Cobb Middle School Weekly News

January 9 - 13, 2017

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Coming Up This Week...

Monday 1/9

  • Debate Club Meeting, 3:40-4:15 p.m., B114
  • The Romancers Rehearsal, 3:40-5:00 p.m., Cafe/Stage

Tuesday 1/10

  • Math/Science Team Meeting, 3:40-4:15 p.m., D104
  • Lego Club, 3:40-4:30 p.m., B123
  • Mandatory Best Buddies Meeting, 3:45 p.m., B112
  • The Romancers Rehearsal, 3:40-5:00 p.m., Cafe/Stage

Wednesday 1/11

  • Clubs & Organizations Portraits
  • Writing Club, 7:55-8:15 a.m., D106
  • Comic Book Club, 7:55-8:15 a.m., D103
  • Talent Show applications due at 3:45 p.m.
  • The Romancers Rehearsal, 3:40-5:00 p.m., Cafe/Stage
  • Student-Led Bible Study, 3:40-4:15 p.m., B121
  • Harry Potter Club, 3:40-4:30 p.m., C103

​​Thursday 1/12

  • 750 Minute Reading Challenge Party, 7:45 a.m., Library
  • Student Council General Meeting, 7:55-8:15 a.m. OR 3:45-4:15 p.m., C118
  • NJHS General Meeting, 7:55-8:15 a.m., D102
  • Math & Science Team Meeting, 3:40-4:15 p.m., E114
  • The Romancers Rehearsal, 3:40-5:00 p.m., Cafe/Stage
  • 7th & 8th Grade Girls Basketball vs. Staley, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Cobb Both Gyms
  • 7th & 8th Grade Boys Basketball vs. Staley, 5:30-8:30 p.m., SMS

Friday 1/13

  • Peter Pan Rehearsal, 3:40-5:00 p.m., Cafe/Stage
  • Middle School Night at WHS Girls Basketball Game, 6:00 p.m., WHS

Save the Dates​​​​

  • 1/16 - Martin Luther King Day - NO SCHOOL
  • 1/17 - GT Referrals due (SEE BELOW)
  • 1/17 - Middle School Night at LSHS Girls Basketball Game, 6:00 p.m., LSHS
  • 1/18 - Staff Meeting, 3:50-4:50 p.m., Library (NO AFTERNOON TUTORIALS)
  • 1/19 - Hogwarts Read-a-Thon packets due, 7:45 a.m., Library (SEE BELOW)
  • 1/19 - Choir UIL Rehearsal, 4:30-5:30 p.m., G108
  • 1/19-1/20 - PTA Talent Show Auditions, 3:40 p.m., location TBD (SEE BELOW)
  • 1/19 - 7th & 8th Grade Boys Basketball vs. Griffin, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Cobb Both Gyms
  • 1/19 - 7th & 8th Grade Girls Basketball vs. Griffin, 5:30-8:30 p.m., GMS
  • 1/20 - Band Chamber Recital, 5:00-7:00 p.m., Fine Arts area
  • 1/23 - Wakeland Rising Freshman Night, 6:00 p.m., WHS
  • 1/23 - Lone Star Rising Freshman Night, 6:30 p.m., LSHS
  • 1/25 - Orchestra Rehearsal, 7:30-8:15 a.m., G108
  • 1/25 - FISD College Fair, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Reedy HS
  • 1/26 - Winter Sports Pep Rally, 3:00-3:35 p.m., Large Gym
  • 1/26 - Choir UIL Rehearsal, 4:30-5:30 p.m., G108
  • 1/26- 7th & 8th Grade Boys Basketball vs. Trent, 5:30-8:30 p.m., TMS
  • 1/26- 7th & 8th Grade Girls Basketball vs. Trent, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Cobb Both Gyms
  • 1/27 - FINAL DEADLINE to purchase a 2016-2017 yearbook!
  • 1/27 - PTA Board Meeting, 4:45 p.m., Library
  • 1/27 - PTA Regular Meeting and Talent Show, 5:45-8:00 p.m.

Special Messages

Cobb's Got Talent - The Cobb PTA Talent Show will be held Friday, January 27th. Singers, Dancers, Musicians, Comedians and Actors, it is that time of year to entertain us! Auditions will be held January 19th and 20th. Get your acts together and be ready to WOW your friends and family! Applications can be picked up in the office as well as from Mr. Moore. Please complete applications and turn them in no later than Wednesday, January 11th by the end of school. Please contact Lisa Guindon at with any questions.

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GT Referrals - Open referrals for the Cobb Middle School GT Program will be accepted January 3 through January 17. All paperwork must be submitted by January 17. If you are interested in having your child screened, please contact Lindsay Brotherson. If your child is already receiving GT services, he/she does not need to be rescreened. For more details, please read this informational sheet and visit the links within.

Hogwarts Read-a-Thon - The Cobb Library Club is hosting the 5th Annual Read-a-Thon event to raise funds for charity. Cobb students voted to use the funds raised to continue buying new books for children who are served at the food pantry at Frisco Family Services. The goal is to raise at least $2500 through the Read-a-Thon event. Money raised beyond our goal will be used to serve another book-related charity in the Dallas-Fort Worth area designated by student vote. At the Harry Potter themed Read-a-Thon, students will read four hours by flashlight in tents and during reading breaks compete with Hogwarts Houses in crazy games and competitions for the House Cup throughout an evening filled with books, laughter, and lots of snacks! The event is hosted by Librarian Mary Virginia Meeks and staffed by fun teachers as well as some amazing high school volunteers who will serve as House Prefects. Please contact Ms. Meeks at if you are willing to donate snacks, small prizes, time decorating, Harry Potter related items, etc!

Event Date: Friday, February 3

Time: Immediately after school until 10:00 p.m.

Packets are available in the library and on the library website through January 18. ON Thursday, January 19 at 7:45 a.m. we will begin accepting complete packets (permission form, pledge sheet, and $10 for evening meals/snacks in the library).

NOTE: Event is limited to the first 80 students to turn in a COMPLETE packet. Based on past Read-a-Thon sign-ups, we anticipate being full before noon that day. If any spots remain, complete packets will be accepted the rest of the week until all 80 spots are filled.

Read-a-Thon Application

Permission Form

Join the Club - One of the best parts of middle school is getting involved with a group of your peers to do something you enjoy outside the classroom. Cobb has a diverse list of clubs and organizations to fit every student's interests, so encourage your child to try one out!

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