April 16, 2020-2021
Issue 15
Upcoming Dates

  • Tuesday, April 20 is an Asynchronous Digital Learning Day.
STAR Student: Brian Ji
Please congratulate Brian Ji as he is our Star Student.  The STAR student honor is bestowed on the senior in the top 10 percent of his or her class with the highest SAT score. As part of the recognition, each STAR student selects a teacher who has had a strong influence on his/her academic career.  Congratulations to this year’s STAR teacher, Ms. Victoria Enloe! We are so proud of Brian and thankful to have Victoria on our team! 
National Merit Scholarship Finalists
Please congratulate the following three National Merit Scholarship Award Winners for the 2020-2021 school year! Please take the time to recognize them for their outstanding academic accomplishments and receiving this national recognition!  

  1. Nikita R. Dandekar
  2. Isaac Y. Hwang 
  3. Brian S. Ji
2021 Governor's Honors Program Finalists
Please Congratulate PRHS's amazing finalists who have been invited to the 2021 Governor's Honors Program! 

  1. Christine Ao
  2. Aminah Muhammad
  3. Andrew Choi
  4. Arjan Kohli
  5. Christia Saputera
  6. Hala Mansour
  7. Izza Tirmizi
  8. Jihoon Kim
  9. Lucy Ross
  10. Rohan Bhagat
  11. Stacy Yoon
Ridge Recovery for Q3
Starting the week of April 19th, students that have created a Georgia Virtual student account will be placed in a core course that they received a grade below 69%. Ridge Recovery is a credit recovery program using Georgia Virtual Credit Recovery for students who did not pass a core class. Students can take a condensed version of the course to earn credit towards graduation. Successful credit recovery grades will appear on a student’s transcript, but it will NOT replace the failed grade. Credit recovery allows students to earn credit and get back on track towards graduation. Student athletes who are seeking athletic scholarships should consult with their counselor prior to registering for Credit Recovery because it is not accepted by NCAA.
 
Please visit the following website to learn more about the program and sign up: https://sites.google.com/g.gcpsk12.org/ridgerecovery/home

Courses Offered for Ridge Recovery:
  • Math- Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2, Pre-calculus
  • Language Arts- 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th
  • Science- Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy, Astronomy, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Studies- World Geography, World History, US History, Government (Political Systems), and Economics
  • Health
2021 Gwinnett Science + Engineering Fair
Winners
Peachtree Ridge High School competed in the 2021 Gwinnett Science + Engineering Fair in February. The following students were recognized for their research and/or engineering products. You can access the virtual award ceremony here.

1st place and invitation to compete at the Georgia Science + Engineering Fair 
Chandni Pari Jain
Vivian Chen and Joanne Lee
Katharine Wang and Christie Kwon
Christine Ao and Kruti Bhanderi
Rajveer Singh
Arwen Dale
Arjan Kohli
Shreena Parikh

2nd place
Zeeyan Aldina
Brandon McClain
Janice Kim and Christina Kim
Vivian Zhang and Arushi Raza
Mashal Alidina
Nadia Bozeman and Negar Oromi

3rd place
Daanyal Pesnani and John McMahon
Debra Villatoro
Amal Patel and Kazem Moussa
Radha Amin
Zahid Omar
Shalin Mehdi
Rohey Jasseh
Fair Scholarship Winners
In addition to 1st place, Chandni Pari Jain was invited to compete in the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair in May and was awarded a $1,000 scholarship by GCPS Foundation. Her research paper, Navigation In-Person Intersections, can be found here.

In addition to 1st place, Katherine Wang and Christie Kwon were awarded a $500 T-Mobile System Software Award Scholarship.

In addition to competing in the regional fair, Arjan Kohli and Rajveer Singh competed in the Innovation in Action Exhibit and were each awarded a $500 scholarship. Click here to access the Innovation in Action Exhibit Hall and learn more about their projects, AIMS: An AI-Powered Multiple Sclerosis Diagnostic Assistant and Removing Microplastics and Bisphenol-a from Water.

The results of the 8 projects that competed in the Georgia Science + Engineering Fair are expected to be released before the end of April.
GCPS Community Superintendent Search Survey

The Gwinnett County Board of Education is moving forward in its search to identify the school district's next superintendent. An essential part of the search process is obtaining feedback from stakeholders, including families, students, staff, and others in the community. We invite you to participate in an online survey to share your thoughts on the qualities you would like to see in the next superintendent. The survey is open through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, May 16, and is available in English, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, and Vietnamese. Click here to take the Gwinnett Community Superintendent Search Survey.
Update Your School
 (or personal) Chromebook
Keeping your chromebook up to date is important for the latest security and best user experience. Use this video for directions to update your Chromebook. Your Chromebook may need to be updated several times. Repeat the directions until there are no more updates. This is important for programs to load correctly.
PROM
Theme: Celestial Moon
Location: Peachtree Ridge High School Football Stadium
Time: 8:00pm-10:00pm, May 15th 2021
Cost: $25 through Saturday, May 8, $30 beginning Sunday, May 9 through the day of prom.
Tickets: Seniors only on GoFan (NO CASH). Student ID number is the promo code.
Dates: Must be current GCPS students. When purchasing a ticket for a guest, please put guest's name on the Prom Ticket information.

Tickets are officially live and available for purchase on GoFan for Senior Prom!
Students must put in their student ID number as the Promo Code in order to purchase tickets. 

Prom Song Request
Seniors attending Prom can fill out the PRHS Senior Prom 2021 Song Request Form by clicking the following link or scanning the QR code. In order to access the form, students must be signed in to the school G Suite for Education (also known as the Google Workspace for Education) account. Seniors can submit as many requests as they like up until Friday, May 7. This form is intended to be filled out by Seniors only!
Summer Drivers Education
Interested in taking a Drivers Ed course at Peachtree Ridge High School? We have 2 classes coming up this Summer. Both classes will be following a hybrid model, which means they will meet in person 3 times over the span of 2 weeks. The rest of the activities and assignments will be completed and submitted online. The final exam will be taken in person on the last day of face-to-face instruction. The 6 hours of behind the wheel driving will be scheduled according to the availability of the instructor and student, and will be assigned after students complete the classroom portion of Drivers Ed. 

The two classes are: 
June 7 - 18
Face to Face: June 7, 14, and 18

July 12 - 23
Face to Face: July 12, 19, and 23

Cost - $345.00
Register soon on MyPaymentsPlus!

Questions? Please contact Sunshine Her at 678-512-6041 or sunshine.her@gcpsk12.org.
Clinic News
If your child has any Health Conditions such as; Food Allergy, Asthma, Insect/Sting Allergy, Seizure Disorder, or any Health Condition; The school requires a current Health Management Plan and Permission to Administer Medication Form or to carry an Epi-Pen if needed.
You can begin to fill these forms out now for 2021- 2022 School Year.  Please place in an envelope labeled with your child’s name on it with ATTN: CLINIC and drop off in the front office/lobby or you may scan and email them to the clinic.
To find forms go to the clinic page of the PRHS website and open the red tab.

**Any Medication must be brought in by the Parent/Guardian. All medications must be picked up by the end of the school year by a Parent/Guardian or they will be discarded.
Yearbooks For Sale
COUNSELING NEWS
Ridge Talk III: 9th Grade Parent's Guide to College Admissions
The Freshman Academy Team is providing an opportunity for 9th grade parents to gain insight into helping guide their student through the College Admission Process. Facts and advice will be offered on Monday, April 26, 2021 at 6:00 pm with a live Zoom Meeting hosted by PRHS Counselor Gwen Danner. There will be an opportunity at the end to ask questions. A lot of information is coming your way! Please register on link below. If you are unable to attend, the session will be recorded and posted on the Peachtree Ridge HS Counseling Office eCLASS page under Video Catalog. Access to eCLASS is through your student's account. Hope to see you Monday, April 26!

Summer School 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
Blue Pride (Competition Cheer) Tryout Information 2021-2022
Blue Pride (comp cheer) Tryouts will be held on April 19 - 23. You will need to be academically eligible and have a current physical. Tryouts will run from 4:30-6:00 pm and be held in the Aux gym. For additional information email Coach Spencer.
CLUBS and ACTIVITIES
South Asian Student Association
The South Asian Student Association will be having their next meeting over zoom on Tuesday, April 20 @2:20pm. The link to the zoom meeting can be found on the club page on the PRHS website.

Student Council Executive Board Elections for 2021-2022
It is time for the Student Council Executive Board elections for 2021-22. All prospective candidates are encouraged to join this Google Classroom to get more information on the application and elections process. Applications are now open and will be open through Friday, April 23 @ 2:10pm. You are not obligated to complete an application if you join the class – if you decide not to apply, no worries!
 
We look forward to hearing from all prospective candidates! If you have any questions about the process, application, or elections, please contact the lead Student Council advisor, Mr. Hadley Robins via email. Go Lions!
Sophia Vasquez moving on to National Competition in FCCLA
Congratulations to Sophia Vasquez, FCCLA Chapter President, for moving on to National Competition with her Professional Presentation entry on Pediatric Dentistry. Sophia will attend the FCCLA National Conference in Tennessee with her advisor, Dr. Linda Brimmer, and family this summer.
PRHS CLASS OF
Senior Letters
Senior Letters are an opportunity for parents, family members, friends, and/or anyone else to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments and character of the members of this year’s senior class. Each letter should be clearly marked with the student’s legal full name (NO NICKNAMES) and GCPS student number (please ask the parent/student for this information) and labeled “SENIOR LETTER.” No senior letter can be larger than an 8½”x11” sheet of paper.

Senior Letters are collected at the Front Desk at Peachtree Ridge or mailed address: Ms. Joann Baker and mark the envelope with "SENIOR LETTERS" as well as the student's complete name (no nicknames) and GCPS student number to whom it should be delivered.

All letters should be at the school NO LATER THAN Friday, May 7, 2021 to allow time for sorting.

For information and specific details see Senior Letter Flyer 2021
Senior Graduation May 30th
Peachtree Ridge High School Graduation will be Sunday, May 30, at 7:00 PM at Infinite Energy Arena. More information can be found on the GCPS Graduation Schedule Document
Cap and Gown Distribution: April 19th
(and yard signs)
Class of 21 cap and gown pick-up will take place on Monday, April 19, 2021. In-person students will receive their cap and gown during their lunch block. Digital students can pick up after school from 2:30pm until 5:00pm in the PRHS bus lane. Yard signs will also be available. Items will be distributed to students who have paid senior dues.
 
Tuesday, April 20 is a asynchronous learning day. Cap and gown/yard signs pick up is available from 10:00am until 1:00pm.
Baccalaureate: May 16th (virtual)
Baccalaureate is a formal, ceremonial event to honor graduating seniors by celebrating their religion and culture. It is a highly reflective and quiet event that focuses on the graduating class’ personal growth and achievement by essentially providing a blessing to the graduates. This is the first time students will wear their gowns, stoles, and earned honor cords. It will be completely digital as participating seniors will pre-record their videos and send it to us as we compile all of them into one video. This video will be live on YouTube Premiere on May 16th. We are looking for (Senior) students who would like to perform or recite something of their religion to celebrate our graduating seniors. Seniors can sign-up here.
Baby/Throwback Photos for Baccalaureate
Submit old and new photos of the Class of 2021! These photos will be a moving slideshow collage of all of the photos we compile for Baccalaureate and can be submitted by anyone who personally knows a PRHS Senior.
MEDIA CENTER
Book Mobile T-shirts are now on sale
Please help GCPS put books in kids’ hands by ordering the 2021 GCPS Book Mobile T-shirt. These shirts are very comfortable and super soft! The more shirts we sell, the more funds we have to purchase books and continue our summer program.  Since the Book Mobile 5K was canceled this year, you can get your t-shirt without breaking a sweat and support this amazing cause!  Removing barriers to literacy will help avoid the summer slide. Share this with your friends and family!

Orders can be placed April 12- April 30
T-shirts are $26 for adult sizes and $22 for youth sizes (plus shipping)
T-shirts will be shipped the week of May 10

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
PRHS PTSA 2021 Nominating Committee Report 
In lieu of posting in the school front office, we are posting the nominations for the 2021-2022SY Board below:
PRHS PTSA 2021 Nominating Committee Report 
Ms. Almond (PTSA President), the Nominating Committee submits the following nominees: 
For President: Ms. Domonique Cooper 
For 1st Vice President: Ms. Gul Amir 
For 2nd Vice President: Vacant (Nominations will be accepted from the members at the General Membership Meeting)
For Secretary: Ms. Kim Weeks 
For Treasurer: Ms. Audrey Hendrix-Johnson 

Signed and Dated: Ms. Domonique Cooper 04/09/2021 Ms. Crystal Jackson 04/09/2021 Ms. Gul Amir 04/09/2021  
PTSA General Meeting
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?
Care Closet- Food Pantry
Need a food box? Click here
Arrange a pickup time for a food box or make an appointment to come by and shop through our pantry! 
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)

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