By Bryan Criswell, TSB Staff
High School Hallways – Week of May 14th
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 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.
The next planning meeting will be held Monday, May 14th at 7:00 pm in conference room #1 at the MISD offices. Please join us to find out more about how you can help with this important event. For more information, click HERE or contact Deana McGonagill Director, McKinney’s Project Graduation.
2) Parent Feedback Survey
MISD is conducting a parent feedback survey during the month of May. The survey questions are intentionally broad in order to provide feedback on a variety of topics. Your experiences with the schools are invaluable pieces of information and your feedback is appreciated.
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 complete an enrollment form.
5) MISD Phone Numbers Are Changing
On June 4, 2012 all MISD phone numbers will be changing. As the district has grown over the years it has exhausted numbers in the 469-742-XXXX range. With the exception of McKinney Boyd High School, the area code and the last four digits of the phone numbers throughout the district will not change, only the 742. The new numbers will begin with 469-302-XXXX (existing last 4 digits). This change will enable MISD to have consistent phone numbers, and will afford the opportunity to add new extensions for years to come.
6) 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!
7) Boyd Choir Annual Pop Show
Join us Tuesday, May 22nd at 7pm in the Boyd Auditorium as the Boyd Choir presents Spring Sing, our annual pop show. There will be singing, there will be dancing, there will be lights and admission is free!
8) Students Wanted for ManeGait
ManeGait Therapeutic Horsemanship is a center where people with disabilities can come for the purpose of improving their quality of life. Volunteers are needed to team with the riders, horses, staff, and fellow volunteers to help riders improve their physical and social skills.
ManeGait Therapeutic Horsemanship is offering Volunteer training on Saturday, May 19, 2012 for new volunteers. The summer session begins on June 12th and ends on July 28th. Click for details.
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