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Unique array of clubs contribute to culture, student body, interests at Coppell High School

Unique array of clubs contribute to culture, student body, interests at Coppell High School

Tanya Raghu, Staff Writer

April 6, 2017


Filed under News

With more than 90 organizations fostering a sense of belonging and catering to the diverse interests of Coppell High School’s student body, clubs are an integral part of finding one’s identity.   From an educational aspect, clubs allow students to apply skills learned in a classroom se...

Q&A: Set apart by experience, personality, Koontz announced as new principal of CHS9

Q&A: Set apart by experience, personality, Koontz announced as new principal of CHS9

Tanya Raghu, Staff Writer

April 6, 2017


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On March 28 at the bi-monthly Coppell ISD Board of Trustees meeting, Grapevine High School associate principal of academics Cody Koontz was announced to be the new principal of CHS9, the ninth grade center set to open for the 2018-2019 school year.   Koontz began his teaching career in 2005 at ...

City council election holds promise for the future

City council election holds promise for the future

Emma Cummins, Executive Opinions Editor

April 4, 2017


Filed under Coppell City Council Meetings, News, Uncategorized

Coppell City Council elections are now upon us. Early voting begins April 24 at Coppell Town Center and election day is May 6. In order to help Coppell citizens make an informed voting decision, The Sidekick has interviewed the citizens who are running or re-running for positions on the council. Registration for...

CHS9 Principal, bus switch to Durham School Services announced at board meeting

CHS9 Principal, bus switch to Durham School Services announced at board meeting

Meara Isenberg, Coppell High School

March 29, 2017


Filed under CISD Board Meetings, Showcase

The Coppell ISD Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday was held on an irregular date, but ran smoothly, with a new CHS9 Principal announcement and the vote to switch from Dallas County School buses to Durham School Services.  The district used the meeting to announce the hiring of Grapevine High Schoo...

Severe storms strike North Texas, leaving hundreds of thousands without power

Severe storms strike North Texas, leaving hundreds of thousands without power

Sakshi Venkatraman, Executive News Editor

March 29, 2017


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The Dallas-Fort Worth area was hit with a bout of severe storms last night and in the early hours of this morning.   Although Coppell escaped the most intense parts of the storm, hail, lightning and strong winds caused fallen trees, home damage, and power outages in surrounding areas including Kaufman County, the Oak Cliff a...

“Clay Phillips Appreciation Day” named for retiring City Manager at his last city council meeting

“Clay Phillips Appreciation Day” named for retiring City Manager at his last city council meeting

Lili Lomas, Student Life Editor

March 29, 2017


Filed under Coppell City Council Meetings, News, Uncategorized

After 26 years of service in the Coppell city government, Coppell City Manager Clay Phillips will be retiring on Friday. Tuesday night’s city council meeting marked his final meeting.   In recognition of his contributions to Coppell, Mayor Karen Hunt approved a proclamation naming Thursday ...

Board of Trustees Election to determine future of education leadership

Board of Trustees Election to determine future of education leadership

Meara Isenberg, Editor-in-Chief

March 27, 2017


Filed under CISD Board Meetings, News

On May 6, the names of four men with different backgrounds, strengths and motivations will be on one ballot for Coppell ISD voters. As the district holds its Board of Trustees election, Coppell will soon cast its vote for the future of education leadership. In Place 4, incumbent Thom Hulme and past ca...

Keeping pets off the ruff streets: How Roadtrip 4 Paws travels cross-country to save lives

Keeping pets off the ruff streets: How Roadtrip 4 Paws travels cross-country to save lives

Aubrie Sisk, Communications Manager

March 27, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

If you have ever been to a rural town, you may have seen stray dogs or cats on the streets, living outside in unimaginable conditions.   Over time they get picked up and taken to animal shelters to be put up for adoption. The stories of many of these pets go unnoticed. However, there is a no...

An option of allegiance: increasing indifference for pledge signifies changing student body, redefining of patriotism

An option of allegiance: increasing indifference for pledge signifies changing student body, redefining of patriotism

Briana Thomas, Staff Writer

March 25, 2017


Filed under News

Every morning, children at schools across the country rise to their feet, face the American flag and recite 23 words written by a man who few students today can name.   There are countless ways American students demonstrate their national pride. But the act believed to be one of the most promi...

Carpe diem: community of Latin students compete extensively, gain invaluable life experiences

Carpe diem: community of Latin students compete extensively, gain invaluable life experiences

Akila Muthukumar, Staff Writer

March 25, 2017


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A diverse set of students, those in Latin class and those who are not, come together to explore an equally diverse set of topics regarding Classical literature, arts, grammar. They grow together through mutual experiences and a love for the immense knowledge Latin provides.   “Latin club...

Morning power outage leaves classrooms in the dark

Morning power outage leaves classrooms in the dark

Meara Isenberg, Editor-in-Chief

March 21, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

This morning, an unexpected electrical outage at Coppell High School from 10:30 a.m. to 11:10 a.m. caused classrooms to move outside for light and cool air. “Right now the district is helping us to assess why the power is out,” said CHS Principal Mike Jasso during the power outage. “It looks lik...

Top five percent graduates surprise teachers with invitation to excellence in education banquet (with video)

Top five percent graduates surprise teachers with invitation to excellence in education banquet (with video)

Tanya Raghu, Staff Writer

March 10, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Uncategorized

After they toiled for years over books, sacrificed weekends for studying and spent late nights awake, the fruits of this select group’s labor are sweet. Seniors part of the top five percent of Coppell High School’s graduating class had the opportunity Thursday morning to surprise one impactful...

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