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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: 2/22-28

Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor February 22, 2021

All virtual learners will be given free meals by Coppell ISD Child Nutrition from Monday to Wednesday. The breakfast and lunch meals can be picked up at elementary school cafeteria loops, between 10-11...

Video: Campus celebrates School Board Appreciation Month

Camila Flores and Nandini Muresh February 2, 2021

January was School Board Appreciation Month and Coppell High School students and faculty spent it thanking the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees for all it does. Watch The Sidekick staff photographers Camila...

A myriad of new state legislation, COVID-19 expenses and old budget changes has made an impact on the Coppell ISD 2020-21 proposed budget in the form of a $7 million projected budget deficit. The Board of Trustees has proposed solutions to combat this deficit.

Not in the books: Board faces months of deliberating on budget with projected $7 million deficit

Neha Desaraju, Entertainment Editor February 1, 2021

The budget approval process for the Board of Trustees typically starts in spring of the preceding school year with a series of budget workshops. This cycle, however, the board decided to hold its first...

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...

Coppell ISD Trustee Leigh Walker discusses improving community engagement during the livestream of the CISD Board meeting on Monday. The meeting addressed the district’s focus on new communication and updates with the podcast.

District expanding community engagement with podcast, video series

Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager September 29, 2020

On Thursday, Coppell ISD launched the We Value podcast, available on all streaming services. New episodes will be released on the last Thursday of every month.  Each episode aims to share local examples...

Coppell High School Principal Dr. Nicole Jund is seen with CHS Student Resource Officer Chris Cobb and CHS senior CJ Ward in the main hallway last year. On Monday, Dr. Jund was announced the Coppell ISD assistant athletic director. Coppell Middle School East Principal Laura Springer will be returning as the new CHS principal

Jund moving to assistant AD role next school year

Christine Zacuai, Executive News Editor April 24, 2019

On Monday, Coppell High School Principal Dr. Nicole Jund was announced as the new Coppell ISD assistant athletic director after serving two years leading the CHS campus. CISD Superintendent Brad Hunt...

Coppell ISD is in the midst of hiring its next district athletic director. The announcement is expected to be made at the CISD Board Meeting on March 25.

New CISD athletic director to be announced this month

Christine Zacuai, Executive News Editor March 5, 2019

Following the announcement of former athletic director Joe McBride leaving Coppell ISD to become head football coach at McKinney Boyd in late January, the district is making steady progress in its search...

Valley Ranch PTO Board co-president Ritu Sethi, Coppell ISD Trustee Anthony Hill, Executive Director of Teaching and Learning Deana Dynis and Dean of Public Health at West Coast University Sharonda Wallace sort through question cards based on their thoughts on education at the first Educational Summit at Richard J. Lee Elementary on Thursday night. This card sort is one of the activities that will allow Coppell ISD to analyze feedback for their strategic design efforts.

CISD implementing strategic design efforts to improve community involvement in education

Anthony Cesario, Staff Writer December 5, 2017

Coppell ISD has announced it is commencing a new set of strategic design efforts which will align visions for the future of the district. Feedback the district receives throughout the process will culminate...

Coppell ISD has named Brad Hunt (pictured with Coppell ISD trustee Anthony Hill at a school board meeting last January) as the district's new superintendent. Hunt, who replaces Dr. Mike Waldrip, is a former CHS principal, teacher and CISD assistant superintendent.

CISD’s hunt for new leader ends with familiar face

Amelia Vanyo and Fiona Koshy August 1, 2017

  In the fall of 1990, Brad Hunt began his time in Coppell ISD as a Coppell High School teacher. On Monday night, he took over the lead position for the district when the CISD Board of Trustees...

Jewelry, clothings, and gifts, oh my!

Jewelry, clothings, and gifts, oh my!

September 30, 2015

By Jessica Jun Staff Writer @jesse_jun16   On Nov. 15, Project Graduation is holding its 20th annual Holiday House craft show from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Coppell High School.   Each...

InvenTeam, Disruptive Innovation low on funds for MIT trip

April 29, 2015

By Shannon Morgan Staff Writer @shannonlacyy A compilation of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math [STEM] program’s best and brightest students can be found on a team known as Disruptive...

Prom on the horizon with new location, day

April 1, 2015

By Shannon Morgan Staff Writer @shannonlacyy Coppell High School is expanding its horizons for its annual prom by changing the day and location, and seniors are a little unsure on how everything...

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