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MHS Announcements – November 3, 2020

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MHS Attendance Office: 563-263-6616 or attendancemhs@mcsdonline.org – available 24 hours

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  • LifeTouch Pictures Have Arrived!  Students that ordered pictures from Lifetouch Picture Day on  Sept. 29th can pick them up in Student Services before school, passing time, lunch time, or after school until 3:45pm.  Reminder that Picture Retake Day is on Nov 10th!
  • University of Iowa is holding a virtual visit on Nov. 5th during Muskie Time. If you would like to attend the virtual visit, please let Allie Meineke and/or Kris Meeker in Student Services know or email us at allie.meineke@mcsdonline.org or kris.meeker@mcsdonline.org.
  • 2020 Minority Student Medical Virtual Career Fair: Friday, Nov. 20, 2020 11 a.m.-4 p.m.  This is for any students interested in medical careers and is open to high school and community college students.  The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine will be participating in this fair.
    MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION aamc.org/medicalcareerfairvirtual20
  • Check out the ** Sports Information** section below for all winter sports sign-ups, meetings, and information!
  • Check out the ** Fundraising ** section below for fundraisers currently happening!
  • TONIGHT @ 4PM! Interested in the Vet Tech program at Muscatine Community College?
    Please join our Virtual Vet Tech Visit Day Tuesday November 3rd at 4 pm.  See Zoom invite below.

        • Topic: Vet Tech Visit
        • Time: Nov 3, 2020 04:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
        • Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/96239618719
        • Meeting ID: 962 3961 8719
        • Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/aEcc0IFmf
        • For additional information, please contact the advisor and program recruiter, Erica Petersen, MCC Student Services, Phone: 563-288-6029 | Call/Text: 563-316-2531 |
          Email: ejpetersen@eicc.edu
  • DUE NOV. 5th! Senior Boys: It is that time of year to sign up to participate in our charity Mr. Muscatine Pageant! This is a great way to interact with your student body and raise money for Student Council’s annual Hunger Drive!  Please print out the form (or pick up  the form at the Attendance Center), fill out, and return to Ms. Heimerdinger (room 11-028) NO LATER THAN THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5TH by the end of the day, if you wish to participate. All information and requirements are mentioned on the SIGN UP FORM. Contact kenedy.heimerdinger@mcsdonline.or any questions or concerns. Sadly, if we do not get enough participants, we will not be able to have the event.  Mr. Muscatine Info
  • REMINDER – SIGN UP TODAY! On Thursday, November 5th, ICAN will provide virtual appointments to help senior families complete their FAFSA. Appointments can be made by using this link MHS Virtual FAFSA Completion Night.  Scroll down to the Muscatine High School Event scheduled for November 5th and click to choose an appointment time between 4:00-9:00 pm. Please see or contact Mrs. Hawkins (karey.hawkins@mcsdonline.org) in Student Services with questions.
  • Nov. 5th @ 4pm! CANBALL Spectators: Spectators can attend the CANBALL competition on Thursday, November 5th starting at 4:00 PM in the MHS Gym and will need to have face coverings and practice social distancing. Admission at the door is $3 or 5 canned goods. All proceeds will go to MCSA. 
  • Order your Muscatine FFA Fruit Today! Orders due November 11th! FFA Fruit Sales Flyer
    Place Virtual Orders Here: tinyurl.com/Muscatine  Fruit Arrives the Week of Dec. 7th. Pick-up is at the MHS Agriculture Ed Shop (Times/Dates on Order Form).
  • DUE NOV. 13 2020! Senior Pictures for the Yearbook – See ** Yearbook ** section below for details.
  • Muscatine FFA Weekly – Nov. 2-8, 2020: FFA Weekly
  • Muskies: If you participated in Boys’ or Girls’ Cross Country or Boys’ Golf, please complete the Participant Student Input Survey, if you did not already do so. You had previously received an email with the link in it from Mr. Ulses. If you can not find the email, please email Mr. Ulses at tom.ulses@mcsdonline.org the link will be sent to you. Volleyball players, football players and cheerleaders: you will receive an email with the link soon. Swimmers, you will receive an email with the link after your season is done. Thank you in advance everyone!
  • MHS Drama Department will present the comedy “Leaving Iowa” at 7 pm on November 6th & 7th, 2020.  At once hilarious and heartwarming, Leaving Iowa is a  wild journey down memory lane: the family road trip has never been so much fun.  There will be (limited) in person seating available in the Auditorium, as well as an option to live-stream the show at home!  All tickets and streaming passes must be purchased in advance from our new online box office: muscatinehs.booktix.com.
    If you have an activity or staff pass that you would like to use (valid only for in-person seating, not streaming passes) you must complete an order form:  Activity Pass Order Form  or  Staff Ticket Order Form    Questions?  Visit muskiedrama.wordpress.com or Contact mhsdrama@mcsdonline.org  
  • REMINDER! FREE MEALS for all kids all kids 18 (older when enrolled in school) and under.
    (USDA announced that they would be extending the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)). We will also provide a pick-up site at Central for parents, guardians or a designee (such as an older sibling) to pick up meals for multiple days for those not attending school in person, too young to attend school and weekend meals.
  • MCC Spring Semester Schedule: The Class Schedule for Spring 2021 at Muscatine Community College is now available. If you would like to discuss courses for second semester, please stop in Student Services to schedule an appointment with Mrs. Hawkins or email kris.meeker@mcsdonline.org or allie.meineke@mcsdonline.org to schedule a Google Meet.
  • Make-up Picture Day will be on November 10th for ALL students – Virtual & Hybrid starting at 7AM in the MHS Main Gym. (If this is not your scheduled day to attend, you can still come in and get your picture taken.) Please enter through the Swim entrance across from Bonnie St. parking lot if entering the building prior to 7:45AM. Please enter through the Main Entrance if entering the after 8:30AM.
    Pictures can be ordered online at mylifetouch.com using Picture Day ID: EVT73QW2J.

    Lifetouch Order Form   Order forms are also available at the Attendance Center.
  • REMINDER: Students need to log in by 9am in order to be counted Present for the day.  If you log in after 9am, an automated call will go out to your parent/guardian that you are Not Present.  In order to get this cleared, a parent/guardian must contact MHS Attendance at 563-263-6616 to excuse your absence.
  • ACT Academy Test Prep: All students have free access to the ACT Academy test prep online. The link below includes the instructions for log in whether you have or have not logged in in the past. Please contact Mrs. Hawkins with any questions.  ACT Academy Test Prep
  • Parents and Guardians: Our school utilizes the School Messenger system to deliver text messages, straight to your mobile phone with important information about events, school closings, safety alerts and more.*  You can participate in this free service* just by sending a text message of “Y” or “Yes” to our school’s short code number, 67587.  See flyer for more information.   SMS Text Opt-In Flyer.pdf
  • 2020-21 Driver’s Ed information can be obtained from the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency (MBAEA) Drivers Ed Information

** Sports Information/Athletic Forms **

  • Wrestling Team Meeting: There will be a wrestling team meeting on Thursday, November 5th at 3:45pm in the Wrestling Room.  All students interested in joining the team need to attend. Contact Coach Kane with questions at joseph.kane@mcsdonline.org
  • Muskies: If you participated in Boys’ or Girls’ Cross Country or Boys’ Golf, please complete the Participant Student Input Survey, if you did not already do so. You had previously received an email with the link in it from Mr. Ulses. If you can not find the email, please email Mr. Ulses at tom.ulses@mcsdonline.org the link will be sent to you. Volleyball players, football players and cheerleaders: you will receive an email with the link soon. Swimmers, you will receive an email with the link after your season is done. Thank you in advance everyone!
  • BBB/BBB PARENT MEETING: The Girls Basketball and Boys Basketball Player/Parent Meeting will be held next Thursday, November 5th at 7:00 PM in the MHS Main Gym. It is important that both parents AND players attend! Please report to the main gym for the first part of the meeting. We will then split into Girls’ Basketball and Boys’ Basketball sections.
  • Girls’ Basketball: “It’s almost basketball season! Muskie Girls’ Basketball will start official practice on Monday, November 9th at 3:45 PM in the Main Gym at MHS. Please make sure you have your physical and paperwork complete. Also, plan to attend the Girls Basketball Player/Parent Meeting on Thursday, November 5th at 7:00 PM in the Main Gym at MHS. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Orvis, Ms. Hansen, or Mr. Lopez. Let’s GO!”
  • MHS Girls’ Softball Parent/Player Meeting: There will be a Parent/ Player Meeting on Nov. 8 from 5 – 6:30pm in the MHS Commons for anyone in grades 8 – 12 that is planning on playing high school softball. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Hopkins at HopkinsS@hnicorp.com
  • Boys’ and Girls’ Bowling: Any boys or girls interested in going out for bowling this winter, please use the following link below to sign up.  https://forms.gle/siNvMDbK4f4QggCg9
    If you have any questions, please email mindy.stoltzfus@mcsdonline.org or stop in Rm 11-002.
  • 9th Grade Boys: Please use the link below to sign up for 9th grade Boys’ Basketball. https://forms.gle/Y1Se2rH4Y9fkPsWj7
  • Any boys interested in trying out for basketball this winter, please contact Coach Windham either through email, john.windham@mcsdonline.org or stopping by Room 23-007 in the Business/ForeignLanguage wing.
  • Winter Cheerleading Tryouts: Tryouts for winter cheerleading will be held on November 7th. Tryout packets can be picked up at the Attendance Office. 
  • New Spectator Guidelines for MHS Home events:  Spectator Guidelines for MHS Home Events
    Game Day Tickets will now be required for MHS Home events.
  • Visit MHS Official Activities Site for updates to schedules, rosters & directions.
  • Follow @MuskieAD on Twitter for MHS activities & athletic updates and information.
  • Athletic Forms: Parent Permission Form    Concussion Form     Physical Form

** Yearbook Information **

  • DUE NOV. 13th, 2020! Senior Pictures for the Yearbook
    Senior pictures will only be accepted by submitting them to the
    Josten’s website
    If your photographer wants to submit your picture for you, it is up to you to talk to the photographer and tell them the process. Photos received after this date cannot be guaranteed a place in the Yearbook. If a senior picture is not provided, the school picture will be used.
    To submit your picture, follow these steps:
    Go to
    www.images.jostens.com
    The user id is: 415484025
    Choose the file you want to upload, it needs to be a jif or jpeg format.
    You then need to enter your email, your full first name and last name then save.
    Complete details:
    Senior Yearbook Picture Information
  • FINAL DATE TO ORDER IS FEB. 25, 2021! 2020-21 Yearbooks Orders:  $56 per yearbook. Payment can be made at the MHS Attendance Center, online using InTouch, or by mail. Complete details: 2020-21 Yearbook Order Details
  • 2019-20 Yearbooks: If you purchased a 2019-20 yearbook, you can pick it up at the Attendance Center.
  • Did you or someone you know attend Muscatine High School during the 2012 through 2015 school years? If so, this is your chance to purchase a yearbook that reflects those school years and memories! Each yearbook is $20 until sold out. All proceeds go back into the Yearbook Club to purchase new equipment and expand the program for students. To purchase, call the Activities Office at Muscatine High School at (563) 263-6141 and ask for Mindy. 

** Scholarships **

** Forms **

  • Online Transcript Request Form:  Muscatine High School Transcript Request Form
  • Use the BookDash Order Form to request books & get more information from the BookDash Flyer
  • Vehicle Registration Form/Parking Tags: If you are a new driver to MHS and do not have an MHS Parking Tag, you will need to pick up & complete a Vehicle Registration Form. Stop in Student Services during the first week of school to pick up the form or print out and return completed Vehicle Registration Form during the first week of school.  Students that have a parking tag from last year will continue to use that parking tag. If you no longer have the parking tag, please stop in the Student Services office.
  • DOT Minor School License Form  DOT Minor School License Form
    Forms can be picked up and returned to Mrs. Borde in the Principal’s office (Room 11-001). Instructions: Please complete Sections 1 and 3. (Leave Section 2 blank). 

** Silver Cord Opportunities/Volunteer Opportunities **

  • The Food & Nutrition Department is providing a free meal pick up service at Central Middle School on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday for families in our community. We need help packing meals and carrying boxes and bags to cars.  Please email schoolmeals@mcsdonline.org for details.
  • Silver Cord Program:  Students recording hours of volunteer service during their years at MHS will be awarded a Silver Cord to wear at graduation. In order for volunteer hours to count towards a Silver Cord, students must complete the online form to verify. Silver Cord Form
    Service qualifies for Silver Cord recognition if:

    • The student is not paid for the service
    • The student does not receive credit for the service.
    • The service is not for the purpose of fundraising for a group/activity/team that the student participates in.
      *140 hours are required for students in the Class of 2021, 2022 and 2023.
      *160 hours are required for students graduating in the Class of 2024.

** Fundraisers **

  • Orders due November 11th! Order your Muscatine FFA Fruit Today!:  FFA Fruit Sales Flyer
    Place Virtual Orders Here: tinyurl.com/Muscatine  Fruit Arrives the Week of Dec. 7th. Pick-up is at the MHS Agriculture Ed Shop (Times/Dates on Order Form).
  • 2nd Annual Muscatine High School Baseball Mattress Fundraiser: The Muscatine High School Baseball Program is excited to announce they will be hosting a one-day Mattress event on Saturday, November 21st, from 10am – 5pm in the VanHecke Center. There will be 30+ different styles of beds on display for customers to try.  The brand name mattresses are made to order, have full factory warranties, are available in all sizes, and are priced below retail.  In addition to beds, there will also be luxury pillows, sheets and even adjustable power bases!! Delivery and financing are available.
    Muscatine High School Baseball Fundraiser
  • Muskie Store is Open! The district has partnered with Phelps Custom Apparel to offer our staff, families, and community Muskie Apparel! This online store does not close meaning that it remains open for all of your Muskie clothing needs throughout the year.
    Go to: Phelps Muskie Store and check it out!
  • Jostens Muskie School Store:  Do you want Muskie Spirit Wear/Accessories or to give as a gift?
    Visit 
    Jostens Muskie School Store
    SAVE10 – $10.00 off all products, minimum purchase of $75
    SSOFF10 – 10% off all products

** Keep informed on what is going on at MHS! **

Activities/Athletics: RSchool Today
Announcements: MHS News
Facebook: MHS Facebook Page
Twitter: @Muscatine HS

@MuskieAD
@MuskieStuCo
@MuskieThemes
Instagram: @Muscatine HS
Snapchat: Muscatine HS
Student Handbook: MCSD Student Handbk
Curriculum Guide: 2020-21 Curriculum Guide

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