• Welcome to Eighth Grade!

  • Eighth Grade Team

    Front Row L-R  Dr. Brooks Baggett, Dr. Uzoma Egbuonu, Tricia McIlwain, Tommy Edwards, Gwen Danner, Dr. Keith Thompson
    Second Row L-R Marsha James, Cynthia Keyes, Laura McLaughlin, Jeff Parr, Stacie Humphreys, Danielle Tuthill, Sydney Henry
    Third Row L-R Edwanda Jackson, Delbra Crenshaw, Rachel Millard, Jeffrey Borock, Dr. Ron Gay, Dr. Felix Tutt
    New Teachers: Telica Turner, Suchithra Shanmugam

Eighth Grade Announcements

  • The Freshman Experience - Class of 2025 Preview the Ridge

    Preview the Ridge (July 31st from 9AM-10AM)

    Join us for the Preview the Ridge pep rally event to learn more about the Freshman Academy experience. This is an opportunity to meet other students in your grade and see the exciting academic, sport, and club opportunities we offer at The Ridge! You will also receive valuable information and advice to begin a successful Freshman year! This event will be held in the Peachtree Ridge High School Gym.

    Register for this event here: Preview the Ridge Registration

     

    Walk the Ridge (July 31st from 10AM-12PM)

    After the pep rally, this is an opportunity for students to walk their schedules and map out paths to each class. Students will be given a map and the chance to tour the building before their first day. Please bring a copy of your schedule with you to follow!

     

    AP Lions Learning Institute (July 31st from 10AM-12PM)

    This important session will share study and organizational tips for succeeding in Advanced Placement (AP) courses at The Ridge. You will hear direct advice from AP students and teachers. Students who attend the Preview the Ridge pep rally in the morning will be able to walk their schedules after the conclusion of the Learning Institute. This event will take place in the Peachtree Ridge High School Theatre.

    Register for this event here: AP Lions Learning Institute Registration

    Preview the Ridge Flyer

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  • Dear Eighth Grade Parents, Guardians, and Caretakers,

    Please see the information below regarding important updates for Northbrook eighth grade students:

    1. End of Year Event:  Northbrook will host a drive-thru event on Tuesday, May 25 from 6:00-7:00pm. The drive thru will be held at Free Chapel Church located at 855 Northbrook Pkwy, just one mile from the school. Students are encouraged to decorate their cars and will receive goodies from their teachers.
       
    2. Eighth Grade Dues: Eighth grade class dues are $20 and can be paid on MyPaymentsPlus. Students who pay dues will receive a class t-shirt and congratulatory yard sign. Dues help support our end of year activities. Northbrook will accept dues through MyPaymentsPlus. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept cash, checks, or money orders this year. MyPaymentsPlus allows parents the opportunity to sponsor dues fees for other students. The deadline for eighth grade dues is Friday, May 14.
       
    3. Ninth Grade Course Verifications / Final Check: Students will have one final opportunity to make any corrections to their course requests for the 2021-2022 school year.  Unfortunately, we are unable to make any elective or level changes due to the availability of open seats in most of our courses.  If a student finds an error in their courses or would like to make a change in an AP request, they will have the opportunity to fill out a Course Request Correction Form from May 4-6, 2021. The form will be available on the Northbrook “2021 Rising 9th Grade” eClass page.
    1. Carnegie Credits – In the next few weeks, Gwinnett County Public Schools will release a Carnegie Credit Decision Form for eighth grade students in the GCPS Parent Portal. Carnegie units are the credits awarded to students for successful completion of high school courses. Gwinnett County students must earn 23 Carnegie units of credit in order to graduate from high school. Northbrook eighth grade students may earn Carnegie units for passing any of the following approved high school level courses while in middle school: Algebra 1, Accelerated Algebra 1, Physical Science, Foundations of Engineering, Spanish 1. More information will be shared as it becomes available.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our office.

    Brooks Baggett
    Assistant Principal
    brooks.baggett@gcpsk12.org
    678-407-7137

    Tricia McIlwain
    Eighth Grade Clerk
    tricia.mcilwain@gcpsk.org
    678-407-7171

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  • Peachtree Ridge Freshman Book 

    The Peachtree Ridge Freshman Book is now available. Click HERE for the Freshman Book.

    The Freshman Book includes excellent information about: 

    1. General information about high school, including graduation reguirements and key terms (pages 3-8). 

    2. Specific descriptions and course sequening for classes in Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies (pages 11-14). 

    3. Information about the SPIRE and LEAP programs (pages 15-17). 

    4. Course descriptions for elective courses offered at Peachtree Ridge High (pages 18-22).

    Please take some time and review the Freshman Book with your child over the Winter Break. Use the registration template on page 10 to select elective courses and review the core courses that are available. 

    Teachers will begin registering students in January. Students will choose electives in February. 

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  • Peachtree Ridge Cluster options, PRHS Career Pathways 

    Do you want to learn more about the Peachtree Ridge Cluster options, PRHS Career Pathways and key topics pertaining to your student's middle and high school years?  To see the Student/Parent Advisement Videos, CLICK HERE. If you have any further questions about the information presented, please contact Sheron Jones at 678-407-7139.

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