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2021 News Archive

TAGT Names Webb GT Teacher Jessica Fair the State’s Top Educator of the Gifted for 2021 and McKinney Gifted and Talented Alliance Top Parent Group of the Gifted

Press Release|December 2021

The spotlight is shining brightly on the McKinney ISD ALPHA program with not one, but two state awards this December. Earlier this month, the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented (TAGT) named Webb Elementary ALPHA teacher Jessica Fair its 2021 Educator of the Gifted and the McKinney Gifted and Talented Alliance (MGTA) its 2021 Parent Group of the Gifted for the state of Texas. The awards are two of four statewide awards bestowed by TAGT each year.

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The NCAA Division II National Football Championship Returns to MISD Stadium on Dec. 18

Press Release|December 2021

The NCAA Division II National Football Championship returns to McKinney ISD Stadium on Saturday, Dec. 18, as the #1 Ferris State Bulldogs take on the #2 Blazers from Valdosta State in the third Div. II title game at MISD Stadium.

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MEF Surprises MISD Educators with $115,000 in Classroom Grants During Annual Holiday Delivery

Press Release|December 2021

On Friday, Dec. 3, a dismally cloudy morning couldn’t dampen the sunny disposition at Audi McKinney as a cavalcade of cars rolled out of the parking lot and fanned out across the city to deliver McKinney Education Foundation (MEF) grants to McKinney ISD educators. This year, MEF awarded $115,000 in grants to 34 MISD teachers, media resources specialists and curriculum leaders—including its largest grant ever of $38,000 for reading instruction materials that will impact the district’s kindergarten and first grade learners.

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Born in Poland, MHS 10th Grader Anita Wolf Found a Fresh Start and Family in the MISD Newcomers Program (Part Two of a Three-Part Series)

Press Release|December 2021

Five years ago, Anita Wolf came to McKinney from Poland to start a new life. While the promise of a new beginning was exciting, it wasn’t an easy road. But, in Lynda Wolf’s Newcomers ESL class at Faubion Middle School, Anita found support, friends and—family.

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Connections Matter: Boyd Gets Behind a Brave MISD Kindergartner

Press Release|December 2021

McKinney, Texas – McKinney Boyd High School has dubbed him Braxton the Brave, and indeed young Braxton Piñero has already overcome tougher challenges than most of us will face in a lifetime. Just 6 years old, the McClure Elementary kindergarten student and son of McClure Assistant Principal Heather Piñero and her husband Pedro, has already […]

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MISD Again Named to the Dallas Morning News List of Top 100 Places to Work

Press Release|November 2021

McKinney ISD has been named to the 2021 Dallas Morning News Top 100 Places to Work list, marking the second time that the district has been recognized in DMN’s annual tally of area companies.

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The DeFelice Brothers & “The Family Business” (Video)

Press Release|November 2021

Nicco DeFelice and his brother Rocco are both McKinney ISD graduates who currently work on elementary campuses in the district, and for them, working in the field of education is simply “the family business.”

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MISD Board of Trustees Approves 2022–2023 Academic Calendar

Press Release|November 2021

The McKinney ISD Board of Trustees approved the 2022–2023 MISD academic calendar at their Nov. 16 board meeting, and it is now available online.

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Melinna Herrera Named New Assistant Principal at Press Elementary

Press Release|November 2021

After two years away, longtime Malvern Elementary bilingual teacher and instructional leader Cindy Melinna Herrera returns to McKinney ISD to serve as assistant principal at Press Elementary. She brings 17 years of experience in bilingual education and instructional leadership to her new position.

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701 MISD AP Students Earn Recognition from College Board, MHS Junior Earns Perfect Score on AP Computer Science Exam

Press Release|November 2021

McKinney ISD students taking part in Advanced Placement (AP) exams in the spring of 2021 earned accolades from the College Board for their performance, with 701 students from McKinney Boyd High School, McKinney High School and McKinney North High School receiving recognition. In addition, Ethan Bickel, a junior at McKinney High School, earned a perfect score on the AP Computer Science A exam, placing him among the top .5 percent of the 63,980 AP test-takers for that exam worldwide.

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Five Questions with Dr. Paula Kent from McKinney North, TASSP Region 10 Assistant Principal of the Year

Press Release|November 2021

Dr. Paula Kent, McKinney North High School Associate Principal, has been named 2021–2022 Region 10 Assistant Principal of the Year by the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP). We sat down with Kent to find out more about her passion for education, why teaching is a ‘heart’ job and why connections matter.

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McKinney Boyd High School Percussion Ensemble Performs at PASIC (Video)

Press Release|November 2021

The McKinney Boyd High School Percussion Ensemble have been invited to perform at the prestigious Percussive Arts Society’s International Convention (PASIC) to be held Nov. 10–13, in Indianapolis after winning first place in the PAS International Percussion Ensemble Competition.

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