MHS Announcements – February 12, 2019 (2 Hour Late Start)

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MHS Activity/Athletic Schedules, Rosters, Directions, Etc.
Activities / Athletic Website

** Daily News & Information **

  • Good Luck to MHS Bowlers today at the Regional Meet at Rose Bowl Lanes in Muscatine. Meet starts at 12pm.
  • CANCELLED! Girls’ Basketball vs. Iowa City has been CANCELLED for tonight and will not be rescheduled.
  • MHS Key Club is again hosting an MHS Talent Show. The Talent Show will be held Thursday, March 14th from 8:30-10:30am (with the early out schedule, this will include 1st-4th periods). Proceeds from the Talent Show will be donated to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital & Muscatine Humane Society.
  • New Scholarship Added: See Scholarship section below. (March)
  • Small Ensemble Concert will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 19 in the MHS Auditorium, 7:30-9:00pm.
  • The 8th Grade Parent Night has been rescheduled for Feb. 19 from 6:15-7:15 in the MHS Auditorium.
    8th Grade Parent Presentation
  • Yoga this week:
    Wednesday: 5th, 6th, 3:30
    Friday: 5th, 6th
  • CANCELLED! River Bend Foodbank is Coming to MHS on February 12, 2019 4:30-6:00pm.
  • Vote for Noah Yahn for KWQC’s athlete of the week. 
  • RESCHEDULED! The 8th Grade Parent Night has been rescheduled for Feb. 19 from 6:15-7:15 in the MHS Auditorium.
    8th Grade Parent Presentation
  • 11th grade students: There will be an informational meeting for all 11th grade students on Friday, February 15th in the Auditorium during Muskie Time. This meeting will go over information regarding the ACT test that will be taken on February 20th. Additionally, students will be asked to complete some initial steps that must be completed prior to taking the ACT on the 20th. Attendance at this informational meeting is required. If you’re unable to attend, please see Mr. Groteluschen in the AP Office.
  • Seniors: We will be hosting our second FAFSA Completion Night on Wednesday, February 13th 3:30pm-7:30pm in the Student Services Office. There will be food and drinks available. Don’t forget that this is your opportunity to be eligible to win $50 and $25 Amazon gift cards if you have your FAFSA done by the end of February. I’ve attached a checklist of items you need and the poster.
    *Keep in mind, the local scholarship application does ask for your FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR). Completing your FAFSA improves your odds to qualify for need-based scholarships. To schedule an appointment call the Student Services Office or email. Appointments will be
    30 minutes long starting at 3:30pm or   February FAFSA Night.pdf       FAFSA Checklist.pdf
  • MHS YEARBOOKS: Don’t forget to order an MHS Yearbook if you want to guarantee one.  They are available to order for $56 until Feb 22. Please go to this link or the Attendance Center to buy one. If you don’t order one, there will be a few available on a first come first serve basis, the day after we pass out yearbooks — but these sell out fast!
  • Mr. Armstrong’s freshmen PE classes will resume their swimming unit on Monday, February 11 thru Friday, February 15.
  • Seniors: Six Flags Information Meeting on Friday, Feb. 15 during Muskie Time in the COMMONS. Sign up in Adaptive Scheduler under Six Flags.
  •  Ushers needed for Chinese Delegation Performance at Central Middle School on February 14 from 6:30-9:00pm. If interested, please contact Jan Fear at (563) 299-2944.
    Location: Calvary Church
    Time: 3:30AM-Roughly 5AM
    What: A FREE breakfast for any student that was at CAPE. There will be no church-related information, the room you will eat in is also a gym, and there are no religious symbols or affiliations at all. Just simply an alternative to driving out of town at 4 in the morning to the Quad Cities for breakfast after an exhausting evening.
  • Senior Resources is looking for dependable, hardworking Chore Workers* to remove snow for Seniors in our community. Positions open immediately. $10 per hour!! Workers must be 16 years or older to apply and must be able to pass a background check & have their own equipment. Applications can be picked up at1808 Mulberry Avenue, Muscatine for more information, call: Mayra Garcia (563) 263-7292.
  • Mr. Armstrong’s freshmen PE classes will resume their swimming unit on Monday, February 11 thru Friday, February 15.
  • MHS Swing Dance will be held March 9 at The Merrill Hotel from 6-10pm. Admission is $6 at the door.
  • Muskies Against Violence will be celebrating Random Acts of Kindness week (Feb. 11-16) on February 13th.
  • 2019-20 MHS Course Selection Parent Letter    Course Selection Letter Spanish 2019-2020.pdf    MHS Course Selection Letter English2019-2020.pdf
  • Girls’ Tennis Meeting: If you are interested in playing tennis this year or finding out more about the girls’ tennis program, there will be a girls’ tennis meeting on Thursday, February 14, 2019 in the Commons from 3:45-4:15pm. If unable to attend, please contact Coach Czerwiec at
  • River Bend Food Bank is Coming to MHS on February 12, 2019 from 4:30-6:00pm  River Bend Food Pantry Info
  • MHS Swing Dance will be held March 9 at The Merrill Hotel from 6-10pm. Admission is $6 at the door.
  • ACT Prep Academy: ACT Prep Registration Info
  • Introduce a Girl to Engineering: Tuesday, February 19 at St. Ambrose University. Space is limited. Please register by Feb. 15.  Introduce a Girl to Engineering
  • Attached is the State Wrestling T-Shirt order form. There will not be an online store, only the paper order forms. Orders are due by Feb. 11th @ 10am and returned to Coach Kane.
    State WrestlingT-shirt 2019 Order Form
  • Softball parent/player meeting will be held Feb. 24 from 2 – 4pm in the Commons. If you have questions, please contact Coach Hopkins at
  • Upcoming Muskie Activities at a Glance.pdf – Updated!
  • Entry Level Soccer Referee Course Being Offered: To sign up, go to:
  • Mad Money Simulation: On Wednesday, February 13th the business dept will be working with Members Community Credit Union and running the Mad Money Simulation. It will run from 8:20 until 11:30 in the Commons.
  • 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 at
    MHS Cafeteria
    Rescheduled to Saturday, Feb. 23rd
    $5 admission fee at the door
    Current MHS ID required at check in
    ** No outside guests will be allowed **
  • Guys THAW and PROM clothes (pants, shirts, suits) added to the racks. Stop by and check them out today – they’re FREE!
  • 9-12th Grade Girls: FREE THAW dresses to check out in the Main Office – Rm 11-001 with Mrs. Borde before school, during lunch or after school. NEW ITEMS HAVE BEEN ADDED – STOP AND CHECK THE NEW SELECTION!
  • Junior & Senior Girls: FREE Prom dresses to check out in the Main Office – Rm 11-001 with Mrs. Borde before school, during lunch or after school. Various sizes from size 6 to 24 and styles. NEW ITEMS HAVE BEEN ADDED – STOP AND CHECK THE NEW SELECTION
  • FREE used winter coats available in Student Services for students that are in need and would like to check them out. 
  • CAPE Committee Members Needed! Carnival After Prom Extravaganza (CAPE) is looking for adults to Co-chair CAPE (lead), Chair Publicity committee, and a Co-chair Treasurer. If interested or would like more information, please contact Amy Fortenbacher at
  • 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
  • MCSD Race for the Schools May 4, 2019: There will be 2 races, a 1 mile and a 5K. Both race courses go around the high school and through the parking lots. We have volunteers on the course. Proceeds from the MCSD Race for the Schools benefits the students – PE and Wellness Programs. More info on registration will be supplied at a later date. If interested in volunteering, please contact Daphne Donald
  • MHS-Senior Year Checklist Senior Year Checklist
  • Lost & Found is located at the MHS Attendance Center. If you have lost an item, please inquire at the Attendance Center.
  • 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.
  • Student Parking Tags: In order to park on school grounds at MHS, it is required that you purchase and display a parking tag. Parking tags may be purchased at the Attendance Office after presenting a completed “MHS Vehicle Registration” form. The cost is $25.00.  Failure to purchase and display a parking tag will result in a $5 fine for each offense.
  • 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 –

** Fundraisers**

** Silver Cord Opportunities **

  • Pearl City Volleyball is Needing Concession Help: We have a home tournament on Saturday, Feb. 23rd.  if anyone is interested in helping with concessions, please sign up here:
    Pearl City Concessions Sign-up  If you have questions, please contact BreAnne Holleran at 563-272-8817 or
  • Grant Elementary School is hosting their spring carnival on Friday, March 1st.  We are looking for volunteers to run games, hand out prizes, and more from 4:30-7:30.  Free dinner is provided! Please contact Jessi Freers at or 263-7005 if interested.  
  • Madison elementary is looking for MHS student volunteers to help at our school carnival on Friday, March 8th.  Students will be serving food, working carnival games, and taking tickets. The times will be from 4-7:30pm. Please email if interested.
  • Madison elementary is looking for MHS student volunteers who love STEM to help facilitate a small group of STEM activities in our gym.  The date is April 9th from 5-7pm. Please email if interested.
  • 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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