Chipotle FundraiserTuesday, April 25 5-10pm4600 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
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 27Auditorium, 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
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, 7pmBuilding Meeting Message in Spanish:
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
Reunión para la comunidad de Riverwood
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, 2017Band Room, 4-7pmFOR 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
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
Mike Santoro Named State Class AAAAA 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
Surface Tablet Return Schedule
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: