The Royal Decree
Royal High School's Weekly Bulletin: February 18-22
IMPORTANT DATES: SEMESTER 2
Jan 30 - Mar 4 - AP Exam Registration (See info below)
Feb 18 - NO SCHOOL (President's Day)
Feb 19 - ELAC #3
Feb 20 - NAEP Testing (70 Random Seniors)
Feb 21 - Naviance Day #2
Feb 22 - Registration EXPO
Feb 25 - (DATE CHANGE) Incoming Senior Info Night (Current Juniors)
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
SENIOR YEAR-END INFO BULLETIN 2019 - NOW ONLINE
ID REQUIRED - ALL STUDENTS & PARENTS ON CAMPUS
ST. ROSE OF LIMA PARKING LOT
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.
AP EXAM REGISTRATION (Late Registration is open until March 4)
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
NAEP TESTING (This Wednesday)
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.
INCOMING SENIOR INFORMATION NIGHT (for current juniors) - February 25th
Note: The original date has been moved to February 25th.
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.
2019-2020 COURSE REGISTRATION - NAVIANCE
Beginning next week our students will begin 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).
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
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.
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.
February 12, 2019 The 2018/2019 Royal High School PTSA Nominating Committee hereby nominates the following individuals for the indicated positions for the 2019/2020 school year: ● 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 Respectfully Submitted - Anthony Gulino, Nominating Committee Chair
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: Rhodes College
Click here for Admissions Info
Click here for Tuition & Financial Aid Info
Acceptance Rate: 47%
DETAILS: Since 1848, Rhodes College has been instilling the timeless values of truth and honor in Southern sons and daughters, and today increasing numbers of students from the rest of the country are discovering its charms. The school’s honor code means exams are not proctored and backpacks are left unattended in the cafeteria. Its small size gives everyone an opportunity to take on leadership roles in campus clubs and organizations, and people are generally friendly. Throw in the college’s proximity to Memphis’s world-famous Beale Street, barbecue, and the blues, and it’s clear that Rhodes offers a winning combination. “Rhodes students are generally fun-loving people with passions for academic advancement and community engagement,” says a senior.
To receive a Rhodes degree, students must demonstrate proficiency in 12 areas that form the foundation of the liberal arts. These include being able to critically examine questions of meaning and value, developing excellence in written communication, and understanding how historical forces have shaped human cultures. A new, yearlong First Year Experience course is also required of freshmen.
Rhodes is especially strong in the natural and social sciences, thanks to labs with state-of-the-art equipment. Business is the most popular major, followed by biology, psychology, English, and neuroscience. Educational studies is the newest major available. Aside from traditional lecture-style classes, the college offers seminars, honors programs, one-on-one Directed Inquiry tutorials, and interdisciplinary majors. Rhodes is a member of the Associated Colleges of the South, and it participates in a second degree program for engineers with Washington University in St. Louis. The academic climate at Rhodes is “demanding and challenging,” according to one student. “Professors expect quality contributions.” Sixty-nine percent of classes have fewer than 20 students, which means professors are more than talking heads.
RC Student Perspective: “Every professor I’ve had has been very personable, available, interesting, and invested in the students."
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