upcoming field trips.

Need extra help in any of your classes?  After school help with CSF tutors every Wednesday after school in room 723.

Need to sharpen your writing skills? The RBV writing center is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 245-345 in room 808. Book an appointment online. Our website is linked to the RBV homepage.

French Club will be showing a French movie, "The Chef" this Friday immediately after school in Room 710.  All are welcome!

No tricks, just treats - The RBV Sheltering Hope club is collecting Halloween costumes for families at the homeless shelters through Solutions for Change. Please drop any gently used or new costumes in Mrs. Beatty's room (805) by Thursday October 19th. Thanks for helping homeless families enjoy the fun of Halloween.

If you plan to wear a Halloween Costume on October 31 - Please remember school dress code applies and NO masks.

Blood Drive - October 26.  Sign ups are in front of ASB room at lunch.  Permission slips required.

Save the Date - Winter Snowball Dance on December 2nd.  Tickets will go on sale October 29.  $25 with ASB, $30 without.  Guest bids will be available.

If you are interested in learning about Cyber Security come to Room 810 for an informational meeting on Friday Oct 20.  We are going to put together a team to compete in the SoCal Cyber Cup Challenge.  You do not need any cyber knowledge, just the willingness to learn about a topic that seems to be in the news almost daily.

Have you ever thought about joining the Military after graduating high school, or becoming a Military Officer after college, or just want to learn more about the U.S. Armed Services? The Military Prep Program at Rancho is now available every Monday and Wednesday starting at 1500 (that's 3:00 p.m.) October 23rd. We will meet on the blacktop by the first outdoor basketball court. The regular Military Club meets twice a month in Mr. Bauer's classroom (room #702) during lunch.

Socktoberfest - Help VidaDreamers collect socks for the Homeless!  Please donate new socks in the green bin in the front office from September 25-October 31st.

RBV Band And Guard - RBV Band and Guard will perform at Poway High School on October 21.  Good luck to band and color guard!

IB Psychology Higher Level presents a Pro-social Movie Night Spooktacular! Join us on October 25th in the lecture hall to watch the Sixth Sense. Doors open at 5 and the movie starts at 5:30. Help promote kindness on the RBV campus, and remember there are limited seats in the lecture hall!

Students:  IB registration begins October 3 and ends October 31.  The Patrons request for reduced exam fees must be turned into Ms. Neumann by Monday, October 9.  For students who qualify for free and reduced lunch exam fee reduction forms can be picked up outside my office.  This form must be completed before you can register.  All forms are located outside the IB Office. See Ms. Neumann if you have questions.

The next PLUS forum is November 9!  All students are invited to attend. In the Forum, you’ll be empowered to engage in discussion, bond with your fellow longhorns, and identify the critical issues that are impacting our campus. Students who have participated in a Forum have said, “it is a life changing experience that they think all students should take part in”. Forums fill up quick, so see Ms. Piña in counseling to sign up asap!

Seniors:  Please make an appointment with Studio94 to have your senior yearbook portraits taken.  The deadline is October 20th.  Visit rbvyearbook.com or room 111 for any questions.

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


Attention future teachers! Educator's Rising will be meeting this Monday at lunch in room 128. Come and bring a friend. EdRising: There's Power in Teaching

Baking Club - first meeting next Monday in Room 812.  Join us if you want to learn more about baking!

Guitar Club - We will meet every Monday at lunch in room 324.

Adulting Club - Want to learn important life skills needed for adulthood that you don’t learn in the classroom?  Then join adulting club the 2nd Monday of every  month in Room 824 at lunch.  We will be learning how to change a tire.

Girls Coding Club: Code Queens starts back up on Weds afterschool in Oct.  All girls welcome.

Radio Control Club is Here - Do you enjoy baja stadium trucks, buggies or remote control rally cars?  Join Radio Control Club after school from 2:35-2:50 in Room 317.

Impact Club - Are you interested in helping those in need as well as leaving an Impact on our campus here at RBV?  Come join Impact club.  We meet every Thursday in Room 116.

AVID Club - Please join us!  Meeting days will be the first of third Wednesday of each month.  We meet to support each other with school and college plans and to have fun being together.

Amnesty International - Are you interested in helping bring human violations to justice? Do you want to meet new people, get involved with your community and hear stories from people all around the world?  Come to Amnesty International in Room 115!  We will meet every Tuesday at lunch in Room 115.

Surf club meets every Thursday at lunch in room 324 with Mrs Harris. If you would like to join come on by and check it out!

Artistic Rhapsody will hold meetings on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month in room 225 after school. Come meet other students who share a passion for writing!

Come join the Gender Sexuality Alliance Club at lunch on Mondays in room 804 to become more involved with the LGBTQ community on campus! Allies welcome!

Key Club - Do you want to be part of an organization that helps out the community and is highly recognized by colleges?  Come to Key Club for community service opportunities every Tuesday at lunch in Room 117.

Finance Club - Come to Finance Club every Friday in Room 812 during lunch to learn about index-based stocks, how to manage taxes and money-saving strategies.


College & Career Information

The Career Center Hours are as follows:  Mon. - 7:00 am - 3:30 pm  Closed for lunch from 12:45 - 1:45 pm;  Tues.-Fri. - 7:00 am - 3:30 pm  Closed for lunch from 12:30 -1:30 pm

Scholarship of the Week:   Coca-Cola Scholar Program Scholarship  -  an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. High school seniors with a minimum 3.0 unweighted GPA may apply on website until the October 31 deadline. For more info: https://connect.coca-colascholars.org/page.aspx?pid=1179

WavePact Fieldtrip to Cal State San Marcos

We will be taking 100 tenth grade students on a campus visit to California State University San Marcos on November 9, 2017. Students will have the opportunity to tour the campus, learn about the WavePact (guaranteed admission program), and get a first-hand glimpse into college life. Sign up and pick up a permission form with Mr. Arciniega in the counseling office.

Want to be college fit? Need some motivation?

The RBV Personal Trainers (your counselors) invite you to participate in our “College Workout Sessions.” We will host 7 workouts after school on Tuesdays, beginning October 3, 2017 from 2:45-4:30, and continuing through November 28, 2017 in Room 233. Come and learn the latest tips/strategies for college searches, filling out your college applications, writing personal statements, and financial aid/scholarships. Your personal trainers are here to support you!

Here is the line-up so far for college visits for the month of October!  Make sure to take advantage of spending some time with the college admission reps who may very well be the readers of your applications and can help you with any questions you may have!  It's nice to have your own advocate from the college(s) you are applying to!  Sign-up on Naviance under the colleges tab, upper right-hand corner 'view all upcoming college visits', then click to the left of the college name where it says 'sign up' and then again on the college page 'sign me up'!  You will receive a pass to attend the college meeting.  

Boston University - Tuesday, 10/24, at 11:15 am

UCSD - Wednesday, 10/25, at 11 am

University of the Pacific - Monday, 10/30, at 9:45 am

San Diego State (SDSU) - Tuesday, 10/31, at 11 am

Horatio Alger Scholarship - Eligibility:  Seniors that exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution); Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required); Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities; Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity; Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; Be a resident of Southern California and be a United States Citizen.   Also, National Scholarship Program is available. - See more at:https://scholars.horatioalger.org/  Deadline is 10/25

Scholarships are open for all high school students and are advertised on the RBV site at:  http://rbv.vistausd.org/scholarships in the upper-right hand corner.  There are usually two months of deadlines that are current, being updated on a daily basis.  Scholarships are FREE money for college and will be national, state, or local opportunities.  There are winners for every scholarship, but realize the competition is much larger with the national, gets smaller with the state, and then again, much smaller for local scholarships.  There are opportunities for ALL grade levels.

Seniors who qualify for the Free & Reduced Lunch and would like to take the college admissions tests for a 4-year college, the SAT or the ACT, can pick up a fee waiver in the Career Center.  NOTICE - SAT and ACT Tests are not required for attending MiraCosta or Palomar.

For Seniors - REMEMBER - the FAFSA opens on October 1 and every senior should fill out this FREE application for Federal Student Aid to get free money for college - for trade schools, 2-year or 4-year colleges!  This application does require your parents tax returns from 2016 to complete it. Go to fafsa.gov to apply.  Create your FSA ID first (student & one parent each create an ID) by clicking the link.  Then get started on your FAFSA application!