Coppell Student Media

Teacher of the Issue: Ruedi providing support through roles of administrative assistant, mother

Teacher of the Issue: Ruedi providing support through roles of administrative assistant, mother

Sofia Guerrero, Co-Student Life Editor

May 17, 2019

Coppell High School administrative assistant Anne Ruedi was selected by The Sidekick as the May Teacher of the Issue. She came to CHS after substituting in Coppell ISD, primarily Coppell Middle School East, for four years. Along with serving in a supportive role, Ruedi has six children, the youngest of...

Path to success

Path to success

May 17, 2019

Coppell High School offers a multitude of classes geared towards career clusters. From health science to education, students can find the paths they wish to take after graduating from college. These paths, both academic and nonacademic, can be pursued through multiple colleges throughout the nation.

Student of the Week: Havemann carries on crafting, welds weapons

Student of the Week: Havemann carries on crafting, welds weapons

Sally Parampottil, Co-Student Life Editor

May 10, 2019

Coppell High School sophomore Ethan Havemann, along with playing the saxophone for the CHS band, spends his free time working with wood and metal. From replica weapons to silverware, he creates a multitude of masterpieces. Havemann was selected as The Sidekick’s Student of the Week and reflects on his history wi...

Student of the week: Vasquez excelling in photography, music, soccer

Student of the week: Vasquez excelling in photography, music, soccer

Pramika Kadari, Copy Editor

May 3, 2019

Coppell High School senior Jacob Vasquez has been selected as The Sidekick's student of the week due to his interest in music, photography and soccer. His photography can be found on his Instagram (@_jacobvasquez_) and his music on his SoundCloud, with the username "ashenxmusic".    ...

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

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

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...

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

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

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...

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

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? ...

Teacher of the Week: Deines empowering students, self through multicultural language studies

Teacher of the Week: Deines empowering students, self through multicultural language studies

Shravya Mahesh, Staff Writer

March 21, 2019

The moment one enters honors French I and II teacher Nathalie Deines’s classroom, he/she is met with lively French music, colorful words, a large French flag and the teacher’s smiling face. Here, learning a language is cultural immersion, a chance to step into France for a period. This week, The Si...

Student of the Week: Looking back, looking forward – Leslie’s theater experiences inspire career

Student of the Week: Looking back, looking forward – Leslie’s theater experiences inspire career

Shivi Sharma, Staff Writer

March 8, 2019

Since joining the theater department freshman year, Coppell High School senior William Leslie has performed in numerous productions and acquired skills in set building and design, inspiring him to study architecture in college. He has been selected as The Sidekick’s Student of the Week. Now serving as...

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

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.