MHS Announcements – February 2, 2017

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MHS Cake AuctionIt’s that time of year for the 27th Annual MHS Cake Auction, Muskie Jam is the theme. Friday, February 10th, Snow date February 11th. Girl/Boy Doubleheader basketball games vs. Bettendorf. Girls game @ 6 pm, Boys game @ 7:30 pm. There will be live cake auctions in the gym, silent auction in the Cafeteria, 50/50 Raffle, Cake and Ice Cream for Sale. Join in the fun! If you would like to bring a cake for the auction, please have cakes to MHS by 4 pm on Feb. 10th.
27th Annual MHS Cake Auction Poster

  • S.O.A.P. this week is from 7:30-9:00 at 707 Sunrise Circle.
  • TONIGHT, Feb. 2 – Advanced Placement (AP) Information Night will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the MHS Stan Howe Commons.5:30 – 6:00 p.m.: Information will be presented on Advanced Placement courses in the Muscatine High School Stan Howe Commons. After a short program, all Advanced Placement teachers will present short break-out sessions. These sessions will provide information and expectations specific to each course.6:00 – 6:45 p.m.: – 15-minute break-out sessions will take place in the AP teacher classrooms. These session will provide information and expectations specific to each course.
    information will be presented on Advanced Placement courses6:45 – 7:00 p.m.: – Teachers will remain in their rooms to answer any questions.
  • Join us for the 15th Annual Dessert Concert on Thursday, February 2nd @ 7 PM in the MHS Auditorium! Come see the barbershop quartet Solid Harmony, both show choirs, and several variety acts including solos, duets, instrumentalists, and dance. Admission is $4 and dessert is included at the end of the concert in the auditorium lobby. Passes not accepted. Come support the Vocal Music Boosters and have a fun, entertaining evening!
  • Environmental Club will be meeting Friday, Feb 3, during the 2nd half of enrichment in Mrs. Baillie’s room(12-005)
  • Key Club – We do NOT have a meeting tomorrow morning. Instead, sign-up to work at the blood drive or stop down to the commons before school to show your support!
  • The Island United Methodist Church sponsors a monthly Lighthouse Clothing Closet the second Saturday of each month. The Lighthouse Clothing Closet is located in Fruitland, Ia, at 136 North Street. The Closet will be open to the public February 11, 2017, 9:00-11:00 a.m. 
All items are free, offering childrens’, youth, teen, men and women’s good quality clothing. For more information, please call 563-299-0654. Following is the schedule for 2017: 9:00-11:00 a.m.: February 11,
    March 11, April 8, May 13, June 10, July 8, August 12, September 9, October 14, November 11, December 9
  • Race for the Schools – The fifth annual MCSD Race for the Schools – 5K and Muskie Mile fun run will be held on Saturday, May 6th at the Muscatine High School. The 5K begins at 8 am and the Muskie Mile begins at 8:45 am. All students are encouraged to participate. This year, students will receive a 50% discount if they list their school on the registration form. Scholarships are available for MCSD students to cover the registration fees. For more information about scholarships, contact Daphne at This event is designed to promote physical fitness within the community of Muscatine and the Muscatine Community School District. All proceeds from this fundraiser will filter directly back to MCSD students. Funds will be designated to support physical education and student wellness. Special awards will be presented to the business and MCSD School with the greatest participation. Registration forms are available at each school or you can print a registration form by visiting the Muscatine Running Club website at and clicking on the calendar tab. MCSD Race for the Schools is the second race in the Grand Prix Circuit competition in Muscatine. On-line registration is available at: Registration Fees increase after April 24, so register now!
  • Senior Student-Athletes – The Activities Department will hold the annual College Commitment Ceremony on April 12th from 11:45 to 12:30 in MHS Auditorium. This is for all senior student-athlete who are committing to participate in athletics after high school graduation regardless of scholarship offer or previously signing a commitment letter. If you plan to attend, please email me by April 6th to receive further details. For information on National Letter of Intent, please visit For information on college eligibility and recruiting, please visit
  • Are you interested in meeting with people from all over the world who are game changers in Food Security issues? Does travel sound exciting? Do you want to make a difference in the world? If you are passionate about feeding the world, meet with other like minded people in Mrs. Kroll’s classroom the second half of Enrichment on Thursday, February 2nd. We will discuss the World Food Prize opportunity.
  • It’s that special time of year again–time for Singing Valentines! Singing Valentines are a musical way to show love to the people you care about at MHS, whether they are students or staff. For only $5, your special someone will be serenaded in beautiful 4-part harmony! For only $2 more, a flower will be presented to your recipient by the singers during the song. Any other gifts or messages must be arranged with Mrs. Burford ( Valentines will be sold Wednesday, February 8th through Friday, February 10th, and Monday, February 13th during lunch in front of Student Services and will be delivered on Tuesday, February 14th during lunch/Enrichment. Support the MHS Choral Program and show the ones you love that you care this Valentine’s Day!
  • Girls Track and Field Practice will start Monday, February 13th in the cafeteria and will go from 3:45-5:30. If you have any questions, please talk to Coach Falk in room 11-010 (old AA18) or email him at
  • All Kinds of People (AKOP) next meeting will be Wednesday, February 1st.
  • Iowa Water Conference Student Photo Contest – Photo contest deadline is March 10. Stormwater award deadline is March 1. Please consider making nominations or submissions to these activities!You can find the details @
  • Local Scholarship Presentation to Seniors will take place throughout the day on February 10th in the Auditorium.  Students will be taken by their designated teacher after attendance is taken.
  • World of Work Symposium – Looking for students to attend.  Contact Mrs. Hawkins in Student Services if interested.  See flyer for more information. World of Work Symposium Information
  • Key Club Blood Drive – Any MHS Students or Staff interested in donating blood on Friday, February 3rd 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.
  • The 2017-18 Curriculum Guide contains the courses that are offered at MHS. 2017-18 Curriculum Guide Grade level counselors will be conducting classroom visit to provide students with course information and guidance on course selection starting the week of January 23rd. Look over the curriculum guide to see what classes you would like to take next year.
  • MHS Yearbook Purchase Cut-off Date – The last day to order an MHS Yearbook is February 24th. Purchase at the Attendance Center – $56.
  • Humane Society Gourmet Apples – It’s time to place your order for your Muscatine Humane Society Valentine’s Gourmet Apple(s). See attachment for more information. If you’ve never had these before, they are delicious! A great gift for anyone or treat for yourself! Mrs. Borde in the principal’s office has an envelope for MHS order(s)/money (must be pre-paid) in my office. Order/$ due to me by Feb. 5, 2017.  Humane Society Gourmet Apple Info
  • MHS Baseball Open Gym – If you are considering playing baseball this summer, baseball open gym will begin Sunday, February 12th from 6-8pm in the MHS Gym.
  • WQAD 2017 My Favorite Teacher Contest – Deadline: Feb. 6, 2017 @ 5 pm. See attachment for details and application. WQAD My Favorite Teacher Contest

** Silver Cord Opportunities **

  • Grant Elementary is still looking for volunteers to help at the Grant Carnival on Friday, February 24. The carnival is from 5:00-7:00 pm. Volunteers need to arrive at Grant at 4:30 pm for instructions.  Please contact Jaimie Caffery, Grant principal at if you are interested.

** Upcoming Events **  MHS Calendar Link

** Important Dates **

  • Feb. 2 – AP Evening/Standardized Testing Sessions – Stan Howe Commons & AP Teacher Classrooms, 5:30-7 pm
  • Feb. 2 – MHS Vocal Dessert Concert – MHS Auditorium – 7 pm
  • Feb. 10 – MHS Cake Auction, Snow date – Feb. 11
  • Feb. 20 – President’s Day – NO SCHOOL
  • Feb. 24 – Last day to purchase yearbooks – $56 @ Attendance Center
  • March 22 – Visiting Author
  • March 23 – Visiting Author
  • April 22 – Prom

** 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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