MHS Announcements – December 5, 2017

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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)

  • SOAP will meet from 7:30-9:00 this Thursday @ 2726 Brookview Rd. Hope to see you there!
  • MHS Orchestra Concert: TONIGHT, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 7:30 pm.  Orchestras performing are: Philharmonic, Freshman, and Symphony
  • MHS Choir Concert: Monday, Dec 11, 2017, 7:30pm – 9:00pm, MHS Auditorium
  • MHS Winter Glow Concert is a joint and collaborative concert with the MHS Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Mr. Jonathan Thoma, has been changed from December 8th to December 15th. Please mark your calendars! The concert will take place on Friday, December 15th at Ss. Mary & Mathias at 7:30 pm.
  • MHS Band Concert: Saturday, Dec 16, 2017, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, MHS Auditorium
  • 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!
  • New Scholarships Added: See Scholarships section below. (Jan., Feb & April)
  • Boys’ Soccer Sign-up: Any boy interested in playing high school soccer, please sign up in the Athletic Office (rm 11-005).
  • Boys’ High School Soccer Open Gyms are on Sundays from 2-4 pm in the main gym. There will be NO open gyms on December 10 & 24, possibly the 31st. Open gms 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.
  • Key Club will be hosting a coat drive Monday, December 4th – Thursday, December 14th. Coats will be collected in the MHS library from 7:45-8:15 am and during lunch. All coats will be donated to local charities: the Muskie Locker and MCSA. Students who donate a coat will earn open-campus lunch on Friday, December 15th. Contact Mrs. Keltner or Key Club members with questions.
  • 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.
  • OPERATION WALLACEA: Interested in an exciting opportunity that combines conservation ecology, marine biology, and traveling the world? Consider joining the expedition to South Africa, Summer 2019. The two-week trip includes African safaris, large mammal research, elephant conservation, and dive training. If you were unable to make the meeting, stop by another time to discuss more information with Mrs. Coffman in rm 11-017!
  • Girls’ High School Soccer Open Gyms 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.
  • 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 –
  • Muskies School Store:  Would you like to purchase Muskie Spirit Wear/Accessories or to give as a gift?

** Fundraisers**

  • MHS Wrestling Fundraiser: MHS Wrestling is selling Custom Tumblers through Tuesday, December 5th.  If you would like to purchase a tumbler but do not know an MHS wrestler, please contact Coach Kane at  Thank you for supporting MHS Wrestling!
  • MHS Band Fundraiser: The Muscatine High School Band’s annual nut fundraiser is underway!
    The Koeze products – cashews, mixed nuts, puddles (turtles), chocolate dipped cherries and blueberries, malted milk balls, and milk chocolate raisins – make great holiday gifts for family and friends, grab bags, and wonderful treats for yourself!
  • Band Nut Fundraiser flyer with pictures and pricesIf you’d like to place an order, contact Jim Stogdill at 299-8082 or or contact any of the Muscatine High School band students. The band’s “nut house” at 208 West 2nd Street (inside Pearl Plaza) is open on Tuesday evenings (6-7:30 pm) and Saturdays (10 am-noon) for walk-in purchases. Special order items will be taken until December 2. The nut house will be open this Friday night during the holiday stroll. The last day is Dec. 19! don’t delay – there will
    be a very limited selection the last two weeks.  If you need a gift for a co-worker, boss, pastor, friend, client, or Aunt Matilda, Koeze products make great presents! They’re also a nice gift for yourself!  Funds raised go toward music, instrument purchases and repairs, uniforms, band camp section instructors, marching show-related expenses (props, transportation), honor band registrations, summer music camps, etc.  Thank you for considering purchasing Koeze nuts and supporting the Muscatine High School band.
  • Muskies School Store: Do you want Muskie Spirit Wear/Accessories or to give as a gift. A portion of sales comes back to MHS! Visit Muscatine High School Muskies Custom Apparel

** Important Dates **

  • Dec. 11 – MHS Choir Concert, MHS Auditorium, 7:30 – 9:00pm
  • Dec. 15 – Winter Glow Concert,  Ss. Mary & Mathias, 7:30 pm
  • Dec. 16: – MHS Band Concert: MHS Auditorium, 3:00 – 4:30pm
  • 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)
  • April 2:  Six Flags Senior GradNite Information (Full Payment/Permission Slips Due)  Senior GradNite at Six Flags

** Silver Cord Opportunities **

  • Liberia Rescue Fund International, a non-profit organization in Muscatine, is looking for students to help in the creation of a logo for the organization. We do have some ideas of what we would like involved in the creation of the logo.  If interested, please contact Victoria Zarkpah at or at 563-607-0104.
    (Liberia Rescue Fund International has been able to assist in different ways, but one of their main objectives is to provide school scholarships to give educational opportunities to children in the area of West Point and Monrovia, Africa.)
  • 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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