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“Clay Phillips Appreciation Day” named for retiring City Manager at his last city council meeting

“Clay Phillips Appreciation Day” named for retiring City Manager at his last city council meeting

Lili Lomas, Student Life Editor
March 29, 2017
Filed under Coppell City Council Meetings, News, Uncategorized

After 26 years of service in the Coppell city government, Coppell City Manager Clay Phillips will be retiring on Friday. Tuesday night’s city council meeting marked his final meeting.   In recognition of his contributions to Coppell, Mayor Karen Hunt approved a proclamation naming Thursday ...

Board of Trustees Election to determine future of education leadership

Board of Trustees Election to determine future of education leadership

Meara Isenberg, Editor-in-Chief
March 27, 2017
Filed under CISD Board Meetings, News

On May 6, the names of four men with different backgrounds, strengths and motivations will be on one ballot for Coppell ISD voters. As the district holds its Board of Trustees election, Coppell will soon cast its vote for the future of education leadership. In Place 4, incumbent Thom Hulme and past ca...

Keeping pets off the ruff streets: How Roadtrip 4 Paws travels cross-country to save lives

Keeping pets off the ruff streets: How Roadtrip 4 Paws travels cross-country to save lives

Aubrie Sisk, Communications Manager
March 27, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

If you have ever been to a rural town, you may have seen stray dogs or cats on the streets, living outside in unimaginable conditions.   Over time they get picked up and taken to animal shelters to be put up for adoption. The stories of many of these pets go unnoticed. However, there is a no...

An option of allegiance: increasing indifference for pledge signifies changing student body, redefining of patriotism

An option of allegiance: increasing indifference for pledge signifies changing student body, redefining of patriotism

Briana Thomas, Staff Writer
March 25, 2017
Filed under News

Every morning, children at schools across the country rise to their feet, face the American flag and recite 23 words written by a man who few students today can name.   There are countless ways American students demonstrate their national pride. But the act believed to be one of the most promi...

Carpe diem: community of Latin students compete extensively, gain invaluable life experiences

Carpe diem: community of Latin students compete extensively, gain invaluable life experiences

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

A diverse set of students, those in Latin class and those who are not, come together to explore an equally diverse set of topics regarding Classical literature, arts, grammar. They grow together through mutual experiences and a love for the immense knowledge Latin provides.   “Latin club...

Morning power outage leaves classrooms in the dark

Morning power outage leaves classrooms in the dark

Meara Isenberg, Editor-in-Chief
March 21, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

This morning, an unexpected electrical outage at Coppell High School from 10:30 a.m. to 11:10 a.m. caused classrooms to move outside for light and cool air. “Right now the district is helping us to assess why the power is out,” said CHS Principal Mike Jasso during the power outage. “It looks lik...

Top five percent graduates surprise teachers with invitation to excellence in education banquet (with video)

Top five percent graduates surprise teachers with invitation to excellence in education banquet (with video)

Tanya Raghu, Staff Writer
March 10, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase, Uncategorized

After they toiled for years over books, sacrificed weekends for studying and spent late nights awake, the fruits of this select group’s labor are sweet. Seniors part of the top five percent of Coppell High School’s graduating class had the opportunity Thursday morning to surprise one impactful...

Q&A: Kimatu discusses the importance of International Women’s Day and the role women play in her life

Q&A: Kimatu discusses the importance of International Women’s Day and the role women play in her life

Rutuja Joshi, Staff Writer
March 9, 2017
Filed under News

The globe celebrated the lasting impact of women of history and today on International Women’s Day, which took place on Wednesday. Coppell High School junior Alisha Kimatu explains her relationship with International Women’s Day. What does International Women’s Day mean to you? Internation...

Varnell ends career at CHS, begins new chapter at Irving Bible Church

Varnell ends career at CHS, begins new chapter at Irving Bible Church

Fiona Koshy, Staff Writer
March 9, 2017
Filed under News

After working at Coppell High School for almost 13 years, assistant principal Jeremy Varnell bids farewell as he moves into a new career.   Varnell officially left the campus on Friday, as he begins his new job as a children’s pastor at Irving Bible Church this week.   Nick Coenraad, a...

Meaty calories, acne cures and more: Dallas Regional Science & Engineering Fair awards 25 students for ingenuity, passion

Meaty calories, acne cures and more: Dallas Regional Science & Engineering Fair awards 25 students for ingenuity, passion

Meha Srivastav, Social Media Manager
March 8, 2017
Filed under News

93 Coppell High School students stood inside the Centennial building in Fair Park in Dallas, with keen scientific aptitudes and 36” by 48” tri boards.   Plastered with information, the students’ projects showcased topics that they had spent the last seven months researching - from ac...

Spring Showcase draws parents, future students to classrooms after hours

Spring Showcase draws parents, future students to classrooms after hours

Meara Isenberg, Editor-in-Chief
March 7, 2017
Filed under News

On a normal day at 5 p.m., the halls of Coppell High School are empty, save a few teachers or administrators staying after hours. However, on Monday evening, student representatives greeted inquisitive parents for the annual Spring Showcase. The showcase offered a unique way for parents and future student...

DECA boasts 19 state finalists, taking 10 winners to international competition (with video)

DECA boasts 19 state finalists, taking 10 winners to international competition (with video)

Sakshi Venkatraman, Executive News Editor
March 5, 2017
Filed under Multimedia, News, Showcase

With 48 members working on topics ranging from International Business to Food Marketing, Coppell High School’s 2017 DECA (Association of Marketing Students) chapter has experienced a large growth in numbers.   While the 2016 chapter took 19 district winners to the Texas DECA tournament...

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