|Spring Semester Report Cards mailed home: Friday, June 3|
Summer Office Hours: Mondays & Wednesdays 8am-1pm
Student Registration by Appointment Only: Call 470-254-1980
First day of school Fall Semester: Monday, August 8, 2016
End of the Year Message from Dr. Shaw
Sent to parent e-mails Tuesday, June 7, 2016: English Spanish (coming soon)
Generally, the students will attend structured classes each morning and, after lunch, will experience Spanish culture through various group activities throughout the city. The students are living in private homes for most of the trip and will benefit from full language immersion during their home stays. In addition to student fundraising during the school year, which netted around $200/student, the Riverwood Foundation generously contributed funds toward the trip.
||||2016 Graduation Ceremony Video
A videotape of the May 26, 2016 Graduation ceremony is on the Raider YouTube channel
Visit RICS-TV4 YouTube.com
Gown Return and Diploma Pick Up
Graduates who did not attend the May 31 exchange may come to the school during summer office hours. The school front office will be open Mondays and Wednesdays from 8am-1pm beginning the week of June 6th. The school building will not be open the week of July 4th.
Summer Parking Information
Students attending summer workouts will need to park in the front lot near the tennis
courts. The access road by the stadium will be off limits to ALL traffic.
Parents may drop off and pick up their students by the main gym
Dr. Shaw sent a letter to parent emails Wednesday, May 18, 2016 with an end of semester message
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2016 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP BOYS SOCCER TEAM
Georgia Department of Education 2014-15 CCRPI Results
College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI)
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.
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
2016 Valedictorian and Salutatorian Announced
Congratulations to Pascal Acree, Valedictorian, and Kyle Weil, Salutatorian. Graduation 2016 is at 3pm on Thursday, May 26, at the Cobb Energy Centre.
Valedictorian Pascal Acree (pictured right) will attend Johns Hopkins in the fall. He plans to study Biomedical Engineering.
Salutatorian Kyle Weil (pictured left) will attend Vanderbilt University in the fall. He plans to study Economics.
Hinton Named Gates Millennium Scholar
Congratulations to Senior Mariah Hinton for being selected as a 2016 Gates Millennium Scholar. She will attend Florida State University in the fall. As a Gates Millennium Scholar, Hinton receives a full scholarship as well as mentoring, leadership training, travel, and networking opportunities. Only 1,000 high school seniors were selected out of 53,000 applicants.
Addams Family Wins Shuler Hensley Awards
than 70 students participated in this year's spring musical as cast,
crew, and pit band. "The Addams Family" was a huge success, selling out
almost every one of its four performances. Congratulations to the
Ensemble and Costumes for earning Honorable Mentions from the Shuler
Additionally, Sage Stacy and Kento Malm were selected to
perform in the ensemble in the Shuler Hensley Awards Show, which was
televised April 21, 2016.
Flying Club News
Michelle Marin, Wesley Syme, Kyle Graves, and
Amir Hadid (pictured L to R) flew from Gwinnett airport in April. Their
flight went to out to Winder and Lake Lanier and back. Newcomers to the
club this fall, Michelle Marin and Kyle Graves were able to fly three
times during the school year. Freshman Amir Hadid also gained flight
experience. Kyle Graves has flown several different aircraft and was
able to fly about 90% of the April flight completely by himself. Alan
Sohmer is the faculty sponsor.
Choral Groups Earn “Superiors” at Large Group Performance Evaluation
to the Raider Choral groups for their outstanding performances at the
Spring 2016 Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) Large Group
Performance Evaluation (LGPE). It was a familiar and comfortable
environment for the Beginners Choir, the Advanced Women's Choir combined with the Chamber Choir, the Men's Choir, and the Riverwood Singers,
as Riverwood hosted the event on Monday, March 28. For the seventh
consecutive year, every Raider choir received the highest rating of
“Superior” in their performance.
Goldfarb is National Merit Finalist
Congratulations to Senior David Goldfarb who, based on his stellar scores on the PSAT taken in October 2014, is a Finalist in the prestigious National Merit Scholarship competition. Goldfarb was one of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 61st annual National Merit Scholarship Program and is now one of around 7,400 students advancing to the finalist stage. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to compete for National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million.
Raider Marching Band Performance at 2015 Russell Athletic Bowl
The Raider Marching Band, along with select high school marching bands from around the country, performed in the halftime show of the 2015 Russell Athletic Bowl in Orlando. Band director Carlos Rodriguez, assisted by several faculty and parent chaperones, led members of the Raider Marching Band and Color Guard to Orlando. The combined high school bands learned the halftime music and practiced together before performing at the December 29th bowl game between the #10 North Carolina Tar Heels and the #18 Baylor Bears. View a video of the band's halftime show, as well as photos from the four day trip, on the band's Facebook page (Riverwood Intl. Charter School Marching Band)
Graduation Rate Increases 8.3%
Department of Education recently reported the Class of 2015 graduation
rates for all schools. Congratulations to the faculty and to the members
of the Class of 2015 for achieving an 89.6% graduation rate, an
increase of 8.3% over the Class of 2014. The
graduate rate measures the number of students who graduate
within four years, adjusted for student transfers. Dr. Shaw's November
Principal's Report to the Governance Council discusses the graduation
rate as well as other school news: Dr. Shaw's November 2015 PowerPoint Presentation
Riverwood Singers Selected for GMEA 2016 Convention
The Georgia Music Educator’s Association (GMEA) chose the Riverwood Singers to be one of only four high schools to perform at the January 2016 GMEA State Music Teacher’s Convention in Athens. The GMEA auditions the top choirs across the state to select the performers for its annual convention. The Riverwood Singers is an 18-member treble vocal ensemble and is the premier vocal group of the school’s five curricular choirs.
Raiders 2016 Summer Sports Camps Learn more about dates, age requirements, and costs
The Raiders are offering a variety of camps this summer: Basketball, Football, Lacrosse, Volleyball, & Wrestling.
Summer Reading Assignments Posted
Construction Site Next Door
The former Heards Ferry Elementary school property next door is now a construction site. Please do not attempt to enter the construction zone.
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