Student Life

Athletics

Coaching Staff

Girls Coaches  
Steve Brown Tennis 
Britney Gaines 7th B Volleyball, 8th A Basketball, Track
Julie Gomez 8th B Volleyball, Cross Country, Track
Cori Kelly 8th B Basketball, Track
Amy Pryor Girls' Coordinator, 7th A Basketball, Track, 
Sarah Smith 8th A Volleyball, Track
Mardray Wynn 7th A Volleyball, 8th B Basketball, Track
KMS Girls Coaches standing in gym .
Boys Coaches  
Steve Brown Tennis
Patrick Griffin  
M Jay Johnson Boys Coordinator
Jay Johnson  
Omar Paliza  
Jesse Schreiner  
Tim Thornton  
Zeb Sawyer  
KImbrough boys coaches standing in gym around mid court circle.

Basketball

Cross Country / Track

Cross Country Schedule - Middle School
Day Date Starting Box
Wed 11/13 5
Wed 11/20 7
Wed 12/4 11
Wed 12/11 2
  • All Cross Country Meets will be held at Eastfield Community College (soccer fields) 
  • Projected start time for the first race is 3:00 (depending on busses)
  • Order of Races: 7th boys, 8th boys, 7th girls, 8th girls
  • Each race lasts approximately 20 minutes
Middle School Track & Field Schedule
Date Type Teams Boys or Girls Location
 March 2 -Mon  Practice Meet  Berry, Wilkinson, KMS Girls Berry
 March 4 - Wed  Practice Meet  Berry, Wilkinson, KMS Boys Berry
 March 18 - Wed  Regular Meet  Vanston, Berry, Terry, KMS Girls  A.C. New 
 March 19 - Thurs  Regular Meet  Vanston, Berry, Terry, KMS Boys A.C. New
 March 23 - Mon  Regular Meet  Frasier, McDonald, Berry, Wilkinson, KMS Girls A.C. New
 March 25 - Wed  Regular Meet  Frasier, McDonald, Berry, Wilkinson, KMS Boys A.C. New
 March 30 - Mon  Qualifier Meet   A.C. New, Agnew, Terry, Vanston, KMS Girls A.C. New
 March 31 - Tues  Qualifier Meet  A.C. New, Agnew, Terry, Vanston, KMS Boys A.C. New
 April 9 - Thurs  District Meet  Top 3 finishers per Qualifier and next 2 times  Girls/Boys Hanby
  • Meets should start no later than 5:00

 

 

Football

Tennis

Coach Brown

Tennis Schedule

Date Day Opponent Location
Sep 3 Tues Berry Westlake
Sep 9 Mon Agnew Eastfield
Sep 16 Mon Wilkinson Eastfield
Sep 25 Wed Terry Eastfield
Oct 2 Wed McDonald Westlake
Oct 9 Wed Frasier Westlake
Oct 16 Wed Vanston Eastfield
Oct 30 Wed AC New Poteet
Nov 4 Mon Girls' Singles Tournament Westlake
Nov 6 Wed Boys' Singles Tournament Westlake
       
Feb 19 Tues Terry Eastfield
Feb 27 Wed Agnew Westlake
March 6 Wed AC New Eastfield
March 18 Mon Frasier Westlake
March 27 Wed McDonald Eastfield
April 17 Wed Vanston Westlake
April 22 Mon Berry Eastfield
April 29 Mon Wilkinson Westlake
May 6 Mon Girls' Doubles Tournament TBD
May 7 Tues Boys' Doubles Tournament TBD

 

Volleyball

Fine Arts

Art

Teachers: Mr. Coons and Mr. Strength

In art, students develop lifelong critical thinking and problem solving skills.  They also learn how to communicate non-verbally using imagery and color.

In sixth grade art, students explore a variety of media as they continue to build their skills in drawing, painting, graphics, and sculpture. Theory is introduced to further elaborate upon ideas about color, perspective, and design.

In intermediate art, students focus on further developing art skills, vocabulary, creativity, and concepts of design. Two-dimensional lessons may include painting, drawing, layout, and printmaking. Three-dimensional projects may include functional or sculptural ceramic experiences.

In advanced art, students express themselves creatively through drawing, graphics, sculpting, painting, 3D ceramic sculpture, and mixed media to develop art skills and concepts. Composition, technique, the elements and principles of design, and attention-to-detail are explored.

Band

Directors: Chris Brown and Danielle Roberts

The Kimbrough Middle School Band was named the Texas Bandmaster’s Association Exemplary Middle School Band Program in 2016.

Band begins in the sixth grade at Kimbrough with 8 Beginning Band classes. Characteristic tone production is the major emphasis of the beginning band program. Beginning band students perform in two concerts, at the Mesquite ISD Solo & Ensemble Contest, and in two band festivals.

Students who successfully complete their first year are enrolled in one of the three Kimbrough Advanced Bands. The students' individual development continues through participation in the Mesquite ISD All-City Band, the TMEA Region III All-Region Bands, and the Mesquite ISD Solo & Ensemble Festival. The Kimbrough Advanced Band has received UIL Sweepstakes awards in 19 out of the last 20  years, and is a consistent First Division recipient at festivals throughout the DFW metroplex.

One of the greatest accomplishments of the Kimbrough band program is the outstanding success that our students achieve in the Poteet High School Band.  The Poteet Band is a consistent participant at the UIL State Marching Contest, and is a three-time State Champion. The Poteet Honors Band is the 2008 TMEA Class 4A Honor Band and is a recipient of the John Phlip Sousa Foundation Sudler Flag.  The Poteet Band program was named the TBA Exemplary High School Band Program in 2009 which with Kimbrough's selection in 2016 was the first time in the award's history that both a high school and a middle school feeder have both been recipients of this award.

Choir

Director: Ms. Crary

Students in the vocal music program are challenged to grow musically and vocally to their greatest potential. We require you to respect your directors, fellow musicians, the music performed, and the work each of us do to become the best choir(s) possible. We also expect you to show responsibility by trying your best at all rehearsals and performances. If you do these things, your reward will be an experience unlike any other you have in school, encompassing pride, joy, feelings of accomplishment, success, fun and self satisfaction!

Orchestra

Director: Mr. Marien

Kimbrough Middle School Orchestras are comprised of 3 Beginner Orchestra Classes (6th grade), split by instrument type, an Intermediate Orchestra (7th grade) and an Advanced Orchestra (8th grade).  While these groups are primarily based on grade levels, they are not strictly bound to that standard.

Both the Intermediate Orchestra and Advanced Orchestra groups have consistently won UIL Sweepstakes from year to year and also compete in other festivals.  The Intermediate Orchestra has consistently made the top ratings and won the "Best in Class" award at Sandy Lake Music Festival and Pride of Texas Music Festival.  The Advanced Orchestra has competed as both a Symphony Orchestra and String Orchestra at the Peak Festival and won the top rating from year to year as well as receiving the "Best in Class Award" several times and the "Overall Best Orchestra" at the Festival.

 

Theatre

Clubs/Organizations

Battle of the Books Team

Sponsors are Mrs. Hill and Mrs. Townsend

This is open to any student who enjoys reading and competing! We have a list of 10 books (changes each year) that we must read and be prepared to answer very specific questions about at our competition or battle.  Our team for the battle will be only 6 students, and the battle is usually in March or April.  In the fall, we meet once a month to talk about the books, and in the spring we meet twice a month.  See one of the sponsors for more information!

2019 Book List for Middle School (Competition Date Wednesday, April 1, 2020 )

  • The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley 
  • The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora‚Äč by Pablo Cartaya 
  • Restart by Gordon Korman 
  • Watchdog by Will McIntosh 
  • Spirit Hunters by Ellen Oh 
  • The First Rule of Punk by Celia Perez 
  • The Humming Room by Ellen Potter 
  • Captain Superlative by J. S. Puller 
  • Miles Morales, Spider Man by Jason Reynolds 
  • I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

For more information, check out the district website.

MISD Battle of the Books

Chess Club

Sponsor: Mr. Raya and Mr. Armstrong

Welcome to the Kimbrough Chess Club. This provides a place for your kids to come play, learn and discuss all things chess. The Chess Club welcomes students of every ability level, from complete beginners to accomplished grand masters. Everyone will learn new strategies and have fun. We will meet on various Wednesday’s per the schedule below. We will have one Chess tournament during the year. It is hosted by MISD and Porter elementary and is usually in the Spring. 

All meetings will be Wednesday afternoons in the library from 3:35 - 4:30

September 25
October 30
November 20
December 11
January 29
February 26
March 25
April 29

 

Cougar Connection

This is a select group of students (by invitation only) that meet every week after school in the Kimbrough Library.  

6th grade will meet on Monday afternoons, and 7th/8th grades will meet on Tuesday afternoons from 3:35 - 4:30.

Coding Club

Dance Club

KMS Dance Club is new for the 2019-2020 school year.  This is a collaboration between KMS and Poteet and we are excited to see how it goes! The club is open to any KMS students in grades 6-8. They will meet in the KMS cafeteria after school and a change of clothes is suggested!

Tuesday Sept. 24 3:45 - 4:45
Tuesday Oct. 22 3:45 - 4:45
Tuesday Nov. 26 3:45 - 4:45
Tuesday Dec. 10 3:45 - 4:45

 

Contact Ms. McBee or Ms. Moisan if you have questions!

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)

FCA Sponsors are Mrs. Hill and Mr. Gauthier

Our first meeting will be Thursday, September 19th at 7:45 in the Kimbrough Library.

We will continue to meet on Thursdays at 7:45 in the library throughout the year.

Men and Ladies of Honor

The Men of Honor & Ladies of Honor Strategy combines powerful weekend camps and weekly one-hour discipleship meetings, using our character-specific Men of Honor (TM) or Ladies of Honor (TM) Curriculum, as well as the Ed Cole Majoring in Men (TM) curriculum.

The program focuses on:

  • Chivalry
  • Honor
  • Rites of Passage
  • The Father's Blessing
  • Courageous Leadership
  • Moral Excellence

 

Check back for 2019/2020 meeting days and times!

 

the Men and Ladies of Honor logo shield

National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)

NJHS sponsor is Ms. Le

The purpose of the NJHS is to create an enthusiasm for superior scholarship; to develop citizenship; to stimulate a desire to serve; to promote leadership; and to instill exemplary qualities of character.

Membership requirements: 

  • a minimum of 90 average in ALL classes
  • no more than one B in conduct each six weeks
  • may not be on academic probation more than one six weeks
  • at least one semester attendance at Kimbrough or another MISD middle school

Community Service Requirement for Members:

  • 2 hours per semester (fall/spring)

CONGRATULATIONS to the officers for the 2019-2020 school year!

President Kaleb Kawecki
Vice President Reagan Schreiner
Historian Alexa Flores
Secretary Haylee Helzer

 

Robotics Club

Sponsors are Mrs. Homan and Mr. Gauthier

Robotics club meets after school on Tuesdays from 3:45 - 4:30 in the Tech Lab. This club is open to anyone interested in exploring the world of robotics.  This club is a part of the Lego League competition where students are responsible for programming a robot to complete missions.  Students are also encouraged to think outside the box and build video games, code a Sphero, and invent and build models to solve real life problems.  

Soccer Club

Sponsors: Mr. Saucedo, Mr. Paliza, Mrs. Homan, Ms. Fajardo and Mrs. Mokry

Soccer Club at Kimbrough Middle School is a place for students to come together. All Students are welcome from never playing soccer to being masters at the game. We can all come together and enjoy each other’s company build one another as a community and support each other in a positive welcoming soccer filled environment. 

Once the temperatures cool off a little bit, we will start meeting and playing!

Student Council

Student Council sponsors are Mrs. Townsend and Ms. Barfell.

Kimbrough student council promotes leadership, dedication and school spirit through developing a community awareness of student government. The purpose of student council is to plan and organize activities that will foster the social growth and civic development of the student body.