Rio Grande School has two athletic teams, which each go by the name of Hawks. Click here t
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In December, the school offers tryouts for both Junior Varsity and Varsity basketball for grades 3-6. These teams play in a league that allows them to compete against other teams in the community. The School also supports a Spirit Squad, which practices as part of an After School Activities Program class (ASAP), and cheers for the Hawks at their games.
In March/April, the school offers spots on its swim team to any child in grades K-6 who can swim a length of the pool unassisted. This is an ASAP class that practices in a local community pool one afternoon a week. The season culminates in a Santa Fe-wide Swim Meet, held in April at the Genoveva Chavez Community Center. This is a developmental swim meet with the purpose of providing elementary school children with the opportunity to compete with fellow schoolmates. The meet is a fun, supportive event for swimmers of all abilities.
2017 Santa Fe Athletic League Update
The 2016-2017 Basketball Season concluded with the 2017 Santa Fe Athletic League Tournament. All three of our teams did very well this season with the Varsity Boys and JV teams winning their respective divisions in the tournament!
The Varsity Boys won the Championship game in dominant fashion and finished the season undefeated, while the JV team won a thrilling overtime game to claim the tournament title. The Girls Varsity team, aka the Lady Hawks, advanced to the third round of the tournament while facing tough competition (including our own Varsity Boys team!).
In addition to the large number of students participating on the basketball teams, we also had a record number of students on the Spirit Squad. They rocked the gym whenever they cheered as they brought an extra level of enthusiasm to every game they attended.
Congratulations to all of the students who participated this season! With the help and guidance of their coaches, all of our athletes worked hard and their improvement throughout the season was impressive.
A big thank you to coaches Carol Aubin (Spirit Squad), Paul Babcock (JV), Brant Bair (Lady Hawks), Thom Burdick (Varsity Boys), Kurt Gilbert (Varsity Boys), Tom Hnasko (JV), and Fred Nathan (Varsity Boys). Thanks also to Audrey Abeyta, Deanna Hailey, Ocean Munds-Dry, and Christina Price for helping with the Spirit Squad.