MISD names new elementary ELAR curriculum coordinator

McKinney, Texas -  McKinney ISD has hired Judy Vega as its new elementary English, language arts and reading (ELAR) curriculum coordinator. She comes to the district from Lewisville ISD and brings to her new role 18 years of experience as an elementary teacher, instructional specialist and bilingual/ESL coordinator.

Through the front door: As a middle schooler, MISD's Sonja Harrison stared down segregation in the Deep South and opened the door to equality

McKinney, Texas -  “We are not back door people.”

That’s the message that Sonja Bens Harrison learned from her mother and father.

As a black teenager growing up in segregated Brunswick, Georgia during the 1960’s, walking around to the back door of a white-owned restaurant or business was the common practice for many people of color. But not for the Bens family.

7 years in, the MISD Senior Tour is still young at heart

McKinney, Texas -  Amid fanfare and a chorus of cheers from the students of Malvern Elementary, more than 65 senior adults disembarked from two McKinney ISD school buses last Thursday morning and high-fived their way through a sea of kids as they moved down the school’s main hallway and into the cafeteria.

MISD earns recognition from Texas Comptroller for financial transparency in the area of debt obligations

McKinney, Texas -  McKinney ISD is once again at the forefront of financial transparency among Texas public institutions as one of the first 11 school districts across the state to earn the Transparency Star Award in the area of Debt Obligations from state Comptroller Glenn Hegar.

MISD Elementary and Secondary schools achieve Level 1 certification in Marzano High Reliability Schools Program

McKinney, Texas -  McKinney ISD is pleased to announce that every MISD elementary and secondary school has achieved Level 1 certification in the Marzano High Reliability Schools™ (HRS) program.

MISD students experience inauguration firsthand on annual trip to Washington, D.C.

McKinney, Texas -  On January 20, 2017, thirty-two McKinney ISD 8th graders, their teachers and three McKinney Boyd High School seniors stood bundled up against the cold among the multitude gathered on the National Mall and watched as Donald J. Trump took the oath of office to formally become the 45th president of the United States.

And, even though the students from MISD didn’t all share the same political views, it was a rare opportunity for them to step beyond the classroom and witness our government’s peaceful transition of power firsthand.

Love is the Strongest Power: Jesse McGowen and Leonard Evans remind McGowen Elementary 4th graders that they can accomplish anything

McKinney, Texas - “I’m hoping that they will take away from this that you can become anything that you desire if you work hard, have the right attitude and the right work habit. And, there’s no difference in color. We’re all God’s children, and we should try to love each other. I think that’s what the world needs.

“Not only these kids, but the world needs to reflect on that right now.”

MISD Dual Language Program to Accept Applications for Incoming KG for the 2017-18 School Year Starting February 10th

The Dual language program is offered at Caldwell Elementary for grades K-5th.

Moving Forward: 2016 Bond Update on MISD Stadium, MHS Auditorium, Security Cameras and other Summer Projects

McKinney, Texas – With sunlight rolling back the clouds on a chilly morning in December, McKinney ISD Superintendent Dr. Rick McDaniel, members of the MISD Board of Trustees and McKinney Mayor Brian Loughmiller donned hard hats and hoisted shovels to officially break ground on the new MISD Stadium and Community Event Center while a crowd of city officials, student representatives and other distinguished guests looked on.

With A+ Rating, MISD Ranks Among Top Districts in D/FW, Texas and Nation on Best Overall List from Niche

McKinney, Texas - For the 2017 Niche Best School Districts list, MISD received an overall rating of “A+,” ranking 10th in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and 22nd among the 937 Texas school districts assessed by the company. Those results placed the district in the top 2 percent in Texas and among high-performing districts such as Highland Park, Coppell, Plano, Southlake Carroll, Lovejoy, Allen and Prosper.

On a national level, MISD landed in the top 4 percent of the 10,364 districts across the country that were examined by Niche.