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Dear CISD Families,
We have made it through the last day of what certainly has been a memorable school year. By coming together as a CISD community, I believe we took a lemon of a situation and made lemonade! I want to thank our educators, our staff, our parents and guardians, and our community for their support during this time. I cannot say enough how proud I am to lead this incredible school district.
I want to share a special note of appreciation to our 2020 graduating seniors. You all have been through so much, yet have handled this unprecedented situation with grit, grace and Cowboy spirit! You were a special class even before this COVID-19 situation. You will be remembered for truly showing ‘Cowboy Fight Never Dies!’ I join your parents and guardians, families, teachers and school staff, our CISD Board of Trustees and community in being #CISDProud for having been part of your story. As these Coppell High School and New Tech High @ Coppell graduates enter the next chapter of their lives — whether it be going to college or university, entering the military service or starting their careers — I know they will leave their mark on our society and make our community a better place! Congratulations to the Class of 2020!
In conclusion, I want our entire CISD community to know that your partnership during these times and always is appreciated. As we head into summer, please continue to visit our website, check your emails and follow CISD social media channels for any updates about the 2020-2021 school year.
Dr. Brad Hunt
Senior Graduation Reminders
Our virtual high school graduation ceremonies begin today at 5 p.m. for New Tech High @ Coppell and Thursday, May 28, at 1 p.m. for Coppell High School. These ceremonies will be broadcast on CISD’s YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/user/coppellisd, and you can find more details at www.coppellisd.com/graduation. As a reminder, our optional, in-person ceremony is on Sunday, May 31, at Globe Life Field. All attendees must follow the designated guidelines, which are available on the CHS and New Tech websites. As a reminder, this event is not open to the public, as only those with tickets may attend. The May 31 ceremony will be live streamed.
CHS and New Tech Top 10 Graduates Congratulations to the top 10 graduates for Coppell High School and New Tech HIgh @ Coppell. These students have worked extremely hard to succeed at the highest level academically. Beyond that, they are accomplished in many extra curricular activities and are part of a senior class that will be long remembered for their grit and tenacity. Congratulations to the CHS top 10 seniors!
Coppell High School Top 10
1. Prayaag Gupta
2. Het Desai
3. Ritesh Dontula
4. Shreyas Rajagopal
5. Karen Lu
6. Rohil Verma
7. Andrew Tao
8. Tanay Sethia
9. Cole Krautkramer
New Tech High @ Coppell Top 10 Percent
1. Grace Kottak
2. Sruti Iyer
3. Taylor Peltier
4. Liana Karkabi
5. Syed Raza
6. Yash Vaggar
7. Sikyra Castle
National Merit Finalists
Congratulations to the 34 CHS seniors who were chosen as 2020 National Merit Scholarship Finalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Selection for this national recognition is based on the students' scores on the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. National Merit Finalists represent fewer than one percent of U.S. high school seniors. The 2020 CHS National Merit Finalists are:
Newsies Wins Three National Awards
Under the leadership of CHS Theatre Director Karen Ruth, the fall production of “Newsies” won three Schmidt and Jones High School Musical Theatre Awards. The musical won Best Ensemble, Best Choreography and Junior Tiffany Mares-Camarena won Best Actress in a Minor Role for her part of “Les.” Congratulations CHS Theatre!
Karl Pointer NFHS State Track Coach of the Year
The following is excerpted from an article that originally appeared in the CHS student newspaper, The Sidekick. It was written by Laasya Achanta, a senior at CHS.
After coaching track and field at Coppell High School for seven years, the National Federation of State High School Texas Boys Outdoor Track & Field Coach of the Year was awarded to Coppell Coach Karl Pointer in recognition for his outstanding efforts. Coppell senior Samir Thota cites Mr. Pointer as a main source of support for his transition from football to track and field after he left football after his sophomore year.
“Coach really creates a competitive environment and he pushes us to get better, but he’s also very understanding of your situation,” Thota said. “He takes into consideration what your strengths and weaknesses are.”
To read the full article, visit go.coppellisd.com/KarlPointerSidekick.
May 18 Board Briefs
The CISD Board of Trustees held its virtual May Board Meeting May 18. To see a summary of the meeting, including presentations shared, see the Board Briefs at www.coppellisd.com/boardbriefs or watch the meeting’s video at go.coppellisd.com/BoardMeetingLiveVideo. Census Reminder Meaningful change is a few clicks away. Change happens when we collectively work together. Be heard, be seen, be a voice for a positive transformation within your community. Start today, take the census. Call 844-330-2020 or go to www.2020census.gov and contribute to the count.
- May 22 - New Tech Virtual Graduation 5 p.m.
May 28 - CHS Virtual Graduation 1 p.m.
May 31 - New Tech Graduation - Globe Life Field - 5 p.m.
May 31 - CHS Graduation - Globe Life Field - 8 p.m.
June 8 - Board Workshop 5 p.m.
June 22 - Regular Board Meeting
In this Issue:
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