Your home for MHS news & events. Volume 30
You are making a difference
It is hard to get the truth out of teenagers, especially when it comes to school. One of the perks of being in the cafeteria for several hours a day (insert sarcastic laugh) is listening to the conversations students are having about the adults in the building.
Here are some of the specific comments I heard last week, names have been omitted to protect the egos from swelling:
"He/she is hard, but is fair..."
"I hate him/her most days and my parents love him/her."
"She/he is always on me about being tardy, so I can't be late."
"If weren't for him/her, I would have dropped out already."
"They love me more than my own parents."
" He/she tells me he/she loves me and actually means it."
At the end of day all of the sound pedagogy, technology standards, and holding kids accountable doesn't matter without each student knowing that we care about them. Simple and effective but so easy to forget with all of the other stuff.
Have a great week.
The McKinney High School
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.
Congratulations are in order for the MHS Choir Department who attended UIL Concert and Sight Reading April 12th and 13th. All five competing choirs represented MHS in Lion Pride fashion. Special shout out to our three Varsity Choirs who in one day brought home three coveted sweepstakes trophies. Kudos!
Girls Golf Tee Up for State
The girls golf team played in the regional golf tournament Wednesday and Thursday in Rockwall. The girls finished in 2nd place and have punched their ticket to play in the State Golf Tournament in Austin April 25 and 26. Please congratulate Lindy Patterson, Brittany Bruce, Kalie Currin, Maddie LaLonde and Maddy Cox and wish them “Good Luck" at the state tournament at the end of the month.
Foreign Language Competition
Please congratulate the following students for their great participation in the foreign language competition held at Texas A&M Commerce .
- Daniel Vasquez - 1st place in Spanish memorized poetry
- Andrew Bellah - 2nd place in advanced Spanish fluency
- Nahomi Ramirez – 3rd place in Spanish memorized prose
- Emma Shields - 2nd place in Spanish memorized prose, 2nd place in sight reading and 5th in advanced fluency
- Kevin Morales - 5th in memorized prose
- Jacqueline Mora - 3rd in memorized poetry
Raising Autism Awareness
The Technology Student Association (TSA) partners with students with Autism to raise $1000 for Special Olympics.
Pictured from left to right: APE Coach/Special Olympics Coordinator - Janice Morris , TSA Vice President - Gillian Ryan, TSA President - Alex Macias, TSA Treasurer - William Slater
Did you know that our journalism program is top notch?
While the journalism group was in Austin, the 2015 Lion Yearbook was busy
in California receiving the Pacemaker award from the National Scholastic
Press Association at their national convention in Los Angeles. The
Pacemaker is the top award a scholastic journalistic entity can possibly
Meanwhile in Austin, the Lions won a Gold Star at the UIL's Interscholastic
League Press Conference. In addition, both MHS1 and Manestreamnews.com
received Bronze Stars.
Yearbook Individual Achievement Awards
2nd Place Theme - Staff
1st Place Theme Copy and Captions - Amelia Kinsinger
1st Place Captions - Nicole Stuessy (Top in Texas)
HM Headlines - Nicole Stuessy
1st Place Tribute Ad Spread - Anne Penprase
2nd Place Feature Spread - Amelia Kinsinger
1st Place Student Life Spread - Lauren Anderson, Colin Mitchell, Nicole
3rd Place Student Life Spread - Alex Contreras, David Funes, Kendra Murphy
1st Place Sports Spread - Nicole Stuessy, Kendra Murphy
2nd Place Academic Spread - Lauren Anderson, Jacob Frazier
HM Academic Spread - Nicole Stuessy, Elizabeth Bruce
1st Place Class Spread - Lindsay Martin (Tops in Texas)
3rd Place Class Spread - Steven Kent
1st Place Clubs Spread - Nicole Oesterreicher, Colin Mitchell (Top in
3rd Place Clubs Spread - Nicole Oesterreicher, Steven Kent
3rd Place Multitopic Spread - Nicole Oesterreicher
HM Secondary Coverage - Nicole Oesterreicher
HM Student Life Story - Nicole Stuessy
2nd Place Academic Story - Jacob Frazier
2nd Place Sports Story - Colin Mitchell, Nathan Roberts
HM Sports Story - Elizabeth Bruce
1st Place Clubs Story - Kendra Murphy
1st Place Personality Profile - Nicole Stuessy
HM Personality Profile - Jacob Frazier
2nd Place Sports Action Photo - Colin Mitchell
3rd Place Sports Feature Photo - Colin Mitchell
3rd Place Academic Photo - Giovanni Sabala
3rd Place Club Photo - Giovanni Sabala
HM Portrait - Steven Kent
HM Portrait - Giovanni Sabala
3rd Place Photo Portfolio - David Funes
Current Year Yearbook Individual Achievement Awards
2nd Place Feature Spread - Staff
1st Place Sports Spread - Staff
2nd Place Academic Spread - Nicole Oesterreicher
3rd Place Class Section Spread - Staff
1st Place Clubs Spread - Staff
1st Place Multi-Topic Spread - Staff
1st Place Story - Nicole Stuessy
1st Place Photo Portfolio - David Funes, Ulises Velez
Online Newspaper Individual Achievement Awards
2nd Place News Writing - Nicole Stuessy
HM News Feature - Neelam Bohra
3rd Place Editorial - Johnny Millar
HM Editorial - Udani Satarasinghe
HM Sports Feature - Udani Satarasinghe
3rd Place Feature - Udani Satarasinghe
1st Place Photo Slideshow - Ulises Velez
2nd Place Photo Slideshow - David Funes
HM Personal Opinion Column - Neelam Bohra
3rd Place In-Depth News/Feature Package - Johnny Millar, Neelam Bohra,
Kiley Tauber, David Funes
1st Place Multimedia Package - Neelam Bohra, David Funes, Kiley Tauber,
3rd Place Multimedia Package - Nicole Stuessy, Ulises Velez, Brandon
Fangio, Alex Moltz
HM General News Photo - David Funes
3rd Place Entertainment Photo - Chelsea Salinas
HM Sports Feature Photo - Ulises Velez
HM Headlines - Staff
Broadcasting Individual Achievement Awards
3rd Place General News Story - Johnny Millar, Shelshy Villarreal
HM Broadcast Writing - Johnny Millar, Shelshy Villarreal
HM Sports Feature Story - Allison Doran, Wilson Galvan, Maddy Cox
2nd Place Graphics - Landry Amick, Andrew Judd, Sam Turner
3rd Place Promotion/Commercial - Allison Doran, Kiley Tauber, Maddy Cox
HM Videography - Johnny Millar, Yoki Ongwela
McKinney HS Engineering Students consider career in Mining.
McKinney High School 2016 Technology Student Association (TSA) State Results:
(National Qualifier) System Control Technology - 1st Place: David Lehinger, Alex Lehocky, Mitch Palmer
(National Qualifier) Biotechnology – 3rd Place: Parker Brooks, Alexandra Macias, Wasi Moin, Kyle Myscich
Metals (under 800 lbs) – 1st Place: William Slater
Rocket (Student Built) – 1st Place: William Slater
Rocket (Kit Built) – 1st Place: Eric Beights
Rocket (Kit) – 2nd Place: Kathryn Lehocky
Soapbox Derby “Shop Built” – 2nd Place: Eric Beights, Harrison Chilton, James Halderman, Matthew Juliano, Gillian Ryan (Driver)
Catapult – 2nd Place: Kathryn Lehocky, Alex Lehocky, Mitch Palmer, William Slater
Rocket (Student Built) – 3rd Dillian Ruff
Rocket (Kit) – 3rd Place: Alex Lehocky
Animatronics – 4th Place: Abigail Stallbaumer, Michael Stallbaumer
Music Production – 5th Place: Jon “Parker” Brooks
Career Preparation – Semi-finalist: Lesli Romero
Chapter Team Semi-finalist: Logan Davis, Alexandra Macias, Gillian Ryan, Shayla Sexton, William Slater, Cole South
Video Game Design – Semi-finalist: Veronica Maldonado, Lesli Romero, Michael Smolen
4/18 Yoga Club, K100 @ 2:40 pm
4/19 Key Club / FIFA Fundraiser, Upstairs Flex Space @ 3:00 pm
4/19 Baseball vs. Prosper @ 7:30 pm (Home)
4/19 Softball vs. Prosper @ 7:00 pm (Home)
4/20 Key Club, Downstairs Flex Space @ 2:30 pm
4/21 Track & Field District 9 & 10 5A track meet @ 8:00 am (Away)
4/21 Jesus Christ Movement Club, Choir Room @ 2:30 pm
4/21 Wrestling Club, M211 @ 6:00 pm
4/22 Baseball vs. Lovejoy @ 7:30 pm (Away)
4/22 Softball vs. Lovejoy @ 7:00 pm (Away)
History in the Making
The McKinney Marquettes and MHS dance department proudly present History in the Making, a dancing and talent tribute to the historical moments that make up our lives. There will be three shows. These shows will be Friday night April 22nd at 7:00 pm, Saturday, April 23rd at 2 pm and 7 pm. Tickets are $10 pre-sale and $15 at the door. Student tickets are $7. Tickets can be purchased via our website at www.mckinneymarquettes.shutterfly.com under the spring show tab or at all lunches next week. You can also purchase tickets from Amy Neely or Addrianne Stephens. For more information, please contact Amy Neely at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can’t wait to see you there.
A unique opportunity
Starting in the Fall of 2016, MISD will now offer additional PSAT, SAT and ACT practice opportunities for our juniors who scored in the top 10 % at the October 2015 PSAT ( Fall semester) and to all high school students during the Spring semester 2017.
MISD is looking for two to three teachers to offer this at each campus for a total of up to six teachers. With this offer comes PD / curriculum training during half a day in May as well as additional training throughout the year during district PD days.
Should you be interested in teaching these after school classes, please apply using this form https://goo.gl/XOcwx3 and submit ASAP.
MHS Choir Boosters Day at Chick-Fil-A
Mention MHS and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Booster Scholarship fund--such a worthy cause. Come support our award winning MHS Choirs.
MHS Volleyball Sand Storm Tournament
Start forming your teams for the 5th Annual Sandstorm Volleyball Tournament to be held at The Beach at Craig Ranch. Pick up information and waiver forms from Coach Higginbotham.
MHS 2016 summer Camps Information
Register now for summer camps.