Roswell High School Announces New Head Softball and Head Baseball Coach
April 24, 2020 – Roswell High School Principal Dr. Robert Shaw and Athletic Director Ben Sutter are pleased to announce the hiring of Matt McCarthy as the new Head Softball and Head Baseball Coach. Read more.
Roswell High School Announces Head Coach for Varsity Football
April 17, 2020 – Roswell High School Principal Dr. Robert Shaw and Athletic Director Ben Sutter are pleased to announce that Chris Prewett will be taking over the helm as Head Football Coach for the Hornets. Read more.
Roswell High School Names Valedictorian, Salutatorian for Class of 2020
March 31, 2020 – Roswell High School announces its top two students for the 2020 graduating class of 505 students. Saima Firoj is named valedictorian, and Lindsay Burgess is salutatorian.
“I am so proud of Saima and Lindsay,” said Principal Robert Shaw, Ed.D. “They have modeled how to excel at academics while still being active in sports and extracurricular activities. They are great representatives of Roswell and the graduating class of 2020.”
Firoj hasn’t made her final decision on her college plans for the fall, but she plans to major in chemistry or neuroscience before entering the medical field.
Burgess plans to attend the University of Notre Dame and major in chemistry or neuroscience before attending medical school. Read more.
The Black Student Union of Roswell High School Welcomes Georgia Politician Stacey Abrams for Black History Celebration
March 6, 2020 – Georgia Politician Stacey Abrams was the guest speaker at a Black History Celebration on Monday, March 2, hosted by the Black Student Union (BSU) of Roswell High School. Abrams, a 2018 Democratic gubernatorial candidate and former Minority Leader of the Georgia House of Representatives, is an advocate for free and fair elections, and discussed the importance of voting and celebrating Black History. Read more.
Roswell High School Earns German Language Credential, Joins Global Network
February 14, 2020 – Roswell High School was recently named a PASCH School, one of just a few schools across Georgia with German language programs and the ability to administer to DSD1 exam in public high schools. PASCH stands for the “Schools: Partners for the Future” initiative. Read more.
Roswell High School Celebrates Student Success with Two New Recognitions
February 4, 2020 – Roswell High School has recently earned two prestigious honors, recognizing the school for its successes. Both accolades come on the heels of RHS’ recent announcement of several areas of improvement including higher scores by students on the Georgia Milestones test, SAT and Advanced Placement exams, an increase in the CCRPI score and a higher graduation rate. Read more.
Roswell High School Hires New Counselor for Student Services
January 27, 2020 – Roswell High School is excited to welcome a new part-time member to our Student Services team. Counselor Adrianne Robertson will focus on student mental health support.
Robertson has experience working in an inpatient hospital setting and in private practice, supporting clients who struggle with eating disorders, self-injury, depression, anxiety and suicidal ideation. She has been a school counselor for six years and a mental health counselor for 10 years, and she enjoys working with students and families. Read more.
Roswell High School Celebrates Student Success: Improved Test Scores, Graduation Rate
November 25, 2019 – Roswell High School has recently earned a number of high scores and accolades. Overall, RHS students’ academics are improving at an impressive rate. Areas of improvement include Georgia Milestones test scores, SAT scores, Advanced Placement exam scores, the graduation rate and the College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI) score. Read more.
Roswell High School Teacher Noted as Influential by MIT Student
September 26, 2019 – Roswell High School teacher Christi Chilton was named by former student and Massachusetts Institute of Technology freshman Matthew Nay as being especially influential to him during his high school career. Read more.
Roswell High School Named a Top 10 Athletics Program by the Georgia Athletic Director’s Association
June 25, 2019 – Roswell High School’s Athletics Program has finished 10th in 7A in Georgia for the 2018-19 academic year. Rankings are determined by the Georgia Athletic Director’s Association (GADA), and are given as an overall, combined score, and one ranking each for girls’ and boys’ athletics. Girls’ athletics at Roswell High School are ranked ninth and boys’ 14th, combined for a 10th-place finish out of 48 7A schools across Georgia. Read more.
Roswell High School Awards Diplomas at Commencement for the Class of 2019
May 23, 2019 – Roswell High School held its 70th annual commencement ceremony in the Ameris Bank Amphitheatre in Alpharetta on Wednesday, May 22 at 2:30 p.m.
Principal Dr. Robert Shaw addressed the graduates and attendees, before conferring 474 diplomas to members of the class of 2019. This is the end of his second year as principal at Roswell High School. Read more.
Roswell High School Assistant Principal Retires after 22 Years
May 22, 2019 – In 1997 when Jim Coyle entered Roswell High School as a student teacher, a few things were different than they are now.
Unlike many student teachers, Coyle wasn’t in his early 20s, about to embark upon his first career, when he arrived on campus. Instead, he was entering his second act after retiring from the U.S. Army and a brief stint in law enforcement. With a degree in history he obtained during his 21 years in the military, Coyle entered a program in 1993 designed to give retiring military a second career in education, called Troops to Teachers. He was in the first cohort to be offered this opportunity. Education was a natural fit for him after spending some of his time in the army as a drill sergeant and instructor.
“I came in 1997 as a student teacher and I’ve never left the building,” said Coyle. “I’ve gone from student teacher to administrator in 22 years and it’s been a heck of a ride.” Read more.
Roswell High School Names Teacher of the Year, Professional of the Year
May 21, 2019 –Roswell High School is pleased to announce Daniel Waldroup as Teacher of the Year and Jennifer Miner as Professional of the Year for 2018-19.
Waldroup is a 2001 Roswell High School graduate who teaches on-level American Government, AP Microeconomics and AP Macroeconomics in the Social Studies department. He is in his 13th year of teaching at RHS.
Roswell Counselor Jennifer Miner was not only named Professional of the Year for Roswell High School, but was also selected as the Northwest Learning Community Professional Employee of the Year. Miner serves students whose last name begins with S-Z for ninth through twelfth graders. She is the head of the Care Team in times of crisis and has worked at Roswell High School 11 years. Read more.
Northside Hospital Donates Cots for Roswell High School Clinic
May 15, 2019 – Roswell High School was recently granted $2,500 by The Northside Hospital Foundation for the purchase of four cots for the Roswell High School health clinic. Clinic assistants Elizabeth Egan and Ann Goud had named replacing the old, outdated cots as the clinic’s top need for the 2018-19 academic year. Read more.
Roswell High School JROTC Team to Compete in National Leadership Bowl Championship in Washington, D.C.
May 9, 2019 — After advancing through two phases of online competition, the Roswell High School Hornet Battalion JROTC Leadership Team composed of Ian Hughes, Phillip Beudert, Enrique Marques and Ethan Rodabaugh will compete in person at the Championship event in Washington, D.C. Read more.
Roswell High School Names Valedictorian, Salutatorian for Class of 2019
May 8, 2018 – Roswell High School announces its top two students for the 2019 graduating class of 490 students. Sameer Khan is named valedictorian, and Lena Krone is salutatorian. Both students will address their fellow graduates and attendees of the Roswell High School graduation ceremony on Wednesday, May 22 at 2:30 p.m. at the Ameris Bank Amphitheatre (formerly Verizon Amphitheatre) in Alpharetta. Read more.
Roswell High School Student Receives Shuler Hensley Award for Best Actress
May 7, 2019 – Roswell High School Junior Jessi Kirtley won the category Best Performance by a Leading Actress for her title role in the spring production of “Mary Poppins: The Broadway Musical.” Read more.
Roswell High School Inducts Members into the Athletic Hall of Fame
April 17, 2019 – The Roswell High School Athletic Department recently inducted 12 new members in the sixth annual induction ceremony.
The event began with a meet and greet in the Media Center, followed by a banquet and induction ceremony attended by generations of faculty, friends and family. Read more.
Roswell High School Hires New Counselor for Student Services
March 22, 2019 – Roswell High School is excited to welcome a new member to our Student Services team. Jan Waring brings to Roswell High School a proven track record of helping students succeed. Read more.
Roswell Reinvigorates Girls’ Lacrosse with Hire of Coach Brooke Magnuson, Former Team Captain and ACC Champion at University of Maryland
March 11, 2019 – Roswell High School and the Roswell Youth Lacrosse Association celebrated girls’ lacrosse on Tuesday, March 5 at Roswell High School’s Ray Manus Stadium during the JV and Varsity games against Cambridge High School. Recognition of RYLA players ages eight to thirteen was held between the games at this Annual Roswell Girls Lacrosse Youth Night. Read more.
Roswell High School Junior Earns Perfect ACT Score
March 5, 2019 — Roswell High School junior Robbie Vrolijk scored 36 on his ACT, a perfect composite score. He took the ACT once on December 8, 2018, though he previously took the PSAT and SAT several times each. Read more.
Roswell High School Drama Receives Several Awards, Has Upcoming Performance
February 12, 2019 — The Roswell High School Drama program has received several recent accolades. Read more.
Two Roswell High School Teachers Receive $1,000 from Thornburg Investment Management
February 10, 2019 – Thornburg Investment Management has contributed $1,000 each to two Roswell High School teachers for use during the 2018-19 academic year. Read more.
Roswell High School Student Receives Prestigious POSSE Scholarship to Brandeis University
January 29, 2019 – Roswell High School Senior Khadija Wade has received the POSSE Scholarship to attend Brandeis University. She is one of 10 students from the Atlanta area chosen for this full tuition scholarship. Read more.
Roswell High School Student Ranked Regionally, Nationally for JROTC Riflery
December 21, 2018 – Roswell High School junior and JROTC Cadet Anusha Pakkam has scored first place in the Southern Region and third nationally in the 2018-19 JROTC Air Rifle Postal Competition. Pakkam will be competing in February representing Roswell High School JROTC and Fulton County Schools in the Army Service Championship in Anniston, AL. Read more.
Roswell High School Football Players, Coach Named 4-AAAAAAA All-Region Members
December 20, 2018 – Region 4-AAAAAAA has announced their football honors, and 12 Region Champion Roswell Hornets were named to the team and seven players received honorable mention. In addition, Kamonty Jett was named Offensive Player of the Year, Ty’Ron Hopper was named Defensive Player of the Year and Varsity Football Coach Matt Kemper was named Coach of the Year. Read more.
Roswell High School Teacher Selected for the University of Chicago’s Outstanding Educator Award
October 29, 2018 – Roswell High School teacher Christi Chilton has recently been selected for the University of Chicago’s Outstanding Educator Award. Chilton is in her 17th year of teaching, 13 of which have been at Roswell High School. She teaches Honors and AP Chemistry, sponsors four student organizations. In the past, she has coached track and cross county. Read more.
Roswell High School Welcomes 26 Students from Epinal, France, in Exchange Program
October 16, 2018 – Roswell High School hosted a welcome reception on October 15 for visiting students from Epinal, France, through at exchange program between the two schools. The French visitors are attending Roswell High School and visiting the Atlanta area from October 10-19. Read more.
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