MHS Announcements – May 20, 2020

** Daily News & Information **

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Visit the MHS Official Activities Site to see what’s happening for Schedules, Rosters, Directions, Etc.!

Transcript Request Form: Transcript Request Form 

Announcements in Green – New
Announcements in Blue – Previous Day
Announcements in Black – 2 or more days old (per request)

2020-21 MHS Curriculum Guide: 2020-21 MHS Curriculum Guidebook

** Employment Opportunities **

  • Geneva Golf & Country Club is currently hiring lifeguards. If you are interested, please call 263-8942 for more information. 
  • Summer Employment Opportunity – Corn Detasseling: Must be at least 14 years old by June 16, 2020.  If you are interested in working this summer, please click here and fill out the form.  Additional information will then be sent to the email address you have provided.

** Daily News & Information **

  • Seniors: If you were not able to pick up your Grad Sign on May 18th, you/family member can pick it up on May 27th during Senior Pick-up/Drop-off Day.  A schedule for student times is being developed and will be communicated to parents by School Messenger and to students by school email by May 24th.
  • Yearbooks: Unfortunately yearbooks will not be available for seniors to pick up on May 27th.
    Jostens will be scheduling their own yearbook pick up event at MHS. At this time we do not know the date or if this is for all those that purchased yearbooks or just seniors.  More info will be communicated when we receive updated info from Jostens.
  • Senior Obligations: Senior Obligation List by Student ID # Please review the senior obligations list and see if your Student ID is listed. If you do not remember your student id number, log into PowerSchool and it will be listed there.  If your student id is listed, the fee listed is the total amount owed. If you would like detailed fee information, please email You can pay online anytime at InTouch Receipting Payment Instructions or on May 27th when you turn in items and pick up your cap & gown, etc.
    Debit/Credit Cards are the desired form of payment on May 27th for school fees. Please bring all items that you need to return on May 27 which may include (laptop/charger/bag, textbooks, library books, calculators, remaining orchestra uniforms/band & orchestra equipment, etc.)
    Note: Due to COVID-19 and the unavailability of turning in textbooks and library books, these may not be included in your senior obligations. If you have a school-issued textbook or library book and you do NOT return these on May 27th, you will receive a a bill for these outstanding obligations.
  • Seniors: Cap & Gowns – If you did not purchase a cap/gown/tassel, you may do so by bringing
    $50 cash or money order made out to Jostens on May 27th.  If you ordered a cap & gown but have not paid yet, you can pay online at or by calling 800-JOSTENS (567-8367).
  • 2020 Graduation will be on July 2nd at 7PM at the MHS Stadium. If inclement weather, graduation will be held in the MHS Auditorium student by student. More info will be communicated as the date gets closer, but July 2nd is the date you will graduate from Muscatine High School! 4 tokens will be given to each senior at the May 27th Senior Pick-up/Drop-off Day which they will sign for.
  • MHS Graduation Plan Communication: MHS Graduation Plan
  • Muskie Locker Bags and Bags of Blessing will be distributed on Thursday alongside the MCSD nutrition department at Jefferson, Franklin and the Board Office. Last date we will be distributing bags will be Thursday, May 21.
  • 2nd Semester Grading Reminder: Please review this Grading communication (previously communicated on April 28) as the grading deadline is quickly approaching – May 22nd
  • Seniors: If you had your own keyed padlock in the PE lockers room, please deposit your key in the PE Locker Key Return Box at MHS.  It is located by the Main Entrance doors by the green garbage can.  Place the key in an envelope with your name and locker # clearly written on an envelope and deposit in the mailbox. PE locker key need to be returned to MHS by May 21 or your PE lock will be cut off at your expense. Thank you!  
  • Students: If you moved since March 12, 2020, please email with your updated address.  We are receiving many returned letters/communications that have been mailed. We want to make sure your family is receiving these important communications!
  • Students — You can still improve your grades until May 22nd! DEADLINE TO TURN IN HOMEWORK IS MAY 22ND, 3:30PM. Email your homework to your teacher or make arrangements with your teacher. It’s not too late to improve your grade!
    ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS TO CONTACT YOUR TEACHER AND REQUEST INCOMPLETE ASSIGNMENTS OR ASK TO RETAKE AN ASSESSMENT, complete the work, and return to the teacher.  If you are not sure what to do, please contact your grade level counselor!!  All work needs to be back to teachers by May 22nd. Take advantage of this unique opportunity!!  MHS Staff is here to help and support you in your educational journey – you just need to ask how we can assist you!
    MHS Counselors: 
    9th Grade: Brandon Welsch
    10th Grade: Scott Mauck
    11th Grade: Jacob Mueller
    12th Grade: Karey Hawkins
    Career: Maureen Beran
    At-Risk: Troy Kulland
  • Last Week for Continuous Learning! 
    This site includes supplemental digital learning resources for Muscatine CSD students to help supplement learning during the school closure period. They are not assignments and are not going to be graded. They are merely resources to help provide some learning during this unexpected school closure.
  • Here is the link to Week 6 Book Talks – keep sharing! This is the last regularly-scheduled set of book talks (since Continuous Learning is coming to an end next week) BUT I hope to post a few bonus videos over the summer. So keep an eye out for additional emails in June and July!Also, all four read alouds for the Track series by Jason Reynolds are now posted). Here are the links: Ghost (book 1) and Patina (book 2) and Sunny (book 3) and Lu (book 4).Musser Public Library is still offering curbside pickup of books – and all the resources on the Muskie Library Website are still available through the summer (MackinVia, National Emergency Library, Junior Library Guild ebooks, online resources, etc.).
  • 𝗙𝗥𝗘𝗘 𝗪𝗜-𝗙𝗜 𝗛𝗢𝗧 𝗦𝗣𝗢𝗧𝗦 𝗡𝗢𝗪 𝗔𝗩𝗔𝗜𝗟𝗔𝗕𝗟𝗘! Access to these temporary hot spots during COVID-19 can be found in the parking lots of Jefferson and Franklin Schools and in the student housing section of MCC. You’ll want to be in direct line of sight as much as possible with the radio/transmitter for best results. Please remember to use current social distancing guidelines to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Our thanks to Muscatine Community School District and Muscatine Community College for this partnership!
  • Transcripts: If you need a transcript, please fill out the Transcript Request Form (or include all the information requested on the form) and email
  • Food Distribution List: Food Distribution List
  • Community Services: Community Services Information
  • FFA Members: If you are planning to show livestock and haven’t talked to an Ag teacher on sign up contact Mr. Paul ASAP at
  • Mark Your Calendar for May 22nd for the 11th Annual VIRTUAL Giles Joslyn Memorial Stringfest hosted by Muscatine School Orchestras.
    We are excited to present our 11th Annual Giles Joslyn Memorial Stringfest! This year, the format will be VERY different, with our performance being entirely online, but the spirit of Stringfest remains the same. Students and performers are hard at work preparing for this event.
    Our performance will be broadcast right here on Facebook Live on Friday, May 22nd. Our concert will feature student performers from 4th grade to 12th, as well as professional musicians around the community and around the country!
    There is no admission, but with one of the main missions of Stringfest being to raise funds for our students who need it most, we will be doing an online fundraising push that weekend. That fundraiser will kick-off at the beginning of Stringfest at 7pm on the 22nd, and conclude 48 hours later at 7pm on the 24th. We will have Venmo set up for people to donate that are willing and able. With this being the 11th Annual performance, we have a goal to raise $1,100! That Venmo information will be posted for everyone to donate on the 22nd.So please, mark your calendars and join us from the comfort of your own homes on the 22nd! We are so happy to be a part of this wonderful, supportive community, and look forward to performing for you all!
  • 2020 Muscatine County Fair Queen Competition: If you are a young lady between the ages of 16-21 and are interested in participating and representing the Muscatine County Fair this year, please complete and submit the attached application.
    2020 Muscatine County Fair Queen Registration Form
  • Parents: If you have not received or updated your student’s 2020-21 MHS Student Registration information, you will be receiving a phone call to update the information. Two attempts were made via email address that is on file. Contact information that is on file will be verified as well as emergency contact and medical info.  (Online registration for 2020-21fore returning students is discontinued so this is the process we are using to update each student’s information. Thank you to everyone that already responded!
  • The 2020-2021 Muskie Dance Team (Pom Squad) is looking for new members!! Auditions will be done virtually, with all materials online. All students who wish to audition need to start here  An email link with audition material will be emailed out to you along with the process.  Please email: with any questions.
  • Yearbook Status: We are looking at options for yearbook pickup. Yearbooks have NOT been delivered to MHS yet and aren’t scheduled to until the end of May. Contact will be made to those that purchased when the distribution plan and date(s) are available. 
  • Students taking concurrent classes at MCC: MCC classes are still in session and you will need to complete work according to the college’s guidelines. If you are taking a concurrent class, please contact your instructor for details and options, as they are somewhat different than the high school’s grading process.
  • Class of 2020 Senior Decision Day Video!  Congratulations Class of 2020!://
  • Now is the time to submit Silver Cord forms! If you’ve completed volunteer work but haven’t submitted your Silver Cord form, complete the form and submit to your grade level counselor.   Silver Cord Form link
    MHS Counselors: 
    9th Grade: Brandon Welsch
    10th Grade: Scott Mauck
    11th Grade: Jacob Mueller
    12th Grade: Karey Hawkins
    Career: Maureen Beran
    At-Risk: Troy Kulland
  • Driver Ed information can be obtained from the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency (MBAEA) website –
    Summer Session dates are:

    June 8 to 27
    June 29 to July 18
    July 20 to August 8
    FYI – classes do have maximum capacity, so please contact our office at as soon as possible.
    2020-21 Driver’s Ed sessions will be open for registration on July 1st online.  Driver Ed information can be obtained from the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency (MBAEA) website –
  • ACT ACADEMY: A great way to keep up with academic skills and to prepare for the ACT during this time at home is through ACT Academy. (11th grade students received their ACT scores from their February test, and may be planning to retake it in the summer or fall.)Check out the resources on, where you can focus on certain subjects/skills according to your most recent scores, if you have already taken the ACT test. If you are thinking of taking your first ACT test, take advantage of getting a head start and utilize this FREE resource! If you do not have an account, view this tutorial for instructions. (Student were also emailed a pdf of the tutorial.)This is a completely free resource that can be accessed at home! If you have questions, email Mrs. Mueller at claire.mueller@mcsdonline.orgNote: Students typically take the ACT test a couple of times to improve their score for college entrance and also for scholarship opportunities!!   MHS 11th grade students have had the benefit of their first ACT test being paid for by MCSD with the test administered by MHS staff during a school day.  Additional ACT tests are paid for by the student.
  • Seniors: 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 (You can also search the internet for other scholarships available!)
  • Parents and Guardians: Our school utilizes the School Messenger system to deliver text messages, straight to your mobile phone with important information about events, school closings, safety alerts and more.*  You can participate in this free service* just by sending a text message of “Y” or “Yes” to our school’s short code number, 67587.  See flyer for more information.   SMS Text Opt-In Flyer.pdf
  • Driver Ed information can be obtained from the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency (MBAEA) website –

** Silver Cord Opportunities/Volunteer Opportunities **

  • Silver Cord Form- Google Form: The Silver Cord Form is now a google form that you submit online.  Silver Cord Form link

** Sports Information **

** Fundraisers **

** 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

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

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

Instagram: @Muscatine HS
Snapchat: Muscatine HS
Student Handbook: MCSD Student Handbk
Curriculum Guide: 2020-21 Curriculum Guide


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