February 26, 2020-2021
Issue 12
Upcoming Dates

  • Tuesday, March 2 is an Asynchronous Digital Learning Day.
  • Wednesday and Thursday, March 10th and 11th are Quarter 3 Final Exams
  • Friday, March 12th is a student holiday.
GCPS Curriculum Review
Staff, parents, students, and community members are invited to review and provide input on proposed curriculum resources for three high school courses—Portuguese I, Forest Science, and Natural Resources Management, starting Feb. 12. Additional resources for select courses will be added March 1. The virtual public review of all resources will run through March 12. Before adopting instructional resources for classroom use, Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) holds an extensive review with multiple stakeholders. Data from the reviews and a pilot with students will be considered in making adoption recommendations to the Board of Education. To begin the review, please visit this link. For more about the instructional resources review process, contact the Office of Instructional Resources and Support at 678-301-6828.  
One Act Play: State Runner Up
Congratulations to the One Act Play. They are the State Runner Up Champions. Wes Nickell was named best actor for the State. See the GHSA announcement here.
Festival Of Nations- Online
Festival of Nations will be occurring this year - online! The event will be hosted through Youtube Premiere and will occur on April 2nd, 2021 from 6PM to 8PM. For this event to run smoothly, we need the enthusiasm and participation we've had in previous years from students. Sign-Ups are out now and can be found on our Festival of Nations Website! The deadline for signing up will be this Sunday, February 28th. We hope to see you there!
Lions Battalion’s 2nd Place: Headed to National Regional Championships

Lions Battalion Cadets finished 2nd place at Sprayberry High School NJROTC Area 12 Sanctioned Drill Meet earning nine trophies. This is the Lions Battalion’s 2nd consecutive 2nd place finish at an Area 12 Sanctioned Drill Meet this season against 26 NJROTC High Schools. We are so very proud of these cadets, they presented themselves with the utmost professionalism this weekend. Lions Battalion is headed to Lee County HS for Area 12 National Regional Championships on March 6th!
Highlights include:
  • Joyce Lu: Personnel inspection CDR (commander), Armed Exhibition CDR 2nd place overall, Armed basic CDR, Athletic commander, 105 push-ups 1st, 2nd place Color Guard
  • Autumn Hester: Unarmed Exhibition CDR 3rd place, Unarmed Basic drill team CDR, 2nd place Color Guard
  • Samuel Santos: Color Guard Commander 2nd place, 1st place athletics overall
  • Stanley Lal: 1st place athletics, 146 push-ups 1st
  • Jordan Antwi: 1st place athletics, 315 sit-ups 2nd
  • Brittany Hester: 1st place athletics overall, 304 sit-ups 3rd
  • Kendalyn McBride: 1st place athletics overall, 2nd 16x100 relay
  • Caleb McBride: 1st place athletics, 2nd 16x100 relay
Ridge Recovery
RBES Parent Survey
Last chance!
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 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.

Monday, March 8
Graduation Announcement / Class Ring & Letter Jacket Orders / Senior Packages / Senior Jersey Order
COUNSELING NEWS
Grayson Tech

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
SPORTS
Nunez 4th in State- Girls Wrestling
Please congratulate Monserrat Nunez 4th place in State for Girls Wrestling. Also, congratulate all of our wrestlers as they finished their season last week at the GHSA State Championship. 
  • 122 Brittany Hester 
  • 132 Joyce Lu 
  • 152 Aiden McDowell 
  • 197 Monserrat Nunez 4th place

  • 106 Cullen Finerran 
  • 120 Stanley Lal 
  • 152 Michael Torress 
  • 182 Jordan Matthews
  • 195 Ryan Ackovic
  • 220 John Dutton
Girls and Boys Basketball 2nd in Region
Congratulation to the girls' basketball for its second place in region finish. See the pictures from the Gwinnett Daily Post from the region game championship game.
Blue Pride 6th in State
Please congratulate our Varsity Blue Pride team as they competed hard and placed 6th at the state cheerleading championships! It was a very challenging year, and this team stuck together and competed through the multitude of circumstances thrown at us. 
Girls Golf: Three Super Six Selections
Please congratulate Bridget Hoang, Yedam Lee, and Stacy Yoon for this prestigious honor! Also, special recognition to Christopher Smith and Nelson Dean for being selected as their favorite teachers. 
Girls Golf: 1st at Lady Wolves Invitational
Girls golf team played in their first tournament of the year at Bear's Best over the weekend. That course is very challenging brings the best of the best to the tournament. Well, our Peachtree Ridge Girls team went out and WON THE WHOLE THING!!  Bridget and Yedam finished tied for 2nd overall and thanks to a "scorecard playoff" they finished 3rd place overall.  
Boys Golf: Abdow takes Low Medalist at Lanier Invitational
Congratulate Billy Abdow, in his first ever high school golf tournament, shot a 4 under (-4) to take the low medalist (lowest score for an individual player) at TPC Sugarloaf. With their combined effort Billy became the 1st Boys Peachtree Ridge golfer to be low medalist in a tournament in almost a decade!
CLUBS and ACTIVITIES
South Asian Student Association
The South Asian Student Association will be meeting via zoom on Tuesday, March 16th at 2:20pm. Link to the zoom can be found on our club page on the school website.
Winter Color Guard: 1st Place
The 2021 PRHS Winter Guard takes 1st place at their season opener (virtual streamed). This puts them one step closer to South Eastern Championships in April! Congratulate these hard-working performers if you see them! 
2021 Winter Color Guard

PRHS CLASS OF
Senior Yard Sign Pick-up March 2
The next round of yard sign pick-ups will be on Tuesday, March 2nd, from 10am - 1pm at the front of the school. We have processed nearly 600 signs so far and if there are in-person students that have not picked up their sign, chances are that their sign is in the theater.
Cap and Gown Pictures
New date added
Senior Cap and Gown Portrait time is here! Seniors are able to take their Cap and Gown Portraits on Tuesday, March 9th and Wednesday, March 24 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).
Reminder: Please wear a mask. Only 1 guest allowed to attend with you. Social distancing rules will be adhered to.

- 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.
 
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.
from GCPS
GCPS Hiring Bus Drivers and Monitors
GCPS is hiring and bus drivers and bus monitors. Open this transportation flyer to learn more.
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
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