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Fall 2016 Honor Roll & Principal's List Recognitions March 29 & 30, 2017
Fall 2016 Honor Roll students achieved a cumulative average between 90-94.9; they will be honored during the school day Wednesday, March 29. Principal’s List students earned a cumulative grade point average of 95 or higher; they will be honored during the school day Thursday, March 30​. Congratulations to these outstanding scholars for a successful semester and for their demonstrated commitment to academic excellence.   

                 Fall Semester 2017 Honor Roll & Principal's List

10th Annual Talent & Fashion Show

Thursday, March 30, 2017
"Back 2 Basics"
Honoring Human Rights & Social Justice
Auditorium, 6pm

Tickets $7 in advance/$10 at door
Concessions available

Sponsored by the Raider State of the Arts Club. 

Tickets on sale during all lunches Monday, March 27 thru Thursday, March 30,​ and available at the door.

Student Final Course Verifications Mailed March 28, 2017
T​he final version of course selections for the 2017-18 school year were mailed to current 9th-11th grade students the week of March 27th.

Parents should carefully review the course verifications with their student, including any notes at the bottom of the form from Mr. Garrett. If no changes are needed, the form does NOT need to be returned. If corrections are needed, please mark the changes and return the form 
to the student's counselor by April 13, 2017. Any forms received after April 13, 2017 will not be reviewed or honored

Visit the Academic Catalog & Scheduling page for more information. Questions? Contact Assistant Principal​ Thomas Garrett (GarrettT1@fultonschools.org

Spring Break:  Monday, April 3 through Friday, April 7

Classes resume Monday, April 10 on the "A" day schedule
Principal's Letter ​before Spring Break, Monday, March 27, 2017
 Eng​lish​   Spanish

Art Silent Auction and SPAVA Thursday, April 13, 2017
Auditorium Lobby
Silent Auction, 6-7pm; ​
SPAVA, 7pm

The Spring 2017 Showcase of Performing and Visual Arts (SPAVA) includes a silent auction of student artwork. Proceeds benefit the Team Summer Foundation. The Silent Auction is from 6-7pm and SPAVA performances follow at 7pm.  

SPAVA, which began in 2001, recognizes Riverwood's artistically gifted & talented students. Student actors, singers, & instrumentalists perform throughout the evening. SPAVA is free & open to the community. ​


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)

2016-17 Teacher of the Year & Professional of the Year

Congratulations to Mary Schmidt (pictured left) for being named the 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year and to Amy Dyche (pictured right) for being named the 2016-17 Professional of the Year.
read more in the News & Media Gallery


Advanced Placement Test Results Earn Honors
The Georgia Department of Education named Riverwood an AP STEM school, an AP Humanities School, and an AP Access and Support School based on the Spring 2016 Advanced Placement scores. Congratulations to the students and teachers for their hard work.

Georgia Department of Education "Beating the Odds" Award
The Georgia Department of Education (DOE) named Riverwood a "Beating the Odds" school. The "Beats The Odds" analysis measures schools against those with similar backgrounds to see whether they performed better than statistically expected on the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) 
  "learn more about "Beating the Odds"

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​​​​​​​


Teacher Appreciation Week
March 27-31, 2017

The PTSA needs volunteers throughout the week to provide baked goods, to help distribute goodies, and more​. It is easy to volunteer using the onlineSign Up Genius link (here), or contact the PTSA volunteer coordinators at ptsariverwood@gmail.com​​​

Parking Permit Reminder
ALL student vehicles MUST display a valid parking permit. ​​Effective March 20, 2017, any car in the student parking lot without a valid parking permit will receive a warning​. After two warnings, cars will be towed. Visitors must check in to the front office or risk being towed. Questions? Contact Administrator Malcolm Shell (shellm@fultonschools.org​)


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:​



​​Fundraisers & Service Projects​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Donations Requested for Nicaragua

Deadline March 30​, 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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