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Coppell Student Media

The official student news site of Coppell High School

Coppell Student Media

New Coppell ISD policy states that any student caught with an e-cigarette on school grounds on second offense will be sent to Victory Place @ Coppell. New Texas law requires all school districts to increase penalties for students who bring e-cigarettes to school.

Clearing the haze

Anushree De, Student Life Editor September 28, 2023
An anonymous Coppell High School senior enters the bathroom. Attempting to find an unoccupied stall, she peers under the stall door when she noticed the stall to the far right.  Under it are four pairs of shoes.  She vividly remembers CHS Principal Laura Springer rushing in to get everyone out except for those in the far right stall.  “I got so scared,” she said. “I’ve been trying to avoid the bathroom after that.” 
CHS9 Choir Director Katherine Conkovich conducts the choir as they sing “Carol of the Bells” in the Coppell High School auditorium during the choir winter concert on Thursday. Conkovich is a new member of the choir staff and works primarily at CHS9 and Coppell Middle School West. Photo by Shreya Ravi

Dedication is a key chord

Rhea Chowdhary, Staff Photographer December 6, 2022

A plethora of words exist in the English language, but there is only one that perfectly sums up CHS9 choir director Katherine Conkovich: dedication. Added to the 2022-23 CHS9 staff prior to the school...

The ownership of cell phones has changed expeditionality in the range of four years. Staff writer Rhea Chowdhary explores how this has created the implementation of updated phone policies in Coppell Middle School East.

CMS East stops the buzz with a new phone policy

Rhea Chowdhary, Staff Photographer October 31, 2022

Coppell Middle School East introduced a new phone policy for 2022-23 following Coppell High School’s phone policy, which began 2019. As the age for receiving a phone slowly decreases and the prevalence...

Coppell ISD Board of Trustees approvs the District’s School and Health Advisory Council (SHAC) new curriculum material on Monday. The Board of Trustees meet on the fourth Monday of each month. Photo by Sannidhi Arimanda

New Community Based Accountability System dashboard supports Coppell pillars

Anushree De, Advertising and Circulations Manager September 28, 2022

Coppell ISD passed a recent security inspection, chief operating officer Dr. Dennis Womack shared to the Board of Trustees at Monday’s meeting. In light of school safety, which has been an ongoing topic...

Cottonwood Creek Elementary School’s weather station was proposed by CCE dyslexia therapist Leslie Helwig in efforts to provide a hands-on learning opportunity for students. The weather station was installed in February and students use it before getting ready for the Cottonwood Creek News Network show in which the daily weather, lunch and announcements are reported on.

Helwig channeling inner meteorologist through weather station at CCE

Varshitha Korrapolu, Communications Manager April 30, 2022

A morning of sunshine, an afternoon of wind and an evening of rain.  The weather in Texas can be crazy sometimes.  In elementary school, students at every grade level learn about the weather. A...

Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth performs her album For the Girls in concert at the Coppell Arts Center on Saturday. The Takeoff Music Festival officially opens the arts center as a performance and entertainment venue for Coppell residents.

Chenoweth brings Broadway home

Trisha Atluri, Executive Entertainment Editor September 12, 2021

Despite her famously small stature, Broadway alum Kristin Chenoweth has no problem commanding the attention of more than 400 people with her larger-than-life stage presence.  Chenoweth, best known...

The Ballet Ensemble of Texas dances at the Old Town Pavilion on Thursday night at the Art Sip & Stroll. The event is an annual fundraiser hosted by the Coppell Arts Council, and this year it is celebrated in conjunction with the grand opening of the Coppell Arts Center.

Sip & Stroll’s return reinvigorates local art scene

Trisha Atluri, Executive Entertainment Editor September 10, 2021

As the late-afternoon sunlight filtered through the trees behind the Coppell Senior and Community Center on Thursday, the Coppell Community Orchestra set the tone for the evening with an idyllic rendition...

Coppell senior middle blocker Aley Clent blocks against Euless Trinity at the CHS Arena on Tuesday. The Cowgirls swept the Trojans at Middle School Night, 25-11, 25-21, 25-10.

Coppell models Cowgirl fight at Middle School Night

Trisha Atluri, Executive Entertainment Editor September 3, 2021

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Coppell High School Principal Laura Springer greets Coppell junior Akshaya Dinakaran on Wednesday. Coppell Independent School District began the 2021-22 school year on Monday.

Springer celebrates #CHSReset as district opens for in person school year

Akhila Gunturu, Executive News Editor August 18, 2021

The 2021-22 school year at Coppell High School opened fully in person for the first time since March 2020. CHS Principal Laura Springer expands on returning to campus, curriculum plans and successes in...

On July 7, the Coppell Board of Trustees approved Coppell High School assistant principal Cindi Osborne as the new principal of Victory Place @ Coppell. Osborne replaces outgoing principal Jeff Minn, who is now in Frisco ISD.

Osborne named new Victory Place @ Coppell principal

Akhila Gunturu, Executive News Editor August 6, 2021

On July 7, the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees named Cindi Osborne as the new principal of Victory Place @ Coppell principal. Osborne replaces Jeff Minn, who is leaving for an administrative position at...

Munagapati codes his way into a career of designing

Munagapati codes his way into a career of designing

Trisha Atluri and Precious Onalaja May 14, 2021

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The residents of a diverse town like Coppell are blessed with a variety of appearances and manners of speaking and style of dress. However, those who deviate from the norm are deemed irresponsible or unrespectable. The Sidekick advertising and circulation manager Trisha Atluri argues that this shouldn’t be the case.

Throw away the handbook of respectability

Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager May 12, 2021

Don’t judge a book by its cover. An age-old adage passed down between generations and the moral of countless children’s books, this lesson is ingrained in our minds from the day we can comprehend...

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