Her eyes fly open wide and a huge smile spreads across her face when she sees a pop tab, the metal flap used to open aluminum cans. Tiny Miss Five Hills Isabella Cross gets excited and understands clearly when she sees the silver tabs that she is to collect them. What the toddler may not und…
Ronald Stratman arrives to work early every morning and you will often find him staying late to ensure his work area is clean and ready for the next day. Stratman is the shop foreman for CCISD’s Transportation Department and he is on call 24-hours a day. He has worked for the district for 13…
COPPERAS COVE — Pink Warrior Angels of Central Texas is hoping to get 300 runners and walkers to participate in their 4th annual Pink Warrior Dash on Sept. 28. at Copperas Cove City Park.
From the use of gingerbread men to Star Wars, Copperas Cove ISD has been teaching its students how to do computer coding for several years. But, thanks to a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity, Cove ISD is expanding its focus on coding and growing its STEM program.
The Pride of Cove Marching Band and Color Guard took the field at Bulldawg Stadium, providing just a glimpse of this year’s marching show, On Cloud 9, at the 2019 Spirit Spectacular.
Audrey Trahan knows what it means to work toward a goal and she instills that same desire to work hard and stay focused in the students that she works with every day.
With the expansion of Fairview/Miss Jewell Elementary from an estimated 400 students to a peak of 700 students, the school will welcome approximately 300 students this school year. Thanks to a Department of Defense Education Activity grant, these students won’t find themselves alone in a new…
For the People of Copperas Cove, the first day of school is truly a community affair. From fire trucks protecting intersections, police walking with families, soldiers providing words of encouragement, and teachers providing hugs, everyone is on board to make sure students are prepared for success.
Thousands of CCISD students returned to school this week and all 8,200 of them are being offered free school breakfast throughout this school year. That means more meals served by the nutrition staff and more responsibility for CCISD maintenance worker Mark Ester who was described by CCISD C…
Walt the German Shepherd listened intently as Preteen Miss Five Hills Kaydence Roberts spoke to him during their recent walk together at the Copperas Cove Animal Control Facility. The walk gave him some much needed exercise outside of his enclosure. But, despite being an intelligent and beau…
COPPERAS COVE — Fewer than 100 staff clean more than a million feet of building space totaling nearly 30 miles and maintain more than 350 acres all in the name of education.
Motherhood found Emerald Bentley in September of 2015. A military spouse, she and her husband had looked forward to the day that they would finally begin their little family.
COPPERAS COVE — CCISD expects to hire 140 new teachers for the 2019-2020 school year. With a shortage for school teachers nationwide, CCISD is growing its own teachers through its classroom aides by offering a paraprofessional education assistance program. Brandy Petty, who works as a parapr…
In the Miss Copperas Cove Five Hills Scholarship Program, it is a common question, “So, what can the baby titleholders possibly do to support the community?” The answer is simple.
COPPERAS COVE — Belinda Johnson was checking out her bicycle with a flashlight Saturday morning in the parking lot of the First Baptist Church of Copperas Cove.
COPPERAS COVE — An annual event to gather school supplies for students in need is underway in Copperas Cove.
Copperas Cove High School paraprofessional Elizabeth Reynolds is described as the heartbeat of the special education department at the high school.
COPPERAS COVE — Josshue Salinas is one of many new teachers who will be joining the Copperas Cove Independent School District this year. Unlike many of those teachers, he has a background that may make teaching fifth grade science at Williams/Ledger Elementary School seem tame by comparison.
COPPERAS COVE — Copperas Cove churches are making separate efforts to make sure children in need are getting clothes and supplies the help them go back to school.
COPPERAS COVE — Hundreds of new and experienced teachers from around the Copperas Cove Independent School District gathered at the city’s civic center Friday for the annual New Teacher/Mentor Luncheon.
WACO — Four All-American Dancers, Grand Champion Team, Sapphire Award for Team Evaluation…the list of accolades that the Copperas Cove High School Copperettes danced away with at the recent American Dance/Drill Team summer camp seems endless.
The music was pounding Sunday at the Ogletree Gap Park in Copperas Cove, but not many people were looking at the DJ: Instead, nearly all eyes were on the skies as colorful kites darted and twirled in the breeze.
TEMPLE — Tiny Miss Five Hills Isabella Cross climbed up the steps and inside the sleeper car at the Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum. The toddler did not realize she was walking in the steps of her family’s history.
COPPERAS COVE — Copperas Cove High School 11th grader Savannah Walker loves being on the cheerleading squad.
COPPERAS COVE — Minister Shanta Hall is thankful that motorcycle riders in the Copperas Cove area have hearts as big as some of the bikes they ride.
COPPERAS COVE — Copperas Cove High School cheerleader Hannah Johnson is happy to brave the heat and humidity for a chance to raise money with her teammates.
It didn’t take long for Clements/Parsons Elementary to realize that Jessica Rhodes isn’t your average teacher. Rhodes has a dedicated time every Monday when students get to share their happenings from over the weekend. She holds a
COPPERAS COVE — The 75th anniversary celebration of the liberation of Guam, organized by the Chamorro Association of Central Texas, drew hundreds of visitors to Ogletree Gap Park in Cove Saturday. Parking on Post Office Road stretched nearly to Business Highway 190.
Seven-month-old Sophia Silva wasn’t much interested in watching the show last week at City Park pool’s Dive-In Movie night, but she did enjoy helping her mom work on a bag of banana chips.
On the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch, 13 people attended a presentation about the historic mission at the Copperas Cove Public Library.
CORPUS CHRISTI — Martin Walker Elementary Junior Historians captured the Texas Elementary Junior Historians Chapter of the Year Award for the second consecutive year at the Texas Junior Historian Convention in Corpus Christi. The chapter was started in the school only two years ago and remai…
Michelle Howard started her school year like most new teachers. She was unsure of herself and unsure of what was to come. In a brief amount of time, she blossomed into a teacher that had the patience, resilience, and gumption of a veteran teacher. She turned a classroom of 6 -year-olds into …
LAMPASAS — Copperas Cove’s stage coach stop and post office, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Allin House, and the city’s first families were just a few of the historical images that appeared on the City of Copperas Cove’s float as it rolled through the streets of Lampasas on Saturday at the annual…
COPPERAS COVE — After 25 years, the Boys & Girls Club of Copperas Cove is about to get a permanent home.
COPPERAS COVE - Four middle school students who are members of the Multi-eductational Cross Cultural and Arts Association of Central Texas educated residents about the Apollo 11 moon landing Tuesday at the Copperas Cove Public Library.
COPPERAS COVE — Drivers on U.S. Business 190 in Copperas Cove who might have been in the mood for a car wash had plenty of choices Saturday.