Principal's Message

Mr. Kirk
Cougar Country,
We are drawing closer every day to the end of the 2022-23 school year and with Spring Break, CAASPP, CAST, and AVANT testing now behind us, Prom, AP Exams, Senior Awards Night, Graduation, and Grad Night are all just around the corner. Also, we have just a couple of weeks before finals, so students must work diligently to finish the semester successfully. As our staff continue to work with our students to finish strong, it is very important that students and parents stay up on the progress in each class and communicate with teachers and counselors if you have any concerns. This is especially crucial for senior students as graduation is near, and we want to see all our seniors at our commencement ceremony in Cougar Stadium on Wednesday, May 24th. Details regarding our graduation ceremony, and senior activities, have been sent out to students and parents in the senior bulleting through Parent Square and are available on our website. We do have a few senior activities still to come. Please refer to the bullet points below for this information. Seniors don’t forget to make sure you represent yourself and Rancho the right way in behavior and effort throughout this semester so that you can participate in these fun moments with your friends.
· Upcoming Senior Activities
o Prom – April 29th
o Senior Awards Night – May 17th
o Mandatory Senior Assembly – May 23rd
o Graduation Ceremony – May 24th
o Grad Night – May 25th
Finals will be held on May 23rd -25th for grades 9-11 (these are minimum days), and senior finals will be May 19th & 22nd. The finals schedule is on our home page of our website. All students should begin preparing for finals each night by reviewing the content they have learned.
Summer School will only be in session from Thursday, June 1st to Friday, June 30th allowing for students to take up to three classes on campus. Counselors have been working hard to enroll and inform students who must take summer school courses to make up the class or classes needed for them to be on track to graduate on time. This is a great opportunity for students to catch up so if you student is taking summer school, please make sure they attend daily and contact your student’s counselor if you have any questions.
Finally, I would like thank Cougar Country for your support this school year and during my time as principal here! RCHS is a wonderful school that is committed to growing in order to meet the needs of our students and school community. I am proud to say I had the opportunity to lead the Rancho Family and I am excited for the next chapter of Rancho which will be under the leadership of Principal Azande Aikens!
Let’s finish strong Rancho and I look forward to concluding this school year with our Senior class of 2023!
Always Bleed Purple!
Principal Kirk