OneRio Successes

In one year the transformation is already evident:

  • We initiated a Rio Branding Campaign with updated logos and merchandising.
  • We established @OneRioAmericano on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for modern-day communication.
  • We coined the slogan We Choose Rio (#WeChooseRio).Rio Home of the Raiders
  • We held weekly raffles to boost followers on social media and distribute Rio Spirit Gear.
  • We replaced a failed fundraiser with Rio’s first annual Duck Derby that raised over $8,000.
  • We helped groups like Rio’s Special Education kids raise money for their programs with Sports Spirit Days.
  • We put the fun back in FUNdraising with events like Fans4Causes’ Watch and Win Oscars FUNdraiser.
  • We awarded a cash prize to the Class of 2018 that covered the cost of printing their class T-shirts.
  • We funded a beautiful Koi Pond ground mural painted by Class of 2017 artists.

    Koi Pond mural painted by Rio Junior class artists summer of 2015

    Koi Pond mural painted by Rio Junior class artists summer of 2015

  • We initiated Rio Beautification over the summer that had our students and staff return for the 2015/16 school year to a campus to be proud of that had been deep cleaned, spot painted, mulch refreshed, artistically enhanced, and with updated signage.
  • We have been Rio Resources for Student Govt. by having Fall 2015 merchandise ordered and ready to sell at school events, finding chaperones for their first dance, and connecting the Senior Class with business donors for the Senior Sunrise.
  • Establishing monthly Friday Festivals with music, food, and games369
  • Donated 4 new benches decorated by students to be installed permanently
  • Created successful Rio Wreaths FUNdraiser. Also paired Rio Idependent Living Skills (ILS) students with General Ed students to create wreaths for every door of elderly residents of Sunrise Assisted Living Facility. Was able to generate local media coverage by Fox40 and KCRA.019
  • Sponsored an Eagle Scout project to build 2 picnic benches to be installed permanently
  • Working with district to steer $2.2 million in Measure J & N funds toward necessary campus improvements to be completed summer of ’17. Includes: painting school, refurbished hallways, new irrigation and landscaping in interior common areas, directional signage, new large floor and small gym ceiling acoustical tiles, refurbished locker rooms and gym hallway, new lockers, and front landscaping and new entrance sign
  • Successfully negotiated new lockers for Rio in summer of 2017!
  • Purchased 30 Rio branded folding chairs for gym sports (we were only regional school without this basic athletic amenity)
  • Conducted a successful survey of surrounding neighbors to gauge support for improving Rio athletic facilities providing hard data to use with the district and potential field sponsor.
  • Created OneRio.org web page for better more efficient communication
  • More than doubled our first year profits with the 2nd Annual Duck Derby
  • Awarded $1,000 to the Class of 2018 for most Duck Derby sales
  • Gave entire Rio staff (120) Rio t-shirts for Staff Appreciation
  • Gave entire Rio staff (125) Rio polos to start 2016-17 school year
  • Facilitated Rio Cheerleader scholarships for 2 students
  • Sponsored ILS garden