MHS Announcements – February 21, 2017

Go Muskies!

Good Luck to our Girls’ Bowling Team at the State Bowling Tournament!

To view previous announcements visit this link, MHS Announcements, and look at the Latest Announcements section. Select the MHS Announcement date you would like to view.

  • Reminder – MHS Talent Show auditions are TOMORROW from 7:30-8:00 am OR 3:30-4:30 pm in the auditorium. If you are interested in participating, there are informational packets available at the Attendance Office. The date of the actual Talent show will be Thursday, March 9th from 8:30-10:30 am. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Keltner ( or Ms. Christensen (
  • Girls’ Basketball – Equipment turn-in is today at 3:45 pm. Please bring your gear to the coaches’ office. The banquet will be held Thursday, March 2 at 6:00 pm in the Commons.
  • FCA – We will meet on Wednesday over the lunch hour in the multipurpose room upstairs (room 228). There will be pizza!
  • Model UN – There will be a meeting on Thursday, February 23 at 12:25 pm in Ms. Hansen’s room. Anyone interested in attending the UNI conference in April should attend the meeting to get more information.
  • Mr. Armstrong’s freshmen classes will meet in room 228, Tuesday, February 28.
  • Muscatine Youth Baseball is a non-profit organization that helps put baseball in the lives of our youth from ages 6 to 18. We want our kids to have fun and learn about the great sport of baseball. First-year players need to provide a birth certificate upon signing up. Cost is $50 per player for the 2017 season. We want every player to be eligible to play so No Player Will be Turned Away. Payment arrangements can be made. Below are the remaining dates for our 2017 sign ups.
    Wed., Feb. 22 5:30 – 7:30 pm Muscatine Mall
    Sat., Feb. 25 9 am – 3 pm Muscatine Mall
  • Study in China Scholarships – As you may have heard, through a generous gift from the Wanxiang America Corporation, Muscatine High School students are being given the opportunity to study Chinese language, culture and clean energy science for approximately 4 weeks in Hangzhou, China. Students also have the opportunity to visit various historic sites in China. This experience for our students is nearly all expenses paid. Student will only be asked to supply their own passport and personal spending money for the trip. Students will arrive in Beijing on July 6 and depart from Shanghai on August 2. This is truly a once-in-a-life time opportunity. Attached is the itinerary and a link to our website which contains all the details for how students can apply for these scholarships. The application also contains information about eligibility criteria.
    Study In China Program Itinerary.pdf
  • #ReviewsDayTuesday This one Summer by Jillian Tamaki & Mariko Tamaki
    Every summer, Rose goes with her mom and dad to a lake house in Awago Beach. It’s their getaway, their refuge. Rosie’s friend Windy is always there, too, like the little sister she never had. But this summer is different. Rose’s mom and dad won’t stop fighting, and when Rose and Windy seek a distraction from the drama, they find themselves with a whole new set of problems. It’s a summer of secrets and sorrow and growing up, and it’s a good thing Rose and Windy have each other. Checkout (or hold) a copy with the library staff!
  • New Scholarship – see Scholarship section below (April 2017).
  • American Sign Language Club – NO Sign Language Club on Feb. 21st. Our next meeting will be on Feb. 28th from 3:30-4:30 in room 11-021.
  • Boys’ Track will start Tuesday, February 21, at 3:40 PM. If you have questions, please contact Coach Rusch at
    Students – Starting next week, 2-hour detentions will be served on Tuesday and Thursday after school.
  • MHS Yearbook Purchase Cut-off Date – The last day to order an MHS Yearbook is February 24th. Purchase at the Attendance Center – $56 or online at
  • Reminder – Excellence in Education – The following scholarships and awards are available:
    • Twenty senior scholarships ($3000 each)
    • Ten Eighth grade student scholarships ($1000 each)
    • Four professional awards ($1000 each)
    • One support staff award ($500)
      Nomination forms are available online at  Electronic nomination forms will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on February 22, 2017.
      The Excellence in Education Program will be held on Sunday, May 7, 2017
      *Made Possible by the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust*

  • Boys’ Soccer Meeting – Any boy interested in playing soccer this year, there will be a meeting on Feb. 23rd at 4:00 pm in the Commons.
  • All boys basketball players and their families are invited to the Muscatine Boys Basketball Awards Banquet on Thursday, February 23rd at 6:00 pm in the Stan Howe Commons. Please bring a dessert. If you would like to bring either bottled water or soda, please contact Coach McDonald in advance at
  • Muscatine Girls Track Gear for Sale – If you are interested in buying Muscatine Girls Track gear for your family, we have set up a team store @ with a portion of each purchase coming back to support Girls Track. There is a wide assortment of t-shirts, sweatshirts, long sleeves, and sweatpants, so please take a look – we’ve got gear starting at just $10.
  • Part-time and Summer Job Opportunities with Girls Scouts – The Outreach opportunities run year round and Summer Camp runs June-August. Must be 16+ years old. GS Brochure    GS Information
  • Students – If you are in the building after 4 pm and are not participating in any activity, the approved waiting areas are the Cafeteria and Commons.
  • Girls and Boys Soccer Players – If you played soccer last year, an email/link has been sent to your school email account to pre-order your soccer practice set. Those students that pre-order their practice set will be able to pick them up at the player/parent meeting on March 5th.
  • Muskie Bands still have Koeze nuts and chocolate items available!  Get yours before the product is all gone!  To purchase please call 563 299 6045 or see any band student.

** 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. 24 – Last day to purchase yearbooks – $56 @ Attendance Center
  • March 9 – Talent Show – Auditorium – 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
  • March 22 – Visiting Author
  • March 23 – Visiting Author
  • April 22 – Prom
  • May 6 – Race for the Schools – MHS

** 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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