The Copperas Cove Independent School District school board took impact aid money and put more than $1.2 million toward a one-time retention incentive for staff members during its meeting Tuesday night. The district will pay all full-time employees $1,000 and part-time employees $500.
Copperas Cove Independent School District teachers and students are competing for top military honors at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8577’s Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award, Patriot Pen, and Voice of Democracy contests.
Legos in all of the primary colors spilled onto the table as Martin Walker Elementary School fifth-graders Tiara Barker, Melody Vaofefe, and Samuel Mercado picked out the perfect pieces to create their masterpieces.
The warthogs are waltzing, the chimps’ cha-cha-ing, but poor Gerald the giraffe can’t seem to figure out how to make his body parts work together to dance. That is until he has a chance encounter with a friendly cricket who tells him that “sometimes when you’re different, you just need a dif…
Williams Ledger Elementary School second-grader Janell Gray watches intently as the glass blower reaches inside the glass furnace to gather a layer of melted, clear glass. He then rolls the hot glass on a steel table to create a round shape and heats the glass again while turning the blow pi…
The stars must face up. The stripes are tucked tightly underneath. Horizontal folds result in a perfect military triangle.
Grandparents provide love, support, humor, and of course, cookies. They also represent one-third of the population with 72 percent believing that being a grandparent is the single most significant and satisfying thing in their life.
Breaking news: Copperas Cove Independent School District’s junior high students made their television debut and closed the show on KWTX-Channel 10, getting them one step closer to their dream jobs.
Moving and adjusting to a new school can be challenging, especially for military-connected students.
“I’m having a great time” stated Jaden Dominguez, a Copperas Cove Independent School District fourth-grader, “it’s been a good day so far and my favorite part has been watching the cow being milked.”
There are still many societal pressures influencing girls today that have them worrying about the way they look, if they will be popular, or will they be perfect enough to be accepted by the majority. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Association of …
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?
Mae Stevens Early Learning Academy is serving nearly 600 local children ready to begin their journey in education.
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.
Nia Frisby, Anaiya Deshong-McGruder, and Lecktra Norwood know what it feels like to be the “new kid” at school.
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.
It could not have been a more appropriate match for the former national champion Copperas Cove High School Copperettes, the school’s dance team, as members came back early this summer to attend a private dance camp through American Dance/Drill Team School.
The Central Texas College Continuing Education’s College for Kids program wraps up this month.
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 …
While Cove students don’t return to the classroom until Aug. 28, staff return Monday to continue their professional development and prepare their classrooms.
Central Texas College announced it has added new classes, class formats and programs to its curriculum for the fall 2017 semester.
More than 5 million students. More than 1,200 school districts. Only one Texas school nutrition director of the year.
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.
Cove youth are proving to be contributing members to society.
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.
In 2013, the Copperas Cove Independent School District provided three summer feeding sites.
The medals clanged together as she carried them across the room. Her tiny arms quivered from all the weight.
They call her the kid whisperer.
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.
Many elementary students may think marshmallows and jellybeans are terrific snacks and that spoons and toothpicks are utensils with which to eat them. But students at Hettie Halstead Elementary School saw them through an entirely different dimension as they took them 3-D.
WICHITA FALLS — Kamryn Mayberry, a 2017 Copperas Cove High School graduate and cheer captain, is trading in her Bulldawg for a Mustang and her blue for burgundy, but she is keeping her gold when she begins cheering for a new team at the collegiate level.
Central Texas College recently recognized 12 students who completed the emergency medical technician certificate program.
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.
Janice Stalder always knew that she wanted to teach; the only question was what she would teach and on what level.
Central Texas College will host several free orientation sessions of its online learning management system, Blackboard, for anyone considering taking an online course.
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.
Amy Loughran knows her way around a kitchen and she knows her way around a classroom. For her, the two venues are the one and the same.
LAMPASAS — Lampasas High School will have a new principal this fall as it welcomes Robert White.
Copperas Cove and S. C. Lee junior high schools are used to battling it out on the football field, cross country course and basketball court.
Standing more than 6 feet tall, Bonnie Edmonds is tall and statuesque and appears to be fearless. But, she admits she finds courage in knowing she is helping others.
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…
Many adults dream of having a book published. That dream came true for first-graders at Fairview/Miss Jewell Elementary School, thanks to a grant from the Copperas Cove Education Foundation.
As the 90th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee got underway this week in Washington, D.C., students at Williams/Ledger Elementary School were already proving their spelling prowess before the summer break.
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 …
A bill that would make it a crime if school administrators don’t report inappropriate relationships between school employees and students now sits on the governor’s desk, as the 85th Texas Legislative session draws to a close.