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MHS Announcements – October 17, 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

  • MHS Boys’ Swim & Organizational Meeting: Any student interested in MHS Boys’ Swim, please attend the swim meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 24th at 8:00 am at the pool.
    If you cannot make the 8:00 am meeting, there will also be a 3:30 pm meeting at the pool
    on Oct. 24th. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Anderson at jeanderson@machlink.com
  • Softball Meeting: There will be a Softball Meeting on Thursday, Oct. 19 during Enrichment in room 11-022 for all girls planning to play high school softball this year. If you cannot attend the meeting, please see contact Coach Stoltzfus at jason.stoltzfus@mcsdonline.org.
  • Boys’ Cross Country Equipment Return: Please come after school on Wed., Oct 18th or Wed., Nov. 1st to hand in all XC gear. We will be right outside the wrestling room on the
    girls’ locker room side of the gym. Please contact Mr. Foxen with any questions.
  • #ReviewsdayTuesday Field & Stream’s Guide to Outdoor Survival by T. Edward Nickens
    With practical advice for survival situations from the relatively likely (such as needing to build a fire in the rain) to the extreme (skin and cook a snake) to the just plain awesome (make a blowgun), this book could save your life, as well as providing a fascinating armchair read. Checkout (or hold) a copy with the library staff!
  • Seniors: Interested in a job at Fastenal?
    Position Information: https://careers.fastenal.com/details/299358
    Application: https://careers.fastenal.com/application/299358
  • 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 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards is looking for Iowa’s top youth volunteers of the year. Students in grade 5-12 are invited to apply if they have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service within the past 12 months. The application is available at http://spirit.prudential.com and www.nassp.org/spirit
    Due: November 7, 2017
  • MCC Manufacturing Month Open House will be held on Thursday, October 26, 2017,
    from
    4 to 6 p.m. at the Muscatine Community College Muscatine Industrial Technology Center, 152 Colorado St, Muscatine, IA. The Open House is designed for future students, families and community members interested in earning degrees in Welding or Engineering Technology.   MCC Manufacturing Month Open House Information
  • MHS Band Spooktacular Concert will be on Tuesday, October 17th @ 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. Passes will be accepted.
  • Canball Sign-up: Canball Sign-up forms can be picked up at the Attendance Center.
    The event will take place on Nov. 2 beginning at 4 pm in the MHS Gym and is open to the public. Player & Spectator entrance fee is $3 or 5 canned goods. Sign-up forms are due
    Oct. 31 by 3:30 pm to Mrs. Walsh in rm 12-008 in the Science Wing. (Canball is volleyball for guys. A team consists of 6 male players and can have 2 alternates and a captain.)
  • Seniors: Jostens reps will be taking Graduation item orders/payments on Oct. 17th during the lunch hour in front of Student Services.  If you did not receive an ordering packet, please stop in Student Services to pick one up.
  • Juniors & Seniors – Police Mentoring: Stop in and sign up for Police Mentoring in
    room 11-003 with Officer Conard. It will be a first come first serve basis.
    All requests that have already been made will be honored.
  • Environmental Club will be meeting Tuesday, 10/17/17, at 12:30 in rm 12-005.
  • New College Visit Information – see College Visit section below.
  • Muskies School Store: Do you need Muskie Spirit Wear/Accessories or to give as a gift?  Visit SCHOOLSTORE.JOSTENS.COM and search for your school or use school number: dn138  If you would like a $10 gift card (expires 11-24-17) toward a purchase, please see Mrs. Borde in the principal’s office – room 11-001.
  • New Silver Cord Opportunity: See Silver Cord section below.
  • Seniors: Due to our overwhelming response for support, we have extended our offerings for Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Completion appointments on Tuesday, October 17th.  If senior families would like to schedule an appointment for help with FAFSA, please call MHS Student Services at 263-6141 ext. 1120 or email kris.meeker@mcsdonline.org or lori.hubbard@mcsdonline.org.
  • Wrestling Sign-up: Any students interested in Wrestling need to stop by room 12-015 (Coach Kane’s room) and sign up. Go Muskies!
  • Seniors: Six Flags GradNite Information/Permission Slip    Senior GradNite at Six Flags
  • New Scholarship: See Scholarship section below. (March 2018)
  • The All Kinds of People Club (AKOP) will meet every Tuesday and Thursday in the Library from 3:30 to 5:30 pm. If you have any questions see Noah McGowan, Felix Schmidt, or Ben Johns.
  • Freezin’ for a Reason! Saturday, October 28, 2017, West Lake Park Beach
    Take the Plunge for a chance to receive a $500 college scholarship. For every 25 students* (high school or college) that register and raise the minimum $75 each, a $500 scholarship will be awarded. (Each student that raises the $75 minimum will be placed in the drawing for the $500 scholarship. *One $500 scholarship awarded per student/faculty.)
    For more information or to register, please visit www.soiowa.org/plunge
    or call 515-986-5520.
  • Boys’ Basketball Sign-up: 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.
  • 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/
  • 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. 17: Iowa College Access Network, FAFSA assistance, 3-6 pm,
    schedule appt. w/ Mrs. Hawkins
  • Oct. 17: MHS Band Spooktacular Concert, MHS Auditorium, 7 pm
  • 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. 2: Canball, MHS Gym, 4 pm
  • Nov. 17: Senior Pictures Due – Uploaded to Yearbook Website  Senior Picture Form

** Silver Cord Opportunities **

  • 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

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

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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

  • Environmental Club will be meeting Tuesday, 10/17/17, at 12:30 in rm 12-005.
  • New College Visit Information – see College Visit section below.
  • 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.
  • MHS Band Spooktacular Concert will be on Tuesday, October 17th @ 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. Passes will be accepted.
  • Canball Sign-up: Canball Sign-up forms can be picked up at the Attendance Center.
    The event will take place on Nov. 2 beginning at 4 pm in the MHS Gym and is open to the public. Player & Spectator entrance fee is $3 or 5 canned goods. Sign-up forms are due
    Oct. 31 by 3:30 pm to Mrs. Walsh in rm 12-008 in the Science Wing. (Canball is volleyball for guys. A team consists of 6 male players and can have 2 alternates and a captain.)
  • Seniors: Jostens reps will be taking Graduation item orders/payments on Oct. 17th during the lunch hour in front of Student Services.  If you did not receive an ordering packet, please stop in Student Services to pick one up.
  • Muskies School Store: Do you need Muskie Spirit Wear/Accessories or to give as a gift?  Visit SCHOOLSTORE.JOSTENS.COM and search for your school or use school number: dn138  If you would like a $10 gift card (expires 11-24-17) toward a purchase, please see Mrs. Borde in the principal’s office – room 11-001.
  • New Silver Cord Opportunity: See Silver Cord section below.
  • Seniors: Due to our overwhelming response for support, we have extended our offerings for Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Completion appointments on Tuesday, October 17th.  If senior families would like to schedule an appointment for help with FAFSA, please call MHS Student Services at 263-6141 ext. 1120 or email kris.meeker@mcsdonline.org or lori.hubbard@mcsdonline.org.
  • Wrestling Sign-up: Any students interested in Wrestling need to stop by room 12-015 (Coach Kane’s room) and sign up. Go Muskies!
  • Seniors: Six Flags GradNite Information/Permission Slip    Senior GradNite at Six Flags
  • New Scholarship: See Scholarship section below. (March 2018)
  • The All Kinds of People Club (AKOP) will meet every Tuesday and Thursday in the Library from 3:30 to 5:30 pm. If you have any questions see Noah McGowan, Felix Schmidt, or Ben Johns.
  • Seniors – Police Mentoring: Stop down and sign up for Police Mentoring in room 11-003 with Officer Conard. It will be a first come first serve basis. All requests that have already been made will be honored.
  • Freezin’ for a Reason! Saturday, October 28, 2017, West Lake Park Beach.
    Take the Plunge for a chance to receive a $500 college scholarship. For every 25 students* (high school or college) that register and raise the minimum $75 each, a $500 scholarship will be awarded. (Each student that raises the $75 minimum will be placed in the drawing for the $500 scholarship. *One $500 scholarship awarded per student/faculty.)
    For more information or to register, please visit www.soiowa.org/plunge
    or call 515-986-5520.
  • Boys’ Basketball Sign-up: 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.
  • 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/
  • 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. 17: MHS Band Spooktacular Concert, MHS Auditorium, 7 pm
  • 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. 2: Canball, MHS Gym, 4 pm
  • Nov. 17: Senior Pictures Due – Uploaded to Yearbook Website  Senior Picture Form

** Silver Cord Opportunities **

  • 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.
  • 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

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

Sign up to receive MHS Announcements on the MHS Homepage @ http://www.muscatine.k12.ia.us/mhs/updates, or under the “Stay Informed” section, select the “Click Here” link, enter your email address and follow the directions on the subsequent screens. (Make sure you verify your subscription by selecting the verification link in the email you receive from Feedburner. The verification will be sent to the email you entered on the subscription screen.)

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