Melissa to ring in new school year with a bang

staff reports
Melissa ISD has approved its 2021-22 academic calendar

The skies of Melissa will light up next Saturday with a long-awaited fireworks show.  The city recently announced that Back to School with a Bang will be held at 9 p.m. Aug. 21.  The pyrotechnics will be launched near Melissa City Hall, one of the city’s highest points. 

The fireworks show is a makeup of sorts for the July 2 Sparks & Spangles celebration that was canceled due to inclement weather. It will be dedicated to the teachers, students, staff and administrators returning to school.  Festivities will include pre-fireworks music provided by a DJ. Attendees are invited to grab a lawn chair, blanket, bug spray and popcorn to enjoy the sights.