NO SCHOOL MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19 & TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2018
Presidents' Day Holiday Monday, February 19
Teacher Workday Tuesday, February 20
Classes resume Wednesday, February 21 on the "B" day schedule
Three Days Added to Fulton County Schools CalendarFriday, February 16, 2018
Friday, March 9 (digital learning day)
Monday, March 12, 2018
The school system added three days to the school calendar in February to make up for days lost in September and January due to Hurricane Irma and snow days.Friday, February 16, 2018 is now a full school day
. It is an "A" dayFriday, March 9, 2018 is a digital learning day
; it is a "B" day. Students will not report to campus on the 9th, but will have assignments to complete at home. Monday, March 12, 2018 is a full school day
; it is a "B" day. Letter mailed to families January 29, 2018English
10th Grade Personal Project Expo
Wednesday, February 21-Friday, February 23, 2018
The community is invited to visit the 10th Grade Personal Project Expo. The three-day event is in the Tournament Gym, upper level track. Visitors, please sign in at the school front office (new building) before entering the gym.
Wednesday, Feb 21 presenters (12:15-4:30pm):
Students from Mrs. Toledano's classes.
Students from Ms. Lupas' B-day classes.
Thursday, Feb 22 presenters (2-4:30pm):
Students from Mrs. Guill's classes.
Students from Ms. Lupas' A-day classes.
Friday, Feb 23 presenters (12:15-3:15pm):
Students from Mrs. Archer's classes.
Students from Ms. Williams' classes.
Students from Mrs. Schmidt's classes.
Governance Council Monthly Meeting
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Auditorium Lobby, 4pm
Governance Council meetings are open to the public.
Stakeholders may speak during the Public Comment time.
Public Comment Guidelines
Sadie Dance Saturday, February 24, 2018
Auxiliary Gym, 8-11pm
Tickets ($10) on sale during all lunches beginning Wednesday, February 21 through Friday, February 23. Tickets are $15 at the door.
Back by popular demand, the Student Government Association is sponsoring the "Sadie Ask" Instagram competition. Tag Instagram photos with @ricssadie18 and use the following hashtags to identify grade levels: #9thsadie18 #10thsadie18 #11thsadie18 or #12thsadie18
The re-posted photo with the most likes wins a $20 Chick-fil-A gift card.
Spring 2018 Construction and Carpool Procedures
Construction crews return to campus at the end of February 2018 to complete the third floor interior spaces. Although work will take place in the evenings when classes will not be in session, the activity requires an adjustment in carpool procedures. Look for a letter soon from the school explaining the new routes. View new traffic pattern map
DEADLINE: March 2, 2018
Georgia Department of Education Parent Survey
It is imperative that as many families as possible take the online survey. Having a high percentage of families participate will improve the school's climate rating. All responses are anonymous.
Parent Survey Link
Youth Leadership Sandy Springs
Application Deadline March 22, 2018
The application window is now open for Youth Leadership Sandy Springs. This fantastic program is for rising 10th (Class of 2021) and 11th (Class of 2020) graders. Apply online before the March 22 deadline leadershipsandysprings.org/ylss
Career Readiness Initiative: Adult Volunteers and Businesses Needed
Please use the online form (link) to sign up to assist with a Career Cafe and/or Business Connection, or to request more information. Career Cafes, career-related workshops or information sessions, will take place during lunch hours. Business connections will offer internships and career-related mentorships.
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
Abney is STAR Student; Gribble is STAR Teacher
Saya Abney is the 2017-18 STAR Student; she chose Social Studies faculty member Daniel Gribble as her STAR teacher.
To obtain the Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR), high school seniors must have the highest score on a single test date on the three-part SAT taken through the November test date of their senior year and be in the top ten percent, or top ten students, of their class based on grade point average. The STAR program honors Georgia's outstanding high school seniors and the teachers who have been most instrumental in their academic development.
Abney is an IB Diploma Candidate and plans to major in physics or aerospace engineering. Already holding an acceptance from the University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science, she also has UC Berkeley, Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Columbia, Emory, and Georgia Tech in her college choices. Abney aspires to attend law school after college.
Abney’s STAR teacher is Social Studies faculty member Daniel Gribble. Abney said, “ I picked Mr. Gribble as my STAR teacher because his classes encourage students to learn skills beyond the course content: reading comprehension, critical analysis, and time management. He cares about and supports his students while trying to ensure they can succeed on their own.” Read more in the News & Media Gallery
Raiders Announce Five Governor's Honors Semi-finalists
Congratulations to Neha Devineni (Mathematics), Samantha Johnson (Communicative Arts), Riley Mehrman (Engineering), Shreya Rekapalli (Social Studies), and Jayden Richardson (Music). These five students made it through the first round the 2018 Governor’s Honors Program (GHP) competition. Following interviews at the end of February, the students will find out in March if they have been selected for this year's GHP.
GHP is a residential summer program for gifted and talented high school students; this year’s GHP is at Berry College in Rome. While living on campus, students attend classes in the mornings and afternoons in specific areas of study, and participate in a wide variety of social and instructional opportunities every evening. The academic, cultural, and social enrichment provides skills to the rising juniors and seniors to help them become critical thinkers, innovators, and leaders.
Arney Selected to Georgia State School Superintendent's Council
Congratulations to Junior Nate Arney for being chosen for Georgia State School Superintendent Richard Woods’ 2017-18 Student Advisory Council. Arney is one of 142 students selected from over 2,500 applicants from public schools across the state. One male and one female were chosen to represent each school district in Georgia; Arney represents Fulton County Schools.
Applicants were asked to explain their ideas for impacting the overall quality of public education in Georgia and to indicate their commitment to community service. Students on the council serve as liaisons between the Georgia Department of Education and the students of the state. Over the course of four meetings at the Superintendent’s office, the students can expect to discuss a variety of topics that, in the past, have included student leadership, Georgia graduation rules, dropout rates, school climate, nutrition, and career, technical, and agricultural education.
Arney has enjoyed his participation thus far, noting: “The diversity of students on the council has been extremely interesting to me. Talking with all students about how their schools function and comparing their school experiences to mine has been very interesting. I am fascinated by the variety of high school offerings a Georgia high school student experiences.” Arney, an IB Diploma Candidate, is an active member of the National Honor Society, the Spanish and Science National Honor Societies, and Beta Club. He also serves on Mr. Gardner's Principal’s Student Advisory Council. Arney is a peer tutor and member of the Varsity Lacrosse team.
Raiders Have Two National Merit Semifinalists
Congratulations to Seniors Saya Abney and Lily Schneider for being selected as semifinalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship program.
Based on their outstanding scores on the PSAT taken during their Junior year, Abney and Schneider 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 a self-descriptive essay and information about participation and leadership in school and community activities.
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|Student Relaxation Room Wish List|
The Counseling Center is furnishing a relaxation room for students. Wish list supplies include stress relieving items, books, games, music, etc.
View wish list
Questions? Contact Head Counselor Shamona Harrell (HarrellS@fultonschools.org)
|Raider Pride Magnet, $5|
Show school spirit and support the Lady Raider Volleyball program by purchasing a Raider Pride Car Magnet.
Available in the school front office, or contact Volleyball Coach Leigh Hudson (HudsonLM@fultonschools.org)
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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.|