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MHS Announcements – November 6, 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.

  • National Key Club Week: Key Club is a student organization all about focusing on service projects and supporting causes in our community. This week (November 6th‐November 10th) we are celebrating National Key Club Week. We would love if you would come to one of the Key Club meetings and see what it’s all about. Our next meetings are Friday, November 17th, and Friday, December 1st at 7:30 am in the Library Cafe.
  • Winter Cheerleading Meeting: If anyone is interested in winter cheerleading for basketball or wrestling, we will be holding an informational meeting Monday, November 6 in the Cafeteria at 6:30 pm. Please contact Ashley Sink at muskiecheercoach@gmail.com if you have any questions.
  • Boys’ Basketball Open Gym: There will be open gym this week on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 7-8:30 pm.
  • Wrestling Team Meeting will be held on Thursday, November 9th at 3:45 pm in wrestling room for all students planning to wrestle this season.
  • Muskie Baseball Players-Cookie Dough Fundraiser: Just a reminder to all Muskie Baseball players participating in the cookie dough fundraiser that money will be collected on
    Monday, November 13 at 6:30 pm at Jefferson Elementary. More info regarding the expected delivery date of cookie dough/cheesecake will be given at that time. If you did not attend the fundraising meeting but would like to participate, you can pick up a cookie dough/cheesecake form in the AD’s office(rm 11-005). Also, those players that sell at least 20 items will be rewarded with a Muskie Baseball cage jacket. If you received a cage jacket last year, you can choose another item from our baseball store of equal value. If you have any questions, please contact edwin.colon@mcsdonline.org.
  • New Scholarships: See Scholarship section below. (Jan & June 2018)
  • Key Club Blood Drive: Any MHS Students or Staff interested in donating blood on Monday, November 13th 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 this blood drive ‐‐all donors need to have a scheduled time between 8:30am-1:30 pm.
  • 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.
  • Senior Pictures Uploaded to Yearbook Website Deadline is Nov. 17  Senior Picture Form
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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. 17: Senior Pictures Due – Uploaded to Yearbook Website  Senior Picture Form
  • 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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