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On the Spot: Middle, elementary schoolers bring charisma to annual show

On the Spot: Middle, elementary schoolers bring charisma to annual show

Jessica Hernandez, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018

Bright smiles and cheerful voices filled the Coppell High School auditorium with music on Thursday as elementary, middle and high school directors came together to host the annual Coppell ISD Honor Choir.   One day each year, elementary and middle school students spend the day at CHS to pa...

Coppell eighth grade students tour CHS

Coppell High School senior Red Jacket Alan Ritchie leads a tour of CMSN eighth graders around Coppell High School on Feb. 2. Every year, eighth graders from each of the three Coppell middle schools tour CHS.

Lili Lomas, Staff Writer

February 8, 2016

Coppell eighth grade students got taste of Coppell High School life when they visited the campus last Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.   The eighth graders came to CHS for “Shadow Day” in which they got to tour the high school during school hours getting to see what student life is lik...

Upadhyayula’s rewarding spelling career comes to an end

Upadhyayula’s rewarding spelling career comes to an end

Tanya Raghu, Staff Writer

February 3, 2016

Through the grueling hours of memorization, strenuous concentrating and stressful moments during competitions, the arduous, yet rewarding spelling career of Coppell Middle School West eighth grader Smrithi Upadhyayula has reached its end.   The fruits of Upadhyayula’s labor are not only ...

Middle school students experience backpack journalism during media shadow day

Photo by Elizabeth Sims.

October 31, 2013

Editor's Note: The following stories were written by Multimedia students from Coppell Middle School West during a "shadow day" and media workshop hosted by the EMAC Academy which includes The Sidekick newspaper, Round-Up Yearbook, and KCBY . The students put together these pieces under the instruction...

A taste of high school

February 20, 2013

By Jordan Thompson Staff Writer Feb. 7 was not the typical day for eighth grader Cody Masters. It was his first day at high school-and it was a little unexpected. Masters and his fellow Coppell Middle School West eighth graders would not be rolling with the motions of a typical middle school day; ins...

8th grade students take a peek into CHS life

January 30, 2013

By Kristen Shepard Staff Writer Everyone at CHS has successfully made the transition from middle school to high school, and most students have discovered that the transition is not always smooth. New classes, new friends, new sports and new teachers can make the transformation quite daunting. Fortunately,...

CISD Middle Schools awarded IBM Grants

January 9, 2012

By Mary Whitfill Features Editor IBM (International Business Machines) awarded $15,000 in grants to Coppell ISD that will be used to encourage middle school girls’ interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math.) A $10,000 IBM Catalyst Grant will help CISD increase what they call ...

Opportunity to compete in JrVASE arises for middle school students

April 18, 2011

Laura Kattilakoski Staff Writer For middle school artists, the time to start preparations for high school art competition begins next month. The Junior Visual Arts Scholastic Event, or JrVASE, will be held in May. The competition does not have the same intensity of the high school VASE competition, wh...

Drumline gets fresh blood at tryouts

May 21, 2010

By Mike Pankonien Staff Writer Video by Eric Park and Adam Borel After working and practicing for three years, Kenzie Hitz finally got a chance to try out for the Coppell High School percussion program this May. You see, Hitz is an eighth grader this year who will be moving up into her freshmen...

CHS to host JrVASE

April 23, 2010

By Julia Kim Staff Writer The Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE) is returning once again this year. However, this time, it is a competition only available to students in middle school; it is JrVASE. Just like last year, it will be held at Coppell High School tomorrow, April 24. The students in...

CHS prepares to welcome freshmen

March 3, 2010

Frances Ruiz Staff Writer While no thoughts are more terrifying to an incoming freshman than mercilessly being thrown over the senior bridge or having to eat the sack lunch mom packed alone in the bathroom, certain measures have been taken by Coppell High School and New Tech [email protected] to help students...

Coppell tennis teams serve up $7,500 for Jack’s Closet Image and video hosting by TinyPic

February 5, 2010

by Ashley Attanucci Staff Writer Video by Liz Meyer and Chloe Lanier “We’ve got Jack’s back” read the Styrofoam cups in the fence of the tennis courts, advertising the CHS tennis team’s Serve-A-Thon fundraiser. The Serve-A-Thon took place Wednesday, Jan. 27 throughout the day in honor...