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Nov 2016
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Melissa Schools students, teachers begin development of district-wide Reading Initiative

Over 30 Melissa Schools students and teachers, representing Kindergarten through 12th grade, met Tuesday, Nov. 15 to brainstorm the branding and development of a district-wide reading initiative. Students were selected by their teachers and principals for exhibiting leadership on campus and a deep love for reading. To kick off the ...

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Nov 2016
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McKillop Elementary students pay homage to heroes

It was a full house Thursday in the gymnasium at Harry McKillop Elementary, as third grade students debuted their annual veterans program, “Honoring Our Vets.” Teachers, administrators, family members, and friends observed as the students delivered an elaborate and heartfelt presentation. Along with other veterans that came from ...

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Nov 2016
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Lady Cardinal wrestlers take 6th at Plano East tournament

The Melissa Lady Cardinal wrestling team traveled to Plano East on Saturday, Nov. 12 to take on 13 schools in the 5A and 6A divisions. Melissa finished in 6th place overall, missing 5th by half a point. Medalists and placers included team captain Makayla Watson, 2nd place; Hastings Fredrick, 2nd place; and Sara Keeton, 4th […]

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Nov 2016
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Melissa High School Speech and Debate recognized as top program

The Melissa High School Speech and Debate program has been recognized as a member of the National Speech and Debate Association’s (NSDA) prestigious 100 Club. Every year, students earn points and degrees in the NSDA based on competitive and service-related activities. Melissa debaters and speakers, under the direction of Kyle ...

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Nov 2016
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Melissa Middle School students “Read for the Fun of It”

Melissa Middle School students in grades 6-8 recently took part in Teen Read Week, where they participated in themed activities and were encouraged to boost their reading. The designated theme this year was ‘Read for the fun of it’. Teen Read Week is a National Literacy Initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association ...

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Nov 2016
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Melissa High School Journalism students launch online newspaper

Students in Melissa High School’s Journalism classes have published the first edition of the school’s new online newspaper, The Red Banner. Two classes research, report, conduct interviews, and take pictures to keep Melissa residents up-to-date on a variety of stories. Students have already produced articles focusing on sports ...

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Nov 2016
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Melissa High School Cross Country teams compete at Regionals, runners advance to State

The Melissa High School Boys’ and Girls’ Cross Country teams competed Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Regional meet at Lynn Creek Park. Runners from each team will advance to State in Round Rock on Nov. 12. Boys’ Cross Country The boys brought home the first Regional title in school history, proving that hard work, dedication, […]

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Nov 2016
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Harry McKillop Elementary students vote in Mock Presidential Election

Harry McKillop Elementary students learned the importance of voting Tuesday morning during a school-wide Mock Presidential Election. Each student had the opportunity to cast their vote for the next United States President, and each classroom represented a state. The young Cardinals learned that a vote is private and personal for each ...

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Oct 2016
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Melissa High School students, staff welcome “Mega Lunch” as the new normal

At Melissa High School, students fret no more about lunch period assignments. Last month the school debuted a “Mega Lunch” where all students in grades 9-12 share the same one-hour lunch period. Principal Kenneth Wooten focuses on two main goals with Mega Lunch: 1) increasing academic achievement through interventions and ...

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Oct 2016
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Over 150 students join after school leadership clubs at Melissa Ridge Intermediate

Students at Melissa Ridge Intermediate met after school on Wednesday to kick off the school’s S.O.A.R. leadership clubs for the 2016-17 school year. Students Organized to Achieve Results, or S.O.A.R., encourages student involvement and success and is made up of 10 leadership clubs focused on school spirit, reading, art, chess, ...

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