Welcome to the 2015-2016 School Year!
Current Information for the 2015-2016 School Year
2015 - 2016 School Year Information
School Supply List (2015-16)
AVID Supply List (2015-16)
Bell Schedules: 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade
Voluntary Student Accident Insurance: Parent Letter
Voluntary Student Accident Insurance Enrollment Form (English) (Spanish)
Voluntary Student Accident Insurance Claim Form (English) (Spanish)
STAAR Results Available Starting June 21
Beginning Tuesday, June 21, 2016, student score reports will be available via the Home Access Center, or HAC, under the Grades > Test Scores tab. Results will remain available until 5:00 p.m. on June 28, 2016.
At this time the parent portal will no longer be available while the district performs scheduled annual maintenance on our information systems. You will be able to once again access your student’s scores beginning at 12:00 p.m. on July 11, 2016. Printed reports will then be sent home when the new school year begins as part of the planned beginning of the year communications. More information.
Gifted Student Forms for 2016-2017 School Year
Parent Observation & Permission Form (English)
Parent Observation Form (Spanish)
Parent Permission Form (Spanish)
Class Selections for 2016-17
Course request forms and course descriptions were sent home with students the week of February 8. Forms should have been returned by February 26.
Parent Presentation: Incoming 6th Graders
Parent Presentation: Current 6th and 7th Graders
High School Cheerleading Tryouts
MISD Cheerleader and Mascot Parent Informational Meeting, Tryout Clinic and Tryouts for 2016–2017 will be held at McKinney Boyd High School. Click here for dates and times.
Get Ready for High School!
* 8th Grade High School Parent Meeting Recap
* Freshman Laptop Initiative Parent Meetings
* Secondary Gifted & Talented Orientations
* Medical Terminology Classes Parent Presentation
On Line Classes Available for Spring
MISD students have the option of accelerating their course work by taking an additional course online during the Spring. Courses are provided by Apex Learning and taught by MISD teachers. There are no course meeting times, and classes can be accessed 24/7 for the duration of the term. Online classes are available to students in grades 8-12. Click here for more information or contact the school counselors.
Awards and Honors
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!
National Energy Education Development (NEED) Honors CMS Recycle Club
The CMS Recycle Club has been honored by NEED (National Energy Education Development) as the Texas Junior School of the Year for its accomplishments in recycling and energy education this year. Team captains and sponsoring teacher, Mrs. Wilson will be traveling to Washington D.C. this summer to accept their award. This is the 3rd time in 5 years that this group has been recognized by NEED.
Cockrill Teachers in the News
Congratulations Dana Kuneman!
Named MISD Coach of the Year for 2014-2015!
Congratulations to Gary Williams
Cockrill Middle School Teacher of the Year for 2015-16!
Glynn Smith Recognized as Raytheon Math Hero
School Board Member Kathi Livezey Honored
In January each year, we take the opportunity to recognize and appreciate our MISD School Board Members for their dedication to our students and community. We are honored to recognize Kathi Livezey, one of our MISD Board Members. Kathi Livezey taught fourth and fifth grade at J.W. Webb Elementary School for seven years, and served as an elementary Library Media Specialist. In addition, she spent over 23 years as the Library Media Specialist at McKinney High School. She has also
worked as an office manager and software trainer.
Thank you to Ms. Livezey for her work on behalf of our MISD family!
Spotlight On: Engaged Learning at CMS!
6th Graders Explore Human Rights
6th grade students at Cockrill Middle School have researched the consequences of racism, intolerance and discrimination during their human rights unit this spring. In an effort to be an agent of change in their community and world, they planted the seeds of hope on their campus.
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!
Parent Engagement & Education Program
The Parent Engagement Program hopes to assist parents in reflecting on the process of their own growth alongside their children’s growth and development within the community.
The Parent Engagement program is comprised of three components: Education Series, Practical Parent Education, Brown Bag Bytes.
· The Education Series is focused in providing parents as well as the community at large with specialized content information on MISD’s educational programs. Coordinators, Counselors, Administrators and Directors will support the Education Series by conducting presentations during the academic school year.
· The Practical Parent Education component will offer parent education classes within the community. A series of 10 sessions will be presented by trained PPE instructors. Classes will be conducted in Spanish and English. Childcare will also be available.
· The Brown Bag Bytes component will offer online presentations for working parents at their worksites and for PTA's and other organizations seeking to strengthen families. As the title suggests, they are designed to be made available at the work site, as "Brown Bag" lunch meetings lasting forty-five to sixty minutes.
The Brown Bag Bytes component will be rolled out in the coming months.
Practical Parent Education Schedule: Wolford Malvern
Parent Engagement Plan
Education Series Schedule
Workshop and Education Calendar 2015-2016
"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
Donate and Dump Fundraiser for Cancer
Club Impact makes an Impact!
On 9/11, Club Impact presented an appreciation gift to the McKinney Firefighters of Station #2. Thanks for ALL you do!
Club Impact is Cockrill’s service club, dedicated to making a positive impact on our community and school. Each month the club performs service projects in McKinney and the surrounding DFW area. Members participating in the club’s monthly spotlighted project are invited to join us for a social event to celebrate our success. The goal of the club is to give students an opportunity to make an impact, build friendships and self confidence, and explore new interests.
Cockrill Middle School Staff Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS Awareness
More School and MISD News
News from the Cafeteria
Food for Thought Newsletter
One 2 The World
In January 2015, McKinney ISD will take 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 *NEW*
Cockrill Running Club
The Running Club meets each morning between 7:00 and 7:15 in the Athletics hallway (enter through the doors on the west side of the school next to the gym). Students do not need to officially sign up, they simply need to arrive ready to run. When you get in, find Mr. Smith, he will make sure you know exactly what to do. We leave to run PROMPTLY at 7:15!
Runners need to bring a change of clothes for school and toiletries (to get cleaned up before school). Some of our runners run the entire distance, others run/walk. Our Club’s focus is building character through a love of running.
Please email Mr. Smith at email@example.com or call his cell at 214-551-7331 if you have any questions!
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!
7-13 Letter from the Principal
7-29 Letter from the Principal
8-14 Letter from the Principal
8-29 Letter from the Principal
9- 4 Letter from the Principal
9-18 Letter from the Principal
9-25 Letter from the Principal
10-9 Letter from the Principal
10-16 Letter from the Principal
10-23 Letter from the Principal
11-6 Letter from the Principal
11-13 Letter from the Principal
12-8 Letter from the Principal
1-8 Letter from the Principal
1-22 Letter from the Principal
1-29 Letter from the Principal
2-5 Letter from the Principal
2-12 Letter from the Principal
2-19 Letter from the Principal
2-26 Letter from the Principal
3-4 Letter from the Principal
3-18 Letter from the Principal
3-24 Letter from the Principal
4-1 Letter from the Principal
4-8 Letter from the Principal
4-15 Letter from the Principal
4-22 Letter from the Principal
4-29 Letter from the Principal
5-6 Letter from the Principal
5-13 Letter from the Principal
5-20 Letter from the Principal
5-26 Letter from the Principal
See the full year calendar here (subject to changes).
The 2014 SchoolReport issued by TEA is now available online. Hard copies are available at the campus upon request.
Progress Reports & Report Cards
9/11/15 Progress Report
10/2/15 Progress Report
10/16/15 EOQ/ Grades Due
10/22/15 Report Card Delivery
11/6/15 Progress Report
12/4/15 Progress Report
12/18/15 EOQ/ Grades Due
1/8/16 Report Card Delivery
1/25/16 Progress Report
2/12/16 Progress Report
3/4/16 EOQ/ Grades Due
3/18/16 Report Card Delivery
4/1/16 Progress Report
4/22/16 Progress Report
6/2/16 EOQ/ Grades Due
6/7/16 Report Card Delivery
Note: The first progress report went home on 9/15. This will be the only time progress reports are
printed and sent home this year. For the remainder of the year, progress reports will be accessible in
HAC. You will receive reminders when progress reports are available to view. Thank you!