MHS Announcements – May 2, 2016

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2016 Final Exam Schedule

12th Grade Final Exams
Monday, May 16th Final exams during regular class schedule (Periods 1-7).
Tuesday, May 17th Please check with your teachers for exam dates.
9th – 11th Grade Final Exams
Tuesday, May 24th
PERIOD 1 8:30 – 10:00 AM
PERIOD 3 10:15 – 11:45 AM
LUNCH 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
PERIOD 5 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Wednesday, May 25th
PERIOD 1  8:30 – 10:00 AM
PERIOD 3  10:15 – 11:45 AM
LUNCH  11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
PERIOD 5  1:00 – 2:30 PM
Thursday, May 26th
PERIOD 7  8:30 – 10:00 AM
LUNCH  11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Juniors – ACT Make-up will be Tuesday, May 3rd for any 11th grade student who missed the initial testing date for the ACT.  Please report to Room 236 on May 3rd. Testing will begin at 8:22.  Please contact Student Services or Mr. Nienhaus with any questions.
  • 2016 Muskie Football Camp – Aug 2-4, 2016. Camps for Grade 5-8 and 9-12. Sign up today!
    2016 Muskie Football Camp Info & Registration Form 
  • Looking for MHS Sports Programs from the 2014-spring and fall seasons, or the 2015-spring, fall, and summer seasons?  They’re free!  If interested, please see Mrs. Watson in the AD’s office.
  • Boys & Girls Swim Team Meeting – There will be a Boys & Girls Swim Team meeting on Wed., May 4 @ 6:30 AM at the MHS pool.  Boys and girls interested in Swim Team next year should attend.  Please bring a 3-ring notebook. – Coach Anderson
  • Adopt-a-Highway event scheduled for May 3rd for Jeff Schmelzer’s Work Study has been postponed.
  • Baseball Tryouts will begin Monday, May 2nd for anyone interested in playing baseball this year.  Freshmen and sophomores will have tryouts beginning at 4pm at Tom Bruner Field. Varsity tryouts will follow at 5pm – VARSITY TRYOUT TIME HAS BEEN MOVED UP TO 5 PM.
  • Muskie Strength Apparel for Sale – Order from Coach Hawkins or Mrs. Hawkins.  Orders due by Friday, May 6.  Please make checks payable to Muskie Strength.  Muskie Strength Apparel
  • STEM: Growing the Future Internship (Summer) – Applications due by May 2, 2016.
    Monsanto will be conducting numerous corn field trials this summer to determine if plant height can be modulated to improve pollination efficiencies and increase yield.  Students will learn about plant physiology, the production of hybrid corn along with challenges related to increasing production.  To support the trials we are looking for high achieving and actively engaged high school students to help support the study.  Students will be gathering phenotype data for the screening trials.  If successful, the screening trials will be scaled up in 2017 with eventual deployment across North America.  Students will have interactions with professionals in the following disciplines: Engineering, Genetics, Agronomy, Plant Physiology, Environmental, Safety, Health, Quality and Industrial Hygiene.

    For more information, please click on the STEM Internship Info link: STEM Internship Info
    To apply, please click on the STEM Application link:  STEM Application
  • Attention MHS Students:  Posted outside Student Services are the ID #’s of the students who qualify for an Academic Award and/or Perfect Attendance.
    Please check the lists to see if you are on the appropriate list before May 4th, 2016.
    If you are not on a list and feel you should be, check with Mrs. Edkin in Student Services for
    Academic Awards or Mrs. Chatfield in the Assistant Principal’s office for Perfect Attendance questions.

    Qualifications for Academic Awards this year are as follows:
    Sophomore who has 3 consecutive semesters of 3.0 GPA and above.
    Junior who has 5 consecutive semesters of 3.0 GPA and above.
    Senior who has 7 consecutive semesters of 3.0 GPA and above.

    Students listed will be recognized at the Academic Awards Assembly Thursday, May 12th @ 9:00 AM
    in the gym. Parents are also invited to the Awards Assembly.
  • AP Testing: If you are signed up to take an AP Exam, attached is important information on test day information as well as the AP Testing schedule.  If you have any questions, please contact
    Mrs. Hawkins in the Guidance Office or at

    2016 AP Test Day Schedule and Instructions
  • Muscatine FFA Plant Sale at the MHS Greenhouse:  May 5-6, May 7th, May 12-13, May 19-20,  Thursdays and Fridays 7:30 AM – 6 PM, Saturday, May 7th 8 AM – 10 AM.  See attachment for more information.
    2016 FFA Plant Sale
  • Seniors whom were former Jefferson Students – You are invited to attend a Leadership Lunch in your honor on Wednesday, May 4, 11:00-12:30 lunch at Jefferson and 1-2 pm program at Central Auditorium. Please contact Mrs. Seaba by May 2 at Jefferson if you plan to attend:
  • 4th Annual Race for the School – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!  Please sign up today!  For more information contact Angie at angie.kulland@mcsdonlineorg or Becky at 
  • 2016 Graduates who were in Cantrell’s English 9 class should report to room 212 to pick up time capsules.
  • Volleyball Information – All girls that intend on participating in volleyball this year, the Spring/Summer schedule is out and available to be picked up in the AD’s office – see Mrs. Watson. If you have any questions please contact Coach Martin.
  • Seniors – All Silver Cord hours need to be turned in to Mrs. Anderson by May 6th, 2016.
  • Are you interested in hosting a student from France for 4 weeks this summer?  Language & Friendship is looking for a couple of families to welcome a French high school student into their home from June 10 to July 10.  To apply, or for more information, go to and click on the hosting link, or see Mrs. Paulsen in room 201.
    Muskie Baseball Fundraiser: Present your Home Team Advantage Card (attached) at the Muscatine Buffalo Wild Wings from now until May 31st and the Muskie baseball program will receive a portion of your total bill. BWW Home Team Advantage Card
  • All students interested in the Work-Based Learning Manufacturing Program need to have applications with references completed and turned in to Mr. Kitzmann no later than Friday, May 13th.
  • Summer Work Opportunity – Attention students!  If you are interested in earning some money this summer, please stop by Student Services to pick up information about detasseling.
  • CAPE Committee Members needed for next year.  We have several CAPE committee member positions that need to be filled for next year — Chair and Co-chair, Treasurer, Games…and possibly a couple more.  This would ensure that CAPE plans for next year would not be interrupted or delayed.  We have at least 5 parents of Seniors that want to step down and allow others to take over their positions.  If interested, please contact Ginger Chatfield at ginger.chatfield@mcsdonline
  • Muskie Booster Members Needed!  The Muskie Boosters are currently recruiting new board members for the 2016-2017 Board.  Board members help with special events like Fall kick-off, Cake Auction, etc. also helping with concession volunteers.  The Muskie Boosters support all MHS sports, activities, clubs, etc raising funds and helping keep the activities/sports going. If you would like to hear more about being a board member or signing up for the board, please contact Susan Eversmeyer at or Dena Bates at
  • 4th Annual MCSD Race for Schools  in on May 7, 2016.  Registration forms are available at the Attendance Office.
  • STARTALK grant from the National Security Agency. The grant supports high school kids to study Chinese this summer at the University of Iowa from July 5-29 to earn college credits. The grant will cover expenses of tuition, textbooks, lunches, and cultural activities. For details, please see the attached flyer.  For details, please see the attached flyer.  STARTALK – Study Chinese U of Iowa

** Silver Cord Opportunities **

  • Students are needed to help at the Washington Elementary Community Celebration/Open House on Thursday, May 19th from 4:30 – 7:30PM.  If interested, please contact Brian Walthart at brian.walthart@mcsdonline or by phone at 563-263-9135.
  • Two students are needed to rearrange books in the Homeschool Office Library at the School Board Office.  If you like to rearrange and organize things, this would be a perfect fit for you!  Four (4) Silver Cord hours are available per student.  If interested, please call the School Board Office at 563-263-7223 and ask for Gina or Kat.

** Upcoming Events **  MHS Calendar Link

  • May 2 – MHS Girls Golf Varsity – Away @ Flint Hills – Burlington 9 AM
  • May 2 – MHS Boys Track JV – Away @ Clinton – 4 PM
  • May 2 – MHS Girls Tennis JV/Varsity – Away @ Dav. North – 4 PM
  • May 3 – MHS Boys Tennis JV/Varsity (Senior Night) – Home – 4 PM
  • May 3 – MHS Girls Tennis JV/Varsity – Away @ North Scott – 4 PM
  • May 3 – MHS Boys Soccer Soph/Varsity – Away @ Dav. West – 4:30 PM
  • May 3 – MHS Girls Soccer JV/Varsity – Home – 5 PM
  • May 5 – MHS Boys Tennis Varsity (MAC Meet) – North Scott – ALL DAY
  • May 5 – MHS Girls Golf JV – Varsity – Home @ Muscatine Muni – 3:15 PM
  • May 5 – MHS Girls Tennis JV/Varsity (Senior Night) – Home – 4 PM
  • May 5 – MHS Boys & Girls Track Varsity (MAC Meet) @ Brady Street Stadium – 4 PM
  • May 5 – MHS Girls Soccer JV/Varsity – Home @ Muscatine Soccer Complex – 4 PM
  • May 6 – MHS Boys Tennis Varsity (MAC Meet) – North Scott – ALL DAY
  • May 6 – MHS Boys Soccer – JV – Home @ Muscatine Soccer Complex – 5 PM
  • May 7 – MHS Girls Soccer 9th – Away @ Campbell Sports Complex, Rock Island – 8:30 AM
  • May 9 – MHS Boys Track JV – Home – 4 PM
  • May 9 – MHS Choir Banquet – MHS Cafeteria – 5:45 PM
  • May 9 – MHS Choir Awards Concert – Auditorium – 7PM
  • May 12 – Student Achievement Recognition – MHS Gymnasium – 9 AM
  • May 15 – Excellence in Education Award Ceremony – MHS – 2 PM
  • May 17 – Seniors Last Day!
  • May 18 – Senior Awards Night – MHS Auditorium – 7 PM
  • May 22 – 2016 MHS Graduation – MHS Gymnasium – 2 PM
  • May 23 – MHS Girls Soccer JV/Varsity (rescheduled 4/22) – Away vs. Dav. Central @
    Brady Stadium – 4:30 PM

** Scholarships **

The Rove Pest Control Scholarship – Applicants must be attending college by the Fall 2017 semester and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. This scholarship is open to anyone seeking a higher education.  Deadline: December 31, 2016.  Application: Only online applications will be accepted. The application can be found at:

The NROTC Scholarship is a full-ride scholarship ($180,000) to any university that has an NROTC program. Upon graduating from college, they will be commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps, leading Marines as young 22 year old! NROTC scholarship recipients will be debt free from students loans and have a guaranteed career with starting pay and allowances of up to $60,000! Some nearby schools are Iowa State University, University of Nebraska, University of Illinois, and Marquette University. Please stop in Student Services for more information.

Children’s Cancer Connection Empower Scholarship – Applications for the fall Semester are due May 27, 2016. Applications for the Spring 2017 semester are due Sept. 30, 2016.  See attached for scholarship criteria and application. Children’s Cancer Connection Empowering Scholarship Info & Application

KWQC Broadcast ScholarshipThey are offering (2)$1000 scholarships. Must live in the KWQC viewing area and plan on enrolling in broadcasting classes. Deadline is May 6, 2016. Pick up an application is in student services.


American Legion Auxiliary – 2016 Iowa Department Merit Award Application.  Deadline is June 1, 2016.  American Legion Auxiliary Application

Iowa Section Professional Golfers’ Association, the Iowa PGA Foundation offers an annual scholarship opportunity in memory on one of its members – Charlie Burkart. This scholarship is open to any graduating senior within our section boundaries and any graduating student of an Iowa high school. It is awarded every year to one recipient. The winner will receive $1000 each year of full-time attendance for four years at a college or university of their choice. Deadline is June 15, 2016.  PGA Golf Scholarship

Aspiring Nurse Scholarship:  Nursing Schools Almanac has just launched its second annual Aspiring Nurse Scholarship. Our website will award a $1,000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates:  A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics & A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of health care. This scholarship is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue a college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs. Scholarship applications will be accepted until midnight on June 30, 2016. Visit and click the banner on the right-hand side of the website’s homepage.

National Scholarship Search Websites:


Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship: Must be of Protestant Faith, resident of Iowa, and will attend the University of Iowa full-time in the Fall of 2016.  The scholarship award is $800.  The application is only available in MHS Student Services.  Application deadline: May 2, 2016.

Midwest Technical Institute Scholarship Program: Must plan to attend MTI in Fall of 2016.
The application is available in MHS Student Services or with an admissions representative at MTI   Application deadline: July 1, 2016.

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