Brighton Beach Memoirs Comes to Campus October 23-26, 2014
Evening shows Thursday - Saturday; Matinee Sunday
The Riverwood Players present the comic and poignant play, Brighton Beach Memoirs, by Neil Simon Thursday, October 23, Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25 at 7pm; Matinee performance Sunday, October 26, 3pm. Tickets $8 Students/$12 Adults
Senior Yearbook Portraits Thursday, October 23 --learn more
Yearbook Picture Make-up Day October 24
Freshmen, Sophomore & Junior Yearbook Photos
9th, 10th & 11th grade students who missed the September picture day, or who wish to have their pictures re-taken, can take advantage of the October 24 make-up date when the photographers return to campus. No obligation to purchase. Learn more
Hands on Riverwood Saturday, October 25 (9am to noon)
Volunteers needed to spruce up the campus grounds Saturday morning, October 25. Parents, students, faculty, and members of the community are encouraged to contribute any amount of time. Bring wheelbarrows, shovels, hoes, edgers, clippers, pruners, weed eaters, blowers, garden gloves, small gardening tools, rakes, etc.
Sandy Springs Police: Teen Driving Class Wednesday, October 22
The Sandy Springs Police Department is offering free parent/teen driving classes this fall at their headquarters (7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 301, Sandy Springs 30350). Preregistration required. Call 770-551-3311 or email SandySpringsTeens@gmail.com to sign up for a class. The classes are from 6-8:15pm on October 22, or December 3, 2014.
Spring 2014 Honor Roll and Principal’s List Announced
Honor Roll students achieved a cumulative average between 90-94.9 and will be recognized during the school day on Wednesday, October 22. Principal’s List students earned a cumulative grade point average of 95 or higher; they will be recognized during the school day on Thursday, October 24. Congratulations to these outstanding scholars for a successful semester and for their demonstrated commitment to academic excellence. Any questions? Contact Assistant Principal Thomas Garrett (GarrettT1@fultonschools.org)
2014 Spring Honor Roll and Principal's List
Parent Input Needed for Reaccreditation Process
Fulton County Schools is preparing for reaccreditation by AdvancED (formerly known as SACS/Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) and wants to learn about parents' experiences and perspectives. Please click on the red banner below to take the confidential, anonymous survey. The survey closes October 31, 2014.
Prospective Students/Parent Information Session Friday, November 7
Sessions begin at 9am in the Riverwood Auditorium and last approximately one and a half hours. Both students and parents are invited to attend; no reservation required. learn more
Fulton County Schools Night with the Atlanta Hawks
Friday, November 14
Students, Parents, Employees and their families are eligible for special ticket pricing to the Atlanta Hawks vs. Miami Heat game on Friday, November 14, 2014. The Hawks will donate $5 from every ticket purchased to the Fulton County Schools Foundation. Tickets start at $21.
Event flyer with order form or order online
Art Teacher Nominated for National Art Educator of the Year
Congratulations to faculty member Dana Munson for being nominated
for the National Art Education Association, National Art Educator of
the Year. She will find out if she is selected late fall semester. Ms. Munson is the current
Southeast Region Art Educator of the Year.
Five National Merit Semifinalists & Two National Achievement Semifinalists
Congratulations to the following Seniors who, based on their outstanding scores on the PSAT taken during their Junior year, now find themselves in the running for prestigious National Merit college scholarships: Jeffrey Hooks, Ethan Mann, Luka Marinkovic, Carolyn Stanek and Albert Xiong are National Merit Semifinalists; Corinn Gist-Stevenson and Kara Wise are National Achievement Semifinalistslearn more in the News & Media Gallery
Science Team Wins Second Place in "Disease Detectives" Event at Rockdale Science and Math Magnet Science Olympiad Invitational
The Science Team traveled to the Rockdale Science and Math Magnet Science Olympiad Invitational on Saturday, October 4, 2014. Representing the Raiders were Pascal Acree, Erik Hsu, Ananya Munjal, Aman Folami Reese, Arantza Romero, Annie Sullivan, Josh Vayle, and Albert Xiong. Congratulations to Ananya Munjal and Josh Vayle for placing second in the "Disease Detectives" event. With 16 teams competing from across the state, the Raiders faced some highly ranked opponents and were pleased to finish 12th overall. Jeanne Urban is the Faculty Sponsor.
National Art Honor Society Inducts New Members
During the month of September, Binders Limelight Gallery in Buckhead displayed Raider student artwork in their public gallery. A reception held in the gallery at the conclusion of the exhibition also served as an induction ceremony for the Raider Chapter of the National Art Honor Society (NAHS). The Raiders welcomed 26 new members to the NAHS on Monday, September 29, 2014.
FBLA & FCCLA Go Behind the Scenes at Chick-Fil-A
Members of the Raider Family, Career & Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) and Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) clubs spent a half day in September taking the Chick-Fil-A Backstage Industry Tour. The students visited the Chick-Fil-A headquarters in southwest Atlanta on Tuesday, September 23 and learned the history of this successful local food service operation. The visit also revealed the many job opportunities available throughout the corporation beyond those typically seen when visiting a Chick-Fil-A restaurant. Sheri Smith and Sandy Gosch were the faculty sponsors of the field trip.
Debate Team attends Roswell Tournament
The Raiders traveled to Roswell High School on Saturday, September 20 for the Second Annual Hornet Challenge Debate Tournament. Raider Team President David Kim helped coach Madelyn Lieberman and Saya Abney to the semifinal bracket with a 3-1 record. Furthermore, Saya Abney won 10th place in speaker points. Asher Newman also made a great showing going maverick in the JV bracket. Congratulations for such fine results in only the second tournament of the year.
Caution: Section of Stadium Seating Off Limits
Please respect the safety banners and barricades in Hoskyn Stadium and do not enter the roped off sections. Plenty of seats will be available for the football game this weekend.
Read Dr. Shaw's October 2, 2014 letter about the repairs
Dr. Shaw's October 2, 2014 letter -- Spanish
FREE SAT & ACT Practice Tests at Sandy Springs Library Saturday, November 22
Kaplan is offering free, fully proctored practice SAT and ACT tests at the Sandy Springs Library Saturday afternoon, November 22, 2014. Doors open at 1pm. Must preregister. Register online at Kaptest.com using code AKKH14012 (for ACT) or SKKH14070 (for SAT/ACT).
Class of 2015 Top Ten Announced
Congratulations to the members of the Senior class with the highest GPA's (pictured L to R): Madeleine Sibert, Ethan Mann, Asher Berman, Carolyn Stanek, Caroline Albright, Tyler Diamond, Albert Xiong, Jeff Hooks, Julia Clendenin, and Christine Tye.
Drug & Alcohol Awareness Assemblies September 8 & 9, 2014
Over the course of two days, the PTSA sponsored assemblies for the entire student body regarding drugs and alcohol. Dr. Shaw's follow-up letter contains some helpful information.
Dr. Shaw's Letter of September 8, 2014 regarding Drug Awareness
Parking/Safety Notice: Driveway Access Behind the School is Off Limits
Do not use the access road behind the school for any reason, even after school or on weekends. The road is for emergency vehicles ONLY. Parents, please pick up students in front of the school – either in the front circle by the globe, or after school hours in front of the tournament gym once bus lanes are clear. Students, do not move cars closer to the gym or track after school.
Foundation Receives $10,000 Sandy Springs Society Grant
Sandy Springs Society awarded the Riverwood Foundation a $10,000 grant
in May 2014 to help establish AVID (Advancement Via Individual
Determination), a college readiness educational program. The Society
supports non-profit programs that improve the
quality of life for all the residents of Sandy Springs by promoting the
arts, heritage, education, the environment, and social services. The
Riverwood Foundation is committed to raise $25,000 to implement the
program in the fall.
Learn more about AVID and contribute to the Foundation
Washington Post 2014 Most Challenging High School Rank: #10 in Georgia
According to The Washington Post,
Riverwood is one of the hardest high schools in the state, ranked
second among all Fulton County high schools and tenth overall in
Georgia. The challenge index score is the number of college-level
tests given in 2013 divided by the number of last year's graduates.
In a further affirmation of scholastic achievement, US News, in a similar evaluation, ranks Riverwood 15th in the State. Congratulations to the students and teachers for their hard work.
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