Coppell Student Media

Setting goals, meeting expectations: parents attend Open House with clear minds

Setting goals, meeting expectations: parents attend Open House with clear minds

Anika Arutla, Staff Writer

August 30, 2018


Filed under News

On Tuesday night, parents rushed from one side of the school to the other, parallelling the hustle and bustle of the typical school environment.   For one night, teachers meet their students’ parents. Red Jackets stood at staircases and along the interior of the main hallway, while counse...

15 Q’s with Mrs. Wheatley

Fiona Koshy and Gracie Blackwell

February 10, 2018


Filed under 15 Questions with The Sidekick, CSM Video Series, Multimedia

Mrs. Wheatley answers 15 questions as she prepares a lab for her Forensics class. Learn what inspired her to become a teacher and a fun fact many people do not know about her.

Hallways packed with inquisitive parents on Curriculum Night

Hallways packed with inquisitive parents on Curriculum Night

Lina Pyon, Social Media Manager

August 31, 2016


Filed under News

@linalinaapril Curriculum Night is the one night parents walk the hallways of Coppell High School in their child’s shoes. A parent usually follows his or her student’s schedule, learning how each class will operate and what it will offer to learners.   Parents came Monday evening for a variety of...

Quantity over quality, critical thinking nixed in favor of grades

November 14, 2014


Filed under Opinions, Student Opinions

Alexandra Dalton Staff Writer @alex_dalton04 As I scurry through the hallways in between classes I can always count on one thing; complaints. One of the best talents of teenagers is to find absolutely any topic on this earth and rant to their friends about how irritating it is to them. Because...

Cheating does not equalize the playing field

Cheating does not equalize the playing field

February 18, 2013


Filed under Opinions

By Nikki Dabney Staff Writer Lance Armstrong, once the symbol of physical perseverance and triumph, became the face of deceit when he confessed to doping while training for his seven Tour de France titles. Not only did his confession tarnish his reputation, but it revealed the dishonest ...

Teachers should keep politics out of the classroom

Teachers should keep politics out of the classroom

October 23, 2012


Filed under Opinions

By Corrina Taylor Staff Writer I lean forward with my elbow propped on my desk to support my head. My teacher has gone on another full-blown rant over the latest political mishap. The words blend together. Liberals and conservatives. Democrats and Republicans. This country was founded on the ability to...

Jasso ‘all-in’ for second year

Jasso ‘all-in’ for second year

October 3, 2012


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By Thomas Hair Opinions Editor Now in his second year as Coppell High School’s principal, Jasso’s transition period is over and he is ready to implement his own vision for CHS. After serving as an assistant principal in Coppell from 2000 to 2005, Jasso departed to become the principal of Haltom...

Teachers do their homework for 2012-2013

Teachers do their homework for 2012-2013

September 11, 2012


Filed under Student Life

By Jay Carroll Staff Writer Coppell High School math teacher Ginger Smith acted like many students over the summer, as she hung out with her friends and cleared everything school from her brain.             “Taking a break over the summer to clear my brain is the best thing I did...

Parents get a taste of students school life at curriculum night

September 5, 2012


Filed under News Blog

By Jay Carroll Staff Writer With the new school year underway, it is time for parents to take the abbreviated version of their kids schedule to meet their teachers, go over what the kids will be learning in school this year, and to ask teachers any pressing questions that are on their minds. Curriculum...

Teaching topics with bias can be beneficial for students

Teaching topics with bias can be beneficial for students

October 6, 2011


Filed under Opinions

by Coleman Armes Staff Writer Everyone has been there; you are sitting in class, and the teacher is teaching a lesson, their bias completely showing through. Usually when this happens there are four possible things that go through the students’ minds at that time. One: they don’t even notice the bias. Two: they notice but don’t care about th...

Teachers adjust to students grade obsession

Teachers adjust to students grade obsession

September 27, 2011


Filed under Student Life

By Sarah Police Staff Writer A couple of years ago, one of English teacher Zach Sherman’s students confronted him about their grade. They were disappointed when they received a grade not to their liking. The grade was for a group assignment, and this student had let down the other members by not doing his part. “The whole group suffered so they got rea...