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Currently sparsely populated, there will soon be more students in teacher Michael Mahoney's A-wing classroom as Cohorts A and B merge and students come on campus 4 days a week. Desks will still remain the appropriate distance of 3 feet away as recommended by new CDC guidelines.

Combined cohorts and CDC guidelines allow for 4-day school schedule starting April 26

Emma Hutchinson and Isabella (Isa) Searle April 13, 2021

After four weeks in a 2-day hybrid schedule, all SJUSD K-12 students will return to campus 4 days a week, on April 26, the district announced Tuesday. The decision comes after a successful return to partially...

Graduation speech opportunities now available

Emma Hutchinson, Mirada Staff April 13, 2021

Seniors interested in addressing their classmates one final time at graduation on June 3 should start preparing now: it’s time for graduation speeches. Students interested in delivering one of the...

PTSA offers a $500 scholarship to graduating seniors

Isabella (Isa) Searle, Mirada Staff April 13, 2021

There’s good news for seniors hoping to gain more money for college: the PTSA is offering a $500 scholarship to eight graduating seniors. To qualify for this scholarship, students or their guardians...

Stricter gun laws save lives

Alyssa Diaz, Mirada Staff April 9, 2021

Gun violence is felt everywhere in America. On Nov. 27, Rio’s community fell victim to gun violence.  Dewayne James Jr. and his younger brother Sa’quan Reed-James were shot and killed at Arden...

Majority of students will take AP exams online…again

Emma Hutchinson, Mirada Staff March 26, 2021

For the second year in a row, students will take AP exams from home. What a year ago was shocking, novel and “unprecedented” has become the new normal. AP Tests to be online regardless of COVID...

Rio library remains an available resource for students

Jessica Sheppard, Mirada Staff March 2, 2021

Is your history teacher warning you about your upcoming JRP or is your english teacher requiring a book for your research essay? Well the library is open to students and you can reserve and pick up books. First...

After the announcement of 2021 AP test formats, students are better able to direct their studying based on what content will be covered.

College Board announces plans for full length exams, multiple test dates and formats for 2021 AP tests

Emma Hutchinson, Mirada Staff February 11, 2021

Last year, the onset of the coronavirus pandemic led to shortened, modified AP testing schedules and formats as everyone adjusted to stay-at-home orders and restrictions on school gatherings. On Monday,...

School supplies provide chances at success for refugee students

School supplies provide chances at success for refugee students

Aaron Ichel, Mirada Staff February 10, 2021

“I hope to bring awareness to the educational disparities often prevalent in refugee communities,” senior Aaron Ichel said, reflecting on the potential of his school supply donation project, Operation...

Students stay at least 3 feet away, per CDC guidelines, and keep their masks on to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in classrooms.

President Biden rolls out plan for reopening schools safely

February 5, 2021

President Joe Biden has made it clear that one of his top priorities is figuring out a plan for returning students back to school. He plans to do this by ramping up COVID testing, accelerating the pace...

Shriver's Depop account (@sydneyyshriver) features handmade earrings and thrifted clothing pieces available for purchase at various price points.

Sydney Shriver finds a multitude of benefits and a business in secondhand shopping

Alyssa Diaz, Mirada Staff February 5, 2021

As many teens look away from major fast fashion brands and instead turn towards secondhand shopping, thrifting, and clothing recycling, some have created a business out of the changing trends. Junior...

The Rio Clubs website, new this year, allows students to view all active clubs in one place and contact officers to join.

Spring Rush Week seeks to engage students in school community

Emma Hutchinson, Mirada Staff February 2, 2021

As the second semester gets into full swing and students approach the one-year mark of distance learning, Student Government is working harder than ever to make sure students, especially freshmen, feel...

LockDown Browser is just one example of software teachers can use to prevent cheating on assessments. It restricts students from being able to access any other online windows or materials on their computer while the assessment is open.

Watchful webcams designed to prevent cheating raise concerns about privacy

Emma Hutchinson, Mirada Staff January 31, 2021

In virtual classrooms with students scattered in bedrooms, kitchens, and living rooms miles apart, teachers are unable to stroll up and down the aisles between desks as students demonstrate their knowledge...

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