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MHS Announcements – September 29, 2016

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  • Homecoming Parade – TONIGHT, Sept. 29 – Anyone participating in the parade should be at Grant Elementary by 5:30 pm. Parade starts at 6 pm.
  • Homecoming Coronation – TONIGHT, Sept. 29 at 7 pm in the MHS Gymnasium.
  • Student IDs & pictures, if purchased, can be picked up at the Attendance Center if you had your picture taken on Sept. 6th.
    Homecoming Parade
    – Sept. 29 – Anyone participating in the parade should be at Grant Elementary by 5:30 pm.  Parade starts at 6 pm.
  • New Silver Cord Opportunities – please see Silver Cord section below.
  • Hall of Honor & Pep Assembly – Sept. 30 at 2:15 PM – MHS Gymnasium.  2016 Hall of Honor Recipients: Roy J. Carver, Jr. – Class of 1961 and LTC Candice E. Frost – Class of 1994.  The public is invited to attend.
  • 2016 Car Smash – Happy homecoming week everyone! The annual homecoming car smash will be located behind the swim center. Seniors only can smash the car during lunch on Wednesday 9/28 and Thursday 9/29. All students will have the chance to smash the car after the pep assembly on Friday 9/30, as well as before the game on Friday from 5:15pm to 7pm the car smash will be open to all community members. Cost is $1 for one hit or $2 for 3 hits.
  • Lifetouch Picture Day – October 3rd from 7 – 11 AM in the Commons Foyer.  All students should have their picture taken for their Student ID and yearbook photo.
    Lifetouch Photo Order Info
  • 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
    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. 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 front of Student Services. Cost is $10 per ticket.
  • Homecoming T-shirts will be on sale Sept. 21 – Sept. 30 during lunch in front of Student Services. T-shirts are $10.
  • Girls’ Basketball – Due to Homecoming Coronation, there will be no open gym on Thursday evening this week.
  • FCA – There will be no FCA meeting this Wednesday. We will pick up again next week on Wednesday, October 5th over the lunch hour. The Bags Tournament (previously rained out) is October 5th at 6:00pm at Coach Orvis’ house. See you there!
  • Model UN – Paper Night is Monday, October 3rd from 6:30pm – 8:30pm in Ms. Hansen’s room (11-028). If you plan to attend the Des Moines conference, you need to attend Paper Night. Bring your computer with completed notes for your topic.
  • There will not be a regular SOAP meeting this week because of Homecoming.  See you next week!
  • 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
  • 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 **

  • Colorado School PTO is looking for volunteers for their Fall Festival on October 7th.  20 volunteers are needed to help with games and activities from 4:40 – 8:30 pm. If interested, please email Jill Meineke at jill.meineke@gmail.com or text at 563-260-1893.
  • Grant Elementary – Mrs. Lawrence is looking for students to assist students with reading in her 1st grade class from 12:00-1:00 everyday. If interested, please contact Mrs. Lawrence at michelle.lawrence@mcsdonline.org
  • Grant Elementary is looking for volunteers for the Grant School Family Reading/Tailgating Night on Friday, October 14 from 4:30-7:00 pm in the Grant School Parking Lot.  Help is needed with Face Painting for the Muskie football game or to help serving food or cleaning up . If interested, please contact Gina Schliesman at gina.schliesman@mcsdonline.org
  • 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. 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. 3 – Lifetouch Photos – 7 -11 AM – Commons Foyer
  • 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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