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After returning to full in person school, Coppell High School students have been facing academic and emotional challenges.  Coppell ISD is working to bridge learning gaps caused by COVID-19 by emphasizing learner choice and interaction.

Molding to the new normal

Akhila Gunturu, Executive News Editor October 4, 2021

For many Coppell ISD students, the 2020-21 school year began in the silence of their bedrooms in front of a screen. Fast forward, and the school year finished in the same place, with only a screen to connect...

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 2021-22 school year.

Got You Covered: Sept. 27 – Oct. 1

Akhila Gunturu, Executive News Editor September 27, 2021

The Coppell ISD Board of Trustees has its regular board meeting at 6 p.m. at the Vonita White Administration Building on Monday.  The Coppell City Council has its regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the...

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 2021-22 school year.

Got You Covered: 9/20 – 9/25

Akhila Gunturu, Executive News Editor September 20, 2021

The Coppell ISD Board of Trustees Board Workshop today is canceled.  The Coppell homecoming community pep rally is Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Buddy Echols Field. Coppell football plays Plano at Buddy...

Coppell police officers and firefighters bow in remembrance of the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001, at the Patriot Day Ceremony at the Coppell Town Center on Friday. Saturday is the 20th anniversary of terrorist attacks which took down the World Trade Center towers in New York City, as well as hijacked planes which crashed into the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania.

Remembering 9/11

Akhila Gunturu, Executive News Editor September 11, 2021

In Coppell, it began with the silence.  “On the field, one of the coaches looked up and said, ‘There’s something happening. There are no planes,’” Coppell High School anatomy and physiology...

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 2021-22 school year.

Got You Covered: 8/23 – 8/27

Akhila Gunturu, Executive News Editor August 23, 2021

Students in grades pre-K through sixth who chose virtual learning begin school on Monday.  Coppell ISD is holding a public hearing on the proposed budget and tax rate for the 2021-22 fiscal year...

This year, students have been able to experience both in-person and online education. Coppell ISD is considering a virtual academy as a learning choice or 2021-2022 based on community interest and possible state allocated funding.

The future of local education

Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor May 15, 2021

When Coppell High School sophomores searched for their testing rooms on May 8 for English II STAAR testing, many of them were navigating the building for the first time. It is yet another effect of the...

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...

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