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MHS Announcements – February 7, 2020

** Daily News & Information **

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 ** Daily News & Information **

  • 2020 Muscatine High School Hall of Fame Recipients
    Muscatine High School is proud to announce this year’s induction class into its Athletic Hall of Fame.
    This year’s class includes six (6) former Muskie athletes, and two (2) legendary Muscatine coaches.This year’s class represents outstanding achievements at the high school level and beyond.
    The MHS Athletic Hall of Fame is proud to welcome the following athletes and coaches:

    2020 Muscatine High School
    Hall of Fame Recipients
    Athlete Class Sport
    Craig Koll 1974 Tennis
    Scott Beatty 1984 Baseball
    Danielle (Frere) Jenkins 2008 Track and Field
    Issac Ales 2011 Football
    Emily (Clemens) Wieskamp 2014 Basketball
    Katie Shoultz 2014 Softball
    Coach Sport
    Judd Anderson Swimming
    Ron Kiser Boys’ Tennis

    This year’s class of inductees will be honored at the Feb. 14th Boys’ Basketball game at MHS during the Varsity halftime.

    The Muscatine Athletic Hall of Fame started in 1984 to honor former outstanding Muskie athletes, and it now recognizes athletes, contributors and coaches that have made a difference at Muscatine High School.

  • Mock Trial practice will start on Monday, Feb. 10 in the Library from 3:30-4:30.
  • Students: AP Research is looking for volunteers for a focus group taking place on Monday, February 17th during Muskie Time. Please review the forms that were emailed and pick up a permission slip at the Attendance Center or print one out and have it returned to Mrs. Borde by Friday the 14th to participate. Thank you!
  • Talent Show Auditions — The MHS Talent Show is back for a 4th year and will be hosted by MHS Key Club! If you are interested in participating, there are informational packets available at the attendance office. Auditions will be on Thursday, February 20th from 7:30-8:00am OR 3:30-4:30pm in the auditorium. The act must be school appropriate. The date of the actual Talent show will be Thursday, March 12th from 8:30-10:30am. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Keltner (jen.keltner@mcsdonline.org) or Ms. Rauenbuehler.
  • Spring Sports Information:  See the “Spring Sports Information” section below.
  • Fundraisers: See the “Fundraiser” section below.
  • Girls’ Tennis Meeting: There will be a girls’ tennis meeting in the Commons on Thursday, February 13th from 3:45-4:15pm.  If you signed up to play girls’ tennis this spring, please come to this informational meeting. If you are unable to attend or have questions, please contact Coach Czerwiec at connie.czerwiec@mcsdonline.org.  See you there!!
  • New Scholarships Added:  See Scholarship section below. (March & April)
    Note: The scholarships listed are in addition to scholarships available in the Community Foundation scholarships.
  • Local Scholarship Application: Students who have completed and submitted their local scholarship packet by next Friday, February 14th, will be entered into a drawing for gift cards to local businesses. The drawing will be held on Friday at 3:45.  As of this morning, 169 seniors have started applications and only 3 have completed and submitted them.  If you need help with any portion of the application, please stop into Student Services and ask. You are encouraged to send out the requests for teacher recommendations as soon as possible.
  • Winter Thaw Dance will be held on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 8-10pm in the MHS Cafeteria. Tickets will be sold at the door for $5. Current MHS Student ID is required. Proceeds from the dance will go to Dance Marathon. (If you don’t have a current Student ID, please go to Student Services to pick yours up!) Winter Thaw
  • Singing Valentines will be on sale next Monday, February 10th through Thursday, February 13th in front of Student Services during lunch! Purchase a Singing Valentine for only $5 and have your special someone, friend, teacher, administrator, or staff member serenaded by our Muskie choir students! Want to make the song extra-special? Buy a flower for only $2, and it will be delivered to the recipient while we sing to them! Feeling shy? We can deliver the Valentine anonymously. It’s a great way to show your love, friendship, or appreciation this Valentine’s Day. All proceeds benefit the Vocal Music Activity Account. All sales are final! Email teale.burford@mcsdonline.org with any questions. Share the love this Valentines Day with Singing Valentines from the MHS Choral Department!
  • New Fundraisers: See Fundraisers section below.
  • New Scholarship Added: See Scholarship section below. (March 2, 2020)
    Note: The scholarships listed are in addition to scholarships available in the Community Foundation scholarships.
  • Required Paperwork for Open Gyms and Speed and Agility: If you have not participated in an MHS sport yet this school year, you need to turn in:
    • A completed Concussion form
    • Parent Permission Form
    • Have a valid physical on file
      These three forms need to be on file in the AD Office in order to participate in Open Gyms and the afternoon Speed and Agility Program.
      Concussion forms and Parent Permission forms can be picked up outside the AD office or Athletic Forms: Parent Permission Form    Concussion Form     Physical Form
      If you need to check on your physical, see Mr. Ulses in the AD Office.
  • It’s not too late to order your MHS Yearbook! Cost is $56 and can be ordered at the Attendance Office or online at Jostens. Deadline is February 24, 2020.
  • REMINDERDesignated areas for students prior to the first bell ringing are the Cafeteria, Commons, Library, and Music Hallways in Band, Orchestra and Choir area. If not in one of these areas, students will need to relocate to these areas.  Thank you!
  • REMINDER! Parking Lot Parking: Cars in any of the parking lots must be parked legally in the parking spots. Cars that are parked illegally may cause hazardous conditions for others. Vehicles will be ticketed and drivers and parents of the vehicle will be notified. Repeat offenders may have consequences.
  • FFA Important Event Dates:
    Feb 8:  Beef Expo Practice- Ag Center
    Feb 9: Beef Expo Contest
    Feb 17: SubDistricts
    Feb 24-28: National FFA week- 24 Officer Visit
    March 14: Districts at L & M
    March 26: FFA Banquet
  • New Silver Cord Opportunity: See Silver Cord section below.
  • Key Club Blood Drive: Any MHS Students or Staff interested in donating blood for the 3rd Annual Micalea Brunson Memorial Blood Drive hosted by Key Club on Monday, February 10th 2020 needs to sign‐up with a Key Club member or email Mrs. Keltner at jen.keltner@mcsdonline.org. Walk‐ins will NOT be taken for this blood drive ‐‐all donors need to have a scheduled time between 8:00am-12:00noon in the MHS Gym. Key Club Blood Drive
    Any parents or community members wanting to donate can make an appointment at the MVRBC Muscatine Donor Center (located at 2604 2nd Avenue Suite 6 in Muscatine) by calling (563) 264-2967 and scheduling an appointment the week of February 10th-14th for the Micalea Brunson Memorial Drive. 
  • Muscatine Race for the Schools Poster Contest: The Muscatine Race for the Schools Committee is having a Poster Contest. The student who designs the winning poster will receive a FREE ENTRY to the 2020 Muscatine Race for the School. All posters must be turned in to Daphne at the MCSD Administration Center no later than February 8, 2020. The Race Committee will determine the top 5 Posters.  The public will be able to vote online @ www.muscatineracefortheschools.org for their favorite race poster.  The 2020 Race Poster Winner will be announced on Feb. 24, 2020.   Race for the School Poster Contest Details
  • LOST & FOUND: If you’ve lost an item, please check at the Attendance Center!
  • Students entering the building prior to 7:45am should enter through the Swim entrance located across from the Bonnie Street parking lot.  The Swim entrance is open at 6:30am.
    The Main, Muskie M, and Handicap parking entrances open at 7:45am.
  • Parents and Guardians: Our school utilizes the School Messenger system to deliver text messages, straight to your mobile phone with important information about events, school closings, safety alerts and more.*  You can participate in this free service* just by sending a text message of “Y” or “Yes” to our school’s short code number, 67587.  See flyer for more information.   SMS Text Opt-In Flyer.pdf
  • Silver Cord Form- Google Form: The Silver Cord Form is now a google form that you submit online.  Silver Cord Form link
  • Breakfast starts at 7:30am and runs until 8:15am and is available in the Cafeteria and Library Cafe.
  • Athletic Forms:  Parent Permission Form    Concussion Form     Physical Form
  • Driver Ed information can be obtained from the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency (MBAEA) website – https://www.mbaea.org/en/student_programs/driver_education/

** Silver Cord Opportunities/Volunteer Opportunities **

  • Grant Elementary is needing student volunteers to help with their annual carnival!  We are looking for volunteers to help with games, activities, and food on March 6 from 4:30-7:00 pm. Please contact Leslie Bennett at Grant Elementary if you are able to help out!  563-263-7005.
  • Hershey Manor is looking for some chore help. This can range from clearing snow off and around their vehicle to dusting or simply just want some company. If interested, please Misty Wetzel at 563-263-8304.  Hershey Manor is a public housing facility for the elderly of Muscatine. This is non-assisted living for them and many are looking for some chore help.
  • Madison Elementary is looking for volunteers on Friday, March 6th from 4-7:30 for the Madison elementary spring carnival? Sign up using this link: https://forms.gle/jFUmk5SkpUBAw7Nf7
  • The MCSD Food & Nutrition Dept. is looking for MHS students to help students at elementary schools with breakfast cards & getting through the serving lines any time from 7-8am during the 2019-2020 school year. If you are interested in helping out & earning silver cord hours starting Friday 8/23, please contact Alisha Eggers at 563-263-7223 or alisha.eggers@mcsdonline.org

** Spring Sports Information **

  • Girls’ Tennis Meeting: There will be a girls’ tennis meeting in the Commons on Thursday, February 13th from 3:45-4:15pm.  If you signed up to play girls’ tennis this spring, please come to this informational meeting. If you are unable to attend or have questions, please contact Coach Czerwiec at connie.czerwiec@mcsdonline.org.  See you there!!
  • Girls’ Golf: Any girls interested in playing golf this spring please contact Mr. Windham by email, john.windham@mcsonline.org or stop by Room 23-007 in the Business/Foreign Language wing.
  • MHS Softball Signup & Player/Parent Meeting will be held on February 16 from 4-5:30pm in the Auditorium.  Any girl interested in playing should plan on attending this meeting with a parent/guardian! If you are unable to attend, please contact Coach Hopkins at HopkinsS@hnicorp.com
  • Girls’ Soccer: Use this link to get signed up for Girls’ Soccer this year: https://forms.gle/s28VRppMeBKZN75M8   All girls planning on playing should sign up!
  • Girls’ Track & Field Player/Parent Meeting will be held on Thursday, February 13th at 6:30 pm in the MHS Cafeteria.  Those girls interested in participating in track and field should attend with your parents. If you are unable to attend, please contact Coach Roberts at scott.roberts@mcsdonline.org
  • Sign up now for Boys’ Tennis: Are you planning on playing Boys Tennis this year? Use the link below to give Coach Sichterman info that will help him plan for this coming season
    https://forms.gle/yFTJeM8DwNUrfA6T8
    When we set a date for a Player info mtg, it will be promoted at school.
  • Athletic Forms: Parent Permission Form    Concussion Form     Physical Form

** Fundraisers **

  • MHS Softball Boosters SINGO “Funraiser” will be held on Saturday, February 29 at The Rendezvous, 3127 Lucas St. A DJ will play 23-30 second music clips and yo have to match the song with the title on your bingo card!  All proceeds benefit the MHS Softball program for the 2020 season!
    Cost is $15 per person or $120 for a table of 8.  See flyer for more details.  
    SINGO Night Information.pdf
    To RSVP or questions, please email Derek Seaman at seamand@honcompany.com
  • Muscatine Football Club MINGO Night – Saturday, February 22nd at Ss. Mary & Mathias Catholic School Gym.  Doors open at 6pm. Grab your friends and join the Muscatine Football Club for a new and exciting musical spin on the game of Bingo! A DJ will play 23-30 second music clips and you have to match the song with the title on your bingo card!
    Adults only event – 21+.  Cost is $10 per person / includes two bingo cards. Add’l cards can be purchased for $5.
    To RSVP please email Angie Draves at mandadraves@yahoo.com or Stacy Beatty at sbeatty29@gmail.com.  See flyer for more details.  MINGO Night Information
  • Senior Survivor Dodgeball Tournament: February 17 @ 1pm at MHS Gymnasium.  5-8 people per team, $3 per person entry fee. Sign-up sheet is at the Attendance Center.
    Senior Survivor Dodgeball Tournament
  • Senior Survivor Bingo Night Fundraiser on Monday, Feb. 10 @ 6:30pm in the MHS Commons.
    Bingo Night – Senior Survivor
  • Muscatine Race for the Schools will be on Saturday, May 2, 2020 taking place at Muscatine High School. Muskie Mile Timed Run – 8AM, 5K Run/Jog/Walk – 8:30AM. Race information is available at www.muscatineracefortheschools.org, Muscatine Race for the Schools Registration Info or you can pick up a form at the MHS Attendance Center or any Muscatine school building.
  • Muskie Store is Open! The district has partnered with Phelps Custom Apparel to offer our staff, families, and community Muskie Apparel! This online store does not close meaning that it remains open for all of your Muskie clothing needs throughout the year.
    Go to: https://stores.inksoft.com/phelpsstores_muscatine_muskies/shop/home and check it out!
  • Muskies School Store – Jostens: Do you want Muskie Spirit Wear/Accessories or to give as a gift. A portion of sales comes back to MHS! $10 discount coupons available! Contact Doreen at doreen.borde@mcsdonline.org for discount.
    Visit Muscatine High School Muskies Custom Apparel

** 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
  • Seniors – MCC Foundation Scholarships: The application portal for MCC Foundation scholarships for the 2020/2021 academic year is now open or Seniors Interested in attending Muscatine Community College. Deadline for applications is March 1, 2020. Students can apply by going to: www.eicc.edu/scholarships
  • Seniors!!!! The local scholarship through the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine portal is open!  Don’t lose out on great scholarship opportunities! For those of you who missed Mrs. Hawkin’s presentations last week, here is the presentation link 2020 Muscatine High School Local Scholarship Information. You can pick up a copy of your transcript in Student Services. Deadline to apply is Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 11:59pm.

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