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Five Rider changes for 2020-21 you may not know

Rider High School will have a few changes as the 2020-21 school year begins.

Manasvi Reddy, Editor-In-Chief

August 17, 2020

With school set to resume on Thursday, Rider High School administration has published a variety of new protocols to ensure both the safety and productivity of students and staff. The Wichita Falls Independent School District [WFISD] has made multiple efforts to inform families about the expectations...

Rider’s fall sport seasons delayed by new UIL guidelines

Rider's football season cannot begin until late September after the UIL's new guidelines handed down Tuesday.

Manasvi Reddy, Editor-in-Chief

July 21, 2020

As coronavirus cases continue to rise across the nation, the University Interscholastic League (UIL) has modified the athletic calendar for the 2020-2021 school year.  On Tuesday, the organization announced a postponed start to the season for conferences 5A and 6A. Rider and Wichita Falls High School,...

Q/A with theatre student Sam Eytalis

Sam Eytalis (Last person on the right) stands with other actors in their costumes for the UIL show.

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

April 14, 2020

After receiving the chance to move on to bi-district, the theatre department was met with some devastating, but predictable news about one-act play.  Due to the virus, the competitions have been pushed back until at least May. The Rider Chronicle sat down with senior Sam Eytalis, who was looking ...

Raiders join new district after UIL realignment

Raiders join new district after UIL realignment

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

February 3, 2020

Rider will have new opponents in volleyball and basketball for the next two years after Monday’s UIL realignment.  The Raiders are no longer with Abilene Cooper and Wylie. Instead, Rider will be grouped with Aledo, Azle, Granbury and Brewer in District 5-5A.  Basketball coaches Cliff McGuire and...

New Year, New You

New Year, New You

Sandra Le, Reporter

February 22, 2019

The New Year came and many people either chose a New Year’s resolution or a One-Word idea to follow throughout the year. New Year’s resolutions are like life goals such as losing weight, studying harder, eating healthier and even more, while one-words surround the idea of how you want to approac...

Going for the Gold

Going for the Gold

Manasvi Reddy, Reporter

February 28, 2018

Spring is almost here, and UIL academic competition season is already underway. For the sixteen teams representing Rider, these meets, organized by University Interscholastic League, provide a chance for any student, from the introverted brainiac to the outgoing performer, to express themselves while com...

Varsity Tennis Dominates at UIL

Junior Taylor Gray placed second at the District, Regionals and State UIL Tennis Competition.

Shannon Pyle, Feature Editor

June 4, 2015

Junior Taylor Gray had competed against the same girl at District, Regionals and then State. Though she was up 3-0 in the beginning of the last set against senior Domonique Garley from Saginaw High School, the set finished with a score of 6-3. This left Taylor second out of the entire state in girls’...

Staff Editorial

Staff Editorial

May 12, 2015

There is a need for organization within the school that allows students to know what is happening and when. Without a calendar, a schedule, or online source to find out, there is no way to inform both staff and students about school events. Without anything to tell students what’s going on, conflicting...

Journalism State-Bound; Students Will Compete In Austin Next Week

Kayla Holcomb, Editor-in-Chief

May 21, 2012

Seniors Meghan Myracle and Jordan Campagna will be competing at State Academic UIL in Austin, Texas for journalism May 21-23, the first time that Rider has had students qualify in every journalism event. Myracle placed in editorial, and Campagna placed in headlines, news, and feature. “I never thought...

UIL sponsors stay proactive after budget cut in half

UIL sponsors stay proactive after budget cut in half

November 2, 2011

In past years, the UIL academic budget was $10,000. This year, it is only $5,000. "Funding has been a problem at the state level and now it's trickling down," Rider UIL coordinator and Literary Criticism sponsor Sandra Scheller said. "We're not the only ones who have to do this. Previously the team...

Lost books add up to high cost

Lost books add up to high cost

August 29, 2011

As school was ending last year, it looked as if Rider would lose $10,000 due to 174 missing books. Through the summer, that number shrunk. On the Thursday before school started, 107 books were still missing, adding up to $6,000 in books. Students who have lost books are out of luck until they pay...

Staff member places at UIL state competition

Erin Hagy

May 26, 2011

Sophomore Kayla Holcomb placed 5th in headline writing at the State UIL academic meet. This was Holcomb's first year on the journalism team and she had never planed to even compete in headline writing. "Before district, I had originally planned to do only feature writing, but someone dropped out of...

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