Coppell Student Media

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.  

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...

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 4, 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...

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...

Q&A: Cosper joins CTE department, uses past experience to work with students

Q&A: Cosper joins CTE department, uses past experience to work with students

Sofia Guerrero, Co-Student Life Editor

January 14, 2019


Filed under Q&A's, Student Life

Students who walk into D117 have a new teacher and mentor to help prepare them for adult life: Coppell High School teacher Dana Cosper. As part of the Career and Technical Education (CTE) department, Cosper will be teaching Ready, Set, Teach!, Human Growth and Development and Interior Design.   ...

Q&A: New to CHS: Baker brings long-time appreciation for math to algebra classes mid-year

Q&A: New to CHS: Baker brings long-time appreciation for math to algebra classes mid-year

Shivi Sharma, Staff Writer

January 14, 2019


Filed under Q&A's, Student Life

After a series of temporary teachers, six honors Algebra II classes finally have one to stay: Krissy Baker. At Richardson High School, Baker taught Pre-Calculus, which allows her familiarity with its prerequisite, Algebra II.   Why did you become a math teacher? I knew I always wanted...

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


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

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


Filed under Q&A's, Student Life

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


Filed under Q&A's, Student Life

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...

Q&A: Fresh out of college, Lee bringing new energy to physics classroom

Q&A: Fresh out of college, Lee bringing new energy to physics classroom

Anthony Cesario, Entertainment Editor

August 30, 2018


Filed under Q&A's, Student Life

This year, students walking into room B124 have been greeted by a handshake at the door and a new face: AP/GT Physics I teacher Cynthia Lee. Lee graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2017, and though she did serve as a student teacher at Haltom Middle School for eighth grade science class,...