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MHS Announcements – April 20, 2017

Go Muskies! 

To view previous announcements visit this link, MHS Announcements, and look at the Latest Announcements section. Select the MHS Announcement date you would like to view.

Spring Musical Tickets on Sale Now! MHS Drama proudly presents “Thoroughly Modern Millie”, a musical comedy filled with tap dancing flappers, dashing men and a dragon-lady villainess that audiences love to hate. Join us for a trip back to New York City circa 1922! Performances will be held in the MHS Auditorium on April 27 & 28 at 7 pm, and April 29 at both 2 and 7 pm. Reserve your seats now! Ticket forms are available to download at www.muskiedrama.wordpress.com or by following this link: Thoroughly Modern Mille Order Form
For more information, contact Rene Mauck: rene.mauck@mcsdonline.org

  • There will be No Parking in front of MHS on April 20 due to the Operation Prom simulation taking place.  If you normally wait to pick up a student in front of MHS, you will need to make other arrangements in where you pick-up your student up as the fire lane needs to be kept open. Thank you!
  • Senior Girl Athletes & Coaches – Don’t forget to RSVP for the YMCA Senior Girls’ Athletic Banquet. You can RSVP by calling the YMCA at 263-9996. The banquet is Wed., April 26th.
  • New Silver Cord Opportunity — see Silver Cord section below.
  • CAPE tickets will be available through Friday, April 21st in the Common Foyer during lunch. CAPE tickets are FREE to all Junior and Seniors and you DO NOT have to go to Prom in order to go to CAPE. CAPE offers a fun and safe environment for Juniors and Seniors to celebrate after Prom. There are games, prizes and food for all to enjoy. Make sure to pick up a Liability Release Form (required by Morris Entertainment, providers of large games), and return it to the CAPE ticket table in the Commons Foyer during lunch. Release forms need to be signed by a parent or guardian.
  • Prom Dance tickets will be on sale through April 21st during lunch outside of Student Services. Tickets are $20.00. 
  • Key Club – Our second-to-last meeting is THIS Friday at 7:30 am in the Commons (spread the word about the change in location). Be there!
  • Speech and Debate Students have until Thursday to turn in their chocolate bar money. If you cannot turn in your money during normal practice hours on Tuesday or Thursday then you need to get in contact with Coach Davis or Betsy to find an alternative time.
  • Muscatine High School will be hosting a Financial Aid and College Planning Night on Monday, April 24th from 6:00-8:00 pm in the MHS Cafeteria. The Financial Aid portion of the program, sponsored by Ascentra Credit Union, will be from 6:00-7:00 p.m. The College Planning portion of the program will follow from 7:00-8:00. MHS 10th-12th grade Students and Parents are encouraged to join us!
  • The Girls’ Golf tournament on Saturday, April 22nd has been rescheduled to Friday, April 21st. It will be held in Mt. Pleasant starting at 1 pm.
  • MHS Boys’ Baseball – Anyone interested in playing high school baseball this summer is invited to tryouts beginning Monday, May 1st at Tom Bruner Field with the following times. All freshmen and sophomores will tryout at 4pm and varsity tryouts will begin at 5:15pm. Any athlete participating in a spring sport please inform Coach Colón or Coach Josupait and we will work around your schedule. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Colón at edwin.colon@mcsdonline.org or see Coach Josupait in room 11-008.
  • MHS Boys’ Basketball Camp – June 5, 6, & 7    Basketball Camp Info & Registration Form
    Boys entering 3rd-5th Grade – 9-11 am
    Boys entering 6-8th Grade – 12:00-2:00 pm
  • Senior Girl Athletes & Coaches – Don’t forget to RSVP for the YMCA Senior Girls Athletic Banquet. You can RSVP by calling the YMCA at 263-9996. The banquet is Wed., April 26th.
  • Girls’ Basketball – Open gym this week is in the MHS main gym on Monday from 5:30-7:00 pm and Thursday from 6:30-8:00 pm.
  • Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) – Sophomores and Juniors — If you have demonstrated leadership in your school, community or place of worship and would like to meet teen leaders from other schools, you might be interested in the RYLA Conference, July 16-21, 2017 at Grinnell College. This is an all-expenses paid six-day conference! See flyer for more information. Registration deadline is April 30, 2017.   Rotary Youth Leadership Conference
  • Summer Employment Opportunity – Corn Detasseling – Must be 14 by June 6, 2017. Workers will need to attend a safety meeting June 10th from 6:00-8:00 pm at MCC . Applications are available in the Student Services Office.
  • Muscatine Head Start Opportunity – Head Start works with children 0-5 and their families in a classroom setting. We are a comprehensive program that offers these services to low-income families in a high-quality early childhood center. We are currently looking for classroom substitutes and volunteers. This would be a great opportunity for high school students who are looking for experience in an Early Childhood classroom. Volunteers would be matched with a center at a convenient location to their home/school. This is not a paid position but would offer students experience with children. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. This would be day time hours and may be a great match for a class or summer time. Background checks may be required.  Muscatine Head Start Volunteer Information
  • Muskie Boys’ Soccer game hosting Anamosa has been moved from April 14. The game will now be played on April 20th, Varsity at 5 pm with Soph to follow.
  • Muskie Girls’ Soccer game @ Anamosa has been moved from April 14. The game will now be played on April 20th, Varsity at 5 pm with JV to follow.
  • Graduating seniors who had Mrs. Mueller (Ms. Rhoten) in 9th grade can pick up their time capsules in room 22-008 (located in the study hall wing).
  • Muskie Soccer Classic Tournament T-Shirts for sale – $15. Muskie Classic Tournament Shirt Orders can be made online at https://squareup.com/store/muskie-soccer-boosters or if paying by cash/check see Mrs. Borde in room 11-001. There are a limited number of sizes available so get yours today!
  • The last day for Seniors to turn in silver cord hours is May 9th. If you need to see your hours please check with Mrs. Meeker or Ms. Ford in the Student Service Office.
  • The City of Muscatine is still in need of lifeguards for the summer. Starting pay is $8.25 per hour. Anyone interested can go to www.muscatineiowa.gov for an application.
  • Senior Resources is looking for chore workers to mow lawns for seniors. We pay $10/hour. Applicants must be at least 16 years old. Contact Angela at 563-263-7292 if interested. Senior Resources Chore Workers
  • Seniors – Any seniors who had Mrs. Walker their freshmen year (English 9) can come pick up their Time Capsules in room 21-024.
  • Seniors – If you are a senior who had Mrs. Cantrell for freshman year, stop by room 22-0016 (also known as 212) to pick up your time capsule.
  • Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) Financial Aid Night – April 24th – MHS Cafeteria
    • 6:00-7:00 PM – Financial Aid Presentation – 11th Grade
    • 7:00-8:00 PM – College Planning – 10th & 11th Grade
  • Attention Current MHS Parents & Future MHS Parents – MHS Booster Club is looking for a few energetic & committed parents to join us for the 2017/2018 school year! Did you know that the MHS Booster Club represents and supports over 65 high school clubs, activities, and sports? We hold a meeting once a month at the high school & also help with concessions and other great school sponsored activities. It’s a great way to connect, meet new parents & get involved! If interested in learning more you can contact MHS Booster parents; Carol Reynolds carol.reynolds@kentww.com or Joni Kerr jonikerr@machlink.com. We’re inviting potential new members to our April 12th meeting at 6:30 pm in the Muscatine High School Commons. Come see what we’re about!
  • Muskie Bands still have Koeze nuts and chocolate items available!  Get yours before the product is all gone!  To purchase please call 563 299 6045 or see any band student.

** Silver Cord Opportunities **

  • Lil’ Racer Car Club Volunteers – Volunteers are needed for Lil’ Racer Car Club at West Liberty Raceway in West Liberty, IA. Your entrance fee will be paid along with food and drink. Kids 0-14 years are registered in the club. We have a free table and do drawings for giveaways. There are 3 dates we need volunteers — April 29, May 27 and July 15. April 29 – Gunny Sack Races among other fun things with kids. May 27 – Candy Dash. (907 pounds of wrapped candy is scattered on the track and kids scramble for candy. July 15 – Ice Cream giveaway. 30 gallons of ice cream to scoop for all! Anyone interested, please contact Mitch Swinton (319-430-8734), Michael Pigsley (563-571-4780), or Rebecca Pigsley at pigsley65@gmail.com (563-272-1755).
  • Freshman and Sophomores – Student Council is looking for help during prom! If you would like to help with coat check or serving punch on April 22nd from 9-12 pm please email Meghan Custis at custismr@mcsdonline.org for more information or to sign up.
  • Jefferson’s Family Science Night on Wednesday, April 26th. Volunteers are needed from 4:30 to 7:30 in the Jefferson Commons to help students and families experiment with science. Please contact Stephanie Zillig at stephanie.zillig@mcsdonline.org if you are interested.
  • Jefferson Carnival– We are looking for volunteers on April 28 from 4:15-7:15 pm. Volunteers will help run games, sell tickets, sell food, hand out prizes, etc. Please contact Sarah Manjoine at sarah.manjoine@mcsdonline.org if interested.

** Upcoming Events **  MHS Calendar Link

** Important Dates **

  • April 22 – Prom
  • April 23 – CAPE – 12-4 a.m.
  • April 24 – ICAN Financial Aid Presentation – MHS Cafeteria – 6 pm 11th Grade, 7 pm 10th & 11th  Grade
  • April 27 – MHS Drama – Thoroughly Modern Millie (tickets on sale mid-March)
  • April 28 – College Decision Day – MHS Commons
  • April 28 – MHS Drama – Thoroughly Modern Millie (tickets on sale mid-March)
  • April 29 – MHS Drama – Thoroughly Modern Millie (tickets on sale mid-March)
  • May 6 – Race for the Schools – MHS   https://secure.getmeregistered.com/RaceForTheSchools
  • May 7 – Excellence in Education – MHS – 2 pm
  • May 11 – Academic Awards Ceremony – MHS Gymnasium – 10-11 am (public invited)
  • May 16 – Seniors Last Day (after finals)
  • May 17 – Senior Awards Night – MHS Auditorium – 7 pm
  • May 19 – Senior Breakfast – MHS Commons – 9-10 am
  • May 19 – Senior Graduation Rehearsal – MHS Gymnasium – 10-11 am
  • May 21 – MHS Graduation – MHS Gymnasium – 2 pm


** 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

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