News and Upcoming Events
The Nominating Committee submits the following nominees:
- For President: Ms. Andrea Antonowich
- For Vice President: Ms. Tisha Tomsik
- For Vice President Ms. Tina Budnitz
- For Secretary: Ms. Helen West
- For Treasurer: Ms. Archana Mehta
Signed and Dated:
Ms. Silvana Ebong
Ms. Kim Sidey
Ms. Paula Brooks
Our third and final General Meeting will be held in conjunction with our Band and Orchestra Spring Concert on Tuesday, April 23 at 7 p.m.
Future Problem Solving Team
The Norcross High/Paul Duke STEM High Future Problem Solving Team took first place this weekend in the Global Issues Team Problem Solving and second place in their Action Plan. They (Katheryn Antonowich, Lauren Antonowich, Mallory Lane, Abby Lewis) have been invited to the International Conference at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in June. Rijul Mehta placed second in the Global Issues Individual Problem Solving.
Congratulations to the following Paul Duke STEM HS students who placed at the state level of competition:
Rijul Mehta - 9th Grade - 2nd Place in Music Composition - “A Story From Gujarat”
Nathan Haynes - 11th Grade - 2nd Place in Music Composition - “A Journey From Africa”
The theme for Reflections 2019-20 is:
Competition categories include:
For more information please visit:
Applications will be available at the PDSHS front office in late August.
Deadline for submissions will be early October 2019.
Good luck to our future Reflections participants!
Next Two Meetings
We have two upcoming meetings on the books:
- February 12th at 5PM in the PDS Commons (also our Science Fair Night)
- April 25th in the PDS Theatre, time TBD (also our band and orchestra concerts)
We can't wait to see you there!
Holiday Treats for Staff
Paul Duke STEM High School PTSA will have our first Holiday Treats for Staff event on Friday, December 14th. Thank you to all who have volunteered to bring in treats and supplies for this joyous event. If you have haven't volunteered yet, please sign up by clicking here.
Surprise Your Student with an exam Week Stress Buster!
Long nights of studying and memorizing are NOT easy! Send some relief with a special delivery to your student’s classroom and help keep them focused. Exam Week Stress Busters are refillable water bottles with the Paul Duke STEM logo filled with either Hershey’s chocolate kisses OR wrapped salty trail mix (your choice). And when the treats have been emptied, your student has a special water bottle to keep them hydrated throughout the year!
Festival of Lights
Come support and celebrate our Fine Arts! Mark your calendars for Thursday, December 6 at 7 p.m. PTSA is providing a bake sale table and your donations are greatly appreciated. Please sign up by clicking here.
Spirit gear including PDS beanies and holiday items will be for sale.
Free SAT/ACT Diagnostic Test
Register for a free SAT/ACT diagnostic test here at Paul Duke STEM! The test is on January 26th and will last from 8:00am-12:30pm. Space is limited, so sign up early.
Please support crowdfunding efforts for our Science & Marketing Departments!
Please consider donating and sharing the links below to raise funds for educational games for Ecology units or the DECA Competition for the marketing students.
Ring in the holidays early this year by supporting our teachers and granting their wish to bring academic supplies, games, and resources to our students. View the Wish List and purchase items by clicking here.
PTSA Launches Paul Duke Dads
Get ready for PTSA's Paul Duke Dads! Our first event was Doughnuts with Dad on Thursday, November 15 from 6:30 a.m. - 7 a.m. at Paul Duke STEM. Students, brought their dads, uncles, grandfathers, or any important male influence in their lives to share doughnuts, orange juice, and conversation. We discussed our mission and future events in which you can participate.
Congratulations to our new Student PTSA Representatives!
- 9th Grade: Emma Baker and William Tomsik
- 10th Grade: Brian Dillard and Matan Rabman
- 11th Grade: Quinn Watch
We thank them for agreeing to serve on PTSA and represent their respective classes.
Parent Seminar: "The New Landscape of College Admissions Testing"
Join us November 29th from 6-7PM at Paul Duke STEM for a seminar on the changes with the SAT and ACT.
Charter Meeting of Paul Duke STEM PTSA
On June 4th, the Paul Duke STEM Parent Teacher Student Association officially began. At this meeting, officers were elected, bylaws were adopted, and over 120 members signed up. This was the largest charter PTSA in Gwinnett County history, which is truly remarkable! The PTSA is looking forward to an outstanding inaugural year. If you're interested in joining, please click here for more information.