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Real-life applications take the forefront with CHS9 September Teacher Spotlight

CHS9 Principles of Business, Marketing and Finance and Business Information Management teacher Kim Porter shows pride in Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) in her classroom on Thursday. Porter was selected as the CHS9 September Teacher Spotlight.

Akhila Gunturu, CHS9 Editor

October 15, 2020

CHS9 Principles of Business, Marketing and Finance and Business Information Management teacher Kim Porter was announced as the September Teacher Spotlight. Awarded every month, the teacher spotlights are nominated by fellow educators. Porter is also the advisor for the DECA chapter at CHS9. To view the inter...

Latina and beyond

CHS9 Spanish teacher Rosa Brown explains an upcoming project to a student during fifth period on Oct. 2. Brown immigrated from Chihuahua, Mexico and is a Spanish II teacher at CHS9.

Sreeja Mudumby, Communications Manager

October 5, 2020

As she waves goodbye to the beaches and swaying trees of Mexico, her eyes dart at the big red, white and blue flag. A tingle occurs, followed by a shiver.  Woman. Doesn’t know English. No paternal support. One big dream. Is it worth it? CHS9 Spanish II teacher Rosa Brown immigrated from Chihuahua,...

The magic of “Family Friday”

CHS9 student Manaswee Upreti opens her advisory course on Schoology to see the agenda for this week. CHS9 has recently implemented a new program, “Family Friday,” in addition to their standard study hall that allows students to develop professional and personal skills.

Sarah Habib, Staff Writer

September 23, 2020

Starting Sept. 18, CHS9 learners are taking a break from their hour block lunch and dive into the world of social, emotional and professional development. With a new weekly implementation of “Family Friday” students will take time to learn how to not only serve others but themselves. The weekly e...

Diggikar wears thespian mask, face mask for acting camp

CHS9 student Nanditha Diggikar shows the duality of theater masks and COVID-19 masks. Diggikar took her acting experience and created a summer camp to help improve the skills of children from the community while  raising money to donate to less fortunate children in India.

Sapna Amin, Staff Writer

September 18, 2020

Over the summer, CHS9 student Nanditha Diggikar channeled her talent into creating an acting camp to raise money for children who lack access to education and basic necessities. Diggikar worked through Vibha, a nonprofit organization that helps children in India who are less fortunate. The acting class ...

Secondary campuses conduct first virtual Curriculum Night

Coppell High School Aquatic Science teacher Davin Conrad speaks virtual Curriculum Night on Monday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. CISD secondary schools held live Zoom sessions for CHS while CHS9 teachers uploaded videos onto Schoology for parents to watch in their own time. Photo courtesy Hillary Gorman

Akhila Gunturu and Shivi Sharma

September 2, 2020

For Coppell High School assistant principal Zane Porter, Curriculum Night on Monday night was a lot quieter than the years past. Without families to direct and classrooms to walk into, Porter spent his time from 5:30- 7 p.m. visiting teachers’ Zoom meetings and watching them chat through Google Teams....

#CISDTogether in #CHS9Family

CHS9 Principles of Arts, AV Tech and Communications teacher Jenna Grinnan speaks to her third period class via Zoom on Aug. 17, the first day of school. Unlike the 2019-20 spring semester, the 2020-21 school year will have in-depth and rigorous instruction for a full day with attendance tracking. Photo courtesy Jenna Grinnan

Akhila Gunturu, CHS9 Editor

August 17, 2020

The 2020-21 school year starts off virtually on Monday, Aug. 17. As opposed to the 2019-20 spring semester, the 2020-21 school year will have in-depth and rigorous instruction virtually for students. CHS9 principal Cody Koontz provides his thoughts and opinions on the upcoming school year below.  ...

Early endings, new beginnings

CHS9 is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and distance learning began on March 23. Freshmen are completing school work online prior to their transition to the Coppell High School campus for the 2020-21 school year. Photo by Shivi Sharma.

Sreeja Mudumby, Staff Writer

May 14, 2020

When the Coppell High School ninth grade campus freshmen walked out of the campus doors, they were ready to finish off the rest of the year before going to the bigger high school with more people, and different experiences.  Little did he know that he just spent his last moments in CHS9.  Due to C...

Stitching for safety

Coppell freshman Jacob Hahm and his brother Connections Academy junior Joshua wear masks and display the Korean symbol of love. Over six weeks, the Hahm family has made and donated more than 2,000 masks to local hospitals to help medical professionals during the coronavirus pandemic.

Shivi Sharma, CHS9 Editor

May 5, 2020

Doctors and nurses treating coronavirus patients across the country are grappling with a severe lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) and many are forced to use the same face masks for multiple days.  For Coppell freshman Jacob Hahm and his family, hearing about the shortages inspired them t...

Kindness drives Cates’ success in theater, Silver Stars

Freshman Grace Cates performs in the Laretties showoff on Feb. 12 in the CHS Arena. Cates balances both Silver Stars and technical theatre at CHS9.

Anvitha Reddy, Staff Writer

May 4, 2020

Teeming with excitement, freshman Grace Cates received special permission from Melva Smith School of Dance in Coppell to join a class at just 2 years old. Twelve years later, Cates is a part of Silver Stars, Coppell High School’s JV drill team, and works as a stage manager for CHS theater. Being able to entertain an audience pushed Cates...

Behind the scenes

CHS9 student Matthew McCann plays Teddy Burns on the CBS sitcom “Man with a Plan” starring “Friends” actor Matt LeBlanc. McCann began acting at age 7 and balances school with filming in Los Angeles.

Alishba Javaid, Staff Writer

May 1, 2020

One week Coppell freshman Matthew McCann is attending school and the next he is filming a CBS show in front of a live studio audience in Los Angeles.  McCann plays the middle child, Teddy Burns, on the sitcom “Man with a Plan” starring Matt LeBlanc who played Joey Tribbiani on the hit show “Friends” from 1994-2004. The show follows Ada...

Sumita’s Got Talent: Bhattacharyya excelling in Kantorei choir as freshman

Freshman Sumita Bhattacharyya (third from the left) stands with the 9/10 Honor Choir in November. Bhattacharyya sings on Kantorei choir at Coppell High School and has an Instagram account dedicated to music (@justsumsinging). Photo courtesy Sumita Bhattacharyya

Victoria Hertel, Staff Writer

April 10, 2020

Freshman Sumita Bhattacharyya’s symphonious relationship with music began when she was just 4, playing the piano at Coppell Conservatory. Over the years, she has picked up a tongue-twisting amount of instruments including the ukulele, violin and clarinet in band at Coppell Middle School North.  Bhatt...

Wang Gang expresses gratitude for GT teacher through celebratory merchandise

CHS9 GT Geometry and Algebra II teacher Michael Wang speaks with parents during the CHS9 Spring Showcase in January. Wang’s 2018-19 students created Wang Gang to celebrate his unique teaching style with merchandise.

Akhila Gunturu, Staff Writer

April 6, 2020

“As the year went on, they’re just like ‘OK, Mr. Wang describes the four transformations as moving it to the left, moving it to the right, moving it to the up, and moving it to the down’,” CHS9 GT Geometry and Algebra II teacher Michael Wang said. “It’s just a bunch of tiny little quirks l...