MHS Announcements – January 12, 2017

 Go Muskies!

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.

Winter BallSaturday, Jan. 14th at MHS, 9-11 pm. Tickets  on sale in front of Student Services through Jan. 13th. Tickets are $5 each and dress is semi-formal. Tickets will NOT be sold at the door the day of the event so get your ticket today!

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

  • Support MHS Show Choirs – This week there are two ways that you can support the MHS Show Choirs:

    Tonight (Thursday, Jan. 12), Encore and River City Rhythm will be performing in their Public Premiere performance at the MHS Auditorium Doors open at
    7:30pm. The show will last about 45 minutes. There is no Admission Cost, but we are accepting Free-Will donations to go towards our overnight trip to compete in Waconia, MN. We would love to see you there!

Saturday, the MHS Show Choirs are hosting the only home Show Choir Invitational of our season at Central Middle School, and we would love for you to join us for the competition as well as the MHS show choir exhibition performances. All of the information on ticket prices and schedules can be found at

  • Humane Society Gourmet Apples – It’s time to place your order for your Muscatine Humane Society Valentine’s Gourmet Apple(s). See attachment for more information. If you’ve never had these before, they are delicious! A great gift for anyone or treat for yourself! Mrs. Borde in the principal’s office has an envelope for MHS order(s)/money (must be pre-paid) in my office. Order/$ due to me by Feb. 5, 2017 Humane Society Gourmet Apple InfoStudents of Active Prayer (SOAP) – There will be NO SOAP meeting this week.
  • Gems of Hope (Daffodils) – Inspiring cancer patients and their families. See order form for more information.  Gems of Hope Info & Order Form
    MHS Sign up & payment in Principal’s Office w/ Mrs. Borde. Daffodil orders due Jan. 27, deliveries by March 8. Deliveries only made in Muscatine City Limits.
  • New Scholarships Added – Feb & April 2017 See Scholarship section below.
  • NO SCHOOL – Monday, Jan. 16th due to Teacher Quality In Service Day
  • Girls’ Track and Field will be holding a short informational meeting on Wednesday, Jan 18 at 3:35 in Coach Falk’s room (11-010, old AA-18). Bring a friend for some snacks and info about the upcoming season. Can’t make the meeting? Send Coach Falk an email at or stop by his room.
  • 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
  • New Silver Cord Opportunity – see Silver Cord section below (Grant Carnival & Show Choir Invitational).
  • Environmental Club Meeting – The Environmental Club will be meeting Friday, January 13, in room 12-005 (Mrs. Baillie’s room #12-005) during lunch. Newcomers welcome, bring a lunch and join us!  Let’s make a difference!!!
  • Component Recovery – Students – Please check PowerSchool to see if you have Component Recovery.  If you raise a failing grade to a passing grade by Friday, Jan. 20, you will recover the credit for that class and you will not have to retake that class (if a required class or prerequisite to another class) or a replacement class (elective) with same number of credits prior to graduating.
  • Reminder – Student Council will be opening its doors to new members in February.  Stay tuned for applications! 

** 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.
  • The Show Choir Invitational is coming up on Saturday, January 14, 2017. (There will also be setup help needed on Friday evening, January 13, 2017) There are many areas where we need help. Concessions (selling food items, cleaning tables, preparing food, etc.) and Security ( monitoring halls and the auditorium to help keep things in line) are the biggest need currently. There may be other areas that we need help as the event gets closer. The shifts will be various times according to each area. Please indicate what time of day you will be able to work and which day(s). Please contact Gail Ryan 563-299-8760 or as soon as you can so we can get you on a committee.
  • 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 **

  • Jan. 14 – Show Choir Invitational – Central Middle School – ALL DAY
  • Jan. 14 – Winterball – MHS – 9-11 pm
  • Jan. 16 – NO SCHOOL – TQ Inservice Day
  • Feb. 1 – 8th Grade Parent Night and 8-11th Grade Assessment Information, MHS Auditorium, 6-8 pm
  • Feb. 2 – AP Evening/Standardized Testing Sessions – MHS Auditorium & AP Teacher Classrooms, 6-8 pm
  • Feb. 20 – President’s Day – NO SCHOOL
  • 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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