MISD Partner Raytheon Receives 2014 Employer for Education Excellence Gold Award from SBOE

McKinney, Texas - The State Board of Education (SBOE) recently named Raytheon among 10 Texas businesses chosen as 2014 “Employers for Education Excellence” (EEE) in recognition of their ongoing support and commitment to Texas public schools. Raytheon earned Gold recognition, the highest honor awarded in the EEE program for its role as a long-time partner of McKinney ISD.

School Board Appoints O'Dell to Serve in Place 6

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.

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McKinney ISD Earns State's Highest Financial Rating for 12th Consecutive Year

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.

Dr. Melinda DeFelice named MISD Senior Director of College and Career Readiness

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.

Overcoming Obesity: More MISD Healthy Zone Schools for 2014

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.

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.

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.