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  • By Karen Folger | Special for the Herald
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Goggles — check.

The Copperas Cove Independent School District hires about 100 new teachers annually. With a shortage of school teachers nationwide, CCISD is now growing its own through classroom aides and launched a paraprofessional education assistance program this year.

Fred, a gummy worm, is stuck on a plastic cup that has flipped over and his candy Lifesaver jacket is trapped underneath his boat. Can the students in teacher Swantje Drayton’s third-grade science class at Hettie Halstead Elementary School save him from drowning in time?

Both the Killeen Independent School District and Copperas Cove Independent School District improved their postsecondary readiness scores — KISD from 68 to 72; and CCISD from 73 to 74, according to the ratings released Aug. 15 by the Texas Education Agency.

The Copperas Cove Independent School District will host a public hearing to review its budget for the 2017-2018 school year at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the CCISD Central Office, 703 W. Avenue D.

Chicago and its beautiful skyline were the perfect backdrop for the Cove Independent School District’s instructional technology team to get an infusion of instruction about Schoology, the school district’s learning management system, while attending a four-day Schoology-Next conference.

The first day of school at Copperas Cove High School may be weeks away, but incoming freshmen had a chance to explore the halls and meet their classmates during the Dawghouse Welcome on Wednesday. Expecting a class of about 550 students, teacher Eric Whitt organized the session so the young …

Some students get out of school for the summer not knowing exactly how they will spend their time. That is not the case for Ariel Draper, who heads back for the third consecutive year to the Lone Star Leadership Academy for her final learning opportunity.

Two years ago, Elliott Lowman made a PowerPoint presentation on computer programming, including its history and the creation of microchips, for the Gifted Education Project Showcase at Clements/Parsons Elementary School in Cove.

COLLEGE STATION — Cheerleaders from Copperas Cove High School earned a top spot at a private cheer camp, competing against high school squads from across Texas and racked up a multitude of awards.

Robert Stroup knows about self-discipline. The West Point graduate served his country in the U.S. Army before deciding his heart was with teaching children. Stroup pursued a Texas teaching certificate through A+ Texas Teachers.

COLLEGE PARK, Md.— For Christopher Armstrong and Emma Bodisch, the sights and sounds of the National History Day competition were familiar. They both competed in the junior division while attending Copperas Cove Junior High. Joined by fellow competitor Noah Luna, they were in Maryland once again.

Randy Troub is a man of few words. But when he speaks, his students and his staff listen. The former science teacher and coach is loved by his students and staff and will walk the halls of Copperas Cove Junior High for the last time June 22. After 33 years of service to children, he is retiring.

The junior high years can be difficult for any child. But for military children, there are some additional challenges with constant moves, deployments, changes in school requirements and other things that keep the academic environment from remaining stable.

Seating more than 100,000 fans each game, the Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium at the University of Texas-Austin can seem overwhelming to anyone on the field, especially when you are only 5 feet tall, weighing a mere 100 pounds.

As students headed out the door for summer break, Hettie Halstead Elementary School librarian Teresa Ingram and library assistant Rita Seffrood knew that some students would return in the fall with a decline in reading development simply because they have not participated in a formal literac…

Bull market or bear market? Second-grade students at House Creek Elementary School were playing the market with their own goods and services as they studied economics learning financial literacy and about wants and needs, goods and services, producers and consumers; spending and saving, and …

As students head out the door for summer break, Hettie Halstead Elementary School librarian Teresa Ingram and library assistant Rita Seffrood know that some students will return in the fall with a decline in reading development simply because they have not participated in a formal literacy p…

Fifth-grade student athletes at Fairview/Miss Jewell Elementary School needed to not only demonstrate their athletic ability but also their desire to be part of something bigger than themselves if they want to participate in the district track meet. They had to want to be part of a team.

BELTON — More than 420 Central Texas College students received their associate degrees or certificates of completion May 12 during CTC’s spring commencement ceremony at the Bell County Expo Center in Belton.