MHS Announcements – April 27, 2023

** 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

 

 

** Daily News & Information **

  • FFA Officer Applications due May 4th. Please see an Ag Teacher for an application.
  • FFA Meeting and Officer Elections on May 9th during Muskie Time in the Ag room.
  • Summer 2023 Intro to Strength Camp for Incoming 7th, 8th, and 9th Grade Students
    June 12 through July 19 (No Camp during Week of July 3rd)
    Mondays and Wednesdays: 9AM-10AM
    Cost: $60
    To register and more information:
    Summer 2023 Intro to Strength Camp Info & Registration
  • 2 DAYS LEFT TO PICK UP YOUR CAPE WAIVER FORM/FREE CAPE TICKET! 11th & 12th Grade Students: CAPE tickets (FREE!) will be available for one week only(April 24-28)! A CAPE representative will be at MHS April 24-28 across from the old Student Services office during lunch. Forms are now available outside the MAIN office (across from the Attendance Center) to complete with parent/guardian signature. Forms will also be available from the CAPE rep.
  • TOMORROW! Senior Decision Day will take place on Friday, April 28 for those who registered.
    The event will start promptly at 9:15AM and run through the end of Muskie Time (10:36AM). For those of you without a 2nd period class, please make sure you report to the Library at 9:00AM.
    We ask that you wear something representing your college decision on Friday if you are able.
    It makes for fun photo opportunities! Parents/Guardians are welcome and encouraged to attend! Guests will need to check in at the Attendance Office when they arrive. We will have the MHS backdrop set up for pictures with your friends and family and light refreshments following the program. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Mrs. Hawkins.
  • MHS Prom – The Merrill Hotel, April 29, 2023 (7:00-10:00PM)
  • MHS CAPE – MHS, April 29-30, 2023 (10:30PM – 2:30AM)
  • 3 SCHOOL DAYS LEFT TO ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK! Deadline to order is May 1, 2023!  MHS Yearbook Sales: $56   Yearbook Order Information
  • DUE DATE APRIL 28TH! 9th, 10th & 11th Grade Students: Student Council is releasing our application for the 2023-2024 school year. If you have any questions, please email me (Ms. Petersen) at kindra.petersen@mcsdonline.org. If interested in being on MHS Student Council, please read and apply! 2023-24 Student Council Application
  • REGISTER TODAY! – RACE IS MAY 6TH! Race for the Schools Registration: https://www.muscatine race for the schools.org/
  • See 12th Grade Information section below for all 12th grade-related information!
  • See Silver Cord section below for all opportunities!
  • Academic Awards Ceremony for 10-12 Grade Students: Please check the list posted in front of the Student Services Office to see if you will be recognized during the Academics Awards Ceremony on May 11, 2023 from 8:30-10AM in the MHS Auditorium. Guests are welcome to attend but must check in at the Attendance Center.
    Recipients of the Academic Award for Grade Level who have received a 3.0 or above Grade Point Average for noted consecutive semesters are listed below as well as other awards that will be awarded. The students achieving Grade Level awards will be receiving:

    • Sophomores/10th Grade Students: 3 semesters-certificate
    • Juniors/11th Grade Students: 5 semesters-academic pin
    • Seniors/12th Grade Students: 7 semesters-academic pin
    • Seniors/12th Grade Students with 5 or more AP classes will also be recognized by receiving an AP metal. This metal should be worn during the Graduation ceremony.
    • Seniors receiving an Impact and/or Silver Cord award will be recognized as well. The list for these awards will be available next week and will be posted outside of the Student Services office
  • Key Club May Flowers: Buy a friend a flower! May flowers will be on sale from May 1st through the 3rd during lunch. Flowers are $2 a flower or 3 flowers for $5. All proceeds will be donated to Flickinger Learning Center. Pick some up for friends and teachers!  May Flowers Info
  • 12th Grade Students: Mrs. Huot’s Muskie Minutes class is currently working on a video project for graduation. We need photos and short videos from the Class of 2023 to include in the video. Please share your memories from the past 4 years so we can celebrate with you!  Click this link and email your pictures and videos by Sunday evening (4/30/23) to rebecca.huot@mcsdonline.org. Contact Mrs. Huot if you have any questions!
  • Senior Decision Day will take place on Friday, April 28 for those who registered. The event will start promptly at 9:15AM and run through the end of Muskie Time (10:36AM). For those of you without a 2nd period class, please make sure you report to the Library at 9:00AM.
    We ask that you wear something representing your college decision on Friday if you are able. It makes for fun photo opportunities! Parents/Guardians are welcome and encouraged to attend. Guests will need to check in at the Attendance Office when they arrive. We will have the MHS backdrop set up for pictures with your friends and family and light refreshments following the program. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Mrs. Hawkins.
  • Team Practice – Baseball: For all MHS prospective baseball players grades 8 thru 12. Official team practice will begin on Monday,  May 1, 4:00pm, at Tom Bruner Field.  All players will participate in a tryout that will include running a 60 yard dash, a defensive evaluation at each player’s preferred position, and a hitting evaluation.  Team assignments will begin on Monday and will continue throughout the first week.  If you have any questions, please see or contact Coach Zumzande at nick.zumsande@mcsdonline.org  
  • Muskie Minutes- Season 3 Episode 25: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLLj4smZ27I
  • Class of 2023 Grad Cap Design: The Class of 2023 will be allowed to decorate their Graduation Caps!  To participate, please submit your Grad Cap design by 3:30pm on Friday, May 5th to
    Mrs. Wolfe in the Student Services office. Please read and abide by the
    rules for your design. Counseling Staff will review your design and approve or deny.  Only approved designs will be allowed at the Ceremony so get your design in by the deadline!  A Grad Cap Design Template is attached for you to print out, design, and turn in for approval.  Have Fun! Grad Cap rules and template are available outside the Main Office on the table or by this link:  Grad Cap Design Rules & Template
  • Activities April 24-30, 2023:  Activities April 24-30
  • Silver Cord Opportunity:  Friends of the Old Barn Discovery Park are looking for volunteers to help with monthly open house events beginning in May. The first event is May 20th from 11 until 4. We anticipate this to be a larger than usual gathering because the Buckskinners will also be in the park that day and we are having additional activities in conjunction with them . We also are having a small animal display at the barn that day. Saturday June 17 will be the 2nd open house for 2023.  If interested in volunteering, please text Andrew Anderson at 319-936-1861.
  • REMINDER! Prom Flowers: Hello Muskies! Prom is on the horizon with the dance to take place on the 29th. The expense of this type of event can be overwhelming–clothing, shoes, makeup and hair, dinner, ticket, etc…Corsages and boutonnieres help to complete the look but can be an added expense that some choose to forgo.   Being a parent, I try to save money where possible. For several years I have created flowers for both Homecoming and Prom at reduced rates for our students. I am once again offering my help and only charging for the necessary supplies.—I do not make money from this service. I enjoy creating one of a kind flowers and take pride in unique touches to create a special Prom style all while saving money along the way
    If you are interested in flowers, I have a facebook page where you can look at pictures of past work. All flowers are color matched and one of a kind.
    My facebook page is titled: Affordable Flowers for Hoco and Prom. I invite you to take a look.
    If you are interested you can inbox/message me thru the facebook page, or send an email to: rmcfamily@machlink.com and we can discuss. I have many repeat orders and would like to help more families. Please spread the word to those who may be interested, the more the merrier!  I would like to have orders in by Thursday April 27th to allow me enough time to gather the needed supplies. Let me know if you are interested.!  Marci Christiansen – rmcfamily@machlink.com
  • If you are in need of a Prom dress or dress pants, shirt & tie, please arrange an appt. With Mrs. Borde in the Main Office.  Prom Clothing Appointment
  • REMINDER! Students:  Silver Cord hours are due April 28th.  If you volunteered and have not submitted your hours, use this link: Silver Cord Form
  • REMINDER!  CAPE is looking for adult volunteers to help with CAPE on April 29/30th. If interested, please contact Karen Brookhart at kbrookhart@taxrelief.org
    If you would like to donate, here is the 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 10:30PM-2:30AM. 
    CAPE Amazon Donation List Info
    Amazon Wish List: Amazon Wish List
  • Senators Grassley and Ernst are hosting a virtual informational night for students interested in attending a U.S. service academy. Academy representatives from the nation’s five service academies will be available to answer questions about the application and nomination process. This event will be held on Monday, May 1st and Tuesday, May 2nd. I have attached the flyer for additional details.  United States Service Academy Virtual Information Night
  • REMINDER! Jefferson Alumni: We’re still looking for students to do teacher appreciation shout-outs. If you’d like to make a short video for a specific teacher or Jefferson teachers in general for teacher appreciation please reach out to Sarah Manjoine. I’m looking for a short 30-60 second video that can be added to a presentation. You can do this with friends or individually.  Please let me know if you want to be a part of this project. I’d like the videos emailed to me by the end of April.  Email videos to sarah.manjoine@mcsdonline.org
  • REMINDER! 10th & 11th Grade Students: Muscatine Community School District Student School Board Representative:  Student School Board Rep Application  This application is for a student who will be a junior or senior in the fall.
    Term of Service:
    Senior – September 2023 – May 2024
    Junior – September 2023 – May 2025
    Please submit the application by Wednesday, April 26, 2023.  Interviews will be scheduled the first week in May.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 one/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.
  • 11th & 12th Grade Students – IYC & SIYAC Applications Are Open!
    Iowa Youth Congress empowers youth from across the state to learn and use the legislative process to create change for young people in Iowa. Members from diverse backgrounds will learn about state and local government, advocacy and civic engagement and strengthen their skills in public speaking, problem-solving, communication, and civil discourse. IYC is modeled after the Iowa House of Representatives and accepts up to 100 high school-aged participants. Interested youth can apply here: 
    bit.ly/IowaYouthCongress2023

    The State of Iowa Youth Advisory Council (SIYAC) is a group of 21 youth between the ages of 14-20 from across the state of Iowa. SIYAC’s main objective is to inform the Governor, general assembly, and other policy/decision makers on issues youth face within the state and solutions to those issues. Members conduct research, draft documents and resources, and advocate directly to those in power. Interested youth can apply here:  bit.ly/SIYAC2023
  • Concurrent Summer Classes: EICC’s concurrent summer program is returning this year. Funded by the state, all course-related expenses will be covered for high school students attending college classes this summer. The program has limited spaces and will be filled on a first-come basis.High schools may recommend students to the program, with current high school juniors (Class of 2024) given preference for enrollment. Participants must be current high school students who will continue their enrollment into fall 2023. Graduating seniors are not eligible. Students recommended for the program should have an appropriate academic background, an interest in pursuing the career field in which they will be taking classes, and good attendance habits. The summer program may be offered in an accelerated format making attendance critical. Students will be responsible for their transportation. Please read this information, EICC Concurrent Class Information, and if you are interested, please contact Mrs. Hawkins in Student Services.
  • Race for the Schools: For more information or to register for the race visit: https://www.muscatine race for the schools.org/
  • The Des Moines Area Religious Council and The Comparison Project at Drake University are proud to co-host the seventh annual Interfaith Youth Leadership Camp, July 12-16, 2023 at Drake University.
    High school students and recent 2023 graduates representing a diverse array of religious and cultural traditions and communities will learn about each other’s religious beliefs and practices (or lack thereof) and religious and cultural diversity in Des Moines more generally. Participants will create and share a digital story that expresses a personally meaningful faith experience, practice, or belief, visit with religious communities of Greater Des Moines, and discuss with each other the principles and practices of interfaith leadership.  There is no fee to attend, in fact, youth participants will each receive an honorarium for their participation in the camp.  Learn more at
    https://www.iowainterfaithexchange.com/youthcamp 
  • Key Club is selling memorial bracelets for Kahina Ourkhou. Bracelets are $2 each and all proceeds will be donated to the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital in Kahina’s honor. Purchase bracelets in the MHS library – or by completing this form and having bracelets delivered to students on Friday, March 3rd: https://tinyurl.com/3tshn5kr    Kahina Ourkhou Fundraiser Info
  • 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
  • MHS 2023-24 Curriculum Course Offerings:  2023-24 Curriculum Guide
  • Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency’s Driver Education Program: To register for upcoming Driver’s Ed sessions, please visit: mbaea.org/student-programs/driver-education
  • Parents & Students – Updating Mailing Address & Contact Information: If you have moved or your parent phone number has changed since the beginning of school, please contact MHS to update your contact 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
  • Food Services Info: The “Why the Sub Not?” Sub Sandwich line is now by the gym doors & the Passport & Lunchbox line will be where the sub line was. Thank you & we apologize for any inconvenience!
    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
    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.
  • MHS Yearbook Sales: $56  Deadline to order is May 1, 2023  Yearbook Order Information
  • 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 **

  • Senior Class Important Information: Sr. Class Important Info/Dates 
  • Class of 2023 Grad Cap Design: The Class of 2023 will be allowed to decorate their Graduation Caps!  To participate, please submit your Grad Cap design by 3:30pm on Friday, May 5th to
    Mrs. Wolfe in the Student Services office. Please read and abide by the
    rules for your design. Counseling Staff will review your design and approve or deny.  Only approved designs will be allowed at the Ceremony so get your design in by the deadline!  A Grad Cap Design Template is attached for you to print out, design, and turn in for approval.  Have Fun! Grad Cap rules and template are available outside the Main Office on the table or by this link:  Grad Cap Design Rules & Template
  • 12th Grade Students: Be sure you have checked the list of scholarships in the daily announcements. We have added several in the past couple of weeks. 2022-23 Scholarships
  • Seniors – Signing Day 2023: At this time we are planning to do a ‘signing’ recognition for Muskies that are planning to participate in a college sport at any level. Please complete this form to let us know what you are planning. We want to make sure that we do not miss anyone. At this time, the tentative plan is for this recognition on May 10 during Muskie Time. Thank you in advance for completing this form.  DEADLINE TO COMPLETE THIS FORM IS APRIL 30.
  • 12th Grade Students that HAVE NOT SUBMITTED THEIR POST GRAD SURVEY on PowerSchool.
    This needs to be completed by May 18th. Please get this done as soon as possible!
    To access your Survey follow the directions below:
    1.  Sign into their PowerSchool Student Portal
    2.  Click the link at the top of the PS screen for the Post-Graduation Student Survey.   
  • Senior Obligations: A list of those who have Senior Obligations is posted outside of the Attendance Office and are listed by Student ID #.  All fines/fees need to be paid prior to Friday, May 19, 2023.  These need to be paid in order for you to be able to “walk” on Graduation Day.

    • Balances can also be checked by having your parent/guardian login to their Parent/Guardian PowerSchool account.
    • Once logged in, in the Navigation Bar under the Reports section, selected
      “Unpaid Fines/Fees” and a list of any fines/fees that are due will be displayed.
    • Payment can be made by selecting the “CLICK HERE to Pay Outstanding Fees/Fines” or by paying with cash, check, or debit/credit card at the Muscatine High School Attendance Office.  Payments can also be made in installments as long as full amount is paid by May 19, 2023.
  • Graduation Cap & Gown: If you have not purchased your cap and gown. Please stop in to Student Services to see Mrs. Meeker or Mrs. Meineke.
  • Seniors Last Day: Wednesday, May 17, 2023
  • Senior Awards Night: Wednesday, May 17, 2023 @ 6:30PM (Invite Only)
  • Graduation Practice: 9AM
  • May 21: Graduation Day – 2PM MHS Stadium (unless inclement weather then MHS Gymnasium)

** Athletics/Activities Information  **

  • Super Smash Brothers Ultimate Club: Bring your own Nintendo Switch controller (or borrow one, we have extras!) and get ready for the Super Smash Brothers Ultimate Club!
    Super Smash-Bros. Ultimate Club Sign-Up

    • WHERE: Mr. Kennedy’s Classroom, 11-035 (Social Studies Wing
    • WHEN: Every Friday starting 3/31 (or last day of the week) during Muskie Time
  • Chess Club Is Back!  Chess Club will resume meeting once we return from Spring Break.  If you’re in good standing in your classes, feel free to sign up on Wednesdays and/or Fridays to come to 15-113 (Mr. Johnson’s classroom) to play a game, learn strategies, and enjoy a short Muskie Time break.
  • Seniors – Signing Day 2023: At this time we are planning to do a ‘signing’ recognition for Muskies that are planning to participate in a college sport at any level. Please complete this form to let us know what you are planning. We want to make sure that we do not miss anyone. At this time, the tentative plan is for this recognition on May 10 during Muskie Time. Thank you in advance for completing this form.  DEADLINE TO COMPLETE THIS FORM IS APRIL 30.
  • Martial Arts: If you are interested in participating in Martial Arts, practice takes place Tuesday through Friday from 3:45-5:00PM in the Van Hecke Center.  If you have any questions, please contact Jesse Valenzuela at jesse.valenzuela@mcsdonline.org or talk with him in the halls of MHS!
  • The Muscatine HS Dance Team – Muskie Poms will hold auditions for the 23-24 season on May 6. Clinic will be the Week of May 1-5. Please fill out the form if interested!
    Audition Form Muskie Poms 23-24 (https://forms.gle/6kzB4ZHYHnrFSgLG9)
    All information will be emailed to you after you fill out the form. Questions? Email: muskiepomsquadcoach@gmail.com
  • 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
  • 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, Trade, & Military Visits **

  • Air Force Info: If you are interested in Air Force information, please contact TSgt Allison Bell, Air Force & Space Force Recruiter, Moline, IL. Phone: 319-350-8401
  • United States Coast Guard – Information for Seniors: We currently have hiring bonuses up to $50,000 for interested individuals, which are detailed in the “Coast Guard Career Hiring Bonuses” attachment. I’ve also attached a Benefits Flyer that goes over what the Coast Guard does as a military branch, and benefits of military service. Please feel free to post this in your school alongside other military branch information for students to look over.
    The United States Coast Guard offers both full time and part time service opportunities, and are primarily located within the United States. As a military branch, we conduct humanitarian missions, including response to natural disasters like hurricanes and oil spills, and our branch’s focus is centered around protecting our people and waterways. We operate under the Department of Homeland Security, making our main missions Search and Rescue, Law Enforcement, and Environment Protection. We have 19 different career fields, including Healthcare, HR, Law Enforcement, and Trade careers.  If you have an interest for military service or are unsure of steps after graduation, or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via this email – Lauren.A.Shields@uscg.mil.
    Coast Guard Benefits Flyer     Coast Guard Career Hiring Bonuses

** 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.
  • 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

** 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

** Job Opportunities **

  • Part Time Employment at Geneva Country Club: Grounds Crew Members. Starting pay is $10 hr.
    We offer flexible scheduling and free golf on Monday’s. We can work with students’ schedules. Students work outside. Job duties include: mowing, weed eating, raking bunkers, divot repair, landscaping flower beds, helping with golf course projects, golf tournament prep, and other duties as needed. If interested, please contact Chad Shafer at (608) 477-8686 Cell or (563)263-1350 Maintenance Facility, or email cshafer@genevacc.com
  • Seasonal Job Opportunities – Louisa County Conservation – 4 summer and 1 6 months: Perfect for summer work for some juniors and/or graduating seniors. These are great positions that provide valuable on-the job skills for those interested in a career in natural resources and/or education!
    Summary:

    • Natural Resource Aide – one 6 month position (timing is flexible), must be 18+ because of work with mowers and other machinery
    • Conservation Aide – two spring/summer positions (timing is flexible), must be 18+ because of work with mowers and other machinery
    • Summer Recreation Intern – two summer positions (Mid – June through 1st week of August), 16+, ***This job is an 8:30 am – 2 pm position that is PERFECT for students in summer sports. The Summer Recreation program happens from 9-noon every day so there is a lot of flexibility for those that want to work but need to get to practice in the afternoon.
      Naturalist Intern – one summer position (Mid-End of May through early August) must be 18+ because of driving county vehicles
      All job postings and application information can be found here: Louisa County Conservation Jobs

** 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 **Silver Cord Form (must be filled out by the student)

  • Friends of the Old Barn Discovery Park are looking for volunteers to help with monthly open house events beginning in May. The first event is May 20th from 11 until 4. We anticipate this to be a larger than usual gathering because the Buckskinners will also be in the park that day and we are having additional activities in conjunction with them . We also are having a small animal display at the barn that day. Saturday June 17 will be the 2nd open house for 2023.  If interested in volunteering, please text Andrew Anderson at 319-936-1861.
  • 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 over 100 4th grade girls 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 4-9 and June 11-16. 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 18-23, June 25-30, July 9-14, July 16-21, and July 23-28. 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 Jake O’Connor at jake@campwyoming.net or apply online at campwyoming.net.
  • Students:  Silver Cord hours are due April 28th.  If you volunteered and have not submitted your hours, use this link: Silver Cord Form
  • Muscatine Community Heart and Soul, a nonprofit focused on discovering what people love about Muscatine through story gathering and community development, is looking for volunteers to be members of their leadership team, collecting stories/performing interviews, and to be members of their subteams. If interested, please complete the volunteer interest form below.  Also provided is the Muscatine Community Heart & Soul website link. 
  • Volunteers are needed for the YMCA Kindergarten-3rd grade soccer season on Saturday mornings, April 15-May 13, 9:00-11:00AM. Other dates are available. Please contact Brandon for more information or questions – 563-263-9996 or bvanzandt@muscatiney.org
  • 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

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Student Handbook: MCSD Student Handbk
Curriculum Guide: 2022-23 Curriculum GuideMHS AnnouncementsMarch 2, 2023

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