MHS Announcements – January 30, 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

  • Model UN Chicago – Students attending the Chicago trip should attend a brief meeting in Ms. Hansen’s room at 12:25pm. We will go over the packing list and itinerary.
  • There is now a Chromebook Charging Station setup in the library! The five (5) chargers are permanently secured to one of the old computer pods (near the circulation desk/Makerspace). Chargers are not allowed to leave the library — but you are welcome to direct students down to charge their dead computers during open periods, lunch, or before/after school. As always, if you send students down during class, please send them with a pass or call ahead.
  • Girls’ Golf Sign-up Meeting – Any girl interested in playing golf this Spring, an informational sign-up meeting will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 7:30 AM in the Commons.  If you are unable to attend, please contact Coach Randleman at 263-9960.
  • Join us for the 15th Annual Dessert Concert on Thursday, February 2nd @ 7 PM in the MHS Auditorium! Come see the barbershop quartet Solid Harmony, both show choirs, and several variety acts including solos, duets, instrumentalists, and dance. Admission is $4 and dessert is included at the end of the concert in the auditorium lobby. Passes not accepted. Come support the Vocal Music Boosters and have a fun, entertaining evening!
  • 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.
  • New Scholarships added – see Scholarships section below.
  • 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
  • Key Club Blood Drive – Any MHS Students or Staff interested in donating blood on Friday, February 3rd need to sign-up with a Key Club member or email Mrs. Keltner at Walk-ins will NOT be taken for this blood drive — all donors need to have a scheduled time.
  • Seniors – Senior Baby Ad Pictures – If you have not already done so, please stop by the Attendance Center this week to pick up the baby picture that was used in the Baby Ad in the yearbook.
  • Iowa Water Conference Student Essay Contest and Photo Contest – The Iowa Water Center is holding an essay writing contest for students entitled “Spirit of the Water.” Entries are due Feb. 1. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers in each of the three categories (high school, undergraduate, and graduate). The winners will be announced at the luncheon on Wednesday of the conference. You can find the details @
    Photo contest deadline is March 10. Stormwater award deadline is March 1. Please consider making nominations or submissions to these activities!
  • Chinese New Year Concert featuring Shaanxi Province Song and Dance Theater National Chinese Orchestra, Wednesday, February 1, 2017, at 7:00 pm. Free Admission, no ticket required, first come first served. Located at Calvary, 501 W. Bypass 61, Muscatine, IA, 52761
  • The 2017-18 Curriculum Guide contains the courses that are offered at MHS. 2017-18 Curriculum Guide Grade level counselors will be conducting classroom visit to provide students with course information and guidance on course selection starting the week of January 23rd. Look over the curriculum guide to see what classes you would like to take next year.
  • Meeting Room Change – Advanced Placement (AP) Class Parent/Student Information Meeting – Thursday, Feb. 2, 5:30-7pm, Stan Howe Commons/AP Teacher’s classrooms. Learn about AP class opportunities and meet the teachers while visiting the classroom for a brief overview.
  • All Kinds of People (AKOP) next meeting will be Wednesday, February 1st.
  • 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.
  • 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 from the IHSBA list can vote for their favorite in the library or here: by Wednesday, February 1st.
  • 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
  • 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. 1 – 8th Grade Parent Night and 8-11th Grade Assessment Information, MHS Auditorium, 6-8 pm
  • Feb. 2 – AP Evening/Standardized Testing Sessions – Stan Howe Commons & AP Teacher Classrooms, 5:30-7 pm
  • Feb. 2 – MHS Vocal Dessert Concert – MHS Auditorium – 7 pm
  • 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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