McKINNEY — In conjunction with National Night Out, McKinney ISD Superintendent Dr. J.D. Kennedy, school board members and a host of McKinney ISD administrators took to the streets Tuesday, Aug. 6 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for McKinney ISD Connects, a community walk aimed at meeting MISD parents and students in the neighborhoods where they live.

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Campus and Central Office administrators met at elementary campuses across the district and walked door to door in the surrounding neighborhoods greeting parents and students while distributing helpful back to school information. This group that included Superintendent Dr. J.D. Kennedy started at Burks Elementary.


District representatives traveled door to door greeting parents and distributing information about registration, back to school events, the upcoming Learning Fair Expo and helpful campus contact information.

The experience was a positive one. “My staff and the administration that came to Caldwell had a blast today,” Caldwell Elementary Principal Chris Clark said. “I love this idea. We want to try and visit every family next year! Our teachers wanted to keep going after 11 a.m.”

Dr. Kennedy was also pleased with the success of the event. “This is our first year to do a community walk before the start of school, and I must say it was a tremendous success," he said. "We got a positive response from those homes that we visited. Whether they had children or not, they appreciated us taking the time and interest to go out and provide registration information and answer other questions that people might have before the start of school.”

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One of the fastest growing school districts in Texas, the McKinney Independent School District currently enrolls more than 24,000 students in 20 elementary schools, five middle schools, three high schools, one alternative school 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