Native American Student Advisor


Tuesday Tutoring Continues...

Our after school tutoring program, spearheaded by Ms. Montoya, will continue to meet on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30pm. This outstanding opportunity gives students the chance to work in a small group setting and receive personalized instruction. Please see Mr. Yazzie Campbell for for information.

9th Annual Rio Rancho Pow Wow Benefit

9th Annual Benefit Pow Wow

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Each April, one of Rio Rancho’s high school gymnasiums echoes to the sounds of drums, chants, and songs. The smell of traditional fry bread and Indian tacos wafts in from the patio as dancers of all ages, wearing the traditional dress of their tribes, celebrate their ancient traditions.

The 9th Annual Rio Rancho Public Schools Benefit Pow Wow will be held on April 23, 2016 at the Rio Rancho High School gymnasium from 11:00 am – 10:00 pm. The event will feature Gourd Dancers, Grand Entries, amazing drum groups, and traditional dance competitions in several categories. In addition, the event includes a student art contest, raffles, giveaways, vendor booths featuring native arts and crafts, and other activities throughout the day.

The annual Pow Wow is sponsored by the RRPS Native American Parent Advisory Council (NAPAC), the Rio Rancho High School Native American Student Union, and the Cleveland High School Native American Student Union. The Pow Wow provides a means to bring the community together, to share their culture with others, and raise awareness about NAPAC with Rio Rancho parents. It also helps to cement the bonds among schools and their Native American families and is one way the district teaches students about the state’s diverse cultures.

Native American Monthly Meeting - May 4

Our final Native American student meeting will take place in the library on Wednesday, May 4th, from 820am-845am. We will celebrate our 8th grade students who are being promoted to Rio Rancho High School and discuss pending events for next year!