A variety of changes: block schedule

Hannah Tucker, Photographer

Coppell High School World History teacher Tim Dixon has his third period honors class takes a ‘brain break’ today as the school test ran the A Day of next year’s block schedule. With the test run of this new block schedule implemented, third period was moved to the first ‘block period,’ which is one of the three longer classes in the new schedule. Photo by Hannah Tucker.

Coppell High School sophomores Akshaj Turebylu and Patrick Unnikrishnan work on homework in their designated classroom this afternoon after finishing their given eighth period activity on the B Day of the test block schedule. In this temporary eighth period, freshmen and sophomores learned about coding and gained inspiration for future careers. Photo by Hannah Tucker.

Assistant Principal Sean Bagley visits honors and on level Spanish teacher Judy Garrett in her classroom during fifth period this morning while the on-level Spanish class take their “brain break.” With extended class periods from the block schedule, teachers were encouraged to give short breaks throughout the class period in order to reduce restlessness of students. Photo by Hannah Tucker.

Coppell High School students with English or Fine Arts as their third period classes attended A lunch, the first lunch out of four with the block schedule, today in the cafeteria. With four lunches as opposed to the usual three, there were less students in each lunch period and the lunch lines were more efficient. Photo by Hannah Tucker.

Coppell High School sophomores gather in Chemistry teacher Chris Stricker’s classroom for their added eighth period this afternoon on the B Day of the test run of the block schedule. In this temporary eighth period, added due to the block schedule, freshmen and sophomores learned about coding and gained inspiration for future careers. Photo by Hannah Tucker.

Coppell High School sophomores Alarika Voora, Mahima Vermuri and Rithika Vijayaragavan gather in Chemistry teacher Chris Stricker’s classroom for their added eighth period this afternoon on the B Day of the test run of the block schedule. In this temporary eighth period, added due to the block schedule, freshmen and sophomores learned about coding and gained inspiration for future careers. Photo by Hannah Tucker.

Student Resource Officer Chris Cobb watches the traffic between first and second period in the hallway outside the police office early this morning. Fourth period is the first skinny period of the new block schedule which is being tested and this made the halls more crowded as students without first periods had to attend. Photo by Hannah Tucker.

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