Gifts: Dreams List


RoadRepave Rio: Rio has many roads around its 350 acre property, but the most important of these roads is the main loop. The loop is more than a means for vehicular transit; it is part of the student campus. Physical Education classes utilize the loop for running. Students walk the loop and talk with their friends during recreation time and often run along these roads to make it to their next class. Every Sabbath, the girls use the loop road to walk to church. Time and rain damage are evident, and some areas seem to be made up of more patches than road. It is time to reclaim the quality of the loop.

Cafeteria: Scott Higgins, Executive Chef of Rio Lindo’s cafeteria, loves designing a student menu that has a fresh Farmer’s Market style with healthy ingredients. He is grateful for the upgrades in place including UV light filtration and the modern beverage decks. He has several dreams for the Cafeteria. One of his dreams includes untitled-2providing a modern environment for students to eat where they have varied seating options, including large booth settings, high and low tables, each having appropriate ambiance lighting, new carpet/flooring, etc. Scott also hopes to continue updating equipment in the kitchen. He has his eye on a commercial juicer that will efficiently create larger quantities of the fresh and fun juice combinations he already makes for the students.

a IMG_0355Athletics Dept: rio-26Coach Kevin Hardesty, Athletic Director, has all sorts of ways for people to get involved with the athletic department. One way is to become a business sponsor. Business sponsors provide funds to help with program costs and display your banner of support in the gym. The new indoor scoreboard is one of Kevin’s recently accomplished goals. One of his future goals includes a newly resurfaced grass field. In addition to the Administrative support, his program has students actively fundraising and recognizing goals. Coach Hardesty’s wife, Randi, is known for coordinating the fundraising booth during tournament games (and selling her homemade corndogs). Banners in the gymnasium show our business sponsors whose support provides funds to help with the athletic program costs. If your business wishes to partner with the Rio Spartans Athletic Program and hang your banner of support, please contact Kevin or Development to discuss further.

RV Park: Doug Schmidt, Principal of Rio has many dreams for Rio. One includes creating a more formal RV area including paved parking, power and water hook-ups. The RV area is just uphill from the Church. Your friends or family may have parked their coaches for big event weekends such as talent shows or graduation. This space is used by others as well. Visiting school groups and their support entourage often bring RV’s and coaches during tournament weekends. Also, we have volunteers who help with summer campus projects for stints of time and reside in their RV’s while on campus.

Revitalize the Nature Trail and make it a usable student space. The area between the Boys’ Dorm and the school entrance that is bordered by Oleander bushes is the Nature Trail area.

Create outdoor student lounge areas conducive to eating, studying, or just socializing in two possible locations (between the Cafeteria & Library and on front campus).

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