Coppell Student Media

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

Coppell High School junior Niharika Saran receives help from AP Calculus teacher Dana Deloach during her second period class on Monday. Deloach has been teaching at CHS for 19 years. Photo by Lilly Gorman.

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

With help from her cousin, Ranchview High School sophomore Emma Immanivong (left), Coppell High School senior Alyson Immanivong films a DIY fall candle video on Oct. 7 for her YouTube channel. Immanivong posts videos every Wednesday on her channel that has more than 500 subscribers.

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

Owner of family-operated Gideon Math and Reading Center Wendy Coppedge records and files student booklets with daughter Stephanie and son Boston at family-operated Gideon Math and Reading Center on Oct. 26. Wendy became involved in the supplemental reading program after she enrolled her children in a program when they were younger.

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

Coppell High School English III teacher Emily Pickrell reviews analyzing timed writing passages in C227 on Oct 29 during sixth period. Pickrell has always had a love for English and teaches to maintain her passion.

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

Coppell High School senior plunger boy Leo Swaldi holds up a third down sign during Coppell’s game against Allen on Sept. 13 at Eagle Stadium. Swaldi takes rigorous academic courses and is the senior class president in addition to the plunger boy.

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

Coppell sophomore Ethan Frieder listens to English II Honors teacher Carla Martinez as she discusses Lord of the Flies in her third period class on Oct. 15. Martinez is currently in her 14th year of teaching English.

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

Coppell High School junior class president Lily Lee announces  homecoming dance ticket sales in the cafeteria during B lunch on Oct. 23.

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

Coppell High School juniors Hidayah Husain and Sheikha Seif watch the 2019 Muslim Interscholastic Tournament (MIST) recap video during the first Muslim Student Association (MSA) club meeting of the school year on Oct. 15. This meeting helps club members understand the importance of the MSA.

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)

Coppell High School Student Resource Officer Reggie Walker works at his office during third period on September 5th. Walker transitioned from accountant to police officer to help make an impact on students.

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...

Q&A: Lamichhane carrying legacy to support Nepal

Valley Ranch resident Mala Lamichhane poses with her daughter, Coppell High School senior and Night for Nepal president Ichha Lamichhane during the Night for Nepal Movie Night at the Coppell City Hall on April 27. The club is planning to hold the event again in April at an undecided new location.

Sydney Rowe, Staff Writer/Photographer

October 15, 2019

Coppell High School senior and Night for Nepal president Ichha Lamichhane, who helped start the club in 2015, has ambitious goals for the club this year to raise money for a project in Nepal.   What are your goals for Night for Nepal this year? Our goal for this year is to collect money, and the...

Q&A: Caswell brings professional drum corps experience to high school students

Coppell High School associate director of bands Adrian Caswell actively listens to head band director Gerry Miller as he discusses their trip to St. Louis at the CHS Band Hall on Wednesday. The CHS Marching Band will perform at Bands of America Super Regional in St. Louis on Oct. 19.

Meer Mahfuz, Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

Coppell High School associate director of bands Adrian Caswell leads with a background of professional experience in teaching drum corps. While only officially working for The Cadets, a drum and bugle corps based in Allentown, Pa. Caswell has consulted with the visual staff of Carolina Crown and wa...

At #CHSHome: McCoy utilizes TikTok to engage students in learning Spanish

Coppell High School IB Spanish teacher Emily McCoy engages students by teaching them one of the dances from the popular social media video app, TikTok. This is McCoy’s 15th year teaching Spanish and 10th year teaching at CHS.

Jillian Moore and Samantha Freeman

October 8, 2019

Coppell High School IB Spanish teacher Emily McCoy uses her passion for Spanish culture and language to inspire students to incorporate Spanish into their lives and learn about the commonalities found between cultures. This year is McCoy’s 15th year teaching Spanish and 10th year teaching at Coppe...