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Popelka resigns from Coppell ISD board of trustees after one year

Popelka resigns from Coppell ISD board of trustees after one year

Amelia Vanyo, Editor-in-Chief
June 16, 2017
Filed under News

Coppell ISD Place 2 trustee Jill Popelka has resigned her seat on the board. Polpelka is moving to Singapore for employment purposes.   The board, while already busy hiring a principal for Coppell High School and a superintendent for the district, has 180 days to fill Popelka’s place. In a stateme...

Demonstrators gather outside CHS to show support of victim of alleged campus incident

Demonstrators gather outside CHS to show support of victim of alleged campus incident

Amelia Vanyo, Editor-in-Chief
June 1, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Wednesday morning, as busses were pulling into Coppell High School, CHS students and Coppell citizens stood on the grass out front of the building, waving around signs and shouting “love strengthens all.”   The protest was started by a post on social media. The post, shared through severa...

Waldrip takes in last weeks at CISD, district search for new superintendent yet to begin

Waldrip takes in last weeks at CISD, district search for new superintendent yet to begin

Sakshi Venkatraman, Executive News Editor
May 26, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

On Monday afternoon, Superintendent Mike Waldrip was added to the list of Coppell ISD staff members that have tendered their resignations at the end of this school year.   In a letter to parents and faculty, Waldrip announced his departure from the district to accept the recently vacated superin...

Campus gathers in excited support to present CISD Secondary Teacher of the Year Anderson with Volkswagen Beetle

Campus gathers in excited support to present CISD Secondary Teacher of the Year Anderson with Volkswagen Beetle

Akila Muthukumar, Staff Writer
May 25, 2017
Filed under News

This morning, students, teachers, administrators, the drum line and a group of Lariettes gathered in front of Coppell High School to present CHS 2016-17 Teacher of the Year and Coppell ISD 2017 Secondary Teacher of the Year, AP Environmental Science Teacher, Holly Anderson with a surprise 2017 Volkswagen ...

Update: District continues in candidate evaluation for new CHS principal, Jasso prepares to pass torch

Update: District continues in candidate evaluation for new CHS principal, Jasso prepares to pass torch

Sakshi Venkatraman, Executive News Editor
May 25, 2017
Filed under News

With Principal Mike Jasso in the last days of his time at Coppell High School, eyes of parents, students and faculty have turned to Coppell ISD officials for answers on who will replace him. After posting the position and creating a profile based on mainly parent and faculty opinions, CISD has begun ...

New band uniforms, bus purchases approved at May Board meeting

New band uniforms, bus purchases approved at May Board meeting

Meara Isenberg, Editor-in-Chief
May 25, 2017
Filed under CISD Board Meetings, News

Coppell High School junior Aditya Bhavikati stood before the CISD Board of Trustees Monday night, donning a white, red and black uniform and a trumpet in his hand. The Board would approve this band uniform as well as the purchase of three new buses from Durham School Services. Following a purchas...

City Council Meeting recognizes first place for IT’S TIME TEXAS Community Challenge

City Council Meeting recognizes first place for IT’S TIME TEXAS Community Challenge

Fiona Koshy, Staff Writer
May 25, 2017
Filed under News

On Tuesday night, the Coppell City Council began its meeting by swearing in Council members Cliff Long for Place 1, Nancy Yingling for Place 5 and Mark Hill for Place 7 by Judge Lang. Mayor Pro Tem Wes Mays for Place 3, who was not present, was already sworn in on a prior date.   Following t...

Unconventional funding means for smaller student groups, simplification of funding methods (part 2)

Unconventional funding means for smaller student groups, simplification of funding methods (part 2)

Tanya Raghu, Staff Writer
May 25, 2017
Filed under Enterprise, News

While booster clubs come to mind as the powerhouse of large athletic programs, a booster club is behind almost every successful program at Coppell High School ranging from the solar car team to the football program.   Booster clubs are not only an effective alternative source of income fo...

Waldrip leaving Coppell ISD for superintendent position at Frisco ISD

Waldrip leaving Coppell ISD for superintendent position at Frisco ISD

Sakshi Venkatraman, Executive News Editor
May 23, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

In a letter to parents and faculty yesterday afternoon, Coppell ISD Superintendent Mike Waldrip announced his departure from the district to accept the recently vacated superintendent position at Frisco ISD.   Before his two years at CISD, Waldrip served as the Deputy Superintendent of Admi...

Bringing the art back

Bringing the art back

Joseph Krum, Executive Enterprise Editor
May 23, 2017
Filed under Enterprise, News

Coppell ISD Superintendent Dr. Mike Waldrip and the district human resources team has approved a contract for a fourth art teacher at Coppell High School, which will allow the campus to add four art classes back to the 2017-18 course guide.   The cutting of the classes, which includes Art II Painting, Art ...

College Series: Simple recipes to make transition easier

College Series: Simple recipes to make transition easier

Emma Cummins, Executive Editorial Page Editor
May 23, 2017
Filed under Enterprise, Entertainment, Recipes

As seniors head off to college this summer, one of the most bothersome changes may be the lack of meals made by our parents. In order to make this transition smoother, I have included a few starter recipes to make if you are feeling the hunger pains late at night.   Since big colleges often have a few amenities t...

Wofford leads award-winning Sidekick newspaper with experience, passion

Wofford leads award-winning Sidekick newspaper with experience, passion

Meara Isenberg, Editor-in-Chief
May 23, 2017
Filed under News

It is midnight at the Arlington Morning News. Reporters run around the newsroom and pass around pages for editing; some call coaches to collect football scores. What many would see as chaos, to Coppell High School Sidekick newspaper adviser Chase Wofford, was just another Friday night. “I loved coming ba...

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