MHS Announcements – January 24, 2019

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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.  2018 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, January 26th, 2019
$5 admission fee at the door
Current MHS ID required at check in
** No outside guests will be allowed **

** Daily News & Information **

  • Drivers Education class will have class at 5:30 this evening in the ALC room. Remember to submit your articles to
  • There will be a Football meeting for anyone interested in playing football this fall in grades 9-11. We will meet Thursday, January 31st during Enrichment in the Van Hecke Center.
  • 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
    Date: Monday, January 28th
    Time: Muskie Time
    Location: Auditorium
    Grades: 10th-12th
  • Seniors: Look for the INTEREST LEVEL GOOGLE SURVEY for Six Flags. Please respond by January 28th.
  • On Thursday, January 24th over the lunch hour, Muskies Agains Violence will have an informational table for National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, along with drug and alcohol information with a photo booth.  Students will hold a sign that says…I want to SHATTER THE MYTHS because…   Once the photos and signs are collected, a  collage will be made that will be displayed at MHS.
  • New Scholarship Added: See Scholarship section below. (March)
  • Seniors – Local Scholarship Information Sessions: There will be information sessions regarding the local scholarship online application. Listed BELOWare the dates and times. The sessions will be in the Auditorium.  Sign-up for the sessions in adaptive scheduler under Student Services for the Local Scholarship Information Session. Email if you have any questions or are unable to attend the sessions.
    RemainingLocal Scholarship Information Sessions — Sign up today in Adaptive Scheduler!:
    Thursday, Jan. 24th – Muskie Time
    Friday, Jan. 25th – Muskie Time
  • New Scholarships Added. See Scholarship section below.
  • GET YOUR TEAM TOGETHER & SIGN UP TODAY! Senior Survivor Trivia Night – Feb. 4 @ 6:30pm MHS Commons. All proceeds will be split evenly between all teams. Trivia players are encouraged wear their favorite team’s color!
    $5 per player, 4-8 people per table. Snacks available for sale.  Senior Survivor Trivia Night Info
    Entry Level Soccer Referee Course Being Offered: To sign up, go to:
    Girls’ Track has been assigned booster club concessions Tuesday, January 29 during the game with Assumption. Sessions begin at 5:30 and 6:45pm. Any parent or athlete wishing to help contact Coach Armstrong or Coach Flowers.
  • THAW Dance – RESCHEDULED TO Saturday, January 26th.
  • 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 DRESSES 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 DRESSES HAVE BEEN ADDED – STOP AND CHECK THE NEW SELECTION!

  • Key Club is having a coat drive January 14-25th. Each coat you donate will enter you into a drawing for a chance to win one of three $25 dollar gift cards to a local business of your choice! The coats will go to Muskie Locker and MCSA. Drop off is in the MHS Library.
  • The MHS Choral Boosters’ Dessert Concert is Thursday, February 7th at 7:00PM in the MHS Auditorium. We need auxiliary acts! For those interested in auditioning, we prefer that students audition with songs that are from popular music or the Broadway genre. Singing with a karaoke track is very normal for these auditions and the concert, or one can accompany themselves or provide their own accompanist. Other acts are also welcome to audition–not every act needs to be vocal. Auditions are after school on January 29th and 30th. You do not need to be in the choral program to audition. If you have questions, email Mrs. Burford at
  • 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
  • Junior Scholarship Opportunity: 2019 Coolidge Scholarship Deadline is Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 5:00 PM EST. That’s less than three weeks away! Students can apply at
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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 **

  • 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.
  • Bickford Senior Living is looking for volunteers in the following areas:
    • Students who may be interested in calling Bingo on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 1:20p-2:30p or students who could sit with a resident while they play Bingo those same days and times.
    • Students who would want to play Scrabble, board games, and/or card games or do crafts. Times for these would be Monday thru Friday 2:30p-4:30p (or split it up). We also have Monday thru Friday available for those activities 10am-11:45am.
    • If interested, please contact Kelly Newcomb at 263-6600.
  • 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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