Coppell Student Media

Heart of it all: Experience, love of science drive Douglas to teach

Heart of it all: Experience, love of science drive Douglas to teach

Arman Merchant, Staff Writer

December 7, 2018


Filed under CHS9, News

The first Teacher of the Year at CHS9 is much more than a teacher. She’s a mom, friend, leader and more.   Before joining the new CHS9 campus as the GT Biology teacher this year, Cathy Douglas spent the last 18 years at Coppell High School, and has more than 27 years of teaching experie...

CHS cultivating culture of kindness

CHS cultivating culture of kindness

Neha Desaraju, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018


Filed under News

As students walk through the hallways of Coppell High School, there is increasing indication of the school and its students and faculty preparing for the holiday season: teachers’ doors display wreaths, classrooms are filled with gingerbread scents and students can be seen wearing knit sweaters. Amo...

Modeling merit: First-ever CHS9 Teacher of the Year awarded to Douglas

Modeling merit: First-ever CHS9 Teacher of the Year awarded to Douglas

Christine Zacuai, Executive News Editor

December 5, 2018


Filed under CHS9, News, Showcase

Hands-on. Everyday champion. Funny. Growing. Caring.   When asked for a single word that describes CHS9 AP/GT Biology teacher Cathy Douglas on a simple but touching video - her students had nothing but good things to say for the first-ever CHS9 Teacher of the Year recipient.   H...

New motion-activated filtered water fountains encourage learners to use reusable bottles

New motion-activated filtered water fountains encourage learners to use reusable bottles

Emma Meehan, Staff Writer

December 4, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

New motion-activated filtered water stations are being implemented across Coppell High School’s campus as a senior gift from the graduating class of 2017. The water fountains have promoted students bringing reusable water bottles to school.   “One of the main goals of senior gifts is ...

Robbery on Denton Tap, $1,000 reward posted

Robbery on Denton Tap, $1,000 reward posted

Nolan Sanders, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018


Filed under News

On Nov. 26, Jersey Mike’s on Denton Tap Road was held up at gunpoint by a lone armed robber.   The robbery occurred at about 8:45 p.m. on Monday, only 15 minutes before close, and according to the police, the same suspect is known to have committed a similar robbery in Irving just two weeks...

Flashing Lights: Texas law requires police encounter training for high school students

Flashing Lights: Texas law requires police encounter training for high school students

Nishant Medicharla, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018


Filed under News

Starting this school year, Texas legislation has passed a bill requiring all high school students to have proper training in the process, procedures and legal rights of citizens in possible police encounters.   Approved in 2017, Senate Bill 30 requires both school districts and charter sch...

Openness, commitment characterize 2018-19 Teacher of the Year winner Murray

Openness, commitment characterize 2018-19 Teacher of the Year winner Murray

Christine Zacuai, Executive News Editor

November 28, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Utter surprise and joy overcame Coppell High School Special Education teacher Melissa Murray this morning as her name appeared on the arena jumbotron as year’s Teacher of the Year.   “I was in shock,” Murray said. “It was just a wonderful feeling.”   The CHS arena ro...

Upstairs C hall boys’ bathroom registered ‘out of order’ due to vandalism

Upstairs C hall boys’ bathroom registered ‘out of order’ due to vandalism

Nolan Sanders, Staff Writer

November 28, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

For the past three weeks, renovations have been in progress in upstairs C hall boys restroom.   “Stall doors were busted off of the hinges, ceiling tiles were knocked out so wires were exposed in the ceiling and pipes were kicked in,” Coppell High School AP English teacher Linda Moore...

Coppell residents opening their wallets for Black Friday

Coppell residents opening their wallets for Black Friday

Pramika Kadari, Copy Editor

November 24, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, News

  Last year, 174 million Americans shopped during the Black Friday weekend, spending more than $691 billion total. It is not hard to understand why, as a multitude of companies offer rare discounts on this Friday after Thanksgiving.   “Stores benefit from all the people coming...

Top nominees surprised with Teacher of the Year nominations

Top nominees surprised with Teacher of the Year nominations

Pramika Kadari, Copy Editor

November 23, 2018


Filed under News

On Nov. 15, 10 Coppell High School teachers’ afternoons were brightened as CHS Principal Dr. Nicole Jund and assistant principal Ryan Lam burst into their rooms with the announcement he or she had been nominated to be Teacher of the Year.   CHS teachers John Watkins, Malloy Phillips, Michael...

Coppell Tipoff Showcase allows students, teachers to get out of class

Coppell Tipoff Showcase allows students, teachers to get out of class

Sally Parampottil, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018


Filed under News

Coppell High School is hosting the Coppell Tipoff Showcase through Saturday in the main gym and CHS arena. This event allows teams from as far as San Antonio and Katy to compete in the three day tournament.   This event also allows for students and teachers to leave class to watch the game...

City names Tristan Appreciation Day for retiring police chief

City names Tristan Appreciation Day for retiring police chief

Neha Desaraju, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


Filed under Coppell City Council Meetings, News

On Tuesday night, the Coppell City Council announced Nov. 30, 2018, as Macario “Mac” Tristan Appreciation Day.   Tristan is the current chief of police and is retiring effective Dec. 2. The city will host a reception in dedication to his eight years of service in Coppell from 2-4 p.m. a...