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Engineering students look to tackle problems through creating apps

Coppell High School senior Ridha Syed shows her iPad app prototype in her eighth period Practicum and STEM class. Syed made a prototype that tracks bus routes, indicates when a bus is late and sends alerts to the user.
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Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

  This year, the Coppell High School senior engineering class, Practicum and STEM, has taken on an interesting undertaking- recognizing an issue in the school and creating an app to solve it. The Engineering students were given a choice of a wide range of problems to tackle, ranging from hea...

On the Spot: Students step back in time to recreate Boston Massacre through mock trial (with video)

Coppell High School students in AP United States History teacher Diane de Waal’s class conduct their annual mock trial. Students are given roles to recreate the Boston Massacre trial to determine what happened that day

Nishant Medicharla, Business Manager

September 23, 2019

Today, students in Coppell High School AP U.S. History classes traveled back in time to the pre-revolutionary period, bringing the Boston Massacre trial back to life.  Students recreate the setting of the Boston Massacre trial to determine what actually happened on the night of March 5, 1770, whe...

On the Spot: Exceptional academics honored at Academic Recognition banquet

Coppell High School senior and valedictorian Agnibho Roy works on classwork during AP Spanish Vl today. Roy, as well as the rest of the top 5% of the senior class, who are being recognized tonight at the Academic Recognition banquet.

Claire Clements, Staff Writer

April 24, 2018

Today, the top five percent of the senior class of Coppell High School is being recognized in the annual Academic Recognition Banquet, along with the teachers of their choice. The banquet is being held at Courtyard Marriott Towne Place Suites in Grapevine.   For these students, the banqu...

On the Spot: Prom tickets now on sale

Prom tickets went on sale today during all lunches. Prices for tickets are currently $85 but go up to $95 on April 11 and $105 on April 18.

Lili Lomas, Executive Digital Content Editor

April 4, 2018

Signaling the final preparations for Coppell High School prom 2018, tickets went on sale today during all lunches.   Prices for tickets are currently $85 but go up to $95 on April 11 and $105 on April 18.   Many students are surprised about the high price of the tickets.   “I...

On the Spot: Following through with New Year’s resolutions

On the Spot: Following through with New Year’s resolutions

Lili Lomas

January 9, 2018

“New year new me.”   This phrase has become a mantra for many at Coppell High School as they begin 2018 by attempting to break their bad habits. However, for others, the start of a new year is not a symbol of renewal but of broken resolutions.   Here, students share their op...

On the Spot: Madrigal Feast garners excitement from members

CHS choir students senior Pryce Wensel, senior Rukmini Waranashiwar, juniorJacob Barnez, senior Riya Mahesh and sophomore Max Madlambayan dress up to school before their Madrigal Feast tonight. They will perform today and tomorrow night in the Coppell High School commons at 7 p.m.

Reid Valentine, Staff Writer

December 10, 2017

Tonight and tomorrow night at 6:30 p.m. the doors to the Coppell High School commons will open for a night of feasting, renaissance and show for the 23rd year in a row.   The Coppell High School Madrigals are a staple in the community, known for its costumes and enchanting Christmas song...

On the Spot: From students to speakers; “Pittsburg Six” take on Dallas convention as journalism celebrities

Pittsburg (Kan.) High School seniors Connor Balthazor, Patrick Sullivan, Kali Poenitske, Maddie Baden, Gina Mathew and and their adviser Emily Smith talk about the Booster Redux’s investigative adventure uncovering discrepancies in their principal’s resume leading to her resignation they had in March 2017. They led a session on Friday at the JEA/NSPA Fall High School Journalism Convention at the Hyatt Regency in Dallas, which is being attended by Sidekick newspaper, KCBY-TV and Round-Up yearbook staff members.

Amelia Vanyo, Editor-In-Chief

November 17, 2017

DALLAS - It all started with junior Maddie Baden noticing a couple discrepancies in her newly hired principal’s story.   It all ended with a trip to the White House correspondents dinner and the retirement of Destry Brown.   The whirlwind trip of the “Pittsburg Six,” of...

On the Spot: Journalists looking to go big at national journalism convention (with video)

The Sidekick staff members attend the 2017 JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention’s opening ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Dallas on Nov. 16. Among nearly 5,000 other high school journalists, students are learning about how to become better journalists through various sessions led by professionals and educators in various fields at the convention.

Lili Lomas

November 17, 2017

DALLAS - Nearly 5,000  high school journalists and advisers bustled around the Hyatt Regency lobby  at the first day of the 2017 JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention today.   For the 29 Coppell Student Media members in attendance, this scene was the introduction to a week...

On the Spot: CHS alumna fulfills dream of being in “Wheel of Fortune”

Coppell High School alumna Parker Stansel appeared on an episode of “Wheel of Fortune” which aired on Friday night. To be able to compete, Mrs. Stansel went through two rounds of auditions before being selected for the show. Photo courtesy Carol Kaelson

Lili Lomas, Executive Digital Content Editor, Sports Editor

October 18, 2017

As she whirled through various word problems and puzzles, Parker Stansel had one thought running through her mind: her next move.   The Coppell High School alumna and wife of CHS Psychology and Economics teacher Jared Stansel recently competed on an episode of the television game show ...

On the Spot: KISS FM attending 2017 homecoming game

Coppell High School Lariette senior Sarah Wales dances during the homecoming pep rally today.  The Lariettes performed their traditional homecoming dance “Wild Wild West”.

Lili Lomas, Executive Digital Content Editor, Sports Editor

October 13, 2017

The Coppell High School pep rally this morning was paid an unexpected visit. Cruz, a radio host from 106.1 KISS FM, along with other employees from the station were at the pep rally and will be at the football game tonight.   Though Cruz will not be at the game, a KISS FM DJ will be playin...