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No School Wednesday, January 17​, 2018
All Fulton County Schools will be closed Wednesday due to snow and ice

​AP, IB, & Dual Enrollment Night Thursday, January 18, 2018
Auditorium, 6:30pm
Learn about Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate course offerings, course requirements, and more. Find out about Dual Enrollment options. The agenda includes presentations by Diane Kopkas (International Baccalaureate), Tim Doherty (Advanced Placement), and Ebony Payno (Dual Enrollment). The evening is open to rising 9th grade-12th grade students & parents. Q&A to follow.

SAIL:  Adult Volunteer Opportunity with the Class of 2018

SAIL (Seniors Achieving in Life) is  a rewarding and effective program pairing adults with seniors needing assistance navigating the college application and scholarship search process. Volunteers meet with their assigned student(s) at the school once a week for about one hour during the student's lunch period, elective class, or free block. Meetings begin in late January and run through the end of March. Volunteer training by the Counseling Center staff is at 9am Tuesday, January 30, 2018. Contact Roxie Garber in the Counseling Center to sign up as a SAIL volunteer, or to ask questions. (garber@fultonschools.org or 470-254-1997).


PTSA General Meeting Friday, January 26, 2018
Media Center, 8:30am
Everyone welcome. Find out the latest PTSA news, learn about upcoming activities, and find out how to get involved. The agenda also ​includes a brief school update from Principal Gardner.

ASVAB Testing, Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Auditorium, 8:30-11:30am
10th-12th grade students may sign up in the Counseling Center to take the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery). The test results provide students a snapshot of their verbal, math, science, and technical skills compared to other students across the nation in the same grade. Although military personnel administer the test, taking the test does NOT obligate students to enlist in the military. Questions? Contact Counselor Sally Page (PageS@fultonschools.org).​​​

One Day Added to Fulton County Schools Calendar
Hurricane Make Up Date:  Friday, February 16, 2018
The school system added one day to the school calendar in February to make up for the three days lost in September due to Hurricane Irma. Friday, February 16, 2018 is now a full school day. It will be an "A" day. 

Career Readiness Initiative:  Adult Volunteers and Businesses Needed
Please use the online form (link) to sign up to assist with a Career Cafe and/or Business Connection, or to request more information. Career Cafes, career-related workshops or information sessions, will take place during lunch hours. Business connections will offer internships and career-related mentorships.

​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 ​Attenda​nce Form​  ​​


News, Honors, and Accomplishments
(visit the News & Media Gallery for the complete stories)


Raiders Have Two National Merit Semifinalists
Congratulations to Seniors Saya Abney and Lily Schneider for being selected as semifinalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship program.

Based on their outstanding scores on the PSAT taken during their Junior year, Abney and Schneider 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 a self-descriptive essay and information about participation and leadership in school and community activities.


  Learn more in the News & Media Gallery​​​​​​​


News from Fulton County Schools
Tax Mitigation Plan ​2017
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As of January 2018, Mr. Gardner has a new Twitter account (@RICSPrincipal) and is on Instagram (@RICS_Principal​). Follow him on social media to receive instant updates
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Atlanta Hawks vs. Detroit Pistons
Sunday, February 11, 2018
Riverwood Foundation Fundraiser 
​Purchase tickets for the Atlanta Hawks vs. Detroit Pistons thru the special link below & a portion of the ticket price goes to the school's foundation. Tickets start at $21 & can be mailed or picked up at Will Call.  
Riverwood Foundation Ticket Link

Student Relaxation Room Wish List

The Counseling Center is furnishing a relaxation room for students. Wish list supplies include stress relieving ​​items, books, games, music, etc.
View wish list

Questions? Contact Head Counselor Shamona Harrell (HarrellS@fultonschools.org)

Raider Pride Magnet, $5

Show school spirit and support the Lady Raider Volleyball program by purchasing a Raider Pride Car Magnet.

Available in the school front office, or contact Volleyball Coach Leigh Hudson (HudsonLM@fultonschools.org)

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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