Cockrell Hill News Parent Update

Week of December 14th

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Future Readiness: Elementary & Middle School Scholarships

For additional questions regarding the scholarships, please contact Iesha Jackson, DeSoto ISD College, Career & Military Readiness Coordinator at

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COVID- 19 Reminder

Parents should self-screen students for COVID-19 symptoms each day prior to coming to campus. Students should not come to school if they are feeling sick or exhibiting any COVID like symptoms such as: a lingering cough, chills, fever, headache, diarrhea, vomiting, muscle or body aches, shortness of breath, or runny nose.

5th Grade Blackout Poetry

Learning Anytime Anywhere

10 Educational Goals for Your Scholars

The purpose of education is to help scholars reach their potential. To make sure this occurs, it is important to set educational goals. Determining what you should learn and how to accomplish your objectives creates the foundation for educational goals.

  • Think positive to stay focused.
  • Stay resilient.
  • Make time to read.
  • Manage your time.
  • Find time to relax.
  • Strive for excellence.
  • Build good study habits.
  • Develop patience to achieve your goals.


Social Emotional Learning has become more prevalent now than ever before. It is necessary for each of us to ensure that not only our physical but our mental well-being is managed daily. DeSoto ISD has partnered with Re-Think Ed as a resource for Social Emotional Learning.

The district has provide us with an SEL Scope & Sequence that we will follow throughout the year. Re-Think Ed provides lesson for each grade level for you to embed into your lessons each week and can be accessed through Classlink.

SEL Focus for the week of is: Self Management

Management of or by oneself; the taking of responsibility for one's own behavior and well-being.

SEL Scope & Sequence

Helping Hand Outreach Drive- Thru Meal Giveaway

The 39th FGHT Annual Helping Hand Christmas Dinner Basket Giveaway is Saturday, December 19th @ 39727 West LBJ Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75237.

The distribution will be contactless and no registration is required!

Attendees will drive up and open the trunk to receive the food items. The giveaway will begin at 9 a.m., and will continue as long as supplies last. For more information, please visit or call 972-572-3448.

Child Nutrition Grab N' Go Meals Update during the Holiday Break

The Holiday Break is quickly approaching, and during this time there will be no meals on campus or regular grab n’ go meal distribution. To ensure that every student stays happy and healthy during the Holiday Break, Chartwells and the DeSoto ISD Child Nutrition Department will be handing out 7 days' worth of meals on Monday, December 21st at DeSoto High School - Freshman Side from 9am - 12pm!

Meals are free for students 18 and under and every student will receive 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, and 7 dinners. The process for the meals will be grab n’ go fashion as normal and the meals will be sent home pre-prepared with heating instructions included.

DeSoto High School-Freshman Campus 600 Eagle Dr. DeSoto, TX 75115

Pick up is across from the Eagle Stadium. You will see open doors attached to the Freshman Campus Cafeteria and a team member will come to your car. (Note: Pick Up is NOT the freshman campus entrance doors. Signs will be out directing the correct way.)

Note: ​Regular Grab N' Go Meal Distribution will resume on Monday, January 4th at all pick up locations.

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It's a fact: Kids Do Better When Parents are Engaged in Their Learning!

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Revised 2020-2021 Academic Calendar

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  • November 30th - Beginning of the 3rd Six Weeks
  • December 4th- House Party
  • December 8th - PTA Meeting
  • December 17th - Virtual Christmas Program@ 10:00 am and Cookies with Santa and Friends@3:30-4:15
  • December 21st - Jan. 1st - Winter Break - No School
  • January 4th - Student Holiday/Staff Workday - No School
  • January 5th - Student Holiday/Professional Development - No School
  • January 6th- Students that are Campus Supervised scholars return to campus/Home supervised learners return to virtual learning.

Honor Roll Presentation 1st-5th Grade

CHE Honor Roll Announcement Dec 2020

Cockrell Hill Linguistics Magnet Academy

Angela Robinson, Principal

Malikah Graves, Assistant Principal

La Tura Schexnayder, Counselor

B'Chesca Young, Instructional Coordinator

Tammy Johnson, Interventionist

Cockrell Hill - School Action Fund