The Rider Chronicle

New Game New Gear: Raider Football Debuts New Helmets

New Game New Gear: Raider Football Debuts New Helmets

Abby Love, Reporter

September 5, 2014

Tonight the Rider varsity football team will be revealing their new helmets during the 7 p.m game against Amarillo High at Memorial Stadium. The team is coming off of a win last week. “Last year’s team left a lot of adversity for the seniors this year as far as the success that we are expected...

When The School Bond Failed

Kiersten Scott, Co-Editor

June 4, 2014

The May 10 school bond proposal lost by a margin of 7553 votes cast against to 2812 votes cast for. Because of the bond’s failure students were notified two weeks ago what school they were assigned to and 40 of those students did not get their first choice. “You can’t make 100 percent of people...

Rider Alumni Speak About Life After High School

Cortney Wood, Reporter

May 30, 2014

With the excitement of graduation alive in the hallways at Rider, and the stress of life after high school developing throughout the 2014 graduating class, past graduates Kayla Holcomb (class of 2013) and Lindsey Segert (class of 2011) reflect on their years at Rider and how their experiences here resurface...

District Prepares To Improve Standard Bandwidth

Courtney Wood, Reporter

May 15, 2014

The impatient, rapid clicking of the mouse, the huffed breathing, and the irritated eye rolls are all of which hallmarks of the slow internet connection at school that should be resolved by next school year. The school district has purchased an increased bandwidth for all WFISD schools that will be...

New 5-Hour STAAR For Freshmen, Sophomores

April 28, 2014

Now that students and teachers have made it through the 5-hour English Language Arts test that combined the reading and writing portions of the EOC, they see issues with the exam. “I think it was a waste of time and not really productive because we really didn’t do anything,” junior Laci Watson...

Parenting Problems

Collin Partridge, Reporter

March 28, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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