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MHS Announcements – November 16, 2017

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Winter Kick-Off: The Muskie Booster Club will be hosting their annual Winter Kick-Off on
Monday, Nov. 20th, starting at 7 pm. A meal consisting of a grilled sandwich, chips, cookie and drink will be served from 5:30-7. Cost is $5 and extra sandwiches can be purchased. Muskie merchandise will also be available and would make great gifts. All are invited to come see the students who will be participating in winter activities, enjoy some good food, and check out our merchandise!   Hope to see you there!  2017 Winter Kickoff

  • Students of Active Prayer (SOAP) will meet this Thursday from 7:30-9:00 at
    2702 Surrey Court.
  • Key Club Meeting: There is a Key Club Meeting this Friday, November 17th at 7:30 am in the Library Cafe (note the change in location). Everyone is welcome. See you there!
  • Girls’ Soccer Sign-up: Any girl interested in playing high school soccer, please sign up in the Athletic Office (rm 11-005).
  • Girls’ High School Soccer Open Gyms will start December 3 from 4-6 pm in the main gym.
    Open gyms will be December 3, 10, 17. Open gms will start again January 7th and every Sunday after until March 4th which will be the last open gym.
  • Join MHS Alumni Hailey Huggins and Cassie Hendrix for the Panther Push on Nov. 21 at 12:25 in the Auditorium! This is an event to promote UNI to juniors and seniors in high school. (No food is allowed in the Auditorium)
  • Mr. Muscatine is Wednesday, November 22nd, periods 1-4 (Early Out Schedule) in the Auditorium. Tickets are on sale now outside Student Services and will be sold during lunch this week, as well as next Monday and Tuesday. Tickets are $5 or 5 canned goods. Please come out and support our contestants!
    Note: If the contest finishes early, students will report to their scheduled class at that time.
  • LAST DAY TO DONATE! – The Canned Food Drive is underway and ends Thursday, November 16th. Students who bring in 10 canned goods/non-perishable items (this may include cat and dog food for The Humane Society) will be given open campus lunch Friday, November 17th.
    Students may bring their donations to Student Services the second half of lunchDonations will go to MCSA, The Food Pantry, and/or The Humane Society. Please be generous during this year’s Hunger Drive.
  • There will be a Pep Assembly during 7th period tomorrow. Students will go straight to the gym after 6th period. Students that are in winter sports, Mr. Muscatine, or the winning team from the Canball tournament will sit in the lower bleacher section on the boys’ locker room side.
    All other students will sit with their grade level. For the pep assembly, please wear the following color based on your class:

    • Freshman – Pink
    • Sophomore – Blue
    • Juniors – Purple
    • Seniors – Gold
  • Senior Pictures Uploaded to Yearbook Website Deadline is Nov. 17  Senior Picture Form
  • Have you ever thought “I would like to try that” when you see the color guard spin and toss their flags? Well here is your opportunity!! Join Winter Guard and try it out. We will be meeting Thursday evenings from 7 – 8:15 pm beginning November 30th at 3003 Mulberry Ave in the gym (First Baptist Church Gym). Come join us and bring a friend, we will provide the equipment. Questions can be emailed to carolyn.hurlbut@mcsdonline.org
  • 2018 Drake University Department of Physics and Astronomy Physics Prize: Online and written test that covers first-semester high school physics material: mechanics, gravitation, conservation laws for momentum, energy and angular momentum, waves and sound. First place student will receive an unrestricted four-year, full-tuition scholarship to Drake University. Students wishing to take this test please email Ms. Milani at margaret.milani@mcsdonline.org
    Must register by 1:00 pm on Friday, February 2, 2018.
  • The Muscatine High School Baseball program now has an online store available for you to purchase all of your Muskie Baseball apparel. The store has apparel for men, women, and youth. Items will ship directly to your home. Store will close on Sunday, November 24. You can purchase merchandise now at https://muskiebaseball17.itemorder.com/sale
  • New College Visits Added: See College Visits section below
  • Food Service Notice: Starting November 27, Student IDs will be required to purchase snacks or meals in any of the Food Service areas (Cafeteria, Library Cafe, Snackers.) 
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA): We will meet on Wednesday over the lunch hour in the Study Hall Room (22-001).
  • KPOP Dance Club meets every Thursday from 3:30-4:30 in rm 11-023. KPOP Dance Club
  • Please support the Muscatine Boys’ Basketball Program by purchasing Muskie clothing and other Muskie products at http://shop.fancloth.com/52761/300085.  The sale is through Friday, November 17th.  A portion of the sales will go to the basketball program.  Thank you!
  • The Muscatine Wrestling Team has apparel for sale by Elitesports. The store is open until Nov. 16 with items delivered by Dec. 3rd. Muscatine Wrestling Team Apparel Store
  • Driver Ed information can be obtained from the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency (MBAEA) website – https://www.mbaea.org/en/student_programs/driver_education/
  • Muskies School Store:  Would you like to purchase Muskie Spirit Wear/Accessories or to give as a gift? Visit Muscatine High School Muskies Custom Apparel  Use promo code TNU6X2AU at checkout for a $10 discount. Expires 11-24-17.  For an even larger discount, please contact
    Mrs. Borde at doreen.borde@mcsdonline.org or stop in rm 11-001.  There is a limited quantity of larger discounts.

** Important Dates **

  • Nov. 15: Signing Ceremony, MHS Auditorium, 12:30 pm
  • Nov. 17: Senior Pictures Due – Uploaded to Yearbook Website  Senior Picture Form
  • Nov. 20: Muskie Winter Kick-off, Meal 5:30-7 pm, Introduction of Winter Activities 7 pm, MHS Gym
  • Nov. 22: 2 Hour Early Dismissal
  • Nov. 23: NO SCHOOL – Happy Thanksgiving!
  • Nov. 24: NO SCHOOL – Non-contract Day
  • April 2:  Six Flags Senior GradNite Information (Full Payment/Permission Slips Due)  Senior GradNite at Six Flags

** Silver Cord Opportunities **

  • Liberia Rescue Fund International, a non-profit organization in Muscatine, is looking for students to help in the creation of a logo for the organization. We do have some ideas of what we would like involved in the creation of the logo.  If interested, please contact Victoria Zarkpah at zarkpahvictoria@gmail.com or at 563-607-0104.
    (Liberia Rescue Fund International has been able to assist in different ways, but one of their main objectives is to provide school scholarships to give educational opportunities to children in the area of West Point and Monrovia, Africa.)
  • Madison Elementary is looking for 4 students on Monday, December 4th from 6pm-8pm to help backstage during our holiday concert.  Any interested student can email Stephanie Zillig at stephanie.zillig@mcsdonline.org
  • MCSD Food Service is looking for students who would be willing to volunteer at various elementary buildings to get the students through the breakfast line. Times would be 7:40-8:05 daily. Please email Alisha Eggers at alisha.eggers@mcsdonline.org if you are interested in volunteering.

** College Visits **

Interested in scheduling a college visit? Stop in the Student Services Office and see Ms. Milani.  College Visits

** 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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