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Principal Updates
Published: Mon, Nov 13, 2017, 09:49AM CST

Parents and Learners,

Just one more week left before a nice fall break! Please see this newsletter for photos from events this past week and for upcoming dates.

Click here for my latest newsletter

Steffany Batik
Principal, New Tech High @ Coppell

Spring Dual Credit Dates
Published: Mon, Nov 13, 2017, 09:49AM CST

Juniors and Seniors,

Below are some important dates for Spring Dual Credit registration. More information will be coming out in the next week or two, but go ahead and put these dates on your calendars:

-Priority Registration(current students) starts 11/14/17
-Regular Registration(new students) starts 11/20/17
-Last day for TSI testing 12/01/17
-Registration ends 1/06/18
-Classes begin 1/16/18


Wonderful Wednesday - New Tech Gives Back November 15, 2017.
Published: Mon, Nov 13, 2017, 09:49AM CST

A school trip is scheduled for Wednesday, November 15​th from 9:30 am –​ ​2:30pm​ to one of the following North Texas charities listed below:

  • Mission Arlington at 210 W. South Street, Arlington
  • Union Gospel Mission at 4815 Cass St., Dallas
  • MetroCrest at 13375 N. Stemmons, Suite 410, Farmers Branch, and Hutton Drive, Suite 150 Farmers Branch
  • Educational First Steps at 4805 Gus Thomasson rd Mesquite
  • CCA Flower Mound at 900 Lakeside Parkway, Flower Mound
  • CCA Resale The Colony at 5000 Main Street #270, Colony
  • CCA Resale Lewisville at 2202 TX-121 Business, Lewisville

Learner will be assigned to a group of other learners and facilitators to visit one​ of these locations.

Parent permission is below. Please complete and return to school by November 15.

New Tech Community Tours
Published: Mon, Nov 13, 2017, 09:49AM CST

New Tech is gearing up for our community tours once again. Great opportunity for prospective parents to come visit!

Spread the word!

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Red & Black Fundraising Campaign Final Week
Published: Mon, Nov 13, 2017, 09:49AM CST

The Coppell Education Foundation’s 2017 annual Red & Black fundraising campaign will run for only one more week – wrapping up November 17th. Each year, the Foundation gives tens of thousands of dollars to CISD schools in the form of teacher requested grants for use in their classroom. Help us to build on our legacy of supporting educational excellence to benefit all our students and campuses by donating today!


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Family Feast Drive Nov. 17
Published: Mon, Nov 13, 2017, 09:49AM CST

For 14 years, CISD has collected food for families in need around Thanksgiving. Mark your calendars to donate canned foods or non-perishable foods on Friday, Nov. 17, for the CISD Family Feast Drive! You also may make an online donation here. Last year, CISD collected 12,397 pounds of food and $13,708 for a total of 51,454 nutritious meals for those in need in North Texas.

Slamming 4 A Cause 2017
Published: Mon, Nov 13, 2017, 09:49AM CST

The Rookie Class is excited to announce the charity for the Poetry Slam is…Save the Children with a focus on helping the Aboriginal children of Australia.

Help us help this worthy cause with a tax free donation found at here or a silent auction donation to room 304. The Slamming for a Cause event is December 5th at 6:00pm.

Thank you,
Mrs. Bence, Mrs. Boyd, and Mrs. Saucier

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Personal Records Achieved at State Cross Country Championship
Published: Mon, Nov 13, 2017, 09:49AM CST

The Texas State Championship meet took place at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock on Saturday, November 4. Sixteen 6A teams along with ten individual qualifiers from each region competed on the 5K state course. The pace set by 150 of the best 6A distance runners in the state lead to some extraordinary personal records.

The Coppell Girls Cross Country team finished 7th at the State Championship meet. Freshman Natalie Fleming set a personal record of 18:23.10 leading Coppell with a 21st place finish overall. Junior Maddie Hulcy ran an impressive 18:29.95 coming in next with a 28th place finish for Coppell. Rowan Hassman (19:35.68) in 84th, Chloe Hassman in 92nd, Morgan Colon in 93rd, Taylor Peltier in 108th place and Izzy Iseley in 112th place made up the 2017 competing members of the Coppell Girls Varsity team at the State Championship.

Individual state qualifier Kazmir Carlson-Phelan claimed a personal record of 15:50.18 at the State Championship. He finished 43rd overall in an incredibly fast 6A boys division. The State Championship was not the conclusion to the Coppell Cross Country season. The season will official wrap up at the Nike South Regional meet. The top 21 runners from both the Girls and Boys teams will travel to Bear Branch Park in the Woodlands to compete on Saturday, November 18.

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District Calendar Update & Request for Input
Published: Mon, Nov 13, 2017, 09:49AM CST

At its recent meeting, the District Education Improvement Council (DEIC) designated a calendar subcommittee to make recommendations for the District’s next two-year calendar (2018-2019 and 2019-2020).

The calendar subcommittee is set to meet twice before presenting options to the DEIC. The DEIC then will send two calendar options, which will be posted on the Coppell ISD website, to the Board of Trustees for consideration.

Don’t forget we welcome your input on the District’s two-year calendar by emailing by November 28.

CGA 10th Annual Creative Writing Competition
Published: Mon, Nov 13, 2017, 09:49AM CST

CGA 10th Annual Creative Writing Competition.

  • Open to ALL students in grades 4-12.
  • Categories: fiction, non-fiction, poetry
  • FREE to enter.
  • Deadline is December 8, 2017
  • For rules and additional details go to
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Have you Joined the NTH@C PTSO?
Published: Mon, Nov 13, 2017, 09:49AM CST

Support the NTH@C PTSO by joining today! Work with other New Tech parents, partner with New Tech facilitators and administrators and take an active role in providing learner enrichment programs, stay up-to-date with timely information concerning school events and activities.

Family dues are $15 and include a free student directory.

To join the PTSO online, visit PTSO webstore

If you have questions about PTSO membership, please contact Maureen Pranske. To e-mail Maureen, click here

Remember to Like Us on Facebook
Published: Mon, Nov 13, 2017, 09:49AM CST

NTH@C PTSO is on Facebook. Follow this LINK to like us.

Follow New Tech High Coppell’s Facebook page here.

Twitter followers: New Tech High @ Coppell @NewTechCoppell.

Lots of information can be found on both FB and Twitter to keep you in the know.

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Principal Updates
Published: Mon, Nov 13, 2017, 09:14AM CST

Parents and Learners,

Please click on the link below for this week’s New Tech News. We only have two weeks left until the fall break and it continues to be a busy time of the year. Contained in this newsletter:

The @ Battle, Dodgeball Tournament
Veteran’s Day Program
Ending the Silence Program for parents
Teen Screen
New Tech Gives Back
and more!!!

Steffany Batik
Principal, New Tech High @ Coppell

Get Ready!! At Battle is This Satuday, Nov, 11.
Published: Mon, Nov 13, 2017, 09:14AM CST
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NTH@C Hospitality - November 2017 Luncheon
Published: Mon, Nov 13, 2017, 09:14AM CST

We are serving a variety of chili’s for our facilitators/staff as well as any visiting Veteran’s on Wednesday, November 8th.

All items need to be brought to the NTH@C Office no later than 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 8th so we have time to prep, setup and serve the luncheon. Any non-perishable items can be dropped off in the office any time throughout the week.

Please select from the items below and indicate the quantity of the items that you can bring.

If you have any questions contact;
Laurie Rigdon @ or
Melissa Helm @

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Red & Black Fundraising Campaign
Published: Mon, Nov 13, 2017, 09:14AM CST

Did you know that over $1,025,000 in classroom grants have been awarded to all CISD schools and educators since the Coppell Education Foundation began in 2000?

The Coppell Education Foundation’s annual Red & Black fundraising campaign is underway now, running October 23rd through November 17th. Only with contributions from our community’s citizens, families, and businesses can we continue to support motivating, innovative education for all Coppell students!


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Published: Mon, Nov 13, 2017, 09:14AM CST

Support the NTH@C PTSO by joining today!

Joining the PTSO only costs $15 per family, and greatly helps the PTSO support NTH@C!

Family dues are $15 and include a free student directory.

To join the PTSO online, visit PTSO webstore

If you have questions about PTSO membership, please contact Maureen Pranske. To e-mail Maureen, click here

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Principal Updates
Published: Sun, Oct 29, 2017, 08:28PM CDT

Parents and Learners,

Please click on the link below for this week’s newsletter. It should be another great week at New Tech and we are getting that much closer to the epic dodgeball tournament to end all dodgeball tournaments: The @ Battle!

Click here for my latest newsletter

Steffany Batik
Principal, New Tech High @ Coppell

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Renaissance Lunch This Friday - In Need of One More Parent Volunteer
Published: Sun, Oct 29, 2017, 08:28PM CDT

This Friday is Renaissance Lunch. If you are available to check out students at 11:15, your help would be so appreciated!

Please see sign up below for details.

Mark Your Calendars - The AT Battle is Coming!!
Published: Sun, Oct 29, 2017, 08:28PM CDT
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In Case You Missed It...Pics From Punkin Chunkin 2017
Published: Sun, Oct 29, 2017, 08:28PM CDT

It was truly amazing to watch these learners prep the night before the BIG launch. To see them work together as a team, whether it was their team or not truly showed the core of what embodies New Tech. And, the actual day of the Punkin Chunkin was just as spectacular! If you didn’t get a chance to come out and watch the launch, here are a few pics from Punkin Chunkin 2017….

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CHS Girls Cross Country Team Is Region 2-6A Champion
Published: Sun, Oct 29, 2017, 08:28PM CDT

The Region 2-6A Championship meet took place at Lynn Creek Park in Grand Prairie on Monday, October 23. The CHS Girls team claimed the Regional 2-6A title with an impressive victory over some of the top programs in the state. The top 4 teams at the regional meet move on to State and the CHS Boys team placed 5 th just missing a state berth. Kaz Carlson-Phelan placed high enough to earn an individual spot at the State 6A Cross Country Meet.

The Coppell Girls Cross Country team will return to the State Championship meet as the Region 2-6A Champions. Freshman Chloe Hassman set a personal record of 18:40.39 leading Coppell with a 4 th place finish overall. Maddie Hulcy (18:44.77) was next for Coppell with a 7 th place finish. Natalie Fleming (18:52.07) in 11 th , Rowan Hassman in 18 th , and Izzy Iseley in 21 st were the top five competitors for Coppell. Taylor Peltier (53 rd ), Morgan Colon (84 th ), Sydney Rowe (alt.), Shelby Spoor (alt.), and Jimena Benavides (alt.) are also members of the Girls Cross Country team that will be representing Coppell at the State meet in November.

The Boys team faced the 2016 state champion Woodlands team, as well as strong teams from Montgomery, College Park, Klein, and Round Rock Stony Point. The Boys came up short with a 5 th place finish. Kaz Carlson-Phelan lead Coppell with a 24 th place finish in a time of 16:23.34. Also representing Coppell in the Region Championship were Nathaniel Leach (16:41.97) in 36 th , Matteo Agius D’Arrigo (16:44.60) in 37 th , Grant Evans in 41 st , Marcos Bohn in 42 nd , Cole Lindbeck
(77 th ), Justin Chow (82 nd ), Garrett Fredo (alt.), AJ Rothwell (alt.), and Santiago Escalante (alt.).

The Girls team and individual state qualifier Kaz Carlson-Phelan will move on to the State Championship Meet held at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock on Saturday, November, 4.


Kaz Carlsen-Phelan qualified for an individual spot at the State Cross Country meet.

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Principal Updates
Published: Sun, Oct 22, 2017, 06:53PM CDT

Parents and Learners,

October is definitely a busy month at New Tech and we are excited about the opportunities this week for you to join us in the learning and the fun! Please see this week’s newsletter for Red Ribbon week dress up themes, info about Haunted House and Punkin Chunkin, and more!

Before I share the link (newsletter link is at the bottom of this email), parents please read the information below from Ms. Brassfield regarding volunteers to host job shadowing and internships. Hope y’all have a great week!

Steffany Batik

Principal, New Tech High @ Coppell

Dear New Tech Parents,

We are looking for help in providing job shadowing experiences for our junior and senior learners. As part of our graduation requirements learners participate in career exploration by shadowing professionals in an occupation of their choice. Learners and their families are primarily responsible for finding these opportunities but several have requested help in this process.

If you, or someone you know, would be willing to host a learner for 10 to 15 hours at your place of business, please let me know! We have students interested in a variety of careers, so any occupation could be a possibility for a valuable experience for a learner. In particular, we have a large number of learners who want to shadow in the areas of programming or game design, engineering, medicine, law, graphic design, business/finance and psychology. Thank you for your support as we work to ensure our graduates are college and career ready.

Norrie Brassfield
Instructional Coach
New Tech High@Coppell

Newsletter link:

Punkin Chunkin October 26, 2017
Published: Sun, Oct 22, 2017, 06:53PM CDT

Welcome to the annual Punkin Chunkin and Haunted House, hosted by New Tech High @ Coppell!!! This year’s event will feature 5 science demonstrations including our most famous: Punkin’ Chunkin’!!! The Punkin’ Chunkin’ itself is a demonstration conducted by Physics 1 learners who are attempting to launch a pumpkin the farthest using either a team built catapult or trebuchet. Below you will find information about the various events offered on this night. The Punkin’s will start Chunkin’ at 5:00pm and our fall festival will open at 5:30pm. We look forward to seeing our community there!

Full details here.

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New Tech High @ Coppell History...
Published: Sun, Oct 22, 2017, 06:53PM CDT

This year marks the 10th anniversary of New Tech High @ Coppell. To commemorate this occasion, HotSync will feature articles and trivia about the school, such as the first class, the ‘Stampede’, and interviews, etc.

The following article was originally printed in the May 2013 Citizens Advocate in the Opinion section.

“When recruiting for New Tech High @ Coppell, I was always asked: “How is New Tech preparing you for college?” Through four recruitment seasons my response was always: “We are learning to collaborate, lead, communicate, problem solve and a dozen other ‘21st Century Skills.’ All of which should, without a doubt, help us excel in every aspect beyond high school.” But to be honest, I had no idea if what I was learning at New Tech would benefit me in college. It makes sense that it would, but how could any of us really know? I’ve just finished my first year of college and I can say—unequivocally—that not only was I ready for the rigors of college, but in many ways I was over-prepared. However, there is one thing that New Tech did that has made my college experience very painful.

The skills I learned at New Tech put me on a level far above my peers. In the past two semesters, I’ve flawlessly taught an English Literature class for fifty minutes and presented projects in multiple classes earning top marks each time. My professors are always impressed and ask where I learned to speak with such confidence and eloquence. I can walk into any academic setting be it office hours or meeting with a group member at the library with ease and an understanding of what it takes to get the most out of working with others.

Yet there is one negative that is truly a thorn in my side. New Tech spoiled me. It made learning fun. There was not a single day in four years—and I’m not exaggerating—that I didn’t wake up excited to go to school. School for the first time in my career wasn’t a complete beating. Every day we worked toward a final product, then after weeks of learning we got to proudly present the fruit of our efforts. College is a grind. We sit and listen to grey-haired professors lecture, and then we study for hours memorizing facts for a test only to forget them the moment we turn that test in. It’s the most unrewarding work I’ve ever done in my short twenty years. Finishing a project at New Tech is the most satisfying way of learning and the most permanent. I can’t tell you what was on my first history test last semester, but I can tell you anything you want to know about the “Place” project in AP English from the beginning of Senior year. That says something about the beauty of New Tech and Project Based Learning.

So, yes, there is a definite trade-off going to New Tech but it’s an interesting one;
probably even a pointless one. New Tech High @ Coppell took the road less traveled, breaking the norms and traditions that have held students hostage and producing students more able to persevere through the grind and more equipped to handle the important things in life. If I had to do it all again, would I? Yep. Wouldn’t have to think twice.

Thank you for the opportunity,
Ryan Whittle
NTH@C, Class of 2012!"

CHS Cross Country Sweeps District 9-6A Championship Meet
Published: Sun, Oct 22, 2017, 06:53PM CDT

Thursday, October 12 the Coppell Cross Country team competed in the District 9-6A Championship Meet. The Meet proved to be an exciting conclusion to the regular 2017 Cross Country season. All of the teams brought back a 1st place District 9-6A Championship trophy.

Junior Maddie Hulcy took 1st place overall in the Girls Varsity division with a time of 18:56.1. Chloe Hassman (19:22.3) placed 2nd, Morgan Colon (19:51.6) was 4th, Rowan Hassman in 5th, and Natalie Fleming finished in 6th giving Coppell a remarkable team score of 18.

Senior Matteo Agui-D’Arrigo placed 2nd overall in the Boys Varsity division in a time of 16:39.3. Rounding out the top five finishers for Coppell were juniors; Nathaniel Leach (16:49.2) in 3rd, Kaz Carlsen-Phelan (16:59.2) in 4th, Justin Chow in 5th, and Marcos Bohn in 8th place.

Sophomore Taylor Peltier placed 1st overall in the Girls Junior Varsity division with a time of 20:33.1. Shelby Spoor (20:56.4) took 2nd, Jimena Benavides (21:07.4) was 4th, Sarah Mobley in 5th, and Dani Alfaro Flores in 6th place gave Coppell another extraordinary team score of 18.

Junior Grant Evans took 1st place overall in the Boys Junior Varsity division in a time of 17:26.6. He was closely followed by Grant Reese (17:41.4) in 2nd, AJ Rothwell (17:54.5) in 3rd, Santiago Escalante in 4th, and Drew Scrivner in 5th. The JV Boys captured a perfect 15 team score.

The Girls and Boys Varsity teams will move on to the Region 2-6A Championship Meet. The Region 2-6A Meet will be held at Lynn Creek Park in Grand Prairie on Monday, October 23. Four teams out of a field of 24 will move on to state, as well as, the top ten individual runners not already going with a team. Congratulations and Best of Luck at the Region Championship.

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Principal Updates
Published: Sun, Oct 15, 2017, 08:01PM CDT

Parents and learners Mrs. Batick’s newsletter is here.

Check It Out!

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NTH@C Hospitality - Donations needed for October 2017 Luncheon
Published: Sun, Oct 15, 2017, 08:01PM CDT

NTH@C Hospitality is providing an Mexican meal for the facilitators and staff on Wednesday, October 18th. We need donations of the listed items for the meal.

All items need to be delivered to the NTH@C office no later than 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 18th so that we have time to prep and setup for the luncheon.

Thanks again for volunteering! We couldn’t provide these luncheons without our wonderful volunteers.
Melissa and Laurie
NTH@C PTSO Hospitality Co-Chairs

LLC and NTC Need Donations for 2017 Haunted House
Published: Sun, Oct 15, 2017, 08:01PM CDT

The New Tech High @ Coppell Haunted House will be taking place on October 26th from 6:30-9:30 pm! The Learner Leadership Council (LLC) and Networking Team Captains (NTC) are working together to organize the event this year and are asking for donations for the various rooms at the Haunted House.

If you have any of the items below or have gift cards of any value to Ace Hardware, Lowes and/or Home Depot that you are willing to donate to NTH@C for this event, please email Brendon Wu at!

Needed Items:
· Anything doll related (Antique dolls, Barbie Dolls, Plastic Babies/Dolls)

· Glass jars or mason jars

· Antique Dresser

· Rocking chair

· Old Toys

· Wooden Table

· Fake Halloween Chains

· Speaker

· PVC Pipes

· Straight Jacket Halloween Costumes

· Fog Machine(s)

· Old Clothing (Preferably long-sleeve shirts & long pants, no short-sleeves/shorts)

· Clown Costumes

· Small stool(s) (Wooden or Plastic)

· Hula Hoops

· Plastic Butchers Knifes (Ex. Meat Cleavers)

· Fake Skulls

· Plastic Body Parts (Heads, Limbs, Organs)

· Medical Scrubs

· Fake Scientist Tools (Beakers/Flasks, Microscopes, Etc.)

· Rubber Gloves

· Large Living Room lamp

· Spider Decorations

NAMI - National Alliance on Mental Illness
Published: Sun, Oct 15, 2017, 08:01PM CDT

This Wednesday, October 18th we will be hosting NAMI Dallas as they present information on mental illness to our staff (during our normal Wednesday morning professional learning time) and learners. Learners will view the presentation by grade level at either 9:25am or 1:20pm.

The programs that NAMI offers for school are titled Ending the Silence. We are participating in all levels of the program by also having a parent presentation on November 6th at 6:30pm. The Ending the Silence program covers different levels of information for different constituents. The learner presentation includes:
  • Mental health and awareness for high school aged youth
  • Presentation from a NAMI-trained team including a young adult living in recovery with a mental health condition
  • Teaches youth the early warning signs of mental health conditions and suicide
  • Provides resources and tools to help the youth, friends or family members who may be experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition

For more information, here is the link to the Ending the Silence information on the NAMI webpage:

We will have additional counseling support on hand the day of the presentations. If you have any questions about the program, please reach out to principal, Steffany Batik or counselor Michael Kennington. If you do not want your learner participating, please contact Nancy Hinds so that she can let your learner’s grade level advisor or networking facilitator know they will be missing the presentation.