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.
Parents of Copperas Cove ISD selected the preferred learning options for their students this past week with more than half expected to return to school campuses when classes resume on Aug. 18.
TEMPLE — The shiny silver train sitting on the tracks made the eyes of 7-month old Nakoa Ramirez widened as a smile spread across his face and he pointed at the locomotive. Not only was he viewing some of Central Texas’ history but also his family ties.
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.
I admit it. My wife and I like to eat out.
Preteen Miss Five Hills Kaydence Roberts’ business has literally gone to the dogs. This veteran entrepreneur has hosted a lemonade stand for three years with all proceeds benefitting the City of Copperas Cove’s animal shelter.
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…
Copperas Cove High School chemistry teacher Misty Thomas earned 2020 Copperas High School Teacher of the Year in March, captured Copperas Cove ISD Secondary Teacher of the Year in May and was selected as the Region 12 Secondary Teacher of the Year on Monday.
With temperatures in the mid- to upper-80s around 11 a.m. Thursday, dozens of people showed up at the Copperas Cove City Park, many of whom were congregating near the pond.
Copperas Cove High School 2020 graduate Amayah James has always had the goal of becoming a veterinarian. Thanks to Copperas Cove High School and Copperas Cove ISD, she is on track to make her dream come true.
A chalkboard cut into the shape of a dog details the menu items that Five Hills Ambassador Kaydence Roberts will sell at her stand on National Lemonade Day Weekend July 25-26.
Copperas Cove High School JROTC senior instructor ertired Chief Warrant Officer 3 Enrique Herrera turns 65 this year.
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.
COPPERAS COVE — The Declaration of Independence states, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life,
COPPERAS COVE — Hundreds of people filtered through the parking lot of Hettie Halstead Elementary School in Copperas Cove on Saturday to receive food from the monthly Refuge Mobile Food Pantry.
COPPERAS COVE – More than 100 sponsors from Copperas Cove, Killeen, Austin, Temple, Waco, and throughout the Central Texas region contributed to the 7th Annual Miss Five Hills Scholarship Pageant this year, allowing the organization to award contestants and winners more than $90,000 in colle…
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.
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…
Kadence Coombs is no stranger to the stage. She and her sister, Joslynn, are both enrolled in dance and gymnastics lessons. Both girls are not new to the pageant stage either or the feeling of loss.
COPPERAS COVE — The pandemic has caused fear and anxiety not only in parents but also in children. Copperas Cove ISD school counselors surveyed parents asking if there is a need for emotional and behavioral support for their children during this time and the response was a resounding, “Yes.”
Starting high school can be overwhelming and even scary for a freshman student. But, Copperas Cove High School Academic Advisor Estela Garcia immediately puts students at ease and makes the transition easier.
COPPERAS COVE — Copperas Cove ISD yellow buses were back on city streets on Monday as they picked up children curbside in front of their homes and transported them to school at Fairview/Miss Jewell Elementary.
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.
KEMPNER — Shannon Caylor never seems to stop moving.
COPPERAS COVE — Saturday, June 6, 2020 will be a sad day for Five Hills Ambassador Briana Liles. The time has finally come to crown her successor in the 7th Annual Miss Five Hills Scholarship Pageant’s crowning ceremonies.
COPPERAS COVE — The Miss Five Hills Scholarship Program has named the winners of its seventh annual pageant.
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…
COPPERAS COVE — The 2020 graduating class at both Crossroads and Copperas Cove high schools have received their diplomas in ceremonies mirroring the unique health and safety concerns of the past few months.
Copperas Cove Junior High STEM teacher Allison Mosley may be a first-year teacher, but you would never know it when stepping into her classroom. Mosley demonstrates teaching techniques that you typically see in your most experienced teachers. She differentiates her instruction for all her st…
Five Hills Ambassador Briana Liles always knew she was not alone in her struggle with alopecia. But, her hard work to raise money to send other children with the autoimmune disorder paid off with a lifetime of memories with new friends who also share her battle.
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.
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.