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2017 News Archive

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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A Legacy of Excellence: Boyd Orchestra and Cockrill Band Earn National Recognition (Again!)

Article|October 2017

The McKinney Boyd Consortium Orchestra and the Cockrill Honors Band were each named 2017 Mark of Excellence National Winners by the Foundation for Music Education. The awards highlight the legacy of excellence in McKinney ISD Fine Arts—a legacy that each group is doing their part to preserve.

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American Airlines On Board with MISD Aviation Program

Article|October 2017

Excerpt: The McKinney ISD Aviation Academy is soaring with more than 200 students in the program and support from partners like LeTourneau University, Monarch Air, McKinney National Airport and Southwest Airlines. Now, American Airlines has come on board as a partner, and the program is sure to soar even higher.

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MISD Names New Sr. Director of Special Populations

Press Release|September 2017

McKinney ISD has hired Adrienne Morris as its new senior director of special populations. Morris, an educator of 23 years, comes to MISD from Melissa ISD where she has served as director of special education for the past five years.

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Now in its Fourth Year, MISD 1:the World Initiative Rolls On

Article|September 2017

Three years ago, MISD introduced its 1:the World initiative that put a MacBook Air laptop in the hands of every MISD high school freshman. Now, those freshmen are seniors, and since that initial deployment, every successive freshman class in the district has received a MacBook to use throughout their four years of high school.

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10 MISD Campuses Earn National Healthy Schools Awards from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation

Press Release|September 2017

Ten McKinney ISD schools earned national recognition and Healthy School Awards from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation for their success in promoting healthy habits among their students and staff. They were among only 323 of the 31,000 schools that participated in the Healthy Schools Program last year named to the list of America’s Healthiest Schools.

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McKinney High School Marine Corps JROTC Prepares Students to Lead

Article|September 2017

The McKinney High School Marine Corps JROTC program, which launched in 2014, has experienced great success under the leadership of Chief Warrant Officer 3 (Ret) Ron McPhatter and Gunnery Sgt. (Ret) Trish Ramos. They sat down with us to talk about the program, their cadets and why their unit will never settle for mediocrity.

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SJMS is 1 of 26 Schools Nationally to Retain Designation as an NASSP Breakthrough School

Press Release|August 2017

In 2013, Scott Johnson Middle School was one of only 10 schools across the country designated as a Breakthrough School by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) for their success at fostering collaborative leadership and performance growth as well as reducing achievement gaps on state assessments. This year, SJMS was re-designated as a Breakthrough School for their continued success in those areas over the past four years.

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Summertime Blues: MISD Middle Schoolers Get an Inside Look at Leadership and Law Enforcement with MPD Teen Academy

Article|August 2017

There is a lot of fun and relaxation to be had during June, July and August, but for some motivated MISD middle schoolers, the McKinney Police Department’s Teen Academy offered an exciting and unique way to fill those lazy days of summer.

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North Track Coach Jessica Richards Named Texas Girls HS Coach of the Year by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association

Press Release|August 2017

After back-to-back state track championships, McKinney North High School Girls Track Coach Jessica Richards has been chosen as the 2017 Texas Girls High School Coach of the Year by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross country Coaches Association.

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Press Elementary Teacher Whitney Sellars Named Region 10 Elementary Teacher of the Year

Article|August 2017

Press Elementary fourth grade teacher Whitney Sellars has been chosen as the Region 10 Elementary Teacher of the Year. The announcement was made on Thursday, August 3 at the Region 10 Teacher of the Year Awards luncheon held at the Curtis Culwell Event Center in Garland.

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MISD Upgrades School Bus Fleet with A/C and Additional Security Cameras

Article|August 2017

In the spring of 2016, McKinney ISD and Durham Transportation began a two-phase project to outfit the MISD bus fleet with air conditioners and new additional security cameras. Now nearing the conclusion of phase two, the project is scheduled for completion before school starts on August 28.

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