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  • Freshman center principal Cody Koontz announced and recognized at Monday CISD Board Meeting.

  • George Coffee + Provisions set to open this spring in Old Town Coppell.

  • CISD plans to switch from Dallas ISD to Durham school busses, effective Aug. 1.

Campus experiences first taste of new block schedule format (part 1 of 3) (with video)

Campus experiences first taste of new block schedule format (part 1 of 3) (with video)

Amelia Vanyo, Staff Writer
January 5
Filed under News

Wednesday morning, Coppell High School rang a new bell to begin the modified block schedule pilot, which will run through the end of the school week. The pilot is a trial run for the blocked schedule which will be implemented at CHS beginning in the 2017-2018 school year. Administration hopes the pi...

Valuable role of friendship in mental health journey (Part 2 of 2)

Valuable role of friendship in mental health journey (Part 2 of 2)

Briana Thomas, Staff Writer
January 4
Filed under Enterprise, News, Showcase

For the first time in your friendship, you are at a loss for words. As your companion breaks down, you cannot bring yourself to reassure them with the convenient phrase “it’s OK,” because this time, it’s not. Mental illness comes in various forms and levels of severity. Meaning to give general...

The hands behind healing: Austin Street Shelter provides new beginnings for Dallas most vulnerable homeless

The hands behind healing: Austin Street Shelter provides new beginnings for Dallas most vulnerable homeless

Sakshi Venkatraman and Meara Isenberg
December 24
Filed under Enterprise, News, Showcase

DALLAS- It is a cold December morning. Carolers stand in the commons, singing “Oh Holy Night” to the line of men and women waiting with plates in hand. In a back room, volunteers, led by a short, bustling woman, Candace Emery, fold clothes and unpackage socks. For hundreds of homeless adults in ...

Board meeting poses new middle school addition, construction bid

Board meeting poses new middle school addition, construction bid

Meara Isenberg, Editor-in-Chief
December 13
Filed under CISD Board Meetings, News

With wreaths hung above the chairs of Coppell ISD Board of Trustees and the winner of this year’s Coppell Christmas card announced, Monday’s December board meeting began with some holiday cheer. However, the last Board of Trustees meeting until Jan. 23 addressed many issues and updates occur...

Dallas County Schools needs your help (with video)

Dallas County Schools needs your help (with video)

Rachel Behrndt, KCBY-TV
December 12
Filed under Multimedia, News

Dallas County Schools Board President Larry Duncan said DCS, which provides bus services for Coppell ISD,  is in need of seven permanent drivers.  To fill these spots and improve bus services for the district, Duncan encourages residents of Coppell to apply for the job. To apply, drivers must be 18,...

‘It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas’ in Coppell

‘It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas’ in Coppell

Briana Thomas, Staff Writer
December 9
Filed under News

While walking around Old Town Coppell in the cold, rainy weather, one could be reminded that Coppell’s Christmas spirit is special. Despite the cancellation of the Vintage Christmas at Old Town event that was to occur on  Dec. 3, with the help of umbrellas and warm coats, Coppell citizens continu...

Cottonwood Creek students find joy writing letters to Santa Claus

Cottonwood Creek students find joy writing letters to Santa Claus

Grant Spicer, Staff Writer
December 9
Filed under News

The holidays are a stressful time for many. Parents running to finish last-minute Christmas shopping, students studying for finals and businesses preparing for the holiday rush. Kindergarten and first grade students of Cottonwood Creek Elementary School, however, are taking this time to write their ...

Holly Anderson wins 2016-17 Teacher of the Year

Holly Anderson wins 2016-17 Teacher of the Year

Meara Isenberg, Editor-in-Chief
December 6
Filed under News, Showcase

On Monday morning, the upstairs D hall of Coppell High School was packed with APs, family and band members with drums in hand, all brought together to celebrate one woman. AP and IB Environmental Science teacher Holly Anderson was awarded 2016-17 Teacher of the Year for CHS. “I’m overwhelmed,...

Campus to get first taste of blocked schedule in days after break

Campus to get first taste of blocked schedule in days after break

Sakshi Venkatraman, Executive News Editor
December 5
Filed under Enterprise, News

As the first semester of the 2016-17 school year draws to a close, the implications of the May 2016 bond plan are beginning to take shape within Coppell ISD. The district’s new freshman center, CHS9, one of the package’s primary features, is expected to open for the 2018-19 school year and ...

Biggest enemy in mental illness to defeat is denial (Part 1 of 2)

Biggest enemy in mental illness to defeat is denial (Part 1 of 2)

Kelly Wei, Staff Writer
December 2
Filed under Enterprise, News, Showcase

When sobbing uncontrollably in her mother’s car every morning before school became a regular occurrence in Coppell High School junior Jane Doe*’s life, she knew something had gone seriously wrong.   At the time, Doe was only 13 and in the sixth grade, an adolescent just entering middle...

November board meeting offers student recognitions, school acclamations

November board meeting offers student recognitions, school acclamations

Meara Isenberg, Editor-in-Chief
December 1
Filed under CISD Board Meetings, News

At 7:20 p.m. on Monday, every seat in the Vonita White Administration Building was filled with students, parents and teachers. They waited in anticipation for the first recognition to be announced. President Anthony Hill handed off the mic to Coppell High School cross country coach Nick Benton, wh...

William T. Cozby library grand opening excites, engages community

William T. Cozby library grand opening excites, engages community

Fiona Koshy, Staff Writer
November 28
Filed under News, Showcase

The William T. Cozby public library, having been under construction for over a year, reopened its doors on Oct. 31. In an effort to spread the word, the library held a day long event on Nov. 19, welcoming all Coppell residents to come and celebrate. The function aimed to spread the word on the re...

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