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MHS Announcements – October 25, 2018

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Adaptive Scheduler Informational Video   https://youtu.be/UA-78PWDn60

** Daily News & Information **

  • 2 Hour Early Out @ 1:31pm  – Thursday, October 25
  • Parent Teacher Conferences (Walk-in)
    Thurs., Oct. 25th, 1:45-3:45pm
  • Sophomore & Varsity Football Equipment Return will take place today, Oct. 25, after school.
  • Upward Bound will still have an after school meeting on Oct. 25th as soon as school gets out. The meeting will be an hour long and will be held in the 1st floor new wing settee area.
  • Driver’s Ed: There will be Driver’s Ed classroom sessions on Thursday, Oct. 25th and Monday, Oct. 29th from 5:30 – 8:30pm.
  • NO SCHOOL – Friday, Oct. 26 (Conf. Comp Day)
  • NO SCHOOL – Monday, Oct. 29 –  (Teacher In-Service)
  • Senior Boys: Mr. Muscatine forms can be picked up at the Attendance Center. Forms need to be turned in to Mrs. Walsh in Rm 12-008 by end of school day on October 30th.
    Note: Tickets for Mr. Muscatine will NOT go on sale until the week of Nov. 12th.
  • Boys’ and Girls’ Bowling will have their first practice on Nov. 6th @ 4pm at Rose Bowl Lanes.
  • Key Club Blood Drive: Any MHS Students & Staff interested in donating blood for the Key Club Blood Drive on Monday, Nov. 5th needs to sign up with a Key Club member or email Mrs. Keltner at jen.keltner@mcsdonline.org.
  • Football Banquet: The Player/Parent Football Banquet will take place on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 6pm in the MHS Auditorium.
  • Students:  If you signed up to take the ACT test at Muscatine High School this Saturday, the test will take place in Room 11-009.  Please enter through the Main Entrance doors.
  • New Scholarship Added: See Scholarship section below (January & February 2019).
  • Girls’ Basketball: Open gym on Thursday will be from 4:00-5:30pm in the main gym.
  • New Silver Cord Opportunity: See Silver Cord section below.
  • Interested in Cosmetology? Attend “A Day Behind the Chair” at The Salon Professional Academy in Iowa City. You’ll walk in the shoes of our current students, meet our educators, and have a hands on experience while trying on the life of a cosmetology student!  A Day Behind The Chair Info
    • A Day Behind the Chair
    • Wednesday, November 7,  1:30-4:30 pm
    • The Salon Professional Academy- 1550 S 1st Ave, Iowa City
    • Join us for an exclusive day of learning & fun with our students!  Free pedicures, skin analysis, mannequin styling, light refreshments, and learning.  Space is limited and a reservation is required. Call or text 312-730-3483 to reserve your spot.
  • Juniors & Sophomores-University of Iowa Health Care Tour Day: The University of Iowa Health Care tour days are open to juniors and sophomores interested in pursuing a career in the healthcare field. Students will engage in interactive tours and experiences throughout the University of Iowa Health Care campus including the UI Carver College of Medicine and the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. These visits may include simulations, career exploration and learning STEM education principles. Lunches will be provided.
    Sign-up at the Student Services offices.  Deadline: Friday, November 2nd.
  • MHS Canvases for Sale: We are in the process of updating canvas pictures that are displayed throughout Muscatine High School. Certain canvases are available for purchase based on Administration approval for $65. If you are interested in a specific canvas, please contact Doreen Borde in the Principal’s office by email at doreen.borde@mcsdonline.org or by calling 263-6141 ext. 1116. It would be helpful if you could provide a snapshot of the canvas and name(s) of subject on the canvas, as well as, where the canvas is displayed (Commons/Gym area, Auditorium, Ag, Science, etc.).  You will be notified if the canvas you are requesting is available and when to pick up.
  • The next session of Driver’s Ed (Oct. 22 – Nov. 11) will take place in room 11-009. Classroom sessions are Monday through Thursday 5:30 – 8:30pm.  Please bring a pen or pencil to class. Driving lessons are after school and weekends. Please refer to the information you received from AEA as to when your driving lessons are.
  • REMINDER Elite Sports apparel orders can be picked up in the Athletics Office – see Mrs. Meineke.
  • Yearbook Supplements can be picked up at the Attendance Center. This is a 16 page supplement which includes the musical, spring sports, summer sports, prom, and graduation.
  • Student Parking Tags: In order to park on school grounds at MHS, it is required that you purchase and display a parking tag. Parking tags may be purchased at the Attendance Office after presenting a completed “MHS Vehicle Registration” form. The cost is $25.00.  Failure to purchase and display a parking tag will result in a $5 fine for each offense.
  • Seniors: Create your FSA ID for your FAFSA: https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm
    The FAFSA form is available – create your FSA ID.
  • Seniors: FAFSA Completion Night FAFSA Checklist
    Date & Time: Tuesday, October 30th 3:30pm-7:30pm
    Location: Student Services
    To schedule an appointment, visit/call the Student Services Office @ 263-6141 ext. 1119 or email kris.meeker@mcsdonline.org or lori.hubbard@mcsdonline.org
    Appointments will be 30 minutes long starting at 3:30pm.
  • The 2019-2020 FAFSA is available. For those interested in attending Iowa or Iowa State the filing deadline for priority consideration is December 1, 2018. If interested in attending the University of Northern Iowa the application should be submitted by January 15, 2019.  For questions and FAFSA assistance contact Jennifer Zamora via email at jennifer.zamora@mcsdonline.org
  • Seniors: Senior Photos for the yearbook are due by November 16th.
  • Career Exploring Programs for this Fall:
    John Deere Program      John Deere Application     Genesis Career Program
  • MHS Bell Schedules (Daily, Late State, Early Release):  2018 -19 Daily Bell Schedules
  • Driver Ed information can be obtained from the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency (MBAEA) website – https://www.mbaea.org/en/student_programs/driver_education/

** Fundraisers**

  • The Muscatine-Japan Youth Exchange Program is selling wreaths/holiday decorations as a fundraiser now through October 24th. Attached are pictures of items we are selling. If you are interested in supporting this non-profit organization or would like to know more about our organization, please Heather Clark at heather.clark@mcsdonline.org
    MJYEP Wreath Fundraiser
  • Muskies School Store: Do you want Muskie Spirit Wear/Accessories or to give as a gift. A portion of sales comes back to MHS! $10 discount coupons available! Contact Doreen at doreen.borde@mcsdonline.org for discount.
    Visit Muscatine High School Muskies Custom Apparel

** Silver Cord Opportunities **

  • The Y is looking for volunteers for their basketball and soccer youth sports programs. Depending on your knowledge, volunteers can coach, referee or run scoreboard. Contact Brandon VanZandt 563-263-9996 or email at bvanzandt@muscatiney.org
  • Meals on Wheels Volunteers Needed: Deliver Meals for Seniors Saturdays & holidays. Meals are picked up at Trinity. It takes about an hour to deliver a route. A route consists of delivering 8- 10 meals. Training is provided by riding along with current volunteers to learn route. A valid driver’s license (or a licensed driver to transport you) is required. Please contact Shannon Abel at Senior Resources today at (563) 263-7292 if interested.
  • Food Service is looking for MHS students to help other students with breakfast cards & getting through the serving lines at elementary schools. Especially, Jefferson, McKinley, Franklin & Madison! Please contact Alisha Eggers at 563-263-7223 or alisha.eggers@mcsdonline.org

** 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

2018-19 Curriculum Guide:   2018-19 Curriculum Guide

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