Coppell Student Media

Student of the Week: Peterman shines behind scenes through makeup, management

Student of the Week: Peterman shines behind scenes through makeup, management

Lilly Gorman

April 19, 2019


Filed under Q&A's, Student Life

Coppell High School junior Ashlyn Peterman expresses love for special effects makeup and stage managing for school shows. Peterman’s creative monster-like makeup and strong capability in stage managing makes her stand out from the crowd. Peterman was chosen as The Sidekick’s Student of the Week. How d...

Teacher of the Week: Houghton emphasizes significance of government through relational education

Teacher of the Week: Houghton emphasizes significance of government through relational education

Sarah Woo, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019


Filed under Q&A's, Student Life

Lectures, independent work and tests may be the extent of teaching styles in a typical high school classroom. But for AP U.S. Government teacher Bybiana Houghton, interactive elements play significant roles in and out of the classroom - from class discussions to empowering relationships. This week, The S...

Rathod reaching for skies to fulfill dream of piloting

Rathod reaching for skies to fulfill dream of piloting

Pramika Kadari, Copy Editor

April 16, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Gazing out his car window, Coppell High School senior Henil Rathod studies the night sky, scouring the depths of its blackness. A few minutes later, his squinted eyes focus on a distant figure that means the world to him — an airplane. Letting out an excited cry, he points at the plane in e...

Student of the Week: New addition to family sparks joy in Williams

Student of the Week: New addition to family sparks joy in Williams

Sally Parampottil, Co-Student Life Editor

April 12, 2019


Filed under Q&A's, Student Life

Coppell High School sophomore Sydney Williams became an aunt after her older sister, CHS 2004 graduate Aubrey Garcia, gave birth to a girl named Mila Garcia on Feb. 14. Williams was selected as The Sidekick’s Student of the Week, and she reflects on the experience of becoming and being an aunt to the now 2-month-...

Teacher of the Week: How Dunlevy balances Money Matters and soccer

Teacher of the Week: How Dunlevy balances Money Matters and soccer

Ryan Dyke, Writer

April 12, 2019


Filed under Q&A's, Student Life

Ryan Dunlevy is the head coach of the Coppell High School girls’ soccer team. Born in Haslet,  Dunlevy comes from a family of educators. His passion for soccer translates from his college days into his teaching career, as he teaches Money Matters, a personal finance class at CHS. What is it lik...

Harmony of music, math

Harmony of music, math

Charlotte Vanyo, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

In fifth grade, Coppell High School math teacher Karie Kosh joined North Hansen Elementary School’s after-school string program. Unlike most kids who choose a stringed instrument, Kosh never wished to play the violin. “I decided the violin and viola were too squeaky so I wanted to play cello,” Ko...

Student of the Week: Khowala shows passion for tennis

Student of the Week: Khowala shows passion for tennis

Rishitha Penmetsa and Rishika Rakwal

April 8, 2019


Filed under Student Life, Video

Coppell High School junior Ruchika Khowala was chosen as The Sidekick's Student of the Week due to her participation at the Kemah Tennis Invitational. She placed fourth, alongside her doubles partner, CHS senior Suzuka Nishino.

April teacher of the issue: Keep an ion Kimball, encourages students, shares love for animals

April teacher of the issue: Keep an ion Kimball, encourages students, shares love for animals

Christie Hernandez, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019


Filed under Student Life

Coppell High School GT/honors chemistry teacher Sorelle Kimball has been selected by The Sidekick as the April Teacher of the Issue. From studying molecules to caring for mammals, Kimball’s knowledge of life goes beyond the classroom.   What inspired you to teach at CHS? I heard really good...

Student of the Week: Love for music turns into future for Henry

Student of the Week: Love for music turns into future for Henry

Arman Merchant, Staff Writer

March 29, 2019


Filed under Q&A's, Student Life

Coppell High School sophomore Andrew Henry has been interested in skateboarding and crafting music and was selected as The Sidekick’s Student of the Week. Currently Henry plays in a band, @piplinetx on Instagram, with his friends.   When did you first get into playing the guitar and skateboarding? ...

Questions with The Sidekick: Mrs. Zugaro

Questions with The Sidekick: Mrs. Zugaro

Laasya Achanta, Staff Writer

March 27, 2019


Filed under 15 Questions with The Sidekick, CSM Video Series, Multimedia, Student Life, Video

Watch as AP Statistics teacher Michele Zugaro answers 10 questions in her classroom during a typical afternoon after school. Learn about her favorite sports, who inspired her to teach statistics and what she looks forward to most in her retirement.

New country, new opportunities

New country, new opportunities

Laasya Achanta, Staff Writer

March 25, 2019


Filed under Student Life, Uncategorized

“I’ll see you now now,”  CHS9 freshman Caitlin Stringer said as she left her friends; noting the look of confusion on their faces, she realized people in America do not use that phrase. Stringer’s recent move from South Africa to Coppell has been an interesting adjustment for her. Follo...

Four languages and beyond: Schoen experiences culture past physical borders

Four languages and beyond: Schoen experiences culture past physical borders

Sarah Woo, Staff Writer

March 22, 2019


Filed under Student Life

From living in Germany to Sweden to Costa Rica, Coppell High School sophomore Jessica Chaska Chuquichampi Schoen has experienced more than the typical high school student.   At just age 16, Schoen is fluent in four languages (German, Swedish, Spanish and English). Her unique exposure to languag...