MHS Announcements – Monday, April 20, 2015

MHS Announcements

Monday, April 20, 2015

Go Muskies!

  • All MHS Students – Posted outside Student Services are the ID #’s of the students who qualify for an Academic Award and / or Perfect Attendance Award. Please check the lists to see if you are on the appropriate list before April 24th.  If you are not on a list and feel you should be, check with Mrs. Edkin in Student Services for Academic Awards or Mrs. Swails in the Assistant Principal’s office for Perfect Attendance questions.

Qualifications for Academic Awards this year are as follows:
Sophomore who has 3 consecutive semesters of 3.0 GPA and above.

Junior who has 5 consecutive semesters of 3.0 GPA and above.
Senior who has 7 consecutive semesters of 3.0 GPA and above.

Students listed for “Perfect Attendance” will be invited to breakfast Thursday, May 7th @ 9:00 am in the Commons.

Students listed for “Academic Awards” should attend the Awards Assembly in the gym on Thursday, May 7th @ 10:10am.  Parents are also invited to the Awards Assembly.

  • Prom tickets will go on sale Tuesday, April 21 through May 1 before and after school in Mrs. Bobay’s Room – 205A, and during lunch by the Commons and on the 2nd Floor of the New Wing.  Tickets are $20 each.
  • Student tickets for the musical, The Adaams Family, will be on sale Tuesday and Thursday during lunch by the Commons.  Tickets are $6. 
  • MHS Soccer Work Day is this Sunday, April 26, from 1:30-4:30.  All MHS Soccer Athletes are required to report to the MHS Commons at 12:45 on Sunday to receive his/her work assignments.  A meal will be provided for all the athletes and coaches at 4:30, provided by the Soccer Booster Club.  A handout with more information will be passed out to all athletes this week at practice.  This event will be held rain or shine.
  • Girls’ Basketball: Open gyms this week are on Monday (7:00-8:30pm) and Thursday (5:307:00pm) in the main gym.
  • Location Change – Girls Golf:
    May 7 – MHS Girls Golf vs. Dav. North will be at Muscatine Muni 
    (3:15 start time).
  • Reminder to all Senior girl athletes and their coaches to turn in reservations to the YMCA for the Senior Female Athletic Banquet before Friday, April 24th.  If there are questions, contact the YMCA at 263-9996.
  • Race for the Schools: Saturday, May 2, will be the 3rd Annual Muscatine Community School District Race For the Schools.  Money raised goes directly back to every school in MCSD.  
    The race offers a 5K & 10K at 8:00 A.M., and a 1 mile fun run at 9:00 A.M.  Early registration is $20 (5K & 10K) and $12 (1 mile fun run).  After April 23, fees rise to $25 & $15, respectively.   Please join us in supporting a great cause!   Race for the Schools Entry Form
    Tryouts are Sunday, April 26th, in the afternoon, in the high school gym. There will be tryout practices on April 20th, 23rd, and 24th. For anymore information or questions, please contact Coach Sink at
  • Muskie Pom Audition – If you are planning on auditioning for Muskie Poms, please email Muskie Pom Coach, Emily Shield @ in order to receive the audition routine via email/Dropbox. The video will be released Thursday evening. Remember to pick up an audition packet from the Attendance Office!
  • Rescheduled Tennis Events:
    April 9/April 13 – MHS Boys Tennis vs. Burlington has been rescheduled for April 27 at Muscatine High School
     (4 p.m. start time). 
    April 9 – MHS Girls Tennis vs. Burlington has been rescheduled for May 7 at Burlington (4 p.m. start time)
  • Rescheduled Girls Soccer Event:
    MHS Girls Soccer vs. Ft. Madison originally scheduled for Thurs., May 7 has been changed to Fri., May 8th. The varsity game will start at 5:00 p.m. at the Muscatine Soccer Complex (the JV game has been cancelled).
  • Volleyball Open Gym – Starting Monday April 20th and every Monday through May 25th, there will be Volleyball Open Gym at the high school from 5-6:30 PM.  This is open for any interested volleyball players grades 9 through 12 at MHS.  If you have questions, please contact Coach Martin.
  • The 2015-16 Student Council applications are now available. If you are interested in applying or have questions please see Mrs. Bobay in Room 205A. The packet is due by April 24.
  • Parents, plan to support the Muskies by becoming a Muskie Booster Board member. Meet new people, have fun and show your Muskie spirit! Visit to learn more, see pictures of past events, and see the MHS activities supported by the Muskie Boosters. Let us know if you would like to be part of the Muskie Boosters as a Board Member.   Contact Dena Bates at ph# 563-299-1235 or Aaron Eversmeyer at ph# 563-299-7349.   Your help makes a huge difference!  Thank you!
  • Muscatine FFA Plant Sale – Starts April 30th. Please see attached for more information. FFA Plant Sale
  • Summer Job Opportunities

    Miracle Car Wash is hiring students to wash cars after school, weekends and summer help. You must have a drivers license. Pay is $7.25 + bonuses.  Please contact Melissa Caliger @ 563-263-0406 if interested.
  • MHS Drama Department presents The Addams Family – A New Musical!  Thursday, April 23 and Friday, 24 at 7 pm, and two shows on Saturday, April 253 pm and 7:30 pm  All performances in the MHS Auditorium.  Ticket prices:  $8 adults, $6 students K-12 and $6 Senior (60+)
  • SAVE THE DATE: Perfect Attendance Breakfast – May 7th , 9:00 AM in the Commons
  • SAVE THE DATE: Academic Awards Assembly – May 7th , 10:10 AM in the MHS Gymnasium 
  • SAVE THE DATE: MHS Prom, Sat., May 2, 9-12 pm.  Theme: The Great Gatsby (Roaring 20’s)
  • SAVE THE DATE: MAY 19th Seniors Last Day
  • SAVE THE DATE: Senior Awards Night – Tentative Date: May 20, 7 pm in the MHS Auditorium
  • SAVE THE DATE: MHS Graduation, May 24, 2015 @ 2 PM in the MHS Gymnasium
  • SAVE THE DATE: May 29th – 9-11 Grade Students Last Day
  • Please remember that Muscatine High School sport schedules can be found at Our web calendar of events (linked to Google Maps) offers the most current updates and driving directions for all MHS athletic events! Be sure to check it out! Good luck to all the teams competing during the winter season!

** Volunteer / Silver Cord Hours **

Central Middle School is looking for adult & student volunteers to help out with the following middle school track meets at MHS from 3:45pm – 7 pm.
Tuesday, April 28
Your time is greatly appreciated!  If you can help out, please contact Kathy Watson at

Washington Elementary is looking for approximately 30 volunteers to help out with their Spring Carnival on Friday, April 24th from 5-8pm.  Volunteers will receive a free meal and silver cord hours for helping.  This is a great opportunity for leadership groups like NHS and Muskie Football groups who need community service hours.  Please contact Deb Ortiz by email if interested at


 ** Scholarship Information **

  • Quad Cities Illini Club Scholarship – $500 scholarship is available to a student from the Quad City area who begins at the University of Illinois in Fall of 2015. The 2015 scholarship is open to any graduating senior or community college student who will be attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the Fall of 2015.  All applicants will be evaluated on the basis of need, community service, academic success, an message and other criteria. Due date is May 15, 2015.   Quad Cities Illini Club Scholarship  University of Illinois Alumni Application
  • First District American Legion Glenwood Long Scholarship: $1,000 scholarship is available to a graduating senior who is a member, son, daughter, grandchild, brother, or sister to an American Legion or Auxiliary member.  The application is available in MHS Student Services. Due date is May 1, 2015.
  • Children’s Cancer Connection: Scholarship values range from $500-$5,000. Applicant must be directly affected by childhood cancer and must plan to attend a 2 or 4 year university.  Application and other information are available in MHS Student Services.  Due date is May 29, 2015.
  •  Nursing Schools Almanac Scholarship:  Nursing Schools Almanac is proud to announce our inaugural Aspiring Nurse Scholarship. We will award a $1,000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates:

    Competition eligibility: This scholarship competition is open to all US high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs.
    Applicants must be in good academic standing and on track to graduate from high school at the conclusion of the 2014-15 academic year. Only one application entry is accepted per student.

    Important dates:
    June 30, 2015: Submission deadline for scholarship applications is 11:59pm PT.
    July 2015: Scholarship committee will meet to review all applications received.
    August 2015: Winner will be notified and $1,000 scholarship will be awarded.
    Visit to apply​

  • KWQC Broadcast Scholarship: (2) $1,000 scholarship awards are available to students who are accepted to a college and planning to enroll in broadcasting classes. Students must also reside in the KWQC viewing area.  Applications are available in MHS Student Services with a postmark due date of May 8, 2015.
  • Iowa Section PGA–Charlie Burkart Scholarship: $4,000 scholarship ($1,000 per year for 4 years). Application is available in MHS Student Services.  Due Date is 6/12/2015.
  • ACACIA Leadership Scholarship for University of Iowa: Up to $2,000 scholarship available to any male high school graduate entering University of Iowa. Should show excellence in academics, extra curricular activities, and community involvement. Application is available in MHS Student Services. Due Date is 4/30/2015.
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