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School Introduces New Math Program

School Introduces New Math Program

Natalie Clausen, Rebecca Smith, and Kaitlyn Shellooe September 11, 2017

Beginning with this year’s freshman class, students will no longer take math courses like Algebra and Geometry. Instead they will take Integrated Math courses that blend topics like of algebra, geometry...

Do We Really Need a Policy?

Do We Really Need a Policy?

Unknown, Mirada Staff September 11, 2017

Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me—or so the saying goes. This week, school administrators went from class to class, briefing students on Rio Americano’s policies regarding...

Jason and Janet Mackenroth met in Rio band

Jason and Janet Mackenroth met in Rio band

Jane Nathan , Mirada Staff April 6, 2016

The song may have ended, but the love lives on. At least for Jason and Janet Mackenroth whose love story began in the 1980s with Janet (Janet Coulter, at the time) joining band just to be close to him....

Hawaii is Heaven on Earth All Year Round

Hawaii is Heaven on Earth All Year Round

Cole Ramazzini, Mirada Staff April 6, 2016

Warm ocean, perfect weather, and good vibes... these are just a few things that I got to experience all week long when I traveled to Hawaii during February break. Things that Sacramento does not offer...

Adventures in India

Adventures in India

Natalie Clausen, Mirada Staff April 6, 2016

I stepped off the plane into Delhi, India, at 3:30 a.m. on Feb. 13, after a 16-hour flight from California. The first thing besides the smell that I noticed, was the driving. There is absolutely no...

Mental Health Support

Mental Health Support

Parisa Anderson, Mirada Staff April 6, 2016

As students transition from eighth grade top dogs to the bottom of the high school food chain, they are told that high school will be the best four years of their lives. They are told that they will make...

Batman v. Iron Man: Dawn of Brawn

Parisa Anderson, Garrett Gardner, and Alex Muegge April 6, 2016

Lex Luthor calls Batman versus Superman, “The greatest gladiator match in the history of the world.” He was wrong. The greatest gladiator match is right here. Last Friday was the release date for...

Richard Johnson

Richard Johnson

Nic Wilson, Mirada Staff April 6, 2016

  For the last 10 years, Rio Americano has had one of the nicest baseball fields in Sacramento, all thanks to Assistant Varsity Coach Richard Johnson. Johnson works on the fields during school,...

Online Program Teaches Teens Risk

Online Program Teaches Teens Risk

Rebecca Smith , Mirada Staff February 26, 2016

Internet, Social Media Awareness, Resources and Training or iSMART for short is a new program started by the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office that will be implemented in schools all over Sacramento....

Nothing to cheer about

Nothing to cheer about

Kaia Anderson, Mirada Staff February 26, 2016

What would it be like to attend a sporting game and be prohibited from the typical banter so commonly participated in? At Hilbert High School in Wisconsin, many cheers that are commonly expressed at...

Combo Classes Feed Our Brains

Combo Classes Feed Our Brains

Alex Muegge , Mirada Staff February 26, 2016

Do you ever get really stressed writing essays for multiple classes on the same day? What if you had a combination of two classes in one? What if your history teacher knew that your English teacher was...

Teachers Photos Printed in Textbook

Teacher’s Photos Printed in Textbook

Alex Muegge, Mirada Staff February 26, 2016

Dean Baird has been a teacher here for more than 20 years, but Rio students aren’t the only kids he teaches. Baird has been writing lab manuals and taking photos for Paul G. Hewitt science textbooks...

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