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  • 2020 PRHS Freshman Orientation

    Join our Student Council, School Counselors, and our Administrative Team for the Class of 2024 Freshmen Orientation. We are excited to meet you and to start your High School Career together!

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  • Castaways presented Quaranscream, a virtual play

    On Friday, June 5, 2020 Todd Ford and several members of the Castaways (PR’s theatrical performers) presented Quaranscream, a virtual play written and produced by Ford. In the play a group of professionals met in the midst of a pandemic on Zoom to discuss the budget; however, it quickly degraded into discussions of hand sanitizer and toilet paper. Find out what happened as the group slowly unraveled like the last roll of toilet paper they so desperately needed.

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  • PR celebrated Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week virtually

    This year students, parents, teachers and staff celebrated Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week (May 4th-8th) virtually. Since schools are closed due to COVID-19, PRHS, StuCo and the PR community found new and fun ways to show their appreciation. Whether sending StuCo's traditional Pirate Pearls electronically or simply sending a thank you email, teachers and staff were recognized and thanked for their commitment to educating Pirates and staying #Committed.

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  • Counseling Conference Series

    Beginning this Thursday, April 23, counselors will be introducing a Counseling Conference Series to help students and parents connect with our counseling staff during these unprecedented times.

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  • Earth Day 2020

    We hope that you will watch the Earth Day 2020- PirateTalk version (click '"Earth Day 2020" above) and try some of these great Earth Day ideas at home! Remember that we all need to act responsibly to protect our home, our Earth!

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  • Communication with our Families

    Porter Ridge High School is committed to keeping our families in the know during this period of time that we are out of school. Each day students have been given access to our Daily Announcements for Students.

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  • PR celebrated Pirate Palooza Spirit Week

    Pirate Palooza was held the week of February 24th-28th and included dress up days and fun student events some evenings that week.

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  • Manners Meals make learning fun and tasty

    In a collaboration between Culinary, Foods I and Principles of Business classes, students are learning real world skills for dining and serving.

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  • Media Center contests create winning readers

    Since 2014 the Media Center has excited and entertained its patrons with contests. This includes about 5 to 6 Guess How Many Contests where a student or faculty member correctly guesses the closest amount of candy in a jar without going over, the book tree contest, online book questionnaire contests and special contests during School Library Month each April.

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  • Rho Kappa: honoring veterans

    This year the PRHS Rho Kappa chapter wanted to recognize their appreciation for US veterans in a creative way. On Tuesday, November 12th they honored them by sponsoring a PRHS wear red, white and blue day.

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  • National French Week: La Semaine du Français 2019

    In celebration of National French Week 2019 (La Semaine du Français 2019), which ran from Nov. 4th through Nov. 11th, Monsieur Crider’s and Madame Myers’ French classes participated in several activities.

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  • PRHS Castaways bring home awards at NCTC

    PRHS Theater III and IV students competed in the North Carolina Theatre Conference (NCTC) High School Play Festival on Friday, November 8th at Rocky River High School. The cast presented The Actor's Nightmare and Tracks.

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  • PRHS celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month

    September 15th to October 15th was Hispanic Heritage month. Porter Ridge celebrated in a variety of ways. Students who have taken Spanish at PR honored Hispanic culture by doing daily announcements of famous Hispanic people who have made a huge impact.

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  • Cross Country: running strong this season

    The PRHS Cross Country team is running strong this season! The team has pulled through thick and thin and each team member has really shown strength. Between runners such as Caroline Fagan and Dominic Conroy placing nearly every meet and the team scoring a second place win at Parkwood, the team is running hard.

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  • Public Safety: guest speakers teach about real world careers

    New Public Safety teacher, Patrick Raynor, is connecting real world careers with the content of his Public Safety course by inviting guest speakers who not only present information about career requirements and available jobs, but also bring their equipment and vehicles.

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  • AP Capstone

    Porter Ridge is now an AP Capstone school! This unique program from the College Board allows students to take two additional AP Courses unique to the AP Capstone program.

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  • School Safety

    PRHS and Union County Public Schools is committed to safety in our schools.

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  • Where Are They Now: PRHS graduate Hallie Gaskill serves up success as luxury hotel’s pastry chef

    For some students, a new class sparks their interest in a career they’d never considered before. That’s the case for PRHS graduate Hallie Gaskill, who was inspired to pursue a career in culinary arts after graduating from the Career Readiness program’s Culinary Arts Academy. Today, Hallie is a Johnson & Wales University graduate who works as a full-time pastry chef in Charlotte. Check out what Hallie said about how UCPS prepared her for the future.

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  • Avoid the "Summer Slide"

    As summer begins, students start their long-awaited break from school. It’s a wonderful time of fun, playing outdoors, going on vacation, hanging out with friends, and so much more! But amidst this excitement and fun, lies the often forgotten “Summer Slide.” The Summer Slide refers to when students begin to lose and forget the knowledge and skills they gained during the school year.

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  • PRHS school counselors advise on how to be successful in high school

    Wondering what every student needs to be successful in high school? Well, search no further! The PRHS School Counseling Department is here to save the day and give out a quick tip or two that can lead to great success next year and for the entire high school experience.

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