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  • Students that failed classes last semester will be getting a letter in the mail that requires them to come to school in person
  • Shirt orders for the 2020-2021 American Heart Association Go Red shirt are due Jan. 13

COVID-19 brings changes to Coppell Farmers Market

COVID-19 brings changes to Coppell Farmers Market
Tanvee Patil, Staff Photographer December 7, 2020

Coppell Farmers Market business owners explain how COVID-19 has affected their businesses this year. The Coppell Farmers Market is open while following COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines every Saturday...

Passion prevails over perils in healthcare field

The Sidekick staff writer Varshitha Korrapolu emphasizes that healthcare workers are truly heroes because they continue to fight COVID-19 for the greater good. Korrapolu thinks her interest in becoming a doctor outweighs the dangers that healthcare workers face.
Varshitha Korrapolu, Staff Writer November 20, 2020

Imagine if there weren’t any doctors, nurses, medical assistants, paramedics, residents and people willing to pursue a career in the medical field right now. Where would our world be? How would our world...

Sew many masks, so little time for local senior group of knitters

The Knit Wits, a Coppell Senior Center club, has created and distributed more than 5,000 masks during the COVID-19 pandemic. They distribute their masks at the Coppell Farmers Market every month while following precautions put in place to ensure others’ safety.
Anette Varghese, Staff Writer October 27, 2020

When the community calls, the ladies of the Coppell Senior and Community Center group called Knit Wits answer, whether it be in the form of crocheting baby products or making masks for a global pandemic. The...

Editorial: Treat COVID-19 as a resource instead of a curse (with video)

Editorial Board October 2, 2020

What does not kill you makes you stronger.  While we should take the time to recognize and grieve what we have lost because of COVID-19, we need to shed some light on the situation so we do not drown...

Answering in-person schooling questions

Coppell ISD students who chose in-person learning are returning to school tomorrow. High school students will follow a staggered lunch schedule depending on which class they are in.
Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor September 7, 2020

In Coppell ISD, in-person learning begins tomorrow for the students who chose the option on the district’s commitment form. The Sidekick asked Coppell High School students what questions they had about...

Stepping up for healthcare workers

Coppell High School senior Naisha Gottipati delivers a donation of face shields to UT Southwestern Clements Jr. University Hospital on July 14. Gottipati started the nonprofit Healthcare Meals, Inc. to raise money, food, and personal protective equipment for hospitals in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager September 3, 2020

As apprehension over the coronavirus rose in May, Coppell High School senior Naisha Gottipati watched as the long shifts at the UT Southwestern Children’s Medical Center took their toll on her sister,...

Pandemic making teachers adapt to new teaching plan

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Coppell High School teachers begin the 2020-21 school year with virtual teaching, starting on Aug. 17. The unfamiliar format required extra preparation and continuous planning from teachers, many of whom are concerned about building relationships with students. Graphic by Samantha Freeman
Tracy Tran, Photo Assignment Editor August 28, 2020

“The reason I became a teacher is because I love kids,” Coppell High School calculus teacher Suzanne Black said. “[I also love] the relationship that I build with kids and hanging out with them during...

#CISDTogether in #CHS9Family

CHS9 Principles of Arts, AV Tech and Communications teacher Jenna Grinnan speaks to her third period class via Zoom on Aug. 17, the first day of school. Unlike the 2019-20 spring semester, the 2020-21 school year will have in-depth and rigorous instruction for a full day with attendance tracking. Photo courtesy Jenna Grinnan
Akhila Gunturu, CHS9 Editor August 17, 2020

The 2020-21 school year starts off virtually on Monday, Aug. 17. As opposed to the 2019-20 spring semester, the 2020-21 school year will have in-depth and rigorous instruction virtually for students. CHS9...

District to provide flexible learning options for upcoming school year

District to provide flexible learning options for upcoming school year
Shivi Sharma, Executive News Editor July 8, 2020

In its weekly email newsletter, Coppell ISD announced that it will allow families to choose between in-person and remote learning for the 2020-21 school year. Families will commit to their choices for...

Coppell’s blooming business scene: present condition, tackling COVID-19 and future ambitions

Coppell has made a name for itself in the local business scene, with a growing business economy and pro-business attitude. The city government hopes to continue attracting businesses and building its image.
Akif Abidi, Staff Writer May 15, 2020

Coppell is a prime example of the tremendous growth North Texas cities have been experiencing the past few decades-- booming from approximately 16,000 residents to 42,000 residents in the last 30 years. As...

More than a game

The Sidekick adviser Chase Wofford and his children Caroline and son John, attend the Texas Rangers vs. Seattle Mariners game on July 30 at Globe Life Park in Arlington, marking their last time to see the Rangers play in the stadium. Like many Dallas-Fort Worth sports fans, the Wofford family was excited about games in the new air-conditioned Globe Life Field this season before sports were put on hold due to COVID-19. Photo courtesy Chase Wofford
Chase Wofford, The Sidekick adviser May 7, 2020

Sitting in section 209 of the American Airlines Center on a warm spring evening in downtown Dallas, I watched the Mavericks take on the Denver Nuggets. I had little idea how life would change by the...

Islamic Center of Coppell

The Islamic Center of Coppell (ICC) closed its  mosque in order to combat the spread of COVID-19 and are offering services through Zoom and Facebook live. ICC’s Facebook page features inspirational videos from the imam and helpful, precautionary advice. Photo courtesy Islamic Center of Coppell
Akhila Gunturu, Staff Writer April 27, 2020

The Islamic Center of Coppell (ICC)  is one of the local religious institutions offering online services due to COVID-19. While prayer in the ICC would normally occur five times a day, the mosque is closed...

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