Cowboy Parent Courier

November 1, 2019

Red Ribbon Week was a success! Special thanks to our Teen Leadership students for organizing our week.

We have kicked off November, and we are ready for the busy couple of months ahead. The second quarter is full of learning and extracurricular events, so be sure to read the Courier and watch our social media for updates.

Remember there is no school Monday, November 11th.

As always, we appreciate your support!

Dr. E

Veteran's Day Parade Nov. 8th

Our Cockrill Middle School Veteran's Day Parade will be Friday, November 8. We are inviting all former and current U.S. military members to join us for this event. Our CMS staff and students wish to honor all of the brave men and women who have served our country. Parade line up will be in the CMS cafeteria at 9:15 am, so please be sure to check in by 9:00 am. This event will conclude by 10:00 am.

Football Season Recap

8th grade A team 7-0

8th grade B team 7-1

8th A beat an undefeated Rogers team Tuesday 16-8 to become the only remaining undefeated team and win district championship.

8th B team was 3-5 in 2018 when they were in 7th grade. Their improvement was really impressive.

7th Grade A team 5-2

7th Grade B team 6-2

7th Grade C team 2-1

Overall record for all CMS football teams 27-6

Overall it was the best season in Cockrill history in terms of overall win-loss record.

The kids worked extremely hard and had great attitudes. Coaches had a blast and are super proud of all of the players.

Can't wait to see these guys play high school football next year!

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Volleyball Teams Finishing Strong

The Cockrill Volleyball teams have done a great job this season. They played their final game of their District season on Thursday night. The Silver and White teams play in their District tournament this weekend; 7th grade here at Cockrill and 8th grade at Evans MS. The Navy team competes in their tournament next Friday at Scott Johnson MS. The Cowgirls have worked very hard this season as student-athletes and have done an outstanding job of representing Cockrill MS on and off the court. All of the coaches are very proud of their accomplishments and hard work.

Fine Arts Celebrations


Congratulations to Cockrill Band Students who earned placement into the MISD All-District Band. We had 37 STUDENTS from Cockrill this year including TEN students who placed first overall. Names in bold indicated FIRST CHAIR OVERALL in the DISTRICT!! These students will participate in a the MISD District Clinic/Concert on Friday, November 22nd (more details to come later).


Cockrill Orchestra is proud to have 4 of our musicians represent us in the All-Region Orchestra this year. Congratulations to Leo Yamauchi, Neil Banerjee, Annalise Montgomery, and Preston Quintero. They worked hard and beat out hundreds of other students to earn spots in this prestigious group. CONGRATULATIONS!

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8th Grade CTE TRIP

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 14th, 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 1st and due by November 8th.

PTO Is taking pre-orders for CMS hoodies

Sweatshirts are now available for pre-order! Deadline is Nov 15th! Order HERE today.

8th Grade Only: Yearbook Dedication Ads

Are you looking for a creative way to tell your student, “I love you and I’m proud of you”?

Place a recognition ad in the yearbook!

This is a one-time opportunity for 8th grade students only. In the future, seeing your message will bring a smile as they remember your love and support during these important years. And, it’s easy to create a recognition ad. Go to this website, create an account, and design your ad for your student. You get to pick the photos and text you would like in your ad, format will be adjusted to match the theme and colors of the yearbook.

We can even keep the ad a secret until the yearbook is distributed (but only if your son or daughter isn’t on the yearbook staff).

Reserve a space for your ad today to say how proud you are. Like the yearbook, your message will be a permanent memory. Deadline is November 1st!

Theatre Department

Come check out the CMS Theatre Department’s production of Attack of the Pom-Pom Zombies! Show dates are November 7th, 8th, and 9th at 7:00pm. Tickets are $5 at the door or online at There is also an understudy show on November 9th at 3:00pm – those tickets are by donation at the door. Hope to see you at the show!

Show synopsis: It's the 1960s, a big nuclear blast to the past! School's out for the summer, and the teenagers of Ocean View High are ready to surf, sun and have some fun. Their favorite hangout is Barnacle Betty's Beach Club, which happens to be right next door to the evil Ivana Ratnik's nuclear power plant. But, ooops! Cindy Sue, the head cheerleader, accidentally gets some nuclear slime on her hot dog instead of pickle relish, and soon the beach is overrun with pom-pom wielding zombies!

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Spirit Night Supporting CMS Athletics Program

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Spirit Night Supporting CMS Theatre

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PTO News

Students LOVE the snack shack, and I love that our PTO is committed to opening it each week. Our SNACK SHACK is always in need of volunteers. It is a fast and fun way to be involved. Thanks for all the support.

MISD P.O.W.E.R. Parenting

The MISD P.O.W.E.R. Parenting Fall Schedule is now available. These FREE resources have been designed to serve parents with children of all ages. Join us to explore strategies to effectively communicate, understand developmental issues, provide positive discipline, and relate to your child. We have planned a variety of options to fit your schedule including daytime, evening, weekend and online options. Learn more here.

Lunch for Students

Due to a variety of safety concerns related to food allergies and campus safety and security, McKinney ISD does not allow students to utilize food delivery services at school. This includes services such as Uber Eats, Doordash and direct restaurant delivery. However, parents/guardians will still be permitted to drop food off for their children.

This rule does not apply to deliveries organized by McKinney ISD faculty or a teacher serving as a sponsor of a student organization. We appreciate your cooperation in our efforts to create a safe and secure environment for students.

Parents may only deliver food for your own child. We can't accept group deliveries.

Want to Volunteer?

If you would like to volunteer at CMS, please complete the Volunteer Background Check. If you have been approved in the past, you have until September to update your application for the new school year. You must complete a new form each year. Please note that if you do not complete the proper paperwork, you cannot help chaperone field trips or help with the school in any way. We need and want your help, so please fill out the forms now.

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