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Riverwood Students Live, Study In France

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  • On September 17, 2018
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Ten students and two teachers from Riverwood International Charter School traveled to France during the summer of 2018 for a language and culture immersion experience. The group spent two- and-a-half weeks in Paris and Biarritz as part of Riverwood’s second annual French language and study abroad program. The students lived with local families, attended classes, […]

Riverwood International Charter School Graduates First AVID Students

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  • On September 17, 2018
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Riverwood International Charter School adopted AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) in 2014 and saw its first participants receive their high school diplomas in May 2018. AVID is an established college-readiness program designed to increase school-wide learning and performance for all students, especially for diverse and underrepresented demographic groups. Thanks to funding from the Riverwood Foundation […]

Foundation Funds, Sandy Springs Society Grant and Sandy Springs Education Force Help Launch Makerspace

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  • On June 8, 2018
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Riverwood International Charter School is excited to announce the addition of a student Makerspace — a space designed and dedicated to hands-on creativity — coming fall semester 2018. The Riverwood Foundation was instrumental in funding the new area. In addition to making an initial commitment of $25,000, the Foundation secured outside support from both the […]

Riverwood Community Service Club Travels to Nicaragua

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  • On May 1, 2018
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Twenty-four students and four faculty from Riverwood International Charter School spent their 2018 Spring Break supporting the 28 de Mayo community, a neighborhood in the city of Leon, Nicaragua. This was the Community Service Club’s second spring break in Leon. Last year, the major project was assembling and distributing water filters; this year’s project was […]

Riverwood Foundation awarded a $5,000 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Grant

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  • On March 5, 2018
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With a generous donation from the Lowe’s Toolbox for Education program, the Riverwood International Charter School Foundation will create an outdoor classroom and garden. The new outdoor space will benefit a cross-section of programs and students, and the community at large. The $5,000 grant is for a cooperative, student-led garden. The planning group includes students […]

Riverwood International Charter School Writing Center Creatively Supports all Students

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  • On January 30, 2018
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Unique to Riverwood and established in 2015, the student-led Raider Writing Center provides peer tutoring for writing assignments across the entire curriculum. Juniors and seniors, recommended by their English teachers, undergo an extensive application and training process before joining the tutoring staff. At this time, the Raider Writing Center is the only one of its […]

Raiders Return to Spain:  Summer 2017

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  • On July 15, 2017
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The Raiders sent thirteen students and two teachers to Spain this summer for a total language and cultural immersion experience. The group spent two weeks in Seville, Spain and surrounding areas as part of the second year of Riverwood’s Spanish language and culture study abroad program. The students lived with local families, attended classes, and participated in […]

C’est la Vie! Raiders Live and Study in France​

  • Posted by riverwoodf
  • On June 15, 2017
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In June 2017, two ​French teachers chaparoned nine students for two and a half weeks in Paris and Aix-en-Provence as part of the school’s inaugural French language and study abroad program. The students lived with local families, attended classes, and participated in activities and/or excursions each day. According to French teacher Holly Fitchette, who travelled […]

Teachers Receive Teaching For Excellence Training in Colorado

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  • On June 1, 2017
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  Thanks to the Riverwood Foundation for sponsoring eight teachers to attend the Summer 2017 Teach for Excellence (T4E) training in Colorado. Paul Ankerich, Jodi Davis, Laura Guill, Lucia James, Lorena Lupas, Monica Olier Toloza, Jeanne Urban, and Greg Sanchez participated in the Performance Excellence for All Kids (PEAK) summer institute in June and will bring back an arsenal of T4​E tools […]