Coppell Student Media

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Dallas County postpones in-person school until Sept. 8 in new public health order

On Thursday, schools were prohibited from opening on-campus instruction until Sept. 8 as a result of Dallas County’s news public health order. Any school sponsored in-person activities are prohibited until this day. Photo by Shivi Sharma.

Avani Kashyap, Daily News/Assignment Editor

July 19, 2020

On Thursday evening, Dallas County issued an order requiring all public and private kindergarten through 12th grade schools to delay in-person learning until Sept. 8. Although schools may open remotely, all school sponsored activities, such as clubs and sports, have been put on hold until in-person education resumes....

Coppell ISD proposes changes to grading, campus procedures in Draft Return to School Guide

Coppell ISD released a Draft Return to School Guide on July 8 to provide information to staff and families about the requirements for in-person and virtual learning for the upcoming school year. Major points include an emphasis on relationships, mandatory masks and use of the typical grading system.

Avani Kashyap and Shivi Sharma

July 15, 2020

On July 8, Coppell ISD released the Draft Return to School Guide, detailing campus procedures and requirements for in-person and virtual learning for the upcoming school year. The guide is subject to change based on state and county guidance and the district continues to conduct surveys and incorporate feedback from students, families and staff.  On Tuesday, CISD also released the commitment forms, which fa...

District to provide flexible learning options for upcoming school year

District to provide flexible learning options for upcoming school year

Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor

July 8, 2020

In its weekly email newsletter, Coppell ISD announced that it will allow families to choose between in-person and remote learning for the 2020-21 school year. Families will commit to their choices for the first nine weeks of the school year through a survey that will be sent out on Tuesday and is due ...

Look good, feel good: A positive quarantine lifestyle

Look good, feel good: A positive quarantine lifestyle

Lilly Gorman, Photographer

May 16, 2020

Self-isolation has created changing in our daily lives but The Sidekick's Lilly Gorman has some helpful reminders on how to remain positive during these challenging times.

Volunteers conduct mass COVID-19 antibody testing on campus

On May 2, Metroplex Medical Centres conducted COVID-19 antibody testing at Coppell High School. The drive-through testing administered 450 tests to Coppell residents, first responders, healthcare providers and essential workers.

Avani Kashyap, Staff Writer

May 15, 2020

On May 2, in the midst of rain and 25 mph winds, volunteers spent their day conducting COVID-19 antibody tests at Coppell High School. The drive-through testing, organized by Metroplex Medical Centres, was for Coppell residents, first responders, health care providers and essential workers. Partici...

CISD to hold in-person graduation for the class of 2020

Coppell High School senior class president Leo Swaldi gives his speech at virtual graduation at Event Technology Services on Wednesday. CHS is holding a virtual graduation ceremony on May 28.

Akhila Gunturu, Staff Writer

May 14, 2020

On May 12, an email from Coppell ISD Superintendent Dr. Brad Hunt to the class of 2020 confirmed plans for an in-person graduation. According to the email and the CISD website, the ceremony will be held on May 31 at the Globe Life Field in Arlington at 5 p.m. for New Tech @ Coppell graduates and 8 p.m. for Coppell High School g...

Early endings, new beginnings

CHS9 is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and distance learning began on March 23. Freshmen are completing school work online prior to their transition to the Coppell High School campus for the 2020-21 school year. Photo by Shivi Sharma.

Sreeja Mudumby, Staff Writer

May 14, 2020

When the Coppell High School ninth grade campus freshmen walked out of the campus doors, they were ready to finish off the rest of the year before going to the bigger high school with more people, and different experiences.  Little did he know that he just spent his last moments in CHS9.  Due to C...

Storch encouraging global unity through Twitter challenge

Participants from across the world sing, dance and play instruments to the song “We are the World” by USA for Africa. Coppell High School 2017 graduate Ryan Storch and company Gallery Furniture partnered to create a video as a way to unite people across the world.

Jillian Moore, Staff Writer

May 14, 2020

Amid worldwide confusion and fear, Coppell High School 2017 graduate and current Texas A&M University student Ryan Storch partnered with Gallery Furniture to help unite the world through the universal language of music.  On March 23, Storch posted on his Twitter account (@ryanstorch) a video of him aski...

Coppell: Let’s stick together while we’re apart

Texas Governor Greg Abbott is ordering the reopening of selected businesses across the state. The Sidekick staff writer Yasemin Ragland thinks we should move slowly, agreeing with Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, as coronavirus cases continue to increase.

Yasemin Ragland, Staff Writer

May 14, 2020

Texas Governor Greg Abbott started reopening state restaurants, movie theaters, malls and more beginning on May 1. He thinks that we can both kickstart the economy and continue to be healthy in our everyday lives. Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins wants to “follow the science and stay home.” He...

How seniors/those moving from CISD are going to return items amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Students will have the opportunity to return items belonging to Coppell High School on May 21-22. Items include iPads, textbooks, and library books.

Nanette Pottoore, Staff Writer

May 13, 2020

As the school year is coming to an end and with students off campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students are left wondering what to do with items that belong to Coppell High School.   “[The school] is putting together a schedule, and [CHS Principal Laura Springer] will be sending that out to studen...

Adopt a Coppell High School Senior 2020 bringing seniors recognition, celebration

Coppell High School senior Justin Dodd receives his first gifts from the Adopt a Coppell High School Senior 2020 program. The program seeks to celebrate seniors living in Coppell by nominating students and sending them personalized gifts from adopters.

Avani Kashyap, Staff Writer

May 12, 2020

The Coppell High School class of 2020 has missed out on numerous senior events due to COVID-19. From prom and graduation to various banquets, celebrations to commemorate their high school years are now canceled or done virtually. However, the atypical situation has fostered atypical solutions and among virtu...

Businesses reopening at 25% occupancy following governor’s orders

Chipotle is one of many businesses in Coppell offering takeout and delivery options. Effective since May 1, restaurants, retail stores and movie theaters in Texas are allowed to open at 25% occupancy following the governor's orders.

Jillian Moore, Staff Writer

May 12, 2020

Effective since May 1, many businesses were allowed to reopen in-person services with specific guidelines to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Although initially remaining closed following the order, a select number of Coppell facilities have opened since Monday.  Coppell facilities that are currently open i...