Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Red Ribbon Week at Riverwood International Charter School Becomes a Combined Effort Between Administration and Families
During National Red Ribbon Week, the last week of October, Riverwood International Charter School faculty and staff worked with families to get the message of drug and alcohol awareness out to students. Each day had a theme and a link on the school Facebook and Twitter pages for parents to read a short article or blog on how to deal with and approach the issues related to drugs, peer pressure, being a teen, and universal challenges, to use for open dialog with family and friends. Schools and communities nationwide recognize the campaign against substance abuse by wearing a red ribbon and engaged in activities to promote a healthy drug-free lifestyle. Traditionally Riverwood’s program has involved classroom-based efforts to address the …
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Students from the Sandy Springs high school were honored for their scholastic achievements.
Five seniors at Riverwood International Charter School have received high honors. Travis Dean, Charlie Jo Olson and Ashwin Anantharaman qualified as National Merit Semifinalists. Samantha Berenson was named a National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar and Valarie Kemp was selected National Achievement Program Semifinalist. Over 1.5 million students from over 22,000 high schools took the 2011 PSAT and 16,000 semifinalists were chosen for the National Merit Seminfinalist program, representing the highest scoring senior entrants in each state. The National Achievement Program is an academic competition established to provide recognition to outstanding African American high school students. From 160,000 plus students who took the 2011 …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Four Sandy Springs seniors won Parent Teacher Student Association Scholarships.
In an awards ceremony honoring many seniors for their scholastic, athletic, artistic, and leadership achievements, four students won Parent Teacher Student Association awards. Each received $1,000 and was chosen through a committee of teachers and counselors who reviewed both financial need and an essay the students wrote. The awards were given to Djenne Nizam, Kara Wexler, Nicole Bills and Valheria Rocha. Approximately 47 percent of the seniors were recognized as “honor graduates” signifying each had cumulative averages of 88 or higher on the 100 point scale. More than half of the senior class was recognized for their additional coursework which qualified them to receive the International Studies Magnet Seal on their diploma. …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Considered one of the fastest growing sports in America, lacrosse is expanding in Sandy Springs' Riverwood cluster.
At 23 players strong, the Junior Raiders a newly-formed lacrosse team, has played four games this spring and now have a record of 2-2. Players mostly attend Ridgeview Charter School but a few come from other schools. Since lacrosse isn't offered at most middle schools, some Sandy Springs parents of lacrosse enthusiasts formed a nonprofit organization to train their middle school-aged sons. Under the leadership of Coaches Devin Madden and Robert Watters, the team began practicing in January and began game season in March. The Junior Raiders will serve as a feeder program for prepare them for Riverwood's lacrosse. For more information visit http://juniorraiderslax.com.