Lion's Mane (Parent Edition)

Your home for MHS news & events. Volume 25

Short Week Alert

Parents,


We are hitting some significant milestones this short week. On Thursday, our class rank for seniors should be locked and our valedictorian and salutatorian will be determined. Next week starts the first round of student testing.


One of the things that I always pride myself on is knowing my students, and I don't mean just their names (I'm working on that--Hayley and Carter at McAllister's can attest). Do I really know what it is like to be a high school student at McKinney High School? Quite honestly, a lot has changed since I was a high school student in the early '90s. I would like to know what students experience on a daily basis so I can help make sure our decisions are in the best interest of students. Therefore, I am having a little contest: If your student would like for me to walk in their shoes for a day, please have them (in 50 words or less) write or type why I should be them for a day. Two winners will be chosen by an impartial panel of judges. In order to be fair, please have your student omit their name on the essay but include their ID number. All completed essays should be given to my assistant, Jenny Cope, by next Monday, March 28th. This should be fun.....


Sincerely,

Gordon Butler

The McKinney High School

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

Fill The Bus

Every year the MHS Student Council is part of a collective effort to bring school supplies (such as markers, colored pencils, pens, pencils, notebooks, paper, spirals, binders, folders, pencil sharpeners, erasers, crayons, gently used books, rulers, and highlighters) to our Title I Elementary Schools in McKinney. We will be collecting supplies through March 28th. You can drop off your supplies in the MHS front office. For more information, please contact the MHS Student Council at mhsstuco@mckinneyisd.net . Thank you in advance.

PTO Information

The next PTO Lunch and Learn will be on March 22nd.

The PTO Board will meet at 10:15 in F101, and the Lunch and Learn will be in the Upstairs Flex Space at 11:00 a.m.

MEF Information

College 101 for 9th and 10th Grade Families

MEF is hosting a presentation for 9th and 10th grade families that will focus on how to prepare for the college admissions and financial aid processes. The presentation will be on Monday, April 11th in the McKinney North cafeteria and will begin at 6:30pm. All freshman and sophomore families from the district are welcome.

Testing Schedule

English I Testing:

English 1 students will be testing all day on Tuesday, March 29th.

Students must arrive early and be in their assigned classes by 7:20. Students need to bring a lunch from home, a snack and water unless they want a sack lunch from the cafeteria from their lunch account. NO OUTSIDE LUNCHES WILL BE DELIVERED TO STUDENTS ON THIS DAY. Students must bring something to read OR CAN SLEEP WHEN FINISHED. Students need to be well rested to do their best.


English II Testing:

English 2 students will be testing all day on Thursday, March 31st.

Students must arrive early and be in their assigned classes by 7:20. Students need to bring a lunch from home, a snack and water unless they want a sack lunch from the cafeteria from their lunch account. NO OUTSIDE LUNCHES WILL BE DELIVERED TO STUDENTS ON THIS DAY. Students must bring something to read OR CAN SLEEP WHEN FINISHED. Students need to be well rested to do their best.


STAAR/End of Course Exams:

March 29th (Tuesday)-English I

March 31st (Thursday)-English II

April 1st (Friday)-Make ups

May 3rd (Tuesday) Algebra I

May 4 (Wednesday) Biology and U.S. History

May 6th (Friday) Final Make-up day for STAAR Algebra I, Biology, and US History


AP Exams:

May 2nd (Monday) Chemistry, Environmental Science, Psychology

May 3rd (Tuesday) Computer Science A, Spanish Language, Art History, Physics 1

May 4th (Wednesday) English Literature, Japanese, Physics 2

May 5th (Thursday) Calculus AB/BC, Chinese

May 6th (Friday) German, US History, European History, Studio Art Portfolios due

May 9th (Monday) Biology, Music Theory, Physics C

May 10th (Tuesday) US Government, French Language, Spanish Literature

May 11th (Wednesday) English Language, Macroeconomics, Italian Language

May 12th (Thursday) Comparative Government, World History, Statistics

May 13th (Friday) Microeconomics, Human Geography, Latin

May 15th-20th AP Late testing dates

MHS Students doing Great Things

The following members of the Boys Basketball team were recently honored:

1st Team All-District

Alex Vilarino, District 10-5A Offensive Player of the Year

EJ Clark, Junior (Unanimous Selection)


Academic All-District

Tanner Bouck, Senior

Josh Brinkmann, Senior

Zachary Miles, Senior

Eric Nelson, Junior

Dominic St. Leon, Sophomore


Honorable Mention

Michael Brooks, Senior

Camryn Givens, Junior

CJ Givens, Senior

Antonio Lyons, Junior


Additionally, our theater students competed in the UIL One Act Play and several were recognized for their hard work.


Outstanding Technician Lauren Thompson

All Star Cast Yoki Ongwela

Honorable Mention Cast Jack Moraglia


Great job to the above students for their success in the world of athletics and fine arts.

Student Events

  • 3/21 - 3/25 Marquette Line Tryouts - Gym
  • 3/21 Yoga Club, K100 @ 2:40
  • 3/22 - 3/23 Boys Golf District 10 5A Tournament @ 8:00am (Away)
  • 3/22 Tennis vs. Rowlett @ 3:00 (Away)
  • 3/22 Softball vs. Wylie East @ 7:00 (Home)
  • 3/22 Baseball vs. Wylie East @ 7:30 (Home)
  • 3/23 Key Club, Downstairs Flex @ 2:30
  • 3/23 NHS Meeting, Upstairs Flex @ 2:45
  • 3/24 Jesus Christ Movement Club, E214 @ 2:30
  • 3/24 Softball vs. Prosper @ 7:00 (Away)
  • 3/24 Baseball vs. Prosper @ 7:30 (Away)
  • 3/24 Track & Field Relays @ 4:00 (Away)
  • 3/25 Bad Weather Day - Student / Staff Holiday

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Lost and Found

Parents, please don't forget if your student has lost an item, please have them check the lost and found located in the front office. Every 2 weeks any items not claimed are donated to the McKinney Salvation Army.

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.

Marquette Tryouts

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.

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.