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MHS Announcements Monday, May 11, 2015

MHS Announcements

Monday, May 11, 2015

Go Muskies!

  • MHS Show Choirs Fundraiser – Boonies on the Avenue – May 12th.   10% of total sales from 5pm-close will be generously donated to the MHS Show Choir program.  The money raised will allow us the additional funding needed for the various expenses incurred during our show choir season and to help our program grow.  We hope to see you there!
  • Any 8th grade or high school girl interested in playing softball, tryouts will be on May 11th and 12th from 4-6:30 at Kent Stein Park on fields #4 and 5.  Please contact Coach Kim Davis with any questions at kim.davis@mcsdonline.org or 978-495-2905
  • Girls’ Basketball: Open gym this week is on Monday (6:30-8:00pm) and Thursday (5:30-7:00pm) in the main gym.
  • Key Club: Meeting at 7:30am on Wednesday morning in Ms. Hansen’s room (133). Please bring your donations from the Cardboard Overnight!
  • Students:  Those who did not receive their awards on May 7 at the Academic Awards Assembly, please pick them up in the registrar’s office in Student Services.
  • Seniors: There is a list of senior obligations (fees or dues you may still owe) posted outside Student Services by your student ID.  These will need to be taken care of prior to graduation or you will not be allowed to go through the graduation ceremony.  If you have questions or would like to make a payment you can see Mrs. Edkin in Student Services. 
  • FFA Officer Elections will take place on May 12th at 7:40 am in the Ag room.
  • Seniors:  All library books and materials are due by Tuesday, May 12th. 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.
  • FCA: Our Spring Event is on Wednesday, May 13th at 5:00pm at the Orvis house. Spread the word and bring a buddy! 
  • MHS Girls Tennis will have our annual awards banquet on Tuesday, May 19th in the cafeteria at MHS, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm.  Sophomores bring main dishes, juniors bring side dishes, seniors bring desserts, and freshmen bring drinks (water bottles, chocolate milk & cups, juice & cups, etc).  All bring your own place settings. 
  • Freshman-Juniors: All library books and materials are due by Friday, May 22nd. If you need to keep a book longer for a class assignment, please contact Mrs. Keltner.
  • Summer Job Opportunities:
    Summer Lifeguards – If interested in being a lifeguard, Geneva Country Club is hiring.  Please stop in and pick up an application.

    Attention students!  If you are interested in earning some money this summer, please stop by the counselor’s office to pick up information about detasseling.
  • We invite you to attend the 1st Annual Muskie Baseball Hit-A-Thon on May 14th at Tom Bruner Field. Your Muskie Baseball players will be performing in a HR derby similar to what you see on TV to help raise funds for the baseball program. There will be music and a live broadcast  by Vintage Sound 93.1 and our own radio personality Tony Tone. There will be catering from Hy-Vee grill, as well as entertainment for all of our youth which include speed pitch and a bounce house. We also want to welcome all youth in the dugout to spend time with our players. Community members will also have the opportunity to win the following items through a raffle: an autographed picture of Chicago Cubs Anthony Rizzo, a burrito for a week for a year from Mami’s, Muskie Baseball apparel, and more….Hope to see you all on May 14th!  View ‘Hit-A-Thon” link for details: Hit – A – Thon
  • Seniors & Senior Parents: Jostens will be at school delivering cap and gowns on Friday, May 22nd from 10:30-2:00-pm in the library.  If your student still has a balance due, please remember that all items must be paid in full in order to pick up the cap and gown.  We only accept cash or money orders on Friday, but if you would like to pay by credit or debit card, they can call 1-800-JOSTENS to pay or to check if you have a balance due.  We are open from 8am-7pm and we have agents that are bilingual.
  • SAVE THE DATE: MAY 19th Seniors Last Day
  • SAVE THE DATE: Senior Awards Night – May 20, 6:30 PM in the MHS Auditorium
  • SAVE THE DATE: MHS Graduation, May 24, 2015 @ 2 PM in the MHS Gymnasium
  • SAVE THE DATE: May 29th – 9-11 Grade Students Last Day
  • Please remember that Muscatine High School sport schedules can be found at http://www.muscatine.k12.ia.us/mhs/calendar Our web calendar of events (linked to Google Maps) offers the most current updates and driving directions for all MHS athletic events! Be sure to check it out! Good luck to all the teams competing during the spring season!

** Volunteer / Silver Cord Hours **

United Way is working on keeping the summer free lunch program, but we need your help.  We are needing volunteers to help us deliver and serve meals during the summer.  You can help 2 times or 10 times this summer.  We just want your help. Please view the attached flyer for more information. summer food service call for volunteers

2nd Annual Pack the Bus Event.   We are looking for groups to have a booth and have kid activities or if you are interested in just helping us, let me know. Please view ‘Pack the Bus Sign Up” link and attached flyer for more information. pack the bus poster 2015pack the bus sign up 2015

Help needed at Benefit for Piper Pigsley:  A benefit for Piper Pigsley, a 2 year old girl that has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia will be held on be May 17, 2015 between 12:30-3:30 at Muscatine Community Y.   If you like children and activites with children we would love to have a few students help us during this event.  We will have food and drinks, Gunny the Clown will be there doing balloon twist and face painting; we have a couple craft ideas for kids along with Pin the Nose on Olaf. During this time, a silent auction and raffle tickets will be sold.  If interested, please contact Becca Pigsley @ pigsley65@gmail.com  or call 563-506-2412  to answer any questions.

** Scholarship Information **

  • Quad Cities Illini Club Scholarship – $500 scholarship is available to a student from the Quad City area who begins at the University of Illinois in Fall of 2015. The 2015 scholarship is open to any graduating senior or community college student who will be attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the Fall of 2015.  All applicants will be evaluated on the basis of need, community service, academic success, an message and other criteria. Due date is May 15, 2015.   Quad Cities Illini Club Scholarship  University of Illinois Alumni Application
  • Children’s Cancer Connection: Scholarship values range from $500-$5,000. Applicant must be directly affected by childhood cancer and must plan to attend a 2 or 4 year university.  Application and other information are available in MHS Student Services.  Due date is May 29, 2015.
  •  Nursing Schools Almanac Scholarship:  Nursing Schools Almanac is proud to announce our inaugural Aspiring Nurse Scholarship. We will award a $1,000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates:

    Competition eligibility: This scholarship competition is open to all US high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs.
    Applicants must be in good academic standing and on track to graduate from high school at the conclusion of the 2014-15 academic year. Only one application entry is accepted per student.

    Important dates:
    June 30, 2015: Submission deadline for scholarship applications is 11:59pm PT.
    July 2015: Scholarship committee will meet to review all applications received.
    August 2015: Winner will be notified and $1,000 scholarship will be awarded.
    Visit nursingschoolsalmanac.com to apply​

  • The Bright Scholars Award — please see attached document for more information. The Bright Scholars of Iowa
  • Iowa Section PGA–Charlie Burkart Scholarship: $4,000 scholarship ($1,000 per year for 4 years). Application is available in MHS Student Services.  Due Date is 6/12/2015.

 

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