Discovery High School
1335 Old Norcross Road
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Phone: 678-226-4250
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JROTC HOLIDAY SERVICE PROJECT
Discovery HS JROTC raises $5,500 for Empty Stocking Fund. Our amazing cadets also volunteered at Santa's Village on December 10th.

The 2018-19 flu season has begun and Georgia is experiencing higher levels of flu than anticipated for this time of year. Experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend an annual flu vaccine as the first and best way to protect against influenza. And, although the flu shot can't prevent every case of flu, it can protect you from more severe illness. It’s not too late to get a flu shot; so consider getting a shot for yourself and your family members, especially those with asthma and other chronic illnesses. Health officials encourage families to take precautions to limit the spread of illness, including washing hands frequently, covering coughs and sneezes, and staying home and keeping ill children home when flu-like and other cold symptoms appear.
If your child has flu-like symptoms, please contact your physician or health clinic for recommendations. The flu may last 7-10 days. If your child has a fever, they must be kept home. They must be fever-free for 24 hours without medication prior to returning to school. Please refer to this Healthy Habits  link for tips on flu prevention. If you have questions about the flu or flu prevention, you may also contact the Gwinnett County Health Department at 770-339-4260.
We appreciate your efforts in helping us keep our students and staff well and healthy!

 Early Release/ Final Exam Days for High School

Final exams will take place next week beginning Monday. Dismissal on early release days will be at 11:20 a.m. Students Must follow dress code during exam week (no pajamas, slippers, blankets, etc). On early release days (Tuesday-Thursday), students should NOT bring backpacks to school. Students should not check out on exam days.
Titan Football
This past week some honors went out to some of our fabulous young football players. 

1st Team All County and 1st Team All Region:
Kobe Johnson

2nd Team All Region:
Blamassi Meite
Alex Drazic
Anthony Rochester
State Farm's Got Talent
Nikki Toombs, the Education Director of True Colors Theatre (one of Discovery's community partners and advisory council members) invited Discovery Students to audition to participate in Kenny Leon’s Youth Ensemble as a participant in the State Farm, State Farm’s Got Talent Showcase. The event was held downtown at the Rialto Center on Saturday and Sunday. 

Shelbei Walker was chosen to sing in the performance. Ngoc Le and Destiny Hale-Jennings were selected to dance in the performance, choreographed by Victor Jackson, a well-known choreographer from The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Braxton Family Values and The Kandi Factory. 

The students rehearsed with Victor EVERY DAY last week with dancers from other schools at various locations including Discovery, South Gwinnett, Clayton County Performing Arts and Stillwell School of the Arts. 

Although it was an intense week, our students were exposed to and presented with a great opportunity to work with professionals in the arts industry and showcase how fabulous Discovery is. They represented us very well!!!!
Let’s face the facts. Deciding to have a lung cancer screening isn’t easy, but Gwinnett Medical Center can help. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States and if found at an early it is more likely to be treatable. See the attached flier to learn more about how you or a loved one can get a lung cancer screen at Gwinnett Medical Center. 
STUDENT SCHEDULES ARE CREATED FOR THE FULL YEAR AND WE DO NOT CHANGE ELECTIVES FOR S2.
Students may request S2 schedule changes for only the following reasons:
  • The student has previously passed the course.
  • The student is scheduled in a course with a teacher with whom the student has previously failed the course.
  • The student is missing a course needed for graduation.
  • The student does not have a complete schedule.
SCHEDULE CHANGE FORMS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN 106 THE 1ST DAY OF 2ND SEMESTER 1/3/19 AND WILL ABSOLUTELY NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER 2:30 ON 1/10/19.
Parents please refrain from dropping off students on Old Norcross Rd and/or Riverside Pkwy. Students are running between cars through the parking lot creating an unsafe situation for our students. Instead, utilize our carpool lane in our Riverside Parkway entrance.
The Georgia Parent Survey is now available. All parents are encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphone, or tablet. Parents that do not have access to the Internet can contact Christy Gray or Josh Allen at Discovery to schedule a date/time to complete the survey at the school. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. The Georgia Parent Survey is also available in Spanish. Parents may select the Spanish version within the survey. Results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online. The Georgia Parent Survey link is posted below.
The Discovery Community School would like your feedback on classes that you would like to see offered. Please click on the links below for more information.

If you'd like more information on a Spanish class, please click on this link . If you would like to register for the Spanish class, click this link .

If you would be interested in taking a free fitness class, please click on this link :

If you are interested in a Yoga class, please click on this link :
COUNSELING DEPARTMENT

Parents can complete their FAFSA beginning October 1st, 2018.

Link to the FSA Website click HERE .
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Discovery High School
1335 Old Norcross Road 
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Phone: 678-226-4250