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Yearbooks and Senior Ads on sale now

Porshala Strawn

January 8, 2010


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Senior ads and yearbooks are available online at yearbooksforever.com. The ad forms were sent out in the mail last month. More forms are on the yearbook page of the Rider website. The prices for yearbooks will go up after January 12. Senior ads can be purchased in the newsroom or online at...

Beware of Winter Weather

Dani Adams

January 6, 2010


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Wichita Falls residents are advised to use extreme caution throughout the remainder of the week as the winter weather becomes more severe. Wind chills are expected to drop between -5 and -30 degrees, meaning flip-flops, shorts and t-shirts are definitely a bad idea. In this cold weather, wind chills...

Onslaught of tardies

December 14, 2009


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Rushing to class, you find yourself at the top of the main stairwell trying to push past people to make it to class on time. There is the average group of people gossiping in the middle of the hall about how this person is dating someone too pretty for them, or how this teacher gave them an undeserved...

No excuses for finals

December 14, 2009


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When it comes to excused absences and  exclusion from final exemptions, there is a difference. “You can have five parent excused absences. They have to write a note and it has to be presented within three days of the absence,” assistant principal Monte Thacker said. “I don’t know why that absence...

Swine Flu: Student stories

Jordan Campagna

November 23, 2009


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Swine flu; the pandemic that's sweeping the nation. Junior Ben Cummings originally thought he just had strep. "I went to the school nurse who then told me to go to a doctor who told me I had swine flu," Cummings said. "I got the medicine early enough so I wasn't sick as long." The average person has...

IDEA Grants Granted to 3 Rider Teachers

IDEA Grants Granted to 3 Rider Teachers

November 20, 2009


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Threee Rider teachers earned IDEA GRANTS for their innovative ideas in a surprise ceremony this morning. David White Grant Title: Through My Eyes Project: Students will make use of digital videography to explore careers in production and filming. Students will complete a series of miniature projects...

Kirby Joins Administrative Staff

Jordan Campagna

October 28, 2009


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One of the many administrative changes this year includes new assistant principal is Synthia Kirby. Kirby grew up in Durant, Oklahoma and now lives in Henrietta, Texas. In college, she got an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Health and Physical Education. She earned...

Food Drive Kicks Off

Daren Lunsford

October 21, 2009


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This year the food bank is running dangerously low on supplies and needs help. Enter Student Council. Starting now until Nov. 11, fifth period classes will be accepting donations of canned meats, vegetables, fruits and dry goods. And classes participating that raise over 1000 lbs in donations will receive...

Yearbooks on sale

October 9, 2009


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Yearbooks are on sale now in the newsroom or online on the Rider website.

Open Campus Possible For Rider’s Future

Nicole Mercadante

October 9, 2009


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Every day for lunch, kids hurry to their cars so they can fill up on fast food. This year there has been quite the buzz on Rider having an open or closed lunch. Where the rumor started, no one knows, but whether students do or do not leave for lunch, Rider is still a closed campus. However, that could...

Rider Adopts New Schedule

Branden Robinson

October 8, 2009


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The new year started off with a new schedule including four minutes between classes and a 29-minute advisory period. Some students have found it difficult to get to their classes with the 1-minute shortened passing time. "It doesn't make much of a difference," senior Alan Snyder said. "[Although,]...

‘Braving’ Spanish IV; Vice Principal continues teaching class

‘Braving’ Spanish IV; Vice Principal continues teaching class

October 5, 2009


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New Assistant Principal Peter Braveboy is no stranger to the Rider campus. And even though he's earned a spot on Rider's administration staff, students in Spanish IV will continue to see him at the front of their classroom. "I haven't lost my passion for classroom teaching," Braveboy said. "Teaching...

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