Rio School District Projects

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<a href="">Catchin‘ the Five C’s</a>

Catchin‘ the Five C’s

The Catchin’ the five C’s is a 1/2 hour educational play inspired by superintendent Dr. John Puglisi focusing around the five C’s which consist of communication, collaboration, caring, critical thinking and creativity.

<a href="">Earthquake Building</a>

Earthquake Building

Studying plate tectonics and earthquakes, students are challenged to work as teams to create the tallest building to withstand a large magnitude earthquake simulation. Teams compete in class competitions as well as grade level competitions.

<a href="">Failure Friday</a>

Failure Friday

It is important to teach kids to fail and use grit to work through their problems. The challenges that the kids do every Friday are designed to be difficult and to make them fail at first and have them try numerous times to complete the challenge.

<a href="">Family & Community Workshops</a>

Family & Community Workshops

The event was highlighted with mini workshops for parents and community members. The workshops covered an array of themes including: Empowering Youth, Empowering Parents, Pathways to Success, Family Safety, Positive Parenting, Self Care and Early Childhood.

<a href="">The History Harvest Project</a>

The History Harvest Project

Students in the Rio School District are learning to be researchers, harvesting artifacts, conducting family oral history interviews, and engaging with community leaders about their history.

<a href="">Planet Project</a>

Planet Project

Our Solar System has eight planets in order of distance from the sun they are; Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto.

<a href="">The Learning Garden</a>

The Learning Garden

The Learning Garden is a model example of how a school garden can transform the lives of students and teachers and the environment of their community. The Learning Garden is much more than a garden.

<a href="">Rio STEAM Colloquium</a>

Rio STEAM Colloquium

Our goal is to share tools for integrating STEAM framework into all Common Core subjects to engage all students in authentic learning experiences in every classroom.

<a href="">The Mixtec Game of Kasia</a>

The Mixtec Game of Kasia

The Mixtec Game of Kasia: Culture, History, and Mathematics in the Rio School District. Since 2013, students and teachers have been learning about and playing an ancient Mixtec game called “Kasia.”

<a href="">The Rio Indigenous Project</a>

The Rio Indigenous Project

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<a href="">The River Literacy Project</a>

The River Literacy Project

The River Literacy Project is an online, Transdisciplinary, Inquiry-based learning project designed to connect children, teachers, classrooms, schools, and communities from around the world. The basic design idea for the project involves students and teachers around the world in learning and sharing their learnings related to their local rivers.

<a href="">Skoolcade</a>


Coding is being taught throughout the county by creative teachers. We want to provide a way of bringing out the best student coders in our area and get some local High Tech businesses to take notice of the creative processes happening in our county.

<a href="">Thrive Conference</a>

Thrive Conference

Invites leaders from our educational communities including teachers, staff members, administrators, board members, community members, business leaders, parents and students to engage in our first annual celebration, discussion, and networking event to highlight.

<a href="">Trout in the Classroom</a>

Trout in the Classroom

Witness the birth and early life stages of Rainbow Trout through participation in the Trout in the Classroom Program developed by the California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG).

<a href="">VCSTEAMN</a>


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