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MHS Announcements for Thursday, October 30, 2014

MHS Announcements

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Go Muskies!

  1. The MHS Drama Department will present “The Man Who Came To Dinner” on November 7 & 8 at 7 pm in the MHS Auditorium. Tickets are only $5, or you may use your activity pass/MCSD Partner Pass for entrance. All tickets sold at the door – box office opens at 6:15 pm each night! This very funny play, follows the exploits of the obnoxious Mr. Whiteside, a famous personality, who takes over the quiet mid-western home of the Stanley family after slipping on ice at their doorstep.  He disrupts their world with the comings and goings of his friends.  When his long-time assistant falls for the local journalist, he brings in a famous actress to break up their relationship, causing even more trouble. Don’t miss this classic comedy!
  2. MHS Winterguard will be starting this week on Thursday evening (TONIGHT) at Grant Elementary Gym from 6-9 pm. This involves flags, rifles, sabers, and dance. Our theme for this year is the Hunger Games. If you are interested and cannot make it TONIGHT, there is another meeting Saturday morning (Nov. 1st) at Grant Elementary from 9 am -12 pm.
    You must make one of these meetings or see Mr. Heid in the Band Room.
  3. Boys Basketball: There will be a mandatory player and parent meeting for Boys Basketball on Wednesday, Nov. 5th, starting at 5:30 pm in the MHS Library.  Information regarding the upcoming season including calendars and expectations will be discussed.
  4. Thinker’s Throwdown – MHS is sending a team to Black Hawk College for the seeding round of Thinker’s Throwdown on Monday, November 3. Students will be picked up in front of MHS at 5:30 p.m.
  5. Blood Drive – Key Club will hold a Blood Drive on November 10th in the main gym. If you are 16 and older, visit www.mhskeyclub.org to sign up and donate. Students who are 16 years of age must get a parent permission form signed. These are available at the Attendance Office.
  6. Girls’ Basketball: The parent meeting will be held on Thursday, October 30, at 7:15 pm in the Commons.
  7. The fall Vocal Music Fundraiser has begun! Our discount cards for the 2014-2015 year are good through October 31st,2015 and only cost $10! THESE ARE NOT PUNCH CARDS–THEY ARE DISCOUNT CARDS YOU CAN USE OVER AND OVER AGAIN!! You get great deals at 15 Muscatine businesses, including Domino’s, Taco John’s, McDonald’s, Salvatore’s, Blimpie Subs, Miracle Car Wash, Flowers on the Avenue, and others. Not only can you save the cost of the card in town, you can also register your card onlineto get access to HUNDREDS of vendor coupons every day AND to use for deals at nationwide stores such as Wal-Mart, PetCo, and the Buckle! Get your card for only $10 today from any choir student or director!
  8. The MHS Attendance Office has a new phone number. It is 563-263-6616.
  9. Students: You will no longer receive a note to report to your Enrichment for next week. 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. 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 they are scheduled to be in Enrichment. This is very important as Enrichment begins on that same day (Monday). Students who remain in Enrichment will not be notified. If you have any questions of where you should report please log into PowerSchool.
  10. Red Ribbon Week sponsored by MHS Decision Makers:
    Thursday, October 30 Tobacco Free Teeth (Teeth Selfies with fake teeth or painted teeth); Students may either upload selflies to Instagram or other social media, or they can email them to MHS Decision Makers and we will upload them onto the MHS Facebook page.
  11. 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.
  12. Reminder to Students from the Cafeterias: ALL students must have their ID’s to use accounts or cash for purchases! ID badges that are defaced are the same as not having one!
  13. Scholarship Information can be found at the end of the announcements in their own section. If you have any questions, please contact Student Services.
  14. 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.
  15. Wrestling Sign-up meeting Thursday, October 30th for all interested students.
    Please meet Coach McLeod in the wrestling room at 3:30 p.m. to briefly discuss the upcoming season.
  16. Students interested in MHS Winter Sports. Please remember that you are required to have your parent permission/concussion form and sports physical form on file in the A.D. Office. Before practice begins, check with Mrs. Hansen in Room 162 to make sure your paperwork is complete. Thank you!
  17. Students interested in helping Musca Bus clean bus interiors on Saturday, November 1st should call 263-8152 to sign up. Students will then show up on Saturday at 8:00 a.m. until noon. A light breakfast will be served. Work will be done at Public Works,
    1459 Washington Street. A Musca Bus driver will lead the team.
  18. 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.
  19. 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
  20. Senior Pictures and a Senior Saying is due November 14th. This year, senior pictures will only be accepted by submitting them to the Josten’s website.
    If your photographer wants to submit your picture for you, it is up to you to talk to the photographer and tell them the process. All photos need to be submitted electronically by November 14, 2014. Photos received after this date cannot be guaranteed a place in the yearbook.
  21. Class of 2015 – If you are a student athlete who plans or has the potential to participate in athletics in college at the Division 1, Division 2, or NAIA level, please make an appointment to meet with Mr. Welsch in the next few weeks to make sure that you meet the NCAA Clearinghouse requirements. It is important to note that some of these requirements differ from MHS graduation requirements and must be met in order to participate in athletics at the Division 1, Division 2 and NAIA levels.
  22. Please remember that Muscatine High School sport schedules can be found at http://www.muscatine.k12.ia.us/mhs/calendar Our website 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 fall season!
  23. From Jostens:
    November 18 – Seniors report to auditorium 10:10 a.m. for Graduation information.
    November 25 – Jostens will be here to take orders in the commons hallway during lunch.

**Scholarship Information**

Senior Scholarships

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

Voice of Democracy: The Veterans of Foreign Wars offers the Voice of Democracy contest to graduation seniors annually (up to $30,000). For rules and application procedures visit www.vfw.org/VOD. Deadline is November 1, 2014.

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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