The Royal Decree
Royal High School's Weekly Bulletin: February 4-8
IMPORTANT DATES: SEMESTER 2
Jan 30 - Mar 4 - AP Exam Registration (See info below)
Feb 11 - *NEW* Parent Summit 2019 (See info below)
Feb 12 - IB Information Night at 6:30 pm
Feb 14 - Senior Class Hug Day
Feb 18 - NO SCHOOL (President's Day)
Feb 19 - ELAC #3
Feb 20 - NAEP Testing (50 Random Seniors)
Feb 20 - Senior Information Night (for current juniors)
Feb 21 - Naviance Day #2
Feb 22 - Registration EXPO
Feb 26 - PSAT Testing (9th and 10th)
Mar 6 & 7 - Every 15 Minutes Program (Juniors/Seniors Only)
Mar 25-29 - Spring Break
May 11 - Senior Prom (Sheraton Universal)
May 27 - NO SCHOOL (Memorial Day)
May 28-31 - Senior Finals
May 28 - Senior Ice Cream Social
May 31 - Grad Nite (Seniors Only - Disney California Adventure)
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
*NEW* - RHS PARENT WORKSHOP 2019
Royal High School would like to invite you to a new and unique involvement opportunity for parents/guardians. On Monday, February 11th we will be holding an interactive workshop for families. We invite you to get involved.
Here, you will not only learn about the progress of Royal, our WASC goals, and our achievement data - but you will also be actively engaged in guiding the growth process of our award-winning school. Through this 90 minute-long workshop you will collaborate with other parents and RHS administration to provide insight, ideas, and genuine feedback for stronger student connections, classroom engagement, and student access to rigorous academic experiences.
Because of the work you will take part in, you must be registered to attend. Please submit your information below to reserve your spot. Space is limited to 80 participants. (If there is interest by more parents, we will hold an additional workshop.)
Royal High School Parent Summit 2019
February 11, 2019
CSI Room (10-4)
7:00 - 8:30 pm
LOST AND FOUND
HELP!!! The school Lost and Found is overflowing! Please come by the Library and check for your students' lost items as soon as possible. Anything not claimed by Friday, February 8th will be donated.
SENIOR YEAR-END INFO BULLETIN 2019 - NOW ONLINE
ID REQUIRED - ALL STUDENTS & PARENTS ON CAMPUS
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.
IB INFORMATION NIGHT
Royal High School will be holding an information night to help families understand what the International Baccalaureate (IB) program is all about. This will include what it means to be an IB Diploma student, understanding its rigorous curriculum, how colleges perceive students in the IB program, and how it compares to the Advanced Placement (AP) program.
Click HERE for flyer with more information.
AP EXAM REGISTRATION
Royal High School would like that all students take AP exams for the AP classes in which they are enrolled. For the 2019 AP exams, students at Royal High School will be registering online. This year each AP exam costs $94.00.
Online Exam registration will begin on Wed, Jan 30, 2019 at 4:00 AM and end on Mon, Mar 4, 2019 at 11:59 PM. In order to register, students should click on the link provide on the school website or visit www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/053379 to register.
AP Student Bulletin can be found HERE.
Here are the important dates for the registration process:
- Wed, Jan 30, 2019 at 4:00 AM - Registration Begins
- Sat, Feb 16, 2019 at 11:59 PM - Registrations and payments after this date will incur a $20 late fee per exam.
- Mon, Mar 4, 2019 at 11:59 PM - Registration Ends
Some of our seniors were randomly selected by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) to take an assessment in mathematics, reading, or science on Wednesday, February 20th.
NAEP is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what students know and can do in various subjects. For more details about NAEP testing click HERE for parent letter and links to their website.
SENIOR INFORMATION NIGHT (for current juniors)
Our counselors will be holding an information night to get our current juniors ready for their senior year. This will include information about class registration for 2019-2020, timeline of steps to prepare for applying to college, SAT/ACT plans, and many other senior year events. This is an important night to attend for all junior parents and students.
PSAT 9 and 10
On Tuesday, February 26th we will use part of the school day to test 100 of our freshmen and all of our sophomores with the Preliminary SAT (PSAT 9 and 10). The PSAT can serve several purposes. It is a practice test to the SAT, provides the school with data to help students determine Advanced Placement (AP) readiness, and it can help students determine career interests.
The window for 9th grade students to register for the PSAT is open until January 30th, or until the first 100 students register. The Google Form will be time stamped as they are completed. Students who would like to sign up should follow the steps below.
- Click and complete this Google Form.
- Once sign-ups are closed a staff member will reach out and place the student on a wait list.
- Royal HS will be fronting the costs of the exams for the students who register. There are 100 exams available.
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
SPRING MUSICAL AUDITIONS - LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
Royal's Theater Arts Program will be presenting Little Shop of Horrors this spring. Auditions will be held Feb. 5 and 6 in the MPR from 3:00 - 5:00 pm. For information about auditions click here or contact Ms. Karin.
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 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.
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
SENIOR QUOTES - Members of the Senior Class: Use this form to fill in your senior quote.
https://goo.gl/forms/ynRrIc575XdyT2Kr2 They are due Thurs, 2-14.
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
Moorpark College Senior Application Day (Feb. 1st) + Field Trip (Feb 8th) - http://signup.com/go/ktgWxJx
ONLY 100 spots.
Thursday, March 14th - Moorpark College CTE Day - http://signup.com/go/tLUhZpW
ONLY 25 spots available. First come first serve.
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
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 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.
THIS WEEK: URSINUS COLLEGE
Click here for Admissions Info
Click here for Tuition & Financial Aid Info
Acceptance Rate: 83%
DETAILS: Ursinus is located in Collegeville, about 40 minutes west of Philadelphia, and 10 miles from the green, rolling hills of Valley Forge National Park. Buildings on the 170-acre campus are mostly constructed of Pennsylvania fieldstone; many have had their interiors upgraded and their exteriors preserved and restored. Actors and dancers benefit from rehearsal and exhibition space in the Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center.
General education requirements at Ursinus fall under the college’s Plan for Liberal Studies, and they are grounded in the assumption that while individuals have intrinsic value, they also live in a community. Therefore, the core includes two semesters of the Common Intellectual Experience—a course that explores topics from Plato to Buddhist scripture to Nietzsche—as well as requirements in science, culture, and history. Students also engage in at least one Independent Learning Experience—a research project, an internship, study abroad, or student teaching—before graduation, and they must complete a capstone course in their major. For honors students, the requirements are more stringent; their independent projects are evaluated by outside examiners.
Students choose among nearly 30 majors, with the most popular being business and economics, biology, psychology, and media and communication studies. The college also offers strong programs in neuroscience, health and exercise physiology, and politics and international relations. The academic climate is largely dependent on the course of study. “Most people are very focused on their academics, which does create a competitive environment,” says a senior. “However, a lot of people are keen on working together and collaborating both in and outside of the classroom.” A biology major says, “The professors want their students to succeed and really aid in the growth of the students.” Classes are small—75 percent have fewer than 20 students—and students say they are pleased with the quality of teaching, especially since there are no TAs. “The relationships I have with my professors are more personal than I could have ever expected coming into college,” says a junior.
UC Student Perspective: “Ursinus’s culture is one of inquisitive learning through experimentation and discussion with peers that brings students together in a small campus atmosphere."
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