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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...

VIDEO: Class of 2021 and 2024 explore differences in freshmen years

Tanvee Patil, Staff Photographer May 13, 2021

Class of 2021 and 2024 explore differences in freshmen years Current Coppell High School seniors and CHS9 students have had vastly different freshman experiences, with seniors attending CHS in person...

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...

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