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Cliff Long, Place 1 on the City of Coppell Council, was elected to council in May 2014. Long emphasizes Coppell’s community members concerns in his decisions on council.

Cliff Long

Minnie Gazawada, Staff Writer/Designer March 2, 2022

Coppell City Council Place 1 Cliff Long is a retired certified financial planner and has a background in accounting before taking up his new position. Long approaches his duty from the lens of a local...

Coppell Mayor Wes Mayz has served on the city council since 2012. Mays was elected as mayor of Coppell last May. Photo by Ashley Qian

Mayor Mays

Minnie Gazawada, Staff Writer/Designer March 2, 2022

Before being elected to city council in 2012, Coppell Mayor West Mays was president of two homeowner associations; his background exposed him to city politics allowing him to succeed in his position. What...

Coppell head band director Kim Shuttlesworth and color guard director Matthew Rummel conduct after school band rehearsal from atop the band director tower in the parking lot behind Buddy Echols Field on Thursday. Shuttlesworth was named the new Coppell ISD band director on April 26.

Shuttlesworth following love for music in mother’s footsteps

Trisha Atluri, Executive Entertainment Editor August 31, 2021

Growing up with a band director mother and playing trumpet in All-State band at Carthage High School, Coppell head band director Kim Shuttlesworth has been immersed in a world of music for decades. After...

Coppell High School AP psychology teacher Kristia Leyendecker has worked at Coppell ISD since 2014. Leyendecker was inspired to get her teaching degree through her nine to 10 years of working in municipal government in Illinois, responsibilities in Human Resources and teaching Bible study.

Teacher of the Week: Leyendecker normalizing mental illness through caring guidance

Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager January 22, 2021

For the past five years, Coppell High School AP psychology teacher Kristia Leyendecker has educated students about the importance of caring about mental health. Leyendecker began teaching as a substitute...

Coppell High School senior Emilie Sangerhausen practices her clarinet on Oct. 15 before school in the CHS band hall. Sangerhausen has played clarinet for seven years. Photo by Tracy Tran

Q&A: How band defines Sangerhausen’s sense of identity

Nanette Pottoore, Staff Writer October 23, 2019

Music has always played an important role in Coppell High School senior Emilie Sangerhausen’s life. She has done band since middle school, and is on her seventh year in band.   What made you join...

CHS9 Algebra I teacher William Harrington helps freshman Tyler Garner solve an equation during a scavenger hunt on Thursday. Harrington is a new math teacher at CHS9 for the 2019-20 school year. Photo by Neveah Jones

Q&A: Harrington integrating more technology, new ideas at CHS9

Akhila Gunturu, Staff Writer September 25, 2019

William Harrington is a new honors and on-level Algebra I teacher at CHS9. A former teacher at Hebron and Windham Middle School in Willimantic, Conn, Harrington comes from a family of educators. He...

Coppell High School sophomore Laura German Do Nascimiento moved from São Paulo, Brazil to Coppell, Texas on Sept. 5th, 2016. Nascimiento has expressed a love for the United States and feels that it has impacted her in a positive way.

Q&A: Nascimiento on her move from Brazil to Coppell

Sofia Guerrero, Staff Writer October 26, 2016

New faces, new experiences and a new country. This is what Laura German Do Nascimiento had to face upon arrival at the United States. Laura is a new sophomore who moved from São Paulo, Brazil to Coppell...

Lau showcases talent by selling artwork (Q&A)

Lau showcases talent by selling artwork (Q&A)

Sruthi Boppuri, Staff Writer May 17, 2016

Art has been a part of our world since the beginning of time. For Jasmine Lau, a Coppell High School sophomore, it became a way for her to share her talents with the world. She explains how selling her...

Photo courtesy Ashley Benhayoun

Benhayoun gains life changing experience through choir convention (Q&A)

Sruthi Boppuri, Staff Writer March 23, 2016

Coppell High School Choir students are spreading Coppell talent beyond the borders of Texas. This past week, several CHS choir students traveled to Kansas City, MO, to participate in the Southwestern American...

Mayor Hunt sees bright future ahead for Coppell

Mayor Hunt sees bright future ahead for Coppell

October 29, 2015

Jessica Jun Staff Writer @jesse_jun16   Karen Hunt has served on the Coppell City Council since 2008 and was elected Mayor of Coppell in 2012. The Sidekick’s Jessica Jun had the opportunity...

Photo by Sloane Samberson. New boys varsity assistant Jarell English hopes to bring new perspective to the coaching staff.

Jarell English brings hard work and strong ideals with transfer

December 18, 2014

By Alexandra Dalton staff writer @alexdalton04   New to Coppell High School as the varsity assistant coach and world history teacher, Jarell English transfered from Fowler Middle School in...

Expert comes to Coppell library to discuss all things Harry Potter

November 11, 2010

Ashleigh Heaton Editor in Chief Think you know everything about Harry Potter? Steve Vander Ark asks you to think again. This Sunday, November 14 at 2 p.m., Harry Potter expert Steve Vander Ark will...

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