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MHS Announcements – September 26, 2016

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To view previous announcements visit this link, MHS Announcements, and look at the Latest Announcements section. Select the MHS Announcement date you would like to view.

  • Girls Powderpuff game TONIGHT, Sept. 26 – MHS Football Stadium – 7 pm – Juniors vs. Seniors
  • There will not be a regular SOAP meeting this week because of Homecoming.  See you next week!
  • This Wednesday SOAP will host the annual SEE YOU AT THE POLE event.  This is a nation-wide event where students and community members are invited to join in prayer for our school, our community, and our nation. We will meet at 7:15 AM at the flagpole by the main entrance.  All students, parents, staff, and community members are welcome to join us.
  • Do you want the experience of making friends with someone from another country?  Language and Friendship is looking for two to three families to host a French teenager for three weeks in February.  You can find information and fill out an application on their website: www.languageandfriendship.com/hosting
  • September 26-30 is Deaf Awareness Week.
    Did you know that:
    1) 250 million people, 15% of the population have some kind of hearing loss.
    2) The outside part of your ear is called the pinna and its job is to collect and funnel sound into your ear canal.
    3) Your inner ear helps to control your balance.
    4) It is very hard to lip read because there are only 14 visemes or sounds that are visible on the lips. Therefore, the words “olive juice” and “I love You” look the same to a lip reader.
    5) Ear wax is important for keeping dirt out of your ear canal.
  • Attention Seniors! We are extending the turn in date for the Senior March permission forms and $5 until Wednesday, September 28th at 3:30 pm. Pick up the slips from the Attendance Office and turn them into Mrs. Walker’s room (130 in the Science Hall) between 1st hour and 4th hour and then from 2nd half of the lunch hour until the end of the day. If you have any questions please contact one of the Student Council members or advisors.
  • Buffalo Wild Wings is offering a 10% discount to all staff and students on Monday, Sept. 26th.  Just mention MHS to get your discount!
  • New Scholarship — see Scholarship Section below
  • 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.
  • MHS GIRLS: Do you want a FREE Homecoming Dress? Please stop by the Assistant Principal’s office (room 160) before/after school, at lunch time or during your free periods to check out the new assortment of dresses that have had donated to MHS.
  • New Silver Cord Opportunity — see Silver Cord section below.
  • Robotics practice will resume Tuesday.
  • MHS Wrestling – There are open-mat workouts in the wrestling room for anyone interested in wrestling on Tuesdays 7-8pm and Sundays 5-6pm.
  • 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

** 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.

** Upcoming Events **  MHS Calendar Link

** Important Dates **

  • 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

** Scholarships **

The Elks Most Valuable Student (MVS) Scholarship. Deadline: November 30, 2016. Applications available online at enf.elks.org/mvs   Must apply online, no paper applications.

There are 500 scholarships available to high school seniors nationally:
500 Four-year awards
Two $50,000 scholarships ($12,500 per year)
Two $40,000 scholarships ($10,000 per year)
Two $30,000 scholarships ($7,500 per year)
Fourteen $20,000 scholarships ($5,000 per year)
480 – $4,000 scholarships ($1,000 per year)
Eligibility to apply: US citizen, High school senior

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