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MHS Announcements – February 26, 2016

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  • Boys and Girls Soccer Preseason Meeting: Both the boys and girls school soccer programs will have a preseason open meeting for prospective players on March 6 in the high school cafeteria. All players and or their parents are encouraged to come 4:00 PM for the boys and 5:15 PM for the girls. Please make sure that you have a representative there for you so we can plan accordingly.  Come find out about the opportunity to join a winning tradition in Muscatine.
  • Girls Soccer Open Gym: Open gym for the girls on the 6th of March will be from 6-7:30 PM at the large gym at West Middle School.
  • Boy’s Track and Field (Parent Meeting): A parent meeting will be held on Thursday March 3rd at 6:00PM in the MHS Commons. Please attend as specific information will be discussed about the track and field season. Please e-mail Coach Foxen at chris.foxen@mcsdonline.org if you have questions.
  • Tippie Gateway Program, a five-day residential program for students interested in studying business at Iowa – in the hopes that you will share this information with your Muscatine High School students.  The Tippie Gateway Program is intended for current high school juniors. The program is in the summer between the students junior and senior year. Preference will be given to applicants from populations under-represented in business including minority, low-income, and/or first-generation.  We will select 40 students to participate in this scholarship-funded program. The only cost for participants is their travel to and from campus.
    Program highlights:
      * Five-day, residential program: Monday June 27 through Friday July 1, 2016
      * No cost to the students; housing, meals, and other expense are covered by scholarships
      * Learn about the various business majors: Finance, Marketing, Economics etc
      * Interactive workshops focused on their strengths as students and leaders
      * Participate in a case study competition
      * Interact with students, faculty, staff and alumni of the Tippie College of Business
     *  Application process:  Applications accepted until April 1, 2016 2016 http://tippie.uiowa.edu/gateway/
  • New Choices:  Job Opportunities – see link for details    New Choices
  • Attention Senior Parents:  Jostens will be at school on Thursday, March 3rd during lunch to deliver graduation items. This delivery will include your graduation announcements, giving you plenty of time to mail them out to family and friends. This will be the only day that Jostens will be on campus to deliver your items. Please note that if you have a balance you can pay online or by calling 1-800-JOSTENS prior to delivery day. On delivery day, Jostens will only accept cash or money orders.
  • Boys & Girls Tennis are offering tennis merchandise for sale from now until March 11th. Please see the attached flyer for ordering instructions. Email Coach Ramos at dan.ramos@mcsdonline.org or Coach Czerwiec at connie.czerwiec@mcsdonline.org with questions.  MUSKIE TENNIS GEAR
  • The Muscatine High School counseling office has invited a representative from the Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) to provide a free presentation on career and college planning for sophomores, juniors and their parents on Monday, March 14th at 6 PM in the Library.

    Topics will include:

    * Career Exploration and Assessment
    * Academic Preparation and Requirements
    * Admission Process and Requirements
    * College Selection & Campus Visits
    * Application Process
    * Understanding Costs – Cost of Attendance
    * Scholarships
    * Successful Transitions

    For more information, contact Mr. Mueller at (563) 263-6141.
  • Yearbooks – The last day to order a yearbook for this school year is February 26th.  Cost is $56 and can be purchased at the MHS Attendance Office.  We only order a few extras which sell out very quickly, so if you want to guarantee yourself a yearbook, you need to order one. Yearbooks will be distributed in May.
  • MHS Parking: This is a reminder that all vehicles are required to have an MHS Parking Permit and parked properly in the parking spots.  Parking is being enforced and if parking rules are not followed, consequences will follow.   If you (or parent/guardian) did purchase the parking tag but you did not fill out the the Vehicle Registration Application and do not have a tag, you can pick up the form from the Attendance Center — it will need to be signed by your parent/guardian if you under 18.  Once completed, return the form to the Attendance Office and they will process it and then you can take it to Student Services where Mrs. Ford/Ms. Meeker will give you the tag.
  • New Scholarship Added – see Scholarship section below.
  • Summer Work Opportunities – City of Muscatine   City-of-Muscatine-Summer-Ad-2016     City of Muscatine Pool Manager
  • Attention Seniors:  If you missed the local scholarship meeting please stop in Student Services and pick up your packet.
  • 2016 Local Scholarship Application and Descriptions Deadline is March 10th at 4:oo PM.
    2016 Local Scholarship Descriptions     2016 Local Scholarship Application      Local Scholarship Presentation
  • The MHS Orchestras are fundraising for their upcoming trips and are selling coffee! Ask any orchestra student or Mr. Thoma if you are interested in purchasing coffee or snack items. Bags of coffee cost $12.50 and the snack items are $6.50. The fundraiser will last until March 1st, with delivery of the coffee expected before spring break. Support your MHS Orchestras by enjoying a cup of coffee!  Coffee-fundraising-brochure
  • ATTENTION JUNIOR & SENIOR GIRLS: WIN A PROM MAKEOVER sponsored by SIX local businesses! The prize package includes:  Dental makeover (Clove Dental),  Massage (Therapeutic Body Shoppe), Hair cut, color, styling, manicure, & makeup (Salon Incognito),  Corsage (Miller’s Florist),  Dinner for two (Sal Vitale’s Restaurant), Professional photographs (Genevieve’s Photography), ALL Muscatine High School Junior and Senior Girl students are eligible to enter.
    Visit https://www.facebook.com/CloveDentalMuscatine/ for contest information.   Hurry, contest ends March 4!
  • Junior and Senior Girls: Recycle the Dress is celebrating our fifth year! All girls who can attend prom in Muscatine county can stop by the Muscatine Recycling Center and Transfer Station at 1000 S. Houser St. on Friday, February 26th. 5:00 – 8:00 pm and Saturday, February 27th. 9:00 am – Noon to see the latest, greatest recycled styles we have for prom! All items are in good conditioned and have been donated for this program. There is no cost for any item at this event! Recycling is in and reuse is cool!  For more information on this program, please contact Laura Liegois at 563.263.9689 or lliegois@muscatineiowa.gov.
  • College Goal Suday = FAFSA (Federal Application for Federal Student Aid) Night at Muscatine Community College, Thursday, February 25 from 4 – 6 PM, 152 Colorado Street, Muscatine, Gaekle Hall, Room 202. Phone: 563-288-6060. There is no fee for the event, nor is there a fee for submitting the FAFSA.  Everyone is welcome to attend. Participants are asked to call the college nearest them to let us know you’re coming or toll free 1-888-336-3907.  FAFSA Night at MCC
  • Senior Resources is looking for dependable, hardworking Chore workers to provide snow removal services for Seniors in Muscatine County. Must be 16 years of age or older & be able to pass a background check. Worker must have own equipment. Positions open immediately. The position pays $11 per hour. Applications can be picked up at 1808 Mulberry Avenue, Muscatine. Contact Angela for more information. 563-263-7292 or angelaguck@sr-resources.org   Senior Resources Chore Workers Needed

** Silver Cord Opportunities **

  • Volunteers needed to help run carnival-like games at Grant’s annual school carnival.  Friday March 4th from 5:00 – 7:00pm @ Grant School.  Please arrive between 4:30 – 4:45 PM. Please email Becky Wichers for questions at becky.wichers@mcsdonline.org

** Upcoming Events **

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