Activities

Academic Pentathlon

Sponsors: Kerry Keith

Pentathlon is an academic competition activity that is open to 7th and 8th graders. The Pentathlon Team competes against other students in 5 subjects: math, social studies, science, a novel and the famous super quiz question.

AVID

Coordinator: Jennifer Itacheta

AVID places students on the college track. To support them in the rigorous coursework, AVID students learn organizational and study skills, develop critical thinking, learn to ask probing questions, receive academic help from peeps and college tutors, and participate in enrichment and motivational activities to make their college dreams reality.

Cheerleading

Sponsor: Meredith McGill and Taylor Carn

Hurrah! Cheerleaders, Pep Squad and Step Team all promote school spirit and overall morale at CMS. They are all an athletic group of girls and boys that stunt, cheer, dance and stop and are even ambassadors, at times, for the school. Athletic events are listed on the school calendar.

Chess and game club

Sponsor:

Join us each Friday as we roll out board games, both old and new. From Pit! to Exploding Kittens, we have them all. We also have classics like chess. If you don't know how to play, don't worry because we will teach you! Meets every Friday after school from 4-5 p.m.

Junior Light Brigade

Sponsor: Ms. Coleman

Junior Light Brigade is a positive peer group on middle school campuses. Members share the desire to be positive role models and serve their school and community. Student pledge to live a positive drug-free and violence-free lifestyle and to educate and encourage peers to do the same through prevention activities.

National Junior Honor Society

Sponsor: Nicholos Kongamnach

NJHS serves to honor those students who demonstrate excellence in the ares of scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship, and character.

eSports Team

Sponsor: Mr. Bedard

eSports stands for electronic sports, but for middle and high school students, it is much more than that. eSports has changed the traditional meaning of “student-athlete” as it has been officially recognized as a sanctioned sport. eSports provides students with the opportunity to represent their schools through competitive game play, while improving collaboration skills, strategic thinking skills, team-work strategies and communication skills. To participate in Esports, each student must at least 13 years old, follow the strict rules and guidelines stated in The Garland ISD eSports handbook, which includes that students must be passing all classes and exhibit positive behaviors on and off campus.

We will be playing Rocket League this year. Students wanting to join eSports must be able to attend meeting every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30 – 6:00pm during the Rocket League season. For more information about joining contact Mr. Bedard in room 39.

Theater & musicals

Sponsor: Mrs. Veer

“Romeo, Romeo, where for art thou?” Want to be a star? Join theater club to participate in the annual school play, and see what goes on “behind the scenes” like working on sets, costumes, lighting, sound, and makeup. Many former students go on to perform in High School theater and productions.

Spelling Bee

Sponsor: Ms. Curtis

The Coyle Spelling Bee is held every year in November.  All Coyle students are welcome to participate.  The winner goes on to represent our school at the GISD district-wide Spelling Bee in January.

Student Council

Sponsors: Ms. McGill 

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Student Council is a major service organization at Coyle that participates, throughout the year, in the various fundraisers for those in need. The Coyle Middle School Student Council prides itself in participating in community service, our commitment to our school, and our outstanding leadership program. To become a member of our prestigious organization, it is imperative that students uphold the ideals of respect, integrity, hard work, honesty, cooperation, and dedication, and possess a love for self and others.

During the first six weeks of each school year, Student Council is open to 6th, 7th, & 8th graders that provide references, are passing all classes and have not had a discipline issue.  Student Council meets every other Friday in Ms. McGill’s room.  For more information, contact.

Travel Club

Sponsor: Jordin Kendrick

Do you have an interest in travel? I can’t wait to tell you more about the amazing educational travel opportunity to Boston and New York City that I’m planning with EF for Spring Break 2023.  There is incredible growth that comes with seeing the world and exploring someplace new—and I’m excited to bring that opportunity to our community. For more information, register to attend our virtual meeting on September 16th, 2021 at 6:00 PM.

Yearbook staff

Sponsor: Mrs. House

Picture yourself here! Applications are taken at the end of the year to place yearbook staff for the following year.

Taking pictures at Coyle, and Cougar events, and interviewing people are all part of Yearbook planning which also involves a whole class period during the school day. It’s a great place to meet people, and promotes team-building.