The Royal Decree

Royal High School's Weekly Bulletin: January 14-18

IMPORTANT DATES: SEMESTER 2


Jan 7 to 18 - Winter Formal Tickets available for sale online here

(Tickets may also be purchased in person at ASB. Limited Quantity!)


Jan 15 - Royal's annual Open House: Evening of Excellence!

Jan 16 - Community College Information Night at Santa Susana HS

Jan 18 - Winter Formal Ticket Sales end at 12:30 pm

Jan 22 to 25 - FAFSA Financial Aid Week in CCC

Jan 21 - No School (MLK Day)

Jan 26 - Winter Formal (Moorpark Country Club)

Feb 12 - IB Information Night at 6:30 pm

Feb 18 - No School (President's Day)

Feb 20 - NAEP Testing (50 Random Seniors)

Feb 21 - Naviance Day #2

Feb 22 - Registration EXPO

Feb 26 - PSAT Testing (9th and 10th)

Mar 25-29 - Spring Break

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OPEN HOUSE: EVENING OF EXCELLENCE 2019

On Tuesday, January 15th, we welcome you to campus for our annual Evening of Excellence. There will be showcases for Academics, Arts, Athletics, & Activities. Staff, coaches, and administration will be on hand to highlight all the greatest parts of Royal Life. For questions, contact our main office. The event starts in the gym at 6:00.

FREE PERIOD STICKERS

If you have a free period, Wednesday, January 16th is the last day you can get on and off campus using your printed schedule.


Important – You may not need another Free Period Authorization Form:


1. If you handed in a Free Period Authorization form last semester AND there aren’t any changes to your schedule, you DO NOT need to complete the form again.


2. If your Free Period changed, you will need a new form. Forms are available in the front office


Monday & Tuesday, January 14th & 15th

· To receive your free period stickers, you can come to the attendance windows at lunch.

· Students that have a free 5th or 6th period may come to the attendance window during their free period.

WINTER FORMAL INFORMATION 2019

Highlanders, it's time to start thinking about winter formal! This year's formal, "A Fairy Tale", will be held at the Moorpark Country Club on Saturday, January 26th. Tickets will go on sale on Royal's webstore on Monday, January 7th through January 18th. You can also start buying them in person at our ASB store the first day we return from winter break. Tickets will be $50 with ASB and $60 without. Just like last year, there will be a limited number of tickets for sale, so don't delay. Questions? See Mrs. Letus in 6-21 or email.


WINTER FORMAL DANCE PERMISSION FORM IS HERE

ACADEMICS INFORMATION

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.


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.



  1. Click and complete this Google Form.
  2. Once sign-ups are closed a staff member will reach out and place the student on a wait list.
  3. Royal HS will be fronting the costs of the exams for the students who register. There are 100 exams available.



AERIES PORTAL

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

ARTS INFORMATION

CLICK HERE to visit our Royal Arts Homepage

ATHLETICS INFORMATION

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.

ACTIVITIES INFORMATION

CLICK HERE to visit our Royal Activities Homepage


YEARBOOKS - Must now be purchased online through Josten's. Please click HERE to purchase a Yearbook


FRESHMAN FLOCKING

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.


CLASS ADVISORS

Senior Advisor: Mrs. Kari Lev

Junior Advisor: Ms. Jessica Fancett

Sophomore Advisor: Mrs. Jennifer Letus

Freshman Class Advisor: Mr. Reid 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.


SENIOR PORTRAITS

The deadline has been extended, please contact O'Connor Bros at 805-306-9542 to make an appointment as soon as possible.


SENIOR YEARBOOK ADS EXTENDED

Due to its overwhelming popularity, we have decided to add pages to the Senior Ads section of the 2019 yearbook. If you haven't purchased a senior ad, you still have time! The Senior Ad section of the yearbook is always memorable for parents and students. It gives parents and family an opportunity to add messages of congratulations and well wishes for years to come! Please consider reserving a space in the yearbook for your student. To order you will need to visit the ASB office or our webstore. We are extending sales through December 19th, but will most likely sell out before we reach that date. The sales will be on a first come, first served basis.

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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

Follow @RoyalHSCounsel on Twitter and Instagram

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


Wednesday January 16th - Community College Night featuring Moorpark College Join Mrs. Hong at Santa Susana High School at 6-7pm in their MPR.

"Is Community College REALLY more affordable than a 4-year College?"


Jan. 22nd - 25th FAFSA Financial Aid Week during lunch in CCC - http://signup.com/go/JkRMOQA ONLY 20 spots each day.


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.


Visit our Counseling & College-Career Center Homepages

WORK EXPERIENCE

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.


INTERNSHIP CLASSES

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.


ROP/CEC

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 volunteer@simiatthegarden.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.

FEATURED COLLEGE

Royal aims to provide insight into unique college options for students & families. Our source is the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2019 - an annual comprehensive catalog of diverse universities here in California and nationwide.


THIS WEEK: Birmingham–Southern College

Click here for Admissions Info

Click here for Tuition & Financial Aid Info

Enrollment: 1,337

Acceptance Rate: 54%


DETAILS: BSC is now striving to prepare students for all aspects of the modern world, with high-tech facilities and a more global curriculum. More than half the student body participates in community service through the Bunting Center for Engaged Study and Community Action, and attentive faculty add to a sense of commitment to both personal and community growth. A junior says BSC is a good choice for those students who “want to spend four years preparing, maturing, and challenging their minds so that they can make a difference in the world.”


The Explorations general education curriculum is designed to help students develop effective communication and problem-solving skills, connect with their social and political world, and direct their own learning. It comprises 32 units across several disciplines, including fine and performing arts, social sciences, natural sciences, and humanities, as well as three global and local citizenship courses. All freshmen take an introductory first-year seminar, and all seniors complete a capstone experience and a public presentation of their work. The Explorations term, a four-week term between the fall and spring semesters, allows students to explore new areas of study, from cooking lessons to travel in China.


The courses at BSC are “somewhat competitive” and “challenging but not impossible,” according to one senior. Each student is assigned a faculty member who serves as his or her academic advisor from freshman convocation to graduation, an arrangement that students praise for its effectiveness. Equal praise goes out to faculty in the classrooms, where 65 percent of classes have fewer than 20 students. An education major says professors “love to challenge our beliefs and ideas by making us defend what we think.” The honors program allows 25 exceptional first-year students to take small seminars with one or more professors. The Krulak Institute coordinates opportunities for experiential learning, such as service-learning projects, study abroad programs, and an entrepreneurial scholars program.

BSC Student Perspective: “Students want to spend four years preparing, maturing, and challenging their minds so that they can make a difference in the world."

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