Category Archives: Photos

HIGHLIGHTS: ‘Outclass Keller’ pep rally

For the Keller pep rally Sept. 15, the theme was class colors, with seniors wearing white, juniors wearing Columbia blue, and sophomores wearing navy blue.


HIGHLIGHTS: ‘Hunt the Panthers’ pep rally


Students showed off their school spirit on “camo day,” Sept. 8.

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Outshine the Cowboys

Highlights from neon day, the Sept. 1 Coppell pep rally.

Photos by Laramie Knox

PHOTOS: Raiderette Spring Show

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—photos by Sami Dugdale

The Raiderettes presented their 2017 Spring Show during A and B assemblies on April 7. Evening performances were that night and April 8.


International Festival celebrates heritage

Representing a variety of countries, students shared food, clothes, talent, and other cultural elements as part of the International Club’s annual festival.


The event, held March 23 in the cafeteria, included a fashion show with clothing from around the world.

2017’s Got Talent

—photos by Sami Dugdale

The Senior Show featured a variety of acts, from dancers to singers to instrumentalists.

The Jan. 27 assembly helped raise funds for senior activities, especially prom.

Faculty volleyball game raises money for scholarships

photos by Sami Dugdale

A packed gym was on hand to watch this year’s faculty volleyball match on Jan. 6. Teachers and other staff members played in the game, and other faculty performed during halftime between sets, dancing to “Juju on that Beat,” among other dance hits.

Tickets for the game were $1. Sponsored by the Faculty Council, the annual fundraiser benefits scholarships for graduating seniors.

Boys team takes on Lakeview Centennial

basketball1basketball2basktball3The boys basketball hosted Lakeview Centennial as part of the Blue Raider Showcase tournament Nov. 17.

—photos by Emma Foreman

#BELLFORSTATE: Band advances to state contest


The band’s community performance on Nov. 1 drew a crowd of friends and family.

In the highly competitive Area B marching contest, the Blue Raider Band emerged as one of five bands to earn a trip to the state marching contest Nov. 8 in San Antonio.

For the Area B contest at Pennington Field, 25 6A bands competed in prelims, with the top 10 advancing to finals later that evening. Of those 10, only the top five advanced to state. Bell placed third behind Keller and Duncanville to win the right to compete for another state championship.

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Earlier this season, the Blue Raider Band competed in the BOA (Bands of America) Plano marching contest. This contest, held Oct. 8, was one of the biggest, most competitive as well as challenging competitions that Bell would be facing this season.

Prelims were held early in the morning, with bands from all around the area competing against each other to be in the top 10 that would complete the same evening in finals. With their stunning show entitled “Beyond the Veil,” Bell advanced and was called back for finals that evening.

With pride and precision, Bell performed their show for the second time that day, and despite executing an eye-catching performance, placed fourth out of the top 10 bands that had advanced. Above them were Hebron, Marcus and taking the grand first place, Flower Mound.

Despite not taking home first place, Bell Band still kept a positive attitude as well as a newfound motivation to get better each and every day, and were very kind and congratulatory towards the well deserved Flower Mound winners.

The L.D. Bell Blue Raider Band will be competing in their main BOA performance in San Antonio on Nov. 4 and 5 for the Super Regional before returning to San Antonio for the state contest.

Emma Foreman

PHOTO GALLERY: ‘Move the Marauders’ pep rally

Highlights from the Sept. 23 Marcus pep rally

—photos by Laramie Knox

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