Grade Level Parent Meetings Continue
The Counseling Center hosts Grade Level meetings for parents each fall to address specific grade level information. The meetings begin promptly at 7pm in the Auditorium. learn more
11th Grade Parent Meeting: Tuesday, September 30
10th Grade Parent Meeting: Thursday, October 2
9th Grade Parent Meeting: Tuesday, October 7
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.
Sandy Springs Police: Teen Driving Class Wednesday, October 22
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.
Yearbook Picture Make-up Day October 24
Freshmen, Sophomore & Junior Yearbook Photos
9th, 10th & 11th grade students who missed 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
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.
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
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
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.
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