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On the Spot: The mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell, but how do you change a tire? (with video)

Coppell High School band director Brandon Slovak answers a question from senior Mohsin Ali in his All About Bills class. Seniors are participating in #Adulting Day classes to learn more about real-world skills.

Anjali Krishna, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

Generation Z’s latest favorite activity: turning nouns into verbs. The new favorite verb: adulting.  “Adulting Day is an opportunity for seniors to get the answers to the questions that they have about life and haven’t necessarily been taught in high school,” Coppell High School instructional coach...

On the Spot: Texans celebrate Lone Star State’s birthday (with video)

Today is Texas Independence Day. Teachers and students discuss the importance of Texas Independence Day to them and their way of commemoration.

Sarah Habib, Staff Writer

March 2, 2020

Streams of red, white and blue are flown up high, a single star boldly printed onto the banner shining as its proudest emblem of its country. A spectrum of faces are holding the flag in their own ways. This is nationalism, state nationalism and this time it's for the Lone Star State- Texas. Tex...

First annual special education basketball event bringing smiles to many

Coppell High School senior Miles Williams takes the shot at the first Special Olympics Skills Competition and Unified Games in the CHS large gym today. Williams and other special education students participate in order to test their physical activities skills.

Sydney Rowe, Staff Writer/Photographer

February 28, 2020

The Coppell High School large gym was bustling today with smiling faces and casual conversation as a large crowd anticipated the commencement of the first Special Olympics Skills Competition and Unified Games. Both middle school and high school special education students participated in ceremonies, ski...

On the Spot: Ash Wednesday commences season of Lent (with video)

Coppell High School junior Kathryn Hinkle shares what she has given up in the past for the season of Lent. Before Hinkle gave up consuming sweets and even beverages other than milk and water. This year, Hinkle sets aside time every morning to read verses from the Holy Bible.

Alishba Javaid, Staff writer

February 26, 2020

Smudged ashes could be seen on the foreheads of students as they walked into school this morning to symbolize the dust from which God made us. All this marks Ash Wednesday, the day starting the season Lent.  The season of Lent is celebrated by Catholics that starts on this Wednesday and ends off ...

On the Spot: State DECA success leads to students advancing to internationals (with video)

Coppell High School senior Rushil Nakkana displays winnings from this weekend's DECA State Career Development Conference at the Fort Worth Convention center. In these competitions, members receive business scenarios and work in groups of two to find a solution in hopes of advancing to internationals.

Sydney Rowe, Staff Writer/Photographer

February 25, 2020

Over the weekend, 121 Coppell Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) students competed in Fort Worth for the state competition. Fifteen of those students beat out thousands of other competitors from across the state to advance to internationals in Nashville, Tenn. at the end of April. The com...

Behind the scenes with the backbone of production

Coppell High School sophomore Nico Cabrera paints the floor of the Black Box Theatre on Thursday. CHS Theater Department‘s “12 Angry Jurors” show performs tomorrow night, Saturday night and Sunday night in the CHS Black Box Theater.

Sapna Amin, Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

Walking into the black box, your senses are immediately aware of the smell of paint and the sound of bustling people at work.  “I'm currently working on painting the checkerboard floor which represents how the characters are playing a game with someone's life,” Coppell High School theater dir...

On the Spot: Band hosts first-ever Coppell High School Ensemble Festival (with video)

Coppell band rehearses as a full band before the first-ever Coppell High School Ensemble Festival. The festival is at CHS from 5-9 p.m. tonight.

Akhila Gunturu, Staff Writer

February 18, 2020

Tonight, the Coppell band is hosting the Coppell High School Ensemble Festival from 5-9 p.m. at CHS. This marks Coppell’s first independent ensemble festival dedicated to improving band students’ ensemble skills in smaller chamber ensembles to the full band.  The festival involves smaller groups of stud...

On the Spot: Student Council building community of love with Valentine’s Day hearts project (with video)

Coppell High School juniors Deepika Tadepalli and Brianna Perez look for their hearts on the 11th grade wall in C hall during sixth period today. Student Council wrote compliments for every student at CHS and hung them up in the halls for Valentine’s Day.

Emma Meehan, Staff Writer

February 13, 2020

Red and pink hearts filled with compliments line Coppell High School’s halls today. For the second year, Student Council has brightened every student’s Valentine’s Day with personalized notes written on heart-shaped cards. “Getting a note from Student Council is really nice and it’s great that they chose to do this for every single st...

On the Spot: Fine arts students in tight quarters during band hall renovations (with video)

Coppell High School sophomore Smaran Voora practices marching bass drum exercises in the Madrigals choir room during fifth period. The band students have been relocated to the choir rooms and auditorium due to renovations in the band hall.

Camila Villarreal and Mark Santuae

February 13, 2020

The construction throughout the school year has finally made its way to the Coppell High School Band Hall after renovations in the auditorium were completed. Everything in the practice rooms, instrument storage room and main band room was emptied of its contents and stored in temporary locations. &nbs...

Vaughn leaving CISD to pursue new opportunity

Assistant principal Chase Vaughn is leaving Coppell High School after three stints in Coppell ISD. Vaughn is taking a job with GL Education, a global provider for assessments.

Joanne Kim, Staff Writer

February 7, 2020

Today, assistant principal Chase Vaughn is saying goodbye to Coppell High School. Vaughn has worked at Coppell High School and at the 9th Grade Campus as an assistant principal for the past two years. He also previously worked at Coppell Middle School North in 2008 and Coppell High School in 2010...

On the Spot: Potential inclement weather reveals process of school cancellation

Gloomy skies blanket Coppell High School on Tuesday as a cold front moves to the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Coppell ISD and other area school districts will be monitoring the possibility of winter weather and precipitation overnight regarding any school closings.

Meer Mahfuz, Staff Writer

February 5, 2020

Tomorrow, Coppell ISD will be monitoring potentially freezing precipitation and hazardous road conditions as it makes a  decision on whether or not to cancel school for the district. Today, there were many concerns voiced by students about tomorrow’s drop in temperatures and the potential of rainy wea...

On the Spot: Large Plano schools added to Coppell’s new district

On Monday, the University Interscholastic League (UIL) announced its athletic district realignments for 2020-21 and 2021-22. Coppell has placed in District 6-6A with Flower Mound, Flower Mound Marcus,  Hebron, Lewisville, Plano West, Plano East and Plano.

Sarah Woo, Staff Writer

February 3, 2020

Starting next fall, Coppell ISD athletics will say goodbye to Irving ISD and hello to Plano ISD in district competition.  Today, the University Interscholastic League (UIL) announced the new districts realignment for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 seasons. A majority of Coppell High School programs, inc...