Canyon Hills Middle School &
Cobra Tech Academy

School Starts August 21, 2017

Cobra Parents,

  • Student Registration is now open! Visit the EPISD homepage and click on the ONLINE REGISTRATION button. Canyon Hills will be open between 8:30-11am and 1pm – 3:30pm on most days to assist parents with registration. See below. 
  • We are excited to announce that all students will receive a laptop to support blended learning in the classroom. The student laptop distribution will be held on Friday August 18th.  Students will also receive their new class schedules on the same day.
  • The laptop agreement is a part of the Online Registration and must be completed to participate in the laptop distribution.
  • Of course, as a parent you may decline the laptop or choose for your child to bring their own personal device. If bringing your own device, remember that students must bring the device daily and it must support the learning platform used in their classrooms.
  • Laptop replacement and repair price sheets will be available and also uploaded below for your review. Review your expectations on responsible technology use with your student.
  • To limit wait times please follow the distribution schedules. Parents with students in multiple grades will only need to come one of those times; whatever fits your schedule.

August 18th,  begin by the front office:

 6th Grade : 8AM-11 AM

7th Grade: 12PM- 2:30 PM

8th Grade: 2:30PM- 5PM


Registration for 2017-2018:

All Students New Incoming & Returning must register online. Please do not forget.


Dear Canyon Hills Middle School/Cobra Tech Academy Parents and Students:

           Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year at Canyon Hills Middle School/Cobra Tech Academy! Whether you are in incoming 6th grade student, walking our campus for the first time, or a graduating 8th grader in your final year of middle school, this year is going to be filled with memorable events you will cherish for years to come.  We hold strongly to our belief that EVERY student can perform at high levels and become honorable, productive citizens on a global scale.  On behalf of all of us at Canyon Hills, Cobra Tech, and the El Paso Independent School District, welcome to the new school year!

        We often find ourselves in situations that test our character and dedication to success.  This school year, we will spend a lot of time setting goals, teaching and modelling our character focus on trust, respect, responsibility, and safety, academically preparing you to master state standards, and sharing successes and challenges as a cohesive unit.  YOU are the reason we became educators.  YOU are at the heart of our purpose.  YOUR success is dependent on YOUR decision-making ability and we will not stop trying to help you in all aspects of life.  WE are a team that will stand by you all as the year progresses and we work together to make Canyon Hills a school of choice in El Paso. 

Please make sure you have registered online for our upcoming school year.  If you have not completed this process by August 14th, your child will not receive a schedule nor a laptop on August 18th.  If you need access to the internet, our library is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00AM to 3:00PM beginning July 24th through August 10th.   If you need to register on August 18th prior to receiving your child’s laptop, our library will be open for your convenience as well. 

We will be distributing laptops AND schedules to all students on August 18th in the main gym.  Please be advised of the following schedule for August 18th, by grade-level:

6th Grade         8:00AM-10:30AM
7th Grade         10:30AM-12:30PM
8th Grade        1:30PM-3:30PM

           I encourage all of you to participate in one of our many extra-curricular activities: become a student ambassador, a dancer, a newspaper reporter, an instrument player, a gardener, chess club master, a cheerleader... the possibilities are endless and the choice is yours.  Research shows that when students are a part of campus life outside of the classroom, the odds of success increase dramatically.  Supply lists will be distributed on the first day of school.  In the meantime, your child is required to have a backpack and basic pencils, pens, and paper.  We promise that with trust, respect, and responsibility at the heart of everything we do, success is practically a guarantee!  

Please join us on August 21st (first day of school) from 7:00AM to 8:15AM if you wish to escort your child around campus as they become acclimated with their surroundings.  We will also hold an open house on August 24th from 3:00PM to 5:00PM for a meet and greet with your child’s teachers and support personnel at Canyon Hills.  Enjoy the remainder of your summer!

Jennifer DeGraaf

Jennifer DeGraaf, Principal

Cobra Tech Academy Website
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Canyon HIlls Middle School is a

No Excuses University School!


Canyon Hills will provide every student with a 21st Century quality education.


Every Student will be academically and socially prepared to make the choice to attend college.

Every student will be proficient or advanced in Reading, Writing, and Math.