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.

Boyd Government Teacher Randy Bilyeu Selected for C-SPAN Fellowship

WASHINGTON (June 16, 2014) - The C-SPAN Education Foundation has named Randy Bilyeu, a government teacher at McKinney Boyd High School one of three recipients of C-SPAN’s 2014 Teacher Fellowship Program. This highly selective national program is offered to teachers who demonstrate creative use of C-SPAN programming in their teaching.

Janzen and Camp Named MISD Coaches of the Year

McKinney, Texas - A pair of coaches who have transformed their schools’ volleyball programs were recently named the 2013-14 Coaches of the Year by the McKinney Independent School District. Kellie Janzen of Dowell Middle School and McKinney High School’s Jessica Camp were honored at ceremonies at their respective campuses last week.

MISD Earns Platinum Award from State Comptroller for Financial Transparency

McKinney, Texas - For the fifth straight year, McKinney ISD has earned the highest recognition possible from the Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle and is one of only 54 of Texas’ 1,024 public school districts who have achieved that honor thus far in 2014.