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Coppell junior runner Aunna Aguirre and sophomore runner Lillian Egger practice relays at Buddy Echols Field on Thursday. On Friday and Saturday, the Coppell girls track and field team placed second at the District 6-6A Meet, while the Coppell boys placed fifth.

Track relinquishes district title in grueling meet

Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager April 12, 2021

For the first time in five years, the Coppell track and field team failed to earn the district title. Instead, Flower Mound swept the women's side, and Flower Mound and Hebron took top two in men’s varsity...

The Coppell ISD Board of Trustees approved changes to the 2021-22 school year’s calendar on Feb. 25. Changes include shifting the first day of school from Aug. 11 to Aug. 17 and reducing the number of school days from 176 to 174, while maintaining the required 75,600 minutes of student instruction.

District approves changes to 2021-22 calendar

Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager March 5, 2021

On Feb. 25, the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees voted to approve changes to the calendar for the 2021-22 school year. Changes include moving the first day of school from Aug. 11 to Aug. 17 and pushing the...

In celebration of Student Press Freedom Day, The Sidekick advertising and circulation manager Trisha Atluri delves into the world of student journalism with her experiences as a writer, photographer and designer. Atluri highlights the importance of student newspapers during unprecedented times.

#SJW2021: An oasis amidst desert

Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager February 26, 2021

Currently, there are more than 13,000 students enrolled in Coppell ISD. 13,000 stories to tell and one newspaper staff to tell them. As news deserts across the country grow, local journalism is left...

The percentage of religiously unaffiliated people in the United States has increased from 17% to 26% in 10 years. The Sidekick advertising and circulation manager Trisha Atluri believes that there is a negative stigma around atheism that should be removed.

Atheism is not amoral

Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager February 4, 2021

Hands clasped and kneeling in front of an idol of the Hindu god, Krishna, I refused to pray.  It wasn’t an act of rebellion, like my parents believed. Nor was it a phase. It was the result of years...

Video: Campus celebrates School Board Appreciation Month

Camila Flores and Nandini Muresh February 2, 2021

January was School Board Appreciation Month and Coppell High School students and faculty spent it thanking the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees for all it does. Watch The Sidekick staff photographers Camila...

Coppell High School junior Hari Srikanth delivers lectures at Artificial Intelligence Club meetings on Monday afternoons via Zoom. The AI Club has been making strides in the past two years to introduce students to coding through workshops, open discussions and guest speakers.

Coding the future: AI Club introducing students to world of machine learning

Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager January 26, 2021

Fingers fly across the keyboard as lines of code appear on the screen in Python, a programming language incomprehensible to most of the population. Yet, it is perfectly understandable to the Coppell High...

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 senior defender Collin MacDonald defends Irving’s Luis Aguilera on Feb. 7 at Buddy Echols Field. MacDonald met Coppell senior defender Garrett Greaves in fourth grade when they joined the Andromeda Soccer Club together.

Childhood connections strengthening team relationships

Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager December 8, 2020

For Coppell senior defender Garrett Greaves, long drives to soccer games when he was younger were made enjoyable with the company of his best friend, Coppell senior defender Collin MacDonald. To pass...

Coppell senior co-captain Rishita Uppuluri approaches a forehand against Prosper on Monday night at T Bar M Racquet Club in Dallas. Coppell won 10-2, clenching the Class 6A Region I bi-district title and advancing to area later this week.

Tennis triumphs in bi-district match against Prosper

Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager October 28, 2020

On Monday, Coppell tennis defeated Prosper in the first round of the Class 6A Region I playoffs with a score of 10-2. The win means Coppell advances in the playoffs. The match was originally scheduled...

Coppell senior Kunal Seetha hits a forehand against Plano West on Sept. 25 at the CHS Tennis Center. Coppell will be playing Prosper in Class 6A Region I bi-district playoffs today.

Tennis to face off against Prosper in bi-district playoffs

Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager October 26, 2020

Coppell tennis will be playing the first bi-district match against Prosper at the T Bar M Racquet Club at 8 p.m. today.  By defeating Flower Mound last Tuesday, Coppell finished second in District...

Coppell ISD Trustee Leigh Walker discusses improving community engagement during the livestream of the CISD Board meeting on Monday. The meeting addressed the district’s focus on new communication and updates with the podcast.

District expanding community engagement with podcast, video series

Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager September 29, 2020

On Thursday, Coppell ISD launched the We Value podcast, available on all streaming services. New episodes will be released on the last Thursday of every month.  Each episode aims to share local examples...

Travel, family, full stomachs

Travel, family, full stomachs

Anika Arutla , Staff Writer December 5, 2018

With the diverse community at Coppell High School, the holiday season means different things to different people. From recipes to simple traditions to attending events, the variation at CHS is incredible....

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