The Royal Decree
Royal High School's Weekly Bulletin: April 1-8
IMPORTANT DATES: SEMESTER 2
APR 1 - Highlander Registration Night
(For 8th graders at Sinaloa A-La)
APR 2 - Highlander Registration Night
(For 8th graders at Sinaloa Le-Z)
APR 8-26 - CAASPP/CAST Testing Window (Juniors only)
Apr 12 - Mr. Highlander Pageant
APR 19 - No School (Good Friday)
May 11 - Senior Prom (Sheraton Universal)
May 27 - NO SCHOOL (Memorial Day)
May 28-31 - Senior Final Exams
May 28 - Senior Ice Cream Social
May 31 - Grad Nite (Seniors Only - Download Permission Form)
June 3 - Senior Dept. Awards Luncheon
June 3 - Senior Awards Night/CSI (Reagan Library)
June 4 - Senior Class Send-off Pep Rally (Grad Tickets distributed)
June 5 - Senior BBQ & Grad Rehearsal (Caps & Gowns distributed)
June 6 - Commencement Ceremony (6:00 pm)
June 7 - Last Day of School
SENIOR YEAR-END INFO BULLETIN 2019 - NOW ONLINE
ID REQUIRED - ALL STUDENTS & PARENTS ON CAMPUS
CAASPP/CAST TESTING - Juniors only
This is to inform you of the upcoming California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). Each spring, juniors in high school participate in this summative assessment. The CAASPP is one measure that provides information to teachers, students, and their families about what students know and are able to do whether they are on track to be ready for success in college or career when they graduate from high school. Click HERE find additional information about the CAASPP test.
The CSU and many community colleges will use the CAASPP results to determine your Early Assessment Program (EAP) status. EAP lets you know if you are ready for college-level work in English and mathematics at the end of your junior year of high school. The early signal gives you the opportunity to improve your skills during your senior year or the summer before attending a CSU or community college. If student does not qualify they may be placed in the Early Start Program.
April 8-12 ~ English Test ~ English Classes
April 15-19 ~ Science Test ~ Science Classes
April 22-26 ~ Math Test ~ History Classes
2019-2020 COURSE REGISTRATION - NAVIANCE
Our students have begun to choose classes for next year. We will be doing this through the Naviance Course Planner (click link for directions). Counselors will meet with the students in groups as well as a follow-up one-on-one meeting to ensure students are making informed decisions. Below is a list of a few resources as students begin to explore classes.
Students will also complete hard copies of the course registration sheets (available next week).
Students who will be juniors and seniors next year and need to take classes for credit recovery may take classes through the Simi Institute for Careers and Education. Two sessions will be offered: Session I from June 10 - 27 and Session II from July 1 - 25. Students may enroll in this program and the summer school program at Royal in July. See your counselor for a registration form and more information. Register soon before sessions fill up.
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.
SAT/ACT - College bound juniors should plan to take the SAT and/or ACT in the spring. The SAT will be offered on Royal's campus on May 4 and is available at high schools in nearby cities in April and June, as is the ACT. Students can prep over the summer and repeat testing in the fall if they choose. Sign up at www.collegeboard.org and www.act.org. Sign up early to avoid late fees and to be assigned a local test center. More information is available on the Counseling 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.
CLICK HERE to visit our Royal Academics Homepage
CLICK HERE to visit our Royal Arts Homepage
CLICK HERE to visit our Royal Athletics Homepage
ATTENTION 2019 ROYAL BEACH VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS
Days: Mondays and Wednesdays
Time: 7-8:30 pm
Place: Runkle Canyon Sand Courts at 3394 Fir Avenue
(Top of Sequoia off Royal Av. If courts wet, then Royal High gym)
No bathrooms ~~~ Lighted courts
GAMES: (more added soon)
vs Grace Brethren on Wednesday, March 20 at 7pm at Runkle Canyon
vs. Oak Park & Louiseville on Saturday, March 30 at 8 am at Zuma-
vs Oak Park & Louiseville on Saturday, April 20 at 8 am at Zuma
Please text your coaches if you are unable to make practice. Please reach out on the group text if you need a ride or other questions or text Su Oh 805-208-6611.
- Beach Coach Jake Wall # 805-285-8863
- Beach Coach Shae Templeton # 805-291-7194
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
YEARBOOKS - Must now be purchased online through Josten's. Please click HERE to purchase a Yearbook
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.
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.
COUNSELING & COLLEGE INFORMATION
*NEW* ROYAL CCC WEBSITE
Never Miss an Event for College & Career Planning!
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
SAT Prep Course on Royal Campus for Spring 2019 hosted by Tried and True Tutoring
Target SAT Exam: May 4, 2019 taken here on our Royal Campus
Length: 10 - 1.5 hour classes
Schedule: Mondays 7:30am - 8:55am - Feb. 11 - Apr. 29, 2019
Cost: $599 regularly. With Discount Code ROYAL200 = $399 (expires Feb. 4th)
1. Visit: store.triedandtruetutoring.com
2. Select your region
3. Select Royal HS
4. Choose SAT Comprehensive Course
Questions? Call 818-530-4442
Thursday, March 14th - Moorpark College CTE Day - http://signup.com/go/tLUhZpW
ONLY 25 spots available. First come first serve.
Visit our Work Experience and ROP Homepage
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.
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.
The 2019-2020 PTSA Board are as follows: ● President – Mary Morrissey ● Vice President – Programs – Suzy Jeffords ● Vice President – Membership - Katie Platt ● Vice President – Ways and Means – None ● Secretary – Carol Richards ● Treasurer – Dawn Patrikian ● Auditor – Eileen Edgar ● Historian – Lisa Hemenway
Follow Royal PTSA on Instagram & 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
ROTARY YOUTH EXCHANGE
Rotary International would like to invite all High School Students to participate of an amazing Youth Exchange Program. We have sponsored 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.
ST. ROSE OF LIMA PARKING LOT
Attention Parents and Students: Please do not use the St. Rose of Lima Parking Lot to drop off and pick up your students. They have asked us to relay that their parking lot has had very heavy traffic and their parents can't get in to pick up their students from their own school. You can meet your students off of Arcane in the back of the school, on Hudspeth to the East of the school, or in either parking lot. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
THIS WEEK: Kalamazoo College
Click here for Admissions Info
Click here for Tuition & Financial Aid Info
Acceptance Rate: 72%
DETAILS: Kalamazoo College is a small school in America’s heartland. But college subsidies enable the majority of students to go abroad during their years here, making the school a launching pad to the world. In addition to international education, the school’s K-Plan emphasizes teaching, internships (80 percent of students have at least one), and independent research (as seniors, all students complete a senior individualized project, with one-on-one faculty supervision). Students are exposed to a demanding academic schedule and high expectations from faculty. “K is a very rigorous place,” warns one student, “characterized by people who want to do well and are passionate about their work.”
Life on Kalamazoo’s wooded, 60-acre campus centers on the Quad, a green lawn where students ponder their destinies and play ultimate Frisbee with equal ease. With its rolling hills, Georgian architecture, and brick-laid streets, the campus has the quaint look more typical of historic New England than of nearby Kalamazoo, which, with surrounding communities, has 225,000 residents. A new 30,000-square-foot fitness and wellness center opened in 2016.
After their sophomore year, most of Kalamazoo’s undergrads meet life’s challenges with suitcase in hand, studying wherever their heart takes them, for the regular tuition price. The college offers three-, six-, and nine-month immersive study abroad programs that are available to all students, regardless of major; all credit earned during study abroad transfers back to Kalamazoo College. “I studied abroad in Clermont-Ferrand, France, for nine months. I went to a French university, lived with a French family, and was completely immersed in French culture. It was a huge learning and growing experience, and I am very thankful to have been able to do it,” says one student. Seventy-five percent of students take part in study-abroad programs. In fact, Kalamazoo offers students the opportunity to study via dozens of programs in 26 countries. Kalamazoo’s Center for Experiential Education is another resource for information on careers, internships, and study abroad.
KC Student Perspective: “Professors here are also doing research or work in their fields, so you may be able to work in a professor’s lab during the school year or summer, or hear about their clinical practice in psychology, or learn about the process of writing a book.”
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