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2016 News Archive

McKinney North Symphonic Band Earns State Recognition From Foundation for Music Education

Press Release|September 2016

Solos performed on the alto flute and the recorder don’t often attract the spotlight among a lot of high school bands. But, in the case of the McKinney North High School Symphonic Band, those two instruments were featured in an award-winning performance that has received state recognition from the Foundation for Music Education. The foundation awarded the group a Citation of Excellence Award for their performance on that piece—“The Journey of Yan Si Meng” by composer Gabriel Musella—and another selection called “Blue and Green Music” by Samuel Hazo.

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SJMS Principal Mitch Curry Named TASSP Region 10 Outstanding Principal of the Year

Press Release|September 2016

Principal Mitch Curry strides along the yellow center line of the drop-off lane at Scott Johnson Middle School, guiding the dual lines of traffic slowly forward. He raises a hand, and the crawl of vehicles eases to a stop as Curry waves a group of students through the crosswalk. He greets them by name as they pass, shaking hands, offering high fives and engaging them in conversation.

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MHS Criminal Justice Students Earn Gold and Bronze at State Law Enforcement Competition This Summer

Press Release|August 2016

The end of the school year is typically accompanied by a tremendous whooshing sound as students race out the doors toward summer fun and relaxation. But for eight McKinney High School students, the start of summer just meant that they would have more time to focus on training.

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MISD Board Approves 5 Cent Tax Rate Reduction

Press Release|August 2016

In April, McKinney ISD announced a larger than anticipated tax rate reduction of 4.5 cents. Now, after receiving the Collin County Appraisal District’s certified property values reports in July—which exceed the estimated values reports of this past spring—the district is announcing an additional half cent reduction in the tax rate for a total tax rate decrease of 5 cents.

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2016-17 Brings New Faces and New Spaces Among MISD Leadership

Press Release|August 2016

With the 2016–2017 school year only a couple of days away, Central Office curriculum coordinators and campus principals across McKinney ISD are putting the finishing touches on their preparations for the return of students. Working alongside them are some new associate and assistant principals who play an indispensable role in campus leadership teams. Among both groups are a few new faces—and in some cases, familiar faces in new roles.

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McKinney PD Teen Academy Advanced Course Takes Summer Vacation to a New Level

Article|August 2016

This is the McKinney P.D. Advanced Teen Academy—new for 2016—and it’s summer vacation on a completely different level. The 20 or so middle school students taking part have all completed the Basic class offered last year and earlier this summer. Today, they’re learning the proper way to search a building, and for now, it’s a reasonably relaxed environment.

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MISD Hires Veteran Educator Melanie Magee as Senior Director of Curriculum and Instruction

Press Release|July 2016

McKinney ISD has hired veteran educator Melanie Magee to lead the district’s curriculum and instruction department, a crucial leadership position that affects classrooms across the district every day.

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Former Evans AP Darla Jackson is New Evans Principal

Press Release|July 2016

Darla Jackson who formerly served as the assistant principal at Evans Middle School has returned as the school’s new principal.

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MISD Athletic Director Shawn Pratt Elected Vice-President of Texas High School Athletic Director Association

Press Release|July 2016

McKinney ISD Athletic Director Shawn Pratt has been chosen to serve as vice-president of the Texas High School Athletic Directors Association.

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MISD Earns Recognition from Texas Comptroller for Financial Transparency

Press Release|July 2016

McKinney ISD has earned the Transparency Star Award in the area of Traditional Finances from state Comptroller Glenn Hegar for its efforts to provide access to a wider range of information and make it easier to understand and analyze.

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Evans Principal Todd Young Chosen as New MISD Sr. Director of CTE

Press Release|July 2016

Evans Middle School Principal Todd Young will find himself in a new role when school starts as McKinney ISD’s Sr. Director of Career and Technical Education.

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MISD School Board Names New Officers for 2016-2017

Press Release|June 2016

The McKinney ISD Board of Trustees named new officers for 2016-2017 and have chosen Bobby Amick to serve as president, Curtis Rippee as vice-president and Stephanie O’Dell as board secretary.

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