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2020 News Archive

A Letter to the Community from MISD Superintendent Dr. Rick McDaniel

Article|November 2020

McKinney ISD Superintendent Dr. Rick McDaniel offers a few thoughts on gratitude as we move into the Thanksgiving break.

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Standing Tall: A Determined Kid From Eddins Elementary Offers Lessons in Perseverance

Article|November 2020

Eddins Elementary fifth-grader Kyler Stein is no stranger to facing down challenges. Before he had taken his first step, he had more than one to contend with. Now, rehabbing from a major surgery, he has been walking through a challenge greater than he has ever faced. But, he has never been one to quit, and he’s not about to start now.

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Cockrill AP Melanie Machost Named Principal of Dowell Middle School

Press Release|November 2020

McKinney ISD announced Tuesday that Cockrill Middle School Assistant Principal Melanie Machost has been named principal of Dowell Middle School. The McKinney ISD Board of Trustees approved the move at their meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 17. Machost brings 16 years in education, including four years of campus administrative experience, to her new position.

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The Lasting Legacy of 2020 (Video)

Press Release|November 2020

Each year McKinney community leaders convene for the “State of the City” update in early November. McKinney ISD Superintendent Dr. Rick McDaniel proudly presented on behalf of McKinney ISD with this video, which conveys the successes and difficulties our district has experienced in the last year.

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A Small Act of Kindness: Warm Fuzzies at Walker

Press Release|November 2020

Walker second grader Ariana Chilcoat loves making what she calls “warm fuzzies,” so she decided to make them for all of her classmates, and in the process, she spread a little happiness.

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31 MISD Seniors Earn National Merit and College Board Recognition

Press Release|November 2020

This fall, officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of 17 McKinney ISD seniors whose results on the 2019 PSAT/NMSQT have earned them recognition as Commended Scholars and eight who have earned the title of National Merit Semifinalist. In addition, the College Board announced the names of four MISD seniors who have earned distinction in the National African American Recognition Program and three who have earned recognition in the National Hispanic Recognition Program for their exceptional performance on the exam.

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MISD Schools Welcome New Campus Leadership

Press Release|October 2020

Three McKinney ISD schools will welcome new leadership in the coming days as Jennifer Harrison has been named principal of McClure Elementary, Holly Rogers will transition to the principal position at Scott Johnson Middle School and Mitch VandenBoom has been named principal of Faubion Middle School.

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McKinney ISD to Host Division II National Football Championship Through 2025

Press Release|October 2020

On Wednesday, October 14, the NCAA announced that it has extended McKinney ISD Stadium’s run as the host site for the Division II National Football Championship through 2025. The announcement is in line with the NCAA’s decision last March to keep the championship at MISD Stadium through 2021. Now, the NCAA has chosen the district’s beautiful, 12,000 seat venue to host the Division II title game an additional four years.

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Tigers Who Tame Fears (Video)

Press Release|October 2020

Two stuffed animals from Glen Oaks Elementary have been tackling serious topics with the students, like COVID-19 and lockdown drills. The fluffy school mascots gained their voices from their principals, who provide both playful personality and reassuring emotions in their delivery.

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Finch Wrestling Phenom Has Both Feet on the Ground—and His Eyes on the Future

Press Release|October 2020

Finch Elementary student Ollie Pulliam is in most ways a typical fifth grader — except that he is also a champion wrestler with multiple state titles under his belt.

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MISD Pilots New Texas K-3rd Grade Reading Academy Initiative

Press Release|October 2020

Minshew Elementary and Reuben Johnson Elementary are the sites of a McKinney ISD reading pilot program prompted by state mandate that calls for every Texas kindergarten through third grade teacher to complete an intensive 60-hour Reading Academy.

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Thanks for Being My Teacher (Video)

Press Release|October 2020

One Heart McKinney created a heartfelt tribute to McKinney ISD teachers from the people who appreciate them those they impact the most—their students.

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