Coppell Student Media

Student of the Week: Thompson balancing fine arts, journalism and athletics

Student of the Week: Thompson balancing fine arts, journalism and athletics

Pramika Kadari, Copy Editor

March 22, 2019


Filed under Student Life, Video

This week, The Sidekick has chosen Coppell High School sophomore Juliana Thompson as the Student of the Week. Thompson explains the joys and difficulties of being in theater, KCBY and ultimate frisbee at CHS.

Teacher of the Week: Alexander-Blythe managing both teaching, motherhood

Teacher of the Week: Alexander-Blythe managing both teaching, motherhood

Rishika Rakwal and Rishitha Penmetsa

March 8, 2019


Filed under 15 Questions with The Sidekick, Multimedia, Student Life, Video

The Sidekick has selected Coppell High School English III AP/GT teacher Melissa Alexander-Blythe as this week's Teacher of the Week. Watch to find out about how she has adjusted to motherhood, her favorite book to teach in her class and her advice to seniors.

Student of the Week: Wiegand paves path for coding

Student of the Week: Wiegand paves path for coding

Sarah Woo, Staff Writer

March 2, 2019


Filed under Student Life, Video

This week, The Sidekick has chosen Coppell High School junior Victoria Wiegand as Student of the Week. Wiegand dives deep into the purpose of Girl's Coding Club, the importance of coding and the representation of women in the field.

Teacher of the Week: Hauske describes life as art teacher, VASE competition

Teacher of the Week: Hauske describes life as art teacher, VASE competition

Christine Zacuai and Sofia Guerrero

March 1, 2019


Filed under Student Life, Video

For this Teacher of the Week, Executive News Editor Christine Zacuai interviews Coppell High School AP Art History, Drawing, IB Visual Art and Drawing II teacher Michelle Hauske. On Feb. 9, the CHS art department's annual competition Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE) had 48 total regional medalists...

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.  

Presidents Day weekend provides opportunity for rest, relaxation (video)

Presidents Day weekend provides opportunity for rest, relaxation (video)

Sofia Guerrero, Bailey Lai, and Andrés Bear

February 13, 2019


Filed under Multimedia, Student Life, Video

With Presidents Day coming up on Monday, students and staff have a longer weekend to spend with family and friends, as well as to catch up on sleep and schoolwork. Watch to see what Coppell High School students and teachers have in store for these four days.

Teacher of the Week: A look inside CHS history teacher de Waal’s classroom (video)

Teacher of the Week: A look inside CHS history teacher de Waal’s classroom (video)

Sofia Guerrero and Andrés Bear

February 5, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Student Life, Video

Coppell High School history teacher Diane de Waal describes her classroom and why it is her "happy place." Watch to find out about the classroom's features, such as student work, costumes, posters and even a telegram from 1963.

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: More than blue shirts, khaki pants for math teacher

Teacher of the Week: More than blue shirts, khaki pants for math teacher

Rishitha Penmetsa and Rishika Rakwal

January 23, 2019


Filed under 15 Questions with The Sidekick, Multimedia, Student Life, Video

This week, Coppell High School AP and IB Calculus teacher Ian VanderSchee has been selected as The Sidekick's Teacher of the Week. We were able to gain insight into his daily school activities and were able to learn more about his blog, blueshirtkhakipants.  ...

Video: AirPods vs Headphones

Video: AirPods vs Headphones

January 23, 2019


Filed under Multimedia, Student Life, Video

Headphones have always been an everyday tool, but Apple’s product, the “AirPods”, has recently become popular with the public. We asked Coppell High School students and teachers on their opinions of the quickly spreading trend that is soon to replace regular wires.

Video: Coppell High School students speak on Student Council “New Year, New Me” week

Video: Coppell High School students speak on Student Council “New Year, New Me” week

January 16, 2019


Filed under Multimedia, Student Life, Video

The Coppell High School Student Council is currently holding their "New Year, New Me" week which promotes healthy and fun habits to start off 2019. We spoke to CHS students about the week's meaning and their thoughts on it.