By Bryan Criswell, TSB Staff
High School Hallways – Week of April 23rd
High School Hallways is brief weekly digest of happenings in McKinney area high schools.
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1) 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. For more information, click HERE or contact Deana McGonagill Director, McKinney’s Project Graduation.
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 HERE for more information.
3) SAT Preparation Program – Registration Deadline May 18th
Juniors and Seniors are invited to an SAT preparation program from June 13 – June 28, 1pm – 4pm at Boyd. MISD teachers have been trained to give instruction critical reading, math, & writing, test taking strategies, and best practices for the SAT essay writing portion.
This opportunity is limited to 75 students and will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. The program fee is $125 and each student receives a personal copy of The Official SAT Study Guide.
To reserve your spot for this program, contact your school counselor or visit the MISD website to receive an enrollment form.
4) Attending Collin College?
Collin College is now accepting applications for the fall seminar. In addition to completed application, you will need:
• official transcript
• meningitis shot record
• photo ID (when you go in to complete your registration)
After your application is complete you can meet with an advisor to plan your class schedule for the fall. You will actually register for your classes online starting June 19th if you have no prior college hours. Complete your application HERE.
5) Four MHS Students Make a Movie
At the age of 18 most teens are suffering from Senioritis and taking a break before college.
Not for McKinney High students Jacob Derryberry, Dan Jarvis, Matt Farmer and Jed Rollins. They have begun the process of creating a feature length film, “Wing.” Read More.
6) Dual Credit Classes
The Dual Credit meeting for classes at Collin College will be Thursday May 3, 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 all questions.
7) Senior Plans?
Boyd wants to know what their seniors plans are for the next year including any scholarships received. The information will be used for their senior awards night and only scholarship names will be announced – no dollar amounts.
Please click HERE to complete survey.
8) 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 May 2nd informational meeting from 2:45 – 3:30pm in the Boyd Cafeteria. This is a must for students taking dual credit class for the first time next semester.
9) STUD Volleyball
Boyd Student Council is beginning plans for their annual Stud Volleyball event for 2012. The event will be on May 17th during 6th and 7th period in which different classes, staff, and varsity volleyball girls will play in a series of volleyball games.
There will be an informational meeting after all student and staff players have signed up to discuss the event, practices, and requirements. If you have any questions, please fell free to email us!
10) 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 or check out the event flyer for more details.
11) 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!
12) Bronco Band `All You Can Eat Pancake Day’ is May 5
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 8 a.m. to noon at the Boyd cafeteria, 600 N. Lake Forest Drive. The cost is $7 per person while kids 3 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.
Please feel free to add more events by commenting below.