January 2, 2019 | Volume 11, Issue 24

RCSS News & Events




Lord, You make all things new
You bring hope alive in our hearts
And cause our Spirits to be born again
Thank you for this new year
For all the potential it holds.
Come and kindle in us
A mighty flame
So that in our time, many will see the wonders of God
And live forever to praise Your glorious name.
Author Unknown


Congratulations, Tiger athletes! Our varsity basketball team participated in a holiday tournament at Bishop Conaty High School and proudly brought home the second place trophy with a 3 and 1 record. Thanks and congratulations to the team and to their dedicated coaches. The soccer team was also busy during the holidays as they participated and played hard in the La Salle High School Tournament. While they did not bring home a trophy, they were definitely contenders and played well.



Come join us on Saturday afternoon, January 5, for a double header! Watch the alumnae challenge current students. 1:00 will find us on the soccer field. Lunch from the taco truck will be available for purchase after the game. At 4:00 we move to the gym for the basketball game. You are welcome to come for one or both events. Alumnae have already decided that they are "Team Gold" and plan to have a big cheer squad. We invite current students and their parents to come and cheer on our current Tigers, "Team White." We know our athletes will be here ready to put forth their best effort!



All parents are invited to help us plan and implement fundraisers for the lights on our field. While we have some foundation grants, we need to raise money from within our school community, too. Please join us for a meeting on Wednesday, January 9, at 5:30 p.m. in the faculty dining room (across from the office) Bring your ideas and your energy!




The HSPT Bootcamp prepares girls for the High School Placement Test and the private school application process. Over the course of three sequential meetings, we will ensure that students:


  • Understand the test
  • Review each specific concept covered
  • Prepare an individualized study plan
  • Develop long-term study strategies for success beyond the test


We know that the admission process can be daunting. Prepare for your HSPT and application with confidence and support from us and your peers! All girls in grades 7 & 8 are welcome!


Instructor: Dr. Matthew Carrillo-Vincent, English Department Chair

Any girls taking the HSPT, at any site, are welcome!
Prep Course Dates: Saturday, January 5, 12, 19, 2019 (8 a.m. - 12 p.m.) $250.00
HSPT Exam: Saturday, January 26, 2019



In an effort to increase enrollment in Catholic Schools across the Archdiocese, you are invited to participate by referring a student to Ramona or a younger child to your neighborhood Catholic School. The Archdiocese of Los Angeles is excited to announce a new Parent Referral Program sponsored by the Department of Catholic Schools. Effective immediately, any referrals submitted through the referral portal below will get you one step closer to winning some great incentives.


  • Tuition Discount: If your referral enrolls, both you and your referral will receive $100 off tuition, up to the first 100 referred enrollments
  • iPad Raffle: Every referral submitted through the referral portal counts as 1 entry into the raffle, 5 winners will be randomly selected


Also, the school whose parents submit the most referrals based on the student population will receive a $3,000 technology grant — so let's do this together!


A qualified referral counts as a friend, family member, or other acquaintance who has expressed interest in Catholic education. Once you submit a referral, both you and the referral will receive an email confirmation with the next steps.


I encourage you to participate as actively as possible, and please spread the word! Let's help keep our schools strong and our faith alive. Here's a special message from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and thank you for all you do!


Just in…soccer scarves for your favorite Ramona soccer player (or just for yourself)! The Tiger For Life soccer scarf is made of a soft knit material woven with Ramona's colors and motto on both sides. The cost per scarf is $30.00. You can purchase scarves through this link. The scarves can be picked up in Ms. Huntley's office in Founder's Hall.


Varsity soccer players Megan Valadez '19, Olivia Virgen '20, and Alysa Hurlic '21 had fun modeling  these adorable soccer scarves!




Ramona families may now purchase high quality Ramona-branded fan wear, including hats, sweatshirts, tee shirts, and polos in a variety of styles and prices from an online company through our website. Purchases will be shipped directly to your home. These items are not part of the school uniform but are a great way to show school spirit.




Friday, January 4

Varsity BB v. St. Monica's Academy (Home) 4:00 p.m.


Saturday, January 5

HSPT Bootcamp for incoming 9th graders 8:00 - 12:00

Gold and White Reunite

1:00 Students v. Alumnae Soccer Game

2-30-3:30 Taco Truck

4:00 Students v. Alumnae Basketball Game


Monday, January 7

Classes Resume – Second Semester

Var/JV Basketball at Flintridge Sacred Heart 4:30 p.m./6:00 p.m.


Tuesday, January 8

Varsity Basketball v. Mission (Home)  4:00 p.m.

JV Basketball at Mary Star of the Sea  5:15 p.m.


Wednesday, January 9

Young Alumnae Winter Break Reunion

Assembly – Pep Rally - Wear Spirit Attire

Soccer v. Mission (home) 3:00 p.m.

Light the Field Meeting 5:30 – Faculty Dining Room


Thursday, January 10

Dollars for Scholars begins

Varsity Basketball at Holy Family 4:00 p.m.

JV Basketball v. Sacred Heart (Home) 4:30 p.m.


Friday, January 11

Human Trafficking Awareness Day

1:20 Faculty Meeting

Soccer at Holy Family 3:00 p.m.


Saturday, January 12

LA Freedom Walk 9:00 - 10:30

HSPT Bootcamp for incoming 9th graders 8:00-12:00


Sr. Kathleen Callaway, SNJM, President

Ms. Mary E. Mansell, Principal



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.


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

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