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Twenty Coppell High School students were named to this year’s list of National Merit Semifinalists in the 59th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. This group was selected from among 16,000 academically talented high school seniors who have demonstrated exceptional scholastic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies.
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With the first week of the new school year underway, the Coppell Independent School District is continuing to grow in terms of student enrollment. Early numbers show CISD is up by 252 students (since the last day of school in June 2013) increasing the total student population to 11,336. Enrollment has declined at four of the 14 campuses, increased at seven schools (CHS is experiencing the most growth with 192 additional learners), and thus far, three schools have remained flat.
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Coppell ISD’s seniors continue to perform well on the ACT according to recently released results. Sixty-seven percent of the graduating classes of 2013 (496) took the ACT, and their composite score was 25.2 far exceeding the state and national composite of 20.9. The table below illustrates the CISD seniors’ performance on the ACT over the last five years.
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On Thursday, August 1st Coppell ISD sold $25,350,000 in tax-exempt bonds and $7,995,000 in Qualified School Construction Bonds. This marked the first of the bonds to be sold from the $79.5 million bond package passed in May. The funds are earmarked for the new school in Cypress Waters (Richard J. Lee Elementary), campus safety and security projects throughout the district, technology, and several maintenance items.
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Texas Commissioner of Education, Michael Williams, announced that eight Texas teachers have been named finalists for the 2013 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). Two of those eight finalists are from Coppell ISD (Kim Wooton and Jessica Caviness) marking the first time two teachers from the same district were selected. The 2013 awards recognize seventh through twelfth grade mathematics and science teachers whose innovative methods bring teaching to life in the classroom.
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The Texas Rangers have rescheduled the May 29 “rained out” game with the Arizona Diamondbacks for Thursday, August 1 at 6:05 p.m. at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington and this will be an abbreviated version of the district’s annual “CISD Night at the Ballpark” event. Coppell ISD Teachers of the Year will be recognized on-field prior to the start of the game, CISD Athletic Director John Crawford will throw out the first pitch, and CHS senior Wesley Szalkowski will perform the national anthem. We regret that the pre-game parade in the outfield (recognizing our good character/citizenship students) was not able to be rescheduled.
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Representative Bennett Ratliff and School Board Secretary Thom Hulme discuss the Governor's veto of HB 2824 at the Chamber of Commerce's Governmental Affairs meeting. Read Dr. Jeff Turner's reaction and resolve to provide 21st Century education to students despite the Governor's veto.
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Governor Perry signed HB 5 into law. Texas students will benefit from less testing and more learning, and educators can provide enriched instruction that gives a deeper level of understanding. This new law also saves Texas hundreds of millions of dollars by limiting state-mandated standardized tests, and Texas students can choose high school courses that are relevant and engaging.
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Our hearts go out to the families of Moore, OK and everyone affected by the devastating tornado. During this storm season, we want to remind parents that all of our schools have an emergency preparedness plan and regularly practice shelter and emergency drills. The district also monitors real-time Doppler Radar and stays in close communication with the cities' emergency teams. The district informs all schools about any weather safety concerns.
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Cacey Narez, Art teacher at Lakeside Elementary and Kimberly Pope, Social Studies teacher at Coppell Middle School North were announced as the district’s finalists earlier this week. The judging process for all fourteen campus nominees includes a classroom observation, panel interview, and written essay.