MHS Announcements 9/25/2014

MHS Announcements

September 25, 2014

Go Muskies!


  1. Today is Upward Bound’s first meeting of the school year. The meeting will take place TODAY at 3:30pm in the commons in the new wing (outside of Ms. Carlson’s room) All Upward Bound participants, applicants, and students interested in applying should report to the meeting.
  2. Model UN: We will have Paper TONIGHT from 7:00pm-8:00pm in Ms. Hansen’s room. Bring your computer and research.
  3. Come join us for SOAP! We will be meeting on Thursday, September 25 at 2702 Surrey Court from 7:30-9:00.
  4. Meeting tomorrow morning – Urban Explorers Spelunking Club: We will have our first meeting of the year at 7:45am on Friday in Ms. Hansen’s room (133). Topics of discussion include fundraising and our first spelunking trip ever! A light breakfast will accompany our great company. Bring your helmet, headlamp, and an adventurous spirit.
  5. Girls Basketball: Open gym this week is Monday (7:00pm-8:30pm) and Thursday (5:30pm-7:00pm) in the main gym.
  6. Senior Parents – Remember, baby ads for the yearbook are due this Friday, September 26.
  7. Scholarship Information can be found at the end of the announcements in their own section. If you have any questions, please contact Student Services.
  8. Juniors and Seniors – Washington University in St Louis will have Admission Counselors available at the West Des Moines Marriott on Sunday, October 26, 2014. If you have questions, contact Wash U at 800-638-0700.
  9. Any students interested in joining the MHS Teen Library Committee are encouraged to sign-up in the library or email Mrs. Keltner: The TLC will meet twice a month during lunch enrichment and will have the opportunity to give suggestions on library books and activities, participate in book clubs and the Iowa High School Battle of the Books, volunteer at local libraries to earn silver cord hours, etc. Our first meeting with Tuesday, October 7th — bring your lunch and a favorite book to the library at 12:15pm!!
  10. Friday, September 26, 2014 – Soph/Varsity Football game vs. Cedar Rapids Washington. The games will be played at Kingston Stadium (907 15th St SW, Cedar Rapids), with the sophomore kick-off at 5:00 P.M. Go Muskies!
  11. Homecoming Tickets will be on sale until Friday, October 3rd. They are $10 a piece and will be sold before school starting at 7:45am and after school till 3:45pm out of room 205A. They all will also be sold during lunch everyday.
  12. Attention Seniors: Senior March Forms will be available starting Monday, September 22nd out of Room 205A. Cost is $5 and all forms are due by Wednesday, October 1st. Remember you must be a 4th year student with at least 16 credit hours to participate. Please see Mrs. Bobay with questions
  13. Senior Pictures and a senior saying is due November 14th. This information has been sent to students and parents.
  14. Interested in earning Silver Cord hours?  The Colorado Fall Festival is looking for volunteers to help with games and activities for families on Friday, Oct. 10 from 4:40-8:30 PM.  If interested in volunteering, please email Heather Noll at or text 563.260.8251 (please leave a name and number where you can be reached).
  15. Class of 2015, If you are a student athlete who plans or has the potential to participate in athletics in college at the Division 1, Division 2, or NAIA level, please make an appointment to meet with Mr. Welsch in the next few weeks to make sure that you meet the NCAA Clearinghouse requirements.  It is important to note that some of these requirements differ from MHS graduation requirements and must be met in order to participate in athletics at the Division 1, Division 2 and NAIA levels.
  16. Blood Drive – Key Club will hold a Blood Drive on November 10. We will send more information when it becomes available.
  17. HOMECOMING GUEST LETTER Homecoming guest letters are available in the Assistant Principals office.  Anyone inviting a high school guest or graduated guest (under 21)  from out of town must have a guest letter signed and approved.
  18. Football Parents – If you would like to be added to the Football Emails please contact Tia at
  19. Please remember that Muscatine High School sport schedules can be found at  Our website offers the most current updates and driving directions for all MHS athletic events! Be sure to check it out! Good luck to all the teams competing during the fall season!
  20. October 14 – 9(G)/10/Varsity Volleyball Dav. North has been rescheduled to October 13 @ Dav. North (date change due to Dav. North’s request). The 9th grade game will begin at 4:30, with the sophomore and varsity games to follow.


From Jostens:

September 26 – Sophomores will place ring orders during lunch in the commons hallway

November 18 – Seniors report to auditorium 10:10 on November 18 for Graduation information.

November 25 – Jostens will be here to take orders in the commons hallway during lunch.


**Scholarship Information

Senior Scholarships

  • Horatio Alger Association Scholarship:  Application is available at Deadline is October 25, 2014
    • Awards range from $7000-$22,000
    • Plan on attending college in the Fall of 2015
    • Demonstrate Financial Need
    • Be involved in school and community
    • 0 GPA minimum
    • US Citizen
  • University of Iowa Presidential Scholarship is now available at Deadline is December 12, 2014.
    • 30 ACT (or a combined SAT critical reading and math score of 1330
    • 80 GPA on a 4.00 scale
    • Other criteria are on the application
  • **Other Iowa, ISU, and UNI scholarships are available on the websites of each individual institution.
  • Washington University in St Louis:  Students interested in applying for the Danforth Scholarship (full or partial tuition) please see Ms. Anderson before October 10th, 2014
  • Notre Dame University: Students interested in applying for the Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars Program ($25,000 per year for 4 years) please see Ms. Anderson before October 10th, 2014
  • Voice of Democracy: The Veterans of Foreign Wars offers the Voice of Democracy contest to graduation seniors annually (up to $30,000). For rules and application procedures visit Deadline is November 1, 2014

Junior Scholarships


Please note the following dates for Football:

Friday, October 3 – Homecoming Game

Friday, October 17 – Senior Night

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