The Royal Decree
Royal High School's Weekly Bulletin: April 22-26
IMPORTANT DATES: SEMESTER 2
April 8-26 - CAASPP/CAST Testing Window (Juniors only)
May 11 - Senior Prom (Sheraton Universal - Download Permission Form)
May 27 - NO SCHOOL (Memorial Day)
May 28-31 - Senior Final Exams
May 28 - Senior Ice Cream Social
May 31 - Grad Nite (Seniors Only - Download Permission Form)
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
REMINDER - FOOD DELIVERIES FOR STUDENTS
Please be aware that food deliveries from outside vendors such as Door Dash, Uber Eats and Grub Hub will not be allowed to deliver food to the Royal campus unless it is during our scheduled lunch time. Students may not leave class to receive food deliveries. Food may only be delivered to the front office and not delivered over the fence or through the gates. The office will not accept fountain drinks or any drink that does not have a sealed lid. The student's name must be clearly labeled on the food item. Failure to follow these guidelines will jeopardize any food delivery services at Royal High School.
SENIOR YEAR-END INFO BULLETIN 2019 - NOW ONLINE
THANK YOU - MR. HIGHLANDER PAGEANT 2019
(photos by senior Nikita Mistry)
CAASPP/CAST TESTING - Juniors only
This is to inform you of the upcoming California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). Each spring, juniors in high school participate in this summative assessment. The CAASPP is one measure that provides information to teachers, students, and their families about what students know and are able to do whether they are on track to be ready for success in college or career when they graduate from high school. Click HERE find additional information about the CAASPP test.
The CSU and many community colleges will use the CAASPP results to determine your Early Assessment Program (EAP) status. EAP lets you know if you are ready for college-level work in English and mathematics at the end of your junior year of high school. The early signal gives you the opportunity to improve your skills during your senior year or the summer before attending a CSU or community college. If student does not qualify they may be placed in the Early Start Program.
April 8-12 ~ English Test ~ English Classes
April 15-19 ~ Science Test ~ Science Classes
April 22-26 ~ Math Test ~ History Classes
2019-2020 COURSE REGISTRATION - NAVIANCE
Our students have begun 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).
Students who will be juniors and seniors next year and need to take classes for credit recovery may take classes through the Simi Institute for Careers and Education. Two sessions will be offered: Session I from June 10 - 27 and Session II from July 1 - 25. Students may enroll in this program and the summer school program at Royal in July. See your counselor for a registration form and more information. Register soon before sessions fill up.
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.
SAT/ACT - College bound juniors should plan to take the SAT and/or ACT in the spring. The SAT will be offered on Royal's campus on May 4 and is available at high schools in nearby cities in April and June, as is the ACT. Students can prep over the summer and repeat testing in the fall if they choose. Sign up at www.collegeboard.org and www.act.org. Sign up early to avoid late fees and to be assigned a local test center. More information is available on the Counseling 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.
CLICK HERE to visit our Royal Academics Homepage
CLICK HERE to visit our Royal Arts Homepage
SIMI VALLEY YOUTH COUNCIL TALENT SHOW
The Simi Valley Youth Council is seeking acts for its first ever community-wide Talent Show. Vocalists, dancers, musicians, comedians, poets, and more are all encouraged to audition for this showcase. 20-25 individual and group acts will be chosen to perform at the show Friday, May 31, 2019 at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center (7:00 pm). Click here for contest rules and applications (all acts must submit an audio clip by Friday, April 26th, 2019). Cash prizes will be awarded in specific categories in addition to a People’s Choice winner. The Talent Show will also serve as a fundraiser to help support the Youth Council’s community projects and events throughout the year.
CLICK HERE to visit our Royal Athletics Homepage
ATTENTION 2019 ROYAL BEACH VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS
Days: Mondays and Wednesdays
Time: 7-8:30 pm
Place: Runkle Canyon Sand Courts at 3394 Fir Avenue
(Top of Sequoia off Royal Av. If courts wet, then Royal High gym)
No bathrooms ~~~ Lighted courts
GAMES: (more added soon)
vs Grace Brethren on Wednesday, March 20 at 7pm at Runkle Canyon
vs. Oak Park & Louiseville on Saturday, March 30 at 8 am at Zuma-
vs Oak Park & Louiseville on Saturday, April 20 at 8 am at Zuma
Please text your coaches if you are unable to make practice. Please reach out on the group text if you need a ride or other questions or text Su Oh 805-208-6611.
- Beach Coach Jake Wall # 805-285-8863
- Beach Coach Shae Templeton # 805-291-7194
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.
PROM PHOTO INFORMATION - O'CONNOR BROS.
COUNSELING & COLLEGE INFORMATION
*NEW* ROYAL CCC WEBSITE
Never Miss an Event for College & Career Planning!
Check it out HERE for College Application Workshops & Appointments
Students who wish to enroll in the Moorpark College Dual Enrollment Child Development class offered here next year will be meeting with the college representatives to complete the enrollment process on Tuesday at lunch in the CSI room. Students must complete this process to enroll in the class. Students in grades 9-11 who are interested in taking other Moorpark College classes next year are welcome to attend.
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
Visit our Work Experience and ROP Homepage
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.
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.
The 2019-2020 PTSA Board are as follows: ● 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
Follow Royal PTSA on Instagram & Twitter @royalhighptsa
SIMI VALLEY YOUTH COUNCIL - Make a Difference! Applications are now being accepted for the Simi Valley Youth Council. Service on the Youth Council is a rewarding experience where young people in our community can learn about and become involved in their local city Government. All Simi Valley residents who will be in the 7th through 12th grades during next school year are eligible to apply. Youth Council members are appointed by the City Council to research and advise the city on youth-related issues. The meetings are held at 5:00 PM on the first and third Tuesday of each month during the school year at City Hall. To apply for Youth Council, submit an online application by visiting www.simivalley.org/Youth CouncilApp or call Kristin Tignac at (805) 583-6766. Applications are due friday, April 19th. To learn more about the Youth Council, follow them on their Instagram page @simivalleyyouthcouncil. This is not affiliated with Simi Valley Unified School District.
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.
ST. ROSE OF LIMA PARKING LOT
Attention Parents and Students: Please do not use the St. Rose of Lima Parking Lot to drop off and pick up your students. They have asked us to relay that their parking lot has had very heavy traffic and their parents can't get in to pick up their students from their own school. You can meet your students off of Arcane in the back of the school, on Hudspeth to the East of the school, or in either parking lot. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
ROYAL JUNIOR WINS ESSAY CONTEST
The Cancer Support Community for Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara held its 7th Annual "Dear Cancer, It's Me..." Essay Contest for high schoolers in 9th-12th grade who have been affected by cancer. Students were encouraged to write essays and enter in one of two categories:
- Personal Category: for those who have/had cancer themselves
- Family & Friends Category: for those who have a loved one (family or friend) with cancer
Royal High School junior Emily Gillen won 1st Place and a $1,500 scholarship and 2 tickets to their Gala. Congratulations, Emily!
ID REQUIRED - ALL STUDENTS & PARENTS ON CAMPUS
THIS WEEK: Lawrence University
Click here for Admissions Info
Click here for Tuition & Financial Aid Info
Acceptance Rate: 68%
DETAILS: Lawrence University is an unpretentious school that can appeal to both the left and right side of students’ brains. For those with an analytical bent, there is Lawrence’s uncommon physics program. More creative types can take advantage of the school’s renowned Conservatory of Music. “I came to Lawrence because I found no other school where I could seriously study music and academics,” says a senior. “At all the other schools, you had to pick one or the other.” It’s this eclectic, individualized approach to learning that attracts interested and interesting students from around the world. “Lawrence allows students to explore individual and intellectual interests in greater depth than most institutions,” confirms a neuroscience major.
Lawrence’s campus is on a wooded bluff above the Fox River, perfect for long walks, jogging, or simply meditating underneath the trees. It was chosen in 1847 by one of Appleton’s earliest settlers. The pristine 84-acre campus reflects several architectural styles of the past 150 years, including classical revival, 1920s Georgian-inspired, and 1950s and 1960s institutional, unified by their limestone color. The award-winning Wriston Art Center and the Conservatory’s Shattuck Hall of Music (both designed by Lawrence graduates) bring contemporary architectural touches to the campus. The university’s stadium has been revamped and now includes new seating, synthetic turf, and an LED scoreboard.
More than 50 years ago, administrators introduced the Freshman Studies program, a required two-term course that focuses primarily on the great works of art, music, and literature of both Western and non-Western origin and gives all incoming students a shared intellectual experience. General education requirements at Lawrence include Freshman Studies; distribution requirements; and diversity, foreign language, and writing-intensive courses. All seniors—in all degree programs—are required to produce a final project demonstrating proficiency in their major field of study.
LU Student Perspective: “Music is the unifying theme at Lawrence. Almost everybody plays it or studies it or likes to listen to it and talk about it.”
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