Overcoming Obesity: More MISD Healthy Zone Schools for 2014

McKinney, Texas - For 2014, McKinney High School has been named a Healthy Zone School, and Bennett Elementary, Wilmeth Elementary and McNeil Elementary have been added to the list of Healthy Zone In-Training Schools.

Boyd's Tamara Taylor Named 2014 FCSTAT Outstanding Teacher for Region III

McKinney, Texas - McKinney Boyd teacher Tamara Taylor, who this summer was named the 2014 Outstanding Teacher for Region III by the Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers Association of Texas (FCSTAT), is passionate about preparing students for life at home and in the workplace.

Nineteen MISD Campuses to be Honored in Washington, D.C. for Fighting Childhood Obesity

McKinney, Texas -  The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, founded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation, will recognize 19 McKinney ISD elementary schools for transforming their campuses into healthier places for students and staff.

MISD Superintendent Dr. J.D. Kennedy Announces Plan to Retire

McKinney, Texas - Superintendent Dr. J.D. Kennedy announced his plan to retire and tendered his resignation to the McKinney ISD Board of Trustees at their monthly Regular Board Meeting on Tuesday night, effective Dec. 31, 2014. With his resignation, Kennedy concludes five years of superlative leadership as the superintendent of McKinney ISD.

Finch Art Teacher Sara Kingsolver Named Region 10 Elementary Teacher of the Year

McKinney, Texas -  Finch Elementary School Art Teacher Sara Kingsolver was recognized as the 2015 Elementary Teacher of the Year at the Region 10 Teacher of the Year Award Luncheon and Ceremony on August 12.

MISD Officials Join McKinney First Responders at Homeland Security Training

McKinney, Texas -  Earlier this month, representatives from McKinney ISD completed a training program offered by the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in Anniston, Ala.

Greg Hill, McKinney ISD Director of Safety, Security and Transportation; Julie Blankenship, MISD Director of Health Services; and Karin Klemm, Health and P.E. Coordinator for MISD, took part in training alongside first responders from the City of McKinney Office of Emergency Management—Karen Adkins & Randall Gurney; Fire Department—Tim Mock, Jason Hockett, Chris Lowry and Randi Wiggins; Police Department—Jody Morse, David Rodriguez; and Water, Utilities and Infrastructure Department—Christian Fredriksen.

Wyatt Steele of the McKinney Boyd FFA Chapter Receives Lone Star FFA Degree

McKinney, TX – Wyatt Steele, of the McKinney Boyd FFA Chapter, was awarded the Lone Star FFA Degree at the 86th annual Texas FFA State Convention held July 14-18 in Fort Worth, Texas. The Lone Star FFA Degree is the highest degree bestowed by the Texas FFA.

Dallas Stars Program Brings Fun, Fitness and Floorball to MISD Elementary Schools

McKinney, Texas - McKinney ISD Health & P.E. Coordinator Karin Klemm helped bring the Dallas Stars' Fitness Stars program to the District for 2014-2015 by applying for a grant through the Dallas Stars Foundation. MISD was among eight local districts who received the grant this year.

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.