MHS Announcements – May 1, 2017

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To view previous announcements visit this link, MHS Announcements, and look at the Latest Announcements section. Select the MHS Announcement date you would like to view.

FFA Plant Sale at the MHS Greenhouse – May 4 & 5, May 11 & 12, May 18 & 19 – 7:30 am – 6 pm, May 6th 8-10 am   FFA Plant Sale

  • Food Service News – There will be NO CHARGING of meals through the rest of the school year.
  • The Burlington Golf Meet scheduled for today has been canceled due to weather.
  • Show Choir Auditions – There are both singing and dancing components to the audition. The music that you will perform is found at under resources and links and the dance will be taught at any of the three choreography sessions in the choir room. You may come to one or all of the sessions. Questions?  See Mr. Ryan.  Show Choir Choreography & Audition Dates/Times
  • Seniors – Just a reminder that we will be taking the senior class picture tomorrow, May 2nd at 10:00 am at the Stadium. You will be dismissed by the intercom so please report directly to the stadium at that time.
  • Juniors – ACT Makeup Date – If you did not take the ACT test on April 19th, the makeup date is Wednesday, May 3rd. Please report to room 22-001 (Study Hall) after attendance is taken 1st hour.
  • Art Extravaganza will take place on Thursday, May 4th from 7:00 am-7:00 pm in the MHS New Wing.  Students’ artwork will be displayed and for sale.  Snacks will also be sold.  The public is welcome to attend.  Proceeds go to the Art Club. 
  • Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer Players – Soccer Work Day has been rescheduled to Sunday, May 7th. Meet at the MHS Commons at 12:45 for your work assignments. There will be a meal afterward in the Commons.
  • Clients are needed for Soccer Work Day – May 7th! Do you have yard work or other jobs that you need help with? — You can hire soccer athletes to do your work for you on Sunday, May 7th! Three (3) hours for $60! This is the one and only fundraiser the soccer players have this year. If interested in supporting the soccer players, please contact Kathy Berns at or 260-4380.
  • Attention all softball players! All those interested in playing high school softball, need to stop in and sign up in Coach Stoltzfus’ room 11-022 and sign up. Tryouts will be held Monday, May 8th, Tuesday, May 9th, and Wednesday, May 10th. Reminder you must have a physical and insurance form turned in before you can participate. If you have any questions, see Coach Stoltzfus.
  • NEEDED….hosts for students from France THIS SUMMER! Language and Friendship is still looking for host families for visiting students from France. They will be here from mid-June to mid-July. For more information, visit and use group ID: AG13911. You do NOT need to speak/study French; these students are looking for an immersion experience in English and the opportunity to learn about life in the USA. This is a wonderful opportunity to make an international friend.
  • Attention Muskie Football Parents – There will be a parent informational meeting on Sunday, May 7th at 5 pm in the MHS Commons. Online registration for the August Muskie Football Camp is open at
  • Juniors – ACT Makeup Date – If you did not take the ACT test on April 19th, the makeup date is Wednesday, May 3rd. Please report to room 22-001 (Study Hall) after attendance is taken 1st hour.
  • Seniors –  The Senior picture has been rescheduled to Tuesday, May 2nd at 10:00 am. Seniors will be dismissed to the stadium for the picture by an announcement. This will be used in the Muscatine Journal salute to grads addition of the paper. You will all receive an addition of the paper in your graduation packet that you pick up at the stadium after graduation.
  • Boys and Girls Soccer Players – Soccer Work Day is Sunday, April 30th from 1:00-4:30 pm.  All players are expected to participate in this event.  Please meet in MHS Commons at 12:45 pm for your Work Assignments.  There will be a meal after the work day in the MHS Commons. Rain date is Sunday, May 7th.  Please check Twitter on April 30th (late morning) to see if Soccer Work Day will be held or will be rescheduled.
  • Are you interested in joining Student Council? Packets for next years’ Student Council organization can be picked up in attendance. Packets are due to Mrs. Fallon in room 21-022 by 3:30 pm on Friday, May 12th. If selected, you will be chosen for an interview; a time will be emailed to you at a later date.  Student Council is open to incoming Freshman as well — packets are available at the main offices at Central and West.
  • Seniors & Parents/Guardians of Seniors – Important reminder from the MCSD Food and Nutrition Dept. – If you received a letter from the MCSD Food and Nutrition Dept. regarding money left in your student’s food account (Seniors students only), and have not returned it, please return it by May 5th. If the letter is not returned by May 5th, we will assume that is is acceptable to donate leftover money to the MHS PTO meal fund.
  • Muskie Volleyball Open Gym Schedule ‘17 – Open to 2017-18 9th-12th-grade students.  Muskie Volleyball Open Gym Schedule ’17
  • Current MHS Parents & Future MHS Parents – MHS Booster Club is looking for a few energetic & committed parents to join us for the 2017/2018 school year! Did you know that the MHS Booster Club represents and supports over 65 high school clubs, activities, and sports? We hold a meeting once a month at the high school & also help with concessions and other great school sponsored activities. It’s a great way to connect, meet new parents & get involved! If interested in learning more you can contact MHS Booster parents; Carol Reynolds or Joni Kerr We’re inviting potential new members to our May 10th meeting at 6:30 pm in the Muscatine High School Commons. Come see what we’re about!
  • Perfect Attendance / Academic Award List (by Student #) – Please check the lists posted outside of Student Services to see if you will receiving an Academic or Perfect Attendance award.  The awards ceremony will take place on May 11 from 10-11 am during an all-school assembly.
  • Muskie Soccer Classic T-shirts for Sale – $10. Purchase your t-shirt today in rm-11001.  Muskie Soccer Classic T-Shirt
  • MHS Boys’ Baseball – Anyone interested in playing high school baseball this summer is invited to tryouts beginning Monday, May 1st at Tom Bruner Field with the following times. All freshmen and sophomores will tryout at 4 pm and varsity tryouts will begin at 5:15 pm. Any athlete participating in a spring sport please inform Coach Colón or Coach Josupait and we will work around your schedule. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Colón at or see Coach Josupait in room 11-008.
  • Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) – Sophomores and Juniors — If you have demonstrated leadership in your school, community or place of worship and would like to meet teen leaders from other schools, you might be interested in the RYLA Conference, July 16-21, 2017 at Grinnell College. This is an all-expenses paid six-day conference! See flyer for more information. Registration deadline is April 30, 2017.   Rotary Youth Leadership Conference
  • Muscatine Head Start Opportunity – Head Start works with children 0-5 and their families in a classroom setting. We are a comprehensive program that offers these services to low-income families in a high-quality early childhood center. We are currently looking for classroom substitutes and volunteers. This would be a great opportunity for high school students who are looking for experience in an Early Childhood classroom. Volunteers would be matched with a center at a convenient location to their home/school. This is not a paid position but would offer students experience with children. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. This would be day time hours and may be a great match for a class or summer time. Background checks may be required.  Muscatine Head Start Volunteer Information
  • The last day for Seniors to turn in silver cord hours is May 9th. If you need to see your hours please check with Mrs. Meeker or Ms. Ford in the Student Service Office.

** Silver Cord Opportunities **

  • Lil’ Racer Car Club Volunteers – Volunteers are needed for Lil’ Racer Car Club at West Liberty Raceway in West Liberty, IA. Your entrance fee will be paid along with food and drink. Kids 0-14 years are registered in the club. We have a free table and do drawings for giveaways. There are 3 dates we need volunteers — April 29, May 27 and July 15. April 29 – Gunny Sack Races among other fun things with kids. May 27 – Candy Dash. (907 pounds of wrapped candy is scattered on the track and kids scramble for candy. July 15 – Ice Cream giveaway. 30 gallons of ice cream to scoop for all! Anyone interested, please contact Mitch Swinton (319-430-8734), Michael Pigsley (563-571-4780), or Rebecca Pigsley at (563-272-1755).

** Upcoming Events **  MHS Calendar Link

** Important Dates **

  • May 6 – Race for the Schools – MHS
  • May 7 – Excellence in Education – MHS – 2 pm
  • May 11 – Academic Awards Ceremony – MHS Gymnasium – 10-11 am (public invited)
  • May 16 – Seniors Last Day (after finals)
  • May 17 – Senior Awards Night – MHS Auditorium – 7 pm
  • May 19 – Senior Breakfast – MHS Commons – 9-10 am
  • May 19 – Senior Graduation Rehearsal – MHS Gymnasium – 10-11 am
  • May 21 – MHS Graduation – MHS Gymnasium – 2 pm

** 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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