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MHS Announcements – March 30, 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.

JUNIOR & SENIORS – Are you planning on bringing a guest to Prom or CAPE? Guest forms are now available in the AP office (12-001). Guest forms need to be filled out and returned by April 13, 2017. These forms are required for out of town guests or MHS graduates. All guests must be at least a Junior or Senior and be 20 years old or under in order for consideration. (Prom is on April 22nd.)

Spring Musical Tickets on Sale Now! MHS Drama proudly presents “Thoroughly Modern Millie”, a musical comedy filled with tap dancing flappers, dashing men and a dragon-lady villainess that audiences love to hate. Join us for a trip back to New York City circa 1922! Performances will be held in the MHS Auditorium on April 27 & 28 at 7 pm, and April 29 at both 2 and 7 pm. Reserve your seats now! Ticket forms are available to download at www.muskiedrama.wordpress.com or by following this link: Thoroughly Modern Mille Order Form
For more information, contact Rene Mauck: rene.mauck@mcsdonline.org

  • Seniors – Jostens will be back at MHS on Friday for graduation item and ring pick-up. Please check in at the table outside Student Services. If you have a balance due, please bring cash or money orders only or call 1-800-JOSTENS to pay by credit card by Friday at lunch. If you have any questions please call 1-800-JOSTENS. They are open from 8am-7PM and have bi-lingual speaking customer service representatives.
  • Prom tickets will be on sale starting April 10th during lunch outside of student servicesTickets will be $20.00. If a student wishes to bring an outside guest, they need to see Mrs. Chatfield in the AP office (rm 12-001) for a Guest Form. All outside members must be approved before a ticket for the guest can be purchased.
  • Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) Financial Aid Night – April 24th – MHS Cafeteria
    • 6:00-7:00 PM – Financial Aid Presentation – 11th Grade
    • 7:00-8:00 PM – College Planning – 10th & 11th Grade
  • Mini Medical School, Breakthroughs in Medicine at Iowa: The Science of Sports. This program will provide an opportunity for students interested in pursuing careers in the fields of science and medicine the opportunity to connect STEM education with breakthroughs in medicine. The program will take place on Tuesday evenings April 18, 25 and May 2 at the Medical Education and Research Facility on the U of I campus. There is a $20 tuition fee. Registration is required. To register go to www.medicine.uiowa.ed/community or call 319-335-8886 or toll-free 877-MED-IOWA. Mini Medical School Registration Info
  • MHS Baseball – Anyone interested in playing high school baseball this summer is invited to tryouts beginning Monday, May 1st at Tom Bruner Field with the following times. All freshmen and sophomores will tryout at 4 pm and varsity tryouts will begin at 5:15 pm. Any athlete participating in a spring sport please inform Coach Colón or Coach Josupait and we will work around your schedule. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Colón at edwin.colon@mcsdonline.org or see Coach Josupait in room 11-008.
  • New Silver Cord Opportunity – See Silver Cord section below.
  • REMINDER – Take part in the German Exchange program and you just might find out!! Bring a parent to the meeting on Thursday, March 30, in room 22-020 (formerly 202) at 6:30 pm. Learn how to host a German student next fall and/or travel to Germany in summer 2018. Email Frau Reade @ milaena.reade@mcsdonline.org for the info if you can’t make it.
  • Intramural Sports Poll – Polling is open on the Activities Department Twitter. Go to @AndyWerling and vote for the next season activity. Polling closes Friday at 3pm.
  • S.O.A.P. will meet this week at 1229 Northwood Lane.
  • Summer Job Opportunity Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) – Applications will be accepted until April 14th. See flyer for more info. Youth Conservation Corps Summer Jobs
  • 2017 Muscatine Girls’ Basketball Camps (see camp flyers for details)
  • Key Club Blood Drive – Any MHS Students or Staff interested in donating blood on Friday, April 7th need to sign-up with a Key Club member or email Mrs. Keltner at jen.keltner@mcsdonline.org. This is the final blood drive of the year (and the biggest) – appointments will be from 8:30 am-1:30 pm.
  • MHS Girls’ Soccer Manager(s) Wanted! Girls’ soccer is looking for one or two managers to help with taking video for our games. If interested, please contact Coach Estabrook at 563-571-8227 via text with your contact information. This would involve traveling to games as part of the team.
  • Do you want to do something special this summer? Would you be interested in hosting a student from France? Hosts are needed for several students coming from June 10 to July 10. For more information, go to www.languageandfriendship.com, and click on ‘hosting’. Applications can be completed online. You can also see Mrs. Paulsen (room 23-017) for more information.
  • Attention Current MHS Parents & Future MHS Parents – MHS Booster Club is looking for a few energetic & committed parents to join us for the 2017/2018 school year! Did you know that the MHS Booster Club represents and supports over 65 high school clubs, activities, and sports? We hold a meeting once a month at the high school & also help with concessions and other great school sponsored activities. It’s a great way to connect, meet new parents & get involved! If interested in learning more you can contact MHS Booster parents; Carol Reynolds carol.reynolds@kentww.com or Joni Kerr jonikerr@machlink.com. We’re inviting potential new members to our April 12th meeting at 6:30 pm in the Muscatine High School Commons. Come see what we’re about!
  • Visiting Author Book Order – We are selling autographed copies of our visiting author, Sarah Prineas’ books. Order forms are available in the library; forms and money are due Thursday, April 6th.
  • Muscatine Cheer Program is holding their 2017 fall tryouts on Sunday, April 2nd for all current 8th – 11th graders. Packets can be picked up at the Attendance Office.
  • CAPE (Carnival After Prom Extravaganza) is in need of VOLUNTEERS to help out on April 23, 2017.  CAPE is a free, safe & fun after prom event for juniors and seniors.
  • Free Prom Dresses! Grandma’s Lost Button located at 209 W 2nd St. in Muscatine (ph. 563-263-2629 ) is sponsoring the Free Prom Dress program. Juniors and Seniors looking for a prom dress/shoes are invited to visit Grandma’s Lost Button every Friday from 6-8 pm and Sat. from 10 am- 12 pm until prom.
  • Prom Dress Donations – Have unwanted prom dresses? Grandma’s Lost Button located at 209 W 2nd St. in Muscatine (ph. 563-263-2629) will take in used Prom Dresses for the Free Prom Dress Program. Donations can be dropped during normal store hours
    Tues-Friday 10 am – 5 pm.
  • Prom Tuxedo Rental & Alterations – Grandma’s Lost Button located at 209 W 2nd St. in Muscatine (563) 263-2629.
    Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Grandmas-Lost-Button-701744609869107/
  • Prom Dresses and Tuxedo Rental – Linda’s Linens & Bridal Boutique located downtown Muscatine at 129 E 2nd Street (next door to The Flower Gallery) have New Prom dresses at reasonable prices and The Flower Gallery rents out Tuxes. The store also takes in Prom Dresses and other Formal Dresses for consignment if they are clean and in mint condition. Spring Break is just around the corner, so stop in and try on!! Hours are: Noon-5:30 pm
    M-F and Sat 10 am-2 pm and by appointment (ph. 515-480-5604 for other times and Sunday. Facebook page is Linda’s Linens & Bridal Boutique
  • MHS Soccer Apparel – The Muskie Soccer Boosters has an online store available for you to purchase all of your Muskie Soccer apparel. All items will be delivered to the players at practice unless otherwise noted. Order deadline is April 1st. Remember to place your personalized information on the payment screen. You can purchase merchandise now at https://squareup.com/store/muskie-soccer-boosters/
  • 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.

** Silver Cord Opportunities **

  • Freshman and Sophomores – Student Council is looking for help during prom! If you would like to help with coat check or serving punch on April 22nd from 9-12 pm please email Meghan Custis at custismr@mcsdonline.org for more information or to sign up.
  • Jefferson’s Family Science Night on Wednesday, April 26th. Volunteers are needed from 4:30 to 7:30 in the Jefferson Commons to help students and families experiment with science. Please contact Stephanie Zillig at stephanie.zillig@mcsdonline.org if you are interested.
  • Mulberry Carnival – Bring a friend this Friday Night, March 31st, and earn Silver Cord hours! Mulberry Carnival is looking for students to run carnival games, or do some great face painting! Hours are from 5:15-8:00 pm. Contact ptomulberry@gmail.com or text Jen Metcalf at 563-260-8223 if interested.
  • Jefferson Carnival– We are looking for volunteers on April 28 from 4:15-7:15 pm. Volunteers will help run games, sell tickets, sell food, hand out prizes, etc. Please contact Sarah Manjoine at sarah.manjoine@mcsdonline.org if interested.
  • McKinley Carnival – We need students to help run the school carnival games at McKinley School on Saturday, April 1st from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. We would need students to check in at the front office at 10:45 am. Please contact Joelle McConnaha by text at 563-260-7122 OR email at joelle.mcconnaha@mcsdonline.org.

** Upcoming Events **  MHS Calendar Link

** Important Dates **

  • April 14 – No School (Non-contract day)
  • April 19 – ACT Testing – Class of 2018
  • April 22 – Prom
  • April 23 – CAPE – 12-4 a.m.
  • April 27 – MHS Drama – Thoroughly Modern Millie (tickets on sale mid-March)
  • April 28 – MHS Drama – Thoroughly Modern Millie (tickets on sale mid-March)
  • April 29 – MHS Drama – Thoroughly Modern Millie (tickets on sale mid-March)
  • May 6 – Race for the Schools – MHS   https://secure.getmeregistered.com/RaceForTheSchools
  • May 16 – Seniors Last Day (after finals)
  • May 21 – MHS Graduation – MHS Gymnasium – 2 pm


** 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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