The Royal Decree
Royal High School's Weekly Bulletin: September 10-14, 2018
IMPORTANT DATES: SEMESTER 1
Sept 10 - No School - Rosh Hashana
Sept 12 - SVUSD College Fair (Mrs. Hong)
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
Sept 21 - Senior Sunrise (Stadium, 6:00 am)
Oct 8 - Financial Aid Night
Oct 10 - PSAT Exam (11th Grade Only)
Oct 19 - No School - Staff Development
Oct 22-26 - Royal Valley Week (aka Beat Simi)
Oct 26 - Royal vs Simi (50th Football Game)
PICTURE RETAKE DAY
HOMECOMING DANCE TICKET SALES END WED. SEPT. 12TH
Sept. 15th, 7:00-11:00 pm (ASB Patio)
Dance tickets are now on sale (running through Sept. 12th). $15 with ASB sticker, $20 without.
HOMECOMING DANCE PERMISSION FORM:
Click here to download the required Permission Form that must be submitted at time of purchase.
SPIRIT WEEK THEME DAYS:
(NO SCHOOL 9/10 - Rosh Hashana)
Tues, 9/11 America Day
Wed, 9/12 Meme Day
Thurs, 9/13 Hawaiian Beach Day
Fri, 9/14 Green & Gold Day
OTHER HOMECOMING EVENTS:
- Fall Spirit Rally (During School Day - Students & Staff Only)
- All-School Pre-Game Party (5:30 pm near the AFJROTC & Weightroom)
- Alumni Assoc.Tailgate (5:00 pm - No alcohol permitted) For questions email here.
- Homecoming Football Game vs. Thousand Oaks (7:00 pm)
- Royal Homecoming Court Presentation (Halftime)
- Simi Valley Days Parade (Simi Valley Town Center, 8:30 am)
ATTENDANCE AWARENESS MONTH
September is Attendance Awareness Month. Regular school attendance benefits the academic and social success of students even during the high school years.
For attendance questions please contact Mrs. Bass.
DID YOU KNOW...
- Regular attendance in 9th grade is a better predictor of graduation rates than 8th grade test scores.
- A student can fall behind if they miss 1 or 2 days every few weeks.
- 4 or less period absences in a year is considered satisfactory attendance, 5 to 9 is considered a warning sign and 10 or more period absences is considered chronic.
- Missing 10% of school negatively impacts a student’s academic success.
- Regular attendance is a life skill.
- Absenteeism can be a result of something else going on in a student’s life.
- Students who are engaged in extracurricular activities (sports, clubs, drama, band, etc.) have better attendance rates
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
- Make attendance a priority
- Avoid extended vacations
- Stay engaged
- Log into Aeries daily
- Communicate concerns or issues with the school
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.
SVUSD COLLEGE FAIR HOSTED BY RHS
Students and families in all grade levels are invited out to talk with a number of different colleges and universities to learn more about which of them is the best fit for you. This year the College Fair will be held at Royal High School on September 12th. More details will be available soon.
Naviance is a web-based platform that helps students navigate their goals after graduating from high school. Few of the helpful tools include; four-year course planner, resume builder, strengths explorer, college search and match, and in some situations students will actually apply for a university through the Naviance platform. Our first of three Naviance Days will be on September 6th during third period.
SAT DURING THE SCHOOL DAY
On Wednesday, October 10th we will use part of the school day to test seniors with the first-ever SAT During the School Day. Interested seniors should sign up through Naviance following the directions below. Deadline to order is Tuesday, September 11th (no exceptions).
Log into Naviance. Can also access from RHS Homepage.
Click "About Me"
Click "My Surveys"
Click "Surveys Not Started"
Go to "SAT Sign-ups (Seniors only)"
The cost of the SAT exams are as follows:
$64.50 with essay
$47.50 without essay
On Wednesday, October 10th we will use part of the school day to test many of our juniors with the Preliminary SAT (PSAT). The PSAT serves several purposes. It is a practice test to the SAT, provides the school with data to help students determine AP readiness, and it serves as a qualifier for 11th graders to be identified for the National Merit Scholarship.
The window for 11th grade students to register for the PSAT is open until October 5th, or until the first 200 people register. Students who would like to sign up should follow the steps below.
Log into Naviance. Can also access from RHS Homepage.
Click "About Me"
Click "My Surveys"
Click "Surveys Not Started"
Go to "PSAT Sign-ups"
Royal HS will be fronting the costs of the exams for the students who register. There are 200 exams available.
After students register they should stop by the counseling office to pick up the PSAT Student Guide to help them prepare for the exam. Details specific to the exam logistics will be shared as we approach the testing date.
Khan Academy also provides free practice through their online adaptive learning portal at Khan Academy PSAT prep.
CLICK HERE to visit our Royal Academics Homepage
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
CLICK HERE to visit our Royal Athletics Homepage
Boys lacrosse will have a parent/player meeting on Thursday September 6, in the CSI room at 7:30 pm.
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
INTERNATIONAL EQUESTRIAN LEAGUE FORMING
For students who participate in equestrian sports, a new student group has been started to help students compete with other high schools. For information email here.
Attention all Juniors and Seniors. There will be an informational National Honor Society meeting this Friday in the CSI room during lunch after the rally
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 Class Council for their grade.
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 SUNRISE EVENT
The annual Senior Sunrise will be held on Friday, Sept. 21st in Highlander Stadium. The Senior Class Council sponsors a light breakfast as our Class of '19 congregates in the bleachers to welcome the sunrise as a symbol of the start of the final year as Highlanders.
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.
COUNSELING & COLLEGE INFORMATION
SVUSD COLLEGE & CAREER FAIR
Wednesday, September 12th 5:30-7:30pm at Royal HS
FAIR ENTRANCE through the Student Parking lot (East parking lot)
Follow us on Twitter & Instagram @RoyalHSCounsel for the list of 90+ Colleges and Careers attending.
Never Miss an Event for College & Career Planning! TEXT @g8f3bf to the number 81010 to stay up to date with your Royal CCC.
For the Scholarship List please click HERE
SAT & ACT PREP
Fall SAT classes are under way on our Royal Campus. Fall ACT classes available, ask Mrs. Hong in the CCC.
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. HONG
For questions email Mrs. Hong
*You must have a pass from that period's teacher
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.
Visit our Work Experience and ROP Homepage
PARENT & COMMUNITY INFORMATION
Class of 1988 Reunion
Calling all 1988 Royal High School graduates! Our 30th reunion is October 20th from 12-4pm at the Ranch House in Ojai $85 pp. For more information please call Tara Thomson/Beeh 805 444-9488
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 InstagramTwitter @royalhighptsa
"Heroes Around Me": The PTSA Reflections Art Program increases awareness of the importance of arts in education. Any student of Royal can participate in submitting an original piece in one of six areas: Dance/choreography, Literature, Photography, Video Production, Music Composition, Visual arts & Special Artist. Entry forms are available at the front desk and ASB through October 10. Click Here for participation information and forms.
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
COLLEGE OF THE WEEK
THIS WEEK: CLARK UNIVERSITY
Click here for Admissions Info
Click here for Tuition & Financial Aid Info
Acceptance Rate: 55%
DETAILS: Clark University’s motto is “Challenge Convention, Change Our World,” an idea that students and faculty alike at this small university take to heart. “All aspects of [the school], from the dining hall menus to the syllabi in literally every department, focus on how students can make the world a better place whether it be social, environmental, geopolitical, economic, medical, or anything in between.” Therefore, it’s not too surprising that undergrads report that they are encouraged to “actively [connect] their academics to something bigger and more meaningful.” Moreover, they’re also quick to note that Clark is both “a small liberal arts college [and] a research university,” an incredible combination that affords many academic opportunities. Clarkies are privy to “phenomenal” professors who “care deeply about each and every student.” They push students students to “engage in discourse that may seem uncomfortable or foreign,” and they are “very willing to help students outside of class.” As one amazed undergrad elaborates, “I can’t tell you the number of times professors that I maybe only had one time went above and beyond for me—writing recommendations, forwarding me calls for conference abstracts, helping me find research opportunities, and more.” All in all, Clark is a “liberal arts school that challenges academic conventions and its own inner-workings to constantly give its students chances to grow.”
Clark Student Perspective: “People don't fit into boxes here. Someone could be a star athlete and a great actor majoring in biology and English. I love that about Clark; everyone is so uniquely them, but also very down-to-earth and not caught up in themselves all the time.”
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