It's a Blue-Out for the Battle of Raider Drive
Friday, August 29, 2014
Wear Blue to celebrate the first home football game of the season as the Raiders take on the Holy Innocents' Golden Bears. Picnic starts at 5:30pm; Varsity Football game starts at 7:30pm. Reservations requested for picnic. Contact Kay Palmer for picnic information.
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 prepared 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.
Labor Day Holiday - No School Monday, September 1, 2014
Classes resume Tuesday, September 2 on the B-day schedule
Have a safe and relaxing weekend
Raider Teams & Coaches Accept ALS Ice Bucket Challenges Keep up with the video coverage of the Raider Nation participating in the challenges
Super Raiders Homecoming Week Begins Monday, September 15
Raider Superheroes is the theme for Homecoming 2014. This year's activities include float building, dress up days, powder puff football, pep rally, parade of floats and banners, homecoming court, and more. Each class earns points based on spirit and participation in all activities beginning with the float building through the pep rally. The winning class is announced during halftime of the Varsity Football game on Friday night.
Special note: this year's Homecoming dance takes place the following week on Saturday, September 27th.
Homecoming 2014 Details
Signs of Suicide (SOS) Prevention Program
Senior Class - September 16-19, 2014
Junior Class - October 6-9, 2014
SOS Signs of Suicide® Prevention Program is an award-winning,
nationally recognized program designed for middle and
high school-age students. The program teaches students how to identify
the symptoms of depression and suicidality in themselves or their
friends, and encourages seeking help through the use of the ACT®
technique (Acknowledge, Care,
Tell). The Counselors will be presenting this vital information to
Seniors in their Social Studies classes September 16-19, 2014 and to
Juniors on October 6-9, 2014. NOTE: Last year the program was presented
to ninth grade students; this year’s
ninth grade students received the information in middle school.
PROBE College Fair
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
North Point Mall 6-9pm
High school students will have the opportunity to learn about colleges and universities in the state, the southeast region, and throughout the country. The college fair is a key way for schools to connect with prospective students. For many of the colleges, this will be the only time they visit these areas this school year. Students and parents will have the opportunity to meet college representatives and find out about each campus, admissions policies, scholarships, and financial aid. Preregister at GoToCollegeFairs.com PROBE Flyer
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.
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
Foundation Receives $10,000 Sandy Springs Society Grant
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.
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