Congratulations to our PRHS 2021 Capstone Diploma Recipients and our 2021 Capstone Certificate Recipients. We are excited to announce that 11 of our students earned the diploma and 6 earned the certificate. This is AMAZING for the first cohort of students and is representative of the rigorous body of college level work that our students completed!
Ziyanah-Grace Alexander from Indian Trail, North Carolina, is a graduate of Porter Ridge High School. She is a two-year member of the Porter Ridge Student Council and is involved in the National Honor Society and Beta Club. As part of her AP coursework, she conducted research on the motivations behind why people choose plastic bags over paper bags at grocery stores, and she hopes to continue environmental research as part of UNC Asheville’s seminal Undergraduate Research Program.
Porter Ridge High School is committed to providing parents and students with a lot of communication. School staff reinforce with students the very applicable adult life skill of checking their UCPS email daily, reading their Canvas announcements, and reviewing all school communications. Our main form of communication is our Pirate Press newsletters which are sent on a weekly basis during the school year so that the whole community can read about the great things our children and teachers are doing. In addition to that we use the following as other main sources of communication for families: PRHS website, facebook, instagram, and twitter.
Porter Ridge senior Hannah Williams has a passion for animals, in particular horses are a driving force for her career aspirations. Hannah has competitively shown (ridden) horses for six years and has won various awards including the Emerson Burr Award three times.
PRHS Club/Organization Schedule Announcements
-Umoja will meet after school on Wednesday 9/15 in room E105F at 3:15 until 04:00 pm. Please be on time and make sure that you have arranged a timely pickup.
-Students and Staff are welcome to the Knitting & Crocheting Club meeting on Friday Sept. 17th. All experience levels are welcome! Join us for a Fall-focused project and some "wind-down" time together!
-Interact will meet at 7:45am on Tuesday, September 21st in the auditorium. We will be discussing The Fall blood drive and Fall Fest.
-National Art Honor Society applications are available in Ms. Crowley and Ms. Baucom's rooms. Students who are applying need to be currently enrolled in or have already taken Art 1 and have an overall GPA above a 3.0. Completed applications are due back by Sept 15. See Ms. Crowley or Ms. Baucom with any questions.
-Applications for new members of the Science National Honor Society are due Thursday, September 16th. If you need an application or have any questions, please see Mrs. Broadbent (email@example.com) or Ms. Self (firstname.lastname@example.org).
-HOSA will meet from 7:30-7:45am on Tuesday, September 21st in E212. We will be discussing membership, the blood drive and Fall Fest. We will meet at the outdoor classroom space near the tennis courts.
-Brush up on your acting skills while playing fun non-scripted theatre games. Improv Club is back. Our first meeting will be on September 21st from 3:15-4:30pm in A109.
-Are you interested in joining PR's math honor society, Mu Alpha Theta? The application window is open now! Students can apply online via our instagram @prhsmualphatheta or through our Canvas page, which is accessible through PR's website. All applications are due Friday, September 24. If you have any questions, please e-mail Mr. Howard or come see him in E-210.
-The Spanish Club will be having their first meeting September 21st in room F102 after school. Students new to the club are encouraged to attend this meeting. Exciting information will be discussed about participating in activities involving our school and community. If you are unable to attend, please e-mail Sra. Koonce.
The State of North Carolina requires the Meningococcal vaccine for students. The second dose of this vaccine is required prior to the start of a student's Senior year.
Vaccine documentation for all current Juniors must be on file here at school prior to the start of the 2021-22 school year to meet this school enrollment requirement, per the State of NC. Individuals born before 1/1/2003 are exempt from this requirement.
For complete details and explanations, please review the website https://immunize.nc.gov/schools/ncruleslaws.htm for NC general statutes 130A-157.