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​Super Raiders Homecoming Festivities Friday, September 19
     Parade 6pm
     Hall of Fame Induction 7pm
     Raider Walk 7:15pm
     Football Kick Off 7:30
     Homecoming Court Presentation at Halftime

Spirit Days
      Monday, September 15:  Pajama Day
      Tuesday, September 16:  Match Made in Heaven Day
      Wednesday, September 17:  Wacky-Tacky Day
      Thursday, September 18:  Class Theme Day
      Friday, September 19:  Class Color Spirit Day 

Special note:  this year's Homecoming dance takes place​ on Saturday, September 27th.

   Homecoming 2014 Details


Signs of Suicide (SOS) Prevention Program​
Senior Class - September 16-19, 2014
Junior Class - October 6-9, 2014

The SOS Signs of Suicide® Prevention Program is an award-winning, nationally recognized program designed for middle and high school-age students. The program teaches students how to identify the symptoms of depression and signs of suicide in themselves or their friends, and encourages seeking help through the use of the ACT® technique (Acknowledge, Care, Tell). The Counselors will be presenting this vital information to Seniors in their Social Studies classes September 16-19, 2014 and to Juniors on October 6-9, 2014. NOTE:  Last year the program was presented to ninth grade students; this year’s ninth grade students received the information in middle school. ​​​

Reapply for Free or Reduced Price Meal Benefits Before September 18
To continue free or reduced price meal benefits for students, each household must complete a new application every year. If the household has not reapplied for school year 2014-15, Free and Reduced Meal Benefits will end on September 22, 2014. If there is an interruption in benefits​, the household is responsible for payment of meals until the Free and Reduced Application is approved. To help assure continuation of benefits, the household must have a new application turned in to the school cafeteria manager before September 18, 2014. Be sure to list all the students in the household on the application. Keep in mind the application may take up to 10-days to process. Questions? Please call the Fulton County School Nutrition Program - Meal Eligibility Desk (404)305-2220. Application

Picture Day set for Monday, September 22
​Freshmen, Sophomore & Junior Yearbook Photos ​

Professional photographers will be on campus Monday, September 22 to take 9th, 10th & 11th grade student yearbook photos. Students will have their pictures made during 4th period classes​. Students who miss the September 22 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


Open House Tuesday, September 23, 2014
PARENTS -- DON'T MISS the Annual Open House and State of the School Address on Tuesday, September 23, at 6:30pm. Parents report to their child's Advisement Classroom for a brief meeting and will then follow their child's class schedule through an abbreviated day. The evening is a chance to meet teachers and the parents of your child's classmates.​

Sandy Springs Police: ​ Teen Driving Class Wednesday, September 24
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 September 24, October 22, or December 3, 2014.​

Professional Jazz Concert Sunday, September 28
Auditorium, 7pm. Enjoy a fabulous evening of music with "Skin-Tones in Pursuit," featuring professional musician Randy Skinner on the trumpet. Ticket sales will underwrite the SkillsUSA 2015 spring break trip to California. The SkillsUSA students will spend their spring break learning more about the Audio Video Technology and Film (AVTF) industry in Los Angeles by visiting USC, UCLA, Loyola Marymount, the KTLA studios, Universal Studios, and more. Adults $15, Students w/ID $10, Children under 12 $5. Tickets available from any SkillsUSA student, from faculty sponsor Dr. J.C. Futrell, or online


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

Raider Teams & Coaches Accept ALS Ice Bucket Challenges   ​Keep up with the video coverage of the Raider Nation participating in the challenges


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
The 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.

                          View The Washington Post 2014 rankings/report

​View the US News 2014 rankings/report                    







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Fundraisers & Service Projects
​Homecoming T-Shirts $10
For sale by the SGA in the atrium during all lunches --​ Monday, September 15 thru Thursday, September 18. 

Pansy Sales Benefit Girls Soccer
Order by September 19, 2014
learn more

​​Jazz Concert Sunday, September 28
Auditorium, 7pm

Professional Band "The Skin-Tones in Pursuit" perform to underwrite SkillsUSA spring break trip. Adults $15, Students w/ID $10, Children under 12 $5. Tickets available from any SkillsUSA student, from faculty sponsor Dr. J.C. Futrell, or online. ​

Kroger Community Rewards
Shop at Kroger and support the Raiders. Already have a Kroger Plus card? Register online to designate the Riverwood High School Foundation (organization number 14852​) and start shopping.  Need a Kroger Plus card, or need ​more information? Sign up at Kroger.com/communityrewards

Log into AmazonSmile​ and designate the "Riverwood High School Foundation" before shopping on the entire Amazon site. Amazon donates a percentage of all eligible purchases to the Foundation

2014-15 Raider Cards
The Football program is offering a card with discounts to Local Merchants. $20 suggested donation. List of merchants and discounts

Raider Pride Magnets
$5 Magnets support the Lady Raider Volleyball program.

Available in the school front office, or from Coach Leigh Hudson

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