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March 6, 2017

Upcoming Dates

Mar 7 Governance Council
Mar 8 Olympian Tommie Smith
Mar 9 Construction Update

Mar 10 & 13 No School

Mar 15 STEAM Showcase
Mar 16-19 Spring Musical
Mar 22-28 Gov Council Elections
Mar 23 International Fair
Mar 27-31 Teacher Appreciation Week
Mar 29 Principal's Town Hall

Calendar: Academics, Athletics, & Arts
March Highlights

Construction Forum Thursday, March 9​
​Auditorium, 7pm

Open to the community. The agenda includes an update on the progress of Phase I and the preliminary planning and update on Phase 2.  learn more

Spring Musical    learn more
Thursday, March 16 - Sunday, March 19

Scheduling & Course Registration for 2017-18 is underway  learn more

Teacher Appreciation Week
March 27-31 
learn more
Community Meeting:  Construction Update
Thursday, March 9
​Auditorium, 7pm

The community is invited to attend to hear the latest construction news. The agenda includes an update on the progress of Phase I and the preliminary planning and update on Phase 2. Attending will be Bob Sussenbach, Architect, David Knotts, Fulton County Schools Executive Director of Capital Programs, Doug Carey, Fulton County Schools Coordinator, Portables & Renovations, as well as representatives from Turner Construction. The community will have an opportunity to ask questions.    learn more
School of Rock Spring Musical
Thursday, March 16 through Saturday, March 18 at 7pm
Matinee performance Sunday, March 19, 3pm

Tickets $10 Students/$15 Adults​

Tickets sold ​during all lunches Tuesday, March 14 - Friday, March 17
Box Office opens 45 minutes before curtain learn more

Raiders send 14 to 2017 Thespian Conference

Two students pass first round auditions for All-State Chorus

Governance Council Elections
March 22-28
The Riverwood Governance Council has two elected parent/guardian positions and one elected teacher position open for the 2017-18 school year. ​The two year terms commence July 1, 2017. Learn more and read the candidates' statements

Parent Candidates (alphabetical order)
     Elissa Fladell
     Kenya Graham
     Bryan Lewis
     Veronica Shaughnessy
Teacher Candidate
     Patricia Lawrimore

Teacher Appreciation Week
March 27-31

The PTSA needs volunteers throughout the week to provide baked goods, to help distribute goodies, and more​. It is easy to volunteer using the online Sign Up Genius link (here), or contact the PTSA volunteer coordinators at​​   learn more

Highlights of Teacher Appreciation Week include:
     Muffin Monday    
     Tuesday Baked Goods
Hand Massages
     Thursday Pasta Bar Lunch
     Friday Notes from students and sweet treats

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Visit the Riverwood Athletics website for more...
​​International Festival Thursday, March 23
Tournament Gym, 4-6pm

The Foundation is pleased to partner with several student clubs and organizations to present an International Festival which will be open to the entire community. A sampling of the offerings: 
a Live Steel Band, Cultural Food from Local Vendors, an International Quiz Bowl (Students vs Teachers), and Limbo Contest. More details coming soon.

2017 Career Fair
The Foundation thanks the many volunteers who made the March 3 Career Fair such a success. 10-12th grade students had a wonderful array of post-graduate options to explore.
PTSA College Scholarships
The PTSA has five (5) $1,000 college scholarships for the Class of 2017
Application deadline March 8, 2017   learn more
Principal’s Circle Luncheon March 8
A benefit of joining the PTSA at the $500 level and above is Principal's Circle membership and luncheons. It is not too late to join the PTSA, or to increase an existing membership to the Principal's Circle level  Membership information

Teacher Appreciation Week March 27-31
Volunteers needed to provide baked goods & posters, donate gift cards ($20-25), & more​. Find out how to get involved:  Sign Up Genius link (here), or contact the PTSA volunteer coordinators at​

Community Based Instruction (CBI) Student Reception
Friday, March 31, 2017

Volunteers needed between 10am and 1pm
Community Based Instruction (CBI) students are visiting campus Friday, March 31 and the PTSA is hosting a reception
learn more

PTSA Nominating Committee News
The PTSA nominating committee is working on creating a slate of officers for the 2017-18 school year. To find out about openings, responsibilities, time commitment levels, or to ask any other exploratory questions, please contact parent volunteer Sue Koeneman (

PTSA Sponsors Senior Class Activities
Dr. Shaw sent a letter to families of seniors in December with critical spring semester exam and graduation information. The letter also included senior week activities sponsored by the PTSA. learn more


Raiders finish 12th at Science Olympiad
Five Students are Governor's Honors Semi-finalists
Raider Debate hosts Big Questions Event
Chinese Students Attend Cooking School
Two All-State Chorus Semi-finalists

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Senior Class News

Visit the Senior News Page on the school website (here) for the latest information to help make spring semester a success. Select "Senior Class Information" from the drop down tabs under "News" in the main menu bar
Sandy Springs Education Force
 STEAM Showcase
Wednesday, March 15
North Springs High School, 6-8pm

The Sandy Springs Education Force (SSEF) presents the 7th Annual Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) Showcase at North Springs High School. The FREE technology and arts playground is appropriate for all ages. The Sandy Springs public school with the most participants will win a prize.   learn more
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