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PSAT Day Wednesday, October 14 
All 9th-11th grade students will take the PSAT at school Wednesday morning, October 14. 9th-11th graders start the day in Advisement.  All 9th-11th grade students need to bring two #2 pencils and a calculator to school. Although Seniors will not take the test, they do have to attend school on the 14th. Seniors report to the Cafeteria for attendance at 8:20am. The Counseling Center has special programming arranged for members of the Senior Class. 

Reflections Theme Announced; Deadline October 14, 2015

​​“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 ceweil@aol.com

Homecoming 2015​:  Classic Video Games
Monday, October 19 - Friday, October 23
Homecoming 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 Friday night's Varsity Football game.  This year's dance is November 7.  Complete Homecoming details 

Spirit Days
      Monday, October 19:  Am​erican Monday
      Tuesday, October 20:  Team Tuesday
      Wednesday, October 21:  Tropical Wednesday
      Thursday, October 22:  Class Theme Day
      Friday, October 23:  Class Color Spirit Day

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​​

IB Parent Advisory Board Application Deadline October 23, 2015

The International Baccalaureate Coordinator​ is forming a Parent Advisory Board and needs four parent volunteers to serve during the 2015-16 school year. The Board will meet twice each semester and is looking for a parent of a senior IB Diploma student, a parent of a junior IB Diploma student, a parent of a prospective IB Diploma student, and a parent of an IB Course candidate. Parents interested in volunteering should complete the online application by Friday, October 23, 2015. ​ le​arn more​

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 sandyspringsteens@gmail.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.  


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

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. 





Stay Connected -- Stay Informed
Learn more abou​t school communications
Dr. Shaw's State of the School
Address, September 2015

​Visit the Principal's Notes Page
to keep up with the latest news from Dr. Shaw:​

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Fundraisers & Service Projects
Raider Spirit Flags
Support the Band & show school spirit. Only $10. Available at the 10/9 & 10/23 home football games, or by contacting Band Director Carlos Rodriguez or parent volunteer Andrea Galiano
Thanksgiving Pies
Order Deadline November 6, 2015
Purchase an Apple, Chocolate, or Pumpkin Pie for $15 and support Culinary Arts & the FCCLA Club
               order for​m

Play it Forward
​Ladies' Doubles Tennis Tournament
Friday, November 6, 2015
Sponsored by the Foundation. Team registration $100; sponsorships available.
Questions? Contact parent volunteer Erica Ross (eneross1992@gmail.com)
Online Registration & Information

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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