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MHS Announcements – February 15, 2017

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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.

  • Key Club – We have a meeting THIS Friday at 7:30 am in the Auditorium. Bring your Thirst Project money & DCLC Registration. There will be donuts!
  • Part-time and Summer Job Opportunities with Girls Scouts – The Outreach opportunities run year round and Summer Camp runs June-August. Must be 16+ years old. GS Brochure    GS Information
  • February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, 1 in 3 adolescents in the U.S. is a victim of dating partner abuse. Middle School and High School Students can submit a poster for Teen Dating Violence Awareness month, posters are due February 20th. Flyers for the poster contest can be found in restrooms around the school. Prizes include: $100 Walmart gift card, movie tickets to the Rave, Buffalo Wild Wings sauce crate & wing coupons, Rejuvenation Station samples and gift certificate, 4 tickets to Lumber Kings & a bobble head, gift certificate to 2nd St. Station and gift certificate to Main St. Café.
  • Students – If you are in the building after 4 pm and are not participating in any activity, the approved waiting areas are the Cafeteria and Commons.
  • New Scholarships – See Scholarship section below
  • Reminder – Girls’ Tennis – There will be a meeting for any girl interested in going out for Girls’ Tennis on Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 3:45-4:15 pm in the Commons.
  • Boys and Girls Parent/Player Soccer Meeting – Any student interested in playing soccer this season, there will a boy’s soccer parent/player meeting on March 5th at 4:00 pm in the Commons. The girl’s parent/player meeting will be on March 5th at 5:30 pm in the Commons.
  • Girls and Boys Soccer Players – If you played soccer last year, an email/link has been sent to your school email account to pre-order your soccer practice set. Those students that pre-order their practice set will be able to pick them up at the player/parent meeting on March 5th. https://goo.gl/forms/4EP3kIN9FmHvHPju2
  • All Kinds of People (AKoP) will be meeting Wednesday, February 15th at 3:40 pm in Mrs. Walker’s room in the science hall, room 12-018. We look forward to seeing you there!
  • Seniors – Ad for Grads Baby Picture(s) can be picked up at the Attendance Center.
  • MHS Yearbook Purchase Cut-off Date – The last day to order an MHS Yearbook is February 24th. Purchase at the Attendance Center – $56 or online at http://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1071525/Muscatine-High-School/2017-Yearbook/2016060704174414759/CATALOG_SHOP/
  • Mr. Armstrong’s freshmen classes will meet in room 228, Tuesday, February 14.
  • 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.
  • Boys’ Track will start Tuesday, February 21, at 3:40 PM. If you have questions, please contact Coach Rusch at mark.rusch@mcsdonline.org
  • American Sign Language Club – We are excited to announce a new club opportunity for all students at MHS! Beginning Tuesday, Feb. 14th, 2017, American Sign Language Club will begin meeting every Tuesday after school from 3:30-4:30 in room 11-021 (Mrs. Thomas math wing). New members and signer at any level are always welcome! Our goal is to give students the chance to learn American Sign Language (SL) along with discovering Deaf culture. Come join a NEW club, make NEW friends and learn a NEW language.
  • Talent Show Auditions – The MHS Talent Show is back and will now be hosted by Key Club and UNICEF Club! If you are interested in participating, there are informational packets available at the Attendance Office. Auditions will be on Wednesday, February 22 from 7:30-8:00 am OR 3:30-4:30 pm in the auditorium. The act must be school appropriate. The date of the actual Talent show will be Thursday, March 9th from 8:30-10:30 am. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Keltner (jen.keltner@mcsdonline.org) or Ms. Christensen (laura.christensen@mcsdonline.org).
  • The Iowa Engineering Society-Muscatine Chapter (Muscatine, Louisa, Des Moines counties), Engineering Week Banquet will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 21. All students, families, and faculty are invited to this annual event for a unique look into the engineering profession. The main emphasis of this event is student interaction with real engineers. Students, please bring any questions you have about math, science, or engineering. Engineering Week Flyer
    Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2017
    Location: Stanley Auditorium, 225 Iowa Ave, Muscatine, IA 52761
    Time: Social – 5:30 pm, Dinner/Program – 6:15 pm
    Cost: Free to Students, $20 for non-students and IES members
    RSVP by Feb. 17th, 2017 to UngermanAndy@stanleygroup.com or at 563-264-6460
    If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask!
  • Excellence in Education – The following scholarships and awards are available:
    • Twenty senior scholarships ($3000 each)
    • Ten Eighth grade student scholarships ($1000 each)
    • Four professional awards ($1000 each)
    • One support staff award ($500)

Nomination forms are available online at http://tiny.cc/exed2017
Electronic nomination forms will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on February 22, 2017.
The Excellence in Education Program will be held on Sunday, May 7, 2017
*Made Possible by the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust*

** Silver Cord Opportunities **

  • Grant Elementary is still looking for volunteers to help at the Grant Carnival on Friday, February 24. The carnival is from 5:00-7:00 pm. Volunteers need to arrive at Grant at 4:30 pm for instructions.  Please contact Jaimie Caffery, Grant principal at jaimie.caffery@mcsdonline.org if you are interested.

** Upcoming Events **  MHS Calendar Link

** Important Dates **

  • Feb. 20 – President’s Day – NO SCHOOL
  • Feb. 24 – Last day to purchase yearbooks – $56 @ Attendance Center
  • March 9 – Talent Show – Auditorium – 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
  • March 22 – Visiting Author
  • March 23 – Visiting Author
  • April 22 – Prom
  • May 6 – Race for the Schools – MHS   https://secure.getmeregistered.com/RaceForTheSchools

** 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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