Welcome to the 2016-17 School Year!
Parent Technology Survey
Parents, please complete the following technology survey. The results of the BirghtBites Survey are used to help prioritize future technology initiatives, shape professional development opportunities for teachers, and support the continuous drive towards modern, 21st century classrooms.
Don't forget to check out awards and honors of our students below.
Information about 2017-2018 School Year!
Middle School APG
Click here to download the 2017-18 Middle School APG in English.
Click here to download the 2017-18 Middle School APG in Spanish.
MISD Academic Planning Guides are created to assist McKinney ISD students in making course selection and planning their academic future. A variety of counseling services are offered at all MISD schools. Counselors work with students, parents and teachers to select appropriate courses that are challenging and meet graduation requirements. Catalogs, handbooks and internet sources are available to students seeking post high school educational opportunities. These opportunities include two and four year colleges and universities, vocational schools and the armed forces. Financial aid resources and workshops are also available.
Incoming 6th graders information
McKinney ISD Middle Schools Cockrill, Dowell, Evans, Faubion, Johnson
The middle schools are excited to welcome incoming 6th graders! Please join us for a parent information meeting at the time listed below. At the meeting, principals will discuss middle school schedules, course options, the registration process, and the transition to middle school. We will have counselors, administrators, and fine arts teachers available to answer any questions you may have. Course request forms and course descriptions will be sent home with students the week of February 6. You will need to complete the form and return to your child’s teacher by February 27. And, again, the middle schools can’t wait to meet our new 6th graders!
Incoming 7th & 8th graders information
Who to contact for questions regarding registration:
Outgoing 8th graders information
Here is the PowerPoint from the meeting if you missed it.
Attention CURRENT 8th grade parents, we have a meeting for high school next Tuesday, Jan. 10th, at 7:00 pm in the Cockrill Cafeteria.
Spring 1:1 8th Grade Parent Meetings
This guide is intended to aid the community in connecting homeless teens and their families with agencies and services that can help them
HB1559 amended Subchapter Z, Chapter 33 of the Education Code by adding Section 33.906 as follows:
Sec. 33.906. WEBSITE INFORMATION CONCERNING LOCAL PROGRAMS AND SERVICES AVAILABLE TO ASSIST HOMELESS STUDENTS. (a) Except as provided by Subsection (e), each school that maintains an Internet website shall post on the website information regarding local programs and services, including charitable programs and services, available to assist homeless students.
(b) A school to which Subsection (a) applies shall make a good faith effort to compile information described by that subsection and shall post the information compiled in a format and style that is easily understandable by students or parents, as appropriate based on the grade levels the school offers.
(c) A representative of a local program or service available to assist homeless students may request to have information concerning the program or service posted on a school's website. A school may determine the information that is posted on the school's website and is not required to post information as requested by the representative.
(d) A school district is not liable for any harm to a student that results in connection with a local program or service referred to on the website of a district school as provided by this section.
(e) This section does not apply to a school within a school district that:
(1) has an enrollment of fewer than 3,000 students; and
(2) is primarily located in a county with a population of less than 50,000.
(f) This section expires September 1, 2025.
These provisions are incorporated into the TEXSHEP requirements for all subgrantees.
1. Provide the URLs for the district and campuses’ websites that show compliance with the provisions
of TEC 33.906:
Drama Rehearsal 10:00 – 2:00 PM
“A” Honor Roll & CREED Program – 8:45 AM Drama Rehearsal 4:00 – 6:00 PM
7th Grade STAAR Reading 8th Grade STAAR Math No visitors on campus
8th Grade STAAR Reading No visitors on campus
Track Meet – Princeton High School
Special Olympics – Ron Poe Stadium 9:00 – 2:30 PM
Information about 2016-2017 School Year!
Welcome back to School Introduction Video
2016 - 2017 School Year Information
Bell Schedules: 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade
(UPDATED for 2016-17)
Awards and Honors
Congrats to our CMS Orchestra who competed at MISD’s Solo & Ensemble Festival last Saturday!
WE BROUGHT HOME A TOTAL OF 281 MEDALS
33 EXEMPLARY (Judges’ Outstanding) SOLOS AND ENSEMBLES
219 SUPERIOR SOLOS AND ENSEMBLES
29 EXCELLENT SOLOS AND ENSEMBLES
Science Visioneering Event
On Saturday, February 18, a group of students from Cockrill went to SMU to compete in the Visioneering event. The students were challenged to create a living space for the year 2025 for people with disabilities using smart technology. The team members were Daniel White, Olivia Laster, Nicholas Benjamin, Keelin Gaughan, Madeline Prugh, McKinley Bryson, Ivan Franco. Josh Martin, and Brayden Thompson. The team won the leadership of tomorrow award for their outstanding team work and presentation. Way to go Cowboys!
UIL Academics District Meet (February)
UIL Academics Invitational (January)
Volleyball 7th grade Tournament
7th grade Silver team won 2nd place in the district tournament on Oct. 22nd
CMS Honors Band selected at a National Winner
Congratulations to the Cockrill MS Honors Band and directors, Gary Williams, Matt Harp, Ken Moses, and Robin Winter, for being selected as a National Winner in the Foundation for Music Education’s Mark of Excellence/National Wind Band Honors project. The attached notification received yesterday by Dr. McDaniel provides additional information about the foundation and the award.
Way to go Cockrill Honors Band!!!!!!!
We're a Texas Schools to Watch!
Cockrill Middle School has been selected as a Texas School to Watch, joining a network of over 100 schools throughout the United States that have achieved this elite status.
Cockrill Named a #1 School in Music Education in Texas!
Our school has been recognized by NAMM as one of the best schools for music education in the country!
Cockrill Teachers in the News
Glynn Smith Recognized as Raytheon Math Hero
Upcoming Parent Meetings and Information
Technology News for Parents
April edition of the "Parent's Plug-In" highlights some new and useful apps worth checking out!
"How Was School Today?" - A New Way for Parents to Ask!
This year, Simon is in fourth grade and Grace is in first grade, and I find myself asking them every day after school, "So how was school today?"
And every day I get an answer like "fine" or "good," which doesn't tell me a whole lot. AND I WANT TO KNOW A WHOLE LOT!!!!
Or at least get a full sentence. So the other night, I sat down and made a list of more engaging questions to ask about school. They aren't perfect, but I do at least get complete sentences, and some have led to some interesting conversations... and hilarious answers... and some insights into how my kids think and feel about school.
See the Questions and read the entire article here
More School and MISD News
News from the Cafeteria
Food for Thought Newsletter
Lunch Prices for 2016-2017 School year:
Paid Breakfast $1.10 and Lunch $2.75
Reduced Breakfast $.30 and Lunch $.40
One 2 The World
In January 2015, McKinney ISD took a strategic step forward in its mission to prepare all students for college and career success by putting a new MacBook Air laptop in the hands of every MISD freshman.
It’s the first step in the District’s new “One 2 the World” instructional initiative that will roll out from 2014–2018. Once fully implemented, the program will provide every high schooler with personal access to a computer by issuing a laptop to each of those students in much the same way that textbooks have traditionally been distributed—but with vastly greater, and more flexible, educational potential. Read more.
Parent & Student Guide for One 2 the World
Bring Your Own Technology
See our Parent/Student/Teacher Guide.
Please see your campus MRS or administrator for additional information.
Check Student Grades
Check on your student's success from your own computer.
Bookmark the Home Access Center page for easy access.
Keep Up with What's Happening!
3-24-17 Letter from the Principal
3-17-17 Letter from the Principal
3-3-17 Letter from the Principal
2-24-17 Letter from the Principal
2-17-17 Letter from the Principal
2-10-17 Letter from the Principal
2-3-17 Letter from the Principal
1-27-17 Letter from the Principal
1-20-17 Letter form the Principal
1-13-17 Letter from the Principal
1-6-17 Letter from the Principal
12-16-16 Letter from the Principal
12-9-16 Letter from the Principal
12-2-16 Letter from the Principal
11-18-16 Letter from the Principal
11-11-16 Letter from the Principal
11-4-16 Letter from the Principal
10-28-16 Letter from the Principal
10-21-16 Letter from the Principal
10-14-16 Letter from the Principal
10-7-16 Letter from the Principal
9-30-16 Letter from the Principal
9-23-16 Letter from the Principal
9-9-16 Letter from the Principal
9-2-16 Letter from the Principal
8-26-16 Letter from the Principal
8-19-16 Letter from the Principal
8-2-16 Letter from the Principal
See the full year calendar here (subject to changes).
Progress Reports & Report Cards
9/9/16 Progress Report
9/30/16 Progress Report
10/14/16 EOQ/ Grades Due
10/20/16 Report Card Delivery
11/4/16 Progress Report
12/2/16 Progress Report
12/16/16 EOQ/ Grades Due
1/6/17 Report Card Delivery
1/23/17 Progress Report
2/10/17 Progress Report
3/3/17 EOQ/ Grades Due
3/17/17 Report Card Delivery
3/31/17 Progress Report
4/21/17 Progress Report
6/1/17 EOQ/ Grades Due
6/6/17 Report Card Delivery