In 1952, Ed Mroz graduated with 12 other students from a square, brick school building in Pennsylvania that housed grades 1-12 — his entire district. He reached ninth-grade before he was able to attend a classroom where there weren’t two grade-levels being taught simultaneously.
Last Wednesday, Mroz joined 69 other senior adults for the 2nd annual McKinney ISD Senior Tour. With stops at McKinney Boyd High School, Webb Elementary School and Faubion Middle School, the 2012 Senior Tour was a chance for McKinney seniors like Mroz to meet students and teachers, to observe the impact of technology on student learning, to take in talented student performances and to see how McKinney ISD is preparing this generation of students for unlimited future opportunities. In short, it was a glimpse at just how far education has come since 1952.
It was a convergence of past, present and future, a chance for an older, wiser generation to experience the outstanding educational opportunities being provided for our students — the leaders of tomorrow. For Superintendent Dr. J.D. Kennedy, the Senior Tour was a great success, “It’s always a wonderful day, and I just love having the opportunity to showcase what we do in our school district. I really feel like we helped enlighten a lot of people about the great things going on in our schools, and I got a lot of positive response from the people that participated in this. We definitely are going to do it again next year.”
For additional information on McKinney ISD, contact Shane Mauldin, MISD Communications Specialist, at 469-742-4007 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pictures: Top of page,Webb Elementary students visited with the senior adults during lunch at their school;
Above right,At McKinney Boyd High School, Senior Tour members received a warm welcome from Principal Rick McDaniel, Boyd PALS students and the Boyd drum line;
Above left,At Faubion Middle School, Senior Tour members enjoyed band, orchestra, drama and choir performances.