Friday , 30 September 2016

Education

MHS’ Cranmore, Akins Earn 2015 Texas Counseling Association Outstanding Research Award

Sawyer Erickson

McKinney, Texas – “Please excuse the mess,” jokes McKinney High School Counselor Jeff Cranmore, gesturing toward the host of papers arrayed across his desk in busy piles. He drops into his seat as fellow MHS counselor and research partner Jennifer Akins sits down in a chair across from him. The busyness of Cranmore’s desk offers a clue to the nature ...

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McKinney ISD Hires New Senior Director of Finance

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McKinney, Texas – McKinney ISD has hired Marlene Harbeson as its new Senior Director of Finance, and the Board of Trustees approved the decision Tuesday night. The position became available recently when current Senior Director of Finance Jason Bird was chosen to replace the retiring Dr. Edd Bigbee as Chief Financial Officer for the district. Harbeson comes to McKinney ISD ...

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Eight McKinney, Texas Students Chosen for Congressional Youth Advisory Council

Sawyer Erickson

McKinney, Texas – U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX–03) has announced the students chosen to participate in his 2015–2016 Congressional Youth Advisory Council (CYAC). Eighty-seven Collin County high school students were selected by a community board to serve on the council due to their outstanding leadership skills, academic performance, extra-curricular participation and community service. Eight McKinney ISD students were among those ...

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National Award Winning Cockrill Honors Band Creates Lasting Legacy

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Winning national awards is becoming something of an annual ritual for the Cockrill Middle School Honors Band. But, when former band members show up talking about a “bassoon legacy” and want to mentor this year’s players, you know the culture you’re building for your band program is headed in the right direction. It’s one of the reasons Director Gary Williams ...

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Students from All Three McKinney High Schools Recognized on National Level

Sawyer Erickson

McKinney, Texas –  Today, McKinney ISD high school juniors have joined the ranks of nearly a million and a half students from across the country who sat down to take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®) and began the journey that, for some, will lead to distinguished academic titles and/or scholarships. For the seniors of 2015–2016 who began ...

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How Music Saved McKinney Middle School Band Director Brian Beck

McKinney Independent School District

McKinney, Texas – It’s Thursday morning, about a week into the school year, and Faubion Middle School Band Director Brian Beck is standing before a group of trombone-wielding middle school boys in his beginner band class. Beck has a trombone of his own perched on his shoulder. He’s not playing scales or leading them through a piece of music. They’re ...

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McKinney Broadcasting Students to Begin Streaming Videos of Football Games Online

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McKINNEY, Texas—Broadcast journalism students at all three McKinney ISD high schools will be producing on-demand streaming video of varsity football home games this season, McKinney ISD announced this week. The student crews will be using the PlayOn! Sports technology, allowing students to get real-world experience in producing and streaming high school sports events through an all-digital network. McKinney ISD has ...

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Collin College to Offer Free Information Sessions in September

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Aug. 21, 2015 –Collin College Continuing Education will host a variety of free information sessions in September. Sessions are held at Collin College Courtyard Center, 4800 Preston Park Blvd. in Plano and are open to the community. Information sessions acquaint prospective students with course details, industry recognized certifications, textbooks curriculum and receive answers to individual questions. Medical Billing and Coding ...

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McKinney Boyd High School Teacher Selected as C-SPAN Senior Fellow

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McKinney, Texas – The C-SPAN Education Foundation has chosen McKinney Boyd High School social studies teacher Randy Bilyeu as its fall 2015 Senior Teacher Fellow for his expertise as an educator and his innovative use of C-SPAN’s programs and resources with students. This is the second time Bilyeu has been selected to work with C-SPAN Classroom. Last year, he was ...

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McKinney Middle School Student Attends U.S. Space and Rocket Center Academy

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McKinney, Texas – Summer means rest, relaxation and fun for most McKinney ISD students, but for Cockrill Middle School 7th grader Julia Kiger, the break has been truly out of this world. Julia recently attended Space Camp® held at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The weeklong educational program promotes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), while ...

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