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MHS Announcements – April 26, 2018

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  • Show Choir Auditions – No Previous Experience Required!   We’re on the Lookout For New Talent!
    Join us in the Choir Room: Show Choir Auditions Info

    • Choreo (Come to one or more sessions):
      Monday, April 30, 3:45-5pm
      Wed., May 2, 7-8am or 3:45-5pm
    • Auditions (Sign up for a time):
      Tuesday, May 8 – after school
      Wed., May 9 – before or after school
    • Questions? Email Mr. Ryan at jonathan.ryan@mcsdonline.org
  • New Silver Cord Opportunity: See Silver Cord Section below.
  • OPENING NIGHT TONIGHT! MHS Spring Musical, CURTAINS, will be held on April 26, 27 & 28 in the MHS Auditorium.  Tickets are available at the door on show dates: 7 pm April 26, 27 & 28 and 2 pm on April 28.
  • STARTS TODAY! FFA Plant Sale:  Come and check out the beautiful assortment of flowers!  FFA Plant Sale Info
  • Clients are needed for Soccer Work Day – April 29th! Do you have yard work or other jobs that you need help with? — You can hire soccer athletes to do your work for you on Sunday, April 29th!  Three (3) hours for $60 — 2 athletes from 1:30-4:30 pm! This is the one and only fundraiser the soccer players have this year. If interested in supporting Muskie soccer players, please contact Dana Kraft at 260-5511.
  • College Decision Day is on April 27, 2018 in the MHS Commons (RSVP)Seniors & their family are invited join the celebration to recognize their 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  (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
  • 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.
  • McDonalds Photo Contest Reveal Party, Wednesday, May 9th at 6 pm – Muscatine McDonalds – 2520 Park Ave. Over the last month, Muscatine High School students have submitted photos to us that portray the city of Muscatine. The winners will receive a cash prize and their photos will be displayed in the restaurant. The winning photos will be revealed, the prizes will be given out to the winners and cupcakes will be served. We really would love for the school and community to support the students great photos that will be displayed in our restaurant for everyone to see!  McDonalds Photo Contest Reveal Party
  • The City of Muscatine Public Works is seeking a candidate for a Civil Engineering Tech Intern for the summer. The hours will be approx 8-5 most days, maybe some Saturdays if there is a big project going on. A job summary and application is in Student Services. Intern would also be able to work during Thanksgiving break and Christmas break. Even if the applicant does not have all the certifications, they want you to apply anyway.
  • Boys’ & Girls’ Soccer Work Day is Sunday, April 29th. All soccer athletes should meet in the Commons at 12:45pm on the 29th for their work assignments. (Rain Date is May 6th.)
  • Muskie Volleyball Open Gym Schedule ‘18:  Muskie Volleyball Open Gym Schedule
  • MHS Baseball: April 26 there will be an open field hitting from 4:30-7:30pm. All open field hitting will be at Tom Bruner Field. If there is inclement weather, please follow https://www.facebook.com/MuscatineMuskieBaseball/ and https://twitter.com/MHSMuskieBBall for info on open field.
  • MHS Baseball: Anyone interested in playing high school baseball this summer is invited to attend tryouts beginning Monday, April 30 at 4:30pm at Tom Bruner Field. Any athlete participating in a spring sport we will work around your schedule. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Colón at edwin.colon@mcsdonline.org
  • Volunteers Needed for Muscatine Humane Society Event-CA$H for KRITTER$: May 4 , 5 & 6. If interested, please contact Linda Johnson at 563-299-3099 Silver Cord Hours available! CA$H for KRITTER$ INFO
  • Softball Players: Tryouts will take place on May 7th and 8th at Kent Stein Park-Field 4 from 3:45-5:30pm. Please sign up by May 1st using the following link: Softball Sign Up
  • 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
  • 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. Remaining Cheer clinics will be held April 24 & 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 MHS Gym. Tryout packets are available at both middle schools and at the Attendance Center at 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
  • 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
  • nterested 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.
  • 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 **

** Silver Cord Opportunities **

  • Volunteers Needed at Food Pantry: Volunteers are needed to help unload food from the Stamp Out Hunger sponsored by US Postal Service on Saturday, May 12 from 2-5 pm. If interested, please contact United Way at 263-5963 or Nora Dwyer at nora.dwyer51@gmail.com
  • Volunteers Needed for Muscatine Humane Society Event-CA$H for KRITTER$: May 4 , 5 & 6.
    If interested, please contact Linda Johnson at 563-299-3099 CA$H for KRITTER$ INFO
  • Wesley United Methodist Church is holding a carnival on Friday, May 4 from 4-6pm for the students at Franklin Elementary. Volunteers are needed to run games. If interested, please contact Sonia Baker at soniabaker@wesleyonline.org or 563-299-8267.
  • 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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