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Rio Rico High School JROTC Celebrates Awards Night

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 »

Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony

Photo Slideshow Video Video streaming by Ustream Santa Cruz County honored Veterans Monday, November 11, 2013. The special day was marked with a parade through the streets of Downtown Nogales featuring veterans and peace officers from all branches of service. The parade also included the Nogales High School Band, Rio Rico High School Band and many other musical acts from ... Read More »

RRHS CTE Educators Host Local Advisory Committee

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

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 »


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 »

Graduations around Santa Cruz County

Santa Cruz County was hosting various ceremonies celebrating the graduating class of 2013. Students, educators and parents were hard at work preparing the each schools big night. The Nogales/Santa Cruz Center of Cochise College hosted its recognition ceremony on May 15, 2013 at Oasis Cinema. Nogales High School (NHS) hosted in annual Convocation Ceremony where deserving students received scholarships from ... Read More »

Rio Rico High School Thespians Perform “Clowns Who Read”

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 »

CNA program at SCVUSD

Up until a few years ago, there weren’t a lot of options for the students of Rio Rico High School as far as vocational classes were concerned. That is when Elanor Rankin, a long time employee of Santa Cruz County School District #35, got approval to set up a JTED program; a program designed to give students a head start ... Read More »

JROTC at Rio Rico High School

BY JOSEPH WRIGHT A feeling of pride and patriotism filled the cafeteria of Rio Rico High School on Saturday, January 28, 2012 during the Massing of the Colors ceremony for The Military Order of The World Wars. The event, which is rotated annually between Nogales and Sahuarita, was hosted for the first time by the Junior ROTC of Rio Rico ... Read More »

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