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Behind the masks of CHS9’s student council leaders

Behind the masks of CHS9’s student council leaders

April 2, 2021

Freshmen Gabe Pehl, Stella Chancellor, Gia Oswal, Prateek Malkoti and Liberty McConnell have been leading CHS9 as officers for the third student council in campus history. Since their election in September,...

The CHS9 Sunshine Committee hands out donuts and coffee to faculty as they celebrate national “I Want You To Be Happy” day on Wednesday. The Sunshine Committee hosts events every year since 2018 to celebrate major life events and boost the morale of the staff.

Positive vibes only: Sunshine Committee raising spirits despite isolation

Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager March 8, 2021

If CHS9 assistant principal Ashlee Graham had to put the purpose of the Sunshine Committee into one word, it would be hospitality. Founded at the inception of CHS9 in 2018, the Sunshine Committee returns...

#SJW2021: Freshmen examine importance of media ethics (with video)

Akhila Gunturu, CHS9 Editor February 27, 2021

Scholastic Journalism Week, taking place from Feb. 21-27, celebrates the work and importance of student journalism across schools in the United States. Each day is associated with a different theme, and...

CHS9 biology teacher Hilary Schieffer grades assignments during her first period class on Feb. 8. Schieffer was chosen for CHS9’s January Teacher Spotlight. Photo By Precious Onalaja

Schieffer embracing teaching career despite new environment

Varshitha Korrapolu, Staff Writer February 17, 2021

CHS9 biology teacher Hilary Schieffer was announced as the January Teacher Spotlight. Schieffer started her teaching career at CHS9 last year and spreads words of wisdom along with biology to her students....

CHS9 DECA advisor Kim Porter, students Shreya Rastogi, Tanya Nikam, Roma Jani, Srihith Thotapalle, Anushree De and CHS9 DECA adviser William Harrington are sponsored by Bailey Orthodontic this school year. Due to COVID-19, DECA students are navigating a new chapter and preparing for online competitions while operating between remote and in-person school.

Freshmen DECA dominates district

Akhila Gunturu, CHS9 Editor January 29, 2021

December marked the beginning of competition season for members of Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA).  But for many this year, changes to the competition in terms of virtual participation...

CHS9 December Teacher Spotlight nurtures individuality in students

CHS9 December Teacher Spotlight nurtures individuality in students

Nanditha Nagavishnu, Staff Writer January 20, 2021

CHS9 English I teacher and JV cheerleading coach Debra Sartin was announced as the December Teacher Spotlight. Teacher Spotlights are awarded every month and the recipient is nominated by fellow educators....

CHS9 Principal Cody Koontz surveys the hallways before school on Wednesday. Koontz has led many projects for CHS9 over the past semester and discusses goals he has for the rest of the school year.

Concluding a semester like no other

Akhila Gunturu, CHS9 Editor December 18, 2020

For educators, students and parents alike, the fall semester has been very different. Half of the way through its third year as a separate campus, CHS9 has implemented several new systems this year, such...

CHS9 world geography teacher Brittany Scruggs helps freshman Sebastian Gomez work on a political cartoon during her fifth period class in C109 on Friday. Scruggs has been selected for the November Teacher Spotlight.

CHS9 November Teacher Spotlight channels passion for teaching in her classroom

Drishti Gupta, Staff Writer December 17, 2020

CHS9 world geography teacher Brittany Scruggs was announced as the recipient of the November Teacher Spotlight. Scruggs is also the block lunch coordinator at CHS9 and is a 2006 Coppell High School graduate....

CHS9 ESL facilitator and English I teacher Jessica Lynch was named 2020-21 CHS9 Teacher of the Year on Thursday. Lynch won Teacher of the Year while CHS9 Spanish teacher and golf coach Jason Spoor and principles of health science teacher Bill Borowski were nominees.

CHS graduate named as Teacher of the Year

Akhila Gunturu, CHS9 Editor December 11, 2020

Yesterday, in the CHS9 Auditorium, ESL facilitator, newcomer English I and Reading I teacher Jessica Lynch was named as the 2020-21 CHS9 Teacher of the Year.  Lynch was a finalist for Teacher of...

Video: Freshman dominating competition despite novice level

Video: Freshman dominating competition despite novice level

Angelina Liu, Staff Photographer December 11, 2020

CHS9 freshmen Akshita Krishnan and Nidhi Illanthalaivan placed as finalists at the University of North Texas debate held virtually on Oct. 27-28. In addition to debate, they enjoy other forms of art such...

CHS9 students Akshita Krishnan and Nidhi Ilanthalaivan, pictured behind Coppell Town Center Plaza on Nov. 30, were named finalists for congressional debate at a virtual debate tournament held at the University of North Texas on Oct. 27-28. Outside of debate, Krishnan enjoys writing poetry and Illanthalaivan enjoys painting.

Freshmen dominating competition despite novice level

Angelina Liu, Staff Writer December 9, 2020

CHS9 students Akshita Krishnan and Nidhi Ilanthalaivan anxiously watch the debate tournament management system, Tabroom, to see results of the debate tournament. After a few tense seconds, they see their...

Video: Health science plants roots for community garden, food pantry

Akhila Gunturu, CHS9 Editor December 4, 2020

Through the Coppell ISD’s Give for Grant’s program, CHS9 principles of health science teacher Bill Borowski created two grants for a campus garden and food pantry. Projected to be completed in 2021,...

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