The McKinney Independent School District (MISD) will officially unveil the newly renovated McKinney High School (MHS) at a special celebration called Mane Event this Sunday, Jan. 12 at 2 p.m.

It will be an occasion that honors the history of MHS as it looks toward the future. A new 20-foot school history display featuring photos and artifacts will greet guests as they enter the main foyer, and during a brief ceremony in the MHS dining hall, MISD campus namesakes Jessie McGowen and Leonard Evans will be joined by a small choir of fellow Doty High School graduates to sing the Doty school song. Doty holds an important place in MISD history; it was the African-American high school that integrated with McKinney High School during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's.

U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson, State Senator Ken Paxton and State Representative Scott Sanford are scheduled to join Superintendent Dr. J.D. Kennedy, members of the Board of Trustees, Principal Dr. Logan Faris and other district representatives for the celebration.

The ceremony will be followed by an open house.


About McKinney ISD

One of the fastest growing school districts in Texas, the McKinney Independent School District currently enrolls more than 24,750 students in 20 elementary schools, five middle schools, three high schools, four alternative schools and one early childhood education school. The mission of McKinney ISD, the champion for progressive learning throughout the diverse McKinney community, is to inspire and equip all students to explore, develop and express their unique potential as innovators, critical thinkers and collaborators through challenging, engaging and diverse learning experiences in vital partnership with the community. Visit the district's website at