Native American Program at RRHS/CHS

Native American Program at Rio Rancho High School
Constance Pahona - Program Support Staff, Liaison, NASU Sponsor
Rio Rancho High School - on campus Monday - Friday
Office: Humanities 212  Phone: 505-962-5141
Email: constance.pahona@rrps.net

Providing academic services for Native American Indian students in grades 9-12 and promoting student, parent and community involvement in cultural and traditional exchange.

Program At Rio Rancho High School
Support services
Academic and Attendance 
Program Eligibility
Monetary assistance (Academic related fees)
Tutoring services
Home/school liaison services
Community service and resource
Post Secondary planning
Native American Scholarships
Summer Enrichment Programs/Projects
Youth Leadership 
NAP Summer Academy
Service Learning
Native American Student Union
NAP Annual Pageant

RRHS Native students Celebrated Native Heritage Month
on campus - 
Nov. 11 - 17, 2017
Check out NASU page for more information on activities/events


Congratulations to the 2017-2018 Royalty
Amaya Huskey - Miss Indian Rio Rancho Public Schools
(Rio Rancho High School student)
Jessica Sanchez -Jr. Miss Indian Rio Rancho Public Schools
(Cleveland High School student) 


UP COMING EVENTS

Native American Parent Advisory Committee (NAPAC)
will meet on Tuesday - March 13, 2018
at 5:00 pm.  Potluck meeting
District Training Center
contact 896-0667 Federal Programs for more info. 
K-12 parents/guardians encouraged to attend!

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11TH ANNUAL RIO RANCHO PUBLIC SCHOOLS BENEFIT POW WOW
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Cleveland High School Gymnasium - west side of campus
4800 Laban Rd. NE
Grand Entry at 1:00 pm


Enjoy the beats of the drum, the echoes of songs, the beautiful traditional regalia. 
Visit the arts & crafts booths and enjoy the traditional foods from the food for sale vendors
For more information visit: http://rrpspowwow.com/ 

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RRPS Spring Break - March 26-April 2, 2018

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ACT OPPORTUNITIES
for Seniors, Juniors and interested Sophomores
www.actstudent.org

Test Dates                                                     Registration Deadline
April 14, 2018 March 9, 2018 June 9, 2018 May 4, 2018 July 14, 2018 June 15, 2018
For further information about test registration and paying for cost, see Ms. Pahona.  RRHS Office - Hum. 212, or call 505-962-5141.  


Its AP Exam time. Pre-registration is currently taking place at both schools. 

RRHS students: Registration is taking place online this year. Please register through your AP teacher and indicate Native American student on your form. 
CHS students: please sign up with Mr. Galindo and indicate all exams taking.


For further questions or payment assistance, please contact Ms. Pahona as soon as possible.


                     
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COLLEGE VISITS:

Juniors
: Native American Indian Junior Day at UNM is Wednesday - February, 21, 2018. Deadline to sign up is February 9th. 

College visit to New Mexico State University (NMSU) is Tuesday, February 27, 2018. Deadline to sign up is February 9th.

If interested in attending, Sign up for these field trips in Ms. Pahona's Office, HUM 212 before the deadline dates.   
Cleveland students, please listen for announcements to sign up with Mr. Flores in room 1134.
  Deadline dates apply.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITY FIELD TRIPS:

April 10, 2018 - Native Youth Empowerment Symposium
April 27, 2018 - Gathering of Nations Education Day
May 1, 2018 - Sharing culture and tradition. Pueblo of San Felipe Feast day


All grade levels welcome to sign up for the above field trips.  For more information and permission forms, please see Ms. Pahona.
CHS students, please see Mr. Flores in Room 1134.


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The Navajo I and Navajo II language courses are successfully progressing through its 4th semester here at RRHS campus with students attending from RRHS, CHS and IHS.  Courses are duel credit courses offering 1 full high school credit and 3 college credits with classes being held after school.

The course introduces Navajo speech forms, meta-linguistic skills, the Navajo alphabet, vocabulary and the grammatical structure of simple and complex sentences. Class is held twice a week for 16 weeks required for credit and 73% to pass for college credit.

Navajo language will help fulfill Navajo Nation Scholarship requirement.
  


CLEVELAND HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM

Mr. Tim Flores - Program support
tim.flores@rrps.net
505-938-0300
Providing field trip connections/opportunities (listen for announcements)
ACT/SAT test reimbursements - provide receipt to Mr. Flores
  AP Exam - Pre-register with AP Teacher/Coordinator

(paid exam for eligible Native American Indian students)
Program Eligibility - Obtain, complete, submit 506 form


For further assistance, you may contact Ms. Pahona at RRHS Office 505-962-5141