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Dr. Paula Kent

Weekly Updates & Emails


March 28, 2024

Dear Lion Families,

Congratulations to our varsity Marquettes for their outstanding performance this weekend at a National Competition. They competed against 65 other varsity squads from several different states and came home with nine National Championships and one Grand National championship in a variety of categories. Congratulations to the MHS Orchestra for their best showing at a UIL competition in the program’s history. MHS Orchestra came home with four superior ratings that led to them earning four sweepstakes trophies and a superior site-reading recognition. In the UIL One Act Play competition, our theater students received five awards including All Star Cast and Best Technician. Also, please wish us luck as we send five MHS HOSA students to the state-level HOSA competition next week.

Monday, April 8th Solar Eclipse Information

On April 8, 2024, MHS students will go outside with their 7th period teachers to view the totality of the solar eclipse. The district will provide the glasses required for viewing the eclipse safely. On that day, we WILL NOT go to 6th period. Students will report directly from 5th period (or lunch) to their 7th period class. The  campus will be closed to all visitors from 12:45 until 2:15. We ask that parents that pick-up students after school not arrive until after 2:15. This parking lot entrances from Graves and Wilson Creek will be closed during that time. Any seniors that have early release during 6th or 7th period must exit the building immediately following 5th period. 

We will accept parent notes for students who stay home to view the event with their families, however, the absence will count toward the 90% attendance law. Students may opt out of viewing the eclipse while at school, but parent permission is required. If you would like to opt your student out of viewing the eclipse while at school please fill out our MHS Solar Eclipse Opt Out Form. Please be sure that this form is completed no later than 4 pm on April 4. 

Collin College Bound Event

Wednesday, April 24; 6-8 PM

McKinney Campus: Andea-Mennen Welcome Center

Students interested in attending Collin College in the fall can learn about their programs, register, meet faculty and staff, speak to financial aid representatives, tour the campus, and meet other students., and more!

Senior Updates

Seniors are allowed to purchase their school laptops if they choose to do so. On April 19, fees will be posted in HAC so you will know the price of the laptop. The purchase deadline is May 10. Laptops that are not purchased must be returned on May 16. 

This is a reminder from Jostens that if you have not yet ordered your cap and gown for graduation, order here now!  In order for your cap and gown to be included with the in-school delivery event on April 17th  you need to place your order by MIDNIGHT ON SUNDAY, April 7th. Call your local Jostens office at 214-383-9502 with any questions! 

Graduation cap decoration approval forms are available on social media and in C101.  Please see the guidelines for decorating graduation caps on the form.  Be sure the design is approved before decorating.  Deadline to turn in the form is April 28, 2024 by 2:30pm in C101.  

Upcoming Events:

April 1

11:30 am-Varsity Lions Golf vs District @ Grapevine Golf Course

6:30 pm-Spring Football Parent Meeting @ MHS Cafeteria

April 2

8 am-Varsity Lion/Lionettes Track & Field vs District 5-6A Track & Field Championships @ Little Elm Stadium

7:30 pm- Varsity Lions MHS Baseball vs Allen @ Al Alford Baseball Field

April 3

8am-Varsity Lion/Lionettes Track & Field vs District 5-6A Track & Field Championships @ Little Elm Stadium

6 pm-Winter Guard Parent meeting @ MHS Band Hall

April 5

5pm-Junior Varsity Lionettes Softball vs Denton Braswell @ MHS Softball Fields

7:30 PM-Varsity Lions Baseball vs Allen @ Allen HS


March 22, 2024

Dear Lion Families, 

We were happy to see our Lions back from spring break! We hope they all were able to do something fun, or at least got some rest. 

Third quarter grades are currently in HAC. If grades are not where they need to be, please reach out to your child’s teacher to get their most up-to-date tutorial times. Tutoring buses are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students must attend tutorials and get a tutoring bus pass from the teacher in order to ride the tutoring bus. 

Senior Updates

Seniors are allowed to purchase their school laptops if they choose to do so. On April 19, fees will be posted in HAC so you will know the price of the laptop. The purchase deadline is May 10. Laptops that are not purchased must be returned on May 16. 

This is a reminder from Jostens that if you have not yet ordered your cap and gown for graduation, order here now!  In order for your cap and gown to be included with the in-school delivery event on April 17th  you need to place your order by MIDNIGHT ON SUNDAY, April 7th. Call your local Jostens office at 214-383-9502 with any questions! 

Project Graduation Meeting

Monday 3/26 at MHS in the Downstairs Flex at 7 pm. All grade-level parents are needed to help with this event.

Upcoming Student Holidays: 

Friday, March 29

Monday, April 15

Monday, April 29 

Upcoming STAAR End of Course Exams:

April 10: English 1 & English 2 (Seniors late arrival at 10:15; report to 4th period)

April 17: Biology & US History (Seniors late arrival at 10:15; report to 4th period)

April 24: Algebra I

Upcoming Events

March 23

8am-Varsity Lions Track & Field vs Little Elm Lobo Relays @ Little Elm Stadium

8am-Varsity Lionettes Track & Field vs Jesuit Sheaner Relay @ Jesuit

10am-Winter Guard Contest @ Lewisville

11am-Varsity MHS Baseball vs Frisco Centennial @ Frisco Centennial 

March 26

8am-Varsity Lions GolfvsSpringPreview@GrapevineGolfClub

5pm-Junior Varsity Lionettes SoftballvsProsper@MHSSoftballField

7pm-Varsity Lionettes SoftballvsProsper@MHSSoftballField

7:30pm-Varsity Lions BaseballvsBraswell@BraswellHS

March 27  

8am-Varsity Lionettes GolfvsDistrictPreview(BOYD)@TexasStarGolfCourse

March 28  

5pm-Junior Varsity Lionette SoftballvsLittleElm@MHSSoftballField

7pm-Varsity Lionettes Softball vsLittle ElmParent Night@MHSSoftballfield

7:30 pm-Varsity Lions BaseballvsBraswell@AlAlfordBaseballField


March 1, 2024

Dear Lion Families, 

We want to congratulate our Art Department this week! This past Saturday at the Regional Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE) competition at Emerson HS in Frisco, 84 of the 85 entries of MHS students medaled. For those of you that do not know much about VASE, having that many entries is amazing, and having nearly all of them medal is phenomenal! Thirteen of our students will advance to state competition. Kudos to all of our VASE competition winners and their teachers. 

Join us to watch our theater troupe perform their One Act Play, Tartuffe, on Tuesday, March 5 at 6pm. Admission is free. We hope you will come out and support our students to prepare for their UIL competition. 

Spring Break!

March 11 – March 18; Students do not return to school until TUESDAY, March 19. 

MHS PTO NEEDS YOU!

The PTO operates the Roar Store at McKinney High. We provide healthy snack and drink options for the students. The store is run solely by volunteers, and all proceeds go directly back to MHS! We would appreciate your help to make it a success. We offer varying shift times to accommodate you. The Roar Store is a great place to support the school as well as see all the students! Visit the signup link below to volunteer at the MHS Roar Store and watch students smile! Here is the link for the Roar Store SignUp.

SAT School Day

This Wednesday, March 6, we will be administering the SAT to all juniors and any other students that signed up. Because this is a large testing event, students will be displaced from their normal classrooms. Signs will be posted to help with displacement and staff will be available to help. 

Senior Updates

Seniors are allowed to purchase their school laptops if they choose to do so. On April 19, fees will be posted in HAC so you will know the price of the laptop. The purchase deadline is May 10. Laptops that are not purchased must be returned on May 16. 

This is a reminder from Jostens that if you have not yet ordered your cap and gown for graduation, order here now!   In order for your cap and gown to be included with the in-school delivery event on April 17th  you need to place your order by MIDNIGHT ON SUNDAY, April 7th.  Call your local Jostens office at 214-383-9502 with any questions! 

Campus safety: Students leaving campus and visitors

All high schools in MISD are CLOSED CAMPUSES, meaning that students are not allowed to come and go freely during the day. If a student needs to leave campus for ANY reason, they MUST go through our checkout process with their house office. Students that leave campus without permission will receive consequences. 

School security is similar to airport security, we take it that seriously. At the airport, you cannot pass into the terminal area without showing a valid ID. School is no different. Anyone that visits our campus MUST show proper identification.

UpComing Events

March 1st 

11am-Varsity Lionettes Softball vs Redwater@MHS Softball Field

1pm-Varsity Lions Baseball vs Anna, Collin County Tournament@Al Alford Baseball Field

6pm-Varsity Lions Baseball vs Piedmont OK, Collin County Tournament@Al Alford Baseball Field

7:30pm-Varsity Lionettes Soccer vs Allen@MHS Auxiliary Turf Field

7:30pm-Varsity Lions Soccer vs Allen@Allen Eagle Stadium

March 2nd

8am-Varsity Lions Track & Field vs Plano ISD Invitational@Kimbrough Stadium

8am-Varsity Lionettes Track & Field vs Plano ISD Invitational@Plano HS

March 4th

8am-Varsity Lionettes Golf vs LoveJoy Invitiational@Watters Creek Golf

8am-Varsity Lions Golf vs Jesuit Invitational@Brookhaven Country Club

March 5th

12:30pm-Varsity Lionettes Soccer vs Rock Hill@Children’s Health Stadium ProsperISD

7:30PM-Varsity Lions Soccer vs Prosper Rock Hill@ MISD Stadium

7pm- Varsity Lionettes Softball vs Little Elm@ Little Elm HS

March 7th

8pm-Varsity Lions Baseball vs Frisco Lone Star@ Frisco Emerson HS

March 8th 

12:30pm-Varsity Lions Baseball vs Frisco Emerson@ Frisco Emerson HS

10am-Varsity Lions/Lionettes Track & Field vs Bulldogs Relays@ Ron Poe Stadium 

3pm-Varsity MHS Baseball vs Frisco Lebanon Trail: Frisco ISD Tournament@Frisco Emerson HS

5pm- Jr Varsity Lionettes Softball vs Mckinney Boyd@MHS Softball Field 

7pm-Varsity Lionettes Softball vs McKinney Boyd@MHS Softball Field

7:30pm-Varsity Lions Soccer vs Denton Guyer@MHS Auxiliary Turf Field