MHS Announcements – April 9, 2019

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2018-19 2nd Semester Finals Schedule:  2018-19 2nd Semester Finals Schedule

Prom/CAPE Guest Form: Stop in AP Office, Rm 12-001 to pick up a form. Forms due by April 24 .
Prom: May 4 @ Merrill Hotel 8-11pm (Tickets will go on sale April 15th -$20 per ticket)

CAPE: May 4 starting at 11:30pm @ MHS until May 5 @3:30am (FREE but ticket is needed for entry.)
AFTER CAPE BREAKFAST: May 5 @ Calvary Church from 3:30-5AM  A FREE breakfast for any student that was at CAPE.
Seniors Last Day: May 23
MHS Graduation: May 26 @ 2pm in the MHS Gymnasium (No Ticket Required)

** Daily News & Information **

  • Baseball Meeting:  There will be a baseball meeting today, April 9th, after school from 3:30-4pm in Rm 11-024.  If you are in a Spring sport (track, soccer, tennis), attend your Spring sport practice and stop in and see Mr. Morgan in the AD Office (rm 11-005) during the school day.
  • New Silver Cord Opportunity: See Silver Cord section below.
  • New Scholarship Added: See Scholarship section below (April)
  • MHS AP Drawing Exhibit – “Artmaking – Conceptual & Systematic” 
    First Light Corridor at Sunrise Gallery 
    114 E 2nd St, Historic Downtown Muscatine
    April 5th – May 4th 2019
    Exhibit Opening April 12th, 6:30-8:30
    MHS AP Drawing Exhibit Info
  • Juniors & Seniors: NEW DRESSES & SHOES JUST ADDED! FREE PROM attire — dresses, suit jackets, pants, shirts and shoes outside the Main Office – Rm 11-001. Check them out before school, during lunch or after school. Various sizes and styles. See Mrs. Borde with any questions.
  • FFA Plant Sale (held in the MHS Greenhouse)  FFA Plant Sale Info
    April 25-26
    May 2-3
    May 9-10
    May 16-17
    All above times are  7:30 am to 6 pm
    Saturday, May 4th:  8am to 10 am
  • TONIGHT! River Bend Mobile Food Pantry Coming to MHS Tuesday, April 9 from 4:30-6pm!
    River Bend Mobile Food Pantry April Info
  • Senior Final Exam Dates have been changed to Tuesday, May 21st and Wednesday, May 22nd.
    2018-19 2nd Semester Finals Schedule – Sr. Finals Dates Updated
  • Yoga this week:
    Wednesday: Muskie: 5th, 6th, 7th
    Friday: Muskie, 5th, 6th
  • MHS LGBTQ club will meet in room 12-005 during Muskie Time on Thursday, April 11. Discussions for next year’s visions and goals will be the topic of the day. Please see Mrs. Kramer if you have any questions.
  • Are you interested in hosting a student from another country?  Students from France are looking for welcoming families to host them this summer from June 13 to July 7.  Students come from a school near Lyon, France. They range in age from 14-16 years old and are part of a special program that concentrates on English (several of their classes are taught in English!). There are no scheduled group activities, as an effort is made to limit how many students come to each community.  Students look forward to experiencing the daily life of their hosts and are expecting to speak only English while they are here. You/your family do not need to speak French–only English. To apply, go to and use the Group ID   AG14557. More information on the Hosting Program can be found online at:  Questions??  Talk to Mrs. Paulsen in room 23-017.
  • Girls’ Basketball: There will be a meeting on Thursday during Enrichment in Ms. Hansen’s room for girls planning to play basketball next year. You can sign up in Adaptive Scheduler (“Girls Basketball”). We will go over the spring and summer open gym schedule.
  • Tickets now on Sale for Matilda the Musical!  MHS Drama will present Matilda the Musical on April 25, 26 & 27 at 7:00 pm, and on April 27 at 2:00 pm in the MHS Auditorium. Adapted from the classic children’s novel by Roald Dahl, Matilda is the story of an extraordinary girl who uses her sharp mind, vivid imagination, and courage to take a stand and change her destiny.  Don’t miss this high energy, magical show! Advance seating tickets can be ordered at the MHS Main Office during regular school hours, or by sending in a Ticket order form to Rene Mauck at MHS.  Tickets will be sold at the auditorium box office on show dates.  Debit/Credit accepted at Main Office and Box Office. Please note that due to contract restrictions, no passes of any kind can be accepted.  Contact Rene Mauck or visit for more information! Matilda Poster
  • 2019 Muscatine Girls’ 5th-8th Grade Basketball Camp – June 26-28, 9am-12pm @ VanHecke Center. Cost is $50.  5th-8th Grade Girls’ Basketball Camp Info
  • 2019 Muscatine Girls’ Mini-Muskies Grade Basketball Camp (Grades 1-4) – July 10-12, 8am-10am @ VanHecke Center. Cost is $35. Mini-Muskies (Grades 1-4) Girls’ Basketball Camp Info
  • St. Ambrose Summer Camps. From engineering to piano, high schoolers can find something great to get them excited about learning! Find out more or register by going to!
    • PIANO CAMP: June 24-28, grades 9-12
      Students will participate in daily lessons, group seminar, theory/composition class, piano ensemble call, and supervised practices. On the last day, campers will present a concert.  Cost: $225 – Time: 5 days
    • ENGINEERING BOOT CAMP: June 26-28, grades 9-12
      Students will complete hands-on projects to develop skills in team working, problem solving, and communication.
      Cost: $200 – Time: 3 days, 2 overnights
    • FASCINATING HUMAN BODY CAMP: June 26-27, grades 11-12
      Students will explore the marvels of human body anatomy using cadavers.
      Cost: $75 Time: 2 days, 1 overnight
  • 2018-19 2nd Semester Finals Schedule:  2018-19 2nd Semester Finals Schedule
  • Muskie Track Apparel: An online store is now open for track and field apparel! Use this link to order your Muskie track apparel: Muskie Track Apparel Store
    The store will be open until April 10th.
  • Muscatine Japan Exchange Trivia Night: Friday, April 26 – 6:30pm @ Fruitland Community Center (104 Sand Run Road).  $15 per person/8 people per table. Silent Auction, Raffle & Baked Goods Available. Contact Heather Clark at with any questions. MJYEP Trivia Night Info
  • Muskie parents, alumni, and supporters come out and support Muskie Football and have a fun night at the Muscatine Football Club SINGO Night on Saturday, April 27 – 6:30pm @
    SS Mary & Mathias Catholic School Gym (2704 Cedar St., Muscatine). Adults Only Event (21+) Click link for more details! Muskie Football SINGO Night Info
    Contact Angie Draves or Stacey Beatty to RSVP.  A Silent Auction will be available throughout the night!

    Email Bobbie Gerels if you have any items to donate to the silent auction. All proceeds support the Muskie Football Club.
  • Soccer Work Day is April 28th.  If you would like to hire 2 soccer players for 2 hours for $60 to do yard work, etc., please contact Dana Kraft at 
    Players – check your school emails to sign-up to work. This is a required activity for MHS Soccer players!
  • LOOKING FOR ALL PAST GRANT ELEMENTARY STUDENTS!!  If you attended Grant, we would like your help! Please video yourself giving a nice message to a Grant teacher.  You may say things such as “you are my favorite teacher because…” or “I appreciated when you…”, “Thank you for…” or whatever else you can come up with.  Email your short 15-30 second video clip to
  • JUNIORS & SENIORS: Prom/Cape Guest Forms are available to be picked up in the AP office (12-001). Any student from another school, or a previous graduate under the age of 21, attending as a GUEST will need to complete a guest form. Current students must be a JUNIOR or a SENIOR in good standing. This form must be returned to the MHS Assistant Principals’ office by the end of the day on April 24, 2019. NO FORMS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER APRIL 24, 2019.
  • Muscatine Wrestling Spring Open Mat Workouts! Available for all Muscatine high school and middle school students!
    Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs 4:00-5:00 pm, Fridays 6:00-7:00 am in the MHS Wrestling Room.
    Join any time.
  • Key Club Blood Drive: Any MHS students or staff members interested in donating blood for the Micaela Brunson Memorial Blood Drive (hosted by Key Club) on Friday, April 12th need to sign‐up with a Key Club member or email Mrs. Keltner at Walk‐ins will NOT be taken for this blood drive ‐‐ all donors need to have a scheduled time between 8:00am-12:00pm.
  • Seniors: If you have earned the Gallon Grad blood donation award (now called the IMPACT Award) by donating 8 times or are close (donated 6-7 times), email or stop into see Mrs. Keltner sometime in the next couple weeks. She needs to make sure your name is on the award list!
  • Seniors/Parents: College funding random drawing giveaway for $1,000.
    Visit to learn more and enter.
  • CAPE Donations are being accepted! If you would like to contribute to CAPE, checks can be made out the MHS CAPE and mailed to:
    Muscatine High School, Attn: CAPE
    2705 Cedar St.
    Muscatine, IA 52761.
    CAPE is a FREE, SAFE & FUN way for students to celebrate their Jr/Sr Prom.  Friends, FREE Food, Fun, & Great Prizes — what more could you ask for? Join in the fun and become a volunteer! If you would like to volunteer to work on the night/early morning for CAPE — May 4-5 11:30pm-3:30am, please email Amy Fortenbacher at
    CAPE Donation/Volunteer Letter
  • CAPE Volunteers Needed! Carnival After Prom Extravaganza (CAPE) is looking for adult volunteers to assist on May4-5 with set-up, tear-down, games, food, poker dealers.  If interested.  If interested, please contacted, please contact Amy Fortenbacher
  • Seniors/Parents: College Decision Day
    • Date: 4/26/19
    • Time: 8:20am-1:30pm
    • Location: Commons
  • Race for the Schools is on May 4, 2019. 5K Run/Job/Walk & the Muskie Mile Timed Run. Proceeds benefit MCSD Physical Education and Wellness Programs.
    Race for the Schools Info & Registration Form
  • Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge Summer Job Opportunities – Youth Conservation Corps. Applications available in Student Services. Youth Conservation Corps. Info
  • Seniors who had Economics with Mrs. Tometich or Mrs Spencer. Mrs. Tometich has the forms to fill out for the EverFi Financial Literacy Program. Please stop by room 23-007 to pick up forms and confirm eligibility. This is a $500 scholarship and you will need to fill out an application and submit it to First National Bank by April 13th.
  • 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: and check it out! Items ordered now will be ready before Christmas.
  • MHS Bell Schedules (Daily, Late State, Early Release):  2018 -19 Daily Bell Schedules
  • Driver Ed information can be obtained from the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency (MBAEA) website –
  • Muskies School Store – Jostens: Do you want Muskie Spirit Wear/Accessories or to give as a gift. A portion of sales comes back to MHS! $10 discount coupons available! Contact Doreen at for discount.
    Visit Muscatine High School Muskies Custom Apparel

** Silver Cord Opportunities **

  • The Race for the Schools is in need of volunteers on May 4, 2019. We would love to have some high school students who would like some silver cord hours. To volunteer, sign up at:
  • Stepping Stones Learning Center LLC is in need of volunteers to help with their carnival on May 23rd.  from 9:00am to Noon.  Time slots are available if you can not work the full time. They also are looking for students to come read with their kids during the day. Contact Jacob Martin 563-264-1871 or email to sign up or for more information.
  • Muscatine Heart Study located in the old Muscatine Hotel is looking for students to earn silver cord hours by helping them with their office work.  Hours are flexible as they are open 10am-8pm Monday-Thursday. Contact 264-3886 for more information or to set up a time to work.
  • Jefferson Elementary is looking for volunteers to work the Jefferson Carnival on Friday, April 12 from 430-7. Each volunteer will get a voucher for a piece of pizza and pop. If you are interested in helping out please email Sarah Manjoine at
  • Meals on Wheels Volunteers Needed: Deliver Meals for Seniors Saturdays & holidays. Meals are picked up at Trinity. It takes about an hour to deliver a route. A route consists of delivering 8- 10 meals. Training is provided by riding along with current volunteers to learn route. A valid driver’s license (or a licensed driver to transport you) is required. Please contact Shannon Abel at Senior Resources today at (563) 263-7292 if interested.
  • Food Service is looking for MHS students to help other students with breakfast cards & getting through the serving lines at elementary schools. Especially, Jefferson, McKinley, Franklin & Madison! Please contact Alisha Eggers at 563-263-7223 or

** 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.  Scholarships

** Keep informed on what is going on at MHS! **

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Student Handbook:  MCSD Student Handbk
Curriculum Guide: 2019-20 Curriculum Guide


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