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Coppell High School sophomore and EcoClub vice president Roma Patel, junior treasurer Abhinav Yarlagadda, junior president Adarsh Pulasseri and junior secretary  Rudra Krishnamurthy put together projects, volunteer opportunities and meeting in order to benefit our environment. The Eco Club’s goal is to bring together a community to better the environment throughout Coppell.

EcoClub Creating Sustainable Future

Manasa Mohan, Staff Writer March 4, 2021

Junior Adarsh Pulasseri, sophomore Roma Patel, junior Rudra Krishnamurthy and junior Abhinav Yarlagadda comprise the EcoClub’s leadership team for the 2020-2021 school year. The group of four were elected...

KCBY-TV junior sports director Thea Massi works on an outline for a softball hype video in the KCBY studio on Tuesday. Massi uses KCBY as a way to further explore her love for media and broadcasting.

#SJW: Massi taking KCBY-TV Sports to the next level

Akhila Gunturu, CHS9 Editor February 24, 2021

As a freshman, KCBY-TV junior sports director Thea Massi was involved in volleyball, basketball and track and field. Now, as the sports director, Massi channels her passion for media and experience into...

Coppell High School algebra II and statistics teacher Dr. Roxanne Long explains her second period algebra II class on Friday. Long was selected by The Sidekick staff as the fourth Teacher of the Issue for the 2020-21 school year.

Teacher of the Issue: Long incorporates old coaching skills into teaching math

Nandini Paidesetty, Staff Writer February 10, 2021

Coppell High School algebra II and statistics teacher Dr. Roxanne Long was selected by The Sidekick staff as its Teacher of the Issue. Her genuine devotion toward teaching is admired by her students, and...

Coppell High School AP psychology teacher Kristia Leyendecker has worked at Coppell ISD since 2014. Leyendecker was inspired to get her teaching degree through her nine to 10 years of working in municipal government in Illinois, responsibilities in Human Resources and teaching Bible study.

Teacher of the Week: Leyendecker normalizing mental illness through caring guidance

Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager January 22, 2021

For the past five years, Coppell High School AP psychology teacher Kristia Leyendecker has educated students about the importance of caring about mental health. Leyendecker began teaching as a substitute...

Coppell High School junior Poojitha Diggikar is the Student Council vice president for the class of 2022. Diggikar works with her peers to improve CHS during the pandemic.

Student of the Week: Diggikar reflects on over two years of work

Mel Venegas, Staff Writer January 20, 2021

Coppell High School junior Student Council vice president Poojitha Diggikar has been on Student Council more than two and a half years. She balances her commitment to the organization with several other...

CHS9 December Teacher Spotlight nurtures individuality in students

CHS9 December Teacher Spotlight nurtures individuality in students

Nanditha Nagavishnu, Staff Writer January 20, 2021

CHS9 English I teacher and JV cheerleading coach Debra Sartin was announced as the December Teacher Spotlight. Teacher Spotlights are awarded every month and the recipient is nominated by fellow educators....

CHS9 algebra I teacher Kara Schmidt conducts a first period on Friday. Schmidt, a first-year CISD teacher working as a case manager in the special education department, was announced the winner of the monthly teacher nominations on Oct. 29.

CHS9 October Teacher Spotlight teaches open-mindedness

Anette Varghese, Staff Writer November 20, 2020

CHS9 special education and algebra I teacher Kara Schmidt was announced as the recipient of the October Teacher Spotlight. Spotlights are awarded and nominated by fellow educators. This is Schmidt’s...

Coppell High School senior National Art Honors Society president Jordan Cohen sets up Halloween bags for the CHS teachers on Oct. 27 in the teachers lounge. NAHS gives back to teachers every year by doing an interactive event, but due to COVID-19, they are giving the teachers Halloween goodies in bags decorated by the NAHS members. Photo by Nandini Muresh

Cohen creating culture of inclusion in National Art Honor Society

Eva Wheeler, Staff Writer November 6, 2020
Coppell High School National Art Honor Society senior Jordan Cohen leads the group’s efforts to find artists in the community and to help those in need.
Coppell High School English II teacher Stephen Patino engages with sophomore Madison Larson during fifth period in his classroom on Oct.19. Patino is a first-year teacher at CHS and was selected as the second Teacher of the Issue for the 2020-21 school year.

Teacher of the Issue: High praise for Patino

Blanche Harris, Social Media Manager October 27, 2020

Coming from University of Texas at Dallas, Coppell High School English teacher Stephen Patino has taught for two years. WIth this year being his first year teaching at CHS, Patino is excited to get to...

Satish spreading joy through Random Acts of Kindness Club

Manasa Mohan, Staff Writer October 23, 2020

Last year, Coppell High School junior Amita Satish formed the Random Acts of Kindness Club to create positive change. As president of the club, she shares her experiences, goals and the legacy she...

New Tech High @ Coppell English IV & AP Literature Facilitator Samantha Beatty is a new teacher at Coppell ISD. Moving from California to Texas, this is her first year working in this district.

Beatty employing diverse experiences in teaching

Nanditha Nagavishnu, Staff Writer October 19, 2020

After spending four years teaching world history, U.S. history, and sophomore and junior English classes at Mt. Carmel High School in San Diego, New Tech High @ Coppell English IV and AP literature teacher...

Coppell High School AP world history teacher Michael Erickson prepares slideshows for his classes on Tuesday morning in B225. Erickson uses his past experiences as a football coach to create memorable lessons for his students.

Q&A: Leaving the field behind, Erickson inspires love for history

Tracy Tran, Photo Assignment Editor October 15, 2020

At the age of 5, an Ohioan boy stepped into a baseball field for the first time. However, his love for sports developed as he started playing football. After years of playing sports, Coppell High School...

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