Welcome to the 2015-2016 School Year!
Get Ready for the 2015-2016 School Year!!
2015 - 2016 School Year Information
School Supply List (2015-16) **NEW**
AVID Supply List (2015-16) **NEW**
Bell Schedules: 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade **NEW**
Voluntary Student Accident Insurance: Parent Letter
Voluntary Student Accident Insurance Enrollment Form (English) (Spanish)
Voluntary Student Accident Insurance Claim Form (English) (Spanish)
Friday, September 11th is Picture Day
Get ready for student picture day! Parents can order online by clicking on the picture to the left. More information coming soon!
2014 - 2015 Was an Amazing Year!!
Watch our end of the year video that was shown today during our school-wide assembly in honor of our "Schools to Watch" award!
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 Michelle Rumley
Cockrill Middle School Teacher of the Year!
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
"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
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