By: Bryan Criswell, TSB Staff
High School Hallways – Week of April 1st
High School Hallways is brief weekly digest of happenings in McKinney area high schools.
Purchase a Shout Out Ad and support your booster club or the McKinney Education Foundation.
Allen and McKinney ISD Council of PTAs invites the community to a candidates’ forum for the 2012 primary election featuring candidates for the Texas House and Senate on Tuesday, April 3rd from 6:30 – 8:30pm at the Collin College Higher Education Center, 3452 Spur 299 (Northeast corner SH 121 and 75 Central), McKinney.
Click HERE for a list of candidates.
College applications ask students to list how they spent their summer after each grade in high school but many applicants leave this area blank. Find out what you should be doing this summer to strengthen your college application.
Join Marilyn Kaufman, M.Ed., president of College Admission Consultants, Inc., from 6:30 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, April 3 at the Living Legends Conference Center, Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano as she provides her top 10 list of ways high school students can have a productive summer that not only enhances their college application, but more significantly, changes their lives.
3) Earn Green Cord Hours
Glen Oaks Elementary is having a Spring Carnival on Saturday 4/21 from 4pm-8pm. They would like to have high school and middle school students volunteer at the Carnival and/or at the Carnival set up from 8am – 2pm to earn Green Cord hours. Please contact Shannon Newhouse if you would like to volunteer.
Thursday, April 5th has been set aside for MISD superintendent Dr. J.D. Kennedy and Chief Human resources officer James Davis to meet with students and parents from 3-7 p.m. at MHS. The purpose of the meeting, Herrington said, was to assist them in “developing a profile for this individual.”
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.
6) “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.
7) 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!
8) Just Juniors: College Admissions 101
The presentation, on Wednesday, April 11th at 6:30pm in the Heritage High School Auditorium, will include an overview of the college application process as well as tips and strategies from the perspective of the college admissions representatives. For a list of attending colleges or for more information, click HERE.