Cobb Middle School Weekly News

October 31 - November 4

Coming Up This Week...

Monday 10/31

  • Theater Rehearsal, 3:40-5:30 p.m., Cafe/Stage
  • 7th & 8th Grade Volleyball vs. Wester, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Cobb Both Gyms
  • 7th Grade Football District Post-Season Game vs. Wester, 5:30-8:30 p.m., IHS


Tuesday 11/1

  • 7th & 8th Grade Girls Basketball Tryouts, during Athletics only this week
  • Math/Science Team Meeting, 3:40-4:15 p.m., D104
  • Theater Rehearsal, 3:40-5:30 p.m., Cafe/Stage
  • 8th Grade Football District Championship game vs. Maus, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Memorial Stadium


Wednesday 11/2

  • 7th Grade Boys Basketball Tryouts, 7:15 a.m. & Athletics, Both Gyms
  • Palio's Pizza Spirit Day ALL DAY, Legacy/Warren location
  • NO Theater Rehearsal today
  • 8th Grade Achieve Success Parent Presentation, 6:00-7:00 p.m., Library
  • Orchestra Fall Concert, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Cafe/Stage (rescheduled from 10/24)


​​Thursday 11/3

  • 7th Grade Boys Basketball Tryouts, 7:15 a.m. & Athletics, Both Gyms
  • 8th Grade Boys Basketball Tryouts, 7:15 a.m. & Athletics, Both Gyms
  • Library Club, 7:45-8:15 a.m., Library
  • Math/Science Team Meeting, 3:40-4:15 p.m., E114
  • Theater Rehearsal, 3:40-5:30 p.m., Cafe/Stage
  • PTA Board Meeting, 5:00-6:00 p.m., Library
  • PTA Regular Meeting and Social Media 101 Program for Parents, 6:15-7:30 p.m., Cafe (SEE BELOW)

Friday 11/4

  • 7th Grade Boys Basketball Tryouts, 7:15 a.m. & Athletics, Both Gyms
  • 8th Grade Boys Basketball Tryouts, 7:15 a.m. & Athletics, Both Gyms
  • PTA Reflections Entries Due
  • Theater Rehearsal, 3:40-5:30 p.m., Cafe/Stage

Save the Dates​​​​

  • 11/5 - 7th Grade Volleyball District Tournament, Trent MS
  • 11/5 - 8th Grade Volleyball District Tournament, Cobb Both Gyms
  • 11/7 - Guest Author book orders due (SEE BELOW)
  • 11/7 - 8th Grade Boys Basketball Tryouts, 7:15 a.m. & Athletics, Both Gyms
  • 11/7 - 8th Grade Achieve Success Student Program, Library
  • 11/7-11/10 - 7th & 8th Grade Girls Basketball Tryouts, Athletics and 3:35-5:15 p.m., Both Gyms
  • 11/7-11/10 - Theater Rehearsal, 3:40-6:00 p.m., Cafe/Stage
  • 11/7-11/11 - Frisco Fastpacs Food & Coin Drive
  • 11/8 - NATIONAL ELECTION DAY - REMEMBER TO VOTE!!
  • 11/10 - NJHS General Meeting, 7:55-8:15 a.m., D102
  • 11/10 - Boys Basketball Parent Meeting, 5:00-6:00 p.m., Library
  • 11/10 - Girls Basketball Parent Meeting, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Cafe
  • 11/11 - Orchestra All-Region Concert and Clinic, all day, RHS
  • 11/11 - Theater Fall Play - Get Smart, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Cafe
  • 11/12 - Frisco Community Parade, 10:00-12:00, Toyota Stadium/Downtown Frisco
  • 11/12 - Band All-Region Phase I, 8:00-4:00, Carpenter MS, Plano
  • 11/12 - Orchestra All-Region Concert and Clinic, 8:30-6:00, RHS
  • 11/12 - Theater Fall Play - Get Smart, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Cafe
  • 11/14 - Shannon Messenger Author Visit, 10:00-11:00 a.m., Library
  • 12/15 - Theater: The Romancers auditons, 3:40-5:30 p.m., Cafe/Stage
  • 11/15 - Band All-Region PHase II, 5:00-9:30 p.m., Vandeventer MS
  • 11/16 - Staff Meeting, 3:50-4:50 p.m., Library (NO AFTERNOON TUTORIALS)
  • 11/17 - 6th Grade Scoliosis Screenings during PE classes
  • 11/17 - Theater: The Romancers Call-Backs, 3:40-5:30 p.m., Cafe/Stage
  • 11/17 - 7th & 8th Grade Girls Basketball vs. Vandeventer, Cobb Both Gyms
  • 11/17 - 7th & 8th Grade Boys Basketball vs. Vandeventer, VMS
  • 11/18 - LAST DAY BEFORE THANKSGIVING BREAK!
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Special Messages

Parents, if you missed the workshop, Your Tween and You, hosted by Joann Schauf, you may visit her website for more information: http://yourtweenandyou.com/. Feel free to join her newsletter or contact her regarding future presentations.


PTA Program - Thursday, November 3rd, immediately following the brief PTA Regular Meeting: Social Media 101 for Parents with Kim Keller


A 60-minute look at how parents can help their tweens have a safer relationship with today’s social media platforms. This presentation addresses:


  • Actionable tips for online safety and security
  • An overview of social media’s riskiest platforms
  • Legal and ethical issues (Age requirements, Cyberbullying, Sexting)
  • How-to information on setting safety and parental features for YouTube, Instagram and Twitter
  • Resources for parents such as filtering and monitoring software, smartphone features and apps, online information and more


**The presentation contains some mature content and parenting hacks; it is NOT recommended for students.**


Author Visit/Book Orders - Author Shannon Messenger will visit Cobb on Monday, November 14th at 10:00 a.m. in the Library. Only the first 75 Cobb students to sign up with Ms. Meeks will get to attend. Book orders for Messenger's Keeper of the Lost Cities series are due to Ms. Meeks by Monday, November 7th.


*Read about Shannon Messenger's Visit*

*Order Keeper of the Lost Cities books*


Theater - “Would ya’ Believe…Get Smart Tickets are already on sale!?” THAT’S RIGHT, CHIEF! Log onto My Payments Plus and buy your $5 ticket today! Performances are November 11th and 12th at 6:00 p.m.!


8th Grade Parents - We are looking for chaperones for the 8th grade field trip on April 13th. Sign up here!

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