MHS Announcements – January 9, 2018

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  • Wells Fargo Advisors Shootout: MHS Varsity Basketball will be playing at the Wells Fargo Advisors Shootout at the US Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids on January 13th: Tickets are $10, 6 and under free. Tickets are good for the entire event.  Tickets on sale until Friday, Jan. 12 in the AD Office-rm 11-005 or contact Mike Morgan at Attached is the schedule for the event.
    Wells Fargo Advisors Shootout Event Schedule.pdf

    It is HIGHLY suggested to purchase tickets through MHS. The main reason being is the process to get a ticket at the US Cellular Center isn’t easy (especially if it is cold). The spectators would have to park (in the ramp) and then walk outside to the front entrance to the box office, and then walk back up to enter. It will save you time/effort to purchase from MHS.
  • #ReviewsdayTuesday Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
    Jojo is thirteen years old and trying to understand what it means to be a man. His mother, Leonie, is in constant conflict with herself and those around her. She is black and her children’s father is white. Embattled in ways that reflect the brutal reality of her circumstances, she wants to be a better mother, but can’t put her children above her own needs, especially her drug use.  When the children’s father is released from prison, Leonie packs her kids and a friend into her car and drives north to the heart of Mississippi and Parchman Farm, the State Penitentiary. At Parchman, there is another boy, the ghost of a dead inmate who carries all of the ugly history of the South with him in his wandering. He too has something to teach Jojo about fathers and sons, about legacies, about violence, about love.
  • Poetry Club: Join us for the first ever meeting of the new Poetry Club at MHS, the Free Expression Society, Thursday, January 11 after school in Mrs. Walker’s room 21-024.
    Feel free to bring a poem you love or one you’ve written to share!
  • Seniors and Senior Parents: FAFSA Completion Night will be on Monday, January 22, 2018, from 1:30-7:00 pm. Appointments will be 30 minutes long starting at 1:30.  To schedule an appointment call the Student Services Office or email or
  • Juniors & Seniors: Study Hall exemption forms need to be turned in to the Assistant Principal’s office – Rm 12-001. If you have Study Hall on your schedule at the start of this week, you will be expected to attend that Study Hall.
  • Model UN: Position papers are due on Monday, January 8th by 11:59 pm.
  • New Scholarships and College Visits Added: See Scholarships and College Visit sections below.
  • Bowls of Hunger – January 26 during the Girls’/Boys’ bb doubleheader vs. Dav North
    • 5:30 to 8:00 pm (or until soup is gone) in MHS Commons
    • $5 for 2 bowls of soup, bread, and a dessert
    • All proceeds will be donated to MCSA (sponsored by MHS Student Council)
  • MHS Cake Auction: Feb, 2 @ 6 pm – Dreaming of Summer Fun theme Cake Auction Information
    Cakes should be delivered to MHS by 4 pm.





  •  K-POP Club meets on Thursdays from 3:30 – 4:30 in Rm 11-023  K-Pop Club Info
  • Driver’s Ed: Students that have signed up for Driver’s Ed, classes will begin on January 8th in Room 11-022 from 5:30-8:30 pm.  Please bring a pencil/pen to class.
  • Braking Traffik presentations will be held on January 12, 2nd period or 3rd period.  If interested in attending, please stop at the Attendance Center for a permission slip to attend either the 2nd period or 3rd-hour presentation.  Braking Traffik Presentation Information
    Questions, please contact Kjirstin Osland at
  • Black Hawk College Health Career Pathway Program for 9th-12th graders:
    Spend two Saturday mornings getting hands-on experience and interacting with BHC health sciences instructors and investigating the challenges and rewards of the following careers: Medical assisting; CNA (certified nursing assistant); Surgical technician; RN (registered nurse); EMT (emergency medical technician); and Physical therapy assistant.
    Dates and times: 2 Saturdays- January 27 and February 3 from 8:30 am-12:30 pm
    Location: Health Sciences Center Black Hawk College Quad-Cities Campus.  Fee: $99
    Registration form can be picked up in Student Services Office (online registration is NOT an option)  Deadlines: Registration ends Wednesday, January 24
  • Winter Thaw Dance: January 20th from 9-11 pm in the Cafeteria. $5 at the door.
  • Model UN: Paper Night for Chicago is this Sunday, January 7th from 3:00-5:00 pm in Ms. Hansen’s room (11-024). Position papers are due on Monday, January 8th.
  • MHS Varsity Basketball will be playing at the Wells Fargo Advisors Shootout at the US Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids on January 13th: Tickets are $10, 6 and under free. Tickets are good for the entire event. Tickets on sale through Friday, Jan. 5 in the AD Office-rm 11-005 or contact Mike Morgan at
    Wells Fargo Advisors Shootout Event Schedule.pdf
  • Yearbook Orders: The last day for yearbook orders is February 12th. Order yours today at the Attendance Center – $56.2018 Drake University Department of Physics and Astronomy Physics Prize: Students wishing to take this test please email Ms. Milani at
    Must register by 1:00 pm on Friday, February 2, 2018.
  • Driver Ed information can be obtained from the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency (MBAEA) website –

** Fundraisers**

** Important Dates **

  • Jan. 20: Winter Thaw Dance – MHS Cafeteria, 9-11 pm
  • Jan. 22 – FAFSA Completion Night, Student Services Office, 1:30-7 pm by appt. only
  • Jan 26: Bowls of Hunger Soup Fundraiser- MHS Commons – Girls/Boys BB Dbl Hdr vs. Dav. North
  • Feb. 2: MHS Cake Auction – Dreaming of Summer Fun theme
  • Feb 12: Yearbook Orders: The last day for yearbook orders is February 12th. Order yours today at the Attendance Center – $56
  • April 2:  Six Flags Senior GradNite Information (Full Payment/Permission Slips Due)  Senior GradNite at Six Flags
  • April 21: MHS Prom
  • April 22: Carnival After Prom Extravaganza (CAPE) 12-4 am

** Silver Cord Opportunities **

  • River City Show Choir Showcase: Volunteers are needed to help with the River City Show Choir Showcase, on Friday evening, January 12 and all day Saturday, January 13.  You can work all day or just one shift.  We need help in concessions, security and a couple other areas. If you need Silver Cord hours, or hours for NHS or Key Club just contact us and we can schedule you in. If you are interested contact Gail Ryan, 563-299-8760 (text or call) or email
  • MCSD Food Service is looking for students who would be willing to volunteer at various elementary buildings to get the students through the breakfast line. Times would be 7:40-8:05 daily. Please email Alisha Eggers at if you are interested in volunteering.

** College Visits **

Interested in scheduling a college visit? Stop in the Student Services Office and see Ms. Milani.  College Visits

** 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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