• Board of Trustees meeting Jan. 24
  • City Council meeting Jan. 25
  • Voice recital Jan. 26-27
  • SpongeBob the Musical Jan. 28-Feb. 6
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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...

Coppell senior middle blocker Aley Clent blocks against Euless Trinity at the CHS Arena on Tuesday. The Cowgirls swept the Trojans at Middle School Night, 25-11, 25-21, 25-10.

Coppell models Cowgirl fight at Middle School Night

Trisha Atluri, Executive Entertainment Editor September 3, 2021

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Got You Covered is a Sidekick series detailing five events happening at Coppell High School the following week. It will be posted every Monday for the rest of the 2021-22 school year.

Got You Covered: 8/23 – 8/27

Akhila Gunturu, Executive News Editor August 23, 2021

Students in grades pre-K through sixth who chose virtual learning begin school on Monday.  Coppell ISD is holding a public hearing on the proposed budget and tax rate for the 2021-22 fiscal year...

Coppell High School Principal Laura Springer greets Coppell junior Akshaya Dinakaran on Wednesday. Coppell Independent School District began the 2021-22 school year on Monday.

Springer celebrates #CHSReset as district opens for in person school year

Akhila Gunturu, Executive News Editor August 18, 2021

The 2021-22 school year at Coppell High School opened fully in person for the first time since March 2020. CHS Principal Laura Springer expands on returning to campus, curriculum plans and successes in...

Coppell High School alumna and Olympian Chiaka Ogbogu arrives at the start of the parade surrounded by her family. Ogbogu is the first Olympian from Coppell and won gold alongside the U.S. Olympic womens volleyball team.

Bringing home gold

Torie Peck, Sports Editor August 17, 2021

Olympic gold medalists are of the most exclusive group of athletes on the globe. Now, Coppell’s own Chiaka Ogbogu has entered into this category of athletes. In recognition of her achievements,...

On July 7, the Coppell Board of Trustees approved Coppell High School assistant principal Cindi Osborne as the new principal of Victory Place @ Coppell. Osborne replaces outgoing principal Jeff Minn, who is now in Frisco ISD.

Osborne named new Victory Place @ Coppell principal

Akhila Gunturu, Executive News Editor August 6, 2021

On July 7, the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees named Cindi Osborne as the new principal of Victory Place @ Coppell principal. Osborne replaces Jeff Minn, who is leaving for an administrative position at...

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