MHS Announcements – January 14, 2022

** Daily News & Information ** Home of the Muskies!

MHS Hours: 7:45AM-3:45PM Monday-Friday  2021-2022 MHS Bell Schedules

`Announcements in Green – New
Announcements in Blue – Previous Day
Announcements in Black – 2 Days or older by request

  • Finals for todayare 7th Period and Make-ups. If you finish your final prior to the end of the period, you need to remain in that classroom until the end of the testing period.
    MHS Final Exams will take place on January 12th, 13th, and 14th. 1st Semester 2021-22 Final Exam Schedule

    Students Riding Buses: Buses will pick up students at the end of the normal school day -3:31PM Dismissal
  • Lunch Schedule for Jan 13-14:
    Friday, January 14
    All Lines Closed
    Breakfast Will Be Served and Sack Lunches by Sub Line
    Breakfast 7:45am-8:20am (Cereal or Cereal Bars)
    Sack Lunches 9:30am-10:00am
  • DEADLINE TO SIGN UP IS JANUARY 14 AT NOON! Senior Survivor: Seniors interested in Senior Survivor are required to fill out the Senior Survivor Sign-Up Sheet and return it to Ms. Petersen in Rm 22-016 by January 14th at NOON. Packets have been emailed to students.
    Senior Survivor week will take place starting at 5pm on Monday, Feb. 28th and end at 5 pm Friday, March 4th.
    What EXACTLY is Senior Survivor? Why does it matter?   What is Senior Survivor?
  • MHS Activities for the Week of Jan. 10, 2022: MHS Activities – Week of Jan. 10, 2022
  • Employment Opportunities: See Employment Opportunities Section below.
  • Fundraisers: See Fundraiser section below.
  • Scholarships: 2021-22 Scholarship List & Info (New Scholarships Added!)
  • Silver Cord Opportunities: See Silver Cord Section below for all opportunities!
  • Muscatine Singles and Doubles Tournament – March 5th at Muscatine Mall – Suite 79.
    Register by March 1. $10 Entry Fee. Table Tennis Tournament Info
    Registration Forms available outside of the AD Office – Rm 11-005.
    Registration Form to be mailed to Scott Phelps, 2226 Hunter Rd, Muscatine.
  • ACT Test – Anyone who took an ACT test and did not indicate MHS as a school to have their score
    sent to we do not have your test results. If you want a score added you must email me a screenshot
    of the results and the date it was taken. Feel free to change anything and add my email address.
  • Second semester MCC classes will start on Monday, January 10th, a week earlier than the new semester at MHS. If you have an on campus class at MCC that conflicts with a class that you have at MHS, please attend your MCC class on Monday and/or Tuesday.  Please be sure to contact your MHS teacher to let them know about your scheduling conflict and email: so that your absence can be cleared.
    If you have an on campus class Weds-Friday at MCC that conflicts with your MHS final, please let your MCC instructor know that you will not be present for class and attend your regularly scheduled MHS final.  Please see Mrs. Hawkins with any questions or concerns that you have. 
  • FFA Weekly Jan. 10-16:FFA Weekly Update
  • Muskie Minutes – Season 2 Episode 15:
  • Driver’s Ed: To register for upcoming Driver’s Ed sessions, please visit:
  • Juniors & Seniors: It’s time to sign up for the Spring ACT that will be given here at the high school on Tuesday, April 5th. The test will be paid for by the Muscatine School District and is open for any Junior or Senior who wants to test. You DO NOT need to fill out this form if you are NOT taking the ACT April 5th. If you normally receive accommodations for testing, they will only be submitted for approval IF you sign up BEFORE the deadline!!   SIGN UP ENDS JANUARY 28th!!
    April 5th ACT Sign UP
    Reasons To Take The ACT:
    The ACT is a good value because it offers a college admissions test, college course placement, and a career planning component for one modest fee. And you can make yourself visible to colleges and scholarship agencies across the country by taking the ACT.
    1. The ACT test is accepted by all major 4-year universities.
    2. If you have a low high school GPA, you can make up for it by passing the ACT. There might be problems with one of your subjects in high school, pulling your GPA down. Don’t worry because if you study well and get a good score in the ACT, you can make up for your low high school GPA.
    3. If you do not score as high as you expected, you can always retake the ACT.
    4. You can evaluate your capabilities and weak points through the ACT. Having taken the test, you can then look back and check on which topics you are able to excel in. In which areas did you score well and where did you fall short? Through the test, you’ll realize what subjects you’re doing well at and what you need to improve on. This is an important benefit especially for high school students who are undecided on what course and job they’d like to pursue in the future.
    5. You’ll be able to apply for scholarships if you get a good score. 

  • Muskie Boosters Cake Auction – Friday, Feb. 4, 2022   Muskie Boosters Cake Auction Information
  • Buy/Pre-Order YOUR  2021-2022 Yearbook – $56! (The Auroran 2021-2022): 2021-22 Yearbook Info  Deadline to order is May 11, 2022.
  • Middle School and High School Art Exhibit and Cash Prizes through Sister Cities: For complete details, visit: Middle School and High School Art Exhibit and Cash Prizes through Sister Cities
  • MHS Parents & Students: The Powerschool Mobile App is a great resource to have!   Mobile App Instructions
  • Lost & Found: Lost an item?  Water Bottle, jewelry, earbuds, phone?  Check at the Attendance Center and see if it was turned in!
  • Google Classroom: All high school staff use Google Classroom to display assigned work. If your child is missing from school, they can always access their work via Google Classroom. As a parent/guardian, you can request your student’s teachers to add you to their assignment list so that you will have “View Only” access. 
  • Meal Viewer Link Students & Parents can look at the menus online for MHS. There is nutrient information as well as allergen information. There is also an app available for cell phones. 

** Athletics/Activities Information  **

  • Muskie Boosters Cake Auction – Friday, Feb. 4, 2022   Muskie Boosters Cake Auction Information

    • Theme: A Night at the Movies
    • Donated Cake Pre-registration Link: or email
    • Time: 5PM Cake & Ice Cream, Meal $7 (Muskie Chop, Chips, Cookie, Drink) Concessions/ MHS Commons
    • 6PM Girls Varsity Basketball vs. Central DeWitt
    • 7:30PM Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Central DeWitt
  • Athletic Punch Pass/Card for adults are $40 and can be purchased at the MHS Attendance Center or at the gate during events. This Punch Card allows you 10 admissions into all sporting events except regional & state competitions, most vocal, orchestra, and band events, and the fall drama production.
  • Student Activity Passes are available for sale at the Attendance Center for $50. This pass allows you admission into all sporting events except regional & state competitions, most vocal, orchestra, and band events, and the fall drama production.
  • Visit MHS Official Activities Site for updates to schedules, rosters & directions.
  • Follow @MuskieAD on Twitter for MHS activities & athletic updates and information.
  • Athletic Forms: Parent Permission Form    Concussion Form     Physical Form

** College/Military Visits **

  • There are currently no scheduled College/Military Visits  

** Employment Opportunities **

  • Apprenticeship Opportunity – Heat & Frost Insulators Apprenticeship Program:
    We are seeking applicants to interview on March 15, 2022 to start an apprenticeship with the Heat & Frost Insulators Apprenticeship Program. Attached is a copy of our announcement sheet, wage sheet & application. We will be starting a new apprenticeship class in early April. If a High School student applies and is accepted we can accommodate a later start date to allow them to finish High School. The announcement sheet explains requirements and has contact info if anyone has questions. 
    Please contact Mr. Welsch in Student Services at if you are interested.
     Heat & Frost Insulators Apprenticeship Info & Application
  • Part Time Work Opportunity for High School Students at HON and Allsteel.
    HNI Furniture Operation – High School Program
    Please email Mr. Welsch at if interested.
  • Lutheran Living Senior Campus is Hiring Culinary Aids: Must be 16 years old, flexible hours- usually 4-7  weekdays and weekends (not sure of the times) sign-on bonus and generous attendance bonus.  Starts at around  $12.00/hour, the attendance bonus is $3.00/hour for being on time and not calling off to work.  Contact Angie Silva at 563-272-2115 if interested. 
  • Senior Resources is looking for dedicated Chore Workers to assist with snow removal this winter.  Call 563-263-7292 if interested or for more information.
    Senior Resources Chore Worker Info

** Forms **

  • School Locker Request (not PE): Student Locker Request Form
  • Transcripts: To request an official transcript from Muscatine High School, please use the link below to make your request. Official transcripts are sent directly from our MHS Registrar’s Office. Muscatine High School Transcript Request Link
  • Silver Cord Form:  Students recording hours of volunteer service during their years at MHS will be awarded a Silver Cord to wear at graduation. In order for volunteer hours to count towards a Silver Cord, STUDENTS must complete the online form to verify. Silver Cord Form
  • ALL STUDENTS DRIVING TO SCHOOL: ALL students driving to school will need to complete a Vehicle Registration Form for a new MHS Parking Tag.  This parking tag will be used for until the Class of 2025 graduates.  The form is available online Vehicle Registration Form, MHS Attendance or Student Services office. Completed forms should be returned to the Student Services office. Students with a new MHS Parking can park in the Bonnie Dr. or Cedar St. parking lots.
  • DOT Minor School License Form: DOT Minor School License Form Forms are available in the MHS Main Office – Rm-11-001. (You must have completed Driver’s Ed in order to submit this form.)  Instructions: Please complete Sections 1 and 3. (Leave Section 2 blank) and return to the Main Office. 

** Fundraisers **

  • Muskie Boys’ HOOPS T-Shirts: The Boys’ Basketball Team is selling short sleeved t-shirts (black) and long sleeved t-shirts (gray). Shirts are available in adult sizes S-XXXL and can be purchased in Student Services. Short sleeved are $12 and long sleeved are $15. Exact change is preferable. Stop in to Student Services or call 563-263-6141 Ext. 2 to get your t-shirt while supplies last.  Muskie Boys’ Hoops T-shirts
  • Muscatine Boys’ Basketball is holding a fundraiser through Poppin Popcorn.
    Here is the link for the fundraiser:
    At least half of all sales go back to the team. All purchases ship directly to the buyer too!
  • Muskie Store is Open! The district has partnered with Phelps Custom Apparel to offer our staff, families, and community Muskie Apparel! This online store does not close meaning that it remains open for all of your Muskie clothing needs throughout the year.
    Go to: Phelps Muskie Store and check it out!
  • Jostens Muskie School Store:  Do you want Muskie Spirit Wear/Accessories or to give as a gift?
    Jostens Muskie School Store

** Scholarships **

  • Please visit Scholarships for a list of available scholarships. (newest scholarships are listed at the end of the document)

** Silver Cord Opportunities/Volunteer Opportunities **

  • Attention!!! Silver Cord, Key Club and NHL students.  We have a great opportunity for you to fulfill some of your required hours. The River City Showcase Invitational is coming up on Saturday, January 15th, 2022.  The schedule will begin around 8:00 a.m. and end late, 10:30 or later that evening.  We have lots of spots and lots of opportunities so sign up now and we will get you on the list.  If you can only work part of the day, we will work with your schedule.  We would like to know as soon as possible so we can make schedules etc. Please contact Gail Ryan by email or text if you would like to sign up or if you have any questions at or 563-299-8760.  
  • Rebuild Together Muscatine County is looking for volunteers to assist in building wheelchair ramps for our community for those people who put in an application. We build these ramps in sections and all sections are pre-built in our shop.  Today we have quite the backlog of ramps, and in such, we could use help on building ramp sections.  No skill level is needed as we will take any student and certainly guide them through the process keeping safety as a top-priority.  We will provide the tools, the materials, and the instructions.  It would be ideal if we were to set this up 4 students at a time, and we are flexible on day/time availability. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Alan Millage at or call/text at 563-726-3433.
  • Manta Rays Swim Team Home Meet Volunteer Opportunities:
  • Senior Resources is looking for dedicated Chore Workers to assist with snow removal this winter.  Call 563-263-7292 if interested or for more information.
    Senior Resources Chore Worker Info
  • Silver Cord Program:  Students recording hours of volunteer service during their years at MHS will be awarded a Silver Cord to wear at graduation. In order for volunteer hours to count towards a Silver Cord, students must complete the online form to verify. Silver Cord Form
    Service qualifies for Silver Cord recognition if:

    • The student is not paid for the service
    • The student does not receive credit for the service.
    • The service is not for the purpose of fundraising for a group/activity/team that the student participates in.
      *140 hours are required for students in the Class of 2021, 2022 and 2023.
      *160 hours are required for students graduating in the Class of 2024.

** Yearbook Information **

  • Pre-Order YOUR 2021-22 Yearbook – $56! (The Auroran 2021-2022): 2021-22 Yearbook Info
  • Yearbooks: If you would like to purchase an MHS 2020-21 yearbook, cost is $56.
  • Did you or someone you know attend Muscatine High School during the 2012 through 2015 school years? If so, this is your chance to purchase a yearbook that reflects those school years and memories! Each yearbook is $20 until sold out. All proceeds go back into the Yearbook Club to purchase new equipment and expand the program for students. To purchase, call the Activities Office at Muscatine High School at (563) 263-6141 and ask for Mindy. 

** Keep informed on what is going on at MHS! **

Activities/Athletics: RSchool Today
Announcements: MHS News
Facebook: MHS Facebook Page
Twitter: @Muscatine HS

Instagram: @Muscatine HS
Snapchat: Muscatine HS
Student Handbook: MCSD Student Handbk
Curriculum Guide: 2020-21 Curriculum Guide


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