MHS Announcement – January 24, 2017

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MHS Cake AuctionIt’s that time of year for the 27th Annual MHS Cake Auction, Muskie Jam is the theme. Friday, February 10th, Snow date February 11th. Girl/Boy Doubleheader basketball games vs. Bettendorf. Girls game @ 6 pm, Boys game @ 7:30 pm. There will be live cake auctions in the gym, silent auction in the Cafeteria, 50/50 Raffle, Cake and Ice Cream for Sale. Join in the fun! If you would like to bring a cake for the auction, please have cakes to MHS by 4 pm on Feb. 10th.
27th Annual MHS Cake Auction Poster

  • New Scholarships Added — see Scholarship section below.
  • #ReviewsDayTuesday Dead Girls Don’t Lie by Jennifer Shaw Wolf
    Jaycee and Rachel were best friends. But that was before… before that terrible night at the old house. Before Rachel shut Jaycee out. Before Jaycee chose Skyler over Rachel. Then Rachel is found dead. The police blame a growing gang problem in their small town, but Jaycee is sure it has to do with that night at the old house. Rachel’s text is the first clue-starting Jaycee on a search that leads to a shocking secret. Rachel’s death was no random crime, and Jaycee must figure out who to trust before she can expose the truth. Checkout (or hold) a copy with the library staff!
  • Football Players – There will be a meeting on Thursday (January 26th) for all 9th, 10th, and 11th graders interested in playing football next fall. We will meet at 12:30 in the weight room. If you have questions or are unable to attend, please visit with Coach Mueller.
  • Seniors – Senior Baby Ad Pictures – If you have not already done so, please stop by the Attendance Center this week to pick up the baby picture that was used in the Baby Ad in the yearbook.
  • Iowa Water Conference Student Essay Contest and Photo Contest – The Iowa Water Center is holding an essay writing contest for students entitled “Spirit of the Water.” Entries are due Feb. 1. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers in each of the three categories (high school, undergraduate, and graduate). The winners will be announced at the luncheon on Wednesday of the conference. You can find the details @
    Photo contest deadline is March 10. Stormwater award deadline is March 1. Please consider making nominations or submissions to these activities!
  • New Silver Cord Opportunity — see Silver Cord section below.
  • Chinese New Year Concert featuring Shaanxi Province Song and Dance Theater National Chinese Orchestra, Wednesday, February 1, 2017, at 7:00 pm. Free Admission, no ticket required, first come first served. Located at Calvary, 501 W. Bypass 61, Muscatine, IA, 52761
  • The 2017-18 Curriculum Guide contains the courses that are offered at MHS. 2017-18 Curriculum Guide Grade level counselors will be conducting classroom visit to provide students with course information and guidance on course selection starting the week of January 23rd. Look over the curriculum guide to see what classes you would like to take next year.
  • Initial Meeting Room Changed – Advanced Placement (AP) Class Parent/Student Information Meeting – Thursday, Feb. 2, 5:30-7pm, Stan Howe Commons/AP Teacher’s classrooms. Learn about AP class opportunities and meet the teachers while visiting the classroom for a brief overview.
  • Senior Survivor Meeting – There will be a senior survivor meeting on January 26th @ 7:00 a.m. in room 21-022. If you filled out a Senior Survivor Packet, please plan on attending!
  • All Kinds of People (AKOP) next meeting will be Wednesday, February 1st.
  • Seniors – Senior Survivor Packets are available and can be picked up at the Attendance Office. Packets are due back by Friday, January 27th to Mrs. Walsh in room 12-008, old room 140. The goal of Senior Survivor is to raise money for a variety of charities and provide an unforgettable experience for students and staff. If interested or want more information, pick up a packet today!
  • TIME CHANGE – 8th Grade Parent Night (Incoming Freshman for 2017-18) – Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 – 6:00 – 7:30 PM, MHS Auditorium. Please plan on attending this informational night. Information that will be presented includes testing and testing results (ACT Aspire), rules & expectations, graduation requirements, and Advanced Placement course information. Counselors will meet with 8th grade middle school student and their parents at CMS & WMS Feb. 27 – March 3.
  • UNICEF Club – Come to UNICEF Club every Tuesday during the 2nd half of Lunch in Room 11-006! We organize fundraisers for underprivileged children, and your support could really help us out!
  • Boys Track Meeting – There will be a boy’s track meeting during enrichment in Coach Rusch’s room (22-017, old room 200) on Tuesday, January 24. The meeting will include information about the upcoming season. Please contact Coach Rusch ( if you have questions.
  • Vote for your favorite Iowa High School Book Award book! All students who participated in the IHSBA challenge and read at least two (2) books from the IHSBA list can vote for their favorite in the library or here: by Wednesday, February 1st.
  • New Scholarship Added – April 2017
  • Course selection for the 2017-18 school year – Grade level counselors will meet with 9th – 11th grade students January 30th through February 17 for one-on-one course selection meeting.
  • MHS Yearbook Purchase Cut-off Date – The last day to order an MHS Yearbook is February 24th. Purchase at the Attendance Center – $56.
  • Humane Society Gourmet Apples – It’s time to place your order for your Muscatine Humane Society Valentine’s Gourmet Apple(s). See attachment for more information. If you’ve never had these before, they are delicious! A great gift for anyone or treat for yourself! Mrs. Borde in the principal’s office has an envelope for MHS order(s)/money (must be pre-paid) in my office. Order/$ due to me by Feb. 5, 2017.  Humane Society Gourmet Apple Info
  • Gems of Hope (Daffodils) – Inspiring cancer patients and their families. See order form for more information.  Gems of Hope Info & Order Form
    MHS Sign up & payment in Principal’s Office w/ Mrs. Borde. Daffodil orders due Jan. 27, deliveries by March 8. Deliveries only made in Muscatine City Limits.
  • MHS Baseball Open Gym – If you are considering playing baseball this summer, baseball open gym will begin Sunday, February 12th from 6-8pm in the MHS Gym.
  • WQAD 2017 My Favorite Teacher Contest – Deadline: Feb. 6, 2017 @ 5 pm. See attachment for details and application. WQAD My Favorite Teacher Contest
  • Reminder – Student Council will be opening its doors to new members in February.  Stay tuned for applications! 

** Silver Cord Opportunities **

  • The YMCA is looking for volunteers on THIS Sunday, Jan. 29th. Volunteers are needed to time athletes for the Y’s 23rd Annual Indoor Triathlon. Volunteers will receive silver cord hours, and food & drink will also be provided. For more details or to sign up, please call the Y at 263-9996 and ask for Nicole or Jocelyn.
  • Former Beach Lumber Property Clean Up– This building has been acquired by the City of Muscatine. Tasks include lifting and carrying boxes and other items and placing them in other locations on the property or putting them into trucks to be hauled to the Transfer Station. Hours at the job site are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday thru Friday. The work is expected to go on through at least the end of next week. This is a dirty environment so students should wear work clothes including sturdy closed-toe shoes. The city can provide work gloves but if students have their own they could bring them. The city will supply dust masks. This is no-glory manual labor but any help is appreciated. If anyone is interested please have them call Public Works at 563-263-8933 so we can record their names and contact information. They will need to report to work at the Beach Lumber site.
  • Grant Elementary is still looking for volunteers to help at the Grant Carnival on Friday, February 24. The carnival is from 5:00-7:00 pm. Volunteers need to arrive at Grant at 4:30 pm for instructions.  Please contact Jaimie Caffery, Grant principal at if you are interested.

** Upcoming Events **  MHS Calendar Link

** Important Dates **

  • Feb. 1 – 8th Grade Parent Night and 8-11th Grade Assessment Information, MHS Auditorium, 6-8 pm
  • Feb. 2 – AP Evening/Standardized Testing Sessions – Stan Howe Commons & AP Teacher Classrooms, 5:30-7 pm
  • Feb. 10 – MHS Cake Auction, Snow date – Feb. 11
  • Feb. 20 – President’s Day – NO SCHOOL
  • Feb. 24 – Last day to purchase yearbooks – $56 @ Attendance Center
  • March 22 – Visiting Author
  • March 23 – Visiting Author
  • April 22 – Prom

** Scholarships **

For a list of scholarships available at this time, please click on the ‘Scholarships’ link below.  Scholarships are listed by the month of their due date. 


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