Wednesday, February 8, 2017

CRHS Swimmers End Season on High Note!

After a season of daily 6:30 – 8:00 a.m. practices, their sacrifice and commitment were rewarded!

At our District Meet January 27th, the team had over 92% season best times; most of those times were personal records. Several of those time drops were well over a second, which in swimming is significant.

Junior Nick Nerhood qualified individually for Regionals finishing 4th in the 500 Freestyle and 6th in the 100 Backstroke. Senior Caleb Randall qualified finishing 5th in the 100 Breaststroke. All 6 Relays qualified for Regionals as well.

At Regionals this past weekend, almost every performance was better than at our District Meet. All swims qualified for the consolation finals on Saturday, which was a team goal we set for the meet.

Nick finished 12th in the 500 Freestyle and 16th in the 100 Backstroke. Caleb missed the school record by 0.03 seconds finishing 14th in the 100 Breaststroke.
Our Girls Medley Relay of Morgan Hall (11), Maddy Moates (11), Brie Harris (11), and Ariana Bose (9) was a second faster that at Districts.

Our Boys Medley Relay of Nick Nerhood (11), Caleb Randall (12), Zach Rousset (12), and Zach Finch (11) was 3 seconds faster than they were at Districts.

Our Girls 200 Freestyle Relay of Brie Harris, Maddy Moates, Sevana Allen (11), and Ariana Bose was 2 seconds faster than at Districts.

Our Boys 200 Freestyle Relay of Kevin Mashayekhi (12), Zach Finch, Mason Moreno (11), and Caleb Randall was 1 second faster than at Districts.

Our Girls 400 Freestyle Relay of Morgan Hall, Brie Harris, Sevana Allen, and Ariana Bose was 9 seconds faster than at Districts.

Our Boys 400 Freestyle Relay of Kevin Mashayekhi, Zach Finch, Zach Rousset, and Nick Nerhood was 5 seconds faster than at Districts.

We also wanted to mention those students that traveled as relay alternates but did not get to compete. Their work ethic and attitude helped create a culture change in our program that allowed us to perform the way we did this season. They are Seriana Langenohl (11), Vanessa Sachs (11), Ana Lecomte (10), Chandley Stohrer (10), and Sami Guzman (9).

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Here at Cedar Ridge we have plenty to celebrate! 

Forty-six German students competed this past Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Sprachfest South Texas regional German contest, held at UTSA in San Antonio. We had a large number of students earn awards and many advance to state. Please see the publication for a list of honors and awards!

Our Art students also had an impressive weekend! There were 1,502 entries from 19 different school districts, only 118 entries are moving onto State VASE from our region, and RRISD broke a record of have 27 students from the district that are moving on to State! 8 of those 27 RRISD students are from Cedar Ridge! The photos below are the state qualifiers.

Click here to see the entire student gallery!

We would also like to celebrate the fabulous accomplishments of the Cedar Ridge Dance Department. A select group of Dance 1 students were taken by Ms. Stevie Baldwin-Sutton to a statewide dance assessment system and received nothing but straight level 1s, continuing our streak of excellence over our last 7 years!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Happy Winter Holiday!

Cedar Ridge staff and I hope all of you have a safe and restful holiday season! This first semester flew past. We look forward to the Spring 2017 Semester! 

Cedar Ridge High School's Official 2016 Holiday Card, designed by Art III Student, Natalia Valdes.


Our Computer Science teacher, Joy Windell, shared a recent assignment to post.:
"Cedar Ridge Computer Science students have been working hard the last couple of weeks writing code in java to create a graphics applet. The theme was "What the Christmas Season Means to Me." Students displayed their creativity, as well as their coding skills to create some wonderful images. Here is a slideshow of their work."

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Lot's of Great Things Going on at the Ridge!

CR UIL Academic Winners!:

Recently, CR UIL Academics participated in the PHS-Pfall Pfling. Cedar Ridge had students who competed in Calculator, Number Sense, Mathematics, Spelling, Literary Criticism, Science, Ready Writing, and Computer Science. 

Angela Cao won 6th place overall in Calculator. Lori Darr won 1st place in Ready Writing. David Bradley, Kai Fleischman, and Matthew Pabst won 3rd place as a team for Computer Science. We are so proud of our students! Congratulations on your outstanding success!

German Club Cultural Event:

German Club held their St Nikolaus party yesterday. Students dressed up as Krampus, St Nikolaus, and Knecht Ruprecht. Other students then read a poem to St Nik, jumped over his staff, and avoided Krampus and Knecht Ruprecht so they could get their goodies. They also ate traditional German candies and baked goods! Looks like they had great fun!

Final Exams: 

It doesn't seem possible, but Fall Semester final exams are upon us! The final exam schedule can be found here

Congratulations, Karen Searles!:

Our own dance teacher, Ms. Karen Searles, has been chosen 2017 Dance Educator of the Year by the Texas Dance Educators Association! We are so proud of her innovation, creativity, and dedication to her students! You can read the official press release here.

The Winter Holiday:

Students will begin their Winter Holiday at 4:10 pm next Thursday, December 15th and they will return on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. 

We hope all of you have a wonderful and safe holiday season!

Scoliosis Screening:

The district has mandated the high schools will provide a Scoliosis Screening for all 9th Graders this year. We are scheduled for our screening to occur January 4th -5th, 2017. We will be following district protocol for the screening and the screenings will be conducted by district and campus nursing staff. The details can be found in the letter here.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Final Exam Exemption Information and Schedule

Ms. Baldon, our administrative assistant, who coordinates the exemption process on our campus has created a timeline for this fall semester's exemptions. I am attaching it below. If you have questions or concerns about the process, please email your questions.

Please be aware that students are required to attend all of their final periods during finals' week. Students must be in attendance, even for those classes they have exempted. This is a district policy.

You will find the document outlining Fall Semester Exemptions by clicking on exemptions. Also, our Fall Final Exam Schedule can be accessed by clicking on the word Final.