NASA contracts with MHS engineering students to build an 8 foot rocket for national competition

McKinney, Texas - The McKinney High School Flying Lions Rocketry Team has been awarded an eight-month unfunded NASA contract to design, build and launch a reusable high powered rocket and engineering payload to an altitude of one mile above ground level and recover both.

Echegaray Named Principal of Finch Elementary

McKinney, Texas - Veteran Slaughter Elementary School Assistant Principal Erika Echegaray has been chosen as the new principal of Finch Elementary. The decision was announced at the McKinney ISD Board of Trustees monthly work study meeting Tuesday night. Echegaray brings eight years of administrative experience to her new role.

MISD Interdisciplinary Study and Mentorship Program sets students on a trajectory for success as they pursue college and career

McKinney, Texas - It’s a Friday afternoon, and the energetic buzz of some 40 or so conversations hovers over the main conference room at the Collin College Higher Education Center. A bell rings, and half the room stands and shifts to the next small table in line. There are handshakes and greetings, and then everyone is seated again, and the buzz of conversation returns.

AATG Chooses MHS Teacher Sandra Dieckman as Top High School German Language Educator in the Country

McKinney, Texas - Since childhood, McKinney High School German teacher Sandra Dieckman’s love of the German language has been rooted in the fertile soil of family ties. But, it was a youthful inclination to sidestep authority that helped it bloom.

64 MISD Seniors Earn National Merit and College Board Recognition

McKinney, Texas - This month, officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of 35 McKinney ISD students whose outstanding performance on the PSAT/NMSQT earned Commended Scholar recognition and 10 who have been named Semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship program.

In addition, the College Board has recognized 19 McKinney ISD students in the National Hispanic Recognition program based on their performance on the PSAT/NMSQT.

Carrying the Torch: Cockrill Honors Band Reinforces Legacy with National Award

McKinney, Texas - It’s a little after one o’clock on a Monday afternoon, and the Cockrill Middle School band hall is rumbling with the thunder of stomping feet. It swells in intensity and then gradually dissipates into silence.

It’s because of Mio Yamauchi and her bassoon.

Boyd AP Teacher Receives 2016 Yale Educator Award

New Haven, Conn. - The Yale University Office of Undergraduate Admissions announced last Monday that McKinney Boyd High School AP social studies teacher Scott Martin has been selected as a recipient of the 2016 Yale Educator Award.

McKinney ISD Named a 2016 Best Place to Work by Dallas Business Journal

McKinney, Texas - McKinney ISD has been named a 2016 “Best Place to Work” by the Dallas Business Journal and is the only school district to make the list this year.

MISD Board Secretary Stephanie O'Dell Finds Fun and Fitness in New P.E. Curriculum

McKinney, Texas - For those of us who grew up long, long ago the term “P.E.” tends to evoke memories of dubious activities like dodgeball—where we learned to be tough by enduring a stinging hail of red rubber balls, and we learned to be fast by fleeing them.

But, physical education has come a long way since then. Thankfully.

McKinney North Symphonic Band Earns State Recognition from Foundation for Music Education

McKinney, Texas - Solos performed on the alto flute and the recorder don’t often attract the spotlight among a lot of high school bands. But, in the case of the McKinney North High School Symphonic Band, those two instruments were featured in an award-winning performance that has received state recognition from the Foundation for Music Education.