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MHS Announcements – September 15, 2015

MHS Announcements

September 15, 2015

Go Muskies!

  • The MHS activities department is excited to offer a pep bus on Friday, Sept. 19 to the Varsity football game in Clinton, IA.  Departure time is 5:15PM.  Cost is $10 for bus ride and ticket. Sign up forms and other details are available at the Attendance Office or by selecting the ‘PEP BUS link’. PEP BUS permission form
  • Art Club will hold their first meeting of the school year THIS THURSDAY, September 17th.  We will meet after school in room 106. All are welcome!  Join us!  See Mrs. Alvidrez or Mr. Slattery if you have questions.
  • Exploring College Options – A unique program featuring five of the country’s leading universities: Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Stanford, and University of Pennsylvania.  At each event, representation from the five school will offer brief side presentations about their institutions and answer your questions about the sometimes-mystifying world of college admissions. You will learn about what distinguishes one fine university from another, what competitive colleges look for in the selection process, and what you can do to enhance your college application. The event will take place on Oct. 1, 2015 7:30-9:30 PM at the DoubleTree Cedar Rapids Convention Center. Register at www.exploringcollegeoptions.org Contact Info: 202-687-3600.  There may be parking fees at some event locations.
  • SOAP (Students of Active Prayer) will meet this Thursday at 2797 180th Street.  Join us at 7:30 PM for prayer, fun and food!
  • New Silver Cord Opportunity posted — see below.
  • The Muscatine Attendance Office phone number is 563-263-6616. Please use this number when calling in for a student absence, early release, etc.
  • Now here: Peer Tutoring! Free math tutoring on a drop-in basis over the lunch hour. For a tutor schedule, check with your math teacher. Tutoring will be held in Mr. Lopez’s room, AA40. Students who attend tutoring will be entered into a bi-monthly prize raffle. If you have questions, contact peertutoring@mcsdonline.org or your math teacher.
  • Anime Club meeting: Tuesday, Sept. 15 after school in Room 11-028 (Mrs. Wilford).  (Anime is a Japanese hand-drawn art form.)
  • The JV football game on Sept 21 hosting North Scott has been cancelled.
  • Homecoming Dance Guest Forms can be picked up in the Asst. Principal’s Office. They need to be completed and returned to Mrs. Chatfield (Asst. Principal’s Office) by end of day on Wed., Oct. 7th.  No forms will be accepted after Wed. Oct. 7th.
  • Seniors and Parents of Seniors: – An email has been sent regarding Senior Pictures and Baby Ads for the yearbook.  Please be aware of the following: Baby pictures/ads are due October 2 and everything needs to be turned in at the same time (refer to the instructions in the letter that you received). Senior pictures are due November 13 and need to be uploaded to the yearbook website (refer to the instructions in the letter you received). If you have any questions, please feel free contact to Katie Brown at katie.brown@mcsdonline.org   
  • Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors:  The Iowa Communications Network (ICN) is sponsoring an opportunity for students with powerful voices to share their perspectives on technology and broadband. The Statewide Youth Broadband Advisory Council (SYBAC) complements state efforts to gain input from various stakeholders that are passionate about broadband, technology, and apps that require robust broadband to provide the required high-speed Internet. The SYBAC will be made up of twelve (12) young leaders from across Iowa.

    The council’s goal is to gather useful information on what high school students feel could impact high-speed Internet in their schools and in their communities. Students will identify effective strategies to improve broadband connectivity and community environments, which could assist in advocacy efforts for rural Internet connectivity.

    Ric Lumbard, ICN Executive Director says, “This initiative allows high school students to help steer the broadband and technology conversations. Our goal is to hear from the next generation.”

    Students enrolled in 10th – 12th grades from public and nonpublic schools in Iowa may apply for membership. Meetings will take place monthly, beginning in October 2015 through May 2016, via video conference, teleconference, and/or in-person. Council members also will communicate via e-mail.

    ICN is the executive agency sponsor with support from Iowa Department of Education and Iowa Economic Development Authority.

    Students interested should visit ICN’s website at
    https://icn.iowa.gov/benefiting-iowans/sybac or the Broadband Matters’ website at https://broadbandmatters.com/sybac. Applications can be submitted between August 24 – September 14.  Any student interested should see Mr. Nienhaus.
  • TIME CHANGESophomores: There will be a Class Ring Meeting for all 10th Grade Students on Tuesday, September 15 in the Auditorium at 10:00am.

** Silver Cord Opportunities **

  • The Muscatine Sister Cities group needs some help with the collection of Purington bricks at the City Yard for use in construction of the brick walk across the International Friendship Park at the corner of 8th and Cedar that we have been working on all this year.
    If you are available to help after school, please call or text Linda Meloy at 299.5262.
  • Colorado PTO needs volunteers for their Fall Festival on Friday, Oct. 2.  Volunteers will need to arrive at 4:40 and stay until 8:30 PM.  If interested, please contact Heather Noll at heather.noll@mcsdonline.org or text 563.260.8251.  Please leave a name and number where you can be reached.

** Upcoming Events **

  • Sophomores – Class Rings – Tuesday, Sept. 15th, 10:00 AM Auditorium
  • Seniors – Baby Pictures/Ads due Oct. 2nd
  • Homecoming Dance Guest Forms due Oct. 7th
  • Homecoming Dance – Saturday, Oct. 10th
  • Seniors- Senior Pictures for yearbook due Nov. 13th
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