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Cardinal Brief: Nov. 27 – Dec. 1

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Allison Winspear
Sophomore Anthony Thornton (4) drives the ball down the court in a home game against Paris on Nov. 10. The Cardinals lost the game 34-32.

Cardinal Update

  • Congratulations to Mrs. Fox’s 4th-period class for collecting the most items for the Red Bag Campaign food drive. They collected a total of 904 cans and will receive a Chick-fil-A catered lunch courtesy of the Interact Club. Overall, the high school campus collected over 1,400 items, and the district collected over 15,000 total.
  • Congratulations to the high school students and staff members who recently received Cardinal Commendations at the November school board meeting. Senior Logan Tauch, sophomore Hikmah Abdul-Hammed and junior Miracle Granderson were the students that received recognition. Jon Wheeler, Amy Klein and Jeffrey Fox were the faculty members.
  • COUNSELING UPDATE: Effective Nov. 27th, there will be a change in the alpha breakdown for the MHS counseling team. Click here to read the letter sent out by Principal Eckert with more info.
  • YEARBOOKS are still on sale! The price is $65 now through Nov. 30. Purchase a book online at yearbookordercenter.com.
  • MELISSA FC STORE: Melissa Soccer has an online store open through Dec. 1 for anyone wanting to purchase some spirit wear. Click here to shop online.
  • SENIOR SCHOLARSHIPS: The Melissa Education Foundation (MEF) scholarship application opens on Dec. 1. Seniors interested in applying should visit the MEF website for more information.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • MELISSA THEATRE will present “Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr.” on Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 9 at 5 p.m. Click here to purchase tickets.
  • SENIOR ADS: Yearbook tributes for graduating seniors are on sale now through Feb. 1, 2024. Build and purchase an ad online at YearbookOrderCenter.com.
High school students Logan Tauch and Hikmah Abdul-Hammed along with staff members Amy Klein, Jeffrey Fox and Jon Wheeler receive Cardinal Commendations at the November board meeting.
Junior Miracle Granderson receives a Cardinal Commendation at the November school board meeting.

Upcoming Events

  • Nov. 28 – JV2, JV1 & Varsity Girls Basketball @ Pottsboro – 4:30, 5:30 & 6:45 p.m.
  • Nov. 30 – Dec. 2 – Freshman, JV & Varsity Boys Basketball @ HWY 5 Tournament
  • Nov. 30 – Dec. 2 – JV1, JV2 & Varsity Girls Basketball @ HWY 5 Tournament
  • Nov. 30-Dec. 2 – BEST Robotics UIL State Championships – Dallas
  • Dec. 1-2 – Debate @ UT TFA
  • Dec. 1 – Boys Wrestling @ Rumble at the Rock – 3:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 1 – Girls Wrestling @ Coppell – 3 p.m.
  • Dec. 2 – Boys Wrestling @ Rumble at the Rock – 9 a.m.
  • Dec. 2 – JV & Freshman Cheer Competition – Crandall Invitational
  • Dec. 4 – IB Introductory Meeting @ Melissa ISD Home Office – 6 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 5 – Heart for the Arts Festival – 5:30-7 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. 8 – “Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr.” – 7 p.m.
  • Dec. 9 & 11 – All-Region Band Phase 1 & 2 Auditions @ Wylie High School
  • Dec. 9 – “Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr.” – 5 p.m.
  • Dec. 11-12 – Fall Semester Exams – English & Science
  • Dec. 13-14 – Fall Semester Exams – Math & Social Studies
  • Dec. 14 – Band & Choir Holiday Concert – 7 p.m.
  • Dec. 15 – Early Release – 12:10 – Bell Schedule

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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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