#TheRidge News


Dear Catawba Ridge Families,

  • Very proud of our Spring Sports Teams & Student Athletes! Several have won the Region title: Ladies Soccer, Men's Soccer & Tennis. Lacrosse qualified for playoffs. Golf, Baseball, Softball & Track teams continue to show up strong in their seasons, too. Come out and support these teams when you can.

  • Musical Performances are back @ The Ridge! The award-winning CR Percussion ensemble performed for parents this week, the Jazz Band performs at Kingsley 5/1 (details below), and tickets are now on sale for the Bright Star musical production (see below)!

  • The Agricultural Science Plant Sale continues through tomorrow. Watch the CopperHEADSUp! from Wednesday to learn more!

  • The Ridge Gear Store opened this week. Watch the CopperhHEADSUp! from Thursday to see what the excitement is all about! The store will be open again 4/22 during all 3 lunches for students to shop.

  • Finals/EOC Testing info is in the April Guidance Newsletter (attached) and featured in this newsletter.

  • GRADUATION 6/9 @ 9 AM at the CR Stadium.

  • PROM/SENIOR SUNSET 6/4 @ 8-10 PM. Tickets are $25 &are sold through GoFan.com.


  • For students taking college classes through USC-L, Winthrop, or York Tech next year, please make sure you submit your college application and required forms to Guidance by 4/30. Click here for more info.
  • Last day for any course changes is 5/21.
  • June 10th and 11th are ½ days for underclassmen exams. Exams for 1st and 2nd Block classes are the 10th and exams for 3rd and 4th Block are the 11th.
  • Jazz Band will play at Kingsley Town Center May 1st, from 6-7:30 PM!
  • 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.
  • FREE Breakfast & Lunch will continue through the rest of the year.

Darren Wilson, Principal



Mrs. Bates Selected as a FMSD Honor Roll Teacher!

We are so proud of Ms. Bates for being selected as a FMSD honor roll teacher! Ms. Bates is one of five teachers selected from our district to receive this honor and is up for consideration for District Teacher of the Year in the Fall. Pictured are: Mrs. LaFave (current District TOY), Mrs. Bates, and Mr. Wilson.
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March Teachers of the Month (TOMs)

Congratulations to our inCRedible March TOMs (Teachers of the Month) Mr. Dusek (Business & sports Marketing) and Mrs. Ford (Science)! Our TOMs are nominated by our students.
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Track Senior Night

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CR Yearbook is "Best of the Best"!

Our 2020 Yearbook – the 1st ever CRHS publication!– has been featured in the Jostens Look Book which highlights the “best of the best” yearbooks across the nation. A team of experts selected 460 yearbooks from the over 1,200 submitted to be included in the Look Book, and The Venom was one of them. We were recognized specifically for excellence in cover design.

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Band Notes

Congratulations to the CRHS Percussion Ensemble advanced to the WGI Finals. Congratulations! Here is a video of their most recent performance.

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Congratulations to our All Area Athletes!

Sam Rich: Gatorade SC Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year!

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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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