Lion's Mane (Parent Edition)

Your home for MHS news & events. Volume 6

This is the final week of the first grading period

Parents, the first quarter ends on Friday, October 16th. Please make sure you check Home Access Center (HAC) and email teachers if you have any questions about your student(s) grades. Our district policy is that all teachers have at least 10 formative grades (quizzes, classwork, homework, etc.) and 3 summative grades (tests, major projects,etc.) per quarter. Formative grades count for 30% and summative grades for 70% of a student's overall grade.

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

  • 10/13 PTO Lunch and Learn from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • 10/13 Tennis vs. Lovejoy @ 4:30 p.m. (Home)
  • 10/13 VBall vs. Lovejoy @ 6:30 p.m. (Away)
  • 10/15 Lionette Golf vs. Flower Mound @ 8:00 a.m. (Bridlewood)
  • 10/15 Swim & Dive vs North/The Colony @ 5:30 p.m. (The Colony)
  • 10/15 Golden Mane Theatre presents "Hamlet" @ 7 p.m.
  • 10/15-10/16 "Beat the Drum"
  • 10/16 Lions Golf vs Denton Guyer @ TBA (Robson Ranch)
  • 10/16 Crosstown Pep Rally @ 2 p.m.
  • 10/16 VBall vs. North @ 5:30 (Home)
  • 10/16 FBall vs North @ 7:30 (Away)
  • 10/17 Golden Mane Theatre presents "Hamlet" @ 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • 10/26 Student Holiday/Parent Teacher Conferences

PSAT DAy

All sophomores will take the PSAT on Wednesday, October 14th. Juniors who signed up will also test. Non-testing Juniors will participate in EOC U.S. History rotation. Freshmen and Seniors will have a regular class rotation. Seniors will have a late start and begin school at 10:15. ALL students will be on a regular schedule for 6th and 7th period. Lots of moving parts, but everyone will get where they need to be that day!

PTO Information

The next PTO Lunch and Learn will be on Tuesday, October 13th at 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. "What Do I Need to Know About the College Process?"-Presented by Brandi Ribble, MEF Advisor.

Opportunities to get involved

MISD Parent Engagement Seminars:

Consider attending a seminar hosted by MISD:

-College and Career Readiness/Dual Credit on Oct. 22 @ Faubion M.S. from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Copy Center Opportunity:

We are also looking for parents to volunteer in our copy center to assist teachers with copying and laminating. We are flexible on the time and number of days you can volunteer each month. If interested, please email Stephanie Marchal at smarchal@mckinneyisd.net.

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.

The Crosstown Chowdown vs. North Begins this week!

It is that time of the season again! Drop the burgers & go for the chicken! 2015 Cross Town Chowdown against McKinney North will start this Monday, 10/12.

Crosstown Chowdown is a Chick-Fil-A challenge between MHS & MNHS to see who can spend the most money at the McKinney Chick-Fil-A located at Hwy380/US 75 between 10/12 and 10/16. The winning school will be announced during half time at the MHS vs. MNHS football game on Friday. The winning school will receive a $1,000 scholarship check!

Choir Accolades

Congrats to these students is in order. They made one of three choirs in THE most competitive Region in the state of Texas:


Mixed Honor Choir (and advancing to the next round): Morgan Dellow, Rachel Wasson, Calvin Wisener, Joshua Dexter, Tanner Holmes, Tyler Batson, and Austin Henry. 2nd Alternate is Sam Hyden


Treble Honor Choir: Morgan King, Victoria Carvajal, Libby Swan, Sydney Turnbow, Abigail Stallbaumer, Huntley McSwain


Freshman Honor Choir: Matthew Dexter, Carson Brown, Grant Wheeler.