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MHS Announcements – Thursday, April 30, 2015

MHS Announcements

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Go Muskies!

  • Juniors & Seniors: Time is running out to get your CAPE tickets! Stop by the Commons during lunch today or tomorrow and pick up a waiver form.  CAPE tickets are FREE, however, a waiver needs to be signed by a parent if you are under 18. If you are 18, you can sign your own waiver form. For those that are not familiar with CAPE, it is an event that takes place after Prom on May 2nd at MHS from 12-4AM with games, activities, prizes and food — all FREE! 
  • Juniors & Seniors: Prom tickets are on sale today and tomorrow before and after school in Mrs. Bobay’s Room – 205A and during lunch by the Commons and on the 2nd Floor of the New Wing.  Tickets are $20 each. 
  • All volleyball players – there will be an informational meeting Thursday May 7th in the Commons from 3-4 pm.  Just wanting to touch base and hand out information for the summer.  All returning varsity players and this year’s sophomore class is being requested to attend to help complete summer camp information.  If you have questions please contact Coach Martin.
  • SOAP will be having a worship night tonight in the MHS auditorium from 7:00-9:00PM. There will be a worship band, a guest speaker, and prayer time. Bring friends and a snack to share.
  • The Soccer Work Day Committee would like to thank the MHS Soccer Athletes and Coaches for participating in Soccer Work Day on Sunday.  We really appreciate all of your hard work and your willingness to give up an afternoon to support the MHS Soccer program.  It was wonderful working with such a GREAT group of athletes and coaches!  We received many compliments from the clients that hired our athletes.  Good manners, hard workers, polite, and pleasant were the words used to describe our MHS athletes.  You should all be very proud of yourselves!  You represented our program and school very well!
  • On behalf of the MHS Vocal Music Boosters, Thank you for participating in the fundraiser that was held on Tuesday night at Boonie’s on the Avenue. Because of your participation and hard work we had the largest fundraiser Boonie’s has ever had.  As stated Boonie gives back 10% of total sales – we raised $810.82 in one night!!!  We couldn’t have been able to raise that much without YOU!  Everyone had such a good time.  Due to the size of our two groups (RCR &Encore!) Boonie has offered to give us a second fundraiser evening.  We will be holding another one on Tuesday 5/12.  Mark your calendars now, and hopefully you can join us on 5/12!
  • FFA Plant Sale starts Thursday, April 30 in the MHS Greenhouse. Get all of your flowers and vegetable plants while supporting our FFA.  For detailed information, please view the following link:  FFA Plant Sale

    Thursday, April 30 7:30AM – 6:00PM
    Friday, May 1 7:30AM – 6:00PM
    Saturday, May 2 8:00AM – 10:00AM
    Thursday, May 7 7:30AM – 6:00PM
    Friday, May 8 7:30AM – 6:00PM
    Thursday, May 14 7:30AM – 6:00PM
    Friday, May 15 7:30AM – 6:00PM
    Thursday, May 21 7:30AM – 6:00PM
    Friday, May 22 7:30AM – 6:00PM
  • Color Guard – There will be a color guard meeting for all those marching guard this fall on Thursday, May 7th from 4 to 6 pm in the high school band room.  If you are unable to make the meeting for any reason please contact Debbi Sulzberger at 563-506-9771 to confirm your involvement and set up a time to be measured for a uniform.
  • Key Club: We will be hosting a Cardboard Overnight on Friday, May 8th to raise funds and awareness for our local homeless shelter, MCSA. Contact a Key Club member about joining us as we camp out on the turf for 12 hours. All donations go directly to MCSA. We hope to raise $1,500 – enough to run MCSA for a day!
  • Model UN: Remember to turn in your 10 addresses for fundraising letters by the end of the day on Thursday! Check your emails for details. Our car wash fundraiser is on Saturday, May 9th from 1:00-3:00pm at Hy-Vee Gas.
  • Girls’ Basketball: There will be no open gym this Thursday. We will resume next week on Monday, May 4th from 6:30-8:00pm in the main gym. 
  • Former Jefferson Elementary Students – As has been tradition, former Jefferson students identified as seniors graduating from MHS this year are invited to our Leadership Day for a luncheon and assembly held in their honor.  This year, our Leadership Day is Friday, May 8th.  Lunch will be served from 11:00-12:30, and will include Avenue Subs.  We would like for you to join us at Jefferson for lunch, and then for our Leadership assembly at 1:00 in the Central Auditorium.  We look forward to you joining us! Please RSVP to Mrs. Borde in the MHS Main Office by May 5 if you plan to attend.  (Transportation is not provided — you will need to arrange your own transportation to and from MHS.)  
  • Seniors & Senior Parents: Jostens will be at school delivering cap and gowns on Friday, May 22nd from 10:30-2:00-pm in the library.  If your student still has a balance due, please remember that all items must be paid in full in order to pick up the cap and gown.  We only accept cash or money orders on Friday, but if you would like to pay by credit or debit card, they can call 1-800-JOSTENS to pay or to check if you have a balance due.  We are open from 8am-7pm and we have agents that are bilingual.
  • We are still in need of volunteers to help with C.A.P.E. (Carnival After Prom Extravaganza) this Saturday, May 2nd.   Volunteers would need to be at the school from 11:30pm–3:30am.  If interested, please contact Becky Wichers at becky.wichers@mcsdonline.org  or ph # 263-7005.
  • Any high school boy interested in playing baseball, tryouts will be on May 4th at Tom Bruner Field. All 9th and 10th grade boys will tryout at 6:00pm. All 11th and 12th grade boy will tryout at 7:30pmIf you can’t make your allotted time slot, please contact coach Edwin Colón at edwin.colon@mcsdonline.org or 563-263-0411.
  • Giles Joslyn Memorial STRINGFEST 2015 – Friday, May 1, 2015, 7PM – MHS Auditorium.  Join us for a wonderful concert that will feature string players from around the Muscatine area. Admission: Adults $7, Students $5.  Tickets sold at the door.  All proceeds will go towards scholarships for private music instruction, instrument repairs, and purchase of new instruments.
  • All varsity volleyball players for the upcoming season, please stop by the Athletic Department Office and pick up 2015 summer volleyball camp information — it will be handed out during open gym time on Mondays as well.  There will be three forms needed to be filled out and returned to Coach Martin – Coe College, Loras College and our own Muskie Team Camp.  The Muskie Team Camp is being presented by Pacesetter and these forms need to be turned in prior to May 15thfor a discounted price –our Volleyball Boosters will take off an additional $20 by way of a voucher that Coach Martin has.  Please try to get this done ASAP so that registrations can be mailed in and rosters filled out.  Any questions, please contact Coach Martin.
  • Location Change – Girls Golf:
    May 7 – MHS Girls Golf vs. Dav. North will be at Muscatine Muni (3:15 start time).
  • Rescheduled Tennis Events:
    April 9 – MHS Girls Tennis vs. Burlington has been rescheduled for May 7 at Burlington (4 p.m. start time.
  • Rescheduled Girls Soccer Event:
    MHS Girls Soccer vs. Ft. Madison originally scheduled for Thurs., May 7 has been changed to Fri., May 8th. The varsity game will start at 5:00 p.m. at the Muscatine Soccer Complex (the JV game has been cancelled).
  • SAVE THE DATE: Perfect Attendance Breakfast – May 7th , 9:00 AM in the Commons
  • SAVE THE DATE: Academic Awards Assembly – May 7th, 10:10 AM in the MHS Gymnasium
  • SAVE THE DATE: MHS Prom, Sat., May 2, 9-12 pm.  Theme: The Great Gatsby (Roaring 20’s)
  • SAVE THE DATE: MAY 19th Seniors Last Day
  • SAVE THE DATE: Senior Awards Night – May 20, 6:30 pm in the MHS Auditorium
  • SAVE THE DATE: MHS Graduation, May 24, 2015 @ 2 PM in the MHS Gymnasium
  • SAVE THE DATE: May 29th – 9-11 Grade Students Last Day
  • Please remember that Muscatine High School sport schedules can be found at http://www.muscatine.k12.ia.us/mhs/calendar Our web calendar of events (linked to Google Maps) offers the most current updates and driving directions for all MHS athletic events! Be sure to check it out! Good luck to all the teams competing during the spring season!

** Volunteer / Silver Cord Hours **

Please check back later –no volunteer opportunities at this time.

** Scholarship Information **

  • Quad Cities Illini Club Scholarship – $500 scholarship is available to a student from the Quad City area who begins at the University of Illinois in Fall of 2015. The 2015 scholarship is open to any graduating senior or community college student who will be attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the Fall of 2015.  All applicants will be evaluated on the basis of need, community service, academic success, an message and other criteria. Due date is May 15, 2015.   Quad Cities Illini Club Scholarship  University of Illinois Alumni Application
  • First District American Legion Glenwood Long Scholarship: $1,000 scholarship is available to a graduating senior who is a member, son, daughter, grandchild, brother, or sister to an American Legion or Auxiliary member.  The application is available in MHS Student Services. Due date is May 1, 2015.
  • Children’s Cancer Connection: Scholarship values range from $500-$5,000. Applicant must be directly affected by childhood cancer and must plan to attend a 2 or 4 year university.  Application and other information are available in MHS Student Services.  Due date is May 29, 2015.
  •  Nursing Schools Almanac Scholarship:  Nursing Schools Almanac is proud to announce our inaugural Aspiring Nurse Scholarship. We will award a $1,000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates:

    Competition eligibility: This scholarship competition is open to all US high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs.
    Applicants must be in good academic standing and on track to graduate from high school at the conclusion of the 2014-15 academic year. Only one application entry is accepted per student.

    Important dates:
    June 30, 2015: Submission deadline for scholarship applications is 11:59pm PT.
    July 2015: Scholarship committee will meet to review all applications received.
    August 2015: Winner will be notified and $1,000 scholarship will be awarded.
    Visit nursingschoolsalmanac.com to apply​

  • KWQC Broadcast Scholarship: (2) $1,000 scholarship awards are available to students who are accepted to a college and planning to enroll in broadcasting classes. Students must also reside in the KWQC viewing area.  Applications are available in MHS Student Services with a postmark due date of May 8, 2015.
  • Iowa Section PGA–Charlie Burkart Scholarship: $4,000 scholarship ($1,000 per year for 4 years). Application is available in MHS Student Services.  Due Date is 6/12/2015.
  • ACACIA Leadership Scholarship for University of Iowa: Up to $2,000 scholarship available to any male high school graduate entering University of Iowa. Should show excellence in academics, extra curricular activities, and community involvement. Application is available in MHS Student Services. Due Date is 4/30/2015.

 

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