Lion's Mane Parents Edition

Your home for MHS news & events. Volume 2, Issue 4

A Note from the Principal

Lion Nation,

I had the honor of joining a group of principals from many districts statewide on Wednesday and Thursday. The idea of this institute is to ultimately share and learn principal’s and school’s best practices. I want to mention how proud I am of MHS and MISD. MISD does a great job of setting up teachers for success by providing us world class facilities and educational support. Our job at MHS is to take the tools, facilities and support and transfer it to great teaching for our students. Many districts do not have the community support we do here in McKinney. Please continue finding ways to support our teachers and our great school.

I have counted 11 students at MHS that are taller than me. These are some big young men. I mention this because this is one of the differences I have noticed between my middle school days and my current high school days. Another difference I have seen is the number of student leaders we have on our campus. Kids these days are leading many many groups on our campus. These leadership skills are never measured by any assessment required by our state. Please know that our school is designed to educate and grow each child through academic and social opportunities.

Go Lions,

Alan Arbabi

Student Events

Monday, September 19
  • College Visit - Adelphi University during all lunches, F101
  • College Night 6:00-8:00
  • Journalism Work Night, F117

Tuesday, September 20

  • College Visits - University of Evansville during all lunches, F101
  • Key Club, Downstairs Flex Space @ 2:30
  • Engineering Club, F132 @ 2:30
  • Theatre Fall Play Dress Rehearsal
  • Tennis vs. Allen @ 3:30, Away
  • Engineering Booster Club, Downstairs Flex @ 6:30
  • Volleyball vs. Plano East @ 7:00, Home

Wednesday, September 21

  • Choir Region Rehearsals, H116 @ 2:30
  • Journalism Work Night, F117
  • Theatre Fall Play Dress Rehearsal

Thursday, September 22

  • Choir Region Rehearsals, H116 @ 2:30
  • Swim & Dive vs. Allen and Boyd @ 4:00, Away
  • Football vs. Plano West @ 7:30, Away

Friday, September, 23

  • College Visit - University of Tulsa during all lunches, F101
  • Student vs. Staff Basketball Game, 6th and 7th period
  • Volleyball vs. Plano West @ 6:30, Away
  • Theatre Fall Play Performance

Saturday, September 24

  • Cross Country vs. Lubbock @ 8:00, Away
  • Theatre Fall Play Performance

Sunday, September 25

  • Homecoming Dec the Halls

College Fair is Monday Night

McKinney ISD will hold its 2016 College Night for all MISD juniors and seniors on Monday, September 19 from 6–8 p.m. McKinney High School hosts this year as the district welcomes some 160 colleges and universities to the event.

The annual College Night provides a great opportunity for students and their parents to connect with multiple prospective schools in one convenient location.

For more information, click here.

Attendance is free, but registration is required.

MHS Students Doing Great Things

Last weekend the cross country team ran at the McKinney Boyd Invitational at Myers Park. The Varsity Boys finished 2nd overall and were led by Noah Metzger who finished 1st overall, and Eric Maclean who finished 5th overall.

The Varsity Girls were led by Bethany Baker who finished 12th overall as the Varsity Girls team finished 3rd. The JV Boys Finished 4th, and the JV Girls finished 6th.

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MGM Theatre Presents Harvey

Friday, Sep. 23rd, 7pm

McKinney High School

Three opportunities to see the first production this year from our talented theatre students.

  • Friday and Saturday at 7:00
  • Saturday matinee at 2:00.

Advance tickets are available here.

2016 Homecoming - September 25th - 30th

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Fall PSAT Prep Camp

Program Description

The McKinney ISD Fall PSAT Preparation Program targets junior students (School Year 2016-17) for instruction that can help increase their scores on the October 2016 PSAT/NMSQT. The instructors for the prep sessions are MISD teachers, who have been trained in instructional content and strategies for the PSAT and new SAT 2016. They are experienced veteran teachers, who conducted PSAT/SAT training for several years in a variety of settings and to a variety of student populations. Students will receive and work through extensive materials designed to improve their performance on the math, verbal, and writing portions of the test.


· Dates: October 8 and October 15th , 2016

· Time: 8 am to noon

· Location: McKinney High School, F100, D109, D111, D113.

· Fee: $ 90 per student

· Materials: The Official Study Guide for the Redesigned SAT (The College Board) and SAT mock test (provided).

Students are to bring pencils, calculator and note-taking device.

Each PSAT/SAT prep session can enroll up to 75 students and will close once full capacity is reached. To enroll and for more information, please access the MISD parent site or enroll directly online.

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The McKinney High School

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