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MHS Announcements – August 29, 2016

Go Muskies!

  • Good luck to all of our students in athletic / activity competitions this week!
  • Looking for a safe atmosphere to share your thoughts and ideas regarding a variety of topics?  Then All Kinds Of People Jr. (AKOP Jr.) is the club for you to join! Formerly we were known as the Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), but after reading the mission statement, it was decided we needed a more all-encompassing name. This club is  student-run in a high school or middle school that brings together students to support each other, provide a safe place to socialize, and create a platform to fight for racial, gender, LGBTQ, and economic justice. If this sounds interesting to you please come to Mrs. Walker’s classroom (Room 130 in the Science Hall) Wednesday, September 14th at 3:45 pm. There will be snacks and drinks provided for this first meeting of the year. (Last years members please stop and see Mrs. Walker Wednesday 8/31 in her room at 3:35 pm. 
  • Muskie Booster Club Adult Activity Punch Card – If you would like to purchase a Parent Activity Punch Card you can purchase them by sending in the attached order form. This is good for 10 admissions into athletic events, band/vocal concerts, and some drama events.  Adult Activity Punch Card
  • Model UN – For anyone interested in joining Model UN or finding out what type of club Model UN is, we will have our first meeting of the year on Tuesday, August 30th from 7:20-7:40am. Meet in Ms. Hansen’s room 11-024 (in the new wing).
  • The Teen Library Committee will have their first meeting of the year Wednesday, August 31st during the second half of lunch in Mrs. Keltner’s office (in the library, right next to the tech office). Everyone is welcome to attend — bring your lunch and a friend! Email questions to Mrs. Keltner at: jen.keltner@mcsdonline.org
  • Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) Resources – You Tube links
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0t1sYpvqcs&feature=youtu.be  (Senior decisions, final campus visits, and college applications)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kkiVQNuVu4&feature=youtu.be  (2016 College Fairs)
  • Support Muskie Football with a Muskie Football T-Shirt for $10.  On sale in Student Services.  Checks to be make out to MHS Football Club.  Checks accepted, made out to MHS Football Club. Muskie Football T-Shirts
  • For Students Interested in Marine Biology and Conservation Research – Study tropical rainforests and dive coral reefs on a research expedition to Honduras, Summer 2017! For more information, stop by Mrs. Coffman’s room 138.
  • Seniors & Parents of Seniors – This year brings a new change to filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Sallie Mae has created the attached information sheet to assist you.
    FASFA Info
  • MUSKIE 5K RUN/WALK at Weed Park (by the lagoon) Muscatine, Iowa on Monday, September 5, 2016. Start Time –  8:00 AM.  Course: The Weed Park trail; out and back; flat and fast. Entry Fee: $15 through September 1st. $20 late registration. T-shirt included. Register early; every effort will be made to honor your request, but cannot be guaranteed. Registration forms available at  http://www.machlink.com/~muscatinerunningclub/index_files/calendar.htm

    Make checks payable to Muscatine Boys Cross Country and mail along with completed entry form(s) to: Muscatine High School Attn: Chris Foxen 2705 Cedar St. Muscatine, IA 52761 Awards: Awards to the first place male and female in the 5K run. Medals to the first 3 finishers in each age category. Registration: 7:00-7:45 A.M. at Weed Park shelter (by the lagoon).
  • Students: If you find yourself in a bind and in need of some school clothes, school supplies, hygiene products or food email alison.anson@mcsdonline.org and you will be set up with what you need. You’re welcome to go to any of the guidance counselors or their secretaries to access the school supplies as well. The school pantry is called the Muskie Locker and all supplies are free of charge!
  • For information MHS Student policies, such as Dress Code, Tardies/Absences, etc., please refer to the MHS Student Handbook.  The MHS Student Handbook is in a bookmark folder in the toolbar of your Chromebook web browser called “MCSD”. The link to the student handbook is in that folder.  The MHS Student Handbook is also available on the MHS Website under the “For Parents and Students” folder.
  • Auditions for the MHS Fall Play will be held next Tuesday, 8/30 and Wednesday, 8/31 after school beginning at 3:45 pm. (Report to the choir room) You only need to attend one of the audition dates. This year our show is Play On!, a comedy by Rick Abbot.  More information is available at the drama webpage, www.muskiedrama.wordpress.com.  Contact Mrs. Mauck (rene.mauck@mcsdonline.org) with questions!  
  • The Volleyball team is looking for student managers that are willing to volunteer their time to assist the program.  Coach Martin is looking for 3 individuals, 2 to help with the varsity and 1 to help with the Sophomore squads, if interested please contact Coach Martin during practice times in the gym (4-6pm) or just leave your information with the Athletic Department.
  • ID badges will be scanned during meal times — until 2016-17 ID badges are issued, students can use last years student ID or you will need to enter your student ID at the register.  This improves the speed of service and prevents unauthorized usages on your account.  ID badges will be distributed in the very near future.
  • Muskie Booster Club Golf Fundraiser – Sunday, Sept. 18 – Geneva Country Club   Muskie Booster Club Golf Fundraiser
  • Muskie Stadium Seats for Sale by Muskie Booster Club –  see attachment for more information!  Muskie Stadium Seat Information

** Silver Cord Opportunities **

  • Peer Tutoring is a program for students that has students help students in math and science. We are currently in need of tutors for the program. To be a tutor you must have taken/be taking the subject that you want to help in and must have an A in the class. If you are interested please email either Evan Colony at
    colonyee@mcsdonline.org or Ms. Hirschfeld at betsy.hirschfeld@mcsdonline.org.  If you decide to tutor you will receive Silver Cord hours.
  • The West Middle School Homework Club is looking for high school students to tutor/buddy up with sixth-grade students to help them with their homework, practice reading aloud, etc.  The Homework Club will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 pm-5 pm.   If you are interested in volunteering please contact Amy Matteson at WMS – amy.matteson@mcsdonline.org.

** Upcoming Events **  MHS Calendar Link

  • Please check the MHS Calendar for Activities and Sporting Events

** Important Dates **

  • Aug. 30 & 31 – Auditions for the MHS Fall Play – 3:45 pm
  • Sept. 18 – Muskie Booster Club Golf Fundraiser
  • Sept. 30 – MHS Homecoming Football Game
  • Oct. 1 – MHS Homecoming Dance
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