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​Dr. Shaw's Letter to Parents Friday, May 5, 2017
The principal's letter includes important end of the year information such as the Surface Tablet return schedule, exam schedules, credit recovery (off campus), and more.
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Welcome Mike Mezzio:  ​ New Athletic Director May 16, 2017
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Exams & Early Release Days Monday, May 22 through Thursday, May 25
Last Day of School Thursday, May 25
Report Cards Mailed Home June 1, 2017
During the four days of exams, students take two exams each day and school ends at noon.
          Monday, May 22:          A3 & A4
          Tuesday, May 23:         B3 & B4
          Wednesday, May 24:     A1 & A2
          Thursday, May 25:        B1 & B2​

Graduation Ceremony Thursday, May 25

Cobb Energy Centre, 3pm
Tickets required (map)

Friday, May 26 Deadline to Apply for Recovery from "F's"
Students who anticipate failing certain spring semester classes with a grade of 60-69, may be eligible for a special credit repair program. Credit Recovery Sessions will take place off campus at Ridgeview Middle School (map) Tuesday, June 6 through Friday, June 9. Students interested in remediation must sign up online between May 18-26.   
                 learn more and register​

Direct any questions to Assistant Principal Gladys Peoples (PeoplesG@fultonschools.org​)

​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)

Fulton County Schools Senior Spotlight:  Rebecca Langfelder
Congratulations to Becca Langfelder (Class of 2017) for being selected by Fulton County Schools as the Raider Star Senior.

2017 Valedictorian and Salutatorian Announced
Congratulations to Katie Horn, Valedictorian (pictured left), and Linsey Cohen, Salutatorian (pictured right). Graduation 2017 is at 3pm on Thursday, May 25, at the Cobb Energy Centre.
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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 IB &​ AP Exams, Senior Exams, and 9-11th Grade Exams?Visit the Calendar page for links to all exam schedules


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New Student Registration
Summer 2017 Registration​ Dates

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Thursday, July 27, 2017

Two Registration Sessions Daily
Morning Session starts: 8:30am
Afternoon Session starts​: 12:45pm

Sign up for a session online (link)​

Location: Media Center​
Bring forms learn more/link to forms    


Campus Construction News
The estimated completion date for the first phase is July 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:​
Surface Tablet Information​

Visit the Digital Citizenship & Surface Pro Tablets page ​for a wealth of resources and information about the tablets. 





​​Fundraisers & Service Projects​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Wanted: Mini-Library Book Donations

The school's mini-library accepts high quality, high school and middle school interest genre hardbacks and paperbacks in English, Spanish, French, Japanese and Chinese​. 

Bring all​ donations to the marked bin in the Media Center.learn more

Questions? Contact ESOL Department Chair Mary Schmidt

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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