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Cardinal Brief: Oct. 9-13

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Miranda Sirota
Students donate blood at the fall drive sponsored by HOSA on Oct. 4.

Cardinal Update

  • There will be no school on Monday, Oct. 9 in honor of Fair Day.
  • Congratulations to HOSA on hosting a successful blood drive on Oct. 4. Click here to learn more.
  • Senior Directs: Melissa Theatre will present Senior Directs, short 10-minute plays directed by seniors, on Thursday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. in the Melissa Arts Center. Admission is FREE!
  • Mega Lunch Clubs: A list of approved clubs and organizations was shared with students through email to assist in scheduling Mega Lunch sessions. Students are required to attend advisory the first day of each week and then one 30-minute session all other days–either an academic session (tutorials or study hall) or a club or organizational meeting.
  • Homecoming 2023: Details of this year’s Homecoming Week, including dress-up day themes, tailgating, parade and pep rally, have been published on the district website. Visit www.melissaisd.org/homecoming for all the info.
  • Tickets to the Homecoming Dance will go on sale Monday, Oct. 16 in the Student Union during Mega Lunch. Tickets will be $30 each (cash or check only).
  • Check out Superintendent Murphy’s “minute” with MHS theatre teacher Megan Moore:

Upcoming Events

  • Oct. 9 – Fair Day – School Holiday
  • Oct. 10 – Cross Country – District Meet – Myers Park, McKinney
  • Oct. 10 – Varsity Tennis – Bi-District Playoffs vs Ennis
  • Oct. 10 – Freshman, JV & Varsity Volleyball vs Greenville – 5 & 6 p.m.
  • Oct. 11 – PSAT / NMSQT
  • Oct. 11 – Boys Golf @ Lake Park Golf Club – 8 a.m.
  • Oct. 12 – Girls Golf @ The Bridges Golf Club – 8:30 a.m.
  • Oct. 12 – Freshman Football @ Denison – Red team 5 p.m. – Black team 7 p.m.
  • Oct. 12 – JV Football vs Denison – 5:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 12 – Senior Directs (10-min. plays) – MAC – 7 p.m.
  • Oct. 13 – Varsity, Freshman & JV Volleyball @ Sherman – 5 & 6:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 13 – Varsity Football @ Denison – 7:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 14 – Region 25 UIL Marching Contest @ Tom Kimbrough Stadium, Murphy
  • Oct. 14 – Debate – Fall Cardinal Classic
  • Oct. 16-20Homecoming Dress Up Days
  • Oct. 18Homecoming Celebration – Tailgating 5-6:30 p.m. – Parade 6:30 p.m. – Pep Rally
  • Oct. 20 – Varsity Football vs Greenville (Homecoming) – 7:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 21 – Homecoming Dance – Student Union & Plaza – 7-10 p.m.
  • Oct. 26 – Senior SAT Day
  • Nov. 1 – Picture Retake Day
  • Nov. 8 – Senior Portraits on campus – must schedule appointment through cady.com

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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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