Wednesday, December 19, 2012

COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOP - JANUARY 9th


With our current economic crisis and college costs rising much faster than ever before, most families must consider finances when planning for college.  These families often count on financial aid in their planning, so it is a good idea to understand the types of aid that are available to college students and their families.

Most college financial aid is need-based aid.  This is money awarded to help meet the difference between total college expenses and the expected family contribution (EFC).  The EFC is a dollar amount calculated when families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year.  This number is based on family and student assets and income, and it is the same for every college regardless of cost.  Colleges award need-based aid to bridge the gap between costs and family contribution, but many colleges cannot afford to meet 100% of need.  Students can supplement their financial aid package by outside loans, through employment, and with other need or merit-based scholarships.

Merit-based awards often are given to encourage a student to choose a specific institution.  Students may qualify for merit awards in athletics, music, art, or academics.

To apply for financial aid, families may file the FAFSA as soon as January 1st for the next academic year.  Applications and information are available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov Early application is advised.

Please plan on attending the financial aid workshop that will be held Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 7:00pm in the LRHS cafeteria.  Tammy Velasquez, Financial Aid Counselor from California Lutheran University, will be the speaker.  She will explain the Cal Grant program and take you step by step through the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form for the 2013/2014 school year.

All parents of seniors and/or senior students to attend this financial aid workshop. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Nancy La Belle at lrhscollege@lareina.com or (805) 495-6494 x 325.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNA OF THE YEAR - COREY HARMON

Congratulations to our Distinguished Alumna of the Year - Corey Harmon, Class of 1998!  Corey is a systems engineer with NASA, at the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena and is currently working on Curiosity, the Mars' rover.  She has worked on the EDL (entry, descent, landing) since the launch of Curiosity in August.  Corey has worked on the rover project since 2008 and has worked in the War Room as a trouble shooter.  Corey received an internship at JPL in 1999 while a student at UCLA and has never left!  Corey earned a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from UCLA and a M.S. in Astronautical Engineering from USC.  Corey was selected by the Alumnae Board to receive this year's award, which was presented following the Advent Liturgy on December 5th.





Friday, November 30, 2012

LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT HOLIDAY GIFT?

SURPRISE SOMEONE WITH REGENT WEAR!

Receive $10 off and a free La Reina ornament when you spend $50 or more on any apparel item or take $5 off any accessory item!

Visit the Regent Store located in Barbara Lilley's office next to the cafeteria Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. December 3 through the 19th.

NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY

Information Meeting:  Wednesday, December 5, 2012
During Lunch ~ Room 109  (Bring Your Lunch)


Eighth and ninth grade students of La Reina High School have the opportunity to qualify for membership to a chapter of the National Junior Honor Society, part of the oldest and most recognized of the nationwide school-based recognition programs.  Membership is based upon excellence in five areas: scholarship, leadership, service, character, and citizenship.

To be eligible for membership scholastically, a student must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.1, totaled from all seventh through ninth grade semester grades.  In addition to the academic requirement, participation and leadership in school and other activities is required.  You must have attended at least one semester at LRHS before you may apply.  If you are interested in being considered as a candidate for NJHS, come to the information meeting to learn about the process of application and acceptance. Please see Mrs. La Belle in the College Center for any questions or contact her at lrhscollege@lareina.com or (805) 495-6494 x 325.

THANK YOU BLOOD DRIVE DONORS!

A great big thank you to everyone who helped to make our Fall Blood Drive a success! The drive was held on Tuesday, November 27th.   United Blood Services of Ventura County appreciates the opportunity to replenish the county blood supply with the help of La Reina parents and students. Thirty-five pints were collected.  UBS joins with us in thanking these donors whose generous "gift of life" we acknowledge today. 


Jessica Ames '13, Sara Antonacci '13, Braylyn Blaise '13, Caroline Brennan '13, Daniela Bussard '13, Caitlin Carlson '13, Rebecca Carter '13, Denise Davies,  Sherri Davis '13, Hannah Delsohn '13, Kim Diaz '13, Robert Fender,  Antoinette Fleeman, Andrea Foster '13, Emily Foster '13, Jessie Foster '13, Rachel Foster '13, Anita Green, Tatum Koval '13, Laura Leap '14, Dani Marietta '13, Brighid McEveety '13, Bea McGinnis '13, Rebecca Pringle '13, Meghan Ray '13, Emily Robbins '04, Alexandra Roland '13, Carrie Thorsch, Cierra Visage '13, Hailey Walke '13,  and Ariel Williams '13.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

THANK YOU FOR FOOD DRIVE DONATIONS!

Many thanks to everyone who supported our quick and easy Food Drive.

The Ellias family requested our help, after hearing a sermon at St. Julie's on the dire needs of local families. As of yesterday, 30 local families had to be turned away due to a lack of food and funds.

Now, due to the generosity of  La Reina families and the ability to get the specific items of need to the church on time, ALL of these families are now going to get a Thanksgiving Dinner with food to spare!

Barbara Ellias said, "I had volunteers sign up to help, however another bright spot for us was seeing the number of girls at La Reina morning drop off just step in to help unload cars. They were all so excited to see the bags of food come in, and feel such joy over helping!  The blessings this school offers these girls are far more than anyone can even put words to. We are a very lucky family to be a part of this beautiful environment!"

Thank you to everyone who participated and to the Ellias Family for organizing this campaign.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!





Thursday, November 15, 2012

WE NEED YOU TO SHOP!


YOU SHOP – WE EARN!
Click here for eScrip Online mall shopping: http://shopping.escrip.com/cgi/shop.plx?pid=5400&sid=900404073

Great news!! Our net contributions from 8/12 through 10/12 totaled $1,105 and our year to date contributions totaled $3,960!

So keep shopping & thank you for your continued support!  Have a wonderful holiday!

FATHER DAUGHTER DANCE 2012

Mark your calendars and don't miss the Father Daughter Dance on Saturday, December 8th!  Dress in your favorite team's attire and enjoy snacks and desserts followed by an evening of games, prizes, music and dancing!  Seniors, don't miss this last chance to have a special night with your Dad.  All La Reina students are welcome to attend.  Click here for more information and return the form to the office by November 30th.


Don't miss the the Regent Performers show this weekend "Up the Down Staircase"

Adapted from the book by Bel Kaufman that sold over 6,000,000 copies.  Up the Down Staircase tells the story of a new and idealistic English teacher wanting to touch the lives of her students while wading through the bureaucracy of an inner city school.

Friday, November 16th at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 17th at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 18th at 2:30 p.m.

Adults $8.00
Students and Children $5.00

The Loft at La Reina
106 West Janss Road, Thousand Oaks

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

JoJo Sottile Commits to NAU

 

Congratulations to JoJo Sottile '13 who signed an NCAA Letter of Intent today.  JoJo will play golf at Northern Arizona University.  Shown in this photo with her for the official signing are Mark Wipf from the Ventura County Junior Golf Association, Eric Alcorn, John Sottile and Kathy Sottile.  In the front row are little sister Toni and JoJo. 

Friday, November 9, 2012

ONLINE AUCTION ITEMS!

Were you unable to attend this year’s auction?

There are a few items still available for ONE WEEK ONLY!! BEGINNING TODAY, Friday, November 9 through the November 16!

Anyone can view these items and place bids at: http://cloud.bidpal.net/Portal/bpe18161/main/home.html.

Here are a few of the amazing things we still have to offer:
  • Lakers Tickets for 2 on November 18 with parking!  Section 107, Row 10 seat 13 & 14
  • Sparks tickets (4) to any 2013 regular season game and an autographed Ebony Hoffman jersey
  • Seven night stay for up to two rooms at The Club Barbados Resort and Spa

Take this opportunity to pick something up and support La Reina at the same time.
  
Thank you for your support.
 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

REGENT PERFORMERS - FALL PLAY

The Regent Performers present "Up the Down Staircase"

Friday, November 16th at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 17th at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 18th at 2:30 p.m.

Adults $8.00
Students and Children $5.00

The Loft at La Reina
106 West Janss Road, Thousand Oaks

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS TESTING INFO NIGHT

SAT vs ACT?  How does testing fit into the college application process?  How do PSAT score relate to the SAT?  How many times should you take the SAT? 

Ryan Kiick, Test Prep Expert, Western Regional Vice President and President of Eureka Review will present and answer test prep questions on Wednesday, November 14th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the LRHS Cafeteria.  Click here for complete details.

Reservations are NOT required to attend.  Don't miss this opportunity to get ALL your questions answered!

CIRCLE OF FRIENDS MASS - THIS THURSDAY

Please join us for the Circle of Friends Mass, this Thursday, November 8th at 8:15 a.m. in the La Reina Chapel.

This month's Mass will be followed by post-election discussion led by Fr. Dave Heney in the cafeteria.

As food for thought beforehand, you can review an article written by Fr. Dave prior to the 2008 elections at www.stpaschal.org
Simply select "Fr. Dave's Articles" on the home page then scroll down to click on"Catholics & Election 2008"

8:15-8:45 a.m.:  Mass
8:45-9:30 a.m.:  Open discussion led by Fr. Dave with coffee and sweets

All are welcome for any portion of the events that you are able to attend.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

ONLINE AUCTION BEGINS TONIGHT!


ATTENTION ALL BIDDERS!  EARLY BIDDING FOR OUR 29th ANNUAL PARENT GUILD AUCTION BEGINS TODAY 10/31 @ 9:00 P.M. AND ENDS FRIDAY, 11/2 @ 9:00 P.M.

Even if you aren’t able to attend the auction…you could still win!


Pre-register your credit card to place bids, set a max bid, and put a watch on all the items you want to win!  And your bidding info will be saved so you can retrieve it once you arrive at the auction Saturday evening.  These online bids will win if not outbid by a guest at the event.

If you would still like to RSVP to attend the event you can email Barbara Lilley blilley@lareina.com 

Raffle tickets are still available too!  Remember we have THREE cash prizes this year!

This La Reina's ONLY major fundraiser that will help fund our new technology advancements and campus improvements next year! It is ALSO a great OPPORTUNITY to meet new parents, and celebrate all of the things that make La Reina a wonderful place for your daughters.

We really encourage you to grab your spouse, friend(s), relative or yourself and come to the auction. Enjoy a delicious catered dinner, wine and entertainment. All our parent volunteers on the Auction Committee have worked very hard to make “Dream a Little Dream” a night to remember. You WON'T be disappointed!

Monday, October 29, 2012

REGENTS WIN MOCK TRIAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP


Late breaking--the La Reina Mock Trial Team captured the Empire World Mock Trial Championship title today in New York!   The Regents are the only school to win two consecutive world titles--in 2011 and 2012. 

Thirty-six teams from the United States and six other countries participated in the tournament.  In the preliminary rounds, the Regents won trials versus teams from Colorado, Pennsylvania, Georgia and South Carolina.  The final match pitted them against Dos Pueblos High School from Goleta, California.  The La Reina team knows Dos Pueblos well, most recently beating them for the California state title last March.

Team members include seniors Elizabeth Hribal, Lena Melillo, Genesis Sandoval, and Rachel Warner; juniors Olivia Aulicino, Ryanne Bamieh, Camillah Hamideh and Nisha Srinivasa; sophomores Devin Montgomery, Edie Sussman and Alley Zlaket; and freshman Callie Buechsenschuetz.  Coaches are Ron Bamieh, Gretchen Buechsenschuetz, Liz Harlarcher and Roxanne Torabian-Bashardoust, a 1995 La Reina alumna.

Since 1990, La Reina's Mock Trial team has won the Ventura County championship 17 times.  They also captured the California Mock Trial title in 2008, 2011 and 2012.   The students are grateful to the faculty, coaches, parents, volunteers and donors who make this program possible.

Follow this link for a feature article in the Ventura County Star.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

REGENTS ADVANCE TO EMPIRE MOCK TRIAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL ROUND

After two days of intense competition, the La Reina High School Mock Trial Team will advance to the Empire Mock Trial World championship finals on Monday, October 29.  They will meet the team from Dos Pueblos High School from Santa Barbara, California, with the competition beginning at 9:30 a.m. eastern time at the Brooklyn Borough Hall. 

To reach the final round, the Regents defeated teams from Colorado, Pennsylvania, Georgia and South Carolina.

The entire La Reina community wishes the Regent team the very best as the defending world champions!

Friday, October 19, 2012

GABRIELLA BRIGNARDELLO '12 NAMED YOUNG WOMAN ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR!

Congratulations to Gabriella Brignardello '12, founder of the nonprofit Mi Casa de Angeles, who was recently named Young Woman Entrepreneur of the Year by the Ventura County Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners.  The Bravo Awards ceremony will be held Friday, October 26, 2012 in Simi Valley. 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

DREAM A LITTLE DREAM

The La Reina High School Parent Guild will host its Twenty-ninth Annual Dinner and Auction on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at the school campus, beginning at 6:00 p.m.   “Dream a Little Dream” will benefit the students through academic and activities enrichment, technology upgrades, tuition assistance and campus improvements.

More than 500 auction items will be available, including vacation packages, tickets for sporting events and arts performances and autographed sports memorabilia.  A special raffle will be held this year with a Grand Prize of $5,000 cash, Second Prize of $1,000 cash and Third Prize of $500 cash.  Tickets for the raffle are $50 each or three for $125.

Click here to download the invitation to the event of the season!



 

Thursday, October 11, 2012

CHRISTMAS IS COMING!


It is hard to believe it, but soon the Christmas cards will be in the mail!La Reina is looking for a current student or an alumna to design the school Christmas card. 

Please submit original artwork or photography of a spiritual or religious nature by November 2, 2012 to be considered for the 2012 school card.  The card can be portrait style or landscape and the dimensions are 5 x 7 inches.  Designs should be submitted to Darlene Goodman.  Questions?  Contact Darlene at dgoodman@lareina.com or 805-495-6494, ext. 332

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

MADDIE SICKLE '14 ORGANIZES TOURNAMENT OF HOPE

We are very proud of Madelyn Sickle '14, the driving force behind a water polo tournament that will raise money to benefit Special Olympics Ventura County.  Maddie helped to create the first "Tournament of Hope" to be held this Saturday and Sunday at California Lutheran University's Samuelson Aquatics Center.  The Tournament of Hope is sanctioned by USA Water Polo and a dozen water polo teams of girls, 18 and under, from clubs across the area will compete for medals.    Click here to read the full article in the Ventura County Star.    Congratulations Madelyn!  You are a shining example of how one person can really make a difference!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

FRIENDSHIP WEEK & LA REINA HIGH DAY!

A La Reina tradition is just around the corner!  That’s right, fun, fellowship and friendship will debut on the La Reina High School campus during the week of October 1-5.  The Student Council will be sponsoring various activities and class competitions that enable students to make new friends and bond with their classmates as they vie for La Reina spirit pennants.

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

CIRCLE OF FRIENDS MASS - SEPTEMBER 20TH

Everyone is invited to the Circle of Friends Mass this Thursday, September 20th at 8:15am in the La Reina Chapel. The morning includes a Mass with a dialogue homily and discussion, concluding with a social breakfast of sweets and coffee. In respect to our working parents, Circle of Friends normally meets from 8:15-9:15am. We are blessed to have Fr. Dave Heney of St. Paschal Baylon preside over Mass and facilitate the discussion. If you have questions, please contact Kelley Melvin at ktmelvin@hotmail.com

ALEX CERISE '14 - A QUICK LEARNER

Congratulations to Alex Cerise '14 who was featured in the Ventura County Star today, after she recently joined the La Reina Golf Team.  Click here to read the full article about her shift from Cross Country To Golf!  Way to go Alex!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

WOULD YOU LIKE TO WIN $5,000???

Of course you would LOVE to win $5,000!  Click here to download the raffle form for this year's Parent Guild Auction.  First prize is $5,000 in cash and the winner need not be present to win.  All proceeds will benefit the quality education that is La Reina's tradition.

Monday, September 10, 2012

MOCK TRIAL TEAM PREPARES FOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

La Reina's Mock Trial team is hard at work, preparing for the Empire City Invitational Tournament taking place in Brooklyn, New York on October 25 - 28th.  The Empire City event is a "world championship" with entrants from the United States, Australia, Canada, South Korea and the United Kingdom.   

Our team of 12 members includes:  Lena Melillo '13, Elizabeth Hribal '13, Rachel Warner '13, Genesis Sandoval '13, Nisha Srinivasa '14, Camilah Hamideh '14, Olivia Aulicino '14, Ryanne Bamieh '14, Allie Zlaket '15, Devin Montgomery '15, Callie Buechsenschuetz '16 and Edie Sussman '15.

Please click here for a recent article featuring the team in the Ventura County Star.

Congratulations girls and we wish you the best of luck!

Friday, September 7, 2012

DON'T MISS THE COLLEGE FAIR - SEPTEMBER 15TH!

Saturday, September 15th  -  the 2nd Annual Valley Catholic High School’s College Fair -
hosted by La Reina, Louisville, Crespi, Notre Dame, Alemany and Chaminade.  The fair will take place in the Northridge Center and Grand Salon of the University Student Union at CSUN from 10:00am to 1:00pm.
 
Please note that the College Fair will be open from 10:00am to 11:00am for high school seniors and their parents only.  The workshop sessions, beginning at 10:00am are open to everyone and will be offered throughout the day.  Workshops will be presented on the UC System, the CSU System, Private Schools, Financial Aid, and on the NCAA (for potential college athletes). 

All students and/or parents are welcome to attend the fair.  We strongly encourage seniors and juniors to attend!  This is the only college fair in which 100% of the colleges will be represented by an actual admission counselor/officer.

Parking is complimentary that day in Parking Structure G3.  Click here for a complete list of colleges participating in the fair and for a map of the CSUN campus, with parking instruction.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

MOCK SAT TEST - SEPT. 29TH

Each year the Parent Guild sponsors a Mock SAT test.  This year the test will be given on Saturday, September 29th in the La Reina Cafeteria at 9:00 a.m.  This is your opportunity to experience what it is like to take the SAT and get your scores back in the same day!  (Parents must be present to receive scores.)  Click here for the flyer with all the details.  Any questions contact Barbara Lilley at blilley@lareina.com

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

SATURDAY 8/25- E-WASTE DRIVE & SENIOR CAR WASH!

This Saturday, stop by La Reina and drop off your E-Waste with our Green Team in the lower parking lot between 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.   All E-Waste will be accepted, with the exception of batteries and fluroscent light bulbs.

While you are here, visit the upper parking lot and have the Class of 2013 wash your car between 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. for a donation of $5.00  The seniors will also be providing treats and cookies for everyone, as they wait for their car to be squeaky clean!

Monday, August 20, 2012

INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN SERVICE OPPORTUNITY

Attention all high school students!  If you are looking for an exciting, adventurous, life-changing way to complete your Christian Service hours, you should consider traveling to Guatemala next June!   This trip includes 30 hours of service work in an elementary school as well as fabulous daily adventures where you will experience the culture and flavor of Guatemala!  For more information on this 14 day trip, come to the informational meeting on Wednesday, August 22nd in room 102 during lunch.   A pizza lunch will be provided so get there early!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

INTERESTED IN STUDENT COUNCIL? DON'T MISS THIS MEETING!

Students who are interested in leadership at La Reina are encouraged to attend the Service Council Meeting which will be held on Tuesday, August 21, at 2:50pm in room 322. At this meeting, the program will be explained and jobs will be offered.

Eligibility for a Student Council Office:
In order to run for an elected Student Council office, students must demonstrate responsibility by giving service to the school. In return, they earn 1 service point for every hour of service performed.

This service can take many forms. For example, students may earn points by doing homeroom clean up, helping a teacher put up bulletin boards, setting out chairs for liturgies and assemblies or acting as hostesses for various functions that take place at school.

To be eligible for Spring elections, students must have earned the following number of points by the end of the third quarter:
Seventh Graders: 12 points
Eighth Graders:  18 points
9-12 Graders:  24 points

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Mary Anne Hedrick.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE

Attention: High School Students

The La Reina Chapter of National Honor Society is open to Juniors and Seniors and applications are now available for fall review.

If you are interested in being considered as a candidate for NHS, complete the application or an addendum to a previously submitted application.  Return your application or addendum to Mrs. La Belle no later than Friday, September 7th .

Applications and addendums can be found in the main office information rack and in the information rack outside of the College Center.  If you have any questions, please see Mrs. La Belle in the College Center.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

APPLY NOW FOR HEIDEL FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

La Reina High School is pleased to announce the third Heidel Family Scholarship, to be awarded through the generosity of Mary Heidel, Heidi Heidel '94, and other generous donors.  This annual scholarship of $500, applicable to tuition, will be awarded to a student who:
  • Has earned the Activity Letter, as described in the Student-Parent Handbook
  • Has a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0
  • Has earned an "A" in Citizenship for all four quarters of the previous school year
  • Has completed the application form for the Heidel Family Scholarship by the last Friday in August; this year, the deadline is Friday, August 31.
The recipient of the scholarship will be the student who has met these criteria and has the most Credits through Extra-Curricular Activities (excluding athletics) as listed in the Curriculum Catalog.  In case of a tie, the student with the higher cumulative grade point average will be the winner.  A student may win this scholarship only once while attending LRHS.

Students who meet these criteria are encouraged to submit an application.   Follow this link for the Application for the Heidel Family Scholarship for 2012-13.

For further information about establishing restricted scholarship funds, contact Sr. Lisa Megaffin, Director of Advancement, at 805-495-6494, ext. 382 or lmegaffin@lareina.com.

Friday, July 27, 2012

REGENTS SEND UGANDA MISSION $4,082.77

Congratulations Regents!  Through our Campus Ministry Jeans Days and Mission Days from the past school year, we were able to send our sister school in Uganda $4,082.77.  With this gift, more students in Uganda have the opportunity to become leaders and productive members of their families and communities.  Thank you!

Monday, July 23, 2012

ZERO PERIOD COURSE SELECTION

To expand our course offerings beyond the traditional school day, La Reina offers zero period classes.  These classes meet from 7:05 a.m. to 7:50 a.m. and are optional. (Art, Newspaper, Music Workshops)  Some require an additional fee, not covered by tuition.  For more information on Zero Period courses as well as After School Course Selection (Beginning Band), please click here.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

SCHOOL PHOTOS - AUGUST 10TH - FOR ALL NEW STUDENTS

Attention all New Students!  School pictures for the yearbook and Student IDs will be taken on August 10th. Pictures will be taken from 12:00 p.m - 2:00 p.m. in the Gym. All new students MUST get their picture taken. Click here for information on ordering photo packages.

Friday, July 6, 2012

SERVICE OPPORTUNITY - JULY 21ST - 5K WALK/RUN & 1K FUN RUN

Earn some of your Christian Service hours by volunteering on Saturday, July 21st at the second annual Care and Compassion 5K Walk/run and 1K Fun Run.  Volunteers are needed for athlete check in, water stations, directional course staff and post race clean up.  This event is held by Mary Health of the Sick Convalescent and Nursing Hospital and all proceeds benefit low-income elderly and terminally ill residents that the hospital serves.  Click here for more information on the race.  Please call Lisa Osborn at 805-498-3644 ext. 254 to volunteer, or email events@maryhealth.com

Friday, June 29, 2012

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY - PAID INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE

Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County is seeking part-time assistance.  Paid internships are available July 16 - August 2, 2012 in the Oxnard office.  An internship looks great on your college application or resume!  Click here for more information.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT - JULY 17TH!

Everyone is invited to an evening of food, family & fun!  Please join us for La Reina Family Movie Night, sponsored by the La Reina Dad's Committee, on Tuesday, July 17th.  Tacos will be served at 6:00 p.m. and the movie begins at 7:00 p.m.  Bring your entire family for a casual summer evening and don't forget your lawn chairs and blankets.

Please RSVP by July 10th to:  lareinamovienight@yahoo.com  For further information click here.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2012!


Perfect weather and sunny skies complemented the 2012 graduation for our 90 graduates.  Congratulations and best wishes to the Class of 2012!  We are proud of you and we will miss you.

La Reina High School, Graduation 2012
from the Acorn

Senior Standouts:  La Reina
from the Acorn

La Reina grads embark on 'new chapter of adventures and challenges'
from the Ventura County Star

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

DIVYA MANTHENA QUALIFIES FOR U.S. WOMEN'S AMATEUR PUBLIC LINKS

Congratulations to Divya Manthena '14 who qualified for the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links which begins June 18th at Neshanic Valley Golf Course in New Jersey.  Manthena earned a spot by shooting even-par 73 at a qualifying event at Center Square Golf Club in Norristown, PA. 

Friday, June 1, 2012

SUMMER SPEECH & DEBATE WORKSHOPS!

Summer Speech and Debate workshops at La Reina are open to high school and junior high students.  Activity points will be awarded to junior high students for their participation (4 activity points for students who participate in both weeks). Speech Credits will be awarded for high school students who successfully complete the workshop (2 credits per session, of the 5 required towards graduation).  The cost is: $250 per session.


The sessions will run:
July 16 - 20, Monday - Friday
11-2:00pm - Speech
3:00-6:00pm - Debate

July 23-27,  Monday - Friday
11-2:00pm - Speech
3:00-6:00pm - Debate

Students may select to study either Lincoln Douglas, Policy, or Parliamentary debate. They will also select either Humorous, Dramatic, Thematic, or Original speeches to prepare for competition.  Students are encouraged to take BOTH sessions of the workshop.   For more information and to register for summer workshops please click here.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

CLASS OF 1981 LEADS ALUMNAE DONATIONS!

Congratulations and special thanks to the Class of 1981, currently the leader in alumnae donations for 2011-12.  This ranking is based upon participation for cash donations to any LRHS cause--the Legacy & Promise Annual Fund or any other restricted fund.  Examples of restricted contributions include Mock Trial, the Gina Torrey Scholarship Fund, or a cash sponsorship for a fundraising event.  The highest three classes, to date, are:

Class of 1981 - 17%
Class of 1973 - 12%
Class of 1987 and Class of 1991 - Tied at 6%

Follow this link to make an on-line donation and know that the current and future students will benefit from your generosity.  For further information, contact Sr. Lisa Megaffin by email or at 805-495-6494, ext. 382.  Alumnae, thank you for sharing your Regent spirit!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

SCHOOL PHOTOS - JUNE 4, 5 AND 6

Pictures for next year's yearbook and ID will be taken after final exams this June.  7th and 8th grades will be photographed on Monday, June 4th; 9th and 10th grades will be photographed on Tuesday, June 5th and Juniors and anyone who missed the first two sessions will be photographed on Wednesday, June 6th.  Pictures will be taken from 11:30 a.m - 1:00 p.m. in the Gym.  All students MUST get their picture taken.  Click here for information on ordering photo packages.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

SHOP THE OAKS AND SUPPORT LA REINA!

Thanks to everyone who supported the School Cents program sponsored by THE OAKS MALL!  La Reina was awarded $357 this year as our percentage of the prize money! Click the link to see the standings… http://www.shoppingpartnership.com/points/theoakswebpage.pdf

Also thank you Vaune Pierce, a parent volunteer, who has worked hard for many years to promote the School Cents program here at La Reina. Great job Vaune! Now that both of Vaune’s daughters will be alumnae, she has passed the baton to Theresa Niehoff.

Thank you again for supporting SCHOOL CENTS!! Check for any promotions during the summer before you shop at The Oaks! Click here http://www.shoppingpartnership.com/points/theoaks.htm

Friday, May 18, 2012

SPRING BLOOD DRIVE A SUCCESS!

A great big thank you to everyone who helped to make our Spring Blood Drive a success! The drive was held on Thursday, May 17, 2012.  United Blood Services of Ventura County appreciates the opportunity to replenish the county blood supply with the help of La Reina parents and students. Thirty pints were collected.  UBS joins with us in thanking these donors whose generous "gift of life" we acknowledge today:

Ana Alvarez '12, Terra Bjerken '12, Brianna Blinzler '12, Caroline Brennan '13, Cassidy Budig '12, Alex Burgos '12,  Caity Carlson '13, Shannon Colvin '12, Denise Davies, Hannah Delsohn '13, Emily Foster '13, Jessy Foster '13, Rachel Foster '13, Kara Frank '12, Whitney Gould '12, Ellie Grubaugh '12, Jeanne Hiscocks, Sharon and Evan Lopatka, Madeline Lynch '12, Bea McGinnis '13, Jaclyn Merica '13, Marie Mitchell '12, Tami Podell, Rebecca Pringle, Alex Roland '13, Morgan Simcik '12, Yvonne Thomas, Rebeka Torres '12,  Devin Walton '12, and Hannah Young '12.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

CONGRATULATIONS REAGAN PRESIDENTIAL FOUNDATION SCHOLARS

Congratulations to Rajika Jindani '12 who received a $3,000 scholarship through the 2012 Reagan Presidential Foundation Scholars program.  Other seniors honored at the May 16 awards dinner included:

Lauren E.Hearne, Steffi Chen, Kelly J. Reinke, Katelyn N. Reeves, Bailey M. Martz, Karianna J. Zabaglo, Hailey Quinn Barab and Elizabeth M. Oviedo.

The Reagan Presidential Foundation Scholars Program honors graduating seniors from Ventura County high schools who exemplify outstanding leadership, character, communication skills, academic achievement, and commitment to Ventura County.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

CHRISTINE COSTELLO '12 NAMED VENTURA COUNTY STAR ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to Christine Costello '12, named Athlete of the Week by the Ventura County Star.  Christine helped La Reina clinch the Tri-Valley League title last week with a  victory over Nordhoff.  She allowed just one hit and no walks while striking out 11.  Christine also hit a two-run home run.  Christine has allowed just five hits in her last 18 innings.  Come out and support La Reina Softball at their first CIF game on Thursday at 3:15 p.m. at home.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

REGENT RIDERS WIN LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP!

Congratulations to the La Reina Equestrian Team!  At Sunday's competition, Regent Riders clinched the League Championship AGAIN, for the 2nd year in a row.  For those who are counting, that makes 13 championships in the last 17 years!

For the year, in the Novice Division, Samantha Vaughan '16 was 10th out of 82 riders, helping La Reina earn a very respectable 3rd place in the division.  The Freshman Team riders came in 2nd place in the division!  Honors go to newcomer Ivey Burns '17 who took home 8th place in the difficult Freshman Medal Class, and finished 4th in the division out of 94 riders. Congratulations also to Katie Brown '15 who was the Freshman Dressage section Reserve Champion. Our Junior Varsity Riders were also 2nd place in their division, with Jessica Gooding '13 finishing 3rd for the year out of 104 riders, and Senior Alice Lockhart taking home the JV Dressage section Reserve Champion title.  Special congratulations to Varsity rider Stacey Bacheller '13.  Stacey won the Varsity Medal Final:  the most difficult and therefore honored class of the year!  Her trainer Jeni Brown also received special recognition as the coach of the Varsity Medal winner.  Stacey's winnings helped her come in 1st place in the Varsity Division for the Season with 178 points!  And if Stacey's riding talents were not enough, she was honored by her peers with the IEL Sportsmanship Award.  A true model of the La Reina standards, Stacey is phenomenal!  We are so very proud of each and every one of you: this year was truly a TEAM effort!  Well done Regent Riders!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

SWIMMERS TO COMPETE AT CIF-SS PRELIMS THIS FRIDAY

La Reina will be sending 4 swimmers to CIF-SS Division 2 prelims this Friday in Riverside.  Abby Chopp '15 will be competing in the 100 backstroke and 100 breaststroke, Melissa Yu '14 in the 100 backstroke and our relay team of Melissa Yu '14 (backstroke), Abby Chopp '15 (breaststroke), Bess Grode '13 (butterfly) and Madison Brooks '14 (freestyle) in the 200 Medley Relay.  Go Regents!

LA REINA SOFTBALL WINS LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP!

The La Reina Softball Team clinched the Tri-Valley League Championship on May 8th by defeating Nordhoff High 7 - 0.   The Regents are undefeated on the road this season.  CIF starts Thursday, May 17th - please come and support your team!  Great job Regents!

Monday, May 7, 2012

KORRIN ALPERS '13 HONORED FOR EXCELLENT WRITING TALENT

The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) recently honored 274 high school juniors as outstanding writers in the 2012 NCTE Achievement Awards in Writing.  Congratulations to Korrin Alpers '13 for being one of those honored with excellent writing talent! 

A total of 1,107 juniors were nominated by their school to participate in this program.  The Achievement Awards in Writing Program was established in 1957 to encourage high school student in their writing and to recognize publicly some of the best student writers in the nation.

CIRCLE OF FRIENDS MASS - THURSDAY, MAY 10TH

Everyone is invited to the final Circle of Friends Mass for this school year, Thursday, May 10th at 8:15am in the La Reina Chapel.   The morning includes a Mass with a dialogue homily and discussion, concluding with a social breakfast of sweets and coffee.  In respect to our working parents, Circle of Friends normally meets from 8:15-9:15am.  We are blessed to have Fr. Dave Heney of St. Paschal Baylon preside over Mass and facilitate the discussion.  If you have questions, please contact Ana Posadas at 805-289-6558. 

Monday, April 30, 2012

KELLY REINKE '12 WINS 800 METER TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIP

Kelly Reinke สน12, became the second La Reina Regent in school history to win the Ventura County Track & Field 800 Meter Championship Friday night at Moorpark High School.  Kelly bettered her season best by 6 seconds, winning in a time of 2:18.59!  Congratulations Kelly!

Friday, April 27, 2012

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER BREAKFAST

La Reina is a Silver Sponsor of the YMCA 13th Annual National Day of Prayer Breakfast, to be held on May 3, 2012 at California Lutheran University, Gilbert Sports Center.  We have several extra tickets to the breakfast and would like to invite parents and/or alumnae to join us.  The breakfast is from 6:30 a.m. until 7:00 a.m. and the program is from 7:00 a.m. until 8:30 a.m.

If you would like to join La Reina's table, please contact Darlene Goodman by April 30th at dgoodman@lareina.com


Monday, April 23, 2012

SPRING BLOOD DRIVE - MAY 17TH

La Reina will sponsor a Spring Blood Drive on Tuesday, May 17, from 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  United Blood Services of Ventura County will be on campus that day to accept your gift of life.  Blood supplies need to be replenished regularly.  Please consider making a donation!  Donors must be 17 years old and meet the height/weight guidelines.  For more information, or to make an appointment, call Mary Anne Hedrick at (805) 495-6494, ext. 319.  America needs heroes.  Be a hero, donate blood!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

CONGRATULATIONS SPEECH & DEBATE TEAM!

Congratulations to Allegra Iezza '13 and Katie Gerbasi '13 who took 1st place at the National Qualifier tournament this past weekend, in Duo Interpretation of Literature.  Allegra and Katie will now represent La Reina at the National Forensics League tournament in Indianapolis in June.

Hannah Young, '12, was awarded the District "Student of The Year Award" at the National Qualifier tournament.  She was selected from a pool of students spanning the area between Fullerton and Atascadero.   With over 2,000 points in National Forensic League competitions, Hannah is in the top 1/2 of 1% of all high school competitive speakers in the United States.

Hannah has received numerous awards in Public Forum and Congressional Debate, Extemporaneous Speaking, and in Mock Trial, and has represented La Reina at national competitions all four years of high school.

The La Reina High School Speech Team also captured the District Award for highest cumulative points earned in competitive speaking events over the last year.

JV SWIM TEAM TAKES FIRST PLACE IN ROYAL INVITATIONAL

The Junior Varisty Swim Team participated in the Royal Invitational held at Rancho Simi Park last Saturday, April 14th.  Our 10 swimmers finished in 1st place with a score of 450.  Westlake High was second with a score of 370. 

Congratulations to:  Emily Learned '14, Isabella Lynch '14, Shireen Mahdavi '15, Megan O'Toole '14, Maddie Rohlfing '14, Madison Stevens '14, Kathleen Sullivan '14, Lindsey Uslan '15, Ariel Williams '13 and Megan Wolfe '15.

Monday, April 16, 2012

DON'T MISS THE EVENING OF EXCELLENCE!

The La Reina High School Parent Guild is hosting the Thirtieth Annual Evening of Excellence on April 25th at the Los Robles Banquet Center.  Student award winners are seniors Caitlin Barnett (Julie Award), Steffi Chen (Academics - Liberal Arts), Christine Costello (Athletics), Olivia Polk (Communications), Lacey Smith (Arts), Michelle Smith (Academics - Math/Science), Hannah Young (Leadership) and Karianna Zabaglo (Christian Service). Members of the Class of 2016 will also receive Honors-at-Entrance.

The preliminary deadline for reservations is April 17th.  Reservations postmarked after April 17th are $65 for adults and $35 for students.  Click here to view the invitation.  We hope to see you there!

CIRCLE OF FRIENDS MASS - THURSDAY, APRIL 19TH

Everyone is invited to attend our Circle of Friends Mass, on Thursday, April 19th at 8:15am in the La Reina Chapel. The gathering is open to all denominations: parents, grandparents, and friends in our community. The morning includes a Mass with a dialogue homily and discussion, concluding with a social breakfast of sweets and coffee. In respect of working parents, we normally meet from 8:15am-9:15am. We are blessed to have Fr. Dave Heney of St. Paschal Baylon preside over mass and facilitate discussion.

Everyone is welcome to attend - Bring a friend! If you have any questions, please contact Ana Posadas at 805-289-6558.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

KATIE SMART '16 COMPETES IN CALIFORNIA GEOGRAPHIC BEE

Katie Smart '16 recently competed at the State level of the National Geographic Geography Bee at Consumes Junior College in Sacramento.  Of the approximately 100,000 students who took the exam in California, 100 are selected to move onto the state level. Katie was not only in the top 100, she was one of only 10 girls in California, who qualified for the state competition. She also holds the distinction of being the first student from La Reina to qualify for it. 

While Katie did not win the state competition, she represented La Reina well and in her group of 20 was the only girl!  According to the event coordinators, this contest was the most competitive in the contest’s history, with many students answering all questions correctly, round after round. The contest was sponsored by the National Geographic Society and the winner travels to Washington D.C. to compete at the national level.  Congratulations Katie!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

EVENING OF EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

The La Reina High School Parent Guild is hosting the Thirtieth Annual Evening of Excellence on April 25 at Los Robles Banquet Center.   Student award winners are seniors Caitlin Barnett (Julie Award), Steffi Chen (Academics - Liberal Arts), Christine Costello (Athletics), Olivia Polk (Communications), Lacey Smith (Arts), Michelle Smith (Academics - Math/Science), Hannah Young (Leadership) and Karianna Zabaglo (Christian Service).   Members of the Class of 2016 will also receive Honors-at-Entrance.

Community leaders presenting the awards include Kelly Drew ’00 (Andrews, Lagasse, Branch and Bell, LLP); Stephen Dorman (The Acorn); Sarah Hansen Gacina ’93 (St. Mary’s Academy); Amy Johnson ’90 (Cornerstone Speech and Language Institute); Sr. M. Jolisa Lazaro, S.N.D. (Notre Dame Academy Elementary School); Barry McComb (Cultural Affairs Commission, City of Thousand Oaks);  Wendy Simpson (LTC Properties, Inc.); Deacon Dave Smith (St. Julie Billiart Church).

Dr. Shereen Khatapoush ‘89, youth services director for the Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse of Santa Barbara, will give the keynote address.

The reservation deadline is April 17; for reservation or sponsorship information information, call Mrs. Barbara Lilley at 805-917-7112.

BECCA KOVAL '12 NAMED TO THE STAR'S ALL-COUNTY SOCCER TEAM

Congratulations to senior Becca Koval who was named to The Star's All-County Soccer Team.  Becca, who was "a major presence for the Regents this season," will continue her soccer career at Rice University.  Follow this link for the complete article.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

REGENTS CAPTURE SECOND CONSECUTIVE STATE MOCK TRIAL TITLE

After three days of competition in Sacramento, the La Reina Mock Trial Team won its second consecutive California companionship on March 25.  In the preliminary rounds, the Regents competed against Templeton High (San Luis Obispo County), Stockdale High (Kern County), Enoc High (Stanislaus County) and Clovis North High (Fresno County).  Competitors in the final round were La Reina and Dos Pueblos High from Santa Barbara County.  Overall, the tournament included 32 schools from across the state.

Follow this link for coverage in The Star.

Congratulations to team members Olivia Aulicino, Ryanne Bamieh, Hannah Delsohn, Camilah Hamideh, Elizabeth Hribal, Reilly Jones, Lena Melillo, Devin Montgomery, Olivia Polk, Nisha Srinivasa, Rachel Warner, Hannah Young, and Ally Zlaket, and to coaches Ron Bamieh, Nyantara Bhushan '08, Liz Harlacher, and Jean and Rick Wentz.  The team also thanks Vickie Brown, county coordinator through the Ventura County Office of Education.

The team now prepares for the National Mock Trial Tournament, to be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, from May 3 through 6. 

In addition to the 2011 California state title, the Regents are the reigning 2011 Empire Mock Trial World Champions.  They also won the 2008 California state title and 17 county titles since 1990.

The tournament featured the murder trial of Ryan Buschell, a resident of Emerald City, who was charged with murder and with violating the California Concealed Carry  Statute.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

KARIANNA ZABAGLO '12 RECEIVES CHRISTIAN SERVICE AWARD

Congratulations to Karianna Zabaglo '12 for receiving the Christian Service Award from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the Department of Catholic Schools.  Karianna was  recognized at the annual Christian Service Liturgy and Award Celebration on Tuesday, March 20 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, along with Mrs. Sue Reyes.

Friday, March 16, 2012

SUE REYES HONORED BY THE ARCHDIOCESE OF LOS ANGELES

Congratulations to Sue Reyes, LRHS Christian Service Coordinator!  Mrs. Reyes is being honored by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the Department of Catholic Schools for her outstanding dedication in directing students in Christian service activities and in modeling for them a commitment to the Gospels through service of others.  She will be recognized at the annual Christian Service Liturgy and Award Celebration on Tuesday, March 20 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

KATIE SMART '16 QUALIFIES FOR NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BEE

Congratulations to Katie Smart '16, the first La Reina student to qualify for the state level competition of the National Geographic Bee.  Katie qualified to be one of California's top 100 students to compete in Sacramento out of 100,000 students who tried out through 2000 California schools earlier this year.  The California Geography Bee has the largest number of contestants in all 50 states, making California's top 100 the most competitive nationwide. Katie will travel to Sacramento on March 30th to compete for the state title. The state winner moves on to the national contest in Washington, D.C., in May, where the top prize is a $25,000 scholarship.  Last year, 53 out of 54 of the national contestants were boys, so we are very proud of our La Reina girl!

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2011/04/01/3519356/state-spelling-bees-in-town-but.html#storylink=cpy

SPRINGTIME IN PARIS LUNCHEON & BOUTIQUE - SOLD OUT!

Thank you for the tremendous response to “Springtime in Paris” Luncheon and Boutique.   Due to everyone’s enthusiasm, we are SOLD OUT.  Reservations received by Wednesday, March 14, are confirmed and will be held at the door.

In the event we receive additional reservations, they will be added to our waiting list.  We will advise individuals on the waiting list of their status on Friday, March 16 in the late afternoon. Also, we encourage all guests to bring checks and cash since this is the most convenient form of payment for a number of our vendors.  Please feel free to call or email Barbara Lilley at 805-917-7112 or blilley@lareina.com.

Thank you again  to our wonderful alumnae and parents who are coordinating this event!

Friday, March 9, 2012

DVORETZKY '16 TAKES SECOND IN VENTURA COUNTY SPELLING BEE

Rena Dvoretzky '16 took second place in the Ventura County Spelling Bee, held last Saturday, March 3rd at CSU Channel Islands.  After nearly a five hour day, which started at 9 a.m., Rena placed second out of 136 students.  Congratulations Rena!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

MYERS '12 AND KOVAL '12 MAKE SENIOR ALL STAR TEAM!

Congratulations to Roxanne Myers '12 and Rebecca Koval '12 who made the Senior Division IV All Star Soccer Team!  The Division IV vs Division III Senior Soccer All Star Game will take place on Saturday, March 17th at La Mirada High School in the stadium at 1:00 p.m. 

JUNIOR HIGH BASKETBALL TEAM WINS SEMI-FINALS!

Congratulations to the Junior High Basketball Team on their semi-final win over St. Bernardine, 34 - 31.  The Regents were down 10 points in the 4th quarter and fought their way back to victory!  Good luck to the team tomorrow night in the Valley Catholic League championship game which will be played at Bishop Alemany High School at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

SPONSORS INVITED FOR CHAMPIONSHIP MOCK TRIAL TEAM!

Alumnae, parents and friends of LRHS are cordially invited to be sponsors for the 2012 Ventura County Mock Trial champions!  These sponsorship donations are tax-deductible and will help to defray the cost of transportation and lodging for the students, coaches and chaperones during the state competition, March 23 through 25 in Sacramento.  Gifts in any amount will be appreciated--perhaps $1,700 or $170 to celebrate 17 county championships since 1990, or $500 to sponsor a student. 

To donate online, follow this link, choose Legacy & Promise Annual Fund, Other, and indicate Mock Trial.  Or follow this link for a sponsorship form.

Thank you and know that the Regents truly appreciate the generous encouragement and support of so many.  For further information, contact Sr. Lisa Megaffin by email or at 805-495-6494, ext. 382.

SPRINGTIME IN PARIS!

Don't miss “Springtime in Paris” our ladies luncheon and boutique on Sunday March 18th from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. This premiere event is co-sponsored by the LRHS Parent Guild and the Alumnae Association with all proceeds benefiting the La Reina scholarship funds.

Tickets are selling quickly and seating is limited – so don’t delay!  Please click here for the invitation and please RSVP by March 9th.

Lunch will be provided by Stonefire Grill and for a full list of our participating vendors, click here.

We look forward to seeing everyone at this exciting event!

CIRCLE OF FRIENDS MASS - THURSDAY, MARCH 8TH

Everyone is invited to attend our Circle of Friends Mass, on Thursday, March 8th at 8:15am in the La Reina Chapel. The gathering is open to all denominations: parents, grandparents, and friends in our community. The morning includes a Mass with a dialogue homily and discussion, concluding with a social breakfast of sweets and coffee. In respect of working parents, we normally meet from 8:15am-9:15am. We are blessed to have Fr. Dave Heney of St. Paschal Baylon preside over mass and facilitate discussion.

Everyone is welcome to attend - Bring a friend! If you have any questions, please contact Ana Posadas at 805-289-6558.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

MEET LA REINA NIGHT SET FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 6

Join us for Meet La Reina Night on Tuesday, March 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. Parents of prospective students are invited to this Question and Answer event, featuring information about La Reina's junior and senior high school programs, including spirituality, academics, athletics and the arts. Reservations are not necessary.

Contact the Director of Admissions, Mrs. Cristy Richey McNay '87, at (805) 495-6494, ext. 307 or cmcnay@lareina.com for more information.  

Friday, March 2, 2012

REGENTS CLAIM 17TH VENTURA COUNTY MOCK TRIAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Congratulations to the Regent Mock Trial Team!  They captured the 2012 Ventura County Mock Trial Championship today.  This achievement marks the 17th county title for La Reina since 1990; in October, the team also won the 2011 Empire Tournament World Championship. 

Individual awards were earned by Devin Montgomery '15, third place, Clerk; and Valentina Oliver '12, second place, Courtroom Journalist.

The Regents now advance to the California State Mock Trial Competition, as defending 2011 champions, to be held on March 25 and 26 in Sacramento.

Team members include Olivia Aulicino '14, Ryanne Bamieh '14, Hannah Delsohn '13, Kate Draper, '14, Leila Flanagan '15, Camilah Hamideh '14, Lauren Hearne '12, Elizabeth Hribal '13, Reilly Jones '15, Lena Melillo '13, Devin Montgomery '15, Valentina Oliver '12, Olivia Polk '12, Genesis Sandoval '13, Nisha Srinivasa '14, Edie Sussman '15, Rachel Warner '13, Hannah Young '12 and Ally Zlaket '15.  Special thanks to attorney coaches Ron Bamieh, Jean Wentz, Rick Wentz and Kendall Jones; to faculty adviser, Liz Harlacher, and to assistant faculty adviser, Nayantara Bhushan '08.

Read this story as featured in the March 3 Ventura County Star!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

REGENTS TO COMPETE IN MOCK TRIAL FINALS!

Congratulations to our Mock Trial Team; they will be competing in the finals tonight at 5:30 p.m. at the Ventura County Courthouse.

Schools who will be competing include:  Agoura, La Reina, Newbury Park, Santa Susana, St. Bonaventure and Trinity Pacific.

Go Regents!

Monday, February 27, 2012

1st ANNUAL CUPCAKE CAMP!

La Reina students participated in the 1st Annual Cupcake Camp in Ventura County on February 26th.   This charity event brought together professional and amateur bakers to compete and sell cupcakes. All proceeds for the cupcakes were donated to cancer research.

Congratulations to the Regents who made over $800!! All the proceeds went to the WELLNESS COMMUNITY OF VENTURA COUNTY.

A special Congratulations to Megan Larratt '15. Megan beat out over 30 contestants in winning “Best Tasting” cupcake in the Youth Division.

PRINCIPAL'S COFFEE - MARCH 1ST

You are invited to join us for our upcoming “Principal’s Coffee” on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 8:15am in La Reina’s Cafeteria.  Dr. Shannon Gomez will be presenting the “State of the School” as well as leading a discussion on the film A Race to Nowhere which was shown at La Reina in the fall of this school year.  The administrative team will also be present to answer any questions you may have regarding La Reina.  This hour-long gathering is also an opportunity to meet with other La Reina parents.  RSVPs are not necessary.  A continental breakfast will be served.  We hope to see you there!

Friday, February 24, 2012

KATHRYN PIETROLUNGO '97 NAMED HEAD OF YOUNG LAWYERS ASSOCIATION

The La Reina community congratulates Kathryn Pietrolungo '97 who was named chairwoman of the California Young Lawyers Association Board.  As noted in The Ventura County Star, Kathryn believes that "The CYLA is really there to help new lawyers transition from being law students into being good lawyers.  We're there to provide as much help as we can through networking or education programs geared to new attorneys."  Thank you, Kathryn, for taking your Regent spirit of service and leadership into the community.   Follow this link for a feature article in The Star.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

SOCCER TEAM ADVANCES TO QUARTER FINALS!

Congratulations to our Soccer Team for advancing to the CIF Quarter Finals!  Be sure to come cheer on the Regents as they play Marymount on Friday, February 24th at 3 p.m. at California Lutheran University.  There is no charge to attend.  Go Regents!!!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

EAT AT SNAPPER JACK'S - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29TH

Mark your calendar and enjoy a meal a Snapper Jack's Taco Shack  AND raise funds for La Reina!

Gather up your friends, and meet other La Reina families at Snapper Jack's Taco Shack on Wednesday, February 29th from 11 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.   This fundraiser is valid at the Thousand Oaks location only:  604 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks.

You MUST PRINT THIS FLYER and bring it with you when you order.  La Reina will receive 20% of sales.

This fundraiser is sponsored by La Reina's Scrip and Dads' Committees as well as the La Reina High School Parent Guild.  Thank you for supporting La Reina High School!

SOCCER TEAM ADVANCES IN PLAYOFFS

Good luck to the LRHS Soccer Team as they play in game #2 of the playoffs!  Come and cheer the Regents on as they play this afternoon at California Lutheran University at 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

PRINCIPAL'S COFFEE - MARCH 1ST

You are invited to join us for our upcoming “Principal’s Coffee” on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 8:15am in La Reina’s Cafeteria.  Dr. Shannon Gomez will be presenting the “State of the School” as well as leading a discussion on the film A Race to Nowhere which was shown at La Reina in the fall of this school year.  The administrative team will also be present to answer any questions you may have regarding La Reina.  This hour-long gathering is also an opportunity to meet with other La Reina parents.  RSVPs are not necessary.  A continental breakfast will be served.  We hope to see you there!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

REGENT BASKETBALL VARSITY FEATURED IN THOUSAND OAKS ACORN

Be sure to check out a feature article on the Regent varsity basketball team--follow this link to meet the Frontier League co-champions!  Go Regents!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

VARSITY BASKETBALL- CIF PLAYOFFS BEGIN THURSDAY!

The Varsity Basketball team won its fifth straight game on Thursday, beating Santa Paula, 40 - 34.  The victory made the Regents the Champions of the Frontier League.  This Thursday, February 16th at 7 p.m. they play Whittier Christian in the first round of the CIF playoffs.  The game is at home, so please come and support the League-Champion Regents!  Tickets are $5.00 for students and $8.00 for adults.

Monday, February 13, 2012

CAMPUS MINISTRY SWEET SHOPPE - THIS WEEK!

Visit the Campus Ministry Sweet Shoppe this Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in the Campus Ministry Office, Room 203 during lunch.  There will be sweets, treats and hair accessories by Haircandi available for sale and all money raised will go to the KIVA Foundation and Gift of Life, LA.

ATTENTION JUNIOR HIGH PARENTS!

Attention Junior High School Parents!  Junior High School Parent College Information Night

“PREPARING FOR COLLEGE”
It is never too early to start preparing for college admissions!

Please join us on Wednesday, February 22nd in the LRHS cafeteria at 7:00 p.m. to learn what you can do now to start preparing your daughter for college.  Receive information on:

• Understanding the early adolescent
• University of California
• California State University
• Private Colleges
• Benefits of a Community College
• Differences within each system
• What it really takes to be accepted
• What are colleges looking for
• And much more

Reservations are recommended. To ensure a copy of the workshop materials, RSVP to Mrs. Nancy La Belle at lrhscollege@lareina.com

Thursday, February 9, 2012

REGENTS CAPTURE FRONTIER LEAGUE BASKETBALL CO-CHAMPIONSHIP

By a score of 40-34 over Santa Paula, the Regent basketball varsity captured the Frontier League co-championship tonight.  The Regents share the championship with Villanova, but will enter CIF play-offs as the first place team.   The play-off schedule will be announced on Sunday, Feb. 12.

Before the game, the last regular season home game, seniors Paige Bartholomew and Ivana Vergot were honored by their team-mates.

VARSITY BASKETBALL PLAYS FOR LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP TONIGHT!

Everyone is invited to come and cheer on our Varsity Basketball Team as they play for the Fronier League Championship vs. Santa Paula tonight!   The game starts at 7:00 p.m. and will take place in the La Reina Gym.  Go Regents!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

ANONYMOUS DONOR PLEDGES TO MATCH LEGACY & PROMISE DONATIONS

La Reina High School is most grateful to an anonymous donor who has pledged a matching gift for the Legacy & Promise Annual Fund.   Here are the details of the challenge gift.  Contributions need to be:

• made to the Legacy & Promise Annual Fund
• from parents of members of the Class of 2012--who have not already made a donation this year,
• and received by March 31, 2012.

The pledge is for a grand total of $3,000.  For further information, contact Sr. Lisa Megaffin, Director of Advancement by email or at 805-495-6494, ext. 382.  And special thanks to this great donor and to our Legacy & Promise phone-a-thon volunteers.

CIRCLE OF FRIENDS MASS - THIS THURSDAY

Please join us at the Circle of Friends Mass this Thursday, February 9th at 8:15 a.m. in the La Reina Chapel.  Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Dave Heney and is followed by discussion, sweets and coffee.  Everyone is welcome to attend!  Bring a friend!  If you have any questions, please contact Ana Posadas at 805-289-6558.

Friday, February 3, 2012

THANK YOU TO THE REGENT STUDENTS AND PARENTS!


The La Reina faculty and staff wishes to thank Parent Guild members (both cooks and the hostesses pictured above)for a most delicious Appreciation Luncheon today, and the students for their kind words written to each of us.  La Reina High School is blessed to have each of you as members of our La Reina family.  May you know the blessings of Catholic Schools Week throughout the year! 

Thursday, February 2, 2012

CLASS OF 2015 LEADS LEGACY & PROMISE ANNUAL FUND CAMPAIGN

Congratulations to the Class of 2015, leaders in the participation campaign for the Legacy & Promise Annual Fund or other Regent causes!  Annual fund donations are tax-deductible and make an incredible impact on the education of every Regent.  Thank you to those parents who have already joined this campaign.

The benefits of a La Reina education are many.  Yolanda Wood, grandmother of Danica Frye '08, shared one of Danica's observations.  "Although I will soon be graduating from Pepperdine University and heading for an internship with NBC Nightly News, my La Reina education is something that I would do all over again."

Current standings (based on a parent cash donation since July 1, 2011) are:

Class of 2015 - 26%
Class of 2013 - 23%
Class of 2014 - 22.9%
Class of 2017 - 22.4%
Class of 2016 - 19.6%
Class of 2012 - 18.9%

A crew of parent volunteers will conduct a phone-a-thon during the weeks of February 6 and 13, inviting parents to help us reach our goal of 100% parent participation.  To make a one-time or recurring on-line donation, follow this link.
Legacy & Promise donations may be unrestricted (for the most pressing needs) or they may be directed to financial aid or any other Regent program or department.   Check out the recently updated wish list for specific donation ideas recommended by the LRHS faculty and staff.

We are grateful for donations in any amount--every gift makes an impact!  For further information or to volunteer for the phone-a-thon, contact Sr. Lisa Megaffin at 805-495-6494, ext. 382 or by email.  Thank you and God bless you for investing in the Regents of La Reina High School.

PS--Many corporations, such as Amgen, Bank of America, Verizon and Edison match donor gifts--a great way to double your investment in the Regents!

SPRINGTIME IN PARIS - BOUTIQUE AND LUNCHEON!

The Alumnae Association and the Parent Guild would like to invite you and the special women in your life - mothers, daughters, grandmothers, aunts, sisters and mentors - to join them at a Boutique and Luncheon!

This event will feature top local vendors and lunch will be provided by StoneFire Grill.

Don't miss this fun afternoon on Sunday, March 18th from 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The cost is $25.00 per person, please click here for complete information and to sign up.

We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

BECCA KOVAL '12 SIGNS NCAA LETTER OF INTENT

Congratulations to Senior Becca Koval who signed her NCAA Letter of Intent to play soccer at Rice University in the Fall.  Becca is the Regents' four-year varsity starter, twice named the Most Valuable Player and has served two seasons as the Regents' team captain.  Becca scored 40 career goals with 26 assists.

Becca chose to attend Rice over Harvard, Vanderbilt and Clemson.  Becca said, "I chose Rice because of the elite academics and quality soccer program.  The coaches and team presented an atmosphere that made me feel at home.  I knew it was the right place for me!"

Becca is pictured signing her letter of intent with her father, Jeffrey and her mother Lisa.

LEILA FLANAGAN '15 LEADS EFFORTS TO FIGHT HUNGER

The February 1 edition of The Star features an article about Leila Flanagan '15 and her efforts to fight hunger through "Manna Mondays."  Follow this link for the full article.  The La Reina community is proud of Leila and her compassionate and active concern for those who are hungry.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

EVERY GIFT HAS AN IMPACT!

Just a reminder that the Legacy & Promise annual fund campaign is in full swing.  The students and staff wish to thank every parent, alumna, friend, business and organization who has already made a donation during 2011-12.  As a private Catholic school, La Reina is financially-independent, operating without church or government subsidies.
 
Every gift has an impact, for example:   
  • Equipment for science and the performing arts
  • Financial aid for 93 students
  • Instructional technology
  • An average class size of 24 that maximizes individualized attention. 

Learn more by following this link to the updated Wish List prepared by the staff...  Or make an unrestricted gift to meet the school's most urgent needs.  Please make an impact on our Regents through a recurring or one-time gift; just follow this link to donate online.

THANK YOU for believing in the La Reina legacy.  Your promise of support will bring hope to future generations of Regents.  Be assured of our prayerful gratitude, both now and in the future.   For further information, contact Sr. Lisa Megaffin by email or at 805-495-6494, ext. 382.
  

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Senior spearheads local youth-business networking event

The La Reina community congratulates Gabriella Brignardello '12 for her leadership in spearheading a youth networking event with business representatives.  A member of the Thousand Oaks Youth Commission, Gabriella explained that "this was a professional, business-like networking event where students could gain insights from companies and learn about the job search process and internships..." To read more, follow this link.

Monday, January 23, 2012

REGENT PERFORMERS PRESENT "CINDERELLA"

Please join us as the Regent Performers present Rogers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella". 

Performances will take place in the gym on:

February 18, 19 and 25 at 2:30 p.m.
February 18, 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m.

Adults $8.00
Students and Children $5.00

Tickets are available at the door or may be purchased online by clicking here.

Friday, January 20, 2012

REGENT WEAR - WINTER BLOWOUT SALE!

Looking for something warm to wear?  Don't miss the great sale on La Reina Regent Wear hooded and zip-up sweatshirts in the Student Store from January 23 - February 10th, click here for details.  Other selected items are on sale as well, including the popular Men's Polos.  Shop online anytime at our Student Store - http://www.lareina.com/ and click on "Student Store".  Or stop by the Parent Relations Office Monday - Friday from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

REGENTS RIDERS STILL IN FIRST PLACE!

Regent Riders are still the champions!  Regent Riders took High Point again at Show #3 last Sunday.  Competing with only 2/3 of the LR team due to the threat of the Equine Herpes Virus, Regent Riders still came in strong.

Going into the final championship show of the season in April, La Reina has 879 points, second place Marlborough has 830 points, and third place Oaks Christian has 646 points.

Show #3 Results:  In the Varsity division, rider Stacey Bacheller '13 was the Reserve Champion High Point Rider and also qualified for the Medal Finals in April.  In the JV Division, Alice Lockhart '12 was the JV Dressage Reserve Champion.  Our Freshman division team came in 2nd place for the division, led by newcomer Ivey Burns '17 who was individually the 3rd place rider in the division.

Congratulations riders!  Each and everyone one of you contributed to our awesome points!  Well done!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

NETWORKING MIXER FOR HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS AND SENIORS

High School Juniors and Seniors and College Students are invited to a night of networking on January 23, 2012 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.  Explore internship options and connect with local employers.  Find out how to achieve your career goals!

Seating is limited and you must RSVP:  805-449.2743 or youthcommission@toaks.org   For more information click here or go to www.toaks.org/youth

REGENTS CAPTURE GRAND SWEEPSTAKES IN SPEECH AND DEBATE AT CLU!

Congratulations to the Regent Speech and Debate Team--they captured the Grand Sweepstakes award at the California Lutheran University Classic last weekend.  This award goes to the team with the highest total combined points.

Congratulations to these students who earned individual awards:
  • Public Forum Debate, first place:  Lena Melillo '13 and Rachel Warner '13
  • Policy Debate, first place, Rajika Jindani '12 and Michaela Posner '14
  • Extemporaneous, first place:  Hannah Young '12
  • Extemporaneous, second place:  Lena Melillo '13
  • Extemporaneous, third place:  Ally Zlaket '15
  • Original Oratory, first place:  Nicole Morrison '14
  • Original Oratory, second place:  Michaela Posner '14
  • Thematic, second place:  Carly Brennan '13
  • Original Prose and Poetry, second place:  Camilah Hamideh '14
  • Dramatic Interpretation, third place:  Camilah Hamideh '14
  • Duo Interpretation, third place:  Carly Brennan '13 and Nisha Srinivasa '14
  • Novice Impromptu, first place, Ally Zlaket '15
  • Novice Humorous, first place:  Leila Flanagan '15
  • Novice Dramatic Interpretation, third place:  Devin Montgomery '15.

Friday, January 6, 2012

CIRCLE OF FRIENDS MASS

Our first Circle of Friends Mass of the new year will take place this Thursday, January 12th at 8:15 a.m. in the La Reina Chapel.  Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Dave Heney and is followed by discussion, sweets and coffee.  Everyone is welcome to attend!  Bring a friend!  If you have any questions, please contact Ana Posadas at 805-289-6558.

DENNIS UNIFORMS - NEW YEAR'S SAVINGS

Dennis Uniforms announces New Year's savings of 10% on all purchases and orders....phone, mail, internet and in-store.  Please click here for details, or visit http://www.dennisuniform.com/.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

NJHS INFORMATION MEETING - JANUARY 12TH

An information meeting for membership in the National Junior Honor Society will be held Thursday, January 12th during lunch in Room 110.  (Please bring your lunch.)

Eighth and ninth grade students have the opportunity to qualify for membership to a chapter of the National Junior Honor Society, part of the oldest and most recognized of the nationwide school-based recognition programs.  Membership is based upon excellence in five areas: scholarship, leadership, service, character, and citizenship.

To be eligible for membership scholastically, a student must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.1, totaled from all seventh through ninth grade semester grades.  In addition to the academic requirement, participation and leadership in school and other activities is required.  You must have attended at least one semester at LRHS before you may apply.  If you are interested in being considered as a candidate for NJHS, come to the information meeting to learn about the process of application and acceptance. Please see Mrs. La Belle in the College Center for any questions or contact her at lrhscollege@lareina.com or (805) 495-6494 x 325.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOP - JANUARY 11TH

La Reina presents a College Financial Aid Workshop on Wednesday, January 11th at 7:00 p.m. in the LRHS cafeteria.  Tammy Velasquez, Financial Aid Counselor from California Lutheran University will be the speaker and will explain the Cal Grant program as well as going step by step through the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form for the 2012/2013 school year.

Parents of seniors or senior students are strongly encouraged to attend.  Please contact Nancy La Belle at lrhscollege@lareina.com or 805-495-6494, ext. 325 or click here for more information.

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY APPLICATIONS DUE JANUARY 27TH

High School students who are juniors or seniors for the 2011-2012 academic year may apply for membership to the National Honor Society.  Applicants must have at least a 3.1 GPA and provide evidence that they meet the four criteria for membership in National Honor Society:
  • Excellence in Scholarship
  • Service
  • Character
  • Leadership
Applications are available in the information rack in the Administration Building and outside of the College Center and are due to Mrs. La Belle by Friday, January 27th.

Students who have already applied but have not yet been accepted to the National Honor Society may fill out an NHS Addendum form that will allow them to add information to the application without having to repeat the entire application process.  Addendum forms are also available in the information rack in the Administration Building and outside of the College Center and are due to Mrs. La Belle by Friday, January 27th.