Coppell Student Media

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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...

Q&A: Harrington integrating more technology, new ideas at CHS9

CHS9 Algebra I teacher William Harrington helps freshman Tyler Garner solve an equation during a scavenger hunt on Thursday. Harrington is a new math teacher at CHS9 for the 2019-20 school year. Photo by Neveah Jones

Akhila Gunturu, Staff Writer

September 25, 2019

William Harrington is a new honors and on-level Algebra I teacher at CHS9. A former teacher at Hebron and Windham Middle School in Willimantic, Conn, Harrington comes from a family of educators. He places importance on integrating technology into teaching.  What is your education background?  I actually got my bachelor’s in math ...

Freshmen athletes conforming to high school athletics after initial scheduling issues

Since the opening of CHS9, freshmen athletes on varsity teams travel between Coppell High School and their own campus for practice and games.

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019

Before basketball season came to an end late February, CHS9 freshman boys basketball player Anthony Black’s school schedule was a monotonous grind. Black woke up early in the morning to get to Coppell High School to train with his team. As the clock hit 9:55 a.m., the freshman would rush to the showers and change before his other t...

Taking incoming school year in stride

CHS9 student Reid Lucas prepares to pie CHS9 GT Geometry teacher Michael Wang during the pep rally at CHS9 on March 22. CHS9 Student Council held a competition where they nominated six faculty members, and whoever raised the most money would get a pie in the face at the pep rally.

Anika Arutla, Staff Writer

April 2, 2019

Next year, a new generation of students will enter the halls of Coppell High School. This body of students will differ from others from the past 54 years, as they are the first generation coming from the Coppell High School Ninth Grade Campus (CHS9). CHS9, which opened in August, is a stepping stone for freshmen a...