Lion's Mane (Parent Edition)

Your home for MHS news & events. Volume 31

Testing and Teacher Appreciation Week


Testing season starts in earnest on Monday. Many of your students will be taking Advance Placement exams and the state of Texas End of Course (EOC) exams this week. We are thankful for their hard work and confident that their exams will reflect what they already mastered.

This week is also Teacher Appreciation Week. Please take a moment to let your child's teachers know how much you appreciate them for their efforts this year.

Have a great week.

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.

Student Events

  • 5/2 - 5/13 AP Exams - See schedule below
  • 5/2 Yoga Club, K100 @ 2:40
  • 5/2 Taste of Beauty Performance, Black Box Theatre @ 7:00
  • 5/3 STAAR Algebra I
  • 5/4 STAAR Biology and US History - Late arrival for Seniors @ 10:30
  • 5/4 Key Club, Downstairs Flex Space @ 2:30
  • 5/4 Student Council Meeting, Cafeteria @ 2:30

MHS Students doing great things

Our very own Sai Sai Ding, was recently honored by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra as the winner of the prestigious FWSO Young Artist competition.

Senior Events

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Early voting ends on Tuesday, May 3rd. Extended poll hours are on Monday and Tuesday from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Please see the link below for poll locations.

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Worth Reading

Some our friends across the pond utilize this practice and it's gaining traction in the United States.

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.

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 I want you to be informed in a timely manner about all things MHS.