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Melissa Homecoming Week

October 18-22, 2021

Melissa Schools will celebrate Homecoming Week from Oct. 18-22, 2021. Festivities will include the Melissa Homecoming Celebration on Oct. 20, the Homecoming football game on Oct. 22, Melissa High School Homecoming Court recognitions, dress-up days, and more. See below for more details.

Melissa Homecoming Celebration
Wednesday, October 20

Community Tailgating, Parade & Pep Rally

Cardinal Spirit Day
Friday, October 22

Dress in Cardinal Spirit Wear

Homecoming Football Game
Friday, October 22

Melissa Cardinals vs. Ranchview Wolves

2021 Homecoming Court

2021 Melissa High School Homecoming Court

Melissa Homecoming Celebration
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021

5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

The community is invited to tailgate from 5:00 – 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 5:00 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 2021 Melissa Homecoming Parade begins at 6:30 p.m. This year’s parade theme is “Beat the Wolves!”. Prizes will be awarded to the top three best-decorated floats.

  • Former school board member, Bruce Minchey, will lead the parade as the grand marshal.

  • The Melissa High School Homecoming Court and the Homecoming Prince and Princess, expected to be appointed in October, will be featured in the parade.

  • Businesses, organizations, school programs, and student clubs are invited to register a float for the parade. Registration is free and must be completed online no later than Tuesday, Oct. 19 at noon.

The community is invited to watch the parade all along the parade route, including on the northernmost part of the route near Melissa City Hall.

  • The parade will begin at the intersection of Cardinal Dr. and Harrison St., continue northeast on Cardinal, turn right onto Scott, left onto Barker, left onto Surrey, left onto Cardinal, and end at the intersection of Cardinal and Haskell.

  • Tossing candy or other items to spectators is strictly prohibited during the parade.

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

Homecoming Celebration Parade & Parking Map

Homecoming Parade Map

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.

Cardinal Spirit Day & Football Game
Friday, Oct. 22, 2021

Cardinal Spirit Day

Students and staff throughout Melissa Schools are invited to participate in the “Cardinal Spirit Day” by wearing Melissa Cardinal attire to school on Friday, Oct. 22.

Students who wish to wear a Homecoming mum to school may do so on Friday, Oct. 22 as long as the mum aligns with the school dress code and isn’t noisy.

Homecoming Week Dress-Up Days for 6th-12th Grade:
Students and staff at Melissa High School, Melissa Middle School, and the Sixth Grade Center can participate in themed dress-up days throughout Homecoming Week; the dress-up day themes are outlined below.

  • Monday: "Tacky Tourist"

  • Tuesday: "Decade Day" (Seniors - Y2K, Juniors - 70s, Sophomores - 80s, Freshmen - 90s)

  • Wednesday: "Jersey Day"

  • Thursday: "Country Club vs. Country Western"

  • Friday: "Cardinal Spirit Day"

Homecoming Football Game

The Melissa Cardinals will face the Carrollton Ranchview Wolves at this year’s Homecoming football game on Friday, Oct. 22. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. The 2021 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 live video stream with commentary by the Melissa Cardinals Network.

Homecoming Shirt

Homecoming Shirts
Order Online by Friday, Oct. 1

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Colorguard students walk in the Homecoming Parade