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MHS Announcements – May 11, 2022

** Daily News & Information ** Home of the Muskies!

MHS Hours: 7:45AM-4PM 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

>>> SPRING 2021-2022 FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE: 2021-2022 Spring Finals Schedule
>>> Final Grades for 9-11th Grades are due May 26th by 3:45 PM
>>> Seniors will take their finals as scheduled by their teachers. Grades for Seniors are due May 18th by 3:45 PM

  • Summer Employment for 2022 High School Seniors: Temp Associates has summer job opportunities for the summer 2022 at Musco Lighting in Muscatine, IA. See attachment for information!
    Musco Summer Jobs
  • MHS Baseball Team Store – Store open until May 16th: MHS Baseball Team Store
  • Muscatine Today Show that Muskie Minutes was featured on last week: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PseghX-VbnM
  • May 11th! 2-Hour Early Dismissal @ 1:31PM
  • May 13th! MHS Orchestra Concert – Friday, May 13th
    • 7PM MHS Auditorium
    • Donations Accepted, Activity Passes & Punch Cards Accepted
  • May 13th! Class of 2022 Athletic Signing Recognition Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 13 at noon in the MHS Gym. ​​Congratulations on being so close to the end of your high school experience. The end of your time at MHS is in sight so keep pushing forward. A signing recognition ceremony for the Class of 2022 athletes that are planning to participate in a college sport is being planned. Please fill out the form that is below so that we can plan accordingly.https://forms.gle/nwNTnRok7Vk75PPZ7
  • Happy-ness Week: May 9th – May 13th: Happy-ness Week Info
  • May 22: MHS Graduation is on May 22, 2022 @ 2PM in the MHS Stadium.  There are NO restrictions on the number of guests attending.
    Broadcast Description/Information
    Pearl City Media is pleased to present the 2022 Muscatine High School Commencement Service. Join us in celebrating this year’s graduates!

  • Silver Cord Opportunities: There are many Silver Cord Opportunities – see Silver Cord section below!
  • Class of 2022 Information – See Class of 2022 Information below
  • Career Days/Camps/College/Military Visits: See Career Days/Camps/College/Military Visits section below for all opportunities!
  • Employment Opportunities: See Employment Opportunities Section below.
  • Lost & Found: Lost an item?  Water Bottle, jewelry, earbuds, phone?  Check at the Attendance Center and see if it was turned in!
  • Muskie Minutes Season 2 Episode 31:  https://youtu.be/NoVNi8fZ5-M
  • MHS Activities for the Week of May 9, 2022: MHS Activities – Week of May 2, 2022
  • AFS Intercultural Program – Host Families Needed! Muscatine High School has an exciting opportunity to partner with AFS Intercultural Program to match Muscatine families with international exchange students for the 2022-2023 school year.  Hosting an exchange student would be a great way for your student to sharpen their foreign language skills and for your whole family to experience another culture, share your traditions, and see the word differently.
    For more information:
    AFS Intercultural Program Information
  • MUSCATINE FFA PLANT SALE: A wide variety of beautiful plants, hanging baskets and vegetables to choose from!  FFA Plant Sale Info    FFA Plant Sale Pricing
    Friday, May 13th – Fridays – 7:30AM – 6:00 PM
  • REMINDER – MCC CLASS SCHEDULING:  To schedule your MCC classes for next year, please use this link:  Mrs. Hawkins MCC Registration Appointment Link
    Parents are welcome to attend the scheduling session with their student.  MCC Classes need to be scheduled by the end of the school year with Mrs. Hawkins!
  • Great River Tennis League:  All players welcome. Starts May 24, 2022 @ 6:30PM at the Weed Park Tennis Courts. No cost to play. Registration at: muscatinetennis.com or muscatine.gov
    Complete Info:
    Great River Tennis League Info
  • Krispy Kreme Fundraiser – Fundraiser for CAPE 2023: Deadline to order is May 12 @ 10PM  Krispy Kreme Fundraiser Info
  • 2nd Annual Strolling for Safe Sleep – Theo Wolf Foundation Charity Walk & Family FUNdraiser will be held on June 4, 2022 from 8AM-1PM at Susan Clark Junior High School.  Event information and registration: 2nd Annual Strolling for Safe Sleep Charity Walk and Family FUNdraiser Info
    https://secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=136708
  • Driver’s Ed: To register for upcoming Driver’s Ed sessions, please visit: mbaea.org/student-programs/driver-education
  • 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
  • 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 **

  • Summer Employment for 2022 High School Seniors: Temp Associates has summer job opportunities for the summer 2022 at Musco Lighting in Muscatine, IA. See attachment for information!
    Musco Summer Jobs
  • REMINDER! Senior Students Meal Accounts:  Please be aware of your lunch account balance.  If you owe money, this will need to be paid by May 13, 2022.  If you have money left in your account, please click on the link below to let the Food Service Dept. know what you would like done with the money that is leftover.  Senior Meal Account Letter 
  • Scholarships: 2021-22 Scholarship List & Info
  • Senior Spring Finals: Seniors will take their finals as scheduled by their teachers. Grades for Seniors are due May 18th by 3:45 PM.
  • Senior financial obligations are 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. To make payment over the phone with credit/debit care, please contact Wendi Schmelzer at 563-263-7223 ext. 1012.
    Note: You/your parent/guardian will need to login to PowerSchool>InTouchReceipting to locate your obligation balance.  InTouch Receipting Instructions
  • May 13: Class of 2022 Athletic Signing Recognition Ceremony: ​​Congratulations on being so close to the end of your high school experience. The end of your time at MHS is in sight so keep pushing forward.
    A signing recognition ceremony for the Class of 2022 athletes that are planning to participate in a college sport is being planned. The date will be provided once it is scheduled. Please fill out the form that is below so that we can plan accordingly. 
    https://forms.gle/nwNTnRok7Vk75PPZ7
  • May 18: Senior Awards Night, MHS Auditorium @ 6:30PM. Invitation only. Students will be notified by Student Services in advance if they will be receiving a scholarship/award.
  • Aug. 1: 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
  • Scholarships: 2021-22 Scholarship List & Info

** Athletics/Activities Information  **

  • UPDATED! May 20, 2022 – Graduation Practice, Senior Obligations, book, equipment, etc. return, Post-Graduation Survey completed, Cap & Gown pick up, and elementary school visit.  All fees must be paid in order to pick up your cap and gown.
    Graduation practice will be at 9AM in the Auditorium. Please park in the Cedar St. parking lot, and enter by the Greenhouse doors. Obligations, returns, survey and cap & gown pick up will take place after practice in the area located outside the new concession/shelter area from 9AM-3 PM.
    A current Senior Obligation list is posted outside of the AD office by Student ID. Any unreturned supplies or equipment before the end of the school year could result in a higher obligation. Senior obligations can be paid at the MHS Attendance Office, through InTouch, or by contacting Wendi Schmelzer at 563-263-7223 ext. 1012 to make payment with credit/debit card over the phone.  All payments are required prior to graduation in order for students to participate in the graduation ceremony.
    Note: You can login to PowerSchool>InTouchReceipting to locate your student’s obligation balance and payment can be made using a debit or credit card through InTouch.
    InTouch Receipting Instructions
    If you have any questions, please contact Wendi Schmelzer at the number listed above. You ca
  • May 22: MHS Graduation is on May 22, 2022 @ 2PM in the MHS Stadium.  There are NO restrictions on the number of guests attending.
    Broadcast Description/Information
    Pearl City Media is pleased to present the 2022 Muscatine High School Commencement Service. Join us in celebrating this year’s graduates!

  • DATE/TIME CHANGE – May 11th @ 8:30AM! Parents & Students: The Academic Awards Ceremony will be held on May 11th starting at 8:30AM in the MHS Auditorium.  There is a list of Student ID numbers posted outside of the Student Services office.  The list consists of those students who will be recognized for any of the following: Upward Bound, Silver Cord, 5 or more AP classes, and 3, 5, and 7 semesters of a GPA of 3.00 or higher.  Parents and Family are invited to attend!
  • MHS Pom Squad auditions will be held on May 14 @ 1:30 PM.  Audition routine will be taught  May 14 starting at 9:00AM in the Main Gym of MHS. Auditions will be that afternoon.
    • There will be 3 technique clinics on May 4 and 11 at MHS Main Gym 6:15am-7:30AM and May 12 at SJCJH Big Gym 6:15am-7:30AM.
    • Clinics are not required but are helpful.
    • Audition requirements and information can be found here: MUSKIE POM AUDITIONS
    • The team is open to students currently in 8th-11th.  Questions? email nickolet.sand@mcsdonline.org
  • 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

** Career Days/Camps/College/Military Visits **

  • Openings still available!! Genesis Adventures In Nursing (GAIN) Camp 2022 – Pre-Registration Information: The Genesis Adventures in Nursing Summer Camp (GAIN) will be held July 18-22, 2022, for high school students who may be interested in a nursing/healthcare career.  Campers will be introduced to different specialties in health care, and participate in activities such as a mock trauma in the emergency department, a mock childbirth, dissection lab, visit the new surgical suites, visit the simulator lab and learning center, learn first aid and CPR, and so much more! Applicants who have completed 9th grade through 2022 high school graduation are invited to register for GAIN camp. Please share the attached Pre-Registration form with your students  – Openings are still available!  GAIN Brochure/Registration Info
  • Junior Police Academy- June 6-9, 2022: In partnership with Muscatine Community College, the Muscatine Police Department is offering high school students the opportunity to learn more about law enforcement through their Junior Police Academy. The four-day training will take place June 6 – 9 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. each day. Students will learn what it takes to become a police officer with hands-on lessons and activities, including: Physical Conditioning, Traffic Enforcement, Police Operations, Crime Scene Investigation, K-9 Operations, and Evidence Collection
    There is no cost to attend and lunch is provided. All high school students are eligible to apply, however space is limited. Preference will be given to juniors and seniors. Those that attend will have an opportunity to earn a $500 scholarship from the Muscatine Police Officers Association and a $500 scholarship from Muscatine Community College (if they choose to continue their education at one of the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges.) The deadline to apply is May 20, 2022.
    To apply, click the “Apply” button:
    eicc.edu/jrpolice 
  • Juniors: Interested in Army Post High School? Please contact Ms. Wolfe in Student Services or email dani.wolfe@mcsdonline.org
  • Are you interested in a career in Healthcare? If you are interested in a career in Healthcare and would like to get more information about a FREE opportunity at the University of Iowa this summer, please see Mrs. Hawkins in the Student Services office.
  • The Genesis Adventures in Nursing Summer Camp (GAIN) will be held July 18-22, 2022, for high school students who may be interested in a nursing/healthcare career.  Campers will be introduced to different specialties in health care, and participate in activities such as a mock trauma in the emergency department, a mock childbirth, dissection lab, visit the new surgical suites, visit the simulator lab and learning center, learn first aid and CPR, and so much more! Applicants who have completed 9th grade through 2022 high school graduation are invited to register for GAIN camp.
    Camp fills up quickly! 
    GAIN Brochure/Registration

** Employment Opportunities **

  • Summer Employment for 2022 High School Seniors: Temp Associates has summer job opportunities for the summer 2022 at Musco Lighting in Muscatine, IA. See attachment for information!  Musco Summer Jobs
  • Story Construction in Ames, Iowa.  We are in need of four construction workers this summer to help build a structure at the Tyson Plant in Columbus Junction, Iowa. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age upon hire.  This would be a great opportunity for a young person interested in construction to learn from the site superintendents and foreman that believe in taking care of and training new employees.
    New hires will be exposed to working on an active jobsite, carpentry, concrete walls, metal panels, blueprints, project planning, teamwork, and more.  Attached a document with a QR code for applying online.  If you know of someone looking for a summer job, please pass this info along to him/her.
    QR Code Recruiting Flyer
  • The Lighthouse Restaurant, outside of Muscatine on Highway 22 in Fairport, is looking to hire part-time help for all Kitchen Positions. Pay is determined by position in the kitchen.  Hours are Thursday and Friday 4-9 pm  Saturday and Sundays 11am–9pm., with clean up and restocking after the kitchen closes down. If you are interested in applying for a position, go on Facebook, Lighthouse, Inc. then go to the ‘Jobs’ tab and fill out the information. For more information, you can contact Annette Schoenthal at 563-264-8682.
  • Geneva Golf and Country Club is looking for seasonal bag staff for this spring, summer, and fall! This is a great team atmosphere to work in! Perfect for a high school or college student! Geneva Job Description and Duties
    If interested, please apply by reaching out to Matt Dail at 815-441-8989, emailing Matt at mdail560@gmail.com or mdail@genevacc.com, or by calling Geneva Golf and Country Club at 563-263-8942! 
  • Pizza Ranch is Hiring! Join our Legendary team today!
    • Flexible hours
    • Part-time and Full-time Hours Available
    • 10% discount on all food purchases when you aren’t working
    • Newly remodeled store and exciting work environment
    • Apply today at www.pizzaranch.com/careers or come in and grab an application. You can be the next great Ranch Hand ready to give our guests a Legendary experience! Be ready to work hard, have fun, and bless someone’s day.
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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 **

  • The Theo Wolf Foundation FUNdraiser is looking for volunteers to assist in  running games and booths at the 2nd Annual Strolling for Safe Sleep Charity Walk and Family FUNdraiser on June 4th.  If you are interested, please contact Lisa Wolf at theowolffoundation@hotmail.com or at 319-850-1307.  2nd Annual Strolling for Safe Sleep Charity Walk and Family FUNdraiser Info
  • Camp Wyoming (located in Jones County, Iowa) is in need of volunteers this summer.
    • Female Volunteers Only: Our TTT (pronounced Tri-T) summer camp program serves close to 100 4th grade girls a week from under-privileged homes throughout Iowa. Volunteer counselors assist our camp staff and help lead the girls in activities like swimming, arts and crafts, kayaking, and games, as well as supervise them in their cabins at night. TTT Volunteers are needed the weeks of June 5-10 and June 12-17. Volunteers must be current juniors in high school or older to apply.
      Earn 120 volunteer hours with one week of service!
    • Male and Female Volunteers: Our traditional summer camp programs serve children and youth between the ages of 5 and 17. These programs are religious in nature, so volunteers must be comfortable working and participating in a Christian program. Volunteer counselors assist our camp staff in caring for campers and leading activities like swimming, kayaking, archery, and Bible study, as well as caring for the campers at night. Volunteers are needed during the weeks of June 19-24, June 26-July 1, July 10-15, July 17-22, and/or July 24-29. Volunteers must be current juniors in high school or older to apply. Earn 120 volunteer hours with one week of service
    • If you are interested in working or volunteering with us, email Stacie Hoppman at stacie@campwyoming.net or apply online at campwyoming.net
  • 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 **

  • 2021-22 Yearbook Distribution Info: Yearbook Distribution // Pickup
  • 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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