MHS Announcements – December 18, 2017

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The Muskie Library will have extended hours for finals week! During finals week (Monday, December 18 and Tuesday, December 19) the library will be open from 7:30 am – 7:00 pm. Students are encouraged to come use the extra study time to prepare for semester tests or final projects – FREE snacks (brain food) will be served from 5:00-7:00 pm every night. Good Luck, Muskie Nation!

  • MHS Choir participated in this year’s Choirs of Christmas on the Paula Sands Live Show.  Below is the broadcast schedule for our choirs.
    P.S. The four PSL episodes containing choirs will re-air back-to-back Christmas morning in place of KWQC’s morning show, Quad Cities Today, from 5:00 to 7:00 a.m.

    Paula Sands Live – 3:00 to 3:30 p.m. on KWQC-TV6

    Muscatine High (Muscatine, IA) – “Chanukah Suite / S’vivon” (2:14)

    Paula Sands Live – 3:00 to 3:30 p.m. on KWQC-TV6

    Muscatine High (Muscatine, IA) – “Silent Night” (3:44)

    Paula Sands Live – 3:00 to 3:30 p.m. on KWQC-TV6

    Muscatine High School Treble Choir (Muscatine, IA) – “A Winter Night” (2:33)

    News at Noon – 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. on KWQC-TV6 (Typically the final segment of the newscast)

    Wed., Dec. 20 – Muscatine High Treble Choir (Muscatine, IA) – “The Holly And The Ivy” (2:10)

  • 1st Semester Final Dates    2017 Detailed Finals Schedule
    Dec. 19: Finals for 1st, 3rd, 5th period classes
    Dec. 20: Finals for 2nd, 4th, 6th period classes
    Dec. 21: Finals for 7th hour class and make-ups (2-hr Early Out)
    Dec. 22-29: NO SCHOOL – Winter Break – Happy Holidays!
    Jan. 2: NO SCHOOL – Teacher Work Day
    Jan. 3: Classes Resume – First Day of 2nd Semester
  • Food Services Schedule for Next Week:
    • Dec. 18: Tailgaters, Passport, Subs, Lunchbox, Taste of Italy, Nirvana
    • Dec 19 & 20: Passport, Subs, Nirvana
    • Dec. 21: Sack lunches available from 10:00-10:30 am
    • Dec. 18-21: LIBRARY CAFE CLOSED
  • If you plan on attending events at PV or Dav. Central — {Please read the parking info below:
    Parking for Winter athletics at Pleasant Valley High School: Athletic spectators can park in the west lot or the new PVHS east parking lot off Scott Drive and enter PVHS from Spartan Stadium. Doors W1 and S7 will be open for all athletic spectators.

    Davenport Central Spectator Parking and Entrance Change –

    Directions to Marshall Gym/Grensing Field House:

    • Spectators will want to park in the lots immediately west of the school on Harrison St or
      the lot immediately north of the school across 12 th St or in the lot directly south of the
    • There will be signs pointing you the West Sports Entrance off of Harrison St.
      (entrance 10W) Enter there. If you park in the lot south of the PAC, enter at the
      Pool/PAC commons entrance off of Harrison St.
      re will be no access to the building from the east (or Main St side) of the building or through the Grensing Fieldhouse entrance.)
  • Muscatine Youth Baseball Little League: Muscatine Youth Baseball Little League Info
  • Morrison Tech from Morrison, IL will be at MHS to meet with students interested in Engineering Technology and Network Administration on December 18 @ 9:30 am in Student Services.
  • New Scholarship Added: See Scholarship section below. (Dec. 2017)
  • Girls’ Tennis Sign-up: Any girls interested in playing high school tennis, please sign up in the Athletic Office (11-005).
  • Wells Fargo Advisors Shootout (Basketball) – US Cellular Center, Cedar Rapids, January 13th: Tickets are $10 ticket, 6 and under free.  Tickets on sale in the AD Office-rm 11-005 until Dec. 21st. Wells Fargo Advisors Shootout Info.pdf
  • Overdue Library Books: If you have overdue library books, please return them or get them renewed before finals.
  • Nominate MHS Staff of the Quarter: Teachers and Support Staff play an important role in the lives of children, families, and communities. Each quarter we would like to recognize outstanding educators at Muscatine High School and highlight her/his achievements.
    The Muscatine High School Staff of the Quarter award has been established to recognize outstanding people for their dedication, professionalism and work in the classroom. Those selected can be nominated by students, parents, administrators, community members and colleagues. All nominations should be turned into Chris Nienhaus by Dec. 20th.
    Nominate MHS Staff of the quarter Criteria/Information
  • Senior Survivor Packets: Outwit, Outplay, Outlast! Senior Survivor 2018 begins Monday, February 26th! Any male or female seniors wishing to participate should pick up a sign-up packet in the Attendance Office. Packets need to be completed and submitted to Mrs. Walsh (room 12-008, old room 140) by Friday, Jan. 5th at 3:30 pm.
  • Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer Sign-up: Any boy or girl interested in playing high school soccer, please sign up in the Athletic Office (rm 11-005).
  • Yearbook Orders: The last day for yearbook orders is February 12th. Order yours today at the Attendance Center – $56.
  • Girls’ High School Soccer Open Gym will start December 3 from 4-6 pm in the main gym.
    Open gyms will be December 3, 10, 17. Open gms will start again January 7th and every Sunday after until March 4th which will be the last open gym.
  • Boys’ High School Soccer Open Gyms are on Sundays from 2-4 pm in the main gym. There will be NO open gym on December 24, possibly the 31st. Open gyms will start again January 7th and every Sunday after until soccer practice begins in March.
  • Outstanding Fees: Letters for outstanding fees have been sent out to parents. Partial or full payments can be made. If you have questions, please contact the MCSD Finance Dept. at 263-7723.
  • 2018 Drake University Department of Physics and Astronomy Physics Prize: Students wishing to take this test please email Ms. Milani at
    Must register by 1:00 pm on Friday, February 2, 2018.
  • Driver Ed information can be obtained from the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency (MBAEA) website –

** Fundraisers**

** Important Dates **

  • 1st Semester Final Dates:
    Dec. 19 – Finals for 1st, 3rd, 5th period classes
    Dec. 20 – Finals for 2nd, 4th, 6th period classes
    Dec. 21 – Finals for 7th hour class and make-ups (2-hr Early Out)
  • Dec. 22-29 – NO SCHOOL – Winter Break – Happy Holidays!
  • Jan. 2 – NO SCHOOL – Teacher Work Day
  • Jan. 3 – Classes Resume – First Day of 2nd Semester 
  • April 2:  Six Flags Senior GradNite Information (Full Payment/Permission Slips Due)  Senior GradNite at Six Flags

** Silver Cord Opportunities **

  • Madison Elementary is looking for MHS students to help with our annual “Holidays Around the World” event on Wednesday, December 20th.  If you are available afternoon only, that’s okay too! Please email if you can help us out.
  • MCSD Food Service is looking for students who would be willing to volunteer at various elementary buildings to get the students through the breakfast line. Times would be 7:40-8:05 daily. Please email Alisha Eggers at if you are interested in volunteering.

** College Visits **

Interested in scheduling a college visit? Stop in the Student Services Office and see Ms. Milani.  College Visits

** 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

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