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Students learning to read for the first time experience a sense of excitement that they are understanding the story in front of them. For students in teacher Annmarie Slaise’s second-grade class at Williams Ledger Elementary, they experienced the same sense of excitement when they focused th…

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Kindergarten students at Williams/Ledger Elementary School learned about the history of St. Patrick and leprechauns and were on the prowl to capture Louie, the leprechaun, before he could get away.

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Two Central Texas College students recently earned local American Advertising awards, formerly known as the Addys, at the American Advertising Federation-Central Texas chapter’s awards banquet.

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Nineteen colleges, six different branches of military service, 350 students and at least 150 parents. Those are the numbers that Copperas Cove High School is tallying for its recent CCHS College and Career Night hosted to help students find their career path or university of further study.

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It is said laughter is the best medicine, but one teacher at Clements/Parsons Elementary School has found it to also be a pretty effective teaching technique.

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HOUSTON — One Copperas Cove Independent School District teacher is not only reaching for the moon to educate her students, but she is certain to land among the stars.

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BUDA — The Copperas Cove High School Criminal Justice Club and Police Explorers raided the regional Texas Public Service Association competition here, placing in 11 of their 14 competitions despite entering several new students in the competition, as several members graduated last year.

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Millions of people in more than 100 countries drew attention to the importance of reading on World Read Aloud Day and students at House Creek Elementary School and S.C. Lee Junior High School enjoyed some very special guest readers and authors.

  • By Alicia Pelkey | Special to the Herald
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Rosa Parks. Thurgood Marshall. Martin Luther King Jr. All are recognizable names of African-Americans responsible for impacting change in black history. But students in teacher Nicole Green’s class at Hettie Halstead Elementary School learned there are many, many others also responsible for …

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If the old adage is true that when you open a good book, you expand your mind, there is a lot of mind expansion happening at House Creek Elementary School.

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Students work in small groups in all four corners of the room and also in two more groups in the center of the room. All are working independently to solve complex problems. AVID tutor Rachel Pierce floats from group to group, looking over the students shoulders, checking their work and list…

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Ethan Beasley knows that as an assistant manager of a restaurant, he has to be a role model to the other employees. He has to model the behavior he wants them to follow. But he is now a role model to students at the school that gave him a second chance and contributed to the success that he …

  • By Caitlyn McGath | Special to the Herald
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Martin Walker Elementary School students and staff joined schools all over the nation in an event called the Great Kindness Challenge, which challenges students to help create a positive school environment and prevent bullying through the completion of kind acts throughout the week.

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Two members of the Central Texas College board of trustees filed for re-election. Incumbents Rex Weaver, Place 7, who currently serves as board treasurer, and Don Armstrong, Place 6, will seek another six year–term.

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Four months can seem like a long time away, especially when you are 12 or 13 years old. But for junior high school choir students hoping to qualify for regional choirs, that is when the work began. And, it paid off.

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Copperas Cove DECA students are ready to load up Saturday morning to put their skills to the test at the DECA Region 5 District Conference, which draws nearly 1,000 students.

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LAMPASAS — Lampasas Independent School District Assistant Superintendent Nancy Yeary spoke to the Lampasas school board this week concerning the Texas Education Agency’s recent release of academic accountability ratings, an A-F system, and downplayed the ratings.

  • By Bruce Vasbinder | Special to the Herald
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Public television station KNCT, based at Central Texas College in Killeen, recently announced it will begin broadcasting a new children’s programming channel.

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Central Texas College will host a new student orientation from 8 to 11:30 a.m. today in the Anderson Campus Center (Building 156) on the Killeen campus off Clear Creek Road.

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During a time of budget cuts and reductions in aid, Copperas Cove Independent School District’s annual financial report and the findings indicate solid financial operations, CCISD officials said.

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Central Texas College recently announced new additions to its spring semester curriculum including flexible class formats and new certificate programs. The new opportunities are available for the spring 2017 semester, which opens Jan. 17.

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In a time of budget cuts and major reductions in impact aid to school districts across the country, the Copperas Cove Independent School District’s annual financial report for the period ending Aug. 31 and the findings indicate a solid financial operation.

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Tyson Curry walked up and down the aisle of Wal-Mart trying to select just the right Barbie. The friends of the lanky, 6-foot basketball player would not have expected to see him picking out dolls. But the 18 year old senior was on a mission.

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Central Texas College held its annual service awards ceremony this month and announced its employees of the year for the central, continental and worldwide sites. Also announced were the department of the year, the Chancellor’s Award recipient, the students’ choice teacher of the year and th…

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