February 11, 2020-2021
Issue 11
Quarter 3 Midway Point
Parents, as we have passed the halfway mark for Q3, please check on your student's course progress. If your student is digital or in-person, please make sure you are checking grades on your parent portal account or your student's portal account.
 
 

The quarter will end on March 12th and final exams will take place on March 10th and 11th.
Upcoming Dates

Friday, February 12th, and Monday the 15th are student holidays.
Registration for 2021-22
Elective Registration begins Feb. 22
  • Students will have the opportunity to select their elective courses for the 2021-2022 school year the week of February 22nd-24th through StudentVue. 
  • Students should visit their Curriculum & Instruction eCLASS page to begin viewing their options.
  • Students will not be able to change elective courses so choose carefully.
  • Once Course Requests go live on Feb 22nd both students and parents will be able to see the courses that have been requested for the student through ParentVUE/StudentVUE. 
  • Course requests are the courses that your student is requesting, not their actual schedule. Courses may change if there are conflicts with courses that are requested or classes are full. 

 As a reminder, teachers recommend you for your academic placement; however, students will be able to make changes to your level during the registration week. The change form will be located on our eCLASS page. 

Directions have been posted on how to select your elective courses and make academic changes once registration week opens.  
2021-2022 Programs Still Open

Peer Leadership

This class provides students a framework for understanding the problem-solving process, taking opportunities to participate in meaningful activities that affect our society in positive ways (civic participation), using conflict-resolution skills, learning effective communication skills, adhering to ethical codes of practice, and exercising tolerance and advocacy of others’ rights. Selected students will be assigned to assist off-campus at one of our cluster elementary schools (must provide your own transportation) or on-campus in our special education or ESOL classrooms. Click here to complete the Peer Leadership application.

Gifted Internship

The internship program at Peachtree Ridge is designed to help students culminate their high school journey with real-world experience. The Peachtree Ridge High School Student Internship Program is an opportunity for juniors and seniors in the gifted program to explore careers through unpaid internships. If your student is interested in applying for gifted internship, please fill out this pre-application formIf you have any questions, please email chrissie.bolt@gcpsk12.org.

Work-Based Learning

Work-Based Learning is an opportunity to jump-start your career by having time during the school day to work at a career that you are interested in and develop the tools needed for employment while earning high school credit. If your student is interested in enrolling in the Work-Based Learning Program, have your student go to this eCLASS page to learn more and to find the application.


Business & Technology Office Aide

Business and Technology is the second course in the Business and Technology pathway.  Students who elect to take the course will also be an Office Aide within the school.  While enrolled in the course, you will assist the clerical staff in conjunction with completing the online Business and Technology assignments. Click here for the Office Aide Application.
Spring Events
Peachtree Ridge High School is moving forward with plans to host Graduation, Prom, and Honors nights in-person. Our Graduation will be at the Gwinnett Arena with the date and time being released in mid-March. Current prom plans include it being hosted outside at Peachtree Ridge High School with tickets only being sold to seniors at a date to be determined. Honors and ROAR night will be hosted at Peachtree Ridge High School with dates to be determined. While we’re excited about potentially hosting these events in-person, we know that they will look significantly different than years past. Additional information will be shared regarding these events throughout the spring semester.
TAP Students when scholarships
Please congratulate Early Childhood Education and Teaching as a Profession (TAP) students Ja'Maya King and Ashley Wilson. Both PRHS education students won scholarships at last night's GCPS Teacher Signing Day event. Ja'Maya earned two scholarships! For the sixth year in a row, Dr. Brimmer's Education Pathway students have taken home scholarships.  
Lion Battalion Cadets
 2nd Place
Please congratulate our Lions Battalion cadets on a 2nd place finish at this Saturday's Stockbridge High School NJROTC Area 12 Sanctioned Drill Meet with 12 high schools participating. Our cadets earned a qualifying seat at the FL/GA State Regional Championship. We are proud of the cadets; they represented with the utmost professionalism this weekend. 
Here are some of the highlights:

Cadets:
Joyce Lu: Personnel Inspection CDR 3rd, Armed Basic CDR 3rd, Armed Exhibition CDR3rd, Athletic CDR 2nd
Autumn Hester: Unarmed Basic CDR, Unarmed Exhibition CDR 3rd.
Stanley Lal: 117 Push-ups 1st  
Joseph Cruz: 310 Sit-ups 1st 
Samual Santos: Academics 3rd place, Color Guard CDR
Kendalyn Mcbride: Athletics, Academics
Caleb Mcbride: Athletics, Academics 
Ridge Recovery
RBES Parent Survey
Available Now
Due to the pandemic, GCPS is administering a contactless version of the RBES Parent Survey this year. There will be no paper or school computer option. Instead, SchoolMessenger will deliver an email invitation to families to complete a survey for each school at which they have one or more enrolled students. The confidential survey will be available in English, Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, and Chinese. The survey can only be accessed using the link and unique code provided in the SchoolMessenger email. The RBES Parent Survey will be available from now through February 26. Your participation helps us to continuously improve our school. Thank you in advance for making your voice heard!
Scholastic Images Balfour
Scholastic Images Balfour will be at lunch for ordering. Digital orders can contact Scholastic Images Balfour directly.

Thursday, February 25
Graduation Announcement / Class Ring & Letter Jacket Orders / Senior Packages
Monday, March 8
Graduation Announcement / Class Ring & Letter Jacket Orders / Senior Packages / Senior Jersey Order
Informational Meeting
We will have a virtual Informational Dual Enrollment meeting Wednesday, February 24th at 5 pm. Please join us if you are interested in participating in Dual Enrollment classes during the 21/22 school year. Important: even if you plan on taking Dual Enrollment classes you need to register for a full class load at PRHS, your schedule will be adjusted after you are registered for your college class.  

COUNSELING NEWS
Grayson Tech

Open House - February 11
Our Open House will be virtual for students wishing to learn more about our programs. It is scheduled for February 11, 2021, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Students may attend the Zoom session for any program(s) they have an interest in.

Registration for Maxwell and Grayson Tech

Registration is open through the end of the semester. Students apply using the "Maxwell/Grayson Tech Registration" link under Additional Resources on the Student Portal.
Virtual Visits from College Representatives
PRHS Students, colleges want to meet you! Get to know colleges by attending virtual college information sessions. Do you have questions about a college of interest? Do you want to learn more about potential colleges of interest? 
Virtual college visits are added here each week

Coming up are:
  • Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
SPORTS
 During Digital Learning, athletics will continue, only parents and GHSA pass holders will be allowed in events.
Schroeder State Champion in Butterfly
Please congratulate Tyler Schroeder, state champion in the men's 100 butterfly! Tyler swam fast, out-touching his rival by .02, getting his revenge from last year's loss by .01. Tyler also set a new school record in the 50 free as the lead-off in the 200 Free Relay. Overall, the boys finished in 10th place. It was a fun, fast evening of swim!
Wrestling Qualifies for State
Please congratulate the following wrestlers on advancing to the State Tournament this weekend.
Girls
Brittany Hester
Joyce Lu
Aiden McDowell
Monserrat Nunez
Boys
Cullen Finneran
Stanley Lal
Michael Torres
Jordan Matthews
Ryan Ackovic
John Dutton
Soccer Boys: Super Six Selections
Please congratulate Senior Nick Kosut and Junior Rio Onwumere as they have been selected 2021 Gwinnett Daily Post Super Six! It's the first time Boys Soccer has showcased two of the six selections! Both are Team Captains for us and very talented young men and soccer players. Shout-outs in the article to Lisa York and Christine Wahl as the boys' favorite teachers. 
Read the full article here: 2021 Gwinnett Daily Post Super Six Soccer
CLUBS and ACTIVITIES
South Asian Student Association
The South Asian Student Association will be meeting via zoom on Tuesday, February 16th at 2:20pm. Link to the zoom can be found on our club page on the school website.
Student Council Meeting
Join Student Council for our next meeting on Tuesday, FEB 16TH at 2:50 PM! It's not too late to sign up! Stay connected to the Ridge community and earn points through fun events :)
 

PRHS CLASS OF
Cap and Gown Orders
It is time to order your Senior’s cap and gown for graduation! Please submit your student’s information using this Cap and Gown form. Please submit this information only once. A cap and gown must be ordered for every graduating Senior. 
The deadline for submission is Friday, February 12, 2021. This is time-sensitive and this deadline will not be extended!
Cap and Gown Pictures
Senior Cap and Gown Portrait time is here! Seniors are able to take their Cap and Gown Portraits on Wednesday, February 24th, or Tuesday, March 9th from 2:45-5pm in the HUB at Peachtree Ridge High School. More information can be found on the Peachtree Ridge Senior Webpage (red button above).

- Make sure you choose
Session: Cap and Gown for Seniors
School: Peachtree Ridge Cap and Gown

PTSA Area 2 Scholarship
Area 2 PTA will be awarding $750 scholarships to one deserving high school senior in each of our 8 high schools. All seniors from any of the school clusters in our Council are encouraged to apply. Deadline: Postmarked by March 6, 2021
 
 
Need a PRHS PTSA membership, go to Peachtree PTSA webstore
Any questions, contact PRHS PTSA at peachtreeridgeptsa@gmail.com
Scholastic Images Balfour

Scholastic Images Balfour will be at lunch for ordering. Digital orders can contact Scholastic Images Balfour directly.
 
Thursday, February 25
Graduation Announcement / Class Ring & Letter Jacket Orders / Senior Packages
Monday, March 8
Graduation Announcement / Class Ring & Letter Jacket Orders / Senior Packages / Senior Jersey Orders
Senior Dues
MEDIA CENTER
If your student would like to check out books this semester, we are offering curbside pickup DAILY from 8:00-2:30pm. We are also delivering books to classrooms for our face-to-face students. Just fill out the following form to order your library books and then put the book on hold in the media catalog (directions on how to do this are in the form):  

GOOD NEWS! There will be no overdue library fees this year.
PTSA
Your Donations and Membership Help PRHS PTSA
Support the PTSA membership campaign.
Go to PTSA Store to purchase a membership.
COMMUNITY SCHOOL
Do you have a Question about:
Driver's Education?
SAT/ACT Prep Classes?
Defensive Driving?
ESOL?
Summer PE/Health?
Credit Recovery?
End Zone after-school tutoring?
Facility Rental?
Need Student Documents?
Check out the homepage of the Peachtree Ridge Website for more information from the front office at www.PeachtreeRidge.org about certificates of enrollment, drivers license documents, and transcript requests.
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GCPS Apps
  • ParentVUE (using your parent portal account) to view schedules, grades, transcripts, and more
  • StudentVUE (where you find your grades, barcode, and other information)
  • Pulse (eCLASS on the go)

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