MHS Announcements – December 15, 2022

** MHS Daily News & Information ** Home of the Muskies!  2022-23 MHS Bell Schedules

MHS Hours: 7:45AM-4PM Monday-Friday

MHS Main 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

  • Cleaning Up Your Lunch Area: STUDENTS – It is YOUR responsibility to clean up your area after you eat lunch! Students are leaving piles on the lunch tables that they need to clean up!  It is unnecessary and inappropriate. Thank you for your attention to this matter – MHS Administration & Food Services Staff
  • LAST DAY TO PURCHASE TICKETS! Mr. Muscatine tickets are on sale during lunch in front of the old Student Services office during lunch through Thursday.  Tickets are $5 or 3 non-perishable canned goods. Mr. Muscatine will take place on Friday, Dec. 16 and will take place during Muskie Time and go through the third period.
  • New Scholarships Added Today – FFA Scholarships 2022-23 Scholarships: 2022-23 Scholarships  
  • Happiness Week – Dec. 12-16: The most wonderful time of the year! Student Council cannot wait to see what everyone has planned for Happiness week which will take place December 12-16th! We have lots of fun things planned for this week!!
    Thursday     Friday
  • 2022-23 Semester 1 Finals Schedule: 2022-23 Semester 1 Finals Schedule
  • 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 Opportunities:  For all Silver Cord Opportunities see the Silver Cord section below!
  • Parents, Guardians, Community – Daily Announcements: If you would like to receive Daily Announcements, please subscribe to the MHS Parent Square subscription group: MHS Daily Announcements Subscription Link
    Wednesday     Thursday     Friday
  • Were YOU interviewed for a story?? Read the MHS Auroran Today!: MHS Auroran Today
  • Senior Survivor Packets Available!  Class of 2023 – ​​The Student Council is excited to announce the annual fundraiser we title Senior Survivor is open for entry! Packets will need to be filled out and returned in their entirety to Ms. Petersen in room 22-016 by January 6, 2023.
    Use the link below to print the packet, complete, and turn in by January 6, 2023! May the odds be ever in your favor!
    2023 Senior Survivor Packet
  • Silver Cord Opportunity:  The Salvation Army has started their Red Kettle Season and are looking for volunteers who may be interested in earning volunteer hours. Our Bellringing opportunity can be a short 2-hour shift, is super easy to sign-up, and great way to earn hours for many different clubs or towards a student’s silver cord.
    Salvation Army Bell Ringing and QR Code
    There are two great ways for people to get signed up:

    • Go to Registertoring.com, choose Muscatine, then select a shift.
    • Call (773) 946-7047 or email (macy.gantner@usc.salvationarmy.org) me and I can get the student signed up and I can also sign for hours at the end of the shift.
  • Muskie Minutes – Season 3 Episode 14: https://youtu.be/0aRnoYIzFBc
  • Powerschool Mobile App Issues/Fix: If your Powerschool app is not working or not syncing for parents, it has to do with the most updated version of the Powerschool App and that it’s an easy fix.
    To fix that error, either go to the App Store on your phone and get the updated PowerSchool Mobile app or if you already have the most recent version, delete it and then re-download. In case you need it, the code for our district is GHJC.
    PowerSchool Mobile app

  • MHS CAPE Donation List: Here’s a new way to support CAPE (Carnival After Prom Extravaganza)! Purchase items off the CAPE gift list and they’ll be given away to students during CAPE on April 29th/30th. CAPE Amazon Donation List Info
    Amazon Wish List:
    Amazon Wish List
  • MHS Boosters’ 33rd Annual Cake Auction will be held at MHS on Friday, January 27th, 2023.
    The cake auction is held during the Boys and Girls Basketball Doubleheader vs Davenport North at Muscatine High School.  Our Cake Auction theme this year is:
    “Decades; 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s & 00!”  MHS Boosters’ 33rd Annual Cake Auction

    Building our community and foundation one step at time, we encourage individuals and businesses to donate cakes or attend the auction to purchase a cake.
    Cake Registry link:
    https://forms.gle/hkcCds7UwZs4uC7s8

    If you are unable to donate a cake or attend the cake auction, but would still like to support MHS Boosters, we have included our venmo QR code and the Community Foundation link!  You are also welcome to send a check to the high school, Attn: Muskie Boosters, 2705 Cedar St, Muscatine IA 52761.

    PAYMENT/DONATION METHODS:
    Community Foundation Donation Link:
    https://cfgm.fcsuite.com/erp/donate/create/fund?funit_id=3079
    Venmo QR Code:  Muskie Boosters Venmo QR Code
  • 11th & 12th Grade Students – MCC Spring Enrollment: Those students who are interested in enrolling in Spring courses at MCC should use the link below to schedule a time to meet with Mrs. Hawkins starting Monday, November 14th. We will discuss course options and complete necessary enrollment applications and paperwork. MCC Spring Enrollment Appointment Link.   Please feel free to contact Mrs. Hawkins (karey.hawkins@mcsdonline.org) with any questions.
  • MHS Yearbook Sales: $56  Deadline to order is May 1, 2023  Yearbook Order Information
  • MHS Impactful Staff Nomination: Students, the Instructional Team at MHS wants to highlight some of the amazing things that are happening throughout our building, but we need your help. Please consider nominating a teacher (or multiple teachers) for the wonderful things they do inside and outside of the classroom. This can be related to specific lessons they have taught, their teaching style, their ability to build relationships, their involvement in extracurricular activities or anything else you feel is relevant and necessary. These types of shout outs are incredibly rewarding for teachers, so please make their day!  Please complete this form if you would like to nominate a staff member!:  Staff Nomination Form
  • Just a reminder that you may order sub sandwiches & chef salads online using the link below. We do ask that you place your order by 9:30 am, each day. During your meal session, you may look for the pre-order sign near the front of the sub line, follow the arrows & tell the team member your last name. Students will be given their sandwich or salad on a tray so that they may select at least 1 fruit or vegetable from the black salad bar & go to the cashier.
    Sub Sandwich & Chef Salad Order Form  (The form is only available for MHS students and MHS staff to fill out.)
    If you do not place your order by 9:30 am, we will still make subs or salads for you, but you will have to wait in line.
  • Parking Tags – Staff & Students: If you drive to school, you must display your MHS parking tag in your vehicle.  If you do not have  a tag, please go to Student Services for a form.  Currently you are receiving a reminder, however in the future, you will be fined $5 and an orange sticker will be placed on your vehicle.
  • Parking Tag Reminder: Reminder that students are to use the same parking tag from the previous year. It will be a $5 charge for all lost parking tags. If you have not received a parking tag or have not registered your vehicle, please fill out the “new vehicle registration form” located under the forms section of the announcements. Forms can be turned into Mrs. Meineke or Mrs. Meeker in the student services. Vehicle Registration Form.pdf
  • Student Lockers:  All students will have a locker assigned to them. Students will need to log into Powerschool (not on the app),  select Reports then 2022-23 Locker Report and it will give them their locker # and locker combination. 
  • 2022-23 Bell Schedules:   2022-23 MHS Bell Schedules
  • Entrance Doors: Doors open at 7:45AM. Bus riders and students being dropped off, please enter through the Commons entrance.  Students driving and parking in the Cedar Street Parking Lot, please enter through the “Muskie M” doors. Students driving and parking in the Bonnie Street Parking Lot, enter through the “Gymnasium / Swim Entrance #1” doors.  If arriving after 8:15AM, please enter through the Main Entrance.
  • MCSD 2022-23 Meal Program:  USDA did not extend free meals to schools this year unless your Family qualifies by completing a meal application or through state programs through DHS. Please note that only one Iowa Eligibility Application for free or reduced meals needs to be completed per household, each school year. To apply electronicallyplease go to www.muscatine.k12.ia.us (hover over Department & Programs, click on Food & Nutrition & scroll down on the page) Full communication:
    2022-23 MCSD Meal Program Letter
  • Driver’s Ed: To register for upcoming Driver’s Ed sessions, please visit: mbaea.org/student-programs/driver-education
  • 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
  • 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. 

** 12th Grade Important Dates/Information **

  • 2022-23 Scholarships: 2022-23 Scholarships (Keep checking for newly added scholarships!)
  • January: The local scholarship application will be made available to seniors in cooperation with the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine.
  • May 21: Graduation Day (Tentative Date)

** Athletics/Activities Information  **

  • Boys’ Tennis Sign Up for Spring of 2023: If interested in playing Boys’ Tennis this Spring, please sign up here: https://forms.gle/KEjNJ1xPCQJpsA6b7
  • MHS Activities Nov. 17-23, 2022: MHS Activities Nov. 17-23, 2022
  • Visit MHS Official Activities Site for updates to schedules, rosters & directions.
  • Follow @MuskieActivitie on Twitter for MHS activities & athletic updates and information.
  • 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.
  • Athletic Forms: Parent Permission Form    Concussion Form     Physical Form

** College & Military Visits **

  • Please check back later for college & military visit opportunities.

** Forms **

  • 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 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 an MHS Parking Tag 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?
    Visit 
    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 **

  • River City Showcase: It’s just about time for the River City Showcase and we need your help!
    Do you need hours for Silver Cord, NHS, Tri-M or Key Club?  We can use your help on Friday, January 13 and/or Saturday, January 14.

    • On Friday, we can use help from 4:30PM until approximately 11:00PM.
    • On Saturday, we need help from 7:30AM until approximately 11:30PM, or anytime in between.
      This does NOT have to be an all-day commitment! If you are able to volunteer for a few hours we have places just for you!
      If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the Google Form linked below!
      River City Showcase Volunteer Sign-up
      If you have questions, contact either Gail Ryan or Kara Phelps, by text or email:
      Gail: 563-299-8760 gailryanrcs@gmail.com or Kara Phelps: 563-613-2108 kphelps26@yahoo.com
  •  Madison Elementary School Carnival – January 20, 2023.  Volunteers are needed for set up and also handle running games, helping with registration and other various jobs starting at 3:30PM.  The carnival runs from 5-7PM on January 20.  If interested in volunteering, please contact Elise Hepker at hepkere@gmail.com
  • 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 **

  • MHS Yearbook Sales: $56  Deadline to order is May 1, 2023  Yearbook Order Information
  • 2021-22 Yearbook Distribution Info: Students/families who purchased a Yearbook (The Auroran) from the 2021-22 school year, Yearbooks will be available for pick up at the Attendance Center.  There are a limited number of 2021-22 yearbooks that can be purchased on a first-come, first serve basis for $56 at the Attendance Center.
  • 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

@MuskieActivitie
@MuskieStuCo
@MuskieThemes
Instagram: @Muscatine HS
Snapchat: Muscatine HS
Student Handbook: MCSD Student Handbk
Curriculum Guide: 2022-23 Curriculum Guide

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