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Coyle Middle School PTA

The Cougar Connection Newsletter

Our Purpose
PTA Board Members
Teacher Appreciation
Box Top for Education
Calendar of Events
Meeting Minutes
Arts in Education
Parent Education
Contact Us
8th Grade Information


Up Coming Dates to Remember!

Robin Hool Play

Thursday, April 27th 7:30pm

Friday, April 28th 7:30pm

Saturday, April 29th 2:00pm and 7:30pm

Remember these dates!
May 1st - Beginner Band sign up for instruments for next year.
May 1st, 2nd and 3rd - Tryouts for Athletics for next year.
May 4th - Cinco De Mayo

Saturday, May 6th - 8th Grade Awards
Monday, May 8th - 6th Grade Awards
Tuesday, May 9th - 7th Grade Awards
Field Trips by garde
Friday, May 5th - 6th Grade to Celebration Station
Wednesday, May10th - 7th Grade to Sandy Lake
Frdiay, May 12th - 8th Grade to Six Flags

Box Tops For Education
There is a new boxtops challenge from now until the end of this school year.  We are calling it countdown to summer.  Ask your math teacher for a form to collect 25 box-tops for education before school is out.  Every student completing one will receive a prize and will be in a drawing for bigger prizes.  So start collecting now!

News from The State Board of Education
The State Board of Education is serious about education.  The Board has adopted policies that require students to pass the TAKS test in order to be promoted to the next grade.  Students who fail to meet expectations on TAKS in reading and math will be required to participate in many types of interventions, incuding summer school.  The new policies go into effect with the current 6th grade student's at Coyle.  Any 6th grader who does not pass the TAKS test in reading and math will be required to attend GISD summer school this year.  In order to graduate from  high school, all Texas students must pas the TAKS test in English, Science, Math, and History, which are administered in the 11th grade.  To be certian that all sutdents are successful on the TAKS, students participate in a series of practice test throughout the year.  These test are designed to let teachers and parents monitor student progress.  If the assessments indicate that students need extra help, we want to be certain that those students take advantage of the extra tutoring programs that we have available at Coyle before and after school.