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Coppell Student Media

The official student news site of Coppell High School

Coppell Student Media

The official student news site of Coppell High School

Coppell Student Media

Coppell residents gather in the Coppell Arts Center lobby before the Front & Center speaker series with NFL defensive lineman Solomon Thomas and his father Chris Thomas on Sunday night. Solomon is a 2014 Coppell High School graduate, who is currently with the New York Jets, along with working with the Defensive Line Foundation to raise awareness for mental health for young people of color.

“Vulnerability is true strength”

Trisha Atluri, Executive Entertainment Editor April 4, 2022

Since graduating from Coppell High School in 2014, Solomon Thomas has made an undeniable name for himself.  Drafted No. 3 overall in 2017 by the San Francisco 49ers and signing with the New York Jets...

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...

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.

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.

CISD implementing strategic design efforts to improve community involvement in education

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...

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).

The problematic aspects of dress code

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...

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...

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

Exploring international classroom dynamics

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.
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.

When one book closes, another book opens

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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