#TheRidge News


Five Days a Week

Dear Catawba Ridge Families,

  • We are preparing our school for a return to 5 days a week on 3/15. The new lunch schedule is below. Additional seating has been setup inside and outside the campus. Desk shields are in place in all required classrooms/areas. We will do everything we can to ensure that students and staff follow safety protocols (social distancing, masks, etc.).

  • SENIOR PARENTS: Graduation will not take place at Winthrop due to construction at their facility. District Administration is working on an alternate plan. When the new location and plan are confirmed, we will communicate that information. Jostens will provide announcement inserts with the updated information.

  • Course request verification sheets sent home this week. They are due to Guidance by 3/17.
  • Be sure to checkout the FMSD Virtual Art Show! We are so proud of the students who were chosen for the 2021 FMSD Virtual Art Show.
  • Be "in the know" & start each day with the award winning, info-packed CopperHEADSUp! Shows drop daily around 7 AM. Follow @CatawbaRidgeNews on social media!
  • Spring Forward Saturday night and set those alarms for Monday AM, Copperheads!


  • Miss Catawba Ridge Pageant is 3/25. Ticket information coming soon!
  • Spirit Week is 3/29-4/2. Follow StuCo on social media for details!
  • FREE Breakfast & Lunch will continue through the rest of the year.
  • Please continue to stress the importance of Health Protocols and Social Distancing to your students. We want to do what we can to keep our students and staff safe and in school. Please refer to the FMSD COVID webpage for the latest information and protocols.

Darren Wilson, Principal



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Guidance: Important Upcoming Dates

March 17 – Signed course request verifications due in Guidance

May 21 – Last day for any course changes

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Congratulations to our February Teachers of the Month (TOMs)

Congratulations to our inCRedible February TOMs (Teachers of the Month) Coach Lendyak (PE & HS 101) and Mr. Murphy (Science)! Our TOMs are nominated by our students.

Disability Awareness Month

March is Disability Awareness Month. During lunch, stop by the tables on Main St. to experience different disabilities through various activities and learn about the different disabilities present at our school. T-shirts are also on sale! Click HERE to purchase a shirts designed in-house by our Digital Art & Design students exclusively for Catawba Ridge!

Special Olympics and Polar Plunge Updates

  • We are excited to announce that the winning 2nd block class for the Student Blitz is Major Studley!!! The cadets will be treated to lunch and a Slurpee from 7-11!
  • Thanks for taking one for the team and a great cause at the Polar Plunge on Saturday, Ms. Fischer, Mr. Meltzer, Ms. Blocker & Ms. Runyon!
  • Watch the coverage from the Saturday Polar Plunge at the Y on today’s CopperHEADSUp!
  • Our Copperhead Family raised over $3300 for Special Olympics!

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Other Important Dates/Events:

  • Please refer to the Athletics Calendar for the most current schedule for games and practices.

  • Stay informed about all school events by following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @CatawbaRidge and @CatawbaRidgeNews @CRGuidanceDept

Catawba Ridge High School

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