#TheRidge News


I'd like to commend the overwhelming majority of students who paid attention to the Prom outside guest form process and deadline of 3/8 at noon. This deadline was communicated in many ways: in this newsletter since 1/22/23, reminders on the daily Copper Heads Up and loudspeaker since 2/27/23, and 2 direct emails to students that included the Google Form link and instructions, along with a reminder to parents on 3/6/23. The majority of students did an excellent job with this, which helps us plan and helps with safety considerations. You are to be commended.

Please remember the last day to purchase a ticket for Prom is Wednesday March 15th. The portal will close at midnight on this date. Don’t miss this date.

Other items for your attention:

  • Prom tickets are on sale through PayFees. The final ticket purchase deadline is 3/15. No exceptions! See below for more info.
  • The district is hosting a special event for parents - "Secrets of Social Media" on 3/14 (details below). This is great way to learn more about the impacts of social media on our teens and how to keep them safe.
  • Free tutoring: Please encourage your students to take advantage of this resource. The signup link is below.
  • SAT Test Day for Juniors: Juniors who registered to take the SAT on 3/22 are not excused after the test (4th Block). If you choose to use 1 of the 2 Parent Notes for the semester to excuse your student after testing, that note must be provided in advance, in writing, to Attendance. Phone calls/emails will not be accepted. Freshmen and Sophomores will attend class per their regular schedule.
  • SENIORS! Job Shadow/College Visit Day: Seniors are excused for Job Shadow/College/Technical School Visit Day 3/22 due to SAT testing.

To stay informed of the latest news and events, follow our social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @CatawbaRidge & @CatawbaRidgeNews.

Darren Wilson, Principal




  • 3/15 Prom tickets sales CLOSE at midnight!
  • 3/17 & 3/18 Theater Performance 7 PM in the Black Box Theater. More info below.
  • 3/22 SAT Testing for Juniors who signed up for the test. College and Career Day for Seniors.
  • 3/29 BMOC at 7 PM
  • 4/3-4/7 Spring Break
  • 4/18 Peach Fuzz Volleyball Tournament
  • 4/29 Prom


  • Watch the Daily CopperHEADSUp! for coverage of athletics, arts, and extracurriculars! This daily show from Catawba Ridge News covers results from athletic events, and SO much more!

  • Follow Catawba Ridge Athletics on social media: @crhs_copperheads & @catawba_ridge

  • Game Schedules can be found here: https://crcopperheads.bigteams.com/
  • Athletic event tickets can be purchased through GoFan.com!


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Congratualtions to our March Students of the Month

Our Students of the Month are chosen by teachers in various departments because of the great things they do on a daily basis and how they represent one of our mottos: “Be The Why”. Congratulations to our March Students of the Month: Molli Lander, Kyle Reinhardt and Jaden France.

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Teachers and Support Staff of the Month

Congratulations to our March Teachers of the Month (TOMS), Mrs. Burton (Science) and Mrs. Quinn (Math) These inCRedible educators are nominated by our students and are excellent examples of #BeTheWhy! Thank you to our Catawba Ridge Band Boosters for sponsoring gift cards for our March TOMs!

Congratulations to Mrs. Harvey, Guidance Receptionist, our March Support Staff of the Month! Thank you to Debbie Houser with Houser Group Realty for sponsoring the gift card for this month’s SSOM!

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FREE Tutoring!

Catawba Ridge High School is proud to announce our FREE Tutoring Program after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 – 6:00pm. Teachers in English, Math, Science, and Social Studies will be available for tutoring in a current class, remediation in a previous class, or assistance in completing missed assignments. Registration is open for next week Registration will close on Monday morning, so that Administration can secure the correct teachers for each subject needed.

Congratulations to our Scholastic Art Award Winners!

2023 Mid-Carolina Region Scholastic Art Awards: Gold and Silver Key Exhibit with work by Catawba Ridge Artists Anastasia Lando, Haley Nichols, Ethan Sellers, and Allie Sinclair will be March 17-April 23, 2023, at the Mint Museum Uptown in Charlotte, NC. The show will feature over 300 pieces of student work from the Mid-Carolina Art Region.

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Upcoming Events

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Senior Signs On Sale Now!

Graduation is Saturday, May 27th, 2023

The FMSD recently announced graduation date and time for the CRHS Class of 2023. We will honor this class on Saturday, May 27th, 2023 at 2 PM at the Winthrop Coliseum.

Catawba Ridge High School

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