Coppell Student Media

At #CHSHome: Hernandez is nuts about the Nutcracker

At #CHSHome: Hernandez is nuts about the Nutcracker

Sapna Amin, Staff Writer

November 18, 2019

Coppell High School junior Paola Hernandez is a dancer with the Ballet Academy of Texas. The Ballet Academy of Texas is performing “The Nutcracker” on Dec. 7-8 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Irving Art Center. Hernandez is level 7 out of 8, the level of dance correlates with the vigor of the classes, ...

At #CHSHome: Lazos uses love of science to foster enjoyment of learning process

At #CHSHome: Lazos uses love of science to foster enjoyment of learning process

Anvitha Reddy, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

Coppell High School teacher Maxx Lazos strives to create relationships with his students through his dedication to the learning process while teaching AP Environmental Science. Lazos, who was a substitute for Coppell ISD last year, hopes to challenge students’ grade-oriented mindsets with lessons that insp...

At #CHSHome: Deloach driving school spirit into 19th year

At #CHSHome: Deloach driving school spirit into 19th year

Laasya Achanta, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

Coppell High School AP Calculus AB and precalculus teacher Dana Deloach has been a teacher for nearly two decades. Through her years here, she has seen her children graduate and hopes to instill fun within her course’s challenging curriculum. What challenges come with teaching AP Calculus AB and on ...

Immanivong hopes to pursue YouTube Channel as future endeavor

Immanivong hopes to pursue YouTube Channel as future endeavor

Alishba Javaid, Staff writer

November 6, 2019

“Happy Wednesday, everybody! It’s Aly and I’m back with another video!”  Coppell High School senior Alyson Immanivong says as she starts her weekly video. Immanivong runs a YouTube channel with more than 500 subscribers and over 70 videos posted.  Immanivong started making videos in Ma...

Gideon fostering community support through 25 years of education

Gideon fostering community support through 25 years of education

Akansha Singh, Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

In the conversations between children and tutors, Wendy Coppedge guides a parent in a bright, flowing skirt with a smile.  Coppedge is the founder and owner of Gideon Math and Reading, a supplementary education center. With 27 locations across six states, Gideon has grown extensively since its in...

At #CHSHome: Pickrell teaches students to love English through learning difficulties

At #CHSHome: Pickrell teaches students to love English through learning difficulties

Anjali Krishna, Staff Writer

November 3, 2019

Coppell High School teacher Emily Pickrell combines her love for English and her college experience of working with high school students to teach AP English III and Honors English III to juniors. Pickrell works alongside her husband Coppell ISD digital learning coach and former CHS Spanish teacher Tren...

Hail to the chief: Class president takes on plunger boy role

Hail to the chief: Class president takes on plunger boy role

Sally Parampottil, Executive Sports Editor

November 1, 2019

“I believe that we will win!” With that line, an eruption of baby powder explodes from the student section in one of Coppell High School’s many traditions, led by CHS senior Leo Swaldi. Clothed in a plumber’s outfit (either black, white or red) and wielding a plunger bearing the signatu...

November Teacher of the Issue: Martinez values student perspective, incorporates discussion

November Teacher of the Issue: Martinez values student perspective, incorporates discussion

Trisha Atluri, Staff Writer/Photographer

November 1, 2019

Coppell High School English II teacher Carla Martinez was selected by The Sidekick staff as November Teacher of the Issue. Martinez has 14 years of teaching experience, 12 of which were spent at Richardson High School before she came to CHS. Why did you choose to teach English? One of the reason...

Q&A: Lee shares experiences about student council, Language Beyond Barriers

Q&A: Lee shares experiences about student council, Language Beyond Barriers

Akhila Gunturu, Staff Writer

November 1, 2019

Coppell High School junior Lily Lee is the junior class president, section leader and center marimba for CHS percussion, and club president of Language Beyond Barriers.  What is Language Beyond Barriers? Language Beyond Barriers is a club where we help students who may not be fluent in English fr...

Muslim student club working to create sense of community

Muslim student club working to create sense of community

Avani Kashyap, Staff Writer

October 25, 2019

In a time where 82% of Muslim Americans report being subjected to discrimination, the Coppell High School Muslim Student Association (MSA) bridges boundaries to instill unity.  The club chapter, started by 2019 CHS graduate Afrida Rahman, emphasizes cultural awareness and discusses the true meaning of...

From accountant to police officer, Walker’s interest in helping students adds up to happiness (with video)

From accountant to police officer, Walker’s interest in helping students adds up to happiness (with video)

Nanette Pottoore, Staff Writer

October 15, 2019

 You can see him patrolling the halls, talking with students, promoting a healthy environment and ensuring safety.  Whenever there is an issue, you can count on him to help fix it.  He is Coppell High School Student Resource Officer Reggie Walker.  A Coppell officer for eight and a half years and...