Coppell Student Media

On the Spot: Seniors finalizing college decisions (with video)

On the Spot: Seniors finalizing college decisions (with video)

Pramika Kadari, Staff Writer

May 1, 2018

Today, for National College Decision Day, seniors at Coppell High School and around the nations must finalize their decision of which college they will be attending.   CHS senior Jasmine Lau plans to study electrical engineering and computer science at University of California-Berkeley...

On the Spot: Red Jacket decision day

On the Spot: Red Jacket decision day

Jessica Hernandez, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018

A senior year filled with leadership, community activities, and school involvement through Coppell High School’s group of senior ambassadors is on the minds of this year’s Red Jacket applicants.   Every year, students from the incoming senior class can apply for the prestigious group kno...

On the Spot: Senior students auditioning to perform at end of year senior events

On the Spot: Senior students auditioning to perform at end of year senior events

Kelly Wei, Art Editor, Entertainment Editor

April 26, 2018

What was once a casual custom has now transformed into a beloved Coppell High School tradition.   Today, after school in the choir room, CHS associate principals Sean Bagley, Melissa Arnold and assistant choir director Adam Gilliland will audition six senior students for the opportunity t...

On the Spot: Coppell Best Buddies to host fundraising car wash

On the Spot: Coppell Best Buddies to host fundraising car wash

Christine Zacuai, Staff Writer

April 25, 2018

On Saturday, the Coppell Best Buddies club at Coppell High School will host its first car wash to raise funds for buddies, or those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.   The car wash will also provide funding for the upcoming end of year party and member dues for the club. &...

On the Spot: Exceptional academics honored at Academic Recognition banquet

On the Spot: Exceptional academics honored at Academic Recognition banquet

Claire Clements, Staff Writer

April 24, 2018

Today, the top five percent of the senior class of Coppell High School is being recognized in the annual Academic Recognition Banquet, along with the teachers of their choice. The banquet is being held at Courtyard Marriott Towne Place Suites in Grapevine.   For these students, the banqu...

CHS media programs take home top honors at journalism convention

CHS media programs take home top honors at journalism convention

Wren Lee, Executive Design Editor

April 18, 2018

The announcer went down the list of National Scholastic Press Association Online Pacemaker winners during the JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention in San Francisco and said, “Another school from Texas,” then paused.   “I know there were other schools from Texas that were finalist...

On the Spot: Staff development day to bring growth for CHS staff

On the Spot: Staff development day to bring growth for CHS staff

Christine Zacuai, Staff Writer

April 13, 2018

Today, Coppell ISD will not have classes for students as the district has a staff development day for its staff.   Staff development days aim to provide educators in Coppell High School feedback and open discussion about student learning.   Dr. Thomas Van Soelen, an educational ...

On the Spot: Zuckerberg hearing raises privacy concerns, speculation

On the Spot: Zuckerberg hearing raises privacy concerns, speculation

Christine Zacuai, Staff Writer

April 10, 2018

The Congressional hearing of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg concerning the Facebook’s release of personal data to Cambridge Analytica today raises speculation about the security of personal information handled on the app.   The ongoing investigation by members of Congress bring facilitat...

On the Spot: Sidekick places third in Dallas Morning News’ Best Newspaper contest

On the Spot: Sidekick places third in Dallas Morning News’ Best Newspaper contest

Kelly Wei, Art and Entertainment Editor

April 6, 2018

DALLAS - Once again, The Dallas Morning News has named The Sidekick as one of the area's top high school publications. The new Dallas Morning News headquarters and neighboring The Statler Hotel was filled with a flurry of activity this morning as high school student journalists arrived for th...

On the Spot: Prom tickets now on sale

On the Spot: Prom tickets now on sale

Lili Lomas, Executive Digital Content Editor

April 4, 2018

Signaling the final preparations for Coppell High School prom 2018, tickets went on sale today during all lunches.   Prices for tickets are currently $85 but go up to $95 on April 11 and $105 on April 18.   Many students are surprised about the high price of the tickets.   “I...

On the Spot: Forensics classes experience effects of driving under influence of alcohol, drugs

On the Spot: Forensics classes experience effects of driving under influence of alcohol, drugs

Tanya Raghu, Enterprise Editor

April 3, 2018

Today, students in Coppell High School forensics science teacher Rebecca Wheatley’s classes participated in a Simulated Impaired Driving Experience (SIDE) which was hosted in partnership with the Coppell Police Department in the parking lot behind Buddy Echols Field.   The effects of driv...

On The Spot: Top five percent display rapport with chosen teacher in portraits (with video)

On The Spot: Top five percent display rapport with chosen teacher in portraits (with video)

Sruthi Boppuri, Communications Manager

March 28, 2018

As a long standing tradition at Coppell High School, the top five percent of the graduating class are taking photos with a favorite teacher.   Last month, these seniors invited a teacher to the upcoming annual Coppell Education Foundation Banquet on April 24 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Grapevi...