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MHS Announcements – October 24, 2017

Go Muskies!

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Muskies School Store:  Do you want Muskie Spirit Wear/Accessories or to give as a gift?
Visit SCHOOLSTORE.JOSTENS.COM and search for your school or use school number: dn138
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.

MHS Parent/Teacher Walk-in Conferences
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

TONIGHT – MHS Volleyball will continue their Regional play at Pleasant Valley High School on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 7 pm.  All Muskie fans planning to attend the Volleyball game at Pleasant Valley next Tuesday, please park in the West lot or the new East parking lot off of Scott Drive (enter PV high school through the FB Stadium).  The doors labeled “W1” and “S7” will be opened for spectators. Go Muskies!

  • MHS Drama Department presents 12 Angry Jurors – November 3rd & 4th: 12 strangers must work together to decide his fate. Is he guilty or not? Join us on November 3rd & 4th as the MHS Drama Department presents 12 Angry Jurors. Shows start at 7pm in the Auditorium at MHS. Tickets are $6, and are available at the door day of show. Box Office will open at 6:15 pm. Activity passes are accepted!
  • Girls’ State Swimming & Diving E-Tickets are on Sale for the 2017 IGHSAU State Swimming & Diving Meet.  GoFan IGHSAU website
  • No SOAP this week. Have a wonderful long weekend!
  • 2017 Football Banquet: The 2017 Football Banquet will be Sunday, November 5th at 6 pm in the Auditorium. There will deserts and refreshments in the Cafeteria following the ceremony. All players in grades 9-12 are expected to attend and dress nicely.
  • Girls’ Cross Country Equipment Return: All cross country girls not traveling to the state cross country meet should turn in all equipment this week — before school, during enrichment, or immediately after school are the best times.
  • Girls’ Cross Country Awards Banquet: The Girl’s Cross Country Awards banquet and potluck will be Thursday, November 2 in the Commons beginning at 6:07 PM. Coach Armstrong
  • #ReviewsdayTuesday Courage to Soar: a body in motion, a life in balance by Simone Biles
    There is more to Simone than the nineteen medals—fourteen of them gold—and the Olympic successes. Through years of hard work and determination, she has relied on her faith and family to stay focused and positive, while having fun competing at the highest level and doing what she loves. Here, in her own words, Simone takes you through the events, challenges, and trials that carried her from an early childhood in foster care to a coveted spot on the 2016 Olympic team.
  • MHS Boys’ Swim & Organizational Meeting: Any student interested in MHS Boys’ Swim, if you missed the 8:00 am meeting this morning, please attend the 3:30 pm meeting at the pool. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Anderson at jeanderson@machlink.com
  • 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       https://www.eicc.edu/news2/mcc-manufacturing-open-house.aspx
  • Graduation & Class Ring Orders – Oct. 25th – 4:00-7:15 pm outside Student Services: Jostens representatives will be at MHS outside Student Services on Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 4:00-7:15 pm during Parent/Teacher Conferences to take graduation and class ring orders.
  • ATTENTION – Seniors Planning to Attend MCC Next Year: MCC Financial Aid representatives will be available to provide FAFSA completion assistance during Parent Teacher Conferences. To sign up for an appointment time on Wednesday, October 25th between 4-7:00 pm, please call 263-6141 ext 1120.
    Families will need to bring their FSA IDs as well as their 2016 tax returns to the appointment.   FAFSA – Here’s What You Need Info
  • PSAT Test Reschedule Date: The PSAT reschedule date is Wed., Oct, 25 at the Administration Office – 2900 Mulberry Ave. at 8:30 am.
  • Pick-up Your Lifetouch Pictures Today!  Lifetouch pictures and proofs are in Student Services to be picked up before school, in between classes and during the lunch hour.
  • Students registered to take Driver’s Ed through the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency’s Driver Education Program: Classroom instruction will begin on Oct. 23 – Nov 12 at MHS in room 11-009 from 5:30-8:30 pm. Please bring a pencil/pen to the classes.
  • Nominate MHS Staff of the Quarter: Teachers and Support Staff play an important role in the lives of children, families, and communities. Each quarter we would like to recognize outstanding educators at Muscatine High School and highlight her/his achievements. The Muscatine High School Staff of the Quarter award has been established to recognize outstanding people for their dedication, professionalism and work in the classroom. Those selected can be nominated by students, parents, administrators, community members and colleagues. Due October 25.   Nominate MHS Staff of the Quarter Criteria/Information
  • 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.)
  • 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.
  • Wrestling Sign-up: Any students interested in Wrestling need to stop by room 12-015 (Coach Kane’s room) and sign up. Go Muskies!
  • 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
  • Freezin’ for a Reason! Saturday, October 28, 2017, West Lake Park Beach
    For more information or to register, please visit www.soiowa.org/plunge or call 515-986-5520.
  • 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 **

  • 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
  • April 2:  Six Flags Senior GradNite Information (Full Payment/Permission Slips Due)  Senior GradNite at Six Flags

** 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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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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