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Eight McKinney, Texas Students Chosen for Congressional Youth Advisory Council

Sawyer Erickson

McKinney, Texas – U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX–03) has announced the students chosen to participate in his 2015–2016 Congressional Youth Advisory Council (CYAC). Eighty-seven Collin County high school students were selected by a community board to serve on the council due to their outstanding leadership skills, academic performance, extra-curricular participation and community service. Eight McKinney ISD students were among those ...

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Students from All Three McKinney High Schools Recognized on National Level

Sawyer Erickson

McKinney, Texas –  Today, McKinney ISD high school juniors have joined the ranks of nearly a million and a half students from across the country who sat down to take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®) and began the journey that, for some, will lead to distinguished academic titles and/or scholarships. For the seniors of 2015–2016 who began ...

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How Music Saved McKinney Middle School Band Director Brian Beck

McKinney Independent School District

McKinney, Texas – It’s Thursday morning, about a week into the school year, and Faubion Middle School Band Director Brian Beck is standing before a group of trombone-wielding middle school boys in his beginner band class. Beck has a trombone of his own perched on his shoulder. He’s not playing scales or leading them through a piece of music. They’re ...

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McKinney Broadcasting Students to Begin Streaming Videos of Football Games Online


McKINNEY, Texas—Broadcast journalism students at all three McKinney ISD high schools will be producing on-demand streaming video of varsity football home games this season, McKinney ISD announced this week. The student crews will be using the PlayOn! Sports technology, allowing students to get real-world experience in producing and streaming high school sports events through an all-digital network. McKinney ISD has ...

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Collin College to Offer Free Information Sessions in September


Aug. 21, 2015 –Collin College Continuing Education will host a variety of free information sessions in September. Sessions are held at Collin College Courtyard Center, 4800 Preston Park Blvd. in Plano and are open to the community. Information sessions acquaint prospective students with course details, industry recognized certifications, textbooks curriculum and receive answers to individual questions. Medical Billing and Coding ...

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McKinney Boyd High School Teacher Selected as C-SPAN Senior Fellow


McKinney, Texas – The C-SPAN Education Foundation has chosen McKinney Boyd High School social studies teacher Randy Bilyeu as its fall 2015 Senior Teacher Fellow for his expertise as an educator and his innovative use of C-SPAN’s programs and resources with students. This is the second time Bilyeu has been selected to work with C-SPAN Classroom. Last year, he was ...

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McKinney Boyd High School Band to Host Mattress Palooza Fundraiser

Photo by: Danny Berry Photography

When: Sunday September 13, 2015 Time: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm Where: McKinney Boyd HS Band Hall Event Link: Other bands in the Metroplex have had tremendous success with this MATTRESS PALOOZAthe past three years, raising thousands of dollars for their kids, and our Broncos are very excited to host this event. Every mattress sold benefits the McKinney Boyd ...

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McKinney Middle School Student Attends U.S. Space and Rocket Center Academy

Photo by: Debbie Kiger

McKinney, Texas – Summer means rest, relaxation and fun for most McKinney ISD students, but for Cockrill Middle School 7th grader Julia Kiger, the break has been truly out of this world. Julia recently attended Space Camp® held at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The weeklong educational program promotes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), while ...

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McKinney School District is Holding a Public Meeting to Discuss Proposed Tax Rate for 2015-16


The McKinney Independent School District will hold a public meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 in the Board Room at 1 Duvall Street, McKinney, Texas for comments regarding the school district’s proposed tax rate for fiscal year 2015-16. Public participation is invited. McKinney Independent School District Press Release

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Sign Up Your High School Junior for McKinney ISD’s Fall PSAT Prep

Sawyer Erickson

2015 Fall PSAT Junior Preparation Camp—New SAT Challenge McKinney ISD will hold Fall PSAT Preparation Camps for 2015–2016 high school juniors that can help increase their scores on the October 2015 PSAT/NMSQT. Veteran MISD teachers trained in instructional content and strategies for the new PSAT 2015 and SAT 2016 will conduct the prep sessions. These experienced teachers have led PSAT/SAT ...

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