Cobb Middle School Weekly News

February 1 - 5

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Coming Up This Week...

Monday 2/1

  • PTA Technology and Internet Safety Parent Program, 11:30-12:30, Library (SEE BELOW)
  • 7th & 8th Grade Boys Basketball vs. Fowler, 5:30-8:30 p.m., FMS
  • 7th & 8th Grade Girls Basketball vs. Fowler, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Cobb Gyms (Parent and Teacher Appreciation Night!)
  • Theater UIL Rehearsal, 3:45-5:00 p.m., Cafe/Stage

Tuesday 2/2

  • Theater UIL Rehearsal, 3:45-5:00 p.m., Cafe/Stage
  • Tennis vs. Griffin, 4:30 p.m., WHS

Wednesday 2/3

  • PTA Technology and Internet Safety Program for all students, 8:45 a.m., Large Gym (SEE BELOW)
  • Student-Led Bible Study, 3:40-4:14 p.m., B123
  • First day of track and field practice, 3:35-5:00 p.m. GET MORE DETAILS.
  • Theater Tech Run-Through, 4:30-6:30 p.m., LHS
  • WHS 2016-2017 Cheer Parent Meeting, 6:00 p.m., WHS Cafe

​​Thursday 2/4

  • Library Club, 7:45-8:15 a.m., Library
  • Completed Read-a-Thon registration forms accepted at 7:45 a.m. (SEE BELOW)
  • NJHS Officers Meeting, 7:55-8:15 a.m., E102
  • Theater UIL Rehearsal, 3:45-5:00 p.m., Cafe/Stage
  • Choir UIL Rehearsal, 4:30-6:00 p.m., G108

Friday 2/5

  • American Heart Association National RED OUT day
  • Symphonic Band Performance, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Carroll Elementary
  • High School Counselors on Campus for 8th graders
  • 7th Grade Girls Basketball Tourney, Vandeventer MS
  • 8th Grade Girls Basketball Tourney, Pioneer Heritage MS
  • 7th Grade Boys Basketball Tourney, Hunt MS
  • 8th Grade Boys Basketball Tourney, Wester MS

Save the Dates​​​​

  • 2/6 - 7th Grade Girls Basketball Tourney, Vandeventer MS, cont'd
  • 2/6 - 8th Grade Girls Basketball Tourney, Pioneer Heritage MS, cont'd
  • 2/6 - 7th Grade Boys Basketball Tourney, Hunt MS, cont'd
  • 2/6 - 8th Grade Boys Basketball Tourney, Wester MS, cont'd
  • 2/6 - Band instrument selection day for 5th graders, 8:00-4:00, Band Hall
  • 2/6 - Orchestra "Try the Instruments" day for 5th graders, 9:00-3:00, Cafe
  • 2/8-2/16 - Theater UIL Rehearsal, Monday-Thursday, 3:45-5:00 p.m., Cafe/Stage
  • 2/8 - Counselors meet with 6th graders for 7th grade registration
  • 2/9 - Tennis vs. Staley, 4:30 p.m., WHS
  • 2/9 - Rising 6th Grade Parent Meeting (current 5th graders), 6:00-7:00 p.m., Cafe
  • 2/11 - NJHS General Meeting, 7:55-8:15 a.m., D111 or 3:40-4:00 p.m., E102
  • 2/11 - Counselors meet with 7th graders for 8th grade registration
  • 2/11 - Choir UIL Rehearsal, 4:30-6:00 p.m., G108
  • 2/11 - Rising 7th/8th Grade Parent Meeting (current 6th/7th graders), 6:00-7:00 p.m., Cafe
  • 2/12 - PTA Board Meeting, 10:00-11:30 a.m., Library
  • 2/12 - Hoops for Hope Student vs. Staff Basketball Game, 4:00-5:15 p.m., Large Gym
  • 2/13 - Theater Tech Run-Through, 8:00-10:00 a.m., RHS
  • 2/15 - Cobb Cheer Banquet, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Cafe
  • 2/16 - Tennis vs. Pearson, 4:30 p.m., RHS
  • 2/16 - Theater UIL Play, 6:00-7:00 p.m., Cafe
  • 2/17 - Staff Meeting, 3:50-4:50 p.m., Library (NO AFTERNOON TUTORIALS)
  • 2/17 - Boys and Girls (Practice) Quad Track Meet, 4:30-9:30 p.m., WHS
  • 2/17 - Theater UIL Play, 6:00-7:00 p.m., Cafe
  • 2/17 - Band Non-Varsity Pre-UIL, 6:30-9:30 p.m., WHS
  • 2/18 - Cheerleading Tryout Meeting for 2016-2017, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Cafe
  • 2/18 - Choir UIL Rehearsal, 4:30-6:00 p.m., G108
  • 2/18 - Orchestra Pre-UIL, 5:00-8:00 p.m., WHS
  • 2/19 - Choir Pre-UIL Concert, time TBD, LSHS
  • 2/19 - Rising 7th and 8th Grade course cards due
  • 2/19 - Advanced Theater UIL Rehearsal, 9:00-3:00, LHS
  • 2/19 - Cobb Science Fair Mock Exhibit, 5:30-7:30 p.m., location TBD
  • 2/20-2/21 - Advanced Theater UIL Competition, 7:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m., LHS

Special Messages

A Message From Your PTA President - Click here to read about Cobb MS PTA.

Technology and Internet Safety Program - Cobb PTA has given us the exciting opportunity to bring speaker Katie Greer to our campus this year. Mrs. Greer will present an internet safety program to all students next Tuesday, February 3rd at 8:45 a.m. Katie’s “unique presentation style combined with her extensive experience with online safety, privacy, exploitation, technology and social networking enable her to easily engage any audience, and keep their attention.” Learn more about Mrs. Greer’s presentation.

Mrs. Greer will also offer a parent presentation at Cobb Middle school. This program will be presented on February 1st from 11:30-12:30 in the Cobb Library. We hope that you will come join us for this program as well. If you are able to come, please RSVP for the presentation.

MyPaymentsPlus Intel PC Give-Away - MyPaymentsPlus is pleased to announce that they will be giving away an Intel® Classmate PC – Convertible to one lucky family, simply for using MyPaymentsPlus! The giveaway period is already underway and will run through February 14th. MPP will have information available for parents via social media sites (Facebook and Twitter) as well as an email to those who allow MPP marketing emails. As with any giveaway, there is no purchase necessary to be eligible, and they can also send in a post card with what they love about MyPaymentsPlus and can be entered in the drawing. We have included that piece of information on the email as well. Check out this flyer for more information on how to win!

Library Club Read-a-Thon - The Cobb Library Club is hosting our 4th Annual Read-a-Thon event to raise funds for charity. Cobb students voted to use the funds raised to buy new books for children who are served at the food pantry at Frisco Family Services and to buy new books for the library at the Student Opportunity Center. Our goal is to raise at least $2,000. At the Hunger Games themed Read-a-Thon, students will read anything they want for four hours by flashlight in tents and during reading breaks compete with other "districts" in crazy games and competitions throughout an evening filled with books, laughter, and lots of snacks! The event is hosted by Librarian Mary Virginia Meeks and staffed by Cobb administrators and fun teachers, as well as some amazing high school volunteers who will serve as District Mentors. We will begin accepting completed permission forms, pledge sheet, and $10 for evening meals/snacks in the library ON Thursday, February 4th. NOTE: Event is limited to the first 70 students to turn in their packets. We will start accepting forms at 7:45 on Feb. 4 and, based on past Read-a-Thons sign-ups, we anticipate being full before noon. Students will be wait-listed after spots are filled.

FCA Weekend of Champions - FCA will host its annual sports camp February 26-28. Registration is open now and ends February 5th. Visit the DFW FCA website to sign up. Feel free to email Coach Young for more information.

Lost and Found - The Lost and Found is located along the back wall of the cafeteria. All misplaced items of clothing, lunchboxes, pencil bags, etc. should be brought to this location if found. However, lost phones, tablets, jewelry or other valuables should be turned into Mrs. Mecom in the Assistant Principals' office. Unclaimed items in the Lost and Found will be donated at the end of each six-week marking period.