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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 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.​  Overflow parking is available at Holy Innocents' Episcopal School with shuttles running 45 minutes prior to and 45 minutes following the Open House. PLEASE DO NOT PARK AT RED CURBS OR IN THE NO PARKING ZONES IN THE SURROUNDING NEIGHBORHOODS. 

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.​

Homecoming Dance Saturday, September 27, 2014
Dance tickets on sale in the atrium during all lunch periods the week of September 22. $10 in advance; $15 at the door. The dance is in the auxiliary gym from 8-11pm

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


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, Zara Caroline Albright, Tyler Diamond, Albert Xiong, Jeff Hooks, Julia Clendenin, and Christine Tye.

Signs of Suicide (SOS) Prevention Program​
​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. ​​​

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

Professional Band "​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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