• Rho Kappa logo Rho Kappa
    There's a new honor society in town and it's accepting applications now for the 2019-2020 school year! Rising seniors who have an overall 3.0 GPA and a 3.5 GPA in social studies should stop by Ms. Jones' room, room 609, for more information regarding Rho Kappa! It's an honor society and you may earn a cords for graduation if you meet the requirements. We also hope to host a "historical beauty pageant", an occasional trivia night, and other events to help spread interest in social studies school-wide and out to the community.

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  • Super Smash Bros Ultimate character poster Super Smash Bros Tournament
    Our 2nd Smash Brothers tournament will take place this Friday from 5pm until 8pm. Tickets are $10 and pizza and drinks are included. The 1st place winner will get to choose between an Arctis 3 Blutooth headset and a $50 Gamestop giftcard. Buy your tickets at lunch or from Mr. Bryan before or after school in room 217.

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  • Weekly Athletics 

    Monday, March 25th:
    HOME – Soccer vs. West Stanly – 5:00 pm
    HOME – Softball vs. Marvin Ridge – 5:00 pm
    HOME – Tennis vs. Mount Pleasant – 4:00 pm, Dismiss @ 2:50 pm, Depart @ 3:05 pm
    HOME – JV Baseball vs. Porter Ridge – 5:00 pm

    Tuesday, March 26th:
    AWAY – Baseball vs. West Stanly – 4:30/7:00 pm, Dismiss JV Baseball Only @ 2:30 pm, Depart @ 2:45 pm
    AWAY – Softball vs. West Stanly – 6:00 pm
    HOME – Tennis vs. West Stanly – 4:00 pm, Dismiss @ 2:50 pm, Depart @ 3:05 pm
    AWAY – Track & Field @ Monroe High – 3:45 pm, Dismiss @ 2:30 pm, Depart @ 2:45 pm
    AWAY – Golf – Rolling Hills Country Club – Union County Tournament – 1:00 pm, Dismiss @ 11:00 am, Depart @ 11:15 am

    Wednesday, March 27th:
    HOME – Baseball vs. West Stanly – 6:00 pm
    AWAY – Soccer vs. Anson – 5:30 pm

    Thursday, March 28th:
    AWAY – Track & Field – West Stanly – 3:45pm, Dismiss @ End of 3rd Period, Depart @ 2:15 pm
    HOME – Tennis vs. Union Academy @ Monroe High School – 4:00 PM, Dismiss @ 2:50 pm, Depart @ 3:05 pm

    Friday, March 29th:
    HOME – Baseball vs. West Stanly – 4:30/7:00 pm, Dismiss JV Only @ 3:10 pm, Depart @ 3:25 pm
    HOME – Softball vs. West Stanly – 5:00 pm
    HOME – Soccer vs. Union Academy – 5:00 pm

    Saturday, March 30th:
    AWAY – Track & Field – Weddington – 9:00 am

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  • CATA's Got Talent poster NHS Talent Show
    Who's got talent? CATA's Got Talent! It's nearly time to audition for the annual NHS Talent Show. Auditions will be April 3rd, 4th, and 5th after school in the Den Conference Room. Sign up here to audition. We are looking for a variety of talent. Show us what you've got! The talent show will be held on Tuesday, April 16th at 6:30 pm.

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  • Hey Seniors! The Annual Senior Field Trip will be at the US National Whitewater Center. It is on Friday, May 24th and the cost is $75. Permission slips and waiver forms are available in the front office. Money, permission slips, and waiver forms are due to Ms. Bivens by Wednesday, April 17. Contact Ms. Royster if you have any questions.

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  • Attention Seniors: The Spring Senior Letter has been emailed to your school email account. There is important information about graduation, tickets, graduation speeches, Senior Week, and more. Please read and share with your parents. Click here to read the spring senior letter

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  • Yearbooks
    Have you purchased a yearbook yet? Yearbooks are now $85.00. You can order online at (search for CATA) or send a check (made payable to CATA) or cash to Ms. Christensen at school. The yearbook staff is finishing up the book this week!
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  • CATA Cougar Spirit Wear is now available.  Please stop by during one of their sale events (dates are posted on Facebook) or contact You can now order from the new CATA Cougar online store.

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  • Register to Volunteer in UCPS Schools
    The district has a new volunteer registration process. If you'd like to volunteer in any of the UCPS schools you must complete the volunteer registration form located at This even applies to people who had registered in previous years. 

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  • Central Academy of Technology & Arts PTSO has linked up with Amazon Smiles.  This is a simple and easy way to raise money for our school!  And you can do it while doing your regular shopping!

    Link up with CATA so that your purchases count at  

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Featured Stories

  • CATA Presents Rock of Ages, the Musical

    This year at Central Academy of Technology & Arts, students from all over the school will come together to perform Rock of Ages, a musical set in the 1980s that has all the best 80s music you know and love. Songs from the musical include “We Built this City,” “I Wanna Rock,” and “Don’t Stop Believin’.”

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  • Civil rights legend Minnijean Brown-Trickey shares Little Rock Nine experiences with CATA students

    n the fall of 1957, the world watched as Minnijean Brown-Trickey walked past armed guards and an angry mob into the formerly all-white Little Rock Central High School. At the time, Brown-Trickey didn’t realize that being a member of the Little Rock Nine would spark her decades-long advocacy of civil rights, which most recently brought her to CATA on Feb. 25 where she talked to students about her experiences overcoming racism.

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  • Ode to the School Counseling Team

    The school counseling team was illuminated in an original ode by Mrs. Henry's AP Literature class during Guidance Appreciation Week. The students were tasked with creating their own poem "Ode on a Guidance Team" using John Keats's "Ode on a Grecian Urn" as a guide. Students read their composition to the guidance members and presented them each with a copy.

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