last update February 12, 2017
Dr. Shaw's Letter to Parents of Seniors December 5, 2016
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 online 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: herffjones.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
N-S, & students with IB/AP testing conflicts, 10:30am
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
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)