International Latino Fiesta Wednesday, October 4
The Organization of Latin American Students (OLAS) invites everyone to attend an afternoon of food, music, dancing, fun, and games. Admission $3.
No School Friday, October 9 and Monday, October 12
Teacher workday and Columbus Day Holiday
Classes resume Tuesday, October 13
Home Football Game Friday, October 9
Hoskyn Stadium, 7:30pm
Although school is not in session Friday, the Varsity Football team has a home game Friday evening vs. North Springs. Fans are encouraged to wear black to support the Raiders. Students may purchase custom Game Day t-shirts during all lunch periods Tuesday, October 6 and Wednesday, October 7. Shirts are $5.
“Let Your Imagination Fly...”
Choreograph a dance, produce a film, write a poem or story, compose a song, take a picture, or create a piece of visual art and interpret the theme: "Let Your Imagination Fly..." Turn in all entries to Roxie Garber in the Counseling Center by October 14, 2015. Learn more
Fall Play: Leading Ladies, by Ken Ludwig
October 15-18, 2015
Thursday, October 15 through Saturday, October 17 at 7pm
Matinee performance Sunday, October 18, 3pm
Tickets $10 Students/$15 Adults learn more
Hands on Riverwood Saturday, October 17
Parents, students, families, and the community are needed to for several projects around the campus. Please bring tools such wheelbarrows, shovels, hoes, edgers, clippers, weed eaters, garden gloves, small gardening tools, rakes, and a willingness to help. Tasks are available for all ages and abilities. Students can earn volunteer hours for their service. Questions? Contact PTSA volunteer coordinator, Cathy Weil firstname.lastname@example.org
Class Ring, Cap, Gown, and Graduation Invitation Orders
Wednesday, October 21, during all lunches
Herff Jones supplies the caps and gowns for the graduation ceremony (Thursday, May 26, 2016) and also offers class rings and customized graduation announcements for sale.
Herff-Jones will be on campus during all lunch periods October 21 to accept class ring and graduation orders. Online ordering available at www.herff atlanta.com
Sandy Springs Police Teen Driving Class Wednesday, October 28
Registration is open for the Sandy Springs Police Teen Driving Class,
Wednesday evening, October 28. Held at the Sandy Springs Police Department from 6-8:15pm, the class is free and is for parents and teens. Registration required. Contact Sergeant Dan Nable (770-551-3311) or email@example.com.
College Representatives -- Campus Visits Continue
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
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
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.
Raider Debate Wins 1st Place Awards
The Raider Debate Team is off to a tremendous start with several first place medals in their first competition of the year. The team participated in the Emory University Barkley Forum Novice/JV debate over Labor Day weekend. Congratulations to Sophomores Saya Abney and Julia Dias for their first place win as a JV Team. In the individual competition, Abney won 1st Speaker and Dias placed 4th Speaker.
Congratulations also to Freshmen team members Malcolm Aquebor, Joi Bailey, Isabelle Balaban, Miyel Caldwell, Aida Geuye, Lauren Lockhart, Cecilia Palmar, Nakhari Quinn, Brittany Rhodes, Kiara Simmons, Lillian Weinstein, and Atreyana Wiggins for competing in their first Novice Debate Tournament. The Raiders are proud of these six novice teams. The Faculty Sponsor is Zack Feldberg and Blake Tanase is the Debate Coach.
Youth Leadership Sandy Springs Inducts 13 Raiders
Congratulations to the Raiders inducted into fifth Youth Leadership Sandy Springs class on August 13, 2015. David Antoniono, Dori Balser, Mary-Crawford Essinger, Julia Grace Jones, Lesly Organista, Ben Segal, Brian Smith, Christopher Sprung, Anna Thomas, Inara Valliani, Joseph Virgin, Taylor Williams, and Laura Zamora join 27 students from ten other local schools for a year of leadership training and civic engagement programs.
Goldfarb is Winship Cancer Institute Summer Scholar
Congratulations to Senior David Goldfarb (Class of 2016) for being selected to participate in the 2015 Winship Cancer Institute Summer Scholars Program at Emory University. The six-week program introduces students to the fields of biochemistry, microbiology, and medicine. In addition, the program provides students the opportunity to explore and discover the interconnectivity of various scientific fields.
Students in the program partner with an active researcher affiliated with Emory University and develop their own project to investigate and present at a concluding symposium. Goldfarb's work focused on the regulation of proteins, particularly NTG1, involved in Base Excision Repair: a method of DNA repair.