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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, ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Ducey awards Volkswagen settlement money to some AZ school districts  Tucson News Now

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Governor Doug Ducey rolled out good news for some Arizona school districts on Thursday morning by ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 students excel on Cambridge examinations | Community  Nogales International

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



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



Santa Cruz Valley USD named a College Board Advanced Placement District of the Year  Tucson News Now

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Congratulations are in order as Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District No. 35 (SCVUSD35) in Arizona is ...



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

Carlos Villarreal, a Rio Rico High School graduate and student athlete at the University of Arizona, said the Rio Rico community will forever be a part of him.



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.



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 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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District No. 35 to receive Cambridge District of the Year Award  Arizona Education News Service

Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District No. 35 (SCVUSD35) has been named a Cambridge District of the Year for being the national leader among ...



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 ...



Teachers walk out for school funding, raises | Local News Stories  Nogales International

Santa Cruz County teachers and staff joined thousands of Arizona educators for a statewide #RedForEd walk-out Thursday to demand more funding for public ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



RRHS juniors selected for UA summer program | Community  Nogales International

Two Rio Rico High School juniors, Mia Valdez and Karen Zarate Camargo, were selected to participate this summer in the 2018 Joe G.N. Garcia and Elda D.



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 ...



Five Rio Rico Hawks sign to play college softball  Nogales International

Bianca Castillo, Abril Nerey, Alexis Garayzar, Ariday Lopez and Belem Garcia are set to continue their academic and athletic endeavors at the community ...



Program lets high school students catch up, get ahead  Nogales International

For Joshua Godinez, a senior at Rio Rico High School, graduating in May seemed like an impossible feat just a few months ago.



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 ...



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 ...



NHS teams make jump to 5A Conference | Local Sports News  Nogales International

Nogales was bumped up to 5A based on an increase in student enrollment, said incoming Athletic Director Angel Ortega.



RRHS seniors win full undergrad scholarships | Community  Nogales International

Three Rio Rico High School seniors have been awarded the Dorrance Scholarship, a financial and program package worth more than $100000 over four years ...



Rio Rico running back tackles cancer diagnosis | Local News Stories  Nogales International

Overcoming adversity is nothing new to Rio Rico High School senior Ricky Perez.



Here's a team-by-team look at the 2018 high school football schedule  Arizona Daily Star

Ironwood Ridge and Mountain View kicked off the Southern Arizona high school football season. Here's what every team will face in 2018: ...



Meet the Teacher of the Year finalists | Community  Nogales International

One of 21 nominees will be selected as the county's standout educator at the 11th annual Santa Cruz County Teacher of the Year Awards Ceremony.



'No budget, no school': NUSD remains closed Thursday  Nogales International

With state lawmakers yet to vote on a budget and a teacher-pay plan as of Wednesday afternoon, many local teachers will walk out of school again Thursday.



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 ...



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 ...



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

This month, we've found some of the best young educators across Arizona.



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 ...



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 ...



Student engineers have big day at UA | Community  Nogales International

A team including Nogales High School students took first place and another team with students from NHS and Rio Rico High School finished in second place at ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Scholarships for local students | Community  Nogales International

Ana Fajardo of NHS earns MOAA scholarship. Ana Fajardo, an Air Force JROTC cadet major at Nogales High School, was recently awarded a $1,500 ...



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 ...



Kino Springs Golf Course closes | Local Sports News  Nogales International

The Kino Springs Golf Course closed on Monday due to lack of funds to keep it running, but a co-owner said he hopes it can reopen in October. “The funds aren't ...



Cambridge District of the Year award goes to SCVUSD program  Nogales International

Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District is being honored as the Cambridge District of the Year among small school districts for expanding access to ...



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, NHS to play at UA McKale Center  Nogales International

Three local teams will take to the court at the University of Arizona's McKale Center on Monday during the annual MLK Basketball Classic in Tucson.



RRHS band director wants to build on strong foundation  Nogales International

With her belongings and her cat packed in the car, Quinn O'Donnell made a “cross-country dash” from Michigan to Arizona to start her new job as the Rio Rico ...



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 ...



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.



Alvarez and Garayzar receive Wendy's High School Heisman Award  Arizona Education News Service

At a recent governing board meeting, Rio Rico High School Seniors, Jessy-Marie Alvarez and Alexis Garayzar, were each presented with the Wendy's High ...



A rollercoaster homecoming for Rio Rico's Ricky Perez  Nogales International

If cancer couldn't derail his senior football season at Rio Rico High, there was no way Ricky Perez was going to concede defeat to something as insignificant as ...



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.



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 ...



Ricky Perez awarded ethical athlete grant | Community  Nogales International

Ricky Perez, a senior football and track athlete at Rio Rico High School, was recognized as the Better Business Bureau's Ethical Athlete Scholarship winner ...



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 ...



Southern Arizona high school graduations: When, where, why and what to give  Arizona Daily Star

It's that time. Here are things you need to know about local high school graduations.



Student stands out for her culinary skills | Community  Nogales International

Adriana Garcia, a senior at Rio Rico High School, was recognized at a recent school board meeting for receiving the first place award in the spring statewide ...



Teachers 'walk-in' for raises, school funding | Local News Stories  Nogales International

About 50 teachers, school staff and supporters decked out in red walked along Grand Avenue in Nogales early Wednesday morning, hoisting signs that said ...



NI wins 17 awards from Arizona Newspapers Association | Local News Stories  Nogales International

The Nogales International and its reporters won a total of 17 journalism awards, including eight first-place prizes, in the Arizona Newspapers Association's 2018 ...



Rio Rico track athletes to compete in college  Nogales International

Thursday was the coronation of a seven-year run for five members of the Rio Rico High School track and field team.



Rio Rico's Justin Fischer signs to play college golf  Nogales International

Justin Fischer started playing golf about four years ago. And right away, he said, something clicked.



25-Year-Old Textbooks and Holes in the Ceiling: Inside America’s Public Schools  The New York Times

We invited America's public school teachers to show us the conditions that a decade of budget cuts has wrought in their schools.



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 ...



Friday night's high school football matchups, predictions and score updates  Arizona Daily Star

Ironwood Ridge's showdown with Peoria Centennial highlights a full slate of high school games.



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 ...



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

2002 football player of the year: Catalina's Phillip Pickett, left. 2002 football coach of the year: Catalina's Shawn Wasson, right. Photo by A.E. Araiza / Arizona ...



NRA provided grants to more than a dozen Arizona high school shooting clubs  AZCentral.com

The NRA Foundation provided grants to 15 Arizona high school clubs between 2010 and 2016, giving equipment and money often used for competitive shooting ...



RRHS grads set to run in NCAA finals  Nogales International

NHS alum competes in junior college championship.



Local bands on parade in Green Valley | Community  Nogales International

School bands from Santa Cruz County participated in the 53rd annual White Elephant parade on Saturday in Green Valley, taking home a number of prizes in ...



Ceremony recognizes Rio Rico JROTC cadets | Community  Nogales International

The Rio Rico High School JROTC recently hosted its Seventh Annual Awards Ceremony.



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 ...



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

The high school football season is just around the corner and the Star is counting down the days with a top 10 all-time list for each program in Southern Arizona.



Did your kids pass an AP exam? Their teacher got a bonus  AZCentral

Arizona teachers and schools will get $3.8 million this year in state bonuses for AP tests, but the money's spread across the state isn't even.



MetroMatematicas program aims to create innovators, thinkers | Local News Stories  Nogales International

More than 100 people attended the unveiling of a program at Rio Rico High School that aims to disrupt current 16th Century math-learning techniques by ...



Samantha Schadler is running her own race | Local Sports News  Nogales International

Samantha Schadler knows what she wants this year.



San Cayetano Elementary celebrates induction of honor society members  Arizona Education News Service

San Cayetano Elementary inducted 21 new members into the National Elementary Honor Society and welcomed back three from last year.



Fence-jumpers beware: Future cops are trained to 'observe and report'  Nogales International

While some students are running plays on the Rio Rico High School football field Friday nights, and others are marching in the band or cheering on the team ...



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

The high school football season is just around the corner and the Star is counting down the days with a top 10 all-time list for each program in Southern Arizona.



Graduation ceremonies mean parking, traffic changes | Local News Stories  Nogales International

Graduation season is here, and local school districts are advising the public of parking limitations and traffic changes to accommodate the ceremonies.



Rio Rico fights to the end against Douglas  Nogales International

Rio Rico tried to battle back against Douglas but came up short Friday, falling 41-28 at Hawk Field in the regular football season finale for both teams.



School officials say AP benefits students, even if test scores low  Nogales International

The experience of taking a college-level course and preparing for an hours-long exam gives students an advantage at the post-secondary level, say officials at ...



RRHS students earn Cambridge distinctions | Community  Nogales International

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



Hawks win big over Pueblo | Local Sports News  Nogales International

When the Rio Rico High School boys basketball team played Pueblo in Tucson on Jan. 12, they earned a tight three-point victory over the Warriors.



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