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Chipotle Fundraiser
Tuesday, April 25
4600 Roswell Road Location Only
Dine between 5-10pm on Tuesday, April 25 and mention the Raiders when ordering. Valid only at the 4600 Roswell Road location (inside the perimeter near Windsor Parkway). Chipotle will donate a portion of the evening'​s profits to the Lady Raiders Softball program.
                    learn more

Spring Chorus Concert Tuesday, April 25
Auditorium, 7pm
Free and open to the community

Biology Milestones Review Sessions April 17 - 27
The Science Department is offering morning and afternoon review sessions the week of April 17 and April 24 to prepare for the Biology Milestones exams:
   Monday & Wednesday afternoons, Room 701, 3:30-4:30pm
   Tuesday & Thursday afternoons, Room 702, 3:30-4:30pm
 ​  Wednesday & Thursday mornings, Room 501, 7:30-8:10am
*NOTE: bring charged Surface tablets and chargers to the tutoring sessions 

Honors Night Thursday, April 27
Auditorium, 7pm
Grades 9-12. Families of students being honored will receive an invitation in the mail.​


Class of 2017:  Report All Scholarship Offers by Friday, April 28
Use the Scholarship Report form to list every scholarship offer, even from schools the student will not attend. The extended ​deadline is Friday, April 28 to turn in the form to the Counseling Center. The information will be included in the graduation program.

Fulton County School Superintendent's Town Hall Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Auditorium, 5pm
The entire community is invited to join Fulton County Schools Superintendent Jeff Rose for a Town Hall. Dr. Rose will discuss his first year as Superintendent and the district's future direction. Cannot attend the Tuesday meeting? Dr. Rose is holding additional​ Town Halls across the district:  
     Wednesday, May 3 at Banneker, 5-6:30pm
     Thursday, May 4 at Chattahoochee, 5-6:30pm
     Wednesday, May 10 at Milton, 5-6:30pm

Building Update and Construction Meeting Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Media Center, 7pm

Members of the Fulton County Schools Capital Improvements Department will present a construction update Wednesday evening, May 3. The agenda includes Site and Operations Expectations for 2017-18. The community is invited to attend to hear the latest news and ask questions about the construction project.​  learn more   

Building Meeting ​Message in Spanish:  

Tema: Reunión para la comunidad de Riverwood

Expectativas y funciones para el nuevo edificio, año escolar, 2017-2018

Lugar: Biblioteca​ de Riverwood

Dirigida por Dr. Shaw, director de Riverwood

Fecha y Hora: miércoles, 3 de mayo de 7pm hasta las 8pm.​

Band Registration Night Friday, May 5, 2017

Band Room, ​4-7pm
FOR ALL BANDS: Mastery, Symphonic, Jazz, and Marching Band (Winds, Percussion, and Color Guard). For rising 9th-12th grade students & their parents. Students may check out summer instruments (form & payment), will sign up for Charms (online notification system), have marching band uniform fittings, pay marching band fees, join Band and Orchestra Booster, and more. ​Questions? Contact Band Director Carlos Rodriguez  (RodriguezC@fultonschools.org or 470-254-1939)​​

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)

Mike Santoro Named State Class AAAA​A Athletic Director of the Year
Congratulations to Raider Athletic Director and Varsity Baseball Head Coach Mike Santoro for receiving the Georgia Athletic Directors' Association (GADA) 2017 Class AAAAA Athletic Director of the Year award. He was chosen from the eight Class AAAAA Region AD's of the year. The GADA presented Santoro with the award at their annual conference in Savannah at the end of March.  

Santoro was voted the Region 6-AAAAA 2017 AD of the year by his peers. The Region 6-AAAAA schools are Banneker, Carver (Atlanta), Decatur, Grady, Jackson (Atlanta), Lithia Springs, North Springs, and Riverwood. At this time, he serves as the region secretary and oversees the region tournaments and day-to-day operations of the region.learn more​​

Thomas Garrett Named Assistant Principal of the Year

Congratulations to Thomas Garrett for being named the Central Learning Community (CLC) Assistant Principal of the Year. 

The Fulton County Schools CLC schools include each of the elementary, middle, and high schools within the Riverwood, North Springs, McClarin, and Tri-Cities attendance zones.

Garrett is now in the competition to be the district-wide Assistant Principal of the Year.

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​​​​​​​


Testing Schedules 
When are Milestones Exams, IB Exams, AP Exams, Senior Exams, and 9-11th Grade Exams?Visit the Calendar page for links to all exam schedules


Surface Tablet Return Schedule
May 2017

Students will return their tablets during all lunches

     12th Grade: Friday May 5
     11th Grade: Monday May 8
     10th Grade: Tuesday May 9
     9th Grade: Wednesday May 10​

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
​​Chipotle Fundraiser
Tuesday, April 25, 5-10pm
4600 Roswell Road Location Only
Dine between 5-10pm and mention the Raiders to support the Girls Softball program    learn more

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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