Coppell Student Media

  • All UIL events canceled through the end of the school year due to coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Graduation has been moved to May 31 at Globe Life Field in Arlington due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 creating dangerous environments for victims of domestic abuse

Given the current Dallas County shelter-in-place order, many domestic abuse hotlines have seen a fluctuation in the number of calls. With this order, many people are forced to stay at home with their abuser, making for a difficult living situation.

Avani Kashyap, Staff Writer

April 21, 2020

When Dallas County issued a shelter-in-place order on March 23, domestic abuse shelter officials anticipated a high uptake in the volume of calls they received. To their surprise, the social distancing created an unprecedented result. While the stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic have led to increase...

District in search of crossing guards for 2020-21 school year

Coppell ISD is searching for  community members who can be crossing guards for elementary and middle schoolers. Those hired are expected to guide students across neighborhood streets and help control pedestrian traffic.

Jillian Moore, Staff Writer

April 20, 2020

Despite Coppell ISD remaining closed for the rest of the 2019-20 school year due to COVID-19, the district is still looking for new crossing guards for next year.   Crossing guards are needed for both elementary and middle schools. Those interested in applying for positions for the 2020-21 school year...

CISD campuses to remain closed for remainder of 2019-20 year

CISD campuses to remain closed for remainder of 2019-20 year

Karen Lu, Daily News/Assignment Editor

April 17, 2020

Per Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s Executive Order made in his press release today, Coppell ISD is extending its school closure until the end of the 2019-20 school year.  Distance learning will continue through May 21 with the virtual graduation ceremony continuing on May 28. Plans for summer school...

Keeping your distance

Due to COVID-19, events such as Prom, concerts and sporting events were cancelled. On March 21, Dallas County mandated that only essential services are to remain open as per social distancing measures.

Shivi Sharma, CHS9 Editor

April 17, 2020

At 11 a.m., Kelly's Texican Grill owner Lawrence Kelly pushes open his restaurant’s door, his footsteps breaking the silence that surrounds the unmoved chairs and tables. Sunlight seeps through the windows of the Sandy Lake Road restaurant, falling on empty delivery containers rather than the laug...

Bear Hunt spreading love among residents

Coppell resident Karen Williams puts a bear near the front door for the community Bear Hunt. The challenge brings positivity to Coppell residents during the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Tracy Tran, Staff Writer/Photographer

April 16, 2020

Smiling faces scan windows for the presence of a teddy bear.  Kids in Coppell are finding their fun by following the Bear Hunt challenge. Many Coppell residents have joined this challenge, putting animal toys like teddy bears, chickens and even monkeys on their windows or front gardens. “I h...

Coppell sweeps competition at TSA Regional Conference

On Feb. 21, North Central Texas Regional Technology Student Association (TSA) Conference participants from Coppell High School discuss their presentations after competing throughout the day at Waxahachie High School. Although this was Coppell’s first year participating, all teams placed in the top 10 ranks of their divisions and 11 teams were sent to state. Photo courtesy Ram Castro

Sarah Woo, Staff Writer

April 14, 2020

Following several months of prototyping, testing and more, Coppell High School students prepared their unique projects for the annual North Central Texas Regional Technology Student Association (TSA) Conference on Feb. 21-22 at Waxahachie High School. Because of the COVID-19 virus, the Texas TSA Board of Directors ...

Hang up your caps and gowns

Former Coppell High School Principal Dr. Nicole Jund recognizes the senior Student Council officers at the class of 2019 senior awards in the CHS Arena on May 22. For the class of 2020, Principal Laura Springer announced the cancellation of the graduation ceremony at the University of North Texas on May 28 in an email this morning.

Shivi Sharma, CHS9 Editor

April 10, 2020

This morning, an email was sent out to the class of 2020 from Coppell High School Principal Laura Springer announcing the cancellation of the graduation ceremony due to COVID-19. The ceremony, which was scheduled for May 28 at 1 p.m. at the University of North Texas, is set to be conducted virtually a...

DECA reflecting on successful season with cancellation of internationals

Coppell High School DECA state winners and finalists pose with their trophies and medals outside the Fort Worth Convention Center on Feb. 22. Sixteen students from CHS advanced to internationals, which was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Trisha Atluri, Staff Writer/Photographer

April 10, 2020

Out of the 160 members in the Coppell High School and CHS9 chapters of DECA, 16 qualified for internationals. However, internationals was canceled this year due to the coronavirus. The International Career Development Conference (ICDC) is where internationals are held each year. This year, the conf...

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...

Board addresses COVID-19 impacts on tax revenues, curriculum

On Monday the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees discussed issues regarding revenue and savings due to COVID-19.  This meeting was held virtually due to Dallas County’s Shelter-at-home order.

Karen Lu, Daily News/Assignment Editor

April 10, 2020

On Monday night, the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees held a special meeting online. CISD chief financial officer Diana Sircar reviewed the budget planning process for the 2020-21 school year. The Tier One maximum tax rate, calculated by the Texas Education Agency, provides revenue for the district based on ...

Sketching the future of peace

Coppell Middle School West eighth grader Sana Abusaad won first place at the multi-district level of the  International Peace Poster Contest with Coppell Middle School West Art teacher Gail Cary. Abusaad’s poster will move on to be judged at the international level. Photo courtesy Coppell ISD

Avani Kashyap, Staff Writer

April 9, 2020

Extending from the olive tree, a multitude of branches represent flags from all over the world. Surrounding the citizens cultivating the growth of the tree are symbols of peace, love and liberty. To Coppell Middle School West eighth grader Sana Abusaad, this is the “Journey of Peace.” The poster desc...