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2017 News Archive

McKinney ISD Named a Dallas Business Journal Best Place to Work for Second Consecutive Year

Press Release|June 2017

McKinney ISD has been named a 2017 “Best Place to Work” by the Dallas Business Journal in the Extra-Large Business category. This is the second consecutive year that the district has been recognized by the magazine.

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MISD Graduation Rate Reaches All-Time High of 98.2 Percent

Article|June 2017

The most up-to-date statistics from the Texas Education Agency—reported for the graduating class of 2016—reveal that McKinney ISD has achieved its highest-ever graduation rate of 98.2 percent.

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McKinney ISD Graduation Ceremonies Bring 2016-2017 to a Close

Article|June 2017

On Friday, June 2, McKinney ISD administrators, staff and the Board of Trustees welcomed the family and friends of nearly 1,700 MISD seniors from McKinney Boyd High School, McKinney High School and McKinney North High School to celebrate and honor their students as they received their diplomas and officially became MISD graduates.

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MISD Public Hearing for 2017-18 Budget and Tax Rate

Press Release|May 2017

The McKinney Independent School District will hold a public meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 in the Board Room at 1 Duvall Street, McKinney, Texas for comments regarding the school district’s proposed budget and tax rate for fiscal year 2017-18. Public participation is invited.

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MISD Teachers of the Year will be Cruising in Style this Year Courtesy of El Dorado Chevrolet and Mazda

Article|May 2017

2017 marks the third straight year that El Dorado has honored the McKinney ISD Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year with the use of a new car, free of charge, for an entire 12 month period. “We just like to show our appreciation for everything that they do for our community, to give back,” said El Dorado Director of Operations Guy Gibbs.

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Board Members Sworn in and New Board Officers Named as Bobby Amick Concludes Six Years of Service

Press Release|May 2017

Tuesday, May 24 was a transitional evening for the McKinney ISD Board of Trustees as they bid a heartfelt farewell to Board President Bobby Amick, administered the oath of office for four recently-elected members and named new officers for the upcoming year.

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A Rocketry Team from MHS Takes on the College Crowd at the NASA Student Launch Initiative

Article|May 2017

In April, a rocketry team from McKinney High School competed in the NASA Student Launch Initiative held near the Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama. They competed among university teams from across the country with an 8-ft. rocket that they designed and built to fly up to a mile high, deploy an automated drone and return a fragile cargo safely back to earth. This is the story of their journey.

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New MISD Bilingual/ESL Director Zabdi Gonzalez has Walked in the Shoes of the Students She Serves

Press Release|May 2017

When she walked into her fifth-grade classroom for the first time, Zabdi Gonzalez didn’t speak English. Now, years later, she is the choice to lead McKinney ISD’s Bilingual/ESL Department. Along the way, she hasn’t forgotten the journey that brought her here—or the life-changing difference that a teacher can make.

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MISD Earns Recognition for Excellence in Financial Reporting from Government Finance Officers Association

Article|May 2017

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded McKinney ISD the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for 2016. This award is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting that is granted by GFOA and comes in response to the district’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) that was submitted to the Texas Education Agency and to GFOA last year.

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Nail-Biting Courtroom Drama! MISD Middle Schools Claim Top 3 Spots in Collin County Mock Trial Competition

Press Release|May 2017

From “Law & Order” to “12 Angry Men” to “A Few Good Men,” just about everybody loves a good courtroom drama. For the 8th graders involved in the Collin County Bar Association (CCBA) Mock Trial contest, the courtroom drama may have been simulated, but the competition was very real. Each team member had a role to play; some served as witnesses and some as attorneys, but all of them were…well, judged…by actual attorneys and judges—and the goal, as in any courtroom, was to win. That’s exactly what three McKinney ISD middle school teams did in the competition held April 28-29 at the Collin County Courthouse. Teams from Evans Middle School, Cockrill Middle School and Dowell Middle School took 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, respectively, from among a field of 28 teams.

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A Special Night: MISD Honors Distinguished Students and Inspirational Teachers at Annual Dinner

Article|May 2017

When McKinney ISD Superintendent Dr. Rick McDaniel approached the podium at Eldorado Country Club on the evening of Thursday, May 4, for the 2017 Distinguished Student Awards Dinner, he addressed an assemblage of 45 of the district’s finest students from McKinney Boyd High School, McKinney High School and McKinney North High School. “Tonight’s Distinguished Student Awards ceremony is a celebration of everything that is good about McKinney ISD,” McDaniel told the audience. “We honor you students who have earned the highest level of recognition at the end of your elementary and secondary school years, and we honor the parents, teachers and administrators who have helped influence you along the way. “The McKinney ISD Distinguished Student Award is the highest honor bestowed upon a student in our school district. This is a special night, indeed.”

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Ussery and Rippee Elected to Board, McKinzie and Livezey Unopposed

Press Release|May 2017

Kenneth Ussery and incumbent Curtis Rippee won their bids for McKinney ISD Board of Trustees Places 2 and 7, respectively, on Saturday. Fellow incumbents Maria McKinzie (Place 1) and Kathi Livezey (Place 3), who both ran unopposed, retained their positions on the Board as well. Ussery received 70.57 percent of the vote in his race against Clayton Myhre, and Rippee earned 55.48 percent of the vote over his opponent Curtis Rath.

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