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MHS Announcements – November 3, 2017

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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.

TONIGHT & SAT NIGHT – MHS Drama Department presents 12 Angry Jurors: 12 strangers must work together to decide his fate. Is he guilty or not? Join us on November 3rd & 4th as the MHS Drama Department presents 12 Angry Jurors. Shows start at 7 pm in the Auditorium at MHS. Tickets are $6 and are available at the door day of show. Box Office will open at 6:15 pm. Activity passes are accepted!

  • Iowa Assessments will be given to all 9th, 10th and 11th grade students on Tuesday, November 7th and Wednesday, November 8th.  We will run a late start schedule for classes on those days with the tests being given in the morning before the schedule begins. 12th grade students will not need to report to school until 10:22 am on Nov. 7 & 8th.
    On Monday, November 6th all teachers will be asked to give the 30-minute tryout test in their 3rd period class as well.
  • 2017 Football Banquet: The 2017 Football Banquet will be Sunday, November 5th at 6 pm in the Auditorium. There will be desserts and refreshments in the Cafeteria following the ceremony. All players in grades 9-12 are expected to attend and dress nicely.
  • Senior Pictures Uploaded to Yearbook Website by Nov. 17  Senior Picture Form
  • New Scholarship: See Scholarships section below. (Nov. 2017)
  • The Canned Food Drive begins this Friday, November 3rd 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 the Muskie Locker (room 23-005) 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.
  • FFA Meeting: There will be an FFA meeting on Thursday during enrichment.
  • Model UN: There will be a meeting on Friday, November 3rd at 12:00 pm in Ms. Hansen’s room for all 10th-12th graders interested in attending the Chicago conference.
  • Girls’ Basketball: Practice begins on Monday, November 6th at 3:45 pm in the main gym.
    Please make sure your physicals and forms are turned in to the Athletic Office.
  • Boys’ Basketball Parent/Player Meeting: There will be a boys’ basketball parent and player meeting at 6 pm in the Cafeteria on Tuesday, November 7th.
  • Boys’ Basketball: There will be open gyms next Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 7-8:30 pm.
  • Boys’ Soccer Open Gym in the Main & Upper Gyms, Sun., Nov. 5 from 2-4 pm.
  • Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences Open House
    Tuesday, November 14 from 4:00-6:00 PM
    Personal campus tours, meet with faculty and staff and learn about employment
    RSVP: www.trinitycollegeqc.edu
  • University of Wisconsin Platteville Department of Performing & Visual Arts- Music Admission and Scholarship Auditions
    Accepting applications for studies in:
    Bachelor of Arts in Music Education: instrumental, choral, and general emphasis
    Bachelor of Arts in Music: instrumental or vocal emphasis
    Music minor: instrumental or vocal emphasis
    Audition Dates: Friday, February 9; Sunday, March 4; and Saturday, March 17, 2018
    Application form (with one to two letters of recommendation) and audition sign-up: www.uwplatt.edu/music/admission-and-scholarship-auditions
    Please stop in the Student Services Office for more information
  • Seniors (18 and older):
    On November 11th is the BERG 2017 Career Information Day. This day is to bring awareness of the career opportunities that are available within the Quad Cities Community. The event will focus on two major paths of careers: professions and skill trades. The intent is to provide an environment such that a high school student or young adult can gain a firm understanding of what is required to successfully enter the workforce. Stop in the Student Services Office and ask Mrs. Hawkins or Ms. Milani for more details.
  • Free Wellness Screening at MCSA, Sat. Nov. 11, 10:30 am-12:30 pm  Free Wellness Checkup Info
  • The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards will grant two Iowa honorees $1,000, a medallion, and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.
    The application is available at http://spirit.prudential.com and www.nassp.org/spirit       Due: November 7, 2017
  • Interested in helping others? Interested in travel? Not doing anything for Spring Break 2018?  See Ms. Mohapp about an alternate spring break trip to Ecuador! Deadline is March 15, 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/

** Important Dates **

  • Nov. 3: MHS Drama Department presents 12 Angry Jurors, MHS Auditorium, 7 pm
  • Nov. 4: MHS Drama Department presents 12 Angry Jurors, MHS Auditorium, 7 pm
  • Nov. 17: Senior Pictures Due – Uploaded to Yearbook Website  Senior Picture Form
  • 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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