Author: philipashby

Cougar AFJROTC Drill Team Earns Grand Champion Trophy

Cooper High School’s AFJROTC Drill Team was named Grand Champion out of 22 schools at the Tiger Invitational Drill Meet in Corsicana on April 14. Numerous teams and cadets captured team and individual awards: The Unarmed Team under the command of Cadet Second Lieutenant Danyel Franco took 2nd in Exhibition and 3rd in Regulation. The Armed Team under the command of Cadet Colonel Anthony Garcia placed first in Exhibition and 3rd in Regulation. The Sabre Team under the command of Cadet First Lieutenant Rachel Merritt won 1st Both the male color guard commanded by Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Mark Mahar...

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SPOLIGHT: Craig Middle School Will Miss Mrs. Brown

Our spotlight for Craig Middle School shines on Mary Brown. After 39 years in education, Mrs. Brown has made the decision to retire from education. Craig Middle School is very sad to hear Mrs. Brown is ending her career, and we are grateful of all the contributions she has given to her students here at Craig. Mrs. Brown possesses a strong devotion for her children, and she is always the first teacher to arrive and the last one to leave.  Students think of her as a strong educator who truly cares about them as a person.  Mrs. Brown has...

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Take It From Me: Take Care of Your Heart

By JOE ALCORTA/Executive Director for Human Resources Spring is here! I have always loved this time of the year. Baseball season has begun. It is time to dust off the golf clubs and get in a round or two. Plus, I have an April birthday. In the school business, we have ONE six weeks left until the summer time. Well, I am extremely thankful for this spring since many of you may know that I had a heart attack and a stroke on January 23. (I knew I should have studied for that stress test!) The doctor has told...

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SPOTLIGHT: Adult Education Expands Offerings for Students

By MIGNON LAWSON/Director of Adult Education The Adult Education program continues to expand the services offered. Students who need to complete a Certificate of High School Equivalency (TxCHSE), formerly called the GED, take classes in Math, Science, Social Studies and Reasoning though Language Arts.   A student must score 145 on each computer-based test to pass the test.  A student who scores 165 – 174 is college ready and a score of 175 – 200 is college ready plus credit.  The 175-200 score means that the student has demonstrated some of the skills that are taught in college-level classes. Students...

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NAME: Melissa Scott CAMPUS: Reagan Elementary TITLE: 5th Grade Science Teacher YEARS WITH AISD: 4 years WHERE ARE YOU FROM? WHAT SCHOOL DID YOU ATTEND? I was born and raised in Abilene, and after graduating from Wylie High School I went on to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas A&M University. After graduation, I worked in Belton ISD teaching math and science for several years. In 2014, I received the opportunity to move back to Abilene to become a 5th grade teacher at Reagan Elementary. Currently, I am earning a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Policy...

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