Coppell Student Media

Possible exemptions allow for early summer

May 29, 2013

By Jordan Bickham Staff Writer As the year wraps up, students become more and more eager to leave school and begin summer.  The one and only obstacle standing in the way of them beginning summer 2013 is finals.  While finals can be difficult and hard to juggle, one thing that can be helpful is...

Juniors experience last TAKS test

April 25, 2013

By Caroline Carter Staff Writer After taking the TAKS test since they were in 3rd third grade, the juniors at Coppell High School and across the state of Texas have completed their final TAKS test today, the social studies test. The Texas Addesment of Knowledge and Skill is a standardized test...

Juniors to finish last round of TAKS testing

April 10, 2013

By Jay Carroll Staff Writer In a little less than two weeks the junior class will be taking its last three tests for the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skill (TAKS). The juniors will be testing from April 23-25 taking the math, science and social study tests. The junior class is the last grade...

Juniors to take English TAKS on Monday

March 1, 2013

By Elizabeth Sims Staff Writer On Monday, all juniors will be taking the English/Language Arts TAKS test. This means all juniors must come to school at the normal time so they can take the test. All other students are not taking the test and will be on their regular class schedule. For all ju...

STAAR

STAAR

January 23, 2013

In the spring semester of each school year, the period of time for the dreaded standardized testing rolls back around. Starting in 3rd grade and continuing into 11th, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) requires public schools to administer the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) to...

TAKS mental taxation nears end

April 26, 2012

By Tanner McCord Staff Writer Thank goodness it is Thursday! Just one more day remains until juniors are officially finished with TAKS testing. The week that is dreaded for some and incredible for others is nearly wrapped up, and as the brother of a freshman who has come to school at noon for the...

Conditions for standardized testing sub-standard

April 25, 2012

By Michelle Pitcher Editor-in-Chief Thirty minutes into the math TAKS, my stomach started growling. It wasn't just your typical had-a-light-breakfast-occasional-grumble - this was earth-shattering growling. I swear I felt my chair shake. My entire room was distracted while I sped through the test...

TAKS week brings changes in schedules, student moods

April 23, 2012

By Kristen Shepard Staff Writer It's that time of year again: TAKS Week. For the seniors and freshmen lucky enough to escape the state-mandated TAKS tests, this week will be a quick and easy one complete with four consecutive days of late arrival. For Coppell High School's sophomores and juniors,...

Seniors, freshman enjoy late arrival

March 6, 2012

By Chase Porter Staff Writer Tomorrow, March 7th marks the first TAKs test of the year but only for sophomores and juniors. One of the benefits to being the bottom of the totem and the cream of the crop is late arrival on TAKs days. Since seniors do not have to take TAKs and freshmen don't star...

TAKS testing this week

March 5, 2012

By Kara Adkins Online Copy Editor This Wednesday, March 7, sophomore and junior students around Texas will be taking the TAKS test. This means that freshman and seniors get to come in at 12 pm after testing is over for late arrival. The school advices students testing on Wednesday to get a good n...

TAKS test finally replaced with STAAR

February 20, 2012

By Dyer Whitt Staff Writer The dreaded TAKS (Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skill) test which has been in affect for some time now in Texas is going to be replaced in hopes of more accurately testing students academic growth and level of readiness for a higher education. The STAAR or State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness,will begin with thi...

National Pretzel Day celebrated quietly

April 26, 2011

Ashley Attanucci Web Manager All around the nation, Americans are celebrating National Pretzel Day, enjoying free soft pretzels being handed out from a number of franchises. Today- April 26, 2011- at Coppell High School, despite the solemn TAKS atmosphere, students and faculty celebrate this national...