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Matthew Cobb

The summer is quickly coming to an end, and the school year is officially beginning for Coppell ISD on Monday. Right now, many students are enjoying their last few days of freedom before class starts back up, and parents are getting prepared for the school year routine to get under way.

Here is a recap of news that has happened throughout Coppell ISD over the past several months.

Mike Jasso was named the new principal of Coppell High School. Jasso was formerly an assistant principal at the school and is replacing Brad Hunt, who left his position after five years to become the assistant superintendent for administration for Coppell ISD.

Coppell ISD has had their funding from the state of Texas reduced by $4.5 million for the 2011-12 school year.

The Texas Education Agency rated Coppell as a “recognized” school district. Nine of the district’s schools received “exemplary” ratings, five received “recognized” ratings and one did not receive a rating.

The Coppell Cowboys football team has been ranked as one of the top 100 high school teams in the nation. The RivalsHigh 100 list ranked the Cowboys at No. 85, which is right in front of No. 86 Denton Ryan.

Also, the Coppell High School marching band is now offering meal plans to student members before football games, so they will have time to eat between the afternoon rehearsal and game time.

CHS and Plano West Senior High School essentially swapped baseball coaches. Kendall Clark has been hired as the new coach for CHS, and he was formerly the head coach for Plano West. Similarly, ex-CHS coach Don English has been hired at Plano West.

Finally, fans of the Coppell Cowboys can now purchase custom Texas license plates that have the school’s name and logo.

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