#TheRidge News


Dear Copperhead Families,

A few items for your attention:

  • I'm very appreciative of your attention to on time arrivals and attendance. We have noticed a decrease in late arrivals - thank you for your help to ensure our students are in their classes ready to learn at 8:40 AM.
  • Morning drop-off & safety: We ask that students be dropped off on the inside lane along the sidewalk - NOT in the fire lane, which requires the student to cross in front of cars and also blocks the exit lane for departing cars. Please ask your students to have their items ready when they exit. This will help the line move more efficiently.
  • We are raising funds for our Special Services students &Special Olympics through the Polar Plunge! Your support is appreciated, and I look forward getting drenched in ice cold water again this year - ha! See details below.
  • Pageant tickets are now on sale. See info below.

  • Prom tickets go 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 flyer for more info.

  • Scholarship applications through the Foundation for Fort Mill Schools are open. See below for details.
  • The FCCLA and Beta Club Historic Paradise Foundation donation drive starts 1/23. See flyer below.

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

Darren Wilson, Principal




  • 1/25 Prom ticket sales start
  • 1/27 Early Dismissal Day for students
  • 1/31 Virtual Curriculum Night
  • 2/1 Pageant at 7 PM


  • Wrestling - Region Dual Meet at home on Wednesday!
  • Boys & Ladies Basketball - We are in the height of Region play. Come out and support our teams next Friday as we take on South Point at home!


  • 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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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 - stay tuned for the 2023 Team Theme!)

  • Purchase Cocoa & Cookies through BrewCrew and Copperhead Cookie Co. Friday!
  • Top 2nd Block Class/Club earns a donut party for students!
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Scholarships through the Foundation for Fort Mill Schools

The Foundation for Fort Mill Schools establishes and manages college scholarships tailored to the specific goals of the sponsors. Applications can be obtained online or through the high school guidance office.

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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