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  • Commitment form for third nine weeks is available today for those changing their commitments, due Dec. 9
  • Dec. 11 is an early dismissal day in CISD (Elementary: 12:30 p.m., Middle: 1 p.m., High: 1:40 p.m.)

District Diwali committee educating community about Hindu festival of lights

Diwali takes place over five days, and this year it starts today and culminates on Monday. People celebrate Diwali with their families and decorate their homes with diyas to signify the triumph of good over evil and lightness over darkness.
Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager November 12, 2020

To facilitate awareness of Diwali celebrations in the community, Coppell ISD formed a Diwali committee with teachers and staff from across campuses. Unlike previous years where scattered campuses individually...

17 unanswered second half points gives Coppell dramatic homecoming victory over Plano West (with video)

Coppell senior offensive lineman Febechi Nwaiwu and junior wide receiver Anthony Black celebrate Black’s touchdown in the second quarter against Plano West last night at Buddy Echols Field. Coppell defeated Plano West, 31-20, in its annual Homecoming game.
Meer Mahfuz, Co-Sports Editor October 31, 2020

The lights lay low. The wind plateaued and the chilly backdrop ushered in. The plethora of fans silent as the game drew on, knowing that time was not in their favor. The time on the clock read four minutes...

Traditions persist despite homecoming changes

Coppell High School Principal Laura Springer introduces the 2020 virtual homecoming pep rally in the Coppell indoor  facility on Wednesday. The annual Homecoming pep rally was moved online due to COVID-19, and is available to watch today.
Shreya Beldona, Executive Enterprise Editor October 30, 2020

For Coppell High School, homecoming is more than a dance. It is a week of celebration, where students dress up according to a different theme every day. It is the Friday pep rally, where seniors wear their...

Tennis triumphs in bi-district match against Prosper

Coppell senior co-captain Rishita Uppuluri approaches a forehand against Prosper on Monday night at T Bar M Racquet Club in Dallas. Coppell won 10-2, clenching the Class 6A Region I bi-district title and advancing to area later this week.
Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager October 28, 2020

On Monday, Coppell tennis defeated Prosper in the first round of the Class 6A Region I playoffs with a score of 10-2. The win means Coppell advances in the playoffs. The match was originally scheduled...

Coach’s Box: Barnett setting example as father figure for student athletes

Coppell assistant Blaine Barnett passes during pregame warmups before the Cowboys’ 42-35 victory against Sachse on Oct. 2 at Buddy Echols Field. In addition to coaching football, Barnett teaches special education at Coppell High School.
Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager October 28, 2020

Blaine Barnett coaches tight ends for the Coppell football team and is a special education teacher at Coppell High School. Barnett graduated from CHS in 1995 and came back to coach as a special teams coordinator...

Tennis to face off against Prosper in bi-district playoffs

Coppell senior Kunal Seetha hits a forehand against Plano West on Sept. 25 at the CHS Tennis Center. Coppell will be playing Prosper in Class 6A Region I bi-district playoffs today.
Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager October 26, 2020

Coppell tennis will be playing the first bi-district match against Prosper at the T Bar M Racquet Club at 8 p.m. today.  By defeating Flower Mound last Tuesday, Coppell finished second in District...

A clean slate

Coppell senior quarterback Ryan Walker is tackled by Plano defenders at John Clark Field last night. Coppell defeated Plano, 35-33.
Meer Mahfuz, Co-Sports Editor October 24, 2020

PLANO - Last night’s game was all but settled in the third quarter when Coppell scored 21 unanswered points and held a 35-13 lead over Plano but one thing stood between them and its first district win:...

Girard’s return to district reunites old partnership

Coppell High School assistant principal Brandon Girard dances on the senior bridge before school with English III teacher Sean Smith and honors chemistry teacher Courtney Crosby on Oct. 16. Girard returned to Coppell ISD after four years in Brookings, SD.
Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager October 23, 2020

After returning to Coppell ISD from four years in Brookings, SD, Coppell High School assistant principal Brandon Girard felt like he was coming home. Girard is not new to an administrative position...

Shultz designing final year of high school in yearbook

Seniors Riley Shultz and Emily Settle make comments on the color palettes in the 2021 Jostens Yearbook Lookbook in the yearbook room during seventh period on Oct. 1. Shultz is the managing editor for the people and sports section of the Coppell High School yearbook, The Round-Up.
Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager October 8, 2020

Since sophomore year, Coppell High School senior Riley Shultz has been a staff member of the CHS yearbook, The Round-Up. This year, she earned a position in top tier as the managing editor for the people...

Tennis defeats Lewisville again with complete victory

Coppell sophomore Lindsay Patton hits an overhead during her mixed doubles match with Coppell sophomore Arjun Arunachalam against Lewisville Tuesday at the CHS Tennis Center. Patton and Arunachalam won their match, 6-2 and 6-4, and Coppell won overall, 19-0.
Akhila Gunturu, CHS9 Editor October 8, 2020

Tuesday’s tennis match against Lewisville at the CHS Tennis Center ended in a 19-0 victory for Coppell.  “It was phenomenal,” Coppell junior Jasmine Durrant said. “We fought hard, we made sure...

Tennis seeking another win against Lewisville

Coppell junior Atharva Nijasure takes an overhead against Marcus last Tuesday at the CHS Tennis Center. Coppell takes on Lewisville at 4 p.m. tomorrow at the CHS Tennis Center.
Akhila Gunturu, CHS9 Editor October 5, 2020

Coppell tennis hosts Lewisville at the CHS Tennis Center at 4 p.m. tomorrow.  Following a win against Hebron on Friday and a win against Marcus last Tuesday, tomorrow’s match leaves just two more...

Porter’s route to high school campus stems from love of languages

Coppell High School assistant principal Zane Porter greets students before school on Aug. 28 in the main hallway. Porter became one of the assistant principals for CHS in May after teaching at New Tech High @ Coppell for four years. Photo by Nandini Muresh
Akhila Gunturu, CHS9 Editor September 30, 2020

As a sophomore at Lake Havasu High School in Arizona, Coppell High School assistant principal Zane Porter began his literary journey by reading The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck in his honors English...

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