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Cardinal Brief: Dec. 4-8

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Kevin Bartram – Buzz Photos
Junior Kennedy Stout (23) takes it to the hoop in a home match against Celina on Nov. 21. The Lady Cardinals won the game 55-48.

Cardinal Update

  • DECEMBER DRESS UP DAYS: Students are encouraged to join the staff in getting into the holiday season by dressing up each day in December. See the graphic below for more details.
  • DUAL CREDIT ATTENDANCE AND RELEASE: Students eligible for release must complete the Dual Credit Attendance and Release form and return it to Ms. Fournier (A310A) by Tuesday, Dec. 5. Click here to view the form.
  • 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.
  • Melissa Cheer is in the top four of the Fan Vote Best Cheerleader Squad in Texas. The top two teams will submit a video to be chosen from a panel of current and former NFL cheerleaders. Click HERE to vote for Melissa to help them win!
  • SENIOR PORTRAITS: Many seniors have not logged into the CADY portal to select their yearbook pose yet. This needs to be done by Jan. 1. Some seniors have not scheduled an appointment yet with CADY to be photographed. All seniors MUST be photographed by CADY to be featured in the yearbook. For students wanting the yearbook pose only, there is no charge and CADY will provide all clothing items (formal wear and graduation gown). CADY will return to campus one LAST time on Jan. 10. The last date to be photographed at their Plano studio is Jan. 15.
  • SENIOR ADS: Yearbook tributes for graduating seniors are on sale now through Feb. 1, 2024. Build and purchase an ad online at YearbookOrderCenter.com.

Upcoming Events

  • Dec. 4 – IB Introductory Meeting @ Melissa ISD Home Office – 6 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 5 – JV1, JV2 & Varsity Girls Basketball vs Frisco Emerson – 5 & 6:15 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 – Volleyball Banquet – Student Union – 6 p.m.
  • Dec. 7-8 – Fall Semester Exams – CTE, Fine Arts & World Languages
  • Dec. 8 – JV & Varsity Boys Soccer vs Witchita Falls Rider – 5:30 & 7:15 p.m.
  • Dec. 8 – Freshman & Varsity Boys Basketball @ Denton Guyer – 5 & 7:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 8 – JV & Varsity Girls Soccer @ North Forney – 5:30 & 7 p.m.
  • Dec. 8 – “Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr.” – 7 p.m.
  • Dec. 8-9 – Girls Wrestling @ Lewisville
  • Dec. 8-9 – Boys Wrestling @ Walsh Jesuit Ironman
  • Dec. 9 – “Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr.” – 5 p.m.
  • Dec. 9 & 11 – All-Region Band Phase 1 & 2 Auditions @ Wylie High School
  • Dec. 11 – Powerlifting Parent Info Meeting – CC Lounge – 6 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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