Coppell Student Media

Tiede chosen as November Teacher of the Issue, experience in art, design inspires excitement for future projects

Tiede chosen as November Teacher of the Issue, experience in art, design inspires excitement for future projects

Shivi Sharma, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018


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The Sidekick has selected Coppell High School art and design teacher Cameron Tiede as the November Teacher of the Issue. Tiede teaches AP 2D Design, Art 2 Photography, Art 2 Honors and Art 2 Digital Art and Media. He has had a variety of experience in artistic fields, bringing a lot to the classroom f...

From runner to nimble dancer: Mares finds passion in ballet

From runner to nimble dancer: Mares finds passion in ballet

Camila Villarreal, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018


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It was an unlucky series of injuries on the Coppell High School cross country team that began senior Andrew Mares’s journey to becoming a dancer. After one too many accidents, his mother encouraged him to drop the sport.   To kill time, Mares signed up for what he thought was a hip-hop ...

Unity through creativity

Unity through creativity

Sarah Woo, Staff Writer

October 29, 2018


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Every football home game, Coppell High School seniors show off their highly decorated, custom-made overalls. Choosing between hundreds of fabrics and decorations, seniors spend weeks, if not months, fabricating each and every single detail of their overalls.   But how could one pair of overalls mean so m...

Handstands to High Kicks

Handstands to High Kicks

Akansha Singh, Staff Writer

October 24, 2018


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From jazz to ballet to cheer, numerous forms of dancing have been part of Coppell High School senior Saige Culler’s life since she was 4.   Culler is no stranger to trying different dance styles. This year, however, she made a unique transition between two CHS teams: cheerleading and L...

Leaving Vietnam as child begins Lam’s journey to caring educator

Leaving Vietnam as child begins Lam’s journey to caring educator

Umama Suriya, Staff Writer

October 24, 2018


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In the sparkling moonlight, a little boy and his parents flee from their beloved home country, having no idea where they would go next.   Coppell High School assistant principal Ryan Lam has a unique backstory that many do not know. CHS associate principal Sean Bagley has worked with Lam f...

Q&A: With variety of experiences, Payne brings fresh take to language

Q&A: With variety of experiences, Payne brings fresh take to language

Claire Clements, Editorial Page Editor

October 15, 2018


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Students greet new American Sign Language (ASL) teacher Delosha Payne with a few signs as she welcomes them into her class. After teaching for six years, Payne joined Coppell High School this year and introduced not only a new style of teaching, as she is the first Hearing ASL teacher in four years, bu...

Q&A: Sanchez starting new chapter in English department, fueled by love of literature, writing

Q&A: Sanchez starting new chapter in English department, fueled by love of literature, writing

Sally Parampottil, Staff Writer

October 12, 2018


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Southern California native Mariah Sanchez was looking for reminders of her hometown when she decided to move to the DFW area from Waco. After hearing about Coppell ISD’s reputation, she researched the school and discovered an opening in the English department.   Three months into the academic year, she ref...

Q&A: Grady joins CHS with hopes of spreading Spanish language, culture

Q&A:  Grady joins CHS with hopes of spreading Spanish language, culture

Sally Parampottil, Staff Writer

October 12, 2018


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Spanish II and III teacher Linda Grady began her first year at Coppell High School after coming from Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD (HEB-ISD), where she worked for six years. She currently teaches three Spanish II classes and three Spanish III classes. While she has lived in the DFW area for more than 25 y...

Sidekick selects Bellish as October Teacher of the Issue

Sidekick selects Bellish as October Teacher of the Issue

Sarah Woo, Staff Writer

October 12, 2018


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Known for her honesty and kindness, Coppell High School math teacher Michelle Bellish has been named Teacher of the Issue by The Sidekick staff. She never fails to help her students succeed by constantly being involved in creating an engaging learning environment.   Why did you first want to be...

Club bringing together Russian speakers in shared passion for language

Club bringing together Russian speakers in shared passion for language

Akansha Singh, Staff Writer

September 21, 2018


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From script to structure, English and Russian are very different languages.   However, a number of students at Coppell High School have personal connections to the language or are interested in learning Russian, just as they would learn a language that is normally offered as a class, such ...

From thousands of miles away, Finnish student adjusts to unfamiliar people in familiar place

From thousands of miles away, Finnish student adjusts to unfamiliar people in familiar place

Karen Lu, Staff Writer

September 14, 2018


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Often, transferring to a new school is a high schooler’s worst nightmare. Now, imagine not only moving to a new city or even a new state, but across the world to an entirely new country.   Making new friends, familiarizing with the new culture, adjusting to a brand new life–a completely unf...

Cameron, Koriala hook kids, preteens with fishing business, get head start on career

Cameron, Koriala hook kids, preteens with fishing business, get head start on career

Sofia Guerrero, Student Life Editor

September 13, 2018


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Coppell High School senior Calan Cameron feels a tug on his fishing line and immediately turns the reel. The line gets shorter until it is finally in the air, revealing Cameron’s fishy prize.   This is what Cameron has done ever since he could remember, and his love for fishing is what pr...