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MHS Announcements – October 10, 2017

Go Muskies!

Fall Bash Dance: Are you ready to glow? The Fall Bash Dance will be on Saturday, October 21st from 9-11 pm in the MHS Cafeteria. Entrance is $5 at the door. Bedeck yourselves in white and neon colors for this blacklight extravaganza! Glow sticks, necklaces, and bracelets will be sold on sight, as well. Invite all your peers to come out for a night of fun and fellowship!

Parent/Teacher Walk-in Conferences
Monday, Oct. 23 – 4:00 – 7:15 pm
Wednesday, Oct. 25 – 4:00 – 7:15 pm
Thursday, Oct. 26 – 1:45 – 3:45 pm (2-Hour Early Out)
Friday, Oct. 27 – NO SCHOOL – Teacher Conference Comp Day
Monday, Oct. 30 – NO SCHOOL – Teacher Inservice

  • Mr. Armstrong’s freshmen PE classes will meet in room 12-018 today (Tuesday).
  • Boys’ Basketball Meeting: Any students interested in playing basketball need to stop by room 11-014 (Mr. McDonald’s room) and sign up. Tryouts will begin on
    Monday, November 13th.
  • MHS Choir Concert will be on Monday, October 16th at 7 pm in the MHS Auditorium.
    MCSD staff and a guest are free with staff I.D., and we accept student activity passes.
    Adults are $4 and School-aged children are $3. One Family (Parents and All Children)
    will be admitted for no more than $10.
  • New College Visit Information: See College Visit section below.
  • #ReviewsdayTuesday Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson
    Just because her mentor is black and graduated from the same high school doesn’t mean she understands where Jade is coming from. She’s tired of being singled out as someone who needs help, someone people want to fix. Jade wants to speak, to create, to express her joys and sorrows, her pain and her hope. Maybe there are some things she could show other women about understanding the world and finding ways to be real, to make a difference. Checkout (or hold) a copy with the library staff!
  • SOAP this Thursday is at 2702 Surrey Court, 7:30-9:00 pm. Everyone is welcome.
  • New Financial Aid information in the Student Services Office:
    Financial Aid: How to Apply; Student Loan Repayment & Forgiveness; Scholarships & Grants; Planning For Our Future; and a 2017-2018 Course to College booklet
    Seniors complete your FAFSA NOW at: https://fafsa.ed.gov/
  • Boys’ Track Meeting: There will be a boys’ track meeting on Tuesday, October 10, during the first part of enrichment in Coach Rusch’s room (21-022). If you plan on or are thinking about participating in track this spring, please attend the meeting. If you have questions,
    please see or email Coach Rusch (mark.rusch@mcsdonline.org).
  • Girls’ Basketball: Open gym this week is Monday and Thursday from 5:45-7:15 pm in the main gym.
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA): We will meet on Wednesday from 12:00-12:45 pm in the Study Hall room (22-001) upstairs. There will be pizza!
  • Model UN: Permission forms for the Des Moines trip are due to Ms. Hansen by Wednesday, October 11 at 3:00 pm.
  • 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!
    Parent Meeting on October 17th @ 7:00 pm in room 12-004
  • JUNIORS – Herbert Hoover Uncommon Student Award: Up to $6,500 to be used for furthering your education will be awarded. Juniors will need to submit a project proposal and two letters of recommendation. Submit the online application which is available on the Hoover Presidential Foundation website: www.HooverPresidentialFoundation.org/grantsawards/uncommon_student.php
    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 **

  • Oct. 16: MHS Choir Concert, MHS Auditorium, 7 pm
  • Oct. 17: Iowa College Access Network, FAFSA assistance, 3-6 pm,
    schedule appt. w/ Mrs. Hawkins
  • Oct. 21: Fall Bash Dance, MHS Cafeteria, 9-11 pm, $5 at the door
  • Oct. 23: Parent/Teacher Walk-in Conferences, 4:00 – 7:15 pm
  • Oct 25: Parent/Teacher Walk-in Conferences, 4:00 – 7:15 pm
  • Oct. 26: Parent/Teacher Walk-in Conferences, 1:45 – 3:45 PM (2-Hour Early Out)
  • Oct. 27: NO SCHOOL – Teacher Conference Comp Day
  • Oct. 30: NO SCHOOL – Teacher Inservice
  • Nov. 17: Senior Pictures Due – Uploaded to Yearbook Website  Senior Picture Form

** Silver Cord Opportunities **

  • Muscatine Branching Out is looking for volunteers to help deliver pre-purchased trees on the corner of 4th and Mulberry on October 14th from 8:45 am – 12:00 pm. If interested, please contact Jeanne Johnson at jajohnso52@yahoo.com
  • Senior Resources is looking for volunteers to help run kids’ games at the Memories Start With Us Walk, Run, Ride benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association on October 14 anytime from 7:00 am – 1 pm. If interested, please contact Angela or Shannon at (563) 263-7292.
  • Youth Sports Foundation is looking for students to work the YSF concessions on Sundays. If interested, please contact Jim Miller at 563-288-2541.

** 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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