Summer Office Hours-Our office will be open this summer Monday-Thursday from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. We will be closed on Fridays and Wednesday, July 4th.
Battle of the Books for 2018-2019-If you love to read and want to join our 2018-2019 Battle of the Books team, click here and fill out the Google form. We are looking for at least 8 team members who are willling to read all of the books on the list, come for practice sessions and compete in May for PR. This summer is the perfect time to start reading and getting ready for the Battle of the Books!
Free ACT Prep Info-Attention 11th grade students! This year all 11th grade students will participate in a very important test called the ACT. This test will provide valuable college information and count towards the overall accountability rating for Porter Ridge High School. In an effort to ensure our students are prepared and successful, Porter Ridge High School will offer a program called Method Test Prep. Method Test Prep is an online course that helps students build their SAT and ACT test prep skills.
Please click the following link for more details!
When you were in high school, what was your dream job? Perhaps some kind of professional athlete or a musician, or maybe an actor or a pilot. For the past four years, Porter Ridge High senior Dakota Douglas has been laser-focused on taking the necessary steps to reach her dream job: a pediatric oncologist. “I’m really interested in health disparities because I have a grandmother who is blind and an older brother who has autism, so I’m really sensitive to the different social issues and stigmas that they can encounter,” Dakota said, sitting at a table in her school’s media center. “In the best capacity, I can serve as a provider who is aware of these issues and make a direct impact by being a leader over different teams that help to serve different populations.”
The Swahili word, Umoja stands for unity. At Porter Ridge High School the Umoja Club has grown over the years. The club’s sponsor and mentors are: Earlene Hoff, Charles Gavins, Angel Washington, and Antonio Bundick. Umoja’s mission is to teach students responsibility, respect, commitment, leadership, and how to graciously give back to the community.
On a day to day basis people rarely think about the need for donated blood. Natural disasters, severe weather situations and declines in donations often cause nationwide blood shortages. That's why the Porter Ridge High School Interact Club teams up each fall and spring with the Red Cross to hold blood drives at school. “Donating blood is a vital chance to directly save lives. It's such an important part of our hospitals and healthcare systems that we can easily contribute to,” Interact Club Sponsor Becky Craig commented.