Step high, move in time, listen to the rhythm. The Fairview/Miss Jewell Elementary step team members move their legs in unison with their knees high. The students are concentrating, but they are also smiling. They want to please their instructor, paraprofessional KeAnthony Jackson.
COPPERAS COVE — While some school districts completely shut down operations, Copperas Cove ISD took advantage of the pandemic to complete additional projects.
OPPERAS COVE — Off-campus instruction for students can cause loneliness, isolation and feelings of despair. Although teachers are teaching students through video conferences several times a week, it is not the same as face-to-face interaction. Fairview/Miss Jewell Librarian Cristine Ragland …
COPPERAS COVE — Retail stores in Texas were given the green light to re-open their establishments after an unprecedented shutdown that lasted more than a month due to COVID-19 pandemic. Being closed, retailers can’t pay their bills. But, they are not rushing to reopen without focusing on the…
COPPERAS COVE — The Copperas Cove Independent School District couldn’t throw an in-person celebration for retiring Mae Stevens Learning Academy Principal Mary Derrick due to precautions meant to stop any potential spread of COVID-19.
COPPERAS COVE — On May 21 of last year, Bradi Diaz was sworn in as mayor of Copperas Cove. The ceremony came about a month after she won a special election against three other candidates seeking to fill the unexpired term of former Mayor Frank Seffrood. Seffrood died in December 2018 shortly…
Clements/Parsons Elementary teacher Sheila Grantham misses her students and they miss her too. When one of her students requested a picture of her, Grantham thought how fun it would be for her students to once again be with her throughout the day just as they are in a traditional classroom. …
Programs in Copperas Cove ISD and in the community are getting a financial boost thanks to the Fort Hood Thrift Shop, which recently awarded $5,000 in grants to the school district and community support programs.
She may not sign autographs or arrive at school on a tour bus, but Kelly Thompson is most definitely a rock star at Clements/Parsons Elementary.
Chalk art, super heroes, and messages of encouragement to support essential health care workers don the front doors of homes across Copperas Cove as part of the Copperas Cove Police Department’s door decorating contest.
COPPERAS COVE — The Copperas Cove Police Department has named a winner in its first-ever Healthcare Heroes Door Decorating Contest.
COPPERAS COVE — Copperas Cove is joining Coryell County in asking residents to wear face masks while out in public.
Misty Thomas inspires learning in her classroom by creating an environment where mistakes are a welcome component of the learning process. From the beginning of the year, she creates a safe and comfortable environment for students. Her walls are filled with chemistry charts that are well-wor…
In 1953, Eleanor Roosevelt persuaded the 81st Congress to proclaim National Teachers’ Day. In 1985, the National PTA established Teacher Appreciation Week as the first full week of May. Copperas Cove ISD administrators, students and parents across the district reached out to show their suppo…
There’s no doubt that COVID-19 distance learning makes this academic school year unlike any other. Teacher Appreciation Week began on Monday and offers an opportunity to take a moment and express our gratitude to teachers.
Copperas Cove High School and Crossroads High School seniors will have an on-stage ceremony to receive their diplomas in front of immediate family members, as well as a virtual graduation and a parade in their honor as they complete their high school careers.
“When I say, ‘chop,” I mean chop,” the former chef told students at Copperas Cove Junior High School. “We want the onions fine so they don’t overpower the flavor of our salsa.”
Sharing stories often begins with reading aloud. Reading aloud provides a number of opportunities and benefits for children of all ages, from strengthening their vocabulary to increasing their attention span.
School campuses are closed, but academic instruction continues and that is certainly true for Crossroads High School students who are using COVID-19 to graduate ahead of schedule.
Copperas Cove ISD schools and the community have selected their students to be nominated for the Central Texas Incredible Kid award. Each year, 10 students across the region are chosen. This year, the regional event, always held in April, was cancelled due to COVID-19. But, Copperas Cove is …
If you are 50 or older, you can probably remember re-enacting May Day pole celebrations using the tetherball pole on the playground at school. May Day on May 1 is the celebration of the return of Spring.
Brandy Coppin is a hard worker and a dedicated employee who has the one desire to do the best possible job that she can do for children and staff in the school district and community.
Nancy Marrow needed a solution. The working, single mom of two struggled getting her children to complete their assignments with through off-campus instruction offered by Copperas Cove ISD. Her goal was to not pick up and return academic paper packets each week at her children’s home campus …
Wish, One and Only Ivan, Because of Winn-Dixie. These are just a few of the favorite books of Williams/Ledger Elementary third grader Noah Spitzer who will read anything he gets his hands on. During COVID-19, Noah is ensuring other children have plenty of books to read also.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have far-reaching consequences for letter carriers and the U.S. Postal Service. Mail carriers continue to deliver masks, test kits and more to essential workers and are now delivering stimulus checks across the country. Millions of Americans are relying on …
AdventHealth Central Texas Foundation — the fundraising arm for the Killeen hospital — is seeking face shields to protect hospital staff.
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is telling communities around the state to brace for the impact of less sales tax collection and distribution tied to the coronavirus emergency.
COPPERAS COVE — Shannoda Gilbert rolls her students out of bed bright and early as she would on any regular school day. With four children ranging from elementary through high school, Gilbert keeps her children in a routine with school work being the top priority. The only difference is that…
You can hear the hum of the sewing machine as the needle moves up and down through the material as it is fed through the presser foot. The thread spins rapidly off the spool and down through the thread guide to link up with thread being pulled up from the bobbin.
COPPERAS COVE — Students in the Petty family love to read. So, picking up the free books from their school campuses is like hitting the lottery for seventh grader Zachary Petty and ninth grader Isabel Petty.
COPPERAS COVE — Clements/Parsons Elementary fourth grade teacher Heather Gutierrez can swing a hammer as easily as she can lead a lesson in class.
At the young age of 10, Ariel Draper learned the value of helping others. Ariel began studying martial arts and ultimately earned a black belt in Taekwondo and became a junior leader, helping to mentor beginner Taekwondo students. In 2017, the wife of Ariel’s Taekwondo instructor was diagnos…
Berenstain Bears the Messy Room, The Day the Crayons Quit and The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes are three of the favorite books that students and families have enjoyed during Copperas Cove ISD’s Bulldawg Bedtime.
Running in place, knee tucks, squats, lunges, push-ups and more make up the workout routines that Young Miss Five Hills Angelica Torres created for each day of the week to keep the community heart healthy while local fitness facilities are closed due to COVID-19.
One in six new teachers leaves the profession within the first year according to Forbes magazine with one in four leaving within three years leaving approximately one-third of teachers still in the classroom after five years.
Many restaurants have closed or are offering limited services due to the coronavirus. Copperas Cove ISD junior high students take culinary arts classes including Farm to Table, an elective where students learn to grow, harvest and cook their own food.
COPPERAS COVE — Their work might remind you of the real estate wonders Chip and Joanna Gaines used to perform on their HGTV show Fixer Upper.
If you peeked into Martin Walker Elementary teacher Emily Apolinar’s classroom prior to Spring Break, you would see her engaging students with a well-planned lesson. You would see students in workstations, practicing skills she has taught.
Hettie Halstead Elementary third grader Malakay Drayton chose his ingredients carefully and then, with exact precision, placed them on to his pizza. But, this is one pizza he won’t be eating. It’s actually a lesson in fractions.
Copperas Cove Five Hills Junior Ambassador Naomi Williams reached for the marker of the color, Goldenrod, and began coloring the “s” on a poster that would ultimately spell “sparkle” surrounding by stars and flowers. Williams, 6, was extra careful to color within the lines as she wanted the …
No bread on store shelves, no creamer, little butter and one lone 6-pack of macaroni and cheese sits by itself before a shopper snatches it up and guards it in her cart.