CHS Cowboy Express (Bi-Weekly)

January 29, 2016

Mike's Mind

Counselor Appreciation Week @ CHS

February 1st - 5th is Counselor Appreciation Week at CHS. As we all know, we are quite lucky to have a premier Counseling Department. These individuals play a critical role in every aspect of our school’s success. They provide quality service to students and parents, as well as staff. They serve as the glue to binds our school family together. Please join me in offering thanks for their tireless work.

Hot Coffee/Chocolate Bar on Friday, February 5 at 7:45a in the main hallway.

Nuts & Bolts

Bond Letter- Required Reading

Stay informed regarding updated bond information

Arena “Tour”

The new CHS Arena is near completion! This facility is an exciting addition to our campus and will serve many purposes: additional space for PE/athletics, games, color guard competition, Senior Award Assembly, etc.


The arena will be open to staff interested in getting a sneak peek on Wednesday, February 3, 4:00- 4:45 pm. If you plan to attend, please meet Mr. Jasso (or other assigned administrator) at the north parking lot doors.

Shadow Days @ Coppell High School

We are excited that your 8th graders will be visiting our campus for shadow days. They will have an opportunity to ask their burning questions with our freshmen panel, walk through the fine arts elective classrooms, hear from our endorsements, and discuss options with our counselors. They will be with us 2nd-3rd period & 5th-6th period on the days listed below.


Feb 2- West

Feb 3- East

Feb 4- North

Help us show off CHS! More info? Contact mailto:rlam@coppellisd.com

If you have a Senior in danger of failing your course, you must have documentation of parent contact and counselor contact.

Spring Showcase- Action Required

Mark your calendars! Our Spring Showcase is February 29, 2016! We are excited to showcase our premier high school. There will be multiple events that will illustrate the greatness that exists on our campus. Click ALL of the links below that apply to you:


Are you a classroom educator?

Are you a club or organization sponsor?

Do you teach a freshman elective course or coach a sport?


We are really excited about the upcoming showcase event. If you have any questions, please use the following Google Doc as a FAQ (through February 8th). We will be periodically checking the document to answer question and support you along the way. Live FAQ


(If you have questions, email: mailto:apoullard@coppellisd.com)

Do you have an ESL learner in class? If so, keep reading.....

If you have an ESL learner (or ESL denial), generally identified by a Red ESL Folder, this message is for you: As the times nears, I just want to give you a courtesy notice for you to mark your calendar for the TELPAS (Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System) writing sample window. The window will be from February 16 – March 2. As you plan for the upcoming weeks, build time into your class to obtain one or more writing sample(s) for ESL learners. Please do not hesitate to check with Mr. Poullard should you have any questions.


  • There will be a more detailed e-mail to follow to individual teachers affected on or before February 8.
  • There will be an optional Q & A with Mr. Poullard about TELPAS Writing Samples on February 9 during all lunches in the library classroom.
  • All writing samples will go to the following grade level AP representatives:


o 9th: Poullard

o 10th: Bagley

o 11th: Thomas

o 12th: Varnell

Students of the Month for February- RESPECT FOR OTHERS

Please take about 10 minutes and think of

students that have shown respect for others


This will be due by Feb 19. Thank you.


STEPS TO NOMINATE COWBOY SPOTLIGHT OF THE MONTH:

Log into Eduphoria

Click on Formspace

Click on Submit New Form (bottom left corner)

Select General Forms

Select Cowboy Spotlight of the Month

Parking Space-> "The Cobb Award"

Teacher of the Month Nominee Award is called the Cobb Award. Officer Cobb has given his parking space up to the nominee of the winning teacher of the month.


This month’s award goes to Clara Caussey for helping to nominate Alissa Womack for the January TOM! Congrats Clara!


Don’t forget to nominate for February- Leadership!

Teacher of the Month for February- Leadership

Teacher of the month for February is Leadership.


Please nominate your stellar teacher of the month by Feb 9th. Thank you.


STEPS TO NOMINATE TOM:

Log into Eduphoria

Click on Formspace

Click on Submit New Form (bottom left corner)

Select General Forms

Select Teacher of the Month

Family Snapshots!

If you have a family photo to share with your CHS family, please email the photo and some info to Kayla. #CHSWeAreONe
Mandatory- Click here to verify receipt

Must have read & confirmed receipt BY: February 8th