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Del Rio School

Cougar Tracks

April 2018            Mrs. Carolyn Reeder, Principal

Upcoming Events:

April 2         NO SCHOOL— District In Service

April 4-26 AzMerit Testing

April 12 AIMS Science 4th Grade

April 12-14 DRS Archery Team at Nationals

April 19 Bunny Hop Fun Run  @ 1:15 pm  

April 19 Progress Reports

April 30 Kirkland/Keyes F.T. to Out of Africa 

May 1 Crow/Bond F.T. to Out of Africa 

Join us for a first annual Family Fiesta Game Night- Minute to Win It style on May 3, 2018 from 5pm-7pm.​ The cost will be $5.00 for 5 games or $10.00 for 12 games. Each ticket is good for a family of 4.   Extra games can be purchased for $1.00. Enchilada Dinner will be for sale for $5.00 per plate or a Hot Dog Plate for $4.00.   Pre-Sale Family passes go on sale April 19. We hope to see you there!


Million Word Challenge

The following students have recently read one million words or more:

Skylar P          

Alyssa H

Isabella K

Luke M

Justin N

Kira S

Jack K

Trevor B

Joseph J


The total word count for Del Rio Cougars is 163,803,324


Del Rio PTO News

Thank you to everyone who helped at the Sock Hop! 

Our April PTO meeting hasbeen cancelled. 

If you are interested in running for a PTO board position please contact us a before April 30th.Board elections will be held on May 8th, 2018.


Del Rio Pawsitives and Character Counts – 

Student of the Month

  We, at Del Rio School would like to recognize one of our      outstanding students, Leilani P, currently a 5th grader in Ms. Garcia’s class. Leilani has been looking forward to the future chef competition since last year when she learned about it; she wanted to “show everyone that kids can cook.” Leilani choose to create a stir fry recipe because “it has a mix of vegetables and meats, and the chef can make it taste sweet or spicy.” She loved every part of the competition, she appreciates the help from the high school culinary students, but her favorite part was bringing out her dish to the judges, “I felt like I was on a cooking television show.” “I never thought I would win, I was just happy to be able to be a part of this fun event, but I was super excited when they announced my name as the first place winner.” Leilani would like to thank Ms. Narda in the Cafeteria and the people from Sodexo who provided the help and the prizes, especially the FitBit! We are so proud of Leilani and her accomplishments.

Pre-Enrollment Packets

Pre– Enrollment Packets have been sent home for each student on Monday, March 19th. This paperwork is         required for your child to be enrolled for next year. If your address is different than what is on the  pre-enrollment packet, it is required to provide proof of your new physical residence. The packets are due back by April 3rd. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the office.

Past Newsletters

Happy April! This is another busy month.

All 3rd and 4th graders have the Arizona state assessments called AzMerit for Math and English Language Arts, which includes reading and writing. Listed below are the dates of testing as a reminder. Third graders have to pass the English Language Arts (reading) AzMerit test to be promoted to 4th grade, as mandated by the state. This law is called “Move On With Reading”. Please give support at home by encouraging  your child to take their time and do his/her best.


3rd Grade Testing

Wednesday, April 4  -  Writing

Tuesday, April 10  -  Reading and Math Part 1

Wednesday, April 11 - Reading and Math Part 2


4th Grade Testing

Thursday, April 5 - Writing

Thursday, April 12 - Science

Monday, April 16 - Reading and Math Part 1

Tuesday, April 17 - Reading and Math Part 2


5th Grade Testing

Monday, April 9 - Writing

Wednesday, April 18 - Reading and Math Part 1

Thursday, April 19 - Reading and Math Part 2


   Cougar Archery Team...

As Del Rio Elementary School wraps up its second year of having a NASP Team (National Archery in the Schools Program), where over 60 fourth and fifth graders participated, they bring home their second trophy, winning 1st place as a team in the Elementary Division at the State Archery Competition. Not only did they earn a collaborative score of 2,912 points, more than 200 points needed to send them to the Western National competition, but 12 individual archers came home with State Champion titles!

Addie H took first place in the Elementary girls’ division with a score of 266 (the students shoot 6 ends of 5 arrows each, 3 at 10 m and 3 at 15m. A perfect score would be 30 tens, so 300 points). Bella Y took second place with a score of 260 and Sara F, also from Del Rio took third place with a score of 255. Ivan S took first place for the boys with a score of 273 and another Del Rio athlete, Cyrus A, took third place for the boys with a score of 250. Del Rio truly dominated the 2018 State competition!

While the DRS students did a phenomenal job this season with learning and excelling at the basics of archery, their coaches came away from the State Tournament surprised as well! The State has five “On Target for Life” awards that are awarded to nominated individuals, mostly assisting adults, but also to students who have overcome something special in life to participate. Edie Hulburd, assistant coach, was awarded the “Super Hero Parent” award for her relentless dedication and creativity to the Del Rio Team. Randi Diskin, head coach for Del Rio, was awarded “Coach of the Year” for her passion for the sport and communication with the parents.

Del Rio had a fabulous season, as did our neighbors and teammates at Heritage Middle School and Chino Valley High School. HMS took first place as a team with a score of 3,125, an outstanding win against two other very competitive teams! HMS also had four individuals qualify for Nationals; Shawn P(1st; 282), Hunter H (2nd; 281) and Cayden M (9th; 261) for the Middle School boys’ division and Emma Y (7th; 267) for the Middle School girls’ division. The Chino Valley High School completed its first year    having a team and had two gentlemen place and qualify for Nationals, Kyle S (3rd, 279) and Tanner D (5th, 269). Landon D, freshman, was also honored with an On Target for Life “Courage” award for what he’s overcome with his health issues to       successfully participate in his second year as an archer.

What does all this success mean for the Chino Valley Cougar Archers? Coaches and parents are working hard to bring 44 students to the Western Nationals Competition in Sandy, UT, April 13-14 and they will ultimately be competing against 12,000 other NASP archers across the country. If you are interested in supporting this program and these students, please consider making a tax credit donation by contacting the school office at 928-636-4414.