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Pitzer named head of English department

February 5, 2019


Filed under Student Life

Coach Kelley Pitzer was named the acting head of the English department and started  the second semester replacing  Jennifer Cowgill.   School officials said the English department movement has benefits supporting smaller classes, students and English teachers. Cowgill was added as one of the Engl...

New teachers and administrators join staff

New teachers and administrators join staff

Madison Courtney, Assistant Editor

January 19, 2019


Filed under 2018-2019, FEATURED ARTICLES, Student Life

St. James is the school’s athletic trainer and Sports Medicine instructor. She attended Flower Mound Marcus High School and received her PhD at Walden University. She has traveled all over the world, from China, Taiwan, and Holland with the U.S Olympic Speed Skating Team. St. James does this while also being a full time teacher and athletic trainer for our campus.

New food options: Food truck offered one-week trial; vending machines became permanent fixtures

New food options: Food truck offered one-week trial; vending machines became permanent fixtures

Kendall Meziere, Writer

December 21, 2018


Filed under Student Life, Uncategorized

For only a week, a food truck parked outside the Student Union and served lunch. The food truck provided a popular option with a different choice featured daily. Every day, the lines in the cafeteria were shortened, and the line for the food truck grew fast.  “My favorite food served at the food tru...

Student plays “Taps” to honor fallen veterans

Student plays “Taps” to honor fallen veterans

Kendall Meziere, Writer

December 19, 2018


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On Thursday, November 15, Harry McKillop Elementary, HME,  held their annual veterans program. Every year, HME has a veterans program that the music teacher, Mrs. Fortune, organizes for the fifth-grade students to perform. Every year is special, solely because it’s the students of Melissa honorin...

The Banner-News Cardinal Holiday Keepsake Contest

The Banner-News Cardinal Holiday Keepsake Contest

Madison Courtney, Assistant Editor

December 13, 2018


Filed under Student Life

Send in a story about you and a keepsake, an item that is special to you, that you received during the holidays or that has some relation to the holidays. Send your entries to [email protected] or [email protected]   The rules and requirements Send a photo with you and your keepsake attached ...

Kor’Ryn Pitts styles students with environmentally friendly clothing line

Kor’Ryn Pitts styles students with environmentally friendly clothing line

Reu'Niya Chatman, Photographer and Writer

December 11, 2018


Filed under FEATURED ARTICLES, Student Life

Melissa High School fashion designer, Kor'Ryn Pitts, works hard to turn the old and boring into the new and stylish with her exciting designs. Not many can say that during their 11th grade year they had their own fashion line, but Kor’R yn can. She began sewing at the young age of 7. It ...

‘[Students] benefit the whole city’ give holiday hope and help to area

‘[Students] benefit the whole city’ give holiday hope and help to area

Wilson Gustaveson, Hayley Berry, Jennifer Kelso, and Azabeth Petriella

November 26, 2018


Filed under FEATURED ARTICLES, Multimedia, Student Life

Wafts of roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, sides of vegetables and steaming hot, savory pies will benefit the area hungry this holiday season thanks to the students and staff at Melissa High School and Melissa ISD. The drive was led by the school Interact Club to support those in need during the ho...

Health minded – school strides to keep student and staff health in check

Health minded – school strides to keep student and staff health in check

Isabella Blankenship, Section Editor

November 10, 2018


Filed under Student Life

It takes a healthy body to have a healthy mind. New ideas in place to help students, staff, and the community stay healthy and live healthier lives have been installed by the district. School Nurse Melissa Withers, commented on ideas throughout the high school in addition to what has been put in p...

Tug’O’War turns serious in the courtyard

Tug’O’War turns serious in the courtyard

Madison Courtney, Assistant Editor

November 9, 2018


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‘Your voice is important’- Students speak on first-time voting Nov. 6

‘Your voice is important’- Students speak on first-time voting Nov. 6

Wilson Gustaveson, Jennifer Kelso, Hayley Berry, and Journalism 1 Class

November 8, 2018


Filed under FEATURED ARTICLES, Student Life

The experience of getting to vote for the first time was important for some Melissa High School students who traveled to Melissa City Hall, which was swamped with multi-colored signs, brandishing the name of a various candidates on November 6. Students spoke on their experience and how they prepared.  ...

Crazed Crabb fan attends more than 50 concerts

Crazed Crabb fan attends more than 50 concerts

Carly Maisel, Editor in Chief

October 31, 2018


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More than 25,000 miles in three years for 57 concerts. Karson Love, junior, has been to 57 of Christian singer/songwriter Jason Crabb’s concerts. “I found out about him from a fellow church member, my mom looked it up and my grandma ended up having one of his CD’s. My mom and grandma liste...

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