The Rider Chronicle

Principal Judy McDonald keeps school running smoothly

Lane Weldon

March 2, 2012

She sits in her office ready to help the students, ready to do what is best for them. She is the principal of S.H. Rider High school, and she is ready for the day. Rider principal Judy McDonald does a lot for the students, but some students do not know how she helps students everyday but she does...

District ponders allowing students to bring electronic devices

March 2, 2012

The face of technology in the classroom could soon change because of a new "bring your own device program" currently being looked at by WFISD. "The bring your own device (idea) is just something the district is looking into," Rider principal Judy McDonald said. "The district is setting up a committee,...

Students filling additional slot on schedule next year, change hopes to eliminate EOC stress

March 2, 2012

Next year, students at all three high schools will be filling one more slot on their schedules as they move to an 8-period class day. The change will increase the school day by eight minutes. Classes will start at 7:45 and end at 2:58. There will be no change in passing period length and there...

Faculty stopped from adding students on Facebook

Faculty stopped from adding students on Facebook

Jordan Campagna

October 6, 2011

In the past, Facebook was a common way for students and teachers to communicate, but now, the district has recommended that teachers terminate friendships with current students. The state of Missouri has banned teachers from adding current and former students on Facebook and other social media sites...

State budget cuts force school cuts

May 26, 2011

Due to the rising country deficit, the Texas state education budget has been cut down forcing the district to lower their budget as well. At Rider, six positions were lost, though some of those faculty members were just shifted around. There were three phases in the staff reduction process. Phase...

Misnumbered classrooms confuse students

March 30, 2011

The atmosphere grew heated and suffocating, little beads of sweat appeared on her forehead, and her hands grew clammy. This was similar to a first-day-of-school nightmare. Dread kicked in as the bell rang and the precious five minutes sped by as the straight-A student frantically rushed to locate...

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