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2020 News Archive

Fierce and Focused (Video)

Press Release|December 2020

Rebecca McClain is a 2-time World Champion in Traditional Weapons. She has studied Tae Kwon Do since she was 6-years-old, and now, as an 8th grader at Scott Johnson Middle School, she is redirecting her expertise into a new experience: the color guard.

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Stronger Together: Annual MacTown Miracles Drive Overcomes Challenges of Pandemic to Provide Holiday Dinners for Families in Need

Press Release|December 2020

The annual MacTown Miracles food drive overcame the challenges of the pandemic to provide 722 complete holiday meals for McKinney families in need.

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Dr. McDaniel: Message to the Community – Holiday Break (Video)

Press Release|December 2020

In this video message, McKinney ISD Superintendent Dr. Rick McDaniel shares information regarding McKinney ISD’s current and future instructional delivery plans and forthcoming adjustments/improvements to the COVID Dashboard.

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MISD Lunch Offering Gets Reader’s Choice Nod as One of the Best K-12 School Meals in the Country

Press Release|December 2020

McKinney ISD food service provider Aramark won a Reader’s Choice Award in Food Management Magazine for offering one of the best K-12 school meals in the country.

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Driven: MHS Senior Kylie White Earns a Marine Corps ROTC Scholarship Worth $180,000

Press Release|December 2020

McKinney High School senior Kylie White is the recipient of a National ROTC Scholarship (Marine Option) valued at $180,000. When she completes her college studies and ROTC program at the university of her choice, she’ll enter active duty as a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps.

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MISD Pre-AP Courses Will Have a New Name, Same Content

Press Release|December 2020

When parents of McKinney ISD middle and high school students begin the process of course registration for the 2021–2022 school year in the spring, they’ll discover new terminology related to advanced academics in the MISD middle school and high school Academic Planning Guides (APG). MISD courses formerly designated as “Pre-AP®” will now be identified as “Advanced” courses.

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Unstoppable: How Boyd’s Vivienne Garner Found Her Voice and Discovered Her Ability to Inspire Others

Press Release|December 2020

At first a reluctant middle school participant, Vivienne Garner found her voice through the Youth and Government program. Last spring, as a junior at McKinney Boyd, Vivienne became the first high school student from McKinney to win the governor’s seat at the Youth and Government state conference. Now, a senior, Vivienne has college on the horizon and is helping to lead the program through the challenges of a virtual 2021 state conference.

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

Press Release|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

Press Release|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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