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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...

Tuesday was the first day of school in Coppell ISD. CHS9 students walk around the halls during passing period looking for their class. The building is full since there is no virtual learning option for grades 7-12 this year.

#CHS9Family together in person on the first day of school

Iniya Nathan, CHS9 Editor August 18, 2021

The first day of school at CHS9 on Tuesday starts with a crowded building, students roaming around trying to find classes and teachers in the hallways ready to help.  Unlike the 2020-21 school year,...

CHS9 assistant principal Ashley Graham has been an AP for four years. As a University of Louisiana at Monroe graduate, Graham began in the medical field before eventually transitioning to the education field.

“Education is a calling and it’s what we were called to do”

Anette Varghese , Staff Writer May 14, 2021

CH9 assistant principals Ashley Graham and Nick Coenraad have been APs for four years. Both assistant principals saw themselves in different careers before eventually finding a role for themselves in education.  Graham...

Transitioning into high school can be a daunting task for oncoming middle school students. This can intensify when students are dealing with the troubles of a poor state of mental health that can come along with a pandemic.

Pandemic makes for challenging one-year experience for freshmen

Akhila Gunturu, CHS9 Editor May 13, 2021

“This year has been crazy.”  CHS9 student Sunya Ajani began the first nine weeks of her freshman year virtually and switched to in-person school in the second nine weeks for the remainder of the...

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....

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