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College Board to implement home testing for AP exams

College Board to implement home testing for AP exams

Karen Lu, Daily News/Assignment Editor

March 20, 2020

In light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, College Board released an announcement today regarding the revised AP exam policies.  In lieu of traditional face-to-face exam administrations, College Board is offering a 45-minute online exam at home. These new exams can be taken on any device stud...

Prom latest event to cancel due to COVID-19 pandemic

Coppell High School canceled prom to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.The class of 2020 prom was scheduled for April 4 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

Nishant Medicharla, Business Manager

March 19, 2020

Coppell High School canceled prom, originally scheduled for April 4 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, for the class of 2020 in an email sent by CHS Principal Laura Springer on Wednesday.  The cancelation is a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak which also suspended STAAR testing and postponed S...

International SAT, ACT exams postponed due to COVID-19

CollegeBoard and ACT have canceled national March and April testing dates to June and July because of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Both organizations will offer students full refunds for the next testing they sign up for.

Shivi Sharma, CHS9 Editor

March 17, 2020

The CollegeBoard and ACT organizations, which run the SAT and ACT international college entrance exams, respectively, announced Monday that they will be canceling future testing dates due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).  Both CollegeBoard and ACT will provide full refunds to students who have signed up fo...

Texas suspends STAAR testing requirements for 2019-20 school year

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, Texas Governor Greg Abbott has waived requirements for the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) tests for the 2019-20 school year. STAAR tests have been administered to students in grades 3-11 by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) since the 2011-12 school year.

Shivi Sharma, CHS9 Editor

March 16, 2020

It was announced today that Texas Governor Greg Abbott has eliminated state testing requirements for the 2019-20 school year due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) tests will not be administered for the current school year in an attempt t...

CISD closing in response to Coronavirus


Coppell ISD will be closed to students through the end of next week as a precaution to the spreading COVID-19. After this period, the district will communicate with families about further action and updates regarding upcoming events and future school dates.

Karen Lu, Daily News/Assignment Editor

March 13, 2020

Today, Coppell ISD announced it will be closed for students through March 20. This closure is in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in the community as travelers return to Coppell throughout spring break. Currently, there are no confirmed or presumptive cases of the Coronavirus in the CISD ...

Algebra I Super Teachers receive district recognition for final project

CHS9 Algebra I teachers Lucy Grimmett, William Harrington and Gunjan Jain receive Super Teacher awards from Coppell ISD on Feb. 21 for creating a unique final project for their students. CISD gives out Super Teacher awards three times a year to teachers at each campus who are doing something innovative for their students.

Shivi Sharma, CHS9 Editor

March 12, 2020

Coppell ISD Superintendent Dr. Brad Hunt, CHS9 Principal Cody Koontz and CHS9 assistant principal Nick Coenraad walked into three classrooms clutching plaques to present to deserving teachers on Feb. 21 at CHS9.  Algebra I teachers Lucy Grimmett, Gunjan Jain and William Harrington received CISD Super ...

Painting with purpose

Coppell High School sophomore Alex Bowden drew a portrait of a child from Malaysia,  CHS art teacher David Bearden selected Bowden and nine other of his art students for the Memory Project. This non-profit organization is for students to create a portrait of a less fortunate child.

Sydney Rowe, Staff Writer/Photographer

March 8, 2020

Roughly 9,500 miles separate the country of Malaysia from Coppell. Coppell High School art teacher David Bearden is bridging this gap by enlisting his students to participate in the Memory Project, a nonprofit organization where students create a portrait of a less fortunate child. Bearden select...

National Foreign Language week celebrates cultures, voices in campus (with video)

The wall outside of C hall is decorated for National Foreign Language Week with projects created by students in language courses. Classes have been celebrating foreign language week with projects.

Tracy Tran, Staff Writer/Photographer

March 6, 2020

Throughout this week, Coppell High School language classes celebrate National Foreign Language Week, hoping to connect students to the languages. “Learning a foreign language is really important,” CHS ESL facilitator Timothy Watson said. “It helps develop the brain and helps you understand di...

Artists painting it grand for Big Art Day

Coppell High School junior Jordan Cohen paints a flower on sophomore Arshi Sharma during A lunch in the Large Commons on Thursday. Students in National Art Honor Society throughout the day orchestrate art activities during all lunches today.

Akhila Gunturu, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

Students peer over each other’s shoulders as Coppell High School National Art Honors Society members dip their brushes into smooth, tiny paint containers. One more stroke of midnight blue paint and a student jumps up, only for their seat to be taken by another eager patron.  March is Natio...

Ward bringing sparkle to classroom as 2019-20 CHS9 Teacher of the Year

CHS9 GT/Honors English teacher Summer Ward gives feedback to freshman Matthew McCann during her fourth period English I Honors class. Ward is CHS9’s Teacher of the Year for the 2019-20 school year due to her exceptional ability to build relationships with both teachers and students.

Emma Meehan, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

CHS9 GT/Honors English I teacher Summer Ward is known on her campus for many things, including her bright attitude, compassion, dedication and indescribable ability to connect with students.  Ward’s personable and motivational teaching style was fully recognized when she was chosen as CHS9’s Te...

Voters pack Coppell City Hall for Super Tuesday

Voters stand in line at the Coppell City Hall to vote on Super Tuesday. Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden won the Democratic Primary in Texas while President Donald Trump won the Republican Primary in Texas.

Nishant Medicharla, Business Manager

March 4, 2020

Yesterday, the Coppell City Hall was a safe haven for many Coppell residents voting in what is popularly called Super Tuesday.  Super Tuesday for Texans and 13 other states means there “will be voting during the primaries on presidential candidates, U.S. Senate candidates, U.S. representatives, judges and party propositions” according to WFAA-TV. Super Tuesday usually provides more certainty of which cand...

Students promoting sustainability in presentations for Climate Reality Project

Coppell High School senior Chris Houston shares his presentation on clean water during Angela Barnes’ fourth period Astronomy class. Astronomy students are creating presentations based upon a goal they chose from the United Nations.

Claire Clements, Executive Editorial Page Editor

March 4, 2020

Over the past two days, Coppell High School astronomy and earth & space science teacher Angela Barnes’ classes have been presenting over the United Nations 17 Global Goals in the library, and what initiatives they took in the community to reach them.  This process, starting in the second nine...