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By Makayla L., ’23 and Isabella W., ’23 Preparing for boarding school is something you might not hear in your day-to-day conversation. It was never an easy conversation to have when I had talked to family and friends about my choice to go to boarding school. I was always asked, “How do you prepare yourself...
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Over the past two years, teens have faced a myriad of challenges to their learning, family life, and relationships due in part to COVID. This semester, Rio launched a new counseling service that caters to the growing need of mental health support for its students. The service, called Sync Talk by Synchronous Health, provides students...
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Rio Lindo Adventist Academy was recently ranked as #1 in Sonoma County for Diversity, #2 Overall Private High school in Sonoma County, #4 in California for Diversity, and #7 in the U.S. for diversity in a private high school by the school and community ranking website,  Rio’s student population has no overwhelming majority of students,...
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Week of Welcome by Dean Tim Patten, edited by Makayla L., ‘23  After a year of distance learning, excessive screen time, and not being able to have a normal school program last school year, we are excited for what this year has to offer and have all of our students back on campus.  The school...
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Elizabeth Merklin, ‘21Senior at RioSanta Rosa, CA Right now, we are volunteering at the vaccine clinic on Saturdays because that is when I have time. Even though it is the Sabbath, I feel blessed and happy to help others in any way I can I love getting the experience and building relationships too. I help...
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Based on guidelines from our county (Sonoma) and state (California), we have outlined the steps that Rio Lindo Adventist Academy is taking to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff this school year. This reopening plan has been approved by our school district superintendent (Northern CA Conference) and the RLAA school board. We are currently optimistic and...
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Throughout the year, our students help others in need throughout their communities. One of our goals as a school is for our students to lead lives of service. Jeicira, a junior, did just this over our winter break with her mom. “My mom and I love helping people out at all times, and since COVID...
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Each year, Rio hosts a memorable on-campus event to celebrate students’ accomplishments so far in the year and give thanks back to God and families for their support. Although this year’s circumstances did not allow for large group events, Rio still held an online Parent Weekend of celebration, praise, and thanksgiving through testimonies, performances, and...
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In a time of unpredictability, economic downturn, and civil unrest, what are we as Christians called to do? In his recently released 365-day devotional entitled “A World on Fire,” alumni Dr. Metzler dives deep into the life of the apostle Paul and draws parallels to the foundation of Christianity and today.
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We have been busy at Rio preparing for school to resume in person. We believe that by following all precautions in our reopening plan, we can mitigate risks and safely welcome students back to campus. (Of course we are continually monitoring current conditions and guidelines and will update all families if anything changes.) Ways Rio...
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