CMS Announcements ~ Monday, February 11, 2019

Today is a Gold Day

Tuesday will be a Purple Day


Congratulations to Michael Vo on reading over 6000 pages for the year.


Due to the impending weather forecasted for tonight, the 8th Grade Parent Meeting has been CANCELLED for tonight and RESCHEDULED for Tuesday, Feb. 19th from 6:15-7:15 pm in the MHS Auditorium. Information that will be covered: Welcome Mr. Hogenson, MHS Principal, Activities information from Mr. Morgan, Course Offerings/Selection Process and Graduation Requirement from Mr. Welsch, 9th Grade Counselor, and any interest in AP Human Geography will be covered by Ms. Hansen.

2019-20 MHS Course Selection Parent Letter

Course Selection Letter Spanish 2019-2020.pdf

MHS Course Selection Letter English2019-2020.pdf


8th grade Parents, remember to call CMS and schedule a time for you and your student to meet with a counselor to set up you students high school schedule.  The available days are Feb. 27th and 28th.


Just a reminder that tomorrow is spring picture day. Forms have been sent home.


Students if you would like to try your luck and win at a half-court throw contest, being held during the morning program, they should bring their dollar bills on Thursday, Feb. 14th.  Students can take a shot at a half-court throw, and if they win, they will receive a prize. Funds will be raised for MHS Senior Survivor students who are supporting Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund – JDRF


2018-2019 Yearbooks can be purchased in the main office. They are $16. The last day to order will be February 22nd. The order will be turned in and no extra yearbooks will be ordered.


The Battle of the Books will start TODAY! If you are interested in participating, please sign up for Battle of the Books for homeroom today. If you are unable to attend, please let Mrs. Schlawin know that you are interested. Friday we will form teams, reveal the book list, and check out books to start reading! The Battle of the Books will be held in April.


The 7TH annual MCSD Race for the Schools – 5K and Muskie Mile TIMED run will be held on Saturday, May 4th at the Muscatine High School.  The 5K begins at 8:30 am and the Muskie Mile begins at 8:00 am.

New this Year – There will be 2 Bounce Houses at the start finish line for kids to enjoy before and after the race.  Bounce Houses are being donated by Bash-N-Bounce! All students who participate in the 1-mile or 5K race will receive a race water bottle.  SPECIAL recognition for students who complete both races! Be sure to mark on your registration from if you want to run both races. You will just need to pay the 5K price and you will receive one shirt.

Student fees are discounted to encourage student participation.  The student fees are $10.00 for the 5K and $5.00 for the Muskie Mile. Scholarships are available for MCSD students to cover the registration fees. Be sure to register before the fees increase on April 25.

This event is designed to promote physical fitness within the community of Muscatine and the Muscatine Community School District. Proceeds from the race support MCSD Physical Education programs and student wellness.  Special awards will be presented to the business and MCSD School with the greatest participation.

Registration forms are available at  the Muscatine Running Club website at: just click on the calendar tab.  MCSD Race for the Schools is the second race in the Grand Prix Circuit competition in Muscatine.

On-line registration is available at:  Don’t forget – registration Fees increase after April 25, so register now!


The Winter Box Tops Challenge has begun and will end on February 28.  Help your grade level win the challenge by bringing your Box Tops to your ELA teacher before the end of February.


Google Art Contest – This year’s Doodle for Google contest theme is “When I grow up, I hope…” and invites students to draw upon their dreams and imagine the ways the world can be better. Food for Everyone? Shoes that can fly? A pill that cures anything? An Earth-cooling fan? It’s up to you to decide how you will interpret the theme. The contest opened January 7 and goes through March 18, 2019. 53 students will be named winners from their state. Five finalists will be flown to Google’s Mountain View headquarters, and one winning student from among the five will receive:

A $30,000 college scholarship

A $50,000 Google for Education technology package for their school

Your artwork will be placed on the Google homepage for a day

The remaining four finalists will win a $5,000 college scholarship

Please see Mr. Schoville will questions. You can also check out for more information.


To view the lunch menu, please follow this link.


Today’s Lunch:


Monday’s lunch:


  • BBQ Pork Rib on Bun
  • Cheesy Potatoes
  • Peaches
  • Cheese Pizza
  • Pepperoni Pizza
  • Sausage Pizza



Tuesday’s Lunch


  • Beef Marinara over Penne
  • Garlic Breadstick
  • Hot Dog on Bun
  • Mixed Greens Salad
  • Banana




Due to a conflict with the musical, the Central Middle School Pops Choir Concert has been rescheduled to Tuesday, March 12 at 6:30 PM.


2018-2019 Yearbooks can be purchased in the main office. They are $16. The last day to order will be February 22nd. The order will be turned in and no extra yearbooks will be ordered.


Doors open at Central Middle School at 7:30 am. Students who elect to come between 7:30 and 7:50 will be required to go to the cafeteria and are asked to be seated quietly and remain in the cafeteria until 7:50 am.  At that time, they may use the gym or cafeteria. Breakfast will also be served starting at 7:30 am. In case of a 2 hour delay, the doors will open at 9:30.


Lifetouch will be taking Spring Pictures on Tuesday February 12th.

Flyers have been sent home.


Any questions with the lifetouch pictures feel free to contact them at 866-955-8342.


From the Athletic Department~ In order for your 7th/8th grade student to participate in a sport, 3 forms will need to be turned in to the Central Middle School Athletic Department/Attendance Office:

1) Central Middle School Athletic Form ~ signed by parent/guardian and student athlete, good for the school year participating

2) Concussion Form ~ signed by parent/guardian and student athlete, good for the school year participating

3) Iowa Athletic Pre-Participation Physical Examination form ~ signed my medical licensed professional and parent/guardian, good for 13 months from the date of physical.  These can be found online on the Central Middle School site under Activities & Athletics or can be picked up at CMS.


If your student is going to be absent please contact:

Muscatine Community School District Attendance



Telephone: 563-263-7223

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