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Sep 2016
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Mighty Cardinal Band launches Band Backer fundraiser

The Mighty Cardinal Band, in partnership with the Melissa Booster Club, has launched a new Band Backer fundraiser; an opportunity for local businesses, organizations, and individuals to support the Melissa Band program. Band Backer supports the Melissa Band program at both the high school and middle school levels while bringing ...

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Sep 2016
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Gunnar Murphy named Dallas Morning News’ SportsDayHS Hero

Melissa High School’s Gunnar Murphy was one of five football players nominated this week for the Hero award by the The Dallas Morning News’ SportsDayHS publication. The Hero award is given out each Thursday to the player that receives the most votes in an online poll. Gunnar received 8,692 votes in four days and it […]

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Aug 2016
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Melissa Middle School’s Judson Greer recognized for service

Melissa Middle School student Judson Greer was named one of 87 outstanding young student leaders from across the state of Texas who successfully completed membership in Education in Action’s 2015-16 Lone Star Leadership Academy Alumni Council. Greer first participated in the Lone Star Leadership Academy, a weeklong leadership ...

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Aug 2016
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Tailgating for Cardinal Stadium moved to Melissa Middle School front parking lot

Melissa Schools invites the community to partake in pre-game tailgating for home games held at Cardinal Stadium. Melissa High School’s Varsity Cardinal Football will play the first three consecutive Friday home games next month beginning Sept. 9 at 7:30 p.m. with Homecoming on Sept. 23. The Cardinal Stadium parking lot is ...

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Jul 2016
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Melissa Schools opens nominations for Wall of Honor, will recognize inductees during Homecoming

Melissa Schools announces its inaugural Wall of Honor, an ongoing initiative that aims to recognize former students, staff, and community members who have positively and significantly impacted the district and society. The Melissa Schools Wall of Honor distinguishes altruistic, high achieving individuals with a significant history. ...

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Jul 2016
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Perez named Texas PTA Elementary Principal of the Year for 2015-16

The Texas PTA has named new Harry McKillop Elementary Principal Walter Perez the 2015-16 Elementary Principal of the Year for his work at T.J. Austin Elementary at Tyler ISD. Perez was nominated by former T.J. Elementary PTA President Patt Betts for his outstanding work with students and parents. “I have known Walter for seven ...

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Jul 2016
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Melissa Schools welcomes Timothy Brown as new counselor at Harry McKillop Elementary

Melissa Schools welcomes Timothy Brown, M.S., LPC as the new counselor at Harry McKillop Elementary School, beginning with the 2016-17 school year. Brown served as a counselor at RISD Academy in Richardson since 2013, after serving for five years as an art teacher in Anna ISD. In addition, Brown worked as a counselor at Harold […]

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Jul 2016
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Melissa Schools welcomes Michele Austin as new assistant principal at Harry McKillop Elementary

Melissa Schools welcomes Michele Austin as the new assistant principal at Harry McKillop Elementary, beginning with the 2016-17 school year. An educator for 20 years, Austin has served as a teacher for grades 3-6. For the last 12 years, she served as a K-5 elementary counselor at Plano ISD. Austin earned her Bachelor of Arts […]

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Jun 2016
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Melissa Schools welcomes Walter Perez as new principal at Harry McKillop Elementary

Melissa Schools welcomes Walter Perez as the new principal at Harry McKillop Elementary, beginning with the 2016-17 school year. Since 2013, Perez has served as the principal at Austin Elementary at Tyler ISD. He previously served as an assistant principal and a teacher for 4th grade, 5th grade, and Gifted and Talented (GT) ...

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Jun 2016
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Leanne Bush promoted to Director of Student Support Services

Melissa Schools announces the promotion of Leanne Bush as the new Director of Student Support Services, which includes Early Childhood Development, Response to Intervention (RTI), and Gifted and Talented (GT). In addition, Bush will be an integral part of the leadership team that will design and vision future elementary schools in ...

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