MHS Teacher Alyssa Boehringer is the JEA National Broadcast Advisor of the Year

McKinney, Texas - “Alyssa is one of the best examples of what teachers and advisors can be,” Murray said. “She inspires not only her own students but students and teachers here in Texas and around the country. She brings an insight to teaching and to broadcast that others just lap up, and she is the perfect example of what we want the broadcast advisor of the year to be.”

New Assistant Principal Chosen for Slaughter Elementary

McKinney, Texas - Slaughter Elementary has chosen veteran elementary educator Marina Byrd as the school’s new assistant principal.

Byrd is no stranger to Slaughter; she has served there as a bilingual instructional coach for the past three years, and with 23 years in elementary education behind her, she brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to her new position.

NASA contracts with MHS engineering students to build an 8 foot rocket for national competition

McKinney, Texas - The McKinney High School Flying Lions Rocketry Team has been awarded an eight-month unfunded NASA contract to design, build and launch a reusable high powered rocket and engineering payload to an altitude of one mile above ground level and recover both.

MISD Interdisciplinary Study and Mentorship Program sets students on a trajectory for success as they pursue college and career

McKinney, Texas - It’s a Friday afternoon, and the energetic buzz of some 40 or so conversations hovers over the main conference room at the Collin College Higher Education Center. A bell rings, and half the room stands and shifts to the next small table in line. There are handshakes and greetings, and then everyone is seated again, and the buzz of conversation returns.

AATG Chooses MHS Teacher Sandra Dieckman as Top High School German Language Educator in the Country

McKinney, Texas - Since childhood, McKinney High School German teacher Sandra Dieckman’s love of the German language has been rooted in the fertile soil of family ties. But, it was a youthful inclination to sidestep authority that helped it bloom.

McKinney North Symphonic Band Earns State Recognition from Foundation for Music Education

McKinney, Texas - Solos performed on the alto flute and the recorder don’t often attract the spotlight among a lot of high school bands. But, in the case of the McKinney North High School Symphonic Band, those two instruments were featured in an award-winning performance that has received state recognition from the Foundation for Music Education.

MHS Criminal Justice Students Earn Gold and Bronze at State Law Enforcement Competition this Summer

McKinney, Texas - The end of the school year is typically accompanied by a tremendous whooshing sound as students race out the doors toward summer fun and relaxation. But for eight McKinney High School students, the start of summer just meant that they would have more time to focus on training.

Aiming High: Five MHS Engineering Students Take a Shot at 2016 Rocketry Challenge National Finals, Earn Berth at 2017 NASA Student Launch

McKinney, Texas - With a storm rolling in and conditions deteriorating rapidly, Mitchell Palmer adjusted his grip on the umbrella and held it out away from his body to shield the small rocket his teammates were urgently attending to.

The Flying Lions from McKinney High School sat in second place going into the final round of the Team America Rocketry Challenge national competition on May 14. They’d bested some 700 other teams from across the country to get here. Now, they had 24 remaining teams to beat and one more launch to do it.

McKinney Boyd Claims Title in 3rd Annual MISD Battle of the Blues Physics Olympics

McKinney, Texas - Last Thursday, 15 teams representing McKinney ISD’s three high schools gathered at McKinney High School for the 3rd annual battle of wits and creativity that is the MISD “Battle of the Blues” Physics Olympics.

AP Jae Gaskill Named New Principal of McKinney North High School

McKinney, Texas - Longtime North Associate Principal Jae Gaskill has been chosen to lead McKinney ISD’s second oldest high school. The decision follows current Principal Jimmy Spann’s recently announced plan to retire at the end of 2015-2016. Gaskill has worked alongside Spann throughout her nine years at the campus, and now her leadership will carry North forward.