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Coppell MS West | Coppell ISD

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May 2023

Mental Health Awareness Month


#MoreThanEnough is an opportunity for all of us to come together and remember the inherent value we each hold — no matter our diagnosis, appearance, socioeconomic status, background or ability. We want every person out there to know that if all you did was wake up today, that’s more than enough. No matter what, you are inherently worthy of more than enough life, love and healing. Showing up, just as you are, for yourself and the people around you is more than enough.

April 2023

Child Abuse Awareness Month

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March 2023

See Something, Say Something!


The Say Something program empowers students to be Upstanders and say something to a Trusted Adult when they recognize warning signs and threats as well as offers ways students can grow a community of Upstanders.

The program is designed around three goals that are accomplished using the program's framework and reinforced through the program cycle.


The three goals of the Say Something program are to teach students how to:

  • recognize warning signs and threats of someone who may be at-risk of hurting themselves or others.

  • say something to a Trusted Adult to get help.

  • grow a community of Upstanders who look out for one another.

Program Framework

The goals are accomplished using our three-step program framework:

  1. Recognize Warning Signs and Threats: learn what warning signs and threats are and where they are likely to be found.

  2. Act Immediately; Take it Seriously: learn why it's important to take action immediately when warning signs and threats are observed.

  3. Say Something: learn when to tell a trusted adult when warning signs and threats are observed.

Why STOPit Solutions
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Febuary 2023

Dating Violence/Healthy Relationships
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Opioid Awareness

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Human Trafficking

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December 2022

The Power of Gratitude - Inspirational Video

Need Help This Christmas?

Each year the Lions Club of Coppell provides holiday baskets and toys to families in need in the Coppell ISD attendance area. The food baskets and toys are delivered by members of the Lions Club of Coppell, and the identity of the recipients is kept confidential. All we need to know is the address and family demographics, sizes, and special needs the family may have. Please click the family input sheet below if your family could benefit.

Once you have filled out the form, please return it to your West counselor by Friday December 9th. You can send a hard copy to school with your student, or you can email it to your student's counselor. If you cannot print this form, please reach out to your student's counselor and a hard copy can be sent to you.

Thank you!

November 2022

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Common Sense Media

We want our students to be responsible, respectful and kind on campus and online as well! The Common Sense Media link to Parents Ultimate Guides to popular social media and games site. This is a great place to start learning about sites or apps that your student may use or want to use.
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Don't know what Red Ribbon Week is? Watch this video.

Red Ribbon Week History - Middle/High School
Red Ribbon Week: 5 Conversation Starters

Throughout Red Ribbon Week, our students will make a pledge to be drug free! Here are some conversations you can have with your students at home!

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Students! Fill out this Form For a Prize!

Dear Parents,

St. Ann’s Catholic Parish is once again sponsoring Thanksgiving basket deliveries and now offers a pickup option. This program provides families who may be having a hard time this Thanksgiving with a complete Thanksgiving dinner for the entire family. The baskets will be delivered to your home the weekend before Thanksgiving so it is critically important that an adult representing the family be at the home between the hours of 1:00 PM and 3:00PM on Sunday November 20th, 2022. You may also go to St. Ann's Parish in Coppell to pick up the turkey on November 20th, from 1:00-3:00 pm. The deadline to sign up for a basket is October 21st, 2022.

Please completely fill out the form by clicking on the link below with all information requested. If you have any questions or require a paper application, please reach out to your student's counselor.

Want To Help Out Your School?

If you are interested in donating to our Campus Care Closet to assist our students with food and hygiene insecurity, please consider picking up some of our greatest needs: deodorant, non-refrigerated breakfast and lunch items, boxed milk or canned fruit and deliver them to West, OR take the simpler route, and click on the link to our Amazon list HERE.

Click Here For Free/Reduced Lunch Information For 22-23

ALL information about applying and re-applying for free/reduced meals for the 21-22 school year can be found here. Remember! You have to apply every school year!


Want to make sure you're getting notifications about your student's course work on Schoology? This link will show you how!
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Who Is My Counselor?

Mrs. Duncan | Last Names A-L


Mrs. Julian | Last Names M-Z


Mrs. Olmstead | Registrar & Counseling Office Manager


Student Attendance

Any attendance questions can be directed to our attendance specialist, Lisa Price

Coppell Lions Club