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Dec 2017
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Melissa families “Read Under the Stars” at Cardinal Stadium

Melissa Schools welcomed over 300 attendees Tuesday night at the second annual “Read Under the Stars” event at Cardinal Stadium. Families were invited to bring a book, a light source, pillows, and blankets, and read on the football turf under the Melissa stars during the two-hour event. Each reader received a free bookmark and a ...

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Read Under the Stars 2017

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Nov 2017
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Second annual Read Under the Stars event scheduled for Nov. 28

The second annual Read Under the Stars event will be held at Cardinal Stadium on Tuesday, Nov. 28. Families are invited to bring a book and a flashlight and read under the Melissa stars between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Families can bring in flashlights, blankets, and sleeping bags, along with their books. Each reader […]

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Nov 2017
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Children’s author Patricia Polacco visits elementary students, teachers in Melissa

Renowned children’s author and illustrator, Patricia Polacco, paid a special visit to students and staff at Harry McKillop Elementary and Melissa Ridge Intermediate on Friday. Connecting with Students Polacco read three of her books aloud to students throughout the day, including The Keeping Quilt, Meteor, and Pink and Say. ...

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Nov 2017
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Photo Gallery: Second Annual Melissa Reading Festival

The second annual Melissa Reading Festival took place at Harry McKillop Elementary on Thursday, Nov. 2 and featured a helicopter landing, live music, local vendors, reading performances, and classroom read-alouds and activities.

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Nov 2017
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Author’s Visit: Patricia Polacco @ HME/MRI

Patricia Polacco, author of over 115 children's books, will visit our Cardinals at Harry McKillop Elementary and Melissa Ridge Intermediate on Friday, Nov. 3.

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Nov 2017
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2017 Reading Festival

The second annual Melissa Schools Reading Festival is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 2 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Harry McKillop Elementary, featuring plays, a helicopter landing, food trucks, guest authors, and more.

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Oct 2017
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Second annual Melissa Reading Festival scheduled for Nov. 2

The second annual Melissa Reading Festival is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 2 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Harry McKillop Elementary. Featured activities include a helicopter landing, a variety of food trucks, live music by the Matt Nix Band, read-alouds, a performance by Texas Storybook Theatre, and skits by Colin Wells. The annual ...

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May 2017
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Harry McKillop Elementary celebrates #Read2Grow Day

Students at Harry McKillop Elementary enjoyed a full day of themed reading activities for the school’s annual #Read2Grow Day on Tuesday. City officials, school administrators, parents, teachers, and community members volunteered as guest readers in the classroom. Students participated in Readers Theater productions, and the entire ...

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May 2017
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Volunteer for #Read2Grow Day at Harry McKillop Elementary

Harry McKillop Elementary will celebrate #Read2Grow Day next Tuesday, May 30. Each year, McKillop welcomes city officials, administrators, teachers, and community members as guest readers in the classroom. If you’re interested in volunteering as a guest reader, and have 15-20 minutes open in your schedule next Tuesday, please ...

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Apr 2017
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McClure receives classroom library through DonorsChoose.org

Students in Alyssa McClure’s second grade class at Harry McKillop Elementary are enjoying a new classroom library thanks to a generous donation from DonorsChoose.org. DonorsChoose.org enables public school teachers across the country to list specific classroom needs, and anyone interested in funding those needs can provide a ...

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