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eteran Eddie Cavanaugh stands and salutes as his name is called in recognition by the NHS students.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The annual Veteran’s Day program hosted by the Cooper High School National Honor Society is always special event extended from the school district to the community.

The Mighty Maroon Band performed moving and emotional pieces including the National Anthem, Armed Forces Salute, Amazing Grace last Friday, Nov. 10. Performing TAPS was Gabriel Rowe and Mercedes Valdez.

Cooper Independent School District honored Cooper Review and its editor Cindy Roller, who has earned this title for the last six years as editor.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Media representatives from more than 420 Texas newspapers, radio and television stations, and online publications were named to the 2016-17 Media Honor Roll by their local school districts. Sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB), the Media Honor Roll program recognizes reporters statewide for fair, accurate, and balanced reporting of news about public schools.

Selections for honors by the Cooper Independent School District included Cooper Review and its editor Cindy Roller, who has earned this title for the last six years as editor.

Cooper ISD Superintendent Denicia Hohenberger gave thanks to  Roller for covering the news for their students.

Sam Bettes given Honorary Lifetime Membership by Vocational Agricultural Teachers Association President Shane Crafton.
VATAT

Retired Cooper Independent School District agricultural instructor Sam Bettes was honored by his peers of the Vocational Agricultural Teachers Association (VATAT).

Backpacks may be brought to East Delta Baptist Church or placed in the donation barrels at Hoity Toity or the Beauty Depot in downtown Cooper.
Gwendolyn Savage

East Delta Baptist Church, in partnership with local area churches, is reaching out to families of financially disadvantaged children attending school in the Cooper ISD by providing new clothing at the beginning of each school year.

Starting school in a new suit of clothes can build confidence, boost morale, and help children feel equipped to succeed in their studies.

Head Start Director Janet Walker and Cooper Elementary Principal Lynn Byrd display a "Champions For Kids" banner with the photos of the Cooper ISD School Board of Trustees as Dallas Cowboys football players in honor of School Board Appreciation Month.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Cooper Independent School District Board of Trustees were honored at the January regular meeting for School Board Appreciation Month with gift baskets filled with homemade goodies along with a Cowboys-themed banner depicting each Board member.

Cooper Elementary Principal Lynn Byrd, Junior High Principal Julie Silman and High School Principal Richard Roan were all honored at Monday night's Cooper ISD Board of Trustees meeting for Principal Appreciation Month.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Elementary, Junior High and High School Principals at Cooper Independent School District were given appreciation at Monday night’s regular Board meeting. Lynn Byrd, Julie Silman and Richard Roan were presented certificates by Superintendent Denicia Hohenberger and Board of Trustees President Thomas Darden as well as framed art as a gift.

“We have three awesome principals!” said Superintendent Denicia Hohenberger. “We appreciate your hard work, how you care about the students and do what is best for our kids. You are doing a fantastic job.” Darden agreed with Hohenberger in celebration of Principal Appreciation Month.

During the Superintendent’s Report, Hohenberger reported that enrollment is holding steady in the 820 range.

Delta Hope House Operations Director Laura Gillean, Distribution Director Ethel Nethery and Treasurer Patricia Smith are praised by with the NTFB auditor, Suzie Hayes.
Courtesy Photo / Delta Hope House

Delta Hope House passed its annual audit from the North Texas Food Bank.

The Delta Hope House Operations Director is Laura Gillean, Distribution Director is Ethel Nethery, and Treasurer is Patricia Smith.

Paris Junior College's service area includes all or part of six Texas counties.
Paris Junior College

A public hearing meeting was held last Thursday evening hosted by Paris Junior College on the proposed expansion of the district service plan for Delta, Hopkins, Hunt, Lamar and Red River counties as well as Fannindel and Honey Grove Independent School Districts.

This expansion would result in a property tax rate, services and programs for residents of these areas.

Cooper High School student Elly Galvan is holding the video camera.
Delinda Leatherwood / Cooper ISD

This coming year Cooper High School will be expanding Career and Technical courses to include Audio/Video Production. Students will explore both studio and field television production techniques with hands on instruction in videography, lighting, producing, directing and editing.

Cooper ISD

The Cooper Independent School District Board of Trustees renewed all teachers’ contracts in last week’s meeting.

“We are thankful for a terrific faculty that keeps the focus on the learning needs of our students,” said Cooper ISD Superintendent Denicia Hohenberger, very excitedly.

The Cooper ISD Board of Trustees approved the hybrid 2016-17 upcoming school calendar.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Cooper ISD Board of Trustees recently renewed the principal and administration contracts during a regular meeting while also approving the “hybrid” calendar for the 2016-17 school year. Cooper ISD Superintendent Denicia Hohenberger said they did a direct email to parents for input and few responses were received but of those most were favorable. She said the staff “overwhelmingly preferred” this calendar as it makes the “best use of new minute requirements.” It was passed unanimously by the Board and is believed it corresponds with Texas A&M University-Commerce’s proposed schedule.

Cooper students (from left) Spencer Raney, Zach Blish and Bailey Reynolds were offered a Physics Day at TAMU-C.
Cooper ISD

Three Cooper ISD Physics students were invited to Physics Day at Texas A&M University-Commerce in November.

Red Henderson Post 483 honored Veterans at the memorial by the Delta County Courthouse.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta County along with Cooper ISD showed their appreciation to Veterans last Wednesday, Nov. 11. The morning began with a special program put on annually by the Cooper High School National Honor Society. The Hopkins County Military Coalition performed the prelude and posting of the Colors.

Cooper Review editor Cindy Roller discusses the grand opening celebration of the PPF Cotton Gin and warehouse, Thursday afternoon north of Cooper on Highway 24.  Also, special guest Cooper ISD superintendent Denicia Hohenberger says the Cooper schools met all of the Texas Education Agency academic standards in the latest testing, and also received a perfect score in the state's Financial Integrity Rating System.  Finally, the annual Chiggerfest celebration in Cooper will be

Keith Cook, Cooper High School principal, just announced the upcoming Annual Stew Cook-off for this Friday, Oct. 23 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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