Coppell Student Media

  • Cowgirl volleyball playing McKinney Boyd in CHS arena on Tuesday at 5 p.m.
  • Picture day taking place on 9/21 and 9/22 in the CHS cafeteria during students' english class period

On the Spot: Tensions rise between U.S., Iran as the new year begins (with video)

Iranian military commander Qassem Suleimani was killed by a U.S. drone strike in Baghdad on Jan. 2. Iran responded on Tuesday when it hit two Iraqi air bases housing American military with missile strikes.

Nanette Pottoore

January 8, 2020

Within three days into the new year, relations between Iran and the United States worsened when a U.S. airstrike, ordered by President Donald Trump, killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in Iraq.  Multiple memes about the situation and going into a possible war have taken over social media platforms s...

New district provider resolving semester’s WiFi problems

Mist Systems is the Coppell ISD new WiFi vendor, replacing Xirrus which was acquired by another company. Much of Coppell High School experienced WiFi outages before new Mist Systems rays started being installed in October.

Nanette Pottoore, Staff Writer

November 7, 2019

The first two months of school, parts of Coppell High School had little to no WiFi. For weeks, classes had to endure learning without WiFi and service. This affected teachers’ agendas, student satisfaction and learning ability.     The district worked with a technology company called Xirru...

Love for teaching drives beloved teacher to win regional science award

Biology honors/GT teacher Cathy Douglas guides students as they work on a pig dissection. Douglas recently won a 2018 Southern Methodist University Teacher Award. At the Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair at SMU on April 4.

Anika Arutla, Staff Writer

May 22, 2018

Each year, the science fair is held at high schools all around the country. It is a reoccurring and bland tradition that people almost always groan at the mention of. However, for Coppell High School science teacher Cathy Douglas, the science fair is about more than just a tradition.   The ...

Grand opening of Andy Brown Park West

Coppell Mayor Karen Hunt and former Coppell Mayor Andrew Brown cut the ribbon at the grand opening of Andy Brown Park West on Saturday. The community came together to witness the official opening of the park.

Anika Arutla, Staff Writer

September 11, 2017

On Saturday, the final addition to the Andy Brown Park West, the soccer fields, opened. Youth softball and soccer players stood excitedly by during the event, ready to see the new fields they were going to be playing on. All of their parents were just as excited. “The bleachers are my favori...

The new normality of test prep: leveling the standardized testing playing field

Karen Dillard's College Prep is a standardized preparation center with locations in Coppell, Plano, Colleyville and Frisco. Many students of Coppell High School attend KD to prepare for their SAT, ACT, PSAT/NMSQT, college applications and SAT Subject Tests. Photo by Bren Fletchner.

Tanya Raghu, Staff Writer

January 25, 2017

The previously unheard of eight day school week is the reality for many students at Coppell High School with countless weekends being spent at Karen Dillard’s College Prep.   A program comprised of 14 two ur SAT, PSAT/NMSQT verbal and math scheduled classes, weekly workshops for practice, ...

The wait is over: Sonic reopening today after summer renovations

The wait is over: Sonic reopening today after summer renovations

Lili Lomas, Student Life Editor

October 7, 2016

As students made their way to Coppell High School for mid-summer school activities, they may have been surprised to see that Sonic, a long-time after school staple, had been demolished.   In May 2016, Coppell City Council approved plans for construction to  begin over CISD’s summer break ...

“If there is a word I can leave you with tonight, it’s transformation.”

Coppell Independent School District Executive Director of Teaching and Learning Deanna Dynis introduces the film “Most Likely to Succeed” in the Coppell High School auditorium on Tuesday after her talk on the four tenants of a graduate from CHS. “Most Likely to Succeed” is an award-winning documentary about the lives of students and teachers in one unique teaching situation.

Rutuja Joshi, Staff Writer

September 21, 2016

    On Tuesday night, Coppell Gifted Association brought to light the new demands of our current and future workforce through a presentation held at Coppell High School.   The future of students does not demand kids with expert knowledge on content, but rather students wh...

City Council to raise health and lower tax

Coppell Mayor Karen Hunt addresses citizens during a City Council meet in Oct. 2015.

Grant Spicer, Staff Writer

September 1, 2016

  While the students of Coppell High School were taking a break from schoolwork, Mayor Hunt and the Coppell City Council were busy working on this year’s upcoming budget changes, proposed tax plan, and several other issues which constituted Tuesday night’s City Council meeting. &n...

The Sidekick to hold garage sale this Saturday

The Sidekick to hold garage sale this Saturday

Sloane Samberson, Managing Editor

March 23, 2016

This Saturday, The Sidekick will be holding a garage sale from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Coppell Middle School East parking lot to raise money for printing expenses, competitions and general supplies.   All items are pre-priced and donated from the staff. Items available are expected to incl...

Trump announces Christie endorsement, hammers Rubio at Fort Worth rally

Donald Trump addressing supporters at his Fort Worth rally on Friday. Trump focused his speech on his ideas to

Nicolas Henderson, Staff Writer

February 29, 2016

  FORT WORTH - 8 a.m. on Commerce Street in downtown Fort Worth is usually pretty barren, with the exception of a few cars here and there and the occasional pedestrian. On Friday morning this was not the case, as hundreds arrived early to ensure a close spot to see the spectacle that is Republican...

CISD Elementary Honor Choir to perform at CHS tonight (with video)

CISD fifth grade students unite for rehearsal for their show on Thursday. This is an annual event held by the high school in tandem with high school, middle school and elementary school level choir and music teachers.

Lili Lomas, Staff Writer

January 28, 2016

  Students at Coppell High School may be surprised to hear the voices of fifth graders coming from the auditorium area today during school. These elementary students are here for CISD Elementary Honor Choir rehearsals and performance.   The district Honor Choir is made up of 10 fi...

2015-2016 Teacher of the Year nominees announced (with video)

2015-2016 Teacher of the Year nominees announced (with video)

December 1, 2015 By Sloane Samberson, Photos By Mallorie Munoz Managing Editors @SloaneSamberson, @munoz_mallorie Video by Matt Mudrick and Alana Rood, KCBY-TV Read More »...