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Sixty-two percent of Copperas Cove ISD students qualify for the free and reduced meal program. Many of these students’ families may find it challenging to afford school supplies on a regular school year. The pandemic makes purchasing supplies even more difficult.

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Vanessa Chisolm loves those kids who are the hardest to love. Chisolm serves as a behavioral interventionist at Copperas Cove ISD’s Disciplinary Alternative Education Program. Principal Patrick Crawley said Chisolm has been able to excel in the position.

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Being an educator is a calling. Imagine being surrounded by 20 kindergarten students all requiring your immediate attention. While stressful to some, Halstead Elementary kindergarten teacher Jasmin Hight is right where she wants to be.

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Registration is open for the Central Texas College Continuing Education department’s College for Kids online classes in July. In partnership with Black Rocket, a national leader in technology education for youth, CTC is offering virtual live-online summer camps for ages 8-14 in topics such a…

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COPPERAS COVE — Copperas Cove High School and the University of Texas at Austin formed a partnership to expand access to college level courses through OnRamps, distance education courses offered through dual enrollment at CCHS starting in the 2020-2021 school year.

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COPPERAS COVE — Any parent who has a toddler can tell you that her child keeps her busy and requires constant supervision. Imagine being in a classroom with one other teacher and having 20 toddlers to care for.

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COPPERAS COVE — Charles Wilson gratefully accepted a bottle of cold water from a Keep Copperas Cove Beautiful volunteer Saturday after dropping off a bag of trash at a KCCB collection point on U.S. Business 190 across from the Walmart.

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More than 40 Copperas Cove ISD 2020 graduates were invited not just once, but twice to walk the stage at Lea Ledger Auditorium. Copperas Cove ISD ensured that students were honored for successfully completing high school. A national organization with a local chapter also honored those same g…

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COPPERAS COVE — Tree limbs, brush, shingles and chunks of metal roof were strewn all over the yards of residents near Big Divide Road. Objects, such as a trampoline, were flipped over or moved to other people’s yards, fences were damaged or destroyed, and some trees were uprooted.

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The Central Texas College (CTC) spring 2020 graduation ceremony scheduled for May was postponed as the school remained closed during initial stay-at-home order initiated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Nearly 420 students were expected to participate in the procession and will now be recognized du…

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The 7th Annual Miss Five Hills Scholarship Pageant will be held Saturday, but the competition will be different due to the pandemic. The popular community event was scheduled for March 21, but then was postponed to May 30 due to COVID-19 and state requirements to not gather in large groups.

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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…

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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. …