The Cougar Classifieds

10/31/22 - 11/4/22

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

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NJHS Trunk or Treat 2022

NJHS students serving the community of Rowlett at the Trunk or Treat Event! We are so proud of our students taking time to support our city!

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 10/24-10/28:

  • Coyle MS (8th grade) - 93.94%
  • Coyle MS (7th grade) - 93.02%
  • Coyle Tech (6th grade) - 92.84%

Ensure your student is present at school everyday! Our campus attendance goal is 96% or higher each week. During the first grading cycle, we average 94.1%. Not only did we lose valuable state funding for those students who were not in attendance, but we are below our minimum required to reach the top 25% of our campus comparison group. If we fail to reach the top 25%, we lose points towards getting our desired A-Rating.

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.


Football: Monday, October 31st, 2022

Coyle vs Brandenburg @ HBJ

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

Coyle's 8th grade boys are undefeated and will be playing for the City Championship against Brandenburg on this night starting at 6:15 p.m.


AVID College Day - November 2nd

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.) - November 2nd

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

Coyle Spirit Day - November 4th

Students may wear a Coyle spirit shirt with jeans!

Basketball Tryouts -

Boys' Basketball Tryouts - November 2nd and 3rd
7th grade boys at 7:30-8:30 AM & 8th grade boys at 4:30-5:30PM

  • Must be present both days
  • Must have completed Rank One paperwork, to be completed at
  • Must have a completed physical

8th Grade Explore Field Trip

Wednesday, Nov. 9th, 11:30am

4885 North President George Bush Highway

Garland, TX

8th grade students will see what all 7 high schools have to offer plus learn about the programs at the Gilbreath Reed Career & Technical Center (GRCTC).
Parent Field Trip Release Form

Parents are welcome to print, complete, and email to in lieu of having the student return it in-person. ***Field trip permission forms are due back by Wednesday, Nov. 2***


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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Cougar Spirit Gear

This campaign will function as a fundraiser from October 17th – November 1st. For every item sold Boys athletics will receive a percentage of the sale. You get to support your Cougar sports teams with spirit wear and help bolster our athletics fund. We will use these funds to purchase equipment and apparel. In addition, students are eligible to earn a free incentive based on the total number of items sold. There will be a section that asks who is selling the item once customers checkout. We look forward to your support and seeing you in Cougar gear.

Click the link below to purchase Cougar Spirt wear.


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.

Courageous Conversations About Coyle’s Data

Principal Barnett and our campus leadership team is in the beginning stages of preparing a new Parent Family Engagement series of discussions titled “Courageous Conversations About Coyle’s Data”. During these interactive discussion sessions, we will examine problems of practice with respect to our diverse student group’s academic, social, and behavioral data in order to address the relationship between race and achievement. Principal Barnett is acutely aware of the statistical gaps in achievement in our diverse student population, and realizes that eliminating this disparity is critical to developing cultural proficiency and students success for ALL of Coyle students! Courageous conversations about data helps our campus leaders and families understand why performance inequity persists and how to develop action plans that guide policy analysis and instructional reform that promotes true academic parity to “eliminate our achievement gaps!” More Information to Come!!
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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!