Ride On, Honorable One

Incoming Freshmen for
2014-2015 School Year

 Rider Counselors will be doing schedules for incoming freshmen in the Rider Auditorium at the following dates and times:

Monday, May 19, 6:00 pm
Tuesday, May 20, 6:00 pm
Thursday, May 22, 4:00 pm 

 Shepperd Trailblazer Award
Congratulations to Rider Senior Michelle Ingle for being presented the 2014 Shepperd Trailblazer Award. Michelle is the first recipient of this award, and is being recognized for her leadership and community service. CLICK HERE to read the announcement on the Shepperd Institute website.

National Merit  
2013 National Merit Commended  
Congratulations to Emma Grundy and Demointe Wesley for being named Commended
students in the 2014 National Merit Program!

Demointe was also named a 2014 National Achievement Scholarship semifinalist! Way to go, Raiders!

Home of Texoma's Best
Texoma's Best 2013

IDEA Grant Recipients 
Idea Grants 2013  
Congratulations to Rider's IDEA Grant Recipients for 2013! Rebecca Hitchcock and Heather Preston received an award for their IDEA "Quick Steppin' Out with Success," and Wendy Risner and Juanita Griner received an award for their IDEA "Out with Tradition, In with Progression."

West Teaching Excellence Award
West Teaching Award  
Congratulations to Rider's Todd Chamberlain and Lisa Williams for being selected as recipients of the West Teaching Excellence Award! This is a very high honor, and Rider is proud to have two teachers recognized for this award.

Important Announcement Regarding Notes to Excuse Student Absences
Parent notes to excuse student absences have been reduced to four (4) notes per semester for the 2013-14 school year. After four parent notes, it is required that you provide supporting documentation such as a statement signed by a licensed physician stating that the student was sick and unable to attend school. Documentation must be sent to the school anytime a student is absent.

Rider News

  •  TABC

    TABC Student Assistant of the Year

    Garrett Linn, student assistant for Rider Boy's Basketball, was recently named TABC Student Assistant of the Year. Congratulations, Garrett!

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  •  Rider FFA


    Rider FFA took many applications to district degree check. Students competed with their applications based upon their supervised agriculture experience, with many students advancing to area. Click for more information.

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  •  RHS Band

    Band Earns Sweepstakes Award

    Rider Band earned a UIL Sweepstakes for the 2013-14 school year, being one of only five 4A bands in our region to do so. Click for more information regarding this years UIL Region 2 concert and sight reading contest.

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  • Rider Tennis

    Regional Tennis and State Qualifiers

    The Rider Tennis Team is sending 4 student athletes to the State Tournament in Austin. Connor Curry, Taylor Gray, Maddie Rowe and Austin Craig advanced through Regionals for the opportunity to compete at State. Click for Regionals results. Good luck, Raiders!

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  •  One Act Play

    UIL One Act Play Advances

    Rider's UIL One Act Play, The Diary of Anne Frank, advanced to Region competition for only the third time in Rider's history. They are one of only 24 plays left in competition. Click to see what individual awards were earned. Congratulations, Raiders!

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  •  V.A.S.E.

    State Visual Arts Scholastic Event

    Rider students Jenna Ward, Krysten Farrier, Annie Garfield, and Jake Preston won honors at the State Visual Arts Scholastic Event in Bryan, TX. Congratulations, Raiders! Click to see honors won!

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  •  THSPA

    THSPA Academic All-State

    Congratulations to Rider's Kye Esteves for making first team Academic All-State in Powerlifting. Kye is the first Raider to receive this honor.

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    TASCO Academic All-State

    Congratulations to Rider's Taz Ellett and Tyler Lange for being named to the Texas Association of Soccer Coaches Academic All-State Soccer team. Way to go, Raiders!

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  •  THSCA

    THSCA Basketball Academic All-State

    Congratulations to Rider's Max Portmann (1st Team), Geoffrey Gerrard (HM), and Deshaun Delgado (HM) for being recognized by the THSCA Basketball Academic All-State committee. Way to go, Raiders!

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  •  TGCA

    TGCA Basketball All-State

    Congratulations to Ashley Reid and Mercedes Brooks, who were both named to the Texas Girls Coaches Association 4A All-State Basketball Team. Way to go, Raiders!

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    TGCA Basketball Academic All-State

    Congratulations to Skye Catletti for making the TGCA Basketball Academic All-State team! Way to go!

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  •  NAMM Support Music Merit Award

    NAMM Support Music Merit Award

    Rider High School was selected as 1 of 96 schools from across the United States that were selected this year by the NAMM Foundation as a Support Music Merit Award winner school for 2014. This is the first time for Rider to be included in this list, with only one other school from Texas making the list. Click for more information.

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  •  UIL

    UIL Edith Fox King Award

    Congratulations to Rider's Mary Beth Lee, recipient of the Edith Fox King Award from the Interscholastic League Press Conference! Click for more information on this prestigious award!

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  • Pennies for Pets

    Pennies for Pets

    The Rider High School National Honor Society is conducting their annual Pennies for Pets campaign through April 26th. Please help the NHS raise money for this cause. Click for more info.

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  • College Signings for Athletics

    Rider had over 25 student-athletes last year that signed to play sports at the next level. Click on the title to check out who went where!

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It's a great day to be a Raider!  

Judy McDonald
Judy McDonald
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