Discovery High School
1335 Old Norcross Road
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Phone: 678-226-4250
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Progress Reports
If you have questions regarding your student’s progress report that was emailed home on 10/9/18 please contact your student’s teacher(s) directly through the Parent Portal.

If you did not receive your student’s progress report or you need assistance using the Parent Portal (or signing up for the Parent Portal), please contact Diana Bregeth, our Parent Center Liaison at 678-226-2282.
A School-Parent Compact is a written commitment describing how all members of a school community (parents, staff, and students) agree to share responsibility for student learning. The Compact helps bridge the learning connection between school and home. Discovery is committed to providing opportunities for parents to engage in parent workshops, volunteering, observations and parent-teacher conferences.

Please review the School-Parent Compact by clicking HERE

Please print, sign and return the Compact Cover Page by October 26th. All students should return a parent compact cover page. Please return the compact to the Parent Center located within the Discovery Media Center.
Click HERE for a copy of the Compact Cover Page.

You may sign your compact by logging into your My Payments Plus account. Also, stations will be set up for signing your compact at the Parent Conference Night on Thursday, October 25th.
Senior Meetings:

Parents, please check with your senior regarding the date and time of their individualized senior meeting with their counselor. Parents are encouraged to attend.

Parents please sign up for the Senior Remind to stay abreast of all senior information.

9th Grade Parent Meeting
Wednesday, November 14th
6PM to 8PM.
Graphing calculators

  • Cost: $20/ Year
  • The number of Calculators are limited. Rentals will occur on a first come/ first served basis.
  • When participating in the calculator rental program, parents and students will agree to the following conditions:

1. Parents and students will register and pay the rental fee through MyPaymentsPlus.
2. The original Calculator must be returned in the same condition as it was issued. If the calculator is lost, stolen, or damaged, an $80 replacement charge will apply.
3. Students must return calculators upon withdrawal from Discovery High School or at the end of the
current school year, whichever comes first.
4. The student/parent is responsible for the replacement batteries during the loan period.
5. Downloading unauthorized programs and/or games is prohibited and will result in forfeiting the use of the calculator. Disciplinary consequences may also be issued.
IDiscovery High School is implementing a new visitor management system starting on October 22, 2018. The visitor management system will require visitors to be “buzzed” into the school. The purpose for the Visitor Management System  “VMS” is to provide greater security of all exits and entrances throughout the building.

Please keep the following in mind as we transition to the VMS system and provide greater security for our students, staff, and visitors:
  • All visitors/guests are to enter the building through the main entrance of the school on Old Norcross Rd. Visitors attempting to enter from Riverside Pkwy will be redirected to the front of the school.
  • Designated entrances will be open and allow students to enter and leave the school during normal arrival, as well as during class change times only.
  • Once the school day begins, all doors will be locked. Visitors will need to be buzzed into the building using the VMS keypad located on the wall near the far left-hand doors at the front of the school.
  • Upon being buzzed into the school, a staff member will ask how they can help you. Please clearly state your name and the purpose of your visit (checking out your student, meeting with a counselor, dropping something off, etc).
  • Once access has been granted, you will report directly to the kiosk to check-in and obtain a visitor pass.A staff member will come and escort you to your destination, if applicable.
  • Once you have concluded your visit, please return to the kiosk to check-out.

Your support in the ongoing efforts to enhance the safety and security of our schools is appreciated.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.
Paint Gwinnett Pink was born out of the hearts of two passionate women, Bobbie Menneg, breast cancer survivor and Gwinnett Medical Center's (GMC) Women’s Support Group facilitator, and Jennifer Griffin, GMC's Oncology Community Outreach Navigator. 

In 2016, in partnership with Susan Oates from Paint Georgia Pink, Inc., the Paint Gwinnett Pink participants, sponsors, and committee held the inaugural event exceeding participant and fundraising goals!  

Discovery High School students and staff have participated since the 2016 inaugural event. The event will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Coolray Field. The activities start from 7:00 a.m.- noon. 
Community-Based Mentors Needed!
Are you interested in mentoring some of the young people in our community. Please see the linked information about the Gwinnett County Public Schools Community-Based Mentoring Program. Over 300 volunteers are needed!
All parents and community members are encouraged to know the facts about the upcoming General Obligation Bond that will be on the November 6 ballot and the impact it will have on Gwinnett County Public Schools - including Discovery High School.

Please see the attached information for information and get out and vote on November 6th!
Let the Pageantry begin!
Parent Meeeting October 23, 2018 @ 7PM

The Miss Discovery Pageant registration has opened for the 2018-19 school year. The Pageant is open to ALL students in the Discovery cluster . There will be several age divisions. Students of Discovery Cluster staff are also eligible to participate. Pageant information can be found on the Discovery HS PTSA website .

Pageant winners may receive any or all of the following prizes:
Embellished Crown, Embroidered Sash, Flowers, Rhinestone Scepter, Participation Certificate, Trophy
Fall Title I Parent-Teacher Conference Night

Thursday, October 25, 2018.
Please note this is a Change of Date. See the attached calendar.
Picture Makeup Day
Grades 9-11
Oct. 23, during the school day. 
Check out the HALL Pass...

This is your all-access guide to what's happening with sports, clubs and activities at Discovery High School.
Junior dues
Junior Dues can be paid anytime between now and January 22nd for a fee of $75 through MyPaymentsPlus. After January 22nd, there will be an additional $25 late fee for each additional month. Junior dues include one prom ticket that can be used your junior year; however, if you do not use your ticket as a junior, it can be used the following school year as a senior. Dues are mandatory. If Junior dues are not paid your Junior year, you will be required to pay them your Senior year in addition to your Senior dues. If you have any questions, please feel free to see Mrs. Sayyad or Mrs. Darrell for clarification.

Class Rings/ Letter Jackets
Juniors can begin ordering their Discovery Class Ring and/or Letter Jacket. All orders need a $100 deposit each as well as proof that you have lettered for a jacket. Whether you lettered in academics, fine arts, or athletics, we encourage you to order your jacket now, so you have it for Fall Friday Nights! Ring and Jacket information are available at and in the front office.

Parents can complete their FAFSA beginning October 1st, 2018.
Need help filling out your Federal Student Aid Report (FAFSA)? Attend the free FAFSA Completion event on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 9AM to 12Noon at Discovery High School.

Link to the FSA Website click HERE .

Senior Appointments will begin October 1st. Please be sure to ask your senior to share their appointment date and time with you. We encourage ALL parents to attend the Senior Appointment with their student.
Events this week:
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Discovery High School
1335 Old Norcross Road 
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Phone: 678-226-4250