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  • AP Capstone Program

    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!

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  • Graduate Named McRae Scholar

    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.

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  • PRHS Communications

    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.

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  • #UCPSGrad: Porter Ridge High senior Hannah Williams

    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.

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  • PRHS teachers earn national certification

    This year two PRHS teachers earned their national board certification (NBCT-National Board Certified Teacher): Career and Technical teachers Ana Hasty and Elaine Templeton. One PRHS teacher, Art teacher Nicole Crowley, renewed her certification. Congratulations to each of them! Continue reading to find out how the certification process has enhanced their teaching!

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  • Beta Club members place at State Convention and club receives School of Distinction Award 

    This year has been an award winning year for the PRHS Beta Club! From competing in the state convention to being recognized as a Beta Club School of Distinction, Beta Club members and sponsors, counselors Shari Davison and Carly Patterson, have been active and busy.

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  • FBLA launches Business Seminar Series

    This year the PRHS Future Business Leaders of America along with their club sponsor, CTE teacher Kenisia Taylor, is working to help students learn more about business, careers and skills needed to succeed in the business world.

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  • Welcome New Pirates!

    This semester PR is welcoming three new staff members: EC teacher, Ms. Bridgers, School Counselor, Ms. Lippert and School Nurse, Sherry Massey. Click on the article to learn a little bit about the new Porter Ridge High Pirates!

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  • Sophomore Colin Eleazer receives Merlin Award for 2020 Youth Magician of the Year

    PRHS Sophomore Colin Eleazer was recently presented with the 2020 Merlin Award for Youth Magician of the Year. His longtime mentor magician Terry Evanswood surprised him with the award at a small private show.

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  • Congratulations to Holiday Card Contest Finalists Sallie Garner and Bethany Helms!

    Congratulations to junior Sallie Garner (Visual Arts IV) and sophomore Bethany Helms (Visual Arts I) for being named finalists in the UCPS Holiday Card Contest! These PR artists were named in the 10 finalists from over 200 entries!

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  • Junior Viviana Fernandez selected as Beta Club Leadership Representative

    Congratulations to junior Viviana Fernandez for being selected as a Beta Club Leadership Representative from the North Carolina Leadership Summit!

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  • Help PRHS Return to Play!

    Did you know? UCPS provides each school with transportation money for athletics, but that leaves the remainder of the needs each sport has to be funded by each high school’s athletic department and booster club. This year PRHS is asking for donations to help athletics and to fund the seasons of all Pirate sports.

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  • Senior Kamille Coleman receives John H. Crowder Award

    At the October 6, 2020 UCPS Board of Education meeting senior Kamille Coleman was awarded the John H. Crowder Service Award for being an outstanding high school student who is making a difference in her school and community.

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  • Trending Now! Food Photography

    In the age of social media, sharing photos of food is an ever present trend. PR’s Chef Elaine Templeton is taking advantage of it in her Culinary classes by challenging students to be creative and innovative while learning about food photography.

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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.

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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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