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Grade Level Counseling Night​s​ Continue Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Early in the school year, the Counseling Center hosts Grade Level meetings. The meetings begin promptly at 6:30pm in the Auditorium and address specific grade level information. Students are welcome to attend with their parents.

12th Grade Meeting, ​August 25, 2016 .pdf of Senior Class P​resentation 
11th Grade Meeting, August 30​, 2016​     

10th Grade Meeting, September 6, 2016    
 ​ 9th Grade Meeting, September 8, 2016    

The programs are​ a great opportunity for parents to meet, review the academic year ahead, and hear about issues such as: graduation information for seniors, importance of the PSAT's for juniors, testing each grade level can expect, graduation requirements to think about during the four years of high school, and how the Counseling Center works. Counselors will explain the new "Remind" free ​messaging system established for each grade level. A general Q&A follows.​ The Counseling Center's​ grade level meetings are in addition to the Open House/State of the School evening for all parents Thursday, September 15 at 7pm.​


Baton Rouge Flood Relief Donations Needed by September 2, 2016
The Raider community is rallying to provide assistance to families in Baton Rouge recovering from historic flooding. Mr. Dejohn Williams, Riverwood's Cafeteria manager, is a Baton Rouge native with extensive friends and family in the region. In response to his request, the Raiders are collecting items such as Bottled Water, Deodorant, Diapers and Pull-​Ups (all sizes), Soap, Shampoo/Conditioner, Feminine Hygiene Products, Toilet Paper, Lotion, Baby Food, and Toys (to bring some joy to the smallest of those affected). Bring items to Room 204 by Friday, September 2. Questions? Contact faculty club coordinator Heather Ingram (ingram@fultonschools.org​).

Varsity Football Home Opener​ Friday, September 2, 2016
The Battle of Raider Drive vs. Holy Innocents'
Kick-off 7:30pm, Hoskyn Stadium
Commemorative t-shirts will be on sale during all lunch periods beginning Monday, August 29 through Friday, September 2   learn more

9th Grade Picnic Friday, September 2, 2016
Practice Field, 6:30pm
Sponsored by the PTSA for the 9th grade class. Free Chick-Fil-A and Kona Ice. Meet, mix, and mingle on the practice field in front of the school with members of the Class of 2020​ prior to the first Home Varsity Football Game of the season. Kick off for the Battle of Raider Drive vs. Holy Innocents' is 7:30pm.

NO SCHOOL Labor Day Monday, September 5, 2016
Classes resume Tuesday, September 6 on the "A" day schedule

Yearbook Photo Day Wednesday, September 7, 2016
9th, 10th, & 11th Grade Students, 9-11:30am​
Teachers will bring students to the Tournament Gym throughout the morning. No purchase necessary. ​    

Open House/State of the School Thursday, September 15, 2016
Parents start the evening in Advisement, 7pm
Parents report to their child's Advise​ment​ Classroom for a brief meeting at 7pm and will then follow their child's class schedule through an abbreviated day. The evening is an important opportunity to meet teachers as well as the parents of your child's classmates. ​No childcare provided.

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​  ​​


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

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 acheive 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

Graduation Rate Increases 8.3%
The Georgia Department of Education recently reported the Class of 2015 graduation rates for all schools. Congratulations to the faculty and to the members of the Class of 2015 for achieving an 89.6% graduation rate, an increase of 8.3% over the Class of 2014. The graduate rate measures the number of students who graduate within four years, adjusted for student transfers. Dr. Shaw's November Principal's Report to the Governance Council discusses the graduation rate as well as other school news:  Dr. Shaw's November 2015 PowerPoint Presentation




CAUTION:  ​Sidewalk Detour in Place
Due to utility construction, the intersection of Heards Ferry and Raider Drive has a temporary sidewalk detour in place. Please use caution and observe all signs.  

Campus Construction News
The estimated bui​lding addition completion date is July 2017. The new baseball facility is on track to​ be ready for the 2017 season.


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:​


​​Fundraisers & Service Projects​​​​​​​​​​​​​
​Battle of Raider Drive t-shirts, $5
On sale during all lunches
Monday, August 29-Friday, September 2
learn more
​​Raider Cards
Only $20 for discounts to more than 25 local merchants. ​Available at the September 2, 2016 Battle of Raider Drive Football game learn more

Fall Pansy Sale 

Order by Friday, September 30, 2016
Support the Girls Soccer Program by purchasing deluxe pansies. $25 per flat. Pick up plants at the school Saturday, October 15, 2016 between 9am-noon. Payment due at time of order. 

Learn ​more


Raider Pride Magnets, $5
Available in the school front office & at many home sporting events

learn more
Raider Spirit Flags, $15

Contact any Band or Orchestra student, Band Director Carlos Rodriguez (
RodriguezC@fultonschools.org), or Booster President Andrea Galiano (ajoy@bellsouth.net)
Metro Atlanta Coupon Booklet, $20

Support the Band and Orchestra by purchasing a North Atlanta Coupon Booklet with discounts to a variety of ​Metro Atlanta merchants &​ attractions.​ C​ontact any Band or Orchestra student, Band Director Carlos Rodriguez (RodriguezC@fultonschools.org), or Booster President Andrea Galiano (ajoy@bellsouth.net)

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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