• Important Dates -->
  • Sept 21 -- MHS Inductions
  • Sept 23 -- Senior Breakfast & Tri-M Inductions
  • Sept 30 -- Club Fair
  • Oct 4-8 -- Homecoming Week
  • Oct 4 -- Clash of the Classes
  • Oct 6 -- Hallway Decorating
  • Oct 8 -- Homecoming Tailgate & Football Game
  • Oct 9 -- Homecoming Dance
  • Oct 11 -- Student Holiday (Indigenous People's Day)
  • Oct 13 -- PSAT Day
  • Oct 15 -- Pink Out Football Game
  • Oct 21-23 -- Fall Play
  • Oct 28 -- End of Q1
The Student News Site of Rock Ridge High School

THE BLAZE

The Student News Site of Rock Ridge High School

THE BLAZE

The Student News Site of Rock Ridge High School

THE BLAZE

Moran with an intern in Project Search.
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Catherine Moran

Question: What classes are you teaching this year? Catherine Moran: CAST (Community and Schools Together) We provide Workplace Readiness support...

Catherine McCarthy
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Catherine McCarthy

Question: What classes are you teaching this year?  Catherine McCarty: I will be teaching 2 blocks of Art 1 and Graphic Design/Photography.  Q:...

Joshua Dobbs
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Joshua Dobbs

Question: What classes are you teaching this year? Joshua Dobbs:  I will be teaching mostly seniors at Rock Ridge. Courses include Academic...

John Riddell
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John Riddell

Question: What classes are you teaching this year?   John Riddell: I am teaching Algebra 1 and Algebra 2. Q: How long have you been teaching...

The U.S. Capitol on the morning of President Bidens Inauguration.
Road To The Presidency
Shradha Dinesh, Prajna Chakravarty, Megan Langsam, Lilly Khalkho, and Megan Hayes January 20, 2021

Updates on VA Races, Virginia Question 1, Virginia Question 2 On Jan. 3, Democrat Mark Warner was sworn in as U.S. Senator of Virginia after winning the election against Republican Daniel Gade. Warner won the race with 56% of...

Former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump battle it out on the debate stage in Nashville, Tenn. at the final presidential debate.
Final Presidential Debate: Highlights and Hot Topics
Megan Hayes, Viv Bali, Shaima Tora, and Anushka Goski

The second and final presidential debate took place in Nashville, Tenn. at Belmont University, and Americans across the country tuned in to get...

Both presidential candidates, Donald Trump and Joe Biden, participated in virtual Town Halls instead of an in-person debate.
Second Presidential Debate Canceled, Trump Rejects Virtual Format
Prajna Chakravarty, Rodrigo Villegas, Rishita Valluru, and Nanaki Bawa

Due to President Donald Trump’s positive coronavirus diagnosis, the Commission of Presidential Debates proposed a plan to conduct the second...

An evening view of the first frost of the season from senior Shirley Li’s home. The holiday lights added to the beautiful snow day. (Photo courtesy of Shirley Li)
It’s sNOw Surprise: Happy Snow Day!
Prajna Chakravarty, Lilly Khalkho, and Harini Kannan

  A beautiful time-lapse of the snowfall captured by freshman Sydney Nguyen. Junior Ramya Chaganti spent her snow day...

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Junior Haley Priftis prepares to shoots for Rock Ridge after a foul by the Independence team. She made the shot and gained points for the Phoenix.
Phoenix’s Fight or Flight Against the Tigers
Prajna Chakravarty and Harini Kannan January 15, 2020

Runners from all different schools compete in the cold  for the VHSL Cross Country State Championship.
Seniors Cross the Finish Line At States
Sarah Baig and Madisyn Smith

On November 16, 2019, seniors Emmalee Ayala, Jonathan Cobb, Taylor Semon, and Ronan Stone competed in the VHSL Cross Country State Championship...

From Nov.  11 to Nov. 14, Rock Ridge had its annual winter sports tryouts for all athletes interested.
Phoenix Welcome New Athletic Season with Winter Sports Tryouts
Kaley Chinoy, Staff Writer

The first day of tryouts for Rock Ridge’s winter sports was held Nov. 11 after school. All athletes gathered to their designated try out...

Cross country teams from the region race across the finish line of the last meet of the season.
Cross Country’s Inspiration to Push Forward
Dominika Butler and Megan Hayes

The Phoenix Cross Country team had their final meet of the season, the Third Battle Invitational, on Oct. 19 in Winchester, Virginia. Throughout...

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“Omigod You Guys” Rock Ridge Performing Arts Presents Legally Blonde
“Omigod You Guys” Rock Ridge Performing Arts Presents Legally Blonde
Prajna Chakravarty, Lilly Khalkho, and Kaley Chinoy January 15, 2020

“Legally Blonde,” the latest Rock Ridge Performing Arts production, hit the stage on  Dec. 5, 6, and 7. The winter play was put on by...

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Arman Fathi: Swan Song
Arman Fathi: Swan Song
Arman Fathi, Multimedia Editor

"I’ve learned of my own resiliency, that even in times of pandemic, in times of panic, when I’m confronted with myself, I’m able to learn...

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