Athletic Department Mission Statement:
The Red River High School Athletic Department is committed to excellence in athletics as part of a larger commitment to superiority in education.
The First Goal of Red River High School Athletics:
Education through Athletics in RRHS
Athletic participation helps our students grow, learn, and enjoy themselves while they use and develop their personal, physical, and intellectual skills. RRHS values the lessons that have long been taught by athletic participation: the pursuit of excellence through personal development and teamwork, ethical and responsible behavior, both on and off the field, adherence to the spirit of rules as well as to their letter, leadership and strength of character, and sportsmanship – respect for one’s opponents, acceptance of victory with humility, and acknowledgement of defeat with grace. In teaching these lessons to its students, RRHS instills habits which will lead students to better and healthier lives. While winning is not an end in itself, we believe that the efforts by our athletes to be their best will lead them to succeed throughout their lives.
The Second Goal of Red River High School Athletics:
Build Community and Pride in RRHS
Athletics at RRHS will build community through the engagement of students, faculty, staff, and alumni; it will also create a portal through which neighboring communities can enjoy the RRHS experience. We all take pride in knowing that our coaches are educators and our athletes are true representatives of RRHS student body – RRHS athletes are admitted through the same process, receive the same academic support, and are held to the same standards as every other RRHS student. Successful athletic teams generate unique excitement across the campus and community, help strengthen bonds among the various arms of our High School, and give our community members yet another reason to be proud to represent RRHS.