PRHS Issue 3
September 9, 2022-2023
September 16: Digital Day
October 3rd & 4th: Q1 Final Exams
October 6-10: Fall Break (no school)
Irene Donahue: PRHS Teacher of the Year
Join us in congratulating Irene Donahue (Math) as our PRHS Teacher of the Year. We are proud of all the hard work and dedication she puts in for our students.
Digital Learning Day
Digital Learning Day is 9/16/22 for Students.
STEM Recertification Ceremony
State Superintendent Richard Woods, GCPS Superintendent Dr. Watts, and School Board Chair Dr. Tarece Johnson visited Peachtree Ridge as the State presented us with our STEM recertification banner. PRHS would like to recognize and congratulate all of our SPIRE teachers, students, Mrs. Brace, and Dr. Devitt on this amazing accomplishment.
ParentVUE and StudentVUE Apps not working?
A recent application update requires you to delete and install the ParentVUE and StudentVUE mobile app from your device(s).
This update ensures that you have the newest version of the app and will continue to receive updates. If you do not delete and reinstall the applications, your device may not connect properly and continue to receive updates.
You will use the same username and password to log in after downloading the app. If you are not using the app and want to learn more, visit our website for information.
Forgot your password?
If you have forgotten your password, use this link to reset parent portal password. Do NOT use the link provided in the app.
Taste of the Ridge
Support PRHS Bands and enjoy local restaurants. Learn more on this Taste of the Ridge Flyer.
PRHS Student Council would like to invite all students to the Homecoming Dance on September 17th, 2022. The theme this year is New York Lights!
The Homecoming Dance is going to be Saturday, September 17 from 8pm to 11pm the price will is $30 per ticket.
Follow the link or scan the QR code to buy your tickets now!
We encourage all students (and teachers) to participate in Spirit Week, September 12th-16th.
- 9/12 - Onesie Monday: wear a onesie
- 9/13 - Twin Tuesday: wear twin outfits with someone
- 9/14 - Wednesday Decades: wear clothes from any decade
- 9/15 - Thursday Color by Grade: wear according to grade:
freshmen WHITE, sophomores BLACK, juniors RED, seniors BLUE
- 9/16 - Friday Digital Prep: digital day - get pumped for the Homecoming Game!
PTSA Reflections "Show your Voice"
The PTSA Reflections committee kicks off the Reflections Arts Program, a nationally recognized contest of the arts. Schools from the local, state and national level participate in this long-standing commitment to arts education and recognize students for their creative interpretations of the yearly theme. For more details email email@example.com
This year the theme is "Show Your Voice!"
Deadline for Entries is September 23
We invite you to encourage your students to participate and interpret the theme in any of the following categories.
Underclass Picture Makeup Day is September 19 in the Commons during all lunches.
Order Underclass Portraits here: https://magicmoment.morephotos.net/Collections/635294
On a desktop: Once there, click "Order Prints/Products" to choose your package and order
On a mobile device: Once there, click the box that begins, "This is a Pre-order...." Once you click that box, you can click "Order Prints/Products" to begin your order.
The final day to submit Senior Portraits for the yearbook is October 17.
Senior Portrait Makeup Days are September 12 and 19 after school in the Hub.
See more information in the Senior Section below.
Explorers Post 562 First Meeting
Don’t miss your opportunity to join this program on Tuesday, September 13th at 6:00 PM.
Being an Explorer allows young people to see life from the perspective of our police officers.
Students will receive hands-on training, knowledge about the different areas of Law, an opportunity to attend a Law Enforcement Conference, and the chance to participate in regional competitions. Students will also be eligible for college scholarships, with over $5,000 awarded in Gwinnett County last year.
Explorers give their time to better their neighborhoods and schools, becoming intertwined with the community the way law enforcement strives to do through community policing efforts. They take proactive steps toward their future and throughout the entire process, they have the guidance of role model police officers.
Explorers are taught the importance of physical fitness, leadership, chain of command, teamwork, and problem-solving. They learn to negotiate scenarios like traffic stops, building searches, domestic disturbances, and investigate mock crime scenes better than some academy recruits.
Don’t miss your opportunity to join this program on Tuesday, September 13th at 6:00 PM.
We will meet at the Gwinnett County School Police HQ/Training Center, 1229 Northbrook Pkwy., Suite A, Suwanee, GA. 30024.
Located in the REAR ENTRANCE of the BUICE CENTER (Building Next to Northbrook Middle School).
Space is limited, so please reserve your spot by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org include as your subject line: Post GCSP 562.
Yearbooks for Sale
All yearbooks, Senior Ads, and accessories can be purchased at Balfour.com. Order by February 1 to secure a copy. The yearbook quantity order is placed based on February 1 sales and very few extra books are ordered.
Class Ring and Graduation Announcements Orders
Herff Jones will be on campus Wednesday, November 9th during all lunches for class ring order. Graduation invitation orders can be placed at https://www.3rdascent.com/
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!
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.
Soccer Interest Meeting
Soccer Informational Meeting on Tuesday, September 20th from 7-8pm in the PRHS Theater. The meeting is for all girls and boys interested in trying out for soccer this school year. You must bring a parent/guardian with you to the meeting. Go to prhssoccer.com for soccer program information.
Swim and Dive Interest Meeting and Suit Fittings
PRHS Swim and Dive Informational Meeting for prospected athletes/parents - Wednesday, September 24th - 6-6:45 PM. Team Registration & Suit Fitting was Sept. 7th from 5-7 PM.
Wrestling Interest Meeting
There will be an interest meeting for Boys and Girls wrestling September 20, 2022, 6:30pm in the PRHS Media Center. For more information contact Coach Harris at email@example.com.
Peachtree Ridge Youth Wrestling registration for boys and girls will open September 1st,, parent meeting September 11th 1:00 pm at Peachtree Ridge High School in the Media Center. This values-based program runs from October 24th through the end of February and is a great chance to keep your kids busy during the winter months. Beginners will practice twice a week while advanced kids will have the opportunity to practice up to three times. Parents who want to learn more or would like to register their kids can visit https://www.pryaasports.com/wrestling-registration
Any questions can be directed to Wrestling Director Tre Horton via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Come see the Robo Lions in Action
The PRHS Robo Lions will be participating in the upcoming Suwannee Fest and the Duluth Fall Festival on Saturday September the 17th and Saturday the 24th . The team will have a parade float in each of the festivals' parades. The team has been working hard on our float, so please come out to show support of Peachtree Ridge and the robotics team.
South Asian Student Association (SASA)
The South Asian Student Association (SASA) will be having their next meeting on Wednesday, September 14th @2:30 in E-110. Membership dues are also available on MyPaymentsPlus.
Senior Picture Makeups and Selecting your Yearbook Picture
Senior Portrait Makeups
September 12 and 19 2:30-6:00 in The Hub (e110)
Sign up here: https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/1elgkszc/
Use: Session: Senior Individual
School: Peachtree Ridge High School
You may walk in between 2:45 and 4 pm but WILL NOT get in until all appointments have been checked in.
Prepay your sitting fee here: https://magicmoment.morephotos.net/Collections/507020
Viewing Senior Proofs 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
Selecting a Senior Picture for the Yearbook
The final day to submit Senior Portraits for the yearbook is October 17
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
Senior Yearbook Ads
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)
Word of the Month: Social Engineering
Social Engineering describes a variety of tactics by which a cybercriminal uses the social skills that are part of human interaction to trick people into doing something they should not do. They gain the individual's confidence through deception in order to persuade the individual to share sensitive information, infect their computer with malware, or provide physical access to a desired location. Criminals may appear to be legitimate, posing as a credible person or impersonating a well-known and respected organization. They may claim to be a new employee, a vendor with whom the school district does business, or even the GCPS Help Desk.
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.
Do you have a Question about:
SAT/ACT Prep Classes?
End Zone after-school tutoring?
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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.