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MHS Announcements – April 16, 2018

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FFA Plant Sale: Starts April 26-27!   FFA Plant Sale Info

2018 Final Exam Schedule    2018 Finals Exam Schedule Info

Get your tickets for the MHS Spring Musical! On April 26, 27 & 28 the high school will present Curtains, a musical-comedy-whodunit! Set in 1959, Curtains follows a Broadway-bound theatre company faced with a sudden setback when the leading lady is murdered — and everyone is a suspect. As the Boston detective works to solve the case, there are plenty of laughs and big production numbers to enjoy – featuring choreography by Muscatine’s own Benjamin Rivera! Reserved seats can be ordered in advance using our Ticket Order Form. Reserved Seating Forms also available at the MHS Attendance Center. Tickets will also be available at the door on show dates: 7 pm April 26, 27 & 28 and 2 pm on April 28. Check out our website for all the info: www.muskiedrama.wordpress.com

** Athletic Events – Reschedule/Cancellations **

  • Girls’ Golf vs. Burlington @ Mt. Pleasant is rescheduled for April 20th
  • Boys’ Soccer vs. Bettendorf @ Muscatine Soccer Complex is rescheduled for May 15th

** Daily News & Information **

  • MHS Students: Posted outside Student Services are the ID #’s of the students who qualify for an Academic Award and/or Perfect Attendance.  Please check the lists to see if you are on the appropriate list before April 27, 2018. If you are not on a list and feel you should be, check with
    Mrs. Edkin in Student Services for Academic Awards or Mrs. Chatfield in the Assistant Principal’s office for Perfect Attendance questions.
    Qualifications for Academic Awards this year are as follows:

    • Sophomore who has 3 consecutive semesters of 3.0 GPA and above.
    • Junior who has 5 consecutive semesters of 3.0 GPA and above.
    • Senior who has 7 consecutive semesters of 3.0 GPA and above.Students listed will be recognized at the Academic Awards Assembly on Wednesday, May 2nd @ 10:00 am in the gym.  Parents are also invited to the Awards Assembly.
  • Senior Girls Sports Banquet: The Y’s Senior Female Athletic Recognition Banquet will be held on Wednesday, April 25th , 6:30 p.m. at the Wesley Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Girls’ sports coaches & senior girl athletes need to RSVP and vote for the athlete of the year to the Muscatine Community YMCA by Friday, April 21. Contact Mel Steckel at the Y with any questions at 563-263-9996 or msteckel@muscatiney.org
  • CAPE Permission Forms/Tickets are being handed out during lunch in the Gym foyer. CAPE is FREE, however, you need to get your permission slip signed by parent/guardian & returned in order to get your CAPE tickets. CAPE will be held at MHS April 21st @ 11:30 pm until 3:30 am on April 22nd.
  • Carnival After Prom Extravaganza (CAPE) 2018 is looking for adult volunteers to help during the CAPE event which follows prom on April 21, 2018, at MHS (11:30pm-3:30am).  This is a fun event for adults to volunteer their time and have a safe environment for our MHS students! If you are interested, please contact Tiarr D. Sweere at tsweere@slhlaw.com
  • TONIGHT – Attention Juniors: Iowa College Access Network® (ICAN) Career and College Planning Presentation MHS Commons, Tuesday, April 17th, 6:00 pm
  • Key Club Blood Drive: Any MHS Students or Staff interested in donating blood THIS FRIDAY, April 20th needs to sign‐up with a Key Club member or email Mrs. Keltner at jen.keltner@mcsdonline.org.  All donors need to have a scheduled time between 8:00am-1:30pm.
  • MCSD Race for the Schools is Saturday, May 5th at MHS. One Mile timed run at 8:00, 5K at 8:30. Registration forms at all schools (PE teachers have some too) or register online at: https://secure.getmeregistered.com/RaceForTheSchools. Don’t forget the MCSD school challenge,
    be sure to list your school when you register. Volunteers are needed for the race, if you are interested sign up at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b084faaa62aa2fd0-race Our race committee will be happy to sign your Silver Chord hours sheet! If you have any questions, please contact Daphne Donald at daphne.donald@mcsdonline.org
  • New Silver Cord Opportunity: See Silver Cord section below.
  • Interested in making a difference in your school and community? Join Student Council!
    The 2018/2019 StuCo application packets are at the Attendance Office for pickup. Completed applications are due to Mrs. Walsh, room 12-008, on Wednesday, Apr. 18 at 3:30pm. Interviews will be scheduled at a later date. Please speak with either Mrs. Fallon or Mrs. Walsh if you have questions.
    https://goo.gl/7sZSgp
  • Seniors/Family: Please join us for College Decision Day on April 27, 2018 in the MHS Commons. Come and join the celebration to recognize your post-secondary plans. All high school seniors planning on attending a degree or certificate program or are entering the military.
    Treats will be provided. 
     College Decision Day Info   RSVP by April 20th using College Decision Day google form emailed by Mrs. Hawkins.
    (Students & family only need to attend the session that pertains to their post-secondary plan.)

    • Armed Forces: 9 AM
    • University of Northern Iowa: 9:30 AM
    • University of Iowa: 10 AM
    • Iowa State University: 10:30 AM
    • Non-Regent Institutions: 11 AM
    • Muscatine Community College: 1 PM
  • Summer Employment Opportunity: Corn Detasseling – Must be 14 years old by June 26, 2018. Workers will need to attend a safety meeting June 26th from 5:45-8:00 pm at MCC . Applications are available in the Student Services Office.
  • US-China Study Abroad Summer Scholarship Opportunity:  4-week opportunity to study abroad in China this summer.
    US-China Strong Study Abroad Initiative 2018 Scholarship Application Form

    2018 Parent Travel Permission for minors
  • Wandering Words Poetry Contest: This project is a partnership with the Muscatine County Arts Council and the City of Muscatine. This activity is funded by the Muscatine County Arts Council and a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine. All residents of Muscatine County of any age may enroll and submit up to two short poems. There is no charge for submission. All entries are reviewed by a panel in a blind judging process. The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2018.  Wandering Words Poetry Contest Rules
  • The MHS Cheer Program would like to invite you to tryout for our 2018 Fall Season. Cheer clinics will be held April 17, 19, 24, and 26 from 6 pm to 8 pm in the MHS Gym. We will have tryout practices May 1 & 3rd from 6 pm to 7 pm in the MHS Gym. Tryouts are the morning of May 5th in the MHSGym. Tryout packets are available at both middle schools and the high school. Please come to our clinics and see what it is all about! For more information or questions, contact Coach Sink at muskiecheercoach@gmail.com
  • Need a Summer Job??  Muscatine Parks and Recreation is hiring: Aquatic Center Cashiers, Aquatic Center Lifeguards, Aquatic Center Slide Attendants, Maintenance Workers, Swim Lesson Instructors, Tennis Instructors, Recreation Leaders, Gas Dock Attendants, Seasonal Office Clerk, Tee-Ball Aides, Tot-Lot Instructors, Volleyball Supervisors. Call (563) 263-0241 for more information. Or stop in Student Services to pick up an application.
  • Junior Tennis Tournament: The Junior Tennis Tournament is scheduled for July 14-15, 2018. The Boys will be playing at the MHS High School Courts and the Girls will be competing at the Weed Park Courts. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Cindy Klebe at 563-506-5901 or cindyrtklebe@msn.com Junior Tennis Tournament Info
  • Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge (near Wapello) is currently accepting applications for our Youth Conservation Corps crew for this summer! The crew, made up of (4) 15-18 year olds, works for 8 weeks in the summer on a variety of habitat conservation, biological, and maintenance jobs. Youth Conservation Corps Info
  • Sophomores & Juniors: The Muscatine Rotary club is sponsoring a youth leadership program held at Grinnell College from July 15-20 for students in the class of 2019 and 2020.   http://www.iowaryla.org/about-ryla/
    The cost of the program is covered by the Rotary club. We encourage your students to apply using the online link. A committee will review applicants and recommend them for participation.
  • Interested in scheduling a college visit? Go to the website of the college/university you are interested to schedule an individual visit. Stop in the Student Services Office and see Ms. Milani if you have any questions or would like assistance.
  •  Boys’ & Girls’ Soccer Work Day (April 29th, Rain Date May 6th)   Players need to fill out this google form: goo.gl/dkbvTL
  • Driver Ed information can be obtained from the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency (MBAEA) website – https://www.mbaea.org/en/student_programs/driver_education/

** Fundraisers**

Muskies School Store: Do you want Muskie Spirit Wear/Accessories or to give as a gift. A portion of sales comes back to MHS! Visit Muscatine High School Muskies Custom Apparel

** Important Dates **

  • April 17: Iowa College Access Network® (ICAN) Career and College Planning Presentation, MHS Commons, 6:00 pm
  • April 21: MHS Prom @ Merrill Hotel 8-11pm
  • April 21/22: Carnival After Prom Extravaganza (CAPE) 11:30pm -3:30 am @ MHS
  • April 25: Senior Girls Sports Banquet, Wesley Methodist Church Fellowship Hall – 6:30 pm (RSVP by April 21 @ 263-9996)
  • April 26: Curtains, MHS Auditorium, 7 pm   Curtains Reserved Seating Form
  • April 26-27: Muscatine FFA Plant Sale @ the Greenhouse  FFA Plant Info
  • April 27: Seniors – College Decision Day
  • April 27: Curtains, MHS Auditorium, 7 pm   Curtains Reserved Seating Form
  • April 28: Curtains, MHS Auditorium, 2 pm & 7 pm   Curtains Reserved Seating Form
  • April 29: Boys’ & Girls’ Soccer Work Day
  • May 2: Academic Awards Assembly, MHS Gym, 10am (Parents are invited to attend)
  • May 3-4: Muscatine FFA Plant Sale   FFA Plant Info
  • May 5: Muscatine FFA Plant Sale    FFA Plant Info
  • May 10-11: Muscatine FFA Plant Sale   FFA Plant Info
  • May 16: Senior Awards Night (Invitation Only) MHS Auditorium, 6:30 pm
  • May 17-18: Muscatine FFA Plant Sale   FFA Plant Info
  • May 21-22: Senior Final Exams  2018 Finals Exam Schedule Info
  • May 23: Last Day for Seniors
  • May 25: Final Exams – Periods 1, 3, 5  2018 Finals Exam Schedule Info
  • May 25: Senior Pancake Breakfast, 9-10am, MHS Commons
  • May 25: Senior Meeting, 10-11am, MHS Gym
  • May 25: Senior Laptop turn-in/Cap & Gown pickup, following Senior Meeting-1 pm, MHS Library
  • May 27: MHS Graduation, MHS Gym, 2 pm (No tickets required)
  • May 28: NO SCHOOL (Memorial Day)
  • May 29: Final Exams – Periods 2, 4, 6 2018 Finals Exam Schedule Info
  • May 30: Final Exams – Period 7 & Make-ups 2018 Finals Exam Schedule Info

** Silver Cord Opportunities **

  • Race for the Schools volunteers needed on May 5. If you are interested sign up at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b084faaa62aa2fd0-race
  • Junior Tennis Tournament Committee is looking for volunteers on July 11th following the tournament for court cleanup from 5 pm to 7 pm. A free pizza lunch will be provided for the volunteers work on. To learn more about this tournament and the volunteer opportunities associated with it, go to www.greatrivertennis.com.
  • MCC Harry Potter Festival committee is looking for volunteers on May 19th. They will need volunteers from 9 am to 6 pm. Our plan for volunteers is to divide our festival map into quadrants and divide volunteers accordingly. Areas of assistance needed will be: Some of the things we need assistance in are: greeting people, directing people where they want to go, if necessary helping bands with their stands and equipment, and running activity booths. All of these areas will be supervised by either staff members from the class, or the instructors. If interested, please contact Kayla Leming at kaylaleming3@gmail.com. (Staff t-shirts will be provided to all volunteers!)
  • MCSD Food Service is looking for students who would be willing to volunteer at various elementary buildings to get the students through the breakfast line. Times would be 7:40-8:05 daily. Please email Alisha Eggers at alisha.eggers@mcsdonline.org if you are interested in volunteering.

** Scholarships **

For a list of scholarships available at this time, please click on the ‘Scholarships’ link below.  Scholarships are listed by the month of their due date.  Scholarships

2018-19 Curriculum Guide:   2018-19 Curriculum Guide

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