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Dixon explains essay based learning method

Dixon explains essay based learning method

January 24, 2018

Students in Mr. Dixon's class have been learning a new method of test taking through essays.

CISD implementing strategic design efforts to improve community involvement in education

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.

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 in a board meeting in June in which the plans for education will come to fruition.   ...

The problematic aspects of dress code

Half of this girl is dressed according to the Coppell High School dress code, while the other half is dressed against it. The dress code at CHS restricts revealing clothing such as crop tops and short skirts (right), and approves modest clothing such as full sleeves and long pants (left).

Pramika Kadari, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017

  Want to rock blue hair or show off the cute new crop top your friend bought you? Unfortunately, the dress code at Coppell High School prohibits both of these things and more.   At CHS, numerous fashion styles students enjoy expressing themselves through are restricted. These incl...

School Board members open up about life, experiences at CISD

School Board members open up about life, experiences at CISD

Lili Lomas, Student Life Editor

February 2, 2017

In light of School Board appreciation last month, The Sidekick sat down with the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees to discuss their goals for the district, what led them to these positions and to get to know more about their lives. Leigh Walker, Place 1 “I met my husband when we were 8 years ...

Exploring international classroom dynamics

Statistical information on average times spent doing homework for students in the United States.

Grant Spicer, Staff Writer

September 16, 2016

The problem is that while there are benefits to staying in school, most students do not benefit very much from working hard while in school.

When one book closes, another book opens

Coppell High School assistant principal Anthony Poullard discussed possible post-high school options with a student during A lunch on Friday, March 11 at Coppell High School. Poullard will continue his teaching career in Korea when moving there in the short future. Photo by Amanda Hair.

Lina Pyon, Staff Writer

March 28, 2016

On July 26, Coppell High School assistant principal Anthony Poullard will be celebrating his birthday - with a new job on the other side of the world.   Korean International School (KIS) is an international preparatory school with locations in Seongnam, Seoul and Jeju Island, South Korea....

U.S. schools would benefit greatly from having a gap year

U.S. schools would benefit greatly from having a gap year

Grant Spicer, Staff Writer

December 1, 2015

Have you ever wanted to just take a break from school? How about traveling? Did you know that there is actually a thing for this, and it’s been around for quite a while. It’s called a gap year.   Before I begin, allow me to provide a brief definition on what a gap year is. The gap year i...

Modern childhoods becoming overridden with technology

February 20, 2014

By Jordan Bickham Design Editor Walking into my living room, I find myself in the background of a major production.  My 11-year-old sister and her little friends are in the middle of filming a video of their original dance moves. Despite originally getting together to work on homework, the ide...

Summer school classes begin registration

May 14, 2013

By Shannon Wilkinson Staff Writer Summer is right around the corner and some students are preparing themselves for Summer school. To register for Summer classes, students are asked to go online and register by June tenth. Late registration will take place June 13th at Coppell High School from eight...

Forward Learning

February 6, 2013

By Jordan Thompson staff writer Most students at Coppell High School will admit to struggling with at least one of their core classes. Whether it be english, science, or my most dreaded enemy of the education world-math. It takes self discipline alone to get tutoring when a student knows they need...

CISD joins, leads new consortium of high-performance districts

December 4, 2012

By Thomas Hair Opinions Editor Over the decades, Coppell Independent School District has cultivated an identity as a model for districts trying to improve their growth management, student performance, and incorporation of more technology. Rapidly rising from humble beginnings as a small, rural distric...

What gets in my Hair: Students lying on college applications

What gets in my Hair: Students lying on college applications

October 17, 2012

By Thomas Hair Opinions Editor As you fill out the application for your dream college, it is so incredibly easy to lie, to twist the truth to gain an edge over the competition. The pressure to be accepted to selective universities, whether it’s from parents or elsewhere, is stronger now than ever - and many st...