Coppell Student Media

  • Cowgirl volleyball playing McKinney Boyd in CHS arena on Tuesday at 5 p.m.
  • Picture day taking place on 9/21 and 9/22 in the CHS cafeteria during students' english class period

National EMS Week asks community to take moment to appreciate

May 22, 2013

By Kristen Shepard Staff Writer Every day, members of the Coppell Fire Department and Coppell Police Department risk their lives to protect the City of Coppell, starting this Sunday, May 19 National EMS Week will honor these men and women. EMS, or Emergency Medical Service, responders provide em...

Emergency preparedness plan firmly in place for CISD

May 22, 2013

By Michelle Pitcher Editor-in-Chief In light of the recent tragedy in Moore, Okla. and the severe weather that blew through North Texas yesterday afternoon, Coppell ISD wants to be sure all students and parents within the district understand the emergency measures that are in place. As per the law, each campus has an emergency preparedness plan and regularly holds drills. Whenever severe weather is on the radar, emails and phone calls are sent out to e...

A star beyond the basketball court

May 21, 2013

By Shannon Wilkinson Staff Writer Though most of us here in Coppell root for the Dallas Mavericks as our favorite basketball  team, we may have to consider Kevin Durant and the rest of the Oklahoma City Thunder as our second favorite. Following Monday's tornado in the Oklahoma City suburbs,...

The Sidekick announces 2013-2014 editors

May 20, 2013

By Kimberly Del Angel Entertainment Editor Today the 2013-2014 Sidekick editors were announced. The following will serve the designated positions on staff. EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP Adviser: Chase Wofford Editor-In-Chief: Kristen Shepard Managing Editor: Christina Burke Enterprise Editor: Elizabeth...

Dizzy Feet Dance performance this Monday

May 17, 2013

By Tolu Salako Staff Writer Coppell High School organizations have always been keen to helping others in their community. With all of the fundraisers that have been held throughout the school year, there is still more to come. The Dizzy Feet Dance performance will be held on Monday, May 20....

Freedom, revolution projects displayed at Coffee House

May 17, 2013

By Natalie Gilbert Staff Member After weeks of working on creative pieces over freedom and revolution, academy English II students obtained the opportunity to share their projects at Coffee House at First United Methodist Church. With videos and art over different aspects of freedom and revolution...

Importance of cycling, roadway safety inspired by Ride of Silence

Importance of cycling, roadway safety inspired by Ride of Silence

May 17, 2013

By Elizabeth Sims Staff Writer The 6th annual Coppell Ride of Silence was held on Wednesday to honor and remember cyclists killed and injured on the roads. Despite having the 11 mile ride shortened to eight due to inclement weather, the ride was still well attended. Before the ride began, Cop...

Coppell ISD to receive recognition at Rangers ballpark

May 17, 2013

By Tuulia Koponen Staff Writer   A night of recognition, baseball and fun for the Coppell Independent School District is about to commence at the Ranger’s Ballpark in Arlington. On Wed. May 29, the annual Coppell ISD Student & Teacher Appreciation Night will occur and is open to all staff, students, fami...

City of Coppell encourages and aids residents to go green

May 16, 2013

By Tina Huang Staff Writer   As 'going green' continues as a zeitgeist, Coppell is no exception. This Saturday, a Home Energy Saving class will be held to teach residents how to be sustainable in their energy choices. The class is taught by professionals such as Anna Clark, author of Green, Ame...

Public library hosts Read to Rover

May 16, 2013

By Caroline Carter Staff Writer On May 18, the William T. Cozby Public Library will host Read to Rover, a reading program for elementary school students. Unlike many reading programs, Read to Rover involves children reading to specially trained dogs. The program's goal is to strengthen the literacy s...

CISD forms partnership with suicide prevention center

May 16, 2013

By Michelle Pitcher Editor-in-Chief Earlier this month, Coppell ISD joined together with the Suicide & Crisis Center (SCC) of North Texas to put on an informative program about suicide prevention. The program, entitled "Solutions Not Suicide" was inspired by a 33-minute video that tells real s...

Exam week bell schedule released

May 16, 2013

By Mabry Culp Staff Writer The end of the year is finally here, but the mark of the end brings with it the dreaded finals. The Coppell High school final exam schedule is a little bit different this year. With finals come exemptions. Exemptions depend on TAKS/STAAR scores for sophomores and juniors...