I'm Joe; Meet My Brother Joey
MNHS was originally named McKinney High School North. A group of freshmen from the class of 2004 went before the school board with the intent of changing the school name to something more unique.
The problem, as they saw it, was that they did not want to be "McKinney High School v2.0." To this day you can still see remnants of McKinney High School North around the school.
Class of '04, getting it done!
Girls Soccer won STATE in 2006 by beating Highland Park 3-0 in the UIL 4A Championship game.
McKinney North is the only high school in McKinney where the Alma Mater was written by the students. The lyrics were refined during the first year and local composer John Wasson was commissioned to write the melody and arrangement.
Hum A Few Bars For Me
Mr. Nelms wrote the school fight song.
The song was then placed on CD and distributed to every English teacher in the school. During Homecoming week the teachers practiced the song with their kids for five minutes each day.
Mr. Anderson knows a thing or two about baseball:
- He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in 1996
- He was responsible for the "First Hit" in Tampa Bay Rays Organization¹s History (June 18, 1996)
- He is the founder and previous owner of Frozen Ropes baseball training facility in McKinney, Texas
- He is the founder of the Texas Spikes Baseball Club
That's Lovely Honey, Can You Turn It Down?
MNHS had the first four-year All-State Musician in the McKinney School District.
Yah, We Know Mike
MNHS has produced thirty five players that have advanced to play college baseball, three of which played in the college world series.
One former Bulldog plays in the Major League, Mike Bolsinger of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Oh Mike, if you're thinking about it, the entire faculty of about 140 and a guest (280) would love some free tickets to a game. Way, way, down by first base would be one heck of a nice gesture.
There are hundreds of lakes within Texas but only one is naturally occurring: Caddo Lake
All other bodies of water within the state are man-made.
The act of "Playing Hooky" is to skip school or work for the purpose of fishing with a cane-fishing pole, bobber, hook and worm.
Playing Hooky is pretty much against every school or district policy we can think of but they can't take our dreams away from us.
Mr. Magruder is responsible for teaching Dez Bryant of the Dallas Cowboys everything he knows about High School Geometry.
Dez, see the note above to Mike Bolsinger about free tickets.
Call us, we'll do lunch.
It's Lunchtime, School Must Be Starting
For the first several years of MNHS's history the school was on a block schedule and school hours were 9:15 – 4:20.
On Saturday February 1, 2003 the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated on re-entry into Earth’s atmosphere killing all 7 astronauts aboard. The spacecraft debris field spread across several states with an epicenter in or near Nacogdoches, Texas and debris rained down on the city for a significant period of time.
Mr. Walker’s wife Lindsay was a student attending Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches when the shuttle failed. She recalls that this small east-Texas town transformed overnight as hundreds of first-responders descended on the city.
Her parents noted that the sonic blast from the shuttle shook their house 200 miles away in Plano, Texas.