By Bryan Criswell, TSB Staff
High School Hallways – Week of April 16th
High School Hallways is brief weekly digest of happenings in McKinney area high schools.
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1) April Autism Awareness Mini-Conference
Join McKinney ISD and Our Children’s Circle Autism Support Group on Saturday, April 21st from 8am – 1pm for a free half-day conference and resource fair held on the Wolford Elementary School campus, 6951 Berkshire Rd., McKinney.
Three programs will feature knowledgeable speakers from MISD, Baylor Hospital and Collin College that will cover autism symptoms, early diagnosis and interventions, student/parent transition from elementary to middle school and accessing special education services at the college level.
Childcare for this event is free but reservations are required. Call 469-742-6304 make a reservation.
2) ECG Screenings
On April 16th, McKinney ISD will be hosting an (Electrocardiogram) ECG screening for the students of MISD. The screenings will be performed by Cypress ECG Project at Boyd High School and students will need their signed consent and release form upon arrival at Boyd. Check-in time for the screenings will run from 2 – 5pm. Click HERE for more information.
3) Earn Green Cord Hours
Glen Oaks Elementary is having a Spring Carnival on Saturday 4/21 from 4pm-8pm. High school and middle school students are needed to volunteer at the Carnival and/or at the Carnival set up from 8am – 2pm to earn Green Cord hours. Please contact Shannon Newhouse at if you would like to volunteer.
4) Get Fit McKinney
May is Get Fit Month in McKinney. Mark your calendar for the free Get Fit McKinney event on May 4th at Ron Poe Stadium from 6 – 8 pm hosted by McKinney ISD and the City of McKinney. All are welcome to take part in the fun, including wellness-oriented activities such as an obstacle course, a rock-climbing wall, and bounce houses. Click HERE for more information.
5) Project Graduation 2012
McKinney’s Project Graduation is a local non-profit organization whose mission is to execute a safe, after graduation celebration for the nearly 1,500 high school seniors who attend all McKinney schools.
Your donation and time will not only help this year’s graduates, but will ensure that we can continue the Project Graduation tradition for future seniors. Please do what you can to make Project Graduation 2012 a night of memories and safety for our seniors.
6) Mary’s Meal Food Project
Join the McKinney North Student Council to support The Malawi Project on Monday, April 16th at 6:30pm with guest speaker, 2010 CNN World Hero and Mary’s Meal Food Project founder, Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow at the McKinney Performing Arts Center to help break the cycle of poverty. Admission is free and donations will be accepted. Please contact email@example.com to RSVP.
April 16th – April 20th is Relay For Life Week!
Boyd is making a difference by teaming up to participate in the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. At the event, the Boyd Believers will camp out overnight and take turns walking around the track to raise money and awareness to help the American Cancer Society create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Join the team or make a donation!
8) Mother’s Day Out Art Camp
On Saturday, April 21st, art camp students will work with Boyd art students and teachers to create artwork that challenges them to think about art materials and processes in a new way. Teachers and students will explore and reinforce the importance of imagination and divergent thinking through the creation of two works of art that will make excellent display and discussion pieces.
Bring your K – 5th grade children at 8:30am on April 21st for check-in and drop off. Art camp cost is $30 is paid online by April 19th or $50 at the door.
9) “Cram With Class” Tutorials Boyd High School National Honor Society members will provide any freshman student looking for help to learn particular concepts, study to take or retake tests, and assist in learning vocabulary or study strategies. Tutorials are held every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:35 – 3:40pm in room F110.
Click HERE for more information.
10) Laura’s Legacy Campaign
Will Boyd counselor, Rebecca Oaxaca still have her head of silver hair after April 27th? Boyd students hope NOT! Mrs. Oaxaca has challenged the Boyd student body to raise $15,000 for Laura’s Legacy by April 27th. Through coin collections, t-shirt, bracelet sales and with the help of Burks Elementary and KISS FM 106.1 the Laura’s Legacy total is hovering around $9,000.
Mrs. Oaxaca thinks the Boyd Broncos of 2011-12 can “up their game”. Look for future opportunities to contribute to Laura’s Legacy by purchasing bracelets and Laura’s Legacy nights at local restaurants. If you are interested in helping with Laura’s Legacy, meetings are held every Wednesday after school in F110. Come join us…parents are welcome!