CCHS Welcomes 172 Transfer Students From OSP Program
BY RACHEL SHARPE One hundred and seventy-two students transferred to CCHS at the start of this school year when the Florida Legislature revised the state’s Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP), which gives students who attended a “D” or an “F” school a chance to attend a higher performing school in... Read more
CCHS Students Relive History In Israel
BY RACHEL SHARPE This past summer, four CCHS students experienced Israel through a unique study abroad program while earning high school and college credit.  The program is offered in two summer sessions and during the regular school year. Alexander Muss High School in Israel (AMHSI) is a six-eight week... Read more
Construction reduces parking for seniors
BY JOSLYN TOMBACK Cooper City High School seniors camped out on August 15 and 16 to try to acquire one of a limited amount of parking decals for the year. Camping out for a decal is a long time tradition at CCHS, though this year was different than normal,... Read more
Yearbooks To Be Deeply Discounted At Open House
BY BROCK LANDERS The 2011/12 Cooper City High Round-Up Yearbook will be on sale for the first time during open house at the one time only, low price of $70. The open house sale is a long-standing tradition at CCHS, allowing parents to pick up the yearbook at a... Read more
BY JOSLYN TOMBACK Cooper City High School’s Inter-Organization Council (IOC) met recently to decide how to spend the school’s recently acquired A+ money. A+ money is funding granted from the state of Florida intended for employee bonuses and school improvements for schools that were graded an “A”. Student attendance,... Read more
The Lariat Wins Big At Sun Sentinel High School Journalism Awards
The Lariat was named the best student news publication at the Sun Sentinel High School Journalism Awards on Monday, May 16. The awards were held at Nova Southeastern University’s Miniaci Performing Arts Center and honored the best student journalists and publications in Broward County. The Lariat won 18 awards, including 10... Read more
CCHS’s DECA Competes At International Career Development Conference
BY RACHEL SHARPE This past week, 27 Cooper City High School DECA students competed at the 65th annualInternational Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Orlando, Florida. Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) is an organization for high school students who are interested in future business careers. In DECA, students test their knowledge in... Read more
Three CCHS Students Win Second In WGI Percussion World Championships
BY ALEX BARNARD Three Cooper City High School students finished second in class at the WGI Percussion World Championships in Dayton, Ohio 0n April 16, 2011. The students were playing as part of the group Stryke Percussion, an Independent Open class indoor percussion group that started in 2003 and is based out... Read more
New Legislation Could Change Florida Education
BY RACHEL SHARPE Governor Rick Scott released his budget for next year and surprised many people by including billions of dollars in education cuts. The proposed cuts are estimated between $3.8 billion and $4.8 billion, which translates to a 10 percent decrease in per-student funding. In addition, the state... Read more
Teachers And Students Rally For Block Scheduling
BY ALYSSA FISHER Clad in red, Cooper City High School students and staff rallied to keep block scheduling along Stirling Road on Wednesday April 21, 2011. Due to proposed budget cuts by Governor Rick Scott, the Broward County School board is leaning toward switching out the 4×4 block scheduling... Read more