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Raiders Return to Spain:  Summer 2017

  • Posted by riverwoodf
  • 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

  • Posted by riverwoodf
  • 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 […]

Raider Community Service Club Travels to Nicaragua

  • Posted by riverwoodf
  • On April 15, 2017
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During Spring Break 2017, 21 students from the Community Service Club traveled to Nicaragua. They spent their days, along with teachers and chaperones, interacting and helping students and delivering needed supplies to the area. The group stayed at and worked with El Ayudante, an organization created to assist​ the children and families in and around the city of […]

AVID Students Tour AT&T Drive Studio

  • Posted by riverwoodf
  • On December 2, 2016
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The AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination) classes recently toured the AT&T Drive Studio located near Georgia Tech. The Drive Studio is AT&T’s research and development facility where they conduct trials on new ways to connect everything, including automobiles to each other via the web. Referred to as the “Internet of Things”, this represents some of […]

AVID Students Visit Colleges to Prepare for Life After Graduation

  • Posted by riverwoodf
  • On October 21, 2016
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Over 40 11th grade AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) students from Riverwood recently visited Clayton State University and Kennesaw State University for an information session and campus tour. These visits and more are planned to assist these juniors as they begin to think about life after high school and higher education. Over 80 9th and […]

Foundation Sends 10 Teachers to “Teach For Excellence” training and other Training Sessions During Summer 2016

  • Posted by riverwoodf
  • On September 29, 2016
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The Riverwood Foundation supported numerous Riverwood teachers and staff who participated in a series of professional development opportunities over the summer designed to sharpen skills and better serve Riverwood students for the 2016-2017 school year. Two courses, in particular, were supported including Teach for Excellence and AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination). Teach for Excellence (TFE) […]

Foundation Helps Support Riverwood Spanish Study-Abroad Program

  • Posted by riverwoodf
  • On September 29, 2016
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The Riverwood Foundation was proud to support one of the Riverwood teachers who served as one of two chaperones for the inaugural study abroad program to Spain last summer. Read the article as it appeared in the Sandy Springs Patch.