Lion's Mane

Your home for MHS news & events. Volume 33

To everything, there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven

Dear Staff,

What an honor and privilege to serve as your principal this year. I have enjoyed every moment of being principal of The McKinney High School. Thank you for allowing me the chance to grow as an educator.

Please make sure you welcome Mr. Arbabi to the Lion Nation next week. Mr. Arbabi will begin the transition to MHS starting on Monday. He will spend his time next week and through the remainder of the school year getting to know you and your students. I firmly believe that under Mr. Arbabi's leadership, MHS will thrive.

Monday will also mark my last day as principal. I can never say thank you enough for all of your support this year. I am a blessed man having worked with you.

Best Regards,


The McKinney High School

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

The people have spoken

We at MHS would like to thank the voters of MISD for letting their collective voices be heard by supporting the bond election. Over the next few months, the district will develop a timeline of projects across the district.


Please be sure to log into Eduphoria and electronically sign all of your walk throughs.

MHS Choir Porch Concert with In-N-Out Burger

Join us for a highly anticipated annual event in the former outside Porch area now known as the Commons. Porch Concert is May 17 at 7:00 p.m., pre-show at 6:30. Bring your lawn chairs or sit on the Socratic Stairs. The In-N-Out Burger Cookout Trailer will be here from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. with $5 burgers, chips and drink. Tickets for In-N-Out are PRE-SALE ONLY. Proceeds benefit the MHS Choir Booster Club. Order form for meal tickets due by May 12.

Find the order form in the main workroom or by clicking on the link below.

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Senior Events

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MHS Students doing great things

Lions Soccer All Region/All State

  • Congratulations to Jesse Ardila for being named to the Dallas Morning newsl All Area 1st Team Forwards.
  • Big congratulations to the following Lions soccer players recognized by the Texas Association of Soccer Coaches All Region/All State teams:
  • Defenders: 1st Team All-Region - Colin Saum
  • Midfielders: 2nd Team All-Region - Chris Bell
  • Forwards: 1st Team All-State - Jess Ardila; 2nd Team All-Region - Tyler Imig

MHS Track & Field 2016 State Qualifiers

MHS Track and Field competed at the Region II 5A Tract Meet at UTA. Four of our athletes qualified for the State Track meet at the University of Texas. Congratulations to:

  • Bailey Lear - 400 meters
  • Brooke Merrick in the 300 hurdles
  • Ricky Fantroy in the Triple Jump
  • Blanchard Montgomery in the 300 hurdles.
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A Grand Lion

Congratulations to Theresa Horvath on the birth of her first grandchild. Reagan Bella Horvath was born May 5th at 6:31am weighing 7 lbs. Reagan is the daughter of 2008 MHS grad Cedric Horvath.
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News from Communities in Schools

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Nuts & Bolts Reminders

  • Please help on the student traffic in the hallway. Make sure your students have a blue or yellow hallway pass. If you need a replacement, see Ms. Cope.
  • If you see students congregating around the flex spaces during lunches, help us clear those areas out.

Spring Semester Final Exam Schedule

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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

  • 5/10 Jerry Crum
  • 5/10 Jada Graff
  • 5/14 Brittany Southerland