Peachtree's Highlights and Distinctions



Peachtree Highlights & Distinctions
2015 – 2016

Peachtree Elementary was recognized by the Georgia Department of Education with a 2016 Georgia Family-Friendly Partnership School Award.


Peachtree's implementation of the nationally recognized Positive Behavior Intervention & Support Framework (PBIS) continues to motivate our students to develop good citizenship skills. Peachtree has been recognized by the Georgia Department of Education as an operational PBIS school for the last 4 years.


Peachtree Elementary completed its 5th year as an authorized Primary Years Programme (PYP) International Baccalaureate (IB) World School in 2015-2016. The PYP experience culminates with the Exhibition, a student driven inquiry event, which allows our fifth graders to demonstrate the skills and attributes they have developed during their time at Peachtree. IB also requires instruction in an additional language and all Peachtree students K-5 receive Spanish instruction from a certified foreign language teacher throughout the year.


24 Peachtree students (K-5) had their artwork displayed at the Peachtree Corners Library Art Show in November, 2016.


Kindergarten Art Exhibition - All 12 kindergarten classes participated in an Art Exhibition in February, 2016. This was in conjunction with their IB unit, How We Express Ourselves. For weeks, students created a variety of art work with the support of their teachers and local artists. The work was displayed in the cafeteria for the main event. The exhibition was open to the school community, families and friends. The event raised $1,742.23, which was donated to Aldersgate Elementary in Culuco, Honduras and a small portion went to Peachtree's International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program.


The Peachtree ES Relay for Life team raised $4281.26 at the silver level in the Gwinnett County RFL program.


Peachtree ES staff and students contributed $5166.22 to United Way.


Approximately 120 Peachtree students have enjoyed participating in a number of special large group music activities sponsored by the music department. These include the Peachtree Panther Chorus which was featured on GCPS TV's Sound of the Seasons holiday program; ninety chorus students who participated in the Atlanta Gladiator's “Sing for Santa” event; forty 5th grade chorus students who had the opportunity to tour the historic Fox Theatre and sing on the same stage as many jazz and big band greats in the Egyptian Ballroom; and four 5th grade students who represented Peachtree at the All Gwinnett County Honor Chorus.


 

* In recognition of World Vision Day in October, Peachtree for the fourth year partnered with Essilor Foundation, Alcon and Prevent Blindness Georgia to provide onsite vision screening for all Peachtree students, plus follow-up eye exams for students who didn’t pass, and free eye glasses for students who needed them.

 



* Peachtree continued its partnerships with Perimeter Church and Peachtree Corners Presbyterian Church to provide the Kids Hope USA Mentoring Program.

* Extracurricular activities at Peachtree include Ambassadors, Chorus, French Club, Kids Care Service Club, Readers’ Rally, Robotics Club, Safety Patrol, Sport Stacking Club and the Witzzle Pro Math Tournament.

* Parent and community involvement continues to increase through our very active PTA, parent participation in Title 1 Planning, and School Council. Examples of involvement activities include: Principal for a Day, Kids’ Hope USA mentors, Parent Center volunteers, Junior Achievement, Literacy Night, Math Night, Title I workshops and classroom volunteers.

*English and computer classes for Peachtree parents are offered throughout the school year.


* Peachtree’s commitment to an increased use of technology to support instruction has recently received additional support with the addition of new IPads for classrooms, new broadcast equipment to allow live broadcasts from any part of the school to our classrooms, a newly updated & technologically enhanced media center, increased numbers of laptops and tablets in classrooms and technology coaching personnel to assist teachers in utilizing this equipment.
Peachtree Elementary School - IB World School 5995 Crooked Creek Road Main:770.448.8710
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