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Fall Production:  Lend Me A Tenor by Ken Ludwig
Thursday, October 6 through Sunday, October 9, 2016
Auditorium
​Thursday, October 6 through Saturday, October 8 at 7pm
Matinee performance Sunday, October 9, 3pm

Tickets $10 Students/$15 Adults​

Tickets sold ​in the atrium during all lunch period​s starting Monday, October 3 through Friday, October 7
Box Office opens 45 minutes before curtain​




Prospective Students/Parent Information Session Friday, October 7, 2016
Auditorium, 9am
Sessions​ begin at 9am in the​ Auditorium and 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.   learn more
sign up for ​a 201​6-17 in​formation session  ​



Reflections Registration Deadline Extended to Friday, October 7, 2016
Choreograph a dance, produce a film, write a poem or story, compose a song, take a picture, or create a piece of visual art which interprets the theme: "What is Your Story?" Register to participate in the 2016-17 Reflections contest before Friday, October 7, 2016 (2016 registration form). Once registered, students have until October 24 to turn in entries.​learn more

​Questions? Contact PTSA Parent Volunteer Stacey Stoddard (stacestoddard@gmail.com​)​


No School Monday, October 10 and Tuesday, October 11
Classes resume Wednesday, October 12 on the A day schedule


PSAT & SAT Day Wednesday, October 19, 2016 
All 9th-11th grade students will take the PSAT at school Wednesday morning, October 19. 

At the same time underclassmen are taking the PSAT, Seniors will take the SAT. 

The on campus PSAT and SAT are free; however, Seniors must register by Wednesday, October 5​ through the College Board for the October 19th test using a voucher from the Counseling Center.

Seniors who do not wish to take/retake the SAT will attend a special program in the Auditorium. Any questions? Please contact Assistant Administrator Malcom Shell (ShellM@fultonschools.org​) or the Counseling Center.


Homecoming 2016
Monday, October 17-Saturday, October 22
Activities include float building, dress up days, powder puff football games, a pep rally, the parade of floats and banners, homecoming court, and the dance. Each class earns points based on spirit and participation in all activities beginning with the float building through the pep rally. The winning class is announced during halftime of the Varsity Football game on Friday night.

Spirit Days
Monday, October 17:  Match Made in Heaven
Tuesday, October 18:  Tradition Tuesday
Wednesday, October 19:  Pajama Day
Thursday, October 20:  Class Theme Day

Friday, October 21:  Class Color Spirit Day

visit the Homecoming 2016 webpage for complete details​

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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 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​  ​​


 


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



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




Graduation Rate Increases 8.3%
The Georgia Department of Education recently reported the Class of 2015 graduation rates for all schools. Congratulations to the faculty and to the members of the Class of 2015 for achieving an 89.6% graduation rate, an increase of 8.3% over the Class of 2014. The graduate rate measures the number of students who graduate within four years, adjusted for student transfers. Dr. Shaw's November Principal's Report to the Governance Council discusses the graduation rate as well as other school news:  Dr. Shaw's November 2015 PowerPoint Presentation
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CAUTION:  ​Sidewalk Detour in Place
Due to utility construction, the intersection of Heards Ferry and Raider Drive has a temporary sidewalk detour in place. Please use caution and observe all signs.  

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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.


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School Communications:  Learn how to Stay Connected & Stay Informed​
 
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​Visit the Principal's Notes Page
to keep up with the latest news from Dr. Shaw:​
 
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​​Fundraisers & Service Projects​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Fall Pansy Sale 

Order by Friday, September 30, 2016
Support the Girls Soccer Program by purchasing deluxe pansies. $25 per flat. Pick up plants at the school Saturday, October 15, 2016 between 9am-noon. Payment due at time of order. 

Learn ​more

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​​Raider Cards
Only $20 for discounts to more than 25 local merchants. ​ learn more

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

learn more
Raider Spirit Flags, $15



Contact any Band or Orchestra student, Band Director Carlos Rodriguez (
RodriguezC@fultonschools.org), or Booster President Andrea Galiano (ajoy@bellsouth.net)
A​mazonSmile   
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
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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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