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Coppell Student Media

The official student news site of Coppell High School

Coppell Student Media

Capturing Coppell is a Sidekick series detailing events involving Coppell High School and Coppell ISD happening this week. It will be posted every Monday for the rest of the 2022-23 school year.

Capturing Coppell: 11/21 – 11/27

Sri Achanta, Executive News Editor November 21, 2022

Coppell ISD is closed this week for the Thanksgiving holiday. On Tuesday, Coppell Chamber of Commerce hosts BizCon Breakfast, a networking event held on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Breakfast...

The Sidekick took first place in NSPA Website Best of Show and ninth place in Newspaper Best of Show at the JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention on Nov.12 in St. Louis. The Sidekick executive leadership of junior news editor Sri Achanta, senior editorial page editor Manasa Mohan, senior editor-in-chief Angelina Liu and senior design/interactive editor Srihari Yechangunja led the program to its success.

The Sidekick and KCBY-TV take home numerous national awards

Sameeha Syed, Staff Photographer November 18, 2022

Coppell High School's media teams, KCBY-TV and The Sidekick, took home 20 total awards with KCBY winning five NATAS Awards at the Lone Star Emmy show and six NSPA Awards at the NSPA St. Louis convention....

Keeping up with Coppell: Jodie Deinhammer (video)

Keeping up with Coppell: Jodie Deinhammer (video)

Meghna Kulkarni, Social Media Manager November 18, 2022

Coppell High School Honors Anatomy teacher Jodie Deinhammer is the sponsor of the CHS Eco Club. Watch The Sidekick social media manager @meghnakulkarnii’s video to see how Deinhammer leads the Eco Club...

Coppell resident Jason Moore addresses the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees in support of Pinkerton Elementary School. The Coppell ISD Board of Trustees meeting on Monday hosted 36 forum speakers as well as the induction of trustee Jobby Mathew for Place 7.

Parents speak on protecting Pinkerton, Mathew inducted as Place 7 trustee

Anushree De, Staff Writer November 16, 2022

“My son is part of the Mosos group. That’s M-O-S-O-S. Mosos!,” Pinkerton Elementary School parent Jigna Vaghela said during the open forum. “The purpose of the Mosos is to make sure everyone is...

Meet the leaders of the new CHS9 Student Council Executive Board

Meet the leaders of the new CHS9 Student Council Executive Board

Sahith Mocharla, Deepali Kanchanavally, and Ava Johnson November 16, 2022

In place of a typical Student Council with a set number of leadership positions, CHS9 has implemented an Executive Board this year to allow more students to take on various roles in the program. Students...

Capturing Coppell is a Sidekick series detailing events involving Coppell High School and Coppell ISD happening this week. It will be posted every Monday for the rest of the 2022-23 school year.

Capturing Coppell: 11/14 – 11/20

Sri Achanta, Executive News Editor November 14, 2022

On Monday, Coppell ISD Board of Trustees meet at 6 p.m. in the board room of the Vonita White Administration Building for a Regular Board Meeting. Jobby Mathew will be sworn in for Place 7 prior to...

Keeping Up With Coppell: Jim ONeil (video)

Keeping Up With Coppell: Jim O’Neil (video)

Sannidhi Arimanda, Communications Manager November 11, 2022

Photographer Jim O’Neil discusses his experience volunteering as a sports photographer for Coppell ISD. O’Neil attends the majority of CHS sporting events. Watch The Sidekick’s Communications Manager...

Dallas Jesuit senior Elliot Huang hands Coppell voter Martha Aviles a sticker on Election Day on Tuesday at Coppell Town Center. Texas Midterm Election results have been finalized.

Brooks defeats Coppell local Fisher in state education board election

Sri Achanta and Yaamini Jois November 11, 2022

After serving on the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees for over a decade, former Place 7 Trustee Tracy Fisher aimed to claim a seat in District 14 of the Texas State Board of Education.  Her loss was apparent...

Mayor Wes Mays congratulates members of the Coppell Municipal Court. The Coppell City Council approves to name the week of November 7-11, 2022 as Municipal Court Week.

City council celebrates Municipal Court Week

Maya Palavali, Staff Cartoonist November 9, 2022

On Tuesday, Coppell City Council approved the week Nov. 7-11 as Municipal Court Week to express gratitude for the contributions the group has made to the city judicial program. The Coppell Municipal...

Coppell City Council members and Coppell ISD Board of Trustees discuss the city road construction plans in the Coppell Arts Center on Tuesday. The Council and Board hosted a joint session to discuss various updates.

CBAS, state accountability updates highlight joint meeting

Angelina Liu, Executive Editor-in-Chief November 8, 2022

Busy activity could be spotted within the Coppell Arts Center as the Board of Trustees and City Council met for a special joint meeting.  In a special meeting held on Monday morning, the Coppell ISD...

Coppell ISD Education Foundation President Jobby Mathew (right) is the newly appointed Place 7 for the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees. Mathew will be sworn in on Monday and serve until May 2023, when a special election will be held for Place 7. Photo courtesy Jobby Mathew

Mathew appointed Place 7 trustee

Yaamini Jois and Sri Achanta November 8, 2022

During Monday morning’s Special Meeting, Coppell ISD Board of Trustees appointed Jobby Mathew to the board in Place 7. Mathew will be sworn in as trustee on Monday prior to the regular Board meeting...

Coppell ISD launched its Community Based Accountability System (CBAS) on Sep. 15 to measure CISD’s improvements as a district in several areas. The Sidekick Staff writer Ishana Sharma has the story with the details about the system. Graphic by Nrithya Mahesh.

CISD releases new accountability system to help each learner achieve success

Ishana Sharma, Staff Writer November 7, 2022

Coppell ISD created its Community-Based Accountability System (CBAS), a program designed to measure growth and success of students in all areas, rather than basing success on State of Texas Assessments...

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