Bloomberg Market Concepts is Coming to Norcross High School
Beginning in the 2018-2019 school year, the program will provide Norcross High School students the opportunity to learn about the financial markets, and the driving forces behind those markets with hands-on experience on the Bloomberg Terminal. Bloomberg Market Concepts is an industry specific, 8-hour self-paced e-learning course that introduces... Read more
An Appreciation for the Fleeting Memories
When I was a freshman, I used to count down the days until graduation, clinging onto the idea that someday, I'd be free of it all. I was so desperate to leave the rushed 6 A.M. breakfasts in the car, the hours of daily precalculus problems, and the drowsy... Read more
College Admissions: Nerve-wracking, Exhausting and Rewarding
After reflecting on the last six months of my life, I can describe the college application process in four words: nerve-inducing, exhausting, and rewarding. I started my college application process at the beginning of August and the torture of writing essay after essay didn't end until December 30th. I... Read more
Not All Superheros Wear Capes...  They Also Wear Tutus!
GSMST Service Learning has saved the day again! But this time, it's through tutus and capes! In March, the Service Learning class had the founder of Tutu Capers, Barbara Mock, come and talk to the students about the project. She started the program in 2012 with a group of... Read more
Spring Favorites in Gwinnett
Spring is my favorite season. With that comes more daylight, more rain, warmer weather, flowers and trees blooming, and more time for friends and hanging out. The only real downside of spring is pollen. When I have the time and don't spend the entire weekend inside my house, I... Read more
Looking Forward
This May, I am graduating high school, and next fall, I will be in Athens. I will be studying English and music, taking literary courses and playing in the orchestra. The University of Georgia is home to great communities, phenomenal academic instruction, and endless career preparation opportunities. As an... Read more
Georgia SPCA: Adopt a Pet
The Georgia SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is a non-profit pet rescue organization located in Suwanee on Buford Highway. Their mission is to reduce the number of healthy animals euthanized in the State of Georgia by implementing successful adoption programs, and offering low cost spay/neuter... Read more
Looking Ahead to all the Lasts
Next school year will be my last year at Peachtree Ridge. As I look ahead to next year, I can't wait for my classes, my extracurriculars, and most importantly college decisions. Next year, I will be in six AP classes, nine clubs, and three internships. Many people view that... Read more
Connecting Classroom Curriculum with the Outside World
Shannon Costello is one of the two AP Psychology Teachers at Peachtree Ridge High school and has been at the school since 2005. Originally from the Midwest, Mrs. Costello was born, raised and educated in Illinois and Indiana. After working both in the marketplace and education in Illinois, Mrs.... Read more
Sonnets and Sanguineness: How My Language Arts Teacher Impacted My Life
It was the first day of my second semester of high school, and I was a freshman struggling with apathy and lethargy like I had senioritis. I was exhausted by the thoughts of grade-point-averages and AP exams looming over me. Returning to school after a painfully short break was... Read more