The Downey Legend

With a strong passion in writing and a love for music, Downey High School teacher, Mr. Rios was an active member of The Mosleys till his late 20’s. I was the horrible rhythm guitar player, the energetic shouter, Rios said. That band was more about sticking the finger to the man.

The Lives of Teachers Before They Were Teachers: Mr. Rios

Julissa Villalobos, Photo Editor October 26, 2015

With a population of 4,400 students being taught and guided by teachers who must memorize more than 100 names and faces, Roger Rios, a true “rock-n-roll” teacher in A-206 develops real connections...

On Thurs., Oct. 31, Mr. Roger Rios reminisces about his rocker days and playing guitar with The Mosleys, a surf garage band he was a member of during his teenage years. “It was a joke to us because we weren’t trying to make it big,” Rios said. “We turned down three record deals and many gigs.”

Once a rocker, always a rocker

Moises Martinez Cortez, Writer/Community Editor November 1, 2013

Freshman/Junior English teacher, Roger Rios, was once part of The Mosleys, a 90s Orange County garage-rock band. Although he was a member of several musical groups, his involvement in The Mosleys was...

For the month of September, ASB members announce English teacher, Mr. David Kraus, as Teacher of the Month. Mr. Kraus has been teaching English at Downey High for the past four years.

A long time coming

Edward Valencia, Writer/Parents and Teachers Editor October 18, 2013

English teacher Mr. Kraus, in his fourth year teaching at Downey High, has been awarded Teacher of the Month Award for September. Although Kraus has taught different levels of English, such as 9th through...

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