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MHS Announcements – March 10, 2022

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MHS Hours: 7:45AM-3:45PM Monday-Friday  2021-2022 MHS Bell Schedules

MHS Phone #:  563-263-6141
MHS phone system and menu. Please listen to the menu to select the proper department. For Spanish assistance please press 5.

    • Press 1 – Attendance (or call directly at 563-263-6616)
    • Press 2 – Student Services, Transcripts and Grade Level Counselors
    • Press 3 – MHS Nurse
    • Press 4 – Athletics
    • Press 5 – Spanish Assistance
    • For all other calls, please stay on the line or press 0 for assistance or to leave a voicemail.

Announcements in Green – New
Announcements in Blue – Previous Day
Announcements in Black – 2 Days or older by request

MHS PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES – VIRTUAL:
THURS., MARCH 10 1:45 PM – 3:45 PM

A 15-MINUTE VIRTUAL CONFERENCE CAN BE SCHEDULED ON THE DATES ABOVE BY USING THIS LINK:  MHS Parent Teacher Conference Sign Up Site

  • REMINDER! Seniors: The local packet is due on Friday. You are able to submit your application if your portion is complete and you are only waiting on teachers to submit. As of Friday, there are only 46 submitted applications. Please let Mrs. Hawkins know if you need help with your application. There will not be staff available to assist you after 3:30 on Thursday.
  • 2-hour Early Out – Thursday March 10, 2022
  • NO SCHOOL – Friday, March 11
  • NO SCHOOL – SPRING BREAK March 14-18
  • SCHOOL RESUMES – Monday, March 21
  • PROM – Juniors & Seniors: April 30, 2022 at The Merrill Hotel, 8-11PM.  Outside guests will be allowed!  All Guests must be at least a  junior or senior, or a previous MHS graduate under the age of 21. Those attending as a guest will need to complete the Prom/CAPE Guest Registration Form.  Forms are available in the Asst. Principal’s Office – see Mrs. Chatfield.  Forms are due April 1, 2022.
  • Carnival After Prom Extravaganza (CAPE) – Juniors & Seniors: This year, C.A.P.E. will be held after prom from 12:00AM-3:00AM May 1st at Muscatine High School. C.A.P.E. provides an evening of fun after the dance with a variety of games and activities such as Casino Games, Bungee Run, Human Soccer Balls, Adrenaline Rush Obstacle Course, Bingo, Air Brush Artist, Photo Booth, unlimited food and GREAT PRIZES! Students can attend C.A.P.E. even if they choose not to attend the dance. Security will be provided. This is a FREE event!  C.A.P.E. tickets are FREE and will be available at a later date.  Please watch the announcements for when and where they will be available!
  • Muscatine Youth Mountain Bike Club: A new club will soon be offered for our students. If you are interested in mountain biking, come to the Musser Public Library on March 22nd at 6pm to find out more info about the Muscatine Youth Mountain Bike Club. Info is attached. For more information, email MuskieMTB@gmail.com   Muscatine Youth Mountain Bike Club Info
  • Silver Cord or Possible Paid Position: Addington Place, 3515 Diana Queen Drive. Muscatine.
    Opportunity in our kitchen as a dietary aid. It would also include a waitress kind of setting doing dishes, picking up plates,  passing out plates, sweeping and mopping.
    If interested or for more information, please contact Samantha Harris at 563-263-5108 or culinary@addingtonplacemuscatine.com
  • MHS Activities – Week of March 8, 2022: Muskie Activities
  • Seniors who are or intend to attend Muscatine Community College next year: MCC Foundation is extending the MCC scholarship deadline for students planning to attend Muscatine Community College in the 2022-2023 academic year. In addition to new applicants, students who started an application for the March 1 deadline, will be able to complete and submit their original application. Applications can be submitted now through August 1, 2022.  Awards will be made as completed applications are received and funds are available. Apply at:  www.eicc.edu/scholarships
  • Support your MHS Spring athlete in their chosen sport by placing an ad in the MHS Sport program.  Details and order form are at: https://bit.ly/2EDytT3
  • Muskie Minutes- Season 2 Episode 23: https://youtu.be/l6ec-C0ozWQ
  • NEW DRESSES JUST ADDED!  Juniors & Seniors: Prom formal wear (dresses-long & short, shoes, pants, shirts, suit coats) are available. The best part is that they are FREE! We’ve got a great selection to choose from! Contact Mrs. Borde to set up an appt. or if you have any questions.
  • REMINDER: Students – If you have an appointment with your grade level counselor to schedule classes next year, it is your responsibility to go to the Student Service office at your scheduled appointment time. If you have not scheduled an appt., please use the links below. Parents are welcome to attend the scheduling session with their student. 2022-23 Curriculum Guide  (Students will use this guide to assist them in selecting classes for next school year.)
  • CAPE Parent/Guardian Volunteers Needed & CAPE Donation Information: CAPE Volunteer & Donations Info
  • Lost & Found: Lost an item?  Water Bottle, jewelry, earbuds, phone?  Check at the Attendance Center and see if it was turned in!
  • Athletic/Activities Information Section: Spring Sport Sign-ups – Girls’ Golf, Soccer, Boys/Girls Tennis
  • New! Class of 2022 Information – See Class of 2022 Information below
  • Employment Opportunities: See Employment Opportunities Section below.
  • New Scholarships Added! Scholarships: 2021-22 Scholarship List & Info
    (These scholarships are not part of the Muscatine Community Foundation packet)
  • Silver Cord Opportunities: See Silver Cord Section below for all opportunities!
  • Scholarships:
    David and Barbara Housely Scholarship
    Criteria: 2.000GPA or higher
    $2000 award
    Tonio Valenzuela Memorial Scholarship
    Criteria: Student in Mr. Valenzuela’s class at Grant Elementary
    3.00 GPA
    APPLICATIONS IN THE STUDENT SERVICES OFFICE
  • Host an International Student!  Bring the world into your home!
    We are seeking families to host international high school students at Muscatine High School for the 2022-2023 school year. Be a host family and delight in experiencing other cultures, sharing your traditions, and seeing the world differently. Learn more about short-term and long-term hosting options (3 or 6-9 months) through Rotary International or AFS-USA by contacting Krista Regennitter, kristar@stanleycenter.org or 563-299-3602.  Short-term hosting commitments are needed by March 31, 2022.
    GE Rotary Hosting Flyer 2022
  • MHS 1st Semester Honor Roll: 2021-22-MHS 1st Semester Honor Roll
  • Scholarship Opportunity: Muscatine LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens) has a scholarship open till March 31st.  LULAC Muscatine Scholarship Application – Deadline for application is March 31st. If anyone has any questions, they can contact the Muscatine LULAC President Nick Salazar, nicksalazar62@gmail.com
  • Sophomore and Junior Students: Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA):
    Who is eligible?
    Iowa RYLA 2022:  High School Sophomores or Juniors (2021-22 school year) may apply.
    Generally, the applicants who are selected have excelled in one or more areas of high school involvement and have proven leadership experience or shown leadership potential.
    Dates and Place: Next RYLA:  2:30 PM, Sunday, July 17 through Noon, Friday, July 22, 2022, at Grinnell College.
    It is vital that the conferee stay through the entire conference! The objectives of RYLA are:
    • To encourage and assist youth leaders and potential leaders in methods of responsible and effective leadership by providing them with a training experience.
    • To encourage continued and stronger leadership of youth by youth
    • To publicly recognize the outstanding qualities of many young people who are rendering service to their schools and communities as leaders
    • The entire focus of RYLA is to provide foundational leadership skills for teenagers.  It has been said that leadership cannot be taught, but it must be learned.  At RYLA there are opportunities to learn leadership skills through experiential activities, incredible speakers, small group discussions, large group presentations, and in building life-long friendships.
      More information and the application can be found at the following link.

      About RYLA – Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (iowaryla.org)
      If  you have questions, please contact ​​Mike Wedell at mike.wedell@bayer.com
      The deadline for applying is March 31st.
  • Need a Tutor?  If you are struggling in classes and are needing some help, please respond to this email by using the google form   Please include your name, the class you are struggling in, and the teacher you have for that class.  Tutoring can happen in Muskie Time. Before or after school. Fill out the google form to be entered for tutoring.  https://forms.gle/dxR9XjTsuUKGjX6u9
  • Vocal Dept. Dessert Concert will take place on Tuesday, March  22 in the Auditorium starting at 7PM.  $5 Admission.  No passes will be accepted.
  • Race for the School Race Info – May 7, 2022: Race For the School Race Info    Race for the School Volunteer Form
  • APPLICATION DUE MARCH 28! Iowa Youth Institute 2022: Please plan to participate on Monday, April 25th for the 2022 Iowa Youth Institute held in partnership with Iowa State University! For every year of IYI participation, students will now receive a $1,000 scholarship redeemable for any of the majors outlined in the flyer on our web page!  The scholarship maxes out at $4,000 so students are eligible to participate multiple years. Below are upcoming dates to help you prepare for next year’s event.
    A limited number of spots are available for MHS Students. See Mr. Day Room 13-007 for more details.  Iowa Challenge 2022    2022 Iowa Youth Institute Flyer
  • Driver’s Ed: To register for upcoming Driver’s Ed sessions, please visit: mbaea.org/student-programs/driver-education
  • Buy/Pre-Order YOUR  2021-2022 Yearbook – $56! (The Auroran 2021-2022): 2021-22 Yearbook Info  Deadline to order is May 11, 2022.
  • DUE APRIL 1! Middle School and High School Art Exhibit and Cash Prizes through Sister Cities: For complete details, visit: Middle School and High School Art Exhibit and Cash Prizes through Sister Cities
  • Parents: SMS Text Opt In Feature for School Messenger: SMS_Text Opt-In Flyer/Instructions
  • MHS Parents & Students: The Powerschool Mobile App is a great resource to have!   Mobile App Instructions
  • Lost & Found: Lost an item?  Water Bottle, jewelry, earbuds, phone?  Check at the Attendance Center and see if it was turned in!
  • Google Classroom: All high school staff use Google Classroom to display assigned work. If your child is missing from school, they can always access their work via Google Classroom. As a parent/guardian, you can request your student’s teachers to add you to their assignment list so that you will have “View Only” access. 
  • Meal Viewer Link Students & Parents can look at the menus online for MHS. There is nutrient information as well as allergen information. There is also an app available for cell phones. 

** Class of 2022 Information **

  • Seniors who are or intend to attend Muscatine Community College next year: MCC Foundation is extending the MCC scholarship deadline for students planning to attend Muscatine Community College in the 2022-2023 academic year. In addition to new applicants, students who started an application for the March 1 deadline, will be able to complete and submit their original application. Applications can be submitted now through August 1, 2022.  Awards will be made as completed applications are received and funds are available. Apply at:  www.eicc.edu/scholarships
  • REMINDER! Seniors: The local packet is due on Friday. You are able to submit your application if your portion is complete and you are only waiting on teachers to submit. As of Friday, there are only 46 submitted applications. Please let Mrs. Hawkins know if you need help with your application. There will not be staff available to assist you after 3:30 on Thursday.
  • Jostens will be at school on Wednesday, March 23rd to deliver your graduation items (not your cap and gowns) during Lunch outside of student services. This will be the only day that Jostens will be here for distribution. If you have a balance due, please note that cash or money orders are the only forms of payment accepted. If you have any questions or would like to pay by credit card prior to delivery day, please call 1-800-JOSTENS (567-8367).  If you haven’t already ordered your cap and gown, please stop by Student Services for further information and instructions.
  • Post-Graduation Survey in PowerSchool.  This survey will take about a minute to complete and you are required to complete it in order to pick up your cap and gown.  Please take a quick moment and complete this survey.
  • Due Date March 11, 2022 by Noon! Seniors: The local scholarship packet is now open online and accessible to you. The link to the portal is included in the instructions. If you have questions as you finish up, please feel free to reach out to Mrs. Hawkins.  Lots of great opportunities! 2022 Muscatine Community Foundation Local Scholarship Instructions
  • Seniors:  If you have not ordered a cap and gown for Graduation, please do so by February 18th.  They can be ordered online at Jostens.com  If you have any questions, please stop in Student Services and see Mrs. Meeker or Mrs. Meineke.
  • Senior financial obligations will be posted outside of the Athletics and Activities Office by student number. These obligations include all outstanding financial obligations to date. Any unreturned supplies or equipment before the end of the year could result in a higher obligation. Senior obligations need to be paid at the Attendance Office prior to graduation in order for students to participate in the graduation ceremony. If the obligations are a burden to your family or if you have any questions, please contact Wendi Schmelzer at (563) 263-7223 ext. 1012 to discuss payment arrangements.
    Note: You/your parent/guardian will need to login to PowerSchool>InTouchReceipting to locate your obligation balance.   InTouch Receipting Instructions
  • Graduation: May 22, 2022 @ 2PM in the MHS Stadium.

** Athletics/Activities Information  **

  • Support your MHS Spring athlete in their chosen sport by placing an ad in the MHS Sport program.  Details and order form are at: https://bit.ly/2EDytT3
  • Athletic Punch Pass/Card for adults are $40 and can be purchased at the MHS Attendance Center or at the gate during events. This Punch Card allows you 10 admissions into all sporting events except regional & state competitions, most vocal, orchestra, and band events, and the fall drama production.
  • Student Activity Passes are available for sale at the Attendance Center for $50. This pass allows you admission into all sporting events except regional & state competitions, most vocal, orchestra, and band events, and the fall drama production.
  • Visit MHS Official Activities Site for updates to schedules, rosters & directions.
  • Follow @MuskieAD on Twitter for MHS activities & athletic updates and information.
  • Athletic Forms: Parent Permission Form    Concussion Form     Physical Form

** College/Military Visits **

  • The University of Northern Iowa will be visiting March 9th at 9am located in student services. This visit is regarding those that are attending UNI in the fall and have questions or need help with financial aid. If you plan to attend please please sign up with Mrs. Meineke or Mrs. Meeker in Student Services. 
  • Western Illinois will be visiting on March 9th at 10am in Student Services. If you are interested please sign up with Mrs. Meineke or Mrs. Meeker in Student Services. 

** Employment Opportunities **

  • Employment Opportunity: Cove Equipment in Moscow, Columbus City, and Conroy is hiring Service Technicians, Ag Mechanics, and Small Engine Technicians.  If interested, please contact Mr. Welsch in Student Services.  Cove Equipment is Hiring!
  • Apprenticeship Opportunity – Heat & Frost Insulators Apprenticeship Program:
    We are seeking applicants to interview on March 15, 2022 to start an apprenticeship with the Heat & Frost Insulators Apprenticeship Program. Attached is a copy of our announcement sheet, wage sheet & application. We will be starting a new apprenticeship class in early April. If a High School student applies and is accepted we can accommodate a later start date to allow them to finish High School. The announcement sheet explains requirements and has contact info if anyone has questions. 
    Please contact Mr. Welsch in Student Services at brandon.welsch@mcsdonline.org if you are interested.
     Heat & Frost Insulators Apprenticeship Info & Application
  • Part Time Work Opportunity for High School Students at HON and Allsteel.
    HNI Furniture Operation – High School Program
    Please email Mr. Welsch at brandon.welsch@mcsdonline.org if interested.
  • Lutheran Living Senior Campus is Hiring Culinary Aids: Must be 16 years old, flexible hours- usually 4-7  weekdays and weekends (not sure of the times) sign-on bonus and generous attendance bonus.  Starts at around  $12.00/hour, the attendance bonus is $3.00/hour for being on time and not calling off to work.  Contact Angie Silva at 563-272-2115 if interested. 

** Forms **

  • School Locker Request (not PE): Student Locker Request Form
  • Transcripts: To request an official transcript from Muscatine High School, please use the link below to make your request. Official transcripts are sent directly from our MHS Registrar’s Office. Muscatine High School Transcript Request Link
  • Silver Cord Form:  Students recording hours of volunteer service during their years at MHS will be awarded a Silver Cord to wear at graduation. In order for volunteer hours to count towards a Silver Cord, STUDENTS must complete the online form to verify. Silver Cord Form
  • ALL STUDENTS DRIVING TO SCHOOL: ALL students driving to school will need to complete a Vehicle Registration Form for a new MHS Parking Tag.  This parking tag will be used for until the Class of 2025 graduates.  The form is available online Vehicle Registration Form, MHS Attendance or Student Services office. Completed forms should be returned to the Student Services office. Students with a new MHS Parking can park in the Bonnie Dr. or Cedar St. parking lots.
  • DOT Minor School License Form: DOT Minor School License Form Forms are available in the MHS Main Office – Rm-11-001. (You must have completed Driver’s Ed in order to submit this form.)  Instructions: Please complete Sections 1 and 3. (Leave Section 2 blank) and return to the Main Office. 

** Fundraisers **

  • 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: Phelps Muskie Store and check it out!
  • Jostens Muskie School Store:  Do you want Muskie Spirit Wear/Accessories or to give as a gift?
    Visit 
    Jostens Muskie School Store

** Scholarships **

  • Please visit Scholarships for a list of available scholarships. (newest scholarships are listed at the end of the document)

** Silver Cord Opportunities/Volunteer Opportunities **

  • Addington Place, 3515 Diana Queen Drive. Muscatine. Opportunity in our kitchen as a dietary aid. It would also include a waitress kind of setting doing dishes, picking up plates,  passing out plates, sweeping and mopping.
    If interested or for more information, please contact Samantha Harris at 563-263-5108 or culinary@addingtonplacemuscatine.com
  • Laurie Schroeder at Susan Clark Junior High is looking for volunteers to assist in organizing, sorting supplies, or helping other students with reading or math for the class. Volunteers are needed from 8:30-11:30 then from 1:00-3:30 daily. If interested, please contact Laurie Schroeder at laurie.schroeder@mcsdonline.org
  • Volunteers are wanted to tutor/mentor Ms. Nietfeldt’s 5th grade students at Mulberry Elementary in various types of class work. The times that work best for Ms. Nietfeldt are Monday through Friday from 10:15 – 11:15AM and 11:30 – 11:50AM. If interested, please email her at maddison.nietfeldt@mcsdonline.org
  • Lutheran Living is looking for volunteers. If interested or for more information, please contact Taylor Carey-Murdock at TCarey-Murdock@lutheran-living.org or at (563) 272-2124.
  • Rebuild Together Muscatine County is looking for volunteers to assist in building wheelchair ramps for our community for those people who put in an application. We build these ramps in sections and all sections are pre-built in our shop.  Today we have quite the backlog of ramps, and in such, we could use help on building ramp sections.  No skill level is needed as we will take any student and certainly guide them through the process keeping safety as a top-priority.  We will provide the tools, the materials, and the instructions.  It would be ideal if we were to set this up 4 students at a time, and we are flexible on day/time availability. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Alan Millage at alan.millage@kentww.com or call/text at 563-726-3433.
  • Silver Cord Program:  Students recording hours of volunteer service during their years at MHS will be awarded a Silver Cord to wear at graduation. In order for volunteer hours to count towards a Silver Cord, students must complete the online form to verify. Silver Cord Form
    Service qualifies for Silver Cord recognition if:

    • The student is not paid for the service
    • The student does not receive credit for the service.
    • The service is not for the purpose of fundraising for a group/activity/team that the student participates in.
      *140 hours are required for students in the Class of 2021, 2022 and 2023.
      *160 hours are required for students graduating in the Class of 2024.

** Yearbook Information **

  • Pre-Order YOUR 2021-22 Yearbook – $56! (The Auroran 2021-2022): 2021-22 Yearbook Info
  • Yearbooks: If you would like to purchase an MHS 2020-21 yearbook, cost is $56.
  • Did you or someone you know attend Muscatine High School during the 2012 through 2015 school years? If so, this is your chance to purchase a yearbook that reflects those school years and memories! Each yearbook is $20 until sold out. All proceeds go back into the Yearbook Club to purchase new equipment and expand the program for students. To purchase, call the Activities Office at Muscatine High School at (563) 263-6141 and ask for Mindy. 

** Keep informed on what is going on at MHS! **

Activities/Athletics: RSchool Today
Announcements: MHS News
Facebook: MHS Facebook Page
Twitter: @Muscatine HS

@MuskieAD
@MuskieStuCo
@MuskieThemes
Instagram: @Muscatine HS
Snapchat: Muscatine HS
Student Handbook: MCSD Student Handbk
Curriculum Guide: 2022-23 Curriculum Guide

 

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