Coppell Student Media

St. Ann’s Carnival through the years

St. Ann’s Carnival through the years

September 24, 2015

Valeria Gil de Leyva Staff Writer Nothing screams Coppell, Texas like community events. The local Catholic church, St. Ann Catholic Parish, plays a huge role in hosting these events with the annual St. Ann’s Carinval.   For years, the carnival has kickstarted fall festivities in Coppell. More than 20,000 people attend the carnival over a period of three days. &n...

Casual outing or formal dance

September 17, 2015

Farah Merchant Staff Writer   This past weekend, Coppell hosted two of its biggest annual events, Coppell High School’s Homecoming and the St. Ann’s Carnival, in which many CHS students were faced with the decision of which event they would attend.   The St. Ann’s Carn...

New place, new state; Moving to Texas providing new, exciting adventure

New place, new state; Moving to Texas providing new, exciting adventure

September 16, 2015

By Wren Lee Staff Writer Your nerves are on fire. Your mind is split between worrying about the first day and yearning to return back to the apartment to hide. You cling to your backpack, your only lifeline to home. You soldier on, though, because you know you should, not that you particularly want to....

Traditional American college not the path for Yamada

Traditional American college not the path for Yamada

May 13, 2015

By Shannon Morgan Staff Writer @shannonlacyy Deciding to revisit her roots, Coppell High School senior Mio Yamada has chosen to attend Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan for college. While a year or even a semester abroad seems daunting to some college students, Yamada will be spending the next f...

Partners in Excellence program brings businesses, organization opportunities to students

January 29, 2015

By Gabby Sahm Staff Writer @gabbysahm The Coppell Independent School District  launched a new program in November called Partners in Excellence. The program encourages businesses and organizations to partner up with their schools. The program is designed to have businesses or organizations help a school or multiple schools by letting workers from ...

Shortly after receiving Key Communicator Award, Turner announces plan to retire

Shortly after receiving Key Communicator Award, Turner announces plan to retire

April 7, 2014

By Kristen Shepard Editor in Chief Coppell ISD Superintendent Dr. Jeff Turner has been in the local and state spotlight this week after announcing his retirement on Friday and receiving the Key Communicator Award, the highest award given by the Texas School Public Relations Association. The Key Communicator Aw...

Turner to retire at end of school year

March 28, 2014

  From Staff Reports Coppell ISD Superintendent Jeff Turner informed district faculty and staff on Friday he is retiring from CISD at the end of the 2013-2014 school year. Turner has served as CISD superintendent for 12 years. Stay tuned to Coppell Student Media for more about Turn...

Teachers come to Job Fair in hope of working for CISD

Teachers come to Job Fair in hope of working for CISD

March 27, 2014

By Sloane Samberson Staff Writer Currently working for Irving ISD, Tammy Fitzhugh found herself at Coppell High School with 360 other teachers looking to gain a position in one of the state’s most respected districts. "I hope to be hired as an elementary school teacher. I think Coppell Independent...

EMAC Academy visits Cottonwood Creek, leads video workshop

November 5, 2013

By Kristen Shepard Editor in Chief At 8:57 a.m. the broadcast team is frantically setting up for their live show. At 8:58 a.m. the anchors are practicing introducing their segments. And at 9:00 a.m. the show goes live. This is not Good Morning America, this is Cottonwood Creek Elementary’s morn...

Arnold takes on new role as assistant principal

Arnold takes on new role as assistant principal

September 5, 2013

By Caroline Carter News Editor With the 2013-2014 school year in full swing, students of Coppell High School have seen many new faces of both students and faculty members. In the administrative department, Melissa Arnold, a new assistant principal, has been preparing for the year since the beginni...

Emergency preparedness plan firmly in place for CISD

May 22, 2013

By Michelle Pitcher Editor-in-Chief In light of the recent tragedy in Moore, Okla. and the severe weather that blew through North Texas yesterday afternoon, Coppell ISD wants to be sure all students and parents within the district understand the emergency measures that are in place. As per the law, each campus has an emergency preparedness plan and regularly holds drills. Whenever severe weather is on the radar, emails and phone calls are sent out to e...

Place education as a priority, support CISD Bond

May 10, 2013

Editorial Every 50 minutes, a bell rings and over 3000 students spill out into the main hallway of Coppell High School. In just a few blinks of an eye the hall is filled from wall to wall with a sea of bodies - flowing through the school like molasses. The congestion during CHS passing periods is...