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The cheerleaders perform their competition material at the pep rally on Nov. 2, 2023. The MHS Competitive Cheer Team finished in 6th place (out of 64 teams) in class 5A at the UIL Spirit State Championships held in Fort Worth on Jan. 5-6.

Cardinal Brief: Jan. 15-19

Miranda Sirota, Editor-in-Chief
January 12, 2024
Students get back to learning after the winter break in new classrooms. The second floor of the four-story expansion opened on Jan. 3 for classes previously housed in portable buildings.

Cardinal Brief: Jan. 8-12

Miranda Sirota, Editor-in-Chief
January 5, 2024
Cardinal Brief: Dec. 18 - Jan. 5

Cardinal Brief: Dec. 18 – Jan. 5

Miranda Sirota, Editor-in-Chief
December 15, 2023
Melissa Theatre performs Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr. for the elementary campuses on Dec. 8. They will have two public performances, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 9 at 5 p.m.

Cardinal Brief: Dec. 11-15

Miranda Sirota, Editor-in-Chief
December 8, 2023
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 Brief: Dec. 4-8

Miranda Sirota, Editor-in-Chief
December 1, 2023
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 Brief: Nov. 27 – Dec. 1

Miranda Sirota, Editor-in-Chief
November 17, 2023
Long John Silver (junior Logan Venner) and Jim Hawkins (junior Cici Allo) gaze at the stars during Melissa Theatres performance of Treasure Island. The show debuted Nov. 9. Two more performances are scheduled for Nov. 10 at 5 p.m. and Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. Purchase tickets online at www.melissaisd.org/melissatheatre.

Cardinal Brief: Nov. 13 – 17

Miranda Sirota, Editor-in-Chief
November 10, 2023
Junior Nena Kpea spikes the ball over the net in the final home game against McKinney North on Oct. 24. The Lady Cards finished in 2nd place in district, won bi-district Oct. 30 and play for area on Nov. 3.

Cardinal Brief: Nov. 6 – 10

Miranda Sirota, Editor-in-Chief
November 3, 2023
Seniors JoJo Miller and DK Abrams are crowned the 2023 Homecoming Queen & King during halftime of the varsity game against Greenville on Oct. 20.

Cardinal Brief: Oct. 30 – Nov. 3

Miranda Sirota, Editor-in-Chief
October 27, 2023
Seniors Kolby Schulz and JoJo Miller, two of the homecoming court nominees, wave to the crowd during the annual parade on Oct. 18.

Cardinal Brief: Oct. 23-27

Miranda Sirota, Editor-in-Chief
October 20, 2023
ASL 3 and 4 students attend Deaf Deaf World in Fort Worth on Oct. 12 to practice their skills and immerse themselves into the world of a deaf person. Juniors Josh Fine and Alexander Patricoff order lunch from the Early Beardy Cafe, which is named after deaf actor Sean Beardy.

Cardinal Brief: Oct. 16-20

Miranda Sirota, Editor-in-Chief
October 13, 2023
Students donate blood at the fall drive sponsored by HOSA on Oct. 4.

Cardinal Brief: Oct. 9-13

Miranda Sirota, Editor-in-Chief
October 6, 2023

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