#TheRidge News


Dear Copperhead Families,

A few items for your attention:

  • We are in our LAST WEEK of raising funds for our Special Services students & Special Olympics through the Polar Plunge! See details below.
  • Pageant tickets are now on sale. See info below.

  • Prom tickets went on sale this week through PayFees. Please pay attention to the two deadlines: $40 through 2/22 and final purchase deadline of 3/15. No exceptions! See below for more info.

  • Prom Guest information and the online request form were emailed to your student this week from Guidance. Juniors may invite a guest within the Fort Mill School District. Seniors may invite any guest as long as they are under the age of 21 at the time of our prom. Once your guest has been approved by administration, your student will receive a confirmation with instructions on how to purchase your guest’s Prom Ticket on Pay Fees.

  • Basketball and Wrestling are in Region play. Come out and support our teams!

  • Spring Sports tryouts start this week. See below for tryout info.

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

Darren Wilson, Principal




  • 1/31 Virtual Curriculum Night
  • 2/1 Pageant at 7 PM
  • 2/4 Polar Plunge for Special Olympics 11 AM at Tega Cay Beach Club
  • 2/10 School Store Open
  • 2/17 Teacher Work Day. No School for students
  • 2/19 President's Day Holiday - No School
  • 2/23 Virtual AP/Dual Credit Night
  • 3/3 School Store Open
  • 3/3 Early Dismissal Day - 1:40 PM Dismissal
  • 3/15 Prom tickets sales CLOSE at midnight!
  • 3/29 BMOC at 7 PM


  • 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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Copperhead Cookie Co. & Brew Crew

A pretty awesome example of Be The Why! Club Unified and our Occupational Studies students joined forces to raise funds for Special Olympics and the Polar Plunge!
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Polar Plunge for Special Olympics!

The fundraising blitz for Special Olympics & the Polar Plunge is underway! Help us reach our goal of $5K! Ms. Senesi’s students will dump ice cold water on Mr. Wilson if we meet our goal! (Polar Plunge 2022 Team in Photo)

  • Top 2nd Block Class/Club earns a donut party for students!

This fundraiser directly benefits our Special Services students and Special Olympic Events such as the Area 11 Bowling Tournament in February and the Area 11 Track and Field games in March. This fundraiser also supports special services events throughout the school year through sports equipment & uniform purchases and Club Unified events.

Scholastic Art Award Honorees

Six students from Catawba Ridge received Mid-Carolina Region Visual Art Awards this year!! Their work can be seen at the Mint Museum, Charlotte during March and April. Ethan's three Gold Key pieces will move on to the national, or Merit Level of Competition. Congratulation to these outstanding artists!

  • Alexandra Fickett (digital) Lustrous Extinction, Honorable Mention
  • Haley Nichols (painting) Family Portrait, Silver Key
  • Faith Wendling (painting) Rob Zombie and John 5, Honorable Mention
  • Allie Sinclair (painting) Floating, Silver Key
  • Ethan Sellers (painting) Just Hangin' Out, Honorable Mention
  • ES Rebellion, Gold Key
  • ES Tiny Hands, Gold Key
  • ES Worst Over Contenders, Silver Key
  • ES Boy Life in America, Gold Key
  • Anastasia Lando Performance Triptych, Silver Key

Congratulations, CR Musicians!

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Upcoming Events

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Spring Sports Tryout Information


Tryout Dates: Jan 30th - Feb. 10th 2023

Times: 4:15-6:15 pm

Location: CRHS Softball Field

Contact: Michael Kidd - mskidd@comporium.net


Tryout Dates: January 30th and 31st

Times: 4:15pm- 5:45 pm (9th /10th Grades) 5:45pm - 7:15 pm (11th/12th Grades)

Location: CRHS Baseball Field

Contact : Stas Swerdzewski - Swerdzewskis@fortmillschools.org

Ladies Soccer

Tryout Dates: January 30th - February 2nd

Times: 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Location: CRHS Stadium

Contact: Brandon Schmidt - Coachschmidt20@gmail.com

Mens Soccer

Tryout Dates: Jan 30th - February 3rd

Times: 4:00 - 5:45pm

Location: CAP- Comporium Athletic Park

Contact: Phillip McCarter - pmccarter@nationfordchem.com

Ladies Lacrosse

Tryout Dates: February 1st - 3rd

Times: 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Location: CRHS Field

Contact: Pat Gormley - gormleyp@fortmillschools.org

Mens Lacrosse

Tryout Dates: Jan 30th

Times: 5:30-7:15

Location: Upper grass field - with track

Contact: Matt Day 703-297-0444


Tryout Dates: January 30th - Feburary 2nd

Times: 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Location: CRHS Track

Contact: Casey Turner - Remind@crtrack23

Mens Golf

Tryout Dates: January 30th

Times: 4:00pm

Location: Fort Mill Golf Club

Contact: Justin Dye - dyej@fortmillschools.org

Mens Tennis

Tryout Dates: January 30th and 31st

Times: 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Location: CRHS Tennis Courts

Contact: Sean Roth - roths@fortmillschools.org

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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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