Graduation Rate Sets All-time Mark
The Georgia Department of Education released the Class of 2018 graduation rate statistics for the state and Riverwood's graduating class reached an all-time high of 92.2%.
Congratulations to the students, the faculty, and the families for this significant achievement. The 92.2% rate represents a 5.2% increase from 2017 and was the highest increase across all Fulton
County High Schools. Principal Chuck Gardner said, "I am proud of the team approach that our school is taking to mentor
and support students. Additionally, I’m proud of our families, community, and feeder
schools that made this happen."
View or download Mr. Gardner's September 20, 2018 letter English
Nursing Career Cafe Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Media Center, 12:30-1:15pm
For all students interested in learning more about Nursing as a career. Sponsored by the Counseling Center. Students must sign up in advance (link). Workshop speakers are Charlotte DeLoach, Nursing Instructor at Georgia State University, and Renee Creel, Administrative Coordinator of Nursing at Georgia State University.
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.
College Fair at Ridgeview
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Ridgeview Charter School, 6-8pm
5340 South Trimble Road, Atlanta, 30342, ()
The FREE college fair is for High School and 8th grade Middle School students and their parents. Sponsored by the Raider Counseling Center in conjunction with North Springs High School.
Representatives from many colleges and universities will be on hand. Breakout sessions will cover topics such as college financing, how to prepare and apply for college, which colleges and universities offer non-need, merit, or talent based scholarships, writing effective essays, and more.
College Representatives Are Visiting Campus
Starting in August, many Colleges and Universities will be sending representatives to campus to present information sessions to Juniors and Seniors. For all college presentations scheduled during school hours, students must sign up via Naviance at least three days prior to the scheduled visit. Check the bulletin board outside the College and Career Center to see which schools are visiting; the comprehensive listing of schools, with dates and times, is updated daily in Naviance, as well as on the school website. learn more
ACT & SAT Prep Classes Offered On-Campus
Fulton County Schools, in partnership with The Princeton Review, is offering discounted SAT and ACT review classes on campus to prepare for the December 2018 tests. The discounted price ($125) includes 15 hours of in-class instruction, full-length proctored practice tests, and additional practice tests. Register online (Princetonreview.com/fultoncounty) using promo code FCSATL, or call The Princeton Review (800-273-8439, x 1070) ACT & SAT Fall 2018 Class Flyer
Summer Trip to Peru Meeting Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Room 402, 6pm
Learn about the June 1-14, 2019, trip to Peru. The meeting is
for all interested students and their parents. Trip deposits due
November 15, 2018. Questions or cannot attend? Contact faculty sponsor
Lorraine Lynch (firstname.lastname@example.org
NO SCHOOL Thursday, October 4, Friday, October 5, & Monday, October 8, 2018
Classes resume Tuesday, October 9 on the "A" day schedule
"You Can't Take it With You" October 11-13, 2018
Evening shows at 6:30pm Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
Saturday matinee at 3pm
Auditorium Box Office opens 45 minutes before curtain
Prospective Student/Parent Information Session Friday, October 12, 2018
Sessions begin at 9am in the Auditorium and last approximately one and a half hours. Both students and parents are invited to attend. No RSVP required; however, please sign up for a session online (link) to ensure having enough materials on hand. Please report directly to the auditorium (old building) to sign in. For this event, visitors will not have to sign in at the front desk of the new building. learn more
Reflections "Heroes Around Me" Deadline Friday, October 12, 2018
Choreograph a dance, produce a film, write a poem or story, compose a song, take a picture, or create a piece of visual art which interprets the theme: "Heroes Around Me." Bring all entries to the Media Center before the end of the school day Friday, October 12, 2018. Questions? Contact PTSA Parent Volunteer Rebecca Leffler (Rrleffler@aol.com)
Visit the PTSA Reflections Page (link) for entry form, official rules, and guidelines.
Sandy Springs Education Force Road Race & Literacy Event
Saturday, October 13, 2018
The Sandy Springs Education Force (SSEF) is hosting the Fifth Annual Footprints to the Future 10K and 5K in downtown Sandy Springs. New this year is a free Literacy Event with author presentations, book signings, a
book character dress-up parade, storytelling, arts and crafts, and
much more. 10K & 5K online registration (link) The Heritage Sandy Springs Farmers' Market will also be onsite for runners and families to enjoy.
Yearbook Photo Retake/Makeup day Thursday, October 18, 2018
During school. No purchase necessary. To order photos online: link
3rd Annual Riverwood Runs for a Reason 5K Saturday, October 27, 2018
Runners, walkers, dogs, and strollers welcome. Registrants will receive t-shirt and goody bag on race day.
Online registration (link) deadline Thursday, October 25. Race day registration available beginning at 7am (check/card only, please).
Big Questions Debate Saturday, October 27On campus, 8:45am-3pm
Hosted by the Raider Debate Team and open to all
students. Students sign up in teams of two. Sign
up deadline Thursday, October 25, 2018. $15 entry fee includes
breakfast & lunch. Topic "Resolved: Humans are primarily driven by
self-interest." Pick up registration forms in the Media Center, the
Front Office, the Writing Center (Room 101), or Rooms 2201 or 2205. This
is a great opportunity for students to engage in intellectual discourse and practice their public speaking skills in a semi-formal debate
format. Questions? Contact Faculty sponsors Marjorie Bernard-Evans (email@example.com
) or Laura Guill (Guilll@fultonschools.org
CALENDAR ALERT: November 6, 2018 is now a Teacher Workday
The Fulton County Board of Education voted to change Tuesday, November 6, 2018 (election day) to a teacher work day (no students on campus). In exchange, Friday, March 8, 2019 is now a regular school day instead of a teacher work day. learn more
Georgia Department of Driver Services Forms (DDS/ADAP)
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.
13 Raiders Selected for Youth Leadership Sandy Springs
Congratulations to Christine Cleveland, Oliver Davidson, David Esslinger, Bradley Friedrich, Sasha Frierson, Elizabeth Grant, Sophie Griggs, Grecia Hernandez, Haag Johnson, Lindsey Lewis, Jennifer Ruiz, Katie Sprung, and Owen Woodman for being selected for the 2018-19 Youth Leadership Sandy Springs Class. The 13 inductees join 26 other Sandy Springs area high school students in the year-long program designed to enhance and enrich their understanding of the city. Throughout the year, they will examine the environment, city government, non-profits, law enforcement, as well as business and public safety. Launched by Leadership Sandy Springs in 2011, YLSS is based on Leadership Sandy Springs’ successful 30-year-old program developing community leaders. The Raiders are proud to carry on the tradition of having significant representation in YLSS.
Counseling Center Welcomes Ashley Holmes
Counselor Ashley Holmes joined the Raider staff during the summer; her caseload is students whose last names begin with the letters Ec-Le. Holmes was most recently a counselor at Independence High School in Roswell; she has also been a counselor at Druid Hills High School in DeKalb County.
Holmes is a native of Atlanta and attended the University of Georgia. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication and a Master of Education in Professional School Counseling. While earning her Master’s degree, she was graduate assistant for the UGA Career Center. She brings a host of experience in College and Career Counseling, including being a College Adviser and Summer Training Coordinator with the College Advising Corps.
Her other accomplishments include working as a College Guidance and Alumni Support Counselor in Memphis, Tennessee, where she assisted The Soulsville Charter School’s first graduating class in achieving a 100% college acceptance rate. She was a member of the team representing the state of Georgia at the 2014 White House Convening in partnership with First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Initiative. The Reach Higher Initiative focuses on improving school counseling preparation programs, and practices with the goal of increasing college access and success. Holmes enjoys traveling, singing, and cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs.
Fulton County Schools Online QuickTip Safety Reporting
Fulton County Schools has an online QuickTip program which students, families, and stakeholders may use to report safety concerns to school and district officials. Providing contact information is optional. Tips may address anything
from abuse and bullying to vandalism and violence. Use the link below to make a tip, or install the FCS mobile app available for Android and Apple.
Fulton County Schools Senior Spotlight: Yazmin Tamez-Garcia
Congratulations to Yazmin Tamez-Garcia (Class of 2018) for being selected by Fulton County Schools as the Raider Star Senior.
UPDATED: Class of 2018 Colleges & University Acceptances
The Counseling Center compiles the list based on information provided by students. Please contact the Counseling Center to report additional acceptances or wait-list clearances.
Advanced Placement Test Results Earn Honors
The Georgia Department of Education named Riverwood a 2018 AP STEM school, an AP Humanities School, and an AP Access and Support School based on the Spring 2017 Advanced Placement scores. Congratulations to the students and teachers for their hard work. visit the News & Media Gallery for the complete story