Friday , 27 April 2018

High School Hallways: Project Graduation 2012, STAAR Testing, MHS Principal Herrington Announcement

By: Bryan Criswell, TSB Staff

High School Hallways – Week of March 26th
High School Hallways is brief weekly digest of happenings in McKinney area high schools.

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McKinney Independent School District (MISD)

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.

Please join us for a planning meeting Monday, March 26th, at 7:00 in the MISD Board Room at 1 Duvall Street, McKinney (behind Faubion Middle School).  We need parents to help in such areas as security and parking, check-in, casino games, food, asking for prize donations, etc. For more information, click HERE or contact Deana McGonagill Director, McKinney’s Project Graduation. 

2) STAAR Testing This Week
The scheduled tests will be held on March 26th for 9th grade English STAAR – Writing and March 27th for 9th grade English STAAR – Reading.
Due to updated information from the Texas Education Agency, all late start times have been changed to 10:30 a.m.  Check with your school for more information.

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.

McKinney High School

4) MHS Principal Herrington Announces He Won’t Return Next School Year                                         McKinney High principal Stewart Herrington announced Tuesday in a letter addressed to students, parents and MHS supporters that he will not be back for the 2012-13 school year. He also revealed in the letter that plans are under way to find his successor and that Thursday, April 5, 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.”

McKinney Boyd

5) McKinney Boyd Graduate Making a Difference in Oklahoma                                                           Allison Harris developed her dream of becoming a television news anchor when she was a student at McKinney Boyd High School.  Read MORE

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!



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