MHS Announcements – April 22, 2022

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

MHS Hours: 7:45AM-4PM Monday-Friday  2021-2022 MHS Bell Schedules

MHS Phone #:  563-263-6141
MHS phone system and menu. Please listen to the menu to select the proper department. For Spanish assistance please press 5.

    • Press 1 – Attendance (or call directly at 563-263-6616)
    • Press 2 – Student Services, Transcripts and Grade Level Counselors
    • Press 3 – MHS Nurse
    • Press 4 – Athletics
    • Press 5 – Spanish Assistance
    • For all other calls, please stay on the line or press 0 for assistance or to leave a voicemail.

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

  • Parents & Students: The Academic Awards Ceremony will be held on May 4th starting at 9:00AM in the MHS Auditorium.  There is a list of Student ID numbers posted outside of the Student Services office.  The list consists of those students who will be recognized for any of the following: Upward Bound, Silver Cord, 5 or more AP classes, and 3, 5, and 7 semesters of a GPA of 3.00 or higher.  Parents and Family are invited to attend!
  • MUSCATINE FFA PLANT SALE IS GOING ON TODAY FROM 7:30AM-6PM.  A wide variety of beautiful plants, hanging baskets and vegetables to choose from!  FFA Plant Sale Info
    April 22, April 29, May 6, May 7, May 13
    Fridays – 7:30AM – 6:00 PM
    Saturday, May 7th- 8AM – 10:30AM
  • LAST DAY TO GET YOUR APPLICATION IN FOR STUDENT COUNCIL!  Applications are due April 22 by 3:31pm.
  • PERFORMANCES TONIGHT AND TOMORROW! MHS Drama Department will present the musical  NEWSIES! on April 21, 22 & 23!  Shows are Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 7:00 pm, and Saturday at 2:00 pm.  Performances are held in the MHS Auditorium.  Plan now to join us for this very entertaining, family-friendly show!  Based on the Disney movie, NEWSIES! tells the story of the newsboys strike of 1899 in New York, when kids stood up to powerful newspaper moguls, demanding fair treatment and leading the way toward the eventual creation of child labor laws in America.  Tickets go on sale March 31st via the online box office:  Muscatine  All seats are only $8 when purchased in advance, online!  Online box office is open up to 15 minutes prior to the start of each performance.   Tickets are $10 if purchased at the door, day of show.  Please note that we cannot accept any passes for this event.  
  • REMINDER – MCC CLASS SCHEDULING:  To schedule your MCC classes for next year, please use this link:  Mrs. Hawkins MCC Registration Appointment Link
    Parents are welcome to attend the scheduling session with their student.  MCC Classes need to be scheduled by the end of the school year with Mrs. Hawkins!
  • Race for the School Race Info – May 7, 2022: Race For the School Race Info    Race for the School Volunteer Form
  • Silver Cord Opportunities: There are many Silver Cord Opportunities – see Silver Cord section below!
  • Scholarships: 2021-22 Scholarship List & Info
  • Lost & Found: Lost an item?  Water Bottle, jewelry, earbuds, phone?  Check at the Attendance Center and see if it was turned in!
  • Class of 2022 Information – See Class of 2022 Information below
  • Career Days/Camps/College/Military Visits: See Career Days/Camps/College/Military Visits section below for all opportunities!
  • Employment Opportunities: See Employment Opportunities Section below.
  • DEADLINE TO APPLY IS APRIL 22nd! Apply for MHS Student Council Online Today!  Applications are due Friday, April 22 by 3:31PM. MHS Student Council Application
  • Silver Cord Opportunity: Jefferson School is looking for volunteers to help with games and face painting as well as set up and clean up from 4:30 to 7:30PM for the Jefferson School Carnival on Friday, April 29th.  To sign up, please call Jefferson School at 563-263-8800 or email, or 
  • 13th Annual Giles Joslyn Memorial Stringfest: The performance will take place next Friday night, April 29th. The event will be at 7:00pm in the MHS Auditorium, with doors opening at 6:30pm. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students. Stringfest features students and community members and a wide assortment of performances. It is a pleasure to put this performance on for the community and we hope you can all make it! Even if you’ve never been to Stringfest before, you should come check it out! All proceeds go towards supporting orchestra students district wide, but supplying them music, instruments, instrument repair and music lessons.  13th Annual Giles Joslyn Memorial Stringfest
  • DEADLINE TO APPLY IS APRIL 29th! 10th Grade Students – MCSD Student School Board Representative: Becoming an MCSD Student School Board Representative is a great way to introduce students who may be interested in public service or a government career to an elected board. The purpose of the student representative to the Muscatine School District Board of Education is to serve as a liaison between the governing body of the school district and Muskie students.  The student representative will communicate between school-based leadership and the school board, the community and the student body and represent student interest on policies and procedures.
    Two high school student representatives (one Junior and one Senior) will serve as liaisons to the Board of Directors for a term of two years.  The student representatives will provide insight and support to the Board’s understanding of student issues and perspectives, concerns and questions, and student successes.  The student representative will represent the Muscatine School District in accordance with the responsibilities, qualifications, and selection procedures listed in this document.  Link to
    application. Please submit by Friday, April 29, 2022.  Interviews will be scheduled in May 2022. If you have any questions please contact Daphne Donald at 
  • Prom Tickets: There are a limited number of prom tickets left to purchase. Please see Mrs. Stoltzfus in the AD Secretary’s office – Rm 11-002 to purchase your ticket.  Cost per ticket is $20. (There will be no more tickets available when all the tickets are purchased due to capacity limitations.)  MHS PROM is on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at The Merrill Hotel, 8-11PM. 
  • A representative from CAPE will be at MHS outside of Student Services during A & B lunches starting Tuesday, April 19th – Thursday, April 28.  Starting April 19th, please pick up a liability waiver from the CAPE representatives and then return the COMPLETED waiver to the CAPE representatives to get your FREE CAPE ticket. Each person must have a CAPE ticket. You do not need to be attending Prom to attend CAPE. All juniors and seniors in good standing as well as pre-approved guests are invited to CAPE. CAPE will take place from midnight – 3:00AM on May 1, 2022 in the MHS Commons and Gym and provides an evening of fun after the dance with a variety of games and activities such as Casino Games, Bungee Run, Human Soccer Balls, Adrenaline Rush Obstacle Course, Bingo, Air Brush Artist, Photo Booth, unlimited food and GREAT PRIZES! Security will be provided.
  • CAPE Parent/Guardian Volunteers Needed & CAPE Donation Information: CAPE Volunteer & Donations Info
  • FREE PROM FORMAL WEAR! Juniors & Seniors: FREE Prom formal wear (dresses-long & short, shoes, pants, shirts, suit coats) are available. Please make an appointment to check out the great selection and try on apparel by emailing Mrs. Borde at or stopping by the Main Office-Room 11-001.
  • Muskie Minutes-Season 2 Episode 28:
  • MHS Activities for the Week of April 18, 2022: MHS Activities – Week of April 18, 2022
  • 2nd Annual Strolling for Safe Sleep – Theo Wolf Foundation Charity Walk & Family FUNdraiser will be held on June 4, 2022 from 8AM-1PM at Susan Clark Junior High School.  Event information and registration: 2nd Annual Strolling for Safe Sleep Charity Walk and Family FUNdraiser Info
  • Driver’s Ed: To register for upcoming Driver’s Ed sessions, please visit:
  • Need a Tutor?  If you are struggling in classes and are needing some help, please respond to this email by using the google form   Please include your name, the class you are struggling in, and the teacher you have for that class.  Tutoring can happen in Muskie Time, before or after school. Fill out the google form to be entered for tutoring.
  • Buy/Pre-Order your 2021-2022 Yearbook – $56! (The Auroran 2021-2022): 2021-22 Yearbook Info  Deadline to order is May 11, 2022.
  • REMINDER: Students – If you have not scheduled an appt. to schedule MCC classes for next year, please use the links below. Parents are welcome to attend the scheduling session with their student.  
  • Parents: SMS Text Opt In Feature for School Messenger: SMS_Text Opt-In Flyer/Instructions
  • 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. 

** Class of 2022 Information **

  • REMINDER! Senior financial obligations are posted outside of the Athletics and Activities Office by student number. These obligations include all outstanding financial obligations to date. Any unreturned supplies or equipment before the end of the year could result in a higher obligation. Senior obligations need to be paid at the Attendance Office prior to graduation in order for students to participate in the graduation ceremony. If the obligations are a burden to your family or if you have any questions, please contact Wendi Schmelzer at (563) 263-7223 ext. 1012 to discuss payment arrangements.
    Note: You/your parent/guardian will need to login to PowerSchool>InTouchReceipting to locate your obligation balance.   InTouch Receipting Instructions
  • REMINDER! Seniors – Post Graduation Senior Survey:  This is just a friendly reminder that in order to pick up your cap and gown, you will need to complete the Senior Survey (Post Graduation) in PowerSchool. This is a survey that the State of Iowa requires and it will not take you very long to complete it. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Mauck.
  • Senior Students Meal Accounts:  Please be aware of your lunch account balance.  If you owe money, this will need to be paid by May 13, 2022.  If you have money left in your account, please click on the link below to let the Food Service Dept. know what you would like done with the money that is leftover.  Senior Meal Account Letter 
  • Scholarships: 2021-22 Scholarship List & Info
  • Any MHS Seniors who have donated blood at least 6 times are eligible for the IMPACT Award (formerly called the Gallon Grad Award) at graduation. Email Mrs. Keltner ( if you believe you are eligible for this award or if you have any questions! 
  • Seniors who are or intend to attend Muscatine Community College next year: MCC Foundation is extending the MCC scholarship deadline for students planning to attend Muscatine Community College in the 2022-2023 academic year. In addition to new applicants, students who started an application for the March 1 deadline, will be able to complete and submit their original application. Applications can be submitted now through August 1, 2022.  Awards will be made as completed applications are received and funds are available. Apply at:
  • Graduation: May 22, 2022 @ 2PM in the MHS Stadium.

** Athletics/Activities Information  **

  • Cheer Tryouts: The final Tryout clinic will be held on April 21 from 5-630PM in MHS Main Gym.  Tryouts will be held on April 23 at 11AM in the MHS Main Gym. Please sign up if you are interested in trying out:
    Important information and requirements:  Important Cheer Info & Requirements
    If you have any questions, please contact Coach Mollie at
  • MHS Colorguard: If you are interested in MHS Colorguard we will have four mini sessions where you can try out the equipment and learn short routines.  You are welcome to come to one or all four sessions. They will be held every Thursday in April from 7pm to 8:15pm at the First Baptist Church’s Gym, 3003 Mulberry Ave.  This is a great chance to try out colorguard to see if you would like to become part of the team.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Carolyn Hurlbut at
  • 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

** Career Days/Camps/College/Military Visits **

  • Are you interested in a career in Healthcare? If you are interested in a career in Healthcare and would like to get more information about a FREE opportunity at the University of Iowa this summer, please see Mrs. Hawkins in the Student Services office.
  • Interested in Becoming a Heavy Equipment Technician Upon Graduation? Altofer CAT will be holding their first Technician Career Day event at their Davenport store and would like to invite high school students and their parents to attend their Technician Career Day Event on Saturday, April 23rd starting at 9:00am to 10:30am!  Technician Event  & RSVP Info
    There are so many opportunities at Altorfer.  This is a great career choice for students who are mechanically inclined. We will have snacks, beverages, goodie-bags, a shop tour and a lot of great information about the program. We still offer tuition reimbursement for those who are accepted into the ThinkBIG program! RSVP by scanning the barcode on the flyer or by emailing Sarah Markham at  RSVP by April 19th.  If you have any questions, contact Mr. Welsch in Student Services.
  • The Genesis Adventures in Nursing Summer Camp (GAIN) will be held July 18-22, 2022, for high school students who may be interested in a nursing/healthcare career.  Campers will be introduced to different specialties in health care, and participate in activities such as a mock trauma in the emergency department, a mock childbirth, dissection lab, visit the new surgical suites, visit the simulator lab and learning center, learn first aid and CPR, and so much more! Applicants who have completed 9th grade through 2022 high school graduation are invited to register for GAIN camp.
    Camp fills up quickly! 
    GAIN Brochure/Registration

** Employment Opportunities **

  • The Lighthouse Restaurant, outside of Muscatine on Highway 22 in Fairport, is looking to hire part-time help for all Kitchen Positions. Pay is determined by position in the kitchen.  Hours are Thursday and Friday 4-9 pm  Saturday and Sundays 11am–9pm., with clean up and restocking after the kitchen closes down. If you are interested in applying for a position, go on Facebook, Lighthouse, Inc. then go to the ‘Jobs’ tab and fill out the information. For more information, you can contact Annette Schoenthal at 563-264-8682.
  • Geneva Golf and Country Club is looking for seasonal bag staff for this spring, summer, and fall! This is a great team atmosphere to work in! Perfect for a high school or college student! Geneva Job Description and Duties
    If interested, please apply by reaching out to Matt Dail at 815-441-8989, emailing Matt at or, or by calling Geneva Golf and Country Club at 563-263-8942! 
  • Pizza Ranch is Hiring! Join our Legendary team today!
    • Flexible hours
    • Part-time and Full-time Hours Available
    • 10% discount on all food purchases when you aren’t working
    • Newly remodeled store and exciting work environment
    • Apply today at or come in and grab an application. You can be the next great Ranch Hand ready to give our guests a Legendary experience! Be ready to work hard, have fun, and bless someone’s day.
  • Addington Place, 3515 Diana Queen Drive. Muscatine. Opportunity in our kitchen as a dietary aid. It would also include a waitress kind of setting doing dishes, picking up plates,  passing out plates, sweeping and mopping.
    If interested or for more information, please contact Samantha Harris at 563-263-5108 or
  • Employment Opportunity: Cove Equipment in Moscow, Columbus City, and Conroy is hiring Service Technicians, Ag Mechanics, and Small Engine Technicians.  If interested, please contact Mr. Welsch in Student Services.  Cove Equipment is Hiring!
  • 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. 

** 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 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 **

  • McKinley Elementary is looking for volunteers to run various carnival games for the McKinley Elementary Carnival/Fun Fair on Friday, April 29 from 4:15-7:15PM.
  • The Theo Wolf Foundation FUNdraiser is looking for volunteers to assist in  running games and booths at the 2nd Annual Strolling for Safe Sleep Charity Walk and Family FUNdraiser on June 4th.  If you are interested, please contact Lisa Wolf at or at 319-850-1307.  2nd Annual Strolling for Safe Sleep Charity Walk and Family FUNdraiser Info
  • Camp Wyoming (located in Jones County, Iowa) is in need of volunteers this summer.
    • Female Volunteers Only: Our TTT (pronounced Tri-T) summer camp program serves close to 100 4th grade girls a week from under-privileged homes throughout Iowa. Volunteer counselors assist our camp staff and help lead the girls in activities like swimming, arts and crafts, kayaking, and games, as well as supervise them in their cabins at night. TTT Volunteers are needed the weeks of June 5-10 and June 12-17. Volunteers must be current juniors in high school or older to apply.
      Earn 120 volunteer hours with one week of service!
    • Male and Female Volunteers: Our traditional summer camp programs serve children and youth between the ages of 5 and 17. These programs are religious in nature, so volunteers must be comfortable working and participating in a Christian program. Volunteer counselors assist our camp staff in caring for campers and leading activities like swimming, kayaking, archery, and Bible study, as well as caring for the campers at night. Volunteers are needed during the weeks of June 19-24, June 26-July 1, July 10-15, July 17-22, and/or July 24-29. Volunteers must be current juniors in high school or older to apply. Earn 120 volunteer hours with one week of service
    • If you are interested in working or volunteering with us, email Stacie Hoppman at or apply online at
  • 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: 2022-23 Curriculum Guide


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