Lion's Mane

Your home for MHS news & events. Volume 21

It's hard to believe that we are in February!

The fact that the weather has been unseasonably nice for February makes us forget that Spring Break is quickly approaching for all of us. I hope your PD with your content coordinators is productive, and I look forward to seeing you guys on Monday.

Ms. Cope will be contacting you about setting up face-to-face meetings with me before the end of the school year. This will be an informal way for me to discuss your individual needs and wants for the 2016-2017 school year.

On another note, if your group or organization is hanging up signs in the building, please make sure after your event is completed that you see take down your signs/posters. Before your group/organization posts any signs, please see Ms. Cope for guidance on where signs should be hung.

The McKinney High School

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

Furniture Inventory

We are trying to make sure we have a correct furniture count. Please take a minute and complete the furniture inventory at the following link:

MHS Teacher Events

  • 2/15 Staff Development

  • 2/16 ILT @ 7:30 in F101

  • 2/16 Choir Fundraiser @ Mooyah

  • 2/17 Region 10 Safety Audit

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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 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.

State Bound Swimmers

Congratulations and good luck to Jacob South and Joe Carson as they head to UT Austin for the District 5A State Swimming and Diving Championships. Jacob will be diving on February 19th and 20th. Joe will compete in the 500 meter freestyle. We are very proud of these Lions and their hard work.

All State Musicians

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

If you have any of these students, please make sure you let them know how proud we are of their efforts.

Student 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)

Wnat to Wear Jeans for a Week? Part 2

Were you jealous of your co-workers that were able to wear jeans with ANY shirt last week? Luckily you will have a second chance to be comfortable and contribute to a great cause at the same time. There will be a second week of jeans and any shirt during the week of February 29-March 4 for the low price of $15. Give your money to Sara Arnold in the House of Scholarship, located in F203.

Worth Reading

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Nuts & Bolts Reminders

  • Please make sure that you submit your attendance daily!
  • Lesson Plans are due in Forethought by 7:30 each Monday.
  • Students should not be in the hall without a pass.
  • Tutoring is from 2:40 until 3:15 (students must stay the whole time).


There is a new link/form for announcements. All announcements should be submitted to the link below by 8:00 on the day you need the announcement. If the link does not work, email:

This Week's Birthdays

  • 2/16 Troylynn Paul
  • 2/17 Trish Ramos
  • 2/17 Ken Ringel
  • 2/17 Yecenia Romero
  • 2/18 Sylvia Gonzales
  • 2/20 Lauri Weiderhold