MHS Announcements – May 8, 2017

Go Muskies! 

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 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.

  • Girls’ Basketball – Open gym this week is on Monday from 5:30-7:00 pm and Thursday from 6:30-8:00 pm in the main gym.
  • Wandering Words Poetry Contest – The contest is open to all Muscatine County residents. The deadline for submissions has been extended to May 15, 2017.
    Wandering Words Poetry Contest Details
  • New Silver Cord Opportunities – see Silver Cord Section below.
  • Seniors- Senior Obligations List (fees/fines) (by Student #) is posted outside of Student Service – Please check the list and have ALL fees paid by May 19th. Fines can be paid at the Attendance Center. ALL fees need to be paid by graduation. Letters with specific fee/fine information have been mailed to parents/guardians. (An email with the list was sent to seniors on May 4th.)
  • Online registration for the August Muskie Football Camp is open at
  • MHS Bands would like to invite everyone to the final concert of the year – Tuesday, May 9th, at 7 pm in the MHS Auditorium. $4/adult, $2/student, $10/family. All passes accepted. Come enjoy great music and wish our seniors good luck!
  • Hunger Banquet – May 16th 7-8:30 pm- MHS Cafeteria   What does Invisible Poverty Look Like?: Did you know that 50% of people make less than $2000 a year? Did you know that 1 in 9 people didn’t eat breakfast this morning? If you want to know more, a Hunger Banquet will be held on May 16th from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the cafeteria to teach the way that poverty and hunger impact Muscatine and the rest of the world.
  • 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.
  • Seniors – All library books and materials are due by Tuesday, May 9th. 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.Freshman-Juniors – All library books and materials are due by Monday, May 22nd. If you need to keep a book longer for a class assignment, please contact Mrs. Keltner.
  • 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.  Questions?  See Mr. Ryan. Show Choir Choreography & Audition Dates/Times  
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Muskie Soccer Classic T-shirts for Sale – $10. Purchase your t-shirt today in rm-11001.  Muskie Soccer Classic T-Shirt
  • 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 **

  • Muscatine Junior Tennis Tournament, July 14-16 needs volunteers for the following areas: “Court’s Cleanup Crew”, the “Check-in Table”, “First Aid-ICE-Refreshments”, and “Photographer”.  The date of the actual clean-up of the courts would be Wednesday, July 12th.  Looking for about 8-12 people to help clean up the courts this day.  The tools to do the job I’d ask that the volunteers bring are leaf blowers, rakes, grain shovels, wheelbarrows, buckets and eye protection.  Some of these items will be supplied as well.   Pizza will be provided afterward for the volunteers! More volunteer opportunities for this event can be found at<
    Also looking for two officials.  These would be paid positions and would need to complete the USTA Officials Training.  If interested, please contact Cindy Klebe, Muscatine Junior Tennis Tournament Director at 563-506-5901.  Courts Clean Up Crew   Photographer Volunteers  Check-In Table Volunteers  First Aid Ice Refreshments Table Volunteer   Final Tournament Flyer
  • Pearl City Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center Spring Clean Up is looking for 4-5 volunteers on a Saturday or Sunday for 3-4 hours. Date to be set when 4-5 interested students have responded.  If interested, please contact Jeff Cooper at (239) 994-3475.
    Pearl Valley Rehabilitation Clean Up

** Upcoming Events **  MHS Calendar Link

** Important Dates **

  • 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 (Doors open at 1:00 to the public)

** 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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