#TheRidge News


Dear Catawba Ridge Families,

A few reminders for this week:

  • No School Monday, September 5th, in observance of Labor Day.
  • The September Guidance Newsletter is attached below.
  • 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.
  • If you are not already using Parent Portal to track grades and attendance, please email our Powerschool Clerk, Mrs. Gardner, to request login information. Students should already know how to access their account and should check their status on a regular basis!
  • See important Attendance policies below.
  • PSAT & ASVAB Testing information is included below.
  • Club Rush is during FLEX on Wednesday, 9/7 in the courtyard. See a complete list of clubs HERE!
  • Spirit Week Shirts (10/3-10/7) on sale NOW! Pay for shirts in PayFees (see info below)
  • Homecoming Court: Students can pick up applications outside of D217. All applications are due back no later than 3:50 on Friday, September 9, 2022.

  • Students are shown the daily CopperHEADSUp! each morning to hear important info and updates. It's another great way to connect with daily happenings at The Ridge!

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

Darren Wilson, Principal




  • 9/5 Labor Day - No School
  • 9/7 Club Rush during FLEX in the Courtyard
  • 9/14 Senior IGP Night - see info below
  • 9/17 Carolinas Exhibition of Bands – Nation Ford High School
  • 9/21 & 9/22- Yearbook Picture Day for 9th-11th graders
  • 9/24 - CR Band Mattress Fundraiser (flyer below)
  • 9/27 - Mandatory graduation meeting for seniors
  • 9/29 - Picture Makeup Day for all grades, including seniors
  • 9/30 – District Wide – 2 Hour Early Release – CRHS @1:40PM
  • 10/3-10/7 Spirit Week - themes TBA soon!
  • 10/7 - Homecoming Game
  • 10/12 - PSAT Free for Sophomores who register through this Google Form, Juniors register via the $18 Fee through PayFees, ASVAB for Juniors who do not register for PSAT. Senior college research and visit day for seniors who do not take ASVAB. See details below.


  • Another hometown win for Football this weekend! #ThisTownIsGreen

  • 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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Unexcused Absences and Early Dismissals

Early dismissals are UNEXCUSED until a medical note or parent note is provided. If you dismiss your student during a block, the entire block is Unexcused until a note is provided. Students can FA or “Fail due to absences” if they have 5 unexcused absences in a semester and 3 unexcused absences in a 9-week class (USCL/Govt.-Econ).

Absences are UNEXCUSED until a medical not or parent note is provided. Students may turn in notes to attendance upon their return to school .

Early Dismissals & Returning to School Same Day: Per the Catawba Ridge Student Handbook, once a student is signed out of school, they may not return without documentation from a physician, orthodontist, dentist, mental health center, court or funeral. Any exceptions require Principal approval.

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Senior IGP Night 9/14 @ 6PM in the CRHS Auditorium

This year, instead of individual meetings, we will host a Senior presentation with very important, timely info for all Seniors and parents. Topics include—graduation, college and career info, and scholarships.

Students will receive their updated transcript and Senior handouts. Don’t miss YOUR important IGP Night!

Please reach out to your School Counselor with any questions.

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Theater Auditions & Request for Props!

Guitar Class at CR

One of our newest courses at The Ridge is Guitar, taught by Mr. Revels. Below are a few pics from the new Guitar Lab in the G Wing.
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Join the Catawba Ridge Athletic Booster Club!

Join the Catawba Ridge Athletic Booster Club! The CR-ABC supports ALL athletes at Catawba Ridge through capital projects, scholarships, concessions, school store and many other ways. Your membership dues of $40 helps to support these benefits. Plus, get an ALL SPORTS pass for CR Home games at a discounted rate. To join, go to GOFAN, Catawba Ridge Athletic Boosters to choose your membership level.

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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

Instagram & Twitter: @CatawbaRidge & @CatawbaRidgeNews (for daily CopperHeadsUp and news features)