Cardinal Brief: Jan. 17-21


Rachel Nelson

Lead actor Kolby Schulz, sophomore, and Jayden Graves, junior, portray George and Howard in Melissa Theatre’s rendition of “Moon Over Buffalo.” The performances run Jan. 13-15 at 7 p.m. each night in the Melissa Arts Center (MAC).

Abbie Chaloupka, Co-Editor-in-Chief

 The last Cardinal Update was Jan. 14, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. Check back daily for updates!

Cardinal Update

  • No school Monday, Jan. 17 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and no school Tuesday, Jan. 18 for a teacher work day.
  • Juniors: The Coolidge Scholarship is a prestigious award that provides a full ride scholarship to its representatives. It is open to high school juniors only. The Jan. 19 deadline is quickly approaching. If you feel you meet the criteria, you are encouraged to apply. Click here to apply.
  • Seniors: North Central Texas Workforce Solutions is hosting a Virtual Career Fair on Thursday, Jan. 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Click here to register.
  • Seniors: The deadline for applications for the 62nd Annual Carl B. & Florence E. King Foundation High School Summer Program in Biomedical Sciences is Jan. 20. Click here for more information.
  • VOTE for our School: The Melissa Cardinals are currently in 5th place for the Community Connection School of the Year and a $2,500 grand prize. Only a few hundred votes separate ALL schools, so it is important to continue voting now and vote often through Jan. 21! Voting is unlimited! Click here to vote. The contest is sponsored by Dave Campbell’s High School Football and SuddenLink.
  • Seniors: Are you checking the counselors’ scholarship page on our school website?
  • Sports in Action Scholarship: Here is a new scholarship opportunity for Texas athletic, music, and academic participants. The deadline to apply is Jan. 28.
  • Yearbooks are still on sale. The price is now $65 through Jan. 31. Visit to order online, or see Ms. Nelson in Room #A136.
  • Senior Parents: If you purchased a senior ad for the yearbook, the deadline to submit your photos and message is Jan. 31. Contact adviser Rachel Nelson ([email protected]) with questions.
  • Seniors: The Feb. 1 deadline to order your graduation cap and gown is rapidly approaching!  If you have not ordered yours, do so ASAP at
  • The Melissa ISD academic calendar for the 2022-2023 school year, as recommended by the District Site-Based Decision committee, has been approved by the Melissa Schools Board of Trustees. To view the 2022-2023 School Calendar, visit The calendar can also be accessed in the navigation menu on our school website, and in the “Documents” section of the Melissa ISD app.

Upcoming Events

  • Jan. 17 – MLK Day – Holiday
  • Jan. 18 – Teacher Work Day
  • Jan. 18 – JV, 9th & VB Basketball @ Anna – 5, 6:15 & 7:30 p.m.
  • Jan. 18 – JV1, VG & JV2 Basketball @ Anna – 5, 6:15 & 7:15 p.m.
  • Jan. 19 – VB Wrestling @ Lovejoy/Gunter – 5 p.m.
  • Jan. 20 – VG Powerlifting @ Prosper HS
  • Jan. 20-22 – VG Soccer Highway 5 Tournament
  • Jan. 20-22 – JVG Soccer Heath Tournament
  • Jan. 21 – VG Wrestling @ Arlington Bowie
  • Jan. 21-22 – Cardinal Winter Classic (Academic UIL)
  • Jan. 21-22 – VB Soccer Highway 5 Tournament
  • Jan. 22 – VB Powerlifting @ Prosper HS
  • Feb. 2 – Academic Expo – 6 p.m.
  • Feb. 3 – NHS Induction Ceremony – 6 p.m.

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