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May 2019
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Cardinal Commendations & Program Recognitions: May 20, 2019

Art students from Melissa Schools were celebrated at the Board of Trustees meeting on May 20, 2019 as they each received a Cardinal Commendation. Artwork by these students will be on display for the next year in the Board Room at the Home Office. Student programs from Melissa High School, and faculty from Melissa Middle […]

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Banner: UIL Student Physicals - May 2019


Apr 2019
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UIL Student Physicals offered on May 1, 2019

Students at Melissa Schools have the opportunity to complete their UIL physical on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Melissa Middle School and Melissa High School. Physicals cost $15 per student. Payment can be submitted online in advance, or at the door with a check payable to Melissa Booster Club, Inc. […]

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Keith Murphy and Jerry Whorton


Mar 2019
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Superintendent Keith Murphy receives Distinguished Administrator award, honored for supporting fine arts

Keith Murphy, Superintendent of Melissa Schools, has been designated as a Distinguished Administrator by the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA). The Distinguished Administrator award, according to the TMEA, was created “to honor upper-level school administrators who have been instrumental in preserving quality music education ...

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Banner: Expresso Yourself 2018-19


Jan 2019
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Expresso Yourself fine arts showcase returns as four-part series

Expresso Yourself, the annual fine arts program at Melissa Schools, returns for a fourth year this spring. Expresso Yourself showcases the talents of students in grades K-12, specifically in the areas of art, band, choir, and theatre. This spring, after three years as a single-day event, Expresso Yourself transforms into a series of ...

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Mighty Cardinal Band State Finals 2018


Nov 2018
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Mighty Cardinal Band competes in first 4A state final, wins sixth place

The Mighty Cardinal Band traveled to San Antonio earlier this week to compete in the 2018 UIL 4A State Marching Contest, where the band’s competition show “The Colony” qualified for the state finals and won sixth place overall. Jerry Whorton, Director of Bands at Melissa Schools, works alongside Aaron Dugger, Associate Director ...

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Mighty Cardinal Band performs "The Colony"


Oct 2018
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Mighty Cardinal Band takes second at area, advances to state competition

The Melissa High School Mighty Cardinal Band competed in the UIL Area B Marching Contest on Saturday, where they placed second overall out of 35 competing bands and earned a spot at the 2018 UIL State Marching Contest. Senior drum majors Oscar Villegas and Rodneigh Farrow lead the marching band, along with senior musicians Tyler […]

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Banner: Melissa Band Showcase


Sep 2018
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Melissa Band Showcase set for Sept. 29; First public performance of “The Colony”

The Melissa High School Mighty Cardinal Band will present the Melissa Band Showcase on Saturday, Sept. 29 at Cardinal Stadium beginning at 8:00 p.m. The showcase will serve as an introduction to the band’s competition show for 2018-19, titled “The Colony”. As part of the showcase, the band directors will share a brief history ...

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Meet the Cardinal Night 2018


Jul 2018
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“Meet the Cardinals” on Aug. 16 at Cardinal Stadium

The community is invited to kick off the 2018-19 school year at Meet the Cardinal Night on Thursday, Aug. 16 at Cardinal Stadium. The event is free to attend. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and festivities begin at 7:00 p.m. The Melissa Booster Club will give away free t-shirts to the first 250 people to […]

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Jasper Murphy 2018 Lone Star Winner


Mar 2018
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Melissa High School band student wins Lone Star Youth Winds Concerto Competition

Melissa High School student Jasper Murphy has been 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. Murphy will be featured with the Lone Star Winds on Sunday, May 17 at […]

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Melissa Band 2018 Show Release


Feb 2018
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Melissa Band program announces 2018-19 design team, previews show release

The Melissa Band program has welcomed Shane Gwaltney to the Melissa High School Mighty Cardinal Band design team. He will serve as drill designer for the 2018-19 competitive season. Gawltney joins the program with a long history as a champion battery arranger, visual designer, and program coordinator. He has arranged and worked with ...

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