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Coppell High School Band practices choreography in the parking lot behind Buddy Echols Field during its after school rehearsal on Aug. 26. Coppell Band and other fine arts is adjusting to in-person learning after a year of Zoom practice sessions. Photo by Olivia Cooper

Fine arts programs resuming pre-pandemic learning

Joanne Kim, Podcast Producer September 15, 2021

With the option of virtual instruction during the 2020-21 school year, the majority of students at Coppell High School opted to learn from the safety of home. Though this impacted all programs and courses,...

The contact tracing process began last school year when some students were virtual and some were in person. If a student tests positive for COVID-19, Coppell High School administrators facilitate this contact tracing process.

Contact tracing ensures effective COVID-19 tracking

Akhila Gunturu, Executive News Editor September 12, 2021

With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing throughout the beginning of the school year, Coppell ISD continues to monitor COVID cases through the contact tracing process.  “We're responding as we can to...

Masks, virtual learning dominate open forum at board meeting (WITH VIDEO)

Anjali Vishwanath, Daily News/Assignment Editor August 24, 2021

Monday’s Coppell ISD Board of Trustees meeting drew a great deal of community interest as around 50 CISD residents attended to present their opinions on masking in schools and virtual learning in the...

Coppell High School students greet each other before first period on the first day of school on Tuesday. All CHS students are on campus for the first time since March 2020.

Anything but just any other first day of school

Anjali Vishwanath, Daily News/Assignment Editor August 18, 2021

The first day of the 2021-22 school year would be just like any other first day of school. In many ways, it was: smiling teachers, Red Jackets, and cheerleaders welcomed students to Coppell High School...

Coppell High School English II teacher Stephen Patino assists CHS sophomore Macy Baume during fifth period in his classroom on Oct. 19. Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, the mandatory mask mandate will be reinstated for grades pre-K through grade 12 while a temporary virtual schooling option is available for pre-K through grade for the first nine weeks of school.

District to open school year with masks, pre-K through 6th virtual learning option

Anjali Vishwanath, Daily News/Assignment Editor August 11, 2021

On Tuesday, Coppell ISD announced that there will be a virtual learning option for pre-K to sixth grade students for the first nine weeks of the 2021-22 school year. Today, it announced Dallas County Judge...

On Tuesday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced that school districts would be prohibited from instituting mask mandates for the 2021-22 school year. As a result, Coppell ISD has announced that wearing masks will be optional in the fall.

Full in-person learning returning for 2021-22

Anjali Vishwanath, Staff Writer May 20, 2021

On Tuesday, Coppell ISD Superintendent Dr. Brad Hunt announced the district will not require face masks for staff and students in the 2021-22 school year.  Dr. Hunt also announced CISD is resuming...

Following a brief period of lowered COVID-19 cases, a recent surge of cases in April has left India grappling with a second wave, making it the country with the second-highest number of COVID-19 cases in the world currently. Source: Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center.

India’s COVID case spike spurring increased caution among locals

Sreeja Mudumby, Communications Manager May 17, 2021

After a period of little to no COVID cases in India, a recent surge of cases created a second wave, leaving millions infected.  “Every boundation [imitation] was removed, schools, colleges, malls,...

Transitioning into high school can be a daunting task for oncoming middle school students. This can intensify when students are dealing with the troubles of a poor state of mental health that can come along with a pandemic.

Pandemic makes for challenging one-year experience for freshmen

Akhila Gunturu, CHS9 Editor May 13, 2021

“This year has been crazy.”  CHS9 student Sunya Ajani began the first nine weeks of her freshman year virtually and switched to in-person school in the second nine weeks for the remainder of the...

#Starworld: Nannapaneni capturing hearts through melodies

#Starworld: Nannapaneni capturing hearts through melodies

Tanvee Patil, Staff Photographer May 12, 2021

  The Starworld video series is published every Friday showcasing the talents of a Coppell resident. This week, Coppell High School sophomore flutist Reema Nannapaneni was selected. Nannapaneni...

Common microaggressions against the Asian-American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community can snowball into violent hate crimes, as evidenced by the Atlanta spa shootings on March 16. The shootings sparked a nationwide reaction against racism and spurred local organizers into action.

COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act passes following waves of anti-Asian sentiment

Akhila Gunturu, CHS9 Editor May 6, 2021

On April 22, the United States Senate passed a bipartisan COVID-19 hate crimes bill to enact protections for the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.  The bill is a concrete step from the...

Coppell High School AP chemistry teacher Amy Snyder receives her first dose of the Pfizer vaccine on March 9 at CVS Pharmacy in Southwest Arlington. Teachers nationwide have been eligible to get the vaccine since March 8. (Photo courtesy Amy Snyder)

District teachers protecting classrooms by getting COVID-19 vaccine

Iniya Nathan, Staff Writer April 12, 2021

Teachers across the nation celebrated in relief when President Joe Biden announced he was using “the full authority of the federal government” to help teachers and other school staff members get the...

It has been a full calendar year since the last regular day of school at Coppell High School prior to COVID-19’s influence. Coppell ISD is still upholding various coronavirus-related guidelines, such as social distancing and wearing masks.

One year later: Campus commemorating memories on school closure anniversary

Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor March 6, 2021

Three fourths of the way into the 2020-21 school year, Coppell High School art teacher David Bearden’s classroom, E103, holds about five students per class period, out of approximately the 25 enrolled....

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