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MHS Announcements – September 24, 2019

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** Daily News & Information **

  • 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. Please contact Mr. Mueller in Student Services with any questions.
  • Juniors: If interested in the Job Shadow program, please complete and submit the Job Shadow Application google form that was emailed to you by October 1st. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Beran in Student Services.
  • Seniors: Jostens graduation item packets are available in Student Services.  Orders will be taken tomorrow, Sept. 25, during lunch in front of Student Services.
  • Poetry Out Loud will meet on Fridays during Muskie Time in room 11-009. Sign up in adaptive scheduler under Mr. Gehret.
  • Sophomores: On September 25th, Jostens will be presenting class ring information in the auditorium during Muskie Time for all sophomores. Students should report to their muskie time teacher for attendance and then report to the auditorium with their muskie time class.
  • Deaf Awareness Week – Interesting Facts:
    • American Sign Language (ASL) is the third most widely used language in the U.S., after English and Spanish. A form of ASL has been used in the U.S. for over two hundred years.
    • 90% of Deaf children are born to Hearing parents.
    • Deafness is not seen as a handicap, but rather as an asset that brings its members together forming a whole community and a culture all to itself (some deaf people actually refuse implants or hearing aids for this reason).
    • The deaf don’t clap after a performance or a show; instead they wiggle their hands in the air
    • Just as with other languages, specific ways of expressing ideas in ASL vary as much as ASL users themselves. In addition to individual differences in expression, ASL has regional accents and dialects; just as certain English words are spoken differently in different parts of the country, ASL has regional variations in the rhythm of signing, pronunciation, slang, and signs used.
    • Video: 6 Myths About Sign Language https://youtu.be/79YghBn_IF0
  • Seniors: If you did not go on the Senior March and still want to put your handprint on the senior wall, please stop by the wall this Friday, the 27th during lunch. You will have the opportunity to put your handprint and signature on the wall at that time. Please make sure to bring your ID.
  • 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.
  • Girls’ Basketball:Open gym on Thursday will be at MHS from 5:30-7:00pm.
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA): We will meet on Wednesday during Enrichment in the Study Hall room (22-001). Sign up in Adaptive Scheduler. All are welcome to attend!
  • 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 on Sept. 9th, 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.
    Breakfast Pizza, Breakfast Sandwiches, Muffins, Fruit, Cookies, Cheese Sticks, PBJs, Breakfast Bars, Chips, Propel, flavored “slushies”, Water
  • 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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Curriculum Guide: 2019-20 Curriculum Guide

 

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