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Algebra I Super Teachers receive district recognition for final project

Algebra I Super Teachers receive district recognition for final project

Shivi Sharma, CHS9 Editor

March 12, 2020

Coppell ISD Superintendent Dr. Brad Hunt, CHS9 Principal Cody Koontz and CHS9 assistant principal Nick Coenraad walked into three classrooms clutching plaques to present to deserving teachers on Feb. 21 at CHS9.  Algebra I teachers Lucy Grimmett, Gunjan Jain and William Harrington received CISD Super ...

Ward bringing sparkle to classroom as 2019-20 CHS9 Teacher of the Year

Ward bringing sparkle to classroom as 2019-20 CHS9 Teacher of the Year

Emma Meehan, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

CHS9 GT/Honors English I teacher Summer Ward is known on her campus for many things, including her bright attitude, compassion, dedication and indescribable ability to connect with students.  Ward’s personable and motivational teaching style was fully recognized when she was chosen as CHS9’s Te...

Wang weaves confidence into artwork, wins regional VASE competition

Wang weaves confidence into artwork, wins regional VASE competition

Laasya Achanta, Staff Writer

March 3, 2020

Taking a step back after more than 60 hours of work, CHS9 student Jeffrey Wang breathes a sigh of relief. His piece, “OK, Jose”, qualified for the state Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE)  Division 2 competition on Feb. 22.  “I first chose the theme, which was the dilemma high schoolers ar...

Black History Month Q&A: Terrell flipping the stereotypes

Black History Month Q&A: Terrell flipping the stereotypes

Joanne Kim, Staff Writer

February 28, 2020

Brian Terrell has worked in Coppell ISD for three years as an athletic trainer and sports medicine instructor for Coppell High School and CHS9. Before he went into athletic training, he worked for eight years as a physical therapy assistant with a background in medical research. Terrell then studied ...

Leveling the marching field

Leveling the marching field

Iniya Nathan, Guest Writer

February 25, 2020

Principles of Arts, AV Tech and Communications students at CHS9 have the opportunity to submit content for CoppellStudentMedia.com after an introductory presentation about The Sidekick newspaper. The following is a column by freshman Iniya Nathan.  Is marching band a sport?  It’s a question t...

Walker carrying family legacy, shining in theater, cross country

Walker carrying family legacy, shining in theater, cross country

Tracy Tran, Staff Writer/Photographer

February 24, 2020

Under bright lights and cheerful applause on stage, she shines as an emotive actress. Bounding out of the theater room, she is eager to run. Long steps in the cold air of early morning practice has become her habit.  Keeping her head up, new personal running goals are achieved. In the shadow of ...

Bigs and Littles program bridges divide between freshmen, upperclassmen

Bigs and Littles program bridges divide between freshmen, upperclassmen

Blanche Harris, Staff Photographer

February 7, 2020

Since the opening of CHS9, freshmen now face an additional challenge besides entering high school: isolation. The struggle to get to know upperclassmen increases with the school’s location across town.  Freshmen are transported to CHS for certain class periods such as sports, choir or theater.  ...

Lesley Field undergoing $1.8 million construction

Lesley Field undergoing $1.8 million construction

Shivi Sharma, CHS9 Editor

February 7, 2020

Behind the Coppell High School Ninth Grade Campus lies an aging Lesley Field, the site of many games since its establishment in the 1960s.  In recent years, the facility has hosted physical education classes, practices for freshman football and soccer teams, as well as city lacrosse and youth football...

Jitcho standing out as HOSA officer, loyal friend

Jitcho standing out as HOSA officer, loyal friend

Victoria Hertel, Staff Writer

January 29, 2020

Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) is a student-led national organization for those who seek a future career in health science by allowing them to learn about the field and have a social network to practice for the time ahead. HOSA is a popular club available at CHS9 and Coppell High School...

Spring Showcase puts freshmen campus clubs, course pathways on display

Spring Showcase puts freshmen campus clubs, course pathways on display

Shivi Sharma, CHS9 Editor

January 28, 2020

Silver Stars and freshman cheerleaders hold doors and give directions as incoming freshmen and parents weave through the halls of the CHS9 campus for the Spring Showcase on Monday. Teachers, coaches and students are grouped in the hallways, large and small gyms, cafeteria and auditorium by subject area ...