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MHS Announcements – April 15, 2016

Go Muskies!

  • You are invited to attend the College Signing Ceremony for MHS athletes competing in college next year TODAY, April 15th at 1:45 PM in the MHS Auditorium.
  • Muskie Football: Current 8th-11th grade football parents, we will have a Spring meeting on Sunday, May 15th at 4:15 PM in the MHS cafeteria.

    2016 Muskie football players (grades 8-11), Sunday, May 15th at 5pm, we will have our Lift-a-thon letter writing night. We will meet in the MHS Commons.

    2016 Sophomore & Varsity football players can pick up their summer workout schedules in Coach Mueller’s office.
  • Muskie Baseball Fundraisers: On Monday, April 18th the Muskie Baseball program will receive a portion of the night’s sales from Boonies on the Avenue. Also, from now until May 31st you can present the Home Team Advantage Card (attachment) at our local Buffalo Wild Wings and our program will receive a portion of your total bill.   BWW Home Team Advantage Card
  • Girls Basketball Youth Camps for Grades 4-8 and Grades 1-3.  See flyers for more information.  Girls BB Camp Grades 4-8       Girls BB Camp Grades 1-3
  • April 15 – 2 Hour Early Dismissal – Teacher Inservice
  • JUNIORS: – Stop by room AA38 to pick up a copy of a practice Math test by Friday.  Try the test over the weekend and then come back Monday after school to go over questions. The ACT is on Tuesday!!!
  • All students interested in the Work-Based Learning Manufacturing Program need to have applications with references completed and turned in to Mr. Kitzmann no later than Friday, May 13th.
  • Seniors: The GO M.A.D. Scholarship deadline has been extended to Wednesday, April 27, 2016.  Attached is the information regarding the scholarship.  GO M.A.D. Scholarship
  • Summer Work Opportunity – Attention students!  If you are interested in earning some money this summer, please stop by Student Services to pick up information about detasseling.
  • CAPE Adult Volunteers needed to work on May 1, 2016.  CAPE is the post-prom event that takes place at MHS and is FREE to all Juniors and Seniors to attend. There are various jobs and shifts to volunteer for such as large games, casino games, food, etc.  If available or would like more information, please contact Ginger Chatfield at ginger.chatfield@mcsdonline or Becky Wichers at becky.wichers@mcsdonline.org
  • CAPE Committee Members needed for next year.  We have several CAPE committee member positions that need to be filled for next year — Chair and Co-chair, Treasurer, Games…and possibly a couple more.  This would ensure that CAPE plans for next year would not be interrupted or delayed.  We have at least 5 parents of Seniors that want to step down and allow others to take over their positions.  If interested, please contact Ginger Chatfield at ginger.chatfield@mcsdonline
  • CAPE – Large plastic bottles needed (Hawaiin Punch, Cranberry Juice, not gallon milk containers).  If you have any to donate, please drop them off at MHS – Attn: Ginger Chatfield.
  • Junior and Senior Girls:  If you are in need of a Prom Dress, stop in the Assistant Principal’s Office and see Mrs. Chatfield.
  • Prom 2016 – April 30th: To attend prom, students need to be at least a 3rd year student (Junior or Senior) in good standing with at least 14 credits. Also, out of town guests need to be approved prior to prom. Prom Guest Letters are available in the Asst. Principal’s office.  This permission slip is for guests that do not attend MHS, are in good standing and are under the age of 21.  Guest forms need to be approved by MHS administration by Tuesday, April 26th.
  • We are in need of more clients to hire our soccer athletes!  Hire Muscatine High School Soccer Players to do your yardwork, painting, Spring cleaning, etc. on April 24h from 1:30 – 4:30 PM!  Cost is $50 for 2 workers — boys or girls.  Please contact Kathy Berns to sign up! @ 563-260-4380.  
  • MHS Parents/Guardians:  Senior Yearbook Photo Feedback -Upcoming Change.  Please read the attached letter from Katie Brown, MHS Yearbook Advisor, and provide feedback by April 29th to katie.brown@mcsdonline.org     Senior Yearbook Photos
  • SENIOR GIRLS & PARENTS: Muscatine Community YMCA honors MHS Senior Girls Athletes
    The Muscatine Community YMCA will hold it’s 40th annual Senior Female Athletic Recognition Banquet Wednesday, April 27th, at 6:30 p.m. at the Wesley Methodist Church.  The banquet & program will be held to honor the senior girls athletes of all MHS sports, and thank them and their coaches for their contribution to the MHS Athletic Program, the Muscatine community and the field of sports for women.  The Outstanding Senior Female Athlete of the Year award, chosen by the athletes, will be presented.   Keynote speaker for the event will be Frannie Malone, Associate Head Coach for Women’s and Men’s Swimming and Diving for the University of Iowa.   Athletes, parents and coaches should have received an invitation in the mail.  Reservations need to be turned in by Fri., April 22.  For more information, contact Amy or Mel at the Y at 263-9996.
  • Muscatine FFA Plant Sale at the MHS Greenhouse: April 28-29, May 5-6, May 7th, May 12-13, May 19-20,  Thursdays and Fridays 7:30 AM – 6 PM, Saturday May 7th 8 AM – 10 AM.  See attachment for more information.   2016 FFA Plant Sale
  • Summer Work Opportunity: Lifeguards needed  at the Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois Summer Camp. This position is located at Camp Liberty, near New Liberty, Iowa, and will run early June-mid August. To apply for this position, please visit www.GirlScoutsToday.org, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on our Careers tab. From there, you will go into the position entitled Summer Residential Camp Positions – Level 3.
  • The MHS Drama Department is proud to present “Catch Me If You Can – The Musical” on Thursday, April 21st and Friday, April 22nd at 7pm, and again on Saturday, April 23rd at 2:00 and 7:30 pm.  Performances are held in the MHS Auditorium.  Based on the hit film and the incredible true story, Catch Me If You Can, is the high-flying musical comedy about chasing your dreams and not getting caught.  With great music, great characters and a great story, this 1960’s mid-century modern musical is not to be missed!  Tickets are available in advance (reserved seats): Catch Me Ticket Order Form  Tickets are also available at the door on the day of the show.  Adults $8, Senior (60+) and Students (K-12) $6.  Please note – no passes.  Catch Me If You Can Poster  For more information visit: muskiedrama.wordpress.com
  • Muskie Booster Members Needed!  The Muskie Boosters are currently recruiting new board members for the 2016-2017 Board.  Board members help with special events like Fall kick-off, Cake Auction, etc. also helping with concession volunteers.  The Muskie Boosters support all MHS sports, activities, clubs, etc raising funds and helping keep the activities/sports going. If you would like to hear more about being a board member or signing up for the board, please contact Susan Eversmeyer at saeversmeyer@machlink.com or Dena Bates at batesdc5@gmail.com.
  • 4th Annual MCSD Race for Schools  in on May 7, 2016.  Registration forms are available at the Attendance Office.
  • STARTALK grant from the National Security Agency. The grant supports high school kids to study Chinese this summer at the University of Iowa from July 5-29 to earn college credits. The grant will cover expenses of tuition, textbooks, lunches, and cultural activities. For details, please see the attached flyer.  For details, please see the attached flyer.  STARTALK – Study Chinese U of Iowa
  • Attention Seniors – MALES ONLY:  If haven’t already signed up for Selective Service in your government class, you can register online at www.sss.gov.  If you go to this site, click on Register Online.  It is a legal obligation for all male students 18 years or older (can submit information at age 17 years and 3 months) to register with the Selective Service.  By not doing so, men risk their eligibility for future college loans and grants amongst other things. 
  • MALES & FEMALES: You can also register to vote online at the following links:  https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/voterinformation/voterregistration.html
    https://mymvd.iowadot.gov/Account/Login?ReturnUrl=%2fVoterRegistration    If you have questions, please contact MHS Government Teachers or Mr. Welsch.  
  • Upcoming Lifeguard Certification and Recertification Courses:  Lifeguard Review Course Flyer 2016        Lifeguard Certification Classes 2016

** Silver Cord Opportunities **

Students are needed to help at the Middle School track meets on April 26.  If you are interested in earning Silver Cord hours or for more information, please contact Dan Wright, CMS Sports Coordinator, at dan.wright@mcsdonline.org

Two students are needed to rearrange books in the Homeschool Office Library at the School Board Office.  If you like to rearrange and organize things, this would be a perfect fit for you!  Four (4) Silver Cord hours are available per student.  If interested, please call the School Board Office at 563-263-7223 and ask for Gina or Kat.

** Upcoming Events **

  • April 15 – 2 Hour Early Dismissal – Teacher Inservice
  • April 16 – IHSMA Solo Ensemble Festival – Dav. West High School – ALL DAY
  • April 16 – MHS Boys Tennis Varsity – Kiser Invite – Home – 9 AM
  • April 21 – MHS Drama Dept presents Catch Me If You Can – MHS Auditorium – 7 PM
  • April 22 – MHS Drama Dept presents Catch Me If You Can – MHS Auditorium – 7 PM
  • April 23 – MHS Drama Dept presents Catch Me If You Can – MHS Auditorium – 2 PM & 7:30 PM
  • April 27 – Muscatine Community YMCA 40th Annual Senior Female Athletic Recognition Banquet – Wesley Methodist Church – 6:30 PM
  • April 30 – MHS PROM – West Middle School – 9 PM-12AM
  • May 1 – C.A.P.E. – Muscatine High School – 12AM – 4 AM
  • May 12 – Student Achievement Recognition – MHS Gymnasium – 9 AM
  • May 17 – Seniors Last Day!
  • May 18 – Senior Awards Night – MHS Auditorium – 7 PM
  • May 22 – 2016 MHS Graduation – – MHS Gymnasium – 2 PM
  • May 27 – Students Last Day – 2-Hour Early Dismissal

** Scholarships **

The GO M.A.D. Scholarship deadline has been extended to Wednesday, April 27, 2016.  Attached is the information regarding the scholarship.  GO M.A.D. Scholarship

Children’s Cancer Connection Empower Scholarship – Applications for the fall Semester are due May 27, 2016. Applications for the Spring 2017 semester are due Sept. 30, 2016.  See attached for scholarship criteria and application. Children’s Cancer Connection Empowering Scholarship Info & Application

KWQC Broadcast ScholarshipThey are offering (2)$1000 scholarships. Must live in the KWQC viewing area and plan on enrolling in broadcasting classes. Deadline is May 6, 2016. Pick up an application is in student services.

Toyota of Muscatine Scholarship – Toyota of Muscatine has established a scholarship program through the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine for graduating Muscatine County students. The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded annually and is renewable for a second year.  To be eligible, a student: Must be a graduating senior, Muscatine County resident, 2.5 cumulative GPA or better, demonstrate unmet financial need, intend to enroll in an automotive program or business field such as business, finance or marketing at an accredited Iowa educational institution. Preference will be given to applicants enrolling specifically in an automotive program.  Applications are available in Student Services.  For more information, visit your high school counselor’s office, call the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine at 563-264-3863 or email smaharry@GivingGreater.org

ACLU Robert Mannheimer Youth Advocacy AwardThe Mannheimer Award carries a $500 cash prize, given each year to a young Iowan who has shown a passion and advocacy for civil liberties.  To nominate someone or enter yourself, just go to www.aclu-ia.org.  Deadline is April 25, 2016.
ACLU Flyer       Robert Mannheimer Nomination Form

Muscatine County Soil and Water Conservation Districts’ Kirchner Scholarship information – The Muscatine County Soil and Water Conservation District has established this scholarship program through the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine for graduating Muscatine County students. One $1,000 scholarship is available this year.  to be eligible, at student: Must be a graduating senior, be a Muscatine County resident, 2.5 cumulative GPA or gerr, intend to pursue a career in conservation or agriculture, preference will be given first, to those students enrolling at accredited educational institutions in conservation or agricultural programs, and secondly, those students demonstrating unmet financial need.  Applications are available in Student Services.  For more information, visit your high school counselor’s office, call the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine at 563-264-3863 or email smaharry@GivingGreater.org

Alive and Running Scholarship – Alive and Running is a volunteer driven 5K Run/Walk event held in Dunkerton, Iowa to raise money and awareness for suicide prevention. The Alive and Running Fund will award a $1,500 scholarship to a 2016 High School graduating senior or Current College Student to fund educational costs at a college, university, vocational, or trade school. The award is to recognize and support an individual who has made a positive contribution to the state of Iowa. For more information on the Alive and Running 5K Run/Walk visit our website at www.aliveandrunningiowa.com.  Deadline is April 30, 2016.  Applications can also be picked up in Student Services.   Alive and Running Scholarship

West Middle School Scholarship – Go M.A.D. Scholarship – Deadline is March 30, 2016  West Middle School Go M.A.D Scholarship Application

Catholic Daughters Scholarship -Catholic Daughters of Americas Court #524 of Muscatine will award three $1,000 scholarship for the 2016-17 college/university year. The applicant must be a Catholic Senior girl graduating from high school this year (2016) or an accredited Home School. She must be a member of Ss. Mary & Mathias parish.  Deadline is April 15, 2016. Catholic Daughters Scholarship

American Legion Auxiliary – 2016 Iowa Department Merit Award Application.  Deadline is June 1, 2016.  American Legion Auxiliary Application

1st National Bank –  Everfi Financial Literacy Scholarship Application Everfi Financial Scholarship Application
$500 scholarship to one student who completes the Everfi Financial Literacy Program Certification with a score of 100%. *Please turn applications in to Dena Ferreira at First National Bank no later than April 15th.

S.O.A.R Scholarship – Sedona Group partnered with WQAD News 8 to recognize 5 outstanding high school seniors with a $1000 scholarship.  Deadline is April 24, 2016.  S.O.A.R. Scholarship

Iowa Section Professional Golfers’ Association, the Iowa PGA Foundation offers an annual scholarship opportunity in memory on one of its members – Charlie Burkart. This scholarship is open to any graduating senior within our section boundaries and any graduating student of an Iowa high school. It is awarded every year to one recipient. The winner will receive $1000 each year of full-time attendance for four years at a college or university of their choice. Deadline is June 15, 2016.  PGA Golf Scholarship

American Legion/Edward H. Bitzer Scholarships: Applicants must be a child, grandchild, or great-grandchild of member in good standing (or deceased member) of one of three posts listed on the application. Must be a senior in high school. Must have at least a 2.5 GPA. Must be a US Citizen.  Application is available in MHS Student Services.  Deadline: April 15, 2016

Aspiring Nurse Scholarship:  Nursing Schools Almanac has just launched its second annual Aspiring Nurse Scholarship. Our website will award a $1,000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates:  A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics & A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of health care. This scholarship is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue a college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs. Scholarship applications will be accepted until midnight on June 30, 2016. Visit www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com and click the banner on the right-hand side of the website’s homepage.

Catherine McAuley Scholarship/Mount Mercy University: This scholarship provides free tuition to Iowa students whose family income is $45,000 or less annually. This scholarship is renewable for up to 4 years. The student must be a graduating Iowa senior and enroll at Mount Mercy as a new freshman.  Students must reside on campus for all 4 years and participate in Mount Mercy’s College Success Program during their first year on campus.  Students must complete the FAFSA. To maintain the scholarship, students must successfully complete 24 semester hours per academic year and maintain a 2.0 GPA. *Students are automatically considered for the Catherine McAuley Scholarship upon admittance to Mount Mercy University.

National Scholarship Search Websites:

  1. bigfuture.org
  2. scholarships.com
  3. fastweb.com
  4. icansucceed.org

Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship: Must be of Protestant Faith, resident of Iowa, and will attend the University of Iowa full-time in the Fall of 2016.  The scholarship award is $800.  The application is only available in MHS Student Services.  Application deadline: May 2, 2016.

Midwest Technical Institute Scholarship Program: Must plan to attend MTI in Fall of 2016.
The application is available in MHS Student Services or with an admissions representative at MTI www.midwesttech.edu   Application deadline: July 1, 2016.

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