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Coppell ISD announced that the free school SAT originally scheduled for Wednesday will be postponed to Wednesday, March 24.. College Board will be unable to provide testing materials by the original date.

Wednesday SAT rescheduled to March 24

Anette Varghese, Staff Writer March 2, 2021

On Friday, Coppell ISD rescheduled the free SAT on Wednesday to Wednesday, March 24 after learning that the College Board is unable to provide the testing materials in time for the originally scheduled...

Coppell senior attackmen Gavin Osteen, Aidan Stricklin and Dylan Colon as well as senior midfielder Andrew Sullivan listen to senior midfielder Tyler Wendel as he directs offensive strategy against Plano West at Coppell Middle School North on Tuesday. The Cowboys host national powerhouse IMG National this evening at Lesley Field, with faceoff at 5:30 p.m.

Coppell hosting national powerhouse IMG National for true test

Meer Mahfuz, Co-Sports Editor February 24, 2021

It was a meeting by chance for the Cowboys to host a national powerhouse so early on in the season. Coppell was supposed to be off resting and IMG National was set to play Dallas Jesuit.  But as fate...

Coppell junior guard Naz Brown watches junior guard Anthony Black dunk against Allen during the second quarter at the CHS Arena on Saturday. The Cowboys defeated the Eagles, 64-46, in the Class 6A bi-district playoffs.

Home sweet home: Red hot Cowboys ride early offensive pressure to bi-district victory against Allen (with video)

Meer Mahfuz, Co-Sports Editor February 21, 2021

With a rare home court playoff game, determined by coin flip, after a week layoff from all group practice due to inclement weather, the Coppell boys basketball team didn’t miss a beat and rode the...

Coppell Middle School East eighth grader Justin Sturm, sixth grader Mallory Cooper and Coppell High School junior Granger Hassmann read various history books. The current U.S. history curriculum in Texas is determined in a process that involves lawmakers, educators, parents, students and industry representatives.

Past in present

Akhila Gunturu, CHS9 Editor February 17, 2021

“‘It’s today in history!’”  This is Wilson Elementary fifth grade teacher Beth Brandenburg’s first year of teaching history in fifth grade after 19 years of teaching, 15 of those spent...

Coppell High School nurse Beth Dorn updates the CHS COVID-19 tracker in her office on Wednesday. Dorn was one of the first Coppell ISD employees to receive the initial dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on Jan. 6.

District SROs, nurses receive first doses of COVID-19 Moderna vaccine

Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor January 28, 2021

Editor's note: This story has been updated from its original version. Coppell High School nurse Beth Dorn was among Coppell ISD’s first group to receive a dose of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine....

New Tech High @ Coppell seniors Sydney Kutz, Emily Reynolds, Megan Chambless and Autumn Kranz protest against closing the school on Monday night during the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees meeting. The Board of Trustees declared closing NTH@Coppell and cutting the International Baccalaureate program at Coppell High School would be their last resort choices to offset the deficit.

Board states closing New Tech, cutting IB last on list of budget options

Shreya Beldona, Executive enterprise editor January 26, 2021

As tears began to swell in her eyes, Angela Milligan, mother of current New Tech High @ Coppell senior Michaela Milligan and 2019 Coppell High School graduate Emily Milligan, made a dramatic opening to...

Coppell High School AP psychology teacher Kristia Leyendecker has worked at Coppell ISD since 2014. Leyendecker was inspired to get her teaching degree through her nine to 10 years of working in municipal government in Illinois, responsibilities in Human Resources and teaching Bible study.

Teacher of the Week: Leyendecker normalizing mental illness through caring guidance

Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager January 22, 2021

For the past five years, Coppell High School AP psychology teacher Kristia Leyendecker has educated students about the importance of caring about mental health. Leyendecker began teaching as a substitute...

The Coppell ISD Board of Trustees reviewed the district’s current $7 million budget deficit on Monday night. The meeting allowed citizens to raise concerns and further conversation about how to address this deficit.

Citizens take to open forum to discuss district budget deficit

Akhila Gunturu, CHS9 Editor January 13, 2021

Monday evening’s Coppell ISD Board of Trustees meeting was marked by citizens voicing concerns about the potential academic program eliminations posed by the district’s $7.2 million budget deficit.  On...

Coppell High School seniors Jaden Escoto and Kimberly Henze practice strapping CHS senior Emersyn Jorski in medical equipment during CHS EMT and pharmacy tech teacher Gary Beyer’s seventh period class on Friday. CTE courses are expanding their offerings at CHS and rebranding themselves.

CTE programs expanding to provide better career opportunities

Anette Varghese, Staff Writer December 17, 2020

In Coppell ISD, Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses uniquely prepare students for college courses to be successful in a specific career.  Headed by a new CTE coordinator, Dr. Kristin Petrunin,...

Diwali takes place over five days, and this year it starts today and culminates on Monday. People celebrate Diwali with their families and decorate their homes with diyas to signify the triumph of good over evil and lightness over darkness.

District Diwali committee educating community about Hindu festival of lights

Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager November 12, 2020

To facilitate awareness of Diwali celebrations in the community, Coppell ISD formed a Diwali committee with teachers and staff from across campuses. Unlike previous years where scattered campuses individually...

Coppell senior co-captain Rishita Uppuluri approaches a forehand against Prosper on Monday night at T Bar M Racquet Club in Dallas. Coppell won 10-2, clenching the Class 6A Region I bi-district title and advancing to area later this week.

Tennis triumphs in bi-district match against Prosper

Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager October 28, 2020

On Monday, Coppell tennis defeated Prosper in the first round of the Class 6A Region I playoffs with a score of 10-2. The win means Coppell advances in the playoffs. The match was originally scheduled...

Coppell senior Kunal Seetha hits a forehand against Plano West on Sept. 25 at the CHS Tennis Center. Coppell will be playing Prosper in Class 6A Region I bi-district playoffs today.

Tennis to face off against Prosper in bi-district playoffs

Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager October 26, 2020

Coppell tennis will be playing the first bi-district match against Prosper at the T Bar M Racquet Club at 8 p.m. today.  By defeating Flower Mound last Tuesday, Coppell finished second in District...

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