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Cardinal Brief: Jan. 29 – Feb. 2

The+cast+of+Bullets+Over+Broadway%3A+The+Musical+closes+their+performance.+Melissa+Theatre+is+hosting+four+shows+total%2C+Jan.+25%2C+26+and+27+at+7+p.m.+with+a+matinee+also+at+2+p.m.+on+Saturday.+The+Cardinal+Jazz+Band+is+providing+live+music+via+a+remote+orchestra+pit.+Visit+www.melissaisd.org%2Fmelissatheatre+for+tickets.
Rachel Nelson
The cast of “Bullets Over Broadway: The Musical” closes their performance. Melissa Theatre is hosting four shows total, Jan. 25, 26 and 27 at 7 p.m. with a matinee also at 2 p.m. on Saturday. The Cardinal Jazz Band is providing live music via a remote orchestra pit. Visit www.melissaisd.org/melissatheatre for tickets.

Cardinal Update

  • REPORT CARDS: Semester 1 report cards have been uploaded to the Home Access Center (HAC) for parents/guardians and students to view.
  • 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.
  • CLASS OF 2024: Seniors should check their email daily and visit the “Seniors” web page often to make sure they don’t miss any important info!
  • 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.
  • IB PROGRAM: International Baccalaureate (IB) is coming in the fall of 2025! Current 9th graders will be the first cohort. Prepare to dive into a world-class curriculum that fosters critical thinking and global perspectives. The IB program promises to challenge and inspire students, unlocking new horizons of knowledge and personal growth. Stay tuned for more information as we move closer to the 2025 launch. There will be an informational meeting on Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. at the Melissa ISD Home Office.

Upcoming Events

  • Jan. 29 – JV2 Girls Basketball vs Van Alstyne – 4:30 p.m.
  • Jan. 29 – Cheer/Mascot Tryouts Informational Meeting – Student Union – 5:30 p.m.
  • Jan. 30 – JV Tennis @ Tyler Legacy Tournament
  • Jan. 30 – JV, Freshman & Varsity Boys Basketball vs Denison – 4:30, 5:45 & 7 p.m. – Senior Night
  • Jan. 30 – JV1 & Varsity Girls Basketball vs Denison – 4:30 & 5:45 p.m.
  • Jan. 31 – Varsity Boys & Girls Wrestling District Tournament – McKinney North – 9 a.m.
  • Jan. 31 – Debate @ UIL CX District
  • Feb. 1 – Girls Powerlifting @ Prosper – 5 p.m.
  • Feb. 2 – Varsity Tennis @ Rockwall Frozen Ball Tourney
  • Feb. 2 – JV1, Varsity & JV2 Girls Basketball @ Princeton – 5, 6:15 & 7:30 p.m.
  • Feb. 2 – JV, Freshman & Varsity Boys Basketball @ Princeton – 4:30, 6:15 & 7 p.m.
  • Feb. 2 – Varsity & JV Boys Soccer vs Greenville – 5:30 & 7:15 p.m.
  • Feb. 2 – Varsity & JV Girls Soccer @ Greenville – 5:30 & 7 p.m.
  • Feb. 2 – Varsity Baseball @ Godley – 7 p.m.
  • Feb. 3 – Boys Powerlifting @ Prosper – 9 a.m.
  • Feb. 3 – Melissa Academic UIL Meet @ Melissa Middle School
  • Feb. 3 – Vocal/Piano Solo & Ensemble @ Plano East
  • Feb. 3 – Winterguard @ NTCA
  • Feb. 5 – FAFSA Night – Student Union – 6-8 p.m.
  • Feb. 5-7 – Cheer/Mascot Tryouts Materials Clinic – 6th Grade Center Gym – 4:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Feb. 6 – English I EOC Benchmark Testing
  • Feb. 6 – IB Informational Meeting for Current 9th Graders (Class of 2027) – Home Office – 6 p.m.
  • Feb. 8 – English II EOC Benchmark Testing
  • Feb. 8 – Cheer/Mascot Tryouts – 6th Grade Center Gym – 4:30 p.m.
  • March 4 – Senior Cap/Gown Pickup – MAC – 11:30 a.m. – 12:40 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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