MHS winterguard takes third place; Middle school guard finishes season

The Melissa High School winterguard competed at a contest on Saturday at Lewisville High School where they came in third place, ranked near the top of their class.

The high school winterguard will finish the season next month as they compete in their last contest, the Scholastic AA Championships, on Saturday, April 7.

The Melissa Middle School winterguard finished their season earlier this month, earning a bronze medal at the NTCA Cadet Championships at Mansfield High School. They placed above a number of 5A and 6A schools.

The middle school winterguard has won every contest that they have competed in thus far—quite a feat for their inaugural competition year.

Melissa STREAM Night scheduled for April 26

Students and their families are invited to a Melissa Schools STREAM Night next month on Thursday, April 26, located at Harry McKillop Elementary from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

STREAM is an acronym for science, technology, reading, engineering, art, and math.

The STREAM Night will feature hands-on stations, grade-level displays, breakout box escape rooms, and computer coding stations. There will be demonstrations for web design and drone flying, and student demonstrations from the Melissa High School computer maintenance classes.

Also scheduled to attend are Raytheon Engineers, High Touch High Tech of DFW, Darkspire Inc. Web Design, Apple Computers, Randy Angell Designs, and zSpace AR/VR (Virtual Reality) Experience.

Texas Roadhouse will sell hot dog dinners throughout the evening.

STREAM Night is a collaborative effort between Melissa Schools and the Region 10 Educational Service Center (ESC).

2018-19 Melissa Schools Wall of Honor nominations open April 9

Nominations for the 2018-19 Melissa Schools Wall of Honor open Monday, April 9.

The Melissa Schools Wall of Honor recognizes former students, former staff, and community members who have positively and significantly impacted the district and society. This ongoing initiative distinguishes altruistic, high achieving individuals with a significant history.

Six honorees have been inducted into the Wall of Honor since the program’s inception in 2016: Amy Burchett, Lee Hill, Dave Phillips, Tony Williams, Doug Zadow, and Lisa Zadow.

Written nominations for the 2018-19 Wall of Honor will be accepted through Friday, June 1. Nominees will be reviewed by a selection committee in June, with the inductee(s) selected and notified by the end of August.

Melissa Schools will recognize the 2018-19 Wall of Honor inductee(s) at the Oct. 12 Melissa Cardinal football game at Cardinal Stadium. Honorees will also have the opportunity to go on a campus tour at Melissa Schools.

Each inductee is featured on the Wall of Honor at the Melissa Schools Home Office and on the district website at

Wall of Honor nominee qualifications and the nomination form can be found at, which also includes information about the selection process, recognition festivities, and a timeline of events.

Melissa to host 2018 Special Olympics Track Meet

The 10th Annual Melissa ISD Special Olympics Track Meet is scheduled for Friday, April 6 at Cardinal Stadium. Opening ceremonies begin at 9:30 a.m.

Over 300 athletes from 12 delegations representing area school districts will compete in track and field events, with award ceremonies to follow each event.

Sponsors for this year’s track meet include The LaCore Family, McKinney Sports Connection, and Mudpies and Lullabies. Additionally, a third award stand was built and donated by Eagle Scout Keith Stephan.

Schedule of Events: 9:00 – 9:15: Team Registration; 9:30: Opening Ceremonies; 9:55: Mascot Race; 10:00: Track Events & Awards Begin; 11:30: Lunch for Athletes & Volunteers; 12:00: Field Events & Awards Begin.