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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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Apr 2017
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Melissa Rotary donates over 300 dictionaries to Melissa Middle School

The Melissa Rotary Club visited Melissa Middle School on Thursday to deliver a donation of over 300 new dictionaries. “This gracious gesture from the Rotary Club is another fine example of the outstanding support and partnership of our community,” Principal Jim Miller said Tuesday. Last month the Rotary Club donated 100 new ...

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Melissa Masons with Big Check

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Mar 2017
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Melissa Masonic Lodge donates $1,500 for classroom novels

The Melissa Masonic Lodge visited Melissa Middle School Friday afternoon to gift a $1,500 donation for classroom novel sets as part of the Melissa Schools Reading Initiative. Representatives Kent Norwood and Brad Pittman posed with a “big check” in the school library alongside Principal Jim Miller and teacher Alex Eichel. To ...

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Mar 2017
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McKillop celebrates Career Day with guest speakers; Rotary donates dictionaries

Harry McKillop Elementary School welcomed six guest speakers Thursday morning for a Career Day assembly. The guests spoke to second and third grade students about their professions, with an emphasis on how reading plays an integral role in the work that they do every day. Students were invited to ask questions and join the stage […]

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Mar 2017
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Melissa Schools students and teachers #Read2Grow on Read Across America Day

Students and teachers at Melissa Schools celebrated Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss’ birthday today, Thursday, March 2. Guest readers visited classrooms at Harry McKillop Elementary to read books to students; a joint project between the school and the Melissa public library. Students also had the opportunity to read ...

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Jan 2017
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Melissa students invite peers, community to “Grow Through the Pages”

Last week Melissa Schools rolled out a new student-led reading initiative to promote reading throughout the school district, the community, and the nation. Over 30 students from Harry McKillop Elementary, Melissa Ridge Intermediate, Melissa Middle School, and Melissa High School, along with faculty mentors, met in November and ...

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Jan 2017
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Student presentations, awards featured at January Board of Trustees meeting

Standout students and faculty from throughout Melissa Schools were celebrated during Cardinal Commendations at Thursday night’s Board of Trustees meeting. Harry McKillop Elementary students Layla Hollin and Knox Stinton led the Pledge of Allegiance and the Texas Pledge. In addition, the Board of Trustees were honored as part of ...

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Dec 2016
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Children’s author talks writing with 4th grade students at Melissa Ridge Intermediate

Children’s author Terry Markoff visited Melissa Ridge Intermediate Thursday to speak to Mary Lorenson’s 4th grade students. A former educator, Markoff shared his personal story with students, delving into his evolution as a writer and reader, and his experiences with the publishing industry. Markoff then answered questions from ...

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