Melissa Schools and the Melissa Booster Club unveiled a new Cardinal Fan Bus at Meet the Cardinal Night. The fan bus features a built-in TV display, stereo sound system, coolers, storage, and bench seating.
The Melissa Elementary Fall Carnival raised over $51,000, a record high for the fundraiser and family-fun event. For the first time, the event supported both Harry McKillop Elementary and Melissa Ridge Intermediate.
The third annual Melissa Schools Expresso Yourself fine arts event featured performances from students in band, choir, and theatre, story time, a walk-through student art gallery, and snacks and refreshments.
The high school cheerleading team competed in the all-level coed division at the UIL Spirit State Championships, which included 1A through 6A teams. Melissa placed in the top 10, in sixth place overall.
Melissa High School senior Cale Hayes and junior Jasper Murphy were selected for the 2018 ATSSB All-State Band. Only 280 of the 2,288 students who auditioned at area were selected for all-state honors.
Jasper Murphy was selected as the winner of the Lone Star Youth Winds Concerto Competition. Murphy is the first “small school” student to ever win the competition, being from a school in class 4A and below.
Cardinal Conversations is an ongoing video series where Superintendent Keith Murphy interviews students at Melissa Schools.
Eyes on the Future
National Signing Day
Over the course of the 2017-18 school year, a total of 12 Melissa High School seniors each signed a letter of intent to play a sport at their respective college or university after graduation. Signing Day celebrations take place during mega lunch.