MHS Announcements – April 21, 2017

Go Muskies! 

To view previous announcements visit this link, MHS Announcements, and look at the Latest Announcements section. Select the MHS Announcement date you would like to view.

Spring Musical Tickets on Sale Now! MHS Drama proudly presents “Thoroughly Modern Millie”, a musical comedy filled with tap dancing flappers, dashing men and a dragon-lady villainess that audiences love to hate. Join us for a trip back to New York City circa 1922! Performances will be held in the MHS Auditorium on April 27 & 28 at 7 pm, and April 29 at both 2 and 7 pm. Reserve your seats now! Ticket forms are available to download at or by following this link: Thoroughly Modern Mille Order Form
For more information, contact Rene Mauck:

  • LAST DAY TO PICK UP YOUR FREE CAPE TICKET – CAPE tickets will be available through Friday, April 21st in the Common Foyer during lunch. CAPE tickets are FREE to all Junior and Seniors and you DO NOT have to go to Prom in order to go to CAPE. CAPE offers a fun and safe environment for Juniors and Seniors to celebrate after Prom. There will be games, great prizes, and food for all to enjoy. Make sure to pick up a Liability Release Form (required by Morris Entertainment, providers of large games), and return it to the CAPE ticket table in the Commons Foyer during lunch. Release forms need to be signed by a parent or guardian.
  • LAST DAY TO PURCHASE YOUR PROM TICKET – Prom Dance tickets will be on sale through April 21st during lunch outside of Student Services. Tickets are $20.00. 
  • Juniors & Seniors — Prom is Saturday, April 22nd – West Middle School, 9 pm- 12 am. CAPE will follow at MHS from 12-4 a.m. Don’t forget your tickets! Have fun and be safe!!
  • Muscatine High School is in need of volunteers (Parents & Students) to assist with the Boys Varsity Track Meet on Monday, April 24th. We are asking for volunteers to arrive by 4 pm, and will likely conclude around 7:30 pm. If you can help, please contact
    Senior Girl Athletes & Coaches – Don’t forget to RSVP for the YMCA Senior Girls’ Athletic Banquet. You can RSVP by calling the YMCA at 263-9996. The banquet is Wed., April 26th.
  • New Silver Cord Opportunity — see Silver Cord section below.
  • Muscatine High School will be hosting a Financial Aid and College Planning Night on Monday, April 24th from 6:00-8:00 pm in the MHS Cafeteria. The Financial Aid portion of the program, sponsored by Ascentra Credit Union, will be from 6:00-7:00 p.m. The College Planning portion of the program will follow from 7:00-8:00. MHS 10th-12th grade Students and Parents are encouraged to join us!
  • The Girls’ Golf tournament on Saturday, April 22nd has been rescheduled to Friday, April 21st. It will be held in Mt. Pleasant starting at 1 pm.
  • MHS Boys’ Baseball – Anyone interested in playing high school baseball this summer is invited to tryouts beginning Monday, May 1st at Tom Bruner Field with the following times. All freshmen and sophomores will tryout at 4pm and varsity tryouts will begin at 5:15pm. Any athlete participating in a spring sport please inform Coach Colón or Coach Josupait and we will work around your schedule. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Colón at or see Coach Josupait in room 11-008.
  • MHS Boys’ Basketball Camp – June 5, 6, & 7    Basketball Camp Info & Registration Form
    Boys entering 3rd-5th Grade – 9-11 am
    Boys entering 6-8th Grade – 12:00-2:00 pm
  • Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) – Sophomores and Juniors — If you have demonstrated leadership in your school, community or place of worship and would like to meet teen leaders from other schools, you might be interested in the RYLA Conference, July 16-21, 2017 at Grinnell College. This is an all-expenses paid six-day conference! See flyer for more information. Registration deadline is April 30, 2017.   Rotary Youth Leadership Conference
  • Summer Employment Opportunity – Corn Detasseling – Must be 14 by June 6, 2017. Workers will need to attend a safety meeting June 10th from 6:00-8:00 pm at MCC . Applications are available in the Student Services Office.
  • Muscatine Head Start Opportunity – Head Start works with children 0-5 and their families in a classroom setting. We are a comprehensive program that offers these services to low-income families in a high-quality early childhood center. We are currently looking for classroom substitutes and volunteers. This would be a great opportunity for high school students who are looking for experience in an Early Childhood classroom. Volunteers would be matched with a center at a convenient location to their home/school. This is not a paid position but would offer students experience with children. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. This would be day time hours and may be a great match for a class or summer time. Background checks may be required.  Muscatine Head Start Volunteer Information
  • The last day for Seniors to turn in silver cord hours is May 9th. If you need to see your hours please check with Mrs. Meeker or Ms. Ford in the Student Service Office.

** Silver Cord Opportunities **

  • Lil’ Racer Car Club Volunteers – Volunteers are needed for Lil’ Racer Car Club at West Liberty Raceway in West Liberty, IA. Your entrance fee will be paid along with food and drink. Kids 0-14 years are registered in the club. We have a free table and do drawings for giveaways. There are 3 dates we need volunteers — April 29, May 27 and July 15. April 29 – Gunny Sack Races among other fun things with kids. May 27 – Candy Dash. (907 pounds of wrapped candy is scattered on the track and kids scramble for candy. July 15 – Ice Cream giveaway. 30 gallons of ice cream to scoop for all! Anyone interested, please contact Mitch Swinton (319-430-8734), Michael Pigsley (563-571-4780), or Rebecca Pigsley at (563-272-1755).
  • Freshman and Sophomores – Student Council is looking for help during prom! If you would like to help with coat check or serving punch on April 22nd from 9-12 pm please email Meghan Custis at for more information or to sign up.
  • Jefferson’s Family Science Night on Wednesday, April 26th. Volunteers are needed from 4:30 to 7:30 in the Jefferson Commons to help students and families experiment with science. Please contact Stephanie Zillig at if you are interested.
  • Jefferson Carnival– We are looking for volunteers on April 28 from 4:15-7:15 pm. Volunteers will help run games, sell tickets, sell food, hand out prizes, etc. Please contact Sarah Manjoine at if interested.

** Upcoming Events **  MHS Calendar Link

** Important Dates **

  • April 22 – Prom
  • April 23 – CAPE – 12-4 a.m.
  • April 24 – ICAN Financial Aid Presentation – MHS Cafeteria – 6 pm 11th Grade, 7 pm 10th & 11th  Grade
  • April 27 – MHS Drama – Thoroughly Modern Millie (tickets on sale mid-March)
  • April 28 – College Decision Day – MHS Commons
  • April 28 – MHS Drama – Thoroughly Modern Millie (tickets on sale mid-March)
  • April 29 – MHS Drama – Thoroughly Modern Millie (tickets on sale mid-March)
  • May 6 – Race for the Schools – MHS
  • May 7 – Excellence in Education – MHS – 2 pm
  • May 11 – Academic Awards Ceremony – MHS Gymnasium – 10-11 am (public invited)
  • May 16 – Seniors Last Day (after finals)
  • May 17 – Senior Awards Night – MHS Auditorium – 7 pm
  • May 19 – Senior Breakfast – MHS Commons – 9-10 am
  • May 19 – Senior Graduation Rehearsal – MHS Gymnasium – 10-11 am
  • May 21 – MHS Graduation – MHS Gymnasium – 2 pm

** 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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