Coppell Student Media

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Love for ocean fuels biology teaching

CHS9 biology teacher Laronna Doggett works with her students on a cellular respiration worksheet. Doggett’s passion for the ocean has allowed her to teach students in a unique way.

Anika Arutla, Social Media Manager

December 10, 2019

The turquoise ocean, golden sand and colorful flora and fauna is a landscape that CHS9 biology teacher Laronna Doggett witnesses almost every summer when she goes with North Lake College on trips to Hawaii.  With a marine biology degree from Texas A&M University at Galveston and having taken cla...

Harmony of music, math

Coppell High School’s honors precalculus and IB math teacher Karrie Kosh is also a cellist. Kosh has played with the Flower Mound Community Orchestra for 16 years. Photo by Lilly Gorman.

Charlotte Vanyo, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019

In fifth grade, Coppell High School math teacher Karie Kosh joined North Hansen Elementary School’s after-school string program. Unlike most kids who choose a stringed instrument, Kosh never wished to play the violin. “I decided the violin and viola were too squeaky so I wanted to play cello,” Ko...

Openness, commitment characterize 2018-19 Teacher of the Year winner Murray

On Wednesday morning, Coppell High School Special Ed Teacher Melissa Murray is announced as the 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year in the arena. Murray, with CHS Principal Dr. Nicole Jund, has been in the district for 20 years and has been teaching at the CHS for 13 years.

Christine Zacuai, Executive News Editor

November 28, 2018

Utter surprise and joy overcame Coppell High School Special Education teacher Melissa Murray this morning as her name appeared on the arena jumbotron as year’s Teacher of the Year.   “I was in shock,” Murray said. “It was just a wonderful feeling.”   The CHS arena ro...

From being chased by bears to teaching in Coppell: CHS science teacher Rebecca Wheatley takes on new adventures

Coppell High School forensics teacher Rebecca Wheatley teaches safety procedures in her seventh period class. Wheatley is also teaching IB Biology I and II and AP Environmental Science.

Anika Arutla, Staff Writer

September 6, 2018

Spending the majority of her life in Pittsburgh, Coppell High School science teacher Rebecca Wheatley thought she would never leave. Little did she know, life would bring her to teaching at CHS.   Throughout her life, she has gained experience in many areas of the field of biology. She n...

Love for teaching drives beloved teacher to win regional science award

Biology honors/GT teacher Cathy Douglas guides students as they work on a pig dissection. Douglas recently won a 2018 Southern Methodist University Teacher Award. At the Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair at SMU on April 4.

Anika Arutla, Staff Writer

May 22, 2018

Each year, the science fair is held at high schools all around the country. It is a reoccurring and bland tradition that people almost always groan at the mention of. However, for Coppell High School science teacher Cathy Douglas, the science fair is about more than just a tradition.   The ...

Whiting awarded teacher of the month

Whiting corrects a students paper as she teaches her students about spanish verbs. Photo by Nicole Messer.

September 26, 2014

By Alexandra Dalton staff writer @alex_dalton04   Coppell High School faculty and staff nominated Spanish teacher Holly Whiting ‘Teacher of the Month’ for September after receiving rave reviews for her relationship in the classroom with her students. Whiting took the role by using...

Wilcox homebound for retirement after 24 years of helping sick students

Wilcox homebound for retirement after 24 years of helping sick students

January 28, 2013

By Natalie Gilbert Staff Writer Heavy workloads and extra curricular activities makes school hard on even the healthiest of students, but the level of difficulty for students who have disabilities or diseases is taken up a notch. This is where Betsy Wilcox comes into play. Wilcox is an empl...

Teaching for the Volkswagon

May 27, 2011

By: Chris Cummins Staff Writer Earlier today, Irma Kennedy, the Coppell High School Teacher of the Year, was honored today with a send off by the students of CHS, as well as a brand new Volkswagon from Lewisville Volkswagon. At around 10:20, students from throughout the high school left their classes...

Open House tonight to feature another year of student excellence

March 7, 2011

Ashley Attanucci Web Manager Coppell High School is holding its annual Open House event for all parents and students to visit the halls of CHS after hours and revisit students' works from this year. Doors will open at 6:30, but families can come and go as they please until close at 8:30. Teachers...

Students, teachers honored at top 5% banquet

May 8, 2010

By Daphne Chen On Tuesday, May 4, the Coppell ISD Education Foundation honored its 2009-2010 CHS Distinguished Scholars and their chosen teachers, as well as the district's teachers of the year, at the Marriott Hotel in Irving. The event, themed "I Hope You Can Dance," began with the Nationa...