Boyd Student Earns Prestigious AP International Diploma Award

McKinney, Texas -  McKinney Boyd High School senior Haven Trahan is no stranger to the College Board AP Exams. He’s taken seven of them thus far in his high school career, which is an impressive accomplishment in its own right. But, even more impressive is the fact that he has earned a “5,” the highest possible score, on all seven of them.

Recent Boyd Grad Named National Merit College Scholarship Recipient

McKinney, Texas - Yesterday, National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced that Erin Hagood, a 2014 graduate of McKinney Boyd High School, is among the approximately 1,600 additional winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by colleges and universities for 2013–2014. These Merit Scholar designees join approximately 2,500 other college-sponsored award recipients who were announced in late May.

MISD School Board Officers Named

McKinney, Texas -  The McKinney ISD Board of Trustees named new officers during an annual reorganization of duties at their regular Board meeting Tuesday night. Amy Dankel was named President, Bobby Amick was named Vice-President and Lynn Sperry was named Secretary.

Boyd Government Teacher Randy Bilyeu Selected for C-SPAN Fellowship

WASHINGTON (June 16, 2014) - The C-SPAN Education Foundation has named Randy Bilyeu, a government teacher at McKinney Boyd High School one of three recipients of C-SPAN’s 2014 Teacher Fellowship Program. This highly selective national program is offered to teachers who demonstrate creative use of C-SPAN programming in their teaching.

ZAPS ACT & SAT Test Preparation Seminars Offered in July

McKinney, Texas - McKinney ISD is pleased to announce that the District will host two-day ZAPS ACT and SAT test-preparation seminars this summer on July 29 & 30 at McKinney North High School. These sessions offer another opportunity for students to learn tips, strategies and skills aimed at higher achievement on the ACT or SAT exam.

Janzen and Camp Named MISD Coaches of the Year

McKinney, Texas - A pair of coaches who have transformed their schools’ volleyball programs were recently named the 2013-14 Coaches of the Year by the McKinney Independent School District. Kellie Janzen of Dowell Middle School and McKinney High School’s Jessica Camp were honored at ceremonies at their respective campuses last week.

Nine MISD Seniors are National Merit Finalists

McKinney, Texas - Nine talented McKinney ISD seniors have been named National Merit Scholarship Finalists for 2013-2014 by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). Several have been awarded National Merit $2500 Scholarships, Corporate-Sponsored Scholarships or College Scholarships, and more awards are expected to be announced in July.

For Country: An Interview with Four MISD Seniors Headed to West Point and the Air Force Academy

McKinney, Texas - High school graduation is upon us. Once the caps are thrown and the celebrations have faded, it won’t take long for seniors to shift their focus in earnest toward the next step in their journey, whether that means college this fall or the pursuit of other career plans. But, for four McKinney ISD graduates, the path that lies ahead is one that is decidedly less traveled.

Project Graduation: All the Fun You Can Cram Into One Place

McKinney, Texas - Over the past 10 years, more than 7,000 McKinney ISD students have attended Project Graduation. In 2013, more than 1,000 took part, and organizers hope that number will grow in 2014. For more information about Project Graduation, you can visit their website by clicking here.

One 2 the World Instructional Initiative Puts Technology in Students' Hands

McKinney, Texas - In January 2015, McKinney ISD will take a strategic step forward in its mission to prepare all students for college and career success by putting a new MacBook Air laptop in the hands of every MISD freshman.

It’s the first step in the District’s new “One 2 the World” instructional initiative that will roll out from 2014–2018. Once fully implemented, the program will provide every high schooler with personal access to a computer by issuing a laptop to each of those students in much the same way that textbooks have traditionally been distributed—but with vastly greater, and more flexible, educational potential. The District has researched the program for two years.