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March 14, 2018 | Volume 10, Issue 33

RCSS News & Events

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NATIONAL STUDENT WALKOUT DAY

Many Ramona students participated in the National Student Walk out today, missing five minutes of B block and all of their break to speak out for safety and civic involvement. Student speakers advocated for participation in the democratic process through voting, read the names of the 17 students killed in Parkland, Florida, and observed a moment of silence in their honor.

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AMERICAN MATHEMATICS COMPETITION WINNERS ANNOUNCED

 

Last month, 20 of our strongest 9th and 10th grade Math students were selected to participate in the American Mathematics Competition exam, a standardized Math Test given to the top students around the country. It is an honor to even be selected to participate in this exam.

 

Top scorers from our school were Celeste Vasquez '20, Gwendolyn Rath '20, and Flor Sanchez '21. Congratulations to our top three finishers as well as all who participated in representing our Math Department and our school.

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LA FETE

CLICK THE PHOTO ABOVE FOR A SNEAK PEEK OF FEW OF OUR AUCTION ITEMS


Ramona's biggest fundraiser of the year is only ten days away. The success of the event depends on your participation. Thank you to those parents who donated items for the silent auction!

If you haven't made your reservation, please do so as soon as possible…bring some friends with you to introduce them to Ramona – or consider bringing the parents of one of our new freshmen. The auction is a wonderful way to meet other parents. Our parent committee has been working very hard to plan and prepare for a wonderful evening. The only thing missing is YOU!

 

Click the button below to make reservations or contact Genevieve Cerda directly at gcerda@ramonaconvent.org or 626-282-4151 ext. 113. It's not too late to join the fun. Senior parents, attending the auction is the only way you will have the opportunity to bid on guaranteed front row seats for graduation!

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COMEDYSPORTZ HIGH SCHOOL LEAGUE UPDATES

CLICK THE PHOTO ABOVE TO WATCH THE LATEST COMEDYSPORTZ PROMO

 

The ComedySportz High School League® is the largest, most successful improv training program for high school students in the country. The High School League® empowers students to create their own theatre and nourishes their communication skills through improvisational theatre workshops and performances. It encourages their individuality and provides the forum to succeed or fail in a safe environment that combines showmanship and sportsmanship. The League provides an extracurricular activity that goes beyond stage work into everyday situations. And the students just think they're having fun!

 

On Saturday, March 17th, in the Holy Family Room (HFR), Ramona Faculty will play along with the students! Come see as adults and students battle it out to win... well.. bragging rights! Tickets can be purchased at the door for only $8! See you at 7 p.m. in the Holy Family Room (HFR).

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ATTENTION ALL EAST COAST COLLEGE TOUR PARTICIPANTS

 

There will be a mandatory pre-departure meeting tonight, March 14, at 5:00 p.m. in the Holy Family Room. For more information, please contact Mr. Chavarria (achavarria@ramonaconvent.org).

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA COLLEGE TOUR

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The Guidance and College Counseling Department is collaborating with IST Campus tours to offer a 3 day / 2 night trip to Northern California to visit UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Barbara, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Santa Clara University, University of San Francisco, and Dominican University. The trip also includes all meals, travel, room accommodations, and sightseeing opportunities! A non-refundable deposit of $100 is due by Friday, March 9th. Click here for a printable flyer with additional information. Please contact Mr. Chavarria (achavarria@ramonaconvent.org) if you have any additional questions.

RAMONA LENTEN LESOTHO DRIVE

 

The Ramona Lenten Lesotho Drive is upon us!  Every year, the Ramona community is asked to donate funds to the Sisters of the Holy Names' ministries in Lesotho, Africa.  There are close to 100 SNJMs in Lesotho.  The Sisters work at health clinics and schools and also work with orphans whose parents have died from AIDS.  Additionally, the Sisters run an HIV project where they grow food and raise animals to provide enough nutrition for those taking HIV medications.  We are asking students to donate one to two dollars to the Lesotho Drive.  Thank you for your generosity!

SAN GABRIEL VALLEY NEWS GROUP READERS CHOICE POLL: HELP US WIN!

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It's time to choose the BEST of the BEST and we know Ramona fits that category! Some of the world's best people, places and things are found right in our own community. This is why the San Gabriel Valley News Group is asking readers to choose their favorite in a number of categories. All entries must be received by Sunday, March 25, 2018. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age. You must vote on a minimum of 5 categories for your vote to be counted and only one entry per household is allowed. The Valley's first place and runner-up winners in each category will be announced on April 6, 2018.

 

Vote now through any of the following links: 
sgvtribune.com/readerschoice
pasadenastarnews.com/readerschoice
whittierdailynews.com/readerschoice

LATINA PUBLIC SERVICE ACADEMY

The Latina Public Service Academy provides government and public policy training and instruction to high school Latinas. The curriculum includes skills training as well as campaign and organizing modules to prepare them to run for elective office, or to work for elected or appointed officials.


If you identify as Latina, reside in Los Angeles County, are in the 10th, 11th or 12th grade, and have an interest in public service and leadership, then you are eligible for the Latina Public Service Academy! The program is completely FREE but requires full participation in the three full-day workshops.
Participants can expect a comprehensive experience that will include the following:

  • Government and public policy training
  • Fundraising experience
  • Career and skill training sessions
  • Special visits to different municipal government chambers to see public officials in action
  • Internship matching with a local female elected official or an opportunity to participate in a voter registration or political campaign.
  • Lifelong friends


Application Deadline: March 20, 2018 at 11:59 PST
Click here to learn more and apply.

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PRINCETON SUMMER JOURNALISM PROGRAM

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The Princeton University Summer Journalism Program (PUSJP/PSJP) is a free, 10-day, intensive journalism and college prep program hosted on Princeton's campus, during which students learn reporting and media skills from professional journalists at some of the nation's biggest news outlets. After the summer, students are also paired with an individual counselor to guide them through their application process. SJP can drastically improve the post-secondary options for students who have been historically underrepresented on college campuses and newsrooms.

Who: High school juniors living in the United States with an unweighted GPA of 3.5/4.0, who have an interest in journalism. The custodial parent(s)/guardian(s)' combined income (including child support received) must not exceed $45,000 annually (see website for more information about income requirements).

Program dates: Friday, August 3 – Monday, August 13, 2018

Cost: FREE! All program costs, including meals, housing, and transportation to and from campus, are covered by the program.

Applications are due Friday, Mar 23, 2018 at 11:59PM ET. For more information and to apply, visit www.princeton.edu/sjp

SHOW YOUR TIGER PRIDE!

Get your Ramona spirit shirts and show that Tiger pride. The black t-shirts are now available in all sizes and limited sizes are available in white. Don't miss out on the opportunity to spread Tiger spirit wherever you go. These will sell out quickly!

 

SALE! SALE! SALE! The white t-shirts are on clearance and priced to sell for only $5! What a deal!

 

Click here for an order form.

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DATES TO REMEMBER:

   

Thursday, March 15
Spirit Week
Youth Day at the Religious Ed. Congress

 

Friday, March 16
Spirit Week
3:00 Softball v. Mark Keppel (away)
8:00 School Dance

 

Saturday, March 17
St. Patrick's Day
7:00 Comedy Sportz (HFR)

 

Sunday, March 18
SNJM Network of Schools

 

Monday, March 19
SNJM Network of Schools

 

Tuesday, March 20
SNJM Network of Schools
Archdiocesan Christian Service Mass
3:30 Softball v. Holy Family (Home)

 

Wednesday, March 21
Assembly: World Water Day
3:00 Track at Occidental College
Course request forms for '18-'19 due by 8:00 PM

 

Thursday, March 22
World Water Day
3:30 Softball v. Alverno (Away)

 

Friday, March 23
1:20 Faculty Meeting
3:30 Softball vs. Mayfield (Brookside)

Sincerely,

Sr. Kathleen Callaway, SNJM, President

Ms. Mary E. Mansell, Principal

MISSION STATEMENT

 

Ramona Convent, a welcoming and inclusive Catholic college-preparatory high school sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, graduates young women characterized by academic excellence and spiritual depth, open to the wisdom of other cultures and prepared to lead and serve in an evolving, interdependent world.

 
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1701 West Ramona Road • Alhambra, CA  91803 • (626) 282-4151

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