Rio’s AM Jazz Ensemble has been selected from a nationwide pool of applicants for an "Outstanding Large Jazz Ensemble" Student Musician Award from Downbeat Magazine. Downbeat has been the recognized magazine of record in the jazz community since the 1930's. AM Jazz Ensemble has previously received Downbeat Awards in 1998, 2011 and 2013. Congratulations to the Rio students selected, and to Mr. Murray and Mr. Kiesner for their outstanding leadership.
California Secretary of State Alex Padilla visited Rio Americano High School on April 21, 2015. He spoke to Rio students about his political journey. He emphasized the importance of voting and encouraged students to register once they turn 18 years old.