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The Coppell Biodiversity Education Center continues to offer nature walks and events during the pandemic. The BEC is practicing social distancing and following CDC guidelines to organize events such as scavenger hunts, EcoExplorer trail kits and trail hikes.

Biodiversity Education Center prevails despite COVID-19 challenges by remodeling programs

Drishti Gupta, Staff Writer October 15, 2020

Although COVID-19 has restricted the activity of many organizations, the Coppell Biodiversity Education Center (BEC) continues to thrive during this unprecedented time.  The primary mission of the...

Pets are ready to be adopted at the Coppell Animal Services. During COVID-19, animal adoption has increased as people stay home and are happier to have pets around the house. Photo by Lilly Gorman

Chasing the ‘pawsitives’ of COVID-19

Avani Kashyap, Daily News/Assignment Editor September 15, 2020

While the rest of the world is counting the days until COVID-19 is finally over, there are some who may never want it to end: pets. As a result of isolation during the pandemic, many people have been...

Coppell ISD students who chose in-person learning are returning to school tomorrow. High school students will follow a staggered lunch schedule depending on which class they are in.

Answering in-person schooling questions

Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor September 7, 2020

In Coppell ISD, in-person learning begins tomorrow for the students who chose the option on the district’s commitment form. The Sidekick asked Coppell High School students what questions they had about...

Coppell junior defender and The Sidekick co-sports editor Meer Mahfuz shoots during an individual practice on Aug. 25 at Buddy Echols Field. Mahfuz reflects on last year’s season and explains how the process of returning to athletic play this season has impacted him.

Closure and a new beginning

Meer Mahfuz, Co-Sports Editor September 4, 2020

If you were to ever tell me I would have to learn how to play soccer wearing a mask or that I wouldn’t be able to walk into the locker room with my teammates, I would not have ever believed you.  But...

Coppell High School senior Naisha Gottipati delivers a donation of face shields to UT Southwestern Clements Jr. University Hospital on July 14. Gottipati started the nonprofit Healthcare Meals, Inc. to raise money, food, and personal protective equipment for hospitals in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Stepping up for healthcare workers

Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager September 3, 2020

As apprehension over the coronavirus rose in May, Coppell High School senior Naisha Gottipati watched as the long shifts at the UT Southwestern Children’s Medical Center took their toll on her sister,...

Wilson Elementary second grader Eliza Harris works on her math work on Friday. Due to online school, young learners have had to adjust how they learn interactively.

Virtual environment provides new experiences for elementary, middle school learners to start school year

Sapna Amin, Staff Writer September 1, 2020

For Coppell ISD students, the transition to remote learning means that the kitchen table, bedroom, and backyard all double as a classroom, making it increasingly difficult to separate home life from...

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Coppell High School teachers begin the 2020-21 school year with virtual teaching, starting on Aug. 17. The unfamiliar format required extra preparation and continuous planning from teachers, many of whom are concerned about building relationships with students. Graphic by Samantha Freeman

Pandemic making teachers adapt to new teaching plan

Tracy Tran, Photo Assignment Editor August 28, 2020

“The reason I became a teacher is because I love kids,” Coppell High School calculus teacher Suzanne Black said. “[I also love] the relationship that I build with kids and hanging out with them during...

Due to COVID-19 and distance learning, changes have been made to the college admission processes. Seniors applying this year have some unanswered questions about processes such as SAT and ACT requirements. Graphic by Samantha freeman.

COVID-19 prompting students to adapt to new college admission processes

Sreeja Mudumby, Communications Manager August 27, 2020

Since March, Coppell High School’s doors have been shut for students, with their homes as their new classroom environment. Between applying to college during the COVID-19 pandemic and finishing their...

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.

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

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,...

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.

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

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...

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...

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.

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