September 2019-2020
Issue 3
Peachtree Ridge HS administration and staff would like the cooperation of both students and parents in reviewing the student’s dress each day (before the student comes to school) to ensure it meets our dress code guidelines.
Senior Parents - Yearbook Info
Congratulations! Your child is graduating! It is time to secure a Senior Ad and Yearbook for your student.

This year PRHS is offering Senior Ads in 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, and full-size pages. Prices vary by size but all purchases must be made by October 14 on MyPaymentsPlus (Columbus Day).

Senior Ads are a wonderful way to support your Senior and give them a tangible memory they can hold onto forever.

Each year the Senior Ads reflect the theme and style of the yearbook and are made completely in house by two Senior Editors. Please see the attached forms with information on how to submit text, forms, and all content to the Yearbook staff.
 More questions? The Yearbook page on the PRHS website is constantly updated with new info on all things Yearbook. If you have specific questions, contact our Yearbook Adviser, Natalie Bahun, at

Note: Yearbooks and Senior Ads are sold separately. Don't forget to purchase your yearbook on MyPaymentsPlus when you buy your ad ($80 until October 14). If you wish to purchase a yearbook or Senior Ad with cash or check, reach out to Mrs. Bahun first.
Grading Rules
New this year at Peachtree Ridge, our 18 week courses will earn official grades and .5 credit towards graduation at the end of each nine weeks . This change only impacts courses that are one semester (18 week) courses; it does not impact courses that meet both fall and spring semesters. Please note that our first nine-week grading period will end on Friday, October 4. The second nine-week grading period will begin on Monday, October 7, and end on December 20.
Grades will disappear! As of October 7 parents will no longer see grades for the first nine weeks on the parent portal; however, our teachers will email a summary grade report to parents from each course once grades are finalized by the end of October. As a reminder, these grades will appear on our students' permanent transcripts that are mailed home in January and in May. Please contact your child's teachers directly if you have questions or concerns regarding their current grades. 

Parents of AP Students
It's almost time to register
for AP Exams!

MyPaymentsPlus will open on September 30
for AP Exam Registration.

 Registering for one AP Exam will be $10 and subsequent Exams will be $94 (except for AP Seminar & AP Research which are $142). 

The deadline for AP Exam Registration is  November 1, 2019 .

Please join us Thursday, 9/26 at 11:00 for our monthly Chat & Chew! This is a time for Freshman parents to talk with the 9th Grade Academy
assistant principal
and counselors about what's going on this month in their high school life! We will talk about various topics such as homecoming, cumulative GPA, college sites, etc.
Bring your lunch and join us!

Congratulations to MaryJane Young for being selected as the 2019-2020 Teacher Of The Year!

Principal Jadd Jarusinski and Associate Principal Lee Augmon surprise her with the news.
Congratulations to former principal Dr. Jeff Mathews for being awarded the PRHS Heart Of A Lion Award!
2019 Reflections Theme:  
 “Look Within" 
Due Date: 
Thursday Sept 26
(in the Media Center during PRIDE)

Calling All Artists! It's time get creative, be original, and enter the PTA Reflections Contest! This year's theme is "Look Within!" and the categories include: Visual Arts, Photography, Literature, Music Composition, Dance Choreography, and Film Production. 

Bring your entries to the Media Center on Thursday, September 26, during PRIDE.

Members and
Membership Cards
Thank you for purchasing your PTSA membership. If you would like to receive your membership card, please email us at with your request. We will send your membership card electronically. 

Your Donations and Memberships Help PRHS
Last year, thanks to our members and donors, we had a surplus of funds totaling $3,325.00. PTSA donated those funds so this year, our high school is able to make improvements in the library and front lobby. 
To make a donation or purchase a membership to the PTSA, please go to My Payments Plus . Every dollar that is not used by PTSA this year will go directly to Peachtree Ridge High School. Your support counts and every dollar helps! Thank you.
Volunteering at PRHS
If you would like to be included on our volunteer email list for this school year, send us your name and
email address to Right around the corner is Homecoming, we will need volunteers to work the coat check for our students. 
PTSA - Contact Us
Our email address is
 How do you join PTSA? 
Parent/Student Memberships are only $10! Business Memberships are $20.
You may join PTSA through  My Payments Plus .
(Once in My Payments Plus, you will need to choose the PTSA option)
Clubs & Activities
Senior Picture
September 16 and 23 in E110 after school. Sign up sheet outside A112.

Final Yearbooks
Finally, Yearbooks are currently $80 on MyPaymentsPlus . The price goes up on October 15. Anyone wishing to pay with cash or check throughout the year can do so in A112. 
Extra, Extra Read All About It!
Catch up on all the latest information (scholarships, information on LOTS of upcoming college visits, transcripts, and more!) from our Counseling Office with their  newsletter, updated weekly!

The Counseling Office is open Monday through Friday from 6:30 am until 3:00 pm. 678-512-6070
Drivers Education

Prices may increase in 2020! Register today on MyPaymentsPlus. For questions or more information, email, visit our website  
or call 678-512-6041.
Free Practice SAT test on Saturday, September 28 at 9 am in the Media Center. Register online at 
Check out our  Senior Class Website .

Please direct all emails regarding senior questions/concerns to Mrs. Plunkett.
GCPS Newsletter
Check out the District's latest community
The PSAT will be administered October 16th, 2019. All 10th graders at PRHS will be automatically registered, but registration is open to any 9th and 11th grade students who may wish to take the PSAT (space is limited) at a cost of $18; Registration is open through September 29th, 2019. More information about the PSAT can be found on the PRHS Assessment Office website or at
Trunk or Treat - October 29
Mark your calendars and get those costumes ready! Stay tuned for more info.
Peachtree Ridge vs. Duluth
October 18 at 7:30 pm

Homecoming Week October 15-18
Join us at the football game on Friday night to honor the court, and we'll see you at the dance on Saturday night, the 19th. Tickets for the dance on sale now for $20 on My Payments Plus
Financial Aid Night
Financial Aid Night will be on November 12th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm in the PRHS theater. Mr. Wilkinson will discuss State Aid (HOPE/Zell) and FAFSA. Ms. Gibbons will discuss loans and scholarships. In addition, time will be allotted for Q&A.
I believe in the Promise of Gwinnett because…
'I truly believe all children can achieve greatness if they are given the right tools and encouragement."
Social Studies Teacher at Peachtree Ridge High School
Here in Gwinnett County Public Schools,
we believe in the Promise...
the promise of our students to reach their potential, the promises on which our employees deliver each and every day, and the promises that we make and keep as an organization to prepare our kids for their best future.
Do you know all the new rules about when you have to STOP???
Access your account online to sign acknowledgement forms, pay fees and make certain school purchases. If you do not have an account, you can create one when you visit the site.

Peachtree Ridge High School
1555 Old Peachtree Rd. Suwanee, GA 30024
(678) 957-3100