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New Parent Coffee Thursday, August 25, 2016
9am, off-campus at the home of Jody Goldstein
135 Cross Roads Court, Atlanta, 30327​​

For all parents of any student new to Riverwood (not only parents of 9th graders). Hosted off campus by the PTSA, the Coffee begins at 9am. No RSVP required.​ Parents have an opportunity to mingle with Administrators and other parents. Learn about volunteer opportunities and ask questions about extracurricular activities such as athletics, clubs, and the arts. The Goldstein home is one mile from the school, ​inside the perimeter near the intersection of Mt. Vernon Highway and Powers Ferry Road.          ​​New Parent Coffee 2016 Flyer



Grade Level Counseling Night​s​ Begin Thursday, August 25, 2016

Early in the school year, the Counseling Center hosts Grade Level meetings. The meetings begin promptly at 6:30pm in the Auditorium and address specific grade level information. Students are welcome to attend with their parents.

12th Grade Meeting, ​August 25, 2016*
11th Grade Meeting, August 30​, 2016​     

10th Grade Meeting, September 6, 2016    
 ​ 9th Grade Meeting, September 8, 2016    

The programs are​ a great opportunity for parents to meet, review the academic year ahead, and hear about issues such as: graduation information for seniors, importance of the PSAT's for juniors, testing each grade level can expect, graduation requirements to think about during the four years of high school, and how the Counseling Center works. Counselors will explain the new "Remind" free ​messaging system established for each grade level. A general Q&A follows.​

*The Thursday, August 25th meeting agenda for 12th grade parents and students includes valuable tips about the college application process and more from Head Counselor Sally Page, College & Career Center Coordinator Roxie Garber, and David Dixon, Assistant Director of Admissions at Oglethorpe University. ​



Fall 2016 Parking Permit Auction Closes Thursday, August 25, 2016
For the fifth year, the school administration is donating ten parking spaces to the PTSA for a fundraiser. The online auction opens Tuesday, August 23 at 7am and closes at 9pm, Thursday, August 25, 2016.

View complete rules and ​instruc​tions, as well as​ access the online bidding link, HERE

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Baton Rouge Flood Relief Donations Needed by September 2, 2016
The Raider community is rallying to provide assistance to families in Baton Rouge recovering from historic flooding. Mr. Dejohn Williams, Riverwood's Cafeteria manager, is a Baton Rouge native with extensive friends and family in the region. In response to his request, the Raiders are collecting items such as Bottled Water, Deodorant, Diapers and Pull-​Ups (all sizes), Soap, Shampoo/Conditioner, Feminine Hygiene Products, Toilet Paper, Lotion, Baby Food, and Toys (to bring some joy to the smallest of those affected). Bring items to Room 204 by Friday, September 2. Questions? Contact faculty club coordinator Heather Ingram (ingram@fultonschools.org​).



Varsity Football Home Opener​ Friday, September 2, 2016
The Battle of Raider Drive vs. Holy Innocents'
Kick-off 7:30pm, Hoskyn Stadium
Commemorative t-shirts will be on sale during all lunch periods beginning Monday, August 29 through Friday, September 2   learn more

9th Grade Picnic Friday, September 2, 2016
Practice Field, 6:30pm
Sponsored by the PTSA for the 9th grade class. Free Chick-Fil-A and Kona Ice. Meet, mix, and mingle on the practice field in front of the school with members of the Class of 2020​ prior to the first Home Varsity Football Game of the season. Kick off for the Battle of Raider Drive vs. Holy Innocents' is 7:30pm.



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​  ​​


 


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News, Honors, and Accomplishments
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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




Graduation Rate Increases 8.3%
The Georgia 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
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CAUTION:  ​Sidewalk Detour in Place
Due to utility construction, the intersection of Heards Ferry and Raider Drive has a temporary sidewalk detour in place. Please use caution and observe all signs.  

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Campus Construction News
The estimated bui​lding addition completion date is July 2017. The new baseball facility is on track to​ be ready for the 2017 season.


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School Communications:  Learn how to Stay Connected & Stay Informed​
 
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​Visit the Principal's Notes Page
to keep up with the latest news from Dr. Shaw:​
 

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​​Fundraisers & Service Projects​​​​​​​​​​​​​
​Battle of Raider Drive t-shirts, $5
On sale during all lunches
Monday, August 29-Friday, September 2
learn more
​​Raider Cards
Only $20 for discounts to more than 25 local merchants. ​Available at the September 2, 2016 Battle of Raider Drive Football game learn more

Raider Pride Magnets, $5
Available in the school front office & at many home sporting events

learn more
Raider Spirit Flags, $15



Contact any Band or Orchestra student, Band Director Carlos Rodriguez (
RodriguezC@fultonschools.org), or Booster President Andrea Galiano (ajoy@bellsouth.net)
Metro Atlanta Coupon Booklet, $20

Support the Band and Orchestra by purchasing a North Atlanta Coupon Booklet with discounts to a variety of ​Metro Atlanta merchants &​ attractions.​ C​ontact any Band or Orchestra student, Band Director Carlos Rodriguez (RodriguezC@fultonschools.org), or Booster President Andrea Galiano (ajoy@bellsouth.net)


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.



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