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Due to COVID-19 fueled inventory shortages, students at Coppell High School are not allowed to freely take utensils without making a purchase from the cafeteria. The restrictions were put into place when students began returning to in-person learning in late 2020, and it is uncertain when they will be lifted.

Utensils, condiments charged at cafeteria due to a national inventory shortage

Minnie Gazawada, Staff Writer/Designer May 13, 2022

Why aren’t utensils free at the cafeteria? Students have asked this question throughout the school year as the Coppell High School cafeteria’s  utensils and condiments are only provided if a student...

There are many events in high school that many consider as important to attend to “complete” the high school experience, but students may feel pressured to attend these events. The Sidekick editorial board thinks students should be able to do what makes them happy to have fun in high school instead of succumbing to peer pressure.

Editorial: The DIY high school experience

Editorial Board May 12, 2022

Four years of high school culminate at the end of a student’s senior year. It is a time to celebrate the end of an era and usher in a new chapter. However, this coming-of-age experience is often determined...

Coppell High School senior Shruti Shukla sings her favorite song, “Mere Dholna,” composed by Pritam Chakraborty, on March 8. Shukla has been singing Hindustani music since age 5 and takes exams administered by an Indian music organization, Pracheen Kala Kendra.

In the Spotlight: Shukla resonating with Indian culture through Hindustani music examinations

Varshitha Korrapolu, Communications Manager March 22, 2022

Despite not living in India, Coppell High School senior Shruti Shukla connects to her Indian heritage by singing Hindustani music. Her connection with music has transformed over the years from taking...

Coppell junior outfielder Hannah Gullat scores against Fort Worth North Side at the Coppell ISD Baseball/Softball Complex on Thursday. The Cowgirls beat the Hawks, 8-1.

Cowgirls go undefeated at round robin tournament

Sreehitha Moravaneni, Staff Writer March 7, 2022

Coppell softball concluded its three-day round robin tournament at the Coppell ISD Baseball/Softball Complex on Saturday with a perfect 6-0 record. The Cowgirls played two games on each day: Fort Worth...

Coppell High School implemented a late arrival system where late-coming students are now mandated to come through the front entrance and sign in before attending their class. This change is being used to collect more information on the school’s current tardiness issue.

CHS strategizes to combat tardiness

Sreehitha Moravaneni February 10, 2022

Effective this week, Coppell High School is requiring students arriving at school after 8:50 a.m. to sign in through the front entrance before heading to their class. CHS is seeing an influx of learners...

Coppell High School juniors Graham Gorman and Lauren Beach portray the villainous couple, Plankton and Karen the Computer, in the Cowboy Theatre Company’s production of “The SpongeBob Musical.” The show opens on Saturday night at 7 p.m. in the CHS Auditorium and runs until Feb. 6.

Bringing in the Bikini Bottom days

Trisha Atluri, Executive Entertainment Editor January 28, 2022

The generation that grew up with SpongeBob SquarePants will portray the iconic cartoon characters in the Cowboy Theatre Company’s upcoming production of “The SpongeBob Musical.” Tonight, middle...

Video: 39 seniors named National Merit Semifinalists

Varshitha Korrapolu, Communications Manager October 26, 2021

On Oct. 4, a recognition was held at the CHS Library for the 39 seniors who were named National Merit Semifinalists. Watch The Sidekick communications manager Varshitha Korrapolu’s video to learn...

New Tech @ Coppell junior Juan Cordova performs as Queto Muguruza in Coppell High Theatre’s production “Trap” in the Black Box on Friday. “Trap” was the first show the program has been able to put on without masks since the pandemic.

Audience members kept at the edge of their seats during “Trap”

Varshitha Korrapolu, Communications Manager October 24, 2021

As 7 p.m. approached on Friday night, people filed into Coppell High School’s Black Box Theatre to see the Cowboy Theatre Company’s “Trap” production, the first show after COVID-19 restrictions...

After returning to full in person school, Coppell High School students have been facing academic and emotional challenges.  Coppell ISD is working to bridge learning gaps caused by COVID-19 by emphasizing learner choice and interaction.

Molding to the new normal

Akhila Gunturu, Executive News Editor October 4, 2021

For many Coppell ISD students, the 2020-21 school year began in the silence of their bedrooms in front of a screen. Fast forward, and the school year finished in the same place, with only a screen to connect...

Singer-songwriter and guitarist Emily Elbert is playing with Harry Styles and Jenny Lewis on Love On Tour. Elbert was a junior at Coppell High School when she released her first album, Bright Side, in 2006.

Elbert shooting for music stardom

Trisha Atluri, Executive Entertainment Editor September 20, 2021

Lost in the music, her fingers pick the guitar strings independently of her mind, as naturally as if she was born with an instrument in her hand and a melody in her head. Since graduating from Coppell...

Coppell High School assistant principal Alissa Womack previously taught Spanish at CHS before returning this year. Womack has taught at CHS, Ranchview High School in Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD and Lamar Middle School in Irving.

One home, two roles

Tracy Tran, Staff Writer September 14, 2021

Packing the last piece in her room at Lamar Middle School in Irving into a box, Coppell High School assistant principal Alissa Womack was ready for a short drive.  Heading back home. Heading back...

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.

Teacher of the Week: 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...

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