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  • Dr. Nicole Jund has been named Coppell High School's new principal.

  • Jill Popelka has formally resigned from her Place 2 seat on the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees

  • Coppell Student Media will resume regular content at the start of the 2017-2018 school year. Have a great summer, CHS!

Hidden museum encapsulates rich heritage of small Irving neighborhood

Hidden museum encapsulates rich heritage of small Irving neighborhood

Sakshi Venkatraman, Executive News Editor
February 15, 2017
Filed under News

Nestled in a hidden Irving neighborhood, three quaint houses stand as remnants of the area’s rich black history.   Walking through the restored rooms of the Masonic Lodge, long time community member and museum board member Gale Norris was quiet.   “Whenever I come in here ...

Coppell Crime Stoppers offering reward after student’s tires slashed four times

Coppell Crime Stoppers offering reward after student’s tires slashed four times

Sakshi Venkatraman, Executive News Editor
February 14, 2017
Filed under News

After seven slashed tires and over $5,000 in damage, Coppell High School junior CJ Campbell and his family have turned to the Coppell community for answers.   From September to December 2016, only months after getting his licence, the tires of Campbell’s Jeep have been slashed on four d...

Next generation of IB graduates learns more about program through introductory meeting

Next generation of IB graduates learns more about program through introductory meeting

Lili Lomas, Student Life Editor
February 13, 2017
Filed under News

Each year, Coppell High School sophomores are faced with the decision of selecting International Baccalaureate (IB) or Advanced Placement (AP) courses for their next two years of high school. Many consider joining the IB program because of its prestige and international recognition but are hesitant because...

Coppell Public Library brings arts, community together at Open Mic event

Coppell Public Library brings arts, community together at Open Mic event

Briana Thomas, Staff Writer
February 11, 2017
Filed under News

The library, most commonly known as a place of silence - home to books, whispers and knowledge, should also be able to promote creative expression and talent.   This was the idea behind Open Mic Night hosted by the William T. Cozby Public Library on Thursday, at 7 p.m. The event worked as an ...

Student media shines: 2016 Round-Up yearbook earns national recognition for unique feature stories

Student media shines: 2016 Round-Up yearbook earns national recognition for unique feature stories

Akila Muthukumar, Staff Writer
February 7, 2017
Filed under News

Photos that capture emotions, the special moments. Meticulously planned designs. A memorable theme that awes viewers.   These were just few of the outstanding characteristics that the 2016 Round-Up yearbook displayed when judged by the National Scholastic Press Association.   Last month, the 2016 Round-Up yearbook learned tha...

Needs and numbers: The intricate process of booster club funding for athletics, band simplified (part 1)

Needs and numbers: The intricate process of booster club funding for athletics, band simplified (part 1)

Tanya Raghu, Staff Writer
February 2, 2017
Filed under Enterprise, Showcase

Boasting over 90 student clubs, almost 30 extracurricular programs and 15 athletic teams, Coppell High School successfully caters to the diverse interests of over 3,000 students.   On campus programs are essential to help foster a sense of belonging and character since it can be easy to lose...

School Board members open up about life, experiences at CISD

School Board members open up about life, experiences at CISD

Lili Lomas, Student Life Editor
February 2, 2017
Filed under News

In light of School Board appreciation last month, The Sidekick sat down with the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees to discuss their goals for the district, what led them to these positions and to get to know more about their lives. Leigh Walker, Place 1 “I met my husband when we were 8 years ...

Shaun Jex assumes editor position at Citizens’ Advocate newspaper

Shaun Jex assumes editor position at Citizens’ Advocate newspaper

Meara Isenberg, Editor-in-Chief
February 2, 2017
Filed under News

It was an ordinary day in January 2002 when Jane Moore ran out of the Citizens’ Advocate building and down to the Dairy Queen on Southwestern Boulevard. She entered to find billionaire Mark Cuban serving ice cream to the citizens of Coppell. “He had made some kind of comment denigrating to Dairy...

Hitting all the right notes: Coppell sends second most band students to music convention

Hitting all the right notes: Coppell sends second most band students to music convention

Amelia Vanyo, Staff Writer
February 1, 2017
Filed under News

Thirty-seven Coppell High School Band members competed in the final round of the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) All-State process on Jan. 7. Eleven of the competing members placed high enough in the competition to earn a chair at the TMEA convention in February, the second most student...

Nine detained at airport bring hundreds of protesters to Dallas

Nine detained at airport bring hundreds of protesters to Dallas

Sakshi Venkatraman, Executive News Editor
January 31, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

DFW AIRPORT - Hundreds of protesters gathered at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport on Saturday night and Sunday morning to speak against President Donald Trump’s recent executive order temporarily blocking immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries.   The order was the ...

Life Safety Park opens with activities and entertainment for all ages

Life Safety Park opens with activities and entertainment for all ages

Tara Ansari, Staff Writer
January 30, 2017
Filed under News

On Saturday morning, the ribbon was cut officially opening the Coppell Life Safety Park to all residents.   Many families came to enjoy the Grand Opening in the cold weather, where hot chocolate was served for a toasty celebration.   A prayer started off the morning to commemor...

The new normality of test prep: leveling the standardized testing playing field

The new normality of test prep: leveling the standardized testing playing field

Tanya Raghu, Staff Writer
January 25, 2017
Filed under News

The previously unheard of eight day school week is the reality for many students at Coppell High School with countless weekends being spent at Karen Dillard’s College Prep.   A program comprised of 14 two ur SAT, PSAT/NMSQT verbal and math scheduled classes, weekly workshops for practice, ...

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