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Middle School Counseling


At Melissa Middle School, we are creating an environment to inspire students to become life-long learners. We strive to give our students core values and skills to prepare them for the future.

Contact Information

6th Grade

Tia Curry
6th Grade Counselor

Phone (214) 386-2600

6th Grade Appointment Form

7th & 8th Grade

Heidi Thompson
7th Grade Counselor

Phone 972-837-4355

Kristina Minst
8th Grade Counselor

Phone 972-837-4355

7th/8th Grade Appointment Form

See Your Counselor

Students, you are welcome to stop by the counselor’s office at any time for a visit. You also have the option leaving a note in our mailbox outside the office or scheduling an appointment online.. Below you will find your counselor’s contact information and a link to an appointment form.

Remember, our doors are always open for emergency situations involving the safety/well-being of our students. Please continue to seek immediate attention for these types of needs.

Need immediate attention past school hours? Call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

General Warning Signs of Child Sex Trafficking

Programs & Services

Our counseling program at Melissa Middle School offers a wide variety of services for your child. Please contact the counseling office at 972-837-4355 for general questions, and contact your child’s counselor for specific questions or concerns. Below, please review the variety of programs and services that are currently available at Melissa Middle School.

Individual Counseling

Counselors are available to meet with students on an individual basis for any social, emotional or academic concerns. Referrals are through staff, parent, peer or self. Referrals are made through emails, calls, or counselor mailbox.

Group Counseling

We will be offering various support groups, based on student need, throughout the school year. Groups meet weekly or monthly. Students participate in groups through a parent or staff referral, or they may refer themselves. Written parent permission is required.

Classroom Presentations

Counselors visit 6th-, 7th- and 8th-grade classrooms year-round to present information on college and career readiness, age-appropriate social and emotional topics, as well as scheduling procedures and class selection for the following year.

The Grant Halliburton Foundation share a couple of presentations during the 2019-2020 school year for middle school students. Presentations will teach students about important aspects of their mental health.

Parent Presentations

We offer several parent presentations throughout the year, including: #SAFE: Join the conversation – Straight talk about adolescent stress, peer pressure, mental health, and other issues facing youth today.


7th & 8th Grade

Melissa Middle School
3150 Cardinal Drive
Melissa, TX 75454

Phone 972-837-4355
Fax 1-469-729-7750

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Marcus Eckert, Principal
Melinda Keen, Assistant Principal

Staff Directory

6th Grade

Sixth Grade Center
2950 Cardinal Drive
Melissa, TX 75454

Phone 214-386-2600
Fax 1-469-844-2065

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List of Facilities

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Marcus Eckert, Principal
Trey Smith, Associate Principal
Joel Stanford, Assistant Principal

Staff Directory

Who We Are

Our Vision

Inspiring Excellence

Our Cardinals Take on the Challenge

  • To encourage a culture of kindness and compassion
  • To create a safer learning environment
  • To have a positive impact on the community

Our Core Values

Loyalty, Honesty, Humility, Integrity, Hope

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