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  • Commitment form for third nine weeks is available today for those changing their commitments, due Dec. 9
  • Dec. 11 is an early dismissal day in CISD (Elementary: 12:30 p.m., Middle: 1 p.m., High: 1:40 p.m.)

17 unanswered second half points gives Coppell dramatic homecoming victory over Plano West (with video)

Coppell senior offensive lineman Febechi Nwaiwu and junior wide receiver Anthony Black celebrate Black’s touchdown in the second quarter against Plano West last night at Buddy Echols Field. Coppell defeated Plano West, 31-20, in its annual Homecoming game.
Meer Mahfuz, Co-Sports Editor October 31, 2020

The lights lay low. The wind plateaued and the chilly backdrop ushered in. The plethora of fans silent as the game drew on, knowing that time was not in their favor. The time on the clock read four minutes...

A clean slate

Coppell senior quarterback Ryan Walker is tackled by Plano defenders at John Clark Field last night. Coppell defeated Plano, 35-33.
Meer Mahfuz, Co-Sports Editor October 24, 2020

PLANO - Last night’s game was all but settled in the third quarter when Coppell scored 21 unanswered points and held a 35-13 lead over Plano but one thing stood between them and its first district win:...

GOAL! Vegas Cup winner Peek scores big with commitment to Rice

Coppell junior midfielder Bailey Peek visits the academic quadrangle in front of Lovett Hall at Rice University on July 11. Peek verbally committed to play Division I soccer at Rice on July 10.
Meer Mahfuz, Co-Sports Editor August 26, 2020

As Coppell junior midfielder Bailey Peek sat at dinner, the realization came to her. Her unofficial visit to Rice University would conclude with an offer to play Division I soccer for her dream school. The...

Cowgirls hope to continue winning streak against Lewisville

Coppell senior forward Alyssa Roemer keeps possession against Irving MacArthur on Jan. 24 at Buddy Echols Field. The Cowgirls face Lewisville tomorrow at 7:30 at Buddy Echols Field.
Nanette Pottoore, Staff Writer February 27, 2020

The Coppell girls soccer team plays Lewisville tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at Buddy Echols Field.  The Cowgirls defeated Lewisville, 2-0, on Jan. 31.  “During this second half of season when we have...

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...

Decade Wrap-up: How internet culture evolved society

Senior Sidekick staff writer Nanette Pottoore discusses the top trends of this decade. She reviews popular phrases and memes such as Nyan Cat, vines and more. Graphic by Shriya Vanparia.
Nanette Pottoore, Staff Writer December 19, 2019

Rise and Shine. In this story, I’m going to spill the tea on why the 2010s was an exciting decade for online trends and fads. The internet brought together many people through dances and memorable...

Offseason pushes coaches to improve on their athletes

Coppell tennis coach Rich Foster advises doubles teammates junior Matthew Abbey and sophomore Vinay Patel at the CHS Tennis Center on Thursday. Foster is preparing the team for the spring season with practices and socials to build camaraderie between old and new players. Photo by Camden Southwick
Nanette Pottoore, Staff Writer December 18, 2019

Mile-runs, gyms, and more workouts. As Coppell transitions from fall sports to winter sports, fall season coaches are working to improve their athletes in preparation for the next season.  Coppell...

Choir stirs emotion among audience in Region 31 Concert

The TMEA Region 31 Treble choir performs a piece called “The Composition of a Kiss” by Padworski during the 2019 All Region Honor Choir concert on Saturday at the Grapevine First United Methodist Church. Parents and friends come to watch and enjoy an evening full of a variety of music sung by each choir.
Nanette Pottoore, Staff Writer November 11, 2019

GRAPEVINE - The audience is silent as choir members on stage show their talents, by singing a variety of music with the help of instruments in the background.  These individuals advanced to perform...

Choir members to perform at Region 31 Concert

Coppell High School choir performs at the 2018 Choir Fall Concert. On Saturday, choir members will perform at the First United Methodist Church in the Region 31 concert.
Nanette Pottoore, Staff Writer November 8, 2019

On Saturday, select members from Coppell High School’s very own choir will participate in the Region 31 concert at the First United Methodist Church in Grapevine.  Region 31 consists of Coppell ISD,...

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...

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

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
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...

Kadari crosses the country

Sidekick staffers pose for a  picture at the annual Sidekick awards banquet. The Sidekick has been a big part of staff writer Pramika Kadari's life since she moved to Dallas at the beginning of the school year.
Pramika Kadari, Staff Writer May 22, 2018

After 15 years of living in one state, one town, one house, moving from Illinois to Texas in the middle of my high school career was not something I was happy about.   The decision had been...

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