March 11, 2020-2021
Issue 13
Upcoming Dates

  • Friday, March 12th is a student holiday.
  • Monday, March 15th is the first day of Q4.
  • Tuesday, March 16th is an Asynchronous Digital Learning Day.
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.  
PTSA Invites You...
  • Are you interested in being on our nominating committee to help find our next PTSA Board members for the 2021-22SY?
  • Are you interested in being on the PTSA Board or on a PTSA Committee? President and Secretary positions are open as well as many committees.
  • Are you just interested in volunteering with the PTSA?

Find information at peachtreeridge.org, go to the Parents menu then PTSA
Contact us at peachtreeridgeptsa@gmail.com or Jennifer Almond, president.
We would be happy to answer any questions about being involved with PTSA at Peachtree Ridge.

2nd General Membership Meeting of the PRHS PTSA 
Tuesday, March 23rd at 7 pm via Zoom
Agenda: PTSA Updates and Election of Nominating Committee

3rd General Membership Meeting of the PRHS PTSA
Tuesday, April 27th at 7 pm via Zoom
Agenda: PTSA Updates and Election of New 2021-22 SY PTSA Board
Student Council Wins Award
Our Student Council received the Outstanding Social Media Award from the Georgia Association of Student Councils at the annual statewide conference! This award is given to the council with the greatest social media presence and growth to promote projects and community news. Check out the Instagram at @stucoridge and linktr.ee/stucoridge for other updates of school happenings!
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HOSA-Future Health Professionals Awards
Peachtree Ridge Health Occupations Students of America took home LOTS of awards at our State Leadership Conference. Although we had to attend online this year, it was a wonderful 3-day conference.

Aarya Merchant and Wajiha Mekki (President) - 3rd place State winner for HOSA Happenings (our online newsletter)

Wajiha Mekki - 3rd place State Winner in the Statement's Qualifying Test - Medical Ethics and Law

Hayda Mekki and Alison Chung- Top 50 in the State in the Healthcare Issues Competition.

Our club also received the 100 members (3rd year in a row) award so congratulations to all the members!!  
Gateway Testing Suspended
Due to the on-going COVID-19 health pandemic, Gateway testing for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year will be suspended. 

GCPS will offer a waiver to those seniors in the Class of 2021 who have met all other graduation requirements except passing the High School Gateway. These seniors will receive a diploma without having to pass or participate in the Gateway assessment.  This waiver is put in place to accommodate students whose opportunities to take Gateway prior to graduation were impacted as a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic, including our move to concurrent learning for the 2020-2021 school year and our suspension of Gateway assessment opportunities for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. 
COUNSELING NEWS
Current 10th and 11th Grade
 Parent Night
Current 10th and 11th Grade Parent Night - Ridge Talk - Parents Guide to College Admissions
When: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 6 pm - Live Zoom meeting
Where: RSVP HERE to receive Zoom meeting link via e-mail.
Juniors: Individual Junior Meetings
Sign Up to Meet with your Counselor on Zoom. Check your March 3rd email for more information.
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
Girls Golf: Undefeated
The girls played in three tournaments this year, and after last Saturday, they have now won ALL three of them!!

Yedam Lee
Bridget Hoang
Rachel Hoang
Lindsey Pak

These girls combined to shoot a 235 and win the North Gwinnett Invitational by a number of strokes!  
CLUBS and ACTIVITIES
South Asian Student Association
The South Asian Student Association will meet via zoom on Tuesday, March 16th at 2:20pm. The link to the zoom can be found on our club page on the school website.
Student Council- Don't Miss Out
Join Student Council for our next meeting on Tuesday, March 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 :)
 
 
We'll discuss the upcoming Festival of Nations which will be streamed online on April 2nd!
 
Represent your culture with a quick video by being in our virtual FoN Opening Ceremony Here!!

PRHS CLASS OF
Senior Prom
Senior Yard Sign Pick-up March 16
The next round of yard sign pick-ups will be on Tuesday, March 16th, 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
Last Chance
Senior Cap and Gown Portrait time is here! Seniors are able to take their Cap and Gown Portraits on 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

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
PTSA General Meetings
2nd General Membership Meeting of the PRHS PTSA 
Tuesday, March 23rd at 7 pm via Zoom
Agenda: PTSA Updates and Election of Nominating Committee

3rd General Membership Meeting of the PRHS PTSA
Tuesday, April 27th at 7 pm via Zoom
Agenda: PTSA Updates and Election of New 2021-22 SY PTSA Board
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
(678) 957-3100