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PTSO Fall Grants- Your donations hard at work!
Published: Tue, Dec 12, 2017, 09:02AM CST

This year we decided to let the lucky teachers know they are receiving their PTSO grant requests via a little prize patrol! It was a lot of fun and they were SOOOOO excited. Each teacher said to thank you for your support! Your donations to PTSO through membership and write a check are being poured right back into the school and are touching the lives of your students! Thank you and please keep supporting your PTSO!

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Take the Strategic Design Questionnaire
Published: Tue, Dec 12, 2017, 09:02AM 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

 
What is MackinVIA?
Published: Tue, Dec 12, 2017, 09:02AM CST

By this point in the school year, your student has done research activities in his/her various classes. Have you heard your student mention something called MackinVIA?

MackinVIA is a digital content management system. It houses the Coppell ISD databases that provide students with reliable, trustworthy, and authoritative resources for research and learning. Students log into MackinVIA using their CISD usernames and passwords.

CHS Library has organized its MackinVIA landing page by content area. This includes English, LOTE/ESL, Multidisciplinary, Social Studies, and Science. Also included within this site are OER, Open Educational Resources, which provide content that is freely shared within the academic community.

Through these databases, your student has access to reliable, peer-reviewed journal articles; full-text encyclopedia and reference articles; multimedia, including photographs, videos, and audio files; newspapers and magazines from around the world; case studies, statistics, primary source documents, and more. The databases provide easily accessible citations, direct connection to a student’s Google Drive, and easy methods for highlighting and note taking.

Please feel free to log on to CHS’s Mackinvia (www.mackinvia.com), using your child’s username and password. Explore the vast array of information and research assistance that each database information source provides. Or take a look at the images below, showing content tied to database.

If you have additional questions, don’t hesitate to email our CHS librarians at lhevron@coppellisd.com or carvizu@coppellisd.com. They would be more than happy to walk you through access and use of these resources.

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December Early Release Reminder
Published: Tue, Dec 12, 2017, 09:02AM CST

Coppell ISD will have early release for schools prior to the Winter Break. On Thursday, Dec. 14, New Tech High @ Coppell will release at 12:50 p.m. and Coppell High School will release at 1 p.m. On Friday, Dec. 15, Elementary Schools will release at 12:15 pm., Middle Schools will release at 1:45 p.m., and New Tech High @ Coppell will release at 12:50 p.m. and Coppell High School will release at 1 p.m.

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2018-2019 Calendar Input Requested
Published: Tue, Dec 12, 2017, 09:02AM CST

Your input is important as Coppell ISD considers calendar options for the 2018-2019 Academic Year. Please express your preference between Option 1 and Option 2, by taking the district’s survey here now through Jan. 5. The CISD Board of Trustees will approve a calendar for 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 at its meeting January 22, 2018. The option selected for 2018-2019 will be duplicated for 2019-2020. Details about the two calendar options, and what makes each different, can be found here. In addition to voting via the survey above, you also may email additional feedback to input@coppellisd.com.

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Coppell ISD Winter Break Dec. 18-Jan. 2
Published: Tue, Dec 12, 2017, 09:02AM CST

Coppell ISD will be closed for Winter Break Dec. 18 – Jan. 2. The district will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, Jan. 2, which is a professional development day and no school for students. Students will return to school on Wednesday, Jan. 3.

 
Angie Arthur receives Education Foundation grant!
Published: Tue, Dec 12, 2017, 09:02AM CST

On Tuesday, Dec 5, the Coppell ISD Education Foundation surprised CISD teachers that won grant money with balloons and big checks. Coppell High School’s Rebecca Wheatley received $2,700 for “Who Done It” The grant will allow her to purchase equipment and supplies to introduce forensic science students a real world application of DNA technology used in the forensic laboratory. The students will gain exposure to polymerase chain reaction simulation, gel electrophoresis simulation and DNA fingerprinting.

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Counselor Corner
Published: Wed, Nov 29, 2017, 08:34AM CST

TeenScreen
The wellness check-up called “TeenScreen” will be given on Tuesday and Wednesday November 28 and 29 after the Fall Break. The 11th grade students who signed up and brought in their permission forms will be given a pass for one of these two days to test.
North Lake Spring Enrollment Information
All Students who plan on taking a Dual Credit course in the Spring may now enroll for the spring semester. CHS Counselors have sent Enrollment forms to students prior to the break. If your student does not receive an enrollment form please have them contact their counselor. Also note once registered, students must bring a copy of their Registration Summary to their counselor. This is due Friday, December 8.

ASVAB Results
ASVAB results from the October 11 testing date are in. Juniors who did not take the PSAT took the ASVAB. The results will be delivered to students on Monday, November 27 through their 3rd period class. An informational session on how to interpret the results will be held on Thursday, November 30 during 5th period in the CHS Library. Students will receive a pass to attend the session along with their results on Monday, November 27.

Second Semester Level Downs
Level Down forms will be available in Student Services beginning Thursday, December 7. Deadline to submit the completed form is Thursday, December 14 at 1:00 pm. No Elective changes will be made. Requests for the Same Level moves will not be made, such as a move from GT/Honors to Honors or a move from IB to AP. Students who wish to level out of a course and qualify for a release period will be considered if their schedule will accommodate the move. Students who are taking a one semester AP course beginning second semester may not level down until the end of the 1st 9 weeks of the new course.

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Honor Roll Lunch - Friday, December 1
Published: Wed, Nov 29, 2017, 08:34AM CST

Red/Gold Honor Roll Lunch is Friday, December 1st.
Volunteers will be in the hallway outside the gyms to check students out.
Remember to have a picture ID.

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PTSO Meeting TONIGHT, November 27
Published: Mon, Nov 27, 2017, 09:14AM CST

Our November PTSO meeting will be TONIGHT, Monday, November 27 at 5:45 in the library. We would love to have you!

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Curb Painting to Support Project Graduation
Published: Mon, Nov 27, 2017, 09:14AM CST

Hey y’all show your cowboy pride and support Project Graduation. For $25 you Can have your house curb painted with your address and include our cowboy logo at no extra cost!

You can access the order form on the project graduation website under curb painting. The deadline for orders is November 30th. Click here to access.
Go Cowboys!

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Austin Tapler and Hudson Bird Advance to Nationals at Texas Thespian Convention
Published: Mon, Nov 27, 2017, 09:14AM CST

Austin Tapler and Hudson Bird competed at the Texas Thespian Convention and advanced to nationals for their duet acting piece. Congratulations!!!

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Coppell Cowboys Defeat Mesquite Horn to Advance to Next Round
Published: Mon, Nov 27, 2017, 09:14AM CST

The Coppell Cowboys defeated Mesquite Horn Friday afternoon in the second round of playoffs by a score of 34-24. The cowboys who were down 10 points at halftime, came out determined and played on a whole new level to comeback and defeat a stout Mesquite Horn football team.

The Coppell offense put up 469 yards with 213 passing and 256 yards rushing. Brady McBride made plays with his feet rushing 13 times for 50 yards and 2 touchdowns. Jonathan McGill had 8 carries for 108 yards and a score, while Ryan Hirt also had 26 carries for 98 yards and a touchdown. Blake Jackson who had 5 catches for 82 yards and a score made lights out catches in crucial situations.

The Coppell defense created 3 turnovers in the 2nd half that led the Cowboys to victory. It all started with a momentum changing interception by Justin Murray on the cowboys 1 yard line in the 3rd quarter. His play gave life to the Cowboys who then had a 99 yard scoring drive. The defense created two more fumbles that stalled the explosive Horn offense and stomped them to zero points in the 2nd half.

Your Coppell Cowboys move onto round three to play Cedar Ridge at Baylor’s McLane Stadium next Saturday December 2nd at 7pm.

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Theatre Seniors Sweep College Auditions
Published: Mon, Nov 27, 2017, 09:14AM CST

Theatre seniors competed at North Texas Drama Auditions (all) and Texas Thespian College Auditions (Macy Johnson) before Thanksgiving. The seniors did excellent! Approximately 60 colleges were in attendance. The average number of callbacks for seniors is 5-7. CHS seniors excelled, receiving callbacks and outright offers to many colleges. Congratulations to the following seniors:

Mark Beshai (19)
Isabelle Candler (15)
Georgia Cole (26)
Macy Johnson (28)
Alisha Kimatu (3)
Macy McCready (22)
Ryan Rutherford (12)
Sarah Shawaye (6)

Most BFA theatre programs only take 18-24 students each year into their program, so to be called back is a great accomplishment. We are so proud of all of their hard work and can’t wait to see where they go next!

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Family Feast Drive Nov. 17
Published: Tue, Nov 14, 2017, 08:01AM CST

For 14 years, CISD has collected food for families in need around Thanksgiving. Mark your calendars to donate canned foods or non-perishable foods on Friday, Nov. 17, for the CISD Family Feast Drive! You also may make an online donation click here. Last year, CISD collected 12,397 pounds of food and $13,708 for a total of 51,454 nutritious meals for those in need in North Texas.

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Congratulations to KCBY-TV
Published: Tue, Nov 14, 2017, 08:01AM CST

KCBY won five Lone Star Student Production Emmy Awards this past weekend in San Antonio. For the 2nd year in a row, KCBY was awarded Best Newscast. Additional awards also included Best Light News for “Rowdy Paschall Quarterback” by Autumn Jones, Cole Calabro, and Ashwin Suresh; Best PSA for “Fact-Checking” by John Coffee and Rachel Behrndt; Best Nonfiction for “Made Of” by Nicolette Boaz, Noah Nemec and Kolbe Klement; Best Fiction for “Nerf War” by Kevin Madigan, Kolbe Klement, Sam Godly, and Ryan Storch; Best Light News for “Rowdy Paschall Quarterback” by Autumn Jones, Cole Calabro, and Ashwin Suresh.

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No School November 20-24
Published: Tue, Nov 14, 2017, 08:01AM CST

Just a reminder that there is no school next week.

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Parents - We Can't Support Project Graduation Without Your Help
Published: Tue, Nov 7, 2017, 08:17AM CST

Parents, we need help to set up and staff the main fundraiser for Project Graduation — Holiday House 2017.

The event is this Sunday — please use this link to volunteer a few hours of your time!

Here is the link to sign up to volunteer and to bring items for concessions:

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090A4EA4AB28A02-holiday

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Holiday House Benefiting Project Graduation
Published: Tue, Nov 7, 2017, 08:17AM CST

Holiday House is an annual shopping tradition, bringing you some of the area’s finest artisans and vendors for your shopping pleasure. From handmade gift items, food, holiday decor, jewelry, and clothing. The selection provides a great forum to complete your holiday shopping.

For 22 years, Holiday House has been a major fundraiser for Project Graduation, a drug and alcohol-free graduation night celebration for Coppell High School seniors.

For more information on Project Graduation click here

Adults: $5, Children: $2, Under 10: free

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What is Project Graduation?
Published: Tue, Nov 7, 2017, 08:17AM CST

Project Graduation is a celebration party for seniors the night of the graduation ceremony that is usually held at Main Event in Lewisville.

  • The goal and purpose of this event is to provide a safe, drug-free,alcohol-free, and tobacco-free event, where the seniors can have one last night with their classmates.
  • The event includes games, bowling, caricatures, photo booths, money booth, laser tag, golf, pool tables, music, casino tables, food, drinks, and lots of prizes including cash prizes!
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Help Us Keep Our Seniors Safe on Graduation Night
Published: Tue, Nov 7, 2017, 08:17AM CST
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Counselor Corner
Published: Mon, Nov 6, 2017, 08:14PM CST

North Lake Spring Enrollment Information
Current North Lake Dual Credit students may begin enrollment for spring semester courses at CHS beginning Tuesday November 14. North Lake Representatives will be on our campus at the following times to process spring enrollment:
o Tuesday 14th 3-5
o Wednesday 15th 11:10-1:10
o Thursday 16th 11:10-1:10
Your CHS Counselors will begin sending Enrollment Forms to students on Tuesday, November 7. If your student does not receive an enrollment form by Friday, November 10 have them contact their counselor. Also note once registered students must bring a copy of their Registration Summary to their counselor. This is due Friday December 8.

TeenScreen
We are offering parents of 11th graders the opportunity to have their CHS teens participate in a wellness check-up called “TeenScreen.” TeenScreen will be offered to junior students during the week of November 27th. For more information click on the following forms. Permission forms need to be completed and returned to learner’s English teacher. The forms are inserted below, but you may also find them on the chs website.

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Personal Records Achieved at State Cross Country Championship
Published: Mon, Nov 6, 2017, 08:14PM CST

The Texas State Championship meet took place at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock on Saturday, November 4. Sixteen 6A teams along with ten individual qualifiers from each region competed on the 5K state course. The pace set by 150 of the best 6A distance runners in the state lead to some extraordinary personal records.

The Coppell Girls Cross Country team finished 7th at the State Championship meet. Freshman Natalie Fleming set a personal record of 18:23.10 leading Coppell with a 21st place finish overall. Junior Maddie Hulcy ran an impressive 18:29.95 coming in next with a 28th place finish for Coppell. Rowan Hassman (19:35.68) in 84th, Chloe Hassman in 92nd, Morgan Colon in 93rd, Taylor Peltier in 108th place and Izzy Iseley in 112th place made up the 2017 competing members of the Coppell Girls Varsity team at the State Championship.

Individual state qualifier Kazmir Carlson-Phelan claimed a personal record of 15:50.18 at the State Championship. He finished 43rd overall in an incredibly fast 6A boys division.

The State Championship was not the conclusion to the Coppell Cross Country season. The season will official wrap up at the Nike South Regional meet. The top 21 runners from both the Girls and Boys teams will travel to Bear Branch Park in the Woodlands to compete on Saturday, November 18.

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CGA Creative Writing Workshop
Published: Mon, Nov 6, 2017, 08:14PM CST
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Donation Drive
Published: Mon, Oct 30, 2017, 06:07PM CDT

We will be collecting Dish Soap and Household Cleaners from October 23rd – November 3rd at Student Services (North and South).
Metrocrest services assists individuals in our community (including Coppell, Carrollton, Addison, Farmers Branch, and Dallas) during times of need.

Feel to contact any CHS Red Jacket or Ms. Rix with questions.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION!

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Counselor Corner
Published: Mon, Oct 30, 2017, 06:07PM CDT

Naviance and Transcript requests
November 1 is one of the 1st deadlines for some colleges and universities. Learners who are applying to schools who have this deadline need to be sure to request their transcripts to be sent prior to this date.

North Application and Financial Aid Workshop
North Lake Community College will be hosting an application and Financial Aid Workshop on Tuesday, November 7 in the Library Conference room from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. North Lake will have representative her to assist current seniors with their application for admissions and scholarships. They will work with seniors individually who sign up to attend this workshop. Note sessions may only last 30 minute. Seniors may sign up by going to the following link: http://tinyrul.com/CHS-NL-APP

North Lake Spring Enrollment Information
Current North Lake Dual Credit students may begin enrollment for spring semester courses at CHS beginning Tuesday November 14. North Lake Representatives will be on our campus at the following times to process spring enrollment:
o Tuesday 14th 3-5
o Wednesday 15th 11:10-1:10
o Thursday 16th 11:10-1:10
Your CHS Counselors will begin sending Enrollment Forms to students on Tuesday, November 7. If your student does not receive an enrollment form by Friday, November 10 have them contact their counselor.

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GOOD NEWS: DEADLINE EXTENSION on SENIOR ADS!
Published: Mon, Oct 30, 2017, 06:07PM CDT

Because we have some extra pages, Jostens has extended the senior ad deadline to Nov. 3.
Go here to place your Yearbook Recognition Ad

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CHS Girls Cross Country team is Region 2-6A Champion
Published: Mon, Oct 30, 2017, 06:07PM CDT

The Region 2-6A Championship meet took place at Lynn Creek Park in Grand Prairie on Monday, October 23. The CHS Girls team claimed the Regional 2-6A title with an impressive victory over some of the top programs in the state. The top 4 teams at the regional meet move on to State and the CHS Boys team placed 5th just missing a state berth. Kaz Carlson-Phelan placed high enough to earn an individual spot at the State 6A Cross Country Meet.

The Coppell Girls Cross Country team will return to the State Championship meet as the Region 2-6A Champions. Freshman Chloe Hassman set a personal record of 18:40.39 leading Coppell with a 4th place finish overall. Maddie Hulcy (18:44.77) was next for Coppell with a 7th place finish. Natalie Fleming (18:52.07) in 11th, Rowan Hassman in 18th, and Izzy Iseley in 21st were the top five competitors for Coppell. Taylor Peltier (53rd), Morgan Colon (84th), Sydney Rowe (alt.), Shelby Spoor (alt.), and Jimena Benavides (alt.) are also members of the Girls Cross Country team that will be representing Coppell at the State meet in November.

The Boys team faced the 2016 state champion Woodlands team, as well as strong teams from Montgomery, College Park, Klein, and Round Rock Stony Point. The Boys came up short with a 5th place finish. Kaz Carlson-Phelan lead Coppell with a 24th place finish in a time of 16:23.34. Also representing Coppell in the Region Championship were Nathaniel Leach (16:41.97) in 36th, Matteo Agius D’Arrigo (16:44.60) in 37th, Grant Evans in 41st, Marcos Bohn in 42nd, Cole Lindbeck (77th), Justin Chow (82nd), Garrett Fredo (alt.), AJ Rothwell (alt.), and Santiago Escalante (alt.).

The Girls team and individual state qualifier Kaz Carlson-Phelan will move on to the State Championship Meet held at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock on Saturday, November, 4.

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CGA Creative Writing Contest
Published: Mon, Oct 30, 2017, 06:07PM CDT

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iLead CISD
Published: Mon, Oct 30, 2017, 06:07PM CDT

iLead is a six-session leadership training opportunity led by the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees and district leaders. The program is designed to help parents and community members gain insight into the operations of Coppell ISD, learn more about district service opportunities and build capacity for future Board and committee leadership. Attending at least four sessions is required for graduation. The cost of iLead is $40, which helps defray district expenses such as t-shirts, training materials, food, awards, etc. Click here to apply to participate. The deadline to apply and pay is November 3, 2017. Limited seating will be on a first-come, first served basis. All participants will be notified by November 8, 2017. Email csnowden@coppellisd.com with questions.