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  • On Tuesday, Coppell Arts Center hosts State of Education organized by the Coppell Chamber of Commerce from 8:30-10 a.m.
  • On Wednesday, Coppell Arts Center hosts May Paint & Sip: Hummingbird at 6 p.m.
  • On Saturday, Town Center Plaza hosts Celebrate Cozby Library from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
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Coppell Student Media

The official student news site of Coppell High School

Coppell Student Media

CHS9 Principal Cody Koontz gets his blood pressure taken by freshmen HOSA members in the cafeteria during lunch on Tuesday. In honor of American Heart Health Month, HOSA members measured blood pressure to spread awareness about heart and blood health.

CHS9 HOSA blood pressure drive endorsing heart health, helping hone vital medical skills

Yug Talukdar, Staff Writer February 22, 2024

A blood pressure cuff huffs as it tightens on a CHS9 Principal Cody Koontz  arm, hissing as it loosens its grip and a reading appears on the nearby blood pressure machine. CHS9 HOSA has recently started...

Video: Asking CHS9 librarians for Black History Month book recommendations

Video: Asking CHS9 librarians for Black History Month book recommendations

Divya Sivalenka, Staff Writer February 21, 2023

  Black History Month celebrates the significance of the contributions of African Americans to the United States. CHS9 librarians share their favorite book recommendations for Black History...

Video: Get to Know a... varsity swimmer

Video: Get to Know a… varsity swimmer

Kayla Nguyen, Staff Photographer January 31, 2023

Wondering what it takes to be a Coppell High School varsity athlete? Watch The Sidekick staff photographer Kayla Nguyen interview Gabriel Campos and take a deep dive into the life of a Coppell varsity...

CHS9 special education teacher Chaz Bowen was recognized as CHS9 November Teacher of the Month on Nov. 30 at the CHS9 cafeteria. The honor was recognized by the Coppell Chamber of Commerce through the Coppell Community Development Foundation (CCDF) program. Photo courtesy Mike Grutt

CHS9 Teacher, Student of the Month recognized by chamber of commerce

Anushree De, Advertising and Circulations Manager January 4, 2023

When Coppell High School Ninth Grade Center teacher Chaz Bowen was called from his class by CHS9 Principal Dr. Cody Koontz and members of the Coppell Chamber of Commerce, his initial reaction was surprise. “It...

CHS9 Choir Director Katherine Conkovich conducts the choir as they sing “Carol of the Bells” in the Coppell High School auditorium during the choir winter concert on Thursday. Conkovich is a new member of the choir staff and works primarily at CHS9 and Coppell Middle School West. Photo by Shreya Ravi

Dedication is a key chord

Rhea Chowdhary, Staff Photographer December 6, 2022

A plethora of words exist in the English language, but there is only one that perfectly sums up CHS9 choir director Katherine Conkovich: dedication. Added to the 2022-23 CHS9 staff prior to the school...

CHS9 student Maya Dudhyala transfers her design from a paper to a slab during seventh period on May 6. Dudhyala has been doing art since kindergarten and plans on taking a variety of art classes throughout high school.

Dudhyala using art as a media of relaxation

Minnie Gazawada, Staff Writer/Designer May 13, 2022

Art classes involve continuing adding tiny details until a deadline; however, CHS9 student Maya Dudhyala takes art as both a hobby and elective to express her interests, creativity and challenge herself. What...

Into the lives of the CHS9’s student council leaders

Into the lives of the CHS9’s student council leaders

CHS9 students Myiesha Sharma, Rhea Choudhary, Aiden Song, Rudhmila Hoque and Erin Donovan were voted as student council leaders in September. As student council leaders, they have been organizing events,...

CHS9 student Arisha Hasan teaches class at Milaana Dance’s studio on Jan. 20. Hasan is the youngest instructor at the studio, working alongside her mother.

Three generations, one love for dance

Tracy Tran, Staff Writer/Photographer March 24, 2022

Closing her eyes, her body naturally felt the rhythms of the song. Tiptoeing in small movements, she explored her new happiness in dancing. The 3-year-old Arisha Hasan started dancing as if she was born...

CHS9 biology teacher Brittany Medford lectures her third period class on March 3 about the relationship between structure and function, which is a topic in the body systems unit. Medford started teaching at CHS9 at the beginning of this school year and graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2016.

Medford teaching from young age

Manasa Mohan, Advertising and Circulation Manager March 11, 2022

Coppell High School Ninth Grade Campus biology teacher Brittany Medford is a first year teacher at CHS 9, but taught at Colleyville Heritage for one year for her student teaching and at High Point Academy...

CHS9 Technology Student Association (TSA) parliamentarian Chandana Pagadala codes her website about French desserts for a principles of computer science assignment on Thursday. Pagadala is interested in computer science and wants to pursue a career in aerospace engineering.

Pagadala blasts off into STEM as TSA parliamentarian, computer science student

Varshitha Korrapolu, Communications Manager January 19, 2022

She does not just type away on a computer at school. She wants software, space and leadership present in her daily life. She codes with focus as her eyes are fixated on her computer screen, determined...

CHS9 biology teacher Hannah Dooley explains the “creating a baby alien” assignment to freshman Joaquin Cedillo where students flip a coin to determine whether their alien receives a dominant or recessive trait in J116 on Thursday. Dooley was named the October 2021 Teacher of the Month for her passion to make learning engaging for her students.

CHS9 October teacher spotlight making transition into high school sciences more engaging

Yaamini Jois, Staff Writer November 19, 2021

After a year of prior teaching experience as a STEM teacher at UME Preparatory Academy in Dallas, CHS9 biology teacher Hannah Dooley is finding new ways to make the first year of high school science...

CHS9 Principal Dr. Cody Koontz is welcomed with a surprise celebration which was organized by assistant principal Jessica Lynch. The event was held to congratulate Koontz on the completion of his doctorate level degree.

CHS9 surprises Koontz to celebrate doctorate

Iniya Nathan, CHS9 Editor September 7, 2021

Arriving at CHS9 at 7:30 a.m., it would’ve been shocking to see so many people, especially students, entering the building over an hour before school starts. However, knowing the celebration that was...

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