Congratulations to the River Ridge Varsity Swim Team for an amazing season ending performance at the GHSA State Championships on Friday and Saturday. Twenty-three swimmers represented the school at Georgia Tech, with 6 girls returning for finals. River Ridge posted its highest overall finish, placing 10th among 6A teams. Sarah Brown placed 4th in both the 200 Individual Medley and the 100 Breaststroke, with personal bests and school records in both events. Ashley Fortin placed 6th in the 100 backstroke and recorded a new school record in the 100 free with her lead off leg in the girls 400 Free relay. The Medley Relay team of Ashley Fortin, Sarah Brown, Nicole Fetcinko and Haley Fortin broke a school record in their 5th place finish. Also placing 5th and breaking a school record was the 400 Free Relay team of Ashley Fortin, Katie Blankinship, Nicole Fetcinko and Sarah Brown. Great job Team!Want to meet new people and hang out with students from all across the county? Come hang out tonight at YoungLife at 7:27pm at Bradshaw clubhouse. See Ms. Turner in the library or Chelsey Beckham if you have any questions!
Spots are still available on the 2021 Knights Abroad trip to France and Spain. Now is the time to enroll as EF has reduced the price until the end of February. Get in on this deal and see the world! For more information, please see Mrs. Bulger in room 1116 or Mrs. Hamilton in room 1110.
Attention students: the Diversity Awareness Program wants to host a Cultural Fair in March to celebrate the different cultures represented in our student body. If you are interested in being part of this event, please see Mrs. Bass in room 1104 for more information.
You can preorder your literary magazine before Valentine's Day, February 14th, for only $6. Orders can be placed online on the school website or can be paid in cash or check in room 1116.
Exceptional Children's Week celebrates our differences and encourages inclusion. Show your support by purchasing and wearing "Don't Dis My Abilities" t-shirt, designed by Simone Goins. Deadline to order the shirt is Friday, February 14th and costs only $15. Order forms are available in the front office. Exceptional Children's Week is the first week of March.
Senior Class of 2020: Herff Jones will be delivering graduation announcements during lunch on Wednesday, February 12th. Orders can be placed and payments can be made, www.highschool.herffjones.com.
Completed yearbook applications are due back to Mrs. Cleveland in room 1118 by Friday, February 14th.
If you are interested in playing Men’s Volleyball this year, there will be a meeting Wednesday morning at 7:45 in room 2123. Tryouts start the week after February break and you must have a physical on file to participate. See Coach Belli if you have any questions.
It’s St. Jude Spirit week, and today is PJ day. Tomorrow is Superhero Day to “suit up and fight cancer!” Also, Thursday at 6:00 PM, is the “Lady and the Tramp Spaghetti dinner” in the Cafeteria. You can RSVP using the link found on @riveridge.sga Instagram.
Still wondering how you’re gonna ‘show the love’ to someone special this Valentine’s Day? Have no fear, the River Ridge Latin Club is here. We will be selling fresh carnation stems in a variety of colors this Friday, Valentine’s Day, at the back entrance to the school AND in the cafeteria during all lunch periods. Price is $1.25 per stem. Show your love this Friday with Valentine’s Day Carnations, lovingly brought to you by the River Ridge Latin Club.
February is Black History Month and today we would like to recognize Oprah Winfrey. Winfrey’s easy manner on the air launched her into more and more popular radio shows until she was finally given her own talk show named, The Oprah Winfrey Show which aired until 2011. Eventually, Winfrey was able to turn this prestige into an empire, launching Harpo Productions, starring in many films, and multiple magazines. As of 2014 she was the richest self-made woman in America, worth over $2.5 billion. She continues her work as an advocate for many people who do not have a voice.
Here is a fact each day for why you should consider pursuing a career tech pathway: CTAE students are more likely to be motivated and interested in their coursework because of real world connections and, as a result, are less likely to drop out of high school.