Cardinal Brief: May 8 – 12


Paisley Needham

Senior Kylie Kroese celebrates as she is crowned queen at the prom held on April 29 at the Sheraton Hotel in McKinney. Senior Brandon Ward was crowned prom king.

Abbie Chaloupka, Co-Editor-in-Chief

The last Cardinal Update was May 5, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. 

Cardinal Update

  • Congratulations to the Art State Medalists Sophia Helton, Logan D’Amore, and Ava Neu! Over 31,000 artworks were submitted at Regionals. Less than 10% were accepted for State Competition and even less than that received a medal. So what these students accomplished is phenomenal! In addition, only 150 works were chosen to receive the elusive Gold Seal award. Works chosen for this exhibit go on tour for the year. Sophia Helton was one of these few that earned this honor!
  • The Choir Spring Concert is Thursday, May 11, at 7 p.m. in the Melissa Arts Center. This concert will feature the song “Lovely Day” by Bill Withers and a Tribute to Queen, which includes some of their greatest hits. There will also be solo performances by Ebba Ardesjo, Kaitlyn Dalton, and Christian Herrero.
  • Senior Survey: All seniors need to complete the Final Senior Survey for the counselors. Click here for the link to the survey, which Ms. Easter also emailed.
  • The deadline to complete the MHS Course Change Request Form is Friday, May 12 at 4 p.m. Course Requests for 2023-24 are available to view in the student and parent portal of the Home Access Center (HAC).
  • One-Act Play Public Performances: The Melissa High School theatre program will present two free shows on Friday, May 12 at the Melissa Arts Center, performing their award-winning UIL One-Act Play productions. The first show begins at 7 p.m. with “The Sweet Science of Bruising” performed by the Black Box Company (JV Theatre), followed by “A Monster Calls” performed by the Main Stage Company (Varsity Theatre).
  • Spring Game Day: The Melissa Cardinals return to the field for Spring Game Day on Saturday, May 13 in preparation for the upcoming football season. The game is free to attend. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. at Cardinal Stadium with community tailgating beginning as early as 5:30 p.m. Spots are still open for the “Game Day Experience” with both the football and cheerleading programs. For more information about Spring Game Day, visit
  • Melissa High School AV Production will host their 2nd annual campus FILM FESTIVAL on Saturday, May 20, at 7 p.m. in the MAC. Admission is FREE! See SIX live-action short films written and produced by students with audience vote and awards.
  • REVISED – Spring Semester Exams: Click here to view the Spring Semester Exam Schedule for May 22-25. Click here to view the Exemption Criteria.

Upcoming Events

  • May 11 – Spring Choir Concert – MAC – 7 p.m.
  • May 12 – One-Act Play Public Performances – MAC – 7 p.m.
  • May 13 – Spring Football Game – Cardinal Stadium – 7:30 p.m.
  • May 16 – Band Spring Concert – MAC – 7 p.m.
  • May 17-18 – UIL Academic State Meet – UT-Austin
  • May 19 – Melissa Theatre presents “The Play That Goes Wrong” – The Black Box – 7 p.m.
  • May 20 – Melissa Theatre presents “The Play That Goes Wrong” – The Black Box – 2 & 8 p.m.
  • May 20 – AV Production Film Festival – MAC – 7 p.m.
  • May 22-25 – Final Exams
  • May 22 – Senior Walk – arrive in band parking lot by 8:15 a.m.
  • May 22 – 9th & 10th Awards Ceremony – MAC – 12:30 p.m. (Award recipients will receive an invitation.)
  • May 23 – 11th & 12th Awards Ceremony – MAC – 12:30 p.m. (Award recipients will receive an invitation.)
  • May 24 – Field Day – 12:30 p.m.
  • May 25 – Last Day of School – Early Release – 12:10 p.m.
  • May 25 – Senior Picnic & Graduation Practice – 12 p.m.
  • May 26 – Graduation – Coach Kenny Deel Stadium – 8 p.m.

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