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#SJW2020: Yearbook, KCBY celebrate Scholastic Journalism Week

#SJW2020: Yearbook, KCBY celebrate Scholastic Journalism Week

February 27, 2020

Scholastic Journalism week is Feb. 23-28 and is a time to recognize the accomplishments of student journalism across the country. This year, The Sidekick is spotlighting fellow Coppell High School journalism programs KCBY and the Round-Up Yearbook.

February Teacher of the Issue: Dixon chalking it up to experience

February Teacher of the Issue: Dixon chalking it up to experience

Sally Parampottil, Executive Sports Editor

February 15, 2020

The sound of chalk on a blackboard melds with the sound of a presentation, connections drawn between different periods and events in the expanse of time. Having spent time as a member of the military and wrestling coach, Coppell High School AP World History teacher and academic decathlon coach Tim Di...

Coch cultivating essential skills through collaboration, support

Coch cultivating essential skills through collaboration, support

Jillian Moore, Staff Writer

February 10, 2020

Coppell High School special education teacher Brooke Coch has been teaching for the past eight years. Despite initially receiving a degree in communications and advertising, Coch developed a passion for teaching special education after working as a teacher at T. A. Sims Elementary School, Wakeland Hig...

At #CHSHome: First-year librarian reads more than 20 books per month while bringing love of storytelling to campus

At #CHSHome: First-year librarian reads more than 20 books per month while bringing love of storytelling to campus

Victoria Hertel, Staff Writer

February 4, 2020

Trisha Goins is one of the two librarians at Coppell High School. This is her first year at CHS and as a librarian. She has always had a passion for learning the stories in books and about other people.  What is your experience as a librarian? This is my first year as a librarian [and] my first...

Mundhada cooking, growing alongside club

Mundhada cooking, growing alongside club

Angela Yuan, Staff Writer

January 30, 2020

Coppell High School senior Pragati Mundhada is the co-president of Cooking For A Cause. Cooking For A Cause is a club that makes food for events and donates profits to charities. In addition, she is an AP student in National Honor Society and Health Occupations Students of America.  How does Cooki...

Falling for traveling

Falling for traveling

Shreya Beldona, Staff Writer

January 30, 2020

Coppell High School senior Santiago Ceniceros’s passion for traveling is fueled by his family. Ceniceros has traveled to many countries in hopes of broadening worldviews and learning about various cultures. During winter break, Ceniceros traveled to Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Saudi Arabia and India.  Wh...

Evans upholding interest in sports medicine

Evans upholding interest in sports medicine

Camila Villarreal, Staff Writer

January 7, 2020

Coppell High School junior Taylor Evans is an active member of the CHS sports medicine team. The sports medicine team is in charge of tending to the players’ injuries during games and ensuring the team has enough water and protection to play its sport safely.  What motivated you to join sports medicine? ...

December TOTI: Rushing does not take responsibility of teacher and coach lightly

December TOTI: Rushing does not take responsibility of teacher and coach lightly

Sapna Amin, Staff Writer

December 18, 2019

Coppell High School AP Physics II and baseball coach Clint Rushing is The Sidekick's December Teacher of the Issue, chosen by our staff. Rushing has been teaching at CHS for 11 years and hopes to help his students find their identity. He wants students to understand they shouldn’t be defined by grades, ...

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...