MHS Announcements – February 7, 2017

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MHS Cake AuctionIt’s that time of year for the 27th Annual MHS Cake Auction, Muskie Jam is the theme. Friday, February 10th, Snow date February 11th. Girl/Boy Doubleheader basketball games vs. Bettendorf. Girls game @ 6 pm, Boys game @ 7:30 pm. There will be live cake auctions in the gym, silent auction in the Cafeteria, 50/50 Raffle, Cake and Ice Cream for Sale. Join in the fun! If you would like to bring a cake for the auction, please have cakes to MHS by 4 pm on Feb. 10th.
27th Annual MHS Cake Auction Poster

  • Boy’s Tennis Players – Please meet Coach Kiser in the Athletic Dept. Office today at the beginning of the first lunch segment.
  • 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*

  • Parents and Guardians – You can take advantage of our Text Messaging Service our school utilizes the SchoolMessenger 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 “67587”.
    SMS Text Opt-In Flyer      SMS Text Opt-In Flyer_Spanish
  • #ReviewsDayTuesday King of the Mild Frontier – An Ill-advised Autobiography by Chris Crutcher
    Do you know: A good reason to be phobic about oysters and olives? How shutting your mouth can help you avoid brain surgery? How to survive in the winter wilderness with only a fishing pole and a sausage? Chris Crutcher knows the answers to these questions and more. Once you have read about his life as a dateless, broken-toothed, God-fearing dweeb and have contemplated his ascension to the buckskin-upholstered throne of the King of the Mild Frontier, you will say “I, too, can be an author.” Checkout (or hold) a copy with the library staff!
  • New Scholarships Added — see Scholarship section below. (March 2017)
  • Mr. Armstrong’s freshmen classes will meet in room 228 Tuesday, February 7.
  • Girls’ Soccer Fitness meets on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:00 a.m. in the upper north gym.
  • Girls’ Soccer Open Gym is on Sunday nights from 4-6 p.m.
  • 8th Grade Transition Presentation – Select the link for information that was presented at the Feb. 1 8th Grade Transition meeting.
    8th Grade Transition Presentation – Class of 2021
  • The Island United Methodist Church sponsors a monthly Lighthouse Clothing Closet the second Saturday of each month. The Lighthouse Clothing Closet is located in Fruitland, Ia, at 136 North Street. The Closet will be open to the public February 11, 2017, 9:00-11:00 a.m. 
All items are free, offering childrens’, youth, teen, men and women’s good quality clothing. For more information, please call 563-299-0654. Following is the schedule for 2017: 9:00-11:00 a.m.: February 11, March 11, April 8, May 13, June 10, July 8, August 12, September 9, October 14, November 11, December 9
  • Race for the Schools – The fifth annual MCSD Race for the Schools – 5K and Muskie Mile fun run will be held on Saturday, May 6th at the Muscatine High School. The 5K begins at 8 am and the Muskie Mile begins at 8:45 am. All students are encouraged to participate. This year, students will receive a 50% discount if they list their school on the registration form. Scholarships are available for MCSD students to cover the registration fees. For more information about scholarships, contact Daphne at This event is designed to promote physical fitness within the community of Muscatine and the Muscatine Community School District. All proceeds from this fundraiser will filter directly back to MCSD students. Funds will be designated to support physical education and student wellness. Special awards will be presented to the business and MCSD School with the greatest participation. Registration forms are available at each school or you can print a registration form by visiting the Muscatine Running Club website at and clicking on the calendar tab. MCSD Race for the Schools is the second race in the Grand Prix Circuit competition in Muscatine. On-line registration is available at: Registration Fees increase after April 24, so register now!
  • Senior Student-Athletes – The Activities Department will hold the annual College Commitment Ceremony on April 12th from 11:45 to 12:30 in MHS Auditorium. This is for all senior student-athlete who are committing to participate in athletics after high school graduation regardless of scholarship offer or previously signing a commitment letter. If you plan to attend, please email me by April 6th to receive further details. For information on National Letter of Intent, please visit For information on college eligibility and recruiting, please visit
  • Are you interested in meeting with people from all over the world who are game changers in Food Security issues? Does travel sound exciting? Do you want to make a difference in the world? If you are passionate about feeding the world, meet with other like minded people in Mrs. Kroll’s classroom the second half of Enrichment on Thursday, February 2nd. We will discuss the World Food Prize opportunity.
  • It’s that special time of year again–time for Singing Valentines! Singing Valentines are a musical way to show love to the people you care about at MHS, whether they are students or staff. For only $5, your special someone will be serenaded in beautiful 4-part harmony! For only $2 more, a flower will be presented to your recipient by the singers during the song. Any other gifts or messages must be arranged with Mrs. Burford ( Valentines will be sold Wednesday, February 8th through Friday, February 10th, and Monday, February 13th during lunch in front of Student Services and will be delivered on Tuesday, February 14th during lunch/Enrichment. Support the MHS Choral Program and show the ones you love that you care this Valentine’s Day!
  • Girls Track and Field Practice will start Monday, February 13th in the cafeteria and will go from 3:45-5:30. If you have any questions, please talk to Coach Falk in room 11-010 (old AA18) or email him at
  • Iowa Water Conference Student Photo Contest – Photo contest deadline is March 10. Stormwater award deadline is March 1. Please consider making nominations or submissions to these activities!You can find the details @
  • Local Scholarship Presentation to Seniors will take place throughout the day on February 10th in the Auditorium.  Students will be taken by their designated teacher after attendance is taken.
  • World of Work Symposium – Looking for students to attend.  Contact Mrs. Hawkins in Student Services if interested.  See flyer for more information. World of Work Symposium Information
  • MHS Yearbook Purchase Cut-off Date – The last day to order an MHS Yearbook is February 24th. Purchase at the Attendance Center – $56.
  • MHS Baseball Open Gym – If you are considering playing baseball this summer, baseball open gym will begin Sunday, February 12th from 6-8pm in the MHS Gym.
  • WQAD 2017 My Favorite Teacher Contest – Deadline: Feb. 6, 2017 @ 5 pm. See attachment for details and application. WQAD My Favorite Teacher Contest

** 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. 10 – MHS Cake Auction, Snow date – Feb. 11
  • Feb. 20 – President’s Day – NO SCHOOL
  • Feb. 24 – Last day to purchase yearbooks – $56 @ Attendance Center
  • March 22 – Visiting Author
  • March 23 – Visiting Author
  • April 22 – Prom

** 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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