Rancho Solano Preparatory School

Rancho Solano STEAM Club Coordinators Organize STEAM Week

At Rancho Solano Preparatory School, science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) are an integral part of the curriculum and STEAM Week is a great way to encourage the components of the program, both inside and outside of class. Rancho Solano STEAM Club Coordinators, Jana Vandenberg and Jaclyn Fishbach (pictured), organized this year’s STEAM Week. The week kicked-off with a …

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Rancho Solano Senior Heads Drive for Mesa Emergency Children’s Center

RSPS Senior, EK Gaylord, is spearheading a collection drive for the Mesa Emergency Children’s Center which is operated by Child Crisis Arizona. The Center provides shelter for children admitted due to neglect, abandonment, abuse, and parental incarceration. The drive seeks to collect items such as diapers, baby wipes, white bath towels, etc. As a member of the Governor’s Youth Commission, …

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DEVOTED 6TH GRADER MAKES SUMMER READING POSSIBLE FOR HUNDREDS OF NATIVE AMERICAN KIDS

    Sophia Koss is a Rancho Solano sixth grade student, and has a passion for reading and an extraordinary commitment to helping others in her community. For her National Junior Honor Society community service project, the energetic Sophia organized a book collection with the goal of giving them away to less-privileged school-aged children so they would have books to …

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Rancho Solano’s College Signing Day

  Congratulations to the Rancho Solano Class of 2016 on College Signing Day! With the national date to confirm attendance at a student’s school of choice was May 2, many RS seniors have already selected their college for next year. College admissions results for Rancho Solano students include Boston College, Cal Poly, Drexel, Loyola Marymount, Penn State, Texas A&M, University …

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Rancho Solano Preparatory Schools’ Newest NAHS Members

  Rancho Solano Preparatory School congratulates its newest members of the National Art Honors Society (NAHS): Tracy Dang, Kateryna Koliesnikova, Jessica Nguyen, and Margaret Ramsey. Established in 1978, NAHS seeks to inspire and recognize students who have shown outstanding ability in art and academics. Acceptance requirements are rigorous, as members become eligible for several national awards, grants, and scholarships. The …

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Rancho Solano Preparatory School Students Donate Shoes for Haiti

Determined to make a positive difference in the world, Rancho Solano Middle School students have come together to help support the Rivage School, a small makeshift school in Hinche, Haiti.
 Jennifer Burns with Midwives For Haiti, collects donated school supplies and shoes and delivers them to the children of this village, who are very poor with limited resources. Last year, …

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Shannon gets Named as Small School 3rd Team All-American

Rancho Solano Prep Senior, Shannon Gurley’s highly decorated career now has a crowning honor to add to her impressive list of accomplishments. Gurley was named Small School 3rd Team All-American by MaxPreps this winter in addition to her Arizona Section Player of the Year and 1st Team All-Division honors. Gurley is the first Rancho Solano athlete to been named to …

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RSPS Sixth Graders get ‘Stressed’ for eCybermission Science Fair

Rancho Solano sixth grade students Keira Ryan, Nicole Farmer, Michael Demetriades, and Stanley Hrncir are concerned about stress levels in the workplace and decided they needed to find a solution. Together, they researched methods to discover the most effective way to reduce stress, which prevents illnesses caused by long-term worry and anxiety. They performed several experiments, testing multiple people with …

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Meet Volleyball Star, Shannon

Rancho Solano Prep senior, Shannon Gurley, has verbally committed to continue her volleyball career collegiately at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. Since beginning her education at Rancho Solano in Pre-School, Shannon has been a fixture on and off the court throughout her 14 years as a Mustang. Shannon is currently the school’s all-time leader in nearly every statistical category …

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RSPS Eighth Grader Sees His Future on Ice

Rancho Solano Preparatory School eighth grade student, Jonathan Martellini, has no doubt where he wants to go upon graduating from RSPS. Playing ice hockey since the age of three, his aspirations to play on a pro team are unwavering. Jonathan’s parents first introduced him to the ice for family outings where he was noticed by a coach and has been training ever since. …

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