Sandia Vista Elementary Receives National Green Ribbon Schools Award!Green Ribbon Schools logo

Sandia Vista is the only school in the state to be awarded the Green Ribbon School by the Department of Education.  The awards ceremony will take place in Washington, D.C. in July 2017.  The goal of the GRS program is to inspire schools, districts and institutions of Higher Education to strive for 21st century excellence by highlighting promising practices and resources that all can employ.  Schools are recognized that:

1.  Reduce environmental impact and costs;
2.  Improve the health and wellness of schools, students, and staff and
3.  Provide environmental education, which teaches many disciplines and is especially good at effectively incorporating STEM, civic skills, and green career pathways.

Congratulations Sandia Vista! 
RRHS Students Attend Energy Roundtable

On Thursday, October 1, three stellar students from Rio Rancho High School attended PNM's Amy Miller's presentation on "A Renewed Outlook on Energy." RRHS Student Body President Camaren Ly, Advanced Placement Environmental Studies student Kinsey Warnock and Matuke Fomukong, Research Expo student who completed a first phase exploration on purifying water with solar energy were there to represent the hope and promise of our youth!

RRPS Goes Solar!

On Saturday, September 26th, the RRPS Facilities Department participated in its first solar energy education outreach at the New Mexico Solar Energy Association's Solar Fiesta 2015. We had lots of interest from visitors as far as Tucumcari and as close as our own students from RRPS schools.

Word Document logo NMSEA Solar Fiesta Info for Staff & Students

Faith Based Food Recovery

RRPS Water Conservation Plan and Resources Guide

Water is New Mexico's most precious resource.  High desert drought conditions that we experience in Rio Rancho and surrounding areas impact our water systems' ability to meet our current and future needs.  RRPS has the unique opportunity to educate our students and community on measures that will improve our water efficiency.  In that regard, the District has developed a Water Conservation Plan (WCP) and Resource Guide.  The plan provides water management strategies and measures needed to lower water consumption at our school facilities.  Click on the above link to read more about the WCP.

Important Links:

Kid's Guide to Saving Energy