Despite Gov. Perry's veto of HB 2824, the Texas High Performance Schools Consortium will continue its work to transform education
AUSTIN—Despite unanimous approval in both the Texas House and the Senate, Governor Perry on Friday vetoed House Bill 2824, the bill related to the Texas High Performance Schools Consortium. HB 2824 would have provided space and flexibility to the 23 school districts participating in the Consortium to carry out the research and development necessary to accomplish the goals initially outlined in Senate Bill 1557 to transform public education.
McKinney, Texas - The McKinney ISD Aviation program is soaring to new heights with the recent addition of a Redbird LD Flight Simulator. Purchased from Austin-based Redbird Flight Simulations using Career and Technical Education (CTE) grant money, the simulator now resides at McKinney North High School, and its presence makes the McKinney Aviation program the only one of its kind in North Texas equipped with an FAA approved flight simulator.
McKinney, Texas - Yesterday, National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced approximately 2,500 winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities. Three McKinney ISD seniors were among the recipients.
McKINNEY, Texas – Last Friday, there were tears, cheers, and standing ovations as the McKinney Education Foundation awarded $356,700 in scholarships to MISD graduating seniors at MEF’s Annual Scholarship Awards Night. The sum is a new record for the annual event sponsored by Baylor Medical Center at McKinney.
McKinney, Texas - What do a spelling bee, a deranged barber and a litigious blonde have in common? Each was the subject of a McKinney ISD high school musical this year—and the focus of a host of nominations and awards at the 2nd Annual Dallas Summer Musicals (DSM) High School Musical Theatre Awards held Tuesday, May 7 at the Music Hall at Fair Park.
McKinney, Texas - McKinney ISD is pleased to offer its third spring SAT-PSAT “Blitz Camp” on May 29-30 at each of the three McKinney ISD high school campuses. This is the final camp session scheduled for the 2012-2013 school year.
McKinney, Texas - Fans of McKinney Boyd High School athletics will note two new faces leading their teams on the soccer field and the basketball court next season. The McKinney ISD Board of Trustees has approved the hiring of Meagan Wilson as head coach of the McKinney Boyd High School girls varsity soccer team and Jason Burton as the head coach of the McKinney Boyd High School boys varsity basketball team. Each brings a wealth of successful coaching experience to their new roles.
McKinney, Texas - Ten talented McKinney ISD high school seniors have been named National Merit Scholarship Finalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), and one McKinney ISD Finalist has earned a National Merit $2500 Scholarship. Additional scholarship awards are expected to be announced later this spring and in early summer.
McKinney, Texas - McKinney ISD Superintendent Dr. J.D. Kennedy has chosen Dr. Stella Uribe to serve as the District’s Director of Community Affairs and Educational Grants. The Board of Trustees approved the new director position at their regular board meeting in April. Uribe is a familiar face in McKinney ISD, having served in key leadership positions for several years. She brings 24 years of education experience to her new role.
McKinney, Texas - With an eye toward the future, Glen Oaks Elementary put a new twist on Career Day recently by setting aside the traditional parade of guest presenters in favor of a more hands on approach. Rather than bring guests in, Glen Oaks sent their 5th graders out to the District’s high schools to get a first hand look at the wide range of Career and Technical Education (CTE) opportunities available to them in McKinney ISD—and the future careers to which they lead.