MHS Announcements – May 12, 2016

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2016 Final Exam Schedule

12th Grade Final Exams
Monday, May 16th Final exams during regular class schedule (Periods 1-7).
Tuesday, May 17th Please check with your teachers for exam dates.
9th – 11th Grade Final Exams
Tuesday, May 24th
PERIOD 1 8:30 – 10:00 AM
PERIOD 3 10:15 – 11:45 AM
LUNCH (OPEN CAMPUS) 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
PERIOD 5 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Wednesday, May 25th
PERIOD 2  8:30 – 10:00 AM
PERIOD 4  10:15 – 11:45 AM
LUNCH (OPEN CAMPUS)  11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
PERIOD 6  1:00 – 2:30 PM
Thursday, May 26th
PERIOD 7  8:30 – 10:00 AM
LUNCH (OPEN CAMPUS)  11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Show Choir Auditions will be taking place starting Friday, May 13.  Please see schedule below.
    Choreography Sessions
    Fri. 5/13   3:45 – 4:45 pm
    Mon. 5/16   3:45 – 4:45 pm
    Tues. 5/17   7:00 – 8:00 am  &  3:45 – 4:45 pm

    Mon. 5/23   3:45 – 6:00 pm
    Tues. 5/24   7:00 – 8:15 am
    Tues. 5/24   3:45 – 6:00 pm

    Choreography Sessions: There are both singing and dancing components to the audition; however no previous experience is required. The music that you will perform is found at under resources and links, and the dance will be taught at any of the four choreography sessions in the choir room. You may come to one or multiple of these sessions. Need help preparing or have questions?, please see Mr. Ryan or email at
  • Boy’s Cross-Country Meeting – To all boys interested in XC for the fall there will be a short meeting Wednesday, May 18th. Please come to Mr. Foxen’s room 11-033 in the new wing. The meeting will happen the second half of lunch 12:25PM. Important summer information will be discussed.
    Please see Caoch Foxen with any and all questions.
  • Boy’s Track and Field Banquet – To all Boy’s Track and Field families. Please join us for a wonderful celebration of effort and accomplishments on Tuesday, May 17th, at 6:30 PM in the MHS Commons.  Please bring your own table setting (Drinks/cups/napkins provided).  Freshman-Main Dish, Sophomore- Main Dish, Junior- Salad or Side Dish, Seniors-Dessert. UNIFORM HAND IN AT BANQUET 5-17 or AFTER SCHOOL WED. (5-18 or 5-25) 3:30 PM near Wrestling Room.
  • SeniorsAll library books and materials were due by Tuesday, May 10th. If you haven’t returned items, please do ASAP. If you need to keep a book longer for a class assignment, please contact Mrs. Keltner. Also, a reminder that all library fines need to be taken care of before graduation.
  • Parents  Please check your child or children’s outstanding fee/fine balances online at or by contacting your school directly.  Payments can be made online by logging on with your PowerSchool information, in person at school, or at the Board Office.  Senior balances will be finalized by the end of the business day on Wednesday, May 18th.  All other balances will be finalized by the end of the day on Monday, May 30th.
  • All students interested in the Work-Based Learning Manufacturing Program need to have applications with references completed and turned in to Mr. Kitzmann no later than Friday, May 13th.
  • An MCC representative will be at MHS on Friday, May 13 from 9:00 to 12:00 in the Student Services Office.
  • Employment Opportunity for Upcoming Muscatine Graduates @ Egli Landscapes – Egli Landscapes is looking for hard working team members to join us for a seasonal and/or permanent full-time career opportunity.  Job description & application are attached and are also available in Student Services.  If you have any questions, please contact Tina Mullin at or at 319-256-5111.   EGLI Job Description        EGLI Job Application
  • Muscatine Independence Day Parade entry form, waiver, and regulations.  4th of July Parade Entry Form          4th of July Parade Waiver          Parade Regulations
  • 7th Annual Giles Joslyn Memorial Stringfest – This Saturday is the 7th Annual Giles Joslyn Memorial Stringfest. The concert starts at 7:00pm in the MHS Auditorium and features local performers, teachers, and students who are performing to raise funds for the MCSD orchestra program. Proceeds go towards repairing instruments, replacing strings, and lessons for students in need. Giles Joslyn started Stringfest in 2009 to raise money for the orchestra program and it has continued in his memory by the work of MCSD orchestra students. Admission is $5 and the doors open at 6:30pm. Please come out, enjoy the music, and support the orchestra program!   7th Annual Giles Joslyn Memorial Stringfest
  • High School Softball Tryouts begin this week, Monday, May 9th through Thursday, May 12 at Kent Stein Field #4 from 4-6 PM. If you have questions please see Coach Stoltzfus.
  • AP Testing: If you are signed up to take an AP Exam, attached is important information on test day information as well as the AP Testing schedule.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Hawkins in the Guidance Office or at
    2016 AP Test Day Schedule and Instructions
  • New Silver Cord Opportunity – see Silver Cord section below. (current 8th graders encouraged to volunteer for College 4 Kids!)
  • 2nd Annual Muskie Baseball Hit-A-Thon – Come out to Tom Bruner Field on Friday, May 13th for a night of fun and to kick-off the 2016 Muskie Baseball season. Gates open at 4pm with a Muskie Alum HR derby beginning around 7pm. There will be a speed pitch, autographed Muskie Baseball bat, raffle for Muskie Baseball apparel, a burrito for a year from Mami’s Authentic, Major League Baseball tickets, White Sox autographed baseball, TAT 2 Bats and more.
  • Eliminate Week – Next week Key Club will be collecting donations for Eliminate Week. Eliminate uses donations to help cure neonatal tetanus. Neonatal tetanus is the cause of many infant and mother deaths, and is caused by non sterile delivery.  In order to eliminate this, Key Club will be collecting pennies on Monday, nickels on Tuesday, dimes on Wednesday, quarters on Thursday, and dollars on Friday (Although all change is welcome).
  • Muscatine FFA Plant Sale at the MHS Greenhouse:  May 5-6, May 7th, May 12-13, May 19-20,  Thursdays and Fridays 7:30 AM – 6 PM, Saturday, May 7th 8 AM – 10 AM.  See attachment for more information. 2016 FFA Plant Sale
  • Seniors & Parents/Guardians of Seniors – An 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 16th. If the letter is not returned by May 16th, we will assume that is is acceptable to donate leftover money to the MHS PTO meal fund.
  • Academic Awards Assembly – Thursday, May 12th @ 9:00 AM in the gym. Parents are invited to attend the Awards Assembly.
  • Freshman, Sophomores, and JuniorsAll library books and materials are due by Friday, May 20thIf you need to keep a book longer for a class assignment, please contact Mrs. Keltner.
  • Seniors – If you had a baby picture submitted for the yearbook, you can pick up the picture(s) in the Attendance Office starting today. If you have any questions, please see Katie Brown in Room 21-035.
  • 2016 Muskie Football Camp – Aug 2-4, 2016. Camps for Grade 5-8 and 9-12. Sign up today!  2016 Muskie Football Camp Info & Registration Form 
  • Looking for MHS Sports Programs from the 2014-spring and fall seasons, or the 2015-spring, fall, and summer seasons?  They’re free!  If interested, please see Mrs. Watson in the AD’s office.
  • 2016 Graduates who were in Cantrell’s English 9 class should report to room 212 to pick up time capsules.
  • Volleyball Information – All girls that intend on participating in volleyball this year, the Spring/Summer schedule is out and available to be picked up in the AD’s office – see Mrs. Watson. If you have any questions please contact Coach Martin.
  • Are you interested in hosting a student from France for 4 weeks this summer?  Language & Friendship is looking for a couple of families to welcome a French high school student into their home from June 10 to July 10.  To apply, or for more information, go to and click on the hosting link, or see Mrs. Paulsen in room 201.
    Muskie Baseball Fundraiser: Present your Home Team Advantage Card (attached) at the Muscatine Buffalo Wild Wings from now until May 31st and the Muskie baseball program will receive a portion of your total bill. BWW Home Team Advantage Card
  • Summer Work Opportunity – Attention students!  If you are interested in earning some money this summer, please stop by Student Services to pick up information about detasseling.
  • STARTALK grant from the National Security Agency. The grant supports high school kids to study Chinese this summer at the University of Iowa from July 5-29 to earn college credits. The grant will cover expenses of tuition, textbooks, lunches, and cultural activities. For details, please see the attached flyer.  For details, please see the attached flyer.  STARTALK – Study Chinese U of Iowa

** Silver Cord Opportunities **

  • College 4 Kids Volunteers – If you love hands on classes and would like to help younger children, this is the opportunity for you!!  College 4 Kids is in need of volunteers June 13-June 24 at Central Middle School from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon. Please contact: Laurie Schroeder @ 263-0411 or at  Deadline to apply is May 20, 2016.Washington Elementary Community Celebration/Open House – 10 volunteers are needed o help at the Washington Elementary Community Celebration/Open House on Thursday, May 19th from 4:30 – 7:30PM.  Please contact  if you are willing to help out!  

** Upcoming Events **  MHS Calendar Link

  • May 12 – Student Achievement Recognition – MHS Gymnasium – 9 AM
  • May 12 – MHS Boys Tennis Varsity (District/SubState) – Away @ Hawkeye Tennis  & Rec Center,  Iowa City – 9 AM
  • May 12 – MHS Girls Golf JV/ Varsity – Away @ Emeis Golf Course, Davenport – 1 PM
  • May 12 – MHS Boys & Girls Track Varsity (District Meet) – Away @ North Scott – 4 PM
  • May 13 – MHS Girls Soccer – JV/Varsity – Away @ Dav. West – 4:30 PM
  • May 13 – MHS Boys Soccer – Soph/Varsity – Home @ Muscatine Soccer Complex – 5 PM
  • May 14 – MHS Girls Tennis Varsity (Regional Team) Away – TBA
  • May 15 – Excellence in Education Award Ceremony – MHS Auditorium – 2 PM
  • May 17 – Seniors Last Day!
  • May 18 – Senior Awards Night – MHS Auditorium – 7 PM
  • May 22 – 2016 MHS Graduation – MHS Gymnasium – 2 PM
  • May 23 – MHS Girls Soccer JV/Varsity (rescheduled 4/22) – Away vs. Dav. Central @ Brady Stadium – 4:30 PM
  • May 26 – Students Last Day (Full Day) – pending School Board Approval

** Scholarships **

The Rove Pest Control Scholarship – Applicants must be attending college by the Fall 2017 semester and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. This scholarship is open to anyone seeking a higher education.  Deadline: December 31, 2016.  Application: Only online applications will be accepted. The application can be found at:

The NROTC Scholarship is a full-ride scholarship ($180,000) to any university that has an NROTC program. Upon graduating from college, they will be commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps, leading Marines as young 22 year old! NROTC scholarship recipients will be debt free from students loans and have a guaranteed career with starting pay and allowances of up to $60,000! Some nearby schools are Iowa State University, University of Nebraska, University of Illinois, and Marquette University. Please stop in Student Services for more information.

Children’s Cancer Connection Empower Scholarship – Applications for the fall Semester are due May 27, 2016. Applications for the Spring 2017 semester are due Sept. 30, 2016.  See attached for scholarship criteria and application. Children’s Cancer Connection Empowering Scholarship Info & Application

American Legion Auxiliary – 2016 Iowa Department Merit Award Application.  Deadline is June 1, 2016.  American Legion Auxiliary Application

Iowa Section Professional Golfers’ Association, the Iowa PGA Foundation offers an annual scholarship opportunity in memory on one of its members – Charlie Burkart. This scholarship is open to any graduating senior within our section boundaries and any graduating student of an Iowa high school. It is awarded every year to one recipient. The winner will receive $1000 each year of full-time attendance for four years at a college or university of their choice. Deadline is June 15, 2016.
PGA Golf Scholarship

Aspiring Nurse Scholarship:  Nursing Schools Almanac has just launched its second annual Aspiring Nurse Scholarship. Our website will award a $1,000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates:  A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics & A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of health care. This scholarship is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue a college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs. Scholarship applications will be accepted until midnight on June 30, 2016. Visit and click the banner on the right-hand side of the website’s homepage.

National Scholarship Search Websites:


Midwest Technical Institute Scholarship Program: Must plan to attend MTI in Fall of 2016.
The application is available in MHS Student Services or with an admissions representative at MTI   Application deadline: July 1, 2016.

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