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.

MISD Among only 22 Texas School Districts Named to 7th Annual College Board AP District Honor Roll

McKinney, Texas - McKinney ISD has been named to the 7th Annual College Board AP® (Advanced Placement) Honor Roll for its success in increasing student enrollment in AP courses while at the same time increasing scores on AP Exams.

Area School Boards Unite Behind Educational Legislative Priorities

McKinney, Texas - The McKinney ISD School Board unanimously approved a resolution at its monthly meeting on Dec. 14, 2016, outlining their top legislative priorities entering the 2017 Texas Legislative Session.

Sweet Home Chicago: Faubion Orchestra and Cockrill Band Perform at Midwest International Conference

McKinney, Texas - A little over a year ago, 7th grader Riley Whisenant was tooting out “Hot Cross Buns” on her flute in the 6th grade beginner band at Cockrill Middle School.

Wednesday morning, she’ll be playing decidedly more complex arrangements onstage in Chicago at the prestigious 70th Annual Midwest Clinic International Band and Orchestra Conference as part of the 74-member Cockrill Middle School Honors Band.

JJAEP Assistant Principal Grace Harris to be new AP at SJMS

McKinney, Texas - The quickly approaching new year will bring new surroundings for Assistant Principal Grace Harris.

Currently serving at the McKinney Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Placement (JJAEP), Harris will join Dr. Mitch Curry, principal, and Assistant Principal David Warren to round out the administrative leadership at Scott Johnson Middle School when school resumes after the holiday break. She’ll fill the position that will be vacated with the December retirement of Dr. Robert Waite, current SJMS assistant principal.

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.

Echegaray Named Principal of Finch Elementary

McKinney, Texas - Veteran Slaughter Elementary School Assistant Principal Erika Echegaray has been chosen as the new principal of Finch Elementary. The decision was announced at the McKinney ISD Board of Trustees monthly work study meeting Tuesday night. Echegaray brings eight years of administrative experience to her new role.