Phone: (704) 260 - 6630 ext. 42603


Degrees and Certifications:

University of North Carolina at Greensboro B.A. - History, North Carolina Teaching Fellow, North Carolina Council for the Social Studies, AIG Teacher Representative

Mrs. Emily Pleasants


Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to my class! I'm excited to start a brand new school year and so glad that you'll be spending it with me. Covid 19 is changing the way we learn. I've spent the spring and summer learning new ways to help you navigate distance learning. I'm excited to share those strategies and lessons with you.

Originally from Tennessee, I moved to North Carolina in 1993. I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2003 as a North Carolina Teaching Fellow with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Teacher Education. I’m married with three beautiful children, Joseph, Theodore, and Eleanor. We call Harrisburg our home. In my spare time,  I love to read, browse local antique shops, and watch movies.

I am an "Original Bull", having taught at Hickory Ridge since 2007, our inaugural year. Now in my 18th year teaching in Cabarrus County, I proudly serve Hickory Ridge High School as Social Studies department chair as well as AIG teacher chair. I'm certified in AP World History, AP US History, and AP European History by College Board. I hold a Gifted Learner Education Endorsement from Cabarrus County Schools. 

I look forward to spending an exciting and educational semester with you at HRHS! It will take a lot of hard work, but if you’re dedicated to the process you will walk away a better student. However, if you ever feel unsure, please reach out to me as soon as possible. You can continue to track progress using the Power School access code provided by the school. The sooner we know the problem, the sooner we can work to reach success. I am available by email at Please allow 24 hours for a response. 

                                                          In Raging Bull Spirit,

                                                                   Emily W. Pleasants


  • AP US History Exam Review has begun!

    The AP US History Exam will be administered at HRHS in person on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 8AM. Join me as we prepare for the AP exam. Meeting times, dates, topics, and Teams links are below.


    Review Session 1: 1PM Friday 4/16 - Click here to join Teams Meeting.

    • Period 9 Resources
    • AP Daily Videos
    • Period 1 & 2 Review Questions

    Review Session 2: 3PM Tuesday 4/20 - Click here to join Teams Meeting

    • Period 8 Resouces
    • AP Daily Videos
    • Period 3 Review Questions

    Review Session 3: 2PM Friday 4/23 - Click here to join Teams Meeting.

    • Period 8 Resources Part 2
    • Practice Questions - Period 4 
    • Writing Strategies

    Review Session 4: 3PM Tuesday 4/27 - Click here to join!

    • Practice MCQs  - Strategies

    Review Session 5: 3:00PM Wednesday 4/28 - Click here to join!

    • LEQ Strategies
    • Content Review

    Review Session 6: 2:15 PM Thursday 4/29 - IN - PERSON - Room 603

    • We'll be moving around and working together so wear your mask!

    Review Session 7: 9 AM - 9:45 and/or 11AM - 11:45 Friday 4/30 

    • Analyzing writing samples
    • Email Mrs. Pleasants with suggested review topics.

    Review Session 8: 2:15 PM Monday 5/3 - IN-PERSON - Room 603 - We will stream our review session. Use our Live Lessons link.

    Review Session 9: 2:15 Tuesday 5/4 - IN-PERSON - Room 603 - We will stream our review session. Use our Live Lessons link.

    Review Session 10: 2:15 Wednesday 5/5 - IN-PERSON - Room 603 - We will stream our review session. Use our Live Lessons link.


     Click here for my tutorial on how to access MS Teams through CCS Office 365.


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Mr. Rogers
  • “Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.”
    ― Mahatma Gandhi

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