MHS Announcements – February 2, 2018

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TONIGHT — DON’T MISS IT! MHS Cake Auction: Feb. 2nd @ 6 pm – Dreaming of Summer Fun theme
Cake Auction Information
Cakes should be delivered to MHS by 4 pm.





  • Skin Cancer Presentation, Feb. 6 during 2nd OR 3rd period: A very relevant and informative presentation on skin cancer prevention will be presented in the auditorium. This event is open to all students and/or classes who would like to attend. Any student who is interested in attending for one period must stop by the attendance office to get a form to be filled out by their 2nd or 3rd period teacher.
  • District Swim Parking at Linn Mar – Sat., Feb. 3: Linn Mar anticipates that by 12pm the parking lots will be crowded and fans for swim may need to park on the West/North side of the football stadium and then walk around the stadium to enter the swim facility.
  • Come Out and Support Students Going to France at Boonies on Monday, Feb. 5 from 5-8 pm!
  • Prom will be at the NEW Merrill Hotel in Muscatine on April 21st from 8-11pm. NOTE THE TIME CHANGE OF PROM!
  • CAPE will be at MHS on April 21-22 from 11:30pm-3:30amNOTE THE TIME CHANGE OF CAPE!
  • New Scholarships Added: See Scholarship section below. (March 2018)
  • Students taking Drivers Education starting Monday, February 5th, need to bring a writing utensil and a notebook to class. Class will be in Room 11-022 (Coach Stoltzfus Room). Please enter the building through the front doors of the new wing.
  • Boys’ Track: There will be a boy’s track meeting on Monday, February 5, in Coach Rusch’s room (21-022) during the first half of enrichment. If you cannot attend, please contact Coach Rusch
  • The MHS News Blog is now paperless! Please read and enjoy. January News Blog
  • Juniors: Coming up on Sunday, February 18th and 25th from 2-5:30 we will be offering FREE ACT Prep sessions. You will be taking a practice test within each area (math, science, English, and reading). We will have a teacher from each area to go over questions and give test taking tips. Please consider coming to one or both sessions! If you are planning on coming, please complete this quick survey so we know how many to plan for.
  • Girls’ track winter conditioning continues Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays after school. Practice begins Monday, February 12, be sure physicals and forms are up to date. Any questions see Coach Armstrong or Coach Harris.
  • New Scholarship Added: See Scholarships section below. (March 2017)
  • Junior and Seniors Interested in Engineering or Physics: Western Illinois University- Quad Cities School of Engineering is offering Engineer Fridays. During this day, there will be an admission presentation, a campus tour, Lunch with Dr. Pratt (Director of the School of Engineering), a tour of their state-of-the-art Engineering Labs, and demonstrations from Engineering professors. Students will leave the day knowing more about WIU-QC, their School of Engineering, and they will get a FREE t-shirt. The Fridays available are February 2nd and February 16th. Let Ms. Milani know at if you are interested in attending one of these Fridays
  • New Silver Cord Opportunity: See Silver Cord section below.
  • Yearbook Orders: The last day for yearbook orders is February 12th. Order yours today at the Attendance Center – $56.
  • Hope Blooms: You can support daffodil sales, support Gems of Hope, and raise money for a scholarship program for high school seniors from Muscatine. Orders due by January 31, 2018.   Hope Blooms Info & Order Form
  • Girls’ Track Parent and Athlete Meeting: Feb. 6 5:30-6:30 in the MHS Commons.
  • Girls’ Track – Parents & Athletes HyVee Dietician: Feb. 8 @ 5 pm. Samples Available!
  • Student fee statements have been mailed. If you have questions or want to make a payment over the phone, please contact Wendi Schmelzer at 263-7223.
  • Carnival After Prom Extravaganza (CAPE) 2018 is looking for adult volunteers to help during the CAPE event which follows prom on April 21, 2018, at MHS (12 am – 4 am).  If you are interested, please contact Amy Fortenbacher at
  • 2018 Humane Society Apple Fundraiser: Orders will be taken until Feb. 5, 2018.  Apple Order form
  • St. Ambrose University Teacher Education Open House
    For interested high school students and parents. Saturday, February 17, 2018, from 8:30-1:30 at St. Ambrose University Rogalski Center Ballroom. For more information and the itinerary:
    Cost is $10 per person (continental breakfast, lunch, and handouts provided)
    To register, contact St. Ambrose University School of Education 563-333-6116 or


** Fundraisers**

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 **

  • Feb. 2: MHS Cake Auction – Dreaming of Summer Fun theme
  • Feb 12: Yearbook Orders: The last day for yearbook orders is February 12th. Order yours today at the Attendance Center – $56
  • Feb. 19: NO SCHOOL (President’s Day)
  • Feb 27: Juniors – ACT Test @ Musco
  • April 2:  Six Flags Senior GradNite Information (Full Payment/Permission Slips Due)  Senior GradNite at Six Flags
  • April 21: MHS Prom @ Merrill Hotel
  • April 22: Carnival After Prom Extravaganza (CAPE) 12-4 am @ MHS

** Silver Cord Opportunities **

  • Volunteer Camp Counselors Needed at ISU Extension & Outreach: Volunteers will assist a group of 3 – 5 youth during various day camps. May assist the instructor with setting up the camp or putting supplies away based on the type of camp. Orientation will be held in early March of 2018 and at that time the volunteers will have the opportunity to pick with days camps that they would like to assist at throughout spring break and summer. If you are interested, please contact Dana Yerrington by March 1 at
  • Juntos is in the process of organizing a Juntos series at the high school. We are looking for two students interested in earning Silver Cord or volunteer hours to provide child care for the following dates: February 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and March 1st from 5:30 – 8:00 pm.
    A meal will be provided. Students who are interested can email Jennifer Zamora at
  • 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

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

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