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MHS Announcements – September 22, 2016

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  • Robotics is canceled for tonight and practice will resume next Tuesday.
  • SOAP will meet Thursday night from 7:30-9:00 at 2723 Birdie Dr. Everyone is welcome.
  • MHS Wrestling – There are open-mat workouts in the wrestling room for anyone interested in wrestling on Tuesdays 7-8pm and Sundays 5-6pm.
  • New Silver Cord opportunities — See Silver Cord Section below.
  • Seniors!! Senior Homecoming March Permission Slips can be picked up at the Attendance Center. Permission slips need to be signed by your parent/guardian and returned by Thursday, Sept. 22nd to Mrs. Walker in room 130 (science hall). The cost is $5 and the march will take place Friday, September 30th.
  • MHS Homecoming Spirit Days (Sept. 26-30) – Homecoming Week Schedule
    (Winning boy and girl outfit from each day wins a free ticket to the Homecoming Dance.)Spirit Dress-Up Days
    Monday – Mathletes vs. Athletes
    Tuesday – Tacky Tourist
    Wednesday – Wacky Wednesday
    Thursday – Throwback Thursday (Decade Day)
    Friday – Muskie Spirit Day (Vintage Spirit Wear)
    (Student Council is going to use #muskiehomecoming2016 on Twitter with a picture of your spirit day outfit to win a pair of homecoming tickets!)
  • MHS Homecoming Events
    Sept. 26 – Powder Puff – 7 PM – MHS Football Stadium
    Sept. 29 – Homecoming Parade – 6 PM
    Sept. 29 – Coronation – 7 PM – MHS Gym
    Sept. 30 – Senior March to Red Brick Building – 11 AM (Permission slip required)
    Sept. 30 – Homecoming Football Game – 7 PM – MHS Football Stadium
    Oct. 1 – Homecoming Dance – 9PM – 12 AM – MHS Gym
  • Homecoming Dance Tickets will be on sale Sept. 20 – Sept. 30 during lunch in the Commons Foyer. Cost is $10 per ticket.
  • Homecoming T-shirts will be on sale Sept. 21 – Sept. 30 during lunch in the Commons Foyer. T-shirts are $10.
  • Homecoming Parade – Sept. 29 – Anyone participating in the parade should be at Grant Elementary by 5:30 pm.  Parade starts at 6 pm.
  • Permission forms for Powder Puff players are due Friday, Sept. 23 at 3:30pm. Forms should be turned in at the AD office.
  • Art Club will be meeting this Thursday after school in the art room! All are invited to join!
  • For those interested in the Summer 2017 Honduras Trip: There will be a presentation Thursday, September 22nd at 5:00 PM in the MHS Library. Students and parents are invited to learn about the trip and meet with a representative from Operation Wallacea. Attendance is strongly recommended for those wanting to join the expedition. Contact Mrs. Coffman (room 138) with any questions.
  • Girls’ Basketball: Open gym this week is on Monday and Thursday from 5:45-7:15pm in the main gym.
  • Model UN: Juniors and Seniors interested in attending the New York trip in March should see Ms. Hansen during lunch on Thursday, September 22. For students attending the Des Moines conference, Paper Night has been moved to Monday, October 3 from 6:30-8:30 pm.
  • Boys Basketball Open Gym will be held, starting on Monday, September 19th, from 7:15 ‐ 8:45 pm in the MHS gym. Most open gyms will be held on Monday and Thursday nights at the same time.
  • Financial Aid Presentation – Wednesday, September 28th , MHS Commons – 6 PM
    Do You Know How to Pay for College? If you’re a senior planning for college (or the parent of one), you probably have questions about the financial aid process. Find answers during a free presentation by the Iowa College Access Network® (ICAN). Topics will include:
    Financial Aid Process, FAFSA Application Review, Understanding FAFSA Results, Understanding Costs – College Comparisons, Financial Aid Options, Scholarships Process, Where to Go for Help
  • The Healthy Living Fest Committee is looking for golf cart driver volunteers for their event on September 24th.   Please contact Brenda Christensen at bchristensen@mpw.org if you are interested in driving a golf cart for a couple hours — shift times are 10 am-12 pm, 12 pm-2pm, and 2 pm- 3:30 pm.
    (Drivers need to be over 18.)  To learn more about the Health Living Fest, visit their website at http://www.healthylivingfest.com/

** Silver Cord Opportunities **

  • Jefferson Elementary is looking for volunteers for their Clifford the Big Red Dog Family Reading Night on Thursday, October 13th from 3-5pm. Students would run the book walk and/or craft station. Please contact Stephanie Zillig at stephanie.zillig@mcsdonline.org if interested.
  • Jefferson Elementary is looking for volunteers for their Build It Family Night with the Bettendorf Family Museum on Wednesday, October 19th from 5-7pm. Students would volunteer at a station to build with legos, kinex, or another material. Please contact Stephanie Zillig at stephanie.zillig@mcsdonline.org if interested.
  • The Healthy Living Festival is scheduled for Saturday, September 24th from 10am-3pm and we are looking for volunteers to help out at the Kids Activity Tent at Weed Park with miscellaneous activities. We also have other kids activities at the Riverfront that we are looking for help with. We would like to do shifts of 10am-1pm and noon-3pm on that Saturday. Please contact Brenda Christensen at 563- 299-6425 to sign up!

** Upcoming Events **  MHS Calendar Link

** Important Dates **

  • Sept. 25  – Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) – Golden Circle College and Career Fair – Iowa Events Center – HyVee Hall, 730 3rd St, Des Moines, IA
    Iowa College Access Network
  • Sept. 26 – Powder Puff – 7 PM – MHS Football Stadium
  • Sept. 28 – Iowa College Access Network® – Financial Aid Presentation – MHS Commons – 6 PM
  • Sept. 29 – Homecoming Parade – 6 PM
  • Sept. 29 – Coronation – 7 PM – MHS Gym
  • Sept. 30 – Senior March to Red Brick Building – 11 AM (Permission slip required)
  • Sept. 30 – Homecoming Football Game – 7 PM – MHS Football Stadium
  • Oct. 1 – Homecoming Dance – 9PM – 12 AM – MHS Gym
  • Oct. 5 –  FCA Kickoff and Bags Tournament
  • Oct. 28 – UNI Business Day – 8:00 am to 1:30 pm  UNI Business Day Info
  • Nov. 18 – Sr. Yearbook Pictures & ADs for Grads Due  Sr. Yearbook Pictures & Ads for Grads Info
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