WINTER The Newsletter of Coppell Independent School District
CISD 50 Anniversary
The Lakeside Longhorns
th co l l ec t ed ha t s, sc a rv es,
mittens, slippers, blankets…
all things warm and fuzzy…
for CCA. (see how CISD gives
back on p.2)
Students attended schools in Coppell before an independent
school district was established. (Class of 1906)
CHS Receives Authorization as an
IB World School (see page 4)
1919-1920 Bethel School
1965 School bus drivers
Intersection: Sandy Lake & Denton Tap Class of 1965 www i
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All websites listed inside this edition are links to online webpages.
SuperInTenDenT FYI CurrICuLum pArTnerS CALenDAr TeACherS
SpeAKS... School Board International Baccalaureate Education Foundation Summer School Schedule oF The YeAr
CISD 50th Anniversary Recognition High School Registration Teachers from
CHS Red Jackets SAT/ACT Prep Courses
Bond Committee Dual Credit each campus
Camp Invention n MOSAIC
Credit by Exam
District Cell Phone Policy
The mission of the Coppell Independent
School District, as a global leader in Superintendent Speaks...
educational excellence, is to ensure
our students achieve personal success, Occasionally, the times dictate we do things differently…such is the case
develop strong moral character, and with this issue of EXPRESS. I have been amazed at the kindness and generos-
become dynamic citizens through ity I’ve witnessed around the district over the past few weeks...especially in
a customized, innovative learning these tough economic times. In lieu of my usual column, I have decided to
experience led by a visionary staff
share this space with students and staff members of Coppell ISD to remind us
of what truly matters: peace, hope, family, and friends. I applaud their efforts
and believe that seeing how they have reached out to others will warm your
heart, lift your spirits, and make us a little more grateful for what we have.
CISD BoArD meeTIngS Spring will, no doubt, be a busy one: Strategic Planning in late January,
Jan. 19 Feb. 23 Mar. 30
50th Anniversary celebration in April, and Bond Election in May. I hope you
April 27 May 18 June 22
enjoy reading the new online version of EXPRESS. Wilson’s Ranger 2 Ranger program uses wrist band proceeds
Citizens of Coppell ISD are welcome to attend
to help local families pay for crucial needs including
Board of Trustees meetings. Regular meetings are
electricity, gas, phone, and food bills.
held at 7:30 p.m. at the Vonita White Administra-
tion Building, 200 S. Denton Tap Road. Citizens
interested in speaking at the meetings should
contact the superintendent's office at 214.496.8002.
An open forum item is placed on each regular
meeting's agenda so that citizens may address
The Colts of Cottonwood Creek
trustees at that time; however, the Open Meeting
Law prohibits board action on such items at that helped the local Lions Club
night's meeting. collect toys for kids and food for
their “furry” friends!
BoArD oF TruSTeeS
Cindy Warner (Place 6)..................... President
Bennett Ratliff (Place 7) ............Vice-President
Susie Kemp (Place 1)..........................Secretary
Coppell High School students have collected
David Apple (Place 2) ......................... Member
over 14,500 books through the book drive
Anthony Hill (Place 3) ........................ Member
to sponsor Invisible Children. Enthused by
Thom Hulme (Place 4) ........................ Member
the overwhelming response, students hope
Scott Orr (Place 5)................................ Member
to meet the goal of 20,000 books by the end
Send e-mail to board members from the Trustee page of the drive on January 30.
on the CISD web site or mail letters to the Vonita White
Administration Building, 200 S. Denton Tap Road,
Coppell, Texas 75019. Phone messages may be left for
board members at 214.496.8002.
New Tech High @ Coppell's Hope for Africa club collects
ADmInISTrATIve LeADerShIp shoes for children in Zambia.
Dr. Jeff Turner, Superintendent of Schools Mockingbird staff
Sherrye Dotson, Assistant Superintendent for gave up their peer gift
Curriculum and Instruction exchange to help the
Judy Denman, Assistant Superintendent for
U.S. Army Spc. Maryl Evans surprised her Mom, Kathryn Soles, 6th grade teacher, with Lion’s Club collect toys
Administration a visit to CMS-North to meet the students who had written letters. Evans said, “The best for kids.
thing they ever sent was the letters. Other than our families, these kids are the only ones
Sid Grant, Assistant Superintendent for
who have gone out of their way to show support and it reminds us why we're there."
Business and Support Services
Kelly Penny, Chief Financial Officer
SAVE THE DATE! CISD 50th Anniversary
CISD eXpreSS is a National School Public
Relations Association (NSPRA) “Merit” award After over 100 years of educat- Saturday, April 11 School pictures, memorabilia and
recipient and a Texas School Public Relations ing students in the city of Coppell, artifacts, including report cards, type-
Association (TSPRA) “Gold Star” and “Best of 2:00-4:00 p.m.
the Coppell ISD will celebrate 50 writers, school supplies, uniforms etc.,
Category” award winner. EXPRESS is published (Location TBA)
by the Department of Communications and years as an Independent School Dis- and information about the first 40 years
Public Relations of the Coppell Independent trict this spring. The Coppell school The interactive anniversary festiv- of CISD are needed to prepare for the cel-
School District, 200 S. Denton Tap Road, Coppell, community, past and present, is ities will remember CISD’s early years ebration. If you would like to help, please
Texas 75019. For additional information, phone invited to join in the festivities as contact the Communications and Public
and plan for the even brighter future
214.496.6056 or visit our web site at www.
we celebrate our “Golden Past” and of the district. So, mark your calen- Relations Department at 214.496.6056
“Platinum Future.” dars and come help us celebrate! or email@example.com.
1959 inspired 1975-76 1990
April 11, 1959 – Coppell
Independent School Dis-
trict was created, acquiring
Coppell High School’s mas-
Coppell High School won the
UIL one-act-play competition.
It was the first state champi-
December – The Vonita White
Administration Building was
formerly a bank until CISD
the Pinkerton campus from cot, the Lions, was renamed onship win of any kind for purchased it from the FDIC
Dallas County Schools. The
campus served students in
the Cowboys after the newly
formed pro football team.
1985 for $375,000.
grades 1-8. Each grade level
October 26 – First CISD Bond
had its own classroom and
the total student enrollment
was 170. Campus construc-
CMS-West first opened as
election. Authorized $25
million in two phases for
construction of facilities (in-
tion dates back to 1927. Coppell High School on 49.35
cluding CHS in 1989) and
acres. to purchase land for school
2 TEN TWENTY THIR
Bond Committee Gets to Work
School Board Recognition Month Celebrated this January
The district’s 37 member Bond Committee started meeting in November
to research unfunded capital improvement/renovation and technology needs
the district could face during the next 3-5 years. The committee will then
make a recommendation to the Board of Trustees regarding the viability of
including those needs in a spring 2009 Bond campaign. In addition to the
North Lake settlement, several "big ticket" items need funding: HVAC units,
roof and carpet replacements, technology additions/replacements, security,
and equipment for student/staff safety.
Since bond funds do not have to be shared with the state (as “Robin Hood”
dollars do), it is advisable to pay for these necessary “big ticket” items via
a bond issue. Local tax dollars in the Maintenance and Operations (M&O)
budget are recaptured by the state at about the 42% level which means the
district can keep only 58 cents of every tax revenue dollar to operate the
district. Bond money, on the other hand, can be used at the 100% level for
these same projects since all of those dollars remain in the district.
Campus site visits were made during December to provide the commit-
tee the opportunity to visually assess all possible projects. This also allowed
committee members to visit with principals and campus staff about specific
Board of Trustees (Back Row L to R) Thom Hulme, David Apple, Scott Orr, Anthony Hill (Front Row L to R) Secretary Susie
needs they would like to address at each campus. Bond Committee meeting Kemp, President Cindy Warner, Vice President Bennett Ratliff.
updates, prior Bond elections, a list of committee members, and other related
information can be found on the CISD web site at www.coppellisd.com. Governor Rick Perry has pro-
claimed January as School Board The dedicated men and women
Recognition Month to build aware- serving Coppell ISD as Trustees:
ness and understanding of the vital Cindy Warner: President
role each School Board plays in every serving since May 2000
community. Coppell ISD is joining Bennett ratliff: Vice President
with other districts throughout Texas serving since May 2003
to thank our Board of Trustees for Susie Kemp: Secretary
caring so much about the future of serving since May 2004
David Apple: Trustee
“Our schools benefit daily from serving since November 2005
the dedication and countless hours Anthony hill: Trustee
devoted by these seven men and serving since May 2007
women. They are extraordinary lead-
Scott orr: Trustee
ers that voluntarily govern our district serving since May 2004
in order to continue to improve our
Thom hulme: Trustee
already great school system,” said
serving since May 2008
Dr. Jeff Turner, Superintendent. “Al-
though we make a special effort each
January to show our appreciation to
our school board members, we rec-
ognize their contributions reflect a
There were 4,671,493
year-round commitment.” students enrolled in Texas
In “Celebrating Leadership” of the public schools for the 2007-
CISD Board of Trustees, campuses 2008 school year. only
volunteered to provide decorations, California has more students
posters, and goodie bags as a thank enrolled in its public schools.
you on behalf of CISD students and
And, Texas currently ranks
Dr. Jeff Turner surprised Mockingbird kindergarten student, Mikayla Becker, in November 2008 staff for the hard work the school
for her selection as the district’s winner of the Holiday Greeting Card Competition. (Pictured board has contributed. 6th in the nation in student
with art teacher Terese Kitts (left) and kindergarten teacher Patricia Badillo (right) growth.
1990-2000 CISD’s student enrollment
increased by 5,900 students
or nearly 300% to 8,853.
50 th 2008
August – District opens
project- based, 21st Century
learning model, New Tech High
@ Coppell, with 276 students in
District’s first Robin Hood
September – Established CISD
grades 9 and 10.
April 11 – District celebrates
payment of $6,068,560 was 50th Anniversary.
made. Since then, CISD
2005 & 2006
has paid approximately
$322,909,253 of local tax
dollars to the State. CISD student enrollment tops
RTY FORTY FIFTY 3
CHS is Authorized as an IB World School
student-centered DISTrICT-WIDe poLICY
Use of Cell Phones During Testing
This administrative procedure applies to both state
mandated testing and local district testing.
If a student’s cell phone or text messaging device goes off but is not an-
swered during testing, it is collected and returned in accordance with campus
cell phone policy (see student handbook). This is NOT grounds for collecting
a student’s test materials or marking a score code of “O” (other) on state as-
sessments which causes the student to receive no credit for the test.
If a student is observed using a cell phone or text messaging device, an
investigation into the use of the device is warranted. The investigation should
focus solely on whether or not the device was used to solicit or provide infor-
mation relevant to testing.
n State Assessment: If evidence is found in the phone history to indicate
cheating in any way, the student’s test materials may then be collected
and marked “O” (other) which results in no score for the student for that
particular subject being assessed. The student will be removed from the
testing area, and the student and the student’s parents will be notified
that the student will receive no score for the affected test. A student must
be allowed to complete any portions of the test they need to complete on
School Board members, Administrators and IB Committee members discuss what the IB program would mean for following testing days. In other words, ONLY the test where evidence of
Coppell High School. cheating is confirmed will be marked “O” (other). Subsequent days' tests
may still be marked “S” (score).
International Baccalaureate (IB) courses will begin at Coppell High School
in the fall of 2009. In late September, CISD and, specifically, CHS hosted a site n Local Assessment (Curriculum Based Assessment): The State Assessment
visit by members of the International Baccalaureate Organization. During the rules will apply, except that a student will be given a "zero" for their grade
visit, the committee evaluated the climate and culture of CHS, interviewed and no credit will be received.
various teachers and administrators, and spoke with some students and par- If no evidence of cheating is found, the student will be allowed to con-
ents. At the conclusion of the visit, the committee provided positive feedback tinue testing. The device will be collected, and returned in accordance with
about CISD’s IB plans, the quality of the CHS facilities, and the enthusiasm campus cell phone policy.
of the teachers, staff, and administration. An official determination was made Coppell ISD participates in testing programs that are governed by
in December, authorizing CHS as an official IB World School. external organizations (such as College Board, ACT, IBO, and American
Planning and preparation is ongoing for IB classes, which will start this Mathematics Competitions). In some cases, these organizations have specific
fall. All IB teachers are being sent to specified training and, all day trainings policies regarding mobile phones or other communication devices present
will be held to help teachers weave the Theory of Knowledge into their during testing; furthermore, the policies of the testing organization may be
classrooms. Teachers and curriculum directors are also working to align the more stringent than the administrative rules of Coppell ISD. If a student is
IB curriculum with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). The taking a test sponsored by an external organization, the testing policies of
Extended Essay timeline and framework of the 150 Creativity, Action, and the testing organization supersede the rules established by Coppell ISD.
Service (CAS) hours are being developed.
“The IB diploma program will offer CHS students a rigorous interdisci-
plinary education that infuses critical thinking, research skills, and the writing
process across the curriculum, differing from other educational pathways,”
said IB Coordinator Jeb Puryear. “It will truly be a unique opportunity for Meet CHS’s IB Coordinator
students at CHS.” Jeb Puryear earned his Bachelor of Science degree
EXPO night presentations about IB registration will be at 6:30 p.m. in the in Chemistry from the University of Oklahoma in 1999
CHS commons on January 8, 2009 for current CHS students and on Febru- and his certifications include chemistry, physical science
ary 17, 2009 for current eighth graders. In addition, informational meetings and speech. Born in Escondido, California, his fam-
defining the IB program will be held at each of the middle schools. For more ily moved quite a lot during his formative years but
information about the IB program, visit the IB page in the Academics section eventually settled down in Oklahoma City when Jeb
of the CHS web site at www.coppellisd.com. was in middle school. They stayed in the area through
his years at OU where he met and married his wife
Anna in 1996.
IB parent and Student Information meetings
Jeb began his teaching career at Arlington High
Date Time Location School where he coached Speech and Debate. He was
Thursday, January 29 7:00 p.m. CMS-North Cafeteria instrumental in helping them prepare for their IB pro-
Wednesday, February 11 7:00 p.m. CMS-East Cafeteria gram, attended Theory of Knowledge training and helped to develop the
Monday, February 16 7:00 p.m. CMS-West Cafeteria
course guide for Part B of the application process. Puryear made the move to
Coppell schools in 2006.
On the added responsibilities of coordinating the IB program for CHS,
Puryear said, “The Theory of Knowledge training I attended, at that time,
changed my whole outlook on what education should/could be about. Bot-
tom line, IB is good for students.”
The Puryears have three young daughters and a dog, “Prince”…the
only other male in his household. Jeb enjoys playing board games, read-
Texas leads the nation in the size and scope of its ing on science and history topics, and watching movies…especially the
gifted and talented program. It is one of the top T.V. series “Lost.”
six states in the nation in the percentage of public
primary schools with a gifted and talented program.
High School Registration Coppell ISD received 10 Gold Performance Acknowledge-
With increasing opportunities and programs at the high school level, stu- ments in 2008: AP/IB Test Results, Attendance, SAT/ACT
dents may face some difficult registration decisions this spring. Coppell High Results, Recommended High School Program, Texas Success
School and New Tech High @ Coppell are hosting informational meetings for Initiative (TSI) English/Language Arts, TSI Math,and Com-
students and parents regarding registering for the 2009-2010 school year. See mended Reading/English, Math, Social Studies, and Writing.
the campuses registration schedules below.
Coppell high School new Tech high @ Coppell
January 13, 2009 Deadline for current CHS students' registration forms to be turned January 22, 2009 6:30 p.m. Informational Meeting : "What is NTH@C All About?" NTH@C Cafeteria
in to 4th period teachers January 27, 2009 Campus Overview at CMS-West (9:00 a.m.) & CMS-North (2:00 p.m.) TBA
January 21, 2009 Junior presentations during English class January 29, 2009 Campus Overview at CMS-East (9:00 a.m.) TBA
Freshmen begin meeting with counselors through Biology class January 29, 2009 6:30 p.m. Meeting: "Instructional Model & Curriculum Overview" NTH@C Cafeteria
January 22, 2009 Junior meetings with parents begin, by appointment, in counselors' February 2, 2009 6:30 p.m. Informational Meeting: "A Day in the Life of a NTH@C Learner" NTH@C Cafeteria
February 5, 2009 6:30 p.m. Informational Meeting: Q & A Panel (Facilitator and Learner) NTH@C Cafeteria
February 16, 2009 8th grade registration begins through classes in computer labs at February 9, 2009 CMS-North Shadow Day starts at 9:00 a.m. NTH@C
the middle schools. CHS holds assemblies at each middle school to
distribute materials February 10, 2009 CHS and Private School Shadow Day starts at 9:00 a.m. NTH@C
February 12, 2009 CMS-West Shadow Day starts at 9:00 a.m. NTH@C
February 17, 2009 Curriculum EXPO night for 8th grade students and parents a
6:30 p.m. at CHS February 13, 2009 CMS-East Shadow Day starts at 9:00 a.m NTH@C
February 23, 2009 Sophomores begin meetings with counselors by class period February 16, 2009 Applications available for 10th/11th grade new learners to fill NTH@C
available spots, which will be filled on a first come first serve basis.
February 24, 2009 Counselors meet with students individually at CMS-West and collect (Applications will be available at NTH@C. When they are received;
students' registration paperwork applications will be date and time stamped.)
February 25, 2009 Counselors meet with students individually at CMS-East and collect February 28, 2009 First come first serve for 50% of freshman spots begins at 8:00 a.m. NTH@C Front Entrance
students' registration paperwork March 2, 2009 Commitment letters sent to existing NTH@C learners NTH@C
February 26, 2009 Counselors meet with students individually at CMS-North and March 6, 2009 Commitment letters due for existing learners. Last day to turn NTH@C Office
collect students' registration paperwork in 10th/11th grade new learner applications.
February 28, 2009 Online home access for 8th/9th grade course requests closes March 9, 2009 Lottery for unfilled freshman spots NTH@C Media Center
April 15, 2009 Last day to make course request changes with counselors March 10, 2009 Letters mailed notifying new learners of acceptance
March 27, 2009 Commitment letters due for all new NTH@C learners NTH@C Office
Coppell ISD Credit by Examination Thinking About Earning College Credit Now?
Credit by examination is a free It’s time for current sophomores and juniors to think about the Dual Credit and
service provided by the school Credit by examination for Senior Scholars programs offered through Coppell High School and North Lake. The
district several times throughout Dual Credit program is now offering four new career pathways: Business Hospitality,
the spring and summer months. Test Dates Registration International Business, E-Commerce Business, and Logistics. Students can work toward
Students are allowed to take the Deadlines a degree in each field and, the Hospitality and Logistics pathways provide the option
March 7, 2009 February 13
examinations for acceleration each of working toward professional certification as well.
time they are offered by the dis- *April 16, 2009 March 13
In order to register, all current sophomores interested in the program need to take
trict. Students can test for credit in June 9, 2009 May 15
the Accuplacer test at North Lake in May. However, juniors can sign-up during normal
subjects such as mathematics, sci- June 23, 2009 May 29
registration. See the schedule below and the CHS web site, at www.coppellisd.com, for
ence, English/language arts, social July 1, 2009 June 5 more information.
studies, economics, art, foreign July 7, 2009 June 10
languages, and several others. Visit July 9, 2009 June 17 April 15 New Dual Credit students begin working on applications for North Lake.
www.depts.ttu.edu/ode/cbereview to May 19-20 Sophomores doing Dual Credit in 2009-10 take the Accuplacer test at North Lake North Campus during school.
see all grade levels and subject *Testing on April 16 is only for level 5. All Applications with transcript must be turned in at North Lake when taking the Accuplacer.
areas available for testing. other test dates are for all grades, 1-12.
May 22 Deadline for ALL Dual Credit students to turn in proof of North Lake application and Accuplacer testing to their
Exam registration is handled counselors. Counselors will then give Dual Credit students their Enrollment Form to take back to North Lake.
through the office of Advanced Academics. To register, download May 29 Deadline for BLOCK Dual Credit students to return completed Enrollment Form to their counselor.
the credit by examination application form from the Testing and
Assessment page of the Curriculum and Instruction section of June 15 Enrollment begins at North Lake for Senior Scholars and students taking North Lake classes on their own.
the Coppell ISD web site www.coppellisd.com and return it no later July 27 Deadline for Senior Scholars and Dual Credit students taking courses on their own to turn in their Registration
than the published deadline to Melissa Mahan in the Vonita White Summary Form from North Lake to the high school.
Administration Building. Test dates and registration deadlines are Note: All BLOCK Dual Credit classes are now being held at the new North Lake North campus in Coppell.
listed in the box above.
Camp Invention is Back! MOSAIC – Marvelous Opportunities Scheduled as Individual Courses
Camp Invention is a week June 15-19 Coppell Gifted Association (CGA) is excited to again offer summer enrichment
long summer day experience (9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.) courses as a service to all students in Coppell entering grades 4-8 in the fall of 2009.
for students entering grades The proceeds will be used for teacher training in gifted education!
1-6 in the fall of 2009. This sum- (9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)
mer there will be a variety of
June 8-12 (9 a.m.-12 p.m.) August 3-7 (9 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
hands-on experiments and ac- Parents can register at www.
tivities in rotations including, campinvention.org or 1-800-968-
“Comic Book Science,” “Land 4332. Alumni who register by Several courses will be offered on a variety of topics. These courses are not limited
Sled X-Treme,” and “Tape January 28 with a friend new to gifted students, but are for kids who want to explore one of the subject areas more
Me to Your Leader.” The two to the program will receive deeply. For more information and to register, visit www.coppellgifted.org.
camps will be hosted at Cot- $40 and $30 off the base price, These special enrichment classes will be taught by CISD teachers or other subject mat-
tonwood Creek Elementary. respectively. ter professionals and will be held at Coppell Middle School North. Space is limited.
Education Foundation Awards Teachers over RIGHT: IBM has partnered with CISD to provide
Pre-Kindergartners with seven learning center units,
$56,000 in Innovative Teaching Grants Young Explorers (being assembled here by Wilson
Dad Jason Crawford). Denton Creek, Wilson, and
Valley Ranch campuses house students attending
CISD’s Pre-K program.
BELOW: Industry professionals, community leaders,
and post secondary academicians offer expertise on
the Advisory Board for New Tech High @ Coppell.
CMS West students in Amy Rizzo’s math class were thrilled to find that they, and students at all three middle schools,
will be able to experience the world of engineering through a hands-on curriculum with a $7,482 grant entitled
“Engineering the Future with our Future Engineers.”
This fall, the CISD Education Foundation awarded 14 innovative teach-
ing grants totaling $56,570. The grants will benefit 50 CISD teachers and
their students across eight campuses. These funds will provide for a variety
of programs in various subject areas, including: a future engineer program
and a virtual math game for all three middle schools, LEGO mindstorm Red Jackets Serve CHS
robots, a garden at the elementary level, a 3D human anatomy model, a
Weatherbug weather station at CHS, as well as several others.
“We have been very fortunate to have such great community support
year after year,” said Foundation President Shawnee Ingrum. “We’ve been
able to fund grants totaling $600,000 to the schools since 2000. It’s so re-
warding to see the excitement and enthusiasm of the students and teachers
and to know it benefits all CISD campuses. We look forward to continued
support through the RED & BLACK ATTACK!”
The Foundation’s RED & BLACK ATTACK annual community fund raising
campaign has begun and will continue through March 6. Funds raised during
the campaign will help contribute to matching funds grants which principals
can apply toward campus initiatives. Those grants will be awarded at the
Foundation’s annual Student/Teacher Academic Banquet set for Tuesday, May 5.
To sponsor a student or table or to learn more about how the CISD Education
Foundation is helping students across the district, call the Education Founda-
tion at 214.496.6054 or visit their web site at www.coppellisdef.com. In the first year of the organization, the Red Jackets have already made their mark on the community serving as hosts to
various events including the Lesgislative Forum and the IB Site Visit.
Please cut out this completed form and mail it to the CISD Education Foundation with your contribution. If you look beyond the blazer, Red
Jackets are really the “face” of Coppell
High School. This select group of stu-
The Red & Black Attack is Back! dent leaders mirrors the students they
This fundraising campaign seeks financial support from individual represent at CHS. They assist with
donors with an interest in supporting excellence in our classrooms. important public relations and com-
The Red & Black Attack kicked off on December 1, 2008 and will munications services for the district’s
continue through March 6, 2009. This important fundraiser contributes comprehensive high school. The Red
significantly to fund the Foundation’s innovative and matching grant Jackets inform students, parents, and
programs and, as a result, reaches every student in the district. Please visitors about Coppell High School’s
support this important program by completing the form below and mission, philosophy, and programs
sending it in with your donation. For more information, please contact including academics, Career & Tech-
the CISD Education Foundation office at 214.496.6054 or visit the web nology Education, Fine Arts and
site at www.cooppellisdef.com. Athletics, faculty and students, as
well as social opportunities.
COppell ISD eDuCATION FOuNDATION ReD & BlACk ATTACk ANNuAl FuNDRAISINg DRIVe Red Jackets was an idea introduced
Please do NOT put a sign in my yard.
during the CHS strategic planning
NAME PHONE process two years ago. Made pos-
_________________________________________________________________________ sible by the joint efforts of CHS
ADDRESS STATE ZIP Administration, Career & Technology
Education, a grant from the CISD
Payment of $_______ enclosed. Please charge $_______ to my: VISA MasterCard Education Foundation, and a busi-
Check made payable to Coppell ISD Education Foundation ness partnership with Jostens, the Red
Credit Card # ___________________________________________________________
Payment of $_______ will be made by March 6, 2009. Jackets uphold the rich CHS traditions
Expiration Date _________________________________________________________ while supporting the school through
My company matches my gift. professional service. Visit the CHS
(Please enclose appropriate documents.) Signature _____________________________________________________________ web site to learn more about this
Contributed by Donna Carpenter
this form, then form with payment to: 200 S. Denton Tap with your contribution by
Please cut out and complete Please return thismail it to the CISD Education FoundationRoad, Coppell TX 75019.March 6, 2009 for recognition.
Your contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. Receipts will be issued in compliance with IRS requirements.
Plan for 2009 Summer School 2009 AP Exam Dates
Elementary Summer School will be held Monday through Thursday (loca- Advanced Placement Exams will be given at Coppell High School on
tion TBA): May 4-8 and May 11-15. Late testing will be held May 18-22. Exam scores
will be released in mid-July to students, colleges and high schools.
grade Levels Dates Times
(Monday – Thursday)
K-5 Math and Literacy* June 15 – July 10 8:00 – 11:00 2008-2009
TAKS/TAKS-M Testing Schedule
Pre-K and Kindergarten ESL June 15- July 23 8:00 – 1:00 *Dates Subject to Change by TEA
ESL Newcomer and Bilingual K-5 June 15 – July 23 8:00 – 1:00 Test Date TAKS/TAKS-M Report Date
March 3 (Tues.) Grade 3 Reading March 20
* To participate in the K-5 Math and Literacy summer program, students must be Grade 5 Reading
Grade 8 Reading
invited through campus recommendation only.
Grade 4 Writing May 15-22
Grade 7 Writing
Secondary Summer School will be offered as one 5-week session: June 15 –
Grade 9 Reading
July 16, Monday through Thursday (Location TBA). HS students may take
Grade 10 ELA
one class from 8:00-11:00 and another from 12:00-3:00. MS students may take Exit Level ELA*
three courses from 8:00-10:00, 10:30-12:30, and 1:00-3:00. 6th-12th grade ESL April 7 (Tues.) Grade 5 Math April 24
Newcomers classes will be from 8:00-11:00. Grade 8 Math
April 28 (Tues.) Grade 3-4 Math May 15-22
Preparation Leads to Test Success Grade 6-7 Math
CISD offers Prepare and Succeed courses for the SAT and ACT exams at Grade 10 Math
April 29 (Wed.) Grade 4 Reading May 15-22
Coppell High School. Through the course, students will take two full-length SAT
Grade 6-7 Reading
practice exams, be given a complete report of their strengths and weaknesses,
Exit Level Math
and receive 33 hours of direct instruction from SAT prep professionals.
April 30 (Thurs.) Grade 5 Science May 15-23
Grade 8 Science
Session Dates Days Time Reg. Deadline Late Reg. Grade 9 Math
Grade 10 Science
3 Jan 29-Mar12 TTh 5:00-8:00 p.m. Jan. 15 Jan 28 Exit Level Science
May 1 (Fri.) Grade 8 Social Studies May 15-22
4 Mar 23-Apr 29 MW 5:00-8:00 p.m. Mar 9 Mar 20 Grade 10 Social Studies
Exit Level Social Studies
5 Jun 15-Jul 1 MTWThF 9:00 a.m. - noon June 1 June 12 NOTE: complete Student Assessment Calendar including re-test dates
is posted on the web site at www.coppellisd.com
6 Jul 8-Jul 24 MTWThF 9:00 a.m. - noon June 24 July 7
The cost of each Prepare and Succeed course is $600. There is a $50 fee for
u.S. news & World report ranked Coppell high School
late registration. Register online at http://coppell.revtrak.net/tek9.asp or download
a registration form from the CISD web site and return it to Melissa Mahan at the in the top 500 schools in the country out of 21,069.
Vonita White Administration Building, 200 S. Denton Tap Road. Make checks
payable to Coppell ISD.
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SELF-CONTROL RESPECT HONESTY EFFORT PATIENCE
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Staff Development Day Meeting Important Dates School Closings
Foundation January 19 ............................... Professional Staff Dev. In the event school must be cancelled due to
CISD 50th CISD Day at the
Anniversary Banquet Ballpark January 21-23 ................................. Strategic Planning inclement weather, the decision to close will be
March 9-13 ....................... Texas Public Schools Week made between 6:00-6:30 a.m. Please do not call the
Grading Periods March 16-20 ............................................. Spring Break
April 10 .................................................... Weather Day
district, schools, or the Transportation Dept. All
9 Week (Elementary) () information will be posted on the CISD web site
April 11 .........................................CISD 50th Birthday (www.coppellisd.com), or you can call the CISD
January 20 - March 27 ........................................44 days April 13 .................................................... Weather Day voice mail system at 214.496.8901 or tune in to one
March 30 - June 4 ................................................46 days May 5...................... Ed. Found. Recognition Banquet
May 12.................................... CISD 50th Anniversary
of the following radio or television stations:
Semester (Secondary)  KDFW-TV Channel 4 KRLD Radio 1080 AM The Edge 102.1 FM
May 25.............................................................. Holiday
January 20 - February 27 ...................................29 days June 3.............................. Graduation, UNT, 4:00 p.m. KXAS-TV Channel 5 WBAP Radio 820 AM KZPS 92.5 FM
March 2 - April 17...............................................28 days June 4............................................. Last Day of Classes WFAA-TV Channel 8 The Mix 102.9 FM La Preciosa 97.1 FM
April 20 - June 4 ..................................................33 days June 5....................................... Professional Staff Dev. KTVT-TV Channel 11 KissFM 106.1 FM
Teachers of the Year informative
Honoring the 2008-2009
Campus Teachers of the Year
The Campus Teachers of the Year
featured here were nominated by their
peers and named as the “Teacher of
the Year” in early December 2008.
These teachers have a combined total
of 269 years of teaching experience in
various levels and facets of education.
They will be recognized publicly at the
CISD Education Foundation’s Student/
Teacher Academic Recognition Banquet
on Tuesday, May 5, and again by the
Texas Rangers at Ameriquest Field dur-
ing “Coppell ISD Day at the Ballpark” on
Tuesday, May 12.
2007-2008 Teachers of the Year
valerie garnier micah hamner mandy goddard Dean Boykin paula hubbard
AP U.S. History Algebra II and Geometry Algebra I & II 8th grade science 6th grade math
Coppell High School New Tech High @ Coppell CMS-East CMS-North CMS-West
marcy Kellam Kim Spence Cynthia Alaniz Amanda Stone Wendy pray
4th grade 1st grade 4th grade 5th grade Special Education
Austin Elementary Cottonwood Creek Elementary Denton Creek Elementary Lakeside Elementary Mockingbird Elementary
200 S. Denton Tap Road
Coppell, TX 75019
Schools in the Coppell Independent
School District are accredited by
the Texas Education Agency. CISD
is an equal opportunity employer
and does not discriminate on the
ginger Denton micah Janik Linda mulkey Laura Bird
basis of national origin, race,
2nd grade 2nd grade Gifted and Talented ESL and Read 180 creed, age, sex, or disability.
Pinkerton Elementary Town Center Elementary Valley Ranch Elementary Wilson Elementary