MHS Announcements – January 19, 2017

Go Muskies!

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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

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.

  • Come join us at S.O.A.P. (Students of Active Prayer) this Thursday night from 7:30 to 9:00 at 3220 Tipton Road. We’ll be looking for you!
  • Key Club – our next meeting is THIS FRIDAY, January 20th at 7:30am in the auditorium. See you there!
  • All Kinds of People (AKOP) next meeting will be Wednesday February 1st.
  • Seniors – Senior Survivor Packets are available and can be picked up at the Attendance Office. Packets are due back by Friday, January 27th to Mrs. Walsh in room 12-008, old room 140. The goal of Senior Survivor is to raise money for a variety of charities and provide an unforgettable experience for students and staff. If interested or want more information, pick up a packet today!
  • TIME CHANGE – 8th Grade Parent Night (Incoming Freshman for 2017-18) – Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 – 6:00 – 7:30 PM, MHS Auditorium. Please plan on attending this informational night. Information that will be presented includes testing and testing results (ACT Aspire), rules & expectations, graduation requirements, and Advanced Placement course information. Counselors will meet with 8th grade middle school student and their parents at CMS & WMS Feb. 27 – March 3.
  • UNICEF Club – Come to UNICEF Club every Tuesday during the 2nd half of Lunch in Room 11-006! We organize fundraisers for underprivileged children, and your support could really help us out!
  • Boys Track Meeting – There will be a boy’s track meeting during enrichment in Coach Rusch’s room (22-017, old room 200) on Tuesday, January 24. The meeting will include information about the upcoming season. Please contact Coach Rusch ( if you have questions.
  • Vote for your favorite Iowa High School Book Award book! All students who participated in the IHSBA challenge and read at least two (2) books form the IHSBA list can vote for their favorite in the library or here: by Wednesday, February 1st.
  • New Scholarship Added – April 2017
  • Advanced Placement (AP) Class Parent/Student Information Meeting – Thursday, Feb. 2, 5:30-7pm, MHS Auditorium/AP Teacher’s classrooms. Learn about AP class opportunities and meet the teachers while visiting the classroom for a brief overview.
  • Course selection for the 2017-18 school year – Grade level counselors will meet with 9th – 11th grade students January 30th through February 17 for one-on-one course selection meeting.
  • MHS Yearbook Purchase Cut-off Date – The last day to order an MHS Yearbook is February 24th. Purchase at the Attendance Center – $56.
  • Humane Society Gourmet Apples – It’s time to place your order for your Muscatine Humane Society Valentine’s Gourmet Apple(s). See attachment for more information. If you’ve never had these before, they are delicious! A great gift for anyone or treat for yourself! Mrs. Borde in the principal’s office has an envelope for MHS order(s)/money (must be pre-paid) in my office. Order/$ due to me by Feb. 5, 2017.  Humane Society Gourmet Apple Info
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.

** Upcoming Events **  MHS Calendar Link

** Important Dates **

  • 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, 5:30-7 pm
  • 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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