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.

McKinney #1 on Money Magazine's Best Places to Live in America

Up from #2 in 2012, only Texas city in the top 15

Boyd and MHS Criminal Justice Clubs Earn Medals at State Competition

McKinney, Texas - Over the summer, the Criminal Justice Clubs from McKinney Boyd High School and McKinney High School competed in the Texas Law Enforcement Explorers State Competition held at the University of Texas at Arlington. Each team competed in 8 events, and the groups from MISD walked away with three medals.

McKinney ISD Earns State's Highest Financial Rating for 12th Consecutive Year

McKinney, Texas -  McKinney Independent School District officials announced that the district received a rating of “Superior Achievement” under Texas’ Schools FIRST financial accountability rating system. This marks the 12th consecutive year McKinney has earned the Schools FIRST Superior Achievement rating and the 11th time during that period that the District has earned a perfect score.

Dr. Melinda DeFelice named MISD Senior Director of College and Career Readiness

McKinney, Texas -  Dr. Melinda DeFelice has been named Senior Director of College and Career Readiness for McKinney ISD. The MISD Board of Trustees approved the decision at their regular monthly Work Study meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 16.

Overcoming Obesity: More MISD Healthy Zone Schools for 2014

McKinney, Texas - For 2014, McKinney High School has been named a Healthy Zone School, and Bennett Elementary, Wilmeth Elementary and McNeil Elementary have been added to the list of Healthy Zone In-Training Schools.

Boyd's Tamara Taylor Named 2014 FCSTAT Outstanding Teacher for Region III

McKinney, Texas - McKinney Boyd teacher Tamara Taylor, who this summer was named the 2014 Outstanding Teacher for Region III by the Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers Association of Texas (FCSTAT), is passionate about preparing students for life at home and in the workplace.

Nineteen MISD Campuses to be Honored in Washington, D.C. for Fighting Childhood Obesity

McKinney, Texas -  The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, founded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation, will recognize 19 McKinney ISD elementary schools for transforming their campuses into healthier places for students and staff.