Lion's Mane (Parent Edition)

Your home for MHS news & events. Volume 5

Homecoming Week

We are excited that Homecoming Week is upon us! Here are the list of activities during Homecoming Week:

Monday is Color Clash Sherman

-Freshmen wear white

-Sophomores wear gold

-Juniors wear blue

-Seniors wear black

Tuesday is Double up Sherman

-Twin Day and Homecoming Carnival from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Wednesday "What are Those???"

-Crazy Shoe and Sock Day

-Powder Puff from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Thursday Srat and Frat Beat the Bobcats

-Dress up like your favorite Sorority or Fraternity

-Nominee Rehearsal @ 2:45 p.m. in the Dome (Parents are invited!)

Friday Spirit Day

-Wear your MHS Spirit Gear, Mums & Garters

-Pep Rally @ 2:00 p.m.

-Car decorating @ 4:30

-Tailgate at the MHS Auxiliary Field (Food available for sale)

-Smash the Car

-Team send off @ 5:30 p.m.

-Caravan to Ron Poe at 6:15 p.m.

-Homecoming Nominees Presented at 7:00 p.m.

The McKinney High School

We are the original, the beacon, the bridge between the past and the future for the city of McKinney.

Coming Events

  • 10/5 Golden Mane Theatre presents Anatomy of Gray @ 7 p.m.
  • 10/5 Bahama Bucks (on Virginia) Fundraiser for Aviation from 6 p.m to 8 p.m.
  • 10/6 VBall vs. Prosper @ 6:30 p.m. (Home)
  • 10/6 VBall vs. Prosper @ 6:30 p.m. (Home)
  • 10/6 Tennis vs. Prosper @ 4:30 p.m (Away)
  • 10/8 Hockey, Varsity Gold vs. Coppell @ 8:15 p.m. (Away, Farmers Branch)
  • 10/8 Hockey, Varsity Silver vs. Southlake @ 6:45 p.m (Home)
  • 10/9 X Country vs. Mansfield @ 8:00 a.m. (Away)
  • 10/9 VBall vs. Sherman @ 5:30 p.m. (Home)
  • 10/9 FBall vs. Sherman @ 7:30 p.m. (Home)
  • 10/12 Student Holiday-No School!
  • The PSAT will be held at MHS on October 14th ( Sophomores are paid for by MISD and Juniors are highly encouraged to test. Seniors will have a late start.)
  • Deadline for Juniors to register for the PSAT is October 9th. Contact a counselor for more information or sign up at

SAT/ACT Information

SAT Registration link:

ACT Registration link:

Please don't hesitate to contact your child's counselor for more information.

PTO Information

Please consider joining the McKinney High School PTO. The support of the PTO is vital to forging a strong relationship between parents and the school staff. The number one goal of the PTO is supporting the effort of the MHS teachers in providing a quality learning experience for all students. If you are interested in joining the PTO, please contact Jenna Bilyeu at for membership information.

PTO Membership forms can be found at the following link:

The next PTO Lunch and Learn will be on Tuesday, October 13th at 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. "What do I need to know about the College Process?"-Presented by Brandi Ribble, MEF Advisor.

Opportunities to get involved

MISD Parent Engagement Seminars:

Consider attending a seminar hosted by MISD:

  1. Technology Resources to Use at Home on Oct. 8 @ Faubion M.S. from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  2. College and Career Readiness/Dual Credit on Oct. 22 @ Faubion M.S. from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Copy Center Opportunity:

We are also looking for parents to volunteer in our copy center to assist teachers with copying and laminating. We are flexible on the time and number of days you can volunteer each month. If interested, please email Stephanie Marchal at

Free and Reduced Lunch information

If your student participates in the Free and Reduced Lunch program at MHS, the applications for the 2015-2016 school year are due before October 6th, when benefits are dropped. The applications can be picked up in the front office or may be completed online at If applicable, please be sure to fill these very important forms out so that all of our students are well-fed each day.

Birthday Wishes or Other Messages!

Do you want to make your child feel special on his or her birthday? Would you like to wish your child good luck on their next event or congrats on their latest accomplishment? MHS is offering parents a unique opportunity to wish their child(ren) happy birthday, congrats, good luck, etc. on the big screen above the Socratic Steps. The cost is $25 for the day. If interested, please email your message to Kelsey Jessee (, and submit your payment (cash or check) to the MHS front office. In your email, please make sure you include the DAY you want the message to run and kindly allow a 5 day notice. See the sample below.
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How to stay connected

We want you to stay informed about all things MHS. Our primary ways of communicating this year will be:

  • Lion's Mane (Parent Edition) every Monday
  • MHS Facebook page
  • MHS Twitter page
  • Remind 101 (text @themck to 81010)
  • MHS Webpage (although this is not updated as quickly as other methods)
  • Phone Callouts

If for some reason you are not receiving MHS information in your preferred medium, please email me at I want you to be informed in a timely manner about all things MHS.

1:The World

Sophomore parents, don't forget to pay your annual fee. The 1:The World program opened Tuesday, September 8 and closes Friday, October 9. Returning Sophomore students should pay their annual usage fee during this time. Payments can be made in person on campus or online using the link on the 1:The World website. The fee is $50.00 (or $25.00 dollars for students receiving free and reduced lunch).

Safety Audit

In an effort to ensure that MHS maintains a safe and orderly environment, MISD conducts safety audits for select campuses. This year MHS has been selected, and one component of the safety audit is for parents to complete a safety survey. Please take a moment to complete the survey and help us improve our campus safety.