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Q/A with Rider students recently recovered from COVID-19

Q/A with Rider students recently recovered from COVID-19
October 30, 2020

It’s no secret that Rider students have contracted COVID-19 since the reopening of schools as more than 20 students and staff have come down with the virus. As the cases hit an all-time high across parts...

Martin: Nothing beats Rider-Old High week

Stacie Martin standing in front of the No. 1 sign in the back of her classroom.
October 21, 2020

While I am certain that every school in the state of Texas has an arch-rival that it meets yearly and that school celebrates a homecoming of epic proportion, I cannot imagine that any of those celebrations...

Rider-Old High football matchup coming a month early

Dominique Horton and the Rider Raiders will play Wichita Falls High School on Oct. 23 instead of a month later as originally scheduled.
October 12, 2020

Rider's rivalry football game against Wichita Falls High School is now coming a month early. In fear of the future need to reschedule games, the District 3-5A Executive Committee voted to move the Rider-Old...

Rider students working despite the danger of coronavirus

Junior Sydney Haston steams milk at Frank and Joe's. Haston is one of serval Rider students working during the pandemic.
October 2, 2020

High school is hard enough on its own, but add working in the middle of a pandemic, and you’ve got a whole new world of responsibilities. In workplaces everywhere, new safety precautions have been...

Q/A with head football coach Marc Bindel

Rider coach Marc Bindel addresses his football team during the recent Midnight Madness practice.
September 24, 2020

Coming off a 9-5 record and second consecutive trip to the state quarterfinals in 2019, this year the Rider Raiders are anxious to back up their lofty state ranking. With multiple athletes committed to...

Dozens of students changing learning environment

Choir students practice social distancing in class
September 24, 2020

As the first six weeks of school draw to a close, several Wichita Falls Independent School District families have opted for their students to change instructional methods beginning this Monday. About...

Philanthropy “masked” for charities

Philanthropy
September 15, 2020

“Why are you wearing a mask?” “They’re terribly comfortable,” Wesley said in The Princess Bride, “I think everyone will be wearing them in the future.”  Who knew such a simple phrase...

Allowing sophomores off-campus lunch is a win-win

The cafeteria and student center aren't as crowded with more students learning from home.
September 11, 2020

With only 68 percent of students back at Rider face-to-face this six weeks, there is an obvious reduction of bodies in the school, especially at lunch. Yet this depletion of students and other safety precautions...

College recruitment changes during pandemic

College recruitment changes during pandemic
September 11, 2020

All over the world, COVID-19 has altered numerous parts of our lives, from going out in public and taking health care precautions to upcoming high school graduates and their college plans. Rider seniors...

Seven tricks for efficient remote learning

Seven tricks for efficient remote learning
September 9, 2020

The first three weeks of school have come and gone, and there are several lessons to be learned for those in online classrooms. Here are seven tips for remote learners on how to maximize a virtual learning...

5 ways COVID-19 has changed college admissions for ’21

Midwestern State University
September 1, 2020

Similar to many other aspects of today’s world, the college admissions process has been disturbed by the spread of the coronavirus around the country. From changing standardized testing requirements...

Q/A with Ashtyn Huff about her wedding during pandemic, new role

Ashtyn (Tolbert) Huff discusses getting married in a pandemic and her new role as a cheerleading coach.
August 31, 2020

Another summer has come and gone, but needless to say this one was different for teacher Ashtyn (Tolbert) Huff. Not only did Huff prepare for a second year teaching in a global pandemic, but she also had...

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