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Concluding a semester like no other

CHS9 Principal Cody Koontz surveys the hallways before school on Wednesday. Koontz has led many projects for CHS9 over the past semester and discusses goals he has for the rest of the school year.
Akhila Gunturu, CHS9 Editor December 18, 2020

For educators, students and parents alike, the fall semester has been very different. Half of the way through its third year as a separate campus, CHS9 has implemented several new systems this year, such...

CHS9 November Teacher Spotlight channels passion for teaching in her classroom

CHS9 world geography teacher Brittany Scruggs helps freshman Sebastian Gomez work on a political cartoon during her fifth period class in C109 on Friday. Scruggs has been selected for the November Teacher Spotlight.
Drishti Gupta, Staff Writer December 17, 2020

CHS9 world geography teacher Brittany Scruggs was announced as the recipient of the November Teacher Spotlight. Scruggs is also the block lunch coordinator at CHS9 and is a 2006 Coppell High School graduate....

CHS graduate named as Teacher of the Year

CHS9 ESL facilitator and English I teacher Jessica Lynch was named 2020-21 CHS9 Teacher of the Year on Thursday. Lynch won Teacher of the Year while CHS9 Spanish teacher and golf coach Jason Spoor and principles of health science teacher Bill Borowski were nominees.
Akhila Gunturu, CHS9 Editor December 11, 2020

Yesterday, in the CHS9 Auditorium, ESL facilitator, newcomer English I and Reading I teacher Jessica Lynch was named as the 2020-21 CHS9 Teacher of the Year.  Lynch was a finalist for Teacher of...

Video: Freshman dominating competition despite novice level

Video: Freshman dominating competition despite novice level
Angelina Liu, Staff Photographer December 11, 2020

CHS9 freshmen Akshita Krishnan and Nidhi Illanthalaivan placed as finalists at the University of North Texas debate held virtually on Oct. 27-28. In addition to debate, they enjoy other forms of art such...

Freshmen dominating competition despite novice level

CHS9 students Akshita Krishnan and Nidhi Ilanthalaivan, pictured behind Coppell Town Center Plaza on Nov. 30, were named finalists for congressional debate at a virtual debate tournament held at the University of North Texas on Oct. 27-28. Outside of debate, Krishnan enjoys writing poetry and Illanthalaivan enjoys painting.
Angelina Liu, Staff Writer December 9, 2020

CHS9 students Akshita Krishnan and Nidhi Ilanthalaivan anxiously watch the debate tournament management system, Tabroom, to see results of the debate tournament. After a few tense seconds, they see their...

Video: Health science plants roots for community garden, food pantry

Akhila Gunturu, CHS9 Editor December 4, 2020

Through the Coppell ISD’s Give for Grant’s program, CHS9 principles of health science teacher Bill Borowski created two grants for a campus garden and food pantry. Projected to be completed in 2021,...

Health science students plant foundations for community garden, food pantry

A campus garden at CHS9 has been in talks since the 2018-2019 year opened the campus. This year, through the Coppell ISD Give for Grants initiative, students involved in Principles of Health Science started grants of $3,158 and $2,105 to fund a campus garden and food pantry. Photo illustration by Samantha Freeman and Akhila Gunturu
Akhila Gunturu, CHS9 Editor December 1, 2020

Coppell ISD houses gardens on several campuses across the district, providing fresh and healthy food options for students. Joining the district garden initiative this year is CHS9, with a grant to...

CHS9 October Teacher Spotlight teaches open-mindedness

CHS9 algebra I teacher Kara Schmidt conducts a first period on Friday. Schmidt, a first-year CISD teacher working as a case manager in the special education department, was announced the winner of the monthly teacher nominations on Oct. 29.
Anette Varghese, Staff Writer November 20, 2020

CHS9 special education and algebra I teacher Kara Schmidt was announced as the recipient of the October Teacher Spotlight. Spotlights are awarded and nominated by fellow educators. This is Schmidt’s...

Hard work trumps age

CHS9 freshman Lindsey Won practices her solo piece at Buddy Echols Field during seventh period on Oct. 15. Won is the only freshman in Coppell High School’s Wind Symphony Band.
Tracy Tran, Photo Assignment Editor October 22, 2020

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...

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...

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...

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