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Baseball State Champions

Heartfelt congratulations to our Parkviiew Baseball Coaches and Players.  Once again the best high school coaches in the nation have made our community proud.   The Parkview Community appreciates the long hours and sacrifices you have made this year.   When you think it might be a rebuilding year this team comes loaded and ready to slay their opponents.  To our players you have learned many life lessons while associated with Parkview Baseball.  Probably the most important is teamwork and long hours of hard work pays off.    I hope you will take these life lessons with you as you begin a new journey and challenge in your life whether it be on the field or off.  Congrats to you all. 

Track 7A All Region Team

Congrats to the following student-athletes for being selected to the All-Region 7-7A Team:

1st Team Ladies
Kyla Turner, Discus
Leah Disher, 800m

2nd Team Ladies
Jordan Pringle, Triple Jump
Skye Gross, Long Jump
4x100m A: Marcayla Hannah, Carson Moore, Kaya Brown, Neriah Lee, Harmony Smalls
4x400m A: Abby Hall, Leah Disher, Jamie Chen, Lai-Loni Williams, Sulma Ramos

3rd Team Ladies
Sophie Maruyama, Discus
Azariah Paul, Pole Vault
Carson Moore, Triple Jump
Claire Mills, 1600m
Abby Hall, 800m
Harmony Smalls, 300m Hurdles
Elise Musser, 3200m

1st Team Men
Cody Brown, Discus
Charles Jordan, Shot Put
Brian Hauch, Pole Vault
Malik Thompson, Triple Jump
Matt Chavers, Long Jump
Tristan Autry, 1600m/3200m

2nd Team Men
Oscar Balog, Discus
4x100m A: Elijah James, Ronnie Hamrick, Eric Pullum, Jr., William Mitchell III, Jovan Underdue, Matt Chavers
4x400m A: Eric Pullum, Jr., Leon Christian, Ronnie Hamrick, William Mitchell III, Matt Chavers, Tamir Wade

3rd Team Men
Haven Maruyama, Pole Vault
Michael Jafojo, High Jump
Justin Henry, Triple Jump
Ronnie Hamrick, 100m
Trey Durden, 800m
Muhammad Jackson, 300m Hurdles
4x100m B: Muhammad Jackson, Tavian Coleman, Greg Baker II, Tyler Curtis, Leon Christian
4x400m B: Tristan Stokes, Seth Lindsey, Ben Mattson, Felipe Soares, Greg Baker II, Muhammad Jackson

Men's Superlatives
Men's Field Event Athlete of the Year: Brian Hauch (2nd consecutive year)
Men's Runner of the Year: Tristan Autry (3rd year in a row a Parkview athlete has been selected)
Men's Coach of the Year: Matt Henson

 

 

 

All County Track

Congrats the following student-athletes on being selected to the All County team:

Leah Disher, 800m
Skye Gross, Long Jump
Kyla Turner, Throws

Brian Hauch, Pole Vault
Matt Chavers, Long Jump
Malik Thompson, Triple Jump
Tristan Autry, 1600m/3200m

Coach Henson

Track

Congrats to Brian on one of his many upcoming accolades.

He will be recognized at the reception on June 5th in Atlanta.

We are very proud of his commitment to representing Parkview academically and athletically, and look forward to seeing him continue through outdoor nationals and into his GA Tech career.

Scholar Athletes

Please congratulate the following students on their acceptance into the 2019-2020 Parkview Athletic Honor Society. Thank you to all that wrote recommendations for these outstanding student athletes. They make Parkview proud!
Ms. Voss and Ms. Hart

Ashby Julian
Cuttino Ben
Draper Gabrielle
Graham Brian
Harbin Trevor
Ingram Danielle
Jackson Victoria
Jafojo Michael
Lawson Ashleigh
McCord Nolan
Musser Elise
Petmecky Caitlyn
Pettway Mason
Shorter Morgan
Singleton Naya
Stephens  Xander
Stowell Carter
Travis Evan
Trung Kristy
Watkins Kelsey
Wilson Blake
Winokur Sam
Zhu Dean

State Track Meet

Parkview's Track Teams took a 5th place (Men) and a 14th place (Women) overall finish in Rome this past Saturday.  Please congratulate the following athletes on great finishes to their seasons:

Women:

 
Skye Gross:  STATE CHAMPION - Long Jump
Leah Disher:  4th place, 800m run
Jordan Pringle:  8th place, Triple Jump
Kyla Turner:  10th place, discus
 
Men:

Brian Hauch:  STATE CHAMPION & NEW 7A RECORD HOLDER - Pole Vault
Malik Thompson:  2nd place, Triple Jump & 10th place, Long Jump
Cody Brown:  3rd place, Discus
Charles Jordan:  4th place, Shot Put
Tristan Autry:  5th place, 3200m & 8th place, 1600m
Oscar Balog:  14th place, Discus
4x100m:  16th place
4x400m:  15th place
Matthew Chavers:  16th place, Long Jump
 
Several of the above athletes will continue their season this Friday night in Marietta for the annual Meet of Champions.
 
Coach Demarest

Track Season

Parkview Ladies finish 14th overall
Our ladies took a small contigency to Rome last weekend and of the four we had competing, they fought hard and were able to finish tied for 14th overall.

Junior Jordan Pringle (who dealt with an injury-plagued season), was able to score and medal for us in the ladies Triple Jump.

Junior Kyla Turner (multi-sport athlete--softball), finished 10th overall in the discus after a huge breakthrough season.

Junior Skye Gross (also who overcame an injury-plagued campaign) leapt her way to a State Championship in the Long Jump with a jump of 18-11.

Senior Leah Disher (captain & Clemson-signee--also dealing with a nagging injury since her freshmen campaign) closed out her senior season finishing fourth overall in the 800m with 2nd best ever time of 2:15.02.

We are excited about the 2020 season already with so many ladies returning off of a tremendous region team and others who will continue to improve/progress.

Parkview Men finish 5th overall
Although we fell short of our goal of repeating as team state champions, this effort at the state meet was nothing short of incredible in most of our events we qualified in.

Junior Oscar Balog finished 14th overall in the discus (his second trip to state), and sophomore Cody Brown (also overcoming a couple of injuries from earlier in the spring) was able to hit a monster throw of 166-1 in the discus and finish 3rd overall. Cody's throw puts him #3 in Parkview history in the discus, and we expect HUGE things from him in his final two seasons with us.

Senior Charles Jordan (captain) capped off another great season finishing 4th overall in the shot put, eclipsing 50'+ in a pouring rain.

Junior Malik Thompson lost the triple jump on the final jump of the day by 1", but after two seasons of being #2 at state and qualifying as a freshman, he will return very hungry as a senior next year.

Junior distance runner, Tristan Autry, finished an incredible season finishing 5th in the 3200m and 8th in the 1600m, earning medals and valuable points in both for his team.

Senior Brian Hauch, GA Tech signee and pole vaulter, not only won the pole vault state championship, but his vault of 16-6.5" won by over a foot and set a new 7A state record as well as #6 performance all-time in GEORGIA history. He narrowly missed clearing 16-9.25". His goal is to break the Georgia all-time record by the time he concludes his senior season at New Balance Outdoor Nationals in a month in Greensboro, NC.

Our relays competed in the 4x1 and 4x4, but having to rely on alternates for a couple of reasons kept us from performing as well as we have in the past. We are still very proud of our 4x1 for finishing 16th overall and our 4x4 for finishing 15th overall. On these relays, we return Ronnie Hamrick (sophomore), Eric Pullum, Jr. (freshman), William Mitchell, III (sophomore), Leon Christian (sophomore), and Tamir Wade (junior).


Our guys LED THE MEET THROUGH 11 events with only five kids scoring--we led until the last day when the 110m hurdles ran.

Congratulate these kids--they trained and competed their hearts out for the program.

 

2020 is going to be another strong year for us. We have a few who have qualified for New Balance Nationals as well as the Meet of Champions this coming weekend at Marietta.

Thank you for your support this year.

Coach Henson

Geman Students Take First National German Exam

Please congratulate German I students on their outstanding scores in their first National German Exam:
 
Gold (90 - 99 percentile):
Jenna Hammond (99th percentile, 2nd in the state)
Daniel Glenn (99th percentile)
Thomas Schirm
Phoebe Ballentine
Arwen Burgess
Diego Gonzales - Aragon
Annie Wu
Lindsey Ferguson
Emina Jakupovic
 
Silver (80 - 89 percentile)
Emma Hammond
Rebekah Hull
Jessica Stapor
Ellias Choudhury
Jeffrey Ding
Muhammad Ali
Lizbeth Trevino
Jada Dowley
 
 
Bronze (71 - 79 percentile)
Blaine Bryce
Brittany Turner
Osinubi Oludamilola
Awajok Adoung
 
Achievement (51 - 70 percentile)
Arwin Hasan
Eduardo Simon
Irma Mehmedovic
Benjamin Wells
Kayla Clark
Gwyneth Herbert
Kevin Rosas
Vernon Hogan
Ava Komso
 
Sanja Knezovic
German teacher

Track & Field

Parkview Track & Field competed well at Sectionals on Saturday and was able to get everything in before prom!  If you see this kids in the hall, please congratulate them on their accomplishments!  We have a quick turnaround as State begins THIS Thursday at Berry College in Rome!
 
Boys:
Cody Brown - Discus
Oscar Balog - Discus
Matthew Chavers - Long Jump
Malik Thompson - Long Jump AND Triple Jump
Brian Hauch - Pole Vault
Charles Jordan - Shot Put
Tristan Autry - 1600m AND 3200m
BOTH 4x100m and 4x400m "A" Relays consisting of Eric Pullum, Matthew Chavers, Tamir Wade, Leon Christian, Ronnie Hamrick, Tre Mitchell, Elijah James, and JoJo Underdue
 
Girls:
 
Kyla Turner - Discus
Skye Gross - Long Jump (ALSO - Now #4 all time in Gwinnett County History)
Jordan Pringle - Long Jump AND Triple Jump
Leah Disher - 800m
 
Coach Mike Demarest

Performing Arts Dance: Transparency

What: Spring Dance concert: Transparency
When: Friday April 12th and Saturday April 13 at 7:00 Pm in the Theater
 
Dance Performance - Transparency  Performing Arts - Transparency

Soccer Wins Region

It wasn't easy.  It wasn't always pretty.  But through injuries and other adversities, Parkview's Boys held off Brookwood to win their 3rd straight region championship!  Our girls, led widely by underclassmen, finished in a strong 2nd place.
 
***NOTE - for morning announcement, perhaps list the region champions and the comment at the end highlighted in bold.  For everyone, below are ALL qualifiers to Sectionals!
 
Men:
Brian Hauch - Champion AND new Gwinnett County Record Holder after breaking his own record - Pole Vault
Tristan Autry - Champion - 1600m and 3200m
Malik Thompson - Champion - Triple Jump (and 2nd in long jump AND 3rd in 110m hurdles)
Matthew Chavers - Champion - Long Jump
Cody Brown - Champion - Discus (and 4th in shot put)
Charles Jordan - Champion - Shot Put
Other qualifiers for the men include:
Ronnie Hamrick (100m, 4x100m, 4x400m)
Trey Durden (800m)
Brian Graham (800m)
BOTH 4x100m teams
BOTH 4x400m teams
Michael Jafojo (high jump)
Haven Maruyama (pole vault)
Justin Henry (triple jump)
Oscar Balog (shot put)
Boys 4x800m won but was run as an exhibition
 
Women:
Leah Disher - Champion - 800m
Kyla Turner - Champion - discus (and 2nd in shot put)
Abby Hall - 800m
Claire Mills - 1600m
Elise Musser - 3200m
Carson Moore - 100m hurdles, triple jump, high jump
Harmony Smalls - 300m hurdles
4x100m A team
4x400m A team
Azariah Paul - pole vault
Skye Gross - long jump
Jordan Pringle - long jump, triple jump
Girls 4x800m won but was run as an exhibition
 
All of these athletes now move on to Sectionals at McEachern next Saturday for a shot at competing at the State Championship!  Looks like yet another successful spring for our athletic teams at the Big Orange Jungle!!!

Spanish Exam

Please congratulate the following students for their performance on the National Spanish Exam.  These students competed with over 100,000 top Spanish level 2 students across the nation and performed very well.  Please encourage them to continue to pursue academic excellence.  They are all great students who have worked hard all year long. 

Silver Medal (85th – 94th percentile)
Corinne Blunck
Sofia Cannon
Merriam Khan
Harsha Somaya

Bronze Medal (75th - 84th percentile)
Nahom Kibreab
Anusha Kotadiya
Caleb Lux
Catalina Macedo Giang
Luna Mussie
Laura Wright

Honorable Mention (50th – 74th percentile)
Nuzhat Ahmed
Tracy Aung
Amani Barmare
Komalpreet Bhullar
Dobbs Bowden
Kendall Brand
Kristina Cherkasova
Namira Chowdhury
Jayla Cochran
Melanie DelCampo (bilingual category)
Chrisjon Dixon-Hayes
Abigail Gillmore
Caleb Hammond
Sydney Henfield
Jose Hernandez (outside experience)
Oliviah Jett
Cameron Jones
Viktor Kala
Mellina Kidane
Samantha Kolodzy
Sarah Livingston
Charles McHenry
Vallery Meas
Hana Momin
Shrinath Parikh
Charles Parker
Emily Pilarte
Peyton Refling
Kathryn Rice
Alyssa Rouk
Katherine Samaniego
Vinay Seenu
Archit Suresh
Gabriel Thompson
Trinity To
Katelyn Viengxay
Michelle Vong
Tyler Wilson
Paulark Yan

Art News

Representative Bob Woodall

Woodall Text Rachel Long

art piece  

art students

 

Georgia Certificate of Merit Winners

These students represent the top 5% of their graduating class and are to be commended for their academic achievement!

Please inform students that their certificates can be picked up from my office during their lunch/advisement period.

Congrats to the following juniors:

Alam, Nafi
Ashby, Frederick
Dang, Joy
Draper, Gabrielle
Eplett, Rhiannon
Forbes, Tristan
Greiner, Eva
Huang, Evan
Kazi, Faizan
Mai, Leann
Mudd, Sydney
Musser, Elise
Negash, Edelawit
Nugyen, Amy
Nguyen, Daisy
Nguyen, Kelly
Nguyen, Toby
Pan, Jessica
Parmar, Meet
Patel, Aarsh
Patel, Rahul
Patel, Ritu
Pineda, Osmara
Pirani, Alykhan
Roebuck, Christopher
Rubin, Elizabeth
Segre, Isabel
Shorter, Morgan
Song, Sophie
Trung, Kristy
Vu, Toan
Wang, Mary
Watkins, Kelsey
Zhou, Cindy
Zhu, Dean

Counselor Layton Walker

Signing Day

This Thursday April 18th we will have a signing ceremony in the cafeteria at 2:30pm. We have an INCREDIBLE 21 student athletes that will be signing scholarships at the ceremony. This is in addition to the 9 student athletes that signed earlier this school year!!! Please come join us in the cafeteria to recognize these kids for this great achievement. Thank you.

Parkview 2019 Spring Signing Ceremony

GIRLS SOCCER
Mariana Almanza - Georgia Gwinnett College
Michelle Lapenta - University of North Georgia
Breanna Harvey - Columbus State University
Sydni Wilson - Jackson State University

Baseball
Drew DeMasi - Lagrange College
Mauri Miller - University of Pikeville

Swim and Dive
Delaney Carlton - University of North Carolina Asheville
Sarah Jahns - University of Evansville
Charlie Fountain - Birmingham Southern University
Will Mahone - University of Montevallo

Girls Basketball
Gabrielle Jester- Thomas University
Aalayah Henry- Allen University

Track & Field
Brian Hauch--Georgia Tech
Matthew Chavers--University of the Cumberlands
Bryce Thomas--Berry College
Emily Bandy – Brewton Parker College
Leah Disher – Clemson

Football
Shane Butler- Concordia University

Boys Soccer
Marquis Carter - Air Force Academy
Alec Leake – Oglethorpe
Volleyball
Kaylan Askew – Andrew College

 

Track

The Men's Track & Field Team competed one final time before Region next week and thoroughly dominated Brookwood and others on Friday night.
 
Highlights include:
 
Matthew Chavers:  1st in the 100m, 1st in the long jump, 2nd in the 200m
Tristan Autry:  2nd in the 1600m
4x100m Relay:  1st
4x400m Relay:  1st
Malik Thompson:  1st in the triple jump, 2nd in the long jump
Justin Henry:  2nd in the triple jump
Charles Jordan:  1st in the shot put
Cody Brown:  1st in the discus, 3rd in the shot put
 
Additionally, some of our younger stars competed in the 9th and 10th grade division where Ronnie Hamrick won the 100m and Caden Hall won the 1600m.
 
We also had some ladies compete well at GAC as we look to qualify as many out as possible at Region.  Highlights include:
 
Claire Mills:  1st in the 1600m
Elise Musser:  4th in the 3200m
Skye Gross:  2nd in the long jump
 
The Region Championship is next Thursday at Brookwood!  The #RoadtoRepeat begins then!  See you there.
 
Coach Mike Demarest

PTSA Reflection Winners

PTSA Reflections State Competition - 2018/2019 - "Heroes Around Me"

Two Parkview High School students placed in this year’s statewide PTSA Reflections Program. Congratulations to our artists!

Maegan Stidham 1st Place, Eleventh Grade, Photography, Purple Heart

Adam Lux 2nd Place, Twelfth Grade, Literature, A Letter to Those Who Serve

PTSA encourages students to start working on entries for next year. The 2019/2020 theme is "Look Within."

Governor's Honors Program

Congratulations to our 2019 Governor's Honors Finalists and Alternate.

  • Cindy Wei Zhou - Visual Arts
  • Dean Zhu - Communicative Arts
  • Liliana Marie Vialpando - German
  • GHP Alternate, John Harrison Boon - Percussion

Our students will spend 4 weeks during the summer at Berry College in Rome Georgia participating in activities designed to help them enrich their skills, knowledge
and attitudes to become independent lifelong learners.

Special thanks to our teachers and staff for assisting our students during the Governor's Honors process.

Dr. Judy Days - Dee
Professional School Counselor

Dance

We congratulate students, Jaalah Evans and Jayla Cochran.  They were selected to attend the Dance Canvas Summer Intensive here in Atlanta. This is a very big deal. 85 students from GA were selected to attend this summer dance intensive.
 
Lindsey B Meyer, Art Teacher
 

Art

Hey hey!! Spring break was off to a great start when we got the news that Cindy Zhou was accepted into the GHP Art Program and will be attending this summer!! Cindy is currently an AP Drawing student and has been working super hard all year for this. We are so proud. We congratulate her on this accomplishment.

Susan Duncan, Alexandra Scott (Art Teachers)

Track

While the Varsity boys took home 2nd place, it was the JV boys and JV girls who stole the show, winning both JV championships last night.  Highlights from each division:
 
JV Boys:   Ronnie Hamrick and Tyler Curtis: 3rd and 4th in the 100m
Eric Pullum: 3rd in both the 200m and 400m
Brian Graham and Ben Mattson:  3rd and 4th in the 800m
Caden Hall:  3rd in the 1600m, 2nd in the 3200m
Carter Stowell:  3rd in the 3200m
4x100m:  A team WINS, B team goes 4th
4x800m:  A team WINS, B team goes 4th
Jackson Walls and Brian Day: - 3rd and 4th in the shot put
Greg Baker:  4th in the triple jump
 
JV Girls: Kristen Hartzel:  2nd in the discus and 3rd in the shot put
Carson Moore:  WINS triple jump, 6th in 100m hurdles
Sydney Mitchell:  4th in 300m hurdles
Cassie Mesh:  4th in the triple jump
Neriah Lee:  4th in the long jump
Jamie Chen:  4th in the 800m
Elise Musser and Emma Geaney:  3rd and 4th in the 1600m, 2nd and 4th in the 3200m
4x400m:  4th.
4x800m:  A Team WINS
Sy-Ann Smart:  4th in pole vault
 
Varsity Girls:
Leah Disher:  2nd in the 800m
Skye Gross:  3rd in the long jump
 
Varsity Boys:
Brian Hauch:  WINS pole vault
Matt Chavers:  WINS long jump (and ties County Record!)
Malik Thompson:  WINS triple jump, 4th long jump
Justin Hentry:  2nd - triple jump
Michael Jafojo:  5th in high jump
Tristan Autry:  4th in the 1600 and 4th in the 3200
4x100m:  4th
4x800m:  2nd
 
Parkview Track is back in action Friday night to kick off spring break with the Rumble in the Jungle.  The meet starts at 4:00pm with running going until late.  Start your break off right and come watch our kids as they begin gearing up for post season competition!
 
Coach Mike Demarest

FBLA

This past weekend at the State Leadership Conference Parkview FBLA brought home a 1st place Management Decision Making win (Kasfia Kazi & Clinton Nguyen) and 6th place Public Speaking (Hermela Assefa). Nationals will be held in San Antonia, TX this summer.

Kasfia Kazi (FBLA President) was also chosen and recognized at the county for the CTE Student of the Year for Parkview High.

We were also awarded our 8th Gold Chapter of the Year and our 6th Superior Chapter of the Year award.

Please congratulate the students if you see them this week.

Sponsor, Barbra Jackson

Track

Both the boys and girls track freshmen won the Whitley Freshmen Showcase team championships last night - easily disposing of Gwinnett foes Brookwood, Grayson, and North Gwinnett along with other in state teams.
 
For the girls:  The MVP goes to Carson Moore.  Carson showed that she'll be a dominant force for years to come as she won both hurdle races, the high jump, the triple jump, AND the 4x100m relay!  Additionally, Abby Hall won the 800m, won the 4x400m, and took third in the open 400m.  Jamie Chen took 2nd in the 800m and won the 4x400m.  Emma Geaney won the 1600m and the 4x400m.
 
On the boys' side:  Eric Pullum won the 400m and took 2nd in the 200m.  Muhammad Jackson won the 300m hurdles and took 2nd in the 100m dash.  Haven Maruyama took 2nd in the pole vault by going a foot and a half higher than he ever has before, and Gregory Baker was victorious in the triple jump.
 
Things don't slow down for the Panthers as the Gwinnett County Championships take place at Mill Creek Saturday and Monday, JV region is Tuesday at Brookwood, and then the Rumble in the Jungle takes place one week from today here at Parkview.  Come out and support these kids and our upper classmen as we head into the break and, eventually, the post season!
 
Coach Demarest

Literary Team

Congratulations to the Parkview Literary Team who finished 5th at the State Literary Meet on Saturday, March 16, 2019. Team members include Alex Lucy, Extemporaneous Speaking-Domestic Policy; Hermela Assefa, Extemporaneous Speaking-International Policy; Annie Whitlock, Humorous Performance; Jennifer Wang, Dramatic Performance; Justin Henry and Kennedie Morris, Duo Performance; Arielle Rece, Sadie Hammond, and Anna Hyde, Trio; Ruhee Merchant, Personal Essay. Erin Graham finished 4th in the state for Girls Solo. Colton Sims placed 3rd in Boys Solo. Marie Stanford was 3rd in Rhetorical Essay and Alyssa Perry is the State Champion in Argumentative Essay. We congratulate all our team members and our newest Parkview State Champion.

TSA Wins State Championship

Parkview Technology Student Association (TSA) has won it's 5th State Championship at the 2019 GA TSA State Championship in Athens, GA.  Accumulating 228 points, Parkview brought home the 1st place outstanding chapter with 5 first place trophies, 7 second place trophies, 6 third place trophies and, additionally 15 top ten placements. Mrs. Calvert received the Tommy Pitchford Inspirational Teacher Award and has completed her three year term on the GA TSA Board of Directors.  The following are the ranking of the competitive events and members.

Select this link for a list of winners.

Math Tournament

This Saturday, the PHS Math Team, represented by Jiwon Chang, Toby Nguyen, Boyu Zhou  and  Lawrence Zhou placed 2nd at the GSMST Math Tournament. Lawrence's individual score tied for first place, but he ended third overall after the tie-breakers were analyzed.

Teacher, Sandy Quillian

Rifle Team

The Parkview Rifle team has received little fan fare over the last 5 months. However, last night they reached an important milestone by scoring a hard fought victory against Riverside Military Academy. With the win, the rifle team advances in the state playoffs. I would like to give a special shout out to Junior Annaliese Mayo and Freshman Madison Castleberry. Anna is currently the number 1 ranked shooter in the area and will advance to the state championships as an individual. Madison scored a perfect 100 in the prone position firing; firing 10 consecutive shots all in the bullseye. This is an amazing feat in and of itself but even more astounding when you consider she is only a freshman and this is her first year shooting competitively. I ask that if you have or know these two students, you congratulate them and the team for their accomplishments.

Next weekend we compete against the 5 best teams in the area at Lumpkin High School to determine who advances to the state sectionals.

Lieutenant Colonel Sean Wilson, USMC (Ret)
Rifle Team Head Coach

Track

Parkview Track had another good showing last night as they competed a combination of rookie and experienced athletes in preparation for next weekend's monster Big Orange Relays meet.
 
Hightlights include (***for morning news announcement, feel free to highlight event winners in bold***):
 
Girls 800m:  Wendy Jazo, Abby Hall, and Sulma Ramos placing 3rd through 5th
Girls 1600m:  Kendal Sparks (2nd), Claire Mills (4th)
Girls 3200m:  Wendy Jazo and Emma Geaney swept the top 2 spots
Girls 4x100m:  Marcayla Hannah, Nyah Foster, Sydney Mitchell, Amanda Otuata
Girls Pole Vault:  Sy-Ann Smart and Azariah Paul took 2nd and 3rd
Girls Shot Put:  Kyla turner (2nd)
Girls Discus: Sophie Maruyama and Kyla Turner - swept top 2 spots
 
Boys 3200m:  Boys take 9 of the top 10 spots, led by Tristan Autry's dominant 30 second victory
Boys 300m hurdles:  Tamir Wade was third
Boys Long Jump:  Justin Henry and Malik Thompson swept top 2 spots
Boys Triple Jump:  Justin Henry wins by over 3 feet!
Boys Shot Put:  Charles Jordan runner up
Boys Discus:  Oscar Balog runner up
 
Come out to the Big Orange Jungle next Saturday as we host one of the biggest meets in the history of Parkview High School for the Big Orange Relays!!!  Make some time on Saturday to watch what will be an amazing track meet!  The fun begins at 9am and will go all day long.
 
Coach Mike Demarest

Track

On Friday March 1st, our program competed in the Need for Speed X Invitational against 16 other schools with the ladies finishing a solid 4th overall and the guys almost doubling 2nd place's score winning in convincing fashion.

Some of the highlights from the meet and current rankings are below.

Currently ranked #1 in 7A
Malik Thompson, Triple Jump; Brian Hauch, Pole Vault; Matthew Chavers, Long Jump
 
Additionally, we have numerous athletes ranked in the top 10 in 7A, including both of our boys sprint relays.
 
Currently ranked #1 in Georgia
Brian Hauch, Pole Vault
800m Sprint Medley Relay (Malik Washington, Jovan Underdue, Matthew Chavers, Keith Williams)--also qualifed for outdoor nationals already
 
US Rankings
  • 800m Sprint Medley Relay #3
  • Matthew Chavers 60m Dash #12
  • Brian Hauch Pole Vault #12
  • Matthew Chavers Long Jump #15
  • Malik Thompson Triple Jump #21
  • Keith Williams 300m Dash #26
 
One of the most exciting (and unnoticed) results from Friday evening was the boys 800m Sprint Medley Relay B Team (3 freshmen & a junior) just missed the qualifying standard for outdoor nationals and will most likely make it in two weeks at the Big Orange Relays here at Parkview.
 
Our 4x200m Relay also just missed an outdoor nationals qualifying mark.
 
Our young athletes compete this Thursday here at Parkview beginning at 4 pm against 13 other schools.
 
Our more experienced athletes will compete next on Saturday March 16 at home in the 10th Annual Big Orange Relays sponsored by New Balance.
 
Thanks for the support as we continue to prepare to select our region team later in April.  If we stay healthy and continue progressing, both the ladies and guys are poised to make a great run to qualify to state again in multiple events.
 
Coach Matt Henson

Fine Arts Celebration

http://gcps-communique.com/features-2/2019/2/18/tapestry-2019-celebrate-the-arts

PTSA Refections Winners

Congratulations to Maegan Stidham for being a state winner in photography and to Adam Lux for his recognition in literature!

We do not know what PLACEMENT each student earned, but this will be revealed at the ceremony at the Woodruff Arts Center on March 24, 2019.

Here are the winners from Area 1 (Parkview, Brookwood, Meadowcreek, Shiloh, and South Gwinnett)

Art News

Congratulations to all of our students who have artwork up in the Gwinnett County Art Exhibit "Tapestry". All students should have received an invitation for the reception on February 28th if you have work in the show.  The reception is from 6-7:30 tonight.
We also want to Congratulate Estrella Nunez Rodriguez, Gabriel Draper and Cindy Zhou for having their work selected to be in the Atlanta High School Art Exhibit in conjunction with the Dogwood Arts festival in Piedmont Park April 12th-14th. Stop by the community center in Piedmont Park to see this wonderful exhibit. (850 entries this year!! only 150 selected)

Soccer - Boys

Parkview boys soccer team defeated Grayson 2-1 in another penalty kick shootout. The Panthers were led by senior captain Alec Leake who tallied a first half goal on an assist from Gezim Ziba and Leake sealed the PK win hitting the game winning PK for the second game in a row. 
 
Parkview travels to Peachtree Ridge this afternoon for an early game at 4:15 PM. Check out Twitter and Parkviewsoccer.com for directions because it's not at Peachtree Ridge HS.
 
Danny Klinect
Parkview HS Boys Soccer

Soccer

The boys soccer team defeated the 10th ranked Kennesaw Mountain Mustangs in the Big Orange Jungle in a PK shootout to win 2-1. The game was tied late in the game by Zishan Dodhyani on an assist from Mark Torres and Alec Leake buried the game-winning pk to lift the host Panthers. Boys are now 1-1 on the season and will host Grayson next Tuesday. 
 
Danny Klinect
Parkview HS Boys Soccer

Girls Basketball

Please help Congratulate two of our Sophomores for making all region. Sacha Washington for making 1st team and Sussy Ngulefac for making the 2nd team two years in row. 

Coach Cynthia Cooper

Swim and Dive

Here is a longer good news announcement for you guys to see. These are the kids that placed in the top 10 in an event at state. Be sure to brag on them in class! Several of these hard working student-athletes also happen to be 4.0 students!

Relays:
10th place - Girls Medley Relay: Kristin Partlow, Maggie Nguyen, Sydney Walker, Delaney Carlton
7th pace - Boys Medley Relay: Will Mahone, Victor Jemison, Jacob White, Wes Carter
4th place - Boys 200 Freestyle Relay - Wes Carter, Will Mahone, Ian Wilson, Lucas Cliatt
3rd place - Girls 200 Freestyle Relay - Abby McCulloh, Sarah Livingston, Delaney Carlton, Sarah Jahns
2nd place - Girls 400 Freestyle Relay - Abby McCulloh, Maggie Nguyen, Sarah Livingston, Sarah Jahns

Individuals:
Charlie Fountain - 9th place in 200 freestyle and 7th in the 500 freestyle
Abby McCulloh - STATE CHAMPION in the 200 freestyle AND 500 freestyle
Sarah Jahns - 7th place in the 200 freestyle and 4th place in the 500 freestyle
Wes Carter - 5th place; 50 freestyle
Delaney Carlton - 9th place; 50 freestyle
Maxwell Pate - 9th place; dive
Dylan Yin - 9th place; butterfly
Sydney Walker - 10th place; butterfly
Sarah Livingston - 6th place in 100 freestyle and 6th place in backstroke
Will Mahone - 8th place in backstroke and 6th place in 100 freestyle
Ian Wilson - 10th place in breastroke

Eric Brown
Swim and Dive Coach

Wrestling

Over the weekend the wrestling team had Oscar Balog, Zach Hamilton, and Rebeca Juarez qualify for the wrestling state tournament. They will be leaving Wednesday to Macon for the state tournament.

 Coach Matthew Elakatt

Basketball

Help congratulate Jamiel Wright on being selected as 1 of 5 players to be nominated for the 1st Team All Region players this year.  Being in a very tough region for basketball, for Jamiel to be included in this talent pool of players and to be one of the top 5 voted by coaches, ADs, and media... this is a outstanding accomplishment!

  Coach Jon Collins

Art

Congratulations to the following art students for their amazing accomplishments in the Scholastic Art and Writing awards. The Scholastic awards is one of the most prestigious Art competitions and has been around since 1923.

  • Angel Ahabue Photography Gold Key and an Honorable Mention
  • Haya Al Qaysi , Photography, Gold Key
  • Natalie Heyward, Photography Silver and an Honorable mention
  • Rachel Long, Mixed Media, Silver Key
  • Ryan Nguyen, Ceramics & Glass, Honorable Mention
  • Leslie Ramirez, Photography, Honorable Mention
  • Cindy Zhou, Painting, Silver Key and Drawing Illustration Honorable Mention

    Thanks to all of our students who submitted artwork and continue to produce outstanding artwork!

Track Jan. 28th,  2019

Parkview track took a small group to Birmingham this weekend and competed in the Alabama Last Chance Indoor Meet and performed well with limited practice at this point.

The following kids helped establish new school records:

The Girls 4x800m Relay team of Emma Geaney, Leah Disher, Claire Mills & Kendal Sparks

The Boys 4x200m Relay team of Eric Pullum (FRESHMAN), Matt Chavers, Tamir Wade & Jamel Copeland

3200m Tristan Autry (broke our indoor record by 40 seconds running the same time he did last year at outdoor state which = an incredible outdoor season if he stays healthy)

60m Dash Matt Chavers

60m Hurdles Tyler Day (FRESHMAN!!!)

Boys Long Jump Matt Chavers (Malik Thompson broke our indoor record, too, but Matt's best jump was better!)

We are a week away from kicking off our outdoor season at the Big Orange Jungle!

Track

Congratulations to Brian Hauch (Sr, Pole Vault, Georgia Tech commit) and Malik Thompson (Jr. Triple Jump/Hurdles) for being selected to the Gwinnett Daily Post 2019 Super 6.

They will be featured in the Gwinnett paper in the next couple of weeks.

Not only are these young men incredible athletes (both were USATF Junior Olympians/All-Americans the previous summer), they are also incredible students first and represent everything we all love to celebrate about Parkview.

Thank you for your support as the spring sports have begun practice, and our winter sports are entering their championship qualifying seasons. Good luck to everyone!

 

PCF Battle of the Classes

Wrestling

Over the weekend Wrestling had both the JV and Varsity County Tournament and had wrestlers that did well at both.

At Varsity

3rd place at 195 Zach Hamilton
4th Place at 182 Gary Gamble
5th Place at 285 Oscar Balog

at JV County
3rd Place at 145 CJ Cousin
3rd Place at 195 Tyler Curtis
6th place at 113 Charlie McHenry


Matthew Elakatt
matthew_elakatt@gwinnett.k12.ga.us
Parkview High School
Head Wrestling Coach

Soccer

We congratulate Coach Danny Klinect.  Coach Klinect was recently named the 2018 Boys Soccer State Coach of the Year for Georgia by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NHFS). 

Wrestling 

This weekend the wrestling team went to Towns Co. for the King of the Mountain Tournament. Oscar Balog placed 3 and Zach Hamilton placed 4th in the varsity tournament while most of the JV had winning records in there round robin brackets.

Coach Matthew Elakatt

 

GAEA Educator of the Year - Alexandra Kates

Ali Scott GAEA Educator of the Year

Dance Student

We congratulate Ameira Williams. I Found out this morning that she was selected to attend the Joffrey Summer Dance program in New York City. words cannot express how proud I am of her. She is an extremely talented dancer and a wonderful young lady.  

Lindsey Meyer
Director of Dance

Parkview Wrestling

This past weekend the varsity wrestling team took four of our wrestlers to Union Grove and had a great tournament, all four wrestlers placed.

4th - Davan Vess at 160
6th - Matthew Scott at 120
6th - Silver Lopex at 285
7th - Brian Phan 160

For the Archer JV Scramble, we had 3 undefeated wrestlers: Adrian Knuckles, Tate Palmer, and Jonathan Taylor.
We also had 3 wrestlers with winning records: Charlie McHenry, Huery Guzman, Wyatt Kener.

This coming weekend 11/17 both Varsity ans JV will be at Collins Hill High School come support the team.

Matthew Elakatt

Parkview Football - Win against Collins Hill 42 - 19

https://parkviewhighathletics.com/recap/boys-varsity-football-beats-collins-hill-42-19/

GCPS Teacher of the Year - Heidi Campbell

https://www.gwinnettdailypost.com/local/parkview-high-s-heidi-campbell-named-gcps-teacher-of-the/article_3f797a11-7978-50ba-b55f-96a3f893b1ea.html

Parkview Varsity Football - Region Champions, 10-0

XC Ends Season in State Competition

The Parkview Boys Cross Country Team, ranked #10 heading into State, maintained position and put up a solid 10th place effort at State on Saturday.  Tristan Autry, in typical fashion, saved his best race for last as he took 13th overall despite being ranked #27 entering the race.  Other State runners included Pete FitzSimons, Bryce Thomas, Felipe Soares, Carter Stowell, Andrew Todd, and Caden Hall.  Claire Mills overcame a hip injury to place in the top 75 after not running for 2 weeks.
 
The season rolls on for Parkview XC however as we were invited to compete at the presitigous Meet of Champions this Saturday in Peachtree City.
 
Thanks for your continued support and well wishes!

Performing Arts One Act Play

Parkview competed at the Region 7 7-A One Act Play Competition yesterday, Thursday. We didn't win, but we are so proud of Claudia Madden who was named to the All Star Cast and Jordan Alexander who was recognized by the professional technicians at the Infinite Energy Center for Outstanding Crew Member. Our cast and crew (and our audience!) did a phenomenal job representing PHS with our competition play and their support of the other teams. Please congratulate them when you see them.

Parkview XC Qualifies for State

The Parkview Cross Country Teams wrapped up regular season running with the boys team qualifying for the State championships while Claire Mills will represent the girls as an individual at State in two weeks.  Claire finished 10th overall in the girls' race to lead the girls team while Tristan Autry took 5th place overall and led the boys to a team qualification.
 
The Parkview XC team will compete on Saturday, November 3rd in Carrollton.
 
Coach: Mike Demerast

Football Win over Brookwood Rival

Parkview 31 - Brookwood 2

Read more here online about the games.

Parkview ACT Scores

Good news to report regarding our 2018 ACT scores. Our school composite score increased a full point (1.0) to 23.8. This is the highest score we have achieved in the last five years. Our average score in each area - English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science - all increased. 

ACT Scores for 5 years indicating Parkview progress.

Parkview Cross Country/Track Teams

The Parkview Cross Country teams competed well this past Saturday at the Coach Wood Invitational.  In a loaded field, the boys took 16th place overall while the girls finished in the top 25.  Tristan Autry led the way for the boys while freshman Caden Hall established himself as one of the top 9th graders in Georgia as he broke 17 minutes and was Parkview's #2 runner.  On the girls' side, Claire Mills ran the race of her life and ran her best 5K by over a minute, running 20:24.  The JV boys were led by Heyabel Tekle and Yonatan Tekle while the JV girls were led by Kelsey Watkins.
 
Both teams look to qualify for the State championships this Saturday at their Area Qualifier.  Wish these kids luck as they look to continue their season to the State Championsihp!
 
ALSO:  WE WON THE CANNED FOOD DRIVE!  We donated over 500 cans to the cause, so THANK YOU to everyone who donated; families across our community will feel the love and servant's heart that Parkview has.  You guys are awesome!

Football wins again over Berkmar, 56 - 7

Congratulations to players and coaches!

Foreign Language Students in Competition - Oct. 8

The following Foreign Language students are advancing from the local to the district level competitions for spots in the Governor's Honors Program:

EVA GREINER
French

LILIAN VIALPANDO
German

GIANCACARLO (Charlie) GRILLO
Latin

GEORGIANNA MONK
Latin

KELLY NGUYEN
Latin

Football vs. Lake Side - Oct. 5

Parkview 59 - Lake Side - 0

in5ive News Highlighting Parkview HS

We want to let you know that Parkview High is featured in our latest edition of in5ive, our five-minute news program highlighting people and events in Gwinnett County Public Schools.

To watch the program, click the link below. The segment begins 4:02 minutes into the program.
http://publish.gwinnett.k12.ga.us/gcps/home/gcpstv/videos/news/in5ive/292763862?WCM_PAGE.gcpstv-episodes=1

Student G Suite (Google) Changes

Students will not be able to access G Suite from October 3rd at 5PM thru Friday at 11:45PM.

A new naming convention is being put in place to replace the current naming convention using student ID's.
The new naming convention will be (First Name or Nickname).(Last Name + Last 4 digits of the student ID)@g.gcpsk12.org.

Canned Food Drive - Cross Country

Parkview Cross Country has participated in a canned food drive as part of our involvement with the Coach Wood Invitational held in October (this year, it's on the 13th).  It is a friendly competition with all teams entered in the meet to see who can collect the most cans.  Last year, we collected the second most cans, only trailing Milton High School.  The goal this year is come out on top and do our best to help those in need.  Cans can be delivered directly to Coach Demarest in room 10.126 or dropped off in the front office.   Last day for collecting cans is Oct. 12th.   Go Pathers!

Scholastic Sales on Campus

Order your Parkview Official Graduation Announcements, Class Ring, and/or Letter Jacket on October 1st and 2nd during lunch. All orders need a $100 deposit each along with 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! If you want your class ring or letter jacket delivered BEFORE Christmas, they must be ordered by Wednesday, 10/17! Senior Packages, class ring, and letter jacket information is available at www.scholasticimages.com as well as your school’s front office! You can also pay your Parkview senior dues ($130) when we’re on campus with cash/check/MO! Go Panthers and we’ll see you soon!     

Volleyball Invitation

Parkview Volleyball is celebrating their 20th Season!  Please come out on Tuesday, October 2nd as they host Berkmar and Central Gwinnett. They will also be celebrating Faculty Night and Senior Night.  We would appreciate your help spreading the word to any past players and coaches.  

Football Beats Norcross 28 - 0

https://parkviewhighathletics.com/recap/boys-varsity-football-beats-norcross-28-0/

Parkview Cross Country - Sept. 24, 2018

 
Parkview Cross Country competed at perhaps the most competitive invitational in the southeast over the weekend.  In a field featuring nearly 100 teams from all over the southeast, the varsity boys took 18th while the girls took 30th.  The boys avenged losses to Mill Creek, Norcross, and Grayson from County one week ago and should find themselves ranked in the top 10 of 7A once more.
 
The highlight of the day though came from the JV boys who took 2nd place, losing only to a team who ran a partial varsity squad.  Felipe Soares and Yonatan Tekle led the way as both finished in the top 10 in the highly competitive meet.

 

Football Beats Milton 37 - 356

https://parkviewhighathletics.com/recap/boys-varsity-football-beats-milton-37-35/

 

Coach Godfree - Atlanta Falcons Coach of the Week!

https://parkviewhighathletics.com/2018/09/20/eric-godfree-atlanta-falcons-coach-of-the-week/

 

Cross Country/Track - Sept, 17

It was an up and down day for Parkview Cross Country at the County championships.  On the girls' side, the varsity took 7th place while the girls took 5th.  The varsity was led by Claire Mills who had a big day while Kendal Sparks resurrected her season to score for the team.  Kelsey Watkins led the charge for the JV girls.  On the boys' side, the JV upstaged the varsity as the JV took 2nd overall and was led by the overall victory of Felipe Soares in his first ever 5K.  Yonatan Tekle and Heyabel Tekle also ran well for the JV boys.  On the varsity side, Tristan Autry was all-county with his 11th place finish, and Carter Stowell made a name for himself after running JV all season to stamp himself as a scorer for the varsity.
 
Both teams look to rebound on Saturday at the Atlanta Track Club Wingfoot Invitational.

 

Football - Parkview 31, Tift County 28 - Sept. 15th

Lit Mag Contest Winners - Sept. 11, 2018

My LIT MAG students entered an art contest-- PRESIDENTS EAT PEANUTS, which encouraged students across GA to enter their best "Peanut Superpower" post cards for consideration. Winners get to march in the Plains Peanut Festival and have monetary prizes! There were close to 2,000 entries, and our students RACKED UP! Please congratulate the following students for placing in this unique contest!

These awards are ALL GEORGIA!

9th grade: 3rd place went to BELLA MARADIAGA
10th grade: 2nd place went to KRISTEN NEWSTREET
11th grade: 3rd place went to CARLYN REMMES
12th grade: 2nd place went to KALEE WILEY
3rd place went to KAREN REYES


Heidi Campbell, M.Ed.

 

Cross Country, Sept 10, 2018

 
Coach Demarest:
 
The #8 ranked Parkview boys cross country team defeated #2 Milton and others over the weekend in Carrollton.  Tristan Autry, Bryce Thomas, Pete FitzSimons, Trey Durden, and Noah Fann scored big for the Panthers who should move into the top 5 in rankings for the first time since 2013.  They took 2nd place overall on Saturday.
 
The Lady Panthers also had a big day, taking 4th place in their race.  Claire Mills, Elise Musser, and Wendy Jazo led the way.
 
The JV squads also performed well.  Parkview's JV boys took home 3rd place in the second tier varsity division, defeating multiple varsity squads.  Freshman Caden Hall led the charge for the boys.  The JV girls took 3rd place in the JV Championship race, being led by Gabby Draper and Kelsey Watkins.
 
Parkview Cross Country returns to action on Saturday at the Gwinnett County Championships.  #HailParkview

 

Football Win

Boys Varsity beats Lowndes 39 - 27! 

Lauryn Johnson, a sophomore, won a National Student Production Award at the National Academy of Television Arts and Science (NATAS) Southeast competition. NATAS awards encourage the pursuit of excellence in video production and focuses public attention on outstanding achievements produced by high school and college students.  Lauryn won for her documentary "Wonderglass," which was entered in the High School Arts & Entertainment/Cultural Affairs category. We wish Lauryn the best of luck in the next phase of competition, the National NATAS competition in October.

 

Track/Cross County, Aug 27, 2018

Coach Demarest & staff took the show on the road this weekend to Charlotte, NC, to the Providence Invitational at McAlpine Greenway Park, home of the Footlocker Southeast Regional.  Check out some great highlights from our Parkview XC program who had a great showing with competitive times for a late August XC meet. Click the meet logo to the left for official results for the entire meet.  Parkview TFXC is ready to make some noise in 2018-19!

Ladies Take 2nd Place In Invitational Division

The ladies had a strong showing with big performances and PR's coming from the top three runners who all finished in the top 20 of the Invitational division.
Wendy Jazo, Claire Mills and Elise Musser all went sub 22 minutes, while Emma Geaney (freshman) was right on their heels with her high school debut in a 5k in 22:15.
Official results from the varsity girls are:
1. Wendy Jazo (21:37.82)
2. Claire Mills (21:45.11)
3. Elise Musser (21:53.09)
4. Emma Geaney (22:15.95)
5. Kendal Sparks (23:20.56)
6. Alyssa Charlton (23:32.43)
7. Abby Hall (23:45.42)
The ladies are expecting to continue improving and get a boost from a couple of athletes returning from injuries as they get ready to make a run later in the season. Our JV girls recorded a strong 7th place finish out of 21 teams.

Varsity Boys Compete in Prestigious Championship Division

The varsity men had a strong showing finishing 6th overall--there was only 5 points difference with 3rd place! With 51 teams competing, this is a great day for the program.
Eight of the nine competing today earned PR's (personal records) in their first 5k of the 2018 season.
Here are our finishers in order with their times:
1. Autry, Tristan (16:41)
2. Fann, Noah (16:56)
3. FitzSimons, Peter (17:17)
4. Brown, David (17:19)
5. Durden, Trey (17:33)
6. Talik, Tyler (17:34)
7. Thomas, Bryce (17:34)
8. Todd, Andrew (17:36)
9. Hall, Caden (17:59)
Our JV boys finished a solid 11th place out of 36 teams.

 

Cross Country, Aug. 20, 2018

Coach Demarest: The Parkview Cross Country team competed well at the stage races this past Saturday.  The boys' JV team took 2nd, and the girls JV took 3rd.  The boys' varsity squad placed 4th overall, and the varsity girls were 6th - all out of 18 teams.  Wendy Jazo had the fastest time of the day for the girls while Noah Fann took top honors for Parkview on the boys' side for the first time in his career, winning his stage.

 
Parkview is back in action this Saturday in Charlotte, NC as they race at the Providence Invitational.
 

Football Win, Aug. 17th

 
Congratulations to the Parkview Football Team for a big win over Mountain View, 42 - 6.