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CTE Center Construction

CTE Center Construction

Anaya Williams, Journalist

May 18, 2016


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Construction has begun on the Career and Technological Education center. The purpose of the CTE center is to help transition students from high school to jobs in the community. Students will learn advanced skills and receive certifications, college credits and the ability to explore their future from...

Let’s Talk About Sex

Let’s Talk About Sex

Victoria Hitchcock, Reporter

April 22, 2016


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When the state of Texas cut the health requirement for high school students, they also took away any form of sex education at Rider, except for the few who choose to take health as an elective. At Rider, that’s 30 students a semester. Before the cut, students learned about Hot Topics, the abstinence...

‘Afraid is the Wrong Answer’

‘Afraid is the Wrong Answer’

Chris Greenwood, Reporter

April 22, 2016


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School trips may be exciting, but the dangers add up after travelers leave the airport. World events can add to how stressful a trip may be. “I have to go through another door in the airport and have a cross put on my passport,” Spanish teacher Maria Cruz said. “The cross on my passport means...

Does STAAR Create Stars?

Does STAAR Create Stars?

Lydia Angel, Reporter

April 22, 2016


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STAAR season has kicked off and students have questioned why the tests exist. ”What happened was, the businesses in Texas went to the legislatures and said they needed students coming out of school that are better prepared,” Principal Dee Palmore said.“Technology started to come in and everybody...

Access To Everyone, Except Some

Access To Everyone, Except Some

Sara Barrera, Reporter

March 11, 2016


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Because Rider was built in 1961 and the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) was enacted in 1990, Handicap kids have to modify and adapt themselves around the school. “When our school was being built back in the day, handicap accessibility was not in the codes,” Principal Dee Palmore said. “We...

Students Thankful After Lockdown Incident

Students Thankful After Lockdown Incident

Rider Chronicle Staff

February 19, 2016


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The Carrigan Career Center was placed on lockdown this morning after a man, who was allegedly armed, approached the building. The man did not enter the building. According to Times Record News reports, he was later found in his home and is now in jail. Rider junior Gabby Roberson was in the school...

Red Alert

Red Alert

Cortney Wood, Co-Editor-In-Chief

December 10, 2015


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As the on-campus police officers returned from an errand on Nov. 19, they were notified of the shooting at Texoma Armory Gun Shop in the 4700 block on Southwest Parkway at 11 a.m., just before the first lunch bell rang. The police department hadn’t notified the school district of the situation yet,...

‘Murder, She Wrote’

‘Murder, She Wrote’

Kobie Lunsford, Copy Editor

November 2, 2015


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Several objects lay strewn across the floor: a bag, a water bottle, a pencil, an arm. A group of students crowded the area and carefully examined the items. They saw more than just a careless mishap. They saw a pencil that lay too far from the arm, a water bottle that was somehow still in the bag,...

School Choice, Thing of the Past

School Choice, Thing of the Past

Brooke Inman, Reporter

October 27, 2015


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Because of the new attendance zones enforced this year by the school board, school choice for students is no longer permitted in the district, unless you are permitted an opt-out choice. This is the first year since the mid-nineties that seventh and ninth graders have had to attend the school in their...

New Rules to Race

New Rules to Race

Anaya Williams, Reporter

September 28, 2015


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To avoid the GPA race, a redesign of the configuration of GPA will affect students graduating in 2018 and after. “Students in the past have what we call ‘played the GPA game’,” college and career counselor Julie Johnson said. “They will do anything they can to be number one or number two,...

Staph Found In Locker Room, No Soap In Bathroom

Staph Found In Locker Room, No Soap In Bathroom

Makayla Schnaufer, Reporter

September 28, 2015


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There have been three confirmed cases of staph out of the athletic department, causing the health department and the school district to take action and protect students and faculty. “This is staph,” said school nurse Kim Hagy. “Nothing has been confirmed MRSA.” MRSA is a more aggressive...

Trial by Friends

Trial by Friends

Kobie Lunsford, Copy Editor

September 28, 2015


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Beginning shortly after school on Sept. 23 in room 113, a school-based Teen Court is scheduled to start functioning in each of the WFISD high schools. Teen Court functions as District Court does for the most part, but with peers evaluating the cases of peers before those cases are sent to the Distr...

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