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The Coppell ISD Board of Trustees approved changes to the 2021-22 school year’s calendar on Feb. 25. Changes include shifting the first day of school from Aug. 11 to Aug. 17 and reducing the number of school days from 176 to 174, while maintaining the required 75,600 minutes of student instruction.

District approves changes to 2021-22 calendar

Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager March 5, 2021

On Feb. 25, the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees voted to approve changes to the calendar for the 2021-22 school year. Changes include moving the first day of school from Aug. 11 to Aug. 17 and pushing the...

Coppell junior midfielder Bailey Peek shields against Plano junior midfielder Lexie Moore on Monday night at Buddy Echols Field. The Cowgirls tied the Wildcats, 1-1.

Cowgirls leave points behind after stellar goal from Wildcats leads to draw

Meer Mahfuz, Co-Sports Editor March 2, 2021

After playing through an equally balanced first half, the Coppell girls soccer team entered the second half with more energy and intensity to test Plano. A header off a corner from Coppell senior defender...

Small size but sweet charisma: Wojick implements bubbly personality in pole vaulting despite height (with video)

Varshitha Korrapolu, Staff Writer March 1, 2021

She runs. She stabilizes her pole. She lifts her body upwards. She propels herself over the crossbar. She lands. She repeats. “[Pole vaulting] is stressful, but it’s so fun and you have so much...

Red and Black on Deck is a Sidekick series detailing the next seven days of Coppell varsity sports. It will be posted every Monday for the rest of the 2020-21 school year.

Red and Black on Deck: 3/1-3/7

Meer Mahfuz, Co-Sports Editor March 1, 2021

Boys soccer continues the second round of its District 6-6A campaign by hosting Plano tonight and Hebron tomorrow at Buddy Echols Field, then traveling to Lewisville on Friday. All boys soccer matches...

Today marks the last day of Student Journalism Week, which is Student Press Freedom Day. The Sidekick’s Varshitha Korrapolu outlines the challenges student journalists face such as censorship, COVID-19, handling racial justice coverage, and civil engagement/election news.

#SJW2021: Student Press Freedom Day shines light on student journalists fighting long standing challenges

Varshitha Korrapolu, Staff Writer February 26, 2021

Student Press Freedom Day recognizes the challenges that student journalists face, and honors the work they put in around the clock. It sheds light on the dual lives student journalists lead, and illustrates...

Coppell junior point guard Anthony Black shoots against Lake Highlands junior forward Adam Lopez at Loos Sports Complex in Addison on Thursday. Coppell fell to Lake Highlands, 53-50, ending its basketball season.

Late spectacle ends short of victory, killing Cowboys season (With video)

Meer Mahfuz, Co-Sports Editor February 26, 2021

DALLAS- The clock read four minutes and the Cowboys were trailing Lake Highlands by 11. The Coppell student section had gone quiet and the parents looked displeased. But three layups from Coppell junior...

Coppell sophomore forward Alejandro Reyes goes in for a 50-50 against Flower Mound senior defender James Chamberlain at Buddy Echols Field last night. The match experienced many lightning delays but the Cowboys eventually dropped the match, 1-0, after play was called five minutes into the second half.

Cowboys drop weather marred match against Flower Mound as title race intensifies

Meer Mahfuz, Co-Sports Editor February 26, 2021

The Cowboys entered the half tailing Flower Mound by one and were fired up to come out and play their game. But then the storm came minutes after entering the building.  After waiting out the first...

In celebration of Student Press Freedom Day, The Sidekick advertising and circulation manager Trisha Atluri delves into the world of student journalism with her experiences as a writer, photographer and designer. Atluri highlights the importance of student newspapers during unprecedented times.

#SJW2021: An oasis amidst desert

Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager February 26, 2021

Currently, there are more than 13,000 students enrolled in Coppell ISD. 13,000 stories to tell and one newspaper staff to tell them. As news deserts across the country grow, local journalism is left...

Coppell senior midfielder Jacob Dashner fights IMG National for possession at the Coppell Middle School North field on Wednesday. Coppell lost, 19-6.

Cowboys overwhelmed by national powerhouse but learned valuable lessons

Meer Mahfuz, Co-Sports Editor February 25, 2021

It was a breezy Wednesday evening as Coppell boys lacrosse hosted a national powerhouse in IMG National. Students and parents poured into stands, almost completely filling them.  Knowing the competition...

Coppell junior attacker Anna Terry cradles against Rockwall at the Coppell Middle School North field on Wednesday. Coppell lost, 15-9.

BLACKOUT! Girls lacrosse shutdown against dominate Rockwall offense

Meer Mahfuz, Co-Sports Editor February 25, 2021

It was a breezy, chilly Wednesday night as the Coppell girls lacrosse hosted a talented Rockwall team and the fight from the Cowgirls was intense and energized right from the start. Heading into halftime,...

Coppell senior center Tim O’Hearn defends against Allen junior forward Miles Gibson on Saturday in the CHS Arena. The Cowboys play Lake Highlands in the Class 6A area playoffs tomorrow at Loos Sports Complex in Addison, with tipoff at 7 p.m.

Cowboys rematching Lake Highlands in area playoffs

Meer Mahfuz, Co-Sports Editor February 24, 2021

Coppell only lost three games this entire season: two in district play, one in preseason. That one loss in preseason was to Lake Highlands. But as fate would have it, the two meet again in the playoffs. Coppell...

Coppell senior attackmen Gavin Osteen, Aidan Stricklin and Dylan Colon as well as senior midfielder Andrew Sullivan listen to senior midfielder Tyler Wendel as he directs offensive strategy against Plano West at Coppell Middle School North on Tuesday. The Cowboys host national powerhouse IMG National this evening at Lesley Field, with faceoff at 5:30 p.m.

Coppell hosting national powerhouse IMG National for true test

Meer Mahfuz, Co-Sports Editor February 24, 2021

It was a meeting by chance for the Cowboys to host a national powerhouse so early on in the season. Coppell was supposed to be off resting and IMG National was set to play Dallas Jesuit.  But as fate...

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