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MHS Announcements – October 5, 2020

** Daily News & Information ** Home of the Muskies! 

MHS Attendance Office: 563-263-6616 or attendancemhs@mcsdonline.org – available 24 hours

Announcements in Green – New
Announcements in Blue – Previous Day
Announcements in Black – 2 or more days old (per request)

** Daily News & Information **

A_B Hybrid Calendar

2020-21 Bell Schedules

  • 10th Grade Students – Class Ring presentation will be on Oct. 5 & 6 during Muskie Time in the Auditorium.
    Jostens has mailed home a Class Ring Design Packet to each 10th grade student. Orders are due online or by dropping off completed order forms to the MHS Student Services office by October 20th.  Don’t miss out on the tradition or on your free gift with purchase. Please click on the link below for more information on how to design and order your class ring.
     
    Class Ring Presentation
  • MCSA Color and Carve Pumpkin Contest  Color and Carve Pumpkin Contest Details
    Open October 15 – October 29, $5 Entry Fee
    Register online at mcsaiowa.org/pumpkin-contest
    Age Categories: 6 & Under, 7-12 Years Old, 13-17 Years Old, 18 & Over
  • Senior Night for Girls’ Swim will take place on Tuesday, October 6 at MHS Carver Pool vs PV.
  • 12th Grade Students: Jostens will present Graduation item information on Wed., Oct. 7, and Thursday, Oct. 8 during Muskie Time in the Auditorium.  The information will also be emailed to all 12th grade students (Virtual & Hybrid) and their families on Oct. 8th.
  • Deadline for Senior Row Parking Spots is October 7th! MHS senior student drivers will have the opportunity to paint/personalize a parking space on campus within “Senior Row!”
    The paint/personalized parking spaces will be $35 and the parking spot will be theirs during school hours. If interested, please pick up an MHS Parking Spot Application at the Attendance Center.
  • Silver Cord Opportunity: The Food & Nutrition Department is providing a free meal pick up service at Central Middle School on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday for families in our community. We need help packing meals and carrying boxes and bags to cars.  Please email schoolmeals@mcsdonline.org for details.
  • Library overdue notices are now being sent to student and parent/guardian emails. Reminder that the library does NOT charge a fine for overdue materials, but students will be charged for lost or damaged books. All overdue/lost library books, textbooks, or resources can be returned to the MHS Library. Thank you!
  • September MHS Today!  Click on the link to check out September’s Edition of MHS Today!
  • Carnival After Prom Extravaganza (CAPE) Committee Chairs/Co-Chairs Needed: We are looking for several parents to fill out our CAPE Committee for this year. Being on the committee requires a commitment of a few meetings, usually in the winter/spring, the day and night of prom, and some extra hours of work on your own getting community support, advertising, shopping for prizes, etc. There are past and present committee members who will help train anyone new, so you are not on your own! You can also recruit friends to help with your area. We have an urgent need for committee chairs this year.
    The following positions need to be filled in order for CAPE to happen this year:

    • CAPE CHAIR or CO-CHAIRS 
    • CAPE letter to businesses and parents
    • Large Prizes
    • Publicity
    • Food

Once again, if we don’t have parent volunteers, our students won’t have CAPE!
Please email rachelroeth@gmail.com if you would like to volunteer to be on the committee. 

  • Baby Ads for Grads (childhood picture information) – Due Friday, October 30th, 2020.
    Honor your senior with a Baby Ad for Grad (an Auroran tradition!). Each ad is $35.
    You are not limited to one ad. NO Baby Ads will be accepted after the date above.

    Baby Ads for Grads Information
  • REMINDER: Students need to log in by 9am in order to be counted Present for the day.  If you log in after 9am, an automated call will go out to your parent/guardian that you are Not Present.  In order to get this cleared, a parent/guardian must contact MHS Attendance at 563-263-6616 to excuse your absence.
  • REMINDER: MHS Attendance should be contacted for any absence at 563-263-6616 or attendancemhs@mcsdonline.org.
    (The MCSD Attendance phone number and email is no longer being monitored/used.)
  • Seniors:  If you haven’t registered to vote, here is a resource for you to register online. Note: You must be 18 years of age by Nov. 3, 2020 in order to register and vote in the Nov. 3rd election. Visit: https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/voterinformation/voterregistration.html  (look for the “box” for Online Voter Registration).  Simply follow the steps to get registered to vote.  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Acord in Rm 11-030.
  • Make-up Picture Day will be on November 10th for all students – Virtual & Hybrid. (If this is not your scheduled day to attend, you can still come in and get your picture taken.)
    If you would like to order pictures from the Sept. 28th or 29th picture day, you can order at mylifetouch.com using Picture Day ID: EVTNSHPGQ.
     Lifetouch Order Form
  • New Scholarship Added: Scholarship Link
  • Senior Students & Families: MHS and the Iowa College Access Network will be hosting a FAFSA Completion event on Monday, October 12th from 3-7:00 pm in the Student Services Office. If you would like to schedule an appointment to receive assistance filing your FAFSA, please call 263-6141 ext. 1120.
  • Juniors & Sophomores: The PSAT will be given at 8am on Wednesday, October 14th at the MCSD Administration Office. 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. After you have registered, Student Services will notify you of a time to come and pick up your PSAT study guide There are forty (40) tests available to juniors and ten (10) available for sophomores who wish to take it as practice. The test spots will be reserved on a first-come, first-served (with payment) basis. Please contact Mr. Mauck in Student Services with any questions.
  • All students who were in choir at MHS last year need to make sure to turn in any music they may have held onto during quarantine. Please bring it to either Mr. Ryan (13-031) or Mrs. Burford (13-027) as soon as possible so we can get everything catalogued and filed. Thank you!
  • Order your 2020-21 Yearbook! Final Date to Order: Friday, February 25th, 2021, $56 per yearbook. Payment can be made online using InTouch, MHS Attendance Center, or by mail.
    Complete details: 2020-21 Yearbook Order Details
  • ACT Academy Test Prep: All students have free access to the ACT Academy test prep online. The link below includes the instructions for log in whether you have or have not logged in in the past. Please contact Mrs. Hawkins with any questions.  ACT Academy Test Prep
  • 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
  • 2020-21 Driver’s Ed information can be obtained from the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency (MBAEA) Drivers Ed Information

** Yearbook Information **

  • 2020-21 Yearbooks Orders:  Final Date to Order: Friday, February 25th, 2021, $56 per yearbook. Payment can be made at the MHS Attendance Center, online using InTouch, or by mail. Complete details: 2020-21 Yearbook Order Details
  • Senior Pictures for the Yearbook – Due Friday, November 13th, 2020
    Senior pictures will only be accepted by submitting them to the
    Josten’s website.
    If your photographer wants to submit your picture for you, it is up to you to talk to the photographer and tell them the process. Photos received after this date cannot be guaranteed a place in the Yearbook. If a senior picture is not provided, the school picture will be used.
    To submit your picture, follow these steps:
    Go to www.images.jostens.com
    The user id is: 415484025
    Choose the file you want to upload, it needs to be a jif or jpeg format.
    You then need to enter your email, your full first name and last name then save.
    Complete details:
    Senior Yearbook Picture Information
  • Baby Ads for Grads (childhood picture information) – Due Friday, October 30th, 2020.
    Honor your senior with a Baby Ad for Grad (an Auroran tradition!). Each ad is $35.
    You are not limited to one ad. NO Baby Ads will be accepted after the date above.
    Complete details on page 2:
    Baby Ads for Grads Information
  • 2019-20 Yearbooks: If you purchased a 2019-20 yearbook, you can pick it up at the Attendance Center.
  • Did you or someone you know attend Muscatine High School during the 2012 through 2015 school years? If so, this is your chance to purchase a yearbook that reflects those school years and memories! Each yearbook is $20 until sold out. All proceeds go back into the Yearbook Club to purchase new equipment and expand the program for students. To purchase, call the Activities Office at Muscatine High School at (563) 263-6141 and ask for Mindy. 

** Scholarships **

** Forms **

  • Online Transcript Request Form:  Muscatine High School Transcript Request Form
  • Use the BookDash Order Form to request books & get more information from the BookDash Flyer
  • Vehicle Registration Form/Parking Tags: If you are a new driver to MHS and do not have an MHS Parking Tag, you will need to pick up & complete a Vehicle Registration Form. Stop in Student Services during the first week of school to pick up the form or print out and return completed Vehicle Registration Form during the first week of school.  Students that have a parking tag from last year will continue to use that parking tag. If you no longer have the parking tag, please stop in the Student Services office.
  • DOT Minor School License Form  DOT Minor School License Form
    Forms can be picked up and returned to Mrs. Borde in the Principal’s office (Room 11-001). Instructions: Please complete Sections 1 and 3. (Leave Section 2 blank). 

** Silver Cord Opportunities/Volunteer Opportunities **

  • The Food & Nutrition Department is providing a free meal pick up service at Central Middle School on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday for families in our community. We need help packing meals and carrying boxes and bags to cars.  Please email schoolmeals@mcsdonline.org for details.
  • Silver Cord Program:  Students recording hours of volunteer service during their years at MHS will be awarded a Silver Cord to wear at graduation. In order for volunteer hours to count towards a Silver Cord, students must complete the online form to verify. Silver Cord Form
    Service qualifies for Silver Cord recognition if:

    • The student is not paid for the service
    • The student does not receive credit for the service.
    • The service is not for the purpose of fundraising for a group/activity/team that the student participates in.
      *140 hours are required for students in the Class of 2021, 2022 and 2023.
      *160 hours are required for students graduating in the Class of 2024.

** Sports Information/Athletic Forms **

** Fundraisers **

  • Show your Muskie Spirit with a Driveway M. The Muskie Pom Squad will be painting Driveway M‘s this summer and early fall. A Driveway M is a great way to show your Muskie Spirit to everyone!
    Follow this link: DRIVEWAY M  OR copy and paste https://forms.gle/k1bco7kyDWP6TdRL6
    to fill out a form for a Muskie M or see your favorite Pom Squad member.  You may also email: frantz.laurie@gmail.com for more information or options! GO MUSKIES!!!!!!
  • Muskie Store is Open! The district has partnered with Phelps Custom Apparel to offer our staff, families, and community Muskie Apparel! This online store does not close meaning that it remains open for all of your Muskie clothing needs throughout the year.
    Go to: https://stores.inksoft.com/phelpsstores_muscatine_muskies/shop/home and check it out!
  • Muskies School Store – Jostens: Do you want Muskie Spirit Wear/Accessories or to give as a gift. A portion of sales comes back to MHS!
    Visit Muscatine High School Muskies Custom Apparel

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

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Announcements: MHS News
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Twitter: @Muscatine HS

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Student Handbook: MCSD Student Handbk
Curriculum Guide: 2020-21 Curriculum Guide

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