PRHS Ridge News Issue 12
February 10, 2022-2023
Wang, STAR Student, Crawford STAR Teacher
PTSA Reflections Winners
Congratulations to PRHS Reflections Winners, their art will be advancing to the State Level.
Joanna Lee – 9th Grade - Literature
Nicholas Zielinski – 10th Grade - Visual Arts
Aryan Khan 11th Grade - 3D Visual Arts
Anusha Suddala – 12th Grade - Visual Arts (SA)
Anusha Suddala – 12th Grade - Literature (SA)
Ridge Thrift is Back
Ridge Thrift is back! All students are invited to come shop at our spirit wear resale store! Prices range from $2-$5 and the store is open every Thursday morning in The Hub from 6:40-7:05. Cash only!
AP Testing Sign-up
Attention AP Students! The deadline to sign up for Semester 2 AP Exams is MARCH 7TH @ 11:59PM. Make your payments for AP Exams on MyPaymentsPlus today! Questions: See Dr. Wylie or Ms. Dixon in A.102
Suwanee Youth Leaders
Students will have the opportunity to participate in a 9-month program with monthly learning sessions (aka meetings), a two-day retreat, guest speakers, field trips, and several hands-on projects including event planning and a community service initiative. Are you ready to join us?
- Applications for current freshmen and sophomores will open on Feb. 15th
- Application deadline is Mar. 31st
The new SYL Class of 2023-24 will begin meeting in August of 2023 with new sophomores and juniors, and will meet through the school year until April 2024. The SYL program will shift to align with the Gwinnett County Public Schools calendar.
Learn more at: https://www.suwanee.com/SYL
Summer Health and PE
ONLINE course taught by PRHS instructors.
Space is limited!SIGN UP NOW!
Class dates: June 1-26
Sign up on MyPaymentsPlus today!
For more info email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yearbooks Available on MyPaymentsPlus
Yearbooks are available to purchase on MYPAYMENTSPLUS until May 7 @11:59. (Balfour.com presales closed Feb 1). Only 300 additional yearbooks are ordered for Spring distribution. Buy yours today to ensure a copy. Yearbook distribution will happen the week of May 8.
PRHS Prom 2023 Information
Juniors & Seniors are able to purchase Regular Tickets for Prom 2023 on GoFan, from now until April 7, 2023! Must use student ID as promo code. There IS a cap on amount of tickets that will be sold, so don’t delay, purchase today for the best price!
PRHS Prom 2023 Details
Theme: Royal Ball Date: Saturday, April 22, 2023 Time: 8PM – 11PM
Location: The Foundry at Puritan Mill
Attire: Formal Wear (shorts & jeans/T-shirts will result in denied entry with no refund)
Tickets: Maximum of two (2) tickets available to purchase per student ID. Tickets are NON-TRANSFERABLE and NON-REFUNDABLE.
- Regular Tickets (Feb. 1 – April 7) - $90 per ticket
- Last Chance Tickets * (April 8 – April 14) - $100 per ticket *if available. There is NO guarantee on availability! GoFan Ticket Link:
There are NO cash sales, NO sales at the door
GoFan Ticket Link: https://gofan.co/app/events/733008?schoolId=GA6116
Gwinnett County Regional Science, Engineering + Innovation Fair (Judges Needed!)
Get excited! The Gwinnett County Regional Science, Engineering + Innovation Fair is on Friday, February 24! We are actively looking for judges, sponsors, and presenters!
Judges will review student project presentations and interview students about their projects. Judges can choose to participate in morning, afternoon, or all day judging.
Lend your expertise! Learn more, and find the application to become a judge here: https://www.gwinnettsciencefair.com/judging/
Be sure to check out the PRHS Counseling Office eCLASS page. It is students' 24/7/365 resource for all things academic, career, and social/emotional related!
Maxwell Registration is Open
The application for Grayson Tech/Maxwell HS of Tech will be open through August. To learn more and apply to Maxwell High School click on the Registration tab on their website. Apply by February 26 to be eligible for the lottery program.
LIFE LAB EVENTS
Men's Business Workshop - Feb 22
GOFAN for Event Tickets
Sports tickets can only be purchased via GoFan with a credit or debit card to home sporting events. To purchase a home ticket for games please click on PRHS GOFAN. Many other schools are also going touch-less for tickets as well. If they are using GoFan, those tickets will also be available under Peachtree Ridge.
Gwinnett Takedown Club honors Three PRHS Wrestlers for January
Gwinnett Takedown Club honors county's best wrestlers from January including three from Peachtree Ridge:
Abdel Mohamed, Jewelian Lunceford, Andrew Nelson Learn more in this article.
DECA State Competition
Please congratulate the following students for placing at the DECA State Competition. They all qualified to compete at the International level.
Justin Y. - 5th - Automotive Services Marketing
Priyanka M. - 3rd - Retail Merchandising
Natalie C.V. - 4th - Business Services Marketing
Helen N. - 8th - Human Resources Management
Raveena G. - 3rd - Food Marketing
Dallas R. - 6th - Restaurant & Food Service Management
Allison C. - 6th - Apparel & Accessories Marketing
Rylan L., Karen L. - 7th - Integrated Marketing Campaign–Service
Max S., Christopher K. - 9th - Sports & Entertainment Marketing
Marina M., Jenna P. - 5th - Marketing Management
Zia B., Mahee V. - 5th - Travel & Tourism
Srisahasra K., Jinn M. - 6th - Business Law & Ethics
Scholastic Art and Writing Award Winners
Please congratulate the following students who have received Scholastic Art and Writing awards. Gold Key winning artwork will go on for national adjudication. These works were selected from thousands of entries.
Lilian C. - Gold Key, Silver Key, Honorable Mention
Katie H. - Gold Keys, Silver Keys, Honorable Mentions
Ellen J. - Silver Key
Minsung K. - Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mention
Youlim O. - Honorable Mention
Eryn P. - Silver Keys
Peter P. - Gold Key, Honorable Mention
Christina S. - Silver Keys, Honorable Mention
Kayla S. - Gold Keys, Silver Key
Alicia W. - Silver Key
Fesitival of Nations: March 16
Our iconic annual Festival of Nations at PRHS is around the corner! This event is meant to celebrate our diverse cultures here in the PRHS community, it will be an opportunity for students to showcase what makes them special. Students can sign up for the talent show, the fashion show, and culture booths to share their unique culture with others. Student Council Outreach will be opening sign ups for the event soon!
Senior Google Classroom
Senior families, it is strongly recommended that every senior joins the Google Classroom. This is where information about graduation, events, and other important opportunities will be posted! This is your chance to stay updated and participate in your senior year!
Join Code: RRKJEGZ
If the student or a family member is apart of the Peachtree Ridge PTSA, see the PTSA section below for information about PTSA sponsored senior scholarships.
Cap and Gown Portraits
We are excited to offer Cap and Gown Portraits at PRHS on Monday, February 27th and Monday, March 13th! You can sign up for an appointment here:
Make sure you choose Peachtree Ridge Cap and Gown. Because gowns are school specific, you must go to your own school for an appointment.
Please prepay for your package here:
Students will be able to view and choose their image(s) at the time of their appointment. You must either pay ahead or pay at the time of the appointment with:
check, cash, visa, MasterCard or Apple Pay.
We do provide the cap and gown. We also provide a white, collared shirt for males. We do not provide the tie if you choose to wear one. We suggest collarless shirts for females.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Magic Moment Photography
P.O. Box 1050
Grayson, GA 30017
CONGRATULATIONS Peachtree Ridge CLASS OF 2023! We cannot believe how quickly the year has gone by and before you know it, you will be walking across the stage at graduation! Make sure everyone knows how hard you have worked to achieve one of the best moments of your life and announce your graduation with class. Check out the attached digital flyer to see your Peachtree Ridge packages! You can use the QR code to get to the ordering site or below is the direct link to order your Official Peachtree Ridge Graduation Announcements, so don’t wait.
Graduation Product by Herff Jones
Not only will your announcements have your official school crest, but they will also be personalized with your name in the text just like collegiate announcements. We also created packages to make ordering even easier, but you can always add more to them, so no one is left out. Orders will begin to ship directly to your house, and you will receive tracking information once the order ships out.
We are so proud of you and honored to celebrate this milestone with you!
Your Herff Jones Team
Sean Smith, Rebecca Vinke, Carlos Castillo, Ben Johnson, and Team
Office- (770) 594-8155
410 Winkler Dr suite b
Alpharetta, GA 30004
Word of the Month: Tax-Related Scams
During Tax Time, beware of tax-related scams
Tax Day— April 15— is just around the corner. During tax-preparation season, the number of tax-related scams is on the rise. Criminals may pose as the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or a tax accounting service, such as TurboTax or H&R Block, in order to gain access to personal information and steal your tax refund.
What should you look out for?
Be on the alert for anyone asking you for personal or financial information via emails, phone calls, letters, social media accounts, and even text messages. The IRS will not initiate contact with you via email, text message, or social media. They will not threaten or demand immediate payment. Beware of websites claiming to be the IRS or other tax-related sites. Don’t click on links or download information contained in a suspicious email or post. When providing your personal information on a website, look for the lock icon beside the URL as this symbol indicates that the website owner has secured the site and your information can be safely sent.
GCPS Parent Tech Tips
Follow the GCPS 1:1 Resource Playlist for Tech Tips for more information about student Chromebooks. We will highlighted different videos below.
The video below is more about readability features in Chrome.
Peachtree Ridge PTSA 2022-23 Scholarship
Deadline is March 7
2022-23 Grant funding will be awarded as: $500 scholarship for 1 graduating high school senior
More information and eligibility in the application document.
Area 2- Gwinnett county PTA Scholarship
Area 2 Scholarship Application
Deadline: March 10
2022-23 Grant funding will be awarded as: $750 scholarship for 1 graduating high school senior in each of our 8 high schools
More information and eligibility in the application document.
Do you have a Question about:
SAT/ACT Prep Classes?
End Zone after-school tutoring?
Contact the Community School
The End Zone offers after school study space and peer tutoring. You can learn more about the End Zone on the PRHS website.
Need tutoring? Use this link to sign up for tutoring in the End Zone.
Need Student Documents?
Check out the homepage of the Peachtree Ridge Website for more information from the front office at www.PeachtreeRidge.org about certificates of enrollment, drivers license documents, and transcript requests.
Car Show at the ISC to support Relay for Life
The ISC Relay for Life Team will be hosting our Second Annual Car Show on Saturday, April 22, 2023. See flyer for more details.
All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society through the ISC Relay for Life Team.
Registration begins: 9:00 AM
Car Show: 10:00am-2:00PM
Location: J. Alvin Wilbanks Instructional Support Center, 437 Old Peachtree Rd, Suwanee, GA 30024
Questions or to Volunteer: email@example.com
Gwinnett Assessment Survey
With so many people in need of vital health and human services, it's important that Gwinnett County take the time to assess what resources are available and what needs can be met. We are conducting an assessment survey to get feedback about food and nutrition, transportation, housing, veterans' services and more.
Attached is a flyer with more information. Please share your thoughts with Gwinnett County by taking this short survey.