Special December Writing Center Event
Bridges Sessions Wednesday, December 12
Room 101, during all lunches
Hosted by the insightful and engaging Ty Thompson, the Bridges sessions are a special time for students to come and relax, destress, and talk with each other before exams.
Fall 2018 PSAT Scores Available Online December 11, 2018
9th-11th grade students who took the PSAT on campus during the school day on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 will be able to access their scores online beginning December 11, 2018. Students must create a College Board account (link) in order to view the PSAT results. The Counseling Center has a wealth of resources to assist with understanding the scores and what steps to take next to prepare for the SAT
"Home Alone" Movie Screening Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Tickets: $5 includes movie, popcorn, & a drink
Advance Tickets sold during all lunches Monday, December
10 and Tuesday, December 11, as well as in the Counseling Center
Raider HoPe (Hispanic Organization Promoting Education) chapter
Exams & Early Release Days
Monday, December 17 through Thursday, December 20
Students take two exams each day
Early release for all students at noon
Monday, December 17: A2 & A3
Tuesday, December 18: B2 & B3
Wednesday, December 19: A1 & A4
Thursday, December 20: B1 & B4
Last Day of Fall Semester: Thursday, December 20
Adult Volunteers Needed for SAIL (Seniors Achieving in Life)
Sign up now to help in February and March 2019SAIL (Seniors Achieving in Life) is seeking both returning and new adult volunteers to assist seniors in the Class of 2019 with the often challenging process of selecting, applying to, and securing financing for two and four year colleges. Mentors work with SAIL students on a weekly basis during February and March 2019 at mutually convenient times in the Counseling Center. learn more about this great program
Prospective Student/Parent Information Session Friday, January 11, 2019
Sessions begin at 9:30am in the Auditorium and last approximately one and a half hours. Both students and parents are invited to attend. No RSVP required; however, please sign up for a session online (link) to ensure having enough materials on hand. Please report directly to the auditorium (old building) to sign in. For this event, visitors will not have to sign in at the front desk of the new building. learn more
ACT & SAT Prep Classes Offered On-Campus
Fulton County Schools, in partnership with The Princeton Review, is offering discounted SAT and ACT review classes on campus to prepare for spring 2019 tests. The discounted price ($125) includes 15 hours of in-class instruction, full-length proctored practice tests, and additional practice tests. Register online (Princetonreview.com/fultoncounty) using promo code FCSATL, or call The Princeton Review (800-273-8439, x 1070)
Classes begin February 23 to prepare for the April 2019 ACT
Classes begin March 16 for the May 2019 SAT
ACT & SAT Spring 2019 Class Flyer
Career Readiness Initiative: Adult Volunteers and Businesses Needed
Please use the online form (link)
to sign up to assist with a Career Cafe and/or Business Connection, or to request more information. Career Cafes, career-related workshops or information sessions, will take place during lunch hours. Business connections will offer internships and career-related mentorships.
Georgia Department of Driver Services Forms (DDS/ADAP)
Students, please allow several working days for the school staff to process Certificates of Attendance. The front office cannot process incomplete forms. The school processing fee is $2.
Rekapalli Aces ACT
Congratulations to Shreya Rekapalli for scoring a perfect 36 on the ACT (American College Testing) exam. Rekapalli, Class of 2019, is a candidate for the International Baccalaureate Diploma. Her studies include Higher Level Math, Physics, History of the Americas, and Literature, along with AP Psychology and Theory of Knowledge. She serves as a tutor in the Raider Writing Center, and is president of both the Model UN team and the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter. Rekapalli is a member of the Beta Club, the National Honor Society, and the Science National Honor Society. She attended the summer 2018 Governor's Honors Program in social studies, and was selected to go to the Yale Young Global Scholars for the Politics, Law, and Economics session. As a Junior, Rekapalli received The George Washington University Book Award. Rekapalli plans to double major in economics and psychology and has her sights set on Duke University, Dartmouth College, or Cornell University.
Rekapalli commented, “I firmly believe that practice is key. For me, the best thing to do was take practice tests to identify patterns in my mistakes, and then do the appropriate practice to remedy them. It's really all about practice. Leading up to the ACT, I took 10 practice tests.” Of the more than 2 million students taking the ACT in 2017, only .136% achieved a perfect score.
Stanek is National Merit Semifinalist
Congratulations to Senior Michelle Stanek for being selected as a semifinalist in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship program.
Based on her outstanding score on the PSAT taken during her Junior year, Stanek joins an elite group of approximately 16,000 high school seniors from across the country. As semifinalist, she now must fulfill several requirements in order to advance to the finalist round. She must have a record of high academic performance, be endorsed and recommended by the school principal, and earn an SAT score that confirms her earlier qualifying test performance. Additionally, all semifinalists complete a detailed scholarship application, which includes a self-descriptive essay and information about participation and leadership in school and community activities.
Graduation Rate Sets All-time Mark
The Georgia Department of Education released the Class of 2018 graduation rate statistics for the state and Riverwood's graduating class reached an all-time high of 92.2%. Congratulations to the students, the faculty, and the families for this significant achievement. The 92.17% rate represents a 5.2% increase from 2017 and was the highest increase across all Fulton County High Schools. Of special note was the 13.5% graduation rate increase in the Hispanic demographic.
Principal Chuck Gardner said, "I am proud of the team approach that our school is taking to mentor and support students. Additionally, I’m proud of our families, community, and feeder schools that made this happen."
View or download Mr. Gardner's September 20, 2018 letter English
13 Raiders Selected for Youth Leadership Sandy Springs
Congratulations to Christine Cleveland, Oliver Davidson, David Esslinger, Bradley Friedrich, Sasha Frierson, Elizabeth Grant, Sophie Griggs, Grecia Hernandez, Haag Johnson, Lindsey Lewis, Jennifer Ruiz, Katie Sprung, and Owen Woodman for being selected for the 2018-19 Youth Leadership Sandy Springs Class. The 13 inductees join 26 other Sandy Springs area high school students in the year-long program designed to enhance and enrich their understanding of the city. Throughout the year, they will examine the environment, city government, non-profits, law enforcement, as well as business and public safety. Launched by Leadership Sandy Springs in 2011, YLSS is based on Leadership Sandy Springs’ successful 30-year-old program developing community leaders. The Raiders are proud to carry on the tradition of having significant representation in YLSS.
Fulton County Schools Online QuickTip Safety Reporting
Fulton County Schools has an online QuickTip program which students, families, and stakeholders may use to report safety concerns to school and district officials. Providing contact information is optional. Tips may address anything
from abuse and bullying to vandalism and violence. Use the link below to make a tip, or install the FCS mobile app available for Android and Apple.
UPDATED: Class of 2018 Colleges & University Acceptances
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.
Advanced Placement Test Results Earn Honors
The Georgia Department of Education named Riverwood a 2018 AP STEM school, an AP Humanities School, and an AP Access and Support School based on the Spring 2017 Advanced Placement scores. Congratulations to the students and teachers for their hard work. visit the News & Media Gallery for the complete story
International Studies Magnet
Application Now Online
Deadline Tuesday, January 15, 2019
|3rd Annual Dodgeball Tournament|
Thursday, December 13
Sign up during all lunches Friday, December 7. Wrestling team fundraiser
|Care Packages for Homeless Teens|
Bring donations to Counseling Center through Thursday, December 13
The Raider Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) Club, in conjunction with the Raider Community Service Club and the Hispanic Organization Promoting Education (HoPe) chapter, is conducting their 4th Annual Lost-n-Found care package drive. learn more
Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays
November 12 thru December 20
Sponsored by AVID students. Bring new, unopened toys to Room 208. All NHS, Beta Club, & Community Service Club members will receive hours for their donations
|Baskin Robbins Fundraiser|
Thursday, December 27, 2018
Sandy Springs Location Only
230 Hammond Drive
Mention the Raiders & the Band & Orchestra Boosters will receive 20% of the profits
|Raider Night at the Legion House|
Saturday, January 26, 2019
American Legion Hall, Chastain Park, 7pm
Party to benefit Boys Lacrosse. Adults only. Music, food, silent auction, wine pull, and more...learn more
|Boon Supply Shopping|
Shop for gifts, housewares, jewelry, outdoor & garden items, and more...
Each purchase earns 50% for Raider Athletics
Free shipping for orders over $75
Game & Puzzle Donations
A significant focus of the Community Based Instruction (CBI) program is
socialization and learning how to interact appropriately with other students. Please bring donations to Room 1205 (new building) or contact CBI faculty member Samantha Greco for more information (GrecoS@fultonschools.org)
Apple Magic Trackpads
Support Art Teacher Dana Munson's project to purchase Trackpads for use in Art/Design Classes
Math Department Projector
Support Mr. Qui's project to purchase a wireless projector for his special education classes learn more
|Raider Restaurant Cards|
Support Raider Athletics with a $20 donation and receive a 2018-19 Raider Card. Raider Cards are valid until May 30, 2019 and offer discounts at more than 25 local merchants. learn more
|Student Relaxation Room Wish List|
The Counseling Center is furnishing a relaxation room for students and it is almost complete. Only a few wish list items remain View wish list
Questions? Contact Head Counselor Shamona Harrell (HarrellS@fultonschools.org)
Log into AmazonSmile (link) 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
|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
|Publix Partners: Enroll online for the free school partnership program and register "Riverwood International Charter School." Once enrolled, enter your phone number at check-out to earn cash for the school Every purchase made at Publix counts; for every $37,500 spent, Riverwood receives $250. Learn more|