Rowland High School
Raider Review - May 8 - 13
Events for the Week of May 8 - 13
Monday - 5/8
Badminton Tournament - Home
Tuesday - 5/9
Dance Show - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday - 5/10
Spring Dance Concert @ 7:00 p.m. in the PAC
Thursday - 5/11
PTSA Meeting - 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Hideout
Board Meeting - 6:00 p.m. @ District Office
Friday - 5/12
Pop Show - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday - 5/13
Pop Show - 7:00 p.m.
*For times, updates, and more information, go to our Athletics Calendar*
FCCLA State Leadership Conference Results
Many students accompanied Mrs. Taylor (FCCLA Advisor) of John A. Rowland High School to attend the 76th annual California Family, Careers, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) State Leadership Conference held April 22–25, 2023, in Riverside, California. FCCLA is a career technical student organization for students in grades 6–12 who are enrolled in Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) education programs in California public schools.
Approximately 60 chapters, including 650 FCCLA chapter members, advisors, administrators, and business and industry representatives, attended from across the state. FCCLA members competed for over $1.4 Million in cash and scholarships in 21 events in leadership and career development areas.
This annual meeting consisted of a statewide competition in over 21 chapters, teams, and individual events. The Rowland chapter took 18 students, two student officers, and 16 competitors; they all competed in 7 different events with the following results in their events respectively:
FIRST PLACE - Public Policy Advocate Team: Emily Cheng, Betty Peng, Doris Tseng
FIRST PLACE - Repurpose & Redesign Team: Haley Chow, Anna Lee
SECOND PLACE - Event Management: Nicole Rinaldi
SECOND PLACE WIN - Interior Design Team: Xiaowen Huo, Elaine Tao
SECOND PLACE WIN - Professional Presentations: Vivian Lee
THIRD PLACE WIN - Focus on Children: Wan Ling Lin
THIRD PLACE WIN - Interior Design Team: Weiss Lee, Aaden Chen, Aiden Ho
FOURTH PLACE WIN - Focus on Children Team: Melissa Barragan, Alexandra Montoya
FIFTH PLACE WIN - Entrepreneurship: Clarissa Beltran
The chapter also celebrated more accolades awarded during this conference:
Vivian Lee Newly elected REGION 9 President 2023-24
Emily Cheng Newly elected REGION 9 Vice President 2023-24
Nicole Rinaldi Newly elected REGION 9 Secretary 2023-24
Join us in congratulating all competitors for their AMAZING work during the Spring and State meetings and throughout the school year! They are going to the NATIONALS! The National FCCLA Conference will be in Denver, Colorado. The students are looking forward to earning high marks once again!
FBLA State Results 2023
Rowland High School FBLA Chapter attended the State Conference in Sacramento on April 27-30th, where 73 schools attended, sending over 1,800 competitors. This conference brings together students from all over the state to participate in various activities, including competitions, workshops, and networking opportunities.
We are thrilled to share that one of our students, Allen Li, has been crowned state champion for the Supply Chain Management event!
Allen Li, Avery Chu, and Edward Lai qualified to compete at the FBLA National Conference June 27- July 1st in Atlanta, GA.
Some of our students placed in the top ten and earned the following awards:
First place - Supply Chain Management: Allen Li
Fifth place - Personal Finance: Dylan Minarto
Fifth place - Introduction to Business Concepts: Avery Chu
Sixth place - Entrepreneurship – Team: Ethan Higuchi, Joshua Kim, Allen Li
Ninth place - Business Calculations: Edward Lai
Co-advisers Peter Jacoy and Caroline Manookian are so proud of their achievement! FBLA is a very large CTSO, and the competition is fierce at the state level. Being in a conference center with 1,800 motivated, professional, and well-dressed students is invigorating. This youth will be our successive CEOs, COOs, CFOs, CMOs, and Entrepreneurs—best wishes to our national competitors.
Summer School Rosters are NOW on the RHS Website!
Gnomon visit to DVM Arts
Mr. Gomez, DVM Arts teacher, received a guest speaker from Gnomon School of Visual Effects, Games, and Animation. The guest speaker presented programs and opportunities for careers in the entertainment industry after high school. She shared valuable insights on the skills needed to succeed, industry trends, and resources available. The presentation was informative, engaging, and inspiring, giving students a better understanding of what it takes to succeed in entertainment.
Gnomon works with leading companies like Disney, Dreamworks, AAA, gaming companies like Rockstar, EA, and visual effects houses like Industrial Light, Magic, and Pixar.
Drumline and Colorguard Auditions
Dance Competition Results
The Rowland High School dance team took home the "Overall Division Winners" award for the Junior High - High School Dance Drill division at their April 29th competition. They placed in all their categories, including 1st place in Dance Drill, 1st place in Novelty, and 2nd place in Hip Hop. They also brought home an overall award for the "Most Spirited" team.
Academic Decathlon Summer School Class
Are you interested in learning about the exciting intersection of technology and humanity?
Sign up for the Academic Decathlon summer school class and dive into a fascinating curriculum that will challenge your mind and broaden your horizons! The class is open to all students who are interested in learning about this year's theme of technology and humanity, as well as students who want to improve their academic and public speaking skills.
If you are interested in joining the class, please fill out the registration form or contact Mr. Cole today. We hope to see you this summer!
Academic Decathlon Registration Form
RHS Spring Dance Concert
Spring Dance Concert will take place in the PAC on Wednesday, May 10th, at 7:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased online for $10.00 or at the door for $12.00.
This show will feature different dance styles, including Contemporary, Musical Theater, Hip Hop, Burlesque, and more! We look forward to you all supporting our students at the dance show!
Pop Show 2023
It is that time again! Pop Show 2023 is here and the theme is "Fusion of Genres". The genres will include, R&B, Musical Theater, Rock and Pop. You will hear and see some fantastic performances from our choir program. The shows are Friday, May 12th, at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 13th, at 7:00 p.m. There will also be a senior recognition ceremony on Saturday, May 13th, at 6:00 p.m. All performances will be in the PAC on Campus.
You can purchase tickets here https://linktr.ee/rocthemics. We are looking forward to seeing you all there!
Powder Puff Practices
We hope you are all excited about the upcoming Powder Puff game! With practices set to begin on Monday, May 8th, we wanted to remind you that the sign-up deadline is also on that day. Don't miss your chance to be a part of this year's fun-filled event!
Just to remind you, seniors will be practicing from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. and juniors will be practicing from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Please arrive promptly so we can make the most of our time on the field.
Whether you're a seasoned veteran or a first-time participant, Powder Puff promises to be an unforgettable experience. We can't wait to see what you all bring to the table this year!
If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to ASB. We look forward to seeing you on the field!
Seniors- College Reminders for May
Links for College Reminders:
- Mt. SAC Connect 4- MAP Workshop website: https://www.mtsac.edu/counseling/map-sessions.html
- Final Transcripts- Parchment online services website: https://www.parchment.com/u/registration/65917/account
- Cal Grant Webgrants Account: https://mygrantinfo.csac.ca.gov/
Making time for ourselves is often not a priority but it needs to be. One of my favorite professors once told me, "If you never make time, you’ll never have time." So make time this weekend to relax and do something you enjoy. This week’s activity is another drawing exercise meant to help you relax and give you a break from whatever is on your mind. Enjoy!