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Concluding a semester like no other

CHS9 Principal Cody Koontz surveys the hallways before school on Wednesday. Koontz has led many projects for CHS9 over the past semester and discusses goals he has for the rest of the school year.
Akhila Gunturu, CHS9 Editor December 18, 2020

For educators, students and parents alike, the fall semester has been very different. Half of the way through its third year as a separate campus, CHS9 has implemented several new systems this year, such...

CHS graduate named as Teacher of the Year

CHS9 ESL facilitator and English I teacher Jessica Lynch was named 2020-21 CHS9 Teacher of the Year on Thursday. Lynch won Teacher of the Year while CHS9 Spanish teacher and golf coach Jason Spoor and principles of health science teacher Bill Borowski were nominees.
Akhila Gunturu, CHS9 Editor December 11, 2020

Yesterday, in the CHS9 Auditorium, ESL facilitator, newcomer English I and Reading I teacher Jessica Lynch was named as the 2020-21 CHS9 Teacher of the Year.  Lynch was a finalist for Teacher of...

Video: Health science plants roots for community garden, food pantry

Akhila Gunturu, CHS9 Editor December 4, 2020

Through the Coppell ISD’s Give for Grant’s program, CHS9 principles of health science teacher Bill Borowski created two grants for a campus garden and food pantry. Projected to be completed in 2021,...

Health science students plant foundations for community garden, food pantry

A campus garden at CHS9 has been in talks since the 2018-2019 year opened the campus. This year, through the Coppell ISD Give for Grants initiative, students involved in Principles of Health Science started grants of $3,158 and $2,105 to fund a campus garden and food pantry. Photo illustration by Samantha Freeman and Akhila Gunturu
Akhila Gunturu, CHS9 Editor December 1, 2020

Coppell ISD houses gardens on several campuses across the district, providing fresh and healthy food options for students. Joining the district garden initiative this year is CHS9, with a grant to...

Real-life applications take the forefront with CHS9 September Teacher Spotlight

CHS9 Principles of Business, Marketing and Finance and Business Information Management teacher Kim Porter shows pride in Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) in her classroom on Thursday. Porter was selected as the CHS9 September Teacher Spotlight.
Akhila Gunturu, CHS9 Editor October 15, 2020

CHS9 Principles of Business, Marketing and Finance and Business Information Management teacher Kim Porter was announced as the September Teacher Spotlight. Awarded every month, the teacher spotlights are...

Latina and beyond

CHS9 Spanish teacher Rosa Brown explains an upcoming project to a student during fifth period on Oct. 2. Brown immigrated from Chihuahua, Mexico and is a Spanish II teacher at CHS9.
Sreeja Mudumby, Communications Manager October 5, 2020

As she waves goodbye to the beaches and swaying trees of Mexico, her eyes dart at the big red, white and blue flag. A tingle occurs, followed by a shiver.  Woman. Doesn’t know English. No paternal...

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...

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...

#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...

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...

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...

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...

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