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Coppell High School assistant principal Alissa Womack previously taught Spanish at CHS before returning this year. Womack has taught at CHS, Ranchview High School in Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD and Lamar Middle School in Irving.

One home, two roles

Tracy Tran, Staff Writer September 14, 2021

Packing the last piece in her room at Lamar Middle School in Irving into a box, Coppell High School assistant principal Alissa Womack was ready for a short drive.  Heading back home. Heading back...

Coppell tennis starter Riki Koshimizu warms up for practice on Thursday during fourth period. Koshimizu has been on the Coppell tennis team since his freshman year on JV1 and moved up to varsity within a year.

Koshimizu utilizes ‘double-edged sword’ in tennis rise

Varshitha Korrapolu, Communications Manager September 13, 2021

A naive, confident sophomore steps up to the tennis court, ready to defeat his opponent. A sense of fire is replicated by the triple digit heat in his face, but also in his game. Coppell sophomore varsity...

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: 9/13 – 9/18

Akhila Gunturu, Executive News Editor September 13, 2021

The Coppell City Council has its regular board meeting from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday.  Wednesday marks the first day of Hispanic Heritage Month.  Coppell High School is hosting the annual Coppell...

Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth performs her album For the Girls in concert at the Coppell Arts Center on Saturday. The Takeoff Music Festival officially opens the arts center as a performance and entertainment venue for Coppell residents.

Chenoweth brings Broadway home

Trisha Atluri, Executive Entertainment Editor September 12, 2021

Despite her famously small stature, Broadway alum Kristin Chenoweth has no problem commanding the attention of more than 400 people with her larger-than-life stage presence.  Chenoweth, best known...

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...

The Ballet Ensemble of Texas dances at the Old Town Pavilion on Thursday night at the Art Sip & Stroll. The event is an annual fundraiser hosted by the Coppell Arts Council, and this year it is celebrated in conjunction with the grand opening of the Coppell Arts Center.

Sip & Stroll’s return reinvigorates local art scene

Trisha Atluri, Executive Entertainment Editor September 10, 2021

As the late-afternoon sunlight filtered through the trees behind the Coppell Senior and Community Center on Thursday, the Coppell Community Orchestra set the tone for the evening with an idyllic rendition...

Coppell High School anatomy and physiology teacher Jodie Deinhammer instructs her fifth period class on Wednesday. Deinhammer returned to CHS and was the Coppell Middle School East science and gardening teacher for five years.

Deinhammer returning to her teaching roots after five years at CMSE

Varshitha Korrapolu, Communications Manager September 7, 2021

Coppell High School anatomy and physiology teacher Jodie Deinhammer came back to CHS after teaching seventh grade science and gardening at Coppell Middle School East. After unexpectedly becoming a teacher...

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: 9/6 – 9/11

Anette Varghese, Student Life Editor September 6, 2021

All Coppell ISD facilities will be closed Monday in observance of Labor Day.  The Takeoff Arts & Music Festival presented by the Coppell Arts Center opens on Thursday with Art Sip and Stroll.  Friday,...

Coppell senior middle blocker Aley Clent blocks against Euless Trinity at the CHS Arena on Tuesday. The Cowgirls swept the Trojans at Middle School Night, 25-11, 25-21, 25-10.

Coppell models Cowgirl fight at Middle School Night

Trisha Atluri, Executive Entertainment Editor September 3, 2021

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College application season has begun and along with it comes waves of stress for teenagers. The Sidekick communications manager Varshitha Korrapolu conveys the eagerness and excitement high school seniors have to go through this process.

Coppell Observer: College applications: the culmination of the high school experience

Varshitha Korrapolu, Communications Manager September 1, 2021

Coppell Observer is a humorous column about life as a teenager. Please be warned that any and all sass is due to the writers’ similar situation as adolescents (even though we feel so much older). You,...

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: 8/30 – 9/3

Akhila Gunturu, Executive News Editor August 30, 2021

Fall virtual Curriculum Night for secondary campuses is today from 5:30-7:25 p.m. Parents will follow their child’s course schedule using Zoom with their child’s teachers. The Coppell City Council...

Theatre Denton’s production of “Matilda” is held at the Campus Theatre. The musical ran for three weekends this month, with Sunday’s matinee being the final performance.

Theatre Denton’s ‘Matilda’ energetically rejuvenates imagination

Trisha Atluri, Executive Entertainment Editor August 23, 2021

DENTON - Minutes before the auditorium of the Campus Theatre opened at 7 p.m. on Saturday, the cast of Theatre Denton’s production of “Matilda” learned the show was sold out. Before director Kristen...

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