Coppell Student Media

  • All UIL events canceled through the end of the school year due to coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Graduation has been moved to May 31 at Globe Life Field in Arlington due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

How seniors/those moving from CISD are going to return items amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Students will have the opportunity to return items belonging to Coppell High School on May 21-22. Items include iPads, textbooks, and library books.

Nanette Pottoore, Staff Writer

May 13, 2020

As the school year is coming to an end and with students off campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students are left wondering what to do with items that belong to Coppell High School.   “[The school] is putting together a schedule, and [CHS Principal Laura Springer] will be sending that out to studen...

Texas suspends STAAR testing requirements for 2019-20 school year

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, Texas Governor Greg Abbott has waived requirements for the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) tests for the 2019-20 school year. STAAR tests have been administered to students in grades 3-11 by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) since the 2011-12 school year.

Shivi Sharma, CHS9 Editor

March 16, 2020

It was announced today that Texas Governor Greg Abbott has eliminated state testing requirements for the 2019-20 school year due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) tests will not be administered for the current school year in an attempt t...

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 ...

Choir stirs emotion among audience in Region 31 Concert

The TMEA Region 31 Treble choir performs a piece called “The Composition of a Kiss” by Padworski during the 2019 All Region Honor Choir concert on Saturday at the Grapevine First United Methodist Church. Parents and friends come to watch and enjoy an evening full of a variety of music sung by each choir.

Nanette Pottoore, Staff Writer

November 11, 2019

GRAPEVINE - The audience is silent as choir members on stage show their talents, by singing a variety of music with the help of instruments in the background.  These individuals advanced to perform the Region 31 Concert at First United Methodist Church in Grapevine, which consisted of students from...

Choir members to perform at Region 31 Concert

Coppell High School choir performs at the 2018 Choir Fall Concert. On Saturday, choir members will perform at the First United Methodist Church in the Region 31 concert.

Nanette Pottoore, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

On Saturday, select members from Coppell High School’s very own choir will participate in the Region 31 concert at the First United Methodist Church in Grapevine.  Region 31 consists of Coppell ISD, Birdville ISD, Carroll ISD, Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD and Hurst-Eul...

New district provider resolving semester’s WiFi problems

Mist Systems is the Coppell ISD new WiFi vendor, replacing Xirrus which was acquired by another company. Much of Coppell High School experienced WiFi outages before new Mist Systems rays started being installed in October.

Nanette Pottoore, Staff Writer

November 7, 2019

The first two months of school, parts of Coppell High School had little to no WiFi. For weeks, classes had to endure learning without WiFi and service. This affected teachers’ agendas, student satisfaction and learning ability.     The district worked with a technology company called Xirru...

On the Spot: Students step back in time to recreate Boston Massacre through mock trial (with video)

Coppell High School students in AP United States History teacher Diane de Waal’s class conduct their annual mock trial. Students are given roles to recreate the Boston Massacre trial to determine what happened that day

Nishant Medicharla, Business Manager

September 23, 2019

Today, students in Coppell High School AP U.S. History classes traveled back in time to the pre-revolutionary period, bringing the Boston Massacre trial back to life.  Students recreate the setting of the Boston Massacre trial to determine what actually happened on the night of March 5, 1770, whe...

Moving on up: Theater department turns silent auction into first class event

Coppell High School seniors Sophia Sircar, Carrie Sheffield and  Camryn Rudd start off the night dancing to “Super Trouper” at the CHS Theater’s Annual Silent Auction and Revue on Friday to raise money for the theater department. With an audience of 250, students performed anything from original songs to a sneak peek from “Seize The Day”, a song from their upcoming musical “Newsies”.

Nishant Medicharla, Business Manager

September 22, 2019

ADDISON-Suspense, thrill and disbelief filled the air as two bidders continued to fight for a cookie cake. As the bid rose rapidly, so did the energy of the audience members.  On Friday, the Coppell High School theater department hosted its annual Theater Dinner Revue and silent auction, which had a...

Canyon Ranch grand opening gives community glimpse at new era of teaching (with video)

On Wednesday, Canyon Ranch Elementary Principal Ashley Minton cuts the red ribbon to commemorate the official opening of the school. CRE is the 11th CISD elementary school and was built to combat the overpopulation issues throughout CISD schools.

Nishant Medicharla, Business Manager

September 19, 2019

IRVING - The sight of the luminous energy of second graders welcoming attendees filled the hearts of many at the Canyon Ranch Elementary grand opening ceremony.  On Wednesday, CRE hosted its grand opening to officially commemorate the beginning of the 11th Coppell ISD elementary school.  ...

Thornton assumes role of CMSW principal, energizes Wranglers

New Coppell Middle School West Principal Sarah Thornton is congratulated for her new position by 7th grade science teacher Elsa Butler and 6th grade science teacher Gena Erdman. Thornton was officially approved by the CISD Board of Trustees on Monday.

Nishant Medicharla, Business Manager

July 24, 2019

On Monday, assistant principal Sarah Thornton was named Coppell Middle School West principal at the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees meeting in the Vonita White Administration Building. Thornton replaces Dr. Emily Froese, who left public education to work as an educational consultant with the DLR group....

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...

Part 4: The search for the solution to CISD’s funding dilemma

Political signs are lined along the road to Coppell Town Center on Sunday, Nov. 4 for the upcoming mid-term election on Nov. 6. This election will determine which candidates will be elected at the local, state, and congressional level.

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

November 3, 2018

This election season, public education funding has found a place among the most prominent topics in Texas. For the past several years, wealthy districts - such as Coppell ISD - have been trapped in a predicament between clashing financial state government laws, making funding and budgeting a ch...