McKinney, Texas - With a unanimous vote, the McKinney ISD Board of Trustees appointed Stephanie O’Dell to fill the vacant Place 6 (At-Large) seat at their monthly Regular Board Meeting Tuesday night. O’Dell has a history of committed volunteer leadership and service in the District as well as the broader McKinney community.
McKinney, Texas - In 2013-2014, middle school ensembles from across Texas submitted auditions in band, orchestra and vocal categories hoping to be deemed the best in the state by the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA).
One of the coveted prizes each year is the title of TMEA Middle School Honor Full Orchestra (comprised of string and wind instruments). Only the best in the state earns that recognition. And for 2014, the full orchestra from Faubion Middle School is it.
Up from #2 in 2012, only Texas city in the top 15
McKinney, Texas - Over the summer, the Criminal Justice Clubs from McKinney Boyd High School and McKinney High School competed in the Texas Law Enforcement Explorers State Competition held at the University of Texas at Arlington. Each team competed in 8 events, and the groups from MISD walked away with three medals.
McKinney, Texas - McKinney Independent School District officials announced that the district received a rating of “Superior Achievement” under Texas’ Schools FIRST financial accountability rating system. This marks the 12th consecutive year McKinney has earned the Schools FIRST Superior Achievement rating and the 11th time during that period that the District has earned a perfect score.
McKinney, Texas - Dr. Melinda DeFelice has been named Senior Director of College and Career Readiness for McKinney ISD. The MISD Board of Trustees approved the decision at their regular monthly Work Study meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 16.
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.
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.
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.
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.