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MHS Announcements – October 3, 2019

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** Daily News & Information **

  • Key Club will be participating in Cardboard Overnight on Friday, October 4th.  We are raising money and awareness for MCSA. If you are willing/interested in donating money to our cause, please let Jen Keltner know! Students who are participating are asked to raise $50 and would appreciate your support!!
  • Sophomores: Class ring orders can still be placed using Jostens Jewelry Online Store or by calling 1-800-JOSTENS from 8am-7pm. Bilingual assistance is available.
  • CAPE Committee Chairs and Co-Chairs Needed: We received great response from our outreach to parents to volunteer for CAPE Committee. We are still in need for the following positions:
  • Yearbook Supplement: Everyone that purchased a yearbook from last school year also gets a supplement that sticks into the back of the book. Spring sports, prom, graduation, and the musical are included in this 16-page supplement. They will be passed out on the 2nd floor of the new wing during Muskie Time on October 4.  Please stop by and pick one up to put into your yearbook from last year. 
  • The PSAT will be given on Wednesday, October 16th at 8am. Juniors interested in participating in the National Merit Scholarship Program must take the PSAT in order to be eligible. The cost of the exam is $17 made payable to Muscatine High School at the MHS Attendance Center. Stop in Student Services after the payment is made to pick up the PSAT Study Guide. There are fifty-five (55) tests available to juniors and twenty (20) available for sophomores who wish to take it as practice. October 14th is the deadline to sign up. Please contact Mr. Mueller in Student Services with any questions.
  • CHESS CLUB: Do you enjoy playing Chess? Don’t know how but want to learn?  Join MHS Chess Club!  Meetings are on Wednesdays in Room 12-016 during Muskie Time beginning next Wednesday, October 9th.  Sign up in adaptive scheduler with Mr. Johnson; if there is no space available email me, and I will adjust and add you.
  • The Muskie Cheerleaders are going to the Iowa state championship competition at the beginning of November. The cheerleaders will be fundraising to help pay for admission fees, hotel costs, and gas. If you would like to make a donation to help get them there, please donate here: Muskie Cheer State Go Fund Me
  • FFA Apparel for Sale: Sales are open during the whole month of October. If you do not have access to the website please talk to your Ag Teacher. https://stores.inksoft.com/phelpsusa_muscatine_ffa
  • Pizza Ranch Fundraiser for Muscatine-Japan Youth Exchange Program on Wed., October 9th, from 5pm-8pm.  Come out and help support the Muscatine-Japan Youth Exchange Program earn money towards plane tickets. Last year, Japanese students visited and stayed with students in Muscatine and this year Muscatine students get to travel to Japan to stay with their Japanese friends. A portion of ALL proceeds including dine-in, delivery, and take-out will be donated to the Muscatine-Japan Youth Exchange Program.  MJYEP Pizza Ranch Fundraiser
  • Art Club meetings have been moved to Tuesday during Muskie Time in Rm 12-030. Sign up in adaptive scheduler with Mr. Slattery.
  • Staff Appreciation Night for Football is Oct. 6. Kick-off for Soph at 5pm, Varsity at 7:15pm.
  • The MAC Varsity Boys’ Golf meet has been rescheduled for Friday, Oct. 4.
  • MHS will be hosting a visiting author on Tuesday, October 8th from 8:30am-9:30am in the HS Auditorium. Jenny Moyer, author of Flashfall and Flashtide, will be speaking to students about her love of writing & her journey to becoming a published author. Any student who would like to attend needs to contact their English teacher or Mrs. Keltner in the library or at jen.keltner@mcsdonline.org. All interested students & staff are welcome!
  • Seniors: Senior parking spot due date has been pushed back to October 10th and painting will be done on Oct. 13th and 20th. Also, remember that this is the only chance you will have for the whole year to purchase a spot. If you would like your own painted and reserved parking space, make sure to pick up an application packet at the Attendance Center. Packets and money ($35) must be turned in to Ms. Heimerdinger (11-028) by Thursday, October 10th.
  • Varsity Football T-shirt orders can be picked up before school and during lunch across from the Attendance Center.
  • On October 5th, UnityPoint Health-Trinity Muscatine is having a Health Fair at our Mulberry Clinic, 1518 Mulberry Ave, with fun family activities for all ages from 9AM-12PM.   UnityPoint Health Fair
  • Parent Information Night Scheduled: The Muscatine Police Department and the Muscatine Community School District will hold a Parent Information Night on October 9th at 6:30pm at the Central Middle School Auditorium. This will be a session on school safety–what happens when threats are received, and how you as parents and the community, can help.
  • Seniors: It’s not too late to order graduation items.Orders can be placed using Jostens Graduation Online Store or by calling 1-800-JOSTENS from 8am-7pm. Bilingual assistance is available.
  • Seniors: If you are interested in applying to any one of the United States Military Academies now is the time to complete the nomination packet. The deadline for applications is October 31st. If you have questions see Mrs. Hawkins or Ms. Beran.
  • Parents and Guardians: Our school utilizes the School Messenger system to deliver text messages, straight to your mobile phone with important information about events, school closings, safety alerts and more.*  You can participate in this free service* just by sending a text message of “Y” or “Yes” to our school’s short code number, 67587.  See flyer for more information.   SMS Text Opt-In Flyer.pdf
  • Lifetouch Picture Orders:  If you would like to place an order from picture day, go to https://my.lifetouch.com/mylifetouch/#/ .  Picture Day ID is BN309002Q0.
    Picture retake day is October 30th starting at 7am in the gym.
  • Seniors: The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is an important application that prospective college students must complete to qualify for state and federal financial aid.
    • FAFSA Completion Night    FAFSA Flyer     FAFSA Checklist
    • Date & Time: Tuesday, October 8th 3:30pm-7:30pm
    • Location: Student Services
      To schedule an appointment call the Student Services Office at 563-263-6141 Etx. 1119 or email.  Appointments will be 30 minutes long starting at 3:30pm.
      kris.meeker@mcsdonline.org or allie.meineke@mcsdonline.org
  • Silver Cord Form- Google Form: The Silver Cord Form is now a google form that you submit online.  Silver Cord Form link
  • Breakfast starts at 7:30am and runs until 8:15am and is available in the Cafeteria and Library Cafe.
  • Athletic Forms:  Parent Permission Form    Concussion Form     Physical Form
  • The Muscatine Dance Team are selling Muskie M’s to be painted on driveways!
    New “M’s” are $30 and Touch Ups are $25! Contact a pom girl or Coach Ali Failor at muskiepomcoach@gmail.com
  • Driver Ed information can be obtained from the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency (MBAEA) website – https://www.mbaea.org/en/student_programs/driver_education/

** Silver Cord Opportunities/Volunteer Opportunities **

  • The MCSD Food & Nutrition Dept. is looking for MHS students to help students at elementary schools with breakfast cards & getting through the serving lines any time from 7-8am during the 2019-2020 school year. If you are interested in helping out & earning silver cord hours starting Friday 8/23, please contact Alisha Eggers at 563-263-7223 or alisha.eggers@mcsdonline.org

** Fundraisers **

** 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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Student Handbook:  MCSD Student Handbk
Curriculum Guide: 2019-20 Curriculum Guide

 

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