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MHS Announcements – November 28, 2017

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  • Students of Active Prayer (SOAP) will meet this week from 7:30 – 9:00 @2726 Brookview Road.
  • SPRING MUSICAL AUDITIONS: Auditions for the MHS Drama Department’s spring production of CURTAINS will be held next Tuesday, 11/28 and Wednesday, 11/29. Curtains is a musical comedy mystery with a large ensemble cast. Any student interested in auditioning for the show should follow instructions found in the following document: Spring Musical InformationInformation is also available at the drama website: muskiedrama.wordpress.com  Questions? Contact Mrs. Mauck: rene.mauck@mcsdonline.org
  • New Scholarships Added: See Scholarships section below.
  • 1st Semester Final Dates
    Dec. 19 – Finals for 1st, 3rd, 5th period classes
    Dec. 20 – Finals for 2nd, 4th, 6th period classes
    Dec. 21 – Finals for 7th hour class and make-ups (2-hr Early Out)
  • Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Scholarship Opportunity:
    2018 U.S. Army-Pro Football Hall of Fame Award for Excellence recognizes student-athletes who not only excel athletically and academically, but they are leaders in their communities.
    Award for Excellence Overview/Criteria: 2018 Award for Excellence Overview
    Award for Excellence Nomination Form: 2018 Award for Excellence Nominations Form
    Deadline is January 12, 2018
  • New Silver Cord Opportunity: See Silver Cord Section below.
  • JUNIORS: The Coolidge Scholarship
    The Coolidge Scholarship is a full-ride scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study at any accredited U.S. college or university. The main criteria is academic merit. Any high school junior who plans to enroll in college in the fall of 2019 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply (unfortunately current high school seniors are not eligible to apply). The application deadline is January 24, 2018 by 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time. The scholarship is available at Coolidgescholars.org
  • OPERATION WALLACEA: Interested in an exciting opportunity that combines conservation ecology, marine biology, and traveling the world? Consider joining the expedition to South Africa, Summer 2019. The two-week trip includes African safaris, large mammal research, elephant conservation, and dive training. An informational meeting will be held on November 28th at 5 PM (Room 11-017). If you are unable to make the meeting, stop by another time to discuss more information with Mrs. Coffman!
  • Boys’ Spring Sports Conditioning: For those boys interested in keeping in shape for their spring sport. Voluntary workouts will begin Nov. 27th Monday (first day back from Thanksgiving break). We will meet in the gym foyer outside the cafeteria at 3:45 pm M-F. Please dress to run outside. If you have questions please e-mail Mr. Foxen at chris.foxen@mcsdonline.org or see him in room 11-033. If you want to become a better version of yourself the opportunity is yours.
  • Interested in a job in the Information Technology (IT) industry
    Eastern Iowa Community Colleges can help you create a pathway to a job in IT. Start by attending an upcoming information session where you can check available programs, meet their faculty and get your hands on their high-tech equipment and facilities.
    Clinton Community College- November 28
    Kahl Education Center- November 29
    Muscatine Community College- November 30
    For more information, visit: eicc.edu/itinfo
     
  • 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.
  • 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: 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.
  • 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

** Important Dates **

  • 1st Semester Final Dates:
    Dec. 19 – Finals for 1st, 3rd, 5th period classes
    Dec. 20 – Finals for 2nd, 4th, 6th period classes
    Dec. 21 – Finals for 7th hour class and make-ups (2-hr Early Out)
  • April 2:  Six Flags Senior GradNite Information (Full Payment/Permission Slips Due)  Senior GradNite at Six Flags

** Silver Cord Opportunities **

  • Volunteers are needed to help with the Muscatine Community YMCA’s Breakfast With Santa:  Saturday, December 2nd, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon, at the Muscatine Mall.  Any interested should contact me at the Y, 263-9996, or msteckel@muscatiney.org
  • 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.)
  • 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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