Dowell Principal Arbabi to be New Principal of MHS

McKinney, Texas - Current Dowell Principal Alan Arbabi, who has spent the past 13 years of his 20-plus years in education serving in McKinney ISD campus leadership, has been chosen as the new principal of McKinney High School.

Leadership and Science Ensure Results at Annual MISD/Raytheon LASER Competition

McKinney, Texas - On Friday, April 22, McKinney ISD hosted its 6th annual high school LASER (Leadership and Science Ensure Results) competition at the district’s Central Administration building to close out another successful year of collaboration with Raytheon through the district’s physics classes.

Boyd's Rappold Earns National Merit Corporate Sponsored Scholarship

McKinney, Texas - On Wednesday, April 20, National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) released the names of the first group of winners in the 61st annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

McKinney Boyd High School senior Emma Rappold was among some 1,000 distinguished high school seniors who have won corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship awards financed by about 200 corporations, company foundations, and other business organizations.

Property Value Growth and Bond Refunding Lead to Larger than Expected Tax Decrease and Interest Savings

McKinney, Texas - McKinney ISD, based on higher than previously estimated property value growth from the Collin County Central Appraisal District, combined with interest savings from completed Bond Refunding (Refinancing), will be looking to reduce the tax rate by 4.5 cents instead of the previously estimated 2 cents.

In addition, McKinney ISD will be reducing the maturity of any authorized 2016 Bond Program, 16-17 fiscal year bond sales from 25 years to 20 years, enhancing an already aggressive debt payoff schedule. The majority of school districts utilize 30+ year bonds. The tax decrease factors in the proposed $220 million bond program.

MISD Athletic Trainers Coordinate with First Responders to Provide Top Care for Athletes

McKinney, Texas - Contrary to popular perceptions, athletic trainers do a lot more than tape ankles. They have the enormous responsibility of caring for the physical well-being of hundreds of McKinney ISD student athletes participating in a broad range of competitive sports.

MISD Board of Trustees Approves Projects for 2016 Bond

McKinney, Texas - On Thursday night, the McKinney ISD Board of Trustees approved a detailed list of projects to be included in a $220 million bond program that will go before voters on Saturday, May 7. If passed, the measure would allow for a 4.5 cent tax decrease (rather than the previously estimated 2 cent tax decrease) due to an increase in the McKinney tax base and the retirement of old debt.

McKinney Boyd FFA Attends Annual Texas FFA Day at the Capitol

McKinney, TX – McKinney Boyd High School FFA attended the seventh annual Agricultural Education and Texas FFA Day at the Capitol hosted by the Texas FFA Association and the Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas (VATAT). The event was held February 23, 2016 in Austin, TX.

In 2016, MISD Senior Tour Just Gets Better with Age

McKinney, Texas - As two McKinney ISD school buses pull into the drive at Bennett Elementary, they are met by a vast sea of cheering kids and Elvis Presley blasting over a P.A. system.

The atmosphere is boisterous and bubbling with energy as more than 70 McKinney senior adults make their way off the buses to be greeted with smiles and handshakes by poster waving members of the school’s student council and choir.

The 2016 Senior Tour is underway—in true, fun-filled Bennett Elementary style.

Paula Kent is New MISD Director of Curriculum and Instruction

McKinney, Texas - McKinney ISD has named Paula Kent as the district’s new director of curriculum and instruction. The Board of Trustees approved the recommendation at their regular meeting Tuesday night.

UIL Realignment Rekindles Crosstown Rivalry for Boyd and MHS, Brings New Foes for North

McKinney, Texas - Now that the dust has settled on the highly anticipated 2016–2018 UIL district realignment, McKinney High School and McKinney North High School find themselves in new surroundings, while the landscape for McKinney Boyd High School remains familiar.