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Cardinal Brief: Nov. 13 – 17

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Debra Helmberger
Long John Silver (junior Logan Venner) and Jim Hawkins (junior Cici Allo) gaze at the stars during Melissa Theatre’s performance of “Treasure Island.” The show debuted Nov. 9. Two more performances are scheduled for Nov. 10 at 5 p.m. and Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. Purchase tickets online at www.melissaisd.org/melissatheatre.

Cardinal Update

  • Congratulations to senior Emmah Ellis for being recognized by Collin County Community College on National First-Generation Student Day. Click to read more.
  • Congratulations to junior Noelle Pletcher and freshmen Robin Davis, Fallon Morris and Zeke Vest, who were selected for the UIL Region 25 Choir. Click to read more.
  • ADVISORY CHANGE: On Monday, Nov. 13, students will go to their 2nd period teacher for Advisory. The rest of the week students will follow their Mega Lunch schedule that they build in the FlexTime Manager app.
  • FOOD DRIVE: Nov. 15 is the last day to make donations for the Red Bag Campaign. Donations will go to the First Melissa Christmas Angel Program and the Melissa Community Outreach Food Pantry. Students should donate non-perishable items such as canned vegetables, fruit, soup, and tuna, along with dry cereal, rice, and boxed mac ‘n cheese. The Interact Club is coordinating the food drive on the high school campus. Students should bring their items to their 4th period teacher. The first-place winning class will receive a Chic-fil-A catered lunch.
  • Seniors can now place an order for their 2024 Cap & Gown and other graduation supplies through GradTexas.com. Click HERE to register an account and order before the December 1st deadline!
  • SENIOR ADS: Yearbook tributes for graduating seniors are on sale now through Feb. 1, 2024. Build and purchase an ad online at YearbookOrderCenter.com.
  • YEARBOOKS are still on sale! The price is $65 now through Nov. 30. Purchase a book online at yearbookordercenter.com.
  • SEMESTER EXAMS: Exams for the 1st semester for year-long classes will be administered Dec. 7-14. Exams for semester-long courses will be given in January. Click here for the schedule.
  • MINUTE WITH MURPHY: High school teacher, coach and veteran Kelley Pitzer spends a “minute” with Superintendent Keith Murphy. Check out the interview below:

Upcoming Events

  • Nov. 6-15 – Food Drive – Red Bag Campaign
  • Nov. 13 – Boys & Girls Golf – District Preview @ Rockwall Golf & Athletic Club – 9 a.m.
  • Nov. 14 – Choir Pre-Area Audition – Plano East HS – 4:15 p.m.
  • Nov. 14 – JV1, JV2 & Varsity Girls Basketball vs Krum – 5 & 6:15 p.m.
  • Nov. 14 – Freshman, JV & Varsity Boys Basketball @ Van Alstyne – 5, 6:15 & 7:30 p.m.
  • Nov. 15 – Debate Congress Region @ Princeton
  • Nov. 15-17 – Theatre – Texas Thespian Festival – Grapevine
  • Nov. 16-18 – Varsity Girls Basketball @ Edgewood Tournament
  • Nov. 16-18 – Varsity Boys Basketball @ Mavs Tournament
  • Nov. 17-18 – Boys Wrestling @ Warrior Invite, Arlington Martin HS
  • Nov. 17-18 – Debate @ CyFair Ext/Speech TOC
  • Nov. 17-18 – Robotics @ UIL Regionals
  • Nov. 17-18 – Junior/Senior Honor Band @ Texas A&M-Commerce
  • Nov. 18 – JV1 & JV2 Girls Basketball @ Celina Tournament
  • Nov. 18 – Varsity Cheer @ UCA North TX Regionals – Lewisville
  • Nov. 18 – Varsity Football Area Playoff vs South Oak Cliff – The Star in Frisco – 7 p.m.
  • Nov. 20-24 – Thanksgiving Break – School closed
  • Nov. 30 – Heart for the Arts Festival – 5 p.m.
  • Dec. 6 – STAAR EOC Eng I & US History Retests
  • Dec. 7 – STAAR EOC Biology & Eng II Retests
  • Dec. 7-8 – Fall Semester Exams – CTE, Fine Arts & World Languages
  • Dec. 11-12 – Fall Semester Exams – English & Science
  • Dec. 13-14 – Fall Semester Exams – Math & Social Studies
  • Dec. 15 – Early Release

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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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