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Rio Rico High School Celebrates A+ Designation

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Rio Rico High School rolled out the red carpet for students, teachers, families and dignitaries as they celebrated their recent A+ School of Excellence™ Award by the Arizona Educational Foundation (AEF). Arizona Educational Foundation Director, Lee Nelson, presented the award to Principal Shelly Vroegh. Guest speakers included SCVUSD Governing Board President Maria Neuman, Santa Cruz County Superintendent of Schools Alfredo ... Read More »

Rio Rico High School Designated A+ School of Excellence™

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The Arizona Education Foundation announced today that Rio Rico High School is one of 39 exemplary Arizona schools receiving its A+ School of Excellence™ designation for the 2016-17 academic year.  With this award, Rio Rico High School now becomes the 4th of five Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District No. 35 schools holding this title, joining San Cayetano Elementary, Coatimundi ... Read More »

RRHS Students Achieve Top Results in Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards

RRHS Students Achieve Top Results in Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards

Twenty students from Rio Rico High School (RRHS) received prestigious awards from Cambridge International Examinations to acknowledge their outstanding performance in the May 2016 Cambridge examination series, an exam given to students in over 40 countries around the world. Two students received the highest scores in the United States, scoring above all other US students taking the exam. Receiving the ... Read More »

San Cayetano Elementary Hosts 2017 NEHS Induction of New Members

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Last night, San Cayetano Elementary inducted 12 new members into the National Elementary Honor Society and welcomed back 11 from last year. “Membership in the San Cayetano Elementary chapter of the National Honor Society has been earned by candidates through the effective demonstration of the four qualities that serve as standards for the Society,” said Miranda Valencia, San Cayetano NEHS Advisor. “The ... Read More »

Vanya Gupta Wins SCVUSD Spelling Bee

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In the 23rd round, Vanya Gupta, 7th grade student from Calabasas School, won the SCVUSD Spelling Bee by successfully spelling “crochet.”  Paul Acuna, 6th grade student from Coatimundi Middle School, came in second after being knocked out with “anchovy.”   SCVUSD held its annual district spelling bee at the district office yesterday.  Winners and runners-up from each of the district’s ... Read More »

Rio Rico High School 2016

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The Rio Rico High School graduation ceremony was held on Thursday, May 26th at the school stadium. The Rio Rico Marching Hawks played, while the graduates came down the stairways in their customized graduation caps. From within every angle of the stadium attendees were able to see the graduates in their red & black caps and gowns fill the seats ... Read More »

Student of the Quarter Awards

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The Nogales Rotary Club honored seventeen scholars from thirteen different Nogales schools for their exemplary scholarship and citizenship. The students were introduced during the meeting, along with their teacher or school representative. Parents who were able to attend were asked to stand to be recognized also. The requirement for earning the award is not just good grades, the recipient also ... Read More »

SCVUSD Welcomes 2014-15 New Teachers

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SCVUSD kicked off the school year with a “New Teacher Orientation”, welcoming 21 new teachers to the district. Teachers will be working at the following schools. Mountain View Elementary: Samantha Wolle, Kindergarten. Peña Blanca Elementary: Marcy Miller, 4th Grade; Drew Berns, Music; Marinez Alvarez, Prevention Specialist; and Kenneth Poppino, 5th Grade. San Cayetano: Shauna Young, 1st Grade; and Donald Smith, ... Read More »

SCVUSD No. 35 Business Office Receives Certificate of Excellence Award for 14th Consecutive Year

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For the 14th consecutive year, Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District No. 35’s Business Office has received the Association of School Business Officials International’s (ASBO) Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting award for having met or exceeded the program’s high standards for financial reporting and accountability. For the last 12 years, the Business Office has been led by Isela Brown, ... Read More »

Rio Rico High School JROTC Celebrates Awards Night

(R-L) Chief Koch presents Cadet Christian Flores with the Let 4 Recognition cord, representing four years of participation in the RRHS JROTC.

Over 180 national and institutional awards were handed out to 78 cadets as family, friends and RRHS JROTC graduates cheered on at the JROTC Annual Awards Night at Rio Rico High School. It was a night of pomp, celebration, change of command, and goodbyes. The evening began with cadets marching by class into the gymnasium followed by the Color Guard’s ... Read More »

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