MISD Law Enforcement Students Win at Regional, Look Ahead to State Competition

McKinney, Texas - The McKinney High School and McKinney Boyd High School Law Enforcement Explorer Clubs hosted a Regional Explorer Competition at McKinney Boyd High School on March 21 that put students’ burgeoning law enforcement skills to the test in eight possible police response scenarios. Now, five MISD teams are headed to state.

Press Principal Paige Hanks Announces Retirement

McKinney, Texas - Long time McKinney ISD administrator Paige Hanks has announced her plan to retire at the end of the 2014-2015 school year. Hanks has served as principal of Press Elementary for the past two years, but the impact of her leadership has been felt at several campuses across the district since her arrival in 2001.

MHS Principal Logan Faris Announces Resignation

McKinney, Texas - Dr. Logan Faris, principal of McKinney High School, has announced his intent to resign at the end of the 2014-2015 school year and accept a new position as Executive Director of Secondary Education in Northwest ISD.

MHS and Finch Elementary are Building the Future of MISD Robotics

McKinney, Texas - Operating a robot is not as easy as it seems, and the efforts of the Finch Elementary 2nd graders gathered around the mini “robot arena” in Pam McBride’s classroom at McKinney High School are keeping Ancel Furlow busy.

Pryor and Parr Named 2015 MISD Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year

McKinney, Texas - McKinney ISD teachers and administrators gathered with family, friends and community members at Eldorado Country Club on Thursday night for the annual 2015 Teacher of the Year Dinner to honor the district’s Campus Teachers of the Year and to announce the district’s Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year.

McClure's Christy Johnson is Region 10 School Nurse of the Year

McKinney, Texas - Christy Johnson is too down to earth to seek out accolades for the work she does as the school nurse at McClure Elementary. But, her outstanding service at that campus has garnered recognition anyway. Johnson has been named the 2015 Region 10 School Nurse of the Year by the Texas School Nurses Organization.

MISD Launches All-New misdGO Mobile App

McKinney, Texas - McKinney ISD leapt to the forefront of school communications in 2011 when it introduced misdGO, one of the most comprehensive k-12 mobile apps in the country at that time. Now, an all-new version of misdGO is available that offers students, parents and teachers even better on-the-go access to all things MISD

MISD Board Approves Middle School Attendance Boundary Adjustments

McKinney, Texas - Two days of winter weather and school cancellations didn’t keep the McKinney ISD Board of Trustees from dealing with important business at their regular monthly Board Meeting on Tuesday night. The Board voted unanimously to approve the new 2015 Middle School Attendance Boundary Map which was developed based on an analysis of enrollment projections, MISD attendance boundary criteria, parent feedback and Board dialogue.

2015 Senior Tour Offers Inside Look at MISD

McKinney, Texas - Wednesday, Feb. 18 marked the 2015 McKinney ISD Senior Tour, the fourth such annual opportunity for McKinney senior adults to take an inside look at programs offered at the elementary, middle and high school levels as well as to meet students, teachers and administrators who make it all happen each day in MISD. Along the way, they shared stories and laughter and marveled at how far things have come.

Protect Your Melon: Wilmeth Fifth-Graders Tackle Helmet Safety for First Place at Regional Science Fair

McKinney, Texas - Like all great pioneers of science, Grant Vollmer and C.J. Wilson are not afraid to tackle hot-button topics—even when their research findings could interfere with their extracurricular aspirations.

For their science fair research project, which they presented at the Elementary Regional Science Fair in Garland on Feb. 6–7, the two fifth-graders from Wilmeth Elementary, tackled the topic of helmet safety with a project called “Protect Your Melon.” In the process, they won a 1st Place trophy and experienced the exciting convergence of science, helmet safety and the thrill of dropping watermelons from a ladder.