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2017 News Archive

This Holiday Season, McKinney ISD Students and Staff are Putting Others Before Self

Article|December 2017

McKinney ISD students and staff are taking time this holiday season to put others first. Here are some of the good things they’ve been doing to help others.

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MISD Names New Director of Safety, Security and Transportation

Press Release|December 2017

McKinney ISD has hired Robert Montgomery to serve as the district’s new director of safety, security and transportation. Montgomery comes to MISD from Allen ISD where he has served as safety and security specialist since 2013. In addition to his experience in school safety, Montgomery has also served in the private sector and for 18 years as a police officer.

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Forging Ahead in a Cardboard Boat: MHS Engineering Students Make Waves at Texas TSA State Leadership Conference

Article|December 2017

Officers from the MHS Engineering Club attended the Texas Technology Student Association State Leadership conference in Kerrville Nov. 30–Dec. 2 to hone their leadership skills. Along the way, three members of the team made an inspiring journey across the length of a swimming pool in a cardboard boat.

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McKinney ISD to Host Low Cost ZAPS Test Preparation Seminars in January and February

Press Release|December 2017

McKinney ISD will host a ZAPS SAT test preparation seminar on Monday, Jan. 8 and a ZAPS ACT test preparation seminar on Monday, Feb. 9 to provide a low-cost opportunity for students to prepare for college entrance exams.

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Season of Giving: MEF Delivers More than $100,000 in Professional Development and Classroom Grants to MISD Teachers

Article|December 2017

On Friday, Dec. 1, MISD officials joined members of the MEF Board of Directors and MEF Executive Director Ashley Sine to deliver more than $100,000 in classroom and professional development grants to 62 teachers across the district.

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Dowell, Faubion, Boyd and MHS Students Shine in Youth & Government District 5 Competition

Press Release|November 2017

Twenty-nine McKinney ISD middle and high school students earned honors at the 2017 YMCA Youth and Government District 5 Conference held at Duncanville High School in November. Dowell student Davis Winn was chosen as the District 5 candidate for governor and will represent District 5 in the Youth and Government gubernatorial election at the state conference in February. Boyd’s Mckenzy Smith earned the president pro tempore candidacy in the high school competition and will run for that office at the conference for high school students in January.

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An Accidental Educator: How TAGT Award Recipient Karen J. Green Found her Purpose Serving Gifted Students

Article|November 2017

MISD Gifted and Talented Coordinator Karen Green didn’t set out for a career in education, but along the way this “accidental educator”—as she describes herself—found her purpose serving gifted and talented students. Now, she has been awarded the 2017 Administrator of the Gifted Award by the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented.

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MHS Lions and North Bulldogs Headed to Bi-District: First Round Football Playoff Information (11/17/2017)

Press Release|November 2017

Check here for Bi-District playoff information for the McKinney North Bulldogs and the McKinney High School Lions!

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Answering the Call: 2017 Plano Community Forum Educator Award Highlights Sonja Harrison’s Heart for Kids

Article|November 2017

Seventeen years ago, a third grade student named Kwnaie needed a mentor—someone to help her find her way. McKinney ISD’s Sonja Harrison answered the call, just as she’s done in the lives of many other students. For her dedication to kids, the Plano Community Forum has awarded Harrison the 2017 Educator Award.

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After Return from Deployment, Malvern Assistant Principal Gilbert Salinas Joins Students in Honoring Fellow Veterans

Press Release|November 2017

Only a few months into his tenure as assistant principal of Malvern Elementary, Gilbert Salinas was called up for a six-month Air Force deployment to Africa. Now back at his post at Malvern, Salinas took part in honoring his fellow veterans in the Malvern community on Veterans Day—and thanked Malvern for their show of support to his family during in his absence.

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MISD Counselor of the Year Errin French Exemplifies Some Unsung Heroes of the District: MISD School Counselors

Article|October 2017

McKinney ISD’s school counselors are an invaluable asset to students and staff throughout the district. It’s a tough job; they wear a lot of hats and are often pulled in many directions. But, their heart is to serve — and they do it well. 2017 McKinney ISD Counselor of the Year Errin French exemplifies this outstanding team who make a tremendous, positive impact on our students each year.

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54 MISD Seniors Earn National Merit and College Board Recognition

Press Release|October 2017

In 2016, McKinney ISD students were among the 1.6 million juniors across the country who took the PSAT/NMSQT© which served as an initial screen of entrants in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. Now seniors, 28 of those MISD students have earned Commended Scholar recognition for their performance on the test, and 12 have been named Semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship program. In addition, the College Board has recognized 16 MISD students in the National Hispanic Recognition Program based on their performance on the PSAT/NMSQT.

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