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Band conducting limited in-person rehearsals after start of virtual school year

Coppell High School band students are currently taking music classes from home with limited in-person rehearsals. For many students, the virtual set up consists of devices with their music, Zoom screens and instruments. Photo courtesy Anvita Ukidwe

Akhila Gunturu, CHS9 Editor

September 8, 2020

Since March, the Coppell Band has been conducting its program virtually due to COVID-19. Now, with the start of the 2020-21 school year, band has continued to carry out the program online, and as of two weeks ago, has begun limited in-person rehearsals.  These in-person rehearsals started Aug. 24 w...

Answering in-person schooling questions

Coppell ISD students who chose in-person learning are returning to school tomorrow. High school students will follow a staggered lunch schedule depending on which class they are in.

Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor

September 7, 2020

In Coppell ISD, in-person learning begins tomorrow for the students who chose the option on the district’s commitment form. The Sidekick asked Coppell High School students what questions they had about in-person learning and answered them below. Students and parents are also encouraged to view the chec...

Secondary campuses conduct first virtual Curriculum Night

Coppell High School Aquatic Science teacher Davin Conrad speaks virtual Curriculum Night on Monday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. CISD secondary schools held live Zoom sessions for CHS while CHS9 teachers uploaded videos onto Schoology for parents to watch in their own time. Photo courtesy Hillary Gorman

Akhila Gunturu and Shivi Sharma

September 2, 2020

For Coppell High School assistant principal Zane Porter, Curriculum Night on Monday night was a lot quieter than the years past. Without families to direct and classrooms to walk into, Porter spent his time from 5:30- 7 p.m. visiting teachers’ Zoom meetings and watching them chat through Google Teams....

High school campuses to host annual curriculum night in live digital format

Coppell High School hosts its virtual curriculum night on Monday from 5:30-7 p.m. Parents will follow a set schedule with one minute passing periods between each session they attend via Zoom.

Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor

August 28, 2020

On Monday night from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Coppell High School, New Tech High @ Coppell and CHS9 will host their first virtual Curriculum Night over Zoom. The event will allow parents to meet their child’s teachers and receive an overview of the curriculum, resources, and expectations for each course. ...

#CHSRelentless: Springer’s heart misses students on campus as school opens remotely

Coppell High School Principal Laura Springer shared her insight on the first week of school with The Sidekick executive news editor Shivi Sharma. CHS began the 2020-21 school year remotely on Monday.

Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor

August 21, 2020

A remote learning school day starts at 3:40 a.m. for Coppell High School Principal Laura Springer. The start of her 40th year in education isn’t what she expected, yet each day, she shows up on campus for her staff and nearly 3,000 students preparing to start class at their desks. In the first we...

Artists drawing support for racial justice

Following the death of George Floyd, Coppell High School senior Ishita Sisodia finishes an oil painting on June 5 in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Local artists have put their talents to use by raising awareness and money for the movement through donation commissions and artwork.

Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager

August 20, 2020

This past May, when the death of George Floyd rocked the nation and opened the eyes of a generation to racially motivated violence, Coppell High School senior Ishita Sisodia picked up her oil paints and set to work on a piece she would spend five days on.  Sisodia, along with other Coppell-ba...

How seniors/those moving from CISD are going to return items amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Students will have the opportunity to return items belonging to Coppell High School on May 21-22. Items include iPads, textbooks, and library books.

Nanette Pottoore, Staff Writer

May 13, 2020

As the school year is coming to an end and with students off campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students are left wondering what to do with items that belong to Coppell High School.   “[The school] is putting together a schedule, and [CHS Principal Laura Springer] will be sending that out to studen...

Keeping your distance

Due to COVID-19, events such as Prom, concerts and sporting events were cancelled. On March 21, Dallas County mandated that only essential services are to remain open as per social distancing measures.

Shivi Sharma, CHS9 Editor

April 17, 2020

At 11 a.m., Kelly's Texican Grill owner Lawrence Kelly pushes open his restaurant’s door, his footsteps breaking the silence that surrounds the unmoved chairs and tables. Sunlight seeps through the windows of the Sandy Lake Road restaurant, falling on empty delivery containers rather than the laug...

Artists painting it grand for Big Art Day

Coppell High School junior Jordan Cohen paints a flower on sophomore Arshi Sharma during A lunch in the Large Commons on Thursday. Students in National Art Honor Society throughout the day orchestrate art activities during all lunches today.

Akhila Gunturu, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

Students peer over each other’s shoulders as Coppell High School National Art Honors Society members dip their brushes into smooth, tiny paint containers. One more stroke of midnight blue paint and a student jumps up, only for their seat to be taken by another eager patron.  March is Natio...

Farmers no match on the pitch against Cowgirls

Coppell sophomore forward Michelle Pak scores against Lewisville on Friday night at Buddy Echols Field. The Cowgirls defeated Lewisville, 5-1.

Nanette Pottoore, Staff Writer

March 1, 2020

The Coppell girls soccer team jumped on top of Lewisville in the first half and did not look back in a 5-1 victory Friday night at Buddy Echols Field. The Cowgirls started strong during the first half, with sophomore forward Michelle Pak scoring the first goal within four minutes. Senior defender Haley ...

Being a student journalist connects writing to my world

The Sidekick CHS9 Editor Shivi Sharma discusses her experiences in journalism on The Sidekick newspaper. Scholastic Journalism  Week celebrates student journalism globally and takes place this year from Feb. 24 to Feb. 28.

Shivi Sharma, CHS9 Editor

February 25, 2020

Like most students, I participated in many classes and camps growing up, determining possible interests. One of them was a writing class at University of California, Berkeley’s Academic Talent Development Program (ATDP) in the summer of 2012.  We’d practiced writing poetry in third grade, and my haiku abo...

The Sportlight: Patel looking back on soccer as senior, venturing forward to engineering path in college

Coppell senior JV2 defender Aditi Patel runs to make a tackle against Flower Mound Marcus on Tuesday. Patel plans to pursue civil engineering after high school.

Nanette Pottoore, Staff Writer

February 15, 2020

The Sportlight highlights a male and female JV athlete every Monday and Friday. This week, Coppell senior JV2 center back Aditi Patel was selected.  Follow Nanette (@nanettepottore) and @SidekickSports on Twitter for more. ...