- !Recycling Tuesdays
To be read on Tuesdays: Today is Recycling Tuesdays! Please send a student with your classroom or office recycling box to the recycling bins behind the cafeteria at this time. Thanks for recycling-every bit counts! And, remember-reuse, reduce, recycle, refuse, & rethink!
- Driver's Ed Class
The Driver's Education class that was scheduled to begin today, Tuesday, October 8 has been moved to start next week on Tuesday, October 15th. This change of date is because there are not enough students signed up to hold a class. If you are one of the many who have picked up a parent permission form, please remember to drop it off in Humanities Office. If we are not able to get 32 in the class, the class will have to be canceled. See HUM Office for questions and parent permission forms.
- Early Release Stickers
Starting Friday, October 8th you will not be able to leave campus without having the early release sticker on your ID. Security will no longer be accepting schedules as proof of early release. Thank you.
- Parking Permits
Parking permits are only processed on Tuesday and Thursday during A &B lunches or any day before and after school. Students without parking permits are subject to disciplinary consequences that can include booting your vehicle.
- Educators Rising Club Meeting
Educators Rising will have a club meeting on Tuesday, October 15th after school in HUM 204. It is not too late to join. We will be planning for October Fest at Stapleton Elementary and the Health Fair next week. Officer Applications are due at this meeting. See you in HUM 204 on Tuesday, October 15th.
- Teen Science Cafe
"You're a unit of power," Hagrid told Harry. Harry replied, "Watt?" Come to the Teen Science Cafe today at Loma Colorado Library from 6-7:30 to find out about energy smart grids. There's free pizza, solar car giveaways, and fun!
- Wrestling: Mandatory Parent Meeting
Attention Students! There will be a mandatory Parent Meeting today at 6 pm in the Aux. Gym. If you are interested in participating in wrestling for the Winter season we are requiring you to attend the parent meeting. This is for all Boys and Girls, New and Returning Wrestlers. Tonight at 6 pm in the Aux. Gym.
Romeo & Juliet at RRHS
McKenzie Betancourt, Senior, RRHS
Through the years, the Rio Rancho High School theater department has continued to dedicate their time and effort into putting on amazing plays and musicals under the direction of drama teacher Gael Natal. This year, they are putting on Lue Douthit’s adaptation of Romeo and Juliet for their fall play. "Support theater and come see this classic with a twist," says senior, Kai Warrior, who will be playing lead Juliet. You don't want to miss this show!
In Lue Douthit’s adaptation of this Shakespeare classic, the story takes place in Chicago, 1925. "It's the 1920's with Shakespearean language; it's a blast!" says senior, Gracie Marquez, who plays the lead nurse. In response to questions such as why people should come see the show and what is it like to play the lead nurse, Marquez responded with, "I love to act; it's an honor to be in this production and the nurse is so funny and sassy, she's the comedic relief. We've put so much effort into this show, it's amazing to have people come out and support." The theater program began working on Romeo and Juliet toward the end of August. Since then, they have rehearsed everyday after school: building sets, working production lights, blocking scenes and much more.
In 2017 and 2018, Rio Rancho High School won Best Production for our portrayals of Big Fish (2017) and All Shook Up (2018) at the Enchantment Awards; an award show held at Popejoy that acknowledges musical theater in high schools throughout the state of New Mexico. “I like dedicating my time to this sort of thing because in the end, you really get to see something that you helped create come to life,” says junior, Jessica Garcia, who is the stage manager for Romeo and Juliet and the Vice President of the RRHS theater program.
The show will premiere with the lead cast on October 17 at 7pm in the RRHS Performing Arts Center. Shows with the lead cast will also be held October 18 and October 19 at 7pm. There will be a matinee performance with the understudy cast on October 19 at 1pm. Tickets for adults are $10 and children are $8; RRHS staff and students get in free. Come support the Rio Rancho High School theater department and see Romeo and Juliet!