MHS Announcements – February 5, 2019

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MHS Activity/Athletic Schedules, Rosters, Directions, Etc.
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29th Annual MHS Cake Auction, Friday, Feb. 8th.  “Welcome to the Muskie Jungle” is the theme.
Live and Silent Auctions & 50/50 raffle. Food starts at 5pm with pork loin sandwiches, cake & ice cream. Girls’ & Boys’ basketball doubleheader vs. Davenport West. Varsity Girls @ 6pm, Varsity Boys at 7:30pm.  2019 Cake Auction Flyer

Interested in making a cake for the Cake Auction on Feb. 8th? Cakes need to be at MHS Attendance Center by 4:00pm. “Welcome to the Muskie Jungle” is the theme.

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 **

** Daily News & Information **

  • 2-hour early dismissal today, Tuesday, February 5, 2019 due to the impending ice storm heading our way. We will follow the 2-hr early out schedule today. NO enrichment today.
    2-hour late start tomorrow, Wednesday, February 6 due to the impending ice storm heading our way. We will follow the 2-hr late start schedule tomorrow.
  • J-Term has been cancelled for today, Feb. 5.
  • Drivers Ed Class has been cancelled for tonight, Feb. 5
  • Drivers Ed Driving Sessions with Mrs. Frantz & Mr. Shaw cancelled for today/tonight, Feb. 5
  • Night School (ALC) has been cancelled for today, Feb. 5
  • Basketball Postponed Tonight / Wrestling Cancelled for tonight, Feb. 5: With the early out because of possible freezing rain there will be no basketball games tonight and wrestling has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled. Basketball games have been re-scheduled for tomorrow (Wed. Feb 6). 
  • 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. Attached is 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
  • 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
  • Girls’ Track practice begins Monday, February 11 from 3:45-5:30. Be sure all forms are turned in, and physicals are up to date. Any questions, contact Coach Armstrong, or Coach Flowers.
  • New Silver Cord Opportunities (2): See Silver Cord section below.
  • River Bend Food Bank is Coming to MHS on February 12, 2019 from 4:30-6:00pm  River Bend Food Pantry Info
  • The Senior Survivor teams would like to thank everyone that participated in their Senior Survivor Trivia Night fundraiser last night! 
  • MHS Swing Dance will be held March 9 at The Merrill Hotel from 6-10pm. Admission is $6 at the door.
  • 2019-20 MHS Course Selection Parent Letter    Course Selection Letter Spanish 2019-2020.pdf    MHS Course Selection Letter English2019-2020.pdf
  • Mr. Armstrong’s freshmen PE classes will meet in the gym this week.
  • National Key Club Week ‐ Key Club is a student organization all about focusing on service projects and supporting causes in our community. This week (February 4th‐February 8th) we are celebrating National Key Club Week. We would love if you would come to one of the Key Club meetings and see what it’s all about. Our next meetings are Thursday, February 7th and Thursday, February 14th during Muskie Time. Sign-up in Adaptive Scheduler under Mrs. Rauenbuehler.
  • Juniors: Just a friendly reminder that today we are starting the ACT Prep Academy. After you complete the short quizzes, please sign up for one of the supplemental enrichment times in a subject area you would like more practice with. ACT Prep Registration Info
  • Senior Scholarships sessions are rescheduled for Monday, February 4th – Muskie Time in the Auditorium and Wednesday, February 6th- 3:30pm-4:00pm in the Commons. Please sign up in adaptive scheduler for the Muskie Time session. Parents/Guardians are invited as well! Email if you have any questions or are unable to attend a session.
    Note: If you attended any of the previous sessions, you don’t have to attend the below sessions. We will be going over the same information. 
  • Yoga This Week: Wednesday: 3:30-4:00 and Friday: 7:45-8:15 Room: 22-007. Students & teachers welcome!
  • 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
  • The MHS Choral Boosters’ Dessert Concert is Thursday, February 7th at 7:00PM in the MHS Auditorium. 
  • 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!
  • 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
  • Overdue library book notices went out to parents/students and to ELA teachers – so we have a few students concerned about fines/charges. Please return or renew your library book ASAP!
  • 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!
  • New Scholarship Added: See Scholarship section below. (March)
  • Key Club Blood Drive: Any MHS Students or Staff interested in donating blood for the Key Club Blood Drive on Monday, February 11th needs to sign‐up with a Key Club member or email Mrs. Keltner at jen.keltner@mcsdonline.orgWalk‐ins will NOT be taken for this blood drive ‐‐all donors need to have a scheduled time between 8:00am-10:30am.
  • Entry Level Soccer Referee Course Being Offered: To sign up, go to:
  • Talent Show will be Thursday, March 14th from 8:30-10:30am.
  • 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.
  • TO BE RESCHEDULED! Hiring Opportunities at HyVee for students. Jim Simmons the Muscatine HyVee Store Director will be coming in to talk about job opportunities available to students. Sign-up in Adaptive Scheduler under Student Services for “HyVee Session” Hyvee Flyer
  • 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
  • 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. ADDITIONAL 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. ADDITIONAL ITEMS HAVE BEEN ADDED – STOP AND CHECK THE NEW SELECTION
  • FFA Livestock Project: Sign up ASAP if not at the meeting- for anyone showing livestock at fairs.
  • FFA Contest Practice: Sign up for Muskie Times as often as you can.
  • 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 **

  • 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.
  • 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

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