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At Rio del Sol, we value all types of learning and intend to foster growth in each child. We have established guidelines, routines, character education and academic curriculum to help your child master grade level standards. In order for each child to attain mastery of challenging State Standards, it will take great effort on the part of teachers, families, and students. We know that if we work together as a team, your precious children will grow by leaps and bounds.
We strive to support children socially and emotionally as well help children develop academically. We are in the second decade of the 21st century and it is our obligation to teach 21st century skills. We intend to teach children how to think critically, how to be problem solvers, and to understand the nuances of the English language.
S.T.E.A.M. learning focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics. The Rio School District has been engaged in S.T.E.A.M. learning for the last 10 years, including building a new school specifically focused on STEAM learning models and implementation.
Science learning in the past has often been de-contextualized and relegated to text book work. We think Science learning needs to include doing science, learning the history of science, developing an Inquiry Lens for life, and learning to use scientific perspectives for life-long problem solving.
Technology attracts and engages learners. It can provide rich and speedy feedback. It too needs to be contextualized and “historicalized.” It needs to be put into the service of problem solving at local and global levels. It needs to break down institutional barriers to learning. It needs to empower learners. It needs to take into consideration the story of the Luddites.
Engineering is a great and under-exposed field for young learners. It helps solve problems. It’s all about design, form, and function. Its about the applied use of math/science, design, and technology which addresses the relevance of learning.
Arts are about being human. We need to allow and teach learners to create art. Art leads to other things. Art separates man from beast. Art is often under-taught and usually includes the misconception that to be good at the arts it is all about what talent you are born with rather than what you learn and how hard you work. The same is true for mathematics.
Mathematics is rarely taught in context. Learners need to see math in action, to see the beauty and creativity in math work and to develop the right balance of procedural and conceptual understanding. STEAM learning engages the math learner in their development as speakers of the universal language of math which is perhaps, the universal language of the universe or at least, the human mind.
The ParentSquare app and website offers a streamlined way for you to; get alerts, contact teachers and principals,sign up for opportunities, complete forms, RSVP for events, make payments, and more.
ParentConnect is the district’s web-based access to our student information system. With this web-based portal, parents can check their students’ attendance, health and discipline records, standardized testing results, classroom assignments, cafeteria information, and more.
Special Projects & Events
Rio School District provides several special projects and events that help mold the young minds. These projects cover a variety of subjects and usually include hands-on real life learning opportunities.
This section of the District web pages connects viewers to information related to 21st century learning technologies used by learners, staff, and community. Rio Robotics is a course in Robotics, which utilizes Lego Mindstorms EV3 kits.
This section of the District webpages connects viewers to examples of “active” learning. The Rio School District emphasizes hands-on and minds-on inquiry based learning that connects, engages, and develops literacies for every learner.