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New principals picked to lead Rio Rico High, Calabasas School  Nogales International

Hector Estrada, currently at Walden Grove High School, will be the new top administrator at Rio Rico High. Bethany Patterson, now an assistant principal at ...



Rio Rico High School AP and Cambridge Students Honored for Academic Achievements  Arizona Education News Service

AZEdNews - Students from Rio Rico High School were recently recognized for their outstanding academic achievement in the Cambridge International ...



Hansen's Sunday Notebook: Expect UA freshman Nico Mannion to play plenty with backup point guard out  Arizona Daily Star

Nico Mannion, a McDonald's High School All-American guard, is expected to see significant minutes at point guard after the Wildcats found out Brandon ...



Kuhm to return as RRHS football coach | Local Sports News  Nogales International

Nogales High School vice-principal Kevin Kuhm is headed back to Rio Rico High School to take over a Hawks football program he once led to its only ...



Traffic flow changes for RRHS graduation | Local News Stories  Nogales International

Rio Rico High School graduation is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, and the Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District is advising the public that traffic ...



Vroegh to depart RRHS after eight years | Local News Stories  Nogales International

When Shelly Vroegh was hired as the new principal for Rio Rico High School in 2011, the district's main concern was whether she would stick around long ...



SCVUSD forges ahead with campus swap plan | Local News Stories  Nogales International

A plan to swap school campuses in Rio Rico is back on track and set to be implemented starting in the next school year.



SCVUSD to seek $22.5M bond, new override | Local News Stories  Nogales International

A new athletic complex is in store at Rio Rico High School, in addition to renovations at other Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District facilities, if constituents ...



Rio Ricans celebrate 50-year milestone | Local News Stories  Nogales International

Although our town is small, it is full of history,” Esteban Ureña told a crowd of several dozen local residents and visitors who packed under a tent near the Guy.



Two juveniles arrested for school shooting threat | Local News Stories  Nogales International

Two high school students were arrested and booked into the Santa Cruz County Juvenile Detention Center during the last week of classes after they allegedly ...



Rio Rico's Lilley signs with Concordia University in Wisconsin  Nogales International

Kenneth “Kenny” Lilley, a graduating senior at Rio Rico High School, has committed to attend Concordia University in Wisconsin and play for the Falcons ...



Rio Rico girls soccer topped by Douglas | Local Sports News  Nogales International

The Rio Rico High School Hawks couldn't get their offense to heat up on a chilly night at RRHS on Tuesday as they fell 3-0 to Douglas in girls soccer.



Santa Cruz County students display 'Hi-Art' in Tubac  Nogales International

High school students from around the county put their talent on canvas and paper for the Tubac Center of the Arts' annual Hi-Art exhibit.



AP program at Rio Rico High earns national award  Nogales International

Rio Rico High School honors students and teachers were welcomed by cheerleaders shaking sparkling pom poms and the peppy sounds of the jazz band as ...



Samantha Schadler goes out with a bang | Local Sports News  Nogales International

Samantha Schadler of Rio Rico High School won her fourth-consecutive Division III state championship in the 800-meter race on Saturday in Mesa, capping off ...



Santa Cruz Valley Unified hosts STEAM and Wellness Night  Arizona Education News Service

Over 800 people attended the recent Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District No. 35 Family STEAM and Wellness Night at Calabasas K8 School. The event is ...



Collection: Rio Rico High School's top 10 football players of all time  Arizona Daily Star

The high school football season is finally here and the Star is providing an all-time list for each program in Southern Arizona. Amphitheater, Sierra Vista Buena, ...



Alan Regalado, agent from Rio Rico, aims to make a difference in the community  Nogales International

Rising as a soccer star at an early age and taking his skills to the college and semi-pro levels, Alan Regalado of Rio Rico ultimately knew that he wanted to.



Rio Rico High School: An against all odds story to success  KGUN

It was an against all odds story of a school that has survived and thrived. Rio Rico is ending the year with the AP Small District of the Year award.



Rio Rico High School celebrates A+ designation | Community  Nogales International

Rio Rico High School rolled out the red carpet for students, teachers, families and dignitaries when it celebrated its recent A+ School of Excellence Award from ...



Why some schools chose the ACT or SAT over AzMERIT  Arizona Education News Service

Fifty-five Arizona public schools will measure their high school students' proficiency in Arizona academic standards with the ACT or SAT this year instead of ...



Rio Rico cross country teams qualify for state meet  Nogales International

In a big day Wednesday for Rio Rico High School cross country, senior Samantha Schadler broke the RRHS course record, sophomore Roshan Tinoco-Miranda ...



Rio Rico's 50th anniversary celebration set for May 18  Nogales International

The Rio Rico Historical Society is preparing a special event on Saturday, May 18, to celebrate 50 years since the first lots were sold in the area and the modern.



New cafe in Rio Rico has comfortable, family vibe  Nogales International

Francisco Ruiz, his mother Judith and wife Karen are the team behind Moqah Coffee and Beyond, which opened in late May in the Rio Rico Plaza.



RRHS senior wins $1K award from Mediacom | Community  Nogales International

Kaitlyn Naff, a soon-to-be 2019 graduate of Rio Rico High School, was presented with a $1000 scholarship from Mediacom Communications as part of the ...



Two Rio Rico athletes make college commitments | Local Sports News  Nogales International

State champion runner Samantha Schadler committed to attend Duke University next fall, while softball standout Michelle Romero signed with Chandler-Gilbert ...



Verdugo named All-Arizona Superintendent of the Year  Nogales International

David Verdugo of the Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District has been named 2018-19 All-Arizona Superintendent of the Year for medium-sized districts by ...



Rio Rico High School students receive Dorrance Scholarships  Arizona Education News Service

Three Rio Rico High School students receive the prestigious 2017-18 Dorrance Scholarship awarded by the Dorrance Foundation for Education.



Hawk XC teams post strong showings at Rio Rico Rattler  Nogales International

The Rio Rico girls were second and the boys finished third in their respective races Saturday during the rain-soaked Rio Rico Rattler, an annual cross-country ...



RRHS JROTC program earns top rating | Community  Nogales International

Rio Rico High School Army JROTC program received a 97.8 percent rating in a recent Triennial JROTC Program Accreditation inspection, earning the school's ...



Students honored for earning certifications | Community  Nogales International

A recent end-of-the-year celebration honored students from Nogales and Rio Rico high schools who earned industry certifications through the College and ...



Superintendent lays out ambitious revamp plan for SCVUSD  Nogales International

The multi-school complex in northwest Rio Rico could soon have a radically different look – if a plan championed by the superintendent of the Santa Cruz Valley ...



Rio Rico woman grapples with daughter's death at hands of domestic abuser  Nogales International

Every time Susie Stemper looks at her granddaughter Natalie, her heart breaks just a little bit more.



Local News List of high school graduation dates around Southern Arizona KGUN 9 Digital Staff 8  KGUN

Students across Southern Arizona will be moving their tassels to the left this week, signifying the end of high school.



County tests traffic roundabout in Rio Rico | Local News Stories  Nogales International

The county is trying out a roundabout in hopes that it will improve traffic flow at a busy interchange near a cluster of schools in Rio Rico.



Meet Nagesh Kumar of Rio Rico HS  KGUN

TUCSON, Ariz. — It's the daily accomplishments -- moments in class when students get complicated math concepts -- when Nagesh Kumar feels he chose the ...



Rio Rico students achieve top results in Cambridge International Exams  Arizona Education News Service

Eighteen students from Rio Rico High School received prestigious awards from Cambridge International Examinations to acknowledge their outstanding ...



Rio Rico High School cadets recognized for volunteer service  Nogales International

Four Rio Rico High School JROTC cadets received the JROTC Presidential *Service* Volunteer Award at a recent school board meeting.



Class of 2019: Kaitlyn Naff recognizes the value of hard work  Nogales International

Founder of her school's Student Activism Club, president of the National Honors Society, active member of the Interact Club and an AP Capstone diploma ...



2018 Year in Review: July-December | Local News Stories  Nogales International

July 1: Pujol Irastorza elected mayor of Nogales, Sonora. Citizens in Nogales, Sonora elected Jesús Antonio Pujol Irastorza as their new mayor, adding to a ...



Rio Rico students kick off new school year with excitement, nerves  Nogales International

I want to say, it will be OK,” Mountain View Elementary School Principal Christopher Jackson told a roomful of wide-eyed kindergarteners toting backpacks larger ...



Hawk Theatre Co. ready to present 'Our Town' at RRHS  Nogales International

The Hawk Theatre Company at Rio Rico High School is bringing the Thornton Wilder classic “Our Town” to the RRHS stage on Nov. 2 and 3.



Shooting threat at RRHS not credible, authorities say  Nogales International

After investigating reports of a possible threat of a school shooting at Rio Rico High School on Thursday, authorities determined that there was no credible ...



CTE teachers at Rio Rico High earn awards  Nogales International

Two teachers in the Career and Technical Education (CTE) program at Rio Rico High School were recognized with 2017 Association of Career and Technical ...



Local soccer teams bow out of postseason | Local Sports News  Nogales International

Three Santa Cruz County high school soccer teams saw their seasons end on Thursday with losses in the play-in round of their state tournaments.



Something in the water: A high school on the border and its many successful athletes  Cronkite News

Rio Rico High School has nine state championships in cross country and track and field since 2000 and 86 individual gold medals in state competition.



Girls 800 emerges as track's glamour event in Arizona this year  Verde Independent

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Test scores range widely at schools in Santa Cruz County  Nogales International

While 10 of 19 Santa Cruz County schools scored higher than the state average on last year's AzMERIT math exams, only seven schools exceeded the reading ...



Here's a team-by-team look at the 2019 high school football schedule  Arizona Daily Star

Here's a look at every Southern Arizona team's schedule for 2019.



Top 5% of RRHS graduates honored | Community  Nogales International

Seventeen students constituting the top five percent of the Class of 2018 at Rio Rico High School were honored at the seventh annual Excellence in Education ...



Rio Rico High School seniors selected as finalists in college match program  Arizona Education News Service

Two Rio Rico High School seniors, Areli Diaz and Jonah McCoy, were selected as finalists in the Questbridge National College Match program. Jonah McCoy at ...



School districts help keep kids fed during summer vacation  Nogales International

This program is important to have during the summer because we know that some of the children around the community, this is their only meal of the day,” said ...



November Health Inspections | Local News Stories  Nogales International

The Santa Cruz County Health Services Department reported the following results for its inspections of local food establishments in November. A score of ...



Stephen Schadler is finalist for national coaching award  Nogales International

Stephen Schadler of Rio Rico High School has been announced as a finalist for the National High School Athletic Coaches Association's coach of the year in ...



SCVUSD welcomes teachers into new school year | Community  Nogales International

Before students began the new school year on Monday, the Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District held a jubilant Welcome Back Ceremony for teachers and ...



RRHS teacher surprised with excellence award | Community  Nogales International

Chris Peters, a teacher at Rio Rico High School, was surprised while teaching his financial literacy class on Tuesday when Principal Vroegh unexpectedly ...



Nogales golfers top Rio Rico in Tubac | Local Sports News  Nogales International

The Nogales and Rio Rico high school golf teams met Tuesday at the Tubac Golf Resort, with NHS taking the match with a combined score of 172.



Briana Rodriguez of NHS signs to play softball with Pima  Nogales International

Briana Rodriguez, a senior outfielder with the Nogales High School softball team, is also a member of a Tucson-based travel team called the Aztecs. In January ...



Rio Rico High School earns another 'silver' distinction  Nogales International

U.S. News and World Report has identified Rio Rico High School as performing in the top 11 percent of all U.S. high schools, marking the second consecutive ...



Local sports briefs | Local Sports News  Nogales International

RRHS boys soccer blanked at home. The Rio Rico High School boys soccer team was shut out Tuesday at home by a strong Rincon/University team.



Graduation ceremonies on tap at local schools | Community  Nogales International

High schools in Santa Cruz County are gearing up for their annual graduation ceremonies, with events planned starting May 16 and continuing through May 25.



Who's Next: 21 educators shaping Arizona's next generation  AZCentral

School season is underway, so there's no better time for azcentral's Who's Next to highlight educators who are making their mark. From classroom teachers to ...



Queen candidates ready for Fiestas de Mayo | Community  Nogales International

Nine teen and youth candidates are ready for the 2019 Fiestas de Mayo, where two will be crowned queens.



Cruz, Rodriguez sign to play college basketball | Local Sports News  Nogales International

Lizbeth Cruz and Mia Rodriguez were teammates the past two seasons on the Rio Rico High School girls basketball team. Next year, they're poised to compete ...



RRHS students excel on Cambridge examinations | Community  Nogales International

Three test-takers received the highest scores in the United States.



Shelly Vroegh is new principal at Rio Rico High School  Nogales International

When Assistant Superintendent Rodney Rich was considering a pair of finalists for the job of Rio Rico High School principal, he said, one of the things he was ...



Class of 2019: Esteban Ureña goes from class president to valedictorian  Nogales International

Esteban Ureña's main goal wasn't to be at the top of his class, but rather to do his best every day, he said. Even so, by the end of his.



SCVUSD changes course, will close schools Thursday and Friday  Nogales International

The Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District says it will close all of its schools on Thursday and Friday in response to a planned teacher walk-out.



Sports briefs: Local athletes make college basketball plans  Nogales International

Rodriguez sisters to play basketball at Tohono O'odham Community College; NHS grad Mada to join Central Arizona hoop program.



Teen Court lays down the law at Rio Rico High School  Nogales International

Launched earlier this year, Teen Court is intended to serve as a disciplinary program for students referred by the administration. It functions like any other ...



Cardinals to give RRHS new football field | Local Sports News  Nogales International

The Rio Rico High School football team will play on a new field next season, thanks to the Arizona Cardinals.



Santa Cruz County invests in new math method  Arizona Daily Star

“The world is changing. We need to change high school and ... middle school to prepare the students for this new world.” Nahum Correa, left, developer of ...



Samantha Schadler wins state title in 800 meters | Local Sports News  Nogales International

Samantha Schadler of Rio Rico High School won her third-consecutive state title in the 800-meter race, coming in first Friday at the Arizona high school Division ...



Rio Rico's standout AP program stresses opportunity | Local News Stories  Nogales International

Sebastian Valencia, a senior at Rio Rico High School, already has one college credit and expects to gain more before he heads to the University of Arizona this ...



Nogales' pioneering football player inspires other girls | Local News Stories  Nogales International

As the Nogales High School football team prepared for its first scrimmage of the season, 7-year-old Miley Bustamante and 10-year-old Gianna Redman noticed ...



Rio Rico's Samantha Schadler wins first state XC title  Nogales International

Rio Rico boys finish eighth, Nogales girls 10th at Saturday's championship races.



RRHS hat ban inspires grassroots activism | Local News Stories  Nogales International

Student organizes against rule and learns how to affect change.



Santa Cruz County getting new compost center | Local News Stories  Nogales International

A new composting center in Santa Cruz County aims to reduce the amount of waste at the Rio Rico landfill and create compost that will help farms and gardens.



Top teacher calls award 'unexpected' and 'overwhelming' | Local News Stories  Nogales International

When Melissa Jauregui of Calabasas Elementary School found out she was one of 21 teachers nominated for the 2018 Santa Cruz County Teacher of the Year ...



SCC native dies while coaching youth football game  Nogales International

Juan Gonzalez, a 34-year-old RRHS graduate, collapsed and died during a game in Sahuarita last Saturday.



Rio Rico's Carlos Villarreal is reaching goals at UA  Nogales International

Heat five of the men's mile is under way at the indoor track in Seattle. University of Arizona sophomore miler Carlos Villarreal is flagging. Halfway through the ...



Rio Rico's Andre Greene headed to Paradise Valley  Nogales International

Andre Greene's goal is to play Division I baseball. The Rio Rico High School senior took an important step toward that dream on Tuesday when he signed a ...



Dates of high school graduations in Southern Arizona  KVOA Tucson News

TUCSON – Grab your bullhorns, leis and plenty of tissues, graduation season is upon us. To help friends and relatives of high school seniors across the Arizona ...



RRHS Homecoming parade is Friday | Community  Nogales International

Rio Rico High School is set to host its annual Homecoming Parade and Class Float Competition on Friday. Sept. 18.



Schadler, Renteria, Miranda star at Rio Rico Rattler  Nogales International

Samantha Schadler of Rio Rico High School handily won the girls “gold” race and Nogales High School finished second in the team portion of the competition ...



Rio Rico Thespians end year with production of 'Lady Dracula'  Nogales International

After a group of teachers and vampire hunter Van Helsing opened her coffin and found her seemingly asleep, Lady Dracula grabbed ahold of Van Helsing ...



Community briefs: South32 launches community fund | Community  Nogales International

Also: Golf tourney to support RRHS student-athletes; honorary degree for Kino Border Initiative director.



RRHS introduces new football coach | Local Sports News  Nogales International

During his first year as a head football coach at Tucson's Catalina Magnet High School, and his first away from teaching and coaching at Rio Rico High, Zach ...



Rio Rico students score high on Cambridge International Exams  Nogales International

Twenty students from Rio Rico High School received awards from Cambridge International Examinations to acknowledge their outstanding performance in the ...



Link Crew helps freshmen transition to high school  Nogales International

Dozens of students lined up near the entrance of the Rio Rico High School library for hot chocolate and cookies before finding a spot in the library to settle into.



Developer proposes RV park, hotel in Rio Rico  Nogales International

An unidentified developer is proposing to build an RV park, hotel, clubhouse and restaurant at the Rio Rico Golf Course, but the company that owns the land ...



Officers' career paths started with CTE | Community  Nogales International

Eight officers now at the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office have something in common: they were all law enforcement students in the Career and Technical ...



UA program expanding into Santa Cruz County to keep more produce out of landfills  Arizona Daily Star

A program run by University of Arizona students that turns food scraps into compost is expanding its efforts into Santa Cruz County, using a $91519 grant to help ...



Hansen's Sunday Notebook: Host Wildcats have real chance in Pac-12 championships  Arizona Daily Star

UA redshirt junior Carlos Villarreal, a Rio Rico High School graduate, is ranked No. 1 among the Pac-12's 1,500-meter runners and No. 2 at 800 meters.



Library to celebrate anniversary of children's wing | Community  Nogales International

The children's wing at the Abe Rochlin Memorial Branch of the Nogales/Santa Cruz County Public Library is set to celebrate its 30th birthday with a special open ...



Arizona's Carlos Villarreal hopes perfectly timed 'kick' can propel him to NCAA title  Arizona Daily Star

Rio Rico native is scheduled to run at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday.



Crew turns to landscaping to combat erosion near gallery  Nogales International

Rows of plants and flowers are coming to the Hilltop Gallery property in Nogales thanks to the efforts of a crew of gallery affiliates, local volunteers and city ...



MetroMatematicas trains new teachers | Community  Nogales International

Organizers of the Metromatematicas program recognized three master teachers and 10 new trainees at a special ceremony event Friday at Rio Rico High ...



Hoop season starts strong in Santa Cruz County  Nogales International

The Rio Rico girls and the Patagonia boys are the standouts so far among local high school basketball teams, with several other squads also turning in solid ...



SCVUSD divvies up hard-fought pay raise funds  Nogales International

Many educators were given a 10-percent salary boost next year, but other staffers get less.



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