• August 30, 2016

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KISD students reach milestone, receive diplomas

Overcoming obstacles to reach a milestone, a group of determined Killeen Independent School District students received diplomas Thursday in the district’s annual summer graduation ceremony.

KISD has openings for bus drivers, monitors

As school started Monday, children in Killeen had fewer bus drivers to pick them up in the morning and return them home at the end of the day.

KISD needs bus drivers

The Killeen Independent School District needs dozens of bus drivers and bus monitors.

Austin business donates backpacks to local students

HARKER HEIGHTS — More than 100 new backpacks filled an office cubicle, all stuffed with new school supplies, ready to be distributed to, and used by, students.

KISD budget, tax rate passed Tuesday

The Killeen Independent School District board of trustees unanimously approved the budget and tax rate for the 2016-2017 school year at a workshop meeting Tuesday night.

Killeen school board to vote on budget items tonight

The Killeen Independent School District Board of Trustees will hold a workshop meeting this afternoon at 6 p.m. in the board room of the district’s administration building at 200 North W.S. Young Drive in Killeen.

Central Texas College begins year without campus carry

The campus of Central Texas College in Killeen was bustling with activity Monday, as new and returning students made their ways to and from their first day of class.

Organized chaos: Copperas Cove students head back to school

COPPERAS COVE — It was organized chaos Monday morning as the students, parents and teachers of Clements/Parsons Elementary School tried to get situated for the first day of school.

Mood upbeat as semester begins at Texas A&M-Central Texas

A rainy Monday didn’t dampen the spirits of many students and faculty as classes started at Texas A&M University-Central Texas campus in Killeen.

Hugs & high-fives welcome Killeen ISD students to first day of school year

Hugs, high-fives and words of encouragement and expectation greeted thousands of Killeen Independent School District students on Monday, the first day of school.

Band showcase: High school groups featured at Spirit Spectacular

As if on cue, the rains pelted the turf during intermission and fell steadily as spectators filed out of Leo Buckley Stadium, but held off during the performances of Killeen Independent School District’s four high school bands.

Reminder: School starts today

School begins today for students, meaning drivers need to remain aware of increased traffic from students being dropped off at school as well as school zone speed limits taking effect.

Welcome in white

TEMPLE — Now in its 11th year, the Texas Bioscience Institute welcomed its largest cohort of new high school juniors ever Wednesday during the annual white coat ceremony.

ADHD in the classroom a struggle for teachers, students

MIAMI — Hudson Dunn has always been an active boy.

CTC nursing students receive LVN pins

The Central Texas College Nursing Department held a pinning ceremony Aug. 12 in the Lady Bird Johnson Fine Arts Auditorium to honor 18 students who completed the Licensed Vocational Nursing program. The students received their nursing pins from nursing faculty members indicating completion of the 53 credit hours required for the LVN program. Guest speaker for the ceremony was former CTC nursing student and now practicing registered nurse Maxine Pittaway Bosko.

Drivers cautioned as school year gets underway

With school starting Monday, motorists are reminded to be cautious, and parents are urged to make sure their children are aware of their surroundings, especially those who walk to school.

A guide for high school seniors

Senior year can turn into a stressful time for local high school students.

School districts keep eye on bullying

With the ongoing concerns about bullying, area school districts maintain existing programs to decrease and prevent bullying.

KISD retains open-campus lunch policy

The 2016-17 school year begins Monday for local schools, which means Killeen Independent School District high school students will be deciding where to go have lunch.

Best practices to save money throughout the school year

Children who are active in extracurricular activities and sports can cost parents money. Buying supplies, equipment and the required gear and uniform can really drain your bank account.

Pepped and prepped: KISD gets ready for new school year

From active competition to tearful testimony and words of wisdom from a beloved education leader, Patterson Middle School teachers and other staff members completed an inspiring time of preparation.

Ribbon ceremony celebrates renovated CTC building

A renovated Protective Services/Criminal Justice building was unveiled Thursday at Central Texas College.

High school bands to perform at Spirit Spectacular

It’s a tuneup, a dress rehearsal and a spirit celebration all rolled into one spectacular evening of performance.

KISD receives state accountability ratings

The Texas Education Agency released accountability ratings for the Killeen Independent School District, according to a statement from the district late Friday afternoon.