MISD Thespians Earn 15 Nominations at DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards

McKinney, Texas - McKinney Boyd High School’s production of “Beauty and the Beast,” McKinney High School’s “Spamalot” and McKinney North’s “Jeckyll and Hyde” have combined for a remarkable 15 Dallas Summer Musicals High School Musical Theatre Award nominations this year, earning a nod in all but one of the award show categories.

MISD Offers Fifth SAT Blitz Camp on April 30 and May 1

McKinney, Texas - McKinney ISD is pleased to offer SAT “Blitz Camp” #5 on April 30 and May 1 at each of the three McKinney ISD high school campuses. This Blitz Camp is the final camp scheduled for the 2013-2014 school year.

MISD Health Science Students Earn Top Awards at HOSA State Leadership Conference

McKinney, Texas - McKinney ISD Health Science Academy students Paige Allen, Michelle Madera and Kendra Magnuson earned top awards at the HOSA – Future Health Professionals State Leadership Conference held in San Antonio on March 27–29.

They'll represent MISD in competition at the HOSA National Leadership Conference to be held in Orlando during the week of June 25–28.

Boyd Orchestra Chosen to Perform at World-Famous Midwest Clinic in December

McKinney, Texas - Chicago in mid-December may not be every Texan’s idea of a great get-away. Snow, frigid temperatures and biting winds combine to offer a pretty harsh experience for most of us accustomed to more temperate southern winters.

But for Director Michael Link, Assistant Director Shelly Duell and the members of the McKinney Boyd High School Honors Chamber Orchestra, Chicago is exactly where they want to be December 17 – 20, for they are among the few who have been chosen to grace the stage at the world-renowned Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic—and one of only two high school orchestras chosen from Texas.

8th Grader's Essay wins Barnes & Noble Contest Recognition for Faubion Teacher

McKinney, Texas - It was in Debbie Bennett’s writing class that Shelby Scott began to feel like she really had something to share, that her her skill with a pen was a gift to be nurtured and offered to others—that she was good at it. Shelby had found her niche.

MISD Kids are Cooking up Something Good with Jr. Chef Competition

McKinney, Texas - With names like “Shelbe’s Broccoli Surprise,” “Raspberry Salad Supreme” and “Zucchini Noodles,” winning dishes from McKinney ISD’s Jr. Chef Competition are a far cry from the “Sloppy Joes” that most of us endured as kids.

Dr. Jennifer Peirson Takes the Reins at McKinney Boyd High School

McKinney, Texas -  Dr. Jennifer Peirson has been chosen as the new principal of McKinney Boyd High School, and the decision was approved by the McKinney ISD Board of Trustees during their regular monthly meeting Tuesday night.

MHS' Hashbarger and South make All-American Showing at State Meet

McKinney, Texas - It’s been a terrific year for 2013–14 District Female Swimmer of the Year Sammie Hashbarger. At the recent UIL State Swim & Dive Meet, the senior from McKinney High School posted All-American times on her way to winning the gold medal in the 500 meter freestyle and bronze in the 200 meter freestyle event. Her success among the high school ranks bodes well for her collegiate potential; next year, she’ll be suiting up as a member of the swim team for the University of Texas.

Slaughter 3rd Grade Teacher Joli Barker Named to National School Boards Association

McKinney, Texas -  The National School Boards Association's (NSBA) Technology Leadership Network (TLN) has announced its “20 to Watch” honorees for 2013-2014. These distinctive education leaders from across the country are being recognized for their ability to inspire colleagues to incorporate innovative technology solutions that contribute to high-quality learning environments and more efficient school district operations.

Among those being recognized is Joli Barker, 3rd grade teacher from Slaughter Elementary.

Boyd Debate Teams Headed to Austin for State Competition

McKinney, Texas -  With deluges of “thunder sleet” behind them and spring break only days away, it’s safe to assume that few teenagers are thinking about U.S. foreign trade policy. But for five Austin-bound McKinney Boyd High School students, that topic will consume the better part of their vacation next week as they compete in the UIL State Cross-Examination Debate Meet to be held March 10–15 on the campus of the University of Texas.