McKinney ISD Earns Perfect Score on State's Financial Rating System

McKinney, Texas - Even though the ratings were reduced to a pass/fail system for 2014–2015, the district earned the maximum score for the 12th time in 13 years, once again demonstrating the quality of McKinney ISD’s financial management and reporting system.

2011 Bond Election Update Part One: McKinney High School

In this four part series, we’ll spotlight the progress and positive impact of the 2011 Bond Program projects at McKinney High School, Faubion Middle School, Dowell Middle School, McKinney North High School, Malvern Elementary and Reuben Johnson Elementary.

MISD Connects with Parents through Parent Engagement Program

McKinney, Texas -  In the effort to collaborate with and support parents, McKinney ISD recognizes that parents, like students and teachers, have opportunities to learn and grow at every stage of their lives. The Parent Engagement Program seeks to assist parents as they reflect on the process of their own growth alongside their children’s growth and development within the community.

Finding His Way: How Music Rescued Faubion Band Director Brian Beck

“As a teacher, I’m looking across the room, and I find me. I go, ‘There you are. You sir! You’re going to be a great trumpet player. Now sit a little bit taller.’ I encourage the heck out of them. I find something that they’re doing right, and I make it a really big deal."

New Associate Principal at MHS has Compass set Toward Student Success

McKinney, Texas - “I have been blessed to have family support, to be pushed and driven to achieve  the best in everything that I do, and I want to drive students to achieve the same,” Rose said.

C-SPAN Selects Boyd Teacher Randy Bilyeu as 2015 Senior Fellow

McKinney, Texas -  The C-SPAN Education Foundation has chosen McKinney Boyd High School social studies teacher Randy Bilyeu as its fall 2015 Senior Teacher Fellow for his expertise as an educator and his innovative use of C-SPAN’s programs and resources with students.

MISD STAAR Results Outpace State and Region 10

McKinney, Texas -  On Friday,  August 7, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) released its annual tidal wave of data detailing STAAR campus and district accountability ratings for more than 8,000 Texas public schools. According to TEA, some five million Texas students took more than eight million tests in 2014–2015.

Once you wade through all the numbers, tables and descriptors, what becomes apparent is that McKinney ISD STAAR results continue to outpace the rest of the state and Region 10.

Space Camp! An Out of this World Experience for Cockrill 7th Grader

McKinney, Texas - Summer means rest, relaxation and fun for most McKinney ISD students, but for Cockrill Middle School 7th grader Julia Kiger, the break has been truly out of this world. Julia recently attended Space Camp® held at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The weeklong educational program promotes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), while training students and adults with hands-on activities and missions based on teamwork, leadership and decision-making.

MISD Names New Assistant Principals

McKinney, Texas  -  As summer gives way to the quickly approaching 2015–2016 school year, McKinney ISD administrators are hard at work putting the finishing touches on their summer labors. For several campuses, that has meant hiring a new assistant principal.

Bowser Named Principal of Faubion Middle School

McKinney, Texas -  McKinney ISD has named Jimmy Bowser the new principal of Faubion Middle School. Bowser, who has served as associate principal of McKinney High School for the past three years, will assume his duties next week.