Riverwood Middle School, after officially opening in 2000, received 6th grade students from Riverwood Elementary as well as adding 7th and 8th grade students. Initially, 614 students entered Riverwood Middle School with 37 teachers hired to lead instruction. The school was led by Billy Mims as Principal and Tracey Peedin and Nancy Parker as Assistant Principals. The student body president our first year was Quincey O'Neal.
Some special events to remember were:
- Terrorist attack on the United States
- Movie Box Office: Lord of the Rings came out.
- Winter Olympics: Michelle Kwan took the gold medal in figure skating.
- Michael Jordan came back to the Bulls to play basketball