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Governance Council Meeting Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Media Center, ​7a​m
Governance Council meetings are open to the public.
Stakeholders may speak during the Public Comment time. 
Public Comment Guidelines​

Winter Concert Schedule
All Concerts are free and open to the community
All Concerts begin at 7pm in the Auditorium
Orchestra, Tuesday, December 6
Band, Thursday, December 8
Chorus, Tuesday, December 13

Exams & Early Release Days Monday, December 19-Thursday, December 22
School day:  8:20am-12pm
Two exams each day
View and/or download the 2016 Fall Exams daily schedule
Last day of fall semester Thursday, December 22, 2016
Classes resume Monday, January 9, 2017 on the "B" day schedule​

Final Prospective Students/Parent Information Session of the Year
Friday, January 13, 2017

Auditorium, 9am
Information sessions​ last approximately one and a half hours. Both students and parents are invited to attend. No RSVP required; however, online registration will ensure having enough materials on hand. The January 2017 event is the final info session of the 2016-17 school year.      sign up for ​a 201​6-17 in​formation session  

​​​International Studies Magnet Information

2017-18 Magnet Deadline Sunday, January 15, 2017

Applications to the International Studies Magnet are now available. 

  • Applicant must be a current 8th grader (High School Class of 2021) zoned to attend a Fulton County school, or currently enrolled at Ridgeview Charter Middle School

  • Applicant must submit the online application for Riverwood and all required supporting documentation including essay, transcript, test scores, and discipline record before January 15, 2017​

​​​​2016-17 Student Directories are Here
The PTSA compiles an online student directory each year. PTSA Members received an email with access instructions. Didn't receive an email? Need to join the PTSA? ​ learn more​

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.  ​


Georgia Department of Education School Climate Parent Survey
Online survey open through March 3, 2017
Parents are encouraged to take the 24-question online survey. Students and faculty will take a similar survey during the 2016-17 school year. Responses are anonymous and results will be used to calculate the School's Climate Star Rating.   Survey link

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​  ​​


News, Honors, and Accomplishments
(visit the News & Media Gallery for the complete stories)


Spring 2016 Honor Roll and Principal’s List Announced
Honor Roll students achieved a cumulative average between 90-94.9; Principal’s List students earned a cumulative grade point average of 95 or higher. Congratulations to these outstanding scholars for a successful semester and for their demonstrated commitment to academic excellence.  
2016 Spring Honor Roll and P​rincipal's List


National Merit Semifinalists Announced
Congratulations to Seniors Kendall Laws and Jeremy Colton for being selected as semifinalists in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship program.


Based on their outstanding scores on the PSAT taken during their Junior year, Laws and Colton join an elite group of approximately 16,000 high school seniors from across the country. As semifinalists, the students now must fulfill several requirements in order to advance to the finalist round. They must have a record of high academic performance, be endorsed and recommended by the school principal, and earn SAT scores that confirm their earlier qualifying test performance. Additionally, the semifinalists will complete a detailed scholarship application, which includes the student’s self-descriptive essay and information about his or her participation and leadership in school and community activities.

Raider Aces ACT
Congratulations to Senior Jeremy Colton who scored a perfect score of 36 on the ACT (American College Testing) exam. Colton sat for the exam in February 2016 and, based on the most recent data, is one of less than 1% of all tested students in the nation to achieve​ a perfect score. Colton advises his fellow students planning to take the ACT to prepare by taking as many practice tests as possible. Of the 223 Raiders taking the ACT last year, the composite score was 22.9, which is ​above the Georgia (21.1) and National (20.8) average. 


Most Challenging High Schools 2016 Report
Congratulations to all Raider students and teachers. The Washington Post ranked Riverwood #3 in Fulton County, #14 in Georgia, and #321 in the United States among all high schools.   learn ​more


  Learn more in the News & Media Gallery​​​​​​​



Campus Construction News
The estimated bui​lding addition completion date is July 2017. The new baseball facility is on track to​ be ready for the 2017 season.



School Communications:  Learn how to Stay Connected & Stay Informed​

​Visit the Principal's Notes Page
to keep up with the latest news from Dr. Shaw:​



​​Fundraisers & Service Projects​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Teddy Bear Donations
Deadline Thursday, December 8, 2016
Bring​ teddy bears to Room 108. The stuffed animals will go to hospitalized children over the winter break. 

Care Package Drive

Ends Friday, December 9, 2016
Support the Raider GSA club to fill care packages for the Atlanta ​Lost-N-Found shelter. Bring items to the School Front Office, Room 104A, or the Counseling Center
view list of items requested

Books for Africa Service Project
Saturday, December 10​, 2016
See State of the Arts faculty sponsor Heather Ingram (Room 204 or ingram@fultonschools.org) to sign up for one of only 20 spots. ​Help box up books for Africa & earn Community Service Hours.

Vermont Christmas Wreaths​   
Two sizes:  25" = $25 & 30" = $30
Support Lady Raider Softball

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Raider Pride Magnets, $5
Available in the school front office & at many home sporting events

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.

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