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January 4, 2017 | Volume 9, Issue 22

RCSS News & Events

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RECIPE FOR A HAPPY NEW YEAR

 

Take twelve fine, full-grown months; see that these are thoroughly free from old memories of bitterness, rancor and hate; cleanse them completely from every clinging spite; pick off all specks of pettiness and littleness.  In short, see that these months are freed from all the past—have them fresh and clean as when they first came from the great storehouse of Time. Cut these months into thirty or thirty-one equal parts. Do not attempt to make up the whole batch at one time (so many persons spoil the entire lot this way) but prepare one day at a time.

 

Into each day put equal parts of faith, patience, courage, work (some people omit this ingredient and so spoil the flavor of the rest), hope, fidelity, liberality, kindness, rest (leaving this out is like leaving the oil out of the salad dressing— don't do it), prayer, meditation, and one well-selected resolution. Put in about one teaspoonful of good spirits, a dash of fun, a pinch of folly, a sprinkling of play, and a heaping cupful of good humor.   

 

(Anonymous)

RAMONA PARENT GROUP MEETING, JANUARY 9

 

Let's start the new year with community building and fun.  All Ramona parents are welcome to the Ramona Parent Group meeting on Monday, January 9, at 5:30 p.m. in the Faculty Staff Dining Room. We'll take a group photo and finish plans for our Rose Planting Party and Barbeque on Saturday, January 21. Everyone is welcome!

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Ramona Convent Secondary School

3rd Annual Leadership Symposium

Wednesday January 25, 2017

 

featuring 

Donzaleigh Abernathy

(Daughter of Rev. Ralph Abernathy,

Civil Rights Leader)

 

Breakfast and Networking 7:00-8:00 AM

Program at 8:00 AM

$40.00 per person

Ramona Convent Campus

1701 W. Ramona Road – Alhambra, CA 91803

For reservations, please contact Genevieve Cerda at

(626) 282-4151 Ext. 113  or  gcerda@ramonaconvent.org

Ms. Abernathy was born in the midst of the American Civil Rights Movement to Mrs. Juanita Jones and Reverend Dr. Ralph David Abernathy, who, along with their best friend, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., created a nonviolent social campaign that changed the course of American History. Her in-depth knowledge and participation in all of the major civil rights marches, as well as her witnessing integral decisions that helped to shape American laws and society, make her a powerful voice in today's discussions on race and equality.

 

Ramona parents and friends are invited to attend.  It is not necessary to purchase a ticket for your daughter.  Ms. Abernathy will speak to the students later in the morning.

YOUNG ALUMNAE WINTER BREAK REUNION

 

Earlier today Ramona welcomed back more than 55 alumnae from the graduating classes of 2012 - 2016 for a reunion. They participated in an exciting and spirited pep rally planned and facilitated by the Girls Athletic Association (GAA) and shared lunch with their Ramona sisters and faculty.​  

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ROBOTICS SEASON STARTS THIS SATURDAY!

Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology, FIRST Robotics Competition is the ultimate sport for the mind.  High-school student participants call it "the hardest fun you'll ever have."  Under strict rules, limited resources, and an intense six-week time limit, teams of students are challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors.  It's as close to real-world engineering as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team.  Each season ends with an exciting FIRST Championship.

 

We invite all of you to join us for the 2017 FIRST Robotics Competition season kickoff event online. FIRST will be streaming live around the world Saturday, January 7, 2017. Tune in at 7:00 a.m. for the pre-show followed by the world game premier of FIRST STEAMWORKS at 7:30 a.m. and much more.

 

For more information about Robotics, please contact Mrs. Flagan (aflagan@ramonaconvent.org) or team captain Valeria Sanchez (vsanchez@ramonaconvent.org).

RAMONA CONVENT TO OFFER HIGH SCHOOL PLACEMENT TEST (HSPT) BOOT CAMP

 

Our custom HSPT Bootcamp, led by Dr. Matthew Carrillo-Vincent, English Department Chair, 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 – come see how you can prepare for your HSPT and application with confidence and the support of girls like you. Any girls taking the HSPT, at any site, are welcome!

 

Prep Course Dates: Saturday, January 7, 14, & 21, 2017 (8 am - 12 pm)

Admission Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 25, 2017

HSPT Exam at Ramona: Saturday, January 28, 2017

 

Click here to learn more and to register!

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TELL A FRIEND! LAST CHANCE FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS TO VISIT RAMONA!


Our last half-day visit will be on Thursday, January 12th.  Student guests will enjoy a campus tour with a Ramona Ambassador and experience what it's like to be a Ramona girl on a real school day!  Prospective parents are invited for casual conversation and coffee with the Principal at 8:00 a.m.  All visits are from 8:00 - 12:00.

 

SIGN UP NOW!

NOW OPEN: 2017 GE-REAGAN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

 
High school seniors who demonstrate exceptional leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship are invited to apply for the 2017 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program. This program annually provides college-bound students with $10,000 renewable scholarships -- up to $40,000 total per recipient -- and supports them as they lead and serve in college and beyond.

 

Applications for the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program will be accepted online until January 5, 2017. Additional information, eligibility requirements, and a link to the application are available online

EAST COAST COLLEGE TOUR: SPRING 2018


Mr. Chavarria will be distributing flyers for an East Coast Tour to take place in the Spring of 2018.  If you are interested and would like your daughter to take advantage of this opportunity, you are strongly encouraged to complete the registration forms as soon as possible as this trip will sell out very quickly. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Chavarria at achavarria@ramonaconvent.org.

 

We plan to visit the following schools: Babson College, Boston College, Columbia University, Emerson College, Marist College, Mount Holyoke, Smith College, Wellesley College,Vassar College

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DATES TO REMEMBER:

 

 

Thursday, January 5th

Dollars for scholars begins

Basketball at Alverno

 

Friday, January 6th

Soccer v. San Gabriel Mission (3:00)

 

Saturday, January 7th

HSPT Bootcamp

 

Monday, January 9th

NHS Meeting at Lunch

Department Chairs Meeting 3:00

Parent group Meeting 5:30

 

Tuesday, January 10th

Basketball v. Sacred Heart – 4:00/5:30                

 

Wednesday, January 11th

Human Trafficking Assembly

Soccer at Sacred Heart

 

Thursday, January 12th

Basketball at Bishop Conaty

Half-Day Visit for Prospective Students - R.S.V.P. Required

 

Friday, January 13th

Faculty Meeting 1:20

Soccer v. Bishop Conaty 3:00

 

Saturday, January 14th

LA Freedom Walk to raise awareness about Trafficking

HSPT Bootcamp

 

SAVE THE DATE

Join our Ramona parents and students on Saturday, January 21, for a Rose Planting Project and BBQ lunch sponsored by our Ramona Parent Group. More information to come.

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.

RAMONA CONVENT SECONDARY SCHOOL

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

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