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RRHS JROTC Hosts Jorge Armando Padilla Skills Meet and Hawkeye Shoot-out

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Eleven JROTC teams from 8 Southern Arizona high schools participated in the recent 3rd Annual Jorge Armando Padilla Skills Meet held at Rio Rico High School. Winning Best Overall was Flowing Wells High School, Team A. Awarded second and third place were Sahaurita High School and Cienega High School, respectively. First place winners of the individual events were: • Obstacle ... Read More »

RRHS CTE Educators Host Local Advisory Committee

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In October, Rio Rico High School Career and Technical Education (CTE) hosted their first of two Local Advisory Committee (LAC) meetings for the 2013-2014 school year. Over 60 individuals representing local residents, businesses, parents and students attended the dinner event. Richard McPherson, LAC Chairperson and Agricultural Education teacher, welcomed committee members, and then turned the event over to CTE Director, ... Read More »

RRHS Student Selected as NHRP Scholar

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Joel Leyva, Rio Rico High School senior, received word from The College Board that he is a 2013-2014 National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) Scholar, recognizing him as an “academically exceptional Hispanic/Latino student.” According to The College Board, this year the NHRP selected 5,300 Hispanic/Latino students from a pool of over 259,000 candidates for this distinction. Candidates for “Scholar” must be ... Read More »

SCVUSD Pre-K Students Receive Books from FTF Director

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SCVUSD pre-K students received a special treat from Francisco Padilla, Regional Director for First Things First, Santa Cruz Regional Partnership Council. Padilla paid the SCVUSD preschoolers a visit in their classrooms, read to them, and hand-delivered a book to each. The purpose of First Things First is to support the health, development and early education of all Arizona’s children birth ... Read More »



Commit to being a safe driver daily through October 26 on behalf of new drivers in Rio Rico. Rio Rico, AZ 10.22.13 — Rio Rico High School is rallying residents in Rio Rico to commit to being a safe driver and possibly win a Celebrate My Drive® grant for their school. Supporting Rio Rico High School shows our community is ... Read More »

RRHS Sophomore, Brianna Brown, Chosen for AZ Governor’s Youth Commission


Carol Cullen, Ph.D. Communications Specialist / Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District No. 35 Santa Cruz County will now have a representative sitting on Governor Brewer’s Youth Commission. Rio Rico High School student, Brianna Brown, was recently selected to serve on the Commission which works directly with the Governor’s Office on Children, Youth and Families. The purpose of the Governor’s ... Read More »

Rio Rico High School Graduation 2013

Rio Rico High School Graduation 2013, a set on Flickr. Read More »

SCVUSD No. 35 students score big at AZ Special Olympics Bowling Championship

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Six SCVUSD No. 35 students took home first place awards in the 2012 Coronado Area Special Olympics Bowling Competition held in Tucson, Oct. 26. They were: Katya Bernal (Junior), Andrew Ewing (Junior), Manuel Ochoa (Sophomore), Adrian Real (Sophomore), Marco Franco (Sophomore) and Ruben Rodriguez (Freshman). Coming in second were Jose Colosio (Sophomore) and Jesus Navarro (Junior). Brianna Aguila (Freshman) won ... Read More »

Rio Rico HS Principal First AZ Principal Chosen for SAM Project

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Carol Cullen, Ph.D. Communications Specialist / Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District No. 35 Rio Rico High School Principal, Shelly Vroegh, is the first Arizona principal chosen to participate in the National School Administration Manager (SAM) Innovation Project (NSIP) which seeks to enable principals to spend more time on instructional leadership tasks and less time on management tasks. SAM (School ... Read More »

Rio Rico High School Thespians Perform “Clowns Who Read”

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RIO RICO, Ariz. Oct. 11, 2012. This morning, the Rio Rico High School Thespians performed the famous Grimm Brothers’ fairy tale, Rumplestiltskin, to a cheering audience of district second and third grade students in the high school auditorium. Over 150 young students watched, cheered, and participated in the performance of the classic story of a young woman, Annabella, who is ... Read More »

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