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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.

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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.
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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.

Homecoming Parade has been moved to Tuesday evening, Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Following a home turf victory the Cooper High School Bulldog fans have even more to cheer about coming next week as fun activities are planned.

Originally planned for Monday the Homecoming Parade will now be on Tuesday, Sept. 22 due to the Trustees meeting and Flex Day.

Cooper High School ag teacher Sam Bettes receives his 40 year Tenure Award  from Jack Winterrowd, Ag teacher from Cedar Park and President of the VATAT.
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Cooper High School teacher Sam Bettes was one of those honored for his 40-year tenure at the Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas (VATAT) annual Professional Development Conference recently held in Waco, Texas.

Students and school staff rose to the occasion this week as school is back in session. Cooper Independent School District staff and administration have been hard at work making the transition a pleasant experience for parents and students, alike.

Cooper High School sets orientation for Tuesday, Aug. 11 from 6-7 p.m. in the cafeteria.
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Cooper High School students in grades nine through 12th need to mark their calendars for Tuesday, Aug. 11 for the 2015 orientation offered by the school from 6 to 7 p.m. in the cafeteria.

Cooper ISD's new and improved website
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Cooper Independent School District hasn’t taken much of a summer break. In fact the District and its staff has been giving, not only the campuses, but the school’s website some facelifts.

Trustees Mandy Freeman, Jeff Phifer and Darren Braddy were sworn in by Delta County Judge Jason Murray at Monday night's meeting.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Cooper Independent School Board of Trustees agreed to keep the pay scale for teachers competitive in light of House Bill 2543 which could classroom teachers from under the protected minimum pay scale currently set at $2,732 per month by the state if it passes. The minimum pay at Cooper ISD will be $33,000 for a first year teacher for the upcoming 2015-16 school year.

Winter weather days will be made up for by Cooper ISD.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Cooper Independent School District students and employees will be making up the four days due to recent snow days on Friday, April 3, Monday, May 4, Monday and Tuesday June 1 and June 2, 2015. The decision was passed unanimously during Monday night’s regular school board meeting 4-0.

2015 Bi-District Champions - Cooper Dogettes
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

In the words of Cooper Dogette Head Basketball Coach Nicole Anderson, “a win is a win, is a win” despite how rough it was. A foul ridden ball game Monday proved to be to the Dogettes advantage as they sank 14 of their 25 from the line. Cooper claimed their 38-29 victory over Daingerfield to carry away the Bi-District trophy Monday night in Prairiland.

Tentatively Cooper will play in Mount Pleasant on Friday, Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m. against winner of Alba-Golden/Farmersville game for the Area round of the basketball playoffs.

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