MISD School Board Names New Officers for 2016-2017

McKinney, Texas -  The McKinney ISD Board of Trustees named new officers at their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 21. Bobby Amick was named President, Curtis Rippee was named Vice-President and Stephanie O’Dell was named Secretary.

Update: Construction Projects at North, Malvern and Reuben Johnson Press on Toward August Completion

McKinney, Texas - With the rain apparently behind us and the Texas heat upon us, construction continues on the expansion and renovation projects at McKinney North High School, Malvern Elementary and Reuben Johnson Elementary.

MISD Teachers of the Year will be Riding in Style for the Next 12 Months Courtesy of El Dorado Chevy Mazda

McKinney, Texas (May 25, 2016) - As she eases into the black leather driver’s seat of a brand new Chevy Camaro, McKinney ISD Secondary Teacher of the Year Carol Winters says with a laugh, “I chose something that I wouldn’t normally drive.

Aiming High: Five MHS Engineering Students Take a Shot at 2016 Rocketry Challenge National Finals, Earn Berth at 2017 NASA Student Launch

McKinney, Texas - With a storm rolling in and conditions deteriorating rapidly, Mitchell Palmer adjusted his grip on the umbrella and held it out away from his body to shield the small rocket his teammates were urgently attending to.

The Flying Lions from McKinney High School sat in second place going into the final round of the Team America Rocketry Challenge national competition on May 14. They’d bested some 700 other teams from across the country to get here. Now, they had 24 remaining teams to beat and one more launch to do it.

McKinney Boyd Claims Title in 3rd Annual MISD Battle of the Blues Physics Olympics

McKinney, Texas - Last Thursday, 15 teams representing McKinney ISD’s three high schools gathered at McKinney High School for the 3rd annual battle of wits and creativity that is the MISD “Battle of the Blues” Physics Olympics.

AP Holly Rogers is New Principal of Dowell Middle School

McKinney, Texas - Summer will bring new responsibilities in familiar surroundings for Holly Rogers as she settles into her new role as principal of Dowell Middle School.

Rogers, who has served as an assistant principal at Dowell for the past three years, has been chosen to lead the middle school campus of nearly 1,200 students, and the McKinney ISD Board of Trustees approved the decision Tuesday night.

MISD Offers Summer PSAT Prep for Rising Sophomores and Juniors

McKinney, Texas - In June, McKinney ISD is offering the 2016 installment of its annual MISD PSAT Rising Junior and Rising Sophomores Preparation Program for MISD students who will be juniors or sophomores in 2016–2017. The program is aimed at helping these students reach even higher achievement on the 2016 PSAT/NMSQT that will be administered by the district in October.

The summer prep classes will focus on strategies and skills in critical reading, math problem solving and writing.

More than a Name: The Legacy of Scott Johnson

McKinney, Texas - Scott Johnson, namesake of Johnson Middle school and well-respected McKinney educator, died Sunday at the age of 84. In his passing, he left behind a 35-year legacy in McKinney ISD.

MISD Middle School Talent Shines on 2016 Duke TIP

McKinney, Texas -  Each year, academically talented 7th graders from across the country are  selected to participate in the Duke Talent Identification Program (TIP), the largest program in the country that focuses on identifying academic strengths and developing the abilities of talented middle school students.

The Long and Winding Road to Serenity: Stephen Issa's Journey Continues as the New Principal for Serenity High

McKinney, Texas - McKinney ISD has chosen Stephen Issa as the new principal of Serenity High, believed to be the only public recovery high school in Texas. The position became available when longtime Serenity Principal Juli Ferraro announced her retirement earlier this month.

After 10 years at Serenity, 15 years in education and a recent appointment to the Executive Board of the Association of Recovery Schools, Issa is the logical choice for the job.