Rio Americano High School

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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...

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...

Assistant band director Mitch Evett leads the band.

Rio Students Selected to Participate in Charles Mingus Festival on Feb. 15

Mara Thomas February 1, 2024

On Feb. 15, Rio students Aidan Barnes, Liv Bacchi, Colin Thowtho, Salome Ospina, Miles Rothman and Zack Long are flying to New York City to participate in the Charles Mingus Festival. Charles Mingus...

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 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...

Cliff Kelly will leave his position as a vice principal at Casa Roble to become the principal of Rio Americano

Cliff Kelly to take over as principal

Isa Searle, Mirada Staff Writer May 24, 2021
"(My goal is) ensuring that it’s a safe environment and an inclusive environment for everyone so that everyone feels like Rio is a place for them and a place that supports them in whatever their interests may be." New Principal Cliff Kelly
A student photographed the Nazi flag amid other historical German flags.

Teacher suspended for displaying Nazi flag in classroom

Katelyn Newton, Mirada Staff May 19, 2021

In response to the display of a Nazi flag in their classroom, a Rio Americano teacher has been placed on administrative leave while the district conducts an investigation into the matter. After students...

It’s My Gym Too

Angie Stevens, Editor April 15, 2021
The suffocating atmosphere of sweaty testosterone-pumping men and the invisible lines that many women feel nervous to cross at their gym, makes it extremely difficult to feel welcome.    

First Person: A Duck Hunter’s Life

Zachary Carson  April 1, 2021

Throughout my life, I have always grown up in the outdoors. Spanning all the way from mudding to hunting I have been through it and done it. The one thing that sticks with me to this day is hunting. Constantly...

Exploring the midtown farmers market and all the stalls they have to offer

A day at the midtown farmers market

Jessica Sheppard, Staff writer March 17, 2021

Drums and whistles fill the air, as the smells of fresh flowers and food attack your nose, and life hums amongst the stalls. The vendors at the midtown market bring variety to the capital and allows people...

The ‘Yellow Peril’ Reborn

Ruth-Mary Shackelford, Guest Writer March 15, 2021
I see my friends and family harassed, their grandparents slain or in pain.
Editorial: Why Rio needs to return to in-person learning

Editorial: Why Rio needs to return to in-person learning

Editorial Board March 10, 2021

About a year ago COVID-19 hit the United States by storm, and many students, including myself, were thrust into the world of social distancing and online learning. At first I was excited to take some time...

Quarantine and Teen Mental Health

Quarantine and Teen Mental Health

Nate Schallmo, Guest Writer March 5, 2021
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