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Melissa Reading Festival returns on Nov. 8

The Melissa Reading Festival returns for a third year on Thursday, Nov. 8 at Harry McKillop Elementary. The two-hour event is free to attend and will feature guest authors, performances, food vendors, and reading activities for the whole family from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Activities and entertainment include a helicopter landing, ...

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Mighty Cardinal Band performs "The Colony"

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Mighty Cardinal Band takes second at area, advances to state competition

The Melissa High School Mighty Cardinal Band competed in the UIL Area B Marching Contest on Saturday, where they placed second overall out of 35 competing bands and earned a spot at the 2018 UIL State Marching Contest. Senior drum majors Oscar Villegas and Rodneigh Farrow lead the marching band, along with senior musicians Tyler […]

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Melissa Middle School newspaper students

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Melissa Middle School newspaper re-launches with new design, editorial staff

The Melissa Middle School journalism class has re-launched the school’s online publication, the MMS Times, with a new design, a new editorial staff, and a new issue. Issue 34, released on Oct. 15, features 15 pages of content reflecting the culture of Melissa Middle School and other topics of interest to students, produced by a ...

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Just So You Know: Weekly Update from the Superintendent – October 26, 2018

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

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Main cast members of "The Diary of Anne Frank" by the MMS Performing Arts

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MMS Performing Arts announces “Anne Frank” One Act Play, dinner theatre

The MMS Performing Arts will present their 2018 One Act Play, “The Diary of Anne Frank”, at the third annual Melissa Middle School dinner theatre the evening of Monday, Dec. 3. The middle school theatre program is under the direction of Louise Hickey. The story of this year’s production, Hickey says, “serves as a gripping ...

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Jasper Murphy

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Oct 2018
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Melissa senior named Commended Student in National Merit Scholarship Program

Melissa High School student Jasper Murphy has been named a Commended Student in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program for his performance on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). Principal Kenneth Wooten presented Murphy with a Letter of Commendation from the National Merit Scholarship ...

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History Maker Homes and Melissa elementary staff pose with big check

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Oct 2018
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History Maker Homes donates $2,500; Elementary schools partner up for “Hats for Hunger” fundraiser

Dallas-Fort Worth-based home builder, History Maker Homes, has donated $2,500 to Melissa elementary schools. The funds will be used by Harry McKillop Elementary and North Creek Elementary to purchase additional licenses for the IXL learning program, providing supplemental learning tools for students in the areas of math, language ...

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Representative from “Teens Can Survive” to speak at Melissa High School PTO meeting

The Melissa High School PTO will sponsor a guest speaker from the Suicide and Crisis Center of North Texas following the general PTO meeting on Monday, Oct. 29. Jennifer Huynh, the program director for the “Teens Can Survive” outreach program, will speak on mental health awareness with an emphasis on teenage suicide intervention. ...

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Just So You Know: Weekly Update from the Superintendent – October 19, 2018

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

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Tennis Team

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Tennis team wins area championship, advances to regional quarterfinals Monday

The Melissa High School tennis team is headed to the regional quarterfinals on Monday. The Cardinals defeated North Dallas in the bi-district championship on Wednesday at 18-1, and on Thursday, won the area championship over Lake Worth at 17-2. Brad Crawford, tennis coach at Melissa High School, spoke about the team’s performance ...

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