The Rider Chronicle

Through the Looking Glass

October 8, 2010

Make way for the future. C-Scope offers a whole new curriculum that’s designed to give every class a specific day by day lesson so that everyone is on the same page and is prepared for the TEKS and TAKS tests. Some teachers welcome the change, others not so much. Rumors about C-Scope were spread across...

Leaders of the Class: Teachers Chosen as West Teachers of Excellence

Leaders of the Class: Teachers Chosen as West Teachers of Excellence

Jordan Campagna

October 8, 2010

One’s known as the mom of the English hall. The other, relative-new-comer to the teaching profession, spends tons of hours working with her students and team. Now both have been honored by the West Foundation for their teaching. English teacher Sandra Scheller and A&P, Biology and softball coach...

FCA Meets See You at the Pole

Belle Frye

September 30, 2010

As one,  students  assembled at the pole for See You at the Pole.  This student-led event held Wednesday morning 45 minutes before any classes started had a turn out with dozens of students. "Worshiping with the high school students was a blessing," junior Sydney Frank said. "Most of the time you...

JROTC Selling Drinks in 159A

CHANDLER ALEJANDRO

September 14, 2010

JROTC has been know to sell drinks after school, but now that Col. Kuhl sees how much money he's losing, he has decided to end the drink selling once the last drinks are gone. "At first we realized how high the vending machine prices were, then we decided to have drinks for the kids after practicing,...

Red River Drumline Festival Tickets Available Now

Kayla Holcomb

September 14, 2010

The Red River Drumline Festival, featuring the University of North Texas drumline and bands across the area, will be performing in the Rider gymnasium, Sept. 25, at 6:30 p.m.. Tickets sell at $5 apiece. They can be purchased in the band hall or from any percussion player. "We're all very excited...

Chant Raises Many Questions

Emily Burlison

September 13, 2010

If freshman want their chant changed, at least 300 of them will have to petition to make it happen, according to freshman class sponsor Deliese Nusser. The current chant 'Rider Raiders want it more, senior class of 1-4', raises many questions. The most common one is what do freshman want more? No o...

FCA Meets Wednesdays

Belle Frye

September 13, 2010

FCA meets every Wednesday for breakfast in Coach Chamberlain's room where students get a chance to hear a speaker. The Fellowship of Christain Athletes has been around since 1954.  They get involved with Teens Make a Difference Day, they volunteer at childrens homes, and they get the children candy...

ROHO Depot Survives Tests Of Time

Kyler Norman

September 9, 2010

ROHO Depot has managed to survive 10 years by adapting to serve the changing needs of the students and school. Students can purchase frappuccinos from the ROHO Depot during lunch in the student center. Starting Sept. 13, students will be able to buy Otis Spunkmeyer cookies for 50 cents on Mondays afte...

Advisory Seen as Success

Jordan Campagna

May 21, 2010

With a year to test out the advisory period, students, teachers, and administrators feel it has been a beneficial addition to the schedule. "Advisory was multipurpose: give students an opportunity to make-up missed work and to help students who struggle with TAKS," vice principal Synthia Kirby said....

Finals Exemptions Change

Jordan Campagna

April 14, 2010

At the last school board meeting, board members approved a new finals exemption policy. "The new policy gives some options to 8th graders," Stephanie Mullens, an Algebra 2 teacher who was on the committee that led the changes in the exemptions policy, said. The policy states: "If the student...passes...

UIL Budget Funding

Jordan Campagna

April 14, 2010

In a budget crunch year, the district's UIL teams were unable to travel to as many practice competitions as in previous years. "We're taking our first trip soon," Sandra Scheller, Literary Criticism and Ready Writing coach, said. "We're taking about half the team and it will cost around $2,500." This...

Rider Attached to Health Care Bill Changes Student Loan Business

Shelby Ross

April 14, 2010

Many college students depend on student loans and grants, but a rider bill attached to the health care bill passed by congress last month no longer permits banks to be in the student loan business. The bill is said to make things easier for students and family. "I think it is going to cause a mess...

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