"Convocation" is synonymous with "pep rally" for Coppell ISD and marks the only opportunity for all employees (some 1200) to come together in one place at the same time. This annual event provides an opportunity, prior to the start of school, for Superintendent, Dr. Jeff Turner, to announce the district's direction for the upcoming year.
The 2012-13 theme, Operation: Transformation, describes the work underway in CISD for students to be 21st century-ready. Camo was the attire of choice, the Board of Trustees was introduced, and the District's Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year (Susan Hall/Mockingbird Elementary, and Charles Perryman/New Tech High @ Coppell) spoke about change and the positive impact teaching has made in their lives.
This year's keynote speaker, former Dallas Cowboy, Chad Hennings, spoke about commitment and the finale featured over 150 students and staff members in a video and live performance highlighting education through the ages in Coppell ISD.