By Bryan Criswell, TSB Staff
High School Hallways – Week of April 30th
High School Hallways is brief weekly digest of happenings in McKinney area high schools.
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1) Candidate’s Forum Event
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. The event will be held on Monday, April 30th at Collin Higher Education Center, 3452 Spur 299 (Northeast corner SH 121 and 75 Central) in McKinney from 6:30 – 8:30pm.
2) 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 for more information.
3) 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 the Project Graduation tradition continues for future seniors. Please do what you can to make Project Graduation 2012 a night of memories and safety for our seniors. Click for more information or contact Deana McGonagill Director, McKinney’s Project Graduation.
4) Dual Credit Classes
The Dual Credit meeting for classes at Collin College will be Thursday May 3rd at 2:45 in the MHS Library. If you are planning on taking dual credit classes or would like to learn more about the dual credit program, the special admissions coordinator from Collin College will be present to answer questions.
5) Boyd Supports American Idol Finalist and Former Student Hollie Cavanagh
Click to view their video message to Hollie and watch supporters “kissing the bronco” to wish her good luck – a Boyd Bronco tradition before going into competition. Spread the word to vote for Hollie from 9-11pm on Wednesday night, May 2nd, after the show!
Come on down to the American Idol city-wide watch party at the McKinney Performing Arts Center on May 2nd! TownSquareBuzz.com and the McKinney Performing Arts Center have partnered to host a community-wide watch party in the Courtroom Theater from 7-9 p.m. Cavanagh fans, known around the internet as HolliePops, are invited to this free event to celebrate and support our hometown idol. The McKinney Performing Arts Center is located in the center of downtown McKinney at 111 N. Tennessee St. Read More.
6) Boyd’s Spring Production of The Crucible
Boyd’s spring production of The Crucible, a dramatic re-enactment of the Salem Witch Trials in Massachusetts in the late 1600’s, opens May 10th at 7pm and has additional performances on May 11th at 7pm and a Saturday, May 12th at 2pm. Tickets are $5 if purchased in advance or $7 if purchased at the door at Boyd’s theatre box office.
This production of The Crucible highlights the talents of over 50 Boyd Theatre students on stage and showcases the technical skills of over 100 tech students!
7) Bronco Band `All You Can Eat Pancake Day’
The McKinney Boyd Bronco Band invites you to the first annual “All You Can Eat” Pancake fundraiser, featuring unlimited pancakes, sausage, coffee and juice.
It will be held Saturday, May 5, from 8am – Noon at the Boyd cafeteria, 600 N. Lake Forest Drive. The cost is $7 per person and kids 3 years of age and under eat free. Tickets may be purchased in advance from band students or at the door with cash or credit/debit cards. Enjoy listening to the Boyd jazz band while you eat!
8) Boyd Beach Bash
Incoming 7 – 12th graders are invited to sign up for the 4 x 4 sand volleyball tournament on Saturday, May 12th at The Beach – Craig Ranch. Check in time is 1pm with a 2pm start time. Join the fun for $25 per person and make sure to bring your lawn chairs, umbrellas and sunscreen! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or check out the event flyer for more details.
9) Dual Credit Class Information
Are you taking Dual Credit classes next year? If so, get all of your questions answered and attend the May 1st or the May 2nd informational meeting from 2:45 – 3:30 pm in the Boyd Cafeteria. This is a must for students taking dual credit class for the first time next semester.
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