McKinney, Texas - McKinney ISD Superintendent Dr. J.D. Kennedy has chosen Dr. Stella Uribe to serve as the District’s Director of Community Affairs and Educational Grants. The Board of Trustees approved the new director position at their regular board meeting in April. Uribe is a familiar face in McKinney ISD, having served in key leadership positions for several years. She brings 24 years of education experience to her new role.
McKinney, Texas - McKinney ISD Superintendent Dr. J.D. Kennedy has selected Gordon Butler to become the new Director of Program Evaluation for McKinney ISD. The new position of Director of Program Evaluation was approved by the Board of Trustees at their monthly board meeting in April. Butler, who currently serves as an assistant principal at McKinney High School, brings more than a decade of education experience to his new position.
McKinney, Texas – The McKinney Education Foundation and FC Dallas are once again partnering to host McKinney Independent School District Night on Saturday, May 11 for FC Dallas versus D.C. United at FC Dallas Stadium in Frisco. Ticket proceeds will benefit the McKinney Education Foundation.
McKinney, Texas - Some 300 McKinney ISD administrators, family members and community leaders gathered for the 2013 Teacher of the Year Award Dinner at Eldorado Country Club on Thursday night to honor the dedication and commitment of a select group of the District’s finest teachers.
McKinney, Texas - McKinney ISD is one of only seven school districts in Texas to receive a 2013 Sunny Award from Sunshine Review for outstanding online transparency — and the only school district in Texas to receive an “A+” rating from the organization this year. This marks the third consecutive year that McKinney ISD has received a Sunny Award and a top rating.
The MEF Spelling Bee, a contest that owes more to game show fun than traditional spelling bee pomp, is an annual battle of wits to raise money for McKinney Education Foundation scholarships. This year, the event brought in $22,000, and three groups with ties to McKinney ISD were among the field of 13 local 3-person teams.
MISD is moving into their 4th year of Dual Language implementation. The program is currently offered at Caldwell Elementary in grades K-2. The program will move into grade 3 for the 2013-14 school year.
McKinney, Texas - With feet planted firmly in the 21st century, two McKinney ISD educators have been named among the most outstanding in Texas by Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) for their innovative integration of technology and education.
At the TCEA 2013 Annual Conference in Austin last week, McGowen Elementary’s Melanie Burford, accepted the award for TCEA 2013 Texas Library Media Specialist of the Year, and Joli Barker, a 2nd grade teacher at Slaughter Elementary, was named TCEA 2013 Texas Classroom Teacher of the Year.
McKinney, Texas - As two district buses pulled away from the McKinney ISD Administration Building on Tuesday morning, the dismal weather outside did nothing to quell the upbeat outlook of the 73 senior adult passengers onboard. With MISD Partners in Education Specialist Nancy Cowlishaw acting as hostess, the festive atmosphere was soon punctuated by the sounds of conversation and laughter.
The 2013 Senior Tour was underway.
Information on these report cards includes:
Assessment results for the LEA and campuses in the aggregate and disaggregated by race/ethnicity, gender, disability status, migrant status, English proficiency, and economically disadvantaged showing two-year (2010-2011 and 2011-2012) trend data for each subject and grade tested:
- by performance level,
- with a comparison between annual objectives and actual performance for each student group, and
- including the percentage of each group of students not tested.
- Graduation rates for secondary school students.
- Performance of school district and campuses on adequate yearly progress (AYP) measures.
- Number and names of Title I schools identified as in need of improvement, including the stage of improvement and AYP indicator missed by any schools identified for improvement.
- Professional qualifications of teachers in the LEA and campuses, including the percentage of teachers teaching with emergency or provisional credentials and the percentage of classes in the LEA and campuses that are not taught by highly qualified teachers, including a comparison between high- and low-poverty campuses within the LEA.
These reports are available online at the Texas Education Agency’s NCLB web site. The address is: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index4.aspx?id=4638&menu_id=798.
If you have difficulty accessing the information from the web site, hard copies of the reports are available at the district central office or through the campus principal’s office. If you have questions about the information, please contact Geoff Sanderson at 469.742.4000.