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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. ...

#CISDTogether in #CHS9Family

CHS9 Principles of Arts, AV Tech and Communications teacher Jenna Grinnan speaks to her third period class via Zoom on Aug. 17, the first day of school. Unlike the 2019-20 spring semester, the 2020-21 school year will have in-depth and rigorous instruction for a full day with attendance tracking. Photo courtesy Jenna Grinnan

Akhila Gunturu, CHS9 Editor

August 17, 2020

The 2020-21 school year starts off virtually on Monday, Aug. 17. As opposed to the 2019-20 spring semester, the 2020-21 school year will have in-depth and rigorous instruction virtually for students. CHS9 principal Cody Koontz provides his thoughts and opinions on the upcoming school year below.  ...

Wang Gang expresses gratitude for GT teacher through celebratory merchandise

CHS9 GT Geometry and Algebra II teacher Michael Wang speaks with parents during the CHS9 Spring Showcase in January. Wang’s 2018-19 students created Wang Gang to celebrate his unique teaching style with merchandise.

Akhila Gunturu, Staff Writer

April 6, 2020

“As the year went on, they’re just like ‘OK, Mr. Wang describes the four transformations as moving it to the left, moving it to the right, moving it to the up, and moving it to the down’,” CHS9 GT Geometry and Algebra II teacher Michael Wang said. “It’s just a bunch of tiny little quirks l...

Algebra I Super Teachers receive district recognition for final project

CHS9 Algebra I teachers Lucy Grimmett, William Harrington and Gunjan Jain receive Super Teacher awards from Coppell ISD on Feb. 21 for creating a unique final project for their students. CISD gives out Super Teacher awards three times a year to teachers at each campus who are doing something innovative for their students.

Shivi Sharma, CHS9 Editor

March 12, 2020

Coppell ISD Superintendent Dr. Brad Hunt, CHS9 Principal Cody Koontz and CHS9 assistant principal Nick Coenraad walked into three classrooms clutching plaques to present to deserving teachers on Feb. 21 at CHS9.  Algebra I teachers Lucy Grimmett, Gunjan Jain and William Harrington received CISD Super ...

Bigs and Littles program bridges divide between freshmen, upperclassmen

Coppell theater freshmen mingle as a part of the CHS Bigs and Littles theater program after school in Coppell theater teacher Karen Ruth’s room on Jan. 25. In the Bigs and Littles program, each freshman is assigned either a junior or senior to help them adjust to their first year of theater and help them with their future theater endeavors. Photo by Pranati Kandi

Blanche Harris, Staff Photographer

February 7, 2020

Since the opening of CHS9, freshmen now face an additional challenge besides entering high school: isolation. The struggle to get to know upperclassmen increases with the school’s location across town.  Freshmen are transported to CHS for certain class periods such as sports, choir or theater.  ...

Lesley Field undergoing $1.8 million construction

Construction to CHS9’s Lesley Field is scheduled to start this month and finish by the beginning of the 2020-21 school year. An agreement between Coppell ISD and the City of Coppell includes the construction of new restrooms, concession stands and a press box.

Shivi Sharma, CHS9 Editor

February 7, 2020

Behind the Coppell High School Ninth Grade Campus lies an aging Lesley Field, the site of many games since its establishment in the 1960s.  In recent years, the facility has hosted physical education classes, practices for freshman football and soccer teams, as well as city lacrosse and youth football...

Jitcho standing out as HOSA officer, loyal friend

CHS9 student Ellen Jitcho is a leader in the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) club and attended the HOSA leadership conference at Frisco Independence High School in November. Jitcho was also a November Student of the Month at CHS9. Photo by Neveah Jones.

Victoria Hertel, Staff Writer

January 29, 2020

Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) is a student-led national organization for those who seek a future career in health science by allowing them to learn about the field and have a social network to practice for the time ahead. HOSA is a popular club available at CHS9 and Coppell High School...

Problem solvers: Freshman coders capture regional crown

The coding club practices various types of code at CHS9 after school on Friday. The coding club was formed by CHS9 student Mukund Raman and his father, Kalyan Raman, at the beginning of the school year.

Sreeja Mudumby, Staff Writer

January 6, 2020

As the clock runs, their fingers rapidly type lines of code. All too soon, the clock stops, and the students huddle to congratulate each other for their effort. They anxiously wait as the winners are called.  CHS9 students Madhav Thamaran, Arjun Inamdar and Mukund Raman participated in the Plano Eas...

Love for ocean fuels biology teaching

CHS9 biology teacher Laronna Doggett works with her students on a cellular respiration worksheet. Doggett’s passion for the ocean has allowed her to teach students in a unique way.

Anika Arutla, Social Media Manager

December 10, 2019

The turquoise ocean, golden sand and colorful flora and fauna is a landscape that CHS9 biology teacher Laronna Doggett witnesses almost every summer when she goes with North Lake College on trips to Hawaii.  With a marine biology degree from Texas A&M University at Galveston and having taken cla...