2018-19 School Year!

Since the beginning of August, the Journalism Department here at The Ridge has been busy covering all the things going here. The start of the fall semester is a busy time with football, cross country, volleyball and everything that goes along with the big games Friday night — cheer leading, Royalty, trainers, our loyal Raider Nation Fans, marching band, and color guard.

Here’s what we have going on:

THE 2019 EXCALIBUR YEARBOOK   This is the Journalism Department’s biggest project. We start work on it in the summer and right now we are planning a 296-page book that covers absolutely everything that goes on here at The Ridge this year.

THE QUILL STUDENT NEWSPAPER  The staff is currently working up the first issue of the paper, due out in late September — or you can check out the very latest articles via our online edition of The Quill.

The goal is to publish six issues of the student newspaper, but remember we also have an on-line edition. Check it out at: http://cedarridgequill.com/

THE MUSE LITERARY & ARTS MAGAZINE   The Muse is Cedar Ridge’s newest publication. It is filled with student poetry, short stories and lots and lots of student artwork. Many of the short stories and much of the poetry comes from the Creative Writing Class, which falls under in the Journalism Department. Submissions for The Muse are welcomed from all students. The due date for all submissions is the day before Spring Break next March. The magazine is then compiled and published in late April

PHOTOJOURNALISM    Students enrolled in Photojournalism will learn about digital photography  and Adobe Photoshop through a series of hands-on projects throughout the year. In addition, those that are interested can begin to work on the yearbook and student newspaper right away. What do we mean by that? The yearbook is a picture book and it is supposed to cover everything happening in the school. So Photojournalism students can help out during their class periods by taking photos of student activities, classroom projects and other activities.


There are TWO WAYS to order the 2019 Excalibur Yearbook.

1.) The book is available online through Balfour Publishing where you can pay with credit or debit card. Just click the link below:


If you are planning on having your book personalized with your name on the cover or any of the more than 60 icons available, you have to order it on line. All personalized books are only sold online.

2.) You can always order your book right here at school and pay with personal check or cash. You’ll need an order form. Those are available below to download and print, at the CRHS front office or right here in room D116.

2019 Yearbook Order Form


If you want to order a senior ad, all ads are being sold online. To purchase an ad, just click on the link below:


If you need a little more information about senior recognition ads, click the link below:

2019 Yearbook Senior Ad Information


The following links take you to a letter from our official photographer — 1st Photo Texas. Please read it for all the information you need about senior photos and ordering underclass photos.

Photo Dates

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at:



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