National Breakfast Week March 2-6, 2015
The Cafeteria is celebrating National Breakfast Week. Each morning this week, one lucky student who purchases a nutritious breakfast in the cafeteria will win a prize.
Career Fair Friday, March 6, 2015
3rd Annual Career Fair, sponsored by the Riverwood Foundation, is
Friday, March 6 from 8am-12pm in the Tournament Gym.
Last year, over 90
businesses and post-secondary schools
participated; many Raiders made connections for jobs and internships.
Businesses wishing to participate, and adults willing to volunteer, should
Caution: Stadium Repairs Begin Monday, March 9
Construction workers will arrive Monday morning March 9 to begin repairs to the stadium. They estimate it will take about a week to complete the work. Even though they will not be working during games or practices, all spectator seating will be on the visitor's side of the stadium until completion. Crews will be on campus between 8am-3pm to demolish the concrete slab that fell off the stadium, remove the other end wall, dismantle the slabs, haul them off, and place new railings on the stadium. Please respect the safety banners and barricades in Hoskyn Stadium and do not enter the roped off sections.
Class Dues Drive March 16-20, 2015
Members of the Class of 2015 and 2016 will have the opportunity to pay their $35 Class Dues during all lunches the week of March 16. The Student Government Association collects the dues from the members of the Junior and Senior class only once. Students wishing to attend the Prom in April must be current on class dues.
Class Dues Q&A for the Class of 2015 & 2016
Spring Musical "Once Upon a Mattress"
March 19-22, 2015
Evening shows Thursday, March 19 - Saturday, March 21 at 7pm
Matinee performance Sunday, March 22, 3pm
Tickets $8 Students/$12 Adults
Box Office opens 45 minutes before curtain learn more
Marching Band Information Night Wednesday, March 25
For all interested and returning marching band members and parents. Meet with Band Director Carlos Rodriguez (RodriguezC@fultonschools.org). Learn about marching band, drumline, and color guard auditions, tryouts, mandatory summer camp dates, etc. Also on the agenda will be the December 2015 trip to the Russell Athletic Bowl in Orlando.
Georgia Department of Education Parent Survey Ends March 27, 2015
Georgia Parent Survey is a 24-question online survey used to help
measure the quality of and perception of every school across the state.
The survey is anonymous; the number of participants as well as the
results feed into the school's Climate Star Rating, which is part of the
College and Career Readiness Performance Indicator (CCRPI) Scorecard.
Access the link using a computer, tablet, or any smart device: http://apps.gadoe.org/schoolclimate/parents.nsf/Survey.xsp
Chorus to Sing National Anthem at Braves Game Tuesday,
April 28, 2015
Chorus will sing the National Anthem at 7pm prior to the Braves game
vs. the Washington Nationals. Special ticket pricing for Raider fans,
families, & friends. Please purchase tickets through the Raider
Chorus program. Ticket information coming soon.
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
Lila Claire Best Wins School's 1st Girls State Swim Championship
Swimmers Set Seven New School Records at 2015 State Swim Meet
The Raiders sent 23 members of the Swim and Dive team to the 2015 State Championships held at the Georgia Tech Natatorium the weekend of February 5-7. Senior Lila Claire Best won the first Girls State Championship event in school history with her school record-setting time in the 200 freestyle. Six other school records fell over the weekend in both individual and relay events. Congratulations to the Boys and the Girls teams for a great season.
Read about the record-setting 2015 State Championship Swim meet
Science Project Wins 1st Place at Region and Heads to State Competition
Kenzie Fisher’s project “Power Output of Graphene Super Capacitors in Comparison to Capacitors” won first place in the Chemistry Division of the January 2015 Fulton County Regional Science & Engineering Fair. Westlake High School hosted the Region Fair January 30-31, 2015. Fisher's winning project was one of only five chosen to advance from the Fulton Regional Fair to the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair (GSEF). The GSEF is in March in Athens. Fisher will have the opportunity to share her research with some of the top scientists in Georgia and to compete for awards and scholarships. Congratulations also to Kendell and Sydney Laws for winning second place in the Behavioral and Social Sciences Division for their project “Musical Appetite.”
Junior Selected to Speak at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Service
The 47th Annual King Holiday observance took place at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church on Monday, January 19. Among those honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. were several students of international descent. Congratulations to Junior Nina Garibaldi for being chosen to participate in the celebration. Garibaldi, wearing native regalia, read excerpts from Dr. King’s writings. Fox 5 Atlanta televised the event live.
Senior Named Employee of the Month
Congratulations to Senior Jaycie Emery for being named the January 2015 Work-Based Learning Employee of the Month. Emery works at Metro Atlanta Gastroenterology in their administrative office. She hopes to pursue a career in the medical field. Only 11th and 12th grade students are eligible to participate in Work-Based Learning. Interested students should contact Ms. Sheri Smith (Room 809) for more information about applying for Work-Based Learning during the 2015-16 school year.
Mock Trial Team Earns Region Commendations
The Raider Mock Trial Team enjoyed success at the 2015 Region 3 Competition held at the Fulton County Courthouse on Saturday, January 31. Each team fielded two squads: Prosecution/Plaintiff and Defense during the day-long competition. The Raiders, under the guidance of coaches Mr. Evans, Mrs. Jones, and Mr. Alford, won commendations for both Outstanding Attorney (Caroline Albright, Nina Garibaldi, and Carolyn Stanek) and Outstanding Witness (Courtney Jeffers and Stephanie Piefke).
Model UN Wins Outstanding Delegation Award
The Raider Model United Nations team was very successful at the Model Arab League Conference held at the Marist School January 22-23, 2015. Representing Saudi Arabia, the Raiders finished in the top three out of 23 high schools. Additionally, the Raiders were one of only three teams to win an Outstanding Delegation award. The death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, which occurred during the two-day conference, presented the team a unique challenge to respond quickly to political change.
Learn more in the News & Media Gallery
FBLA Shines at 2015 Region Leadership Conference
The Raider Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter participated in the January 2015 Region Leadership Conference. Congratulations to the following FBLA students for advancing to the State Leadership Conference March 20th-21st: Chandler Arney, Thaddeus Caldwell, Jordan Coleman, Liam Collins, Alexis Fuller, Max Goldstein, Ryan Graffagnino, Matt Gruenig, Sarah Hamer, Jeffrey Hooks, Katie Horn, Bayne Jarvis, Alex Koenig, Kendall Laws, Harrison Lipsky, Asher Newman, Nicole Nichols, Matthew Oliver, Marcelo Paiz, Cameron Sheele, Kian Smith, Daniel Steinberg, Brittany Thomas, Collins Vice, Kyle Weil, and Kara Wise. Learn more in the News & Media Gallery
Class of 2015 POSSE scholars
Congratulations to Taylor Hall (Boston University) and Jazondre Gibbs (Bard College) for receiving full four-year college scholarships from the Posse Foundation. Since 1989, the Posse Foundation has identified, recruited, and trained more than 4,000 public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential. These students—many of whom might have been overlooked by traditional college selection processes—receive full-tuition leadership scholarships. Of note, Posse Scholars graduate at a rate of 90 percent and make a visible difference on campus and throughout their professional careers.
Governor's Honors Semi-finalists
Congratulations to the ten Raiders chosen as semi-finalists for the Governor’s Honors Program (GHP). The next round of interviews will be in early 2015, and the finalists will be announced in March. GHP is a four week, all expenses paid residential academic program which brings together Georgia’s top students to study a variety of disciplines. Congratulations to Abby Gibson (Voice), Shaina Goldfein (Visual Arts), Mariah Hinton (Social Studies), Gabby Jackson (Voice), Kendall Laws (Technology), Ellen Murray (Theatre), Jaclyn Nichols (Visual Arts), Daniel Steinberg (Physics), Joshua Vayle (Chemistry), and Kyle Weil (Technology).
Raiders Advance to State PTSA Reflections
Congratulations to the six district winners who advanced to the state level Reflections competition. They interpreted the theme “The World Would be a Better Place If...” through original works of literature, visual art, music composition, and photography.
Nicole Nichols: “Wishing” (Visual Art)
Sarah Kern: “What are You Looking at?” (Photography)
Lilly Blumenthal: “The Dog Park” (Photography)
Anton Hsu: “Lost in Nature” (Photography)
Elise Flanagan: “Flowing Emotions” (Musical Composition)
Alexander Hamer: “The Incomplete Answer” (Literature)
Raiders Make Commitments on National Signing Day
Four Raider athletes made official college commitments on National Signing Day in November. Congratulations to Lila Claire Best (Swimming, U.S. Naval Academy), Jalen Miller (Baseball, Clemson University), David Peljovich (Baseball, Wake Forest University) and Davis Vainer (Baseball, University of Alabama).