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Attendance Matters!

In December we had over 60 students qualify for a perfect attendance reward. These students got to participate in a fun activity and enjoy a candy cane as a reward for being here on time everyday. Why not make it a goal for your child to enjoy a reward at the end of this semester? Just be here on time everyday for a cool reward in May.


Vision StatementDel Rio Elementary School is dedicated to inspire all children to achieve their highest potential by providing the skills to become lifelong learners.
Vision StatementDel Rio Elementary School is dedicated to inspire all children to achieve their highest potential by providing the skills to become lifelong learners.
Click here for the January 2014 Newsletter!

Character counts

everyday at Del Rio!

The Character Trait for December is



Chino Valley Rotary Club has once again partnered up with the Chino Valley School District to support the Million Word Challenge. Classes that show the most growth in words read in each quarter receive root beer floats. At the end of the school year the million word readers receive a certificate and a gift card to Amazon while the top reader receives a Kindle. Read on!


The following students have read 1 million words or more:
Jasmine A.
Amalia W.

The total word count for Del Rio School is


Way to read Del Rio



The office is open 7AM-4PM, Monday through Thursday.
Phone: 636-4414
Address: 1036 N Road 1 West, Chino Valley, AZ 86323

            Hi! My name is Paula Meier. I am in my fifteenth year here at Del Rio as the Computer Specialist. I teach technology to students in the Computer Lab, and direct the KDRN Crew and Morning Show.

              My son Travis went to Del Rio, then HMS, and is now in his third year of college with NAU for Network Engineering. Travis, my husband David and I live in Paulden, and we really enjoy being in a small town. I grew up in a small town in Ashland, Kentucky so Paulden and Chino feel like home. I really enjoy teaching, and remember…...Always be ready to smile for the camera, and it’s all about Computers!


             My name is Laurie Marley. This is my 23rd year of teaching in Chino Valley. I started my career at Del Rio teaching 2nd grade. I moved to Territorial in 1999 when it opened and taught 2nd grade. Two years ago I came back to Del Rio in 2nd grade.

              I still love second grade, but now I am adding first grade. This year I have a combination of first and second graders and I love it! I am very busy keeping up with two different curriculums and finding new activities for my students. We are all learning a lot.

            My favorite things are my son, first and second graders, my pets, cookies, books, the smell of crayons, baseball, daisies, iced tea, dogs, the color blue and watermelon.

              I am from Valentine, Nebraska (Go Big Red!), but I have lived in Chino Valley for 25 years and have no plans to move. I enjoy the people, the climate and the sense of community here. My son, T.J. and I like to read, play games, visit new places, and look for treasures at yard sales or thrift stores.  We have two dogs, two cats, two guinea pigs, one gerbil and one fish sharing our home.

Upcoming Events


January 8=Million Word Challenge Reward in Café @ 1:30 pm

January 19=NO SCHOOL—Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 22=NO SCHOOL—Teacher Inservice Day

January 29=Dunn/Eldredge F.T. to Montezuma Well & Castle 8-3





February 3=Del Rio PTO Meeting @ 3:15 pm in Library Lobby

February 5=Progress Reports sent Home

I Love to Run Fun Run @ 1:15 pm on Del Rio track

February 12=3rd Grade F.T. to Body Walk 8:20-11:00 am

Valentine’s Day Parties in Classrooms in pm

February 16=NO SCHOOL—President’s Day


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Mailing/Physical address:
Del Rio Elementary
1036 N Rd 1 West
Chino Valley, AZ  86323

(928) 636-4414 
(928) 636-6215