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Nov 2017
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Harry McKillop Elementary students honor veterans with music program

Third grade students at Harry McKillop Elementary debuted the school’s annual patriotic music program, “Honoring Our Veterans”, on Thursday in two heartfelt presentations. The shows began with three students leading the Pledge of Allegiance and the Texas Pledge. Students then sang and danced to “Star Spangled Banner”, ...

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Nov 2017
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Three Melissa High School athletes sign letters of intent

Melissa High School student athletes Ty Graham, Brittany Melcher, Taylor Thomas signed letters of intent on Friday as part of National Signing Day. Girls’ athletic director Claude Webb, along with coaches Heather Lane, Frank DePaolo, and Kelley Pitzer, gave introductions. Each spoke of the student athletes’ achievements and ...

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Nov 2017
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Third annual Expresso Yourself Fine Arts Night scheduled for Dec. 16

The third annual Melissa Schools Expresso Yourself Fine Arts Night comes to Melissa High School on Saturday, Dec. 16 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Expresso Yourself is a come-and-go fine arts showcase featuring performances from students in band, choir, and theatre, in addition to a walk-through gallery display of artwork by students ...

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Read Under the Stars 2017

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Nov 2017
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Second annual Read Under the Stars event scheduled for Nov. 28

The second annual Read Under the Stars event will be held at Cardinal Stadium on Tuesday, Nov. 28. Families are invited to bring a book and a flashlight and read under the Melissa stars between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Families can bring in flashlights, blankets, and sleeping bags, along with their books. Each reader […]

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Nov 2017
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Children’s author Patricia Polacco visits elementary students, teachers in Melissa

Renowned children’s author and illustrator, Patricia Polacco, paid a special visit to students and staff at Harry McKillop Elementary and Melissa Ridge Intermediate on Friday. Connecting with Students Polacco read three of her books aloud to students throughout the day, including The Keeping Quilt, Meteor, and Pink and Say. ...

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Carnival 2017

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Nov 2017
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2017 Melissa Elementary Fall Carnival raises over $51,000 for schools

The Melissa Elementary Fall Carnival raised over $51,000 this year, a record high for the fundraiser and family-fun event. The carnival has been organized annually by the McKillop Elementary PTO for many years and has historically been one of the largest fundraisers for Harry McKillop Elementary. For the 2017-18 school year, the ...

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Nov. 3, 2017 Weekly Update

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Nov 2017
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Just So You Know: Weekly Update from the Superintendent – November 3, 2017

Here is your weekly update from Keith Murphy, Superintendent of Melissa Schools, featuring the latest news and photos, along with upcoming events.

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Nov 2017
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Photo Gallery: Second Annual Melissa Reading Festival

The second annual Melissa Reading Festival took place at Harry McKillop Elementary on Thursday, Nov. 2 and featured a helicopter landing, live music, local vendors, reading performances, and classroom read-alouds and activities.

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Live Broadcast of Nov. 3 Melissa vs. Aubrey Football Game

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Nov 2017
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Live Broadcast of Nov. 3 Melissa vs. Aubrey Football Game

The Melissa Cardinals Network invites all Melissa Cardinal football fans to listen to the home game this Friday, Nov. 3 against Aubrey. If you can’t attend the game, or if you want to listen on your smart phone while at the game, log on to the Melissa Cardinals Network website. You can also download the […]

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MHS Escape Room 007

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Nov 2017
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Melissa High School “escape room” cultivates problem-solving, library interest

Melissa High School librarian Shana Nowlin curated an “escape room” in late October within the school library as part of Teen Read Week and Mystery Month. The room is similar in concept to escape rooms that have popped up across the metroplex: it’s dark, with not much inside, requiring a collective strategy to get out […]

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