May 14, 2020-2021
Issue 17
QS2/Q4 Final Exams


Monday, 5/24
Normal Bell schedule
Seniors will take their 3rd and 4th block exams during class. 
 
Tuesday, 5/25
(all students)
7:10-9:10: 1st block exam
9:10-9:20: Class Change
9:20-11:20: 2nd block exam
 
Wednesday, 5/26
(underclassman exams)
7:10-9:10: 3rd block exam
9:10-9:20: Class Change
9:20-11:20: 4th block exam
 
Exams may not be taken early. If a student must miss an exam, please reach out to the main office to take your exam as soon as you are able.
2021-2022 AP Summer Reading

AP Summer Assignments are available on the PRHS Advanced Placement Webpage. If you have any questions, please contact either the teacher listed in the assignment or Ms. Carrie Petty.
Chromebook, Hotspot, and Textbook Return
The Community School Office will be checking in Chromebooks, Hotspots, and textbooks from 7 AM to 7 PM on Wednesday 5/26, Thursday 5/27, and Friday 5/28. Please bring all devices and chargers to the front lobby. Everything must be returned no later than Friday, May 28th by 7 PM. If you have any questions about Chromebooks or Hotspots, please contact the Community School Office at 678-512-6041 or email Sunshine HerIf you have any questions about textbooks, please email Sonja Bowen
Ridge Recovery (Summer)
There is updated information about Ridge Recovery for this summer on the Ridge Recovery Website.

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
Medication Pickup
All medications must be picked up by the end of the school year by a Parent/Guardian or they will be discarded. Please contact Joy Strid in the Clinic for more information.
Yearbooks still available
  • Yearbooks are still available for purchase for $85 on MyPaymentsPlus
  • In-person students can pick up their books in A112.
  • Digital students can pick up their books at the front desk.
Peachtree Ridge Receives State AP Recognition
Peachtree Ridge Honored by the State as:
  • AP School of Distinction
  • AP STEM School
  • AP STEM Achievement School
  • AP Humanities Achievement School
Designing Solar Panels
Solar Panels on the roof
Students taking the Mechatronics course have been working on solar panel mounts that track and move with the motion of the sun in order to harvest as much energy as possible. Thanks to a generous grant from Infinite Energy and the GCPS Foundation, students were provided customized kits that let them combine elements of mechanical engineering, electronics, and programming through hands-on activities and projects from their homes. The solar panel designs are getting their final nuts and bolts installed and will be put to the test (and on the roof!) over the final weeks of the school year. They will be viewable from classrooms that overlook the roof section above the art patio.
Georgia PTA Scholarships - Applications for the 2021 year are now open!   
This is a one-time, non-renewable scholarship.
A student is eligible to apply for a Georgia PTA Scholarship if:
  • A graduating senior of a Georgia high school with a PTA/PTSA.
  • Student and/or parent/guardian is a current member of PTA/PTSA 
  • Student and/or parent/guardian must provide membership number from electronic membership card on application.
  • Will attend a college, university, post-secondary institution or trade/vocational school during the upcoming school year. Will provide proof of enrollment prior to receiving scholarship funds.
  • Has exhibited good character.
  • Has a satisfactory scholastic record. Grade point 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Has NOT received a full scholarship(s).
  • Is NOT related to a member of the Georgia PTA Board of Directors nor an appointed Specialist or Consultant.
Completed online application with all required signatures
Descriptive essay outlining your proposed field of study and why you have chosen this career field.
Two completed reference letters, written specifically for this application.
 Deadline: 11:55p.m. Monday, May 31, 2021
To purchase a PTSA Membership for Peachtree Ridge High School, go to https://peachtreeridgehs-1555.memberhub.store/store
Leaving (or graduating) Peachtree Ridge?
If your student is graduating or leaving Peachtree Ridge and would like to take their Google files, we recommend using Google Takeout for saving items from Google Drive to another account prior to their last day of school.
Take 5 at the Media Center
Students can check out up to 5 books from our media center to take over the summer! In-person students can stop by the media center to browse our books and pick up any holds. Digital students can pick up their holds curbside every day from 7:30 am-2:30 pm. Students who participate in curbside service can call us at 678-512-6089 when they arrive and we will bring books out to their car. E-mail Joni Gilman with any questions.
COUNSELING NEWS
Summer Counseling Information
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
Golf Headed to State
PRHS Girls Golf State Team:
Rachel Hoang (Sophomore)
Stacey Yoon (Junior)
Bridget Hoang (Senior)
Yedam Lee (Senior)

PRHS Boys Individual Qualifier:
Billy Abdow
CLUBS and ACTIVITIES
South Asian Student Association
The last meeting of the South Asian Student Association will be Tuesday, May 18th at 2:20 pm on zoom. The link to the zoom meeting can be found on the club page on the PRHS website.
PRHS CLASS OF
RSVP for Graduation
5 tickets per graduate with Lion Logo
Make sure you reserve your Spot at Graduation by May 19th!
If you have not done so already, please RSVP for Graduation.
  • Each graduating student will receive 5 tickets. All graduating students must RSVP for Graduation to receive tickets.  Please click here to RSVP. Please RSVP by May 19th. Peachtree Ridge has not yet received the tickets. We will schedule an opportunity to pick up tickets at a later date.
Order Graduation Ceremony Picture
Order your Graduation ceremony pictures today from Magic Moments. There will be no Principal Handshake this year, but you will get a picture with your diploma cover from the ceremony. Magic Moment will be photographing your student shortly after they receive the diploma during graduation in May.

Senior Gift Pickup
All seniors who have not picked up their senior gifts, can pick them up every day after school between 3:00 and 6:30 pm through the community school office.
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 Peachtree Ridge Website's Seniors Page.
2021 Request for Final Transcript
Use the directions below for requesting your final PRHS transcripts.
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.
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
Ready to Volunteer Again? Join the PTSA and give your time to our students and teachers.
Committees of the PTSA are listed below... Do you see one that interests you?
Membership, Hospitality, Legislative, Volunteer Coordinators, Health and Safety, Reflections, Baccalaureate/Senior Activities, PERKS Event, Diversity and Inclusion.
Reflections 2021-2022 Theme:
"I Will Change The World By..."
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?
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.
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! 
School Information
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.
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.
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
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  • 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