Dr. Amber Epperson Named Principal of Cockrill Middle School

McKinney, Texas - McKinney ISD is pleased to announce that Dr. Amber Epperson has been chosen as the new principal of Cockrill Middle School. The McKinney ISD Board of Trustees approved the decision at their regular monthly Board Meeting Tuesday night. Epperson, who currently serves as principal of Malvern Elementary, is a seasoned administrator who has been called upon to lead several campuses during her 11 years of service in the District.

MISD Partner Raytheon Receives 2014 Employer for Education Excellence Gold Award from SBOE

McKinney, Texas - The State Board of Education (SBOE) recently named Raytheon among 10 Texas businesses chosen as 2014 “Employers for Education Excellence” (EEE) in recognition of their ongoing support and commitment to Texas public schools. Raytheon earned Gold recognition, the highest honor awarded in the EEE program for its role as a long-time partner of McKinney ISD.

MNHS Retains AVID National Demonstration School Status

McKinney, Texas -  Officials from AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) headquarters in San Diego visited McKinney North High School on Wednesday, October 8 as part of the school’s scheduled AVID Demonstration School “revalidation” process. After a day of observation, interviews and evaluation, McKinney North High School received the news that they had earned the honor of serving as an AVID Demonstration School for another three years—the highest possible revalidation status.

McKinney ISD Students Named to Congressman Sam Johnson's Congressional Youth Advisory Council

McKinney, Texas - U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) recently announced the names of seven McKinney ISD high school students who have been selected to participate in the 2014-2015 Congressional Youth Advisory Council (CYAC). Eighty-one council members were chosen from across the Third District of Texas, which encompasses most of Collin County, by a community board that considered students’ leadership skills, academic performance, participation in extracurricular activities and community service.

McKinney North Teacher Chosen as College Board AP Advocate

McKinney, Texas -  McKinney North High School AP teacher Jeff Sher has been chosen by the College Board and the Advanced Placement® program as a member of the inaugural class of AP Advocates.

MISD Offers 2014-15 Fall/Spring SAT Blitz Camps

McKinney, Texas - For 2014-2015, McKinney ISD will offer four preparatory “Blitz Camps” to help high school seniors gear up for that annual rite of passage—the SAT college entrance exam.

Eddins Choir Earns Top State Honor from TMEA

McKinney, Texas - In February, the Eddins Elementary Choir will travel to San Antonio to perform at the 2015 Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) State Clinic/Convention as one of only two 2015 TMEA Elementary Invited Choirs chosen from Texas in the audition choir category. It’s an elite honor that very few choirs ever achieve.

38 MISD Students Earn Distinguished National Merit and College Board Recognition

McKinney, Texas - This month, officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of 25 McKinney ISD seniors whose outstanding performance on the PSAT/NMSQT® earned Commended Scholar recognition, five who have been named Semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship program and two who have been named National Achievement Semifinalists. In addition, the College Board has recognized eight McKinney ISD students in the National Hispanic Recognition program for their performance on the PSAT/NMSQT.

School Board Appoints O'Dell to Serve in Place 6

McKinney, Texas -  With a unanimous vote, the McKinney ISD Board of Trustees appointed Stephanie O’Dell to fill the vacant Place 6 (At-Large) seat at their monthly Regular Board Meeting Tuesday night. O’Dell has a history of committed volunteer leadership and service in the District as well as the broader McKinney community.

TMEA Names Faubion Full Orchestra Best in Texas

McKinney, Texas - In 2013-2014, middle school ensembles from across Texas submitted auditions in band, orchestra and vocal categories hoping to be deemed the best in the state by the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA).

One of the coveted prizes each year is the title of TMEA Middle School Honor Full Orchestra (comprised of string and wind instruments). Only the best in the state earns that recognition. And for 2014, the full orchestra from Faubion Middle School is it.