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McKinney High School Clubs and Organizations


ADMISSIONS CLUB – SPONSOR:  RICHARD MCGOWAN

The Admissions Club is dedicated to preparing students for college admissions by preparing essays, resumes, as well as researching what prospective colleges are seeking in applicants.  This club will ensure that students are fully taking advantage of resources to present themselves in the best way to their desired colleges.


ASL CLUB – SPONSOR: HANNAH CULBERSON

The club promotes Interest in ASL and Deaf Culture.  See Ms. Culberson in B226 for more information.


ATHLETIC TRAINING PROGRAM – ATHLETIC TRAINERSEMMA GAUTREAUX & DUSTIN EMERY

The Athletic Training Program is internship-based instruction that offers students a chance to learn the basics of athletic training and other sports medicine careers in a hands-on learning environment. Students in the Athletic Training Program work with at least two different sports, one for each semester (unless involved in a sport for that semester) and requires after school participation. Many of our students are athletes but enjoy working a sport opposite to their own season. The Athletic Training Program is very rewarding in the sense that it creates a sense of teamwork and family, you get to be directly involved with the outcome of a sports team, you are right in the action, and there are post-high school benefits like real world experience, hands on skills learned, and even scholarship opportunities.


AVID – SPONSOR: ALICE DUTTON

The primary goal of the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program is to prepare students for admission and completion of a four-year college or university. Other goals in AVID include promoting and offering support in rigorous classes, school activities, leadership, community service, and citizenship. AVID students are nominated by teachers and undergo an interview process to be accepted.


BAND – DIRECTOR OF BANDS: BRANDON FISHER 

The McKinney Royal Pride Band exists to: Instill in each participating member the desire to succeed in his/her endeavors. To provide aesthetic expression and outlets for creativity through music as an art form. To educate the individual as to the importance of teamwork in all facets of life. To assist students in growing into responsible and successful members of society, able to produce well both individually, and as a member of a group, and possessing the essential characteristics of integrity, dependability, and loyalty.


BASEBALL – HEAD COACH: COLBY GOODMAN

The McKinney High School Baseball Program exists to provide an opportunity for student athletes to mature physically, mentally and emotionally. The program will provide student athletes the opportunities to develop and demonstrate commitment, discipline, work ethic, pride, and character through the game of baseball.

We compete in Region I, District 5 of Conference 6A. A young man may earn the right to participate in our program by going through a try-out process and meeting a satisfactory academic and behavioral standard in the classroom. We currently fill a varsity and two junior varsity teams. Tryouts to participate in the fall athletic period are during the first two weeks of school in August, and tryouts to make one of our teams for the spring are at the end of January.


BASKETBALL – BOYS HEAD COACH: WES WATSON

The McKinney High School Boys Program is sanctioned by the University Interscholastic League (U.I.L.) of Texas. We compete in Region I, District 5 of Conference 6A. Our basketball program is open to young men who are entering grades 9 through 12 at McKinney High School. A young man may earn the right to participate in our program by going through a try-out process and meeting a satisfactory academic and behavioral standard in the classroom. We have five teams, a varsity squad, two junior varsity squads, and two freshman squads. We will have try-outs the first two-weeks of school, during the basketball athletic period. We will hold a second try-out at the conclusion of football season for students who are in Football, Cross Country, or any other sport at MHS that would prevent them from attending the try-out the first two weeks of school.


BASKETBALL – GIRLS HEAD COACH: DEB HARRIS

Girls basketball competes in the UIL District 5-6A. The athletes compete at the freshmen, junior varsity and varsity level. The official UIL season begins in mid-October and continues through February. During the season the girls practice after school, compete in two games a week and also participate in tournaments. In the off-season (August-October and February-May) the athlete’s practice is held during their athletic period.  We also offer skills sessions in the summer with our staff as well as workout opportunities through performance course.  Those girls not currently in athletics can try-out for the program beginning when after school practices start in October. Please contact Coach Harris for more information.


BLACK STUDENT UNION – SPONSOR: BRANDON MAYES

The BSU club at MHS advocates on behalf of black students and helps promote cultural and political awareness. BSU encourages unity, inspires leadership, and supports local activism. We work to create a safe environment for students to engage in thought-provoking conversations, as well as organize community events, fundraisers, and community service opportunities. Meetings are every Tuesday after-school in E114. 1st and 3rd Tuesdays are meetings.  2nd and 4th Tuesdays are peer support.


BUSINESS CLUB – SPONSOR: CATHERINE FIELDS

Room E210 – Wednesdays


BROADCASTING – MHS1 – SPONSOR: CURTIS CHRISTIAN 

The work of the MHS1 staff affects every student at McKinney High School. By telling stories about the community, covering school events and entertaining viewers, McKinney’s student-produced news broadcast wins multiple state and national awards year after year. Archived episodes are available at manestreamnews.com


CHEER – HEAD COACH: CHELSEA DAVIS, JV COACH: ALLIE HULTBERG, FRESHMAN COACH: EMILY WILLIAMS

The cheerleaders are ambassadors for MHS and are spirit promoters around the school and community. Cheer also performs at pep rallies, “Touch the Lion” ceremonies, community events, as well as regional and UIL Spirit Competitions. Cheer loves their Lions and like to show support by attending football, girls and boys basketball, wrestling, girls and boys soccer, baseball and softball games, pumping up the crowd and leading them in chants. Tryouts for the team are held every year at the end of February.  Please visit the MHS Cheer Google Site here for more information.


CHESS CLUB – SPONSOR: JACOB LARKIN

Room C104; Tuesdays


CHEMISTRY CLUB – SPONSOR: KATIE WATSON

We will perform experiments, research new labs, and share our love of chemistry.  Meetings are every other Wednesday afternoons at 2:45pm in room F225.


CHOIR & HARMONY – DIRECTOR: TANNER WILEMON & ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: GABRIELLE KRUEGER

The McKinney High School Choir Department is comprised of 5 performing ensembles ranging from entry-level singers to pre-collegiate performers. Choirs are “co-curricular” offerings meaning that they have a TEKS based, state-approved curriculum but have portions of their activities that are classified as “extra-curricular.” Membership requires an audition/interview with the directors. Students are placed in skill appropriate groups.  Interested students should contact Mr. Wilemon or Ms. Krueger for more information regarding choir.


CHRISTIAN STUDENT OUTREACH – SPONSOR: ROSANA ADAMS

In this discussion-based club. we strive to connect with each other through studying the Bible and The Chosen television series.  Each meeting, we plan and/or carry out service projects to share the love that Jesus taught while also learning about him. Meetings will be held in F112 every other Thursday at 2:45pm.


COLOR GUARD – DIRECTOR: CHRIS COOK

Color Guard is an artistic and athletic activity that combines the spinning of flags, rifles, and sabres with dance fundamentals.  During the fall, the color guard is a part of the Royal Pride marching band halftime performances and helps to add an exciting visual element to the shows.  In the winter months, the color guard creates a competitive program on their own, competing at both local and national events.  Being a part of the color guard is a great way to earn both your fine arts and physical education credits. Color Guard is open to all that are interested and does not require previous experience.  We pride ourselves on maintaining a positive, fun, and enriching environment for our teams and would love to welcome you into the color guard family!


COMPUTER SCIENCE CLUB –  SPONSOR: THERESA HORVATH

The Computer Science Club goal is to introduce new students to the field of computer science and expand the knowledge of current CS students in this field. At meetings, we write Java programs to solve problems, practice for UIL computer science, run Capture the Flag and other contests, and explore other programming languages and topics.  Meetings are every Tuesday afternoon 2:37-3:30pm in B106/B107.


COSMETOLOGY – INSTRUCTOR:

The McKinney High School Cosmetology Program encompasses the foundational principals necessary to acquire a license to practice, from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR). We are a program regulated by both the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and TDLR. By entering our program, students will have the ability to be creative and expand their knowledge and technical skills in hair cutting, styling, and coloring, chemistry, chemical texture, facials, make-up, hair removal, lashes, manicures, pedicures, and artificial nails. In addition, students will develop 21st century skills such as communication and social abilities, leadership and business skills, collaboration, and critical thinking. Students will participate in real life experiences, applying team building exercises, ethical situations, infection control disciplines, and customer service in our “Mane Street Salon” (We do not provide services for children under the age of twelve).
Cosmetology is a two year program with a mandatory 1000 clock hours (500 hours in the first year and 500 hours in the second year). When the student reaches 900 hours, they can apply, take, and pass the written portion of the state exam. The written portion is a requirement for graduation credit in second semester of the senior year. After completion of 1000 hours the student can apply to take the practical portion of the state exam. With a passing score and fee payment, the student will then receive their license.
Attendance is a key component for success in this program! It is imperative for students to be prompt and present every day. Before school and after school hours are strongly encouraged to receive all 1000 hours and gain clinical experience which is needed for smooth transition into the salon work force.
To apply to our program, click the link or scan the QR code to fill out the google form. Prepare for a formal interview which will happen during the selection process. The Cosmetology Instructor will contact you if you are accepted. Due to course requirements, it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for interested students to transfer to MHS. Please see your campus principal for transfer information.  Stop by room B108 for information!


CROCHET CLUB – SPONSOR: KELLY DAESCU

Room F215; Tuesdays


CROSS COUNTRY – HEAD COACH KATIE WATSON

TRACK/FIELD – GIRLS HEAD COACH: ELIAS KAWESA

TRACK/FIELD – BOYS HEAD COACH: ANTHONY SOWE 

Cross Country is a sport, which involves running on courses at public parks or golf courses. Teams are scored by the place in which the runners finish overall. The top five runners on each team will be scored. The team with the lowest overall score wins. Teams with less than five runners will compete as individuals only. Track & Field involves track events and relays. Field events are for throwers and jumpers (horizontal or vertical). Meets are run against time and are scored by each event. Meets generally have different formats but may have finals following the preliminary events against time.


DANCE/DRILL TEAM – MARQUETTES – DIRECTORS: AMY NEELY & ADDRIANNE STEPHENS

The Marquettes promote school spirit and teach students the art of dance/drill. The Marquettes perform all Varsity football games, pep rallies, competitions, and at a variety of community events. Auditions for Marquettes are held every year in the spring.


ENGINEERING CLUB – SPONSOR: THERESA HORVATH

The MHS Engineering Club (EC) is a student-led, teacher facilitated, after-school initiative that encourages and promotes Engineering concepts, practices and principles. The EC fosters a safe environment for intrinsically motivated students sharing common interests to gather together to research, learn and compete in various Engineering disciplines. Students compete through Technology Student Association (TSA), Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC), and NASA Student Launch.  Thursdays in Room B107.


ENGLISH LEARNERS CLUB – SPONSOR: NATHAN SVEDVIK

The English Learners Club will be designed to support and encourage newcomers to get involved in school activities and events.  Our main goal is to motivate newcomers to participate and become part of the McKinney High School community.  We can achieve this goal by having small tutoring sessions that can potentially help these students to pen up and speak for themselves, and to get more involved in their classrooms. Meets Tuesdays at 2:40 in room D118.


ENVIRONMENTAL CLUB – SPONSOR: KEVIN GATHERER

The environmental club would help make the Earth a better place by increasing opportunities for recycling, cleaning up trash and raising awareness for the problems facing our environment today.  Room F223 on Wednesdays.


FASHION CLUB – SPONSOR: ELIZABETH FERRELL

Room D108; Thursdays


FCCLA – FAMILY, CAREER & COMMUNITY LEADERS OF AMERICA – SPONSOR: ROSANA ADAMS

Join more than 199,000 middle and high school members from 4,944 chapters across 46 states, the District of Columbia, the American Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. FCCLA’s Ultimate Leadership Experience equips members with real-world skills through Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) education by preparing members for careers through its four Career Pathways: Human Services, Hospitality and Tourism, Education and Training, and Visual Arts and Design.

FCCLA members will strengthen skills, forge friendships, and make a positive difference in today’s world through participation in Competitive Events, serving in leadership positions, attending conferences across the nation, networking with youth leaders, and attaining essential college- and career-ready skills.

See Mrs. Adams in F112 for more information.


FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETESSPONSORS: KENDYL FORD & MEGAN BROOKS

FCA is a student-initiated and student-led organization designed to challenge and help students/athletes to grow in their faith and to use the platform of sports to impact the world for Jesus Christ.  All students are welcome to attend!  See Coach Brooks in C202 for information about meeting time/location.


FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA (FFA) – SPONSORS: TEAH BARRIENTES, JAKE PARR, TAYLOR SANDERS

The FFA is the largest youth-led organization in the United States. Members from across the country are involved in leadership events, career explorations, scholarship opportunities, livestock exhibition, and many other opportunities. On a local level, the FFA offers students the change to participate in activities that teach lifelong skills. Activities exist that match almost everyone’s interest. Parent meetings are the second Tuesday of the month and the student meetings are at various times throughout the year.


FOOTBALL – HEAD COACH:

9th through 12th U.I.L. competition football. 10th – 12th class is 5th period with workouts in the morning before school. 9th football is 1st period with workouts after school.

Both classes are year-long classes. Once football season ends, 9th – 11th weight training, conditioning, and skills are developed during the athletic period. Football is a fall semester class for seniors only.


FRENCH CLUB – SPONSOR: SHANNON KELLY

The French Club provides a fun way to learn more about the culture of France and other Francophone (French-speaking) countries in the world. You do not have to speak French or be enrolled in French class to be in the club; membership is open to all MHS students. French Club is involved in several activities throughout the school year. We go to French restaurants and listen to music from all over the French-speaking world. We participate in spirit events such as Decorate the Halls and the all-night Beat the Drum tradition. French Club gives students the opportunity to enjoy Francophone films, plays, music, art, food, and sports while making friends. We look forward to seeing you at this year’s French Club meetings and events. Meetings are Monday afternoons from 2:40 – 3:20 in B224.


GARDEN CLUB – SPONSOR: JEFF CRANMORE

Room C101


GAY STRAIGHT ALLIANCE (GSA) – SPONSOR: MEGAN O’HARA

GSA is a safe place for LGBTQIA+ students and their allies to hang out, ask questions and learn about this amazing community in a non-judgmental environment. We seek to promote understanding and to foster relationships among all students through education and community service. Meetings are Mondays in Room C208.


GERMAN CLUB – SPONSOR: THERESIA DIPALMA

German Club wants to further explore the culture of the German speaking countries by offering activities like holiday celebrations, card and board games, music, videos, and movies. We have done things like baking and cooking classes, going to a Mavericks game and having a Q & A session with Dirk Nowitzki, meeting at a German restaurant, visiting a local car dealership, and volunteering at Oktoberfest. We enjoy lots of German food. We have events together with the clubs from the other two high schools.  Meetings are Mondays in C229.


GIRLS IN STEM/GIRLS WHO CODE CLUBS –  SPONSOR: THERESA HORVATH

The Girls in Stem Club conducts various science experiments, hosts engineering speakers, and explores engineering/math topics. The Girls Who Code Club works in coordination with Girls in STEM and the Computer Science Club to promote more diversity and interest in the field of computer science.


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GOLDEN GIRLS  & GOLDEN BOYS – SPONSOR: YARY LIRA

Golden Girls are enthusiastic seniors who promote school spirit and pump up the crowd at home sporting events.  Room B105.


GOLF – BOYS HEAD COACH: JASON CHIN & GIRLS HEAD COACH SHERRY MORRIS

The goals of the MHS golf program are to provide a learning environment, create a positive approach to the game of golf, practice hard and compete at a high level. The team plans to compete at regionals and earn a spot in the UIL state golf tournament. JV and Varsity practice in the afternoon. Practice time is from 2:15-4:15. Practices are held Monday through Friday, weather permitting.


HEADHUNTERS – SPONSOR: ROBERT MIEROW 

The Headhunters is a school spirit organization. Participants are juniors or seniors and must go through an application process. The purpose of the Headhunters is to support the extracurricular activities of McKinney High School by promoting school spirit. Headhunters exist to promote good sportsmanship, good citizenship, and wholesome, enthusiastic school spirit. Headhunters are first and foremost representatives of their school. Headhunters participate in pep rallies, at the varsity football games, homecoming, and many other school activities.  Room B216.


HEALTH OCCUPATIONS STUDENTS OF AMERICA (HOSA) –  SPONSOR: PENNEY BELL 

HOSA is a national student organization endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Technology Education Division of ACTE. HOSA’s two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSA’s goal is to encourage all health occupations instructors and students to join and be actively involved in the HSTE-HOSA Partnership. To enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development of all health occupations education students, therefore helping the students to meet the needs of the health care community.  Room C119 on Thursdays.


ICE HOCKEY – SPONSOR: LISA SIZEMORE

Founded in 1996, the McKinney Ice Hockey Club is composed of MISD High School students with Varsity, Junior Varsity Gold and Junior Varsity Silver teams that compete in the AT&T Metroplex High School Hockey League.  The Winter Season runs from September to April. The Summer Season runs from May to July. The teams practice at the McKinney StarCenter. The Winter Season consists of twenty regular season games on Thursday (Varsity) and Sunday (JV) followed by single elimination playoffs.  Beginning in 2015, the Winter Varsity Team will compete in the Texas Amateur Hockey Association’s State High School Tournament with an opportunity to advance to USA Hockey’s High School National Tournament. 214-641-5313


INTERACT CLUB – SPONSOR: DANA DOUGHERTY

MHS Interact Club brings together MHS students to develop leadership skills while discovering the power of Service Above Self. Connect with leaders in our community and around the world to make a difference through service, become a leader, and make new friends. Interact is internationally recognized and provides opportunities for other programs and scholarships.

Interact Club meets in the Library the 1st, 3rd, & 5th Thursdays from 2:45-3:15 pm.

This a service club associated with the Rotary Club.


INTERNATIONAL THESPIAN SOCIETY TROUPE #3604-  SPONSOR: JESSICA LAWRENCE

International Thespian Society(ITS) Troupe #3604 is the honors component of McKinney High School’s theatre program. Its purpose shall be the advancement of standards of excellence in theatre. More specifically, the troupe will encourage students to attain a better mastery of the theatre arts and will reward those who achieve it with induction into the troupe. Thespians achieving honor ranks and scholar distinctions shall receive recognition of their exemplary accomplishments. Website: https://mckinneytheatre.webnode.page


JROTC – MARINE CORPS – SPONSORS: CWO-3 RONNIE “GUNNER ” MCPHATTER & SGT. MAJ. DON HERNANDEZ

The Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (MCJROTC) Program serves to develop informed and responsible citizens as well as a deep sense of pride and character in high school students. It is a unique program that stresses the learning of leadership skills that will enhance the lives of the young adults who participate. MCJROTC is at its essence a Leadership Education Program meant solely to develop character and citizenship. Although a comprehensive learning environment anchored in a military structure is not for all students, there is a body of defendable academic knowledge that clearly articulates the significant benefit to those that choose to participate. 


KEY CLUB – SPONSOR: JENIFER WULF

The Key Club of McKinney High School is a student-led organization that focuses on helping our community through volunteer work and fundraisers.  Students organize several service projects and community events throughout the year, as well as social events so members are truly connected. Key Club is part of Key Club International, and is under the Kiwanis of McKinney.  Meetings are the first Thursday of each month – listen to the announcements for the exact location each week. We hope you can come!  Room B215 on Thursdays.


LATIN CLUB – SPONSOR: BONIFACE JACOBS

Latin Club (Sodalitas Latina Romanaque) meets once or twice a semester at a movie theater, college campus, or concert hall.  We’ve gone to Dune, a lecture on Roman music at Our Lady of Dallas and the Carmina Burana at the Dallas Symphony.  All Latin students – past or present – and their friends are welcome.


LITERARY SOCIETY – SPONSOR: EMILY TOLHUIZEN

Room E204.


MODEL UNITED NATIONS – SPONSOR: JUSTIN BURCH

The Model United Nations will debate and research issues that affect the World/UN today.  It is a competitive club that focuses on learning about different perspectives and places while also developing study, research, and debate skills. Meetings are in B106.


MU ALPHA THETA / MATH CLUB – SPONSOR: ROBERT MIEROW

Mu Alpha Theta is a National Mathematics Honor Society dedicated to inspiring keen interest in mathematics, developing strong scholarship in the subject and promoting the environment of mathematics in High School.  At math club we prepare for mathematics connections and we provide “study buddy” tutoring. Mu Alpha Theta Math Club meets in room B216.


MUSLIM YOUTH ASSOCIATION – SPONSOR: EMILY TOLHUIZEN

The purpose of this club is to  empower and connect the Muslim student body in MHS.  We want to uplift our community as well as share the core teachings of Islam with anyone that is willing to learn.  We want to have open minded discussions about Islam and its connection to other religions, cultures, and student life. Along with that we hope to hold other activities including Jumu’ah (Friday prayer/sermon), events/fundraisers, promotion of local Muslim businesses and Islamic volunteering opportunities.  Muslim Youth Association will meet in E204 on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month.


NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY – SPONSOR: AMANDA HUGHES

The purpose of this organization is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service in the community, and to promote leadership and develop character among its membership. We will help our school and community through service in order to better ourselves and those around us.  Room B116.


ORCHESTRA – DIRECTORS: JEFF HARVICKJACOB CORTEZ

The McKinney High School Orchestra Department is comprised of five performing ensembles ranging from intermediate to advanced levels. Orchestras are “co-curricular,” meaning they have a specific TEKS-based state-approved curriculum. All orchestras perform in concerts throughout the school year and at state UIL competition, and are invited to join our annual Spring Trip. Previous experience on a stringed instrument (violin, viola, cello, bass) is required for students to be considered for membership in one of the MHS orchestras. Varsity orchestra students often collaborate with members of the choir or band for full orchestra and musical theater performances.  WEBSITE: www.mhsorch.com


PALS – SPONSOR: JENNIFER HODNETT

The Peer Assistance and Leadership (PAL) program is Nationally Recognized. PALS is meant to enable young people to use their potential to make a difference in their lives, schools and communities. PALS is a course that teaches young adults how to mentor other students (K-12). This program creates environments in which young adults partner with an elementary/middle/high school student and use their training to develop positive, supportive, and helpful relationships that ultimately make a difference in the lives of others. We will also work with our Special Olympic Athletes throughout the year at various competitions. This course is by application only and is only offered to 11th and 12th grade students.


PARTNERS PE – SPONSOR: JENNIFER HODNETT

Partner’s PE is a physical education class that is made up of general education students and special needs students. Throughout the year, students partner up and prepare for several Special Olympic Competitions as well as learn new types of games. This club is by application only.


PHILOSOPHY CLUB – SPONSOR: CATHERINE FIELDS

The Philosophy Club is an organization of students, for students, encouraging people to “think for yourself.” The Philosophy Club embraces all aspects of thought: religion, art, politics, ethics, and society. Most of all it is about allowing for free thought and developing independent thinking.  Room E210 on Wednesdays.


SEWING CLUB – SPONSOR: ROSANA ADAMS

Room F111; Tuesdays


SOCCER – BOYS – HEAD COACH: MATT ELLIS

The McKinney Lions Soccer program currently competes in the University Interscholastic League 6A Conference, district 5. Students who make the team after August athletic period tryouts will continue to train during the athletic period year round. From December through the end of the soccer season in April, players will also train after school and will compete in evening games on Tuesdays and Fridays and some Saturdays. Varsity players will compete to qualify again for playoffs.

To tryout, students must have a UIL physical form turned in ahead of time to the MHS trainer in order to be clear for tryouts and all RankOne paperwork completed. Students in other sports/athletic periods in August will be able to tryout for the teams in December after their football season, etc. are finished.


SOCCER – GIRLS – HEAD COACH: REBECCA CHRIST

Girls’ soccer is a very competitive athletic program at MHS. Games are being played in the spring at the Sub-Varsity Football Field.  MHS girls’ soccer has been a very successful program capturing two Undefeated District Championships and one State Championship since 2005.


SOFTBALL – HEAD COACH: HEATHER WHITCOMB

The softball program exists to provide an avenue for students to have fun and enjoy their years in high school. The program is designed to help young ladies mature and develop into young ladies of character, vision, and integrity. To achieve these aims the program works hard to plan each year to encompass success on the field, in the classroom, in life, in charity events, mentoring programs, and developing relationship skills through a strong focus on team dynamics.


SPANISH CLUB – SPONSORS: VERONICA LUNA, LEILA SHAFFER, GREG SHIELDS

Spanish club is an organization dedicated to enriching the cultural and linguistic knowledge of students, increasing their awareness and appreciation of the Hispanic culture and community. Another great aspect of this club is to get a chance to meet new people, make friends, and maybe learn a little Spanish too! Meetings are the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month in the afternoon in C225.


SPEECH & DEBATE CLUB – SPONSOR: JUSTIN BURCH

The Debate Club meets in room B106,


STUDENT COUNCIL/STUDENT GOVERNMENT – SPONSORS: CINDY ERHART AND SUMMER HARTMAN

The Student Council (StuCo) is the Student Government Association for MHS. Student Council is an application-based organization that meets daily as a class, and interviews are conducted in the second semester for the upcoming school year. Student Council provides a direct student voice to the administration and is made up of an Executive Council, Committees, and students from all grade levels. Activities include community service events and the organization of social activities for MHS students and staff such as Homecoming, teacher appreciation, MORP, and the senior Prom. Student Council also provides the recognition of completion and documentation of Green Cord volunteer service.

MHS StuCo Instagram


SWIMMING AND DIVING – HEAD COACH: JEFF SAGEHORN 

Teams are composed of junior varsity and varsity members. MHS all of the swim meets for the McKinney ISD high schools. A variety of competitive swimming and diving events are available. Practices are in the mornings and the afternoons on an annual rotation.


TEA TIME CLUB – SPONSOR: JAYME BURDICK 

Room E218; Mondays


TENNIS – HEAD COACH: BRAD WIKSE

Varsity and JV Tennis are year-round sports with matches played outdoors at the MHS Tennis Courts. The teams participate in school practice, after school practice, and in competition events during the week and on the weekends. The fall season is considered “Team Tennis” and the spring season is considered “Individual Tennis.”


THEATRE – MCKINNEY THEATRE – DIRECTORS: JESSICA LAWRENCE AND BETHANY MOCZYGEMBA

McKinney Theatre provides opportunities for students to perform onstage and off, with a multitude of performance and technical classes offered during the school day. McKinney Theatre also produces several co-curricular and extra-curricular plays and musicals, and has a long tradition of strong performances and high production values. McKinney Theatre represents McKinney High at the state and national levels through UIL One-Act Play competitions and through the International Thespian Society. Theatre 1 & Technical Theatre 1 are open to all who wish to participate, and upper levels of both disciplines exist to further a student’s interest and skills. 

Website: https://mckinneytheatre.webnode.page/

Twitter: @mckinneytheatre


UIL ACADEMICS –CAMPUS COORDINATOR | COACH: SOCIAL STUDIES & CURRENT EVENTS: MARK BAYER

Students will compete at the highest level in Mathematics, Number Sense, Calculator Applications, Science, Computer Applications, Computer Science, Accounting, Current Events, Social Studies, Literary Criticism, Spelling, Ready Writing and Journalism. Interested students should email Mr. Bayer.


UIL COMPUTER SCIENCE, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS & ACCOUNTING TEAMS – SPONSORS: THERESA HORVATH 

The UIL CompSci, Computer Apps, and Accounting teams compete several times a year at various invitational events that usually occur on Saturdays, including practice UIL meets, and programming meets sponsored by Texas colleges and universities. CompSci teams compete in teams of up to 3 students against other local and regional programming teams.  Computer Apps uses MS Word, Excel & Access to create reports.  Accounting tests over various topics and we practice with online software to learn.  See Mrs. Horvath in B107 for information about meeting times.


UNICEF CLUB – SPONSOR: CINDY ERHART

UNICEF is a U.N. agency that provides humanitarian and developmental aid to children worldwide. The goal of the MHS chapter is to advocate for children by raising awareness of their needs and fundraising for the different humanitarian efforts for UNICEF.  Room D111; Fridays.


VEGETARIAN CLUB – SPONSOR: JEFF CRANMORE

The Vegetarian Club creates vegetarian food and discusses topics concerning vegetarians, such as food labels. The club will help find a sense of community for like-minded individuals as well as provide an opportunity for others interested in help find a sense of community for like-minded individuals as well as provide an opportunity for others interested in vegetarianism to find information.  Meetings will be in the downstairs F-Hall apartment (F129) every other Tuesday.


WOMEN’S HISTORY CLUB,  SPONSOR: CATHERINE FIELDS

We will discuss the development of women’s rights from ancient to modern times. We will read feminist literature a well as novels that have shaped the socio-economic position of women from different eras.  Room E210; Tuesdays.


WRESTLING – COACH: STONE DRULMAN

Wrestling is the world’s oldest sport and is always looking for a few more good men and women. Practice starts in mid September and runs through to the end of February. Practice is after-school with one match during the school week and a meet on most Saturdays. All that is necessary is a good attitude and a physical on file with the athletic trainer.


YEARBOOK, THE LION – SPONSOR: YARYZZA LIRA

The Lion Yearbook staff members produce a historical book of the activities of the year through words and pictures. The staff meets during class and after school to plan and create one of the top yearbooks in the nation.  Prerequisites for this course are Journalism and Photojournalism.  Follow us on Instagram @thelionyearbookmhs