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Mar 2016
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Harry McKillop Elementary adds two portable buildings, four classrooms

Harry McKillop Elementary adds two portable buildings on Monday, bringing four additional classrooms to the campus. The portables will be located to the west of the main classroom wing. “As a growing campus, we welcome the space opportunities and we are being thoughtful in who we place in the portables,” said Harry McKillop ...

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Mar 2016
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Melissa High School Principal accepts Superintendent position with May ISD

Melissa High School Principal Mike Carter has accepted the position of Superintendent with May ISD beginning with the 2016-17 school year. Carter served as the principal at Melissa High School for the last year. He spoke Wednesday of his time in Melissa. “I am beyond thankful for the opportunity that I was given to be […]

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Mar 2016
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Melissa High School art students receive high praise at Visual Arts and Scholastic Event

Melissa High School art students traveled to the TAEA Visual Arts and Scholastic Event (VASE) at Plano Williams High School on Saturday, Feb. 27 to compete against over 1,000 students from Region 10N schools, including Frisco, Prosper, McKinney, Allen, and Plano. 17 students received the highest rating of a 4 on their artwork, in ...

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Mar 2016
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Melissa High School student to attend Congress of Future Medical Leaders

Melissa High School student Karrington Lewis has been selected to represent her school and the State of Texas at the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston, Mass. this summer. Lewis was recognized for her outstanding academic record, leadership potential, and desire to contribute to the medical profession by becoming a ...

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Mar 2016
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Elementary students celebrate Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss’ Birthday

Students at Harry McKillop Elementary School dove into reading this Wednesday in celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read Across America Day. The school partnered with the Melissa Public Library to bring guest readers to every classroom throughout the school day. Among volunteers were Lorelei Perkins of the Melissa ...

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Mar 2016
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Ryla Leadership Camp seeks Junior student applicants

Ryla Leadership Camp, sponsored by the Melissa Rotary Club, is now seeking Junior student applicants for its August 1-6 camp. Applications are available in Ms. Gracy’s office and are due Friday, March 18. The interview process will begin Tuesday, March 22 and 2-3 candidates will be selected by Wednesday, March 30. For ...

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Mar 2016
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Melissa Schools’ Leadership Team attends Capturing Kids’ Hearts

The Melissa Schools Leadership Team, consisting of administrators from all campuses, attended Capturing Kids’ Hearts this week. Led by Brad McCoy, this professional development program’s goal is to assist schools in elevating the academic and behavioral standards for students in the classroom.

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Mar 2016
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Melissa Middle School Band receives special instruction from Texas Tech’s Dr. Keith Dye

A special visitor joined the Melissa Middle School Band practice Monday, Feb. 29. Dr. Keith Dye from Texas Tech University worked with both the Symphonic Band and the Wind Ensemble in preparation for their UIL contest in April. It was an afternoon filled with great instruction and fabulous music making!

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Feb 2016
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Mighty Cardinal Band advances in UIL Solo & Ensemble, achieves highest number of Division 1 gold rankings

Members of the Melissa High School Mighty Cardinal Band traveled to Celina High School on Saturday, Feb. 27 to participate in the UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest. The following students delivered a superb solo and/or ensemble performance and will move on to participate in the State Solo and Ensemble Contest in Austin on Monday, May ...

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Feb 2016
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Melissa Ridge Intermediate students spread gratitude and kindness on “I Appreciate You Day”

Today, students at Melissa Ridge Intermediate are celebrating the school’s annual I Appreciate You Day. Every year on the last day of February, students and staff members give and receive letters of appreciation in homeroom, beginning a school day filled with kindness and gratitude. We appreciate this tradition and the ...

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