McKinney, Texas - Even though the ratings were reduced to a pass/fail system for 2014–2015, the district earned the maximum score for the 12th time in 13 years, once again demonstrating the quality of McKinney ISD’s financial management and reporting system.
In this four part series, we’ll spotlight the progress and positive impact of the 2011 Bond Program projects at McKinney High School, Faubion Middle School, Dowell Middle School, McKinney North High School, Malvern Elementary and Reuben Johnson Elementary.
McKinney, Texas - In the effort to collaborate with and support parents, McKinney ISD recognizes that parents, like students and teachers, have opportunities to learn and grow at every stage of their lives. The Parent Engagement Program seeks to assist parents as they reflect on the process of their own growth alongside their children’s growth and development within the community.
“As a teacher, I’m looking across the room, and I find me. I go, ‘There you are. You sir! You’re going to be a great trumpet player. Now sit a little bit taller.’ I encourage the heck out of them. I find something that they’re doing right, and I make it a really big deal."
McKinney, Texas - On Friday, August 7, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) released its annual tidal wave of data detailing STAAR campus and district accountability ratings for more than 8,000 Texas public schools. According to TEA, some five million Texas students took more than eight million tests in 2014–2015.
Once you wade through all the numbers, tables and descriptors, what becomes apparent is that McKinney ISD STAAR results continue to outpace the rest of the state and Region 10.
McKinney, Texas - As summer gives way to the quickly approaching 2015–2016 school year, McKinney ISD administrators are hard at work putting the finishing touches on their summer labors. For several campuses, that has meant hiring a new assistant principal.
McKinney, Texas - While many of their peers are soaking up the leisurely days of summer, these kids are getting an inside look at all things law enforcement through the weeklong Teen Academy hosted by the McKinney Police Department. Some are there because they are considering law enforcement as a career. Others are just curious. They’re halfway through the week, and this morning, it’s all about the SWAT team.
McKinney, Texas - McKinney ISD has chosen Suzy Woodard and Geoff Sanderson for two recently vacated high-level administrative positions. Woodard has been named Assistant Superintendent for Learner Support, and Sanderson will serve as Chief Program Evaluation Officer. The Board of Trustees approved both decisions on Tuesday night.
McKinney, Texas - For the sixth year in a row, McKinney ISD has earned the highest possible recognition for financial transparency from the Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle.
McKinney, Texas - Gordon Butler has been named the new principal of McKinney High School and Kelly Flowers has been chosen as the new principal of Caldwell Elementary. The McKinney ISD Board of Trustees approved the decision at their monthly meeting held Tuesday night at McKinney High School.