Coppell Student Media

TAKS test finally replaced with STAAR

February 20, 2012

By Dyer Whitt Staff Writer The dreaded TAKS (Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skill) test which has been in affect for some time now in Texas is going to be replaced in hopes of more accurately testing students academic growth and level of readiness for a higher education. The STAAR or State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness,will begin with thi...

CISD Middle Schools awarded IBM Grants

January 9, 2012

By Mary Whitfill Features Editor IBM (International Business Machines) awarded $15,000 in grants to Coppell ISD that will be used to encourage middle school girls’ interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math.) A $10,000 IBM Catalyst Grant will help CISD increase what they call ...

Students weary of school, ready for break

November 2, 2011

Seth Slover Staff Writer "I am so ready for Thanksgiving break," Junior Lizzie Bell said. She is by no means the only student who feels this way. As the school year persists, now into the month of November, many students are beginning to "hit a wall" when it comes to school.  Naturally, most...

District athletic facilities benefit everyone

District athletic facilities benefit everyone

November 1, 2011

By Jay Carroll Staff Writer When the school day ends, some students go home, others to tutoring or after school practices, but many go to facilities that schools in Coppell schools keep open after hours. One of these facilities is the Coppell Tennis Center. The Tennis Center is open to the public. There are students and adults playing recreationa...

Open enrollment brings new students to CISD

Open enrollment brings new students to CISD

September 25, 2011

By Kelly Stewart Opinions Editor CISD elementary schools are seeing some new faces this year with the help of Open Enrollment. A plan implemented by the board of directors to increase enrollment in Cottonwood Creek and Town Center elementary schools (known as open enrollment) is allowing students who do not live in the district to a...

CHS textbooks vs athletics department

September 16, 2011

I remember the first day of school when I saw the huge new scoreboard at Buddy Echols Field. It was noticeably better than the previous board, and it was obvious how expensive it was based on its high tech quality. As I walked around the school to start off my second year of high school, I noticed...

New Coppell Cowboy license plates make debut

New Coppell Cowboy license plates make debut

September 15, 2011

By Coleman Armes Staff Writer Recently, there has been some new fan gear added to support the Coppell Cowboys collection.  This is something very different than the usual: not clothes, hats or yard signs. This will go with you everywhere. This is the new Coppell Cowboy’s license plate. “I...

CHS academics soar above other local high schools

CHS academics soar above other local high schools

September 13, 2011

By Mary Whitfill Features Editor While new students tentatively walk the halls of unfamiliar schools and new policies are implemented into the interworking of administration, Pulitzer Prize winning public records website ProPublica released a school search database allowing community members to compare...

School Cafeterias serve raised prices

August 31, 2011

It doesn’t matter what classes you take, or what sport you play, all students at Coppell High School share one of three common periods: lunch. Often underestimated, eating lunch plays an important role in staying focused and alert during class. Like most schools, CISD Child Nutrition department does an excel...

CISD’s high enrollment leads to extreme crowdedness

August 31, 2011

By Seth Slover Staff Writer If you haven't already noticed, the halls at CHS are slightly crowded.  If you consider yourself intuitive whatsoever, then you undoubtedly picked up on that not-so-subtle hint of underexaggeration. But don't feel too bad for yourself, because every other student...

Improving the district through bonds: the CISD plan

May 15, 2011

Mary Whitfill Features Editor Coppell Independent School District is looking to improve the condition of facilities and programs throughout the district through replacing air conditioning and heating systems, as well as providing new sports equipment. These goals are expected to be met through the...

CHS parent finds niche during school board elections

April 12, 2011

Rebecca Neumann Entertainment Editor “Education is not about filling the pail, it’s about lighting the fire.” That is a mantra that Coppell school board candidate Tracy Fisher lives by. The mother of two kids, Aaron, a senior at CHS, and Sam, a sophomore, Tracy has dedicated the last 15 years of her li...