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PTSO Meeting TONIGHT, Monday, March 19th.
Published: Mon, Mar 19, 2018, 11:35AM CDT

Our March PTSO Meeting will be held tonight in the library at 5:45 pm! Sid Grant will be speaking about the future of security at CHS. We will also be discussing CHS9 and how the PTSO will work. See you there!

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Senior Parents
Published: Mon, Mar 19, 2018, 11:35AM CDT

Graduation is coming up quick. There is a lot of information, and you don’t want to miss anything.

Here are a few highlights:
Project Graduation:
Be sure you have paid your $118 ($138 to include a shirt for admission) for Project Graduation. Click here to pay.

Project Graduation is an all night lock-in that keeps our teens safe while celebrating with their friends. Lots of great prizes (including cash) that they will love.

Get more information on Project Graduation here

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Gold Honor Roll Lunch is Friday, March 23rd
Published: Mon, Mar 19, 2018, 11:35AM CDT

Volunteers will be in the hallway outside the gyms to check students out. Remember to have your id.

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Get Ready for the Coppell Education Foundation Run to Fund!
Published: Mon, Mar 19, 2018, 11:35AM CDT

The run will be held on Saturday, May 5th, 2018 at Andy Brown East. Fun Run starts at 8am, the 5K follows at 8:30 am.

Your race entry fee includes a race t-shirt and $2 of each entry goes to the CISD PE program at the school of your choice.

The best prices for the race are available to those registered by March 31st, so register today!

Students/CISD staff: $25, 5K General: $30, Fun Run: $20. Children 5 and under are free, but still need to be registered.

See you there!

Angst Documentary at CHS March 29
Published: Mon, Mar 19, 2018, 11:35AM CDT

CISD is presenting the movie Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 29, in the Coppell High School Auditorium. The film features candid interviews with kids and young adults who suffer, or have suffered, from anxiety and what they’ve learned about it. The film includes discussions with mental health experts about the causes of anxiety and its sociological effects, as well as help, resources and tools. Parents and students ages ten and up are invited to attend and begin. By opening a dialogue and normalizing (not trivializing) anxiety, we can help each other and ourselves. For more information, visit here for more information.

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CISD Accepting Student Transfer Applications
Published: Mon, Mar 19, 2018, 11:35AM CDT

CISD will accept Transfer Applications March 1-30 for those students residing in the district and currently attending a CISD school who wish to apply to transfer to another CISD campus. Current transfer students also must reapply. To obtain a “Student Transfer Request” form, please visit the CISD Vonita White Administration Building at 200 S. Denton Tap Road, Coppell, TX, 75019, between March 1-30. Transfers are only available to the CISD schools where space is available, and transfer students must reapply each year. Parents will be notified no later than April 30 if their transfer request has been approved. NOTE: The district does not provide bus transportation for transfer students.

Students in special programs such as Dual Language Immersion, IB or Special Education/Intervention Services DO NOT HAVE TO APPLY TO TRANSFER, but their siblings not in a special program DO HAVE TO APPLY TO TRANSFER to be at the same campus. For more information, visit the CISD website.

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Counselor's Corner March 4
Published: Sun, Mar 4, 2018, 07:07PM CST

North Lake Course Registration Information for Summer and Fall 2018

Students New to Dual Credit
Student who turned in their dual credit packets by February 28 and signed up for TSI Testing will be receiving a reminder pass the day before their testing session. Testing will take place beginning promptly at 8:40 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday March 6-7. Please note we are at capacity on all three testing days. If a student misses their testing session they will need to go to North Lake to do their TSI at a later date.
Once the student passes the TSI and CHS is given this information from North Lake counselors will provide students with a North Lake Registration Enrollment form. This form will list the course the student intends to take during the summer or fall. Please note these enrollment forms will be delivered to students through one of their CHS classes during the week of April 16. Student new to dual credit can begin registration on April 23.
Returning Dual Credit Students
Students who are currently in a dual credit course and have indicated that they will continue in the program will receive a transcript and an enrollment form listing the course(s) during the week of April 9. Registration for returning students opens on April 17.
Important Information for both New and Returning Dual Credit Students
The North Lake Registration Summary which list the course(s) and time(s) the student enrolled in classes is due to CHS by Friday, May 18 for both current and new dual credit students. The Registration Summary is needed to ensure the student’s schedule in the fall reflects both CHS and North Lake classes.

Post High School Options Presentation Coming Soon

CHS Counselors invite current junior parents to attend a presentation on “Post High School Options” Wednesday, March 28, 2018 from 6:00pm-7:30pm in the CHS Auditorium. Junior learners will see a similar version of this presentation on Tuesday, March 27 and Wednesday, March 28 during the school day through their English class. This will be an extensive college information presentation covering topics including:
• How to find the school that fits
• How to use Naviance to your advantage
• Tips for the college admission process
• How to search for scholarship or financial aid information
• Panel Discussion with College Admission Representatives from University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M, University of Oklahoma and University of Arkansas
This presentation is targeted for parents of junior learners, however all are welcome. As a parent of a junior, you will also receive an email to complete a survey on topics you would like to learn more about from the college admission representative panel. Please be on the lookout for this by the end of the day Friday, March 9, 2018.
Junior Conferences
Junior conferences will be available after learners have attended counselor presentations on March 27th and 28th. Counselors have set aside time in April for individual meetings with juniors who have additional questions about the college application process. Juniors will receive an email that will tell them how to sign-up using an on-line program with the signup period running from March 27 through April 2.

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Important Information for Seniors
Published: Sun, Mar 4, 2018, 07:07PM CST

Attention Seniors! Jostens will be here next Thursday, March 8 from 11:00 to 5:00 in the library classroom to deliver caps/gowns and announcements.
If you have a balance due, they will only be accepting cash and money orders. A picture ID will be needed to pick up your items. If you have not placed your order yet you can do so by going to<> or by calling 1-800-567-8367 and ordering over the phone. Please note that this year we will NOT be taking orders at the school on this date. Please use the website above.
Attention Seniors! It is not too late to order your class ring! You can also order your class jewelry on these days and receive it before school is out. Extra ring packets are also available on Campus.

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School Safety Reminder from CISD
Published: Sun, Mar 4, 2018, 07:07PM CST

Coppell ISD takes school safety very seriously. The health, safety, and well-being of our students and staff always will remain the district’s highest priority. In light of these recent trying times, the district asks that the lines of communication remain open with our students, as well as with our teachers, staff and administrators. As we continue to look out for each other and keep, “If you see something; say something,” in mind; we remind you that CISD has an anonymous tip line available online here or by calling 972-436-TIPS (8477). As always, 911 should be the first call in any emergency situation.
School counselors are available should students need any additional support. School principals and associate/assistant principals also are sources to share concerns. If you are looking for resources on how to talk to your children about the recent school shooting or other tough topics that may be on your mind, provides some additional tools and advice.

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Coppell Lariette Showoffs
Published: Mon, Feb 12, 2018, 11:19AM CST

The award winning Coppell Lariettes will be hosting their annual Showoffs on Wednesday, February 21, at 7pm in the CHS Main Gym. Included in the program will be solo and group performances of the Lariettes, the Silver Stars JV Drill Team, CHS Dance Classes, and the Coppell Winterguard. Admission is $5 at the door. The community is invited to come and support the Lariettes as they get ready for another winning competition season.

NHS Application for Sophomores is Available
Published: Mon, Feb 12, 2018, 11:19AM CST

It is time for eligible sophomores to apply for membership in the National Honor Society at Coppell High School. Click here for the application and more information.

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AP Exam Registration Closes 2/21
Published: Mon, Feb 12, 2018, 11:19AM CST

Dear Parents:
This is a reminder.
· Online registration for AP exams at Coppell High School is now open.
· AP exams are $98.00 each.
· Online Exam registration for AP exams will end on Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 11:00 PM.
· Payment must be made by February 21st or a $20 late fee will be charged.
· Mon, Mar 5, 2018 at 11:00 PM – Registrations that have not been paid for will be cancelled and exams will not be ordered.

In order to register, students should click on the link provide on the school website or visit to register. To complete registration, students must answer all of the required questions. Registration is not complete until students have printed the pdf of the confirmation page that is provided at the end. We know that parents may desire to register their students for exams. We strongly recommend that parents and students are both present while registering to ensure that the correct exams are ordered.

Please contact Dr. Rachelle Hill (, if you would like to register for an exam not listed or have any questions.

Coppell It's Time Texas Community Challenge
Published: Mon, Feb 12, 2018, 11:19AM CST

Coppell has participated in the It’s Time Texas Community Challenge and WON in its category for the last three years, thus earning $1,500 for Coppell ISD schools. Help Coppell win it for the 4th year in a row! Register online here and choose Coppell as your community. Then, take a selfie while practicing healthy habits like exercising or eating a healthy meal and/or use a fitness tracker to track your physical activity and weight. Log your activity and upload your photos to your account to earn points. The challenge lasts through March 4.

Sweetheart Run
Published: Mon, Feb 12, 2018, 11:19AM CST
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16 College Credit Hours, 3 Hawaiian Islands, 2 Weeks
Published: Mon, Feb 12, 2018, 11:19AM CST

Junior and Senior students are invited to earn 16 transferable college credit hours as they participate in service learning, cross cultural engagement, and adventure. The Hawaiian Field Studies Program at North Lake College has taken students to the Hawaiian Islands for the last 30 years, visiting remote locations that tourists typically can’t access. If your student would love the chance to interact with their learning by visiting volcanoes, hiking through rainforests, and snorkeling in pristine waters, then please consider supporting them as they join us for summer 2018. Typically, about one third of our students come from High Schools in the DFW area; some come from North Lake and others join from local universities. Students can earn credits in Geology, Biology, Botany, Photography, and PE. This program is designed for both non-science majors and science majors. It is an excellent opportunity for resume building, earning letters of recommendation from college professors and for setting your student apart on their college applications. The dates of the 2018 program are June 18th-July 2nd.

The program is filling up quickly and expects to be at capacity by March. Click here to see a short video of our experiences. Email for more information.

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Combating the Flu in CISD
Published: Mon, Feb 12, 2018, 11:19AM CST

CISD continues to see an increase in absences due to flu and flu-like illness. CISD Health Services is monitoring these illnesses in our district and communicates frequently with Custodial Services to ensure our campuses receive thorough, necessary cleanings. CISD understands that recovery from the flu and other illnesses often takes several days. The state does require the district to send parents a mandatory email notice after three unexcused absences within a four-week period in order to combat truancy, especially in secondary students. However, please note that all unexcused absences will be corrected in the parent portal once a note is received after a student returns to school. A child who is sick cannot learn effectively and is unable to participate in a meaningful way. Keeping a sick child at home prevents the spread of illness in the school community and allows the child an opportunity to rest and recover. Click here for more information on health attendance guidelines. The actions of students and staff also can help prevent or slow the incidence of flu. According to the CDC, the first line of defense is getting the flu shot. Other preventative measures include covering coughs and sneezes, washing hands and keeping sick people away from others.

EASY, FUN and QUICK Volunteer Job!
Published: Wed, Jan 31, 2018, 10:51AM CST

We are looking for a few volunteers to help kids sign up to vote! This is a fun way to interact with the students and administration for a couple of hours. The commitment is for 2 hours only on Monday, February 5th. Grab a friend and come help!

Click here to sign up.

Cheer and Mascot Tryouts
Published: Wed, Jan 31, 2018, 10:51AM CST
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Coppell High School to Host Winter Guard Contest on February 10th, 2018
Published: Wed, Jan 31, 2018, 10:51AM CST

Coppell High School will host Winter Guard International’s (WGI) Dallas Regional competition on February 10th, 2018. Over 40 high school winter guard organizations from Texas to Mississippi will perform, including Coppell’s own varsity color guard team.
Winter Guard is an indoor pageantry activity that involves an array of equipment, movement and skill. Flags, rifles, sabers and other props are utilized to bring music and themes to life while displaying technique, creativity and expression Competition is separated into six classes based on the complexity of the program and if the color guard is affiliated with a school or not.

Coppell Band and Winter Guard would love to see our community come out to enjoy this event! Tickets are $12 for prelims and $15 for finals. A combo prelims/finals ticket is also available for $24 at the box on the day of the event. For more ticket and schedule information for his and all WGI events please visit
For more information on the Coppell High School Band, go to the band’s website at

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Voting Registration Deadline Feb. 5
Published: Wed, Jan 31, 2018, 10:50AM CST

The deadline to register to vote for the March 6 Primary is Feb. 5. Visit to check if you are registered and/or register to vote. Early Voting for the March Primary is Feb. 20-March 2, 2018. It is part of the Texas Education Code to encourage and educate public school students on the importance of voting through the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for Social Studies.

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The copy room needs YOU!
Published: Wed, Jan 31, 2018, 10:50AM CST

If you can spare an hour or two either every week, or every other week helping the teachers by making copies we need your help. We have about 5 openings, mostly on Tuesday and Thursday. Time of day is somewhat flexible and the teachers really count on this help. Please contact Melissa Evans at if you would like to help out our wonderful teachers.

Today is the last day to take the Strategic Design Questionnaire
Published: Wed, Jan 31, 2018, 10:50AM CST

The next phase of CISD’s Strategic Design Effort is underway. The Strategic Design Questionnaire is now available to complete online. This is your opportunity to share your voice, input and perspectives about the current state of and future desires for the district. The anonymous questionnaire is available here and takes about 15 minutes to complete. If you have multiple roles within the district; we encourage you to take the survey more than once, to represent the roles you fill — such as once as a staff member and/or once as a parent or former student, etc.The questionnaire is available in English, Spanish and Telugu.

The questionnaire can be found here

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Screenagers Film at CMS North Feb. 7
Published: Wed, Jan 31, 2018, 10:50AM CST

Back by popular demand, CISD is presenting the movie Screenagers at 6 p.m., Feb. 7, in the Coppell Middle School North Cafeteria. Filmmaker Dr. Delaney Ruston created this documentary about the impact of the digital age on children and how to help them minimize harmful effects and find balance in their lives. Parents and students ages eight and up are invited to attend and begin the discussion of how to create and maintain screen balance in our tech-filled world. For more information, visit

Board of Trustees Applications Now Available
Published: Wed, Jan 31, 2018, 10:50AM CST

CISD is now accepting applications for a place on the ballot for the May CISD School Board Election. Places 6 and 7, and the unexpired term of Place 2, are up for election in May 2018. The deadline to apply is Friday, Feb. 16 at 5 p.m. For more information, visit here.

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Fun Volunteer Opportunity
Published: Tue, Jan 23, 2018, 09:43AM CST

Volunteers Needed!!

Looking for an office volunteer! Are you interested in seeing how CHS works?? Chance to meet Administrators?? Then this is the job for you!! Simple filing fun is the task on hand. Time commitment is once a week for a couple of hours.
Shoot me an email if you are interested.

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Honor Roll Lunch Program – Volunteers Needed!!
Published: Tue, Jan 23, 2018, 09:43AM CST

If you are looking for a way to volunteer at the High School in a place where you get to interact with the students, this is the job for you! The CHS Honor Roll Lunch program rewards students who have good semester grades by granting them the privilege of going off campus for an extended (one hour) lunch on the designated dates. The commitment is only about an hour and a half each time and you can volunteer as often or as little as you would like to. Parent Volunteers assist school administrators in checking the students out as they leave campus. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Caroline Ozymy, .

The Spring 2018 Honor Roll Lunch Dates are on the following Fridays:

February 16 – ​Gold
March 2 – ​Red/Gold
March 23 – ​​Gold
April 6 – ​​Red/Gold
April 20 – ​Gold
May 18 – ​​Red/Gold

The awards are:

Red = A’s and B’s for his/her final semester grades. Students are rewarded with 3 extended lunches per semester and are allowed to go off campus.

Gold = A’s in ALL classes for his/her final semester grades. Students are rewarded with 6 extended lunches per semester and are allowed to go off campus.

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Counselor Corner
Published: Tue, Jan 23, 2018, 09:43AM CST

Registration for 2018-2019

The 2018-2019 Course Planning Guide for next year’s 10th through 12th graders is now posted to the CHS website. Course Registration will be slightly different for 2018-2019. Current 9th-11th grade students were given information during their 6th period class on Tuesday, January 16. Students must have completed online registration by Monday January 29.
To help with the registration process please see the following:
Counselor Open Sessions to help parents or students with individual questions will be held at CHS in C103 at the following times:
Monday, January 22- 8:00 AM- 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday, January 23 8:00 AM-10:00 AM and 3:00 PM 5:00 PM
Wednesday, January 24 – 8:00 AM – 10:00 and 3:00 PM 5:00 PM
Thursday, January 25 8:00 AM – 10:00 and 3:00 PM 5:00 PM
Counselors will meet with students individually through English Classes to review student selections on the following dates:
February 1 6 11th grade English Classes
February 8-13 10th grade English Classes
February 15-21 9th grade English Classes

Senior Mid-year Reports
Mid-year reports are required by Common App Schools at the end of the first semester for students that apply early (it includes a form and your mid-year transcript). Those will be sent automatically to your Common App schools when transcripts are ready, the week of February 3.

10th, 11th, 12th Grade GPA Updates
GPA for all students and class rank for students ranking in top 10% will be updated and posted in Naviance during the week of February 3.

Hospitality Volunteers Needed
Published: Tue, Jan 23, 2018, 09:43AM CST

The PTSO Hospitality Committee plans a fun luncheon or event for the entire CHS staff of approximately 250 people every month of the school year. This is a big undertaking and is not possible without the generosity of CHS parents who donate food items for the events.

Volunteers are contacted monthly via email with a list of needed items. Items vary from a bottle of mustard to a bag of candy to a homemade cake to a bunch of bananas. Delivery is easy as items can be sent to school with your student on the day of the event and dropped off at the horseshoe reception desk. This is an easy way to support and show appreciation for the CHS staff.
Please email Diane Lowrance to sign up to help for the remaining events.

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Honor Roll Lunch - Verifications due
Published: Tue, Jan 23, 2018, 09:43AM CST

Students should check the sheets on the Information Board beginning Monday, January 22nd, to see if they qualify for Spring Honor Roll Lunch.
If they are on the list, their grades from last semester qualify for Honor Roll Lunch. If they are not on the list and think they should be, they need to email Patcee Becerra in Student Services – The student is responsible to check with their parent to ensure permission has been given to participate. Changes can be emailed to Patcee Becerra. The Validation deadline is Thursday, February 1st.
For more information about Honor Roll Lunch, please check here.

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Coppell Health & Wellness Expo - January 27
Published: Tue, Jan 23, 2018, 09:43AM CST

The City of Coppell, Coppell ISD and the Coppell Chamber of Commerce have partnered to present the Community Health and Wellness Expo from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 27, at The CORE. Free health screenings, demonstrations, fitness challenges and more will help you start 2018 on the right foot. Make sure to register for the 5K/1-mile fun run, presented by Pink Soles in Motion, to be held earlier that morning. Please head to to register for the 5K. Click here for more information on the event.