Coppell Student Media

Teacher of Scholastic Journalism Week: Harris inspiring new generation of journalists

Teacher of Scholastic Journalism Week: Harris inspiring new generation of journalists

Nicolas Reyes, Staff Writer

February 23, 2019


Filed under Student Life

Picking up a yearbook and flipping through the pages to find pictures of yourself and your friends is a cherished tradition. Being that yearbooks are opened at the end of the school year, many do not realize the year-long work that goes into creating it and the people who contribute to its creation....

February teacher of the issue: English teacher Stephanie Ball builds connection with students

February teacher of the issue: English teacher Stephanie Ball builds connection with students

Nicholas Pranske, Executive Sports Editor

February 21, 2019


Filed under Student Life

Before teaching at Coppell High School, English teacher Stephanie Ball taught at Central Elementary School in Lewisville. The only difference, she says, between high school and elementary school students is she does not have to wipe noses in high school.   For Ball, the maturity level is the same, bu...

Student of the Week: Simon expresses personality, passion for music

Student of the Week: Simon expresses personality, passion for music

Christie Hernandez, Staff Writer

February 15, 2019


Filed under 15 Questions with The Sidekick, Q&A's, Student Life, Video

The Sidekick’s Student of the week Abigail Simons answers 15 questions about her personality and passions. Dig deeper into her weekend activities, love for music and her dream career.  

Presidents Day weekend provides opportunity for rest, relaxation (video)

Presidents Day weekend provides opportunity for rest, relaxation (video)

Sofia Guerrero, Bailey Lai, and Andrés Bear

February 13, 2019


Filed under Multimedia, Student Life, Video

With Presidents Day coming up on Monday, students and staff have a longer weekend to spend with family and friends, as well as to catch up on sleep and schoolwork. Watch to see what Coppell High School students and teachers have in store for these four days.

Teacher of the Week: Sloane’s physics expertise allowing for hands-on learning experience

Teacher of the Week: Sloane’s physics expertise allowing for hands-on learning experience

Shravya Mahesh, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019


Filed under Q&A's, Student Life

School and personal life. Two separate things, both which take dedication and time. However, Coppell High School AP/GT Physics teacher Stephanie Sloane takes her job a step further, applying physics to everything she does, including her interactive lessons, driving, and Marvel movies. This week, T...

Student of the Week: Meet the man behind the straw instruments

Student of the Week: Meet the man behind the straw instruments

Neha Desaraju, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019


Filed under Q&A's, Student Life

The sounds of a kazoo is familiar to many Coppell High School students. This week, The Sidekick chose sophomore Tony Shi, the student behind a range of homemade straw instruments, colorful pieces of calligraphy and quite literally, shocking mechanisms as our Student of the Week.   When did yo...

Williams builds her way to success

Williams builds her way to success

Shreya Beldona, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019


Filed under Student Life

Though she never took an architecture class, 2014 Coppell High School graduate Hannah Williams found herself gravitating towards the beauty of buildings and construction from a young age and eventually wound up becoming a finalist in the Walt Disney Imagineering Imaginations Design competition . &...

Teacher of the Week: A look inside CHS history teacher de Waal’s classroom (video)

Teacher of the Week: A look inside CHS history teacher de Waal’s classroom (video)

Sofia Guerrero and Andrés Bear

February 5, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Student Life, Video

Coppell High School history teacher Diane de Waal describes her classroom and why it is her "happy place." Watch to find out about the classroom's features, such as student work, costumes, posters and even a telegram from 1963.

Student of the Week: Duarte shows passion, empathy through music, medicine

Student of the Week: Duarte shows passion, empathy through music, medicine

Neha Desaraju, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019


Filed under Q&A's, Student Life, Video

Last week, Coppell High School senior Oscar Duarte has been selected as The Sidekick's Student of the Week. We interviewed him to find out what he likes most about music and medicine.

Teacher of the Week: Watkins using math to teach life lessons

Teacher of the Week: Watkins using math to teach life lessons

Sarah Woo, Staff Writer

January 31, 2019


Filed under Q&A's, Student Life

This week, Coppell High School math teacher John Watkins has been selected as The Sidekick’s Teacher of the Week. Watkins enjoys creating an interactive and thought-provoking learning environment for his students so they can better understand concepts of math, school and life. When did you realiz...

New club celebrates campus cultural diversity

New club celebrates campus cultural diversity

Umama Suriya, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019


Filed under Student Life

With many cultures present in Coppell High School, one student decided to make a club that showcases this diversity.   CHS sophomore Lily Lee created Language Beyond Barriers club, where ESL students can communicate with other students their age who speak the same language as them to help t...

Student of the Week: Mohan’s HOSA experience through leading program, leaving legacy

Student of the Week: Mohan’s HOSA experience through leading program, leaving legacy

Sally Parampottil, Co-Student Life Editor

January 25, 2019


Filed under Q&A's, Student Life

Coppell High School senior Namratha Mohan has been in Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) since her freshman year and was selected as The Sidekick’s Student of the Week. Currently serving as HOSA’s president, she reflects back on the impact she has left on the program and the impact the progra...