Coppell Student Media

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...

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...

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? ...

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


Filed under Q&A's, Student Life

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


Filed under Q&A's, Student Life

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


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 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...

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...