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Del Rio School

Cougar Tracks

December 2017         Mrs. Carolyn Reeder, Principal

Upcoming Events:


December 7                               Holiday Happening  4:30 pm—6:30 pm

December 11-14                       Holiday Shoppe  9:00 am—3:00 pm    

December 11th –20th              Student Council Sponsor A Holiday Meal

                                                            (more information to come)

December 12                              Rudnick/Stiefel/Valenzuela  F.T. to AZ Science Center    8:00 am - 3:30 pm

December 13                             Ahrendt/Holder/Garcia  F.T. to AZ Science Center     8:00 am - 3:30 pm

December 20                              3rd Grade Christmas Program 2:00 pm & 6:00 pm in Gym

December 21                                  3 HR. EARLY RELEASE

                                                        Jingle Bell Fun Run @ 9:00 am on track

                                                         End of 2nd Quarter—Report Cards sent home

Dec 25 - Jan 4                          NO SCHOOL—Winter Break


January 8                          School Resumes

January 9                          Del Rio PTO Meeting @ 3:15 pm in Library

January 11                          Million Word Challenge Reward in Café @ 1:30 pm

January 11                          Site Council Meeting @ 3:15

Congratulations DRS!

Congratulations to the hard working teachers and staff of Del Rio School. Due to their commitment and dedication to the  education of students within the Chino Valley area, Del Rio School has been recognized by Governor Ducey for their 2016 AZMERIT student achievement scores. For this, Del Rio School was awarded financial assistance to be used toward sustaining the educational progression of our students. 

It will be used to continue Del Rio School on a course towards future growth and academic excellence as well as compensate teachers and staff. It is our goal to provide the necessary tools and programs to aid our staff and students in replicating this achievement.

The future of Chino Valley rests with our children and Del Rio School will continue to place our students first. Thank you for partnering and entrusting your students to our care. Del Rio School will continue to do our best in this academic honor in the future.


 Archery Tournament...  

On November 18, Cougar Archery, made up of Del Rio, Heritage and now Chino Valley High School archers, hosted 22 archery teams from around the State to a bullseye and 3D tournament. Del Rio’s playground field and the Cougar Archery practice range directly west, ran more than 260 archers and their families through the Arizona Game and Fish sponsored event. 

As a team, hosting a State Qualifying Tournament was an honor and something we have been hoping to do for several years. The parents and families of Cougar Archery rose to the occasion! We had generous volunteers and donations that made everything about the event  successful. We received many compliments from visiting families about the campus how it is  the “best place to watch archers compete yet!” 

Special thanks to Mrs. Reeder for allowing us to host, Trina and Jacque for help with coordinating, and Steve Stotz for all of his time and help.

Archery Field Picture

Past Newsletters

Yearbooks on Sale!

December 31st is the last day to get your yearbook for ONLY $19

Million Word Challenge

Congratulations to Stephanie H for reading ONE MILLION WORDS and to Adeline H for THREE MILLION WORDS!

Del Rio PTO News

The PTO Holiday Shoppe is here at Del Rio Monday 12/11 through Thursday 12/14.  The store opens at 9:00 am to 3:00 pm for students to purchase gifts for loved ones. We need  volunteers to make this happen! Please contact Ale at 602-799-6615 to volunteer.

 Visitor Parking lot

DRS parents,

We are excited about our new front visitor parking lot which is near the new front office! The other parking lots will be used for staff parking as well as drop off parking prior to 7:30, the start of school. After 7:30, the gates will be closed for campus security. Also after 7:45, any student being dropped off should be dropped off in the front parking lot and come through the office to get a late slip before going to class.  

While the DRS visitor parking lot is ready for use, it will continue to go through some renovation  changes. 

 School News

Winter is here! A snow day or 2 hour delay is a possibility so don't be left out of the "information highway". Please update your primary contact information so you can receive an automated phone call giving you the information of a snow day or 2 hour delay if that were to happen.

Attendance is so important and no one understood that more than Ms. Birdie. All the staff here at DRS have  always understood the value of every student receiving class instruction every day, but Ms. Birdie felt so strongly about it that she wanted to draw even more attention to it.  So, Ms. Birdie began a tradition here at DRS recognizing students for their attendance by awarding them with the possibility of a bicycle! All students with perfect attendance (which includes no tardies) for the semester are entered into a drawing. One male and one female student per grade  level will be drawn to receive a bike. This first semester drawing will be announced on KDRN on the 21st of  December. The challenge begins again in January when we return from winter break, for the second semester. We are so grateful for the legacy that Ms. Birdie has begun and will continue for years to come.   

Thank you Birdie and Sons Barber Shop! 

  Holiday Happenings

Please join us for a free, fun filled family night on

December 7th from 4:30-6:30 pm in the cafeteria. Your family can enjoy the Christmas spirit making all sorts of holiday crafts and join in on the Candy Cane Walk. Yearbook Club will have a Holiday photo booth. Mrs. Claus will be reading Christmas stories in the Reading Corner. Our PTO will be selling hot cocoa, coffee, tea and will  also have cookies for sale. The Student Council will be selling a hot dog dinner with soda and a bag of chips for $3.00 and pulled pork sandwich meal for $4.00.    

We hope to see you there!

Please help support the Del Rio PTO by donating cookies for this event. Cookies can be brought to the office starting Monday, Dec. 4th and no later than 3:00 pm December 7th. Please package cookies in a disposable container.