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Your 2016-17 Lunch Report

Jacob H. Wooten, Reporter, Website Manager

February 1, 2017


Filed under Briefs, News, Rider Chronicle

Fifteen minutes is all it takes to put the eyes of a student into the view of an administrator. Fifteen minutes that WFISD cut from every high school’s lunch time in order to compensate for new state legislation. House Bill 2610 aims to give school districts more leeway with scheduling. “Sometime...

A ‘Major’ Change

A ‘Major’ Change

Chris Greenwood, Co-Chief Editor

February 1, 2017


Filed under Briefs, Feature, News, Rider Chronicle

Most days, Senior Army Instructor Robert Smith doesn't just step into his car and spend 20 minutes travelling to work. He spends about one and a half hours and crosses a state border to teach his classes. "I started getting information on JROTC about 2 years before my retirement and always, in some...

Blood Drive Gives Life

Blood Drive Gives Life

Cortney Wood, Reporter

December 15, 2014


Filed under Briefs, News

A near death experience drives student council president Sara Sorge to make each Rider blood drive a success. “I lost so much blood my sophomore year that I had a heart attack,” Sorge said. “People don’t normally think about helping somebody like that, but if nobody had donated, I could have...

STAAR Results No Longer Part Of Exam Exemptions

STAAR Results No Longer Part Of Exam Exemptions

Alyssa Matthews, Reporter

December 5, 2014


Filed under Briefs, News

A high school student may opt out of semester exams if his grades and attendance records meet the district’s current standards WFISD said in a news release. This year’s prerequisites are on a class by class basis and do not depend on passing state assessments. Many students are exhilarated that...

JROTC Sponsors First Step Benefit

JROTC Sponsors First Step Benefit

December 5, 2014


Filed under Briefs, News

The J.R.O.T.C. will be hosting a 12 Days of Christmas to benefit First Step of WF (the local women’s shelter). They will be collecting donations of clothes, shoes, toys, etc. They will be placing boxes in the J.R.O.T.C. hallway, by the main office, library and by the band hall. And the boxes will...

Painting For A Purpose Set For Nov. 20

Painting For A Purpose Set For Nov. 20

Kiersten Scott

November 12, 2014


Filed under Briefs, News

On Nov. 20 the student council will host their “Painting-for-a-Purpose” event to raise funds that will go towards the purchase of Christmas gifts for children who would otherwise go without. “Right now we are actually doing a lot of things and“ painting-for-a-purpose” is one of our big fall...

Biology Club Relaunches

Biology Club Relaunches

Miranda Darne

November 7, 2014


Filed under Briefs, News

For the first time in several years, Rider has a functioning Biology Club. “We actually had a lot more people there than I thought we were going to,” senior and Biology Club President Kiersten Scott said. “We had about 40 people, and I thought we were only going to have 7; I’m really excited ...

Graves Back And Ready To Dominate Spring Season

Cortney Wood, News Editor, Managing Editor

October 10, 2014


Filed under Briefs, Sports

Preparing for the 2015 season, the lady Raider’s softball team welcomes Coach Linda Graves back to the team as one of the JV coaches. Graves assisted assistant principal Cody Blair in the 2012-13 softball season while she student taught with Mrs. Kramer. “I remember a few of the girls on the...

Mu Alpha Theta: It’s Not All About Math

Alyssa Matthews, Reporter

September 16, 2014


Filed under Briefs, News, Rider Chronicle

The National Math Honor Society is preparing for another year full of community service and volunteerism. “A lot of people think all we do it sit around and solve math problems.” sponsor Lydia Coyle said. “We actually do numerous events such as donating cans to Interfaith Ministries, filling...

Opportunities To Give Back With StuCo

Opportunities To Give Back With StuCo

September 15, 2014


Filed under Briefs, Interactive Stories, News, Rider Chronicle, Top Stories

Rider Student Council is an organization that offers different volunteering activities to its members. “Student Council allows everyone to give back to our community in a way that students enjoy, “ president Sara Sorge said. They have meetings every Wednesday during the lunch periods and everyone...

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