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​Historically Black College &​ University (HBCU) Day Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Celebrate the last day of Black History Month by wearing HBCU spirit wear such as a t-shirt, sweatshirt, or hoodie to school. Please remember to adhere to the dress code (i.e., no hats). All students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to rep an HBCU for the day.


Course Registration and Scheduling is Underway
Students are beginning the process of scheduling classes for next school year. 

Visit the Academic Catalog & Scheduling page to view the 2017-18 academic catalogue, drafts of course registration cards, and other course planning documents. 

To prepare for registration, parents and students should watch the
 helpful scheduling overview PowerPoint w​ith Audio (English & Spanish). ​


Summer School 2017 Enrollment Opens March 1
Need to catch up or get ahead? Fulton County Schools offers both school-based and online learning options during the summer. The closest campus offering classes during Summer 2017 is North Springs.​
Find out wh​ich classes are available, dates, registration fees, and more through the Fulton County Schools Summer School information page.

Career Fair Friday, March 3, 2017
Tournament Gym, 10am-noon
The annual Career Fair is coming Friday morning, March 3 from 10am-noon. Students in grades 10-12 will visit the tournament gym and have an opportunity to meet with representatives from many different organizations. Please contact parent volunteer and Foundation board member Pam Jones (p3jones@yahoo.com) to join this great event as a business, or to volunteer.

Georgia Department of Education Surveys
Responses are anonymous and results will be used to calculate the School's Climate Star Rating.

Parent Survey Deadline March 3, 2017

 Parent Survey Link

Student Survey Deadline March 7, 2017
Many students took the Student Health Survey in class the week of February 6; however, it is important that as many students as possible take the survey.   Studen​t Survey Link


Olympian Tommie Smith to Speak Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Auditorium, 7pm
Tickets $10
The entire community is invited to hear Olympian Tommie Smith speak. Hosted by Raider Track & Field as a fundraiser. 
 view event promotional video

Smith will address the topic "Succeeding against all odds, preparing for competition, and lessons learned." Following his talk, he will open the microphone for a question and answer period and he will also remain in the auditorium for photo opportunities.

Learn more about the fundraiser


No School Friday, March 10 and Monday, March 13, 2017
Teacher Workdays
Classes resume Tuesday, March 14 on the "A" Day schedule

Fall 2016 Honor Roll & Principal's List Recognitions March 14 & 15, 2017
Fall 2016 Honor Roll students achieved a cumulative average between 90-94.9; they will be honored during the school day Tuesday, March 14. Principal’s List students earned a cumulative grade point average of 95 or higher; they will be honored during the school day Wednesday, March 15. Congratulations to these outstanding scholars for a successful semester and for their demonstrated commitment to academic excellence.


Youth Leadership Sandy Springs Applications
Deadline March 22, 2017
Open to current Freshmen (Class of 2020) and Sophomores (Class of 2019) interested in participating in community leadership opportunities. Only 30 spots available. 

Applications due March 22, 2017    



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​  ​​



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

2017 STAR Student and Teacher Announced

Congratulations to 2017 STAR Student and Teacher:  Senior Jeremy Colton and Ms. Rama Balachandran. 

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. 
 ​     (read the complete STAR student & teacher article in the News & Media Gallery)​​


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​​​​​​​


Student Microsoft Surface Pro Tablets 
Visit the Digital Citizenship & Surface Pro Tablets page ​for a wealth of resources and information about the tablets. 





Campus Construction News
The estimated completion date for the first phase is July 2017. The new baseball facility opened in February 2017.


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:​
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​​Fundraisers & Service Projects​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Olympian Tommie Smith to Speak Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Auditorium, 7pm
Tickets $10
The entire community is invited to hear Olympian Tommie Smith speak. Raider Track & Field fundraiser.​ 
 Learn more



Donations Requested for Nicaragua

Deadline March 24, 2017
Bring to the school front office or to Room 209. Students bringing donations can receive service hours. Clothes, shoes, games, & school supplies needed
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Recycling Used Printer Ink
& Toner Cartridges

Look for collection bins in the ​Media Center & Room 703. The recycling club is collecting used ink and toner cartridges through Monday, May 1, 2017.
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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