RCHS Parent Communications

November 3, 2022

Happy November Jaguar Families,

Believe it or not, we are already planning the end of the school year and beginning conversations about registration for classes next school year. In other words, this school year continues to move fast.

We have been reviewing the data from the 1st quarter of this year in the areas of academics, attendance, and behavior. I am so proud to see our data performing better in every area compared to the 2019-2020 academic year, prior to all of the negative effects of COVID. The data for school years 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 is all over the place and disappointing. I hope to be able to share specific percentages and analyses with families in a future communication. In the meantime, please rest assured that RCHS is continuing on a strong path of excellence.

As always we thank you for your support of your students and RCHS. We are very fortunate to have great students and families who encourage and support this strong educational environment.



Upcoming Dates

Early Release - 11/10

Rock the Night Away - Annual Fundraiser - 11/12

Thanksgiving Break - 11/21 to 11/25

Early Release - 12/1

Finals - 12/16 to 12/21

Teacher Work Day - 12/22 (No School)

District Holiday - 12/23 (School Closed)

Winter Break - 12/26 to 1/6

Teacher Work Day - 1/9 (No School)

Start of Third Quarter - 1/10

*Graduation - Thursday, May 18th at 9 am (DU)*

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RCHS Parent Night & Community Meeting

The Dangerous Truth About Today’s Marijuana: Johnny Stack’s Life & Death Story

Johnny was a 2018 graduate of RCHS. This is an IN-PERSON seminar presented by Laura Stack, Founder & CEO of Johnny’s Ambassadors Youth Marijuana Prevention (a 501c3 nonprofit).

To sign up and learn more about this event, click here.

When: Monday, Nov. 7, 2022

Where: Rock Canyon High School / 5810 McArthur Ranch Road / Highlands Ranch, CO 80124


6:15 PM - arrival

6:30 to 7:45 - seminar with Laura Stack

7:45 to 8:00 - Q&A

Cost: $0 (donations to Johnny's Ambassadors gratefully accepted when you register)


  • Learn About the High-Potency Marijuana Products Used by Today’s Youth
  • Discover the Effect of THC on Adolescent and Teen Brain Development
  • See the Results of Legalizing Medical Marijuana for 18-year-olds in Colorado
  • Understand How Adolescent Marijuana Use Can Lead to Mental Illness and Psychosis
  • Understand the Connection Between Marijuana and Suicide in Youth

Students will hear from Laura at an assembly on Nov. 8.

Signs of Suicide Lesson

For your information, students will be presented this month with the Signs of Suicide lesson from our counseling department during Seminar. Feel free to reach out to your students counselor if you have any follow-up questions. Thank you for your support in this initiative.

RCHS Rock the Night Away Annual Fundraising Event

Tickets are ON SALE NOW!

Register to bid on the silent auction

Buy tix to attend the live event on November 12th.


Benefits ALL students at RCHS by providing funding for teachers/staff grants to buy equipment and materials to enhance their curriculum and provide well-rounded and enriched educational experiences to every student in our community. In addition, money raised from the fundraiser helps fund a safe and alcohol-free After Prom event for nearly 1,000 Rock Canyon students in April.

The Rock the Night Away 2022 Live Event

Mingle, Music and Maseratis at Mike Ward Maserati includes food, full bar, sports cars, golf simulator, music and amazing auction items including RCHS exclusives like a Student Parking pass, VIP Graduation Seating, Resort travel, VIP experiences and more!

Come join the Fun from on November 12th from 7-10 pm and support RCHS!

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Rock Canyon SAT Prep Course

Rock Canyon is proud to partner with Elite Academics to offer a four-week SAT Prep Course in preparation for the April 12th school day SAT test. Registration through MySchoolBucks (you will need to log into your account) is now open for the Spring course. The registration link is also available HERE. The first 100 students (RCHS juniors only) to register will receive the four-session SAT instruction and preparation for the discounted price of $399 (regularly $499). Any questions about the prep course can be addressed by calling Elite Academics at (720) 216-2222. All classes are held at Rock Canyon High School. More information can be found on the flyer below.

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RCHS 8th Annual Rock Canyon Trivia Bowl - Requests

Hello, Rock Canyon community!

We are asking for your help with The 8th Annual Rock Canyon Trivia Bowl, which is run through Seminar classes and will begin on November 10th. The school championship consists of four grade-level champions and will be broadcast on RCTV on Tuesday, December 13th. A link for you to watch it live remotely will be available on the RCHS website.

We hope you can help us fill the Championship Cup with 30 gift cards of $10 each for the winning team. They can be from any restaurant, Starbucks, Target, etc. If you can donate

Please sign-up here

Please drop off gift cards marked “Trivia Bowl” at security or have your student drop them off with Karen Brankin in the main office by December 3rd.

THANK YOU very much for your help as we embark on this highly contested competition and fun RCHS tradition!

The RCHS Seminar Committee

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Jostens Cap & Gown Order

If your student has not yet placed their Graduation Order for their Cap & Gown and Announcements, please use this link, to place your order online. If you have any questions regarding your graduation order, please contact Jostens directly at 303-985-0095.

Rock Canyon High School

Principal / Andy Abner

5810 McArthur Ranch Road, Highlands Ranch, CO 80124

Main Line 303-387-3000

Attendance Line 303-387-3002