The Royal Decree
Royal High School's Weekly Bulletin: December 10-14, 2018
IMPORTANT DATES: SEMESTER 1
The Freshmen Study Session sponsored by Link Crew will be Wednesday, December 12 after school from 2:30-5:30.
FINAL SCHEDULE - SEMESTER 1
Monday, Dec 17th
Period 3 (8:00-10:00)
Period 4 (10:20-12:20)
Period 7 (12:30-1:30)
Tuesday, Dec 18th
Period 2 (8:00-10:00)
Period 5 (10:20-12:20)
Period 7 (12:30-1:30)
Wednesday, Dec 19th
Period 1 (8:00-10:00)
Period 6 (10:20-12:20)
Dec 20-Jan 8 - Winter Break
Jan 9 - School Resumes (9:00 am Start - Monday Schedule)
Jan 15 - Royal's annual Open House: Evening of Excellence!
OPPORTUNITIES TO SUPPORT THOSE IN NEED
Our community and neighboring cities have experienced unspeakable tragedy on different fronts in the past month. We are deeply saddened and stand with those impacted. Our Royal Family itself has deep connections to these events and we will rally together and support each other and those in need. The coming days and weeks will be difficult, but Royal will do its part to help those we love. #RoyalLife is first and foremost about Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with so many at this moment.
FOR THOSE THAT WOULD LIKE TO OFFER SUPPORT OR DONATIONS TO OUR NEIGHBORS & FAMILIES PERSONALLY DEALING WITH THESE RECENT TRAGEDIES CLICK HERE FOR A LISTING OF LOCAL CHARITIES, ORGANIZATIONS, AND OPPORTUNITIES!
NEW CLASS THIS SPRING- EARN COLLEGE CREDIT
Health, Nutrition, and Safety for Children: This is a Moorpark College class taught by a college professor on our campus. Students will earn both college credit and high school credit for the course. Class will be held on Tuesdays from 3:00-5:50. Course can serve a number of purposes:
- Gain a background in Health and Nutrition of Children. While the class is for anyone, this can be most beneficial for anyone pursuing a career in teaching, preschool, medicine, psychology, health, nutrition, etc.
- Get a head start on earning credits in college.
- Students will not be charged college tuition to take the course while in high school.
- Work toward satisfying the elective requirements to graduate high school.
- Earn 10 high school elective credits and 3 college credits.
- Class is only held one day a week and in most cases will count as one of the six required classes a high school student must be enrolled in. Seniors must be enrolled in five classes.
Interested students should see counselor for more information.
CENTER FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS (CAS)
The Center for Academic Success offers coaching where teachers and peers are available to meet with students who are experiencing challenges at RHS that impact academic performance and persistence. Learn more about the opportunity to receive free tutoring by clicking the CAS Website.
Logging in and monitoring your student's grades can all be done from the Aeries portal. The importance of this cannot be communicated enough. Parents and students will be able to better partner with the teachers by monitoring students' grades, attendance, and other important information within Aeries.
December 17th - Periods 3 and 4
December 18th - Periods 2 and 5
December 19th - Periods 1 and 6
Period 0 will have their final in the mornings of Dec 17th and Dec 18th.
CLICK HERE to visit our Royal Academics Homepage
CLICK HERE to visit our Royal Arts Homepage
CLICK HERE to visit our Royal Athletics Homepage
Any boys interested in Boys Tennis come to the tennis courts after school on Tuesday's and Thursday's in November.
ADULT SPORTS PASSES AVAILABLE
New adult sports passes are here. This punch card (20 punches) can be used for entry to any of our home sporting event (not including CIF playoffs). Each member of your party entering the game equates to a punch on the card. Passes are valid for the entire 18-19 school year. $110 (20% savings) at the Activities & Athletics office. For questions call extension 2738 or contact Yvette Shuster.
CLICK HERE to visit our Royal Activities Homepage
SOPHOMORE CLASS-PAINT NIGHT FUNDRAISER
Do you enjoy painting and expressing your creativity? Are you looking for a way to relax and unwind with friends before final exams? Do you enjoy watching Bob Ross videos on Netflix? If so, the sophomore class has the perfect event for you! We will be hosting a Bob Ross Paint Night on Thursday, December 13th in the MPR. For just $10, you will get the chance to hang out with your friends, eat snacks, and create your own canvas painting to take home. All supplies will be included in your $10 entry fee. Just bring yourself and your friends and enjoy a night of fun before finals week.Tickets for this event will not be sold at the door. In order to attend, you need to purchase your $10 ticket through ASB in advance. Tickets are on sale Wednesday, November 28th through Thursday December 13th at the ASB office. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Letus in room 6-21.
CHANGE for CHANGE FUNDRAISER
Do you have any spare change that you don't know what to do with? Is your wallet weighed down by all the change you get when shopping? If so, please help ASB in its spare change drive called Change for Change. All proceeds from the drive will go to support victims of the fires and Borderline shooting in our community! If every student gives even a $1 to the donation drive, Royal can play a big part in helping our community in its time of need. Donation boxes can be found in the front office, ASB, Library, and teachers classrooms school wide! Change for Change is only happening for one week, December 10th through 14th. Don't miss this awesome chance to help out our neighbors in need.
The Class of '22 is sponsoring a flocking fundraiser. This spirit event is a way to spread some Royal spirit out into the community in a fun (and funny way). For information about what flocking is and how you can get involved, contact Mr. Furlong.
ATTENTION: NEW & IMPROVED ACTIVITIES HOMEPAGE NOW!
We have revamped our Activities page to feature more information, easier access, and better connectivity for students, staff, and families. The main page and ancillary pages provide all the the details and information you need for all the important events and happenings in student life at Royal! Click here to check it out.
ASB STUDENT-DEVELOPED EVENTS CALENDAR NOW ONLINE
Our ASB officers and senators represent every corner of student life at Royal. In that effort, they have developed a public calendar that every senator will populate with important events for their various sectors of Royal. The goal is to unite our school and provide equal support and respect for all the things our students invest their time and energy in. (This is new and will be filled out more each month as the Senators meet.) Check it out here.
Senior Advisor: Mrs. Kari Lev
Junior Advisor: Ms. Jessica Fancett
Sophomore Advisor: Mrs. Jennifer Letus
Freshman Class Advisor: Mr. Reid Furlong
SENIOR CLASS INFORMATION
CAP AND GOWN ORDERS
All Cap and Gown Orders can now be placed online at www.jostens.com.
SENIOR/GRADUATION CREDITS CHECK
Parents of seniors were recently mailed a Senior Credits Check form confirming their student's graduation status. If you didn't receive one or have questions, please contact your student's counselor.
The deadline has been extended, please contact O'Connor Bros at 805-306-9542 to make an appointment as soon as possible.
SENIOR YEARBOOK ADS EXTENDED
Due to its overwhelming popularity, we have decided to add pages to the Senior Ads section of the 2019 yearbook. If you haven't purchased a senior ad, you still have time! The Senior Ad section of the yearbook is always memorable for parents and students. It gives parents and family an opportunity to add messages of congratulations and well wishes for years to come! Please consider reserving a space in the yearbook for your student. To order you will need to visit the ASB office or our webstore. We are extending sales through December 14th, but will most likely sell out before we reach that date. The sales will be on a first come, first served basis.
COUNSELING & COLLEGE INFORMATION
Never Miss an Event for College & Career Planning!
*NEW* ROYAL CCC WEBSITE
Check it out HERE for College Application Workshops & Appointments
WEEKLY COLLEGE REP VISITS IN THE CCC ROOM 2-12
Check out who's at Royal this week & Sign-Up
REMIND: Text @RoyalCCC to the number 81010
NEED TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT?
Fill out the Royal Future Form
THE 2018-19 COLLEGES OF THE WEEK
Descriptions of all of the featured colleges can be found HERE
GET PAID & EARN ELECTIVE CREDITS
Students with qualifying jobs can join WEE (Work Experience Education) and earn practical arts or elective credits. This class combines on-the-job training with one hour a week of classroom instruction. Classes are semester or year long.
Internships can be used as a valuable tool, to gain job experience, strengthen resumes, and receive elective credits. Each semester Royal High School coordinates with community businesses offering student internships.
- Simi Valley Veterinary Hospitals and Clinics
- Internships through Chamber of Commerce & the Youth Employment Service
- Teacher Assistant (on campus) and Teachers of Tomorrow (off campus)
If you are interning at a local business, check-in with Mrs. Longo in the Work Experience office 2-11. Your non-paid internship combined with weekly class instruction, may qualify for elective credits.
Royal High School students can explore Regional Occupational Program courses which are offered each semester at the Career Education Center at the Camarillo campus, the Moorpark campus and local high schools.
DJ MIXING, BROADCASTING RADIO, PODCASTING ROP CLASS
Visit our Work Experience and ROP Homepage
PARENT & COMMUNITY INFORMATION
ROYAL PTSA INFORMATION
Our mission is to positively impact the lives of our students and families. Click Here to learn about PTSA's current meetings, programs, and events.
Follow Royal PTSA on Instagram & Twitter @royalhighptsa
PTSA BOOK DRIVE 2018
The PTSA Student Club will be hostng a book drive to help support a few of our local elementary schools. Please bring books suitable to elementary school age children to school between 12/3-12/14. Every book donated will help a child in Simi Valley expand their imagination and learn new life lessons! Stay tuned for more information and keep in the know by following the PTSA’s Instagram and Twitter accounts @royalhighptsa.
VOLUNTEER AT THE COMMUNITY GARDEN
A variety of opportunities to participate in garden projects, farm projects, skills development projects in woodworking, masonry, mechanical equipment, agriculture, administrative tasks, social media management, etc. and community projects such as the Free Farmers Market, the @SocialFeed hunger project, the Worm Farm etc. Volunteers of all ages accepted, please complete the Participation Form found here. Participants 11-years and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Contact the Community Garden Volunteer Manager at (805) 416-8300 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for upcoming volunteer projects, days and times. www.simiatthegarden.org
ROTARY YOUTH EXCHANGE
Rotary International would like to invite all High School Students to participate of an amazing Youth Exchange Program. We have sponsored a couple students from Royal High School to study abroad. It’s a been a life changer for these students!! Rotary would like to give other students an opportunity to grow and learn beyond their horizons! It enhances peace building stewardship and they become ambassadors for the country they represent. For questions and more info email here to connect with the Rotary International Youth Exchange Officer Mary Pašeta.
COLLEGE OF THE WEEK
THIS WEEK: CENTRE COLLEGE
Click here for Admissions Info
Click here for Tuition & Financial Aid Info
Acceptance Rate: 71%
DETAILS: Centre College, the only independent school in Kentucky with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter, has produced two-thirds of the state’s Rhodes scholars over the last 40 years. Centre’s small size offers an intimate classroom environment. And its liberal arts focus means that despite Centre’s southern location, students are progressive, intellectual, and perhaps more well-rounded than their peers at neighboring schools. “We have an amazing balance of ‘Northern academics’ paired with ‘Southern hospitalities,’” says a sophomore.
General education requirements include basic skills in expository writing, math, and foreign language and two courses in four contexts—aesthetic, social, scientific, and fundamental questions. Students must also take a computer seminar. Required first-year seminar courses are offered during the three-week January “CentreTerm.” Capped at 15 students each, they offer a chance to explore off-beat topics such as cloning, baseball in American politics, and coffee-shop culture.
The Centre Commitment guarantees students an internship or research experience, study abroad, and a degree in four years. Eighty-five percent of any given class takes advantage of Centre’s extensive study abroad programs. Centre runs regular semester-long programs for students in all majors in China, England, France, Japan, Mexico, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Spain, in addition to several others offered during the January term. Study-away semesters in Washington, D.C., and Chicago combine coursework with internships. Approximately 82 percent of students engage in an internship or perform collaborative research with faculty.
CC Student Perspective: “Our small class sizes allow professors to really feed off of the energy and needs of the class and make it a more personal environment.”
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