Sunday , 24 June 2018

Education

High School Hallways: Graduation 2013, Merit Scholarships, MHS Seniors Barred from Graduation and More

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By Bryan Criswell, TSB Staff High School Hallways – Week of June 2nd High School Hallways is brief weekly digest of happenings in McKinney area high schools. McKinney Independent School District (MISD) 1) It’s Nearly Time for the Class of 2013 to Take the Stage The Class of 2013 is set to take the stage, with 1,585 seniors from MISD ...

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The Empowered Mom: How To Get Fired as a Room Mom

By Maria Lucé, TSB Columnist I can’t take it anymore. THIS is NOT September people! It’s June. We are done — kids, teachers, parents. Full-on whooped.  No more bright and shiny like when the school year started. No more everything getting done on time – heck BEFORE it’s due. Now it’s more like, “WHAT? What is due? When is that ...

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Valley Creek Elementary Fifth-Grade Students Honor Cancer Survivors

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By Brandi Price, TSB Contributor Eleven-year-old students Ally Tauber and Sydney Anderson are childhood friends and have weathered some serious storms that some Valley Creek Elementary School students thankfully have not had to deal with. Ally and Sydney both have parents who have had cancer and the girls have turned sickness and tragedy into something healing and positive by raising ...

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It’s Nearly Time for the Class of 2013 to Take the Stage

By Christine Baker, TSB Staff According to the Urban Dictionary, graduation is “the best known cure to senioritis and similar diseases. Side effects include long gowns, flat square-shaped hats, diplomas, responsibility, college, and/or a career.” It’s that time again. The Class of 2013 is set to take the stage, with 1,585 seniors from MISD graduating. McKinney Boyd’s senior class is ...

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Collin College Announces President’s and Dean’s Lists

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Submitted by Marisela Cadena-Smith, Collin College Students from McKinney were well represented when Collin College released a list of its top students from the spring semester on Friday. President’s List: To qualify for this particular distinction, each student must take a minimum of 12 credit hours of coursework and maintain a perfect 4.0 grade point average in that coursework. McKinney Students ...

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Three MISD Seniors Receive National Merit Scholarships

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Submitted by Shane Mauldin, McKinney ISD The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced approximately 2,500 winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities. on Wednesday, and three McKinney ISD seniors were among the recipients. McKinney North High School senior Rachael Couch has won a National Merit College Scholarship from the University of Oklahoma, McKinney Boyd High School senior ...

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`Square Off’ Tackles Underage Drinking and Texting While Driving

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By Matthew Bado and Amanda Baker Adams Today on Square Off, Matt and guest co-host Amanda Baker Adams discuss the consequences of pre-prom underage drinking as instituted by McKinney ISD. Some parents say the punishment of missing next Friday’s graduation ceremony is too harsh while others say its best this group of seniors learn to be accountable for the choices ...

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Newly Passed Bill Will Drastically Reduce Standardized Testing for Texas High School Students

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By Ben Lane, TSB Staff Thanks to a bill passed by the Texas Senate and House of Representatives late last week, high school students in Texas soon won’t have to pass as many standardized tests to earn their diploma. House Bill 5 would reduce the number of standardized tests for high school students from 15 to five. The bill passed ...

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MHS Seniors Barred From Graduation; One Student Sues the District

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TSB Community Links Lauren Green is one of as many as 13 McKinney High School students accused of drinking before the prom this year and her family is taking on MISD to make sure she can graduate June 7, according to a recent story by WFAA. All of the students were ordered to attend an alternative school for a month, ...

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McKinney Boyd Band Announces 2013-14 Drum Majors

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Submitted by Christy Oakes The McKinney Boyd High School Band is proud to introduce the 2013-2014 Drum Majors: incoming sophomore Derian Trahan, incoming junior Bailee Jones, incoming senior Sarah Yanniello and Head Drum Major Michael Reed, who is also an incoming senior. Head Band Director Joe Nunez said, “I am very excited not only about what next year’s student leaders ...

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