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Annual Spring Pops Concert Wednesday

Bring a lawn chair, a light jacket, and money to purchase tacos from Cande Arauza taco grill and Kona Shave Ice. It's the annual Pops Concert by the River City Music Department on Wednesday, May 23, at 6pm in the quad at River City High School. Park behind the library or band room for easy access. See you there!

Posted by: Site Manager Published:5/22/18
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RCHS student work in Crocker show

Two River City students, Kaitlyn Glenn and Courtney Kersey, have pieces in the Crocker Art Museum’s yearly High School Student Self Portrait Show. The show is up until the end of the month, and there is a reception Sunday, May 20 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. You can check out the website below.


Posted by: Site Manager Published:5/18/18
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SENIORS Check this out-Google instructions for your account

All RCHS, Yolo, and WMCHS seniors. Instructions for transferring your student Google Drive accounts to your personal accounts so that you can take your high school digital portfolio with you.  

Posted by: Site Manager Published:5/14/18
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Spring dance show Thursday and Friday

The spring dance show is Thursday May 10 and Friday May 11 this week! Please come and support the 180+ students! They have several dances in many styles such as hip-hop, lyrical, jazz, belly dance, contemporary, Bollywood, musical theater, salsa and so much more! We have lots of new costumes too!

Thursday May 10 and Friday May 11

Starts at 6:30 pm. Doors open at 6

Main Gymnasium

Students $5 and Adults $6

Ages 4 and under are free

Hope to see you there!


Posted by: Site Manager Published:5/8/18
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Summer Construction Class at Bryte CCT

WUSD is offering a wonderful opportunity for our high school students! This summer from June 11 to August 10 students can learn how to build a tiny house at Bryte CCT and earn 10 elective credits towards graduation. If you are interested in this class, complete the interest form found here:  Bit.ly/wusdconstruction by May 11th. We need at least 20 students to run the class and hope with your help that we can make it happen.


Posted by: Site Manager Published:5/8/18
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Raiders Sports Weekly Agenda

Monday, May 7

Golf @ CIF Section Match

Wednesday, May 9

Baseball vs El Camino

Thursday, May 10

Track TCC Finals @ Yuba City

Girls Swim CIF Sections

Friday, May 11

Boys Swim CIF Sections

Posted by: Site Manager Published:5/7/18
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PTSA Survey-Parent Involvement

“Parents of RCHS,

 Our site is looking for parent feedback in order to see how we can further support and address parent needs and concerns! Please take 3 minutes to fill out this survey so we can better serve the parents and community members of RCHS”

English Version  https://goo.gl/forms/SOtTtV1CGM9I2Bbx2

Spanish Version https://goo.gl/forms/BIaavPXW9k410RUw1

Russian Version https://goo.gl/forms/uEZXccK3MFLkmsXC3




Posted by: Joan Smith Published:5/3/18
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Jazz band earns top honors

River City's jazz band, The Syncopating Sea Monkeys, earned unanimous superior ratings at the prestigious Reno Jazz Festival on Saturday, April 28. This is monumental accomplishment for us, as this festival draws over 350 groups and Reno officials are notoriously stingy with their scores. Additionally, we had the added challenge of an early morning 7:40 am performance time!

These scores qualify us to apply to the Monterey Next Gen Jazz Festival 2019!

We wish to celebrate the wonderful success of our music department. In the past week, our Wind Ensemble earned unanimous superior ratings at the Golden Empire Music Festival and our Advanced Vocal Ensemble performed in Disneyland. On Saturday May 5, our Orchestra performs at Diablo Valley College. Congratulations to Felicia Weatherly, Tony Marvelli, and Linda Cristman for continuously striving and inspiring everyone at River City to push beyond what we would seemingly be able to accomplish.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:4/30/18
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Weekly Sports Agenda

Monday, April 30

Tennis Playoffs vs Vintage

Softball vs Woodland

Golf TCC League Match

Tuesday, May 1

Softball vs Woodland

Volleyball @ Woodland

Baseball Rio Linda

Wednesday, May 2

No events scheduled

Thursday, May 3

Softball vs River Valley (Senior Night)

Volleyball vs River Valley (Senior Night)

Friday, May 4

Tennis Team Playoffs vs Rio Americano @ Natomas Racquet Club

Saturday, May 5

Softball “Albie Aware” Tourney


Posted by: Site Manager Published:4/30/18
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Spirit Week

Monday 4/30- Denim (Deck out in Denim jeans, jackets, etc.)

Tuesday 5/1- Tacky Tourist Day (Break out those Fanny Packs, floral shirts and Binoculars!)

Wednesday 5/2- Dress for Success (Going to an interview, represent the college you plan to attend)

Thursday 5/3- Wolf Pack Day (Get your friends to all wear the same thing!)

Friday 5/4- Class Color day!

    Seniors- Navy Blue

    Juniors- White

    Sophomores- Gold

    Frosh- Light Blue

On Friday, May 4th we will be having a 4th period rally, we look forward to seeing you there and making this the best rally ever!

Posted by: Site Manager Published:4/29/18
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Tennis league champions on to playoffs

River City Boy's Tennis Team wrapped up the TCC tennis tournament with multiple champions and will be hosting a first round match in the Sac-Joaquin Section team playoffs on Monday April 30 at 4:00 pm against Vintage High of Napa. 

Erinn Spear and Robby Saechin are champions in the Doubles Championship (highest level) Division. They advance to the Sac-Joaquin Section tournament next week in Roseville.

Martin Barrett and Travis Burns are champions in the Doubles "A" Division.

Carson Cook and Darien Pham are champions in the Doubles "C" Division.

Koa Rabang and Brian Tran were finalists in the Doubles "B" Division.

Kenny Tran and Jose Madrid, were quarter-finalists in the Doubles Championship Division. Justin Yang was a singles quarter-finalist in the Championship Division. Ryan Uchi was a singles semifinalist in the "A" Division. And Daniel Pham was a singles quarter-finalist in the "B" Division.


Coach Brooks thanks everyone for their continued support of the River City Tennis program. 

Posted by: Site Manager Published:4/26/18
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Academy students win Gold and Silver at SkillsUSA

Engineering Academy students Andrew Herrera won a Gold medal and KJ Pascual took home a Silver in the electronics division of the state SkillsUSA competition in Ontario April 19-22. The entire CTE team were also Champions and hope to compete once again next year. Congratulations to all the participants and to Ms. Yusufi, who took home a gold and a banner for the school!


Posted by: Site Manager Published:4/23/18
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RCHS Wind Ensemble takes top award

The River City High School Wind Ensemble performed at the 63rd Annual Golden Empire Music Festival this past Saturday and received a unanimous superior rating from three respected adjudicators. This qualifies them to enter the state level festival next year. Congratulations to the musicians and Mr. Marvelli!


Posted by: Site Manager Published:4/23/18
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Raider Sports Agenda

Monday, April 23

Tennis TCC Tournament

Baseball vs Yuba

Tuesday, April 24

Softball vs Yuba City

Volleyball @ Yuba City

Baseball @ Rio Linda

Wednesday, April 25

Tennis TCC Tournament

Baseball @ Yuba City

Golf @ Woodland

Softball vs Woodland

Tennis TCC Tournament

Thursday, April 26

Golf vs River Valley

Friday, April 27

Baseball vs Yuba City

Swim TCC Champs @ Woodland

Softball @ Inderkum

Track Sac Town Races @Whitney

Posted by: Site Manager Published:4/23/18
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Raider Report April 2018

Please read an important message from Mr. Mojsich concerning this weeks testing.

Posted by: Joan Smith Published:4/23/18
Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Department Awards Celebration April 19, 2018


Posted by: Joan Smith Published:4/20/18
Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Spring Showcase


Posted by: Site Manager Published:4/20/18
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Raider Weekly Sports Agenda

Monday, April 16

Boys Tennis @ Woodland

Baseball vs Inderkum

Golf @ Inderkum

Tuesday, April 17

Softball vs Pioneer

Volleyball vs Pioneer

Swim vs River Valley

Wednesday, April 18

Tennis vs River Valley

Baseball @ Inderkum

Golf @ River Valley

Thursday, April 19

Softball  @ Inderkum

Volleyball  @ Inderkum

Tennis @ Inderkum

Friday, April 20

Baseball vs Inderkum

Saturday, April 21

Track @ JFK Cougar Invitational

Volleyball @ Granite Bay Tournament

Posted by: Site Manager Published:4/16/18
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WSFD Youth Fire Academy apps due April 23

Students interested in applying to the West Sacramento Fire Department's Youth Fire Academy (June 18-29) should have their applications in by 5pm on April 23. 

The goal of the WSFD Youth Fire Academy is to recruit and educate a diverse group of local high school youth about fire service as a career in a safe, supportive team environment. The Academy is looking for motivated individuals that work well with8others, and who are fitness and team-oriented. Candidates must show honesty, integrity, and good character with an interest in serving the public. Fifteen candidates will be selected from among those invited to interview on May 7 & 8.

There will be an information table at the RCHS Showcase on April 20.

For more information, see the attached flyer, or email Jen Almaguer at jennifera@cityofwestsacramento.org

Posted by: Site Manager Published:4/13/18
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RCHS Showcase

Dear Raider families,

We invite you to join us as a community to celebrate this year’s accomplishments at our annual RCHS Showcase on Tuesday, April 24th 2018 from 6:00-7:30 pm.  We will have performances, displays, carnival games, food and beverages for sale. Come out and support your students and their programs! See you there!



Mrs. Elisa Nieves

Spanish Teacher

River City High School

Rm: 808

Tel: X2808

Posted by: Site Manager Published:4/13/18
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Message home to parents

Dear RCHS Parents and Staff,


We want to inform you that this morning at approximately 10:15am a student’s portable vape pen burst while in the classroom.


The student holding the device was the only one effected. All other students in the classroom were moved to another temporary classroom on campus.


The student effected received medical attention immediately. 


Please take this opportunity to speak to your students regarding the use of vape pens and not having them on campus.


Thank you.

Posted by: Joan Smith Published:4/13/18
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Students win awards for poster designs

River City students won awards in the Sierra Donor Services 2018 Visual Arts Contest on Wednesday at the UC Davis Med Center. Sci Hi Students created posters that will be used to bring awareness to the importance of organ and tissue donation. River City had two winners in each of two categories – English poster and multilingual poster. Science teacher Jennifer De La Cruz is the advisor to the Sci Hi Club.

In addition to the recognition and awards, students won monetary prizes ranging from $200-$500. The winners are:

Mallory Snarr – 1st place English poster

Jamie Ellescas –  2nd place English poster

Franchesca Quintero – 3rd place multilingual poster

Elizabeth Shust – 4th place multilingual poster

Congratulations to all!


Posted by: Site Manager Published:4/12/18
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Weekly Sports Agenda

Monday, April 9

Tennis @ Yuba City

Baseball @ Pioneer

Golf vs Rio Linda

Softball @ Rio Linda

Tuesday, April 10

Tennis @ Davis

Softball @ River Valley

Volleyball @ River Valley

Wednesday, April 11 (Minimum Day)

Tennis vs Vanden

Baseball vs Pioneer

Track @ Inderkum

Golf vs Pioneer

Thursday, April 12

Softball vs Rio Linda

Volleyball vs Rio Linda

Friday, April 13

Baseball @ Pioneer

Swim vs Woodland

Track @ Thunder Invitational

Posted by: Site Manager Published:4/9/18
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Raiders Weekly Sports Schedule

Monday, April 2

Tennis @ Rocklin

Baseball @ Rio Linda

Golf- TCC League Match

Tuesday, April 3

Baseball vs Woodland

Wednesday, April 4

Tennis vs Rio Linda

Baseball vs Rio Linda

Boys Volleyball @ Bradshaw Christian

Boosters Meeting - Career Center, 6:30PM

Thursday, April 5

Nothing scheduled

Friday, April 6

Baseball @ Rio Linda

Saturday, April 7

Track @ Rocklin Thunder Invitational

Posted by: Site Manager Published:4/2/18
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Summer School / Bridge applications due Apr 20

Current or incoming students or parents interested in summer school programs at River City should visit our Summer School page for information and applications (navigate from the Home page to Academics --> Summer School or go directly to https://goo.gl/zqc2PP). Applications are due on Friday, April 20. Contact Assistant Principal Mrs. Rodriguez at 916-375-7800. She will be serving as the Summer School Principal.


Posted by: Site Manager Published:3/24/18
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Raiders win CREATE Awards

River City's design team won the Sacramento Regional Builders Exchange CREATE Best presentation award for their project in an awards ceremony at the DoubleTree Hotel Tuesday evening. A dozen schools participated in this event in two rounds of presentations on March 9 & 10.
Students who won college scholarships were Andrew Herrera ($500) and Courtney Kersey ($1600). Jun Genon won the leadership award; Flora Cox received the Golden ticket to the summer Academy worth $1100; and
Mrs Sedikeh Yusufi received the Create Mentoring program Outstanding Teacher of the year award. Congratulations!



Posted by: Site Manager Published:3/21/18
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Move Up Rally Input

Please fill out this short survey to give your input for Move Up Rally




Thank you,



Posted by: Sarah Johnson Published:3/20/18
Audience: Homepage, Leadership-The Class, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Leadership and Associates

RCHS Sports Agenda, March 19-24

Monday, March 19

Tennis @ Cosumnes Oaks

Baseball @ River Valley

Tuesday, March 20

Softball @ Rio Linda

Golf vs Inderkum

Baseball @ Rio Americano

Wednesday, March 21

Tennis vs Woodland

Baseball vs River Valley

Golf vs Yuba City

Thursday, March 22

Volleyball vs Woodland

Tennis @ River Valley

Golf vs Woodland

Softball @ Pioneer

Friday, March 23

Swim @ Yuba City

Baseball @ River Valley

Saturday, March 24

Track @ Metro Invitational 

Posted by: Site Manager Published:3/19/18
Audience: Homepage and Homepage

WUSD Family Resource Guide

Social workers in the Washington Unified School District have created a Resource Guide for all families in West Sacramento. It includes information on issues dealing with counseling, emergencies, housing, food, medical and dental, transportation, legal, employment, and many other areas of interest. There is contact information for all kinds of community resources in West Sacramento and Yolo County. We hope you find the resource guide useful when you need it. It's attached here as well as located on our Homepage under Important Documents and on our Parents page. Please call our office at (916) 375-7800 if you have questions or need assistance.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:3/19/18
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Letter to River City Community March 14

Dear RCHS Raider community

As you know, three weeks ago there was a terrible and tragic school shooting in Florida.  Like all of you, staff at River City High School were appalled by this terrible tragedy.    In the past weeks we have seen a heightened sense of concern regarding school safety, and we have also seen many lockdowns in our area including one at RCHS.

The lockdown at River City was a frightening experience at its worst and a staggering school disruption at its least.  Many major lessons were learned about what does work, what doesn’t work, and what needs to work better.  Starting immediately, RCHS is undergoing major additions and revisions to the existing school safety plan as well as other improvements.  In addition, we will continue to meet with parents to gain insights and hear concerns.

There were also positive lessons learned as well, and our staff cannot do enough to thank our West Sacramento Police Dept for their immediate response and diligence.  Resiliency and strength are the cornerstones of being an RCHS Raider and our community, staff, students, and parents showed plenty of those traits during this lockdown incident.

Moving forward, there have been many reports on social media organizing protests or school walk outs  on March 14.  Our staff does respect student rights to express themselves, but only in a safe manner that doesn’t disrupt the learning environment of the school. Furthermore the Washington Unified School District will not endorse or support any particular political view or advocacy group.   The best way for students to make a positive impact toward school climate is to actively be a part of the school community.

Working together with staff and students we will celebrate our community unity on March 14.  A display is being created to pay respect and honor school shooting victims not just from Florida but from previous incidents as well.  We will also pay respect to victims and show our thanks for our own safety with a moment of silence.  This moment of silence will be followed with our staff going over with students resources they can access including counseling and how to contact representatives.  Our goal will be to engage the students, listen to them, and support them.

In the meantime our staff will work diligently, and do all it can to ensure safety and promote a positive school climate. We look forward to seeing all our students tomorrow.

If you have any concerns about events or protests please do not hesitate to contact our staff either directly or by email and we will do our absolute best to address your concerns.


Stan Mojsich

Posted by: Site Manager Published:3/13/18
Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Raider Sports Schedule – March 12-17

Monday, March 12

Tennis vs Inderkum

Golf vs Rio Linda

Baseball vs Woodland 

Tuesday, March 13

Volleyball vs Inderkum

Golf vs River Valley

Wednesday, March 14

Boys Tennis @ Bethel     

Track - TCC League Meet

Volleyball vs Christian Brothers

Baseball @ Woodland

Thursday, March 15 (Min Day)

Volleyball vs Yuba City

Tennis vs Yuba City     

Friday, March 16 (Min Day)

Swim vs Inderkum

Baseball vs Woodland

Saturday, March 17

Track @ Cordova Lancer Invitational

Softball vs Lindhurst

Posted by: Site Manager Published:3/12/18
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Meet with the Principal

Given recent events both locally and nationally, we know that school safety is a very important topic to all of us. In order to establish stronger partnerships between school and community we are inviting you to a parent coffee with our principal to be held in the RCHS career center from 7:30 -8:10 A.M. on Wednesday March 7, Thursday March 8, or Friday March 9.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:3/7/18
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Raiders Sports March 6-10

Tuesday, March 6

Volleyball @ Rio Linda

Girls Soccer- CIF Nor Cal Playoffs vs Branson

Boys Tennis vs Laguna Creek

Baseball @ Antelope

Golf vs Kennedy

Wednesday, March 7

Boys Tennis @ Pioneer

Volleyball vs Monterey Trail

Baseball vs Armijo @ Raley Field

Boosters Meeting – 6:30 Career Center

Thursday, March 8

Volleyball @ Pioneer

Golf- Blue and Gold

Friday, March 9

Swim @ Pioneer

Tennis @ Christian Brothers

Saturday, March 10

Track @ Matador Invitational, American River College

Volleyball @ Davis Tournament

Softball @ Victory Tournament

Posted by: Site Manager Published:3/6/18
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Monday's lockdown update; school resumes Tuesday

During first period Monday, River City High School went into lockdown and later into an early release/evacuation of the campus due to an anonymous voicemail threat left on the campus message system. West Sacramento Police were on campus immediately, and students were never in any danger. Students and staff cooperated with West Sac PD and the campus was cleared by about 3pm.

On Monday afternoon the West Sacramento Police Department Investigations unit arrested a male juvenile who attends River City High School for a violation of California Penal Code section 422, making Criminal Threats, which is a felony.

If any members of the public have any further information regarding this incident, we encourage you to contact the West Sacramento Police Department at (916) 375-6275.

Please be advised that school will be back in session Tuesday, which also happens to be a previously scheduled collaboration minimum day.

We know how difficult this type of ordeal is to cope with—school counselors and support personnel will be available on campus to assist teachers and students tomorrow and throughout the remainder of the week as needed.

Please do not hesitate to contact the RCHS main office at (916) 375-7800 with additional questions.

Stan Mojsich, Principal

Posted by: Site Manager Published:3/5/18
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No Athletic Practice or Games at River City today
Posted by: Site Manager Published:3/5/18
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Girls soccer in CIF Section Championship

The 3rd-seeded Lady Raiders soccer team defeated 2nd-seed Armijo in Fairfield on Thursday to advance to the Division II CIF Sac-Joaquin Section championship. They will face the top-seeded Roseville Tigers at 4:00pm at Elk Grove High School.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:3/1/18
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Mock Trial finishes season

River City High School Mock Trial attended the Gordon D. Schaber Mock Trial tournament awards on Tuesday night in downtown Sacramento. Da Vinci Charter School of Davis was announced as the winner of the Yolo County Championship, defeating River City in a close match. Hunter Cradit earned MVP honors for the championship round. For the tournament as a whole, Isabella Zink and Melina Dhillon were selected as among the top witnesses, Madison Her received an award as one of the top Clerk/Timers, and Calvin McGee was selected as a top attorney and team MVP. Congratulations River City Mock Trial!


Posted by: Site Manager Published:2/28/18
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Raiders Sports Feb 26 - Mar 2

Monday, Feb 26

Tennis vs McClatchy

Volleyball @ El Dorado

Tuesday, Feb 27

Volleyball @ Florin (Var Only)

Team Pictures

Wednesday, Feb 28

Tennis vs Kennedy

Girls Soccer CIF Playoffs Semifinals @Armijo 

Volleyball @ Sheldon (Var Only)

Thursday, March 1

Volleyball vs El Camino (Var Only)

Golf Blue/Gold Match @ Land Park Golf Course 

Friday, March 2

Tennis vs Rio Americano

Baseball @ El Camino

Swim @ Rio Linda 

Saturday, March 3

Track @ Burbank Steve Jones Relays 

Baseball @ De La Salle

Posted by: Site Manager Published:2/26/18
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Mock Trial vies for Yolo Championship

The River City prosecution team faced the defense team from Da Vinci Charter Academy of Davis for the first contested Yolo County Mock Trial Championship in a dozen years. It was a close trial with great performances on both sides -- a match of which both teams can be proud. We'll find out the team and individual winners along with those from Sacramento county at the Gordon D. Schaber Mock Trial Tournament Awards on Tuesday night at 8pm at The Grand Ballroom, 1215 J Street.


Posted by: Site Manager Published:2/24/18
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Powder Puff Rally and Game

We will be hosting a 4th period Rally on Friday, March 9th with the tradition Powder Puff game to follow at 6pm.  This year the ladies of River City will be playing the ladies of Rancho Cordova, while our gentlemen cheer!


Spirit week is March 5th-9th! The spirit days are the following:


Monday, March 5th- Nike vs Adidas (choose your favorite brand to represent)

Tuesday, March 6th- Uniform Day

Wednesday, March 7th- College Day

Thursday, March 8th- Night in vs. Night out (Comfy clothes vs fancy clothes)

Friday, March 9th- Pink vs Black (Pick a color to represent)

Posted by: Sarah Johnson Published:2/22/18
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Future Farmers Spaghetti Feed Mar. 1

The West Sacramento Future Farmers of America (FFA) would like to invite you to their Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser at Bryte Garden Café on March 1st from 5:30pm – 7:30pm.

Please help support your local West Sacramento FFA Chapter in raising money for Senior scholarships, annual FFA Awards night and State FFA Convention to Anaheim.

We look forward to seeing you Thursday March 1st, at 5:30 pm in the Bryte Cafe.  A spaghetti dinner is only $10, we will be selling cool FFA T-shirts also for $15 and chicken eggs. 

Hope to see you here!

Posted by: Site Manager Published:2/21/18
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Boys & Girls Soccer make playoffs

River City's boys and girls soccer teams qualified for the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division II playoffs in an announcement posted Friday. On Tuesday, Feb. 20, the 8th-seed Raider Boys host the 9th-sees from Vallejo at 6:3pm. On Wednesday, Feb. 21, the 3rd-seeded Raider Girls host the 14th-seed Elk Grove High School, also at 6:30pm. Admission price for CIF playoff games at school sites are $6 for adults, $4 for K-12 students, with children under 5 free. 

Posted by: Site Manager Published:2/16/18
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Mock Trial defeats Kennedy

The River City Mock Trial team's prosecution side defeated John F. Kennedy High School's defense side 55% to 45% Thursday night in the 3rd Round of the Gordon Schaber Mock Trial Tournament at the Sacramento County Courthouse. The Raiders won all three judges' ballots. Hunter Cradit was chosen MVP of the round by our opponents.

In Round 1, River City faced a formidable Del Campo team and lost on all three judges' ballots. Melina Dhillon was chosen MVP by the Del Campo team. Round 2 against St. Francis was much closer in points, 51% to 49%, but we still lost on all three ballots. Calvin McGee was selected MVP in that round.

Round 4 pairings for Wednesday, Feb. 21 are to be determined. On Saturday, Feb. 24 at 9am, River City faces Da Vinci Charter from Davis for the Yolo County Championship at the Sacramento County Courthouse.



Posted by: Site Manager Published:2/16/18
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Boys & Girls basketball make playoffs

River City's boys and girls basketball teams qualified for the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoffs in an announcement posted Thursday. On Friday, Feb. 16, the 18th-seeded Lady Raiders play the 15th-seed John F. Kennedy at Sam Brannan Middle School, and on Wednesday, Feb. 21, the 13th-seed Raider boys travel to 4th-seed Folsom. Both games start at 7pm. Admission price for CIF playoff games at school sites are $8 for adults, $5 for K-12 students, with children under 5 free. 

Posted by: Site Manager Published:2/16/18
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Boys Soccer

Dear River City,

Please congratulate both the boys’ freshmen and varsity soccer teams.

The freshmen, in their first year of existence, won the unofficial freshmen league title with an undefeated league record.

The varsity boys just clinched their second straight title with a game to go as they also pursue an undefeated league season.

Come out and watch the JV and varsity boys play their final league match this Wednesday here at River City. JV kicks off at 5:00 and the Varsity kicks off at 7:00.

For the varsity team it is senior night. I encourage you all to come out and see them play. They are a gifted and exciting team to watch.




Kendahl L. Mizner

River City High School

Head Varsity Coach – Boys Soccer

Posted by: Joan Smith Published:2/13/18
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Skills USA

Hello all,

I am proud to announce that RC students were champions at work at the SKILLSUSA competitions

Our students took part in many different areas.

You already y read Mrs. Johnny Warriors computer Programming winners.

Mrs Judy Tan’s student Devin Head Got Bronze medal for Drafting

My students in the Engineering and Science Academy  got Gold silver and Bronze for Electronics technology

KJ Pascual ------Gold

Nahefa Sayed--- Silver

Carina Oleychenko---- Bronze

Please congratulate them if you see them


All students interested should be able to go to State.


Sedikeh Yusufi

CTE Dept chair and Academy lead teacher

(916) 375-7800 x 2754

When you know your “Why” your “What” will be of purpose.

Posted by: Joan Smith Published:2/12/18
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Syncopationg Sea-Monkeys

Congratulations to the Syncopating Sea-Monkeys who performed all day Saturday at the Trad Jazz Youth Band Festival. All of our musicians left it on the stage and the following individuals won awards:


Caleb Nelson, The Dillon Weatherly Scholarship to Teagarden Jazz Camp

Spencer Nyberg, Best High School Trombonist

Zoe Devine, Best High School Vocalist and a $500 scholarship for vocal excellence

Gabby Baba, Full Scholarship to Teagarden Jazz camp and the Recognition for Outstanding Leadership

Posted by: Joan Smith Published:2/12/18
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Raider wrestler stuns in regional meet

Coaches and supporters celebrate after Michelle Kamyshin earned her championship. (from left to right) RCHS head coach Jason Stolpe, Francise Harrell, Michelle Kamyshin, James Andrus, Hayden Scarbrough and Joe Luna


By Raider Reporters. Shockwaves of excitement rippled through the River City athletic community as a sophomore wrestler faced down some tough competition and came out on top.

Michelle Kamyshin took 1st place in the 150 weight class of the Girls Wrestling Northern Regional Meet that took place on Feb. 2nd and 3rd at Natomas High School.


What made her run to 1st place so impressive was that as a 5th seeded wrestler she defeated the 4th, 1st and 2nd seeded competitors to take the championship.

“I was the underdog,” said Kamyshin, “who stepped up and made those around me proud.”

The title qualifies her to compete in the San-Joaquin Section Masters Tournament on Feb. 16th and 17th at McNair High School in Stockton. Top finishers at Masters then qualify for the State Championships in Visalia.   

Regardless of the meets ahead and her future success, Kamyshin has found a passion in wrestling and being a part of the RCHS team.

“Wrestling has changed me. This sport has helped me more than anyone can imagine. I don’t know where I would be without it.”   

Posted by: Site Manager Published:2/8/18
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February 7th is a Regular Schedule day


this is the day that was in error on the calendar.  January 31st replaced this day

Posted by: Site Manager Published:2/6/18
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RCHS Athletic Agenda Feb 5-10

Monday, Feb 5

Boys Soccer @ Inderkum

Tuesday, Feb 6

Girls Soccer @ Yuba City

Wednesday, Feb 7

Boys Basketball vs Yuba City

Boys Soccer @ Yuba City

Booster Club Meeting, Career Center, 6:30pm

Thursday, Feb 8

Girls Basketball vs Woodland

Friday, Feb 9

Boys Frosh Soccer vs Ponderosa

Saturday, Feb 10

Wrestling - TCC League Tourney @ Inderkum

Posted by: Site Manager Published:2/5/18
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Sydney Schultz signs with LMU

Congrats to Sydney Schultz, her family and the whole soccer team as she signs her letter of intent to Loyola Marymount University. RCHS is so proud of you!


Posted by: Site Manager Published:2/1/18
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B of A's Student Leaders Program deadline Friday

The deadline to apply for the Bank of America Charitable Foundation’s Student Leaders® Program is Friday February 2. There will be no deadline extensions. Students can apply for the program by going to www.bankofamerica.com/studentleaders.

Since its inception in 2005, the Bank of America Student Leaders Program has recognized more than 2,500 exemplary high school juniors and seniors who have a passion for improving their communities.  The program helps students gain a greater understanding of how nonprofits create impact in the community and helps develop them as the next generation of community leaders through two components:

  • A summer eight-week paid internship with a nonprofit organization selected by the bank. This internship is designed to provide opportunities for the students to develop and apply leadership skills through hands-on work experience, while raising their awareness of community issues addressed by their Host Organization. 
  • The week-long, all-expense paid Student Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C. from July 8-13, 2018. Conducted in partnership with the Close Up Foundation, the Summit introduces students to aspects of civic, social and business leadership and provides them with knowledge and skills they will use throughout their life to create positive community change. 
Posted by: Site Manager Published:2/1/18
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January 31st District Collaboration Day

This is just a reminder that tomorrow, January 31st is a district Collaboration Day with a 12:20 dismissal.

Posted by: Joan Smith Published:1/30/18
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Athletic Agenda, Jan 29 - Feb 3

RCHS Athletic Agenda, Jan 29 - Feb 3, 2018

Monday, January 29

Boys Soccer @ River Valley

Tuesday, January 30

Girls Soccer vs Pioneer

Girls Basketball vs Inderkum

Wrestling @ Rio Linda

Wednesday, January 31

8th Grade Information Night

Boys Basketball @ Pioneer

Boys Soccer vs Rio Linda

Thursday, February 1

8th Grade Information Night

Girls Basketball @ Yuba City

Girls Soccer @ Inderkum

Friday, February 2

Boys Basketball vs Inderkum

Boys Soccer vs Pioneer

Girls Wrestling Regionals @ Natomas

Saturday, February 3

Girls Wrestling Regionals @ Natomas

Rugby vs TBA

Posted by: Site Manager Published:1/29/18
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Yolo Co African American Student Leadership Conference

Announcing our 3rd Annual Yolo County African American Student Leadership Conference on February 24! Our goal is to reach 180 youth with the powerful interactive presentations, activities, and networking that will take place on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 7:30am to 3:00pm. The event is free and open to all youth in Yolo County, grades 6-12. 


Please contact Freda Clark for more information at 375-7800 Ext. 2082.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:1/29/18
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February Raider Report

Dear RCHS Raider Community,

It’s a very busy week ahead with school spirit, 8th grade parent nights and a full schedule of events. In addition, please note the change of schedule on our calendar for Jan. 31; it's a minimum day for students. 

Go Raiders

Stan Mojsich

Principal RCHS

(916) 375-7800 x2071

Posted by: Site Manager Published:1/29/18
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Yolo Careers in Education Forum

February 7, 2018

5:00pm to 7:30pm

Yolo Solano Center for Teacher Credentialing

4632 2nd Street Ste. 110, Davis, 95618

Administration, Educational Support, Instructional Technology, food Service, Maintenance, Secretarial Work, Security, Teaching, Transportation.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:1/29/18
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Remembering Hal Sorrell

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the recent passing of Mr. Harold Sorrell.

Mr. Sorell was 81 years old and passed away on January 3rd due to a long-time illness. He began working for Washington Unified in September of 1964 and retired from the WUSD on January 31, 2002, returning briefly in 2011 as a substitute. At Mr. Sorrell's request, no services were held.

Mr. Sorrell was a valued member of the River City and WUSD community having spent 41 years as a teacher, coach, drivers education instructor, resource specialist, and home teacher. His tireless dedication to his work and his impact on students goes unmatched. Mr. Sorrell will be sorely be missed by his family, friends, and everyone he touched throughout his many years in our community.

Tennis coach and teacher Dave Brooks remembered Hal: "I knew him for over 35 years.  He taught me how to drive when I was 15, mentored me when I was a new River City Special Education teacher, and then subbed for me when he retired. Legendary sense of humor.  One of my all-time RC favorites."

Hal will be greatly missed, and our thoughts go out to his family at this difficult time.



Posted by: Site Manager Published:1/25/18
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FAFSA workshops through Feb 21

Need help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2018-2019? Sign up for assistance in completing the 2018-2019 FAFSA Application and the California Dream Act Application (CADAA) at the Sacramento City College West Sacramento Center, 1115 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento

Workshops Available:

  • Tuesday, February 6, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Friday, February 9, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
  • Thursday, February 15, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday, February 21, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Location: West Sacramento Center Room WSC 220

Please bring the following to the workshop:

  • Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID Login/Password Information
  • 2016 Tax Information
  • Social Security Number

If Dependent, parents may attend & bring:

  • Parent 2016 Tax Information
  • Parent Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID Login
  • Parent Information household size, etc.

For further questions, call Sarah Adamovich @ West Sacramento Center, 916-375-5511

Posted by: Site Manager Published:1/24/18
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District Collaboration Date Change to Jan 31

There was an error on our calendar dates for the next District Collaboration Day. Our calendar showed February 7th, but the correct date is Wednesday, January 31st. Please mark your calendars that January 31st will be a Minimum Day Schedule (8:20-12:20). February 7 will be a regular schedule day. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:1/23/18
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8th Grade Parent Information Nights Jan 31 and Feb 1

On Wednesday Jan. 31 and Thursday Feb. 1 River City is hosting an 8th Grade Information Night. This event is for all incoming 9th graders and their parents to learn about the high school and how to request classes for next fall. This is an important for parents to attend. Bus transportation will be provided to and from River City High School, Russian and Spanish translations will be available, and we'll even have some light refreshments to get everyone there! For more information, contact Kristin Rodriguez, Assistant Principal

Posted by: Site Manager Published:1/23/18
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Athletics Agenda Jan 22-27

Monday, January 22

Frosh Boys Soccer vs Rio Americano

Tuesday, January 23

Girls Soccer @ River Valley

Girls Basketball vs Rio Linda

Wednesday, January 24

Boys Basketball vs River Valley

Boys Soccer vs Woodland

Frosh Soccer vs Encina

Wrestling @ River Valley

Thursday, January 25

Girls Basketball vs Pioneer

Girls Soccer vs Rio Linda

Friday, January 26

Boys Basketball @ Rio Linda

Saturday, January 27

Wrestling @ Placer Duals

Posted by: Site Manager Published:1/22/18
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Back to School Night

Wednesday, January 17, 5:30-8pm

  • Meet your student’s teachers and join us for a night of music and food!
  • Food, drinks and snack items will be available for purchase. Proceeds support RCHS student clubs.
  • Listen to music performed by our own River City High School Music Department.
  • Meet your student’s teachers
  • Get information about student clubs and athletics

5:30—6:30-Quad - Enjoy student performances from our music department

6:15—Quad - AFJROTC Color Guard presents the Flag

6:30—7:40 Classrooms - Parents and families visit teachers. See the attached flyer for a map of the school.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:1/16/18
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Athletics Agenda Jan 16-20

Athletics Agenda January 15-20

Tuesday, January 16

Picture Day for Winter Sports

Wednesday, January 17 (Min Day)

Girls Basketball vs Woodland

Boys Soccer vs Inderkum

Thursday, January 18

Boys Basketball @ Woodland

Wrestling vs Woodland

Girls Soccer vs Woodland

Friday, January 19

Girls Basketball @ River Valley

Boys Soccer vs Yuba City

Saturday, January 20

Wrestling @ Lindhurst Tournament

Posted by: Site Manager Published:1/16/18
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Athletic Agenda Jan 8-13

Monday, January 8

Girls Basketball @ Inderkum

Boys Soccer @ Rio Linda


Tuesday, January 9

Boys Basketball @ Inderkum

Girls Soccer vs Inderkum

Wrestling vs Inderkum


Wednesday, January 10

Girls Basketball vs Yuba City

Boys Soccer @ Pioneer


Thursday, January 11

Boys Basketball @ Yuba City

Wrestling vs Yuba City

Girls Soccer vs Yuba City

Rugby vs McClatchy


Friday, January 12

Wrestling JV @ Sutter Lions Invitational

Team Pictures for Girls Basketball and Boys Soccer


Saturday, January 13

Wrestling Varsity @ Sutter Lions Invitational

Posted by: Site Manager Published:1/8/18
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RCHS Weekly Sports Agenda January 1-6

Tuesday, January 2     

Boys Basketball vs Rio Linda: Frosh 4pm, JV 5:30, Var 7


Wednesday, January 3

Girls Basketball @ Rio Linda: JV 5:30, Var 7

Girls Soccer @ Rio Linda: JV 5, Var 7


Thursday, January 4

Boys Basketball vs Pioneer: Frosh 4, JV 5:30, Var 7

Boys Soccer vs Will C. Wood: Frosh 3, JV 5, Var 7

Wrestling @ Pioneer


Friday, January 5

Girls Basketball @ Pioneer: JV 5:30, Var 7

Boys Basketball vs Vacaville: Frosh 4, JV 5:30, Var 7

Wrestling @ Joe Rios Memorial Tournament (Chico), all day

Posted by: Site Manager Published:1/2/18
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Raider Report Dec. 18,2017

Please enjoy the Raider Report

Posted by: Joan Smith Published:12/18/17
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Dec. 4th Raider Report

Please take a look at the December 4th Raider Report

Posted by: Joan Smith Published:12/4/17
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Visual Art Show

Fall Semester Visual Art Showcase

A Celebration of the talented artists of River City

Thursday, December 14, 2017


B Bldg. Foyer at River City

Guests should check in at the front office

Posted by: Joan Smith Published:11/29/17
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Coffee with Principal Mojsich

Come join Principal Mojsich for a Q & A session in the river City Career Center on Friday, December 1st at 8:30AM.  donuts and coffee will be provided.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:11/29/17
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VFW Children's Christmas Show/Service Learning Opportunity
VFW Children's Christmas Show. This is a great opportunity for River City Students to complete their Service Learning requirements. Contact information is on the flier
Posted by: Joan Smith Published:11/28/17
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College Applications for CSU and UC due November 30

College Applications for CSU and UC are due Thursday, November 30th. Need help? Contact CSU Apply Hotline: 857-304-2087; UC Hotline: (800) 207-1710. Don't wait!!!

Posted by: Site Manager Published:11/17/17
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It's a Wonderful Life play Dec. 7-10

River City High School presents It's a Wonderful Life, a live radio play Thu-Sat Dec 7-10

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve. Due to some adult content (discussion of suicide, etc.) as well as the slower pace of the action, the show is not recommended for children.

Dates and times:

Thu. December 7th 2017, 7:00 pm

Fri. December 8th 2017, 7:00 pm

Sat. December 9th 2017, 3:00 pm

Sun. December 10th 2017, 3:00 pm


Adult - $8.00

Student - $6.00

Running Time: 90 minutes

For more information and to purchase tickets in advance, go to 



Posted by: Site Manager Published:11/16/17
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Farm to Fork Cooking Contest

I'm so proud to announce that Symra Hayat took 2nd place in the Farm to Fork Cooking Contest hosted by Fox 40 and the Arts Institute. She competed on Monday at the Arts Institute location in Sacramento while being filmed by Fox 40. The competition and interviews will be aired on Wednesday (not sure what time yet). Symra won a substantial scholarship to attend A. I. and is looking forward to pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Culinary  Management. If you know Symra or have her in your class please extend a congrats!

Cheryle Sutton

Posted by: Site Manager Published:11/14/17
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Raider Report November 2017

Please enjoy the November Raider Report

Posted by: Joan Smith Published:11/14/17
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Dance show Wed-Thu

The RCHS Dance Show performances will be held on Wednesday and Thursday at 6:30 pm in the gymnasium. Doors open at 6 pm. Tickets are $5 for students and $6 for adults; ages 4 and under are free.


Posted by: Site Manager Published:11/14/17
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RC School Site Council

River City High School

School Site Council Meeting

November 15th at 3:30pm -4:00pm

Location: Principal’s Office




  1. Welcome
  2. Call to order
  3. Adoption of the Agenda
  4. Review minutes from last meeting 10/25/17
  5. Review SPSA
  6. Schedule next School Site Meeting
  7. Adjournment
Posted by: Joan Smith Published:11/9/17
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Girls tennis finishes outstanding season

The girls tennis team finished another outstanding season, losing only in the CIF Section semifinals to Granite Bay High School. The team finished undefeated in league for the fourth straight year and made the playoffs each season. Congratulations to the team and Coach Dave Brooks!

Posted by: Site Manager Published:11/8/17
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Raiders to face Folsom in D-1 playoff Thursday

River City's football team will travel to face the #1 seed Folsom Bulldogs on Thursday, Nov. 9 at 7:00 pm in Folsom for the first round of the CIF Division I Sac-Joaquin playoffs. The 16th-seed Raiders had already secured a playoff spot before their final regular season game, a 64-43 loss to River Valley on Friday.  

Posted by: Site Manager Published:11/5/17
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Girls Tennis continues playoff success

The River City Girls Tennis Team defeated Roseville 7 to 2 in Wednesday's Section Quarterfinal playoff match after winning 8 to 1 over Tracy in the first round on Monday. The team is now 24-2 overall this fall.

On Thursday, November 2, team members Alex Sommer, Lauren Dela Rosa, Mallory Snarr, and Kari Tran will compete in the Sac-Joaquin Section Singles and Doubles Tournament at Johnson Ranch Racquet Club in Roseville.


Posted by: Site Manager Published:11/2/17
Audience: Homepage

Raider Report Oct. 30,2017

Please take a look at the Raider Report for Oct. 30th

Posted by: Joan Smith Published:10/30/17
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Vote for RCHS as Game of the Week on Channel 3


Posted by: Site Manager Published:10/20/17
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RC School Site Council Agenda

Wednesday, October 25th

3:30 pm in the RC Principal's Office

Posted by: Joan Smith Published:10/20/17
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Tennis team sweeps league again

River City's girls tennis team defeated River Valley 9-0 in their final TCC league match ever, finishing with a four-year undefeated streak of 48-0. Since the Raiders are moving to the Metro League next fall, this was the last TCC league match for the girls. Now it's on to the playoffs. Congratulations to all of the team members (past and present), and particularly to Coach Dave Brooks. This record of achievement, excellence, and consistency is the pride and pinnacle of River City High School athletics. 

Posted by: Site Manager Published:10/18/17
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Haunted House & Family Faire

RCHS Productions and River City Choirs presents the The Haunted House & Family Fair, October 20, 21, 27, 28 from 7pm to 8:30pm in the River City Black Box Theatre. Admission $3 or 2 for $5. Spooky Scenes and Creative Crafts for the whole family!





Posted by: Site Manager Published:10/16/17
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Mock Trial begins Wednesday Oct. 18

The first meeting of the Mock Trial team will be held on Wednesday, October 18 at 3:30pm in Room 851. We will distribute copies of the case packet, explain the basics of being on the team and the nature of the competition, and take sign-ups for those who wish to try out. Students interested in the law, law enforcement, public speaking and debate, and performance and acting should consider trying out. Any student in grades 9-12 are welcome to attend. See Mr. O'Connor if you have any questions, or check out our page on the school website at http://rivercity-wusd-ca.schoolloop.com/mock

Posted by: Site Manager Published:10/15/17
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Bryte Campus Open House Oct. 27

The Culinary Arts, Farm-to-Fork, and Construction Technology academies invite you to their

Annual Harvest Festival and Open House

Friday, October 27, 5 to 7:30 pm

Bryte Career & College Training

637 Todhunter Avenue, West Sacramento

Admission is FREE

Chef demonstrations, games, tours, vendors and information booths, Spaghetti dinner ($4)


Posted by: Site Manager Published:10/11/17
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4th Period Rally Schedule


Posted by: Site Manager Published:10/6/17
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Raiders 30 Pioneer 0

River City 30, Pioneer 0 in Woodland – Zack Gomez rushed for two touchdowns, Mark Gokun and Josh Nelson added one rushing touchdown each and AJ Dhanda booted a 37-yard field goal as the Raiders (5-1, 1-1) beat the Patriots (0-5, 0-2) in the Tri County Conference game.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:9/30/17
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Parade of Mascots at the Freshman Game Oct 5

All local K-8 students wearing their school t-shirt/gear will be admitted free to the Freshman football game on Thursday, October 5 at 6pm. The first 500 K-8 students get a free t-shirt and a Raider temporary tattoo. At halftime all of our K-8 schools will participate in a parade of mascots around the track. 

Come and support our K-8 schools, our community and our Freshman Football team as they battle Lincoln HS.

Kristin Rodriguez, Assistant Principal


Posted by: Site Manager Published:9/28/17
Audience: Homepage and Athletics

Homecoming Spirit Days 10/2-10/6

Monday 10/2 - Sports Day; Tuesday 10/3 - Superhero Day; Wednesday 10/4 - Decades Day; Thursday 10/5 - Junior/Senior (Gold) vs. Frosh/Soph (Blue); Friday 10/6 - Raider Pride Day. The dress code is still in force during Spirit Week.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:9/20/17
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PSAT test Info

When is the PSAT:  October 25th, 2017

Cost:   $0.00 (Zero)

Who can take it:   Sophomores and Juniors

Where will it be taken:  RCHS…Rm. TBA

How do I Register:  Sophomores are automatically registered and Juniors who

want to take the PSAT need to see the bookkeeper by Oct. 13th to register

Posted by: Site Manager Published:9/18/17
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Monday is Constitution Day!

To commemorate the 230th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787, River City will join schools around the country to observe National Constitution Day on Monday, September 18. Congress established Constitution Day in 2004 with the mandate that all public schools provide educational programming on the history of the American Constitution. The weeks of September 18-29 are also California Voter Education Weeks. In California, students can pre-register to vote as early as age 16 (although they can’t cast a ballot until they turn 18).


All members of the River City community can help fulfill Congress's mandate by at least acknowledging the day with their students and highlighting the importance of being knowledgeable about our government, our rights, and our obligations as citizens.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:9/14/17
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WUSD Message to Our Community

Dear Washington Unified Families and Friends,

We cannot begin to put into words the sadness that has engulfed our community as we learned that two of our Southport Elementary students together with their younger sibling were killed last night.

Our thoughts and hearts are with their family and all the classmates, friends, and families connected to the children. We will continue working closely with local authorities to keep you updated with ongoing developments regarding the incident.

At this point in time, our school district has brought in counselors and support personnel to assist teachers and students throughout this ordeal. Support services are available for students and teachers for the remainder of this week and in the future for grief counseling for anyone who needs it. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Washington Unified School District’s Student and Family Support Services Department at (916) 375-7600 ext. 1370. The 24-Hour Crisis Line in West Sacramento is: (916) 372-6565.

A candlelight vigil for the children will be held Thursday, September 14th, 7PM at Southport Elementary School, 2747 Linden Road, West Sacramento. 

The vigil is open to all members of the community wishing to attend and honor the memory of the children. There is parking available in the church parking lot adjacent to the school property.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:9/14/17
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School Site Council Parent Election

Parents and Guardians - River City is holding an election for parent representative to the School Site Council. There are three candidates, and ballots must be submitted by Tuesday, September 19. You can download and complete a ballot below in English, Spanish, or Russian and bring or send it to school, or stop by the school to cast your vote in person.

Thank you.

Martina Guerra

Assistant Principal, River City High School

1 Raider Ln, West Sacramento CA 95691

(916) 375-7800 ext.2088


Posted by: Site Manager Published:9/13/17
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Class of '87 reunion Oct. 21

River City High School Class of '87 will be holding its 30 year reunion on Oct. 21, 2017 at the Sacramento Yacht Club. For info email Tahoebreeze2@aol.com or check us out on Facebook at River City High School class of 87.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:9/11/17
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Raider Report Sept. 11 2017
Posted by: Joan Smith Published:9/11/17
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Cash for College Workshop Oct. 18

A Cash for College workshop will be held on Wednesday, October 18th from 6 to 8pm in the Commons room of the F (Math) Building. Senior students and parents/guardians are encouraged to attend to get help with the FAFSA, Dream Act, or Chafee Grant applications. Students will need to bring the following information and documents to complete one of the applications:

  • Student’s Social Security card and driver license or government issued ID (if available)
  • Parent’s Social Security card (if available)
  • Parent’s federal income tax return from tax year 2016
  • Records of untaxed income such as child support, TANF, interest income, veterans non-education benefits, Social Security benefits
  • Student’s 2016 federal income tax return, or evidence of income earned (W-2 form or pay records)
  • Bank account records or statements
  • Records of stocks, bonds or investments
Posted by: Site Manager Published:9/6/17
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WUSD response to DACA repeal

Washington Unified Reassures Community in Response to DACA Repeal

WEST SACRAMENTO—The Washington Unified School District (WUSD) today issued a statement regarding the President’s decision to suspend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that protects undocumented children of immigrants from deportation.

This recent decision is a cause for concern creating a multitude of emotional responses from our students and families uncertain of the impact this will have in their lives. 

Our schools always have been and will continue to be the cornerstone of our community providing our hard-working families the opportunity to pursue their dreams of a successful future. 

The Washington Unified School District together with countless other local and statewide agencies will continue to support and protect ALL students regardless of their immigration status upholding our Safe Haven Resolution approved by the Board of Trustees on February 16, 2017.

We are fully committed to supporting our families with any concerns for their future.

Each school has a support system and staff in place to help our students with any anxiety or fear. Each school is staffed with a part-time Social Worker and Outreach Specialists in addition to our teachers, campus safety monitors, support staff and administration. Please talk to your children about the safety and support staff available at school. Our employees stand ready to support and help.


Helpful Resources:

Download this statement in a printable PDF.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:9/6/17
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Student resources for Dreamers and DACA

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Tuesday that the Trump Administration is rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), an American immigration policy created by the Obama administration in June 2012. DACA allows certain undocumented immigrants who entered the country as minors to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and eligibility for a work permit. The Attorney General stated that no action would be taken until after 6 months have elapsed, potentially allowing Congress to take some action before March 5, 2018.

Understandably, students may be concerned about their own status or that of a loved one or friend. Some resources and links are attached here. If you have questions, staff members Cynthia Cisneros (Room 703) and Estella DeLaTorre (Career Center) are available for assistance. You are not alone, and you have support on our campus.


El Procurador General de Estados Unidos, Jeff Sessions, anunció el martes que la Administración Trump está rescindiendo la Ley de Acción Diferida por Llegadas de Niñez (DACA), una política estadounidense de inmigración creada por el gobierno de Obama en junio de 2012. DACA permite a ciertos inmigrantes indocumentados ingresar al país como menores a recibir un período renovable de dos años de acción diferida por deportación y elegibilidad para un permiso de trabajo. El Procurador General declaró que no se tomaría ninguna acción hasta después de transcurridos 6 meses, lo que podría permitir al Congreso tomar alguna medida antes del 5 de marzo de 2018. Comprensiblemente, los estudiantes pueden estar preocupados por su propio estado o el de un ser querido o amigo. Algunos recursos y enlaces se adjuntan aquí. Si tiene preguntas, los miembros del personal Cynthia Cisneros (Sala 703) y Estella DeLaTorre (Career Center) están disponibles para recibir ayuda. Usted no está solo, y usted tiene apoyo en nuestro campus.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:9/5/17
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Feria de Educacion / Education Fair Oct. 1

Join us for Sacramento’s Fifth Annual Feria de Educación

Acompáñenos a la quinta Feria Anual de Educación en Sacramento

Sunday, October 1, 2017
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sacramento State
6000 J St., Sacramento, CA 95819
Join Us For This Free Community Event

Information and Workshops on College Admission, Financial Aid, Scholarships, Career Options, and more Free Children's Books Exhibits | Education-Related Information and Resources  | Food | Music | Entertainment | Sacramento State Campus Tour

For more information, contact Viridiana Diaz, Assistant Vice President of Strategic Diversity Initiatives, Sacramento State by email at viridiaz@csus.edu


Domingo 1 de octubre, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sacramento State
6000 J St., Sacramento, CA 95819

Acompáñenos a este evento de educación gratuito!

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Posted by: Site Manager Published:9/2/17
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Parents needed for School Site Council

Dear Parents and Guardians

River City needs parents to join our School Site Council, a group of teachers, parents, classified employees, and students that works with the principal to develop, review and evaluate school improvement programs and budgets. If you are interested or know of someone who is interested in being part of our River City High School Site Council, please complete the nomination form located in our school website or stop by our school to get one. You can submit the nomination form by email or our front office by September 7. Elections will take place September 19 at RCHS front office.

Thank you!

Estimados padres y tutores

River City necesita padres a unirse a nuestro Consejo Escolar, un grupo de maestros, padres, empleados clasificados, y los estudiantes que trabaja con el director para desarrollar, revisar y evaluar los programas y presupuestos de mejoramiento escolar. Si está interesado o conoce a alguien que esté interesado en ser parte de nuestro Sumo Consejo Local de la ciudad del río, por favor completar el formulario de nominación se encuentra en nuestra página de internet o pasar por nuestra escuela para conseguir uno. Puede enviar el formulario de nominación por correo electrónico o nuestra oficina antes de septiembre 7. Elecciones se llevará a cabo 19 de septiembre en la oficina delante RCHS.


Уважаемые родители и опекуны

River City нужны родителичтобы присоединитьсянашей школе Совет сайта, группа учителей, родителей, классифицированных сотрудников и студентовкоторый работает с основным для разработки, рассмотрения и оценки программулучшению школьных и бюджетов. Если вы заинтересованы или знаете коготокто заинтересован в участии нашего River Сити Хай School совет сайта, пожалуйстазаполните бланкрасположенный в нашем школьном сайте или остановить нашу школучтобы получить один. Вы можете отправить бланк заявки по электронной почте или наш фронтофис по сентябрь 7. Выборы пройдут 19 сентября в фронтофиса RCHS.


Posted by: Site Manager Published:9/2/17
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Sports events rescheduled due to heat

The football and tennis teams have announced changes to their schedules due to the extreme heat predicted for the next several days. 

The home tennis match scheduled for Friday has been move to Thursday afternoon.

The football game time for Saturday's match-up against McClatchy at Hughes Stadium (Sac City College) has been changed; the JV starts at 6pm and the Varsity starts at 8pm.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:8/31/17
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SBAC success earns discount stickers for seniors

Congratulations to the 134 Seniors this year who took the SBAC tests last spring and met or exceeded standards in BOTH Math and ELA! If your student’s name appears on this list, please have them come in to the Assistant Principal’s office with their ID card for the Academic Discount sticker. The sticker gets students into all home athletic events for free and get discounts to other school events. We are thrilled to have so many students qualify for this incentive.  Great job, Raiders!


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Posted by: Site Manager Published:8/31/17
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State test scores could be delayed two more weeks

(EdSource, Aug. 29, 2017) The California Department of Education now hopes to publicly release statewide results of the Smarter Balanced assessments in math and reading by Sept. 13, after a delay caused by inaccurate data received from its test contractor.

The new date is more than two weeks later than the originally expected public release date of Aug. 29. The department first announced the postponement last Friday, citing a “recently identified data issue.” At that time, no new date was announced.

By Tuesday, department officials clarified that results for about 25,000 special education students “had been associated with a different district from where they were tested,” causing the department to recalculate the statewide data. The department discovered the problem after sending test results to the more than 1,000 local districts “during a preview period to ensure accuracy of the information when it is released to the public,” said department spokesman Bill Ainsworth.

However, he added that results provided to districts through the state’s Online Reporting System “are accurate.”


Posted by: Site Manager Published:8/30/17
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District ID Badges for Staff, Coaches, Volunteers, etc.

WUSD is requesting that all staff and adults working with students on campus have and wear a District ID.  This would include all current staff members, coaches, current volunteers, classroom aides. 

To help make this easier, District personnel will be on the River City Campus on Wednesday, September 6th from 11:30 to 3:00 in the large Conference Room.  If you do not work on campus, you should check in at the front desk and we will send you to the designated area.  If you are not able to make this date, you may stop by Human Resources at the District Office between 8 and 3:00 and ask for Alex. 

Posted by: Joan Smith Published:8/28/17
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Students can register to vote at 16. Why don't they?

[The Sacramento Bee, August 27, 2017. By Laura Brill.] The health of our democracy depends on widespread participation. We all need an understanding of how our public institutions function and how to make our voices heard.

But our country suffers from a serious deficit in basic civic knowledge. Political engagement by young voters is especially low. With the start of the school year just around the corner, it is sobering to realize how much more we need to do to address these problems....

That citizens can pre-register to vote beginning at age 16 is one of the best kept secrets in California. Our 16 and 17 year olds spend most of their waking hours (at least once summer ends) in high school. Emails and website links from high schools encouraging these kids to register to vote would seem to be the bare minimum schools should eagerly do to encourage civic engagement.


Posted by: Site Manager Published:8/27/17
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Zoe Anderson wins awards at Yolo Fair

Zoe Anderson, a student at the Bryte campus and our West Sacramento Future Farmer of America Chapter Parliamentarian, became the first student from our chapter at the Yolo County Fair to show. She won 2nd place award for Breeding doe Rabbit, 3rd for Novice Showmanship, and a cash prize! Mrs. McAllister, her proud teacher, sends a special shout out to Mr. Bill Spalding, former Assistant Superintendent, who was there at the awards ceremony cheering for Zoe.  She also thanks Raley's for sponsoring $300 worth of awards for the fair. Congratulations Zoe and Mrs. McAllister!



Posted by: Site Manager Published:8/22/17
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Back to School Night Wed Aug 23

Meet your student's teachers & join us for a night of music and food for Back to School Night Wednesday, August 23rd! 5:30-8pm

  • Food Day is back! AT NIGHT! Cupcakes, cookies, hot chocolate, soda, chips, candy and even burri­tos will be available for purchase. Proceeds sup­port RCHS clubs.
  • Listen to music performed by our own River City High School Music Department.
  • Meet your student's teachers
  • Get info about student clubs and athletics
  • NEW-Freshman Parent meeting 5:30 pm in the F Common Room
  • 5:30-6:30-Quad - Enjoy student performances from our music department
  • 6:15-Quad-AFJROTC Color Guard presents the Flag
  • 6:30-7:40 Classrooms-Parents & families visit teachers.

See the attached flyer for class period times and map of the school.

Posted by: Joan Smith Published:8/21/17
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Sly Park Student Helpers Needed

Elkhorn 6th Graders will be attending Sly Park on Sept. 18 and we need chaperones/cabin leaders. River City Juniors and Seniors are invited to apply. An informational meeting is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 18 at Elkhorn from 5:30 to 7pm. Please see the attached flyer for more information


Anselmo Marín

6-8 Science/AVID 6

K-8 MESA Advisor

Elkhorn Village Elementary School

(916) 375-7670 Ext. 3437


Posted by: Site Manager Published:8/17/17
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Bulletin 8-17


Posted by: Joan Smith Published:8/17/17
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2017-18 Bus Schedules
Posted by: Site Manager Published:8/16/17
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9th Grade Notes/Dates to Remember

August 8-9

Freshman Orientation (Picture Day on August 9)


Fall Sports begin (Football, Girls Volleyball, Cross Country, Girls' Tennis) see coaches for details

August 16

First Day of School (minimum day with school-wide celebration) Buses depart at 1:30 pm

August 18

2nd Period Rally Schedule (students released at normal time)

August 23

Back to School Night 6:00 pm

August 25

Make-up Picture Day; 1" home football game @ 7:30 pm, Raiders v. Liberty Ranch

September 4

Labor Day — No School

September 15

Progress Reports due

October 6

Homecoming Rally at school & Football game @ 7:30 pm, Raiders v. lnderkum

October 7

Homecoming Dance @ RCHS

October 11-12


October 13

Teachers' Professional Development Day — No Students


Winter Sports begin (Boys' & Girls' Basketball, Soccer, Rugby and Wrestling — check with coaches for details)

November 9

Progress Reports due

November 11

Veterans' Day — No School

November 16-17

Fall Dance Show

November 20-24

Thanksgiving Recess — No School

December 19

Winter Choir Performance

December 20

Winter Band Concert

December 21-22

1st Term Final Exams

Dec 25-Jan 5

Winter Break — No School

January 8

First day of 2nd Term

Posted by: Site Manager Published:8/16/17
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First Week Activities

Wednesday, Aug 16th

    6-8AM- Senior Sunrise

    8AM- Seniors with Drumline March onto campus

    12:20PM- After school BBQ Lunch

    12:30-1:30PM- Design Raider pins, activities and goodies!

    Mornings/Lunch/After School - Career Center open for club info/Sign ups

Thursday, Aug 17th

    8AM- 8:15 AM - Music in mornings

    Early and Late Lunch- Music, Link Crew for LTA

    Mornings/Lunch/After School- Career Center open for club info/Sign ups

Friday, Aug 18th (Raider Pride Day. Wear blue and gold)

    Have all sports wear jerseys to promote sports and games

    Morning/Lunches/After school- Club sign ups in Career Center

Posted by: Site Manager Published:8/16/17
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CSU eliminates remedial classes

Aug. 3, 2017, The Sacramento Bee, By Alex Koseff. Aiming to help thousands of students who get sidetracked in developmental courses that don’t count toward their degrees, California State University will do away next year with traditional remedial education....

CSU also plans to eliminate the placement tests it used to determine students’ readiness for college-level work. Skills assessments will instead be based on high school grades and standardized test scores.

For more information, see the story in The Sacramento Bee at http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article165342632.html

Posted by: Site Manager Published:8/3/17
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Student Packets

Student Packets
Student Packets will be processed this week and sent to you in the mail as quickly as possible. Freshman Orientation is August 8th and 9th from 9-2:30pm. Please see earlier post.
Upper Classmen will turn in paperwork, get ID pictures/yearbook pictures, and pick up schedules on August 10th and 11th from 9-2:30pm
Please make sure that students have Blue Cards, Signature pages, and Picture forms filled out before they come to the school.
Looking forward to a ...great 2017-2018 Schoolyear!
School starts August 16th at 8:20am. This is a Minimum Day


Posted by: Joan Smith Published:7/24/17
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Freshman Orientation

August 8th and 9th from 9-2:30 pm  (should attend both days)

Bus pick up from Riverbank, Elkhorn, and Westmore Oaks at 8:15, drop off at 2:30

  • Meet other members of your class
  • Work with Upperclassmen
  • Tour Campus
  • Get your school ID and take your yearbook photo
  • Get your schedule
  • Buy school supplies/ASB card, Raider Cards, Yearbooks, PE Uniforms
  • Learn about what it means to be a RAIDER

Parent Orientation: August 8th

  • Choose from 9am, 1pm, or 6pm
  • Meet Principal Stan Mojsich
  • Receive essential information
  • Join Boosters/PTSA


Class Color is Columbia Blue!


You will be receiving your Information Packets in the mail before these dates.  Please have Blue Cards and Signature page filled out for student to bring with them to orientation.  Students should also have picture forms filled out and with them if you intend to buy pictures. 

Posted by: Joan Smith Published:7/24/17
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Google accounts disabled for the summer

Student Google accounts, including WUSD student email and Google Drives, have been disabled for the summer, with the exception of those students attending summer school. Accounts will be re-enabled when school starts in August.

When you return, you can expect some changes in the Chromebook environment such as new icons and apps in the Chrome Shelf (easy access icons at the bottom of the screen), Chrome Stores with updated apps and extensions, a Single Sign-On for all user accounts, as well as password and security enhancements. District IT will be providing more information in August.

These decisions are made at the District level, and school staff do not have the ability to access your accounts over the summer. Melissa Oliver, the Coordinator of Instructional Technology, is the district point-person for these projects.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:7/10/17
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100% of AP Studio Art students passed!

Congratulations to the 2017 AP Studio Art students!  Of the 20 portfolios submitted, 2 students scored a 5, 9 students scored a 4 and 9 students scored a 3.  Very impressive!

Posted by: Mrs. Schumacher Published:7/6/17
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Snap Raise for Cheer

River City Family, friends, and fans - Thank you so much for taking the time to view our fundraiser page. Your support will help us offer a higher quality experience for all of our cheerleaders. Your donation is tax deductible and you will be getting a receipt for your gift. If you could please spread the word about our fundraiser by sharing it with your friends via Email, Facebook and Twitter we would greatly appreciate it. Go Raiders!!


Posted by: Joan Smith Published:6/30/17
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Softball players selected to Bee All-Metro Teams

Three River City players were selected to The Sacramento Bee's list of All-Metro Softball teams released on June 20, 2017. Senior Elizabeth Caffero and sophomore Reyna Cota made the Bee's Second Team as utility players. Elizabeth batted .375 with 8 home runs and 23 RBIs playing shortstop, 1st base, and in the outfield, and Reyna hit .518 with 10 homers and 27 RBIs playing catcher and 3rd base, both over 29 games. Senior pitcher Amaryssa Medina made the Honorable Mention list after going 20-6 with a 1.58 ERA and batting .318. Congratulations Raiders!

Posted by: Site Manager Published:6/20/17
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College Board announces changes to AP Euro, APUSH exams

Responding to teacher feedback after the 2016 exams, College Board has announced modifications to the Advanced Placement exams for European History, US History, and World History (River City does not offer AP World).

Among the changes:

  • Students will have 10 more minutes to answer the DBQ and Long Essay questions;
  • Periodization and Synthesis are no longer listed as course skills, and the synthesis point has been removed from the DBQ and Long Essay scoring rubric
  • The focus on the DBQ will be drawn from years 1600-2001 in AP Euro and 1754-1980 in APUSH.
  • The required number of Short-Answer Questions to answer has been reduced from four to three, with a choice between two for the final SAQ;
  • Students will have 10 fewer minutes to answer the SAQ questions (40 minutes);

For more information, see the College Board announcements here:

2017-18 AP History Changes

AP US History About the Exam Student Page

AP European History About the Exam Student Page

Posted by: Site Manager Published:6/7/17
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RCHS Jazz at Sac Music Festival

All sets are in Old Sacramento, free and 45 minutes long.
5:00 - Pony Express Statue 
11:15 - Delta King Theater
3:00 - Delta King Dock 
5:30 - Delta King Theater
3:15 - Pony Express Statue
5:45 - Round Table (Alumni Set)
11:30 - Delta King Dock

Posted by: Site Manager Published:5/26/17
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Softball loses to Sheldon, defeats Oak Ridge to stay alive in playoffs

The #4 seed River City Raiders softball team lost 4-2 to defending Sac-Joaquin Division I and #1 seed Sheldon on Tuesday afternoon. Still alive in the double elimination format, the Raiders defeated #3 seed Oak Ridge 12-7 in the nightcap on the Stadium Field at the Arnaiz Complex in Stockton. On Thursday at 7:15pm River City faces the loser of the Sheldon vs Tracy game that starts at 5pm.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:5/17/17
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Norovirus Update: Please Take Precautions to Limit Spread

As of today, May 10, 2017, we want to share with you the latest information regarding the Norovirus (stomach flu) from the Yolo County Public Health Department. The virus has indeed reached each of our schools in West Sacramento and it’s important that our community work together taking precautions to limit spread.

Attendance rates across our entire school district are normal for this time of year and in fact, well above 90% for ALL schools in WUSD. While we do have students and adults absent with virus-like symptoms, we are taking every precaution to ensure the spread is limited.  



  • Children or adults on campus with symptoms are being sent home immediately.
  • DO NOT wait for confirmation of the Norovirus—anyone with virus-like symptoms must remain home and follow the same precautions.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Children and adults must be symptom-free for 48 hours before returning to school. 
  • If your symptoms go away in 2 days, you need to wait an additional 2 days before returning to school.
  • WHY? The Norovirus remains active in the human body even after symptoms go away—48 hours is needed to ensure the virus is not still active.
  • ALL schools are being thoroughly cleaned and disinfected daily.


  • Raise awareness and practice good habits! 
  • Wash hands regularly using soap and water
  • Clean all areas that have come in contact with a sick student or adult.
  • Notify your school and tell them your child’s symptoms.
  • Consult with your doctor for any questions and let them know that other students at your child’s school have these symptoms.
  • Stay hydrated! Fluid is lost in diarrhea and vomiting. Make sure you and your child is able to drink fluids.

Additional resources and helpful information:

Posted by: Site Manager Published:5/10/17
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Spirit Days May 15-19

Monday- Music Day

Tuesday- Floaty Day

Wednesday- Meme Day

Thursday- Aloha Day

Friday- Class Color Day

Posted by: Site Manager Published:5/8/17
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Spring Dance Show Thu-Fri

River City High School

Dance Program

Proudly presents

"Light Up the Dance Floor"


Thursday, May 11th & Friday, May 12th

6:30PM - Doors Open @ 6:00PM



1 Raider Lane

West Sacramento, CA 95691


Students & Seniors ● $5.00

General Admission** ● $6.00


**Children under the age of 4 years old are free admission.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:5/7/17
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WUSD update regarding intestinal illness outbreak

Dear WUSD Parents, Guardians and Families,

As many of you may already be aware, the Sacramento region and now Yolo County are encountering a gastrointestinal illness (GI) outbreak, more commonly known as the stomach flu. The most common cause of widespread GI illness is Norovirus however, the organism causing the present outbreak is unknown at this time. The Yolo County Public Health Department is working diligently to identify the organism.

The virus has indeed reached our schools in West Sacramento but is not currently widespread as in other areas of our region. We have about 15 instances being reported of students and/or adults feeling the symptoms of the stomach virus. Common symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach cramps, and can last for 1-3 days. 
What should parents do? 

  • If you or your child develops these symptoms, keep them at home until they are no longer vomiting, experiencing diarrhea and/or fever and nausea. They must be free of symptoms for 48 hours.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after contact with vomit or stool. Hand sanitizer can be used if no water is around. However, it is not a replacement for using soap and water.
  • Clean all areas that have come in contact with diarrhea or vomit. Use a ten percent bleach solution (5 teaspoons to one cup of water) or a disinfectant that kills viruses.
  • Notify the school and tell them your symptoms.
  • Consult with your doctor and let them know that other students at your child’s school have these symptoms. The doctor may want to take a sample of your child’s stool.
  • Contact the school if you have more questions.
  • Fluid is lost in diarrhea and vomiting. Make sure your child is able to drink fluids. If your child becomes weak or is unable to drink fluids, seek medical care.

Additional resources and helpful information: 

Posted by: Site Manager Published:5/5/17
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Graduation Updates for Seniors

River City High School Graduation Update

Date:                    June 1, 2017

Time:                    7 pm (gates open at 5:30 pm)

Location:               Raley Field

After the Ceremony

Please make arrangements to meet your graduate outside the stadium after graduation. Audience must exit through the main gate and graduates will be exiting the right field gate. We must leave the stadium in a timely manner at the end of the ceremony. 


Arrival Time 

Graduates should meet at the right field gate at 6:00 pm on June 1, 2017 to begin lining up for the processional into the graduation ceremony.  Graduates arriving after 6:30 pm risk not being a part of the processional. Once Graduates enter the right field gate, they may not leave and come back in later. 


Before the Ceremony

Graduates need to meet at the right field gate at 6:00 pm to line up and be ready to process into the graduation ceremony.  The light for taking pictures with your graduates is best before the ceremony.  You may take pictures outside of Raley Field before the ceremony.  Graduates and families will not be able to access the field for pictures before or after the ceremony.


Caps and Gowns

Caps and Gowns are still available through jostens.com.  If you prefer not to purchase your own cap and gown, River City High School has caps and gowns that students may borrow.  These caps and gowns are clean, but gently used.  Students borrowing a cap and gown must return the cap and gown before they can pick up their diploma.  See your student’s counselor to request to borrow a cap and gown.


Commemorative Programs

Commemorative programs will be available for audience members at the entrance of Raley Field.  We also give each graduate a commemorative program when they pick up their diploma on Friday, June 2, 2017.



Concessions will be open at Raley Field at 5:30 pm.  Outside food or beverages are not permitted.



Diplomas will be picked up at RCHS on Friday, June 2, 2017 from 9 am to 12 noon. 


Dress Code for Graduates 

Women – dress, skirt or dress pants and blouse, and dress shoes.  Men – dress slacks, dress shirts, tie and dress shoes. 

For All – The following items are NOT acceptable regardless of color, style, newness or cost:  Jeans, shorts, bathing suits, tshirts.  Any senior who has a question about or needs help obtaining appropriate dress should contact an administrator.  Proper dress will be checked as students line up for the ceremony. All school rules with regard to “flashing” colors will be enforced.


Cap Decoration Instructions 

Students MAY decorate their caps for the graduation ceremony.  Graduates may decorate the TOP of their cap only.  Decorations may not contain crude or offensive language, gestures, pictures or illustrations. Cap decorations are not to be disruptive or take focus away from the solemnity of the graduation ceremony.  Cap decorations may be 2 dimensional only and may not extend beyond the edge of the cap or rise more than a half inch off the top of the cap.  No 3D decorations that stick up from the top of the cap or hang over the side of the cap.  Electric or battery operated lights or sounds are not allowed as part of cap decorations.  Decorations need to be able to withstand outdoor sun, wind and temperature.  Cap decorations will be reviewed by administration during check-in at Raley Field. Inappropriate decorations will have to be removed from the cap or the cap may not be worn. Replacement caps will not be available at Raley Field. 

Example of acceptable decoration: picture of a basketball and jersey number attached flat against the cap.  Example of unacceptable decoration: a mini basketball hot glued to the cap with jersey numbers attached vertically.


Flowers and leis may not be given to the graduates until after the ceremony.  Graduates are not allowed to carry anything while walking in the ceremony as their hands need to be free to shake hands and receive their diplomas. 


Extra Tickets

Extra tickets for additional audience members beyond the ten tickets that each graduate receives may or may not be available depending on how many graduates choose not to walk in the ceremony.  We will not know if or how many extra tickets will be available until after graduation practice on May 31, 2017.  Graduates should not plan on receiving more than the allotted ten tickets.  If extra tickets are available, they will be dispersed equitably to students in need after graduation practice on May 31, 2017.


Fees and Fines Cleared

Seniors may pick up a clearance form from the Counseling Office in May and clear outstanding debts.  In order to participate in the graduation ceremony, seniors must have all cafeteria, library and bookkeeper fees and fines paid, finals taken & textbooks turned in by May 26, 2017 at 3:30 pm.  


Graduation Practice

Graduation practice will be held on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 1 pm at RCHS.  All graduates must attend practice in order to participate in the graduation ceremony.  Tickets for audience members will be distributed to graduates after practice is over.  Graduates should plan on practice taking about 2 hours.


Items Not to Bring

The River City High School Graduation ceremony is a momentous occasion in all of our graduates’ lives. We ask that the graduates and the audience respect the seriousness of the occasion by not bringing the following items:  air horns, noise makers, balloons or large items that obstruct others’ view of the ceremony.  You may bring flowers or leis for your graduates for after the ceremony, but they may not carry or wear these items during the ceremony.  Leis or other items taken from the graduates before the ceremony are not stored in a secure area and it is not the school’s responsibility to return items.



Parking is available at Raley Field and is free.  Handicap parking is available as well. 



Families and graduates may take pictures outside of Raley Field before the gates open at 5:30 pm.  Families may not enter the field to take pictures of their graduates at any point while at Raley Field.  Professional photographers will be on hand during the ceremony to take pictures of the graduates as they walk across the stage and receive their diplomas.  Please contact Colleen at colleen@gradfotonetwork.com or call 1-800-453-0335 for information.


Senior Attendance Contracts

Senior Attendance Contracts were signed at the beginning of the school year and seniors committed to being present in school at least 90% of the time and on time at least 95% of the time.  Students who did not meet the attendance contract requirements will need to meet with the Attendance Review Board before they can be cleared to walk in the graduation ceremony.  Students in danger of not meeting these requirements are notified in person and by mail.  The attendance Review Board meets in May.



All guests will need to present their ticket to pass through security before they enter Raley Field.  Security will ask to see inside items brought to Raley Field.  Outside food and drink is not permitted.  



Each graduate will receive 10 tickets to the graduation ceremony at Raley Field on June 1, 2017 at 7 pm after they attend the mandatory graduation practice at 1 pm on May 31, 2017 in the RCHS Gym.  All tickets for audience members for graduation are for general seating.  Handicap seating is available.


All guests need to have a ticket to enter Raley Field with the exception of infants and small children under three years of age.  These small guests must sit on a lap.  The main gates will open for general seating at 5:30 pm.  Graduates will enter the right field gate between 5:30-6:30 pm.


Posted by: Site Manager Published:5/4/17
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Summer Bridge Applications due May 19

Incoming 9th graders are encouraged to apply to the 2017 RCHS Math and More Summer Bridge Program, June 12 though July 14. Applications are due May 19 and spaces are limited! 

Students will do hands-on science experiments in our Chemistry lab, practice technology skills, review math concepts needed for high school and be introduced to the teachers and programs they will be working with in high school.

For more information, see the Summer School page on the RCHS website, or view the attached letter/application.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:5/2/17
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Mock trial witness among the best

River City's Mock Trial team participated in the inaugural Golden State Mock Trial Tournament in Sacramento this past weekend, and Raider junior Olivia Thomas finished as the third highest-scoring witness in the field (20 teams, with 120 witnesses altogether). Round MVPs included Olivia Thomas, Hunter Cradit, Alexis Villanueva, and Trhemson Desean-Concepcion. Seniors Liam Stack, Taher Rhuma, and Trhemson Desean-Concepion each had outstanding performances in their final trials. Trhemson's final closing argument helped to propel River City with a victory in the last round. Congratulations to the all of the team members, which also included Melina Dhillon, Yulissa Magallanes, Tatiana Nikolaeva, Andrew Rice, and Kalim Salim. 

The Golden State Mock Trial Tournament is a new invitational tournament featuring most of the top high school Mock Trial teams in California from San Diego to state finals runner-up Shasta. In addition to Yolo County champion River City, Sacramento County champion Elk Grove also competed.


Posted by: Site Manager Published:4/30/17
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Boosters Fundraiser

Please join the RCHS Athletic Boosters on Wednesday, April 26th from 3pm to 9pm for our Fundraiser at the Ikea Court Chipotle. Fifty percent of the proceeds goes to the RCHS Athletic Boosters to help support the Athletic Department. Just show them the attached flyer, this message on your smartphone, or tell the cashier you're supporting the cause! Thank you in advance for your support!

Posted by: Site Manager Published:4/24/17
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Tuesday is Student Showcase

On Tuesday April 25 from 6:30 to 8pm join our 3rd annual RCHS Student Showcase and learn about the different clubs and organizations at our local high school. Food, activities, and performances will be available for families to enjoy for a low cost. All students, parents, and community members are welcome. Come out and see what your local high school is all about.

  • Helpful Information
  • Amazing Performances/ Entertainment
  • Exciting Activities
  • Delicious Food
Posted by: Site Manager Published:4/23/17
Audience: Homepage

Diggers and Diners Delivery

Hailey Ramirez and Johanna Petterson delivering for Diggers and Diners
Hailey Ramirez and Johanna Pettersson delivering celery grown by the Diggers and Diners club at RCHS

Posted by: Joan Smith Published:4/19/17
Audience: Homepage

April 19 Raider Report


Posted by: Joan Smith Published:4/19/17
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Seniors: Design your graduation program!

Seniors: Would you like to design the cover for the graduation program? It must be 5-1/2" by 8-1/2" in portrait mode. You are limited to black ink that will be printed on white paper. The cover must say:

  • Washington Unified School District Presents
  • River City High School Class of 2017 Graduation
  • Raley Field
  • West Sacramento, California
  • June 1, 2017
  • 7:00pm

See Mrs. Schumacher in room 202 for any questions.  Submit to Mrs. Schumacher by May 12th in room 202 or by email jfschumacher@wusd.k12.ca.us

Posted by: Site Manager Published:4/18/17
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Tiana Lowery named to Bee's All-Metro team

River City basketball player Tiana Lowery was named to the Honorable Mention All-Metro Girls Basketball team by The Sacramento Bee on Friday, April 14. Tiana, a junior guard, averaged 17 points and 4 steals per game in leading the Lady Raiders into the playoffs and a 17-9 overall record.

Photo by Jescherie Pascua Arela

Posted by: Site Manager Published:4/14/17
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River City CREATE team honored

River City students were honored at the CREATE Mentoring Program 2017 Award Banquet Thursday evening with scholarships and awards. CREATE (Construction, Redevelopment, Engineering, Architecture Trades Education) mentors high school students to pursue careers in construction, engineering, architecture, and building trades. River City's CREATE team spent the school year working closely with seven mentors from the industry on researching, analyzing, designing, building, and presenting a scale model of a state of the art Farm-To-Fork facility. Their hard work paid off last night at the awards banquet. Students on the team included Treasure Acevedo, Claire Hoffman, Leslie Garcia, Jagjit Singh, Nahefa Sayed, Niurka Garcia, and Luis Alverez. Four members received scholarships ranging from $750 to $1,000 and Treasure Acevedo received the leadership Award. Congratulations to Ms. Tan and Mrs. Yusufi and the C.R.E.A.T.E. team!


Posted by: Site Manager Published:4/7/17
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Raider Softball Holds at #3 in Bee Poll


Posted by: Site Manager Published:3/28/17
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California Healthy Kid Survey

Parents: River City High School is administering the California Healthy Kid Survey to all 9th and 11th graders between March 27-April 7. Your students will receive a consent form in their classes to take this very important survey on school climate and connectedness. This survey guides the high school in designing interventions for students and making positive changes to our high school environment. If you did not receive a consent form or your student did not give it to you, here are English and Spanish copies of the consent form.


The California Healthy Kid Survey requires only passive consent by parents for their students to participate. If you DO NOT want your student to participate, you should return the consent form. Otherwise, you don’t need to return it. 


As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact the River City High School office, (916) 375-7800 ext. 2075.


Thank you,


Kristin Rodriguez

Assistant Principal

Posted by: Site Manager Published:3/23/17
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Raiders softball 3rd in Bee poll

The River City Raiders softball team jumped 13 spots in The Sacramento Bee's weekly rating, from 16th to 3rd.


Posted by: Site Manager Published:3/21/17
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Cheerleading Tryouts

River City High School Cheerleading Tryouts

For all eligible incoming 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th graders

Important Dates:

Mandatory Parent/Cheerleader meeting March 28st 6pm

Try-out Packets due: April 3rd 6pm

Athletes’ Physicals due: April 3rd 6pm

Clinic: April 3rd – 6th 6-8pm

Try-outs: April 8th 2pm

Uniform Fitting & 1st Payment Due April 24th 6pm

Parent Meeting May 11st 6pm

All meetings will be located in the F Commons Building

Posted by: Site Manager Published:3/20/17
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National Center for Women and Information Technology Awards

Please congratulate the following students who were recognized at the National Center for Women and Information Technology award ceremony on Saturday. "Award recipients were selected for their aptitude and interest in IT and computing, solid leadership ability, good academic history, and plans for post-secondary education." There were a total of 22 awardee in Northern California and 4 of them were from our school! I am super proud of them.

Aspirations in Computing Winner (1 of 9)- Mollary Snarr
Aspirations in Computing Honorable Mentions (3 of 13) - Lan Nguyen, Maia Dua, and Lauren Dela Rosa


Here is the link to the photo http://bit.ly/2nKdsJr



Judy Tan
Math 3/AP Calculus/EDD
Mathletes Coach
Programming Club Advisor
River City High School

Posted by: Site Manager Published:3/20/17
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MESA Day Competition

We had a great MESA Day competition on Saturday,

Beatrice Kumar and Lindsey Nava took 3rd for their Egg Drop.

Aaron Virk and Kamran Khan took 3rd in original design for their mouse trap car.

Rebecca Fierros and Bryan Berrera took 2nd in original design for their mouse trap car.


As well we are still waiting on results from the National Engineering Design competition of the prosthetic arm.  The following students all competed and did a great job.   Please congratulate all of them for their hard work




























Thank you and the picture is of all our MESA students from the entire district 6-12th grade who competed on Saturday.


Phyllis Cruz

Posted by: Site Manager Published:3/20/17
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CSU Math Placement Test Study Sessions

The math department will be holding review sessions for the CSU math placement test retake.

Rooms:  F657 & F660

Time:  3:30-5:00

Dates:  Thursday 3/23 & Monday through Thursday 3/27-3/30

Students interested must attend ALL DAYS.

Late buses are available.

Students that have applied to schools other than Sac State are also welcome.

The CSU retake math placement test will occur at Sac State on Saturday 4/1.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:3/14/17
Audience: Homepage and Math

West Sac Fire Dept. Youth Fire Academy

Posted by: Joan Smith Published:3/8/17
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Softball team in Bee rankings

The River City Softball team starts the pre-season at #16 in The Sacramento Bee rankings published Tuesday, March 7.


Posted by: Site Manager Published:3/7/17
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STEM Youth Symposium Saturday

Contact Ms. Flores for more information.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:3/6/17
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Mock Trial has best season ever

The River City Mock Trial team finished local competition Wednesday night with its best record in over 20 years by defeating St. Francis High School in the final preliminary round of the Sacramento County tournament. The defense side's victory gave the team a 3-1 overall record, defeating Laguna Creek High School in a prosecution win and John F. Kennedy High School in a defense opening round. The only loss came to the prosecution side in a narrow margin, losing to Jesuit by .37%.

Students were awarded MVP honors at the end each round. Seniors Liam Stack, Ivy Tillich, Trhemson Desean-Concepcion and Taher Rhuma were recognized with round MVPs.

The team consisted of Ivy Tillich, Alexis Villanueva, Trhemson Desean-Concepcion, Liam Stack, Tatiana Nikolaeva, Andrew Rice, Hal Jourdan, Alexis Tellez, Kalim Salim, Patrick Bibica, Taher Rhuma, Hunter Cradit, Jesus Tellez, and Yulissa Magallanes.

The team had hopes of facing another Yolo County school for the first time in 10 years, but a young Davis High team dropped out of the tournament after the first round. River City remains the default Yolo County champion, and does not advance in the Sacramento County tournament playoff rounds. The Raiders did not enter in the state tournament this year, but have applied to compete in the inaugural Golden State Mock Trial invitational tournament featuring some of the elite teams in the state in Sacramento in April.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:2/24/17
Audience: Homepage and Mock Trial

Soccer, girls’ basketball begin playoffs

Three Raider teams begin their respective post-season games this week. Girls’ soccer hosts Roseville on Wednesday at 6:30pm. On Tuesday, the boys’ soccer team lost to Whitney 3-1, and the Lady Raiders basketball lost to Antelope 53-33. Congratulations to all on their successful seasons.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:2/18/17
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Girls' soccer finishes strong heading into playoffs

By Raider Reporters - The girls’ varsity soccer team finished their season a game early, having their last game against River Valley HS cancelled due to the danger of flooding posed in recent days in communities downstream of the Oroville dam.

   The Raiders had another strong season with a record of 16-6-2, 7-3-1 in TCC conference play, sending the team into the playoffs. The game is scheduled for the 22nd with their opponent still to be determined.

   Coach Kamal Singh credits the hard work of the players for their success, a tight-knit group that has learned to play collectively as a sisterhood.

   “I’m proud of how much this team has accomplished in a short period of time,” said Singh.

   Team chemistry led to an impressive 106-29 goal scoring differential for the season.

   “Our greatest strength is is our speed as a whole and our team bonding,” said senior Itzel Geronimo.

   Junior defender Catalina Avalos also feels this team has speed and works together adding, “I love when we play with heart.”

   Attacking with heart is what junior forward Sydney Schultz has done all season, putting pressure on the opposing defense that led to 49 goals and 12 assists.

   “We play as one unit, we respect each other and we share our goals for this season,” said Schultz.


Posted by: Site Manager Published:2/17/17
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Site Council Meeting

River City High School

School Site Council

2/15/17 at 3:30 in the Principal’s office




  1. Welcome and Introductions
  2. Call to Order
  3. Adoption of the Agenda
  4. Reading and Approval of minutes from last meeting
  5. New Business

    5a. Review of SPSA

    5b. Early Graduates

  6. Discuss on future Agenda Items
  7. Schedule next School Site Meeting
  8. Adjournment
Posted by: Joan Smith Published:2/10/17
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Boys Soccer Captures TCC Title

The River City boy's soccer team defeated Yuba City 5-2 on Monday, winning the Tri-County Conference championship in the process, the first league title in 10 years. Congratulations to the team and to Coach Mizner and Coach Malec! 

Posted by: Site Manager Published:2/6/17
Audience: Homepage

River City Raiders Acronym in the making

Hello, I would like your help in regards to what River City Raiders stands for. Please take this short survey to give your input.

(Results may not be final)


Thank you for your time! Ms. Johnson.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:2/6/17
Audience: Homepage, ASB, Leadership, Leadership-The Class, Assistant Principals, Associates, Principals, Staff, Sys Admins and Teachers

RCHS students earn SkillsUSA medals

On Saturday February 4, 2017, SkillsUSA held a regional Competition at American River College from 7:30pm to 3:30 pm.  The River City Engineering and Science Academy Students took part in the Electronics Competition. 

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled work force. SkillsUSA helps each student excel. 

The contest was divided into five sections: customer service exam, written exam, soldering, bread boarding and troubleshooting. Contestants' will demonstrate their knowledge of analog and digital circuitry; ability to troubleshoot electronic circuits; ability to construct and test experimental circuits; and, ability to design and select circuit components. All aspects of the competition test contestants' abilities to use and calibrate electronic equipment, record and organize data, and demonstrate proper safety practices.

The champions for the Electronics Competition were

Gold Medalists: Darren Salmos

Silver Medalist: Salman Malakzay

Bronze Medalist: Jagjit Singh


Posted by: Site Manager Published:2/6/17
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Parent Workshops for parents of 6th - 12th Grade Students
Posted by: Joan Smith Published:1/31/17
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Mock Trial begins competition Wednesday

The River City Mock Trial team begins competition Wednesday evening as their defense team faces John F. Kennedy High School in Round 1 of the local tournament at 6pm at the Sacramento County Courthouse in downtown Sacramento. For the first time in 10 years, River City will compete against another team from Yolo County, as Davis High School has entered a team. River City will match up with Davis on Wednesday, February 22.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:1/31/17
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Parent Institute for Quality Education

Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE) session are held on Tuesday nights from 6:30-8:00 pm in the River City Cafeteria. The remaining dates are March 21, March 28, and April 4. We hope you can join us.


Posted by: Site Manager Published:1/27/17
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Lady Raiders up to #9 in Bee poll

The River City Lady Raiders basketball team moved up a spot to #9 in The Sacramento Bee Prep Basketball rankings published Tuesday. 


Posted by: Site Manager Published:1/24/17
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RCHS Back to School Night

Back to School Night

Wednesday, January 25th

5:30- 7:45

Posted by: Site Manager Published:1/18/17
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River City Community Forum

Monday, January 23rd.  6:00 PM in the Career Center

Posted by: Site Manager Published:1/18/17
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Raider musicians named to CMEA Honor Band

Two of our River City Raider musicians, percussionist Konstantin Golovachov and flautist Victoria Goloveshkin, were selected to the CMEA Honor Band after performances with other Northern California students at Rosemont High School.

The California Music Educators Association (CMEA) is a professional organization comprised of music teachers from all levels of education, elementary through college.

Our students put in countless hours of practice to achieve this honor. And special thanks to our band director, Mr. Marvelli for his tireless dedication to our program.



Posted by: Site Manager Published:1/12/17
Audience: Homepage

Boosters Fundraiser at Dickey's


Posted by: Site Manager Published:1/11/17
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Once on this Island Auditions

Open to River City Students only

Posted by: Joan Smith Published:1/10/17
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WUSD to Host Community Forum
Posted by: Site Manager Published:1/10/17
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Spring Parenting Classes
Posted by: Joan Smith Published:1/10/17
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Lady Raiders rise in Bee poll

The Lady Raiders basketball team -- fresh from victories over Rio Linda, Pioneer, and Inderkum -- have jumped eight places and into the Top 10 in The Sacramento Bee prep basketball poll.


Posted by: Site Manager Published:1/10/17
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Spirit Days (1/17 to 1/20)

Spirit Days (Jan 17th to Jan 20)


Monday- No School

Tuesday- Pajama Day

Wednesday- Cartoon Character Day

Thursday- Class Color Day

     Frosh- Gold

     Soph- White

     JRs- Navy Blue

     Srs- Turquoise

Friday- Raider Pride Day

Posted by: Sarah Johnson Published:1/9/17
Audience: Leadership and Homepage

Sacramento Museum Day Feb 4

The Sacramento Association of Museums presents the 19th Annual “Sacramento Museum Day” on Saturday, February 4. The community can enjoy free or half-priced admission to more than 25 sites from 10am to 5pm in the greater Sacramento area. Come experience the Capital City’s incredible wealth of art, history, science and wildlife — at little or no cost. Many of the museums are within walking distance of each other and easily accessible via public transportation. For more information and to plan your day, visit http://sacmuseums.org/news-events/museum-day/

Posted by: Gerald O'Connor Published:1/7/17
Audience: Gerald O'Connor, Homepage and Homepage

Lifeguard Certification
Posted by: Joan Smith Published:1/5/17
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Lady Raiders begin league season in Top 20

The Lady Raiders Basketball team begins the league season ranked number 18 in The Sacramento Bee's Top 20, published Jan. 3, 2017.


Posted by: Site Manager Published:1/3/17
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UC Davis Energy Efficiency and River City Students

This is the group of RCHS students that presented at Stonegate Elementary yesterday.  We have a partnership with UC Davis Energy Efficiency center who has been coming on Fridays to teach our students about energy efficiency and the audit process. On November 5th the students conducted an audit at Stonegate Elementary, processed their findings to present some energy savings suggestions for the school.  We had 12 students in the program: 8 attended the audit and 5 were able to present.

Posted by: Joan Smith Published:12/15/16
Audience: Homepage

Congratulations Girls Soccer

Congratulations Girls Soccer
Both teams won 3 games and tied 1. Took First place for the Pitman tournament. Varsity won this tournament back to back and JV for the first time. Thank you!



Posted by: Site Manager Published:12/12/16
Audience: Homepage

Spring Musical Info Meeting Dec 14

RCHS Productions announces auditions for the Spring Musical "Once On This Island". Auditions are open to all RCHS students.
Info Meeting
Date: Dec. 14, 3:30-5:00pm
Place: B203
OR: see Ms. Cristman B203 or Mr. Hanks G753
Date: Jan. 18-19
Place: B203

Sign up for a time at http://rchsproductions.weebly.com/shows.html


Posted by: Site Manager Published:12/8/16
Audience: Homepage

ROTC Honors Local Veteran

WWII Veteran Colonel Edward Trautt inspected River City Air Force Junior ROTC cadets on Wednesday. Col. Trautt, age 101, served in the Asia Pacific Theater in World War II as well as later tours in Korea and Germany.


Posted by: Site Manager Published:12/8/16
Audience: Homepage

Art Auction Dec. 6-14


Posted by: Site Manager Published:12/6/16
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Rugby Pancake Breakfast


Posted by: Site Manager Published:12/6/16
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RCHS Music Boosters Crab Feed Feb 25

Laissez les bons temps rouler at the Mardi Gras Crab Feed to Benefit the River City High School Music Boosters! Saturday, February 25, 2017, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM.


For more information and tickets, please visit https://goo.gl/LpxoN1 or


Posted by: Site Manager Published:11/30/16
Audience: Homepage

Letter from the Superintendent


Posted by: Joan Smith Published:11/15/16
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Yolo County Office of Education Breakfast Summit

On Friday, Oct., 28th, 2016, 32 River City High students were invited by Dr. Jesse Ortiz, YCOE Superintendent, to attend the World Renowned Kinsey Collection.  Students were exposed to the triumphs and contributions to this nation by African Americans through Art and History. 


Posted by: Site Manager Published:11/9/16
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Student vote results

RCHS students -- 348 of them, anyway -- cast votes in our mock election races for President, US Senate, and select ballot propositions. In the presidential race, students favored Hillary Clinton (64%) over Donald Trump (18%), with third party candidates splitting 18%. Students favored Loretta Sanchez over Kamala Harris 54.5% to 45.5%. And students generally favored select ballot propositions except for the plastic bag ban.


Posted by: Site Manager Published:11/8/16
Audience: Homepage

Code For Hood Youth Hackathon


Youth Hackathon!

Who:Youth Ages 12-17

What:Educational Youth Hackathon

Where: 1075 W. Capitol Ave. West Sacramento

When:November 4 at 4 pm through November 6 at 5 pm

Why:We want to teach you how to code, build robotics, do electronics, and more!

Cost is FREE-must use promotional code WUSDat registration

Posted by: Joan Smith Published:11/4/16
Audience: Homepage

Fall Dance Show Nov 16-17

River City High School Dance program proudly presents "Dance Like No One is Watching", our Fall Dance Showcase on Wednesday and Thursday, November 16 & 17, 6:30 pm in the RCHS Gymnasium. Doors open at 6 pm. Tickets are $5 for students and seniors, $6 general admission. Children under 4 are free. Early ticket purchases are available in the Dance Room. 

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Posted by: Site Manager Published:11/2/16
Audience: Homepage

Sac City Jump Start to College

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Posted by: Site Manager Published:11/2/16
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Big week for Raider Athletics!

This week marks a HUGE Week for River City Athletics. We have several teams in the playoffs or in playoff contention. We need all of you to come out and support Raider Athletics. Make sure you are rockin' your blue and gold.

  • Tennis Tuesday - the RC Girls tennis team looks to start a long playoff run vs Sierra.
  • Water Polo Wednesday - the Lady Raiders take on St. Francis in the first round of the CIF Playoffs
  • Football Friday - With a win, the Raiders Football team qualifies for the playoffs
  • Sprinting Saturday - the RC Cross Country team competes in the CIF-SJS Subsections. Individual qualifiers move on to the section meet.

Jamie King, Athletic Director

Go Raiders!

Posted by: Site Manager Published:10/31/16
Audience: Homepage and Athletics


   The JROTC programs (Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps) incorporate awards programs that mirror the US military, where members can earn ribbons, medals, and badges that they wear on their uniforms.  This provides visible recognition of achievements, as well as allows commanders at a glance to see who has experience in what areas and who are their best troops.


   There are 61 different ribbons the cadets can earn (see attached chart).  We have a cadet guide that explains the criteria for each one.  Most are awarded at the unit level (by the school JROTC instructor), but some come from the JROTC headquarters or outside patriotic organizations.  Attached is a spreadsheet we use to track the awards RCHS cadets have earned – the number in a cell represents how many times that cadet has earned that particular award.  When someone earns an award a second/third/ect time then they get to put a metal device on the ribbon (usually a star or oak leaf).  The farther to the right in the spreadsheet, the more important the award.  The last column are awards sponsored by private organizations.


   The more common awards are:


   Dress and Appearance – A’s on all uniform inspections

   Attendance – no more than 3 absences, no Unexcused

   Good Conduct – no detentions, no cell phones to office, no reported classroom disruptions, etc.

   Academic – A in AFJROTC, and 3.0 term GPA

   Color Guard – present flags at events

   Activities – participate in multi-school JROTC events

   Patriot Flag – participate in a ceremony honoring the US flag (9/11 Display on Southport, old US flag disposal)

   Longevity – pass an AFJROTC class

   Health and Wellness – pass the Physical Fitness Test

   Leadership School – attend the summer program


   Badges can be earned for academics (3.3 GPA), Rocketry, Awareness Presentation Team, and Flight solo wings. Ropes (warn on shoulders) can be earned for Color Guard, Drill Team, and the winner of the last uniform inspection. 


V/R, Col Warner

Posted by: Joan Smith Published:10/31/16
Audience: Homepage

Halloween Dress Code

Monday, October 31st is Halloween.  This is a regular day.  Dress Code should be followed.  Absolutely no face paint or masks.  Thanks for your cooperation.  We hope to have a great day.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:10/28/16
Audience: Homepage

Midterm 3.0 GPA and Above

1154 Students total with 3.0 GPA or higher


451 with 3.0 – 3.49 GPA

448 with 3.5 – 3.99 GPA

255 with 4.0 + GPA


Yay, RCHS!


Lists to follow soon

Posted by: Joan Smith Published:10/26/16
Audience: Homepage

RC Office closed for Professional Development

The River City office will be closed Thursday, October 20th from 1:00 to 2:30 for Professional Development.  If you need assistance, please call 375-7800 and someone will direct your calls.  Thank you

Posted by: Joan Smith Published:10/18/16
Audience: Homepage

African American History/Arts Summit Oct. 28

This summit is open to all students who are interested in addressing the large gaps in education in the areas of American History/Arts and accomplishments of African Americans in building this nation.


Students should sign up in the RCHS counseling department and retrieve a permission slip for this event located on the information table.  Contact Mrs. Clark in the counseling department  if you have any questions. 375-7800 X-2082.  Space is limited to 40 students.


Please read the attachment detailing the guest speakers History/Arts collections.

Posted by: Mrs. F. Clark Published:10/17/16
Audience: Mrs. F. Clark and Homepage

River City Rugby

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Rugby season is just around the corner; the boy’s and girl’s rugby teams are hosting a 7’s scrimmage (touch) this Sunday, October 16th from 930-11 am on the back fields. This will be a friendly game intended to help new recruits become familiar with the game. We are putting flyers up around school, but if you could print one off and post it in your room I would greatly appreciate it. If you know of anyone that is interested in playing please encourage them to come out this Sunday and just check it out. I particularly want freshman and sophomores (since I would love to have a dedicated JV side).


Thanks for the support,


Kate Forman

English Teacher

Raider Rugby

GSA Advisor

Link Crew Coordinator


room C307

Posted by: Joan Smith Published:10/11/16
Audience: Homepage

Sac City Preview Day

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Posted by: Site Manager Published:10/11/16
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Band at the Franklin Band Review last Saturday

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Marching band, Big band, and Wind Ensemble students from River City High School participated in the Franklin High School Band Review last Saturday.  The students had a wonderful experience and took home four trophies.  I'm very proud of these students and how far they have come.  Anthony Marvelli

Posted by: Joan Smith Published:10/10/16
Audience: Homepage

Fall Choir Concert Thursday Oct. 13

Please join us Thursday, October 13 at 6:30pm in the RCHS Cafeteria as we celebrate the fall season with an evening of Folk Music (and more), performed by the RCHS Advanced Vocal Ensemble and Concert Choir.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:10/7/16
Audience: Homepage, Assistant Principals, Associates, Principals, Staff, Sys Admins and Teachers

Autumn Music Concert October 12

You are invited to attend the Autumn performance of our Orchestra and Syncopating Sea-Monkeys Jazz Band on Wednesday, October 12th at 7pm in the River City Cafeteria.

The musical offerings will include:


  • Autumn, Antonio Vivaldi
  • Walk of the Silent Zombies
  • Fantasy on Greensleeves, Mark Williams
  • Rey’s Theme, John Williams
  • Hallelujah, Leonard Cohen
  • And a special presentation of ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’ by our beginning string players

The Sea-Monkeys will be performing pieces learned since the Mediterranean Music and Food Festival, featuring the performing debut of our newest members.

  • That Dada Strain
  • Accentuate the Positive
  • Jeepers Creepers
  • Bill Bailey Won’t you Please Come Home
  • Everybody Loves My Baby

Thank you!

Felicia Weatherly

Posted by: Site Manager Published:10/5/16
Audience: Homepage

Letter from the Superintendent

Dear Washington Unified Families and Staff,

We want to make you aware that the Washington Unified School District (WUSD) has been monitoring the recent online situation where characters dressed as clowns are making threatening social media posts aimed at educational institutions nationwide.

The District is aware that some of these posts are being seen and/or received by individuals in our community and we have been actively working with the West Sacramento Police Department to investigate. As such, it is very important to take note that there is no immediate or credible threat to our schools and community. These threats are being circulated on a nationwide basis and are not specific to WUSD or West Sacramento. 

We do not, however, take these threats lightly and will continue monitoring social media in order to advise law enforcement of these posts and ensure that they are included in the investigation. We would also like to encourage you to engage in open dialogue with your children about the seriousness of this type of behavior. 

Be proactive and extremely vigilant of strange behavior in the community as well as information being circulated online. In this age of technology, we all have access to an abundance of information on the internet, and it is important that we have conversations with our children about questioning that information, where it comes from and the manner in which it is delivered.  

The safety of our students and staff is always our top priority. If you witness any suspicious activity, in or around a school site, please contact your local school and school principal. We will continue to keep you updated with any developments regarding this situation. 

Sincerely yours,

Linda C. Luna


Washington Unified School District 

Posted by: Site Manager Published:10/5/16
Audience: Homepage

Spirit Week

Monday College Day; Tuesday 90's Throwback; Wednesday  Hippie Day; Thursday Class Color Day (Frosh - Gold, Soph - White, Jr. - Navy, Sr. - Turquoise); Friday  Raider Pride Day. Lets support our Raiders on Friday at their football game! Enjoy the game, royalty, class floats and more!

Posted by: Site Manager Published:9/27/16
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Parent Workshop - Avoiding Arguments with your Kids

Free Parent Workshop for parents of students in grades 6-12. Tuesday, Sept. 27, 6:30-8pm in the RCHS Library on "Avoiding Arguments and Power Struggles with Your Kids." In partnership with Victor Community Support Services. Questions? Call David Hafter (530) 601-5600.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:9/27/16
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Senior Apparel Bundle
Posted by: Joan Smith Published:9/26/16
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Seniors - Graduation information on our Graduation page

Seniors - you can obtain information about Graduation, order items from Jostens, and arrange for your Senior portraits on our Graduation page at http://rivercity.wusd.k12.ca.us/graduation


Jostens Service Center

Contact Jostens for product information, to place an order, answer questions about your order, check order status, and to make a payment.



1-800-JOSTENS (567-8367) Se Habla Espanol

Jostens Service Center - PO Box 512, Owatonna MN 55060


Posted by: Site Manager Published:9/26/16
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School Site Council Parent Election Ballot

Dear Parent/ Guardians and Community Members,

We are holding School Site Council Parent Elections. You can vote using our Parent Election Ballot form located in our website or get a form from our school and submit it to RCHS front office or vote through google form School Site Council Parent Ballot

Posted by: Martina Guerra Published:9/22/16
Audience: Homepage

WUSD School Board Meeting

The WUSD School Board Meeting is open to all - parents, students, and community members. The next meeting is Thursday September 22, at 6:45 located at City Hall (1110 West Capitol Ave). Please join us.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:9/21/16
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Yolo County DUI Trial on Campus

Dear RCHS Raider Families,

On Sept 22 Yolo County District Attorney’s office will conduct a live DUI trial on campus.  Our hope is that by witnessing such an event our students will learn about the dangers and consequences of driving under the influence.  Every year, families across America live though very tragic events involved with driving under the influence.    We hope this experience will make our students aware of those dangers and discourage them from such behavior.


Stan Mojsich

Principal RCHS

916 375 7800 x.2071

Posted by: Site Manager Published:9/20/16
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Academic Outreach

Academic Outreach starts immediately.

After School bus Monday thru Thursday at 5:00

Posted by: Joan Smith Published:9/20/16
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Yolo County Fire Explorer Program

There is a new opportunity available for students aged 14 to 21 interested in the fire service. The West Valley Fire Explorer Post 530 has been established for residents of Yolo County, and young residents of Yolo County are encouraged to join. Preference is given to graduates of WSFD’s Youth Fire Academy, but it’s not a requirement.


Attached is an information sheet for the Explorer Post. Applications are accepted throughout the year. For more information, contact Jen Almaguer at jennifera@cityofwestsacramento.org.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:9/14/16
Audience: Homepage


6PM to 7PM in the River City Library

Posted by: Joan Smith Published:9/12/16
Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Visit the 9/11 Patriotic Flag Display

This Friday, 0630 to 0830, about 30 AFJROTC cadets will be helping set up thousands of flags at the corner of Jefferson Blvd and Locks Dr (1.1 miles north of RCHS). Stop by and say “hi”, or honk & wave as you drive by. On Monday, same time and location, we will be taking the flags back down. 


Friday on the way home you’re welcome to stop by and see all the many sub-displays for other important events since 9/11. This patriotic display is organized by private citizen John Vinson.



Senior Aerospace Science Instructor

River City High School

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Posted by: Site Manager Published:9/7/16
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Vote for Perea in Bee poll after Raider victory

Senior running back Isaiah Perea rushed for 237 yards and six touchdowns in the Raiders' 47-0 win over McClatchy Friday night at the RCHS Stadium. The Sacramento Bee has nominated Perea for Player of the Week honors, and fans can vote by going to http://www.sacbee.com/sports/high-school/. Voting ends at noon on Thursday.

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Posted by: Site Manager Published:9/4/16
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Sea-Monkeys at Hot Jazz Jubilee

The Syncopating Sea-Monkeys are performing three sets at the "Hot Jazz Jubilee" at the Doubletree Hotel this upcoming weekend.  All sets are free and it would mean a great deal to see you there.

Saturday, September 3

9:30 am in the Sacramento Room

6:00 pm in the outdoor tent

Monday, September 5

12:30 pm in the Redroom Room

Thank you,

Felicia and the Sea-Monkeys

Posted by: Joan Smith Published:9/1/16
Audience: Homepage

Monster Dash Fun Run

The Monster Dash fun run is back!

October 29th

Please spread the word

All the details on how to sign up are on the flyer...and there is also the option of supporting the Engineering kids even without participating in the run:  simply by just signing up and sleeping in!

thank you

Cinthya Cisneros

375-7800 Ext. 2703

Posted by: Joan Smith Published:8/25/16
Audience: Homepage

Picture Make up Day this Friday

Picture Make up day will be this Friday, August 26th.

Students will be released by period in this order:

1st period     Freshman

2nd period    Seniors

3rd period     Juniors

4th period     Sophomores

Please bring the picture form that was sent to you this summer, if you are going to purchase pictures.  ( we do have extras in the office) While you do not need to purchase pictures, all students are required to have an ID badge with photo

Posted by: Joan Smith Published:8/23/16
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Back to School Night Wed. Aug 24

Come meet your child’s teachers and administrators, support RCHS clubs by purchasing some awesome Raider apparel and accessories, and perhaps indulge in sno-cones, smoothies, pizza, nachos, or candy! The fun begins at 5:30 with music and the presentation of the flag by our own AFJROTC at 6:15. You will visit all of your child’s teachers beginning at 6:30. We hope to see you there! Go Raiders!

—RCHS Admin Team

Posted by: Site Manager Published:8/18/16
Audience: Homepage

School Site Council Nominations
Posted by: Martina Guerra Published:8/18/16
Audience: Homepage

2016-17 Bus Schedules

Here are the new River City and Bryte Bus Schedules for 2016-2017

Posted by: Joan Smith Published:8/8/16
Audience: Homepage

Class Colors 2016-2017

Class Colors 2016-2017

Seniors- Turquoise 

Juniors- Navy Blue


Freshman- Gold

Posted by: Sarah Johnson Published:8/5/16
Audience: Homepage

Freshman Orientation Error in Dates

We had an error on our Important Dates Document for the dates of Freshman Orientation.  It is in fact on August 9th and 10th as stated on the golden colored flier.  Thanks parents for your quick response on catching the error

Posted by: Joan Smith Published:7/28/16
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Student Packets in the Mail

Thanks to some hard work from staff and student workers, your student packets are in the mail.  You do not need to print these pages, you will receive them in the mail. 

Please carefully go over all items.  In order to save paper and costs, you will be asked to read some items that are linked to our website.  You will see these listed on the green "Signature Page".  Of course if you do not have access to a computer, we will be happy to print a copy for you. 

I have attached copies of the items that you must return to the school in order to pick up your school schedule.  Again, you do not need to print these, they are included as a reference for you.

You will need to return:

1.  the blue Emergency Card completely filled out and signed by your parent/guardian

2. the green Signature Page completely filled out and signed by you and your parent, showing that you have gone over all of the necessary information

3. the cream McKinney Vento survey

4. the salmon Nurse Alert Form

5. the picture form, if buying pictures


I have also included information about Freshman Orientation, Senior mandatory meeting, and Schedule Pickup/ID pictures

While you do not have to purchase pictures, each student MUST have their ID picture taken as they are to have it with them at all times on campus. 

Thanks, and see you soon

Posted by: Joan Smith Published:7/27/16
Audience: Homepage

Community News

Memorial Services for Dillon Weatherly will be held on Saturday, July 30th at 1:00 pm at the Center for Spiritual Awareness, 1275 Starboard Drive, West Sacramento, CA  95691


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Posted by: Site Manager Published:7/25/16
Audience: Homepage

New vaccination law now in effect

Effective July 1, 2016, students entering kindergarten or 7th grade (known as “vaccination checkpoints”) must be vaccinated and can no longer rely on a personal belief exemption (“PBE”).  Students who have a PBE may be “grandfathered in” if they are not entering kindergarten or 7th grade.  However, once a student rises to the 7th grade, that PBE will no longer be accepted.  There are generally two exceptions to the vaccination requirement: (1) obtaining a medical waiver from a doctor or (2) enrolling the student in independent study or homeschool (non-classroom based instruction).  Districts should ensure that students entering kindergarten or 7th grade on or after July 1 show proof of current vaccinations. 


However, the law does not prohibit students from accessing special education or related services required by their individualized education program.  Some school districts have constructively exempted special education students from the vaccination requirement since the districts are legally mandated to provide services to students who qualify for special education and related services, and failure to do so could leave the district open to legal challenge.  However, other districts have insisted all students, including those receiving special education services, be vaccinated. The State or CDE has yet to clarify the intent of SB 277 regarding students receiving special education services.


Should you have any follow-up questions or comments on this information, please feel free to contact either our Southern California office at (714) 573-0900 or our Northern California office at (916) 245-8677 or visit our website at www.parkercovert.com.


This Legal Update can also be viewed here.


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Posted by: Site Manager Published:7/18/16
Audience: Homepage

Summer Work Permits

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Posted by: Site Manager Published:6/14/16
Audience: Homepage

Medina named to Bee All-Metro softball team

The Sacramento Bee selected River City junior Amaryssa Medina to their First Team All-Metro Softball team in a story published on Sunday, June 12. Amaryssa was selected as a utility player, attesting to the fact that she was instrumental to the team on the pitcher's mound, as a hitter at the plate, and as a fielder at first base. Congratulations Amaryssa!

Posted by: Site Manager Published:6/12/16
Audience: Homepage

Summer School information

Summer School Bell Schedule, June 13 - July 14

8:00 am Buses arrive at RCHS
8:00-8:25 am Breakfast is served
8:30 – 11:30 am Class
11:30 am – 12 noon Lunch
12 noon Buses pick up EL Skills & Summer Bridge students
12:05 – 3:00 pm Class
3:00 pm Buses pick up Math 1 and 2 students


The bus schedule is attached to this message.


The name of the student’s teacher and classroom number will be posted on campus at 8 am on June 13.


If you turned in an application for Summer School and have decided not to attend, please call the office at (916) 375-7800 ext. 2075 and let the office know your student will not be attending so we can add students who are on our waiting list.


Mrs. Kristin Rodriguez

Summer School Principal

Posted by: Site Manager Published:6/9/16
Audience: Homepage

2016-17 Important Dates

The Important Dates for the school year 2016-17 is attached. Note that Freshman Orientation and pictures are August 9-10. Students in grades 10-12 can obtain their schedules and get their pictures taken on August 11-12. First day of school is Wednesday, August 17.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:6/2/16
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Engineering students excel at regional competition

River City High School Robotics Engineering students participated in the 2016 C-STEM Day Robo-Play Challenge last Saturday, May 21. RCHS won 3rd place in Division 2 Robo-Play Regional Competition, the “Spirit Award” from the judges, and four individual students received the "Award of Excellence" for their demonstrated excellent performance on computing and its applications in STEM subjects.

Students who participated include Mollary Snarr, Lan Nyugen, Xyrex Buss, Lauren Dela Rosa, Adam Miller, Leticia Diaz, Tatiana Nikolaeva, German Gonzalez, Jagjit Singh, Jose Garcia, Bryan Barrera, Angel Solis, Dylan Brown, Daniel Monteros, Maia Dua, Kelly Riedel, and Jason Makeyenko. Their mentors are Mr. Fagout and Ms. Tan. Congratulations to all!

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Posted by: Site Manager Published:5/25/16
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RCHS journalists take regional awards

Laura Asatryan (left) joins the top student editors in the area.


River City journalists Laura Asatryan, Saba Kahn, and Faisal Kahn received awards in high school journalism on May 19 as the Sacramento High School Journalism Network (SHSJN) hosted its 5th Annual awards dinner.

Laura Asatryan was named an "Outstanding Student Editor" and received top honors for Best News Story with "Kitagaki documents internment through survivors." She also took the second-place award for her Op-Ed Column "101 years, still waiting."

Faisal Kahn received first place for his Sports Feature "Jiu-jitsu expert Dua now competes on male wrestling team."

Saba Kahn took second place in the Feature Story category with her article "Khalil sews her way into a fashion career."

The Sacramento High School Journalism Network is a project of the California Scholastic Journalism Initiative in collaboration withThe Sacramento Bee and the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE). Students write stories for the Sac County Breeze newspaper, a regional high school newspaper project sponsored by SCOE, the SHSJN and The Sacramento Bee. Professional journalists serve as mentors and support the students in the classroom. SHSJN also provides monitoring for the teachers, free curriculum materials, and access to scholastic journalism resources.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:5/23/16
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End of Year Music Schedule

As the school year winds down, musicians swing into full gear! Come support these musicians if you can.

May 21, Jazz


Jazz Night Out, Lenise’s Café (Fundraiser)

20% of sales back to the band

3150 Jefferson Blvd

6:30-8:30 pm

May 23, Jazz Voc, Orch

Pops Concert and Awards


6:30 pm

May 27, Jazz


  • Gatsby Party, all school day, RCHS
  • Round Table Pizza, Old Sacramento

127 K St, Sacramento 95814

Perform 8-9pm

May 28, Jazz


  • Pony Express Statue, Old Sacramento

2nd Street and J

Perform 11-12

  • Pony Express Statue, Old Sacramento

2nd Street and J

Perform 3:30-4:30

May 29, Jazz


  • Delta King Dock

1000 Front Street

(downstairs on the dock)

12:30 call

Perform 1-2

  • Delta King Theater (Alumni Set)

1000 Front Street

(WAY downstairs in the front of the boat)

Perform 5:30-6:30

May 30, Jazz


Delta King Dock

1000 Front Street

Perform 11:30-12:30

June 2, Jazz, Voc, Orch 



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Posted by: Site Manager Published:5/20/16
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Move Up Spirit Week

Monday: 'Merica - wear Red, White & Blue

Tuesday: Blue vs Gold - upperclassmen wear Gold; underclassmen wear Blue

Wednesday: Wacky Wednesday - wackiest outfit you can find

Thursday: Battle of the Buildings - dress according to your 3rd period class: Office/Gym (A Building) - Tie-dye; Art/Music (B Building) - Superhero; English (C Building) - College; Math (F Building) -  Hawaiian; Science (Wiley Hall) - Pajama; History/World Lang (H Building) - Disney.

Friday: Class Colors - 4th period Move Up Rally

Posted by: Site Manager Published:5/16/16
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Vote to support our Rugby team for new jerseys!

The boys rugby team has entered a contest to win a FREE set of jerseys by Canterbury, designed by our own player Jermaine LeMonte.




Everyone can vote once a day… or use a new browser and vote twice, when they confirm their votes the page says “not found” but apparently those votes counts!


We need everyone to vote!!!! PLEASE help us out, a team set costs 1600.00 and this would be such a great way to free up that fundraising and have personalized jerseys!!!


Thanks everyone! - Ms. Forman


Posted by: Site Manager Published:5/12/16
Audience: Homepage

Yearbook distribution begins May 18

The 2016 River City Yearbook distribution event will take place on Wednesday, May 18, in the Gym Snack Bar for pre-ordered books. The last day to pre-order is Friday, May 13. You may purchase your book at the Student Store or from Jostens.com. Books can be picked up before school, after school, or during both lunches only, not during class.  

Posted by: Site Manager Published:5/11/16
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Lady Raiders Girls Soccer to Playoffs

Tuesday, May 10 at 6:30pm the River City High Girls' soccer team will host Kennedy for the first round of Division 1 playoffs. It will be a competitive and exciting game to watch. This will be the first time in school history the girls' team will host a playoff game. The team would love to have the stands packed and LOUD like they are for the football games. Even if you are not a soccer fan come out and support. Please pass the word and get as many family and friends to attend. Thank you and I hope to see you on Tuesday! GO RC RAIDERS! ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️

Posted by: Site Manager Published:5/9/16
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Request for Graduation Speakers

Have you ever wanted to give the commencement speech for your graduation? Or sing an inspirational song? Well here is your chance.

Who: Anyone in the graduating class of 2016 for River City High School

When: May 17, 2016 3:30 until finished

Where: Room 301 in C building

What: Come prepared with a typed version of your speech or lyric to your song. Speech should not be longer than 3 minutes when spoken. Be original and interesting.  Speech must be turned in ahead of time to turnitin.com.

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Enrollment password: 2014

The class is called Commencement Speech

Why: You have something to say that will be inspirational to your fellow classmates and graduation audience.

How: Sign up with Ms. Leifson by May 16, 2016 in room 301.On May 17th come to room 301 prepared to give your speech or sing to the panel. You will receive feedback and then you be notified the next day if you have won a spot.

Attention: We are also looking for the seniors who will say welcome in foreign languages at the beginning of the ceremony. If you speak a foreign language and would like to say “welcome” sign up with Leifson in room 301.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:5/6/16
Audience: Homepage

Sac City College offers Summer Readiness Program

Sacramento City College's West Sacramento Center is offering a free 4-week Summer Freshman Experience for juniors, seniors, and recent grads this summer. The program is designed to improve students' English and Math skills in preparation for college coursework. Completion of the "College Success" program may earn UC and CSU credit. The program runs from July 11 to August 4, 9am to 3:15pm Mondays through Thursdays. Free lunch and field trips are included. Apply by June 1 at www.scc.losrios.edu/westsaccenter/sfe/

Posted by: Site Manager Published:5/4/16
Audience: Homepage

RCHS Swim Team wins TCC Championships

Congratulations RCHS Swim Team and Coaches: Ryan Mosely, Jennifer Alander, Kurt Riddell

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Posted by: Site Manager Published:5/2/16
Audience: Homepage and Athletics

River City Pitcher Dominates with a No-Hitter

On Tuesday, April 26th, senior Austin Roberts pitched a complete-game no-hit shutout in a 6-0 win over Inderkum High School at RCHS’s Baseball field, throwing a total of 97 pitches with two walks, one hit batter and did not allow a runner to reach second base.

                According to varsity baseball coach Clint Brill, it is only the fourth no-hitter thrown in the history of River City/Marshal High School varsity baseball. The others pitchers being, Robert Dodd, David Trussell, and Lorenzo Pineda.

“It is an awesome feet that Austin and the team accomplished. Memory of a lifetime,” said Brill.              

River City jumped to a three run lead in the first inning and added two more runs in the second. The sixth run was tacked on in the bottom of the sixth when the no-hitter was starting to seem like a real possibility.

Junior catcher Kamron Johnston, who called the whole game from behind the plate, said, “I wasn’t really thinking about it, I was just focused in the moment.”

Coincidentally, a twelve year old Johnston was playing third base when Roberts threw a perfect game in West Sacramento Little League.

                Most of the pitches Roberts was throwing were fastballs and sliders and he recorded eleven strike outs in 7 innings. He struck out the side in the fourth, retiring their 3, 4 and 5 hitters.

                Every no-hitter has important defensive plays that save the pitcher’s effort. Johnston made a great play on a bunt down the first base line to throw Inderkum’s fastest runner out by a step.

 Junior second basemen Sebastian Salazar made a big league play on a ball hit sharply in the 3-4 hole. Salazar scooped it up and just had enough time for a glove flip to senior first basemen Austin Jacobs, getting a big out in the 3rd inning.

                Along with their strong defense, Roberts was able to help the team with his bat as well. He went 2-4 with two big hits to left field, knocking in 3 RBI’s. Roberts is batting .577 (15-26) over his last 8 games, with 12 RBI's.

                Other notable hitters in the game were senior Ryan Walstad who went 2-2, with 2 walks, a double, a triple, and 3 runs scored. Walstad has been on a hot streak, notching his 9th straight multi-hit game batting .576 (19-33) during this stretch, with 15 runs scored. Remarkably, he has reached base safely in all of River City's 18 games, has scored at least one run in 17 games, and has hit safely in 16 games.

                Roberts’s no-hitter and the league victory against Inderkum comes at a critical moment in the season as the Raiders are competing for a spot in the post season playoffs. It was a signature moment for Roberts whose historic career for River City is nearing its end and he moves on to pitch at Sac State on a scholarship next year.

                “Thanks to my teammates and to Kameron for calling a great game. And thanks to my coaches for leaving me in the game,” said Roberts. 

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Posted by: Site Manager Published:4/29/16
Audience: Homepage

Dance Fundraiser at Panda

Hi! The RCHS dance classes are having a fundraiser at Panda Express by Lowes today!!!  All you have to do is order and give them the flyer! You can go at anytime today!!


Thank you for the support! My students and I appreciate it!


Constance Adams

Posted by: Joan Smith Published:4/28/16
Audience: Homepage

Summer Internships Available With City

The City of West Sacramento is offering a paid student summer internship program to provide students with practical work experience related to their academic major. High school juniors and seniors at least 16 years of age are welcome, along with incoming college students, current college students, and students pursuing graduate degrees.

The eight-week internship gives students positive examples of public service, hands on experience, and insights into how city governments are run.

To apply, click on this link. The CalOpps on-line application is considered an official City application. You may also submit a completed application package to the Human Resources Division.  This recruitment will close upon receipt of 75 applications PER department/division or 5:00 p.m., May 8, 2016, whichever occurs first.  This recruitment may close without notice.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Human Resources Division at  (916) 617-4567.


Posted by: Site Manager Published:4/28/16
Audience: Homepage

Attention Seniors

Attention Seniors - Senior trip has been paid for. Unfortunately, River City cannot approve cancellation refunds. See the USA Travel Registration Contract below


Posted by: Site Manager Published:4/27/16
Audience: Homepage

Robotics Student Wins STEM Challenge and goes to Hollywood

Maia Dua, was selected from five finalist as Marvel's "Captain America: Civil War -- Girls Reforming the Future Challenge" Grand Prize Winner and will participate in a week-long internship at Marvel Studios. Over 1,000 young women from across the nation accepted the challenge to use science and technology to create a project that would create positive world change for their generation and beyond. Maia developed a “seeing eye” robot as a cost-effective and durable alternative to a seeing eye dog. The self-propelled, echo-locating “Seeing Eye-Bot” is made of readily accessible materials, making it more available to individuals of limited financial resources. Maia designed the seeing eye-bot to require minimal maintenance and to have a functional life span in excess of 7 years. Maia hopes her invention can address the needs of the visually impaired, who may be unable or unwilling to own a seeing eye dog.

Maia will spend a week at Marvel Studios, learning firsthand how STEM skills are being used in innovative and creative ways to produce some of the world’s all-time favorite characters and films.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:4/26/16
Audience: Homepage

Top 10 Senior Dinner Time Change

Please note that the Top 10 Senior Dinner time has been change from 6pm to 7pm. Thank you for understanding.


Who- Top 10 Seniors (invite only)

Where- Paesano's

When- Thursday, April 27th

Time- 7-10pm



Posted by: Sarah Johnson Published:4/20/16
Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Principals, Staff, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Scholarship info posted on Counseling page

Students -- especially seniors -- are reminded that there is a long list of local and area scholarships available on the Counseling Scholarship webpage (http://rivercity-wusd-ca.schoolloop.com/scholarships). The deadline for some of them has passed, but there are many scholarships still available for your application.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:4/19/16
Audience: Homepage

Raider Softball maintains #7 ranking

The Sacramento Bee, Tuesday April 19, 2016

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Posted by: Site Manager Published:4/19/16
Audience: Homepage

RCHS student recognized by legislature

Freshman Emiliano Rosas was recognized by the California State Assembly and Senate and the City of Sacramento for his volunteer work during the Farm to Fork Festival and other after-school activities. Congratulations, Emiliano!

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Posted by: Site Manager Published:4/13/16
Audience: Homepage

April Raider Report Newsletter now available

The April edition of the monthly newsletter The Raider Report is now available. Past editions are available in the Monthly Newsletter link under Quicklinks on the school homepage.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:4/13/16
Audience: Homepage

Principal's message on Juniors taking SBAC test

Dear RCHS Nation -- April is an important month for RCHS, that's when we will do our Common Core "Smarter Balanced" testing to see how well our 11th grade students match up to the California Standards. It is a very different test than the California Standards Tests (CST) students took when they were in elementary. Students take this new test online and they must research, write, and solve problems. Questions measure the critical thinking skills students need for college and careers. More than 220 colleges and universities use Smarter Balanced test scores as evidence that students are prepared for entry-level, credit-bearing coursework.


Moreover, these test scores will help inform teachers about their instruction by identifying where students need more support to meet students’ individual needs. The testing window opens on April 13 and closes April 29, and during that time it is critical that students are at their best. To ensure that students perform at an optimal level, families can help us by doing the following:


1. Make sure students get a good night’s sleep during testing weeks. If they are rested they will perform better.

2. Make sure students get to school on time so that students are focused. Students who have to make up tests often struggle to complete them.

3. Please make sure our students have a nutritional breakfast. Nutrition does make a difference when it comes to performance.

4. Students should come to school dressed appropriately and focused on success.

5. Encourage your students to do their best.

6. Stay positive!


We know that our students can rise to the challenge if we as a community rally to support student success. Thank you for your support.


Stan Mojsich, Principal

Posted by: Site Manager Published:4/13/16
Audience: Homepage

Golf Tourney Fundraiser for RCHS Athletics May 21

Please mark your calendars to join us for our first River City High School Athletics Golf Tournament. The event will take place on May 21 at Wildhorse Golf Course. I have attached a flyer that allows you to register online or through mail. Registration is due by April 29. If you intend to play, please email me your projected foursome. We are allowed a maximum of 144 participants.


Jamie King

Athletic Director


Posted by: Site Manager Published:4/7/16
Audience: Homepage

Academy students sweep medals at Skills USA

Skills USA Competitions were held in San Diego on March 31 to April 2nd, 2006. River City High School Engineering and Science Academy students participated in the State competitions after excelling in the their region.

River City High Students won all the 3 electronics medals, Roman Yamaletdinov – Gold medalist, Jade Pascual -- Silver medalist and Calvin Jang – Bronze medalist and also their Advisor Sedikeh Yusufi was recognized as the Region 4 Advisor of the year and the State Advisor of the Year.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:4/5/16
Audience: Homepage

Mock Trial competes in State Tournament

The River City Mock Trial team competed in the California State Mock Trial Finals over the weekend of March 18-20 at the Sacramento County Courthouse in downtown Sacramento. The team faced tough competition from county champions from Los Angeles (Chaminade HS) and Ventura (Camarillo HS), and narrowly losing to champions from Mendocino (Ft. Bragg HS) and San Diego (Academy/OLP). Despite the four losses, team members Anthony Williams, Ryan Dela Rosa, and Anamaria Rizo (twice) received MVP recognition for the competition in each round. The team performed professionally, improved over the course of the season, and represented River City well. Congratulations to the entire team and our Attorney-coach Allison Zuvela.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:3/22/16
Audience: Site Manager, Homepage and Mock Trial

Cheer tryouts April 9

Tryouts for Cheer will be held on Saturday, April 9 at 8am. Please read the attached flyer for more information. An orientation meeting for parents and cheer candidates will be held on March 31 at 6pm.  RCHS Cheer tryout clinic is April 4-7 from 6-8pm, and tryouts are on April 9 at 8 am. Tryouts are open to RCHS students who will be in grades 9-12 for the 2016-17 school year.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:3/14/16
Audience: Homepage

Juniors: Sac State Rep visits on March 14

Sacramento State will have a representative give a presentation to Juniors on Monday, March 14 during 1st period in the Library. Interested students in the 11th grade must sign up in the counseling office in advance.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:3/9/16
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AP Exam signups end Friday March 11

The last day to sign up for AP exams is Friday, March 11. See the bookkeeper to pay for your exam and reserve your place now!

Posted by: Site Manager Published:3/9/16
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Site Council Agenda

Site Council Agenda


Meeting date: 3/9/2016

              time: 3:30-4:30

              location: Principal's Office


1. School celebrations/data requests

2. Spsa update

3. Parent advisory update

Posted by: Joan Smith Published:3/8/16
Audience: Homepage

Engineering Academy earns state honor

The River City High School Engineering, Science, and Technology Academy is one of seven model programs selected out of over 400 statewide to receive the special distinction of a 2016 Distinguished California Partnership Academy (CPA). 

“This award is huge for River City High School—it’s huge for our District,” said Linda C. Luna, WUSD Superintendent. “Our partnership academy puts kids in the driver’s seat and challenges them to develop the 21st century skills and knowledge they need to be successful in a competitive world outside of the classroom.


The programs have been thriving for more than 30 years but this is the inaugural year for the awards with less than two-percent of CPAs being selected to earn the Distinguished Academy status.

California Partnership Academies implement high quality educational programs mixing core academics and career technical education. All 411 CPAs underwent a rigorous review process conducted by the California Department of Education and the College and Career Academy Support Network at the Graduate School of Education, UC, Berkeley.

The Engineering, Science and Technology Academy at River City high School is designed to give students hands on experience using industry-specific equipment and technical skills while demonstrating on the job critical thinking and problem solving. Students are eligible to earn credits through Los Rios Community College.


Honorees were recognized today at the Sacramento Convention Center during the Educating for Careers Conference / California Partnership Academies Conference, an annual three-day professional development event surrounding career technical education with nearly 3,000 educators and industry professionals in attendance.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:3/7/16
Audience: Homepage

Mock Trial award winners

Congratulations to River City Mock Trial students who took home individual awards in the local competition. Anthony Williams was selected team Most Valuable, Ryan Dela Rosa named as an MVP Attorney, and Anamaria Rizzo as an MVP Witness and an MVP Clerk. The team will represent Yolo County in the State Tournament March 18-20 in Sacramento (see News item).


Posted by: Site Manager Published:2/29/16
Audience: Homepage

Senior photo Tues 8am

Lifetouch will be taking a photo of the senior class in the shape of a 16 on Tuesday, March 1 at 8 a.m. sharp on the football field for yearbook. The process should be pretty quick and we don’t anticipate seniors being more than 5 minutes late to their first period class. Be on the football field on Tuesday before 8 a.m., wear purple and not use any hand signs in the photo or it won't go in the Yearbook.


Posted by: Site Manager Published:2/28/16
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Mock Trial State Tournament

River City will represent Yolo County in the 35th Annual State Mock Trial Finals March 18-20 at the Gordon B. Schaber Courthouse in downtown Sacramento. The agenda is attached. The first round will begin Friday March 18 at 5:30pm. Courtrooms and team matchups are posted before each round near the elevators.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:2/28/16
Audience: Homepage and Mock Trial

WUSD students at Yolo African American conference

The FIrst Annual Yolo County African American Leadership Conference was held on Saturday, February 6th in West Sacramento. Approximately 60 students from WUSD participated in workshops dealing with higher education, entrepreneurship, college admissions process, and putting their best effort forward in all aspects of life. It was topped off with an academic and participation awards ceremony, keynote speaker, open mic, singing, southern food, poetry, and vendors. Many thanks to Dr. Ortiz, Yolo County Superintendent of Schools, for providing a much needed resource in Yolo County.



Posted by: Site Manager Published:2/18/16
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February Raider Report now available

Read this month's Raider Report from Principal Mojsich.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:2/17/16
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Mock Trial competition this month

The Sacramento area Mock Trial competition begins Thursday, Feb. 11. All rounds are at 6pm at the Sacramento County Courthouse at 720 9th Street in Sacramento. River City's first round will match our prosecution team against the defense team from Sheldon High School. Rounds 2-4 continue as follows:

Round 2 Wed. Feb. 17

Round 3 Mon. Feb. 22

Round 4 Wed. Feb. 24

Although seating is limited, parents and friends can observe the competition. See Mr. O'Connor for more information.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:2/11/16
Audience: Homepage

8th Grade Parent Night

Eighth Grade Parent Information Night

Wednesday, February 3rd or Thursday, February 4th

6:00-7:00 PM

In the RCHS Cafeteria

Students and Parent Welcome

These sessions will cover information for the 2016-2017 school year for incoming freshman. Your student should have received their scheduling materials on January 29th at their 8th grade site. Please review with your student. Reminder: All elective applications are available online:


See Attachment










Posted by: Site Manager Published:2/3/16
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Juniors invited to apply for FBI Teen Academy

The Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) Sacramento Field Office invites interested juniors to apply to attend its Spring 2016 Sacramento FBI Teen Academy on Friday, March 18, 2016, at FBI Sacramento field office headquarters in North Sacramento. A limited number of applicants will spend a day at the FBI’s local headquarters engaged in classroom discussions and hands-on experiences involving the evidence response team, bomb techs, and auto shop to better understand how the FBI serves their communities, and are better prepared to mentor their peers. 

The deadline for applications is February 12, and includes an application form, an essay, and a signed release form. Use the links below to access the application. There is no cost to attend the FBI Teen Academy and the Sacramento FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association generously sponsors lunch, morning and afternoon snacks, and other items for all students in attendance.

Students with questions should contact Ms. Price in the counseling office.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:1/26/16
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Spirit Week Themes

Just a friendly reminder that this week is spirit week! Dress up and show your spirit. Monday - Duplicate Day. Tuesday – Pajama Day. Wednesday – Harry Potter Day. Thursday – Class Colors Day. Friday – Raider Pride.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:1/25/16
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January Raider Report

This month's Raider Report is posted online in the Monthly Newsletter section, and you can access it from the link below. Included is information about Back to School Night on January 27.

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Posted by: Site Manager Published:1/19/16
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Mattress Sale - RCHS Music Fundraiser

The River City High School Music Program will be having their Second Annual Mattress Fundraiser sale on February 62016 from 10am to 6pm in the RCHS Cafeteria. Please help us get the word out to the community of West Sacramento. The attached flyer has a discount coupon for WUSD staff only.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:1/15/16
Audience: Homepage

School Site Council Wed Jan 13

The School Site Council will meet Wednesday at 3:30 pm in the Administration office. The agenda includes: 1) Approval of previous minutes; 2) Approval of School wide plan for Student Achievement; and 3) Review of school wide data. For more information, please contact Principal Mojsich.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:1/11/16
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Health Care for all Families

This is a message from the Washington Unified School District. Do you or your family have health coverage? You, or your family, may be eligible for health coverage through Covered California or Medi-Cal. Open enrollment for Covered California is from November 1, 2015 to January 31, 2016, and Medi-Cal enrollment is year round. To enroll in or renew health coverage you can:

  • Call The West Sacramento Family Resource Center at 916-572-0560
  • Find in-person help at 637 Todhunter Ave. Portable 21 B, West Sacramento

Again, the deadline to enroll in health coverage through Covered California is January 31, 2016. Don’t wait to enroll or renew. Thank you!

Posted by: Site Manager Published:1/11/16
Audience: Homepage

ASVAB Test Feb 19 - Sign up deadline Feb 12

The ASVAB test will be administered at River City High on Friday, February 19 from 8:20 to 11:30 am. The deadline for registering to take test is February 12. See Mrs. Dellatorre in the Career Center to sign up. There is no cost to take the test.

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a multiple choice test administered by the US Military that is used to determine qualification for enlistment in the Armed Forces. The test is a pen and pencil exam assessing general academic ability, college readiness, vocational and electronic knowledge, and even clerical skills. At River City it is offered to juniors and seniors. Although the test is administered by the military, it is not (and never has been) a requirement that a test-taker with a qualifying score enlist in the armed forces.

The ASVAB is one of the most reliable assessments of general student ability and may be useful for any student to see where their strengths and weaknesses are, not just those who are interested in the military. There is no obligation for students who take the test to enter the Armed Services, but they do have to agree to allow the results to be released to the different branches of the military. The military provides River City with a counseling report that is made available for each student ranking them by percentile in comparison with other Juniors and Seniors across the United States.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:1/9/16
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Yearbook announcements!

The last day to buy a yearbook for $75 is Friday, Jan. 29; after that the price will be $85.

Seniors, we have a few tie breakers in our Yearbook Senior Bests Survey. Please go to bit.do/tiebreaker to help us finalize our winners. Hurry, voting ends Monday Jan. 11.

The last day to purchase a senior ad online for the yearbook is Jan. 31. Order your senior ad at www.jostensadservices.com.

Seniors, the deadline has been extended to include your baby picture in the yearbook! E-mail your photo to Mrs. Sapp with your first and last name by THIS Friday, Jan. 8.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:1/6/16
Audience: Homepage

Chargers say thanks to RCHS alum Malcom Floyd

Thank you, Malcom Floyd.

Chargers coaches and players wore special t-shirts Friday in honor of Floyd, marking the final practice of the receiver's NFL career. Malcom is a Class of 2000 graduate of River City High.

"Thank you #80" was emblazoned on the dark blue shirts.

Floyd, who began his NFL career in 2004 with the Chargers, has said his last game will be Sunday in Denver.

He found out about the tribute when he saw the jerseys throughout the locker room. They were coach Mike McCoy's idea.

"It was a shocker; you know how shy I am; I was like, 'Why'd you do that, coach?' " Floyd said. "That means a lot to me. I appreciate coach and I appreciate my teammates. Just the respect level from them is awesome, but like I say, I'm just a normal guy. I just go out there and try to carry out my job.

On the front of the blue jerseys is a picture of Floyd, leaping, pregame, at Jack Murphy Field.

McCoy said he requested 150 shirts, "but there's an order for more now. Everybody wants them."

The coach said Floyd "loves the team" and is "one of the most unselfish human beings you'll be around."

Receiver Steve Johnson, who played for Buffalo and San Francisco before joining the Chargers last spring, said Floyd is a special teammate who makes the job feel less corporate.

"It's kind of strange -- you don't feel like you're going out there playing football with a football player; you go out there playing with your friend, like your childhood-type times, like you're going out there playing street," Johnson said "There's nothing professional about it, but we're in this professional world. He gives you that feeling like, 'Hey man, let's just go out there and play football. Just have fun and get back to basics.' "

Amid his blue-clad teammates Friday, Floyd wore a white jersey. During early drills open to the media, he caught several passes in the red zone and threw down a few dunks over the crossbar.

"I enjoyed it," he said, "but at the same I just tried to stay focused."

Floyd has caught 30 passes for 561 yards, a team-best average of 18.7 per catch. He has three touchdown catches.

San Diego Tribune: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2016/jan/01/josh-lambo-chargers-malcom-floyd/

Chargers Dontrelle Inman, center, celebrates a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders with Orlando Franklin, left, and Malcom Floyd. — K.C. Alfred / San Diego Union-Tribune

Posted by: Site Manager Published:1/2/16
Audience: Our School and Homepage

Winter Recess

Winter Recess starts Friday, December 18th.  School will resume on Monday, January4th. 

The school office will be closed.  In case of emergency, call the District Office at 375-7600 or On Call after hours at 275-8375.

Posted by: Joan Smith Published:12/14/15
Audience: Homepage

Music concerts Dec. 11 & 15

The River City High Music Department celebrates the holiday season with two upcoming concerts Friday Dec. 11 and Tuesday Dec. 15 

On Friday, December 11, the RCHS Choirs, Jazz Band, and Orchestra perform selections of holiday songs -- including an audience sing-along -- at 7pm in the River City High Cafeteria. Tickets are $4. Hot cocoa and cookies will be available.

On Tuesday, December 15, the River City High School Band will be joined by the Bridgeway/Stonegate Band for a night of winter music at 7pm in the RCHS Gymnasium. Admission is free, although a $5 donation is accepted at the door.


We hope to see you there!

Posted by: Site Manager Published:12/9/15
Audience: Homepage

December newsletter is available

The December edition of the monthly newsletter The Raider Report is now available. Past editions are available in the Monthly Newsletter link under Quicklinks on the school homepage.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:12/9/15
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Site Council meeting Wednesday

Site Council meeting will be held on Wednesday at 3:30 pm in the RCHS administration building. The agenda will be: 1) Review of minutes; 2) Approval of school wide action plan. Contact the Principal's office for more information.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:12/7/15
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All students requested to participate in Yearbook college survey

Attention all students: The yearbook class needs your help! We are conducting a Google survey on students' college dreams. Please take part in the survey at http://bit.do/CollegeRC .

Posted by: Site Manager Published:12/6/15
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Senior Yearbook News

Seniors: don’t forget to send your baby picture to Mrs. Sapp, msapp@wusd.k12.ca.us, by Thursday, Dec. 10 to be included in the yearbook. Please include your first and last name in the e-mail.


Seniors, time is almost up to cast your vote for Senior Bests! Go to http://bit.do/2016bests to vote by Dec. 10.


Seniors, make sure to purchase a senior ad in the yearbook before they run out! Go to www.jostensadservice.com to place your order. E-mail Mrs. Sapp at msapp@wusd.k12.ca.us with questions. The deadline is Jan. 31 or until space is filled.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:12/6/15
Audience: Homepage

Recycling for Education Scholarship

Seniors, could you use a $1,000 scholarship to help with the cost of attending college or a vocational school? Herb and Linda Yip would like to announce their Recycling for Education Scholarship. The Yips are parents of River City graduates, and they have been supporting Raider grads for many years. The minimum qualifications for their scholarship are:  

  1. Plans to attend a 2 or 4 year college, university, or vocational school.
  2. No discipline problems.
  3. Good attendance.
  4. Active contributor to the Recycling program is highly recommended.
  5. In district student applicants will be considered first before out of district student applicants.


Submit an essay on one of the following topics (minimum 500 words). Essays are to be typed, double spaced, in your own words and thoughts. Include your contact phone number or email on your essay.

  1. What are the future consequences if you and others do not recycle?
  2. What recycling means to you, others, and our environment?
  3. How can you as an individual reduce your carbon footprint on the planet?

Include one paragraph on what you would use the scholarship money for if you were awarded the Herb and Linda Yip Recycling Scholarship.


Proof of attending college or vocational school is required for receipt of the scholarship. If not claimed within one year, the scholarship may be awarded to another student.


Essays will be accepted from December 1st to April 15th for consideration. Following the above directions will be reviewed on all essays.


Submit essays to Ms. Grisaffi (RCHS), Ms. Zalutka (ISP), Mr. Guerra (YHS), or Mr. Yip. Any questions contact: Mr. Yip (916) 203-2439 (ok to text) or email hlhbyip@aol.com

Posted by: Site Manager Published:12/1/15
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Link Crew collecting cans for Kids Can

Link Crew, led by Marlaina Schroeder, collecting cans for Kids Can

Posted by: Site Manager Published:11/18/15
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Senior Yearbook Announcements

Senior Baby Picture:

Seniors, do you want your baby picture in the yearbook? Email yours to Mrs. Sapp at msapp@wusd.k12.ca.us. The subject in the email should include your first and last name with the title “Baby Picture.” The photo must be of good quality and large enough to print. Space is limited, so hurry!


Yearbook Senior Bests Voting Starts Now!

Seniors, cast your vote for Senior Bests using the link http://bit.do/2016bests. Only seniors may vote and you must log in using your WUSD student account. The online survey will close on December 10th.


Senior Recognition Ads

We have less than 20 pages left for senior recognition ads in the yearbook. Hurry and purchase yours today by going to www.jostensadservice.com. For questions, email Mrs. Sapp at msapp@wusd.k12.ca.us. The deadline to purchase your senior ad is January 31 or until space is filled.

Posted by: Mr. Panush Published:11/17/15
Audience: Homepage

Dance Show Nov 18-19

Over 200 River City students will participate in the RCHS Fall Dance Show on Wednesday and Thursday, November 18th and 19th. The show starts at 7 p.m. in the high school gym. Tickets are $5 for students and $6 for adults.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:11/12/15
Audience: Homepage

Girls Tennis CIF Championship match concludes Friday

The final match of the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Div. III Championship between River City and Central Catholic of Modesto was postponed due to darkness with the schools tied at 4-4. That final match will pick up where it left off at 2pm on Friday November 13 on the River City courts,

Posted by: Site Manager Published:11/11/15
Audience: Homepage

Ms. Tan awarded C-STEM Teacher of the Year

Ms. Judy Tan was awarded the C-STEM (Computing, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Teacher of the Year by the UC Davis Center for Integrated Computing and STEM Education at their conference on Saturday, November 7. C-STEM Teacher of the Year recognizes C-STEM teachers for their exceptional contributions in teaching computing, integrating computing into STEM subjects, and inspiring students to pursue careers and post-secondary study in C-STEM fields.  Award recipients are selected by the C-STEM Awards Committee consisting of the university faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students. Congratulations Ms. Tan!

Posted by: Site Manager Published:11/9/15
Audience: Homepage

November Newsletter is available

The November edition of the monthly newsletter The Raider Report is now available. Past editions are available in the Monthly Newsletter link under Quicklinks on the school homepage.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:11/9/15
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Wiley Hall Science Bldg dedication Dec 4
A dedication ceremony for Wiley Hall will be held on Friday, December 4th at 4:00pm at RCHS in honor of our late beloved colleague Clare Wiley, who passed away in August, 2014. Clare was the founder of our Biomedical Sciences program and an integral part of the RCHS community. 
The "G" building at RCHS has already been updated with the new signage. The Board approved a motion last year to officially rename the building in honor of our Clare. On December 4, Clare's parents, brother, husband, son, and many other friends and family will be in attendance to honor her legacy and celebrate this exciting memorial. Stay tuned for more information about gathering afterward to remember Clare and celebrate with her friends and family at a nearby location. We hope you will join us for this event!
Posted by: Site Manager Published:11/8/15
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RCHS Music Boosters Fundraiser Dec 5

West Side Presents a benefit for the River City Music Boosters with an “An evening of Music Memorializing James Driver.” The event will be held on December 5th at the Black Box Theater located at 1075 W. Capitol Avenue in West Sacramento. Doors open at 5:30pm with food and libations available for purchase. Concert starts at 7:30pm. Tickets sales are available online at https://squareup.com/market/river-city-music-boosters/james-driver-concert-ticket for $18 each or at the River City High School Band Facebook site, https://www.facebook.com/events/697131720418163/ 


Local musicians will be performing in memory of their dear friend James Driver, local resident and worldwide renown musician.


Stephanie Ciesielski Gulcher


Posted by: Site Manager Published:11/6/15
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Bryte Harvest Fest/Open House Nov 10

Bryte Career and College Training is holding its Harvest Festival/Open House on Tuesday evening November 10 from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Come celebrate the new Bryte campus and enjoy a $3 spaghetti dinner prepared by our culinary students. Tours of the campus along with vendors and information booths will be available and a 50/50 raffle will be held.

The Bryte campus is located at 637 Todhunter Avenue. See you there! 

Posted by: Site Manager Published:11/6/15
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Apply to West Sac Fire Dept Youth Academy

The West Sacramento Fire Department has has begun recruiting high school students interested in participating in their Youth Fire Academy from February 23 to April 24. Students should read and follow the directions on the attached flyer, or contact Jen Almaguer at jennifera@cityofwestsacramento.org for more information. 

Posted by: Site Manager Published:11/5/15
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Water Polo, Tennis, Soccer teams advance to CIF Playoffs

Both Boys and Girls Water Polo teams, the Boys Soccer team, and the Girls Tennis team are headed to CIF Sac-Joaquin Division Playoffs this week. On Tuesday, the #11-seed Raider Girls Water Polo team travels to the Roseville Aquatic Center to face #6 Woodcreek. Also on Tuesday, the #15-seed Raider Boys Soccer team travels to face #2-seed Jesuit. On Wednesday, TCC Champion and #1-seed Raider Girls Tennis team will host El Capitan of Merced and the #12-seed Boys Water Polo team travels to Enochs High in Modesto to face #5-seed Gregori High of Modesto. 

Posted by: Site Manager Published:11/1/15
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Administration announces Honor Rolls

River City High School administrators released the names of students who achieved Honors (3.0-3.49 GPA), High Honors (3.5-3.99), and Principal's Honors (above a 4.0) for the first half of the Fall term ending October 16. Congratulations to these deserving and hard-working students!

Posted by: Site Manager Published:10/28/15
Audience: Homepage

Site Council Meeting moved to November 4th

Meeting has been changed to Wednesday, November 4th. 

Site Council Meeting open to the public Wednesday October 28th from 3:30-4:30 in the Principal's Office. Agenda: 1) Introductions; 2) Review of Procedures; 3) Review of 2014/2015 SPSA; 4) Election of 2015/2016 Officers

Posted by: Joan Smith Published:10/28/15
Audience: Homepage

WUSD Provisional Appointment to the Board
Posted by: Joan Smith Published:10/27/15
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Mock Trial begins Wednesday

The first meeting of the Mock Trial team will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 3:30pm in Room 851. New and returning members are invited to attend this informational meeting, receive this year's case packet, and learn more about Sunday's Standup Mock Trial skills workshop.

Posted by: Gerald O'Connor Published:10/19/15
Audience: Gerald O'Connor and Homepage

Academic Outreach

Academic Outreach is a program at River City to help students that are either having troubles in class, or just need a little help.  Students may be assigned AO by a teacher if they feel that it will benefit the student, but students can drop by to any of the rooms after school Monday thru Thursday, if they need help.  There is an Activity bus that will take bus riders home at 5:00 Monday thru Thursday.  The AO teacher will give them a pass for this bus.  No AO on Minimum Days.  I have attached the schedule for AO and your students will get one in class.  Any questions, please contact Marlaina Schroeder at mschroeder@wusd.k12.ca.us 

Posted by: Joan Smith Published:10/15/15
Audience: Homepage

Bryte Finals Schedule and Bus Schedule
Posted by: Site Manager Published:10/15/15
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Yearbook Price Change

Attention Students!  the last day to purchase your yearbook for $65 is this Friday, October 16.  After that the book will increase to $75.  Purchase your yearbook from the student store or at www.jostens.com

Posted by: Site Manager Published:10/14/15
Audience: Homepage

Info about the canine detection program

If you would like to know more about the district’s decision to implement canine detectors at our high schools, please read the principal's letter to parents about the program.

Principal's Letter on the Canine Detection Program

Posted by: Site Manager Published:10/12/15
Audience: Homepage

Mock Trial skills workshop at RCHS Oct. 25

Current and new students planning on joining the Mock Trial team have an opportunity to attend a workshop that should help with your skills in presentation and trial advocacy. The workshop will be held at River City on Sunday, October 25 from 9am to 5pm. The application packet is attached and due by Monday, Oct. 19. See Mr. O’Connor if you are interested.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:10/9/15
Audience: Homepage and Mock Trial

October Newsletter

The October newsletter is now available, attached below or under the Monthly Newsletter Quicklink from the school's homepage.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:10/8/15
Audience: Homepage

Round Table Fundraiser

Today from 3-9 pm Round Table will donate 20% of all purchases (when the attached coupon is presented) to RCHS Link Crew. A program with 150 Juniors and Seniors that are “Big Brothers and Big Sisters” to the Freshmen here at RC.


You can dine in, take out, or get delivery!


All donations will go towards our efforts in supporting and celebrating our frosh!


Thank you!


Marlaina Schroeder & Kate Forman (Link Crew Coordinators)

Posted by: Joan Smith Published:10/8/15
Audience: Homepage

Parent-Teen Driving Workshop Oct 20

Impact Teen Drivers and the CHP present a Parent-Teen Safe Driving Workshop at River City High School on Tuesday, October 20 from 6:30 to 7:45 pm. in the Career Center. Attendees will learn about: strategies to keep kids safe on the road; Graduated Drivers Licensing (GDL) laws; how you can help stop the #1 killer of teens in America -- reckless and distracted driving.

RSVP Shannon Woods at swoods@wusd.k12.ca.us or 916-375-7800 ext. 2852.

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Posted by: Site Manager Published:10/5/15
Audience: Homepage

RCHS student worked on award-winning films

Senior Julia Snarr has followed her passion in filmmaking to local honor this past weekend at Access Sacramento's "Place Called Sacramento Film Festival" at the Crest Theater. Two of the films on which Julia worked as assistant camera -- "Focused" and "Death of Del Paso" -- received Producer's Choice awards Saturday night. Congratulations, Julia!


Posted by: Site Manager Published:10/4/15
Audience: Homepage

FBI offers Teen Academy for juniors

Juniors who are interested in careers in law, law enforcement, criminal justice, or the FBI are encouraged to apply for the FBI Teen Academy held at field office headquarters in Sacramento on November 20, 2015. Apply by the October 23, 2015 deadline to be considered.

The experience offers students a peek behind the scenes of the FBI, greater understanding of what the FBI does in their communities, information about how to become an FBI agent or professional staff employee, and what an FBI career is like.

The application is attached. For more information, click on the links below.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:9/28/15
Audience: Homepage

Principal seeks Site Council nominations

If you are interested in serving on the school site council, we have two vacancies. The school site council makes important financial decision that impact RCHS. It also is the body to formally approve the school wide plan for each year.

If you would like to nominate someone, return the attached form to the RCHS office on or before Oct 2. 

Thank you,

Stan Mojsich, Principal

Posted by: Site Manager Published:9/28/15
Audience: Homepage

WUSD School Board Vacancy
Posted by: Joan Smith Published:9/21/15
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Free and Reduced Lunch Forms

Attention Students: All lunch forms are due by October 1st.  If you need a lunch form, please pick it up in the office and get it turned in as soon as possible.  If you have not turned one in by October 1st, you will become paid status, meaning you will have to pay for lunch. 

Posted by: Site Manager Published:9/21/15
Audience: Homepage

Yearbook Senior portrait deadline Oct 31

Seniors: don’t miss out on having your senior portrait featured in the Yearbook! The deadline to have your portrait taken is October 31. Go to www.prestigeseniors.com to make your appointment today. 

Do you want to be in a special section of the Yearbook? We are creating a page on childhood memories. E-mail your childhood photos to Mrs. Sapp for the chance to have your photos features in the Yearbook! 

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Posted by: Site Manager Published:9/18/15
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Homecoming royalty online voting!
Homecoming Voting: Students Only
This year homecoming royalty voting is online! Vote for one boy and one girl in your class. Student ID Number is required! Voting starts September 15th and ends September 18th! You only have one vote so choose wisely! 
Posted by: Site Manager Published:9/14/15
Audience: Homepage

Monthly Newsletter

Attached is our new September newsletter, hopefully the first in a continuing series of monthly newsletters. Great thanks to student Anamarie Rizzo for getting this up and going. If you wish to add anything for October, please submit your blurb to the principal by the end of the month. We will try to publish at the beginning of the month going forward.

Principal Stan Mojsich

Posted by: Site Manager Published:9/14/15
Audience: Homepage

New Raider Football Gear

New Raider Football Gear.  Bring orders to Char or Joan by the 25th

Posted by: Joan Smith Published:9/11/15
Audience: Homepage

Traffic and Bike Safety
Posted by: Joan Smith Published:9/9/15
Audience: Homepage

After School at the Rec Center
Posted by: Joan Smith Published:9/9/15
Audience: Homepage

Homecoming Spirit Days Sept 14th-18th

Homecoming Spirit Week Days

9/14 - Monday: Fashion Disaster Day

(Dress to impress with the craziest/tackiest outfit you can find!)

9/15 - Tuesday: Superhero Day

(Dress as your favorite superhero)

9/16 - Wednesday: Wacky Workout Day

(Wear your wackiest workout clothes)

9/17 - Thursday: Class Color Day

Freshmen: White

Sophomores: Navy Blue

Juniors: Turquoise

Seniors: Purple

(Go all out by dressing in your class colors!)

9/18 - Friday: RC Pride Day

(Show your Raider Pride by decking out in school apparel!)

Posted by: Site Manager Published:9/8/15
Audience: Homepage

Mock Trial case brief released

The case brief for the Mock Trial case for 2015-16 has been released by the Constitutional Rights Foundation. It can be accessed on their website on this page.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:9/2/15
Audience: Homepage and Mock Trial

Introducing Naviance

Naviance is a comprehensive college and career readiness solution for high school students that helps align student strengths and interests to post-secondary goals, and improve student outcomes. Naviance may help students prep for SAT, ACT, and AP exams. Naviance Test Prep provides proven, game-based courses that help students to perform their best on test day. Naviance Test Prep is also seamlessly integrated with Naviance to help students be college and career ready.”  It’s like an online career center available 24/7 to parents and students.

All RCHS students have received a Naviance introduction letter and account set up instructions. Please sit down with your student and learn about Naviance. Please contact your counselor if you need log-in information or a letter printer.

Please click here to log into Naviance

Posted by: Site Manager Published:8/27/15
Audience: Homepage

Make up pictures Fri Aug 28

Students and staff who have not had their picture taken for their school ID and yearbook photo should report to the F Commons during the school day on Friday, August 28 to have it done. For questions, see Ms. Sapp.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:8/20/15
Audience: Homepage

Back to School Night Wed Aug 26

Back to School Night is Wednesday, August 26 from 5:30 to 7:45pm. Food, music, information, and classroom visits -- see the attached flyer for more information.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:8/19/15
Audience: Homepage

Order student portraits

You can order school pictures from Lifetouch by clicking on the attachment below.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:8/12/15
Audience: Homepage

Senior Jerseys- Check this out

Senior Jerseys will be available for pre order starting on August 13th at Senior Seminar through August 27th. Order forms are available and will be provided at Senior Seminar. Total cost for jerseys will be $65 including customizable name on the back of the jersey. Senior Jerseys are available in Colombia blue (as seen in picture), purple and navy blue with the same style lettering (color of font will vary) and design as seen. Don’t miss your chance to purchase your very own!

Posted by: Site Manager Published:8/5/15
Audience: Homepage

River City Bundle
Posted by: Sarah Johnson Published:8/4/15
Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Principals, Staff, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

River City Bundle

Get your Yearbook, Raider shirt, ASB sticker, and parents' PTSA membership all in one bundle!

Posted by: Site Manager Published:8/4/15
Audience: Homepage, Assistant Principals, Associates, Principals, Staff, Sys Admins and Teachers

Student parking permits now required

Beginning at the start of the 2015-2016 school year, River City High School students driving to and parking at the high school will be required to have a student parking permit. Parking permit applications will be available at RCHS beginning on August 13, 2015. Parking permits are free, but all student-driven vehicles must have a permit. RCHS Driving and Parking Regulations are posted on the school website and are available at the school. All students driving and parking at RCHS must have their parking permit applications turned in and hang tags visible in their cars by August 31, 2015. Parking enforcement will begin September 1, 2015. Parking Permit requirements are as follows:

  • Students must be in 11th or 12th grade or be at least 16 years of age with a valid California driver’s license.
  • Parking Permit application must be completed and submitted with proof of current insurance and vehicle registration before a parking permit is issued.
  • All school fees and outstanding fines must be paid before parking permit is issued.
  • Students with parking privileges must maintain exemplary punctuality and attendance. Students must maintain an on-time percentage of 95% or higher to all their classes (this averages out to no more than 1 tardy a week to all classes) and 90% attendance to school. 
  • Students are NOT allowed to go to their vehicles during school hours unless they have a valid early dismissal or a written pass issued by a staff member.
  • Students may not park in those spaces designated for staff parking.
  • Student parking permit must be displayed at all times from the rear-view mirror on all registered vehicles.
  • Students must follow all RCHS Driving and Parking Regulations. Failure to follow driving and parking regulations may result in a suspended parking permit.

More information, regulations, permits, and parking maps are available on our Maps, Parking & Permits page.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:7/29/15
Audience: Homepage

Ms Schroeder teaches with style

River City Science teacher Marlaina Schroeder was an instructor at an all-girls summer camp at UC Davis called Tech Trek, teaching students about science, technology, engineering and math, and showed the girls they don't have to look like a mad scientist to be one.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:7/29/15
Audience: Homepage

Book your senior portraits now!
Class of 2016 -- now is the time to book your Senior Portrait photo session! If you're being photographed in Elk Grove, call 916-393-9950. If you're being photographed in Citrus Heights, call (916) 535-7797. Or go to http://prestigeportraits.com/
Posted by: Site Manager Published:7/28/15
Audience: Homepage

Raiders among All Metro baseball, softball lists

River City softball players Gabby Ortiz, Ashland Rodriguez, and baseball player Austin Roberts were included in The Sacramento Bee's annual All Metro softball and baseball teams for 2015. Senior pitcher Gabby Ortiz was named to the Softball All Metro Second Team, and senior infielder Ashland Rodriguez was listed as Honorable Mention. In baseball, junior pitcher/infielder Austin Roberts was named as a member of the Honorable Mention team. Congratulations Raiders! 

Posted by: Site Manager Published:6/11/15
Audience: Homepage

RCHS Summer Information

Information about Work Permits and Enrollment

Freshman Orientation and Upper classmen Schedule/Picture

Posted by: Joan Smith Published:6/10/15
Audience: Homepage

Graduation information

GRADUATION 7-­9pm, Raley Field ○ Gates open at 5:30; graduates need to be in the stadium by 6:30 ○ Graduates enter at Right Field Gate, parents will enter through the Main Gate ○ It is advisable to take pictures outside stadium before you enter ○ Ceremony starts at 7pm ○ Parking is FREE ○ Some concessions will be open ○ Make proper arrangements to meet family, it will be crowded ○ Bathrooms are not readily available to grads during line up ○ You can bring sealed water bottles ○ Any purse/phone/camera must be small enough so they can’t be seen during the procession ○ School dress code will be enforced ○ More info here.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:6/3/15
Audience: Homepage

RCHS Network down June 22 through July

Beginning Monday June 22, our Technology Department will be replacing the core of our network on the RCHS site, and computers and phones will be down during the work. There will be no computer or phone access on our campus for a few weeks. Work should be completed by the end of July when the new network will be up and running better than ever! If you have any questions, please contact the District Office at 916-375-7600.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:6/3/15
Audience: Homepage

New Freshman and Parent Orientations

Freshman orientation for the fall of 2015 will be held at River City High on August 11 and 12 from 9am to 2:30pm.  Parents may choose to attend any of the parent orientations held on August 11th at 9am, 1pm, and 6pm or August 12th at 6pm. For more information, see the attached PDF file.

Posted by: Joan Smith Published:6/2/15
Audience: Homepage and Leadership

Summer Assignments at RCHS

Classes that have a summer assignment for the 2015-16 school year:

Posted by: Site Manager Published:6/2/15
Audience: Homepage

Engineering students win awards at C-STEM competition

On Saturday May 31, River City High School Math Programming & Robotics Engineering students participated in the 2015 C-STEM Day Robo-Play Challenge and Math programming Competition. This year’s challenge had 100 participating teams from both Northern and Southern California. The results are as follows:

1st place in the Math Programming Regional Competition

2nd place in Division 2 Robo-Play Regional Competition

2nd place in Division 3 Robo-Play Regional Competition

3rd place in Division 2 Robo-Play Statewide Competition

Additionally, the teams received the "Perseverance Award", the “Spirit Award”,  and the “Teamwork Award” from the judges for their extraordinary display of enthusiasm, leadership skills, collaboration and their positive attitude during the competition. Three individual students received the "Award of Excellence" for their demonstrated excellent performance on computing and its applications in STEM subjects. Please congratulate Mollary Snarr, Lan Nyugen, Mansoor Ali, Xyrex Buss, Leticia Diaz, Ujjval Tandel, Rachana Tandel, Drasti Tandel, Jordan Criswell, Abijah Williams, Cristian Barrett, Arturo Lupian, German Gonzalez, Dylan Brown, Daniel Monteros, Maia Dua, Kelly Riedel, Chloe Looc.  Special to thanks to everyone who supported the students but especially to those who attended.

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Posted by: Site Manager Published:6/1/15
Audience: Homepage

College rugby final features Raider alum

Raider alumnus Brian (BJ) Rinetti (Class of 2014) was on the Kutztown University rugby team that made it to the championship game of the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby championship on Sunday against UC Berkeley. Cal won its third consecutive collegiate title in a thrilling 17-12 overtime victory over Kutztown. BJ received a full-ride scholarship to Kutztown to be a radiology technician. Mrs. Schumacher reports that BJ was standing tall during the national anthem with a broad and proud smile on his face. Congratulations BJ for making it to a national title game.


Posted by: Site Manager Published:6/1/15
Audience: Our School and Homepage

Raider alum graduates from Air Force Academy

Newly commissioned Second Lieutenant Trevor Langford (RCHS Class of 2010) proudly salutes as he graduates from the United States Air Force Academy, joining 841 classmates from an entering class of 1100 cadets. Trevor will be starting his first assignment in Italy. Congratulations, Trevor!

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Posted by: Site Manager Published:5/29/15
Audience: Homepage and Our School

AP Bio students earn paid internship at UC Davis

For the third year in a row, three AP Biology students from River City High School -- this year John Gray, Cameron Guiliano-Puzi, and Tyler Packham (shown with teacher Marlaina Schroeder) -- were chosen to complete a 4-week PAID internship at UC Davis, under the supervision of Dr. Steven Theg. They will be completing lab work and presenting their findings this summer (with an option to be a part of publishing their findings). Congratulations!

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Posted by: Site Manager Published:5/27/15
Audience: Homepage

Senior Information

The attached PDF file has important information for seniors regarding Senior Trip, Senior Week, check out, Senior Breakfast, Graduation practice, Senior Sunset, and Graduation at Raley Field.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:5/27/15
Audience: Homepage

Jazz Band at Sac Music Fest Memorial Day Weekend

Come see River City's very own Jazz Band The Syncopating Sea-Monkeys at the Sacramento Music Festival this weekend! All of our sets are free!

Friday, May 22: 5pm @ Delta King Theater; 8pm @ Round Table Pizza

Saturday, May 23: 11am @ Delta King Dock; 3:30pm @ Delta King Dock

Sunday, May 24: 10am @ Pony Express Stage; 7pm @ Delta King Theater

The final set honors our graduating seniors and is also an open alumni set with 26 alumni students already having RSVPed to participate.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:5/20/15
Audience: Homepage

Drama Dept. presents comedy "No Holds... The Bard"

The River City Drama Department presents "No Holds... The Bard", an evening of Shakespearean insults along the lines of the comedic "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare... Abridged." Performances are at 7pm on May 22, 23, 29, and 30. General admission $5, seniors and students $2.


Posted by: Site Manager Published:5/19/15
Audience: Homepage

Spirit Week Activities

Move Up Spirit Week is this week; here are the activities: Monday -- Twin Day; Tuesday -- Time Travel! Dress up from any time period; Wednesday -- Tacky Tourist! Dress up as a tacky tourist; Thursday -- Wizard of Oz! Dress up as any Wizard of Oz character; Friday -- Class Colors! dress up in your class colors.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:5/17/15
Audience: Homepage

Raiders beat Pitman 19-4; face Woodcreek Tuesday

The River City Lady Raider Softball team continued their winning ways by defeating Pitman 19-4 on Monday to advance in the CIF Division I Sac-Joaquin double-elimination playoffs at the Sacramento Softball Complex. Their next game will be against Woodcreek on Tuesday, May 19 at 5pm on Field 4 at the Sacramento Softball Complex. Good luck Lady Raiders!

Posted by: Site Manager Published:5/17/15
Audience: Homepage

Softball team advances in playoffs

Congratulations to the River City Softball Team for their 1st Round Playoff win vs Oak Ridge Thursday night. The Lady Raiders won 9-5 over the Trojans. River City plays Saturday May 16 vs #2 Sheldon at 10AM at the Sacramento Softball Complex. Go Raiders!

Posted by: Site Manager Published:5/15/15
Audience: Homepage

Site council meeting May 13

The School Site Council meets on Wednesday, May 13 from 3:30 to 4:30. The agenda for the meeting as posted is:

  1. Welcome
  2. SPSA expenditure approvals
  3. Misc questions
Posted by: Site Manager Published:5/11/15
Audience: Homepage

Baseball playoff and all-league news

Congratulations to the River City Raider Baseball team for making the playoffs after a four years absence. The Tri-County Conference honored Austin Jacobs, Ryan Walstad, and Josh Holland as members of the all-league team, and Austin Roberts was selected as league MVP. Congratulations Raider baseball! 

Posted by: Site Manager Published:5/11/15
Audience: Homepage

Girls' soccer win TCC title

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Congratulations to the RCHS girls’ soccer team for winning the Tri County Conference League Title. This is the first girls' soccer championship for River City. Their record was 18 wins 3 losses, (10 wins, 2 losses in league). The team scored 96 goals while allowing 19 goals during the season. In the first round of the CIF Sac-Joaquin Division I playoffs, the 10th-seeded Lady Raiders lost to 7th seed Granite Bay.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:5/5/15
Audience: Homepage

May 15 last day to pre-order yearbooks

Students may purchase 2015 yearbooks for $85 from the student store or order online at www.jostens.com. The last day to pre-order is May 15. Yearbooks will be distributed on May 20 and 22. 

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Posted by: Site Manager Published:5/3/15
Audience: Homepage

Earth Day Event Saturday at City Hall

Bring your family, friends and neighbors to be a part of the fun at the Earth Day Event this Saturday in front of City Hall!

Posted by: Site Manager Published:4/23/15
Audience: Homepage

April 29 Parent University Program

Join us on April 29 from 6-7pm at River City High School as we welcome motivational speaker Kevin Bracy at our First Parent University Program! Kevin captivates audiences with his dynamic style of communication and the simple steps you can take to get the best you can for your students. Learn strategies to work with your child; see what your students are learning. Be part of the solution to end bullying. Kevin's ideas and strategies for working with students and families are simply transformational. Please don’t miss this presentation, we promise you will find it very valuable.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:4/22/15
Audience: Homepage

Soccer battles for 1st place Thursday

RCHS Girls' Soccer will host Woodland on Thursday April 23 at 6:30pm for the TCC League championship. This would be the Raider's first league title. Let's fill the stadium and make this game a true home-field advantage! Admission is FREE and the game will be played rain or shine. 

Posted by: Site Manager Published:4/20/15
Audience: Homepage

River City Showcase Tues Apr 21

River City clubs, sports teams, music and arts and associations all come together a show their stuff at the First River City Showcase starting at 5pm campus wide. The community is invited to see displays, performances, cheer, dance, acting from 5 to 8pm.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:4/20/15
Audience: Homepage

Prom Information

Prom:  When: April 18th 8-11:00

            Where: Masonic Temple (1123 J Street, Sacramento, CA)

Prom Pics:

  Time: 4-6:30pm

  Location: Cafeteria

  Price: $10-$80 based on package ordered

  Appointment: Recommended  (if you do no have an appointment,you may not get your picture taken)

Dress Code:

      Attire: Slacks and button down (almost like a tux/suit)

      Dresses: Nothing revealing/sheer


       Cost: $0-10 depending on where you park

Doors close at 9:30pm and no in-out privileges.

All information is available in the student store

Posted by: Site Manager Published:4/15/15
Audience: Homepage, ASB, Leadership and Leadership-The Class

School site council Wednesday April 8

The School Site Council meets Wednesday, April 8 at 3:30 pm in Principal Mojsich's office. On the agenda: reviewing current SPSA goals and approving expenditures from the SPSA. 

Posted by: Site Manager Published:4/6/15
Audience: Homepage

Briscoe, Brantley named to Bee All Metro list

Both Raider Basketball Teams Finish in Metro Top 20.

Raider basketball players Michael Briscoe and Aliyah Brantley were selected as Honorable Mention members of The Sacramento Bee's annual All Metro basketball team. This caps off an extraordinary season that saw both boy's and girl's teams regularly ranked in The Bee's Top 20 throughout the year. Both teams made the playoffs and advanced into the second round with upsets of higher-seeded teams.

The Raider boys team finished ranked 10th in The Bee's Final Top 20. They won their opening round playoff game in a 62-53 victory over 6th-seed Franklin of Elk Grove, before losing to 3rd-seeded Woodcreek. 

The Lady Raiders finished ranked 15th in The Bee's Final Top 20. They knocked off 7th-seed Napa 52-43 in the playoffs before falling to number 2 seed Oak Ridge. 

Congratulations to all of the players and coaches for an outstanding season for Raider basketball!

Michael Briscoe
Aliyah Brantley

Posted by: Site Manager Published:4/2/15
Audience: Homepage

Mock Trial competes in state finals

The Mock Trial team honorably represented RCHS and Yolo County in the State Tournament in Riverside over the weekend. Final scores and rankings won't arrive until sometime this week. Three of our rounds appeared to be really close, and the other round was against last year's state champion The Menlo School from San Mateo, and River City performed at their best. (Redlands High from San Bernadino County won the state title over Central Union High from Imperial County.) Team members Darion Edwards, Deanna Gallegos, and Ana Chan (twice) were recognized as round-MVP winners. Congratulations to all of the members of the team who represented us well.


Posted by: Site Manager Published:3/22/15
Audience: Homepage

Whole New World Prom April 18

A Whole New World Prom will be held on April 18 at the Masonic Temple in Downtown Sacramento. Tickets are now on sale for $60 with ASB and $65 without. Prices will go up by $5 on April 6. The last day to buy tickets is Friday April 17 and guest passes are due April 13.

Prom nominations are going on now until March 25 during both lunches in front of the cafeteria! So come out during your lunch and nominate any junior or senior to get a chance to be our Prom Royalty. 

Posted by: Site Manager Published:3/17/15
Audience: Homepage

Sac State offers LegiSchool summer internship

Sac State announces the LegiSchool Project's Real World Civics Summer Internship open to current juniors and seniors. The 5-week internship gives a select number of high school students from around the Sacramento area the opportunity to experience state government first hand. Students gain not only practical skills from the internship, but are also exposed to all branches of state government, as well as volunteer experience at a local community-based organization. The deadline to apply is April 17.

Interns will be selected from high schools in the greater Sacramento area. Interns will spend time job shadowing Capital Fellows, graduate students working in legislative and executive branch offices. Assignments will include work experience in either the Senate or Assembly, and the Executive branch of state government.

A stipend of $350 will be provided upon successful completion of the internship.

Eligible students must attend high school in the greater Sacramento area and must have reliable transportation to and from the State Capitol during the entire internship. Go to http://www.csus.edu/calst/real_world.html for more information and to obtain an application.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:3/12/15
Audience: Homepage

Training To Save a Life

By Julissa Valdez. The West Sacramento Recreation Center is offering a lifeguard certification class that begins on March 30th and ends on April 3rd. The class qualifies you to be eligible to work as a lifeguard and emphasizes best practices and safety procedures.

            According to Recreation Center Supervisor Brandi Dionne, the main skills they look for is to be focused, the ability to multi-task, and to be able to watch people both in the pool and on the deck.

The duty of a lifeguard is more than just a job, it can sometimes mean the difference between life and death.

“We had 25 rescues in summer of 2014 which were all distressed swimmers or swimmers coming down from the water slide who needed a little extra help to find their bearing and get above water,” said Dionne.

            Many of the lifeguards that are hired at the Rec Center are current or former RCHS students with experience on the swim and water polo teams. The training coincides with the high school’s spring break vacation. 

“10-15 students usually get accepted from River City,” said Dionne.

Although the certification course does not guarantee you to be hired as a lifeguard, it is a great opportunity to receive specialized training and meet the Rec Center personnel.

To register for the class or to receive more information, contact the Rec Center at 916-617-4770 or visit their website at www.westsacfun.org

Posted by: Site Manager Published:3/12/15
Audience: Homepage

RC Music takes jazz festival honors

Congratulations to the RC Big Band for winning first place in the novice division at the Woodcreek Jazz Festival! High School and Middle School bands from all over the greater Sacramento area were competing. The RC Big Band received a unanimous superior rating from the judges with a score of 91 out of 100. Next year the band will be moving to the intermediate division.


Posted by: Site Manager Published:3/8/15
Audience: Homepage

RC Color It Up 3K Run May 2

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RC Color It Up 3K Run, Saturday, May 2, 9 AM on the River City High Campus

CHECK IN: 7:45am-8:45am at the “Check In” table

You will have an opportunity to pick up your t-shirt(s) the day before, May 1st, at the River City Gymnasium at 3:30-8:00 pm

Registration Fee:

-Early Bird Price: $25 (March 9th-13th)                    

-Standard Price: $35 (March 16th-April 3rd)               

-Late Price: $45 (April 6th-9th)                                     

*Please note that the price will change after 3:30 pm on the last day of each pricing period!

*T-shirt, Powder, AND Wristband                                        INCLUDED!!

Registration Forms can be picked up at the Front Office of River City High School or printed off http://rivercity.wusd.k12.ca.us/ on the main page. Registration forms and fees will be collected by drop off at the River City High School Front Office in the designated box. 

Any questions or concerns? Feel free to contact us by email: RCCOLORITUPRUN@GMAIL.COM

Posted by: Site Manager Published:3/6/15
Audience: Homepage

Mock Trial team qualifies for state finals

The River City Mock Trial team competed in the local tournament last week in Sacramento and will represent River City as Yolo County Champions in the state tournament March 20-22. On Monday night the Raiders received their team award, and students Ana Chan, Darion Edwards, and Anthony Williams were awarded individual honors by the competition’s judges. Congratulations, and good luck in the State Finals!

Posted by: Site Manager Published:3/3/15
Audience: Homepage

Baseball Italian dinner fundraiser March 14

Join the River City Baseball team for an amazing Italian dinner prepared by professional chef and baseball player Jay Palma. The dinner will be held at the River City High School Cafeteria on Saturday, March 14 from 6 to 8:30pm.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children ages 10 and under. Reserved tables for eight or more.

On the menu: 

Starter - Rigatoni Pasta Alla Quatro Formaggio

Main Dish - Chicken with Garlic Sauce

Sides - Mixed fresh vegetables & green salad

Dinner to be served by River City baseball players, friends, and family with love and appreciation. Former major league players will be in attendance.

For more information, or to reserve a table for eight or more, contact Coach Clint Brill at cbrill@wusd.k12.ca.us.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:3/2/15
Audience: Homepage

Parent Institute begins March 10

Parent Institute for a Quality Education (PIQE) is a seminar geared toward the needs of parents whose students are entering or already in high school. The Institute familiarizes parents with the high school system, college requirements, grade point averages, financial aid, tutoring support, counseling and other services offered at the high school. The Institute starts on March 10 from 6-7:30 pm in the RCHS cafeteria and will meet every Tuesday except for the week of Spring Break until May 12. Interested parents can print and fill out the attached flyer and bring it to your child's school.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:2/20/15
Audience: Homepage

Men's and Women's Basketball Playoff Brackets

Both River City varsity basketball teams -- the Men's Raiders and the Lady Raiders -- have advanced to the CIF Sac-Joaquin Division I Section playoffs. The 10th-seed Lady Raiders travel to face 7th-seed Napa High on Tuesday, Feb. 24. The 11th-seed Raider Men travel to face 6th-seed Franklin of Elk Grove on Wednesday, Feb. 25. Game time for all early rounds is 7 pm.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:2/18/15
Audience: Homepage

Mock Trial Round 1 Thursday

River City's Mock Trial team begins competition in the Sacramento regional tournament this Thursday evening at 6:00 pm at the Sacramento County Courthouse on 8th and H Streets in downtown Sacramento. In this opening round, River City's defense side competes against the prosecution side from Sheldon High School. Subsequent rounds are Wednesday Feb. 18, Monday Feb. 23, and Wednesday Feb. 25. 

Posted by: Site Manager Published:2/10/15
Audience: Homepage

College Board Writing Prize

The Atlantic magazine and College Board are seeking entries for their Atlantic and College Board Writing Prize, due on February 28. They are looking for essays that accurately and insightfully analyze one of 25 important documents from U.S. history. Six finalists will be awarded $2,500, and the grand prize winner will receive $5,000 and have his or her winning essay published in The Atlantic. More information about the selected documents, contest rules, and contest timeline is available at collegeboardwritingprize.org

Posted by: Site Manager Published:2/6/15
Audience: Homepage

Boys and Girls basketball teams in Bee's Top 20

As the basketball season winds down to the final league games in the next two weeks, and for the second time this season, both boys and girls basketball teams are ranked in the Sacramento Bee's area Top 20. The boys team is ranked 18th and the girls team is ranked 13th. Congratulations.

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Posted by: Site Manager Published:2/3/15
Audience: Homepage

8th Grade Parent Night

8th Grade Parent Night will be held on February 4th and 5th from 6  to 7 PM in the River City Cafeteria.  You may attend either night.

Posted by: Joan Smith Published:2/3/15
Audience: Homepage

Culinary Arts ProStart Program

Why Culinary Arts?

Students will participate in planning, costing, preparation, serving, storage and critique of meals in project based learning.  Nutrition and applied academic skills are incorporated in each unit.  Career seeking and transferrable skills are incorporated into this curriculum culminating in a portfolio.  Students that perform well could be placed in work-based learning environments. 

Posted by: Joan Smith Published:2/2/15
Audience: Homepage

Economics summer program at UC Berkeley

Current sophomores and juniors interested in a future in business or economics are invited to apply to the Economics for Leaders summer program June 28-July 5 at UC Berkeley (there are other dates and locations available). Sponsored by the Foundation for Teaching Economics, the program's goal is to teach students how to integrate economics into the process of decision-making in a hands-on experiential environment. For more information or to apply, go to Foundation's website at http://www.fte.org/student-programs/economics-for-leaders-program/. The deadline for application is March 2. See Mr. O'Connor if you have questions.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:1/26/15
Audience: Homepage

Yearbook news - Senior ads due and ordering

Seniors: The deadline to purchase a senior ad is Jan. 30. Go to www.jostensadservices.com to order yours. If you haven’t already submitted your senior quote, please e-mail it to Mrs. Sapp at mlloydjones@wusd.k12.ca.us by Jan. 30.

All students: Purchase your 2015 RC Yearbook for $75 by Jan. 30. After that the price will go up to $85. Buy your yearbook at www.jostens.com or the RC Student Store.


Posted by: Site Manager Published:1/24/15
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Student input needed for district accountability plan

Washington Unified is hosting a meeting to gather input from our families, students, and community members to refine and update our Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). This plan outlines how money from California’s new Local Control Funding Formula will be allocated to support high-quality, student-centered educational programs in the Washington Unified School District.
Youth input is valued and plays a critical role in how resources will be utilized
to increase student’s ability to be college and/or career ready when they graduate. You can help be an agent for change in your community.
Location: Yolo High School
919 Westacre Rd, West Sacramento
Date & Time: January 29, 2015, 5:30-7:00
For additional information, please contact Gwyn Dellinger at (916) 375-7604 or by email at ddellinger@wusd.k12.ca.us
Refreshments will be provided

Posted by: Site Manager Published:1/20/15
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Back to School Night Wed. Jan. 28

Meet your student’s teachers & join us for a night of music and food!

  • Food Day is back! AT NIGHT! Horchata, cinnamon rolls, burritos, Little Caesar’s pizza, soda, hot chocolate, nachos, Jarritos, hot dogs, chips and candy will be available for purchase. Proceeds support RCHS clubs.
  • Listen to RCHS’ own Syncopating Sea-monkeys, Con-cert Choir & Advanced Vocal Ensemble
  • Meet your student’s teachers
  • Get info about student clubs and athletics

5:30-6:30 pm -Quad - Enjoy student performances from our music department.
6:15 pm - Quad - AFJROTC Color Guard presents the Flag
6:30-7:40 pm - Classrooms - Parents & families visit teachers

Posted by: Site Manager Published:1/20/15
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RCHS Rugby: First match is January 30th

League Match: Friday, January 30th kickoff at 6 pm vs Kennedy

  • Arrive at 5:15 to warm-up and check in
  • You are responsible for your own ride; make arrangements early
  • Black shorts and black socks
  • cleats, mouth guard required
  • Turf football field at JFK High School in the Pocket / Greenhaven neighborhood
  • 6715 Gloria Drive, Sacramento, CA 95831 
Posted by: Catherine Forman Published:1/19/15
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Learning Beyond the Textbooks

By: Rebecca Schwartz

           Finals for the first term of the 2014-2015 school year are rapidly approaching, and as students are fighting to cram in as much information as they possibly can, Brett Hatfield, Integrated Math 1 teacher, in cooperation with Ms. Schroeder, have come up with an after school event to encourage students and teachers to interact outside of class.

            Several teachers are going to instruct a hobby that they are personally interested in for an event called 'Hobby Hoping'. They will teach two sessions of their hobby after finals. Session #1 will be from 1:00-1:40 and the second session will be from 2:30 to 3:00. At the end of the second session, students and staff will meet for free ice cream in the cafeteria.

            "The hobby hopping is a way for students to interact with teachers on a more personal, fun level," said Hatfield. "Students and teachers rarely get time to get to know each other and have fun outside of class."

The hobbies range from things as basic as telling jokes to things like swing dancing to knitting and even how to play 'liar's dice' from the Pirates of the Caribbean movie 'Dead Man's Chest'.

If this event is successful, Hatfield hopes to have another 'Hobby Hopping' session, although hopefully expanded onto a much bigger scale. Possibly to even take an entire school day to spend on a similar event, like some schools do.

            "I think the best games are easy to learn and hard to play well," says James Colligan, stats teacher who is teaching liar's dice. "I really love making bets such that someone thinks something is wrong. There's a moment where someone makes a bet and you all reveal the dice and then just to watch that person's face sort of... crash with disappointment, it makes me really happy."

Posted by: Aland Hoermann Published:1/12/15
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Aaron Wise breaks school receiving record

By Laura Asatryan 
River City High School Journalism Class

NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 31, 2015 –

River City senior Aaron Wise broke the varsity football single season reception record this season with 46 receptions. The record was previously set by Malik Dumetz in 2013.

Before Malik, the record had been set by Malcom Floyd, who is now a receiver for the San Diego Chargers.

Now the record-holding RCHS football receiver, he hopes for a spot at the US Air Force Academy
(photo by Laura Valdez/RCHS Journalism)

“It feels amazing because I never actually thought I’d break a record,” said Wise. “I just wanted to play and have fun and work harder to try to get better.

Now that the football season is over, Aaron is setting goals for his future. He is hoping to be accepted into the U.S. Air Force Academy which, through a difficult application process, requires a nomination from a member of Congress.

“It’s a really big deal…the Academy is basically like a university but sponsored by the military. It’s really hard to get into that school and that’s why they interview you,” said Wise.

U.S. representative for California’s 6th congressional district Doris Matsui has nominated Wise for the Academy and after being interviewed by a representative, he felt optimistic about his chances at being accepted.

“The interview was great and straight to the point. During the interview it was like a college asking me standard questions. I felt comfortable knowing all I had to do was answer the questions honestly,” says Aaron.

Aaron is now waiting for a response via email about being accepted into the academy. If his hard work on the football field was able to pay off by breaking a record, Aaron is hopeful of achieving his next goal.

River City Varsity Wide Receiver Coach Mark Uy said, “I’ve never seen anyone work harder than Aaron. He worked himself to be a great football player. Great in the classroom and great on the field.”

Posted by: Site Manager Published:1/10/15
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Rotary speech contest Feb. 20

The local Rotary Club sponsors a speech contest to be held on Feb. 20 at the Club Pheasant starting at Noon. The theme of the speech is "Leadership Through Service", and should be between 5 and 8 minutes. For prize information, see the attached flyer. Interested students should contact Ms. Grisaffi in the counseling office to sign up.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:1/9/15
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Boosters offer Service Learning opportunity

The River City High School Athletic Booster Club is proud to announce opportunities for students to volunteer and provide community service not only to the high school, but to their community.

Title:  Snack Bar Volunteer                                                                                           Qualifications:     High School Student

Volunteer Job Description: Students participating in volunteer opportunities at the RCHS snack bar will not only assist in the operation of the snack bar but will learn fundamentals of a non-profit organization. 

Students will learn about hygiene, proper food handling, customer service and inventory.

Job Goal:  To assist in operation of the RCHS snack bar to accommodate students, faculty and others with prepared food during athletic events.

Performance Responsibilities:

  1. Assist in the Preparation and sell of food/concession items to students, faculty and others at the RCHS snack bar;
  1. Properly clean equipment, floors, counters, etc and store supplies and unused food products at the end of each shift;
  1. Assist in inventories and stocking supplies; comply with health laws;
  1. Maintain a high level of ethical behavior and Perform other duties as assigned.     

2 hour shifts per event.

Evaluation:     Community service will be evaluated by the RCHS Athletic Booster Club based on performance, attitude and customer service.

Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated, the student will be asked to leave and completion of community service shall be null and void.

To sign up contact:  Booster-Snackbar@RCSports.org

For more guidelines, see the attached document.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:1/9/15
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Music Concerts Tuesday and Wednesday

On Tuesday December 16 the River City Choir, Advanced Vocal Ensemble and the Syncopating Sea-Monkeys perform in concert at 7pm in the River City Cafeteria. On Wednesday December 17 the River City Marching Band and Big Band host a concert with special guest the Bridgeway Island/Stonegate Band at 7pm in the RC Gymnasium. There will be a $5 suggested donation at each concert. We hope to see you there!

Posted by: Site Manager Published:12/14/14
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PTSA Meeting 12/11 Cancelled

The PTSA Meeting for December 11 is cancelled.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:12/10/14
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Severe Weather Alert & Potential Emergency Situations

Local authorities have issued a severe weather alert for late Wednesday through Friday, particularly for heavy rain, high winds, and potential flooding. As of Wednesday morning, school is scheduled as usual.

In the event of an emergency situation, our first priority is the safety of students and staff. Once safety is assured, families will be notified about emergencies affecting the schools their children attend.


Multiple methods are used to communicate with families in an emergency.  We use ParentLink, an automatic phone dialing system, to get information out rapidly to families of students at one school or the entire district. To ensure that you receive messages, please make sure that the school your student(s) attends has the correct phone numbers on file.


In addition, schools are collecting e-mail addresses from families to implement ParentLink's email notification feature. Both systems planned to be used in the event of an emergency. Please ensure that the school your student(s) attends has the correct e-mail address on file.


Informational letters may also be sent home either through US mail or directly with your child. 

Posted by: Site Manager Published:12/9/14
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Academy students install solar systems

River City Students Climb a Roof and Aim for the Sun. From The West Sacramento New Ledger, Nov. 26, 2014. By Al Zagofsky, News-Ledger Correspondent.

For Fay and Russell Landry, one sunny day leads to another, for on Tuesday, November 18 they received a free photovoltaic solar energy system that not only will nearly eliminate their electrical costs while contributing to a greener planet, but offered the opportunity to River City High School students to be part of their solar system installation. More at http://www.westsac.com/news-ledger/2014/12/03/river-city-students-climb-a-roof-and-aim-for-the-sun/

Posted by: Site Manager Published:12/9/14
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School Site Council Dec. 10

School Site Council Meeting in Principal's office December 10, 2014 at 3:30 PM. They will be reviewing the Single Plan for Student Achievement.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:12/8/14
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Spirit Week Activities

Winter Rally Spirit week is Monday-Friday, 12/8 - 12/12!

Monday is Oompa Loompa day aka Wolfpack day
Tuesday is Twisted Tuesday! Dress opposite as you normally do
Wednesday is favorite character day, dress up as a Disney character or favorite superhero.
Thursday is class color day:
Frosh: White
Soph: Turquoise
Jrs. Purple
SRs. Green
Friday is Tie Dye. Come to the Rally decked out in Tie Dye!

Show your school spirit by participating in this year’s Winter Rally Spirit Week!

Posted by: Site Manager Published:12/8/14
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ROP construction class in West Sac

Northern California Construction Training is offering an ROP construction class beginning in January. The class will be offered off campus Monday through Friday from 12:30 to 3:15 pm. Explore careers in construction and sustainable energy, including solar energy design and installation. See the attached flyer and contact your counselor.

Northern California Construction Training, 1290 Carrie Street, West Sacramento 95605, (916) 372-7422

Posted by: Site Manager Published:12/4/14
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"Fast-Track Your Education" Workshop Dec. 10

Juniors and Seniors: the West Sacramento branch of Sac City College is offering free classes to eligible high school students this Spring! If you have a 2.7 GPA, and are interested in earning elective credits, bring your parent or guardian with you to our Advanced Education Workshop on Wednesday, Dec. 10, at 5:30 pm in the RCHS Career Center to complete the application for the Los Rios Community College District. 

Posted by: Site Manager Published:12/2/14
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River City Honor Roll 2014

HONOR ROLL Fall 2014

At River City High School we have 2,080 students, and 1,170 have a 3.0 average or above - very impressive work by our Raiders...talk about #RaiderPride! If you know ANY of the kids on these lists, please be sure to let them know how PROUD you are of their academic success!

We have three lists:  Honor Roll, 3.0 - 3.49; High Honor Roll, 3.5 - 3.99; Principal's Honor Roll, 4.0 and above.

Note: not all lists are in alphabetical order; please read the full list to find your student's name.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:11/17/14
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WUSD Releases Supplements to Annual Notice to Parents

The Washington Unified School District has released a supplement to their annual notice to parents for the school year 2014-15. This supplement includes an explanation of our state-mandated Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), the requirements set down by the state, and the Uniform Complaint Procedures that community members may choose to follow should they feel that the district has failed to comply with the LCAP requirements in the Education Code. This document, in English, Spanish, and Russian translations, is attached below, and will be posted on the Parent Resources page on our school website.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:11/13/14
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PTSA Meeting Nov 20

Parent Teacher Student Association Meeting, Thursday, November 20 from 6-7 pm in the Career Center. All parents, teachers and students are invited. Refreshments will be served.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:11/12/14
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AFJROTC to march in Veteran's Day Parade

The River City Air Force Junior ROTC will be marching in the Sacramento Veteran’s Day Parade on Tuesday, November 11 at 11:00 am starting on the Sacramento side of the Tower Bridge and proceeding straight to the Capitol. All are invited to come out, have fun, and cheer on our cadets.

On Wednesday, the cadets will be raising the US and California flags at the front of the school in military fashion. All are welcome to come and show their patriotic pride at 8:00 am.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:11/9/14
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Coach Stolpe honored by Oakland Raiders

We would like to congratulate Coach Stolpe, River City High School Head Varsity Football Coach, for being named the “Coach of the Week” by the Oakland Raiders. Jason was given the honor for leading the Raiders to victory over Woodland on October 24. On Thursday, members of the Oakland Raiders front office and a few Raiderettes will be here to present Coach Stolpe with a $2000 check for his program. Congratulations to Jason for such a distinct honor. Here is a description of the award:

“The Oakland Raiders High School “Coach of the Week” program promotes high school football, giving high school coaches and teams the recognition that they deserve. Designed to honor coaches who have created successful programs for teams and players, both on and off of the playing field, the “Coach of the Week” program provides teams with financial assistance to maintain their football programs.  As this week’s recipient, River City High School will be awarded a $2,000 donation to the school’s football program from The Oakland Raiders, the NFL Foundation, and The California National Guard.”



Posted by: Site Manager Published:11/7/14
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This week's sports schedule

Upcoming Schedule

Bold- Home Games, Italics- Away

Monday 11/3

Volleyball at Rio Linda (Release- 2:00; Bus 2:2:15)

Tuesday 11/4

CIF Playoffs- RC Girls Tennis vs Manteca 1:30PM

Thursday 11/6

CIF Playoffs-Boy’s Water Polo vs Benicia 6:45PM (at Woodcreek)

Friday- 11/7

River City Football vs Rio Linda (Senior Night)


CIF Playoffs-Girl’s Water Polo vs Oakdale 8AM (at Whitney)

Cross Country- CIF Section Meet- Angels Camp

Posted by: Site Manager Published:11/3/14
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Last week's athletic highlights

RC Girls Tennis

Congratulations to RC girls tennis team members Julia Quenga and Beatrice Bui (TCC Doubles Champs) and Jasmine Benafghoul and Jessie Olsen (TCC Doubles Finalists) for qualifying for the Section Division 2 and 3 tournament later this week in Roseville!  Good luck on Thursday!

RC Volleyball

Beat Woodland on Monday in 4 hard fought matches. Lost to River Valley of Wednesday in 3 games

Boys Soccer

Won on a forfeit from Rio Linda on Thursday. Tied for 3rd place in the TCC, but missed playoffs due to head-to-head tie breaker. At the JV level, they finished with the best record in the league. Great season to both levels.

Water Polo

Boys beat McClatchy to secure an undefeated Metro League Title. Girls lost a heartbreaker to McClatchy but qualified for the CIF SJS Playoffs

Cross Country

Julia Snarr took 7th place in the TCC League. Several other runners showed drastic improvement

RC Football

Varsity lost 55-0 to River Valley Friday night. 

Posted by: Site Manager Published:11/3/14
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Invitation to attend Site Council Nov. 5

All interested parents and staff are invited to attend the School Site Council Meeting on November 5 at 3:30pm in the Principal's Office. Items to be discussed will be Site Council responsibilities, election of officers, and funding for after-school tutoring. We look forward to seeing you there!

Posted by: Site Manager Published:11/2/14
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Halloween costumes -- follow the dress code

Parents and students are reminded that, while there is no general prohibition on the wearing of costumes, students must still abide by the dress code. Hats and masks that cover the face are prohibited, and fully-painted faces are not allowed. Clothing must properly cover the body, and students are not permitted to wear, bring, or carry objects that are a distraction, disruptive, or present a danger. Please read the dress code in the Student Handbook; for more information, see an administrator. 

Posted by: Site Manager Published:10/30/14
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Sports schedule for the week

Athletics Week of October 27- October 31

Bold- Home Games; Italics- Away



Tennis  at Rio Linda (Release- 2:30 ; Bus 2:45)

Water Polo vs El Dorado- Senior Night- Release all players to pool at 2:30 for set up

Volleyball vs Woodland – Senior Night



Boys Soccer at River Valley (Release 2:45; Bus 3PM)



Tennis- TCC Girls Team Tennis Championships- Release TBD

Volleyball @ River Valley (Release- 1:30; Bus 1:45)

Water Polo @ McClatchy – Bus 4PM



Tennis- TCC Individual Tournament- Release TBD

Cross Country- TCC League Meet at Wild Wings- Release 1:45; Bus 2:00

Soccer @ Rio Linda (Release 2:55; Bus 3:15)


Friday- Happy Halloween

River City Football vs River Valley

Posted by: Site Manager Published:10/26/14
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Sports Highlights from Last Week

Sports Highlights from October 13-October 17th

RC Girls Tennis

Won both matches this week! Swept Yuba City 9-0 and beat Fairfield.

RC Volleyball

Swept Pioneer on Monday and beat Inderkum in 5 on Wednesday

Boys Soccer

Beat Inderkum 2-0 on Tuesday and Yuba City 4-1 on Thursday

Water Polo

Both Boys and Girls Water Polo beat Florin and Laguna Creek last week

Posted by: Site Manager Published:10/20/14
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RCHS students enter API film festival

River City students Julia Snarr, Brandon Woo, and Ralph Tilson have entered a short film, "Practice Makes Permanent", in the October 25 screening of the API Student Horror Film Challenge sponsored by the Sacramento Asian Pacific Film Festival. The event begins at 3pm at the Guild Theater, 2828 35th Street in Sacramento. Congratulations, and good luck students!



Posted by: Site Manager Published:10/18/14
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RCHS Music program wins band awards

The River City Regiment took 1st place in division B at the Franklin High School Band Review! In addition, the big band won 3rd place and Irina Onisko (drum major) won 4th place in military baton. Congratulations to the students of The River City Regiment and Big Band. More photos are coming as I receive them. Please check www.rivercityregiment.com and as always feel free to donate to our program at that site. We would like to take a bus to the next one.

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Posted by: Site Manager Published:10/13/14
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Sports Schedule for the Week

Raiders Sports Schedule – 10/20-10/24



                Tennis Home vs Woodland 3:30

                Volleyball Home vs Yuba City 4/5/6

                Water Polo Home vs Rio Linda – Boys 5PM Girls 6PM

                Fall Sports Pics ( Football, Cross Country, Soccer)


                Fall Sports Pic ( Volleyball, Polo, Cheer)

                Extreme Team Photo– All Sports



                RC Tennis @ River Valley Release 1:45; Bus 2PM

                RC Water Polo @ Rosemont Release at 3:15; Bus 3:30



                RC Soccer Home vs  Woodland (SENIOR NIGHT)



                RC Football at Woodland

                                JV Released at 2:30; Bus 3:00

                                Varsity Bus 4PM

Posted by: Site Manager Published:10/13/14
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Sports Highlights

RCHS Athletic Highlights from Last Week (10/6-10/10)


On Monday, the Lady Raiders beat River Valley in 4 games. On Wednesday, RC swept Rio Linda in 3 games.

Boys Soccer

RC Soccer team won a hard fought game on Tuesday versus Rio Linda. They scored a goal in the final 8 minutes to win the game 4-3. On Thursday, the boys tied Pioneer 0-0.

Water Polo

Girls- Beat McClatchy in overtime Monday 9-8 in an outstanding match. On Friday, the girls lost to Christian Brothers in another exciting match.

Boys- Crushed McClatchy 12-6 on Monday and lost a nail biter to CBS on Friday.


The Lady Raiders Tennis team went undefeated this past week. In league matches, they beat River Valley 8-1 on Monday and Inderkum 9-0 on Wednesday. They also beat McClatchy in a non-league match on Friday.


The Raiders fell to Yuba City 41-20

Posted by: Site Manager Published:10/13/14
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RCHS Students Meet With State Superintendent

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By: Laura Asatryan and Rebecca Schwartz


A group of local high school journalism students gathered at the Department of Education in downtown Sacramento for a lively Q&A session with California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson.


This event gave schools in the Sacramento area participating in the Scholastic Journalism Initiative a chance to experience real, hands-on journalism. This project is in collaboration with The Sacramento Bee and the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) to restore and improve student journalism programs in California public schools, according to the SCOE website.


Students asked Torlakson questions during his current reelection campaign. Torlakson is running against opponent Marshall Tuck. Tuck’s campaign advisors have also agreed to meet with the student group via video conference scheduled for the 21st.


During the conference Torlakson answered questions and spoke briefly about his personal life and experience as a former teacher and coach. He plans to further improve California schools by bringing teachers, parents, students, and the community together by investing in schools to develop smaller class sizes, stronger academics, and focusing education funding towards local schools and the educational community as opposed to politicians, according to his website.


“Our system overall is doing well. We have a lot of work to do; when we’re 48th and 49th in the nation per pupil spending, that’s wrong. [For] a state of this capacity, that’s a disgrace in so many ways that a state of our wealth and capacity isn't investing more in education,” said Torlakson.


The Superintendent also mentioned his intentions to appeal a recent court ruling that California teacher tenure laws are unconstitutional. Teacher tenure currently protects teachers who have shown a successful completion of a two year probationary period from being fired without due process.


Although supportive of teacher tenure, Torlakson remains committed to supporting high quality teachers for all students.


“We need to show the good things that are going on, the bright minds that we represent need a quality education because we know that wherever you come from, whatever faith, whatever race, geographic place of origin, that you have the potential to succeed,” says Torlakson.


During the event Sacbee reporter Alexei Koseff, gave his thoughts on how well the student journalists performed, and while he noticed the students asking some good, well thought out questions, he had some advice to give to aspiring young journalists.


“I could tell how nervous people were to be asking some of the questions. I had the exact same problem in the beginning so you just have to work on doing as many interviews and press conferences as you possibly can. The more you do the more comfortable you'll be being the first person to speak up,” said Koseff.


"Use the power of your voice and your pen to write about it [issues that are important]," said Torlakson to River City High School journalists after the conference, "You can inform your neighborhood, your school and maybe the district about this.”


Posted by: Site Manager Published:10/10/14
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VFW Scholarship Contest

The deadline to enter the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Voice of Democracy scholarship contest is November 1. Local and national VFW posts distribute over $2 million in prizes and scholarships for their essay/audio recording contest. Last year's national winner received a $30,000 scholarship. This year's theme is "Why Veterans are important to our nation's history and future."


Students compose an essay and record it (3 to 5 minutes) on audio tape or CD. Entries must be submitted through a local VFW post. Contact Steve Milano for local information at (916) 509-8712 or Milano@vfwca.org.


For more information, see the attached entry form, visit the national VFW's website at http://www.vfw.org/VOD/, or see Mr. O'Connor in Room 851.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:10/8/14
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Former Raider Coach Marks inducted into Hall of Fame

Norm Marks, who coached championship baseball teams at James Marshall High and continued coaching and teaching into the 2000s as Marshall became River City High School in 1979, will be inducted into the Sacramento Area Coaches and Officials Hall of Fame by the La Salle Club at Christian High School on October 25. For more information on the induction and the dinner, call Karen Achonodo at (916) 733-3633. Congratulations Coach Marks!

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Coach Marks, on the right, along with fellow Sac State alum Dick Bach were among the alumni honored by Sac State in February

Posted by: Site Manager Published:10/4/14
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Youth Rally Against Bullying at Capitol

Saturday, October 11, from 11am to 3pm, the Sacramento Regional Coalition for Tolerance will hold the 2nd Annual Youth Rally Against Bullying at West Steps of the State Capitol in downtown Sacramento. Free music, giveaways and raffle prizes. Community services hours may be available. See the attached flyer for those interested in participating in designing an exhibit booth or being part of the Spoken Word show (stories, poems, monologues, slam poetry, rap, comedy). Visit the website link for more information about the Stand Up Speak Out Rally.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:10/2/14
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RCHS String Orchestra recruiting members

River City's new String Orchestra will be having an informational meeting on Friday, October 3 during early lunch in Room 205. If you have experience in violin, viola, cello, or bass -- or you simply want to learn -- all interested students are welcome. See Mr. McGlasson in the Music Department or Room 207 for more information.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:9/29/14
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Raider grad's tragic story turned into inspirational documentary

Photo by Autumn Payne, Sacbee.com
In November 2000, River City graduate Joe Chairez was living his dream as an officer for the Sacramento Police Department, a month away from completing his field training. Then, without warning, Joe collapsed after handcuffing a suspect and died the following day.


Currently in production, Joe238 is feature-length documentary film about how one family turned the devastating tragedy of the loss of their son into the promise of life for others. This is the story of Jess Chairez, who is faced with the most difficult moral decision of his life when his 24-year-old son, Joe – a rookie policeman - suddenly dies of a brain aneurism. When Jess Chairez says "yes" to organ donation, he sets into motion a process that will save the lives of five strangers, and help to transform his own grief into a mission of compassion that impacts more lives than he could have ever imagined.


Joe Chairez was a class president and he played football and golf at River City. The production will feature interviews with many people from West Sacramento who knew, taught, and coached Joe; Coach Chris Baker has been interviewed for the film. Joe238 is directed by local filmmaker Colleen Stymeist-Wood and produced by Lizet Fernandez. You can follow the progress of the film's production from the following links:


Facebook: www.facebook.com/joe238doc

Website: www.joe238.com

Twitter: Joe238doc

Posted by: Site Manager Published:9/24/14
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Spirit Week - Homecoming Game Friday, Dance Saturday

Monday is dress like the Old West, wear your plaid, wranglers and cowboy boots.

Tuesday is Toga Tuesday -- Keep it appropriate!

Wednesday is Senior Citizen Day -- Dress like your favorite grandma or grandpa.

Thursday is Class Color Day

Friday is Raider Pride! Wear your River City Gear. Homecoming vs Pioneer 7pm

Saturday -- Homecoming Dance in the Gym

Posted by: Site Manager Published:9/21/14
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FBI offers Teen Academy Nov. 21

Wanted by the Sacramento FBI: High School Juniors
Nov. 21 Sacramento FBI Teen Academy Applications Due Oct. 10

Have you have wondered if the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is really like what you see on popular television shows? Are you curious about what takes to be an FBI agent and what case work is really like? If you are a high school junior in the area served by the Sacramento FBI has perfect opportunity that is custom made for you: the Fall 2014 FBI Teen Academy.

Students selected for the FBI Teen Academy spend an interactive day at the FBI’s Sacramento Division headquarters, learning what it takes to be a member of the FBI team, what federal violations the FBI investigates, and how to avoid behaviors that can negatively impact their futures. The diverse class gets to know each other and the FBI team as they engage in a number of classroom and hands on activities including collecting “evidence” from a simulated crime scene, operating a remote-controlled robot, learning what it takes to become an agent, seeing how some online communication can be detrimental, and more. Students will leave Sacramento Division headquarters more aware of the challenges that face their communities and better prepared to mentor and provide a positive influence to their peers after attending the class. 

All high school juniors currently residing and attending school within the 34 California counties served by the FBI’s Sacramento Division are eligible to apply to the on-day class that will be held on Friday, November 21, 2014 at division headquarters. Students from as far away as Modoc County and Kern County attended the single-day class in Sacramento during the 2013/2014 academic year. Public, private, charter, and home school students are welcome to apply. 

Application packages are currently available online and must be completed and received at Sacramento FBI headquarters by post or hand delivery by the October 10, 2014 deadline. All completed application packages include an essay detailing why the student wants to attend the class and what benefit the experience may have for the student’s community and school. A panel will evaluate all materials received by the deadline to select a limited number of students for the Fall 2014 Sacramento FBI Teen Academy class. 

The Sacramento FBI Teen Academy is offered at no cost to students and their families.  The Sacramento FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association and its members generously sponsor lunch and snacks for all students in attendance and all classroom materials are provided.  If a student is selected, his or her family is responsible for transportation to and from class and any other personal arrangements that may be necessary for attendance.  

Posted by: Site Manager Published:9/16/14
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Rotary camp life-changing for RCHS Interactors

By Danny Thirakul, River City H.S. Interact Club

Five River City High School students started the new school year Aug. 20 having attended a different kind of summer camp – one that builds not only camaraderie, but character. The Camp RYLA campers are in the River City High School Interact Club, sponsored by West Sac’s two Rotary clubs: Centennial Rotary and Rotary Club of West Sacramento.


More at http://westsacweb.com/rotary-camp-lifechanging-for-rchs-interactors-p3698-146.htm

Posted by: Site Manager Published:8/23/14
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Teatro Espejo presents Enslaved

Teatro Espejo invites River City High School students to a theater production currently in performance in midtown Sacramento. Playwright Ruben Amavizca-Murua's "Enslaved," captures the truth behind a horrible threat against humanity through the character of a young teenager, Andrea, who is forced into prostitution in the United States while her mother engages into a relentless pursuit to find her daughter and bring her home. Please see attached flyer.


Teatro Espejo hopes the youth experience this production (especially females) so they become aware of some of the egregious tactics criminals use to coerce girls (and sometimes boys) into forced prostitution/slavery. 


The play will be presented on August 15- September 7, Friday-Sat, 8:00, Sunday, 2:00. There will not be a Saturday, August 30 performance. There will be a special Sunday Performance on August 31, at 7:00 pm. Ticket prices are $15.00 for general, 13.00 for seniors, veterans, children, and Teatro Espejo members. It will show at the California Stage located at midtown on 25th and R Streets. For group rates or questions, email us at teatroespejo@hotmail.com. Minor adult situations and profanity.


River City High School students may receive an additional discount if they attend performances by Sunday, August 31st. Email Sac State Professor Emeritus and Director Manuel Pickett regarding group discount tickets. 

Posted by: Site Manager Published:8/18/14
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Tennis Team Yard Sale Saturday August 2
The RCHS Tennis Team's "Yard" Sale is ONNNNNN!!
This Saturday, August 2nd, 8am-11am...set-up begins at 7am, clean-up done by Noon. We'll be in the back parking lot at RCHS, behind the F and G Bldgs.
We've got some stuff to sell...NEED MORE. If you want to donate, bring your "junk"/prized possessions to us EARLY this Saturday morning.
Items DO NOT have to be tennis related!! 
Clean out your garages, spare rooms, attics, and basements!!
For more info, contact Coach Dave Brooks at DBrooks@wusd.k12.ca.us
Posted by: Site Manager Published:7/29/14
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Senior Portraits Class of 2015

You can schedule your senior portrait now and avoid the rush. Contact Prestige Portraits at www.prestigeseniors.com


Posted by: Site Manager Published:6/28/14
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New River City administrators

From District Superintendent Dayton Gilleland:


I am pleased to announce that former River City Vice Principal and current Yolo Education Center Principal Stan Mojsich will be returning to River City as the new High School Principal. At the same time, current RCHS Vice Principal Alejandro Ramos will be taking over for Stan at the helm as the Principal at the Yolo Education Center. 


I am also pleased to report that Ben Kingsbury will be joining the team at River City as a Vice Principal at the high school. Ben has been serving as the Vice Principal at Westmore Oaks.


And filling out the administrative team with current VP Kristin Rodriguez is Wayne Hauptman, who comes to us from Yuba City, where he was a special education teacher, department chair, and tennis coach. 


River City Principal Katie Nemer has requested an opportunity to work at the District Office and that opportunity now presents itself through the development of our Local Control Accountability Plan. Beginning in July, Katie will be serving as the district’s Coordinator of Parent Outreach. 


Please join me in congratulating them and wishing them all the best in their new endeavors. Thank you. 

Posted by: Site Manager Published:6/17/14
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River City Robotics team wins 1st place

River City High School Robotics students participated in the 2014 C-STEM Day Robo-Play Challenge and won 1st place for the 3rd year in a row. This year’s challenge had 35 participating schools and 45 robotics teams from both Northern and Southern California. The students had 75 minutes to program their robots to complete 10 tasks to earn a maximum of 750 points. River City Students won the challenge by scoring 420 points. Please congratulate Jordan Criswell, Abijah Williams, Cristian Barrett, Arturo Lupian and German Gonzalez for winning 1st place. Additionally, the team received the “Spirit Award” from the judges for their extraordinary display of enthusiasm, leadership skills, and their positive attitude during the competition.

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Posted by: Site Manager Published:6/2/14
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AP US History Summer (pre-course) assignment

Students enrolled in AP US History for next year should obtain the summer assignment on Mr. O’Connor’s School loop website. See Mr. O’Connor if you have any questions

Posted by: Site Manager Published:5/30/14
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Senior Week

Senior Week

June 2-5, 2014

Monday, June 2nd: Senior Checkout all day. Seniors must complete a check out form by Wednesday, June 4th before 12:00 PM. Failure to complete a form will result in not graduating! Forms may be picked up in the Counseling office starting June 1st or printed offline

Tuesday, June 3rd: Bowling-Permission slip can be picked up during both lunches in H801. A bus will be loading at 8:30 and return at 12:00. If students are driving themselves, they still need a permission slip. They should be at Country Club Lanes from 9:00-11:30

Wednesday, June 4th: Senior Breakfast-check in at 9:30, breakfast at 10:00.

Graduation Practice at 1:00-Students will get tickets at that time. (7 tickets) this is Mandatory

Thursday, June 5th: All Classes in session.

Graduation is at 7:00.

Gates open at 5:00

All seniors must be here by 6:00

  • Dress code: Women – dress or skirt (or dress pants) and blouse, and dress shoes. No heels except wedges!
  • Men – dress slacks, dress shirts, tie and dress shoes.
  • For all – The following items are NOT acceptable regardless of color, style, newness or cost: Jeans, tennis shoes, shorts, bathing suits, t-shirts. Any senior who has a question about appropriate dress should contact an administrator. Proper dress will be checked as students line up for the ceremony.
  • All school rules with regard to “flashing” colors will be enforced.
Posted by: Site Manager Published:5/30/14
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RCHS Performances at the Sac Music Fest

River City High School performances at the Sacramento Music Festival in Downtown/Old Sacramento Friday, May 23- Monday May 26:

SPECIAL NOTE: All performances previously scheduled for the Downtown Plaza have been relocated to the Delta King Theater.

Big Band:

Friday 6:30 @ the Delta King Theater

Saturday 5:00 @ the Delta King Theater

Sunday 6:30 @ the Delta King Dock Stage

Monday 1:00 @ the 2Grand Saloon Stage

Jazz Band (The Syncopating Sea-Monkeys):

Friday 5:00 @ the Delta King Dock Stage

Saturday 12:30 @ the Delta King Theater

Saturday 6:30 @ the Roundtable Pizza Stage

Sunday 12:30 @ the 2Grand Saloon Stage

Monday 1:00 @ the 2Grand Saloon Stage

Posted by: Site Manager Published:5/20/14
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Mock Interviews Prepare RCHS Students for Success

Written By: Rebecca Schwartz

            On May 14th, Ms. Carlisle, River City High School Government and Economics teacher, invited West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon, Human Resources Manager of Capitol Area Development, Jill Azuvedo, and General Manager at Wicked West Pizza, Michelle Van De Heetkamp to come and give volunteer students mock interviews, as if they were applying for a job.

 Ms. Azuvedo explained, “I think it is important high school students learn [how to be interviewed] because it isn’t taught in schools.”

            “This is very generous of them to do this.” Ms. Carlisle commented to her class, prior to the interviews.

            Students who volunteered before the event were called up and were interviewed for an unspecified job in front of the class by the panel of guests. Some qualities that the panel was looking for in each interview were work ethic, charisma, honesty and skill.

            “Keep in mind,” said Heetkamp, “We are going to be hiring someone we’ll be spending every day with. Think of yourself, do we really want to spend every day with you?”

            After each interview, the panel would give specific feedback according to each student’s particular scenario. Some of their critiques included being engaging with the panel, being concise and specific in their answers, being confident and prepared, conservative in dress, respectful, and most of all to accentuate their best qualities and give solutions to weaknesses.

            Ms. Carlisle felt it was important to put on this event, because of the difficulties teens have in establishing themselves in the workplace.

            Ms. Carlisle explained “Youth unemployment is very high. This concerns me because one of the ways young people mature is to work.  Also, job experience as a teen helps to secure an even better job as a young adult.”

Posted by: Aland Hoermann Published:5/16/14
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Mathletes finish in Top 8

Our Mathletes team made it to the 8th place on May 15 at the final mathletes competition of the year at Sac State. Thanks to Ms. Tan and Mrs. Puliz, we were able to bring two teams and our team rank reached a new height for the year! Congratulations go to Samuel Chen, Kasem Salim, Sufia Mehmood, Ekta Tandel, Rachana Tandel, Zoe Corralejo, and Austin Miller on their fantastic performance! 

Posted by: Gerald O'Connor Published:5/16/14
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Wicked Jazz Wednesdays

The River City Big Band performs at Wicked West Pizza on Wednesday, May 21, from 7 to 8:30pm on the patio. Tell the proprietors that you are there to hear the band and Wicked West will donate 20% of the sale to the music program at River City.

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Posted by: Site Manager Published:5/15/14
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Upcoming Music Performances
  • Wednesday May 14th River City High School Gym – the first annual WUSD District Honor Band 7pm
  • Wednesday May 21st Wicked West Pizza – The RC Big Band will perform on the patio from 7-8:30pm 20% of the sales will go to our music program if you tell them you are with the band for the whole day
  • Friday through Monday May 23-26 – both the Syncopating Sea-Monkeys and the RC Big Band have been accepted to the Sacramento Music Festival. Please check the Sacramento Bee newspaper for show times. All youth band sets are free to the public.
  • Thursday May 29th – The River City High School Music Department is having a Pops Concert in the Quad at RCHS. Concert Starts at 6pm. Food and drinks will be available for purchase from our music boosters. 
Posted by: Site Manager Published:5/12/14
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PTSA meeting May 22

An organizational meeting for next school year's Parent-Teacher-Student Association (PTSA) will be held on Thursday, May 22 at 6pm in the Career Center. Contact Assistant Principal Rodriguez for more information.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:5/11/14
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No parking behind G Building May 7-8

The US Air Force Alpha Command Center is coming to RCHS on Thursday, May 8, setting up a "mobile theme park" behind the Science "G" Building. No parking will be allowed in that lot from Wednesday May 7 at 4pm to Thursday, May 8 at 5pm.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:5/1/14
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Raiders medal in Skills USA competition

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled work force. SkillsUSA helps each student excel.

From April 24th - 27th, 2013, SkillsUSA held a State Competition at Town and Country in San Diego. The River City Engineering and Science Academy Students who won the medals in the region and who were qualified for the state competition were taken to San Diego to take part in the Electronics Competition

The contest was divided into six sections: A professional Development Proficiency test (PDP), customer service exam, written examination in electronics, soldering, bread boarding and troubleshooting. Contestants' will demonstrate their knowledge of analog and digital circuitry; ability to troubleshoot electronic circuits; ability to construct and test experimental circuits; and, ability to design and select circuit components. All aspects of the competition test contestants' abilities to use and calibrate electronic equipment, record and organize data, and demonstrate proper safety practices.

River City High School Students Gold Medalist was Joseph Bongo, and Silver Medalist Donovan Carlson

Posted by: Site Manager Published:4/29/14
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RCHS artists at Crocker Art Museum

The work of River City High artists Ali Head and Mari Thea was accepted into the High School Self Portrait show at the Crocker Art Museum. The show is made up of over 50 works from various area high schools collaborating under the guidance of Christian Brothers High School and sponsored by Chalk It Up! This year the artists’ reception will take place on Thursday April 17th from 5pm to 9pm. The Crocker will also be hosting their annual Teen TakeOver event the same evening. This event will have live bands, a DJ, open mic, and a fashion show just to name a few. Free for teens!  

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Posted by: Site Manager Published:4/8/14
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Raiders named to Bee's All Metro Teams

River City Lady Raider Carmen Garcia was named to The Sacramento Bee's third team All-Metro Basketball team, and senior Tori Torres was selected as an Honorable Mention pick. On the Boys side, River City's Jalen Davis was named to the Honorable Mention list. Congratulations Raiders

Posted by: Site Manager Published:4/4/14
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Spring play "Nevermore" April 4-12

Performances of the RCHS Drama Department production of “Nevermore” will be held in the Blackbox Theater in the B Building on April 4th, April 5th, and April 11th (evening only), and April 12 (matinee and evening). Evening performances at 7pm; matinee at 2pm. Tickets are $5.00 adults; $4.00 RCHS students; $3.00 senior citizens/children under 12.

Posted by: Site Manager Published:4/2/14
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