Coppell Student Media

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District to provide flexible learning options for upcoming school year

Coppell ISD’s Return to School Task Force announced that district families will have the option to choose between in-person and remote learning for their children for the 2020-21 school year. Families will complete a survey to finalize their decisions for the first nine weeks.

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 ...

District elevates elementary leader to CMS North principal

Austin Elementary Principal Lorie Squalls has been named the new principal of Coppell Middle School North. Squalls has more than 20 years of experience in education and is looking forward to building strong relationships with her new students, staff, and their families. Photo courtesy Coppell Middle School North

Avani Kashyap, Daily News/Assignment Editor

June 23, 2020

On June 5, Coppell ISD announced that Austin Elementary Principal Lorie Squalls would be the  new principal of Coppell Middle School North. Squalls is replacing Dr. Greg Axelson, who is now the Coppell ISD Chief Operations Officer. Squalls has more than 20 years of experience in education and along with serving as the principal of A...

Video: Coppell joins Black Lives Matter protests to spread awareness for racial equality

Video: Coppell joins Black Lives Matter protests to spread awareness for racial equality

June 22, 2020

  On June 3, Coppell citizens rallied together at Town Center Plaza in support of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement with an awareness rally organized by Johnny Roberson. Roberson began and closed the event in prayer, leaving time for citizens to volunteer to speak to the crowd. The prot...

Just the beginning

Protestor Faith Smith leads chants to support the Black Lives Matter movement in the streets of Coppell on Saturday. The Coppell Walk for Peace at Andy Brown Park East was organized by local pastors with support from the Coppell Police Department.

Victoria Hertel, Student Life Editor

June 7, 2020

On Saturday morning at the pavilion in Andrew Brown Park East, hundreds of people with different racial and economic backgrounds stood together, eyes closed and heads bowed, deep in prayer. “Being a black woman it is important to know that everyone cares,” Coppell resident Erika Williams said. “...

Coppell organizes peaceful rallies alongside local, nationwide police brutality protests

Young protestor, Ben, holds up his sign in order to support the Black Lives Matter movement at Town Center Plaza in Coppell on Wednesday. The Coppell community rallied together to spread awareness about BLM and fighting against racial injustice.

Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor

June 5, 2020

An hour before the city’s 9 p.m. curfew, more than 2,000 protestors at Denton Square on Monday night echoed each other and protests across the nation, chanting “black lives matter” and “I can’t breathe”, clutching homemade signs as local police stood by.  “When I got [to Denton Square]...

Peaceful demonstration allows community to advocate for racial equality

Coppell protesters stand against racism by supporting the Black Lives Matter movement behind City Hall on Wednesday. The Coppell community rallied together to spread awareness about BLM and fighting racial injustice.

Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager

June 4, 2020

Seven consecutive chants of “say his name” were responded by seven consecutive shouts of “George Floyd” as Coppell residents showed solidarity and support for the Black Lives Matter movement on Wednesday. Rally organizers Johnny Roberson Jr. and Manuella “Mannie” held a Black Lives Matte...

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...

Coppell’s blooming business scene: present condition, tackling COVID-19 and future ambitions

Coppell has made a name for itself in the local business scene, with a growing business economy and pro-business attitude. The city government hopes to continue attracting businesses and building its image.

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

May 15, 2020

Coppell is a prime example of the tremendous growth North Texas cities have been experiencing the past few decades-- booming from approximately 16,000 residents to 42,000 residents in the last 30 years. As Coppell’s population boomed, so did its business sector. Coppell held approximately 2 million squ...

City Council addresses COVID-19 concerns

The Coppell City Council had its first virtual meeting on May 12, addressing a host of issues relating to COVID-19. Among these were a declaration of May 17-23 as National Public Works Week, an analysis of the revenue lost with the closing of city services and a moratorium on the temporary sign ordinance.

Anjali Krishna, Staff Writer

May 15, 2020

Hosting its first virtual meeting, the Coppell City Council addressed a multitude of issues relating to the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday night.  Coppell has projected a loss of $9.2 million with the closing of city services due to COVID-19. But with the expectation of loss in taxes because of ...

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...

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...