Athletics Annual Golf Tournament
Annual Golf Tournament to support Peachtree Ridge Athletics
This year’s tournament will be at Chateau Elan on July 12, 2022.
Parking Information 22-23
Eligible juniors and seniors had parking registration open up on MyPaymentsPlus on June 15. Students who have completed their parking application and bring a copy of their license and insurance card may select their parking space on the following date(s)/time(s): Seniors: July 19-21 from 8:00 am – 12:00 in the Commons Area. Juniors: July 20 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm, July 21 from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm.
For additional questions or information, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Peachtree Ridge High School DOES NOT have an established agreement with any surrounding neighborhoods or churches for off-campus student parking.
STEM Program Recertified
Over the past school year our STEM Program, SPIRE, has been going through the recertification process with the Georgia Department of Education. We are pleased to announce that we have received a continuation of STEM certification that will cover the next five years. To receive this continued certification, the SPIRE program demonstrated their commitment to rigorous, integrated, authentic STEM instruction and learning experiences for students.
Rising Senior Portraits
July 18-22 from 8-6:30 at PRHS
Appointment times have been mailed and emailed to the homes of Rising Seniors.
- Seniors MUST take a portrait with Magic Moments to be in the Senior section of the yearbook
- Senior IDS will be printed on site
- If a student does not take a Senior Portrait, they will not be in the yearbook.
Viewing Senior Portrait Proofs
Students can turn in their choices 3 ways:
1) Email it in to email@example.com (include image number and name)
2) Go online to www.magicmomentphotography.com Click "order online" in the top right corner
Choose 2023 Yearbook Choices and go from there
3) Enter it when placing an order online
Submitting a Senior Photo for the Yearbook:
Click "Order Online" in the top right corner
Choose "2022-2023 Senior Proofs"
Enter your keyword: Last Name + Last four digits of student ID + p
Yearbook 2022 - 2023
Policy Change: All books, Senior Ads and accessories can be purchased at Balfour.com after July 19. The Balfour Store will close in March.
Order Quantity: Yearbook Quantity Orders are based off preorders. Few extras are ordered. 2022 Yearbooks sold out before underclass distribution. Order by February 1 to be guaranteed a copy or of 2023 book.
Yearbook Senior Information
Yearbooks ($90) and Senior Ads are sold on Balfour.com
Senior Ad Purchase and Build Deadline is November 30 (See attached handout for building specifics).
- Policy Change: Senior Ads can be purchased at Balfour.com. Parents are responsible for using the Ad Builder program to build and create their Senior Ad
- The Yearbook Staff will proof the ads and adjust fonts and colors to match the look and feel of the book.
- Incomplete ads will default to a 1/8 page ad with a senior portrait and generic message to the student.
- Refunds will not be given for Senior Ads for any reason.
- Size Options: Full page ($400), Half Page ($250), Quarter Page ($200), Eight Page ($100), NEW Option!! All Text Shout Out: 500 Characters, no Pictures ($30)
PRHS Earns Great Schools Gold Award
Peachtree Ridge, along with eleven other Gwinnett schools, was named a 2021 GreatSchools College Success Award winner. The honor recognizes and celebrates public high schools across the country that excelled at helping students to enroll and succeed in college. This year, GreatSchools added an additional, elevated level of distinction— the College Success Award – Gold. This honor was awarded to Peachtree Ridge for our multi-year track record of preparing students for postsecondary success.
GCPS STAR Student and STAR Teacher from PRHS
Principal Jadd Jarusinski had the opportunity to celebrate Chungin “Roy” Lee and Mr. Adam Sherman as our STAR Student and Teacher. Not only are they our STAR Student and Teacher recipients, but they were also awarded the District STAR Student and Teacher Award! Congratulations to Mr. Sherman and Roy!
Congratulations to our STAR Student, Chungin Lee. The STAR Student is a high school senior who has the highest score on the SAT in his or her class on any single test date through November of their senior year, and be in the top 10 percent of their graduating class based on grade-point average. Chungin scored a PERFECT SCORE on the SAT!
The STAR student from each school then picks a teacher who has made a significant impact on their life and academic career to be their STAR teacher. Chungin identified Adam Sherman as that teacher. A big congratulations to Mr. Sherman on this selection and the impact he continues to have not just on Chungin but all of his students.
PRHS Testing CalendarAs we enter the end of the semester and testing season, please ensure that students are getting 8-10 hours of sleep each night, getting to school on time, and eating a healthy breakfast which is offered at school for free! Below is a list of upcoming district and state level exams.Date and AssessmentMonday 11/29- Wednesday 12/1: 11th grade Language Arts EOCThursday 12/2 - Friday 12/3: Biology EOCTuesday 12/7: U.S. History EOCTuesday 12/7: Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)Wednesday 12/8- Thursday 12/9: Algebra I EOCThursday 12/16: 1st and 2nd block Final ExamsFriday 12/17: 3rd and 4th block Final Exams
After School Student Pick-Up
When picking up your students after school, please use the Car Rider Line behind the school. Please do not use the bus lane at the front of the school. We have many after-school events and need to keep the front entrance clear for those coming into our building for after-school events and activities. Thank you for your assistance as we continue to be an important meeting place in the community.
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END ZONEWhat is the End Zone?The End Zone is located in the Media center and is a place to study, use computers for schoolwork, and meet groups for school projects. The End Zone maintains an academic focus and is where we maintain the academic standard of excellence at Peachtree Ridge High School.End Zone Hours:Mondays through Thursdays from 2:30-5:30 pmWhen there is no school on Friday, the End Zone will not be open on Thursday.Peer Tutoring in the End Zone:Peer tutoring is available in the End Zone and will begin after Labor Day.
Attendance + Effort = Success
A student’s attendance is critical for their success. Peachtree Ridge High School starts promptly at 7:10 am. Please visit our Attendance Office Website for more information about critical attendance policies. For attendance questions and to submit excused absent/tardy notes, please email PRHS.Attendance@gcpsk12.org.
Google Workspace for Education
G Suite for Education is a set of education productivity tools from Google including Calendar, Docs, Slides, and more. Students will use their G Suite accounts to complete assignments, communicate with their teachers, and sign into the chromebooks. All student information is safe and secure within the GCPS domain. Students will still need to keep up with their school email accounts for important information from PRHS. Our mission is to provide and foster the 21st-century digital citizenship skills needed for students of the future.
New ParentVUE App
The Synergy Parent mobile app, ParentVUE, is now available for use. The app is available in the Apple App Store, as well as the Google Play Store. It will allow parents, who have a parent portal account, to view schedules, grades, see when assignments are due, view graduation requirements, find missing assignments, and view other important student information. An active parent portal account is required to log in to ParentVUE.
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