Coppell Student Media

CHS alumna utilizing experience as Rangerette to lead Silver Stars

CHS alumna utilizing experience as Rangerette to lead Silver Stars

Laasya Achanta, Staff Writer

September 20, 2019

As a member of the Coppell High School class of 2003, CHS9 dance/PE teacher Hillary Clark found herself on track to being a Kilgore Rangerette. Sixteen years later, she is back home, coaching the CHS9 JV drill team, the Silver Stars. During college, Clark’s enthusiasm for dance, especially the d...

CHS9 Curriculum Night unites with flexible format

CHS9 Curriculum Night unites with flexible format

Shivi Sharma, CHS9 Editor

September 4, 2019

Notes and papers in hand, freshman parents Monty Morris and Shannon Smith walked away from the hallways of busy classrooms on Tuesday after CHS9’s Curriculum Night from 6-8 p.m. Getting to know their son’s teachers allowed them to explore the campus for the first time.   “I love it,” Morris said. “It’s beau...

CHS9 looks to implement smoother transportation system, pep rallies in second year

CHS9 looks to implement smoother transportation system, pep rallies in second year

Shivi Sharma, CHS9 Editor

August 22, 2019

How has the beginning of the school year been? This group of students seems very polite and personable. It may be that we’re not as frantic in opening a new campus, but we’ve gotten a good vibe from them and they seem to be acclimating quickly. Our biggest challenges have been related to transp...

First day, part two

First day, part two

Shivi Sharma, CHS9 Editor

August 15, 2019

In spite of the rainy weather, the first day at CHS9 was busy with activity. The campus opened its doors to a second school year and a new class of freshmen on Wednesday.  “We have signs posted everywhere, we have teachers and staff stationed everywhere, our administration team will be out all da...

Making CISD history

Making CISD history

Shivi Sharma, CHS9 Editor

August 12, 2019

CHS9 biology teacher Cathy Douglas and Lee Elementary fifth grade teacher Samira Khan became Region 10 Teacher of the Year finalists. This is the first time in Coppell ISD’s 60 years that the district’s elementary and secondary teachers of the year both have received this designation. “You’r...

Kaushik, Sharma, beat one in a million odds

Kaushik, Sharma, beat one in a million odds

Claire Clements, Editorial Page Editor

May 8, 2019

“The probability that a random person in the population could look at your iPhone or iPad Pro and unlock it using Face ID is approximately 1 in 1,000,000 with a single enrolled appearance.”   In an article about Face ID, Apple made this claim.   Despite this, CHS9 freshmen Umang Kaushik and Svayam Sharma were able t...

Freshmen athletes conforming to high school athletics after initial scheduling issues

Freshmen athletes conforming to high school athletics after initial scheduling issues

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019

Before basketball season came to an end late February, CHS9 freshman boys basketball player Anthony Black’s school schedule was a monotonous grind. Black woke up early in the morning to get to Coppell High School to train with his team. As the clock hit 9:55 a.m., the freshman would rush to the showers and change before his other t...

“The Mariachis”

“The Mariachis”

Shivi Sharma, Staff Writer

April 3, 2019

CHS9 freshmen Aidan Dwyer, Chris Conger, Collin Bloodworth, Lucas Mears and Luis Vargas have grown up in Coppell ISD’s Dual Language Immersion (DLI) program together since attending Denton Creek Elementary. Their friendship was cemented when fifth grade Spanish DLI teacher Maricela Leon coined a fitt...

Taking incoming school year in stride

Taking incoming school year in stride

Anika Arutla, Staff Writer

April 2, 2019

Next year, a new generation of students will enter the halls of Coppell High School. This body of students will differ from others from the past 54 years, as they are the first generation coming from the Coppell High School Ninth Grade Campus (CHS9). CHS9, which opened in August, is a stepping stone for freshmen a...

A sweet surprise: long-term CHS9 custodian receives jersey from students

A sweet surprise: long-term CHS9 custodian receives jersey from students

Christine Zacuai, Executive News Editor

February 26, 2019

After being given a class wordle and poster in an gratitude activity by students in CHS9 Spanish II teacher Christie Nelson’s sixth period class, CHS9 custodian Jose Rodrigues didn’t expect his next gift.   Presented with a brand-new Ezekiel Elliott jersey from his favorite football tea...

Heart of it all: Experience, love of science drive Douglas to teach

Heart of it all: Experience, love of science drive Douglas to teach

Arman Merchant, Staff Writer

December 7, 2018

The first Teacher of the Year at CHS9 is much more than a teacher. She’s a mom, friend, leader and more.   Before joining the new CHS9 campus as the GT Biology teacher this year, Cathy Douglas spent the last 18 years at Coppell High School, and has more than 27 years of teaching experie...

Modeling merit: First-ever CHS9 Teacher of the Year awarded to Douglas

Modeling merit: First-ever CHS9 Teacher of the Year awarded to Douglas

Christine Zacuai, Executive News Editor

December 5, 2018

Hands-on. Everyday champion. Funny. Growing. Caring.   When asked for a single word that describes CHS9 AP/GT Biology teacher Cathy Douglas on a simple but touching video - her students had nothing but good things to say for the first-ever CHS9 Teacher of the Year recipient.   H...