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Coppell Student Media

A Day in the Life of a... museum intern

A Day in the Life of a… museum intern

Yaamini Jois, CHS9 Editor September 30, 2022

The “A Day in the Life of A…” series features the unique talents and pursuits of freshmen at CHS9. Watch The Sidekick’s CHS9 Editor Yaamini Jois interview museum enthusiast and Art 2 Honors freshman...

CHS9 AP Human Geography teacher Brittany Scruggs plays cards with CHS9 student Luke Bastow in C109 on Wednesday. Scruggs has been teaching at CISD for 10 years following her mother’s footsteps, who also taught at CISD.

Scruggs continues journey at CISD: from student to teacher

Aliza Abidi, Staff writer September 19, 2022

CHS9 AP Human Geography teacher Brittany Scruggs truly bleeds Coppell red and black. Graduating from Coppell High School in 2006 and Midwestern State University in 2009, Scruggs returned to Coppell...

A Day in the Life of A... Webtoons Creator

A Day in the Life of A… Webtoons Creator

Sruthi Lingam, CHS9 Visual Media Editor September 16, 2022

The "A Day in the Life of A..." series features the unique talents and pursuits of freshmen at CHS9. Watch The Sidekick's CHS9 Visual Media Editor Sruthi Lingam interview a Webtoons creator and Art 2 Honors...

The Coppell Lions Club hosts an annual pancake breakfast at First United Methodist Church 
where Coppell residents can purchase raffle tickets and donate blood to Carter BloodCare. Coppell Leo Club volunteers participate in charity events outside of school campuses year round. File photo by Angelina Liu

Changes incoming for CHS9’s clubs and 2022-23 schedule

Sruthi Lingam, CHS9 Visual Media Editor September 9, 2022

This year’s schedule at CHS9 replaced the previous A/B hour block lunches with 35-minute A/B/C lunch blocks. Meetings have been completely removed from lunch blocks. Returning clubs that previously...

CHS9 Honors Biology teacher Hilary Schieffer speaks with freshman John Lau and parent Daffodil Chan during Tuesday evening’s open house. CHS9 hosted an open house for teachers to interact with students’ families.

CHS9 welcomes parents to first in-person open house in two years

Sruthi Lingam, CHS9 Visual Media Editor September 7, 2022

Open house began at 6 p.m. on Tuesday evening at CHS9 as parents eagerly searched for their students’ classrooms, resembling the first day of school. Teachers planned activities for parents to...

CHS9 students Enzo Madero and Alex Garza play life size chess in the CHS9 library on Aug. 24. The district’s first day of school of the 2022-23 school year was on Aug. 17. Photo courtesy Amy Kryzak

New beginnings: the first week of high school for CHS9 students

Yaamini Jois, CHS9 Editor August 26, 2022

Aug. 17 marked the fresh start of a new academic year, and a special one for the class of 2026. Students began pouring into the hallways of CHS9 early in the morning, all of them rushing to get to classes...

Freshman Yashitha Chunduru displays her DECA glass from the state competition in Houston, Texas. Chunduru participated in the Principles of Business Management and Administration Event. Photo Courtesy Yashitha Chunduru

Chunduru’s voice takes her international

Anushree De, Staff Writer May 13, 2022

Public speaking is a prevalent fear for many. The exception is CHS9 student Yashitha Chunduru. Her easy going comfortability suggests that interviews are nothing new to her.  Chunduru’s skill as a...

CHS9 student Maya Dudhyala transfers her design from a paper to a slab during seventh period on May 6. Dudhyala has been doing art since kindergarten and plans on taking a variety of art classes throughout high school.

Dudhyala using art as a media of relaxation

Minnie Gazawada, Staff Writer/Designer May 13, 2022

Art classes involve continuing adding tiny details until a deadline; however, CHS9 student Maya Dudhyala takes art as both a hobby and elective to express her interests, creativity and challenge herself. What...

Biology teacher Larona Doggett places a preserved squid onto CHS9 freshman Sukritha Muthiah’s dissection plate. Doggett incorporates hands-on projects into the curriculum, such as dissections, to engage the interests of her students.

Doggett diving into teaching

Deepti Patil May 12, 2022

Laronna Doggett is a Gifted and Talented (GT) and honors biology teacher, biology team lead, lab manager, and eco-club sponsor at CHS9. Although teaching wasn’t always the plan for Doggett, she fell...

CHS9 AP human geography teacher Annie Fillers helps CHS9 student Ashwath Jagtap with a practice multiple choice question as the students are preparing for the upcoming AP exam. Fillers graduated from the University of North Texas in 2018 and has been teaching at CHS9 since.

Fillers follows heart through teaching social studies

Varshitha Korrapolu, Communications Manager April 19, 2022

Despite not originally planning on becoming a teacher, CHS9 AP human geography teacher Annie Fillers enjoys her job as she is surrounded by children and a subject she is passionate about.  Fillers places...

Into the lives of the CHS9’s student council leaders

Into the lives of the CHS9’s student council leaders

CHS9 students Myiesha Sharma, Rhea Choudhary, Aiden Song, Rudhmila Hoque and Erin Donovan were voted as student council leaders in September. As student council leaders, they have been organizing events,...

CHS9 English teacher Erin Begle assists CHS9 student Sriya Meduri with English I STAAR EOC practice questions during third period on Wednesday. Begle started teaching at CHS9 this school year and the CHS9 student council recognized her as February teacher of the month.

Begle coaching empathy through literature

Yaamini Jois, Staff Writer April 4, 2022

Behind all of CHS9 English teacher Erin Begle’s lessons lie lessons of empathy, from daily check-ins to character analysis. Begle was honored as student council’s teacher of the month in February...

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