Cooper ISD

Homecoming Parade has been moved to Tuesday evening, Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m.
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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.

Positions opened on both City of Cooper Council and Cooper Independent School Board of Trustees. It started early last week and will be open through Friday, Feb. 27, 2015.

For the City of Cooper the position of Mayor will be an open position. Mayor Scotty Stegall has been in office since 2003 when he defeated Richard Huie. Mayor Stegall has been unopposed in each election in the 12 years holding office.

Cooper ISD Superintendent Denicia Hohenberger

Cooper Independent School District Superintendent Denicia Hohenberger had her contract renewed at the recent Board of Trustees meeting.

In turn she announced the School Board Appreciation month and the various ways the school and its students have shown their gratitude for their work.

 Cooper ISD Trustee Danny Wall was presented a token of appreciation by Board President Thomas Darden at Monday night's meeting.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

During Monday night’s meeting of the Cooper ISD Board of Trustees, Danny Wall submitted his letter of resignation effective Dec. 1. In his letter Wall thanked everyone and wished them continued success. Due to his job, he will be relocating to Kansas City.

The Board presented Wall with a plaque in honor of his service. Information on the policy regarding the vacancy was given – the Board will decide at the December meeting to either fill the position or leave it open until elections.

Veterans Day Salute

Nov 11, 2014
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, we will remember them.  From the oldest veterans to the men and women currently serving, thank you for serving our country and protecting our freedom.

Cooper Independent School District annually honors Veterans Day.

Veteran Clayton McGraw was introduced by American Legion Red Henderson Post 483 Commander Gary Thompson. McGraw recited the words of "Ragged Old Flag," as song by Johnny Cash.

Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Cooper ISD Board of Trustees met for a brief regular meeting just prior to the Homecoming parade last Monday evening at the central administration building.

The Board accepted the consent agenda and the $3,360 Houghton Mifflin donation which will be used towards the Elementary campus technology.

Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

During Monday night’s meeting of the Cooper Independent School District’s Board of Trustees, the four person quorum accepted the 2014-15 budget following an open forum hearing.

This included only minor adjustments from the previous year’s budget.

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Cooper High School students will see a new face in the hallways beginning in the fall as Keith Cook will be taking the helm as the new principal for the first time. 

Cooper Independent School District Superintendent Denicia Hohenberger said this area of leadership is of the utmost importance and they have worked to find the very best fit for their campus.