Category: News

  • Texas House Bill 900 to place limitations on books in public school libraries

    Various iconic books – whether commonly read in school or popular to read personally – face a new threat of censorship, one that could affect the stories consumed by high school students drastically.  On June 6, the Texas House of Representatives passed House Bill 900 which establishes a rating system for sexually explicit content in…

  • New AP Precalculus course empowers students with math skills

    AP Precalculus students collaborate on an assignment during Karie Kosh’s seventh period on Tuesday. Coppell High School introduced AP Precalculus to its curriculum for the 2023-24 school year. Starting this year, Coppell High School has introduced a new Advanced Placement Precalculus course. This marks a significant advancement in CHS’s commitment to advanced math education. As…

  • Business Spectacle: Lily’s Hair Studio (video)

    In the mood to try out a new  hairstylist with a side of great conversation? Lily’s Hair Studio owner Lily Perkins has got you covered. In The Sidekick’s new video series Business Spectacle, video editor Rhea Chowdhary tells the stories of small business owners around Coppell, starting with Perkins. Watch Chowdhary’s video to learn more…

  • School board approves plans for bus Improvements, campus renovations, maintenance

    On Monday, Coppell ISD Board of Trustees approved the continuation of campus improvements for district buildings to make them into standardized, high-quality environments for both staff and students to work in. The board also approved the purchase of new school buses to modernize and reinforce the existing fleet, a big step in improving transport for…

  • Got You Covered: 10/23-10/29

    At The Sidekick, Sahasra is the dedicated news editor with an unwavering passion for reporting and writing. She’s a hardworking student at Coppell High School by day and an active media enthusiast by night. On the outside is a kindhearted and patient junior, but as the sun slowly descends to the horizon, she’s out enjoying…

  • Your guide to the SAT: paper vs. digital

    Nrithya Mahesh is a captivating junior in her second year of The Sidekick with a focus in design.  With a passion for mystery novels and art, especially realistic drawings and cartoons, Nrithya finds joy in many creative pursuits. Living in Valley Ranch, she has been a student under Coppell ISD since first-grade. As a lover…

  • Two minutes added to each high school class period to comply with TEA

    On Oct. 10, Coppell High School, Coppell High School Ninth Grade Campus and New Tech High School @ Coppell implemented a new daily bell schedule, increasing each period by two minutes, making each passing period eight minutes.  This adjustment was in response to the Texas Education Agency’s recent revision to the Student Attendance Accounting Handbook…

  • Got You Covered: 10/16-10/22

    Got You Covered is a series from The Sidekick detailing events involving Coppell High School and Coppell ISD happening this week. It will be posted every Monday for the remainder of the 2023-24 school year. The Got Books Club hosts a meeting at Cozby Library and Community Commons Tuesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Cowboy Theatre Company …

  • District joins accountability lawsuit against Texas Education Agency

    Coppell ISD joins several school districts in a lawsuit against the Texas Education Agency (TEA). The TEA commissioner failed to detail the performance, methods and procedures, according to the A-F accountability system, that will be used to rate schools prior to the school year. (Sri Achanta )   On Sept. 12, Coppell ISD Board of…

  • Cancer Kids First extends its hand at charity event

    The young faces of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital dance to the rhythm of songs and run wild in the open heat, smiling from ear to ear.   Supporters of children with cancer arranged a walk and run event at Grandscape in The Colony to build up hope and courage to those suffering from illness. On…