Coppell Student Media

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...

Academies create study environment for midterms

January 11, 2013

By Shivani Burra Staff Writer With finals week approaching the CHS academies are trying to reduce stress of students and help them study better. On Monday morning  all academy and exploratory students are invited for breakfast on the first day of  finals week.  It will be from 7:45 to 8:10...

Semester exams arrive next week

January 9, 2013

By Jay Carroll Staff Writer This time rolls around twice every school year, it is filled with students cramming in as much studying as possible, drinking caffeine and stressing over the upcoming tests in each class on their schedule. Next week is finals week for the fall semester, and while the...

End of year, beginning of stress

May 24, 2012

By Tanner McCord Staff Writer Test in math and physics, final Sidekick deadlines, projects and papers due in multiple classes, read this book for English class. Oh, and here is your final review. May the cramming begin. Every year it happens, the unavoidable mass of projects and tests that pil...

‘Final’ week of 2011-2012 approaches

May 24, 2012

By Tanner McCord Staff Writer Beginning on Friday, seniors will begin the process of final exams so that they can graduate next week. Seniors will take their very last final at CHS on May 30. The final schedule has been announced. Finals will begin next Wednesday with first, fourth and seventh per...

Finalizing senior year

May 21, 2012

By Kara Adkins Online Copy Editor When I woke up this morning, I realized this week wasn’t quite like every other week I have had of high school. Yes, it is the last week of my year, but more importantly it’s the last week of my high school career. Excluding finals which are Friday and next...

Drawing near to the end of the year

May 11, 2012

By Tanner McCord Staff Writer You know the end of the year  is approaching when you have two separate projects going on in two separate classes. Teachers are beginning the assignment cramming and students are, well, probably not starting their final exam study cramming because it's not yet the day be...

Waving goodbye to Dual Credit

May 7, 2012

By Kara Adkins Online Copy Editor The Dual Credit program at CHS has many perks. Students get to sleep in or leave the high school early, get college credits out of the way, and work in a college environment. But on top of all of that they also are done with college class’s weeks before actual...

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 ...

CHS band to compete in BOA contest

November 3, 2011

By Annie Wen Staff Writer The CHS marching band students will soon be checking in their uniforms and hanging up their shakos for the year. As the marching season comes to an end the band prepares to go out with a bang. The band’s final contest of the year is the Bands of Americas Super-regionals...

Students take control of finals with varying study habits

January 11, 2011

Mary Whitfill Features Editor Chris Reagen KCBY Finals week is known to bring caffeine binges, study sessions, large amounts of money spent to support the Starbucks franchise and the realization that high school isn’t always a walk in the park. With the additional stress and workload...

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.,...