The Rider Chronicle

Parenting Problems

Collin Partridge, Reporter

March 28, 2014


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The shrill electronic cries of babies have filled the hallways these past months with their frantic parents of Child Development trying to care for them. The electronic baby has the needs of a real baby; it has to be fed, rocked and have its diaper changed. “Child development is intended to...

Faculty Members Clear Students Doubts

Karla Alvarado and Reporter

March 28, 2014


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Students often have doubts about the differences between AP and regular classes. College/Career counselor Julie Johnson does not believe that superior intelligence is a must to be in pre-AP and AP classes. “It helps to be really smart but you don’t have to be in order to take AP classes because...

To Bond Or Not To Bond

Emily Carroll, Kiersten Scott, Co-Editors

March 14, 2014


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On Feb. 26 the school board voted for the new bond proposal. If it passes, Rider and Old High will cease to exist and one new school will be built. This does not mean the old schools will be completely demolished. They will be used for other educational opportunities that have yet to be decided. The...

District To Decide Bond Proposal

Ethan Payton, Reporter

February 14, 2014


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The Community Action Facilities Team, or CFAT has narrowed their suggestion on the possible changes to secondary schools in town down to three concepts: Renovations to Rider and a brand new WFHS building, two schools one on then orth and one on the southside of town, or one centrally located super school...

Flappy Bird Takeover

Flappy Bird Takeover

Cortney Wood, Reporter

February 14, 2014


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Like a spontaneous flu outbreak, the smartphone application “Flappy Bird” swept through Rider in mid to late January. Immediately following the discovery of the app, conversations where sparked over the new game. “I heard about it Monday, and when I downloaded it, I played for an hour straight...

New Curriculum Written By WFISD Teachers

Emily Horton, Reporter

November 1, 2013


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Throughout the duration of the 2012-2013 school year signs were placed in front yards around town that said “Say Nope to C-SCOPE”. These signs were put out to protest WFISD’s then curriculum, and one small protest turned into a reality. Over the summer teachers from all three high schools in...

Teachers Make Due Without Budgets First Month

Brooke Leiker, Reporter

October 18, 2013


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This wasn’t the latest the WFISD departments had gotten their budgets, but for the first month of school, Rider teachers went without money. The departments got the budgets on September 24, although, it is normally given out the first week of September.      “Ideally, it would be nice to have it b...

Teachers Not Allowed To Carry Guns On Campus In WFISD

Teachers Not Allowed To Carry Guns On Campus In WFISD

Collin Partridge, Reporter

October 17, 2013


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Recent disasters such as the Sandy Hook shootings have influenced schools to enforce new safety protocols such as requiring visitors to sign into the office with identification for the Raptor program and armed officers in the school; however a recent Texas law passed leaves many students and teachers...

Choir And Orchestra See Increase In Student Participation With 8-period Day

Choir And Orchestra See Increase In Student Participation With 8-period Day

Jansen Rouillard, Reporter

October 16, 2013


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From the band that went to perform in London in 2012 to the 22 choir soloists that competed in State UIL Solo and Ensemble in 2013, Rider High School musicians have shown they know how to play and sing music. That success has led to an increase in numbers for both choir and band programs. Choir Director...

Even The Teachers Win

Even The Teachers Win

Karla Alvarado, Reporter

October 16, 2013


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History teacher Todd Chamberlain and Spanish teacher Lisa Williams earned West Foundation Teaching Excellence Awards this year. 20 award winners were picked by the West Foundation based on their ability to instruct their students. To receive this award teachers were first picked by the school they...

Buy Your Yearbook, One-Day Sale Oct. 3

October 2, 2013


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Yearbooks go on sale for $65 Thursday Oct. 3 at school during parent conferences and on yearbooksforever.com until 11:59 p.m. On Oct. 4, the price goes up.

JROTC Banquet Teaches Formal Skills

Miguel Hernandez

May 23, 2013


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The Rider JROTC Banquet is a formal social function similar to the Army Banquet held annually in the MPEC in mid-April Special activities from presenting the colors to an award ceremony the banquet starts to become a tradition for the JROTC Banquet. “The JROTC Banquet is a social function to teach...

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