School Phone Number Change
The new phone number is 470-254-1980
Workers recently installed new telephone equipment. The directory, with new extension numbers, is being updated. Please be patient during this transition. Thank you.
9th Grade Orientation Thursday morning, August 6 (8:30-10:30am)
The meeting begins promptly at 8:30am in the Auditorium for 9th grade students and their parents. Following a special program and introduction, freshmen will receive schedules, learn about cafeteria payment options, bus schedules, and more. Bring checkbooks to purchase lockers, Raider gear, and to join the PTSA, BOB, PABA, the RAA, and the Foundation. Back to School Forms & Information
10th-12th Grade Orientation Thursday, August 6
Tournament Gym 10th grade, 10:30-11:15am
11th grade, 11:15am-Noon
12th grade, Noon-12:45pm
Pick up class schedules. Bring checkbooks to pay PTSA dues, purchase lockers, join BOB, PABA, the RAA, and the Foundation. Raider Gear will be available to purchase. Find out about Bus Schedules, Lunch Payment options, Parking Permits (Juniors and Seniors only), and more... Back to School Forms & Information
Welcome, Assistant Principal Dr. Gladys Peoples
A veteran educator, Dr. Peoples has almost 20 years of teaching, counseling, and administrative experience. She joins the Raider Administrative team from Chattahoochee High School, where she served as an Assistant Principal. Dr. Peoples earned her Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Eastern Kentucky University and her Doctorate of Philosophy in Educational and Counseling Psychology from the University of Kentucky.
Welcome New Counselor, Shamona Harrell
The Counseling Department is pleased to introduce Shamona Harrell as the counselor for students whose last names begin with the letters Ri-Z. Ms. Harrell joined Fulton County Schools in 2006 as an IRR teacher at Banneker High School. She moved from the classroom to serve as a Counselor and, in the 2014-15 school year, was the Head Counselor. Ms. Harrell has Master's Degrees in both Special Education and School Counseling.
Georgia Department of Driver Services Certificates of Attendance
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.
Georgia DDS Attendance Form
Learn more & view the June 2015 Video Interview in the News & Media Gallery
Class of 2015 Senior Spotlight on Tianna Seidel
Fulton County Schools selected one senior from each high school for its 2015 Star Senior Showcase. Congratulations to Tianna Seidel for representing the Raiders in this year’s video.
Seidel, a dedicated member of the Raider drama program, loves the theatre and everything that goes with it. In addition to acting, she learned technical aspects of the stage, including lighting and sound design, as well as costuming and set building.
The Class of 2015 graduated on Thursday, May 21 at the Cobb Energy Centre. Each year, the school bestows three special awards to outstanding seniors. Congratulations to:
- Atlanta Journal & Constitution Cup: Rachel Carlson
The AJC Cup recipient displays not only academic promise but also demonstrates initiative, enthusiasm, energy, and strong leadership skills. The AJC Cup winner is an exemplary student who serves as a positive role model.
- Principal's Cup: Skyler de Groot
The Principal's Cup goes to the senior who best exemplifies the spirit of Riverwood. Basic criteria include academic scholarship, athletic participation, and demonstrated leadership. Most importantly, the recipient of this award has a history of mutual respect for those of other races, cultures, and beliefs.
- Faculty Cup: Madeline Sibert
Faculty Cup recipient is well-rounded, excelling in scholarship as well
as extracurricular pursuits. The Faculty Cup goes to a young person
whose positive behavior, extra effort and “can do” attitude is
emblematic of what is right with today’s youth.
Flying Club News
a long winter break, the flying club finished strong. Congratulations
to Seniors Christine Tyre, Niissceede Parra Franco, and Vincent Vitale.
Two of the Seniors, Tyre and Parra Franco, have been flying since their
Freshman year. On the first weekend in May, the group took two aircraft
with two certified flight instructors from the Gwinnett Airport to the
Winder Airport and then over Lake Lanier and back. The weather was
perfect for flying. Vitale went on his first discovery flight. Special
guest, Emma McCaskill, joined the Club for the May outing. Alan Sohmer
is the faculty sponsor.
Boyd and Kinsey Earn "Superior" Score at Georgia Student Media Festival
Congratulations to Tianna Boyd and Marvin Kinsey for winning the highest possible score in the May 2015 Georgia Student Media Festival. Their project, "Speak Up," was one of more than 830 entries from across the state to advance from local and district competitions. Judges evaluated excellence in production, writing, creativity, lighting, and impact.
The Georgia Student Media Festival celebrates outstanding student-produced media projects. The Georgia Association for Instructional Technology (GAIT) and the Georgia Library Association (GLA,) in partnership with Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) and Clayton State University (CSU), sponsor the annual event.
Raiders Win Positive Athlete Georgia Awards
Raiders Named Positive School of the Year
Three Students Named Positive Athlete of the Year
The 2014-15 school year was the first time Riverwood participated in the Positive Athlete Georgia program. Congratulations to the three Raider Positive Athletes of the Year: Pascal Acree (Tennis), Bayne Jarvis (Cross Country), and Danielle Jenkins (Swimming). Furthermore, the school won the 2014-15 Positive School of the Year.
Sophomore Organizes MarchOn Weekend
Natalie Peek, a 10th grade student, created MarchOn to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement’s Bloody Sunday. It was a full weekend of study culminating in a trip to Selma, Alabama and a walk across the famous Edmund Pettus Bridge. Peek organized activities to increase social and political awareness among teens.
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