Lion's Mane (Parent Edition)

Your home for MHS news & events. Volume 20

IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE THAT WE ARE IN FEBRUARY!

The weather has been so unseasonably warm; it is hard to believe that we are in February and Spring Break is rapidly approaching. Continue to encourage your student(s) to stay on top of their assignments and grades. Please reach out to your student's teacher, counselor or house principal if you have questions or concerns. We are here to help!

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

  • 2/15 Staff Development - Student Holiday
  • 2/15 ACT Prep Course 9:00 - 3:00
  • 2/15 Softball vs. Little Elm @ 7:00 (Home)
  • 2/15 1:The World Parent Meeting @ 5:00 MHS Library
  • 2/16 Girls Basketball vs. Little Elm @ 6:30 Naaman Forest HS
  • 2/16 Boys Basketball vs. Denison @ 7:30 (Away)
  • 2/16 Girls Soccer vs. Lovejoy @ 7:30 (Away)
  • 2/16 Boys Soccer vs. Lovejoy @ 7:30 (Home)
  • 2/16 Tennis vs. Boyd @ 3:00 (Away)
  • 2/16 Baseball vs. Frisco @ 4:00 (Home)
  • 2/17 Key Club @ 2:30 Downstairs Flex Space
  • 2/18 Jesus Christ Movement Club @ 2:30 E214
  • 2/19 Girls Soccer vs. Wylie @ 7:30 (Home)
  • 2/19 Boys Soccer vs. Wylie @ 7:30 (Away)
  • 2/19 Track & Field Denison Relays @ 4:00 (Away)
  • 2/19 - 2/20 Swim/Dive 5A State Championships UT Austin @ 8:00 (Away)
  • 2/20 Baseball vs. Little Elm @ 1:00 (Home)
  • 2/20 Softball vs. Harleton @ 3:00 (Home)

MHS Students doing great things

Congratulations to the following MHS musicians who were recognized last week at the Texas Music Educators Association:


Mia Hayes 5A Bassoon- 1st in the state!

AJ Nguyen 5A Tenor sax- 1st in the state!

Brittany Garza 6A Horn- 10th, 1st chair Philharmonic Orchestra

Matt Appleby 6A Trumpet- 35th, 3rd chair 6A concert band


We are proud of your hard work.

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Lost and Found

If your student has lost an item, please have them check the lost and found located in the front office.

Does your student want to make the news

Applications for MHS1, Manestream News and the Lion Yearbook are now available at Manestreamnews.com/apply.

https://docs.google.com/a/mckinneyisd.net/forms/d/1AfFq2vWuEpnn6u4mb7WCBJhq26cyVzKZx3o_tsLVwU4/viewform

Do you know any Seniors?

The annual MISD Senior Tour is coming back to MHS.


MISD Senior Adult 55 + Tour

March 2, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch is provided.

For details and more information

Contact 469-302-4108

An easy way to support MHS

United Supermarkets, parent company of Market Street, Albertsons and others has recently implemented a contest to give back to communities. The Shop to Support Schools contest will run through October 8, 2016. During that time any guest that shops in a United Supermarkets, Market Street, Amigos or Albertsons will be given the opportunity to link their Rewards account to McKinney High School. For more information, visit http://www.shoptosupportschools.com/.

Safety and Security

  • Parents, as a reminder, please be prepared to show your ID when entering the building (even for those we recognize).
  • We will only release your child to who is listed in eSchool & Hall Pass, this includes having lunch with your child.

Cheerleading and Mascot Information

MISD cheerleading and mascot informational meetings, clinics, and tryouts will be hosted at McKinney Boyd.


Key Dates:

Friday, 2/19 @ 5:00 p.m. Online forms are due

Monday, 2/29 @ 3:00 p.m-5:00 p.m.--JV and Varsity clinic

@ 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.--Freshmen clinic

Tuesday 3/1 @ 3:00 p.m-5:00 p.m.--JV and Varsity clinic

@ 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.--Freshmen clinic

Wednesday 3/2 Final evaluations @ 3:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

Friday 3/4 Tryout results posted after 4:00 p.m.

Marquette Tryouts

Tuesday, February 23rd Parent Informational Meeting @7:00 p.m. MHS Cafeteria

Monday, March 21st - Wednesday, March 23rd 4:30-6:30

Dance Clinics will be held at MHS in the gym. Candidates will learn a dance routine, kick routine and complete flexibility training during these clinics.

Thursday, March 24th

4:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Auditions will be held at the campus that you are auditioning for in the gym.

Results will be posted on the team website after the conclusion of team tryouts.

A Delicious Fundraiser

It's the month of love. If you love Mooyah AND MHS Choir - (or one or the other....) come join us at Mooyah Burger at Eldorado and Hardin on Tuesday, February 16th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for another great night of food benefitting the MHS Choir Boosters. Proceeds go toward the upcoming spring awards banquet and senior scholarships. Don't forget to mention that you are supporting the MHS choir when ordering.

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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 gbutler@mckinneyisd.net. I want you to be informed in a timely manner about all things MHS.