Coppell Student Media

At #CHSHome: Hernandez is nuts about the Nutcracker

At #CHSHome: Hernandez is nuts about the Nutcracker

Sapna Amin, Staff Writer

November 18, 2019

Coppell High School junior Paola Hernandez is a dancer with the Ballet Academy of Texas. The Ballet Academy of Texas is performing “The Nutcracker” on Dec. 7-8 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Irving Art Center. Hernandez is level 7 out of 8, the level of dance correlates with the vigor of the classes, ...

At #CHSHome: Lazos uses love of science to foster enjoyment of learning process

At #CHSHome: Lazos uses love of science to foster enjoyment of learning process

Anvitha Reddy, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

Coppell High School teacher Maxx Lazos strives to create relationships with his students through his dedication to the learning process while teaching AP Environmental Science. Lazos, who was a substitute for Coppell ISD last year, hopes to challenge students’ grade-oriented mindsets with lessons that insp...

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

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

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 ...

At #CHSHome: Pickrell teaches students to love English through learning difficulties

At #CHSHome: Pickrell teaches students to love English through learning difficulties

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...

November Teacher of the Issue: Martinez values student perspective, incorporates discussion

November Teacher of the Issue: Martinez values student perspective, incorporates discussion

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

Q&A: Lee shares experiences about student council, Language Beyond Barriers

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...

Q&A: Lamichhane carrying legacy to support Nepal

Q&A: Lamichhane carrying legacy to support Nepal

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

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

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

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

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...

At #CHSHome with Tong: International student inspires students like her

At #CHSHome with Tong: International student inspires students like her

Tracy Tran, Staff Writer

October 7, 2019

Coppell High School junior Nanzihe Tong is a first-year exchange student from Ningbo, China. Bringing her culture and study experiences from China, she hopes to share her story to reveal the difficulties international students have to face. What are the differences between CHS and school in China? In Ch...

Student of the week: Mohan dances for human trafficking awareness

Student of the week: Mohan dances for human trafficking awareness

Pramika Kadari, Executive News Editor & Enterprise Editor

October 7, 2019

Coppell high school senior and Lariette captain Maya Mohan recently created an original dance to raise awareness for the issue of human trafficking, which can be found on her Instagram page (@themayamohan) and her Youtube Channel, "Maya Mohan". Below, Mohan discusses her motivation for the project, her...

Mackin teaching with purpose, encouraging self discipline with money

Mackin teaching with purpose, encouraging self discipline with money

Laasya Achanta, Staff Writer

October 4, 2019

After spending three years in the corporate world as an information technology consultant, Coppell High School Money Matters and Dollar and Sense teacher Megan Mackin switched careers to fulfill her calling of making an impact on others’ lives. Money Matters and Dollars And Sense focus on consumer pra...