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    Golden Wildcats!!

    Are you ready for the next grade level? Well, use this summer to prepare for next school year! Below is a list of the required novels for summer reading for each grade level. A reading test will be given during the first two weeks of school in the Honors English courses. Also, all written work must be submitted by Friday of the first week of school unless otherwise noted differently below. 

    Click HERE to access 9-12th Grade Summer Reading List!

    AP Language Assignment

    English II Honors Assignment

    English II Pre AP Summer Assignment

    English III Anthem Essay Assignment

    Essay Rubric

    Summer Reading Novel List

    Summer Reading Project English IV

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    Golden Wildcats!!

    Looking for something interesting to do over the summer, take a moment and checkout these awesome summer opportunities available at The Memphis Public Library.  There are opportunities available for summer camps and summer camp volunteers.  Click HERE for more information.

    Click HERE for Memphis Public Library Summer Camps

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    Golden Wildcats!!!
    Stop the Press, and help us congratulate the Golden Wildcat Baseball Team led by Coach House and Coach Harrison on becoming City Champions!!!!
    On May 4, 2022, the MHS Baseball Team was victorious versus Kirby. The battle was for 1st place in the district. Those Golden Boys played Kirby and won with a score of 4-1.
    "We are in 1st place by 2 games, which makes us the regular season champions with an overall record of 10-2 and 6-0 in district play."
    The Baseball Tournament will start Tuesday, May 10, 2022, here at Melrose vs Ridgeway at 4:00pm. Come out and support those Golden Wildcats!
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    Stop what you are doing and take a moment and wish our glorious leader, Dr. Derrick Hardaway, a Happy #NationalSchoolPrincipalsDay!🍊🍊🧡🧡
    We thank you and would like to show our gratitude and appreciation for your servant leadership.
    It is a new day, and we are doing things a new way because of your leadership. You are definitely leading with pride and humility!! Thank you for all that you do for the students, staff and community here at Melrose High!
    Melrose High School is winning because of you!
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    Golden Wildcats!!!
    Looking for scholarship opportunities?? Checkout the NAACP's scholarship opportunities below.
    This week, the NAACP kicks off its Scholarship Week, a week-long promotion of the organization's current scholarship opportunities for outstanding and qualified Black students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees.
    Through the generosity of our donors, the NAACP advances efforts to ensure equity in educational opportunity that prepares students for success in school, work, and life.
    See the complete list of NAACP's scholarships
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    Golden Wildcats!
    Let's send a Huge Congratulations to the MHS Counselors, Mr. Burton & Ms. Tillis-Broom and the entire Senior class!!
    Only a few MSCS High Schools earned the distinction of FAFSA Champion for the 2021-2022 academic year. This designation is awarded to schools whose Tennessee Promise FAFSA completion rate increased by 5+% over the previous year, or those whose Tennessee Promise FAFSA completion rate exceeds 95%.
    MHS received a FAFSA Champion banner as a token of gratitude and recognition of their school’s commitment to expanding a college-going culture.
    Job Well Done Golden Wildcats!
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    Let's give a huge congratulations to both basketball teams! Both Melrose High Basketball teams (Ladies and Gentleman) have made history!!!!
    It's been 37 years since the boys and girls basketball teams have both won the city and district championship together!
    We would like to say Job Well Done to all athletes and Coaches!
    • Congratulations, Chara Ferguson named to the 16 AAA All DISTRICT Team!
    • Congratulations, Jania Wrights named to the 16 AAA All DISTRICT Team!
    • Congratulations, Takirah Rodgers named to the 16 AAA All DISTRICT Team!
    • The MVP was our one and only University of Memphis Signee Ms. Serena Lee.....Congratulations!
    • Last but not least, Coach of the Year for the 16 AAA District, goes to Coach Ciara Johnson!!!!!
    • Congratulations, Devin Sanders, Jr., named MVP and All Tournament Teams!
    • Congratulations, Mar'Jeremiah Doggett All Tournament Team!
    • Congratulations, Darryon Taylor All Tournament Team!
    • Congratulations, Demaris Johnson All Academic Team!



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    We would like to send a huge congratulations out to all Track and Field Athletes on an outstanding season led by Coach Henderson, Coach Williams and Coach Jones.
    • Congrats to Senior, Jermaine Dodson (100m & 200m Dash) on a 1st place finish.
    • Congrats to Senior, Christopher Grandberry (400m Dash) on a 1st place finish.
    • Congrats to the 4x400 meter and 4x200 meter team relay on a 1st place finish.
    • Congrats to Senior, Deqwan Bevill (shot put) on a 2nd place finish.
    • Congrats to Freshman, Jasmine Wrenthrop (200m Dash) on a 2nd place finish.
    • Here’s to Runner-Up for the Championship in the SCIAA Track and Field City Championship, Boys Division Class AA 2022 Season.
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    Golden Wildcats!
    Summer Learning Academy is a great opportunity to help your child improve their skills in reading and math so they do not struggle when they enter
    the next grade this fall.
    MSCS is offering free transportation for eligible students. Plus, meals are provided every day, and we have the YMCA's before/after-school program.
    Make sure you register your child before April 22.
    Click HERE for registration information!
    Click HERE for registration information in Spanish!
    Click HERE for Summer Learning Academy Q/A.
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  • Parents,
    Memphis-Shelby County Schools would like for you to share your opinions and ideas concerning what you believe are the most important areas that need to be addressed within your school and our school district.  We would like to give every parent, guardian, and school-based employee the opportunity to complete a brief Budget Survey that will give you the opportunity to give feedback around the priorities you think are important.    


    Please take a moment to access the link below.  Your responses are important and will help us make decisions around the best options for our students.  We look forward to your participation!     

    Parent English:  

    Parent Spanish:  

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Awards & Honors

  • Congratulations to all MHS Scholars who have earned Honors for the 2nd Quarter. We are looking for many more to join this prestigious group for 3rd Quarter.  The students earned Principal's List (All A's no N's and U's) and Honor Roll (All A's and B's no N's and U's).  We would like to say job well done and keep up the good work! 

    Golden Wildcat Families please click HERE for a list of all scholars.

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School Choice

  • School Choice Period Begins Jan. 26

    Click HERE to learn more about our school and why Melrose High would be a great choice for your scholar!


Why Choose Melrose?

  • Melrose High- "The Home of the Golden Wildcats" sits in the heart of the 38114 community - a community rich in history and tradition, a place where academics and athletics collide. Melrose High School, a public high school located in Memphis, TN is in the heart of Orange Mound. It serves a student population of 800 students grades 9-12. For many decades, Melrose has fervently educated the children of Orange Mound, producing well-rounded citizens like notable alumni Larry Finch, Chris Jones, Rochelle Stevens and many more. Melrose's steadfastness to teaching and learning coupled with athletics has yielded extraordinary minds who have gone on and will go on to make many achievements in their personal and professional lives as well as their local, national, and global communities. That Golden Wildcat Pride runs deep in the many students, educators, administrators, and alumni who call Melrose their school home. Join us and be part of our history!  




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