Rio Americano High School

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Rio Americano High School

The Mirada

Rio Americano High School

The Mirada

A photograph of a high school student sitting at a computer using ChatGPT, taken from the vantage point of looking over the students shoulder. The image was generated by DALL-E, ChatGPTs sister software.

ChatGPT Sparks Cheating Concerns

Adam Abolfazli and Logan Swain May 25, 2023

“As artificial intelligence technology continues to rapidly advance, ChatGPT, a large language model created by OpenAI, has become a notable example of the capabilities and potential of this emerging...

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New dress code addresses sexism complaints about old rules

Alina Trainor, Staff Writer November 7, 2022

Women’s fashion is constantly changing, and this year, for the first time in decades, the school’s dress code is also changing to reflect fashion trends and address inequities in how the old code was...

Senior Ryan Calcagno makes a shot at the famous Pebble Beach Golf Links.

Senior’s golf tournament puts the tee in charity

Logan Swain, Staff Writer November 5, 2022

Golfing has long been senior Ryan Calcagno’s passion. This year he’s found a way to link that love to community service. Calcagno is organizing a charitable golf tournament, which will be held at Ancil...

Smarter Balance tests results for Rio Americano

Rio test scores avoid sharp decline seen in state and nation

Edena Ichel, Mirada Editor October 25, 2022

Rio Americano students bucked a trend of state and national declines in reading scores by improving slightly during the pandemic, while Rio math scores fell, but not as steeply as for the state overall,...

UC Berkeley is one of more than 60 colleges, universities and trade schools that will have representatives at the Rio College Night.

Rio to Host College Night Sept 22

Brooklyn Hendricks, Staff Writer September 20, 2022

While it’s probably impossible to visit more than 60 colleges and universities before graduating from high school, the San Juan school district is bringing those institutions to students during the Rio...

School Bakes Under Record Heat Wave

School Bakes Under Record Heat Wave

September 9, 2022

As California experiences a record-breaking hot-spell straining the Sacramento electric grid and endangering health, Rio Americano students have felt the effects. With the extreme temperatures there have...

Taylor Baker Leads Girls Golf

Taylor Baker Leads Girls Golf

Ashley Lundberg, Mirada Staff April 7, 2022

With an expert swing of her 9-iron, Taylor Baker sends the ball flying up in a high arc, landing softly on the green of the fourth hole at Ancil Hoffman Golf Course. The ball spins back, inching its way...

State to review school mask mandate on Feb. 28

State to review school mask mandate on Feb. 28

Edena Ichel, Mirada Staff February 18, 2022

While the state on Feb. 15 lifted the requirement for vaccinated individuals to wear masks in indoor public settings, health officials caution that it is still too soon for schools to lift the mandate.  On...

Abby O’Brien Named Sacramento’s Top Girls’ Senior Basketball Player

Abby O’Brien Named Sacramento’s Top Girls’ Senior Basketball Player

Ashley Lundberg, Mirada Staff February 17, 2022

Rio Americano’s top scorer, Abby O’Brien, has been voted by a Sacramento Bee poll as the area’s top senior girls’ basketball player.  Known for her deadly accurate three-point shot, O’Brien...

The omicron variant has cause covid positivity rates to sky rocket in Sacrament County and across the country.

Omicron slams school

Ashley Lundberg and Jaiden Crabtree January 14, 2022

Empty desks. Entire rows of students gone. District administrators filling in for teachers because there are not enough subs. Rumors of returning to distance learning swirling around campus. As Covid-19...

Rio Americano hands out take home COVID-19 tests to students

Rio Americano hands out take home COVID-19 tests to students

Sam Thompson, Mirada Staff January 7, 2022

To combat the rising number of Covid cases San Juan Unified School District  will be handing out take-home tests for students today. The district has seen COVID-19 cases surge across the district following...

Rios Smamble performs Playathon

Rio’s Smamble performs Playathon

Sarah Hamzic, Mirada Staff November 8, 2021

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