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PTSO Meeting TONIGHT, Monday, February 12
Published: Mon, Feb 12, 2018, 11:19AM CST

Our February PTSO Meeting will be held tonight in the library at 5:45 pm! See you there!

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Gold Honor Roll Lunch is Friday, February 16th
Published: Mon, Feb 12, 2018, 11:19AM CST

Volunteers will be in the hallway outside the gyms to check students out.

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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.

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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 www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/441485 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 (rphill@coppellisd.com), 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.

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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 Hawaii@dcccd.edu 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.

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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.

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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 www.wgi.com
For more information on the Coppell High School Band, go to the band’s website at www.coppellband.com

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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 https://webservices.sos.state.tx.us/vrapp/index.asp 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 evans1966@sbcglobal.net if you would like to help out our wonderful teachers.

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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 www.screenagersmovie.com

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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.
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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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!

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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.

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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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