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2018-2019 will feature a weekly electronic newsletter emailed to families and students. If you need to update your email at school, please send your updated email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Porter Ridge High School is pleased to announce our new head baseball coach, Daniel Cooke. Coach Cooke will be meeting with Baseball Players, interested players, and families on Tuesday July 24th at 6:30 pm.
Coach Cooke comes to Porter Ridge from Independence High School in Charlotte, where he was 86-70 in six seasons. At Independence, Coach Cooke’s teams won two Southwestern 4A Conference championships, won two conference tournament titles, and advanced to the state playoffs four times during his tenure.
Coach Cooke was named Southwestern 4A Conference Coach of the Year two times. He has coached four All-State players as well as 11 players who played at the collegiate level.
Coach Cooke graduated from Gardner-Webb University, where he was a standout football and baseball player. He still holds the career stolen base record at Gardner-Webb, with 93 total steals.
Coach Cooke and his family have recently moved to Indian Trail, and they are excited to be a part of the Porter Ridge community.
PRHS 2018 Fall Athletics Tryout Info
To try out for a Fall Sport, you must get a TRYOUT TICKET from the Athletic Director BEFORE THE TRYOUT DATE AND TIME.
To receive a TRYOUT TICKET, the following must be completed:
Note: If you had a Novant physical on June 2, 2018 or your physical is valid (within the last 395 days) and on file with us, there is no need to submit a new one. Check with your coach to see if it is valid. All rising 9th graders will need to submit a physical. Physicals are not transferred over from the middle school. Also beginning July 1st UCPS no longer requires a notary signature on the proof of insurance. It is now included on FamilyID. PLEASE RETAIN A COPY OF YOUR ATHLETE’S PHYSICAL FOR YOUR RECORDS
TRYOUT TICKETS will be given out on the following dates and times in the high school Media Center. Parents or guardians may pre-register online or register on site using the school computers to receive assistance. Athletes cannot register themselves:
Tryout Dates (UPDATED) and Coach Info:
Football (Coach Hertz - email@example.com) 7/30 and 7/31 7:30am - 12:00pm
Men's Soccer (Coach Ladimir - firstname.lastname@example.org) 7/31-8/3 8:00am - 10:00am
Volleyball (Coach Welch - email@example.com) 7/30 and 7/31 9:30am - 12:00pm
Women's Tennis (Coach McQueen - firstname.lastname@example.org) 7/31 and 8/1 8:00am - 10:00am
Women's Golf (Coach TBA -contact AD at email@example.com) 8/1 time tbd
Cross Country (Coach Gardiner - firstname.lastname@example.org) 8/6 8:00am - 10:00am
Cheerleading (Coch Chopelas - email@example.com) 7/30 and 7/31 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Women's Field Hockey (Booster Club Fee Sport) - (Coach Garner - firstname.lastname@example.org) date and time tbd
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!
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.