The Royal Decree

Royal High School's Weekly Bulletin: August 13-17, 2018

IMPORTANT DATES: SEMESTER 1

Aug 15 - Royal's Big First Day (9:00 am Start)

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)

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PURCHASE ASB STICKERS

ASB Stickers give students free entrance to all home games and performances. The sticker also provides discounts on things like dance tickets and school gear at the ASB office. More than anything, the $65 you spend on this sticker is a key fund generator for Royal student programs. All money from these sales are filtered back to your students in the form of school events, spirit initiatives, and diverse school-impacting projects. While the sticker is $65 it's value to what your student can take part in (in terms of admission prices and discounts alone) already totals $400 and will increase in value as new events and projects are created by our ASB leaders and staff. You can purchase this on the web store or in person at the ASB office. For questions please contact Ashley Rotellini. We thank you for taking the opportunity to support Royal and enriching your students' experiences!

ACADEMICS INFORMATION

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 take a look at the IB newsletter to see all of the exciting and new things that are going on in the RHS International Baccalaureate Program. For program information contact Mrs. Lev.


CLICK HERE to visit our Royal Academics Homepage

ARTS INFORMATION


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

ATHLETICS INFORMATION

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.

ACTIVITIES INFORMATION


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

SENIOR PORTRAITS

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.


SCHOLARSHIP LIST

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


Visit our Counseling & College-Career Center Homepages

WORK EXPERIENCE

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.


INTERNSHIP CLASSES

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.


ROP/CEC

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

Each week, Royal will provide insight into unique college options for students & families. Our source is the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2019 - an annual comprehensive catalog of diverse universities here in California and nationwide.


THIS WEEK: Wabash College

Click here for Admissions Info

Click here for Tuition & Financial Aid Info

Enrollment: 887

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

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 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 volunteer@simiatthegarden.org for upcoming volunteer projects, days and times. www.simiatthegarden.org

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