9th Annual Kick Off Picnic Friday, August 28, 2015
Raider Baseball Park Outfield, 5:30-7pm
Join the Raider community celebrating the Battle of Raider Drive as the Varsity football team faces the Holy Innocents' Golden Bears at 7:30pm.
It's not too late to RSVP. Contact Kay Palmer (firstname.lastname@example.org) to make a reservation and arrange to pay at the door.
It's a #whiteout. Wear white to support the Raiders at the picnic and football game.
2015 Kick Off Picnic Reservation Form
Battle of Raider Drive T-shirts on Sale Wednesday, August 26 and
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Only $5. On sale in the atrium during all lunches to commemorate the 9th Annual Battle of Raider Drive, Friday, August 28. Wear the t-shirt, or any other white top, to the football game Friday night for the #whiteout
Labor Day Holiday, NO SCHOOL, Monday, September 7
Governance Council Meeting Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Media Center, 4pm
The 4pm Governance Council (GC) meeting is open to the public. The Building Management Team presentation regarding building construction/renovation plans is no longer on the agenda and is being rescheduled.
Many Colleges and Universities send representatives to Riverwood to present information sessions to Juniors and Seniors. For all college presentations scheduled during school hours, students must sign up in the College and Career Center notebook at least three days prior to the scheduled visit. Check the bulletin board outside the College and Career Center to see which schools are visiting; the comprehensive listing of schools, with dates and times, is updated daily in Naviance, as well as on the school website. learn more
College Representatives are Coming to Campus
SAT and ACT Prep Classes on Campus
Fulton County Schools, in partnership with The Princeton Review, is offering five sessions on campus this school year to prepare for the SAT and ACT. Each session is $125. The discounted price includes 18 hours of in-class instruction, three full-length proctored practice tests, and 11 additional practice tests. Register online (Princetonreview.com) using promo code FCSATL, or call The Princeton Review (888-300-7787, x 1070)
2015-16 Princeton Review SAT & ACT Prep Class Flyer
Georgia Department of Education Survey
The Georgia Department of Education is seeking feedback from stakeholders (parents and community members) regarding Science and Social Studies standards for grades K-12. The confidential online survey closes at midnight September 15, 2015.
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
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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|Battle of Raider Drive T-shirts|
Wednesday, August 26 and
Thursday, August 27, 2015
$5. On sale in the atrium during all lunches to commemorate the 9th Annual Battle of Raider Drive, Friday, August 28. Wear the t-shirt, or any other white top, to the football game Friday night for the #whiteout
|Fall Pansy Sale|
Pansy sales support Lady Raiders Soccer. Look for their table at the following home football games: 8/28, 9/18, & 9/25, or send payment & orders to school front office by September 25. learn more
Raider Discount Card
Support the Raider Football program with a $20 donation and receive a
2015-16 Raider Card with 12 months of discounts at 26 local merchants. Card valid until May 1, 2016. Also includes
one-time use coupons to Express Oil Change. Available at the first two home football games (8/21 & 8/28) or contact parent volunteer Trish Hope (email@example.com).learn more
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
|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 Partner Cards: Free partner cards available in the school front office. Every purchase made at Publix counts; for every $37,500 spent, Riverwood receives $250.|
|Raider Pride Magnets|
$5 Magnets support the Lady Raider Volleyball program.
Available in the school front office, or from Coach Leigh Hudson