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Rio Americano High School

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Rio Americano High School

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U.S. Rep Ami Bera (left) and Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra (right) speak to students in the medical careers facility.

HHS Secretary Becerra, Rep. Bera Discuss Healthcare Worker Shortage, High School Programs at Rio Americano Visit

Adam Abolfazli April 8, 2024

As the nation faces a critical shortage of medical professionals, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra and U.S. Rep. Ami Bera met with local educators and students in Rio Americano High School’s...

Potential TikTok Ban Elicits Mixed Reactions from Rio Students

Potential TikTok Ban Elicits Mixed Reactions from Rio Students

Stella Plain and Ben Steffensrud April 7, 2024

Teens may be the largest demographic group of TikTok’s 150 million American users, but Rio Americano students were divided over a bill passed by the US House of Representatives that could lead to an...

Jaida Jobe.

“A Generational Talent”: Rio Senior to Represent U.S. in World Baton Twirling Championship

Reese Miller April 2, 2024

Senior Jaida Jobe throws a baton 40 feet in the air, does three gymnastic front walkovers, and then catches the baton behind her head – with her left hand.  This combination of athleticism and skill...

The Rio Americano High School girls soccer team finished second in the CIF NorCal tournament after losing to University High School on PKs after a scoreless game in San Francisco on March 2.

Raiders Take Second in Girls NorCal Soccer

Ethan Woodhouse, Staff Writer March 6, 2024

After a hard-fought soccer game that ends after overtime in a zero-zero tie, deciding the winner by penalty kicks can feel like a matter of random luck. On their way to the Division 3 Northern California...

This chart presented at the Dec. 12 meeting represents the percentages of seniors short on credits at each school. Click to enlarge the image to see the full chart.

Credit Reduction to Provide Relief for Students Not on Track to Graduate

Jaiden Crabtree, Editor-in-Chief February 27, 2024

With the implementation of reduced graduation requirements came a new wave of hope for students who once thought graduating this year would be impossible.  During COVID, many students lost several...

Food waste project organizers Genevieve Ferrera and Emilie Thoreson hold a fundraiser.

Despite Food Waste Program, Rio Lacks Comprehensive Recycling

Adam Abolfazli, Editor-in-Chief February 26, 2024

With the implementation of a composting program this year, its organizers, along with many students and teachers, are questioning why Rio lacks any form of recycling, especially when it has been commonplace...

This chart presented at the Dec. 12 meeting represents the percentages of seniors short on credits at each school. Click to enlarge the image to see the full chart.

Select Seniors Will Receive Credit Reduction to Graduate

Jaiden Crabtree, Editor-in-Chief February 7, 2024

For the graduating class of 2024, freshman year was spent in quarantine. This loss of learning time due to distance learning had a profound impact on many students, with some falling short of the required...

History Teacher Deploying to Middle East with Army Reserves

History Teacher Deploying to Middle East with Army Reserves

Stella Plain, Ben Steffensrud, and Liam Nevin January 19, 2024

https://youtu.be/4Db9c-_YCw4?feature=shared After his last class on Friday, Rio Americano High School social science teacher Brian Brickey will trade his usual polo shirts with the Raider logo for military...

Josh Murray directs a Rio Americano band. Murray has been selected as California jazz teacher of the year.

Rio Americano Music Director Selected as California Jazz Educator of the Year

January 18, 2024

Music director Josh Murray has won the California Music Educators Paul A. Shaghoian Jazz Educator Award. The award, which is named for Paul Shaghoian, who taught in the Clovis area and passed away too...

Andi Ocken-Taylor teaches an English class.

Girls outpace boys on state tests for English

Julia Carpenter January 17, 2024

It’s a widely accepted belief that in the working world, women have to try a lot harder to reach the same status as men in a given field. What’s surprising is that this can also be applied to high...

Caroline Niello, Jill Gundlach, Sahil Olomi, Sofia Magee, Andrea (Annie) Laing and Zoey Younger at the engineering workshop.

Rio Engineering Students Win Sac State CREATE Competition

Megan Atkinson December 19, 2023

A team of engineering students from Rio Americano High School won top awards at the CREATE competition at Sacramento State Dec. 11 with designs for a refugee support center. The team members–all part...

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