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Rio Americano High School

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Rio Americano High School

The Mirada

Rick Singer boasted he could get students into top-ranked college through the side door--a system that depended on bribes and lies about students athletic ability.

Varsity Blues mastermind sentenced in college admissions bribery scheme

Mirada Staff January 13, 2023

Rick Singer, who started his career as a private college counselor by advising Rio Americano students and later became the center of a national admissions bribery scandal, was sentenced to 3½ years in...

An artist’s rendering for the new engineering lab includes new work stations and state-of-the-art 3D printers.

A new space for career education

Jaiden Crabtree, Staff Writer November 7, 2022

Classes in the A wing have been hearing loud banging and clanging all class period due to renovations. Recently, construction began in the J wing to improve engineering/robotics and medical career classes.  With...

Jaimal Yogis ran away from Rio and became a noted author

Jaimal Yogis ran away from Rio and became a noted author

Ava Diedrich, Contributing Writer November 2, 2022

Jaimal Yogis; A Profile by Ava Diedrich When he was 16, Jaimal Yogis ran away from his suburban Sacramento home to Hawaii in an effort to get away from his parole officer and catch his Dad’s attention-and...

Smarter Balance tests results for Rio Americano

Rio principal puts test scores in context

Logan Swain, Staff Writer November 2, 2022

The results are in.  They’re alarming. Last week the state Education Department released the statistics for the 2022 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, more well-known...

Architects drawing shows new parking lots and additional parking space that would be created by restriping existing lots to add compact car spaces. In all students would gain 105 spaces.

School may add 105 parking spaces

Anna Schmid, Staff Writer October 12, 2022

Students may gain 105 parking spaces and lose an excuse for being late to first period if plans are approved to expand and restripe school parking lots.  The San Juan district has submitted parking...

History teacher and former coach takes over as athletic director

History teacher and former coach takes over as athletic director

Jack Fedota, Staff Writer September 21, 2022

New Athletic Director William Taylor is looking to make big changes in Rio’s sports programs.  Taylor inherited the part-time position this year when the previous AD, Malaya Cabrera, decided...

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...

Mitch Evett conducts the PM jazz band in the performing arts center at Rio Americano High School in Sacramento, Calif.

Q&A: Mitch Evett finds a home in Rio’s nationally acclaimed music program

Anna Wilson, Guest Writer August 15, 2022
It's my favorite thing seeing people grow up and come to themselves and improve as musicians and humans.
A screen shot of a funny and distracting cat video.

What Is It About Cat Videos?

Ranim Hijazi August 11, 2022

In an era when information is at your sight at the tap of a paw, one of the most crucial and fur-midable advancements of humanity rose to fame in the 1990s: Cat videos. Undeniably, a ten-second clip of...

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...

Rio Mirada reflects on libel case

Jaiden Crabtree and Ashley Lundberg February 18, 2022

Thirty years ago this month, a question in a satirical quiz in the Mirada led to a more serious question: What happens when a distasteful joke about a campus monitor leads to a libel suit? In February...

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