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  • The Senior Awards Ceremony is on May 21 in the CHS Arena
  • AP and IB testing ends on May 20
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...

Coppell senior midfielders Bain Carter, Tyler Wendel and Jacob Dashner embrace after fulltime is called in the 2021 THSLL State Championship on Sunday at George Turner Stadium in Humble. Coppell became the THSLL Class A State Champions after defeating Dallas St. Mark’s, 10-8, and Vandergrift, 5-4, in the Class A State Championships on Saturday, at Kingwood High School, and Sunday, at George Turner Stadium.

Lacrosse becomes state champion after defeating Vandergrift in a physically heated, low-scoring affair

Meer Mahfuz, Staff Writer May 11, 2021

In a humid weekend trip to Humble, Coppell played in the THSLL Class A State Championship round and faced both Dallas St. Mark’s and Austin Vandergrift as the underdog. The Cowboys embraced their...

Got You Covered is a Sidekick series detailing five events happening at Coppell High School the following week. It will be posted every Monday for the rest of the 2020-21 school year.

Got You Covered: 4/26-5/2

Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor April 26, 2021

Seniors can pick up their caps, gowns and announcement orders from the library classroom tomorrow from 12-3 p.m. Photo IDs are required for pickup and tassels and stoles will be available to purchase.  ...

Beyond the Ballot: Meet the 2021 Coppell ISD Board of Trustees candidates

Beyond the Ballot: Meet the 2021 Coppell ISD Board of Trustees candidates

Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor April 20, 2021

Coppell voters will elect Places 6 and 7 on the Coppell ISD Board through spring elections. Current CISD Board Place 6 Nichole Bentley is running for re-election and CISD Board Place 7 Tracy Fisher, Sonal...

Coppell residents stretch to cool down today at Andy Brown Park East during the charity workout held by Get You In Shape Fitness. Donations go to the Taylor Storch Memorial Scholarship, which was founded by the family of the former Coppell Middle School East eighth grader Taylor Storch after her death in 2010.

“Purpose out of pain”: Charity workout honors Storch’s legacy

Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager April 17, 2021

On Monday, the late Taylor Storch would have turned 25 years old. Instead, her life was cut short by a fatal skiing accident in 2010 before she had the chance to graduate middle school.  In her memory,...

Coppell junior runner Aunna Aguirre and sophomore runner Lillian Egger practice relays at Buddy Echols Field on Thursday. On Friday and Saturday, the Coppell girls track and field team placed second at the District 6-6A Meet, while the Coppell boys placed fifth.

Track relinquishes district title in grueling meet

Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager April 12, 2021

For the first time in five years, the Coppell track and field team failed to earn the district title. Instead, Flower Mound swept the women's side, and Flower Mound and Hebron took top two in men’s varsity...

Coppell girls hurdlers compete at the Coppell Invitational on March 11 at Buddy Echols Field. On Friday and Saturday, the Coppell track and field team will defend its title in the Class 6-6A District meet at Marcus High School.

Track warming up to defend district title

Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager April 8, 2021

With four consecutive district titles under its belt, the Coppell track and field team prepares to compete in the Class 6-6A track meet at Marcus High School on Friday and Saturday. According to Coppell...

#Starworld: Jiang’s talent on piano captivates international audiences

Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager April 2, 2021

The Starworld video series is published every Friday showcasing the talents of a Coppell resident. This week, Coppell High School junior pianist Mira Jiang was selected. From age 5, Jiang has expanded...

Graduation shifting to Buddy Echols Field to honor class of 2021 (with video)

Akhila Gunturu, CHS9 Editor March 8, 2021

On Feb. 4, Coppell ISD Superintendent Dr. Brad Hunt announced through an email to the class of 2021 that the in person graduation ceremonies for Coppell High School and New Tech High @ Coppell will be...

The Coppell ISD Board of Trustees approved changes to the 2021-22 school year’s calendar on Feb. 25. Changes include shifting the first day of school from Aug. 11 to Aug. 17 and reducing the number of school days from 176 to 174, while maintaining the required 75,600 minutes of student instruction.

District approves changes to 2021-22 calendar

Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager March 5, 2021

On Feb. 25, the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees voted to approve changes to the calendar for the 2021-22 school year. Changes include moving the first day of school from Aug. 11 to Aug. 17 and pushing the...

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...

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