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Melissa Homecoming Week

October 24-28, 2022

Melissa Schools will celebrate Homecoming Week from Oct. 24-28, 2022. Festivities will include the Melissa Homecoming Celebration, the Homecoming football game on Oct. 28, Homecoming Court recognitions, and themed dress-up days. Additional information is outlined below.

Themed Dress-Up Days:

Students who wish to wear a Homecoming mum to school may do so on Friday, Oct. 28 as long as the mum aligns with the school dress code and isn’t noisy.

Homecoming Shirt

Homecoming Shirts
Order by Wednesday, Oct. 5

(Sizes S-4XL)

Short-Sleeve: $14 / Long-Sleeve: $18
Sweatshirt: $24

Melissa Homecoming Celebration
Wednesday, October 26

Community Tailgating, Parade & Pep Rally

Cardinal Spirit Day
Friday, October 28

Dress in Cardinal Spirit Wear

Homecoming Football Game
Friday, October 28

Melissa Cardinals vs. Princeton Panthers

Football Game
Friday, Oct. 28, 2022

The Melissa Cardinals will face the Princeton Panthers at this year’s Homecoming football game on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. The 2022 Melissa High School Homecoming King and Queen will also be crowned at the game.

Those who can’t make it to the Homecoming football game are encouraged to watch from home through the Melissa ISD livestream with commentary by the Melissa Cardinals Network.

Melissa Homecoming Celebration
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2022

5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

The community is invited to tailgate from 5 - 6:30 p.m. in the designated tailgating area, located north of Melissa Middle School on the east side of Cardinal Drive, up to Bexar Ave.

Tailgating may begin no earlier than 5 p.m. in the designated tailgating area. All tailgating spots are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Questions regarding tailgating can be directed to Duke Sparks at or 972-837-2411.

Homecoming Parade
6:30 p.m.

The 2022 Melissa Homecoming Parade begins at 6:30 p.m. This year’s parade theme is “Beat the Panthers!”. Prizes will be awarded to the top three best-decorated floats.

The community can watch the parade all along the designated route, including on the northernmost part of the route near Melissa City Hall.

Questions regarding the Melissa Homecoming Parade can be directed to Venus Malone at or 972-837-4216.

Community Pep Rally
Immediately Following the Parade

A community pep rally at Cardinal Stadium will follow the Melissa Homecoming Parade. The pep rally will begin as soon as the parade ends.

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Colorguard students walk in the Homecoming Parade