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​​September is Attendance Awareness Month

The Fulton County Schools Social Work Department will be reminding students & parents about the importance of on-time & daily student attendance in the coming weeks. School Social workers are a great resource for students & parents  learn more


​Labor Day Holiday, NO SCHOOL, Monday, September 7

4th Annual Parking Permit Auction Opens Tuesday, September 8, 2015
For the fourth year in a row, the school administration is donating ten (10) 2015-16 parking spaces to the PTSA for a fundraiser. The PTSA is conducting an online auction of the ten (10) parking passes for eligible Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors. All monies raised by the PTSA Parking Pass Auction will be used to enhance the Riverwood experience for our students, teachers, and community. All donations are tax deductible and eligible for corporate matching funds. 
Bidding begins Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 7am and closes at 9pm Thursday, September 10, 2015​. 

                   ​    Instructions and Online Bidding Link


Governance Council Meeting ​Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Media Center, ​4pm​
The 4pm Governance Council meeting is open to the public. The Building Management Team presentation regarding building construction/renovation plans is no longer on the agenda and is being rescheduled.


9th Grade Parent Meeting Tuesday, September 8

Auditorium, 7pm
The Counseling Center will address specific grade level information such as testing, graduation requirements to think about during the four years of high school, and how the Counseling Center works. A general Q&A follows.  
learn more​​



9th-11th Grade Students Picture Day Wednesday,​ September 9​, 2015
Cady Studios will be on campus to take student photos Wednesday morning, September 9​. No purchase necessary. Students will receive order forms at school with pricing and package options, or can order online. Questions? Contact Cady Studios’ Customer Experience Team at 800.547.6237    *Make-up and re-take date Friday morning, October 23.




2015 Club Fair Wednesday, September 9
Clubs and organizations will have tables set up in the atrium and lobby during all lunches Wednesday, September 9. Students can sign up and learn more about available extracurricular options.     learn ​more


Guiding the College-bound Athlete Wednesday, September 9
Auditorium, 7pm
The Raider Athletic Department is pleased to offer a free seminar, “Guiding the College-Bound Athlete,” for students and parents interested in learning more about playing sports in college. Students in grades 8-12 from all local schools, and their parents, are invited to attend. No RSVP required. Free.     learn more


Open House Thursday, September 17
The evening begins at 7pm. Parents report to their child's Advisement​ (homeroom) and will have the opportunity to rotate through a day’s schedule and meet their student’s teachers.


College Representatives are Coming to Campus 
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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


​SAT and ACT Prep Classes on Campus

Fulton County Schools, in partnership with The Princeton Review, is offering five sessions on campus this school year to prepare for the SAT and ACT. Each session is $125. The discounted price includes 18 hours of in-class instruction, three full-length proctored practice tests, and 11 additional practice tests. Register online (Princetonreview.com) using promo code FCSATL, or call The Princeton Review (888-300-7787, x 1070)
        2015-16 Princeton Revi​ew SAT & ACT Prep Class Flyer


Georgia Department of Education Survey
The Geor​gia Department of Education is seeking feedback from stakeholders (parents and community members) regarding Science and Social Studies standards for grades K-12. The confidential online survey closes at midnight September 15, 2015​.  

GADOE Survey



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​



​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​  ​​



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


Flying Club News
After a long winter break, the flying club finished strong. Congratulations to Seniors Christine Tyre, Niissceede Parra Franco, and Vincent Vitale. Two of the Seniors, Tyre and Parra Franco, have been flying since their Freshman year. On the first weekend in May, the group took two aircraft with two certified flight instructors from the Gwinnett Airport to the Winder Airport and then over Lake Lanier and back. The weather was perfect for flying. Vitale went on his first discovery flight. Special guest, Emma McCaskill, joined the Club for the May outing. Alan Sohmer is the faculty sponsor.




​Boyd and Kinsey Earn "Superior" Score at Georgia Student Media Festival
Congratulations to Tianna Boyd and Marvin Kinsey for winning the highest possible score in the May 2015 Georgia Student Media Festival. Their project, "Speak Up," was one of more than 830 entries from across the state to advance from local and district competitions. Judges evaluated 
excellence in production, writing, creativity, lighting, and impact.

The Georgia Student Media Festival celebrates outstanding student-produced media projects. The Georgia Association for Instructional Technology (GAIT) and the Georgia Library Association (GLA,) in partnership with Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) and Clayton State University (CSU), sponsor the annual event. 



Raiders Win Positive Athlete Georgia Awards
Raiders Named Positive School of the Year
Three Students Named Positive Athlete of the Year
The 2014-15 school year was the first time Riverwood participated in the Positive Athlete Georgia program. Congratulations to the three Raider Positive Athletes of the Year: Pascal Acree (Tennis), Bayne Jarvis (Cross Country), and Danielle Jenkins (Swimming). Furthermore, the school won the 2014-15 Positive School of the Year.                 

                          learn more


Sophomore Organizes MarchOn Weekend
Natalie Peek, a 10th grade student, created MarchOn to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement’s Bloody Sunday. It was a full weekend of study culminating in a trip to Selma, Alabama and a walk across the famous Edmund Pettus Bridge. Peek organized activities to increase social and political awareness among teens.

  Learn more in the News & Media Gallery​

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Cheesecake & Cookie Dough Sales
End Wednesday, September 9

Order from any member of the Raider Chorus, or contact Choral Director, Greg Smith (​​SmithG6@fultonschools.org). Payment due at time of order; delivery the second week of October, if not sooner.​

2015 ​Product Brochure

Fall Pansy Sale
Pansy sales support Lady Raiders Soccer. Look for their table at​ the following home football games: 8/28, 9/18, & 9/25, or send payment & orders to school front office by September 25.  learn more​

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A​mazonSmile
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
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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.

Raider Pride Magnets
$5 Magnets support the Lady Raider Volleyball program. 

Available in the school front office, or from Coach Leigh Hudson 



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