MISD Names New Senior Director of Finance

McKinney, Texas -  McKinney ISD has hired Marlene Harbeson as its new Senior Director of Finance, and the Board of Trustees approved the decision Tuesday night.

MISD, LeTourneau University, Collin College Partnership Means New Opportunities for Aviation Students

McKinney, Texas -  When representatives from LeTourneau University, Collin College and the McKinney Independent School District gathered at McKinney National Airport on Monday to formalize a unique three-way partnership, their signatures ushered in a new era of opportunity for MISD aviation students.

Bennett Elementary Defeats Oklahoma School in Think Through Math Red River Rumble

McKinney, Texas -  “Our Bennett Bears absolutely crushed Oklahoma with our math skills,” said Bennett Elementary Principal Amy Holderman on Friday.  

Bennett was chosen as one of five Texas schools to represent the state in the first week of Think Through Math’s (TTM) annual Red River Rumble mathematics competition between Texas and Oklahoma held Nov. 9 – 13. The weeklong event called on 3rd – 5th graders from Bennett and a counterpart school in Oklahoma to complete and pass as many online TTM math lessons as possible over the course of the week.

2011 Bond Election Update Part Three: Dowell Middle School

McKinney, Texas -  In 2011, McKinney voters overwhelmingly approved a $191 million bond package that would address a wide range of campus needs across the district. Slated to begin in 2012 and conclude in 2016, that bond package is swiftly nearing completion—on schedule and under budget.

28 MISD Campuses Earn National Healthy Schools Awards

McKinney, Texas - For their efforts at promoting healthy activity and nutritions across MISD, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation has awarded National Healthy Schools Awards to all 28 McKinney ISD elementary, middle and high schools—making MISD one of only three districts in the nation this year who can claim all of their campuses as award winners.

MHS and North Marching Bands Qualify for 5A State Marching Contest

McKinney, Texas -  They began the journey in the heat of August and weathered the storms of late October. Now, two McKinney ISD high school marching bands are headed to the 2015 State Marching Contest in San Antonio on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

MISD Students Chosen for Congressional Youth Advisory Council

McKinney, Texas -  U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX–03) has announced the students chosen to participate in his 2015–2016 Congressional Youth Advisory Council (CYAC). Eighty-seven Collin County high school students were selected by a community board to serve on the council due to their outstanding leadership skills, academic performance, extra-curricular participation and community service. Eight McKinney ISD students were among those selected.

2011 Bond Election Recap Part Two: Faubion Middle School

McKinney, Texas - In 2011, with a wide range of campus needs in front of them, the McKinney ISD Board of Trustees accepted the recommendation of a citizen bond committee and voted unanimously to call for a $191 million bond election that would begin in 2012 and conclude in 2016. McKinney voters overwhelmingly approved the bond package which is nearing completion—on schedule and under budget.

MISD Names Veteran School Business Administrator as Chief Financial Officer

McKinney, Texas -  The McKinney Independent School District has chosen Jason Bird as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The Board of Trustees approved the decision at their regular monthly work study meeting Tuesday night. Bird has a lengthy history of nearly 20 years with MISD and has served as the district’s senior director of finance since 2005.

39 MISD Students Earn Distinguished National Merit and College Board Recognition

McKinney, Texas -  On Wednesday, McKinney ISD high school juniors will join the ranks of nearly a million and a half students from across the country who will sit down to take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®) and begin the journey that, for some, will lead to distinguished academic titles and/or scholarships.