• June 1, 2015

Education

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Cove High seniors receive sound advice during baccalaureate service

COPPERAS COVE — There are many things you’ll forget in 10 years, but the relationships you built in Copperas Cove will not be one of them, according to Byron Weathersbee.

Heights High senior class picnic a fun celebration for all

HARKER HEIGHTS — Seventeen-year-old Najala Shebazz giggled in her Victoria’s Secret PINK tank top as she and her best friend, Jenna Hill, whacked an inflatable wrecking ball at each other a few weeks before high school is completely behind them.

CTC Flight Team earns top honors at national competition

Central Texas College’s Flight Team earned first place among two-year schools competing in the 2015 National Intercollegiate Flying Association’s Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference at Ohio State University.

Central Texas College nursing students receive pins

The Central Texas College Nursing Department recognized 36 graduates of the associate degree in nursing program during a pinning ceremony May 15 in the Anderson Campus Center (Bldg. 156).

Cove FFA chapter elects new officers, lauded for efforts

COPPERAS COVE — Daniel West has made his senior year one to remember. At the helm of the local FFA chapter, he has led as both a role model and a peer.

Students learn science lessons at farm thanks to education grant

COPPERAS COVE — First-graders in Anna Claxton’s class at Martin Walker Elementary School are ending the year on a very sweet note thanks to a little financial help from Target.

Second annual dance showcase to benefit Cove Education Foundation

COPPERAS COVE — The second annual GymKix High Velocity Dance Company Showcase at Lea Ledger Auditorium on Saturday helped highlight and raise funds for the Copperas Cove Education Foundation.

Peebles 5th-graders dig deep for showcase

Peebles Elementary School fifth-graders communicated research on complex social issues through creative artistic expression.

9 Fort Hood schools may get additional psychological, behavioral assistance

Starting this fall, nine schools at Fort Hood could be outfitted with additional psychological and behavioral services to support service members and their families.

KISD board discusses possible lease of former Fowler Elementary

The old Fowler Elementary School building off Trimmier Road soon may be reopened with new occupants, but not before Killeen Independent School District board members determine the legality of the decision.

Cove police take elementary school students on safe bike ride

COPPERAS COVE — Officer John Oster of the city’s police department had a few questions for the third- to fifth-grade students at Hettie Halstead Elementary School on Thursday.

Iduma fifth-graders develop, present research projects

Making connections to local and global issues, Iduma Elementary School fifth-graders dived passionately into serious research topics.

Hegar: Parents should start college savings

AUSTIN — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar on Friday will join the College Savings Plans Network in celebrating “529 College Savings Day” to increase awareness among Texas families about the importance of saving for their children’s higher education expenses.

SB 149 gives 40 KISD seniors chance to graduate on time

At least 40 students in the Killeen Independent School District will get a second chance to graduate, thanks to Texas Senate Bill 149.

Killeen ISD hires deputy superintendent

Killeen Independent School District Superintendent John Craft will soon have his old shoes filled.

Athletic plus

Intentionally merging academics and athletics, Ellison High School leaders formed a group of athletes who regularly exceed expectations.

Crossroads students learn food prep

COPPERAS COVE — For Cheyenne Chapman, who never learned to cook or even how to properly set a table, the thought of preparing enough food to cater and serve at a luncheon for 40 people was equal to entering “Hell’s Kitchen” whether Chef Gordon Ramsay was there or not.

CTC College For Kids opens in June

The Central Texas College’s Continuing Education Department will open its annual College For Kids classes in June. A variety of classes for ages 3 to high school will be offered throughout the summer. Classes mix fun and hands-on learning in the studies of science, performing arts, arts and crafts, life skills, languages and more. Several new classes have been added this year in the areas of careers and business, cooking, arts and science. Registration is underway. Classes include:

Killleen cadets test mettle in blaze of glory

The culminating activity was a smoking blaze for Killeen Independent School District’s high school firefighter cadets, who took part in live burns this past week at a city training facility.

Killeen ISD announces two district teachers of the year during dramatic ceremony

A middle school choir director known for building community in her classroom and an elementary teacher who dresses the part of her lessons are this year’s teachers of the year for the Killeen Independent School District.

Florence ISD selects new superintendent

FLORENCE ­— The Florence Independent School District will have a new superintendent this fall. The board trustees announced its lone finalist this week, but Paul Michalewicz, 49, has to wait 21 days until trustees vote to officially bring him on board.

Killeen ISD honors its top grads at dinner ceremony

Under the bright stage lights beneath shiny decorative stars, the Killeen Independent School District directed a spotlight on this year’s brightest academic luminaries.

Ex-Killeen ISD superintendent to address top students at Starmakers banquet

Charles Patterson, former superintendent of the Killeen Independent School District, will be the keynote speaker at the annual Starmakers Academic Achievement Banquet, which starts at 6 p.m. today at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center.

Killeen ISD approves sale of property on West Elm St.

The Killeen Independent School Board decided unanimously to shed some unneeded property, even if the district will not get much back from it.