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    Dear CISD Families, 

    We have made it to the Friday before Spring Break, which means we are halfway through the Spring Semester!   Our students have provided us with so much to be proud of so far this semester, which I hope you were able to see during elementary and middle school open houses this week. 

    One recent achievement I want to highlight is the Adulting Day held at CHS on Wednesday.  About 50 of our community partners joined us on a rainy morning to help our seniors learn important real-life skills.  Becoming an adult is more than what you learn in the classroom, it’s also being able to solve life’s problems and learn new skills such as basic car maintenance, nutrition, financial literacy, self-defense, time management and much more.  The launch of this new event will become an annual tradition at CHS and more CISD schools as we continue to focus on the "whole child" by helping to ensure our graduates have all of the necessary skills need to have a successful life. 

    We are also excited to announce, the latest issue of “Our Story” magazine is now out.  I hope you enjoy reading the stories of our students, teachers, volunteers, community partners and more. This magazine has provided the district with another method of engaging with our community.

    As we spring forward toward Spring Break next week, I hope you will take the time to rest and rejuvenate as you spend some quality time with your family.

    Enjoy your Spring Break! 


    Dr. Brad Hunt


    CISD Statement
    Click here for CISD’s statement regarding the recent arrest of a teacher.
    Congratulations Super Teachers

    Congratulations to CISD's mid-year group of SuperTeachers, who design engaging and innovative learning experiences that ignite the interests of learners. Our latest Super Teachers are: Kristin Zamarripa and Stepanie Deskin from Canyon Ranch Elementary, Stacey Harris from Cottonwood Creek Elementary, Claudia Barrera from Wilson Elementary, Sarah Grover from CMS East, Lucy Grimmett, William Harrington, and Gunjan Jan from CHS9, and Mark Granado and Kristin Petrunin from New Tech High @ Coppell.

    Our Story Magazine Now Available

    The latest issue of CISD’s “Our Story” magazine is now available.  Be on the lookout for copies of the magazine at our schools, local businesses, and other locations throughout the Coppell, Irving and Dallas communities we serve.  You also can access the magazine online via

    Athletics Accolades

    Congratulations to the Coppell Cowboys Basketball team, which ended its playoff run against Waxahachie in the Area Round of the Playoffs Feb. 28.  It was a great season for the Cowboys! The Coppell Wrestling Team had three place winners at the State Wrestling Tournament held Feb. 21-22 in Houston. New Tech High @ Coppell senior Brooke Massaviol and CHS junior Hannah Francis each finished in 3rd place. CHS senior, Jackson Briscoe was 5th in the state.  Read more about recent CISD Athletic achievements at

    Lakeside Pre-K 'Touch a Truck'

    As part of their construction education unit, Pre-Kindergarten learners at Lakeside Elementary were able to “touch a truck” and see an excavator, dump truck and other equipment in action Feb. 27.  Thank you Austin Industries Road and Bridge Division for sending equipment and personnel to share what construction is like with these students. 

    Destination Imagination

    CISD Destination Imagination Teams competed at the regional DI tournament Feb. 29, with the Coppell High School team qualifying to advance to the state tournament. Also placing at the competition were:  Lakeside Elementary placing 3rd in the Technical Challenge; CMS East teams placing 2nd and 4rd in the Scientific Challenge; Wilson Elementary placing 4th in the Scientific Challenge; Lee Elementary placing 6th in the Scientific Challenge; CMS North placing 2nd in the Improvisational Challenge; and Canyon Ranch Elementary placing 7th in the Engineering Challenge.  Congratulations!  

    Lunch Bites on Strategic Design

    CISD’s most recent Lunch Bites Facebook Live focuses on the Strategic Design Advocacy program.  Watch it at go.coppellisd.com/LunchBites.

    Sub of the Month: Michelle Cotton

    Michelle Cotton has been a substitute teacher with CISD since 2013 and is a staple at Wilson Elementary where she subs on a consistent basis. She is reliable, trustworthy, and she loves “her” Wilson learners. She is enthusiastic, positive and kind to all children and both staff and learners alike, adore her. CISD would like to recognize Michelle Cotton as its February Substitute of the Month. 


    Coppell High #AdultingDay

    Thanks to the contributions of about 50 staff, community and business volunteers, seniors at Coppell High School experienced a successful “Adulting” day March 4.  The brain child of CHS teacher Megan Mackin with support from Instructional Learning Coach Derryl Lee, this day allowed students to learn adult life skills such as changing a tire and basic care maintenance, how to pay taxes, rent an apartment, financial planning, receive nutritional advice and more. Thank you to our presenters.

    Special Olympics Competition

    CISD hosted its first ever Special Olympics Skills Competition and Unified Games Feb. 28 at Coppell High School.  Additional Special Olympics events were held at CMS West and Lee Elementary the week of March 2. Read more about this event in
    this article by senior Sydney Row with CHS student newspaper, The Sidekick. Photo by junior Lilly Gorman. 

    Transfer Window Opens March 16
    Students wishing to attend a campus that is not their home campus must apply each year to transfer to another campus. Details on this process for 2020-2021 are available at www.coppellisd.com/transfer. Applications will be available and will be accepted starting March 16. You may check for your home/zoned campus at www.coppellisd.com/enrollment. Reminder, transportation is not provided for transfer students.
    Federal Report Cards Available
    Federal Report Cards for the state, the district and each of the district’s campuses are now available on the CISD website at  www.coppellisd.com/Domain/36  or  the Texas Education Agency’s website at https://tea.texas.gov/.
    Register NOW for May 9 Run to Fund

    Mark your calendar- The CEF Run to Fund will be on May 9, 2020 at Andy Brown East in Coppell.  Early registration is open until April 2. All CISD employees and students receive a discount. Click here to register now.

    Race categories and current pricing through April 2nd:  

    $30 5K Race - General registration 

    $25 5K Race - CISD Students, Staff & Alumni Only 

    $20 1-Mile Fun Run  

    (Children ages 5 & under free, registration required, t-shirt not included)

    CEF Seeks Board Candidates

    The Coppell ISD Education Foundation (CEF) is seeking candidates to fill open seats on its Board of Directors for the 2020-2023 term.   

    • The Board of Directors is comprised of volunteers representing the community and businesses served by Coppell ISD.   

    • The mission of the Coppell ISD Education Foundation is to generate and distribute resources to the Coppell Independent School District for educational, motivational and innovative programs to further the education for all students in CISD. 

    • A few of CEF’s programs include the Super Star Program, the Verizon Robotics Camp, the Recognition Banquet, the Run to Fund and the Interactive Institute (Steam Camp).  

    For more information or to submit an application, please visit http://coppellisdef.com/get-involved. The deadline to submit an application is April 3.

    • March 9-13 - Spring Break

    • March 16 - Board Workshop - 6 p.m.

    • March 23 - Regular Board Meeting - 7 p.m.

    • March 28 - Parent U: SEL Conference
    • April 6 - Special Board Meeting - 6 p.m.

    In this Issue:

    We have a TON of great activities for kiddos this coming Spring Break! If you want to take a look at what Life Safety Park, the Cozby Library and Community Commons, The CORE, and Wagon Wheel Tennis Center have going on March 9 - 13, visit coppelltx.gov to learn more!

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