STEM is for girls: Coserv grant funds Sci-Tech Girl Power after-school STEM program at Bennett

McKinney, Texas - They come in most days after school, these 20 or so Bennett Elementary 4th and 5th grade girls. On some days, they have other commitments like Girl Scouts or Bluebonnet Book Club, but they are eager to be here when they can.

It's called Girl Power.

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.

Eddins AP Trey Wright Named TCEA Texas Administrator of the Year

UPDATE: On Tuesday, Feb. 7, at the Texas Computer Educators Association state conference in Austin, Trey Wright was chosen from among three state finalists as the TCEA Administrator of the Year!

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.”

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.

TEA Releases New A-F Accountability System Report Cards

McKinney, Texas -  Today, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) released the results of its much-talked about, new “A-F” school accountability system. This inaugural installment serves as a benchmark, or “what if,” reflecting the grades schools would receive based on 2015–2016 student performance data.