Category Archives: Featured Content

Featuring work from our Radio/TV program as well as media experiments in English

Translations 2017

This year Video Production produced original video translations of Rio artists, poets, composers and photographers. All work shot, edited and rendered on their personal smartphones. The process was:

  1. Choose a composition, poem or piece of art from the Translations event hosted April 4th in the library.
  2. Translate it into a piece of video art. The goal was NOT to illustrate the other work, but to give it a fresh interpretation based on your own reading. Here are some highlights:

Parker Bosley:

Edward Verdugo:

Emily Hegland:

Adelyn Fowler:

Matthew Sutherland:

Megan Ferris:

Liam Harris

Alex Nash:

Amy Deshong:

Gabi Noack:

Blake Bepler:

Victoria Salazar:

Kaitlyn Ketsdever:

Ryan Maves:

Vlad Stanyak:


April Mulitmedia Stories from I-6 Blog

Here is a Rio-centric two-minute activity timer that will set your classes on edge:

Here are some highlights from Hoops for Hope 2017:

Matthew Sutherland’s Ode to His Own Hair:

Cian Hale produces a promo for a new Yoga Center:

Harrison Bernales Gives us the History of The Guitarbell:

Here is a student talking about how her third-grade teacher helped her overcome her dyslexia:

Josie Gover features Dr. Gordon’s 6th Period Weightlifting Class:

Victoria Salazar Discovers the Best Burger in Sacramento:

Grace Bell and Genesee Kearney Test the Mirada’s Restaurant Review:

Garret Lintz Tells Us His Shark Story:

Melina Davis Gives Us Five Ways to Stay Organized:

Josie Gover and Charles Hansen Explain What it Takes to Pick Up Girls at Rio: (HInt: Money, Power, Fame, etc.)

Liam Harris Connects Video Class to the Mirada!

Liam Harris Gives Us Some Profound Words On the Ending of The School Year:

Colin Murphy Gives us His Second Installment of What it was like to be shipped to a “Prison School” in Utah (Warning: Some vulgar language) hint: he didn’t like it.

Utah Story Part 2

Colin Murphy Gives us His Third Installment of What it was like to be shipped off to a “prison school” in Utah (Warning: Some vulgar language):

Sophia Karperos participates in the Sacramento Meet of Champions:

Sacramento’s Meet of Champions


We Made 20 Movies Worth Watching in March 2017

R2017 Gala Fight at Ashton Park by Garrett Lintz

5 Ways to Walk Past a Hallway by Liam Harris and Blake Bepler:

Rio’s First La Crosse Team by Melina Davis:

McKayla Vasquez: Robotics Team Captain Interviewed by Ryan Tasakos

The Best Western Duel by Liam Harris

5 Steps to Preparing Your Horse for a Show by Adelyn Fowler and Edward Verdugo Hernandez:

10 things to do in Sacramento by Melina Davis:

Adelyn Fowler and Lastiann Grissom Make a Web Series:

Serena Owens explains Continuity Errors:

How to Make a Lemon Pie by Megan Farris:

5 Ways to Make Abstract Art by Ryan Maves and Nicholas Osbahr:

How to Get Better Pictures by Gabi Noack

Paper Airplane by Liam Harris and Blake Bepler

Grace Bell documents Mr. Mason’s Psychology Experiment Testing the Need of Freshmen to Fit In:

Thrift Shopping with Gabi Noack:

A Short Horror by Edward Verdugo Hernandez:

5 Ways to Suck at video Games by Harrison Bernales:

Swim Team Interview by Alex Nash:

A Short Horror by Madisen Petree:

Colin Murphy Describes the Night He Was Woken from His Bed and Taken to “prison school” (Warning: this description includes some graphic language).








I6 Productions: January Highlights

Kaitlyn Ketsdever went door to door in her neighborhood to find kids who wanted to put on a performance of Peter Pan. Here is a short doc about her first rehearsal:

Parker Bosley’s New Vlog

Alexa Stone Marches on MLK day:

Storytime with Matthew Sutherland:

Tyler Burnham makes a Prison Burrito

Emily Hegland’s ode to her sister and Santa Barbara

Liam Harris and Blake Bepler’s new sow about insane internet stunts:

Adelyn  Fowler is Detective Chlorophyl

Emily Hegland’s Makeup Vlog (With Katie Mckechnie):

Victoria Salazar’s last two weeks in one second moments:

Charles Hansen teaches us how to make a pen in woodshop:

Amy Deshong teaches us how to make pumpkin cookies

Ryan and Nick Save the Bees:

Liam and Blake give us the most amazing chase scene ever recorded:

A Day in the Life of Serena Boyd

Cross Country State Championships by Sophia Taylor Karperos

Sophia Taylor Karperos

Mr. Bearson

Honors English 9/Period 2

28 November 2016

Cross Country State Championships

Extra Credit Article

Over the weekend, high school teams travelled from all over the state to compete at the five kilometer (three point one mile) cross country course in Fresno, California.  Divisions I-V varsity runners trained hard all season, building towards this event.  The highlights of the championship were the Division I boys and girls races.

The Division I cross country runners ran in a race that would end the season for most of the participants but give the best teams the opportunity to compete at Nike Cross Nationals next weekend.

The boys’ race featured a close finish, with Luis Grijalva of Armijo High School finishing merely six point three seconds before his rival, Michael Vernau of Davis High School.  The two had been rivaling all season, each trying to prove that he was the better runner.  Both runners came from the San Joaquin Section.  The strong race advanced Vernau and Grijalva to the Nike Cross Nationals in Portland, Oregon next weekend.  

The Division I girls race had a big surprise.  Sofia Castiglioni, normally Davis High’s top runner, placed fifth.  Instead, her teammate, Olivia O’Keeffe, pulled through, finishing in first individually.  Lauren Peurifoy swept in less than a second behind O’Keeffe to claim second place and her spot at the Nike Cross Nationals.  

The Rio Americano boys and girls varsity teams also qualified for the state championship through their performance at sections, with the boys placing third and the girls winning for the first time since 1978.  At states, both teams placed twelfth for Division III.



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A Few Pics from Rio’s First Annual Pie Baking Contest

And our Champion Baker… Madeline Bosley and her Mixed Berry Pie

The Winning Pie:

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Claire Wunschel (and Mom) with her Pumpkin and Apple Pies

Ezra Silverburg and his Coconut Cream


Ashley Schelske and her Apple Pie

Ed Malloy and his Pumpkin Pie

Sydney Kringle and her Apple Pie


Kamille Walker and her Apple Pie


Julia Clausen (Apple)  and Kirsten Raichart (Chocolate Latte Cream)

Emi Anzai and her Cheese Pie


Yennifer Henry and her Coconut Pie

Rosey Finnecy and her Apple Pie

Julian Cornet and his Pumpkin Pie


Naomi Green and her Pumpkin Piephoto-nov-18-7-43-58-am

Charles Hansen and his Shoo Fly and Pecan Pie


Chase Gordon and his Berry Pie


Joshua Chess and his Oreo Creamphoto-nov-18-7-25-13-am

Sophia Kaperos and her Pecan Piephoto-nov-18-7-47-59-am

Nazieya Renteria and her Sweet Potato PIephoto-nov-18-7-47-26-am

Emily Augusta and her Chocolate Piephoto-nov-18-7-46-12-am

Ari Bornino and her Whipped Cream Pie


Ashley Knepshield and her Chocolate Cream Pie

Flora Stewart and her Apple Crumblephoto-nov-18-7-42-14-am

Leah Winter and her Pecan Pie

Natalie Duke and her Pumpkin Pie

Lucas Kaiser and his Berry Pie