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CTE Students Building Computers

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Apr 2019
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Melissa CTE students build new computers for engineering lab

The Melissa High School engineering lab is about to get an upgrade: engineering students will soon use a new set of computers built by their peers in the Melissa CTE program. Maya Henderson, junior, says she will likely focus on building the processors, rather than installing software. “We’ve put computers together – taken them ...

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School to Watch Logos

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Apr 2019
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Melissa Middle School re-designated as “School to Watch”

Melissa Middle School has been re-designated as a “School to Watch” and will be recognized nationally this summer among distinguished middle schools from across the country. Melissa Middle School is one of only 35 schools in Texas to receive the “School to Watch” honor this year, after receiving the initial distinction in ...

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Michael Murphy at Film Festival

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Mar 2019
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Melissa High School student’s animated short film recognized among best in state

Melissa High School senior, Michael Murphy, made school history this year as the first Melissa student to not only compete in the UIL Young Filmmakers Competition, but also finish as a state finalist. Over 200 short films from students across the State of Texas were entered into the competition; only the top six films in […]

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Melissa STREAM Night 2019

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Mar 2019
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Melissa STREAM Night welcomes families for an evening of interactive learning

Activity booths lined the main hallway and filled the gym at North Creek Elementary on Thursday for Melissa STREAM Night, an annual community event celebrating science, technology, reading, engineering, art, and math.

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Melissa Schools Logo Banner

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Feb 2019
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Growth continues: Melissa Ridge Education Center to open this fall as elementary configuration shifts

An additional school facility will open in Melissa ISD this fall, as part of the district’s 10-year master plan to accommodate fast growth. Five years ago in February 2014, the total student population at Melissa Schools was approximately 1,900 students. As of today, that number is rapidly approaching 3,500 students. Adapting to ...

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CTE Student Participants in 2019 SkillsUSA Contest

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Feb 2019
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Melissa CTE students compete at SkillsUSA contest, advance to state

Fourteen students from Melissa High School traveled to Waco on Friday to compete at the district level of the SkillsUSA Texas Leadership and Skills contest. A number of students placed in the top three in their contest area and will advance to the state competition in April. Jackie Geis and Josh Spowart earned a Superior […]

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Students Studying

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Feb 2019
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Melissa ISD earns “A” rating for overall district performance

Melissa ISD received an “A” rating for overall district performance from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) for the 2017-18 academic year. The rating focuses on three key areas – student achievement, school progress, and closing the gaps – and is based on student performance data from Harry McKillop Elementary, Melissa Ridge ...

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Melissa CTE Leadership

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Jan 2019
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Melissa City Council declares February as Career and Technical Education Month

The Melissa City Council issued a proclamation on Tuesday, Jan. 22 declaring the month of February as Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month in Melissa. Mayor Reed Greer read the proclamation, which states that CTE programs “have become a rigorous, progressive and vital part of the total education system which is committed to ...

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CTE Advisory Council Meeting

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Jan 2019
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Melissa CTE forms advisory council with community partners

Ten business professionals visited Melissa Schools on Thursday to participate in an advisory council meeting for the Melissa Career and Technical Education (CTE) program. They were joined by the district’s executive leadership team, program directors, and high school principal Kenneth Wooten. Dr. Debi Crawford, Executive Director ...

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Oct 2018
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Medical assisting students conduct hearing, vision screenings

Ten medical assisting students from Melissa High School traveled to Harry McKillop Elementary this week to conduct state-mandated hearing and vision screenings. Dressed in scrubs, the high school seniors conducted the screenings on elementary students under the observation and guidance of health science teacher, Hallie Venner, and ...

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