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MHS Announcements for Tuesday, Dec. 09, 2014

MHS Announcements

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Go Muskies!

  • The MHS Orchestras will be presenting their Winter Concert TONIGHT, Tuesday, December 9th in the MHS Auditorium. The concert will begin at 7:00pm with a $2 admission (free for students). The concert will feature the 9th grade orchestra, 10-12th grade orchestra and the premiere performance of the newly formed MHS Symphony. The program will include works by Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, and Vivaldi. We hope to see you in the audience TONIGHT!
  • The MHS Bands will hold their Holiday Concert this Saturday, December 13th at  3PM in the MHS auditorium. The concert is FREE TO THE PUBLIC! The concert will feature music from the MHS Freshman and Leadership Band, MHS Varsity Concert Band, and guest performers – The Coe College Concert Band!
  • The MHS Vocal Music Department will present their annual Holiday Concert on Monday, December 15th at 7:30PM in the the MHS Auditorium! Come support the arts and enjoy some wonderful holiday music, including the Hallelujah Chorus as Acapella’s grand finale. Admission is $3 for students and $5 for adults. Free with activity pass or Staff ID.
  • Donation boxes for the “Give Hope to Ebola Victims in Liberia” project have been placed by the MHS Attendance Office, Library, Student Center, and the New Wing Entrance. Donations of clothes, shoes or monetary donations are greatly appreciated and are being collected from Dec. 9 – Dec. 19.  An account has been established at the First National Bank for monetary donations. Checks may be written to “Give Hope to Ebola Victims.”
  • Key Club will meet on Wednesday, Dec. 10th at 7:15am in the Commons.
  • The MHS Attendance Office has a new phone number. It is 563-263-6616. Please use this number when calling in for your student regarding any attendance issue.
  • Football Parents – The Winter Muscatine Football Club meeting will be Wednesday, December 10th at 5:30 pm in the High School Commons.  The Muscatine Football Club is the parent booster club which supports the Muscatine High School Football Program.
  • Seniors: If any of you are expecting or need to send a transcript to a school that needs to arrive sometime during the Christmas Break (some schools have a Jan. 1 deadline), please make every attempt to do this prior to leaving for winter break.  Mrs. Edkin, our registrar, can send these out for you now.  Simply stop in and fill out a transcript request form or email her.  She may not be available immediately during the break to send these out therefore deadlines could be in jeopardy.  Thank you in advance for getting these done prior to leaving for winter break on Dec. 19th.
  • Scholarship Information can be found at the end of the announcements in their own section. If you have any questions, please contact Student Services.
  • Representatives from MCC will be here on 12/10 & 12/16 to advise students for spring semester PSEO/online classes. Please stop in Student Services to schedule an appointment time.

Final Exam Schedule

Wednesday, December 17th Period 1: 8:30-10:00
Period 3: 10:10-11:40
Lunch: 11:40-12:40
Period 5: 12:50-2:20
Thursday, December 18th Period 2: 8:30-10:00
Period 4: 10:10-11:40
Lunch: 11:40-12:40
Period 6: 12:50-2:20
  
Friday, December 19th Period 7: 8:30-10:00
Make-Up Exams: 10:10-11:40
  • Silver Cord Hours: The Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department is in need of volunteers for this year’s Elves Workshop. Volunteers will help children with craft projects and help with setting up tables and cleaning up after the event. This is a fun way to earn volunteer hours!
    Date: Saturday, December 20

    • Time: Setup begins at 12:30 pm, teardown completed by 3:30 pm
    • Where: Muscatine Mall Center Court
    • 10-15 volunteers are needed for this event!
    • To sign up, contact Lily Wellenstein Program Supervisor, at 263-0241 or by email: lwellenstein@muscatineiowa.gov
  • The Muskie Library will have extended hours for finals week! During finals week (Monday 12/15 – Thursday 12/18) the library will be open from 7:30am – 7:00pm. Students are encouraged to come use the extra study time to prepare for semester tests or final projects – snacks (brain food) will be served from 5:00-7:00pm. Good Luck, Muskie Nation!
  • The Environmental Club is selling infuser water bottles for $5. They are 22 oz, BPA free, and dishwasher safe!​Stop in Rm 146 or look for them in a food service area!
  • MHS School Counseling website:  https://sites.google.com/a/mcsdonline.org/mhs-counseling/   This site offers information to parents and students regarding their class counselors and other MHS information.
  • Any football player not involved in a winter sport, we will have off-season workouts after school beginning Monday, December 1st after school. Any offseason athlete is welcome to attend. See Coach Mueller or Coach Hawkins if you have any questions.
  • The Muskie Band’s Annual Nut Fundraiser is underway! Order cashews, mixed nuts, puddles (turtles), and chocolate dipped cherries and blueberries now – they make great holiday gifts or a treat for yourself! For a flyer with pictures and prices, or to make a purchase, call Janet Clark at 299-0019, email mclark@machlink.com, or talk to any of the MHS band students.  Walk-ins are welcome at the band’s “nut house” at 1700 Park Ave. (southwest corner of the Vision Center PC building). Hours are every Tues. evening from 6-7:30 pm and Sat. morning from 10 am till noon until Dec. 20, so buy now while we have a large selection available! Nuts are also available at O’Donnell Ace Hardware, 1420 Park Ave., during regular store hours.
  • The Muscatine Swim Club is in need of volunteers for their home swim meet on Saturday, Jan. 10th. Shifts can be for the entire meet (typically 8:30 am-2/3 pm) or half meets (1st & 2nd half are available).  Things you can help do are:
    • Lifeguard (certified guards only)
    • Concessions
    • Timer
    • Card Runner
    • Swimmer Escort
    • DQ Slip Runner
    • Floater (fill in, give breaks, assist meet director with tasks, etc…)If you are interested in helping out at Muscatine Swim Club home meets, please contact muscatineswimclub@gmail.com by the Wednesday prior to the meet date!
  • Students are not to be in the locker rooms during their free periods or study halls, there are designated areas to be during these times.  You will be asked to go to these areas if you are found in the locker rooms.  This is an issue concerning supervision, theft, and vandalism.  Thank you! – Physical Education Staff
  • Volunteers are needed to Ring the Bells at each Salvation Army Red Kettle location.  Groups or individuals would work. Call the Salvation Army at 263-8272 to sign up for a time and location.
  • Any student interested in setting up a visit with a current Naval Academy student to learn more about the Naval Academy, please stop by Mr. Mueller’s office to learn more about the opportunity.
  • Contact Athletic Director, Andy Werling with any questions regarding college signing. Remaining signing dates: 2/4/15 for Football and Soccer; 4/15 for All other sports (regular period)If you have questions, please see http://www.nationalletter.org/
  • Students are reminded to check their PowerSchool every day to see if they have a Tardy. If you do, you have 2 days to serve the detention. This means you have the day you received the detention and the next day to serve or you will have ISS the day after that.
  • Reminder to ALL students from the Cafeterias:  Students must have their IDs to use accounts or cash for purchases! ID badges that are defaced are the same as not having one!
  • Students: In order for our Enrichment Program to benefit you, the student, we have implemented the following policy:All assignments must be turned in by the end-of-day each Monday. This allows teachers to review and post grades on Wednesday. If assignments are not turned in by end-of-day Monday, there is no guarantee that grades will be updated on Wednesday which may cause a student to continue to be in Enrichment.It is important for all students to check their student e-mail everyday, but specifically each Monday morning by 4th period, to see if you are scheduled to be in enrichment. This is very important as enrichment begins on that same day (Monday). Students already assigned to enrichment will not be notified weekly unless they are no longer assigned to enrichment. You will be receiving an email from your grade level counselor telling you which enrichment to attend. You will get this email if you are new to enrichment or if your enrichment class has changed. If you have any questions of where you should report, please log into PowerSchool and check your schedule.
  • Parents of Senior Students: Please see the PowerPoint that was shared by looking at the attachment at the bottom of the linked page:https://sites.google.com/a/mcsdonline.org/mhs-counseling/home/seniors—welsch
  • 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 winter season!

**Scholarship Information**

Senior Scholarships

National Wild Turkey Federation Muscatine Chapter Scholarship: This scholarship is for graduating seniors. Application and details are available at www.nwtf.org/jakes. Due date is January 1, 2015

Muscatine County Cattlemen’s Scholarship: ​This $500 scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior.  Parents must be members of the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association. Application is available is MHS Student Services.  Due Date is January 10, 2015.

Dorothy Klindt Memorial Scholarship (Iowa State University): This $1000 renewable scholarship is for graduating seniors enrolling in the College of Human Sciences.  Student must be accepted to ISU prior to March 1st.  Details on the scholarship and the application can be found at: http://www.financialaid.iastate.edu/scholarships/

  1. Click on Office of Student Financial Aid Scholarships box
  2. Click on Freshman
  3. Read the directions and click on Apply Here! This will take you to the FinAidScholar application.
  4. ​Due Date is March 1st, 2015

Grand Lodge of Iowa, A.F & A.M. Technical Scholarships (Mark Earl and Esther Ruth Spencer Technical Scholarships): This scholarship is for graduating seniors who plan to enroll in a mechanical or trade course of study at an accredited Iowa Community College. More details and application are available at www.grandlodgeofiowa.com

  1. Click on Grand Lodge tab
  2. Click on Awards and Applications
  3. Click on MCEC Scholarship Form in PDF
  4. Due date is March 2nd, 2015​

Iowa, ISU, and UNI scholarships are available on the websites of each individual institution.

University of Iowa Presidential Scholarship is now available at http://admissions.uiowa.edu/finances/scholarships-first-year-students.

  • Deadline is December 12, 2014
  • 30 ACT (or a combined SAT critical reading and math score of 1330)
  • 3.80 GPA on a 4.00 scale
  • Other criteria are on the application

Scholarships from the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend: *Further details, requirements, and applications available at www.cfgrb.org

  • Click on Student Scholarships
  • Several Listings will appear. The only scholarships available to MHS students are listed below.
  • Deadline is 2/15/15 (1/7/15 for Regional Auto Show)
  1. Bandit Scholars: 1 year of tuition at University of Iowa, Western Illinois University or Blackhawk College. Recipient also receives a Summer Internship with the River Bandits following their freshman year. (Interview with the Bandits Scholars Committee is required.)
  2. Diana DePover-Nesseler Memorial Scholarship: (renewable) Applicants must be female, planning to attend a community college in the Quad City area and working toward a career in Applied Technologies/Career Tech Programs.
  3. Don E. and Charlotte Williams Scholarhip: (renewable)
  4. Edwin R. Adland and Ruth H Adland Scholarship: (renewable) Applicants must plan to attend Augustana College, Iowa State University, or University of Northern Iowa
  5. Elise Brett Scholarship: (renewable)
  6. Great River Bend Cyclone Award: Applicants must plan to attend Iowa State University full time.
  7. Iowa-Illinois Regional Auto Show Scholarship: (application due 1/7/2015) College Scholarship: applicants or family members must be currently employed at a new car dealership. Automotive Scholarship: Applicants must plan to attend Automotive Technical/Trade School.
  8. John R. Kiley Scholarship: Applicants must plan to attend an Iowa University.
  9. Kelly Marie McQuate Scholarship: Applicants are those who have lost a mother or father, either biological or adoptive.
  10. Louis F. Bulechek Memorial Scholarship: (renewable)
  11. Morency Family Scholarship: (renewable)
  12. Bill and Hilda Macomber and Alta Kahl Scholarship: (renewable) Applicants must reside in Buffalo or Blue Grass, Iowa
  13. Dearrel Bates Memorial Scholarship: Applicants must attend a MAC conference school and plan to work toward a Bachelor’s Degree in Education.
  14. Mike Condon Memorial Scholarship: Applicant must plan to enter a construction related course of study.

Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship: Applicants must attend the University of Iowa, be of the Protestant Faith, reside in Iowa. Questions should be directed to Elizabeth Burke ateburke@midwestone.com. Applications are available in Student Services. Deadline is May 1, 2015.

 Junior Scholarships

Hills Bank Leadership Grant. Visit www.iowa4hfoundation.org/scholarships to find criteria and to apply. Deadline is February 1, 2015.

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