Friday River Launch

April 12, 2019

An Affirmation Note to the Rio Norte Staff

Thank you for your dedication to our students. Thank you for going that extra mile to help a student or another staff member. Thank you for weekend grading or lesson planning by the pool or during your favorite TV show. Thank you for being advisors for clubs, and training student teachers. Thank you for making this campus look beautiful and for gladly assisting every parent or student with any need. Thank you for being creative, caring and committed every single day. You are appreciated! ♥Audrey

Coach's Corner with Stephanie Sosa

Spring is often the time of change. Not only is the weather getting warmer, but as the school year is coming to a close, some of things that we take comfort in are changing. One thing that is for sure is that change is inevitable, it can not be avoided. Education is most notably a profession with change. This can be as simple as a grade level we teach, a new curriculum to learn, or a new team to work with. But what happens when a change in our workplace feels devastating and we see only the negative instead of the possible opportunities it may bring.There are two important survival and thrive skills with change. First is that resilient people accept that change is always going to occur, and second; they accept that all they can control is their response to the things that happen.

"Remember that stress doesn't come from what's going on in your life. It comes from your thoughts about what is going on in your life." by Andrew J. Bernstein.

For more on this concept and other tips and strategies; visit

Here is a visual on this concept from the "Onward" book:

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Rio Norte Junior High School

28771 Rio Norte Dr.
Valenica, CA 91354

Audrey Asplund, Principal