MHS Announcements – February 6, 2018

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Prom will be at the NEW Merrill Hotel in Muscatine on April 21st from 8-11pmNOTE THE TIME CHANGE OF PROM!

CAPE will be at MHS on April 21-22 from 11:30pm-3:30amNOTE THE TIME CHANGE OF CAPE!

Yearbook Orders: The last day for yearbook orders is February 12th. Order yours today at the Attendance Center – $56.

  • Talent Show Auditions: The MHS Talent Show is back and will now be hosted by Key Club and UNICEF Club! If you are interested in participating, there are informational packets available at the attendance office. Auditions will be on Tuesday, February 13th from 7:30-8:00am OR 3:30-4:30pm in the auditorium. The act must be school appropriate. The date of the actual Talent show will be Thursday, March 8th from 8:30-10:30am. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Keltner ( or Ms. Christensen (
  • #ReviewsdayTuesday Wonder by R.J. Palacio
    I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.
    August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. WONDER, now a #1 New York Times bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance.
  • Needed – 12 oz. 16 oz, and 2-liter clear bottles for CAPE decorating. If you have any of these bottles and are willing to donate, please wash them out, take the label off, and drop them off at MHS to Mrs. Borde in the principal’s office.
  • CANCELLED FOR TODAY – WILL BE RESCHEDULED! 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.
  • TODAY! MHS Football: There will be an informational meeting for anyone interested in playing football this fall. We will meet in the weight room at 12:30 on Tuesday, February 6th.TODAY! Girls’ Track Parent and Athlete Meeting: Feb. 6, 5:30-6:30 in the MHS Commons.
  • TODAY! Students taking Drivers Education starting Monday, February 6th, 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.
  • Key Club Blood Drive: Any MHS Students or Staff interested in donating blood for the Micaela Brunson Memorial Blood Drive on Friday, February 16th needs to sign‐up with a Key Club member, friend of Micaela, or email Mrs. Keltner at Walk‐ins will NOT be taken for this blood drive ‐‐all donors need to have a scheduled time between 8:00am-11:30am.
  • Girls Tennis: Anyone wanting to participate in girls tennis, there will be a meeting on Thursday, February 15, 2018 in the Commons at 3:45pm. See you there!
  • Poetry Club will be offering a poetry workshop this week for those who are interested in submitting a poem to the Writers on the Avenue poetry contest. Come Thursday after school to Mrs. Walker’s room – we’d love to read your poems!
  • 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.
  • 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 practice begins Monday, February 12, be sure physicals and forms are up to date. Any questions see Coach Armstrong or Coach Harris.
  • 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
  • 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 (11:30-3:30am).  If you are interested, please contact Amy Fortenbacher at
  • Driver Ed information can be obtained from the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency (MBAEA) website –

** 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 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

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