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MHS Announcements – November 1, 2016

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Iowa Assessment Testing – We will be giving the Iowa Assessments on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 8th and 9th in the morning. These tests are for 9th, 10th & 11th-grade students ONLY.  12th Grade students DO NOT need to report to school until the 10:22 start time on Nov. 8th & 9th. Any 11th-grade student who currently has an exemption 3rd period will be required to report to the Commons for testing at 8:22 on both days of testing (Nov. 8th & 9th).

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.

  • CANBALL will be held TONIGHT, November 1st, starting at 4 pm in the MHS gym.  Spectators are welcome – admission is $3 or 5 cans of food. All proceeds will be donated to the Student Council Food Drive.
  • FFA Members – There will be a meeting on November 3rd at 12:00pm – 1st part of enrichment or 3:25 pm right after school. Please attend one of the meeting times. Officers will present at each meeting. Please attend if you are interested in finding out more about contest, showing livestock and fruit sales.
  • FCA Student Leaders – Please meet in Ms.Hansen’s room over lunch (11-024) today.
  • Boys’ Basketball – There will be a player/parent meeting on Monday, November 7th, at 6 pm in the Stan Howe Commons for any boys interested in playing basketball this year. Tryouts will begin on Monday, November 14th at 3:45pm.
  • Female Soccer Players – Our indoor open gym times will begin in December on Sundays from 4-6 pm. Please contact Coach Bob at mhs.soccercoach@yahoo.com with your interest to play and also your contact information so you can be kept up to date with other opportunities to play.
  • #ReviewsdayTuesday Big Girls Don’t Cry by Rebecca Traister
    The 2008 campaign for the presidency reopened some of the most fraught American conversations—about gender, race and generational difference, about sexism on the left and feminism on the right—difficult discussions that had been left unfinished but that are crucial to further perfecting our union. Though the election didn’t give us our first woman president or vice president, the exhilarating campaign was nonetheless transformative for American women and for the nation. In Big Girls Don’t Cry, her electrifying, incisive and highly entertaining first book, Traister tells a terrific story and makes sense of a moment in American history that changed the country’s narrative in ways that no one anticipated. Checkout
    (or hold) a copy with library staff today!
  • The Minecraft Club meeting on Tuesday, November 1st has been canceled.
  • The MHS Drama Department will present Play On!, a comedy-farce on Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5 at 7 pm in the MHS Auditorium. Tickets are $6 and are available at the door. Box office opens at 6:15. Activity and partner passes are accepted! Plan now to join us!   Play On! Poster
  • Baseball Meeting – There will be a brief meeting for all baseball players at 6pm on Tuesday, November 1st in the Commons to discuss an upcoming fundraising opportunity. Please be sure that you attend!
    Winterguard will begin on November 5th, 9 am -12 pm, in the West MS old gym. The show this year will be titled “Villains.
    ” Anyone interested in learning about flags, rifles, sabres, and Guard should attend! No experience needed, we will teach you! Bring a friend! If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Heid in the Band room (FA13).
  • Girls’ Basketball Parent Meeting – A parent meeting will be held on Nov. 3 from 7:30-8:30 pm in the Commons. All parents of 9-12 girls’ basketball players are encouraged to attend.
  • FCA – We will meet at noon on Wednesday in room 11-037. Coach Orvis will bring the Word.  There will be pizza. Bring a friend!
  • The Girls’ Cross Country banquet will be held in the cafeteria on Tuesday, November 1 from 6:00-7:30 pm. Seniors should bring main dishes,freshmen sides, sophomores and juniors desserts or fruit. Bring own table service and drinks. All equipment should be turned in before or at the banquet to receive awards-Nike bags,sweats,uniform, and padlock.
  • Key Club Blood Drive – Any MHS Students or Staff interested in donating blood on Monday, November 7 or Monday, November 14th 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 these blood drives — all donors need to have a scheduled time.
  • Vocal Music Boosters Fundraiser at Panda Express – Nov. 2 (located across highway 61 from Wal-Mart).  20% of all sales will come back to support the MHS Choirs!  Each person must have an MHS Choir Flyer with them when ordering. These are available online at www.muscatinevocalmusic.org or by clicking here.  There is a 35 person minimum to benefit from this, so if you are going with a friend, spouse, etc. consider paying separately and each presenting a flyer.  Thank you for your continued support of the MHS Choir Program!
  • AKOP Jr. –  Next meeting will be Wednesday, November 2nd in Mrs. Walker’s room (130 in the science hall) from 3:45 pm to 4:45 pm. Hope to see you all there!
  • Exploring Engineering – Wednesday, November 9 from 6 to 8 p.m.   Rogalski Center Ballroom at St. Ambrose University
    Stop in at your convenience and explore all that engineering has to offer!

    • Chat with working engineers from local companies about their exciting and challenging profession.
    • Ask questions of our admissions counselors about financial aid and applying to college.
    • Get to know our engineering faculty-they understand the skills you’ll need to succeed.
    • Explore the career opportunities in Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Engineering and the difference a St. Ambrose education can make in your future.
      Please reserve your spot by completing this form by November 7.

PS: Can’t make it to the Exploring Engineering event? If you’d still like to learn more about engineering programs, meet with our faculty and students and get a tour of our facilities, please schedule an Individual Visit with the Admissions Office.

  • Student IDs and photos from all Lifetouch photo dates (Aug. 12 , Sept.6, Oct. 3) are available to be picked up at the Attendance Center.
  • Winter Sports Participants (Wrestling, Boys Swim, Basketball, Bowling) – The first practice for winter sports will be starting the 2nd or 3rd week of November. You have to have all your forms in to participate. Stop by the Activities Office room 162 or email kathy.watson@mcsdonline.org to inquire about the forms you need.

** Silver Cord Opportunities **

  • Salvation Army is in need of bell ringers during their Red Kettle Campaign. Bell ringing begins on Nov. 18 through Dec. 24. Inside and outside sites are available. If interested or for more information, please contact Sissy at 563-263-8272.

** Upcoming Events **  MHS Calendar Link

** Important Dates **

  • Nov. 1 – Canball – MHS Gym – 4 pm
  • Nov. 4 – MHS Drama Dept. – Play On! – MHS Auditorium – 7 pm
  • Nov. 5 – MHS Drama Dept. – Play On! – MHS Auditorium – 7 pm
  • Nov. 18 – Sr. Yearbook Pictures   Sr. Yearbook Pictures Info
  • Nov. 21 – Winter Activities Kickoff – MHS Gym – 7 pm (Avenue Subs for Sale 5:30-7:00 pm)
  • Nov. 23 – 2-Hour Early Dismissal
  • 1st Semester Final Dates:
    Dec. 19 – Finals for 1st, 3rd, 5th-hour classes
    Dec. 20 – Finals for 2nd, 4th, 6th-hour classes
    Dec. 21 – Finals for 7th-hour class and make-ups (2-Hour Early Dismissal)
  • Dec. 21 – 2-Hour Early Dismissal
  • Dec. 22 – Jan. 2 – No School – Winter Break
  • Jan 3 – Classes Resume – First day of 2nd semester

** 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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