Friday River Launch

April 30, 2021~~ Rio Norte JHS

The wisdom of Geese! (from CKH)

Have you ever noticed a group of geese flying in a “V” formation? As each bird flaps its wings, it creates an uplift for the bird immediately following. When the head goose gets tired, it rotates back in the formation and another goose flies point. They even honk from behind to encourage their teammates to keep going! They know they need to work together to complete the journey and finish strong.

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."
– Helen Keller

Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week!

T~ Thank you, teachers for the many ways you invest in our River Hawk students!

E~ Every lesson you prepare and every assessment you give brings students closer to their dreams.

A~ Always remember that you are appreciated for your commitment and dedication to each student!

C~ Caring words and inspirational lessons positively change the course of a student's life!

H~ Hear the chorus of thankfulness, gratitude and appreciation for a job well done!

With gratitude for the many ways you serve at Rio,


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Good Things! 🎉

Thank you, Lizzy, who will serve as our new ASB director next year! We are grateful to Matt for all of the amazing leadership he has provided for the past 10 years!

Thank you to Ron who will be our new Instructional Coach next year! Thank you for your willingness to serve the academic and instructional needs of our teachers and students! Thank you to Stephanie who has served as our amazing Instructional Coach the past last three years!

Thank you to Kathy for organizing all of our orders for Rio shirts!

Thank you to Will and Julie who have organized all of last year's 7th grade PE clothes to distribute to our 8th grade students!

Congratulations to all of our classified staff members who were recognized Tuesday evening at the Classified Recognition event! Thank you for your years of service to Rio and the Hart District.



Check out NORTE NEWS!

May 4-Teacher Appreciation Day!

May 6-PTSA Staff Appreciation lunch in the MPR-grab and go

Wednesday Schedule~May

May 5-Department Book Study notes and Discussion "17 Things" Final 4 Chapters

May 12-Dept. Meeting

May 19-Faculty/PD meeting

May 26-Team Meeting

June 4-Teacher work Day-grab and go breakfast

Rio Norte Mission Statement

The Rio Norte Junior High School community is dedicated to providing a safe, flexible, positive, and nurturing learning environment, in which all its members have the opportunity to experience a sense of belonging and personal growth, and all students have the opportunity to develop academic excellence.

Hart District Non-Discrimination Policy

The William S. Hart Union High School District prohibits unlawful discrimination against and/or harassment of any student, employee or job applicant on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, ethnicity, national origin, immigration status, ancestry, religion, age, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, political affiliation, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by state and federal nondiscrimination laws respectively at any District site and/or activity. All inquiries regarding discrimination, civil rights, and/or Title IX should be directed to the Director of Human Resources and Equity Services, William S. Hart Union High School District, 21380 Centre Pointe Pkwy, Santa Clarita, CA 91350, or by phone (661) 259-0033, or by email:


Rio Norte Junior High School

28771 Rio Norte Dr.
Valenica, CA 91354

Audrey Asplund, Principal