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MHS Announcements – May 11, 2017

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FFA Plant Sale at the MHS Greenhouse – May 11 & 12, May 18 & 19 – 7:30 am – 6 pm, May 6th 8-10 am   FFA Plant Sale

Food Service News – There will be NO CHARGING of meals through the rest of the school year.

  • Sophomores and Juniors who are enrolled in Anatomy & Physiology for 2017-18, please stop in Mr. Johnson’s room 12-0006, before the end of the school year.
  • Last regular Student of Active Prayer (SOAP) meeting will be this Thursday, 7:30 – 9:00, at 1893 North Isett Ave. Everyone is welcome!
  • 8th Annual Stringfest Concert Saturday, May 13th at 7 pm in the MHS Auditorium – Giles Joslyn had a passion for music and teaching students. He began Stringfest as a school project to help support students learning to play a string instrument. To honor Giles’ vision, the Muscatine orchestra students have come together to continue this festival. Each year the money raised is used to provide private music lessons, repair and purchase instruments for students who show financial need. Please join us for a wonderful concert performed by area string musicians followed by one of Giles’ favorites, Rootbeer Floats! Tickets are $5 for students, $7 for adults, and can be purchased at the door.
  • Boys’ Track Team Members – There will be a quick 5-10 minute meeting on Friday, May 12, right after school in the gym for ALL boys’ track team members.
  • Boys’ Track Banquet – The boy’s track banquet will be held on Tuesday, May 16 @ 6:00 PM in the Commons. The banquet will be a potluck format: Freshmen – Main Dish/ Sophomores – Main Dish/ Juniors – Salad or Side/ Seniors- Dessert. Bring your own table service. Water will be provided. Please contact Coach Rusch with any questions at mark.rusch@mcsdonline.org
  • MHS Orchestras would like to invite everyone to the final concert of the year – Friday, May 12th, at 7 pm in the MHS Auditorium. $4/adult, $2/student, $10/family. All passes accepted. Come enjoy great music and wish our seniors good luck!
  • All Interested Girls’ & Boys’ Swim Team Members –  There will be an informational Swim meeting at the POOL on Thursday, May 11th at 3:30 pm.  If you have any questions, please contact Coach Judd at jeanderson@machlink.com
  • Yearbooks will be distributed starting May 11th at 1:00 pm in the Auditorium. Miss Brown will call down all seniors who ordered a yearbook first, followed by juniors, sophomores, and then freshmen. You need to wait until you are called to come and get your book. If you cannot be there that day, the books will be in the Attendance Center starting Friday morning at 7:45.If you didn’t order a yearbook, but would like to buy one, they will be available starting May 12th during Lunch (11:54-12:45 ) at the Attendance Center on a first come, first serve basis for $56. Please email me at katie.brown@mcsdonline.org if you have any questions.
  • New Silver Cord Opportunity – see Silver Cord section below.2017-18 Class Schedules are available in PowerSchool – On the left-hand side there is a menu item ‘Next Year’s Schedule’. An email. ‘2017-18 Class Schedules’ was sent out on May 9th with instructions for questions or changes to your schedule.
  • 2017-18 Student Council Applications – Student Council applications are due this Friday, May 12 to either Mrs. Walsh (room 12-008) or Mrs. Fallon (room 21-022). No late applications will be accepted. If interested, please pick up a packet at the Attendance Center today!
  • The MHS Soccer Work Day Committee would like to thank everyone who supported MHS Soccer by hiring the soccer team members for their fundraiser this past Sunday and the girls’ and boys’ soccer players for their hard work!  Another successful Soccer Work Day!
  • Seniors – All library books and materials are DUE. If you need to keep a book longer for a class assignment, please contact Mrs. Keltner. Also, a reminder that all library fines need to be taken care of before graduation.
  • Freshman-Juniors – All library books and materials are due by Monday, May 22nd. If you need to keep a book longer for a class assignment, please contact Mrs. Keltner.
  • 3rd Annual Muskie Baseball Hit-a-Thon Please come out and join the Muscatine High School baseball program this Friday, May 12th at 5pm for the 3rd Annual Muskie Baseball Hit-A-Thon.  All players in the program will be introduced and then they will participate in a Homerun Derby Contest. Fans will also have the opportunity to dunk our new Athletic Director Mike Morgan as well as the Muskies Head Football Coach Jake Mueller. There will also be 35 raffle items ranging from autographed baseball, pictures, and a certificate that will give one lucky winner a burrito for a year from Mami’s Authentic.  Food will be provided by Hy-Vee grill. Admission is FREE.
  • Yearbooks will be distributed starting May 11th at 1:00 pm in the Auditorium.  Miss Brown will call down all seniors who ordered a yearbook first, followed by juniors, sophomores, and then freshmen. You need to wait until you are called to come and get your yearbook.  If you cannot be there that day, the books will be in the Attendance Center starting Friday morning at 7:45.
    If you didn’t order a yearbook, but would like to buy one, they will be available starting May 12th at 7:45 am in the Attendance Center on a first come, first serve basis for $56.Please email Ms. Brown at katie.brown@mcsdonline.org if you have any questions.
  • Boy’s Cross Country (XC) – There will be a meeting for all boys interested in cross-country in the fall. Summer training begins this summer. Please come to an informational meeting Monday,  May 22nd in Mr. Foxen’s room 11-033 (first floor new wing) 1st part of lunch 12:00 PM. If you have questions please see Mr. Foxen.
  • Hunger Banquet – May 16th 7-8:30 pm  What does Invisible Poverty Look Like? Did you know that 50% of people make less than $2000 a year? Did you know that 1 in 9 people didn’t eat breakfast this morning? If you want to know more, a Hunger Banquet will be held on May 16th from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the cafeteria to teach the way that poverty and hunger impact Muscatine and the rest of the world. Click here to sign up.
  • Seniors – All library books and materials are DUE. If you need to keep a book longer for a class assignment, please contact Mrs. Keltner. Also, a reminder that all library fines need to be taken care of before graduation.
  • Freshman-Juniors – All library books and materials are due by Monday, May 22nd. If you need to keep a book longer for a class assignment, please contact Mrs. Keltner.
  • Girls’ Basketball – Open gym this week is on Monday from 5:30-7:00 pm and Thursday from 6:30-8:00 pm in the main gym.
  • Wandering Words Poetry Contest – The contest is open to all Muscatine County residents. The deadline for submissions has been extended to May 15, 2017.
    Wandering Words Poetry Contest Details
  • Online registration for the August Muskie Football Camp is open at https://register.myonlinecamp.com/camp.cfm?sport=7&id=97752
  • Attention all softball players! All those interested in playing high school softball, need to stop in and sign up in Coach Stoltzfus’ room 11-022 and sign up. Tryouts will be held Monday, May 8th, Tuesday, May 9th, and Wednesday, May 10th. Reminder you must have a physical and insurance form turned in before you can participate. If you have any questions, see Coach Stoltzfus.
  • Show Choir Auditions – There are both singing and dancing components to the audition. The music that you will perform is found at www.muscatinevocalmusic.org under resources and links.  Questions?  See Mr. Ryan. Show Choir Choreography & Audition Dates/Times  
  • NEEDED….hosts for students from France THIS SUMMER! Language and Friendship is still looking for host families for visiting students from France. They will be here from mid-June to mid-July. For more information, visit languageandfriendship.com/hosting/ and use group ID: AG13911. You do NOT need to speak/study French; these students are looking for an immersion experience in English and the opportunity to learn about life in the USA. This is a wonderful opportunity to make an international friend.
  • Are you interested in joining Student Council? Packets for next years’ Student Council organization can be picked up in attendance. Packets are due to Mrs. Fallon in room 21-022 by 3:30 pm on Friday, May 12th. If selected, you will be chosen for an interview; a time will be emailed to you at a later date.  Student Council is open to incoming Freshman as well — packets are available at the main offices at Central and West.
  • Muskie Volleyball Open Gym Schedule ‘17 – Open to 2017-18 9th-12th-grade students.  Muskie Volleyball Open Gym Schedule ’17
  • 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 May 10th meeting at 6:30 pm in the Muscatine High School Commons. Come see what we’re about!

** Silver Cord Opportunities **

  • Summer Lunch Volunteers – United Way is looking for volunteers for the Summer Lunch Program. If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, please visit www.volunteermuscatine.org or contact Nichole at United Way at 563-263-5963 or nichole@unitedwaymuscatine.org      Summer Lunch Volunteer Info
  • Muscatine Junior Tennis Tournament, July 14-16 needs volunteers for the following areas: “Court’s Cleanup Crew”, the “Check-in Table”, “First Aid-ICE-Refreshments”, and “Photographer”.  The date of the actual clean-up of the courts would be Wednesday, July 12th.  Looking for about 8-12 people to help clean up the courts this day.  The tools to do the job I’d ask that the volunteers bring are leaf blowers, rakes, grain shovels, wheelbarrows, buckets and eye protection.  Some of these items will be supplied as well.   Pizza will be provided afterward for the volunteers! More volunteer opportunities for this event can be found at www.greatrivertennis.com<http://www.greatrivertennis.com.  Also looking for two officials.  These would be paid positions and would need to complete the USTA Officials Training.  If interested, please contact Cindy Klebe, Muscatine Junior Tennis Tournament Director at 563-506-5901.  Courts Clean Up Crew   Photographer Volunteers  Check-In Table Volunteers  First Aid Ice Refreshments Table Volunteer   Final Tournament Flyer
  • Pearl City Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center Spring Clean Up is looking for 4-5 volunteers on a Saturday or Sunday for 3-4 hours. Date to be set when 4-5 interested students have responded.  If interested, please contact Jeff Cooper at (239) 994-3475.
    Pearl Valley Rehabilitation Clean Up                                                              

** Upcoming Events **  MHS Calendar Link

** Important Dates **

  • May 11 – Academic Awards Ceremony – MHS Gymnasium – 10-11 am (public invited)
  • May 16 – Seniors Last Day (after finals)
  • May 17 – Senior Awards Night – MHS Auditorium – 6:30 pm
  • May 19 – Senior Breakfast – MHS Commons – 9-10 am
  • May 19 – Senior Graduation Rehearsal – MHS Gymnasium – 10-11 am
  • May 21 – MHS Graduation – MHS Gymnasium – 2 pm (Doors open at 1:00 to the public)


** 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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