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MHS Announcements – Wednesday, May 6, 2015

MHS Announcements

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Go Muskies!

  • FFA Officer Elections will take place on May 12th at 7:40 am in the Ag room.
  • MHS Academic Awards Ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 7 starting at 10:10AM in the MHS Gymnasium. The public is invited to attend.
  • A Baseball Parent Meeting will be held at Tom Bruner Field on Wednesday, May 6 at 5pm for all parents that have a son participating on the MHS baseball team this summer.
  • Seniors:  All library books and materials are due by Tuesday, May 12th. If you need to keep a book longer for a class assignment, please contact Mrs. Keltner. Also, a reminder that all library fines need to be taken care of before graduation.
    Freshman-Juniors: All library books and materials are due by Friday, May 22nd. If you need to keep a book longer for a class assignment, please contact Mrs. Keltner.
  • Auditions for the 2015-2016 Varsity and Prep (JV) Show Choirs are coming soon! Here’s what you need to know for auditions.  Auditions consist of both singing and dancing a selected cut. No previous Choir or Dance experience is required.

    The dance will be taught at the following 3 times:
    Wednesday, May 13th: After school 3:45 pm-4:45pm
    Thursday, May 14th:
     Before and After School at 7:00AM-8:00(ish) and 3:45pm – 4:45
    You may (and are encouraged to) come to more than one of these times to give you the best chance at a successful audition.

    The vocal cut is available online at www.muscatinevocalmusic.org on the Resources and Links page. If you need a printed copy, please email or stop by the office of Mr. Ryan.

    Mr. Ryan would be more than happy to work with any interested in auditions in the next few weeks. As stated before NO previous choir or dance is required to audition. There have been several successful first time people make it into show choir.

    The auditions themselves will last about 5 minutes each and will be held on:
    Tuesday May 19th After school
    Wednesday May 20th Before and after school

    Contact Mr. Ryan at jonathan.ryan@mcsdonline.org to set up a time to audition.

  • Seniors: Time Capsules — If you created a time capsule in Freshman English please return to your teacher to retrieve these. 
  • Model UN:  Our car wash fundraiser is on Saturday, May 9th from 1:00-3:00pm at Hy-Vee Gas Station.
  • 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!
  • Any 8th grade or high school girl interested in playing softball, tryouts will be on May 11th and 12th from 4-6:30 at Kent Stein Park on fields #4 and 5.  Please contact Coach Kim Davis with any questions at kim.davis@mcsdonline.org or 978-495-2905
  • Please note the following addition to the JV Boys Soccer Schedule:
    May 8 – MHS JV Boys Soccer vs. I.C. City High. The game will be played at Longfellow Elementary in Iowa City with a 5:00PM start.
  • Please note the following adjustment for MHS Girls Soccer:
    On Friday, May 8th, Solon has replaced Ft. Madison as the varsity opponent. The game will be played at the Muscatine Soccer complex with a start time of 5:00 P.M.  Following the varsity game, a JV game vs. Solon will also be played.
  • Summer Job Opportunity: Attention students!  If you are interested in earning some money this summer, please stop by the counselor’s office to pick up information about detasseling.
  • We invite you to attend the 1st Annual Muskie Baseball Hit-A-Thon on May 14th at Tom Bruner Field. Your Muskie Baseball players will be performing in a HR derby similar to what you see on TV to help raise funds for the baseball program. There will be music and a live broadcast  by Vintage Sound 93.1 and our own radio personality Tony Tone. There will be catering from Hy-Vee grill, as well as entertainment for all of our youth which include speed pitch and a bounce house. We also want to welcome all youth in the dugout to spend time with our players. Community members will also have the opportunity to win the following items through a raffle: an autographed picture of Chicago Cubs Anthony Rizzo, a burrito for a week for a year from Mami’s, Muskie Baseball apparel, and more….Hope to see you all on May 14th!  View ‘Hit-A-Thon” link for details: Hit – A – Thon
  • 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.
  • 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 **

Help needed at Benefit for Piper Pigsley:  A benefit for Piper Pigsley, a 2 year old girl that has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia will be held on be May 17, 2015 between 12:30-3:30 at Muscatine Community Y.   If you like children and activites with children we would love to have a few students help us during this event.  We will have food and drinks, Gunny the Clown will be there doing balloon twist and face painting; we have a couple craft ideas for kids along with Pin the Nose on Olaf. During this time, a silent auction and raffle tickets will be sold.  If interested, please contact Becca Pigsley @ pigsley65@gmail.com  or call 563-506-2412  to answer any questions.

** 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
  • 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.

 

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