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 slogans We Choose Rio (#WeChooseRio) and #GreatThingsAreHappeningAtRio.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 annual Duck Derby that raised over $32,000 in the last 3 years.
  • We helped groups like Rio’s Special Independent Learning Skills students raise money for their programs with Sports Spirit Days.
  • We helped the Rio Robotics team go to the National Championships.
  • We helped the Digital Arts Dept. get a state-of-the-art printer.
  • 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 ret
  • We have been Rio Resources for Student Govt. by helping provide water, chaperones, candy, and other social event needs.
  • Established Spring Fling with music, BBQ 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
  • Worked with district to steer $2.2 million in Measure J & N funds toward necessary campus improvements students are enjoying today including: newly painted school and logos, 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Initiated new Senior Pool Party & BBQ tradition.
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