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CHS9 language acquisition specialist Ashton Wright assists freshman Olivia Feng with her biology assignment during fourth period in C104 on Nov. 10. Wright provides academic support to students whose native language is not English.

Teaching more than a language

Sri Achanta, Staff Writer November 20, 2021

The most common example of a teacher is a student's day to day math, science, social studies or English teacher. But there are so many more teachers who go unnoticed, even though they are just as vital...

CHS9 biology teacher Hannah Dooley explains the “creating a baby alien” assignment to freshman Joaquin Cedillo where students flip a coin to determine whether their alien receives a dominant or recessive trait in J116 on Thursday. Dooley was named the October 2021 Teacher of the Month for her passion to make learning engaging for her students.

CHS9 October teacher spotlight making transition into high school sciences more engaging

Yaamini Jois, Staff Writer November 19, 2021

After a year of prior teaching experience as a STEM teacher at UME Preparatory Academy in Dallas, CHS9 biology teacher Hannah Dooley is finding new ways to make the first year of high school science...

CHS9 principles of health science teacher Bill Borowski helps CHS9 student Monica Morales create a QR code during first period on 10/26. Borowski, after leaving the education industry for 10 years, returned to teaching health science four years ago.

CHS9 September Teacher Spotlight introducing students to new interests

Nathan Cheng, Staff Writer October 31, 2021

After a 10 year hiatus, CHS9 health science teacher Bill Borowski has returned to teaching with a new desire to bring students into his passion for health. Borowski received his teaching certification...

CHS9 students Yashitha Chunduru, Navya Singh and Shriyaa Balaji chat and eat during Hour Block Lunch. Hour Block Lunch invites students to spend their time in various ways such as attending club meetings, seeking academic help from teachers and socializing with peers. Photo courtesy of Nrithya Mahesh.

Secret behind CHS9’s Hour Block Lunch, Family Friday

Shrayes Gunna, Staff Writer October 22, 2021

At 11:59 a.m., CHS9 students can be found wandering the halls to find a comfortable nook to act as their haven for lunch. As some students enjoy their lunch for the full hour, others bounce around club...

New CHS9 assistant principal Robert Goff previously worked at Sherman ISD. Goff taught biology, physics, space science, integrated physics and chemistry, and coached football, basketball, track and powerlifting.

Goff brings energy, enthusiasm to district

Iniya Nathan, CHS9 Editor October 7, 2021

This is CHS9 assistant principal Robert Goff’s first year at Coppell ISD. He came to the district with a bachelor's degree in science from Texas A&M Kingsville and three years of experience as an...

CHS9 student Arya Catna was selected as the Texas State Merit Winner. Catna was awarded for her research on a mulch blanket used to maintain proper conditions for plants, allowing them to thrive through harsh periods of weather.

Catna counters winter freeze with ingenuity

Iniya Nathan, CHS9 Editor October 5, 2021

Last February will be remembered for a record-setting freeze leading to power outages and pipe bursts; a desperate time filled with desperate temperatures.  CHS9 student Arya Catna, then Coppell Middle...

New CHS9 assistant principal Jessica Lynch served as ESL facilitator at the campus for three years. Lynch graduated from Coppell High School in 2006, and her father, Clay Phillips, was Coppell city manager from 2008-17 and her mother, Terry Phillips, was a CHS secretary from 2000-18.

Lynch following family legacy in serving hometown

Iniya Nathan, CHS9 Editor September 17, 2021

This year, CHS9 introduces two new assistant principals to the school and one of them is no stranger to Coppell. CHS9 assistant principal Jessica Lynch graduated from Coppell High School in 2006 and Texas...

CHS9 Principles of arts, AV Tech and communications teacher Stephanie Hinojosa returns to Coppell after teaching at the Flower Mound 9th Grade Campus for five years.  Hinojosa is a new teacher at CHS9 and she graduated from Coppell High School in 2005.

Hinojosa uses inner nerd to foster inclusivity

Sreehitha Moravaneni, Staff Writer/Photographer September 7, 2021

The new CHS9 principles of A/V tech and communications teacher Stephanie Hinojosa graduated from Coppell High School in 2005 and has returned to Coppell to teach in the Career Technical Education field....

CHS9 Principal Dr. Cody Koontz is welcomed with a surprise celebration which was organized by assistant principal Jessica Lynch. The event was held to congratulate Koontz on the completion of his doctorate level degree.

CHS9 surprises Koontz to celebrate doctorate

Iniya Nathan, CHS9 Editor September 7, 2021

Arriving at CHS9 at 7:30 a.m., it would’ve been shocking to see so many people, especially students, entering the building over an hour before school starts. However, knowing the celebration that was...

Tuesday was the first day of school in Coppell ISD. CHS9 students walk around the halls during passing period looking for their class. The building is full since there is no virtual learning option for grades 7-12 this year.

#CHS9Family together in person on the first day of school

Iniya Nathan, CHS9 Editor August 18, 2021

The first day of school at CHS9 on Tuesday starts with a crowded building, students roaming around trying to find classes and teachers in the hallways ready to help.  Unlike the 2020-21 school year,...

CHS9 assistant principal Ashley Graham has been an AP for four years. As a University of Louisiana at Monroe graduate, Graham began in the medical field before eventually transitioning to the education field.

“Education is a calling and it’s what we were called to do”

Anette Varghese , Staff Writer May 14, 2021

CH9 assistant principals Ashley Graham and Nick Coenraad have been APs for four years. Both assistant principals saw themselves in different careers before eventually finding a role for themselves in education.  Graham...

Transitioning into high school can be a daunting task for oncoming middle school students. This can intensify when students are dealing with the troubles of a poor state of mental health that can come along with a pandemic.

Pandemic makes for challenging one-year experience for freshmen

Akhila Gunturu, CHS9 Editor May 13, 2021

“This year has been crazy.”  CHS9 student Sunya Ajani began the first nine weeks of her freshman year virtually and switched to in-person school in the second nine weeks for the remainder of the...

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