McKinney, Texas - With an eye toward the future, Glen Oaks Elementary put a new twist on Career Day recently by setting aside the traditional parade of guest presenters in favor of a more hands on approach. Rather than bring guests in, Glen Oaks sent their 5th graders out to the District’s high schools to get a first hand look at the wide range of Career and Technical Education (CTE) opportunities available to them in McKinney ISD—and the future careers to which they lead.
McKinney, Texas - What Bennett Elementary School principal Amy Holderman did recently to inspire her students is the stuff of legend — and proof that she is not only fearless, but something of a motivational genius as well.
Six schools honored for creating healthy school environments by promoting good nutrition and physical activity
McKinney, Texas - Like all great science fair project researchers, 5th grader Zach Garza, is not afraid to ask the tough questions. Like this one: “How Many Nails do you Eat for Breakfast in Your Cereal?” It’s a line of inquiry to which many of us may respond, “I’m not sure I really want to know.”
McKinney, Texas - McKinney ISD will host its Head Start (HS), Early Head Start (EHS) and Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K) Early Application Event on Monday, March 4 - Thursday, March 7 from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Greer Annex building located at 510 Heard Street in McKinney.
“Parents are very busy and their time is valuable, so we want to continually give them resources and easy ideas to help them engage with their children at home.”
McKinney, Texas - Just outside Teresa Monroe’s classroom at Caldwell Elementary, a copy of her Towson University diploma hangs above two photographs: on the left, Monroe smiles sweetly in a kindergarten-era school portrait; on the right, she poses in her Towson University cap and gown.
The display drives home the message of Caldwell Elementary: The journey to college begins now. No excuses.
McKinney, Texas - Dallas business icon Ebby Halliday graced the halls of McNeil Elementary School on Tuesday, September 11 to enjoy lunch with kindergarten student Isabel Hall in celebration of Grandparents Day. Halliday was accompanied by Isabel’s grandmother Tudie Athens -- a 35 year member of the Ebby Halliday team -- and Executive Assistant Betty Turner.
McKinney, Texas - Slaughter Elementary 2nd grade teacher Joli Barker will travel across the Atlantic this November to attend the Microsoft Partners in Learning Global Forum in Prague, Czech Republic. She is one of only 16 educators chosen to represent the United States at the international event.
McKinney, Texas - Hope is a rare commodity when you’re not sure where your child’s next meal is coming from, when you have to choose between buying groceries for your family or buying gas so you can get to work.
But, Minnie’s Food Pantry deals in hope. And, for 853 families last month, the charity located on West Parker Road in Plano meant that their kids didn’t go to bed hungry.