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International IB exams canceled for 2020 Diploma, Course Certificate candidates

International Baccalaureate (IB) exams have been canceled internationally due to the COVID-19 pandemic, affecting over 200,000 students worldwide. The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) will release FAQs and additional details regarding the cancellation to IB schools and coordinators by Friday.

Shivi Sharma, CHS9 Editor

March 23, 2020

Today, the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) announced the cancellation of all IB exams internationally that were scheduled from April 30 through May 24 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The decision affects over 200,000 juniors and seniors worldwide who were signed up to take Standard Leve...

Exam week exemptions bring confusion, complication

Exam week exemptions bring confusion, complication

May 31, 2013

By Kristen Shepard Staff Writer  Exemptions--every high school student’s favorite word come the end of the school year--may be harder to obtain with Coppell High School’s new exam policy. For sophomores and freshman especially, the issue of exemptions has proved to be a major roadblock. Until 2012, students of all grade levels could be e...

Possible exemptions allow for early summer

May 29, 2013

By Jordan Bickham Staff Writer As the year wraps up, students become more and more eager to leave school and begin summer.  The one and only obstacle standing in the way of them beginning summer 2013 is finals.  While finals can be difficult and hard to juggle, one thing that can be helpful is...

Tips to keep calm and carry on during exams

May 9, 2013

By Jordan Bickham Staff Writer Throughout the past few weeks, students have been stressing out and working hard as they prepare for AP and IB exams.  Now that the exams are here, everyone's main focus should be on keeping calm and not worrying too much.  With so many exams and so much to do, staying...

How to eliminate stress this week

Graphic by Sophie Nauyokas

January 15, 2013

By Jordan Bickham Staff Writer While exams began today, many students have been stressing since this past weekend.  Although a little stress can be healthy motivation, when there is too much stress, there can be consequences such as poor grades, concentration and sleep habits which come back ...

Advanced Placement exam sign-up begins

November 27, 2012

By Shannon Wilkinson Staff Writer Registration for Advanced Placement exams has begun for students at Coppell High School. Students must register by 11:59 p.m on Friday, March 22, 2013 and the cost per exam is $92.00. There will be a twenty-five dollar late registration fee for any students that...

Final SPUR canceled

May 17, 2012

By Dyer Whitt Staff Writer Coppell High School's SPUR program is to be shut down early this year due to an insane amount of schedule changes and lack of class time overall. With exams going on next week, the administration has been forced to switch schedules around to compliment the senior class's...

TAKS week brings changes in schedules, student moods

April 23, 2012

By Kristen Shepard Staff Writer It's that time of year again: TAKS Week. For the seniors and freshmen lucky enough to escape the state-mandated TAKS tests, this week will be a quick and easy one complete with four consecutive days of late arrival. For Coppell High School's sophomores and juniors,...

AP Season begins

January 25, 2012

By Kristen Shepard Staff Writer Graphing calculator and Barron's review book in hand, students are gearing up for the Advanced Placement tests in May. Anyone enrolled in an AP level class has the opportunity  to pass the AP exam at the end of the year and obtain college credit. Unlike Dual Credit,...

Exams get teachers, students thinking

January 11, 2012

By John Loop and Kasey Tucker As exam week creeps ever closer, moans and groans begin resonating from the crowded halls of Coppell High School. Students begin cramming the mathematical formulas and Spanish vocabulary into their brains to make sure they are adequately prepared for the big tests. ...

Exam schedule for finals week announced

January 11, 2012

By Seth Slover Staff Writer With semester exams taking place next week, students are turning their attention to studying for exams.  The schedule (last link) is organized by class periods - not subjects. There is no school on Monday the 16th, so, as a result, exams will begin later than some previous ...

Exams after the break cause problems for teachers and students

January 7, 2011

Story By Henna Khan Video By Sierra Womack Up until the 2008-2009 school year, midterms were given before students took a two and a half week vacation from school, but ever since, what began as a nice break to end the semester has evolved into an awkward pause for students and teachers. Wed.,...