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Adult Volunteers Needed Monday, January 23​ thru Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Use the online Sign Up Genius to claim a time slot to assist with the roll-out of the student Surface Pro Tablets. Any amount of time will be greatly appreciated. Each device needs to be labeled, scanned, charged, and bagged. Questions? Contact parent volunteer coordinator Trisha Andrews (PKA675@comcast.net).​

Rising 9th Grade Parent Night Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Auditorium, 6pm
​Hosted by the Counseling Center for parents of current 8th grade students who will be entering Riverwood in the fall of 2017 as 9th graders. The evening will address transitioning to high school, resources available to parents and students, high school expectations, and more.

Students to Receive Microsoft Surface Pro Tablets Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Wednesday is an "A" day. Students will report to their 1st and 2nd periods for abbreviated classes before going to Advisement to receive their tablets.
    ​   View the January 25 bell schedule 

Students must return a signed student pledge and parent permission slip included in the user agreement by Tuesday, January 17 in order to receive a Microsoft Surface Tablet. 

Direct any questions about the Surface Tablet program to Assistant Principal Stanetress Evans (evanssk@fultonschools.org)

Learn more about the tablets

PTSA General Meeting Friday, ​January 27, 2017
Media Center, 8:30am
Please make plans to attend the first general meeting of spring semester. All parents are encouraged to come learn more about the PTSA, to meet other parents, and to sign up for the many volunteer opportunities available during the rest of the school year​. ​​

Course Registration and Scheduling Process for 2017-18 School Year
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). ​

ASVAB Testing, Tuesday, January 31
Auditorium, 8:30-11:30am 

10-12th grade students may sign up in the Counseling Center to take the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery). The test results provide students a snapshot of their verbal, math, science, and technical skills compared to other students across the nation in the same grade. The tests also include a Career Exploration component. Although military personnel administer the test, taking the test does NOT obligate students to enlist in the military. Contact Head Counselor Sally Page (PageS@fultonschools.org) with any questions. ​

Mock ACT Saturday, February 4, 2017
The Riverwood Foundation is proud to partner with Applerouth Tutoring Services to offer a private ACT mock test:  Online registration $25  
After the test, Applerouth will provide a free individual, detailed score report which highlights ​personal strengths and weaknesses. Applerouth will also host a free seminar to break down the numbers to help student planning. 

Raiders Hosting Big Questions Debate:  Does Science Leave Room for Free Will?
Saturday, February 11, 2017
9am - 2pm
The Raider Debate Team is hosting a Big Questions Debate on Saturday, February 11 addressing​ the question "Does science leave room for free-will?" Students do not need to be members of the Debate team to participate in the event. The Big Questions Debate format gives students an opportunity to engage in intellectual discourse and practice public speaking skills in a semi-formal atmosphere. Students will sign up in teams of two. Sign up before or after school in Room 207, or sign up during all lunches in the Raider Writing Center (Room 205). The $10 entry fee includes lunch. Sign up by Friday, January 27​. Any questions? Contact debate spons​ors Mrs. Bernard-Evans or Mrs. Guill, or Mrs. Toledano in the Writing Center. 

​​​​2016-17 Student Directories are Here
The PTSA compiles an online student directory each year. PTSA Members received an email with access instructions. Didn't receive an email? Need to join the PTSA? ​ learn more​

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 Education School Climate Parent Survey
Online survey open through March 3, 2017
Parents are encouraged to take the 24-question online survey. Students and faculty will take a similar survey during the 2016-17 school year. Responses are anonymous and results will be used to calculate the School's Climate Star Rating.   Survey link

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)


Spring 2016 Honor Roll and Principal’s List Announced
Honor Roll students achieved a cumulative average between 90-94.9; Principal’s List students earned a cumulative grade point average of 95 or higher. Congratulations to these outstanding scholars for a successful semester and for their demonstrated commitment to academic excellence.  
2016 Spring Honor Roll and P​rincipal's List


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​​​​​​​


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.



School Communications:  Learn how to Stay Connected & Stay Informed​

​Visit the Principal's Notes Page
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​​Fundraisers & Service Projects​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Baseball Fundraiser:  Speaker Coach Ron Polk

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Auditorium, 7pm
Suggested donation (tax-deductible) $10

Raider Baseball invites the entire community to hear Coach Polk, "the winningest coach in the SEC." ​Coach Polk may be most famous as the author of "The Baseball Playbook," which is considered a fundamental textbook to college coaches and players across the nation. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event ($20). 

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Canned Food Drive
Class Competition
​ends Friday, February 10, 2017

Drop off donations of non-perishable food items in the blue bins located in the school atrium. Help stock the Community Action Center food pantry with items such as: Beans, Stew, Canned Fruit, Meats, Pastas & Vegetables, Jell-O or Pudding Mix, Macaroni & Cheese, Pasta Meal Makers, Peanut Butter, Potatoes, Rice, Soup, etc.

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

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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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