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Coppell High School senior Ashely Kim sketches for her sculpture project for IB Visual Arts II in E105 on Sept. 13. Kim, who is the President of the National Art Honor Society, wants to become an architect in her future.

Student of the week: Kim imprinting in current leadership roles for future aspirations

Sreeja Mudumby, Executive Editorial Page Editor September 14, 2021

Coppell High School senior Ashley Kim has been in art since she was in seventh grade and is currently in International Baccalaureate (IB) Art II. After high school, Kim wants to pursue art in the future...

Coppell High School visual arts teacher Sarah Williams assists students in her seventh period art I class on Sept. 3. Williams is a new teacher at CHS and previously taught in Fort Worth ISD for six years.

Teacher of the Week: Williams striving to make her mark through past experiences

Aliya Zakir, Social Media Manager September 13, 2021

Coppell High School visual arts teacher Sarah Williams started teaching at CHS this school year. Being a former elementary art educator at Fort Worth ISD, she hopes to use her previous experiences to nurture...

Coppell High School anatomy and physiology teacher Jodie Deinhammer instructs her fifth period class on Wednesday. Deinhammer returned to CHS and was the Coppell Middle School East science and gardening teacher for five years.

Deinhammer returning to her teaching roots after five years at CMSE

Varshitha Korrapolu, Communications Manager September 7, 2021

Coppell High School anatomy and physiology teacher Jodie Deinhammer came back to CHS after teaching seventh grade science and gardening at Coppell Middle School East. After unexpectedly becoming a teacher...

Student of the Week: A Day in the Life of Riya Padhiar

Student of the Week: A Day in the Life of Riya Padhiar

Sannidhi Arimanda, Photographer September 5, 2021

For this Student of the Week, The Sidekick photographer Sannidhi Arimanda interviews Coppell High School second year marching band flutist, junior Riya Padhiar. Padhiar has been playing the flute...

Coppell High School algebra II teacher Alec Nguyen Bui introduces characteristics of functions to his fourth period class on Monday. Bui is a new teacher at CHS and he graduated from the University of North Texas in December.

Bui breaks down his first week as an algebra II teacher

Anette Varghese, Student Life Editor August 27, 2021

Coppell High School algebra II teacher Alec Bui has taught at CHS since the second semester of the 2020-2021 school year. This will be his first full year as a teacher since graduating from the University...

The Sidekick executive editor-in-chief Sally Parampottil accomplished countless awards academically and in all categories of high school journalism including Miss CHS and placing first in the nation for the National Student Press Association’s Editorial Leadership Best of Show. Parampottil is widely respected by peers and teachers, and will attend the University of Texas at Austin in the fall. Photo illustration by Angelina Liu

Don’t look away from the arms of a moment

Sreeja Mudumby, Executive Editorial Page Editor May 28, 2021

Coppell High School 2021 graduate and former Sidekick Editor-in-Chief Sally Parampottil’s unexpected schedule change into The Sidekick is the prime example of a happy accident.  Changing her schedule...

Since the beginning of the pandemic, less teens in the United States have been able to complete proper driving education - almost three-quarters of parents with a teen said their teen’s driving education has been delayed by the pandemic. Parents have also been more concerned about their teen’s driving habits since the pandemic’s advent.

Pandemic leading to less teenage drivers on local streets

Anette Varghese, Staff Writer May 14, 2021

Traditionally, teenage drivers follow the same course to become a new driver. Learners from age 15-17 are required to complete a state-approved teen drivers education course. They must then complete...

Sprouts Farmers Market on W. Sandy Lake Road is currently hiring. The Sidekick staff writer Iniya Nathan scopes out local businesses for Coppell teenagers looking for summer jobs

Interactive: Job hunting help for teens

Iniya Nathan, Staff Writer May 14, 2021

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 Coppell senior Lily Lee plays percussion instruments in the CHS band. As the senior class president, has taken on various leadership positions throughout high school and will be attending Northwestern University in the fall.

Lee drums up accomplishments in various leadership roles

Nanditha Nagavishnu, Staff Writer May 13, 2021

As an elementary school student just broaching her journey as a leader, fifth grader Lily Lee knew leadership was a bold commitment. Standing in front of her peers at Austin Elementary School, stealing...

Coppell High School Round-Up adviser Sallyanne Harris discusses the end of year banquet with CHS senior section editor Naomi Kho in the yearbook room on May 6. Harris is retiring at the end of this school year after nine years of teaching at CHS.

Gentle personality, strong soul: Harris leaves legacy at Coppell after nine years of shaping student journalists

Varshitha Korrapolu, Staff Writer May 13, 2021

A107 safe haven. “Yerd Herd.” Familial feelings.  Even though she realized the power of creating impactful relationships with her students late, Coppell High School Round-Up adviser Sallyanne Harris...

Coppell High School AP English III teacher Emily Pickrell holds a tutoring session over the topic of rhetorical analysis on Thursday in C hall. Pickrell tries to balance this year’s new changes whilst ensuring her students gain skills that can be used in future endeavors from her class.

Pickrell hoping students grow as thinkers, writers

Manasa Mohan, Staff Writer May 13, 2021

Coppell High School AP English III teacher Emily Pickrell has taught at  CHS for three years and at Coppell Middle School East for two years. Every year, Pickrell finds herself fascinated by the new...

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