Pulse on Peachtree

March 12th Newsletter

Principal's Message

Updated Contact Information

For Wednesday's emergency event, we sent communication through text, followed by email. If you did not receive our text messages, you may have unsubscribed. To resubscribe, text HELP to 67587. If that doesn't work and/or you need to update contact information on your child's profile, please contact our registrar Mr. Calvin Andrews at calvin_d_andrews@dekalbschoolsga.org.

Safe Schools Team Audit

We are proud to share that on Monday, our DCSD Safe Schools Team conducted an audit during a level 2 lockdown drill and we scored the highest score possible. This is a testament to the preparedness of our teachers and staff, as well as, the cooperation of our amazing students. It's a team effort and we did great!

Student Focus Group and Professional Learning Day

On Tuesday of this week, I had the pleasure of meeting with a focus group of ten students to hear their perspectives on school progress including topics such as school culture, assessments, student behavior, teacher support, etc. For Friday's professional learning day, our teachers and administrative team participated in a reflection day where we collaborated on some of the experiences our students shared during the focus group meeting. It was insightful, powerful and productive to say the least! We want to continue to lift up the voices of our students as we work together to improve our school.

All Roads Lead to Dunwoody

If you're able to make it on Thursday, please come out and join us for this huge cluster event! Our students will be playing our teachers in kickball and you don't want to miss it.

Go Patriots!

Upcoming Dates

March 12th: Boys & Girls Soccer Game v. Druid Hills Middle

March 12th: Track Meet @ Buck Godfrey

March 14th - 18th: School Board Appreciation Week

March 17th: All Roads Lead to Dunwoody Event at 5:30pm

March 19th: Boys & Girls Soccer Game v. Chapel Hill Middle

March 19th: Track Meet @ James Halliford Stadium

March 22nd: PAC General Meeting

March 24th: Special Olympics @ James Halliford Stadium

March 26th: Boys & Girls Soccer Game v. Stone Mountain Middle

**All dates are subject to change.

Lemonade Days T-shirt Design Contest Winners

Congratulations to our 2022 Lemonade Days t-shirt design contest winners! Their designs will be used on this year's t-shirt. They are:

7th grader: Carter James

7th grader: Ayvan Pemmana

8th grader: Sophia Mei

8th grader: Olivia Costa Santos Papp

Congratulations to these winners!

Awards Parade

Congratulations to all the award recipients that joined us for our 2nd annual awards parade! We had so much fun celebrating our students. Thank you to our amazing counseling team for the coordination of the event and to all our teachers & staff that joined us. DJ Tammi Norman, who also serves in our front office, kept us moving and cheering for our students with her tunes. Check out some pictures of the event below:

Eagle Scout Project at Peachtree

Thank you and congratulations to Gray Martinson for the completion of his eagle scout project at Peachtree. He fundraised and renovated an outdoor space near the bus loop. It makes us so proud that former students return to our school to give back. Thank you Gray!
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PAC Upcoming Meetings

PAC General Meeting

March 22nd at 7:15am.

Offered hybrid. In- person will be in our conference room. Virtual link is included in agenda below.

The agenda drafts below include the link to join. All families are welcome to join and listen. To participate in the meeting, non-PAC members are able to speak during public comment.

The final agenda (once the council approves) and the minutes will be posted on our school website following the meeting.


You can also find information on each of our members and the schedule of meetings for the remainder of the year. All are welcome to join and listen in!

All Roads Lead to Dunwoody - Save the Date!

North, South, East, and West - all roads lead to DHS! Save the date for a Wildcat rally for all future students!

ALL elementary and middle school students from the Dunwoody Cluster are invited to a special event at Dunwoody High School on Thursday, March 17, 2022 at 5:30 pm - All Roads Lead to Dunwoody! Students from Peachtree Middle School, Austin Elementary, Chesnut Elementary, Dunwoody Elementary, Hightower Elementary, Kingsley Elementary, and Vanderlyn Elementary are invited to join us on the turf field behind Dunwoody High School. Kickball games between students, staff and administration will be ongoing as well as the option to enjoy concessions. See a special presentation at 6:30 pm to kick off the 50th Anniversary Celebration of Dunwoody High School for the 2022-2023 school year followed by the DHS Powder Puff football game.

This is an outdoor event where covid mitigation strategies will be able to be implemented; masks are required.

All Roads Lead to Dunwoody T-Shirt - https://www.allforeonedunwoody.org/

Share your pride and show your spirit for the Dunwoody cluster schools! We're all on the same road leading to the home of the Wildcats! Wear your shirt any and every day you choose but especially on March 17 at the special event and Wildcat rally, All Roads Lead to Dunwoody, at DHS. Elementary, middle, high school students, all faculty and staff, alumni and anyone in the community is able to purchase a shirt(s) here.

With our community spirit shirts, we will UNITE and show how we are all for one on our road to Dunwoody!

T-shirts will be available for pickup at the event on March 17 at DHS. If not picked up that evening, your shirt will be sent to your local school for distribution or the address shared in the order form.
All Roads Lead to Dunwoody HS Event Promo

Community Resources

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Information about Cheer at DHS for 8th grade Students

Please click here to find all the forms and tryout dates.

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