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Cardinals trim the tree; Student art on display at Home Office

Trim the Tree 2018


Nov 2018
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Seventeen students visited the Home Office on Wednesday to “Trim the Tree”, an annual tradition at Melissa Schools that began five years ago.

The Cardinals decorated an evergreen tree in the school board room using festive ornaments designed by students in the art classes at North Creek Elementary, Harry McKillop Elementary, Melissa Middle School, and Melissa High School.

Marcus Eckert, principal at Melissa Middle School, read aloud “The Night Before Christmas” while the group sipped on hot cocoa and snacked on cookies and candies.

High school student decorates the tree

Melissa High School student adds an ornament to the top of the Christmas tree.

Mrs. Austin helps a student pick out treats to snack on

Mrs. Austin helps a student pick out treats to snack on.

Student-designed ornaments hang on the tree

Student-designed ornaments hang on the tree.

The community is welcome to visit the Home Office, located at 1904 Cooper Street, during office hours to see the students’ handiwork on display – and not just during the holiday season. Student art pieces line the building’s main hallway throughout the school year, representing a different school each month.

Currently the hallway features student artwork from Harry McKillop Elementary; a new art set will be put on display any day now.

Student art on display at the Home Office

Student art on display at the Home Office.

Photo Gallery

See below for photos from Trim the Tree on Nov. 28, 2018.

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Media Contact:
Maddie Coe, Community Relations

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