Coppell Student Media

Latest addition to school safety: NaviGate Prepared implements 3D floor plans

Latest addition to school safety: NaviGate Prepared implements 3D floor plans

Anika Arutla, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018


Filed under News

Coppell ISD has increased its campus safety policies by adopting NaviGate Prepared, an app allowing administrators throughout the district to have access to floor plans in schools.   Last year, the District Safety and Security Design Committee in CISD, comprised of students, teachers and pare...

City Council swears in new police chief, committee members of all ages

City Council swears in new police chief, committee members of all ages

Shivi Sharma, Staff Writer

December 12, 2018


Filed under Coppell City Council Meetings, News

The Coppell City Council meeting on Tuesday saw the swearing in of newly appointed city leaders, including Coppell’s new chief of police, Danny Barton.   Barton was appointed on Dec. 3, replacing Macario Tristan who served as head of the police department for seven years.   ...

20 years of good thymes at Coppell Community Gardens (with video)

20 years of good thymes at Coppell Community Gardens (with video)

Charlotte Vanyo, Staff Writer

December 12, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

In 1998, Coppell city manager Jim Witt and council member Marsha Tunnell discussed a novel idea - one that would still be a center of growth, gratefulness and community in the city two decades later.   With the help of Amanda Vanhoozier, a city employee who worked at a preschool garden at...

Phillips retires after two decades with CISD, leaving behind lifelong legacy

Phillips retires after two decades with CISD, leaving behind lifelong legacy

Karen Lu, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Every time Coppell High School Principal Dr. Nicole Jund calls out “hey, Terry”, her phone turns on as if she said “hey, Siri”. This playful attribution of Terry Phillips to an all-knowing, voice-controlled assistant is only a slight hint to the trust and reliance many have put in her in over th...

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


Filed under CHS9, News

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...

CHS cultivating culture of kindness

CHS cultivating culture of kindness

Neha Desaraju, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018


Filed under News

As students walk through the hallways of Coppell High School, there is increasing indication of the school and its students and faculty preparing for the holiday season: teachers’ doors display wreaths, classrooms are filled with gingerbread scents and students can be seen wearing knit sweaters. Amo...

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


Filed under CHS9, News, Showcase

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...

New motion-activated filtered water fountains encourage learners to use reusable bottles

New motion-activated filtered water fountains encourage learners to use reusable bottles

Emma Meehan, Staff Writer

December 4, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

New motion-activated filtered water stations are being implemented across Coppell High School’s campus as a senior gift from the graduating class of 2017. The water fountains have promoted students bringing reusable water bottles to school.   “One of the main goals of senior gifts is ...

Robbery on Denton Tap, $1,000 reward posted

Robbery on Denton Tap, $1,000 reward posted

Nolan Sanders, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018


Filed under News

On Nov. 26, Jersey Mike’s on Denton Tap Road was held up at gunpoint by a lone armed robber.   The robbery occurred at about 8:45 p.m. on Monday, only 15 minutes before close, and according to the police, the same suspect is known to have committed a similar robbery in Irving just two weeks...

Flashing Lights: Texas law requires police encounter training for high school students

Flashing Lights: Texas law requires police encounter training for high school students

Nishant Medicharla, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018


Filed under News

Starting this school year, Texas legislation has passed a bill requiring all high school students to have proper training in the process, procedures and legal rights of citizens in possible police encounters.   Approved in 2017, Senate Bill 30 requires both school districts and charter sch...

Openness, commitment characterize 2018-19 Teacher of the Year winner Murray

Openness, commitment characterize 2018-19 Teacher of the Year winner Murray

Christine Zacuai, Executive News Editor

November 28, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Utter surprise and joy overcame Coppell High School Special Education teacher Melissa Murray this morning as her name appeared on the arena jumbotron as year’s Teacher of the Year.   “I was in shock,” Murray said. “It was just a wonderful feeling.”   The CHS arena ro...

Upstairs C hall boys’ bathroom registered ‘out of order’ due to vandalism

Upstairs C hall boys’ bathroom registered ‘out of order’ due to vandalism

Nolan Sanders, Staff Writer

November 28, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

For the past three weeks, renovations have been in progress in upstairs C hall boys restroom.   “Stall doors were busted off of the hinges, ceiling tiles were knocked out so wires were exposed in the ceiling and pipes were kicked in,” Coppell High School AP English teacher Linda Moore...