Hawk News

We are very proud of our students and staff and their accomplishments, so we’ve created this page to use our bragging rights! Here you’ll find all the latest news about what our Hawks have been up to, from honors and athletic victories to upcoming events and performances. You will also find helpful and informative articles written with student success in mind. Stay tuned!

Security Letter From Principal Vroegh

In light of the recent events surrounding the school shooting in Florida, I have struggled with knowing what to say at a time like this. I don't want to simply be reactive, but I also know that many of you are wondering what the district and the school are doing to help prevent something like this from happening. I felt the need to write this letter to simply give you information on what we are doing to prevent this from happening at Rio Rico High School.

  • We do emergency drills monthly
  • We have security cameras
  • We have emergency response plans
  • We work to help students who may have social or emotional issues

We encourage you to read Principal Vreogh's letter in its entirety in English and Español.

Spring Break

Spring break is on Monday, March 12 through Friday, March 16. School resumes on Monday, March 19. Have a safe and relaxing break!

High Flying Hawk Awards Assembly

Our next high flying Hawk awards assembly is on Thursday, March 29 at 8:15 a.m. in the choir room. Congratulations to all of our award winners!

Spring Fling 2018

Rio Rico High School invites you to participate in their annual spring fling on Friday, March 23 from 2:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Both options include food, carnival games, and water games. There will be a 20% fee of all earnings to cover the cost of advertisement and fees for the event. Tickets are $0.25 each, and wristbands are $15 pre-sale and $20 at the door. Please see our spring fling flyer for more information. If you have an interest in making a donation, please see our spring fling donation letter for details.

Little Shop Of Horrors

Rio Rico High School Theatre Presents Little Shop of Horrors - Students $5.00 - General Admission $8.00 - book and lyrics by Howard Ashman, Music by Alan Mencken - March 24 at 2:00 p.m. and March 26 at 6:30 p.m.

We are happy to announce that tickets for the spring musical, Little Shop of Horrors, are now available for purchase at the bookstore. Ticket prices are $5.00 for all Rio Rico High School students and $8.00 for faculty, staff, and general admission. You may also buy the tickets at the door on the show dates. The performance dates are on March 24 at 2:00 p.m. and on March 26 at 6:30 p.m. (doors open 30 minutes before show start). 

Joseph Ellison is directing the production with assistant direction by Marysela Alvarez, choreography by Leslie Encinas, musical direction under Aimee Cadena and Quinn O'Donnell, and instrumental performances from members of the Hawk bands. Star performers include Ivan Solis as Seymour and Samantha Beemer as Audrey, with Chantel Guzman as Audrey II.

When the socially awkward floral shop clerk, Seymour, finds a bizarre new plant after a solar eclipse, he and his colleagues quickly discover that this odd-looking seedling may be the key to restore revenue into their floundering Skid Row flower shop. As the shop grows so does the magnificent plant, Audrey II, into a carnivorous alien with the desire to take over the world. Faced with the trials of love, honesty, and clear understanding Seymour must decide to be foe or friend. 

This show also marks a special occasion for Rio Rico High School as it will be the first full length musical in school history.

You can follow the theatre department’s progress on Facebook, @RRHSTheatre, or visit our Theatre Department website.

Online Shop Open

Our online shops for Rio Rico Hawk apparel and footwear are currently open! 

  • From February 5 through February 21, you can take advantage of our BSN/Nike agreement that allows us to order certain items at a discounted price. If you are interested in footwear, please visit our footwear website.
  • Our apparel store is open starting February 8 through March 7. We welcome anyone who would like to purchase Hawk apparel to visit our apparel website.

This is a great time to purchase gifts, stock up on your favorite Hawk items, and show your school spirit! Please help spread the word!

English Classes For Adults

Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District is offering free English classes for adults at a school near you. Please see our English classes for adults flyer for more information.

Hawk Tech Tutoring

For the second year, we will offer Hawk tech tutoring classes funded by our 21st Century grant. Hawk tech extended day tutoring provides support to all students before and after school. We provide a snack and transportation, plus students that attend regularly (at least 30 days) obtain their 20 hours of RSI for the school year. 

The services we provide include: math and English intervention tutoring; homework help with separate 9th grade, bilingual, and 10th-12th grade classes; Cambridge AP study groups; and daily enrichment after academic sessions.

The program runs from October 2, 2017 to May 17, 2018. Hours are Monday from 3:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.; and Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. The bus leaves school at 5:20 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.

Planning For College - Junior Year

Are you planning on attending college? Looking for scholarships? Need more information? Please visit our Plan for Success page for more information.

Scholarship List

Our scholarship list is now available online! We invite you to view it through this scholarship link.


INROADS is a nationwide organization that started 46 years ago. We specialize in a leadership professional program for college students to provide a pipeline of talented, young, diverse leaders. The program is comprised of a paid, professional summer internship experience, mentoring, and coaching, community service, and leadership development training. Our ultimate goal is to have these students receive a full-time job offer upon graduation from their sponsoring company. Our mission is to help those under-served students get access to professional experience. Please see the recruitment flyer for additional information.