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Cardinal Brief: Jan. 22-26

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Senior Mercer Ashley dominates his Lovejoy opponent on the mat, 17-3, in a dual on Jan. 18. Overall, the Cardinals defeated the Leopards 55-18.

Cardinal Update

  • STAFF DEVELOPMENT DAY: There will be no school on Monday, Jan. 22 as it is a professional development day for staff. The 3rd nine weeks and spring semester begin on Tuesday.
  • THEATRE MUSICAL: Tickets for Melissa Theatre’s performances of “Bullets Over Broadway: The Musical” are on sale NOW. There will be four performances from Jan. 25-27. The Jazz Band will be providing live music during the performances. Click HERE for showtimes and tickets.
  • MEF GALA: The Melissa Education Foundation is hosting its annual gala Feb. 17 with a Mardi Gras theme. The deadline to purchase tickets is Jan. 26. Click here for more info.
  • CHEER/MASCOT TRYOUTS: Interested in joining the MHS cheer program? An Informational meeting will be held on Jan. 29 at 5:30 in the student union. Students must attend one of the two provided meetings prior to tryout clinics. Tryout clinics will be held Feb. 5-7 at the sixth grade center from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tryouts will be held on Feb. 8 beginning at 4:30 p.m. Anyone with questions, please see Coach Whorton in A322 or email [email protected]
  • FREE ESL CLASSES: Melissa ISD is partnering with Collin Adult Education & Literacy to provide FREE ESL Classes. Registration will take place on Jan. 30 at Home Office at 9 a.m. or 5 p.m. Click here to view a flyer in English or Spanish
  • SENIOR ADS DEADLINE: Yearbook tributes for graduating seniors are on sale now through Feb. 1. Build and purchase an ad online at YearbookOrderCenter.com.
  • FAFSA NIGHT: According to House Bill 3, every senior must complete either the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or a state-mandated Opt Out form in order to graduate. Click here to learn more. MHS will host a FAFSA Night on Feb. 5 from 6-8 p.m. in the student union. Students needing an opt-out form must pick one up from their counselor’s office.
  • DRIVER’S ED: Sign ups are now available in the main office for Driver’s Ed. The next class begins Feb. 15.
  • 2024-25 SCHOOL CALENDAR: The district calendar for next school year was adopted by the school board on Jan. 8. Click here to view the 2024-25 calendar.

Upcoming Events

  • Jan. 22 – Teacher Work Day – No School
  • Jan. 23 – JV, Freshman & Varsity Boys Basketball vs Greenville – 4:30, 5:45 & 7 p.m.
  • Jan. 23 – JV1, Varsity & JV2 Girls Basketball vs Greenville – 4:30, 5:45 & 7 p.m.
  • Jan. 25 – Girls Powerlifting @ S&S Consolidated – 4 p.m
  • Jan. 25 – Girls & Boys Wrestling vs Arlington Martin – 5:30 p.m. – Senior Night
  • Jan. 25-27 – “Bullets Over Broadway: The Musical” Performances – purchase tickets here
  • Jan. 26 – District Swim Meet – McKinney – 7:30 a.m.
  • Jan. 26 – JV Wrestling District Meet – MHS – 8 a.m.
  • Jan. 26 – Tennis @ Anna College Showcase  – 8 a.m.
  • Jan. 26 – JV, Freshman & Varsity Boys Basketball @ Sherman – 4:30, 5:45 & 7 p.m.
  • Jan. 26 – JV1, Varsity & JV2 Girls Basketball @ Sherman – 4:30, 5:45 & 7:30 p.m.
  • Jan. 26 – JV & Varsity Boys Soccer @ Lovejoy – 5:30 & 7:15 p.m.
  • Jan. 26 – JV & Varsity Girls Soccer vs Lovejoy – 5:30 & 7 p.m.
  • Jan. 26-27 – Debate @ Flower Mound Swing TFA
  • Jan. 27 – Boys Powerlifting @ S&S Consolidated – 9 a.m.
  • Jan. 27 – Varsity Softball vs Rains/Sachse @ Z-Plex – 10 a.m.
  • Jan. 29 – Cheer/Mascot Tryouts Informational Meeting – Student Union – 5:30 p.m.
  • Feb. 5-7 – Cheer/Mascot Tryouts Materials Clinic – 6th Grade Center Gym – 4:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Feb. 6 – IB Informational Meeting for Current 9th Graders (Class of 2027) – Home Office – 6 p.m.
  • Feb. 8 – Cheer/Mascot Tryouts – 6th Grade Center Gym – 4:30 p.m.

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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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