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Cardinal Brief: Sept. 18-22

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Rachel Nelson
Juniors and seniors visit different booths for colleges and the military at the College Fair held on campus Sept. 14.

Cardinal Update

  • Mega Lunch is returning to MHS starting Sept. 18. Click here to read a letter from Principal Eckert regarding expectations and scheduling procedures.
  • PSAT/NMSQT registration is now open for sophomores and juniors. Spots are limited, so students should act fast to take advantage of this opportunity. Ms. Stover sent more information regarding the test through school email.
  • SENIOR PORTRAITS: CADY Photography will be on campus to take Senior Portraits on Sept. 20. Students must schedule an appointment with CADY online. There is no sitting fee if seniors just want a “yearbook only photo.” All seniors must be photographed by CADY to be featured in the 2024 yearbook.
  • FCA will host See You at the Pole on Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 7 a.m. at the flag poles in the front of the school. Students do NOT have to be a member of FCA to join this national event.
  • A meeting for the Health Science 2025 international trip will be held Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. in the Championship Center VIP lounge.
  • EARLY CARDINAL SPECIAL: Yearbooks are now on sale for $60 through Sept. 30. This price includes one line of FREE name stamping. Purchase online at yearbookordercenter.com.
  • HOSA will host a fall blood drive on Oct. 4. Anyone who wishes to donate blood can make an appointment. Click here for an informational letter for parents, and click here for a 16-year-old consent form.

Upcoming Events

  • Sept. 19 – Varsity Tennis @ Denison – 4:30 p.m.
  • Sept. 19 – JV, Freshman & Varsity Volleyball vs Sherman – 5 & 6 p.m. – Teacher Appreciation Night
  • Sept. 20 – Men’s Golf – The Bridges Golf Club – 8:30 a.m.
  • Sept. 20 – Senior Portraits on campus – must book an appointment with CADY
  • Sept. 21 – JV Tourn. @ SWAC Volleyball
  • Sept. 21 – JV Tennis – Z-Plex – 4:30 p.m.
  • Sept. 21 – Freshman Football – Red Team @ Waxahachie – 5:30 p.m.
  • Sept. 21 – Freshman Football – Black Team vs Terrell – 5:30 p.m.
  • Sept. 21 –  JV Football @ Terrell – 5:30 p.m.
  • Sept. 22 – Pep Rally – 12:35 p.m. – CKD Stadium
  • Sept. 22 – Varsity, JV & Freshman Volleyball vs Denison – 5 & 6:30 p.m. – Junior High Night
  • Spet. 22 – Varsity Football vs Terrell – 7:30 p.m.
  • Sept. 23 – JV Tourn. @ SWAC Volleyball
  • Sept. 23 – Melissa Marching Showcase @ CKD Stadium
  • Sept. 23 – Debate @ Lindale
  • Sept. 27 – Picture Day – all 9th-11th graders & seniors for updated student ID
  • Oct. 4 – Blood Drive
  • Oct. 4 – Senior Cap & Gown Presentation – 3rd period
  • Oct. 4 – Fall Letter Jacket Fittings – Mega Lunch
  • Oct. 9 – Fair Day – School Holiday
  • Oct. 11 – PSAT / NMSQT
  • Oct. 14 – Fall Cardinal Classic

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Miranda Sirota, Editor-in-Chief
Miranda Sirota is a senior this year at Melissa High School. This is her third year writing for the Cardinal Connection. Miranda is also involved in other extracurriculars including Band, HOSA, NHS, academic UIL, and Book Club. Outside of school, she enjoys reading, cooking, and binge-watching her favorite TV shows. After graduating, Miranda plans to study Dental Hygiene to become a registered hygienist.

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