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Skyward More Than Just New Grading System

Skyward More Than Just New Grading System

Erica Bourland, Reporter

September 24, 2012

This year WFISD switched to Skyward, the new online grading system, hoping it would be an easier, more user-friendly alternative to TEAMS. Assistant Principal Synthia Kirby acknowledged that there is stress for teachers right now with Skyward, but that the stress won't last long. As with anything...

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,...

Underclassmen exeption policy changing, to mirror upperclassmen

March 2, 2012

The school board has decided to put all students under the same finals exemption rules for next year since Texas schools are transcending into the end-of-course exams that everyone will have to pass in order to graduate. "The freshman and the sophomore students do not have the same attendance requirement...

Advisory changes made to help students to succeed

Lauren Love

October 6, 2011

In an effort to help improve grades and help keep students from skipping, changes have been made to freshman and sophomore advisories. Administrators say this year’s changes to advisory, including no advisory on Friday mornings, videos and not being able to leave the class are hopefully going to improve...

Kirby Joins Administrative Staff

Jordan Campagna

October 28, 2009

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...

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