Cougar Classifieds

Week of 12/5/22 - 12/9/22

Updates and Current Events for Coyle MS and Coyle Tech (MST)

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Congratulations to Ms. Meredith McGill

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Ms. McGill has served GISD and Coyle Middle School for 24 years. She teachers 8th Grade Honors English & Advanced Literature. She also serves a Cheerleading Coach, the Student Council Sponsor, on the Parent Family Engagement Committee, and as Campus Representative in our community! Thank you Ms. McGill for all you do for our Coyle community and congratulations on being voted December Teacher of the Month!

Congratulations to Ms. Taylor Carn

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Ms. Carn is a proud GISD Alum, and have been teaching for 5 years. She earned her Bachelors Degree from Texas A&M University-Commerce, and Masters Degree from Amberton University. She teaches 6th grade English and Literature, along with 7th grade AVID. Ms. Carn serves as Co-Department Chair of English Language Arts and Reading, and the AVID Site Coordinator. In addition, she is also the 8th grade Cheer Coach. Thank you Ms. Carn for all you do for our Coyle community and congratulations on being voted December Teacher of the Month!
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8th Grade RHS Open House

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Hey 8th Grade Cougars! I wanted to let you know about the Rowlett High School Eagles Open House opportunity on Monday, December 5 at 6:30 PM. This will give you a chance to find out what programs, clubs and organizations are available at RHS and give you a chance to meet coaches, sponsors, teachers, and administrators. This is for all 8th grade students in GISD. Don’t miss this opportunity on Monday, December 5 at 6:30 PM.
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Our Campus Goal is 96.5% or higher each week!

#DestinationA - The staff at Coyle truly believes in our students and their ability to reach an A-rating this school year! We tag all of our social media posts with #DestinationA as an encouragement and motivation for all of us….admin, teachers, staff, students, and families! Yes, families, too! Your partnership and positive engagement is just as important to the success of our school community as our admin, teachers, staff, and students.

Attendance Averages for 11/28-12/2:

  • Coyle MS (8th grade) - 92.8%
  • Coyle MS (7th grade) - 92.8%
  • Coyle Tech (6th grade) - 92.27%

Ensure your student is present at school everyday! Our campus attendance goal is 96% or higher each week.

Students who do not meet the compulsory attendance requirements will be subjected to a home visit by campus admin or district personnel, or withdrawal from school. You may view the Compulsory Attendance Requirements.

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First team listed is the HOME team

7th grade starts at 5:30 PM

8th grade starts at 6:30 PM

Monday, December 5th: A Team

Coyle vs Brandenburg

Girls play at home, boys play away

Thursday, December 8th: B Team

Coyle vs Brandenburg

Girls play at home, boys play away

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AVID College Day - December 7th

Students may wear an AVID, college, military, or Men/Ladies of Honor shirt with jeans!

Men and Ladies of Honor Student Leadership (4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.) - December 7th

Men will meet in the practice gym and ladies in the Library

Coyle Spirit Day - December 9th

Students may wear a Coyle spirit shirt with jeans!

Innovative Choice Open House - December 6th, 6:10 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.

STAAR Fall Interims -

  • December 6th: Math (all grade levels)
  • December 7th: ELAR (all grade levels)
  • December 8th: Science (8th grade)
  • December 14th: Social Studies (8th grade)


State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) Interim Assessments are online assessments that align to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and that help educators monitor student progress and predict student performance on STAAR. Although the STAAR Interim Assessments are not tied to accountability, Coyle students are expected to perform at their highest level on these assessments since the data will be used to determined additional support including, Extended-day Tutoring before and afterschool, Focus Friday Night Tutoring, Saturday School, pull-outs from their elective courses, and potentially in-class tutoring that students may need to ensure they can be successful on their 2023 STAAR Exams.


Please ensure that your student comes prepared each day for their STAAR Interim Assessments by doing the following:

  1. Get a good night of sleep and charge their Chromebook at night
  2. Bring their fully-charged Chromebook and Charger
  3. Eat a healthy breakfast
  4. Bring a water bottle with water only
  5. Follow the daily dress code policy
  6. Follow the daily technology policy

The campus will shut down as a secure testing environment as we do for regular STAAR testing. Students will be removed from the testing environment (possibly sent hme) for violating student expectations in a secure testing environment and/or impeding on another student's opportunity to take their assessments in an quiet ad appropriate testing environment. His/Her test may also be voided.

We will have incentives for student participation in the STAAR Interim Assessments. STAAR participation rate if part of our yearly accountability and school report card. The goal is 100% participation for each assessment!

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NJHS students supporting the community with Pancakes with Santa Event. They worked hard, volunteering their time this weekend. The parents and schools were very impressed and gave us nothing but compliments. They worked over 5 hours, cleaning, cooking and serving others. Very proud of this amazing group of kids at Coyle!
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Innovative Choice Open House

Tuesday, Dec. 6th, 6pm

4500 Skyline Drive

Rowlett, TX

Garland ISD is proud to offer new Innovative Choice Programs. Coyle Tech is not on the magnet application so families must choose our campus on the Choice of School from. Visit the campus open house to learn more about the specific opportunities offered at Coyle Technology Center for Math and Science!
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Ensure that your student is following all district and campus expectations (student code of conduct, dress code, technology policy, positive behavior expectations). When students cooperate with district and campus expectations, admin, teachers, and staff have more time to focus on providing students with an exceptional education instead of spending valuable time correcting misbehaviors. Every minute students spend in their academic environment increases their opportunities for success! You can review campus and district expectations by clicking the links below:
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Please make sure that our students understand the importance of wearing an identification badge, please emphasize the importance of wearing their ID badge, and model GISD requirements as well using the Student PAW card presentation.

We are still working on a plan to get school IDs to new students and those who were not here on picture day. We will send out that information as soon as possible.

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About us

Campus mission statement

Coyle Middle School is committed to academic excellence and preparing all students for success in college and life.

Coyle Cougar Creed

I believe time is key!

I believe our language is pure!

I believe respect is everything!

I believe my future is BRIGHT!

Coyle is proud to announce that our very own Theatre 3 class won-out at our UIL competition! We won several individual awards (Janelys Ramirez, Honorable Mention/All-Star Cast, Mason Johnson and Aaliyah Newsome All-Star Cast, and Aylin Arellano, Tech award), our technical crew won the Best Overall Technical Crew award (Aylin Arellano, Cameron Helena, Ricardo Martinez, and Yaretzy Gonzales), and Hayle Sanders won the Best Performance award. Theatre 3 also advances to the finals round!