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​​​​​last update February 12​​, 2017​


Dr. Shaw's Letter to Parents of Seniors December 5, 2016
      English           Span​ish
The comprehensive letter contains critical information every senior (and their parents) needs to know for the final semester:  transcripts, exit survey, senior clearance, special senior exam schedule, graduation, and more.


​PTSA Activities for the Senior Class​

The PTSA has several committees in place to provide a memorable send off for the Class of 2017. Questions? Contact PTSA Parent Volunteer Senior Week Chair Lori Peljovich (lpeljovich@me.com​)
             ​View the committee listings and contact the chairs to volunteer 


Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber of Commerce $1,000 College Scholarship
For Class of 2017 Riverwood Females; Deadline February 28, 2017
Female candidates must submit application, recommendations, and consent forms by February 28, 2017.​ Visit the Chamber of Commerce Scholarship information page for complete details 

Eligible candidates will:
  ​   (i) have persevered despite challenges
     (ii) attended Riverwood International Charter High School for at least 2 years
          (includes this senior year)
     (iii) demonstrate financial need (qualifies for free and/or reduced lunch)
     (iv) complete FAFSA information
     (v) a cumulative numeric avg. of at least 79 out of 100
     (vi) will be enrolled in an accredited Georgia non-profit school
         (technical, associate, 4-yr college for the summer or fall)
     (vii) are a US Citizen or have Permanent resident Alien Status to be eligible
Additionally, candidates will write an essay about goals for the degree and financial need,  along with a completed Application and two letters of recommendation from non-relatives​

Visit the Chamber of Commerce Scholarship information page for complete details (http://www.sandyspringsperimeterchamber.com/initiatives/donna-mahaffey-scholarship-fund)


North Fulton PTA Scholarship Deadline February 28, 2017
The North Fulton Council of PTA's, of which the Riverwood PTSA is a member, annually awards The Sally Fitzgerald Scholarship. Last year's three recipients each won $1,100. The award is open to all seniors who are PTSA members and are graduating from a North Fulton County High School. The scholarship targets students who exhibit characteristics in volunteerism, extra-curricular activities, academic excellence, essay writing, and financial need. Application postmark deadline Tuesday, February 28, 2017. 

Visit the North Fulton Council PTA website to download application​


PTSA Offers Five $1,000 College Scholarships 
Application Deadline Wednesday, March 8, 2017
The Riverwood PTSA will award five $1,000 scholarships to Riverwood seniors (Class of 2017) based on academic achievement, leadership, school and community service, and financial need. ​
Applications are available on​line or in the College/Career Center. Turn in completed application and required teacher recommendation to Roxie Garber in the College & Career Center before the end of the school day Wednesday, March 8, 2017.



Class of 2017 Accepted Colleges 
Members of the Class of 2017 must inform the Counseling Center of all college and university acceptances, even from schools the student does not plan to attend. 




Cap and Gown & Graduation Announcement Orders
 

Online payment and ordering is available: herff​jones.com



Important Spring 2017 ​Dates

April 3-7 Spring Break

Wednesday, April 19 - Cap & Gown distribution during all lunches

Saturday, April 22 - 8-11pm Prom at the​ Biltmore Hotel

Thursday, April 27​​ - 7pm Honors Night

Monday, May 1 thru Friday, May 19 - AP & IB Exams   

Wednesday, May 17 thru Monday, May 22 - Senior Exams  
                Wednesday, May 18:  B1 & B2
                Thursday, May 19:  A1 & A2
                Friday, May 20:  B4 & B3
                ​Monday, May 23:  A4 & A3   

Sunday, May 21 - 5pm Prelude to Graduation​, Auditorium​
                          Seniors gather in the Media Center at 4:30

Tuesday, May 23 - 9am-noon, Senior Clearance, Tournament Gym
                Last name A-C, 9am
                D-H, 9:30am
                I-M, 10am
                N-S, & students with IB/AP testing conflicts, 10:30am
                T-Z, 11am

Wednesday, May 24 - 8:20am Graduation Practice at School
Wednesday, May 24 - Graduation Picnic following Graduation Practice
                    ​

Thursday, May 25 - 3pm Graduation Ceremony, Cobb Energy Centre



Gown Return and Diploma Pick Up Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Auditorium Lobby, 9-11:30am
Seniors may pick up their diplomas when they return their gown 
to the school front office. Report to the Auditorium Lobby following the schedule below:
Last Name begins with 
     A-C:  9am
     D-H:  9:30am
     I-M:  10am
     N-S:  10:30am 
     T-Z:  11am
Gown return/diploma pick up closes at 11:30am. Students who cannot attend the May 30 exchange may come to the school during summer office hours. The school front office will be open Mondays and Wednesdays from 8am-1pm beginning the week of June 5th. The school building will not be open the week of July 4th.



​​​Important News for Seniors from the Counseling Center


Update College Acceptances and Scholarship Offers
Seniors, remember to let Mrs. Garber know about ALL college acceptances and scholarship offers received -- even from schools you do not plan to attend.  Check the College Acceptances map on the bulletin board outside the Counseling Center to see where members of the Class of 2017 are being accepted.​​



12th Grade Students & Parents Meeting Wednesday, August 25, 2016
The Counseling Center PowerPoint from the evening is available to view and download. Topics covered included the "nuts and bolts" of senior year, including deadlines, transcript requests, letters of recommendation, and much more.   (.pdf of presentation


         
​​Good Things to Know
(alphabetical order)
ACT Testin​g Schedule
​AP & IB E​xam Schedules
May 2017, coming soon
​Blue Envelope Tribut​e 
Information coming spring 2017

Blue Envelope Committee Chairs:

Angie Ponsell angieponsell@gmail.com
Melissa Flom melissaflom@yahoo.com


Class Dues Q​&​A for Class of 2016 & 2017
College Admissions Office Addresses 
College & Career Center Page 
Colleges Visiting/Special Programs
Counseling Center Page
Counselor Recommendation Request Form
FAFSA Help Sheet
Financial Aid PowerPoint from the Georgia Student Finance Commission Presented February 18, 2014
Georgia Futures College Planning Online Resource (for​merly named GA college 411)    
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​Prelude to Graduation
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Auditorium, 5pm

Committee Chairs:

Edye Cohen edyescohen@gmail.com
Lois Craig c_kinley@bellsouth.net

​PTSA Scho​larship​​ Application
Deadline March 8, 2017
SAT Testing Schedule   
​Scholarship Re​port Form
Form available spring 2017
Deadline April 21, 2017
Senior Exam Schedule May 2017
English           Span​ish
Senior Night Par​ent​ Presentation August 2016         ​
Senior Picnic
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Following Graduation Practice

Free and open to all Seniors. Food, music, games, inflatables, and fun

Picnic ​Committee Chairs:

Whitney Lea whitneymlea@comcast.net Melissa Hellem mhhdesigns@comcast.net


Permission Slip available spring 2017
Senior Survival​ Guide--Published August 2014 by the Counseling Center​    
​Senior W​eek Parent Volunteer & ​Donation Form
Form available spring 2017
​Senior Yard S​igns
Order form available 2017

Yard Sign Committee Chairs:

Shannon Clayman sclayman@att.net
Julie Neal jbneal12@gmail.com


Yearbook (Senior Photos & Ads)  
 






​​College Acceptances
​​Which schools offered admission to recent Raiders? The Counseling Center compiles the list based on information provided by students. Please contact the Counseling Center to report additional acceptances or wait-list clearances. 
Class of 2016 ​Coll​ege Acceptances -- as reported by May 6, 2016
 Class of 2015 College Acceptances - as reported by April 24, 2015
Class of 2014 College Acceptances - as reported by May 23, 2014
Class of 2013 College Acceptances - as reported by May 1, 2013

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