Welcome to the 2016-17 School Year!
Pancake Breakfast & Play-a-thon
Join the Orchestra this Saturday at MNHS for an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast to support college scholarships! Tickets are $10 and orchestra students will be providing the entertainment. Come eat yummy food and hear performers from CMS, SJMS, and MNHS Orchestras.
District Technology Updates
Here is the link for the January Instructional Technology parent newsletter
McKinney ISD Eighth-Grade US History Hometown Heroes Project
Eighth-Grade History students across McKinney ISD participated in a t-shirt design contest as part of their Citizenship Unit. This is the overall winning design. We hope you will purchase a shirt to show support for our students and community. All proceeds go to the McKinney Police Association Benevolence Foundation which provides support for fallen or injured police officers.
Click here to order.
Information about 2017-2018 School Year!
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.
Information about Boyd HS for incoming Freshman
Click here for information about an event called "Whats Great at Boyd HS" on January 18th
Spring 1:1 8th Grade Parent Meetings
Theatre Play Day Festival – Faubion Middle School MOBC Play-a-Thon- MNHS Cafeteria
“A” Honor Roll & CREED Awards – 8:45 AM – Big Gym Drama Rehearsal 4:00 – 6:00 PM
7th grade girls BB vs Johnson at Johnson– 5:00 – 8:00 PM 7th grade boys BB vs Johnson at CMS – 5:00 – 8:00 PM MHS 8th Grade Parent Meeting – 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Drama Rehearsal 4:00 – 6:00 PM
MNHS 8th Grade Parent Meeting – 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
High school registration forms are due to Social Studies teachers today
8th grade girls BB vs Johnson at Johnson– 5:00 – 8:00 PM 8th grade boys BB vs Johnson at CMS – 5:00 – 8:00 PM
Last day to purchase yearbooks.
All Region Choir Camp
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
UIL Academics District Invitational
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
Congratulations to Gary Williams
Cockrill Middle School Teacher of the Year for 2015-16!
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!
1-20-17 Letter form the Principal
1-13-17 Letter from the Principal
1-6-17 Letter from the Prinicipal
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