Conley Named Principal of Minshew Elementary

McKinney, Texas - Al Conley has been named principal of Minshew Elementary, and the McKinney ISD Board of Trustees approved the decision at a special session on Tuesday morning. The new assignment is a sort of homecoming for the ten-year veteran of McKinney ISD; he served at Minshew as assistant principal from 2007 to 2012.

Dr. Kennedy Named Member of the American Diabetes Association Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter Community Leadership Board

Dallas, Texas – The American Diabetes Association announced that Dr. J.D. Kennedy, McKinney ISD Superintendent, was named a member of the Community Leadership Board (CLB) for the Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter of the American Diabetes Association for a two-year term.

McKinney Named One of the 100 Best Communities for Young People

Annual Competition Recognizes Communities that Prioritize Youth Education and Well-Being

McKinney, Texas - McKinney today was named one of America’s Promise Alliance’s 100 Best Communities for Young People presented by ING. The national award was given to McKinney to recognize its outstanding and innovative work in addressing the high school dropout crisis and for its programs and services that make it an outstanding place for youth to live, learn and grow.

McKinney ISD Freshmen Earn IPC Credit -- With a Twist

McKinney, Texas - Working their way slowly along a narrow dirt trail at the Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary, the small group of McKinney ISD students scans the path for possible clues. They stop briefly as tire tracks are examined and measured, and then press forward once more through the sticky, early morning humidity. Cutting across open fields and winding through the cooling shade of overhanging limbs, the investigators arrive finally at their grim destination.

McKinney Public Library Announces Teen Poetry Contest Winners

McKinney, Texas - In April, the McKinney Public Library invited all 6-12th grade public, private and home schooled students to participate in the library’s annual Teen Poetry Contest. Entrants could write about any subject in any style and were limited only in length, format and the bounds of their creativity.

American Idol Watch Party on May 9 at MPAC: Town Square Buzz and MPAC to host celebration to support Hollie Cavanagh

McKINNEY, TEXAS  – The McKinney Performing Arts Center and Town Square Buzz are once again hosting a watch party as local resident Hollie Cavanagh continues her successful run on American Idol. The event will be held on Wednesday, May 9 at the McKinney Performing Arts Center, 111 N. Tennessee St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the 7 p.m. broadcast of the show.

McKinney announces Healthy Challenge: Events across city aimed at helping make McKinney healthiest city in country

McKinney, Texas - McKinney has been named one of the best places to live in the country, but leaders from organizations across the city have another goal for the community. City Hall, the McKinney Independent School District and many non-profits and healthcare organizations are partnering to make McKinney the fittest community in the country.

Live Healthy Texas Program Open to Entire Community: Promotes Health Through Online Tracking of Activity, Weight Loss, Access to Resources

McKINNEY, TEXAS (Jan. 17, 2012) – If you made a resolution to get fit this year, McKinney has a new program to help you reach your goals. The Live Healthy Texas 100 Day Challenge provides an online platform for residents to form teams and track physical activity, weight loss, or both from Jan. 23 through May 1. The program also provides meal plans, video workouts, healthy recipes and nutrition and wellness resources. Live Healthy Texas $20 fee for each participant includes a year-long subscription to a national lifestyle magazine and a t-shirt. Registration is open at and will remain open through Feb. 6.

McKinney Education Foundation Awards Over $83,000 to MISD Teachers

McKINNEY, Texas  –  Christmas came early today as MEF board members, volunteers and staff surprised McKinney teachers with checks totaling over $83,000 in grants which will underwrite unique academic programs not already funded by MISD.

McKinney Education Foundation Recognizes Dream Builders

McKINNEY, Texas  –  On October 21, the McKinney Education Foundation hosted a reception at Wyland’s Ocean Blue to recognize the MEF DREAM BUILDERS, a group of ten benefactors underwriting MEF’s Advisor program.  The program, which is unique to public schools, places advisors in each of the three McKinney High Schools with the goal of dedicating themselves exclusively to assisting students obtain financial aid and scholarships for post high school education.  Since the program’s inception in 2005, the MEF Advisors have helped secure more than $35 million in financial assistance for MISD graduates.