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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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 wins statewide sportsmanship award | Local Sports News  Nogales International

Rio Rico High School received the 4A Conference Glen Treadaway Sportsmanship Award last week at the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) Champions ...

Meet Nagesh Kumar of Rio Rico HS Valerie Cavazos 9:53 AM, Dec 28, 2018  KGUN

KGUN9 On Your Side and UA are proud to present the nominees for the 2018 UA Online Teacher of the Year Award.

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 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 ...

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.

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'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.

Hawk track teams are on the upswing | Local Sports News  Nogales International

With the track and field season reaching its crescendo, the Rio Rico High School boys and girls teams are feeling good about their season so far and looking ...

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 ...

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

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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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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

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

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

RRHS students excel on Cambridge examinations | Community  Nogales International

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

With music and cheers, SCVUSD teachers welcomed back to school  Nogales International

During a ceremony filled with musical performances and cheer routines, the Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District welcomed back teachers, administrators ...

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.

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 ...

Former Hawks anchor Pima College's pitching staff | Local Sports News  Nogales International

Two recent Rio Rico High School graduates are providing a solid 1-2 pitching punch for the Pima Community College Aztecs softball team this season.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Local hoop players post impressive stats | Local Sports News  Nogales International

A number of local high school basketball players are ranked among the state statistical leaders as they begin their post-Christmas schedules, including Victor ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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

Here's a look at every Tucson team's schedule for 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.

Students return for new school year in Rio Rico  Nogales International

From kindergarteners entering their first day of elementary school carrying backpacks almost as large as their own bodies, to high school seniors donning ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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'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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Hawk players named to all-Gila Region softball and baseball teams  Nogales International

Eight softball and baseball players from Rio Rico High School were picked for all-4A Conference Gila Region recognition as a result of their performances ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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

Student organizes against rule and learns how to affect change.

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 ...

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.

Teaching in Arizona documentary free to the public online through May 12  Arizona Education News Service

In celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week, May 6-12, Tucson Values Teachers is making our award-winning documentary short film, TEACHING IN ARIZONA, ...

Seniors at Rio Rico High earn 'school Heisman' recognitions  Nogales International

Jessy-Marie Alvarez and Alexis Garayzar, seniors at Rio Rico High School, were recognized for their well-rounded contributions to the school.

Local artists paint symbolic mural in Tucson | Community  Nogales International

After demonstrating talent and dedication during the fall semester at the University of Arizona, two Santa Cruz County natives were chosen to help paint a ...

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.

Authorities investigate 'sexting' at local high schools | Local News Stories  Nogales International

Explicit photos of four female high schoolers were posted on social media sites where they “spread like wildfire” among students at Nogales and Rio Rico high ...

Rio Rico's Villarreal breaks four-minute-mile barrier  Nogales International

Carlos Villarreal of Rio Rico, a sophomore member of the University of Arizona cross country team, broke the elusive four-minute mile barrier when he posted a ...

RRHS grads set to run in NCAA finals  Nogales International

NHS alum competes in junior college championship.

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