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Cardinal Brief: March 11-22

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The Lady Cards rally onto the field. The varsity softball team defeated Lovejoy 8-1 in a home game on March 5.

Cardinal Update

  • BLOOD DRIVE: HOSA will host an on-campus blood drive on March 20. The blood drive is reserved for MHS students and staff only. Click HERE to schedule an appointment. No walk-ins will be accepted. Parents: Click here for more information. Students age 16: Click here for a permission form (English or Spanish).
  • PROM 2024 SHIRTS: Prom 2024 t-shirts are now available for purchase. The shirts are $15 and can be paid in either cash or check in room #A119. All payments and orders are due no later than March 20. Click HERE to place your order (but pay in person in room #A119).
  • LETTER JACKETS: Fittings for letter jackets will take place on March 25 during Mega Lunch. If students believe they qualify for a jacket, they should speak to their coach so the coach can submit their names.
  • COLLEGE READINESS: The MHS counseling department has partnered with The Princeton Review to host a series of online presentations on College Readiness Hot Topics. Students can find the registration links on the MHS College and Career webpage under the Helpful Links for Postsecondary Planning section. The next presentation will be “SAT, ACT, or Both?” on March 26 at 6 p.m. The deadline to register is March 24.
  • ACT PRACTICE TEST:  The MHS counseling department has also partnered with The Princeton Review to host an Online ACT Practice Test on Saturday, March 30 at 9:00 a.m. Students can find the registration link on the MHS College and Career webpage under the Helpful Links for Postsecondary Planning section. The deadline to register is March 28.
  • 2024-25 COURSE REQUESTS: Students and guardians can now view course requests for the 2024-25 school year in HAC. Click here for more information. Students wanting to make a change must complete the MHS Course Change Request Form by May 10 at 4 p.m.
  • MHS MAGAZINE SUBMISSIONS: The brand new MHS Fine Arts Magazine is currently accepting submissions of short stories, poems, essays or any other forms of creative writing. This is a great opportunity for students to showcase their work to peers and the entire community of Melissa. All submissions are due by April 3. Click HERE to make a submission.
  • SENIORS: Cap and gown photos are now available to view and purchase through CADY Photography. The deadline to order to receive the items before graduation is April 4.
  • IB INSIGHTS: The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (DP) is coming in the fall of 2025.  It is designed for students who possess these traits, or want to develop them further:
    • Seeking a challenging curriculum
    • Globally minded
    • Intellectually curious
    • Strong work ethic
    • Critical thinking skills

While these characteristics may describe the ideal candidate, any student can be successful in the program if they are willing to work hard. Send questions to [email protected]. 

Upcoming Events

  • March 18 – Girls Golf @ Rockwall Golf & Athletic Club – 8 a.m.
  • March 18 – Freshman Baseball vs HSAA – 5:30 & 6:45 p.m.
  • March 19 – Boys Golf @ Firewheel Lakes Course – 8 a.m.
  • March 19 – JV Tennis @ Wills Point – 8 a.m.
  • March 19 – JV & Varsity Softball @ Denison – 4:30 & 6:30 p.m.
  • March 19 – Varsity & JV Girls Soccer vs McKinney North – 5:30 & 7 p.m.
  • March 19 – Freshman, JV & Varsity Boys Soccer @ McKinney North – 4, 5:30 & 7:15 p.m.
  • March 19 – JV & Varsity Baseball vs HSAA – 4:30 & 7:30 p.m.
  • March 20 – Blood Drive – Gym – 7:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • March 20 – Boys Golf @ The Bridges Golf Club – 8 a.m.
  • March 21 – MHS Staff March Madness Celebration
  • March 21-22 – Track & Field @ Princeton – 8 a.m.
  • March 21-22 – Bi-District One Act Play Contest @ Terrell HS
  • March 22 – Winterguard NTCA @ Prosper HS
  • March 22 – JV Baseball vs Celina – 5 p.m.
  • March 22 – JV & Varsity Softball vs Princeton 5 & 7 p.m.
  • March 22 – Varsity Baseball @ China Spring – 7:30 p.m.
  • March 22 – Girls Soccer Warm Up Game vs Birdville – 6 p.m.
  • March 25 – Spring Letter Jacket Fittings – MAC – during lunch
  • March 26 – IB Informational Meeting – Melissa Middle School – 6 p.m.
  • March 27 – SAT School Day
  • March 27 – MHS Baseball Opening Day Celebration
  • March 28 – Bad Weather Day (No School)/Teacher Work Day
  • March 29 – Good Friday Holiday (No School)

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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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