The Royal Decree
Royal High School's Weekly Bulletin: October 15-19, 2018
IMPORTANT DATES: SEMESTER 1
Oct 15 - 8:00am Start Time - Periods 2, 4 & 6
Oct 18 - Great Shakeout Earthquake & Evacuation Drill (Period 3)
Oct 19 - NO SCHOOL (Staff Development)
Oct 22-26 - Royal Valley Week (aka Beat Simi)
Oct 26 - Royal vs Simi (50th Football Game) (Pre-Sale Ticket Info in Athletic Section)
Nov 4 - Daylight Savings Ends (Fall Back - 1 hr)
Nov 12- No School (Veterans Day Observed)
Nov 19-23 - Thanksgiving Break
Dec 20-Jan 7 (Winter Break)
STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
Congratulations to our Students of the Month for August/September 2018!
(And thank you to all staff members who submitted nominations.)
ACADEMICS - Alex Thompson
ARTS - Caitlin Cooper
ATHLETICS - Ashley Zook
ACTIVITIES - Jake Piazza
IMPORTANT PARKING INFORMATION
PARKING AT ST. ROSE OF LIMAAttn: Students and Parents - Students should NOT be parking in the St Rose of Lima parking lot for the day. There is plenty of room in our West parking lot. St Rose of Lima will be repaving their parking lots from 10/15 - 10/18. For those that pick up their students in their parking lot, please make other arrangements to pick you students up in another location. Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.
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.
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.
OPEN DOORS SURVEY
Beginning this week students will be asked to complete a survey in their English classrooms about their individual expectations and aspirations. We will use this information to help students achieve their full potential as they select courses in future school years.
CLICK HERE to visit our Royal Academics Homepage
CLICK HERE to visit our Royal Arts Homepage
FALL VOCAL CONCERT
"As the Leaves Turn" - Vocal Fall Concert - Wednesday, October 17th, 7:00pm at United Methodist Church. General Admission $12, Students/Alumni/Seniors $10. PreSale tickets on Sale now at www.gofan.co/app/school/ca19002/choir $General Admission $10, Students/Alumni/Seniors $8
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 EVENTS THIS FALL:
Check out the following upcoming events for our performing arts programs!
- Vocal Fall Concert (October 17 - United Methodist Church 7:00 pm)
- Theater Haunted Halls (October 27, 29, 30 - RHS 7:00 - 9:30 pm)
CLICK HERE to visit our Royal Athletics Homepage
ROYAL VS. SIMI PRESALE TICKETS - Oct 26 - You can purchase your tickets online HERE and avoid the line!
Saturday, October 19th at 3:00pm - All participants must have a medical card and valid Physical. Any questions, please see Coach Maye in Room 11-1
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
OFFICIAL KINGDOM SHIRT ON SALE OCT 22
The Class of '20 is holding a fundraiser for all students, staff, and families this fall. They are selling a Kingdom t-shirt especially to be worn during the Royal-Simi Football Game. Shirts are designed, priced to be affordable at $10. All sales are cash and can be handled in person at ASB. Sizes and quantity is limited (500 shirts). Get yours fast! Sales start Oct. 22.
FRESHMAN LINK CREW EVENT - THURSDAY OCT 11
All Freshmen are welcome! Upperclassmen Link Crew Leaders will be checking in with the freshmen class to offer support academically (or in any helpful way for life at RHS). There will be a social and a movie as well. This events will run 3:30-6:30 pm. Snacks & drinks provided. For questions, contact Mr. Reid Furlong.
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
Josten's will be here on Monday October 15th to collect Cap & Gown Orders. They will be set up between the 6 & 7 buildings all day!
Parents of seniors were recently mailed a Senior Credit Check form confirming their student's graduation status. If you didn't receive one or have questions, please contact your student's counselor.
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
Never Miss an Event for College & Career Planning! TEXT @g8f3bf to the number 81010 to stay up to date with your Royal CCC.
*NEW* ROYAL CCC WEBSITE
Check it out HERE
WEEKLY COLLEGE REP VISITS IN THE CCC ROOM 2-12
Check out who's at Royal this week & Sign-Up
REMIND: Text @g8f3bf to the number 81010
NEED MONEY FOR COLLEGE?
Sign-Up for our Simi Valley School District "Financial Aid Night" on Monday, October 8th 5:30-8:00pm at Santa Susana High School
NEED TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT?
Fill out the Royal Future Form
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
ADDING STUDENTS UNTIL OCTOBER 24
PLEASE SEE MS. LONGO/MS. PHILLIPS IN ROOM 2-11 IF INTERESTED!
students are introduced to all aspects of radio station programming and production by working on a campus radio station. Students produce content podcasts, live shows, radio documentaries, broadcast news spots. Instruction includes Basic writing for broadcast, audio storytelling and editing. Ethical and legal aspects of broadcast communication and radio journalism are also introduced. Students may earn a Certificate of Proficiency upon completion.
CEC Moorpark, 5700 Condor Drive
Moorpark, California 93021
Wednesdays 4:30-7:30pm (Hybrid)
Registration closes: 10/24/18
Visit our Work Experience and ROP Homepage
PARENT & COMMUNITY INFORMATION
VOODOO ON THE BAYOU - HAUNTED HOUSE TO BENEFIT RHS
Funds raised will benefit Royal students on October 12th (10% of proceedsTHIS FRIDAY!) Over 15,000 square foot of maze awaits you as you enter the Voodoo on the Bayou. Once inside the old bayou house you will feel the intense presents of Voodoo all around you. The unrested occupants you encounter will be the least of your worries once you leave the house and enter the bayou itself. In the marshy swamp area your fears will be tested as unexpected entities lurk throughout the darkness. Once on the bridge you will find a Voodoo House awaiting your entry. Step inside this dwelling of trapped souls into the darkness of Voodoo itself. Quietly weave through the house of dark magic in an attempt to help those who yearn for their release. This year YOUR FEARS WILL BE JUSTIFIED in the Voodoo on the Bayou.
Disclaimer: This haunt is not recommended for children under the age of 13. Any child under the age of 13 MUST be accompanied by a paying adult. We are also still looking for 18 years & older volunteers if anyone wants help out on this night. Questions? Click here.
CLASS OF '88 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
"DREAM IT BE" CONFERENCE
The Dream It Be It Conference sponsored by Soroptomist International of Simi Valley will take place November 3rd for girls in grades 8-12 at the new Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District Activity Center (4201 Guardian Street, Simi Valley CA 93063). The event runs 9:00 am to 3:30 pm and it is a free event, with breakfast and lunch for the first 100 girls. There will inspiring speakers, and activities will concentrate on goal setting and meeting with career mentors. (See flier below)
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
"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: SEATTLE UNIVERSITY
Click here for Admissions Info
Click here for Tuition & Financial Aid Info
Acceptance Rate: 73%
DETAILS: Unlike the University of Washington, Seattle U is a stone’s throw from downtown and within walking distance of the waterfront. Seattle U's tradition guarantees a nurturing environment and student growth both academically and in community service. Transitioning to a national institution but remains true to its humble roots. Out-of-staters are drawn as much by the city of Seattle as by the university itself.
Unlike the University of Washington, Seattle U is a stone’s throw from downtown and within walking distance of the waterfront. Jesuit tradition guarantees a nurturing environment and student growth both academically and in community service. Transitioning to a national institution but remains true to its humble roots. Out-of-staters are drawn as much by the city of Seattle as by the university itself.
SU Student Perspective: “Students at Seattle University are interested in self-reflection and creating a better world once they leave the university."
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