Rocky Mountain High School

Home of the Lobos

Adopt A Family

Rocky is heading into the 22nd year of the Adopt-A-Family program. This school-wide service project was started by a Rocky student in 1996 and continues to be coordinated by students and staff members. Homerooms and school organizations adopt a family and try to fill as many needs as possible on each family’s checklist. Truly, everyone at Rocky gets involved in this project in some way or another. We even have some community organizations and alumni that volunteer to sponsor our families.

The families who participate have been referred to us by social workers, counselors and teachers at our feeder schools as well as several day care facilities located within Rocky’s community. They are identified as those most in need and our assistance is very important. Last year we adopted 80 families, which included over 400 adults and children. Donations of cash and gift certificates amounted to more than $12,000. We estimate the food, clothing and household items collected were worth well over $60,000. Teachers tell us that students who don’t usually participate in school projects or activities are often motivated to help their “adopted” family.

If you would like to donate to this great cause, we accept donations of canned food and new or gently used (and clean) clothing items, especially winter coats, hats and gloves. Please NO shoe donations, except gently used children’s snow boots. Financial donations are also greatly appreciated and can be made on-line through the school pay system or brought directly to the RMHS Front Office. Thank you!

If you have any questions, please contact our assistant principal, Tyler Nickel, at 970-488-7009

Time Lapse video from 2013 Adopt  A Family Day Setup at RMHS: