• Fall Senior Letter for Students & Parents
    Click here to read the fall senior letter

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  • First semester exam dates and information. Please read. 

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  • Powder Puff
    Tuesday, December 18th is our annual Powder Puff football game at Walter Bickett. Kickoff is at 6pm. Tickets will be on sale at lunches on Monday and Tuesday and at the gate. The cost to attend is $5.

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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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  • 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 this Wednesday.

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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 
    Monday, December 17th:

    HOME – Basketball vs. Parkwood – 4:00 pm (All Four Teams), Dismiss JV Girls & JV Cheer @ 3:10 pm

    Tuesday, December 18th:
    AWAY – Wrestling vs. West Stanly – 6:30 pm

    Wednesday, December 19th:
    HOME – Basketball vs. Union Academy – 5:00 pm – No JV Girls

    Thursday, December 20th:
    AWAY – Basketball vs. Porter Ridge – 4:00 pm (All Four Teams), Dismiss – JV Boys/JV Girls/JV Cheer @ 2:50 pm
    AWAY – Indoor Track & Field @ Cuthbertson – 4:00 pm, Dismiss – 2:15 pm

    Saturday, December 22nd:
    AWAY – Wrestling – Sun Valley Dual Team Tournament

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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. Click here to access the survey.

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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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  • Yearbooks
    Have you purchased a yearbook yet? Yearbooks are now $85.00. The last day to order a book with a namestamp is 1/22. Metal name tags can be ordered until March (select itag at checkout). 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 hard at work designing another fabulous book.
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  • Seniors who ordered shirts and signs at the beginning of this year can come to The Den to pick them up.

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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

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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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