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| 1,000+ Students Switch Tassels, Grasp Diplomas
Lots of happy graduates and family members crowded the
Star Center and the Cleveland Concert Hall for RRPS's
four high school graduation ceremonies.
| One Great Weekend - Two State Championships!
It couldn't have gotten much better for the Rams baseball &
Storm boys track teams, or much worse for the Storm girls
track squad. The championships . . . and the oh-so-closes:
| Cordova Elementary Remembers Slain Former Student
With her parents and sisters looking on, students and
teachers at Maggie Cordova Elementary dedicated space
for a garden honoring former classmate Emilie Parker, a
victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings.
| Rockin' Robots!
When it comes to robotics, the RoboRAVE is the state
super event! Find out how our kids did in this year's
| School Library Benefits from Posthumous Gift
Longtime volunteer Fanny Archambolt left a most generous
legacy to Enchanted Hills Elementary. Learn how her gift
will help young readers for years to come!
| SAFE Students Perform Original Operas
From "Booked" to "Lost," our elementary students' original
operas enchant! See slideshows of the four operas and
learn more about the RRPS/Santa Fe Opera partnership --
a finalist for national honors!
| Soaring Strings! Middle School Orchestras and
Trans-Siberian Artist Mark Wood
Click here to learn more about this exciting musical
education experience-- and view slideshows of the
rehearsals and the exciting rock concert!
| District Recognizes Volunteers, Staff
Meet RRPS's district and school Volunteers of the Year, as
well as staff members honored at the district's annual
| Red Cross Honors Ram Rack Co-Founder
Rio Rancho High health aide Virginia Nevarez is one of this
year's recipients of the Red Cross "Real Heroes" award.
Learn here how Vergie and this exceptional program help
| Challenger Center Challenges SAFE Students
For elementary students, it's the next best thing to being an
astronaut. Blast off with our SAFE after-school program
fifth graders as they visit the Challenger Learning Center!
| An Emotional Reunion at Lincoln Middle School
When a servicemember surprised her daughter by arriving
home early from an overseas deployment, there wasn't a
dry eye in sight. Share the joy here!
| "Don't Sweat It" Campaign Aids Ailing Student
Enchanted Hills students more than doubled their
fundraising goal and gave one of their own a helping hand.
How big was the big check? Check out the grand total!
| Students Ace "Book Camp!"
First grade readers triumph at the district's annual
Reader's Cafe, featuring once-struggling readers who've
opened the door to lifelong learning. Visit both "Book
| Dance Teaches Respect, Confidence
The "Dancing Classrooms" program -- now in five Rio
Rancho elementary schools -- isn't your parent's ballroom
dance class. Learn here how dance steps teach lifelong
| Overcoming The Odds: Phoenix Students Persevere
RRHS's Phoenix Award honors students who have
overcome extraordinary adversity on the road to
graduation. Learn about the award and see this year's
winners list here!
| Top 25 Graduates at RRHS Recognized
Who made the grade and arrived at the top of the Class of
the Rio Rancho High Class of 2013? Find out here!
| Creative Juices Flow at Senior Art Show
The annual exhibit at Rio Rancho City Hall features
talented students and amazing art! See it here!
| Talented Teachers Harness Technology
Each year the district honors a select group of educators
who find unique ways through technology to make
classrooms an exciting place for kids to learn. Meet this
year's winners here!
| Look Out, Bobby! The Future Chefs Are Here!
These talented young chefs prepared some truly tasty
treats in a contest designed to teach students that
satisfying snacks can be healthy too. Prepare for your
mouth to water as you learn more about this delectable
| RRPS Pow Wow Has Distinctive Family Flair
Colorful native costumes, crafts, and culture flourish at this
annual event celebrating the district's Native American
students and culture. See and learn more here!
| Storm Cheer Captures State Championship!
And the Rio Rancho Rams came in third in the State Spirit
Championships, as the hometown squads rocked the Star
Center! See slideshows of the Rio Rancho and Cleveland
cheer and dance teams performances here!
| Eagle Ridge AVID Students Blitz National Average
Students taking the national ACT-Explore exam scored
well -- and new data shows the program reaps long-term
benefits for kids. Celebrate our students' achievements
| RRHS Student is State Youth Volunteer of the Year
Brianna Swinderman's innovative project earned her a trip
to Washington, DC where she could win national honors.
She and Satyam Patel are also recipients of the
President's Volunteer Service Award. More here . . .
| Our Staff and Students Do it All!
From chocolate to Chinese, we have a lot of talented
people in Rio Rancho who enrich our schools and
community in many ways! Click here to check out a long
and varied list of awards and accomplishments!
| JROTC Students March Towards Nationals
RRPS's JROTC programs are about more than pushups
and drills -- some of our students are headed to national
academic competitions! Click here to learn more.
| RRHS Prepares Next Generation Scientists, Engineers
The school is a leader in providing science, math,
technology, and engineering classes through Project Lead
The Way. Learn more about this terrific program here!
| New RRHS Culinary Arts Classroom Really Cooks!
Sorry we can't share how good it smelled -- but the meal
the students prepared for the grand opening was sure
good! Visit the culinary arts program and its new kitchen
| New Board Members Take Office
The winners of the 2013 board election were sworn in
March 11, and the board has a new president. More here.
| Spanish Spelling Bee Champ Qualifies for Nationals
The tough Rio Rancho bee prepared her well for state
competition! Relive the thrilling 14-round local contest in
words and pictures here!
| Cleveland Repeats as State Wrestling Champs
And the Rams finished third -- and the Rams boys team
also came home third at the state swim meet! Wrestling
tournament slideshows and more here . . .
| RRPS Graduation Rates Exceed State, National
Nearly 79% of the Rio Rancho Public Schools Class of
2012 earned a diploma in four years, up nearly 6% from the
previous year. Governor Martinez delivered the good news
in person! See the data and learn more here.
| Science EXPO Displays Student Ingenuity and
More than 300 students shared their science smarts during
the annual EXPO which is the first step to regional, state,
and national competition. Learn more, and see some of
the students and projects here!
| Helping Your Child Read Can Be Easy and Fun
As Puesta del Sol parents found out, it can be easy as
baking a cake!
| Adult English Language, GED Classes Offered
Learn more here!
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