The Cougar Classifieds

10/3/22 - 10/7/22

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

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Our Campus Goal is 96.5% or higher each week!

Last Weeks Attendance Averages:
  • Coyle MS (Grades 7-8) - 94.35%
  • Coyle Tech (6th Grade) - 94.9%

Please ensure your student is in attendance every day, if possible! 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.


3rd place: 8th grade - 94.19%

2nd place: 7th grade - 94.51%

1st place: 6th grade - 94.9%


Next week (10/3-10/7) 6th graders may wear JEANS ALL WEEK with standardized dress.

Way to go 6th grade!!!


Most students received their school IDs and PAW cards on Monday, September 12th. 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.



Football: Monday, October 3rd, 2022

Coyle vs Webb

Seventh grade “A” kickoff is 5:15 p.m. 8th grade “A” kickoff is 6:15 p.m. at Rowlett HS.

Volleyball: Wednesday, October 5th, 2022

Coyle vs. Hudson

Games start at 5:00 p.m. Coyle students get into home games for free with their student ID/PAW Card and standardized dress.


AVID College Day - October 5th

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.) - October 5th

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

Coyle Spirit Day - October 7th

Students may wear a Coyle spirit shirt with jeans!

State of the Campus Parent Meeting - Thursday, October 6th at 6:00 p.m.

State of the Campus Parent Meeting

Thursday, Oct. 6th, 6pm

4500 Skyline Drive

Rowlett, TX


We want to invite ALL of our Coyle staff to our annual GISD Band Fest next Monday, October 3rd @ HBJ Stadium. The event begins @ 6:30 p.m. and our very own Coyle Honors Band will be performing! You will get to see all 7 GISD High School Marching Bands and all 12 MS Varsity Bands. We want our Coyle Honors Band students to feel all your support, so please consider joining us! Your badge should get you in for free; however, please stop by the band hall if you would like a ticket for yourself anyway. The Honors Band students have tickets for sale if you would like to bring a family member or friend.


Grading Period end date - Friday, 10/07/2022

Teacher Gradebook Lock – Sunday, 10/9/2022 at 11:45 p.m.

Also, please take very careful note of the UIL Eligibility calendar. If students fail this 6-week progress report, they will not be able to participate in Football, Volleyball, or Band events after that 7 day grace period. It might affect other Fine Arts events if they have activities going on right now. I want to urge you all to speak with your student-athlete and also communicate with coaches/directors if he/she is not passing all courses for this upcoming progress report. Please ensure he/she has turned in all work, completed makeup work, and attends teacher tutorials if needed.

Vandalism and Destruction of School Property - a message from Principal Barnett

I first want to say that I appreciate so many of you for your support of our school community! Our staff is working diligently to provide ALL of our students with an exceptional education! Many of them come in very late and stay late preparing engaging lessons, facilitating tutorial sessions, and helping our students meet their expectations and goals. Not only that, the majority of our students are doing an amazing job of having good citizenship in the school, working hard in the classrooms, being respectful and kind to others, and ensuring that they do their part to help our school achieve that A-Rating that we know this school community deserves. So, I want to say thank you to those students and parents who value our school community and want to ensure we reach that high level of academic, social, and behavioral success.

However, positive behaviors and good citizenship have really been challenging for some of our students this week. Some students have been breaking or stepping on their ink pens in the hallways during passing periods and in the gyms. Then during the passing period when all of the students are moving to class, the ink gets stepped in by students and tracked all over the hallways. It's made a huge mess in our school! Twice this week our custodial staff has had to scrub ink off the floor. They spent multiple hours this summer preparing and waxing our floors so that the campus looked nice for our students. But the ink can only be removed from the floor with the stripper, ultimately it strips their beautiful waxing job as well. View the video of the current state of our hallways.

I'm only bringing this to your attention because our custodial staff works very hard every day to keep our school clean for our students. They should not have to be tasked to do these extra duties on a regular basis. So, I ask that you speak with your student(s) about being good citizens and taking care of our school. One of the things we teach students here at Coyle is moral and ethical responsibility: "You are responsible for yourself", "You are responsible to the other members of this school community". Moral and ethical responsibility means following school and campus expectations, appropriate communications to/with others, taking responsibility and being accountable for your own actions, and having mutual respect for your fellow students, teachers, administration, and staff members in our school community.

Please speak with your student(s) tonight about their moral and ethical responsibilities as members of our school community. It's important that we all do our best to make our school a safe and civil place for all students to receive an excellent education!

As a note, I have asked our SRO team to review the campus video. There will be consequences aligned with the school district's Student Code of Conduct for those who caused this damage and destruction to our school property.


Principal Barnett


Save the date! 8th graders will take the PSAT on October 26th during the school day. Check out some free resources below for student prep!
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Students may wear their standardized dress, casual, or professional dress. Casual/Professional dress must not violate any elements of the school/district dress code. More information can be found on the school website.

Teacher Spotlight

Great stuff happening in 7th grade Science this week!

Coach Barrett and her students are exploring human impact on our watershed with the Aquifer in a cup activity!

Way to go 7th grade!!


As a campus, we will begin the implementation of our AVID Binders. Every student must have an AVID binder. You can find all of the items needed for the AVID Binders in the school supply list posted on our website.

Our students will use the AVID Binder system to develop learners who can self-direct, self-evaluate, self-monitor, and self-advocate. ALL STUDENTS WILL BE REQUIRED to maintain their school binder following the AVID Binder model.

What is the AVID Binder?

The AVID Binder is a system for keeping essential school materials and class assignments organized into one binder. A proper AVID Binder contains all the "required items" from the school supply list. Below, you can watch a short video on How to Organize Your AVID Binder.

AVID binder checks will be conducted once a month in predetermined classes. Teachers leading the monthly AVID Binder checks will be looking for “Required Items” and overall organization. Please review the video so can help prepare your child at home for a successful binder check, and to learn more about AVID.

How can I support my child at home?

Regularly check your student's backpack and AVID Binder. All papers should be placed in binder rings in the proper class section. Remove unnecessary papers. Ensure all required materials are present. We encourage you to reference the video below.

What is AVID?

AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and other postsecondary opportunities. For more information about AVID, visit their website at

Thank you for your partnership and support. If you have any questions about the AVID Binder, do not hesitate to contact us.

AVID Binder Set-Up
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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!