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New Parent Coffee Thursday, August 21, 2014
Hosted by the PTSA off-campus at the home of Lori Peljovich for ALL parents of students new to the school (not only for parents of incoming 9th graders)​.  Address:  5430 North Powers Ferry Road, Atlanta, 30327. No RSVP required.  PTSA Coffee Flyer (English & Spanish)





Crime & Safety Summit, Thursday, August 21
The program begins at 6:30pm in the Auditorium. Police, Counselors, Criminal Justice professionals and others will participate in a panel discussion moderated by Shaunya Chavis of FGTV. The forum, sponsored by Fulton County Commissioner John Eaves, is open to the community.​ For more information, contact Sojourner Marable, Director of Constituent Services for Commissioner Eaves, at (404) 612-8333.


Athletic Association Kick-Off Picnic Flyer & Reservation Form
The entire community is invited to celebrate the first home football game of the season with a school-wide picnic Friday, August 29, 2014      
August 29, 2014 Kick Off Pic​nic Flyer    Reservations requested by 8/22/14




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. ​



End of Course Test (EOCT) Opt-Out Requests Due August 29, 2014
The State of Georgia has an online testing program for students wishing to earn course credits by taking and passing an EOCT prior to enrolling in the class.
   EOCT Opt Out process, eligibility, and fee information & Registration Form
 ​  EOCT Opt Out process, eligibility, fee information & Registration Form - Spanish
   ​EOCT Opt Out Q&A Information Sheet p​repared by Fulton County Schools
The deadline to turn in completed registration forms and payment to Assistant Principal Charles Amica (AmicaC@fultonschools.org) is Friday, August 29, 2014. The EOC online testing will take place on Wednesday, September 17, 2014.


The First Day of School was Monday, August 11
Students report to Advisement each morning the first week of school. School Hours are 8:20am - 3:30pm
  ​Read Dr. Shaw's August 11, 2014 letter to the community​​
  Read Dr. Shaw's August 11, 2014 letter to the community - Spanish

Advisement Assignm​ents 2014-15

Back to School Paperwork - Affidavits, PTSA membership, etc. ​


​​Raiders Win National FBLA Award

​After qualifying at the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)​ Georgia State Leadership Conference in March, eight Raiders advanced to the 2014 National Leadership Conference in Tennessee. Congratulations to Hunter Lankford and Visar Mehmeti for their 3rd Place award in Banking and Finance.  Sharod Hinton, Remy Falciglia and Connor Gladney competed in Entrepreneurship, Cameron Scheele in Sports Management, Eric Jacobs in Marketing, Kara Wise in Public Speaking II,​ and Jazondre Gibbs in Client Services. More than 10,000 participants from across the United States and two countries met in Nashville at the end of June to sharpen their core business skills, expand their networks, and participate in more than 60 business and business-related competitive events.                                   Learn more in the News & Media Gallery 

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Foundation Receives $10,000 Sandy Springs Society Grant
The Sandy Springs Society awarded the Riverwood Foundation a $10,000 grant in May 2014 to help establish AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), a college readiness educational program. The Society supports non-profit programs that improve the quality of life for all the residents of Sandy Springs by promoting the arts, heritage, education, the environment, and social services. The Riverwood Foundation is committed to raise $25,000 to implement the program in the fall.  
            Learn more about AVID and contribute to the Foundation



Washington Post 2014 Most Challenging High School Rank: #10 in Georgia

According to The Washington Post, Riverwood is one of the hardest high schools in the state, ranked second among all Fulton County high schools and tenth overall in Georgia. The challenge index score is the number of college-level tests given in 2013 divided by the number of last year's graduates. In a further affirmation of scholastic achievement, US News, in a similar evaluation, ranks Riverwood 15th in the State. Congratulations to the students and teachers for their hard work.

                          View The Washington Post 2014 rankings/report

View the US News 2014 rankings/report                    


 




Visit the Principal's Notes Page to keep up with the latest news from Dr. Shaw:

  
A four minute communications tutorial:

Summer Reading List


Fundraisers & Service Projects
AmazonSmile
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

2014-15 Raider Cards
The Football program is offering a card with discounts to Local Merchants. $20 suggested donation. List of merchants and discounts

Raider Pride Magnets
$5 Magnets support the Lady Raider Volleyball program.

Available in the school front office, or from Coach Leigh Hudson



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