Back To School Newsletter

Message from Principal Fay:

The return of early morning wake-up calls, the rush to get ready, and the negotiation of the trials and tribulations of a teenager are back. With summer coming to an end, the season of learning, socializing and having fun is back, and I am glad. As we move forward into the new school year, it is important for us to reflect upon what we did well the previous year and address our challenges...

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Articles this Month:

  • Letters from Assistant Principals Josh Cooley and Bryan Gasior
  • Introduction of   TOSA/Liaison
  • Information from Academic Departments
  • AP Data
  • ALS Challenge
  • Professional Development
  • Introduction from Parent & Community Liaison
  • RHS Boosters Holiday Craft Show
  • Our Legacy
  • Infinite Campus Update
  • Athletics Update

 

 

ANVIL Game

The 2014 Edition of the Anvil Game

October 10, 2014

6 PM - Aurora Public Schools Stadium

The annual day that the RAIDERS take the Anvil out for a walk around the neighborhood and let Gateway visit it. Come support your Raiders as we return the Anvil to it's home in our lobby!

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Academic Lettering

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The 23rd Annual Academic Lettering Awards Ceremony will take place Wednesday, October 8th at 7pm in the large gymnasium. This ceremony serves to acknowledge students earning academic lettering by maintaining a cumulative GPA of a 3.667 or higher for the 2012-2013 school year. As well, we will acknowledge students earning AP Scholar designations for their achievement on the AP exam in the Spring of 2014. Our keynote speaker is Mr. Randy Mills who led the RHS CyberPatriot team to the National Finals in Washington DC for the second time in 4 years. Invitations were sent by mail. Please contact Biaze Houston if you have any questions.

October Testing Information

ACT / ASPIRE Test - 9th Grade

Practice ACT - 10th/11th Grade

Click here for Practice ACT and 9th grade ASPIRE Schedule FINAL 

  • Testing will occur on October 15th & 16th
  • There will not be regular classes on those days.
  • More information and schedule to follow, please check back for full information.

 Important Notice: Attendance is taken for days that students are testing. 9th grade A-Le and 11th grade will have attendance recorded for Oct. 15, 2014. 9th grade Lf - Z and 10th grade will have attendance for Oct. 16, 2014. SOme 9th grade students will testing both days and attendance will be taken for those students both days. If a student is to be excused, the regular  procedure applies. If you have any questions please contact the attendance office.

Get Ready for the TEST!

  1. Get a good night’s rest.
  2. Eat breakfast
  3. Come on time
  4. Bring an approved calculator if you have one.
  5. Do your best

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Freshmen Information

Due to testing requirements, most freshman will report on either Wednesday or Thursday for testing, but a few will need to report on both days.  Freshman will generally attend testing on Wednesday, October 15th if their last names start A-Le, and will test Thursday if their last names begin Lf-Z.  Due to testing requirements, some students must report to testing on both dates.  On the date that students are not testing, they are not to report to school and parents must make alternate arrangements for their student on that date.

Times: 7:20 AM to 1:35 PM - Lunch will be served - No late start on Wednesday

Sophomore Information

Wednesday, October 15th - College and Career Planning on your own:

1. Schedule a college visit on your own.  You do this through the individual college's website.  Most colleges have daily visits, but you typically need to sign up ahead of time.

2. Job Shadow - Talk to friends or family members who may be in the career you are interested in, and see if you can shadow them for the day or a part of their day.

3. Use Naviance from your home computer and work on your Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP).  ICAP tasks can be found under the "My Planner" tab and then the purple tab entitled "Tasks Assigned to Me".   

Thursday, October 16th - All Sophomores take the Practice ACT at Rangeview:

All sophomores arrive at Rangeview by 7:30am to take the Practice ACT.

All Sophomores will be dismissed at 11:25am. 

We encourage all sophomores and their families to attend the Career Expo on Thursday, October 16th, hosted by America's Promise and the City of Aurora's Office of Youth Development.  5:30-7:30 pm at the APS Professional Learning and Conference Center, 15771 E. 1st Ave., Aurora, CO 80011.  Visit www.auroragov.org/oyd for more information.

Please NOTE!!! If you have a class at Pickens or on CCA's campus, you are required to attend those classes. 

Junior Information

Wednesday, October 15th - Schedule for Juniors:

All juniors report to Rangeview at 7:30am to take the practice ACT test. 

All juniors will be dismissed at 11:25am.

Thursday, October 16th - Schedule for Juniors - College and Career Planning on your own:

1. Schedule a college visit on your own.  You do this through the individual college's website.  Most colleges have daily visits, but you typically need to sign up ahead of time.

2. Job Shadow - Talk to friends or family members who may be in the career you are interested and see if you can shadow them for the day or a part of their day.

3. Attend the Career Expo hosted by America's Promise and the City of Aurora's Office of Youth Development.  5:30-7:30 pm at the APS Professional Learning and Conference Center, 15771 E. 1st Ave., Aurora, CO 80011.  Visit www.auroragov.org/oyd for more information.

Please NOTE!!! If you have a class at Pickens or on CCA's campus, you are required to attend those classes. 

Senior Information

As you probably know, October 15th and 16th are testing days at Rangeview High School and there is no school for seniors on either day.  You can find specific schedules on the RHS website. Traditionally there has been a testing day in October that seniors can use for college and career planning.  These are your choices for October 15th and October 16th:

1. Schedule a college visit on your own.  You do this through the individual college's website.  Most colleges have daily visits, but you typically need to sign up ahead of time.

2. Job Shadow - Talk to friends or family members who may be in the career you are interested and see if you can shadow them for the day or a part of their day.

3.  Attend a Scholarship Workshop from 9-12pm in the Community Conference Room at Rangeview High School. You will leave this workshop with a rough draft of your scholarship essay and a checklist of all the things you need to make your scholarship search and application process manageable.  Space is limited to 40 students and you MUST sign up in Naviance, under the Colleges Tab in "College Visits".  This is offered OCTOBER 15th ONLY.

4. Attend a pre-view day with CCA from 9-2pm.  CCA will provide lunch, but transportation is on your own.  To sign up for this preview day and to receive lunch, you  MUST sign up in Naviance by Monday, October 13th, under the Colleges Tab in "College Visits".  This is offered OCTOBER 15th ONLY. 

5. Take the ASVAB test at Gateway High School.  You MUST notify your counselor no later than Friday, October 10th if you plan to take this test.  This is offered OCTOBER 15th ONLY. 

Wednesday, October 15

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Monarch High School – Out-of-State College Fair

329 Campus Dr., Louisville, CO 80027

Financial Aid Session from 5:15-6:00 PM in the Auditorium

 

Thursday, October 16

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

John F. Kennedy High School – In-State and Out-of-State College and Scholarship Fair

2855 S. Lamar St., Denver, CO 80227

ASSET Bill Session from 5:00-5:30 PM

Financial Aid Session from 5:30-6:00 PM

Scholarship providers include:  Boettcher, Denver Scholarship Foundation, Greenhouse Scholars, Colorado Council, Daniels Fund, CESDA, and College in Colorado

*At the Kennedy fair, we will be having a scholarship drawing for:

2 - $1000 scholarships just for Denver Public Schools students

1 - $1000 scholarship for a student from any other district

October 16th - Career Expo in Aurora

Attend the Career Expo hosted by America's Promise and the City of Aurora's Office of Youth Development .  5:30-7:30 pm at the APS Professional Learning and Conference Center, 15771 E. 1st Ave., Aurora, CO 80011.  Visit www.auroragov.org/oyd for more information.

This is a great opportunity to use your time to plan for your future.  Remember... October is College Application month in Colorado.  It is always better to apply early.

Anger Management Class

The RHS Counseling Department will be offering Anger Management workshops every 2 to 3 weeks throughout first semester.  The first workshop is this Thursday, September 11th during 1st period.  Students who are interested in attending can get a pass from Mrs. Knower in the Counseling Office.  All workshops will be held in the Post-Grad-Center.  Please see the attached flyer for additional information and workshop dates and topics.

Anger Management Workshops 2014

National Honor Society Applications

Below is the application for students interested in the National Honor Society. Applications are due to Mr. Siebenthal by October 16th.

National Honor Society Application 2014 - PDF Document

National Honor Society Application 2014 - WORD Document

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Daniels Scholarships Opportunity

The Daniels Fund is excited to announce the online application for the Daniels Scholarship Program will be open from September 15, 2014 to November 17, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. MST.

 Comprehensive information about the Daniels Scholarship Program including eligibility requirements, selection criteria, selection timeline, and how to apply can also be found on our website.

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Comcast Internet Essentials

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Bringing the Internet to your home is easy and affordable

Now you can connect to the Internet at home - for school, work, communicating with others and so much more.

How to qualify

To qualify for $9.95 a month Internet service and a low-cost computer, your household must meet all these criteria:

  1. Be located where Comcast offers Internet service
  2. Have at least one child eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program
  3. Have not subscribed to Comcast Internet service within the last 90 days
  4. Not have an overdue Comcast bill or unreturned equipment
 

How to apply

  1. Call 1-855-8-INTERNET (1-855-846-8376) to request an application
  2. We will mail you an application. Complete and return it, along with lunch program documents from your child's school
  3. We will notify you by mail about the status of your application. Allow 7-10 days for a response

For more information click here

Applications available in the Main Office.

GODSPELL

Rangeview High School Performing Arts Department
Presents:

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Thursday September 25, 2014
Friday September 26, 2014
Saturday September 27, 2014
All Shows - 7 PM

Adults $8
Students and Senior Citizens $7
Students with Activity Card $6

Call 303-695-6848 for Ticket Information

College Fair

Colorado Council on High School/College Relations Day/Night College Fairs

Wednesday October 22, 2014

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Once every five years Rangeview is chosen to be the host for the In-State College Fair for Aurora Public Schools.  Almost every college in Colorado will be attending, as well as multiple colleges from neighboring states.  There will be more than 50 colleges total!  The fair will be held in the Large Gym at Rangeview High School from 6:00-7:30pm.

In order to save yourself time, we encourage you to register at www.gotocollegefairs.com, but this is NOT required to attend.  It will simply save you time at the fair.  You will receive a barcode you can share with the colleges you are interested in hearing more from. 

Financial Aid 101 - Presentation in the Auditorium 

Come before the college fair to hear from Financial Aid experts about ways to pay for college.  

They will help parents and students understand FAFSA, Grants, Schoalrships, Loans, Work Study, etc...

  • 5:30 - Presentation in English
  • 7:30 - Presentation in Spanish

DayNight Poster 2014 at RHS

DayNight Poster 2014 at RHS

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Tacos Anyone?

Come out to the College Fair this Wednesday and let LULAC make you dinner.  We will be selling tacos throughout the College Fair in the Commons.  A three-taco plate with beans, rice and a drink will cost you $5.00.  There will be individual items for sale as well and lots of great food.  Please support LULAC and enjoy an awesome event at Rangeview.

Choir Concert

Join the Choir program for their first concert of the year on Wednesday October 15th in the theatre starting at 7:00pm. Tickets are $3.00 for Adults, $2.00 for student and Senior Citizens. Children 10 and under and all district employees with their APS badge will be allowed in for free. Enjoy music from Mulan, Little Shop of Horrors, and Grease. Also help us welcome our new Concert Choir, as they sing a rendition of “Stay with Me”. It promises to be a Fun night and we look forward to seeing you there!

Evening English Classes

Participants will learn:

  • Basic Conversation skills
  • How to fill out simple forms in English
  • How to ask for help
  • Educational Resources

Classes open to any parent or guardian who has a student at Rangeview High School.
Wednesday, 5:00-9:00pm, starting October 1st
Counseling Office – Post Grad Center.
Just show up on Wednesday, October 1st and talk to Molly Thompson or Call 303-326-4011 with questions.

There will be beginner and intermediate class offered. Each class will last two hours. There is babysitting available.

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