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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.
noelcloutier@yahoo.com

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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, cozymy@verizon.net .

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.

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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 – pbecerra@coppellisd.com. 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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Board of Trustees Applications Now Available
Published: Tue, Jan 23, 2018, 09:43AM 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.

Strategic
Take the Strategic Design Questionnaire
Published: Tue, Jan 23, 2018, 09:43AM 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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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 https://psim.shutterfly.com/5k to register for the 5K. Click here for more information on the event.

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Help Needed TUESDAY!!!
Published: Mon, Jan 8, 2018, 07:43PM CST

The CHS PTSO Hospitality Committee is looking for a few “Helping Hands” to work during the Teacher Luncheon this Tuesday, January 9th, in the library classroom. We are serving a delicious Taco Salad Bar and brownies. If you are available from 9:15-11:45 or 11:45-2:00, please let us know! Contact Diane Lowrance, diane.lowrance@gmail.com. Thanks!

Counselors corner
Counselor Corner
Published: Mon, Jan 8, 2018, 07:43PM 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 will be 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 a Parent/Student information session will be held on Wednesday, January 17th from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at CHS. The sessions below will be held at the following times and locations:

How to Register and navigate the course planning guide- Library Classroom at 6:00, 6:30, 7:00 & 7:30
Endorsements and Naviance- CHS Commons at 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30
Dual Credit Program- Auditorium at 6:00. 6:30, 7:00, 7:30
AP/IB Presentation- Lecture Hall at 6:00, 6:30, 7:00. 7:30

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.

Volunteer hands
The copy room needs YOU!
Published: Mon, Jan 8, 2018, 07:43PM 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 evans1966@sbcglobal.net if you would like to help out our wonderful teachers.

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PTSO Meeting Monday, January 22 5:45
Published: Mon, Jan 8, 2018, 07:43PM CST

Our January PTSO meeting will be held in the library on Monday the 22nd at 5:45. Mark your calendars! Hope to see you there!

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January 13 ACT & February 24th SAT: Take the ACT & SAT before it counts!
Published: Mon, Jan 8, 2018, 07:43PM CST

CHS Project Graduation is offering a practice ACT on Saturday, January 13th and practice SAT on Saturday, February 24th at CHS. This is a great opportunity this school year to take the test in a “real test” environment where only you and your parents see your scores. Scores are distributed at a strategy session where information on test taking strategies, tips, and traps will be discussed. Cost is $27, and information and signup can be found online at www.chsprojectgraduation.com. Registration will be open online through Friday.

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"Pay to Ride" Bus Renewal by Jan. 16
Published: Mon, Jan 8, 2018, 07:43PM CST

All “Pay to Ride” bus students must renew their Pink Spring Bus Pass no later than Tuesday, Jan. 16 in order to continue bus service. Visit www.coppellisd.com/Page/15121 for instructions on how to renew.

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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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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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Counselors corner
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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Photo by Winning Shot Photography

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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.