MHS Announcements – February 25, 2021

** Daily News & Information ** Home of the Muskies!

We are continuing to follow CDC and public health COVID-19 guidelines. Wearing your mask is mandatory at all times in the classroom and in the hallways. Masks must cover your nose. Gaiters are not acceptable mask coverings.

MHS Attendance Office: 563-263-6616 x1133 or

Announcements in Green – New
Announcements in Blue – Previous Day
Announcements in Black – 2 or more days old (per request)

** Daily News & Information **

MHS Daily Schedule – 2/16/21      Remote Learning Schedule     2-Hr Late Start Schedule

  • The Boys’ Basketball Team will take on North Scott on Friday, Feb. 26 at North Scott – Substate 5 Semifinal game. Game time is 7pm.
    General Public Online Ticket Purchase: Due to the size of their gym and COVID protocols, there is a very limited number of tickets that are available.  
    Access Code: BBMUSGA17.  (If that code doesn’t work, it means the tickets are gone.)
  • Boys’ Track: Boys’ track practice starts March 1 (Monday). We will meet in the competition gym (Main gym). Practice begins at 3:40 PM. You MUST have a current physical, concussion form, and parent permission form on file with the athletic office before you can practice.  All forms can be found outside Mr. Ulses’s office door. Wear a mask to practice and bring a water bottle.  If you have any questions, please see Coach Rusch.
  • Athletic Forms: Parent Permission Form    Concussion Form     Physical Form
  • Sophomores and Juniors: You are invited to register for a virtual presentation from the Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) on Wednesday, March 10th at 5:30 or 6:30 pm. Use the links below to register for either the English or Spanish presentation.
    When: Mar 10, 2021 05:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
    Topic: Life After High School: Planning and Paying for College and Career
    Register in advance for this webinar: 
    Register Here
    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

    Estan invitados  a un taller virtual por Zoom.
    Fecha: Mar 10, 2021 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
    Tema: Preparación Para Después de la High School – Taller en Español
    Haga click aqui para registrarse:
    Registrar aquí
    Passcode: 044103      Webinar ID: 961 1524 6666
  • Summer Conservation Jobs with Muscatine County Conservation Board.  Must be 18 and have a valid driver license.
    Summer Conservation Worker Info    Muscatine Co. Employment Application
  • Lost & Found:  If you have lost an item, please stop at the Attendance Center to see if it has been turned in.  Items turned in recently are air pods, lunch boxes, clothing, and jewelry. You will need to provide details of the items lost such as color, etc.
  • FINAL DATE TO ORDER IS FEB. 26, 2021! 2020-21 Yearbooks Orders:  $56 per yearbook. Payment can be made at the MHS Attendance Center, online using InTouch, or by mail. Complete details: 2020-21 Yearbook Order Details
  • This week is National Engineers Week. HNI, HON, and Allsteel actively support the week with the goal to educate, engage, and celebrate the careers and people in engineering. Due to Covid-19 and the continued restrictions, we are unable to host tours and other in-person work based learning events, however, we recognize the need and importance of engaging with students in our region. In an effort to continue our outreach initiatives, we have created virtual 360 tours of our Testing Lab and one of our production facilities. We hope these tours provide insight into the manufacturing industry and engineering technologies to your students. We look forward to partnering with you for in-person events in the near future.
    Test Lab Tour: Test Lab Tour   Password: eweek2021
    HNI facility, non-production, allows HNI engineers to gather and test our products to ensure accordance to safety and quality standards before sending to a customer.
    Oak Laminate Factory Tour: Oak Laminate Tour   Password: eweek2021
    HNI production facility specializing in the production of wood, laminate office furniture products.
  • Come support your 2021 Senior Survivors next week, March 1st-5th! Senior Survivor Events
    2021 Senior Survivor Contestants
    Caden Roberts & Kaylynn Salyars: Team Color-Blue, Charity- The Environmental Defense Fund
    Zander Morgan & Aricka Ramser: Team Color- Red, Charity- Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation
    Togeh Deseh & Gwendolyn Kuhl:  Team Color- Black, Charity- MCSA
    Trevor Diederichs & Jiselle Martinez: Team Color- Purple, Charity- Domestic Abuse Shelter
    Hannah Pautz and Kristen Schlawin: Team Color- White, Charity- Rebuilding Together

    Event Schedule  6:00-7:00 PM, $3 Entry Fee (All proceeds go to survivor’s charities of choice)
    Monday: MHS Gym- Wear your favorite team’s colors!
    Tuesday: Van Hecke Gym- Create a sign for your favorite team!
    Wednesday: MHS Auditorium- Put your entry money towards your favorite team!
    Thursday: MHS Gym- Wear your favorite team’s colors!
    Masks and Social Distancing Is required at all community events!
  • Course Selection for 2021-22 Communication: Course Selection for 2021-22
  • FFA Weekly Update-February 22-28, 2021: FFA Weekly Update
  • Boys’ Track: There will be voluntary boys track conditioning workouts taking place in the VanHecke Center weight room at 3:40 PM this week on Monday, February 22, Wednesday, February 24, and Thursday, February 25.
  • Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer Sign-up: If you are planning on playing Boys or Girls Soccer this Spring, use this form to get signed up.
    By completing this form, your coaches will know that you are planning to play and you and your parents will also be added to the Communication list.
  • Seniors: Deadlines are fast approaching for scholarship applications and financial aid offers. Our Americorps Student Leaders will have office hours in the library starting Monday, February 22nd. The Student Leaders will hold their office hours in the Library at the round table near the circulation desk on the following schedule:
    • Ana Poffenbaugh – Lunch C Muskie Time on Monday and Wednesday
    • Rebekah McNeely – Lunch A Muskie Time on Thursday and Friday
    • Audrey Seibel – Lunch A Muskie Time on Tuesday and Thursday
      This is a great opportunity for you to receive help with your local scholarship packet, essays or applications for outside scholarships, FSAID creation, FAFSA completion, etc. They have been trained in everything and are ready, willing and able to help! We receive weekly reports from the state on FAFSA completion and will be contacting seniors who have not completed and submitted theirs yet.
  • Muskie Time: Adaptive Scheduler should be checked to see if you have been teacher-requested for Muskie Time. Students by default will stay in their 4th Period Class for Muskie Time.
  • Muskie Minutes – News & Nonsense: Muskie Minutes
    If you are interested in joining the Muskie Minutes Team, please contact Mr. Welsch or any of the Muskie Minutes News Team!
  • Boys’ Tennis Interest? If you are planning to go out for Boys Tennis this year, use this link to get signed up. Coach Sichterman is excited to get started and he is looking forward to Boys Tennis this Spring.
  • Parking Lots: With any impending snow storm headed our way, please make sure that your vehicle is not parked in either parking lot overnight or over the weekend for snow removal. Thank you!
  • REMINDER! Seniors: The MHS Local Scholarship Packet is now live and accepting applications. Please see the instructions below and feel free to contact Mrs. Hawkins ( with any questions.  MHS Local Scholarship Application Process
    Applications are due March 12, 2021 at noon.  This is a one of a kind opportunity for you to complete one application and be eligible to receive thousands of dollars in local scholarships. Muscatine is very fortunate to have this community support.
  • Student IDs: Student IDs are available and can be picked up in Student Services for those students that had their picture taken at either one of the picture days. IDs are needed in the Cafeteria, activities, and other events.
  • CCIR Course Important Dates: Please see the dates below as the last days to withdraw from any classes that you have registered for at MCC for the 2nd semester. Please contact Mrs. Hawkins if you have any questions.
    • Sun., Feb. 28         Last day to “W”ithdraw from 1st 8 week ONLINE classes
    • Sun., April 18        Last day to “W”ithdraw from 16 week ONLINE classes
  • See the Silver Cord section below for a list of current opportunities.
  • Scholarships: Scholarship Link  (new scholarships are added to the end of the document)
  • Registering Your Electronics: Worried about your electronics being stolen? Want to make sure you remember your serial number? We have just the program for you!
    Stop down and See Officer Pena to register your electronics. This program is a free program and that registers any electronics that you bring to school. The program hopes to prevent theft from happening but also to ensure that we have any and all serial numbers on file in the event that something does get taken.  Any electronics can be registered. Any questions please email Officer Whitni Pena ( or stop down and see her in room 11-003.
  • ACT Academy Test Prep: All students have free access to the ACT Academy test prep online. The link below includes the instructions for log in whether you have or have not logged in in the past. Please contact Mrs. Hawkins with any questions.  ACT Academy Test Prep
  • FREE MEALS for all kids 18 (older when enrolled in school) and under. (USDA announced that they would be extending the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)). We will also provide a pick-up site at Central for parents, guardians or a designee (such as an older sibling) to pick up meals for multiple days for those not attending school in person, too young to attend school and weekend meals.  Survey to pick up meals at Central
  • If your student is having issues with their district-issued laptop connecting to the internet, Google Meets, Google Classroom, TeamBuildr, etc., please call 563-263-6141 and you will be connected to the MHS Tech Dept. or email MHS Tech Dept. at Jose or Korey with your computer issue. For students without internet access, the district has a limited number of hotspots that can be loaned out at no cost to the students. Please call the help desk at (563) 770-0212 for hotspot availability or, email
  • Parents and Guardians: Our school utilizes the School Messenger system to deliver text messages, straight to your mobile phone with important information about events, school closings, safety alerts and more.*  You can participate in this free service* just by sending a text message of “Y” or “Yes” to our school’s short code number, 67587.  See flyer for more information.   SMS Text Opt-In Flyer.pdf
  • 2020-21 Driver’s Ed information can be obtained from the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency (MBAEA) Drivers Ed Information

** Athletic/Activities Information **

** Forms **

  • Online Transcript Request Form:  Muscatine High School Transcript Request Form
  • Silver Cord Form:  Students recording hours of volunteer service during their years at MHS will be awarded a Silver Cord to wear at graduation. In order for volunteer hours to count towards a Silver Cord, students must complete the online form to verify. Silver Cord Form
  • BookDash Service: The MHS Library is continuing to offer our BookDash service!! Any student who needs (or wants) more books to read during virtual learning can complete the BookDash order form. * More information is available on the MHS Library website or the linked flyer. Curbside pick up is recommended!
    *All visitors entering MHS must use the front doors and masks are required. Books must be picked up within one week of the ‘ready email’. Email Mrs. Keltner at with questions!
  • Vehicle Registration Form/Parking Tags: If you are a new driver to MHS and do not have an MHS Parking Tag, you will need to pick up & complete a Vehicle Registration Form. Vehicle Registration Form  Students that have a parking tag from last year will continue to use that parking tag. If you no longer have the parking tag, please stop in the Student Services office.
  • DOT Minor School License Form: DOT Minor School License Form Forms are available in the MHS Main Office – Rm-11-001. (You must have completed Driver’s Ed in order to submit this form.)  Instructions: Please complete Sections 1 and 3. (Leave Section 2 blank) and return to the Main Office. 

** Fundraisers **

  • Orchestra Fundraiser: Orchestra students are selling coffee, tea, hot cocoa, snacks, and MUCH MORE to support the Orchestra program here at MHS!  The orchestra program will earn 30% of all sales made in this fundraiser and will help the orchestra in buying new music, repairing instruments and new strings! THE GREAT THING ABOUT THIS FUNDRAISER IS THAT IT IS COVID FRIENDLY!! All orders will be shipped directly to you after you order. Use this link and then click ‘Shop Now’
    Orchestra Fundraiser
    Buy whatever you When you check out, there will be a box that says “Select Participant’. Please scroll through and select the orchestra member to apply the sale so they could have the chance to be one of the top 3 sellers and win a prize.
    Just enter your payment + shipping information and the items will be sent directly to your door! Supporting us in this fundraiser would be a great start in keeping us going strong! Thank you so much for considering to support the orchestra program!
  • 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: Phelps Muskie Store and check it out!
  • Jostens Muskie School Store:  Do you want Muskie Spirit Wear/Accessories or to give as a gift?
    Jostens Muskie School Store
    SAVE10 – $10.00 off all products, minimum purchase of $75
    SSOFF10 – 10% off all products

** Scholarships **

** Silver Cord Opportunities/Volunteer Opportunities **

  • The City of Muscatine is looking for names of volunteers who would be available to help out local citizens shovel their sidewalk and/or drive entrances.   If this is something that you would be interested in, please contact the Public Works Department at 563-263-8933 and ask for Connie.
  • The Food & Nutrition Department is providing a free meal pick up service at Central Middle School on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday for families in our community. We need help packing meals and carrying boxes and bags to cars.  Please email for details.
  • Silver Cord Program:  Students recording hours of volunteer service during their years at MHS will be awarded a Silver Cord to wear at graduation. In order for volunteer hours to count towards a Silver Cord, students must complete the online form to verify. Silver Cord Form
    Service qualifies for Silver Cord recognition if:

    • The student is not paid for the service
    • The student does not receive credit for the service.
    • The service is not for the purpose of fundraising for a group/activity/team that the student participates in.
      *140 hours are required for students in the Class of 2021, 2022 and 2023.
      *160 hours are required for students graduating in the Class of 2024.

** Yearbook Information **

  • FINAL DATE TO ORDER IS FEB. 26, 2021! 2020-21 Yearbooks Orders:  $56 per yearbook. Payment can be made at the MHS Attendance Center, online using InTouch, or by mail. Complete details: 2020-21 Yearbook Order Details
  • Did you or someone you know attend Muscatine High School during the 2012 through 2015 school years? If so, this is your chance to purchase a yearbook that reflects those school years and memories! Each yearbook is $20 until sold out. All proceeds go back into the Yearbook Club to purchase new equipment and expand the program for students. To purchase, call the Activities Office at Muscatine High School at (563) 263-6141 and ask for Mindy. 

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Curriculum Guide: 2020-21 Curriculum Guide


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