Please come out and help support Cockrill Athletics by joining us for Spirit Night at Raising Cane’s. Dine-in or Carry-out.
10% of the night’s profits will go towards raising money for Cockrill Athletics. We hope to see you and your family
and appreciate the support!
WHEN: Tuesday, November 14th from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm
WHERE: Raising Cane’s
1902 N Central Expy, McKinney, TX 75071
The 1st Annual CMS Reading Challenge is going on right now. Follow the link on the flyer in your ELAR teacher's classroom or in the library to enter into the weekly and grand prize drawings. You can enter up to 5 books you've read per week, but that's not all! Now you can earn an extra entry for each book by doing a video review. The link to record your video is in the same Google Form for entering the drawing. See Mrs. Scott or Mrs. Chlebos in the library for more info!
Read-In Day is coming! On Friday, November 17th, CMS will be celebrating its annual fall read-in day. You may wear school appropriate pajamas and bring a book to read in class.
Ready to battle it out? You will not want to miss out on Cockrill's Lip Sync Battle happening December 19th! Tickets are just $5 and only $2 for acts! You won't just want to sit on the sidelines for this one - it is your chance to shine! Don't forget to submit your 1 minute video to Mrs. Rumley by November 29th so that you can take the stage and battle it out!
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Hello 8th grade parents. It’s hard to believe that soon, we will begin the registration process for high school. In fact, 8th graders have already had the opportunity to complete the Strengths Explorer and Cluster Finder (interest inventories) in Naviance. These tools have given them some ideas into career clusters and career interests they may want to explore. McKinney ISD offers many wonderful programs that coincide with these clusters through our College and Career Readiness and Career and Technical Education Programs. On November 15th, all of our 8th graders will go on a field trip to all three McKinney high schools to see these programs in action. Each campus will highlight six classes that are part of the Career and Technical Education Programs. We will depart the middle school campuses around 9am and return around 2pm. Students will need to bring a sack lunch on this day or purchase a sack lunch from the cafeteria before the tour. It is our hope that with exposure to these classes, students will better be prepared to construct their 4 year plan and will not lose out on opportunities available at the high schools. Naviance and McKinney ISD websites have a great deal of information about the programs. We encourage you to explore both websites. Students may log on to Naviance and use “s” plus their student ID for both the username and password. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s counselor.
Permission slips will be sent home on November 6th and due by November 10th.
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What is Canvas?
Canvas is an easy-to-use, cloud-based learning management system (LMS) that connects all the digital tools and resources teachers and students use into one simple place.
Who uses Canvas?
All three McKinney ISD high schools and five middle schools use Canvas, as well as many colleges and universities such as Collin College, University of Texas, Baylor University, Dartmouth, and more.
Can parents access Canvas?
Yes! Parents can access Canvas by going to https://canvas.mckinneyisd.net and logging in with their HAC (Home Access Center) credentials. Parents will be able to access their student’s account as an “observer” beginning the first day of school. If there are issues with logging in, please contact the campus to get the correct HAC credentials.
What can I access as a parent?
As a parent you will be able to see the calendar with due dates from your student’s classes (if that teacher has entered due dates), announcements, and some course content. You will not, however, be able to participate in the course.
How does my student access Canvas?
Students can access Canvas using their current network username and password. If your student doesn’t know these credentials, please have him/her see the campus library staff. Students can access Canvas on any device that has access to the internet - at home, at school, at the library, etc.
If you have any questions feel free to contact your CMS library staff.
Enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving Break!
*Refer to your child's coach/sponsor/director communication for specific times your student needs to know. Once a club is announced and established, meetings are communicated by sponsors.
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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.
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1351 N. Hardin Blvd.
McKinney, TX 75071
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