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MHS Announcements – October 24, 2016

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  • Parent/Teacher Walk-in Conferences
    Monday, Oct. 24 – 4:00 – 7:15 PM
    Wednesday, Oct. 26 – 4:00 – 7:15 PM
    Thursday, Oct. 27 – 1:45 – 3:45 PM (2-Hour Early Out)
  • Oct. 28 – NO SCHOOL – Conference Comp Day
  • New this year at Parent Teacher ConferencesA complimentary meal for parents will be served in the MHS Cafeteria on Oct. 24th & 26th from 4:00 – 7:15 PM (or until food is gone) – Taco Bar by Guadalajara on Oct. 24th and Pizza by Salvatore’s Ristorante on Oct. 26th.
    Aiming for Academic Success through Parental Engagement. See flyer for more details. Parent Teacher Meal Flyer – Oct. 24 & 26
  • FAFSA Fiesta Workshop – Oct. 24 – MHS Library, 4:00 – 7:00 pm  Do you have a college-bound student and need help filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)?  Work one-on-one with trained volunteers to complete the FAFSA. No appointment needed! Other dates available at various sites.  Some steps need to be completed prior to attending. Please bring noted documents. See flyer for more details.   FAFSA Workshops     FAFSA Fiesta
  • Wrestling Sign-up – All students interested in wrestling this season, please sign-up in Coach Kane’s room 242. You will also receive wrestling season information.
  • Model UN -We will have a brief meeting on Monday, October 24th at 12:30pm in Ms. Hansen’s room. All students going to the Des Moines conference should attend.
  • Girls’ Basketball – Open gym this week is on Monday and Thursday from 5:45-7:15pm in the main gym.
  • FCA – We will meet on Wednesday, October 26th over the lunch hour in Room 11-037.  Pizza will be served!
  • The Girls’ Cross Country Banquet will be held Tuesday, November 1 in the Cafeteria from 6-7:30 pm. Please bring table service and drinks. Other details to follow. All those not competing in the state meet should turn in uniforms, sweats, blue padlocks, and Nike bags to Coach Armstrong this week.
  • Class of 2017 – If you did not attend the Josten’s graduation presentation, order forms can be picked up in Student Services. Josten’s orders for graduation items will take place on October 25 from 12 – 1 PM in front of Student Services.
  • The MHS Cheer Program will be holding cheerleading tryouts for winter basketball & wrestling cheer. Practices will be 10/24 from 5-7 pm in the girls’ side upper gym and 10/27 from 5-7 pm in the Commons. Tryouts will be October 29th from 9 am to 12 pm in the MHS Gym. Tryout packets are available at the Attendance Center. Any girls and boys, with a cheer, dance, and/or tumbling background, in any grade, are encouraged to tryout! If you have questions, please contact Coach Sink at muskiecheercoach@gmail.com
  • Class of 2017 – If you did not attend the Josten’s graduation presentation, order forms can be picked up in Student Services. Josten’s orders for graduation items will take place on October 25 from 12 – 1 PM in front of Student Services.
  • The MHS Drama Department will presentPlay On!, a comedy-farce on Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5 at 7 pm in the MHS Auditorium. Tickets are $6 and are available at the door. Box office opens at 6:15. Activity and partner passes are accepted! Plan now to join us!  Play On! Poster
  • Rotary’s Youth Exchange Program Parent/Student Informational Meeting – The Muscatine Rotary Club has fantastic youth development and leadership programs available to MHS Freshman – Juniors. Ever dreamed of living abroad and immersing yourself in the culture of another country? Want to join other Iowa teens in a safe environment dedicated to embracing your individuality to build confidence and develop leadership skills? Please join us Wednesday, October 26 from 5:30 – 6:30 PM in the MHS Library to learn about Rotary’s Youth Exchange Program for the 2017-2018 and beyond school years and Rotary’s week long Youth Leadership Award program each July. These programs are truly life-changing!
  • Senior Student-Athletes – The Activities Department will hold the annual College Commitment Ceremony on April 12th from 11:45 am to 12:30 pm in MHS Auditorium. This is for all senior student-athletes who are committing to participate in athletics after high school graduation regardless of scholarship offer or previously signing a commitment letter. If you plan to attend, please email Andy Werling at andy.werling@mcsdonline.org by April 6th to receive further details. For information on National Letter of Intent, please visit http://www.nationalletter.org/index.html. For information on college eligibility and recruiting, please visit http://www.ncaa.org/student-athletes/future/eligibility-center.
  • Adult Volunteers Needed – Aligned Impact Muscatine is looking for involved members of the Muscatine Community to help families navigate the college process. By volunteering at the FAFSA Fiesta, you will be providing resources and support for populations that need it most. Your commitment will help remove barriers to college enrollment and make the college process less overwhelming.  For more information about the program, please contact: Corinna Aguirre at 563-594-6836 or at vista@unitedwaymuscatine.org  FAFSA-Volunteer Flyer
  • Parents of Seniors:  Jostens met with your student on Tuesday, October 18th to review graduation items including the needed cap and gown.  Jostens will be returning to school on Tuesday, October 25th to collect all Senior Graduation Orders.  Orders will be turned in during lunch outside of the Student Services office.  Parents are welcome.  Please do not forget the order form on Tuesday, this will be the only day that Jostens will be here to collect the orders and pass out bonus order day items.  If you have any questions, please call 1-800-JOSTENS.  The office is open 8am-7pm and customer service agents are bilingual.
  • Class of 2017 – Any senior interested in the University of Dayton, a top-tier national Catholic university in Dayton, Ohio, please see Mr. Mueller in the Student Services office as soon as possible. Muscatine High School has the opportunity to select up to five graduating seniors to be named Leadership in Service Scholarship recipients. This scholarship is worth $10,000 ($2,500 per year for four years).
  • Boys’ Basketball – Any students interested in playing basketball need to stop by room AA28 (Mr. McDonald’s room) and sign up. Tryouts will begin on Monday, November 14th.
  • Save Now, Save Later Giveaway – College Savings Plan Parent Giveaway – Parents can enter to win one of thirty $1500 saving plan deposits. Registration ends Oct. 30. Save Now Save Later Program
  • Canball Sign-up – Canball is a male only volleyball game to raise money for the Food Drive. It will be held on November 3rd starting at 4 pm. Entry fee is $3 or 5 cans of food per person on the team. A team consist of 6 players, an alternate (if desired), and a coach. The coach is not allowed to play. Entry forms with rules can be picked up at the Attendance Center. Entry forms must be submitted to Mrs. Walker in room 130 (Science wing) by 3:30 pm on October 31st. Spectators are welcome – admission is $3 or 5 cans of food.
  • Baseball Meeting – There will be a brief meeting for all baseball players at 6pm on Tuesday, November 1st in the Commons to discuss an upcoming fundraising opportunity. Please be sure that you attend.
  • Starting November 1st, there will be NO loans or charging of meals. Students who do not have money in their account or cash in hand will be offered a peanut butter sandwich and a glass of orange juice.
  • Winter Sports Participants – The first practice for winter sports will be starting the 2nd or 3rd week of November. You have to have all your forms in to participate. Stop by the Activities Office room 162 or email kathy.watson@mcsdonline.org to inquire about the forms you need.
  • Muscatine Youth Girls Basketball Trivia Night, Oct. 29   MYGBB Event Flyer
  • The MHS Cheer Program will be holding cheerleading tryouts for winter basketball & wrestling cheer. Practices will be 10/24 from 5-7 pm in the girls’ side upper gym and 10/27 from 5-7 pm in the commons. Tryouts will be October 29th from 9 am to 12 pm in the MHS Gym. Tryout packets will be available at the attendance office on October 10th. Any girls and boys, with a cheer, dance, and/or tumbling background, in any grade, are encouraged to tryout! If you have questions, please contact Coach Sink at muskiecheercoach@gmail.com
  • Young American Creative Patriotic Art Awards – Students must be in grades 9-12. Deadline to submit entries to local VFW Auxiliary is March 31, 2017. Please see attachments for Rules and Contest Application. American Creative Patriotic Art Awards Contest Application   Young American Creative Patriotic Art Awards Rules
  • VFW Voice of Democracy Essay Competition – 2016-17 Theme – “My Responsibility To America”. Student entry Deadline: Nov. 1, 2016.
    VFW Voice of Democracy Essay Competition

** Silver Cord Opportunities **

  • Salvation Army is in need of bell ringers during their Red Kettle Campaign. Bell ringing begins on Nov. 18 through Dec. 24. Inside and outside sites are available. If interested or for more information, please contact Sissy at 563-263-8272.

** Upcoming Events **  MHS Calendar Link

** Important Dates **

  • Oct. 24 – Parent/Teacher Walk-in Conferences – 4:00 – 7:15 pm
  • Oct. 24 – FAFSA Workshop – MHS Library – 4:00 – 7:00 pm
  • Oct. 25 – Class of 2020 – ASPIRE Testing
  • Oct. 25 – Graduation Orders – Outside Student Services during lunch
  • Oct. 26 – Class of 2019 – ASPIRE Testing
  • Oct. 26 – Parent/Teacher Walk-in Conferences – 4:00 – 7:15 pm
  • Oct. 26 – Rotary Youth Exchange Program Informational Meeting – MHS Library – 5:30 – 6:30 pm
  • Oct. 27 – Parent/Teacher Walk-in Conferences – 1:45 – 3:45 pm
  • Oct. 27 – 2-Hour Early Out (1:24 pm Dismissal)
  • Oct. 28 – NO SCHOOL – Conference Comp Day
  • Oct. 28 – UNI Business Day – 8:00 am to 1:30 pm  UNI Business Day Info
  • Oct. 29 – Winter Cheerleading Tryouts – MHS Gym – 9 am – 12 pm
  • Nov. 18 – Sr. Yearbook Pictures   Sr. Yearbook Pictures Info

** 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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