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Final Exam Bell Schedules
Published: Fri, Dec 2, 2016, 04:55PM CST
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CHS Calendar of Events
Published: Fri, Dec 2, 2016, 04:55PM CST

Click here to visit the CHS Website for upcoming dates for your calendar.

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Counselor's Corner
Published: Fri, Dec 2, 2016, 04:55PM CST

North Lake Spring Enrollment Information
Current North Lake Dual Credit students may begin enrollment for spring semester courses on Tuesday, November 22. Counselors sent Enrollment Forms to students through their CHS classes on Monday, November 14 & Tuesday, November 15. If your student did not receive an enrollment form prior to Thanksgiving Break, please have them contact their CHS counselor when they return.


Second Semester Level Downs
Level Down forms will be available in Student Services beginning Monday, December 12. Deadline to submit the completed form is Friday, December 16 at 12:00 noon. 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 4th six weeks.

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Honor Roll Lunch – Friday December 9th
Published: Fri, Dec 2, 2016, 04:55PM CST

Red/Gold Honor Roll Lunch is Friday, December 9th.
Volunteers will be in the hallway outside the gyms to check students out.
Remember to have a picture ID.

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December PTSO Teacher Thank You Event- HELP NEEDED
Published: Fri, Dec 2, 2016, 04:55PM CST

December is a favorite teacher event, the “Slice of Pie”.
We are needing your help to make this event a success for our teachers and to kick off their December holiday season. If you can help by baking or purchasing a pie, please email Kaylea Schultz at Kjcs3@aol.com. We would love a variety of pies to serve the teachers and staff such as lemon, chocolate, pecan, coconut, apple, etc. The event is Tuesday, December 6. All pies will need to be dropped off by 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning at the horseshoe in a disposable container. Please write the type of the pie on the top. If you can help, we would truly appreciate it.

Thank You!
CHS PTSO Hospitality Team

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Madrigal Feast - December 9 & 10
Published: Fri, Dec 2, 2016, 04:55PM CST

The 22nd Annual Coppell HS Madrigal Feast will be December 9 and 10 and will feature all of the CHS Choirs!
Come enjoy dinner and entertainment fit for a king! Dessert tickets start a just $10 and meals start at $20. Purchase your tickets online today at www.coppellchoir.com/tickets

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Fishing Club Update
Published: Fri, Dec 2, 2016, 04:55PM CST

Aidan White (CHS) and Sellers Odom (Grapevine Faith) won 1st place in the Texas High School Bass Association fishing tournament at Possum Kingdom on Saturday November 19th with a total weight of 13.74 pounds. Aidan White also won 1st place for the Big Bass with a weight of 6.70 pounds and is the Possum Kingdom Jr Angler record holder.

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CHS Wrestling Update
Published: Fri, Dec 2, 2016, 04:55PM CST

Both the boys and girls wrestlers finished 3rd at the Coppell Roundup Tournament. The boys defeated Frisco Heritage, Skyline, and Justin Northwest. The girls defeated Centennial, Skyline, and Frisco Heritage.

Lindsay MacIntosh, Alianna Laione, Amanda DeVaul, and Catherine Canchola went undefeated on the day.

For the boys, Mike Otto and Palmer Klawiter went undefeated.

The teams wrestle again this weekend with a busy schedule. Varsity and JV boys are Friday and Saturday at Lake Highlands.

Varsity Girls are home on Friday night for the Cowgirl Classic.

Freshman boys have a meet at home on Saturday.

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Project Graduation
Published: Fri, Dec 2, 2016, 04:55PM CST

As we head further into the school year, we are diligently preparing for the Senior Project Graduation Party at Main Event on June 1st, 2017.
Many amazing prizes (televisions, dorm refrigerators, printers, Beats headphones, gift cards, cash and much more) are handed out the night of the party and many activities are planned for our Seniors.

Below is an incentive to help reach all senior parents to donate the tax deductible $117.00 donation requested to help rent out Main Event, buy prizes and pay for the many wonderful activities to provide a safe Graduation Party for our students.
Please donate and volunteer to make this the best Senior Party ever; the perfect send off for the…Senior Class of 2017
Receive Extra Name Entries for Prize Drawings:
Buy the (required) Project Graduation T-Shirt in May – 1 Entry
Donate the suggested (tax deductible) $117.00 for your child/children – 3 Entries
Pay your donation before January 31st, 2017 – 1 Entry
Volunteer the night of the Project Graduation Party – 2 Entries
(Your student/students name can be entered in the drawing up to seven times.)

You can find the forms to fill out and pay on-line at www.chsprojectgraduation.com. Also donations can be dropped off at the CHS Horseshoe or mailed to CHS Project Graduation P.O. Box 2606 Coppell, TX 75019

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CGA Creative Writing Contest
Published: Fri, Dec 2, 2016, 04:55PM CST
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Holiday House this Sunday, November 13th
Published: Fri, Nov 11, 2016, 05:58PM CST
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Counselor's Corner
Published: Fri, Nov 11, 2016, 05:58PM CST

U.S. Naval Academy
The United States Naval Academy will be hosting a forum on our campus, Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 8:00am-11:00am. The presentation will cover the requirements for entrance into the Naval Academy. This event will be open to CHS learners/families as well as surrounding school districts in the metroplex. Click here for details.


North Lake Spring Enrollment Information
Current North Lake Dual Credit students may begin enrollment for spring semester courses on Tuesday, November 22. Counselors will begin sending Enrollment Forms to students through their CHS classes on Monday, November 14. If your student does not receive an enrollment form by Wednesday, November 16, please have them contact their CHS counselor.


ASVAB Results
ASVAB results from the October 19 testing date are in. Juniors who did not take the PSAT took the ASVAB. The results will be distributed to students through their Junior English classes by Friday, November 18. Resources will be included with results on how to interpret scores and use the information to help with career goals. Click on the following link for additional information: http://www.asvabprogram.com/student-post-test


Second Semester Level Downs
Level Down forms will be available in Student Services beginning Monday, December 12. Deadline to submit the completed form is Friday, December 16 at 12:00 noon. 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 4th six weeks.


Teen Screen
As parents and educators we are aware that the physical and mental health of young people plays a key role in their ability to succeed in school. CHS is committed to working toward not only educating our children, but also helping them reach their full potential outside of the classroom. We are offering parents of 11th grade students the opportunity to have their teens participate in a wellness check-up called, TeenScreen. TeenScreen is a nationally-recognized program developed by Columbia University to identify risk factors associated with depression, anxiety, and alcohol and substance abuse. The program is free and completely voluntary and confidential. TeenScreen will be offered to your teen the week of November 28, 2016.  Consent forms can be found on the website and were handed out to all Juniors through their English classes, and should be returned by Friday November 11th. 


Sophomore HOBY State Leadership Opportunity 
Is your Sophomore interested in exploring different ways to enhance your leadership skills? Then the HOBY State Leadership Seminar is for them! This State Leadership Seminar is a way for students to give back to your community through leadership and service.
If they are selected to attend the seminar they will experience:

  • 3-4 Days of fun, interactive leadership training
  • Experience of life on a University Campus and living in dorms
  • Exploration of leadership from three perspectives: individual, group and society
  • Discovery of how personal, group, and societal leadership lead to social change
  • Returning from the seminar with SKILLS and INSPIRATION to lead change
  • Becoming effective, ethical LEADERS in your home, school and community 
    When: June 9-11, 2017
    Location: University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
    Requirement: Current 10th grader and submission of a 500 word or less essay to Ms. Williams, Counselor, by December 1, 2016.
    Essay Topic: Describe the most rewarding and most challenging aspects of being a leader in your school and community.
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CHS Choir Update
Published: Fri, Nov 11, 2016, 05:58PM CST

Dessert Show and Silent Auction is next weekend November 18th (7 PM) and November 19th (2 PM).
Come out and support Respira our All-Girls Show Choir!

These tickets as well as the Madrigal Feast tickets are on sale now at www.coppellchoir.com/tickets!
We hope to see you there!

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CHS Wrestling Update
Published: Fri, Nov 11, 2016, 05:58PM CST

Wrestling Season is Here.
The 2016-17 Wrestling Season starts next week.
The annual parent meeting and challenge matches are next Wednesday, Nov. 16th starting at 6:00pm in the CHS Commons.
The first match of the season is next Saturday, November 19th here at CHS. The JV will start at 9:30am in the small gym and the varsity boys and girls will start at 10:00am in the big gym.

2016 – 2017 Wrestling Schedule

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CHS Cowgirls Soccer Update
Published: Fri, Nov 11, 2016, 05:58PM CST

Come tailgate THIS SATURDAY with the CHS Cowgirl Soccer Team and Senor Locos and help cheer our Cowboys on to VICTORY!

  • Tickets: $10

Time: 11:30 – kickoff
Location: CHS Parking Lot
Look for tents and a smoking grill!
DFW Ice Cream Truck will also be in attendance but is not included in ticket price.

All proceeds benefit CHS Cowgirls Soccer Team. Thank you for your support!

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CISD Parent University - Saturday, November 12th
Published: Fri, Nov 11, 2016, 05:58PM CST

Don’t miss this informative program offered by CoppellISD held tomorrow on the North campus.
CISD is excited to offer 11 great educational opportunities for parents. You do not have to attend all three sessions-come to one, two or all three sessions.
Please click here for more information.

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The @ Battle Dodgeball Tournament
Published: Fri, Nov 11, 2016, 05:58PM CST

New Tech High @ Coppell is hosting their annual dodgeball tournament!
The @ Battle is on Saturday December 3rd and will be held at CMS East this year.
Come join the fun ! Get a group of friends together and play a great , fun game of dodgeball !

Visit : www.theatbattle.com

Sign you and your friends up to play!
Teams consist of 6 people (must be in grades 6-12) and the cost to play is $10 per player.
Each player will receive an @ Battle
t-shirt, and all players on the winning team will leave with some great prizes.

Spectators welcome! Please come out and support this great , FUN community event.

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Coppell Education Foundation - Red & Black Campaign
Published: Fri, Nov 11, 2016, 05:58PM CST

One week left to donate!

The Coppell Education Foundation’s 2016 annual Red & Black annual fundraising campaign will run for only one more week – wrapping up November 18th. Each year, the Foundation gives tens of thousands of dollars to CISD schools in the form of teacher requested grants for use in their classroom. Help us to build on our legacy of supporting educational excellence to benefit all our students and campuses by donating today!

Click here to Donate – Thank You!

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Football Playoff Tickets
Published: Fri, Nov 4, 2016, 10:05PM CDT

CHS Football Playoff Game at Buddy Echols Stadium November 12th at 1 PM
First round (Bi-District) home game is Saturday, November 12th at Buddy Echols Stadium in Coppell.

Pre-Sale Dates
General Admission: Monday thru Thursday, November 7 – 10 from 8am to 3:30pm and Friday, November 11 from 8am to 1pm
Reserved Seats – $10 (for Season ticket holders only): SOLD ONLY on Tuesday (Nov. 8) & Wednesday (Nov. 9) from 8:00 am to 3:30pm

Pre-Sale Prices
General Admission – Students $4 and Adults $6.
Day of Game $8 per ticket

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Counselor's Corner
Published: Fri, Nov 4, 2016, 10:05PM CDT

North Lake Spring Enrollment Information
Current North Lake Dual Credit students may begin enrollment for spring semester courses on Tuesday, November 22. Counselors will begin sending Enrollment Forms to students through their CHS classes on Monday, November 14. If your student does not receive an enrollment form by Wednesday, November 16, please have them contact their CHS counselor.


U.S. Naval Academy
The United States Naval Academy will be hosting a forum on our campus, Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 8:00am-11:00am. The presentation will cover the requirements for entrance into the Naval Academy. This event will be open to CHS learners/families as well as surrounding school districts in the metroplex. See below for details:

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Honor Roll Lunch - Friday, November 11th
Published: Fri, Nov 4, 2016, 10:05PM CDT

Our Gold Honor Roll Lunch is Friday, November 11th.
Volunteers will be in the hallway outside the gyms to sign students out.
Remember to have a picture ID.

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CHS Theatre Presents 42nd Street
Published: Fri, Nov 4, 2016, 10:05PM CDT

42nd Street tells the story of Peggy Sawyer, a small town girl from Allentown, Pennsylvania, who is trying to make it in the big world of Broadway. The show premieres, Saturday, October 29th at 7:30. You will not want to miss this spectacular show. Tickets will be on sale one hour before each show and reserved seats are available online here. If you are an employee if CISD, you may receive one complimentary general seating ticket, just bring your ID with you.

Remaining Performance Dates:
Saturday, November 5th 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 6th 2:30 pm

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CHS Band Update
Published: Fri, Nov 4, 2016, 10:05PM CDT

The pressure was steep last Saturday as some of the best high school marching bands in North Texas competed in the 2016 UIL 6A Area B Marching Band Contest, held on October 29th at Pennington Field. Twenty-five bands competed, including Coppell, for one of five spots in the upcoming state competition in San Antonio. Following the preliminary round, Coppell was one of ten bands selected to perform in finals that evening. Coppell wrapped up with a 4th place finish overall, advancing to the state contest.
“I thought our student-performers delivered two outstanding performances at Area,” said Gerry Miller, Director of Bands for CISD. “The preliminary presentation was very calculated; many smart decisions were made on the field and we had a clear run. Moving into finals, we added a bit of an emotional edge to the show and I think that helped our adjudication panel see just how important this is to the Coppell Band.”
The UIL state marching competition is the pinnacle of contests for Texas high school marching bands. Held every two years, bands must earn a Division I rating in the region contest to qualify for Area, and then rank in the top five at Area to compete in the state prelims. A total of forty bands across the state are scheduled to compete this year in the UIL 6A State Marching Band Contest preliminary round on November 8th. Only twelve of the highest ranking bands will advance to the state finals which will be held on November 9th.
During the UIL region contest, bands are judged on tone, musicianship, marching execution including posture and equipment carriage, and marching style/competencies. During the area and state contests, bands are scored on their individual marching, ensemble marching, drill style and competencies, and integration of marching components through staging and choreography. Music performance is also scored, including brass, woodwind and percussion performance, ensemble performance and musicianship. A total of five judges make up the adjudication panel – three assess marching and two assess music.
“With so many outstanding bands in Texas, especially in North Texas, it is a huge accomplishment for any band to make it to the state competition,” said Miller. “It takes hours of practice, discipline, sweat, motivation and teamwork to develop the kind of musical and marching precision expected there.”
Miller added, “I am looking forward to my first UIL State run with Coppell. This will be my fifth trip to State in eight years, and each one has revealed pleasant surprises about the ensemble. Students grow so much from the process. The performances are great, but what leads up to the performances will stay with our students for life.”
The 2016 UIL 6A State Marching Band Contest will be held November 8-9 at the Alamodome in San Antonio. Coppell is scheduled to compete in the preliminary round at 8:15 p.m. on November 8. For more information, go to chsbandboosters.com.

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CHS Cowgirls Soccer Update
Published: Fri, Nov 4, 2016, 10:05PM CDT

Booster Club Information
http://www.coppellcowgirlsoccer.com

It’s time to join the BOOSTER CLUB! For more details contact our president, Jake Sylvester at jksyl@yahoo.com.

Mark your calendar!
Coppell Cowgirls Soccer Team and Señor Locos will host a tailgate fiesta during ROUND 1 of the playoffs!

  • Saturday, November 12 11:30-1:00

Taco tickets! $10
You can purchase from any player or contact Pam Weber at pamhweber@aol.com
Be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!

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Project Graduation Reminder
Published: Fri, Nov 4, 2016, 10:05PM CDT

Project Graduation:

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, dancing, casino tables, food, drinks, cash and lots of prizes!

Click here to visit the Project Graduation website.

Attention ALL Senior parents! Please consider making your $117 donation to Project Graduation so we can send off our seniors in style!

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Holiday House - November 13th
Published: Fri, Nov 4, 2016, 10:05PM CDT
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CISD Bond Update
Published: Fri, Nov 4, 2016, 10:05PM CDT

An Update from the Bond Oversight Committee:

Following the passage of the 2016 Bond Package in May, the CISD Board of Trustee’s created the Bond Oversight Committee. The committee will serve in an advisory capacity to CISD Board and Administration to ensure project work remains faithful to the priorities and planning of the 2016 Community Bond Steering Committee.

The committee is comprised of a diverse group of 16 community members plus two current board members: Jill Popelka & Judy Barbo. Judy co-chairs the committee with David Caviness, who was selected by the committee at the initial meeting on September 12th.

What’s happened so far? The Board authorized the initial bond sale of $91.4 million, which occurred in August. Since that time, there have been several campus renovation projects approved with work either underway or already completed.

What’s coming up?. On October 24th, the Board approved the Guaranteed Maximum Price contract with Northstar Builders to begin site work and grading on the new middle school land. Dirt work is scheduled to begin in the coming weeks.

Important Dates:
Nov 8th @ 10am: Ground Breaking at New Middle School site.
Nov 10th @ 7pm: Bond Oversight Committee meeting.

More Information:
Detailed project information, along with meeting minutes, upcoming agenda’s and presentations are posted on Bond Oversight section on the CISD website: http://www.coppellisd.com/Domain/3213

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Health & Wellness Fair
Published: Fri, Nov 4, 2016, 10:05PM CDT
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Sophomore Testing Reminder for Wednesday, November 2nd
Published: Fri, Oct 28, 2016, 03:06PM CDT

Students and Parents,
A reminder that CHS will administer the ACT Aspire test to all Sophomores on Wednesday, November 2. On that day, students (9th,11th, and 12th grades) will report to their 1st period class at the regular start time of 8:20 am (there is no late arrival for any students). Sophomores will report directly to their assigned testing area at 8:20 am. Testing room assignments will be posted by Friday, October 28 in the hallway by the large gym, Student Services North and the main hallway by the pit. Please note, lunch times will be slightly altered due to testing. The ACT Aspire test day bell schedule is available at the CHS website. Students taking the ACT Aspire test are responsible for bringing their own calculators to use on the test, as calculators will not be provided.

Questions related to the ACT Aspire test should be directed to Barbara Pitt, Testing Coordinator, bpitt@coppellisd.com.

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Thanksgiving Baskets
Published: Fri, Oct 28, 2016, 03:06PM CDT

St. Ann’s Catholic Parish is again sponsoring Thanksgiving basket deliveries. This program provides families with a complete Thanksgiving dinner for the entire family. The baskets will be delivered to each home the weekend before Thanksgiving. If you are interested in participating in this program please fill out the attached form and return to CHS clinic by October 28th.
2016 Thanksgiving Basket Form