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Lesley Field undergoing $1.8 million construction

Construction to CHS9’s Lesley Field is scheduled to start this month and finish by the beginning of the 2020-21 school year. An agreement between Coppell ISD and the City of Coppell includes the construction of new restrooms, concession stands and a press box.

Shivi Sharma, CHS9 Editor

February 7, 2020

Behind the Coppell High School Ninth Grade Campus lies an aging Lesley Field, the site of many games since its establishment in the 1960s.  In recent years, the facility has hosted physical education classes, practices for freshman football and soccer teams, as well as city lacrosse and youth football...

Campus renovations to begin in three phase construction this summer

As a part of 2016 bond package deal, Coppell ISD is renovating Coppell High School, which will include tile flooring, LED lights, painting throughout the main corridor of the building. The entire construction is expected to end August 2020.

Christine Zacuai, Executive News Editor

May 14, 2019

Among the many changes introduced to the upcoming 2019-20 school year is a much more physical one that students will notice.   As part of a voter-approved bond created in 2016 by the Coppell ISD bond committee, district renovations for campuses are seeing with construction work in a three ...

Woodside Village development to provide “gathering place” for citizens

New businesses are being built in Coppell’s Woodside Village next to the local Sprouts Farmers Market on the corner of Denton Tap Road and Sandy Lake Road. Businesses such as Andy’s Frozen Custard, Sunny Street Cafe, Vardiman Black Pediatric Dentist, Resort Nails and Mattison Avenue Salon Suites & Spa are being constructed in the new retail space.

Lili Lomas, Executive Digital Content Editor

April 9, 2018

Coppell’s everchanging panorama is being added to through the construction of new businesses in Coppell’s Woodside Village.   This development, at the northwest corner of Denton Tap Road and Sandy Lake Road (next to Sprouts Farmers Market) is planned to include seven new businesses. ...

Andy Brown Park construction underway, completion set for 2017

Andy Brown Park construction underway, completion set for 2017

Thomas Rousseau, Staff Writer

February 16, 2016

Andy Brown Park in Coppell is currently undergoing an ambitious reconstruction project that is set to be complete in May 2017. “The primary goal at Andy Brown East is to turn it into an open gathering space where the community can come together, and...

Letting lockers go

Letting lockers go

November 7, 2015

By Avery Davis Staff Writer @avery2018 The typical image presented of a high school hallway includes rows upon rows of lockers. This may not be the case for long, as more high schools are removing their lockers in favor of additional walking space or furniture. Coppell High School has recently...

Mayor Hunt sees bright future ahead for Coppell

Mayor Hunt sees bright future ahead for Coppell

October 29, 2015

Jessica Jun Staff Writer @jesse_jun16   Karen Hunt has served on the Coppell City Council since 2008 and was elected Mayor of Coppell in 2012. The Sidekick’s Jessica Jun had the opportunity to capture her unique insights about the future and outlook of Coppell, especially with new c...

Additional senior parking spaces added to the Coppell High School parking lot

Eighty additional senior parking spots were added into the student parking lot at Coppell High School on the morning of Sept. 30. These parking spots are marked with red stripes. Photo by Sruthi Boppuri.

October 6, 2015

By Lina Pyon Staff Writer @linalinaapril Recent constructions of the Coppell High School new field house and gym have taken away many parking spots, especially senior parking spots. Therefore, in order to make up for these losses in space, general parking has been altered and 88 new spots were ma...

Cafeteria portion of bond package moving forward

December 10, 2014

By Alexandra Dalton staff writer @alex_dalton04 Upgrades in athletics facilities might be the highlight of the Coppell ISD bond package passed in May 2013 but the student body at Coppell High School will start benefiting from a revamped cafeteria in the fall. The renovation of the cafeteria was...

Deforest construction stops cars, patience of residents

September 4, 2012

By Kristen Shepard Staff Writer Anyone who lives, or has friends that live, on Deforest Rd in Coppell, is well aware of the construction taking place. Announced on Feb. 3 at the town council meeting, the project is anticipated to last through October and possibly into December. This week, the p...

City makes plans to reconstruct the pavement on another intersection

April 26, 2011

Henna Khan Business Manager If  blocking one of the main intersections in Coppell last summer in order to reconstruct the pavement wasn't enough, the city of Coppell has made official plans to hinder commute yet again, but this time on the intersection of Belt Line and Denton Tap Road. This pro...

Construction becomes inconvenience

February 10, 2011

Kara Adkins Staff Writer There is no avoiding the huge star that is found in the Sandy lake/ Denton tap intersection.  Coppell residents endured slow travel due to lane closures at this major intersection this summer when the brick pavers were replaced.  But on January 24, 2010 construction began on Belt Line at Wrangler Drive in order to replace the brick pavers there as well. This has become a huge in...

Whataburger to open near Market Street

February 7, 2011

Rebecca Neumann Entertainment Editor If you were to drive down Denton Tap Rd. towards the Walmart in Lewisville right now, you would see some construction being done in front of Market Street. Though it will not be completed for some months, a Whataburger will eventually open in that location. Despite...