Coppell Student Media

Questions with The Sidekick: Mrs. Zugaro

Questions with The Sidekick: Mrs. Zugaro

Laasya Achanta, Staff Writer

March 27, 2019

Watch as AP Statistics teacher Michele Zugaro answers 10 questions in her classroom during a typical afternoon after school. Learn about her favorite sports, who inspired her to teach statistics and what she looks forward to most in her retirement.

Teacher of the Week: Alexander-Blythe managing both teaching, motherhood

Teacher of the Week: Alexander-Blythe managing both teaching, motherhood

Rishika Rakwal and Rishitha Penmetsa

March 8, 2019

The Sidekick has selected Coppell High School English III AP/GT teacher Melissa Alexander-Blythe as this week's Teacher of the Week. Watch to find out about how she has adjusted to motherhood, her favorite book to teach in her class and her advice to seniors.

Student of the Week: Simon expresses personality, passion for music

Student of the Week: Simon expresses personality, passion for music

Christie Hernandez, Staff Writer

February 15, 2019

The Sidekick’s Student of the week Abigail Simons answers 15 questions about her personality and passions. Dig deeper into her weekend activities, love for music and her dream career.  

Teacher of the Week: More than blue shirts, khaki pants for math teacher

Teacher of the Week: More than blue shirts, khaki pants for math teacher

Rishitha Penmetsa and Rishika Rakwal

January 23, 2019

This week, Coppell High School AP and IB Calculus teacher Ian VanderSchee has been selected as The Sidekick's Teacher of the Week. We were able to gain insight into his daily school activities and were able to learn more about his blog, blueshirtkhakipants.  ...

15 Q’s with Mr. Holmes

Fiona Koshy and Gracie Blackwell

April 24, 2018

Watch as AP English IV teacher Alex Holmes answer 15 questions as he carries out a typical day as an English teacher. Learn about an unusual hobby he has, why he enjoys nature and what his favorite TV show is.

15 Q’s with Mr. Gilliland

Fiona Koshy and Gracie Blackwell

April 14, 2018

Watch associate director of Coppell choir Adam Gilliland answer 15 questions during a typical day after school for him. Learn about the most surprising thing that has happened to him this week, what instruments he knows how to play and what his voice type is. ...

15 Q’s with Coach Bourg

Fiona Koshy and Gracie Blackwell

April 11, 2018

Watch to see how calculus teacher and golf coach Jan Bourg spends her afternoon coaching golf at Hackberry Creek Country Club. Learn about what sparked her interest in golf, her ideal superpower and what she loves most about teaching calculus.

15 Q’s with Ms. Moore

April 2, 2018

Watch as AP English 3 teacher Linda Moore answers 15 questions in her classroom during a typical afternoon after school. Learn about her top book recommendation for all students, most embarrassing moment and the secret to acing every timed writing.  ...

15 Q’s with Mr. Mares

Wren Lee and Laura Amador-Toro

March 29, 2018

Watch as Spanish teacher Eligio Mares answers 15 questions in Spanish. Learn about why he loves Hispanic culture, the hardest thing to teach and his favorite Mexican snack. ...

15 Q’s with Ms. Graham

March 19, 2018

Watch as assistant principal Ashlee Graham answers 15 questions while on hall duty. Learn about where she grew up, what inspired her to become an assistant principal and her favorite (and not so favorite) football teams.  ...

15 Q’s with Mr. Orlopp

Fiona Koshy and Gracie Blackwell

March 5, 2018

Mr. Orlopp answers 15 questions as he carries out a typical work day as an AP/IB English teacher. Learn what he likes most about IB, if he's an introvert or extrovert and what his favorite meme is.

15 Q’s with Ms. Tabor

Fiona Koshy and Gracie Blackwell

February 28, 2018

Ms. Tabor answers 15 questions as she carries out a typical work day as a Fine Arts/Theatre teacher. Learn about what sparked her interest for theatre, how she deals with criticism and how she would describe the entire theatre department in three words.  ...