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.

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.