About Us and Policies
The Sidekick is the official student newspaper for Coppell High School in Coppell, Texas. Its purpose is to inform, entertain and provide an educational resource for its readers. This newspaper is a public forum for student expression, with staff members (with assistance from their adviser) making content decisions. The editorials and columns in this paper reflect the view of their writers.
The Sidekick is a member of Interscholastic League Press Conference (ILPC), National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) and Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA). The newspaper and Coppell Student Media has received the following recognitions:
The Dallas Morning News – Best Newspaper (2016)
The Dallas Morning News – Best Newspaper (2012)
The Dallas Morning News – Best Newspaper (2011)
The Dallas Morning News – Best Website (2011)
The Dallas Morning News – Best Website Honorable Mention (2014, 2013)
The Dallas Morning News – Best Newspaper Honorable Mention (2006)
NSPA Online Pacemaker Finalist (2016, 2014, 2012)
JEA/NSPA Fall Convention – 9th place Best of Show – Newspaper 17+ pages (2016)
JEA/NSPA Spring Convention – 8th Place Best of Show – Website (2016)
JEA/NSPA Spring Convention – 10th Place Best of Show – Website (2015)
JEA/NSPA Fall Convention – 3rd Place Best of Show – Website (2014)
JEA/NSPA Spring Convention – 2nd Place Best of Show – Website (2012)
JEA/NSPA Fall Convention – 7th Place Best of Show – Newspaper 17+ pages (2009)
CSPA Silver Crown Award – Online (2010)
ILPC Gold Star (online) recipient (2010 – 2016)
ILPC Silver Star (newspaper) recipient (2012, 2015)
ILPC Silver Star (online) recipient (2015)
ILPC Bronze Star (newspaper) recipient (2009 -2011)
ILPC Award of Distinguished Merit (newspaper – 2008-2010, 2012-2016)
ILPC Award of Distinguished Merit (online – 2010-2016)
Advertisements are sold as full, 1/2 page, 1/4 page and 1/8 page sizes in black and white or color. For more information, you may contact the adviser in the D115 newsroom on campus, email at [email protected] or by phone at (214)-496-6239.
The Sidekick welcomes all letters to the editor, but letters must be signed before consideration for publication. Send letters to [email protected] or bring them by D115.
Coppell Student Media welcomes comments to its online stories. Comments can support or disagree with the viewpoints of the writers but must be in good taste and refrain from inappropriate language. Much of the content on this site covers students in the Coppell Independent School District, and Coppell Student Media will protect their best interests in regards to comments. A legitimate email address is required to post a comment. Coppell Student Media reserves the right to remove any comment it deems inappropriate and does not allow anonymous comments.
The Sidekick Newspaper and Coppell Student Media
Coppell High School
185 W. Parkway Blvd.
Coppell, Texas 75019
Adviser: Chase Wofford