The Royal Decree
Royal High School's Weekly Bulletin: August 13-17, 2018
IMPORTANT DATES: SEMESTER 1
Aug 22 - Back to School Night
Aug 29 - Make-up Picture Day
Sept 3 - No School - Labor Day
Sept 10 - No School - Rosh Hashana
Sept 13 - Last Make-up Picture Day
Sept 10-14 - Homecoming Spirit Week
Sept 14 - Homecoming Game
Sept 15 - Homecoming Dance
Sept 19 - No School - Yom Kippur
Oct 19 - No School - Staff Development
Oct 22-26 - Royal Valley Week (aka Beat Simi)
Oct 26 - Royal vs Simi (50th Football Game)
PURCHASE ASB STICKERS
DUAL ENROLLMENT: MOOPARK COLLEGE
Our students have a unique opportunity to enroll in a college class that will be offered on our campus during the regular bell schedule. Students will earn both high school and college credit for the class. Click here to learn more.
SUMMER WORK IN AP/IB/HONORS
A few of these courses require students to read or complete tasks prior to the start of school. Please visit this website to find out what the summer homework is for the requested class and if you need to check out a textbook. The "Yes" links in the fourth column are live and will take you to the assigned summer homework. If necessary, be sure to check out your book from our library this week.
IB PROGRAM NEWSLETTER
CLICK HERE to visit our Royal Academics Homepage
CLICK HERE to visit our Royal Arts Homepage
NEW ROYAL ART GALLERY & STUDENT CLUB
Royal ASB is proud to partner with Department Chair Amy Petrocelli and her amazing students to build Royal's new Art Gallery (to be housed in the Library Building). This also has lead to the establishment of a new student Art Club that will be stewards of this space as well in charge of planning many new artistic initiatives for Royal. Updates coming as this project unfolds!
PERFORMING ARTS STAFF
For questions and info about Fall performances, please contact the following (and welcome to new Vocal Director and Royal alum Ms. Bethany Spielman!)
Lisa Pate - Director of Bands
Bethany Spielman - Director of Vocal
Tara Wade-Karin - Director of Theater
CLICK HERE to visit our Royal Athletics Homepage
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 17-18 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
ALL-SCHOOL PRE-GAME PARTY
Our ASB has planned an all-school pre-game party before the first Varsity football game on Friday, August 17th. Students will congregate near the west end of the home bleachers for games, snacks, and spirit. This will also be where our spirit leaders fire everyone up for the first student section of the year as "The Kingdom". We especially welcome our new freshman to join and connect with our upperclassmen. Start time is approximately 5:00 pm. Students who participate will also receive free admission to the game.
CLASS ADVISORS 18-19
Each class will have a teacher-leader to guide their spirit initiatives through the year. Class Presidents for the upper grades were elected in the spring and will coordinate the Class Councils with advisors. All students are welcome to get involved in the councils.
This year, our Freshman events will be coordinated through our Link Crew Program.
Senior Advisor: Mrs. Kari Lev
Senior Class President: Madeline Marciano
Junior Advisor: Ms. Jessica Fancett
Junior Class President: Kabir Jain
Sophomore Advisor: Mrs. Jennifer Letus
Sophomore Class President: Grace Fausett
Freshman Class Advisor: Mr. Reid Furlong
SENIOR CLASS INFORMATION
All Seniors MUST take a senior portrait for the Yearbook. Contact O'Connor Bros at 805-306-9542. The deadline to make it into the Yearbook is the end of October.
SENIOR PARENT PROGRAM
Senior Class Advisor Kari Lev coordinates a volunteer program where senior parents can earn points toward extra Commencement tickets and preferred seating. This program is extremely helpful for RHS as is it creates family support at major events such as Senior Dinner, Homecoming, and other ways that give our students wonderful experiences at Royal throughout the year. To get involved email Mrs. Lev.
COUNSELING & COLLEGE INFORMATION
Looking to give back to your community this summer? Not sure which organizations have volunteer opportunities? Start your search at the City of Simi Valley's Second Annual Volunteer Fair at the Simi Valley Public Library. Talk to representatives from 25 local nonprofits about volunteering during the summer and on a regular basis, or on special projects. No reservations required to attend. Drop in anytime during the Fair. For a complete list of participating organizations, visit www.simivalley.org\teenvolfair.
For the Scholarship List please click HERE
SUMMER MEDICAL CAREER PROGRAM
This program is offered to students interested in pursuing careers in the medical profession. It is sponsored by the Los Angeles Pediatric Society. Click here for information and application.
SAT & ACT PREP
Summer classes available at CLU. Fall classes available on the Royal campus. Click here for more information and a listing of the colleges that will be visiting us each month.
VENTURA COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
Click here to see a list of 50 scholarships for Ventura County students.
MONTHLY COLLEGE REP VISITS IN THE CCC ROOM 2-12.
SIGN UP THROUGH NAVIANCE OR SEE MRS. PORTER
For questions email Mrs. Porter
*You must have a pass from that period's teacher
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.
Visit our Work Experience and ROP Homepage
COLLEGE OF THE WEEK
THIS WEEK: Wabash College
Click here for Admissions Info
Click here for Tuition & Financial Aid Info
Acceptance Rate: 61%
DETAILS: Wabash was founded in Indiana in 1832 by transplanted Ivy Leaguers who shared the Enlightenment’s optimistic view of human nature and envisioned a “classical and English high school rising into a college as soon as the wants of the country demand.” Their vision proved to be on target. All-male Wabash has not only prospered but also remained true to its conservative academic and social traditions, including the Gentleman’s Rule code of self-responsibility that students continue to live by. “Wabash College has a culture that has not changed for 50 years. It can be a hard school to fit into if you do not meet the status quo, but it also is a brotherhood,” says a junior.
The Wabash educational program has certainly proved itself over the years. This small college has amassed an impressive list of alumni: executives of major corporations, doctors, lawyers, and a large number of Ph.D.s. Wabash alumni are typically faithful to their school in the form of generous donations. On a per-capita basis, the school’s $355 million endowment makes it one of the wealthiest in the nation. This financial security enables Wabash to refuse any federal aid, with the exception of Pell Grants, which go directly to students; of the most recent freshman class, 23 percent qualify.
General education requirements include courses from a wide variety of fields—natural and behavioral sciences, literature and fine arts, mathematics, language studies, and a course on cultures and traditions. All freshmen take a tutorial in the fall that is designed to focus them on reading, writing, and class participation, followed by a colloquium titled Enduring Questions in the spring. All seniors complete comprehensive examinations in their final semester, consisting of two days of written exams in their major and an hour-long oral exam on their overall liberal arts experience.
WC Student Perspective: “The workload is tough, but anywhere you look you can find help. The resources at this college are endless.”
PARENT & COMMUNITY 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 Twitter @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 email@example.com for upcoming volunteer projects, days and times. www.simiatthegarden.org
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