• Fall Senior Letter
    Click here to read the fall senior letter

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  • Yearbook Survey
    Students, don't forget to fill out the Yearbook Survey you were told about during advisory. The yearbook class really needs this information to make sure all students are in the book and that it's about all of you! Remember that we use these answers, so take it seriously. Please complete by the end of the day, Friday, December 7th. Click here to access the survey.

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  • First semester exam dates and information. Please read. 

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  • Student Council is hosting our annual basketball tournament before Christmas break during 4th block, December 21st. Students can have teams of 6 members with one sub. Teams with a teacher are $15, teams without a teacher are $20. Student tickets are $5 to attend. To sign up your team, bring your money and list of team members to Mr. McDowell, room 111. Sign ups are due by Friday, December 14th.

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  • Powder Puff
    Friday, December 14th is our annual Powder Puff football game at Walter Bickett. Kickoff is at 6pm. Tickets will be on sale 12/13 and 12/14 week during lunches and at the gate. The cost to attend is $5.

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  • Mobile Learning Impact Survey
    Beginning December 10, students will be asked to take a mobile learning impact survey during the day.  Developed by the team at Project Tomorrow, building on more than a decade of evaluation studies and insights from the Speak Up Research Project for Digital Learning, this survey is a research-based tool designed to help school leaders. You may preview the survey questions here.  If you'd like for your child to opt out of the survey please contact his/her teacher.

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  • Bright Blessings Goody Bag Drive
    The CATA NHS chapter is collecting supplies from now until December 18th to make goody bags for children in need. Bright Blessings provides these Bless-a-Birthday goody bags to students in shelters and domestic violence programs. Help us meet our goal to fill bags for needy children! We are collecting the following items in third block classrooms:
    Freshmen – small notebooks (think reporter size)
    Sophomores – packs of chewing gum, mints, and/or fruit snacks
    Juniors – cello bags (gender neutral, can often be found in dollar stores, Walmart, party stores, etc.)
    Seniors – pens
    NHS members - $3.00 (to purchase stress balls and birthday tattoos, bring your donation to Ms. Christensen)

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  • "Welcome to Moe's!
    Come out to Moe's in Monroe before and after the basketball game on Wednesday, December 19th to support the CATA Beta Club. Place your receipts in the Beta Box to donate Proceeds to the CATA Beta Club"

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  • Weekly Athletics 
    Thursday, December 13th:
    AWAY – Basketball vs. Grace Academy – 4:30 pm – No JV Girls, Dismiss @ 3:00 pm
    • Crews Road Recreation Center at 1201 Crews Rd, Matthews, NC 28105
    AWAY – Indoor Track @ Cuthbertson Invite – 4:00 pm, Dismiss @ 2:15 pm

    Saturday, December 15th:
    AWAY – Wrestling – Statesville Invite – All Day Event
    AWAY – Indoor Track & Field – JDL Fast Track – Winston Salem – All Day Event

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  • Senior Tributes: Yearbook has a quarter page worth of space left for senior tributes and anyone interested should contact Deb Christensen right away to reserve the space. Click on this link to see the prices and sizes along with how many pictures you can submit for each size.  Click here for the order form. You can also order online at https://yearbookforever.comDon't miss out!

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Upcoming Events

Featured Stories

  • CATA alum, Hamilton performer returns to his high school to prepare students for the big stage

    CATA alum Tyler McKenzie has performed in the Broadway Hamilton and Mamma Mia stage productions and the Matilda the Musical national tour as well as the current 20-city national tour of the acclaimed hit Hamilton musical. Now, nearly 10 years after graduating from CATA, Tyler has returned to his alma mater to help guide the school's next generation of aspiring artists.

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  • Breast Cancer Fundraiser

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Hands Helping Others Club recently hosted a fundraiser during all lunch periods this month from October 9 to October 19th.

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  • CATA Starts Canine Club

    On Thursday October 4th the Canine Club had two very special visitors from the Union County Sheriff’s Department as guest speakers. Deputy Summey and his patrol canine, Darko, came to the meeting to talk to students about training dogs to work with the Sheriff’s Department and how canine vests can be used to help protect the dogs.

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