Pulse on Peachtree
Feb 5th Newsletter
State of the School
Don't forget to view our state of the school this Thursday! The link will be posted on our school website homepage at 4:15pm. Learn about the progress we've made as a school and our continued plan for improvement.
Parent Teacher Conference Night
Team leaders should have provided links this week to sign-up for a brief conference to review your child's progress with their teachers. If you did not receive information, please reach out to your child's homeroom teacher using the contact information provided here. If you're unable to secure a meeting time, please know you are welcome to schedule a conference at any point throughout the year.
Another congratulations to the boy's and girl's basketball teams that both went on to district playoffs! Our girl's team was "crowned" Region I champions!
Student Emerson Mitchell (pictured below) from our boy's basketball team made all-regionals and we are very proud of his success!
We are looking forward to our soccer games and our track meets for the Patriot athlete momentum to keep going!
February 7th: State of the School + Parent Teacher Conference Night
February 7th-11th: School Counselor Appreciation Week
February 7th: Access/Alternate Access Testing - Listening
February 8th: Access/Alternate Access Testing - Reading
February 9th: Access/Alternate Access Testing - Writing
February 10th: Access/Alternate Access Testing - Speaking
February 10th: State of the School and Parent Teacher Conference Night
February 11th-16th: Access/Alternate Access - Make Ups
February 24th: PAC Academics Sub-Committee Meeting
February 25th: Deadline for SST Fernbank Application
**All dates are subject to change.
General Updates and Reminders
Front Door Customer Service
We want to be able to serve our parents and student visitors in our front lobby area right away so we have installed a Ring camera to better assist you. When you visit, please click the button on the Ring camera to let us know you've arrived.
Parents a friendly reminder of what we accept for drop off:
- House keys
- Chromebooks/Student Computers
- Lunchbag (no fast food or deliveries allowed)
Airdrop Settings for iPhone
Reminder of Start Time
We've noticed an increase in tardies to our first class period. Please help us ensure students arrive before 8:35am.
PAC Academics Sub-Committee Meeting
Our next PAC Academics Sub-Committee meeting is scheduled for February 24 at 4:30pm.
The agenda draft below includes 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!
SST Program at Fernbank Science Center
We are pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the Scientific Tools and Techniques (STT) Program at Fernbank Science Center for the 2022-2023 school year. STT is an advanced, fast-paced, one-semester science program designed to familiarize ninth grade students with the tools and techniques of scientific inquiry. STT exposes students to many science fields and STEM careers. Each school year, 180 students are selected to participate in the program -- ninety students are selected to attend each semester. The spring 2022 STT application process will be completely online using the Google Classroom platform. We have created the 2022 – 2023 STT Digital Brochure for you to learn more about this premier DeKalb County School District (DCSD) program!
Application Deadline is Friday, February 25th!
Student Selection Process:
Eighth graders interested in applying for STT should see Mrs. Crowder room #805 for information on the application process. Each middle school accepts applications and scores students based on the following criteria:
1. English, Math, Science and Social Studies grades.
2. One 7th or 8th grade science teacher recommendation.
3. Evaluation of student responses to short answer questions.4. Evaluation of student response to a required essay question.
To learn more about the STT program, there will be a virtual information session for prospective students and their parents/guardians on Thursday, February 10, 2022, at 6:30 pm. Please register to attend using this form: https://forms.gle/ZNHRkPkBBqqFtYKz8.
SGA Fundraiser for Students
Student Spotlight: Mirabel Datsa
Our student spotlight this week is Mirabel Datsa (6gr)! Her teacher, Ms. Myra Elder, shared that she is a hard-working student that strives for success. We asked Mirabel some questions about being a student at Peachtree and you'll see that her responses highlight how great she is.
What does it mean to be a Patriot?
"Well I don't have a lot of experience yet since I'm in 6th grade, but so far it means caring for those who need you and giving out a helping hand. When I'm the one in need of help, they're there for me too."
If you could give any advice to a fellow Patriot, what would you say?
"In in your most desperate times, keep pushing. When you're afraid, go to that gut feeling and just keep going. One day you'll be more successful and anyone that doubted you will be coming to you."
Mirabel has an amazing talent: her voice. She wants to continue working on public speaking and looks forward to becoming a successful activist and entrepreneur.
Learning Spotlight: 6th Grade Orchestra
Peachtree Middle School
DCSD Website: https://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/