Day 101 February 2, 2023 – RHS Rattlers

Rangeview has been good to me for over 20 years and I live by the motto “Once a Raider, Always a Raider.” We are a Raider family. Dawn, my wife, works in the Special Ed. department and my daughter graduated from here in 2010. We live about six blocks from the school and are deep in the community. There is a little-known story that we almost had the motto “Once a Rattler, Always a Rattler. Joe Burton was the original Athletic Director and really loved the idea of being the Rattlers. It just made since we were built on what was called Rattlesnake Hill. It was made evident when Joe was walking down the hallway by the gymnasium area and a baby rattler slithered across the hall. He did what any intelligent administrator did, avoided the thing, and was very careful going down that hall for a long time. I was able to snag some pictures of our original mascot for the Raiders and some from the Rattlers. I also captured a couple of other pictures of iconic things at Rangeview. Joe was never able to convince the principal but the Rattlers hold a special place in the heart of some of the original people at RHS. I checked with Joe through his son that the stories are true.