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Liberty McConnell collaborates with her fellow classmates and teachers to improve CHS9 during her time as historian. McConnell is the Student Council historian at CHS9.

Liberty McConnell

Torie Peck, Staff Writer April 2, 2021

High school can be difficult, especially during a pandemic, but this did not stop CHS9 student Liberty McConnell from running for Student Council historian. McConnell was brought into this role through...

CHS9 Student Council treasurer Prateek Malkoti leads his class for the 2020-2021 school year. Malkoti collaborates with his fellow classmates and teachers to improve CHS9 during his time as treasurer.

Prateek Malkoti

Anette Varghese, Staff Writer April 2, 2021

Prateek Malkoti is the CHS9 Student Council treasurer for the 2020-21 school year. Malkoti hopes that with his new position, he can help improve the school atmosphere and make it a better place to learn.  Why...

Gia Oswal is the CHS9 Student Council secretary for the 2020-21 school year.

Gia Oswal

Manasa Mohan, Staff Writer April 2, 2021

Freshman year is intimidating on its own, with a new school, new classes, new teachers and difficult coursework. Adding a global pandemic and being part of a leadership team on top of that is no easy feat,...

CHS9 Student Council vice president Stella Chancellor leads her class for the 2020-21 school year. Chancellor’s responsibilities include helping to organize fundraisers and managing member fees.

Stella Chancellor

Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager April 2, 2021

Being split between home and the school campus while governing a student body comes with its challenges, but CHS9 Student Council vice president Stella Chancellor is set on making this year one to remember...

Behind the masks of CHS9’s student council leaders

Behind the masks of CHS9’s student council leaders

April 2, 2021

Freshmen Gabe Pehl, Stella Chancellor, Gia Oswal, Prateek Malkoti and Liberty McConnell have been leading CHS9 as officers for the third student council in campus history. Since their election in September,...

The CHS9 Sunshine Committee hands out donuts and coffee to faculty as they celebrate national “I Want You To Be Happy” day on Wednesday. The Sunshine Committee hosts events every year since 2018 to celebrate major life events and boost the morale of the staff.

Positive vibes only: Sunshine Committee raising spirits despite isolation

Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager March 8, 2021

If CHS9 assistant principal Ashlee Graham had to put the purpose of the Sunshine Committee into one word, it would be hospitality. Founded at the inception of CHS9 in 2018, the Sunshine Committee returns...

#SJW2021: Freshmen examine importance of media ethics (with video)

Akhila Gunturu, CHS9 Editor February 27, 2021

Scholastic Journalism Week, taking place from Feb. 21-27, celebrates the work and importance of student journalism across schools in the United States. Each day is associated with a different theme, and...

CHS9 biology teacher Hilary Schieffer grades assignments during her first period class on Feb. 8. Schieffer was chosen for CHS9’s January Teacher Spotlight. Photo By Precious Onalaja

Schieffer embracing teaching career despite new environment

Varshitha Korrapolu, Staff Writer February 17, 2021

CHS9 biology teacher Hilary Schieffer was announced as the January Teacher Spotlight. Schieffer started her teaching career at CHS9 last year and spreads words of wisdom along with biology to her students....

CHS9 DECA advisor Kim Porter, students Shreya Rastogi, Tanya Nikam, Roma Jani, Srihith Thotapalle, Anushree De and CHS9 DECA adviser William Harrington are sponsored by Bailey Orthodontic this school year. Due to COVID-19, DECA students are navigating a new chapter and preparing for online competitions while operating between remote and in-person school.

Freshmen DECA dominates district

Akhila Gunturu, CHS9 Editor January 29, 2021

December marked the beginning of competition season for members of Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA).  But for many this year, changes to the competition in terms of virtual participation...

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.

Concluding a semester like no other

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...

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.

CHS graduate named as Teacher of the Year

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,...

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