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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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Feb 2016
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Lady Cardinal Powerlifters set records at Regionals, advance to State

It was a record setting day for Lady Cardinal Powerlifting at Regionals. Priscilla Adejokun and Brianna Cole won their respective weight classes and both won the Best Lifter Awards at Friday’s Regional Powerlifting Meet in Princeton. Adejokun reset her own regional records in squat (480), deadlift (475), and total (1165). ...

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Feb 2016
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Melissa Schools’ “Expresso Yourself” Night of the Arts scheduled for April 16

Mark your calendars! Expresso Yourself, the K-12 Melissa Schools Fine Arts Night, comes to Melissa High School on Saturday, April 16 from 4:00 – 9:00 p.m. Enjoy performances by the Melissa High School Band, Choir, and Theater, along with the Melissa Middle School Band and Theater. Plus, see student artwork from Kindergarten ...

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Feb 2016
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Teacher Spotlight: Ms. Bejarano, Melissa Ridge Intermediate

The Teacher Spotlight is a weekly piece where we feature our leaders at Melissa Schools. Check back each Monday to meet a new teacher! This week’s Teacher Spotlight shines on Patricia Bejarano from Melissa Ridge Intermediate, nominated by Principal Tami Hayes. Ms. Bejarano teaches ESL and GT, and she is a Reading ...

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Feb 2016
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Just So You Know: Weekly Update from the Superintendent – Feb. 26, 2016

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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