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MHS Announcements – November 1, 2022

** MHS Daily News & Information ** Home of the Muskies!  2022-23 MHS Bell Schedules

MHS Hours: 7:45AM-4PM Monday-Friday

MHS Main 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

  •  Students: During Muskie Time or anytime, please complete the DDE Student Survey. The survey link is the last bookmark on your Chromebook labeled ‘2022 Fall Daily Desired Expectations (DDE) Survey – Student’.
  • 9th Grade PreACT Testing – Wednesday, Nov. 2 – Van Hecke Center: All 9th Grade students in attendance Wednesday, November 2nd will be taking the PreACT. Please report to the Van Hecke Center by 8:20AM on Wed., Nov. 2, unless you receive a message that instructs you to test elsewhere. (Those messages will be delivered Tuesday, Nov 1st.)  Please bring a #2 pencil and a calculator if you have one! Testing will start at 8:20AM and last until 11:35AM. If you are testing in an alternate location you will have a schedule given to you at that time. 
  • Come and support your Canball (male volleyball) teams on November 2nd at 5 pm in the MHS Gym! Spectator entrance fee is 5 dollars or 3 canned goods.
  • Girls’ Softball Player/Parent Meeting: If you are interested in playing high school softball there will be a Parent / Player Meeting on Wednesday, November 2 at 6PM in the MHS Cafeteria.
  • 10th Grade PreACT Testing – Thursday, Nov. 3 – Van Hecke Center: All 10th Grade students in attendance Thursday, November 3rd will be taking the PreACT. Please report to the Van Hecke Center by 8:20AM on Thurs., Nov. 3, unless you receive a message that instructs you to test elsewhere. (Those messages will be delivered Tuesday, Nov 2nd.)  Please bring a #2 pencil and a calculator if you have one! Testing will start at 8:20AM and last until 11:35AM. If you are testing in an alternate location you will have a schedule given to you at that time. 
  • Tutoring Sign-up: If you are struggling in classes and want help to improve grades. Please fill this form out and a mentor will be coordinated for you. Please indicate when the best time to have tutoring.
    Tutoring Sign-up 
  • Class of 2023 – Mr. Muscatine – Male Pageant Fundraiser for LOCAL Charities!
    If you have any interest in participating in the male pageant taking place on Tuesday, November 22nd please print out this Mr. Muscatine form or pick up the form at the Attendance Center.

    • Who: Class of 2023 Males
    • What: Mr. Muscatine Pageant
    • When: Tuesday, November 22nd – starting during Muskie Time and going through the end of THIRD period
      Where: MHS Auditorium
    • Why: We hold this pageant every year in an effort to raise money for the local food pantry and MCSA shelter
  • MHS Auroran Today: Check out the most recent edition of the school newspaper, MHS Auroran Today
  • MHS Drama Department presents The Play That Goes Wrong – A murder mystery wrapped in hilarious comedy – on Friday, November 4th and Saturday, November 5th at 7:00 pm in the MHS Auditorium.  Tickets are $6, reserved seating.  Visit our online box office at Muscatinehs.booktix.com to get yours!  Tickets will be sold at the door as well.  (Activity Passes will be accepted at the door.)
  • 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
  • 2022-23 Scholarships: 2022-23 Scholarships
  • See Athletics/Activities section below for all athletics/activities information!
  • 12th Grade Important Dates/Information: See section below.
  • Silver Cord Opportunities:  For all Silver Cord Opportunities see the Silver Cord section below!
  • Parents, Guardians, Community – Daily Announcements: If you would like to receive Daily Announcements, please subscribe to the MHS Parent Square subscription group: MHS Daily Announcements Subscription Link
  • Winter Cheer Tryout Information: Please review all of the information below as it will give you instructions to follow prior to tryouts.  If you have any other questions, please reach out to
    Coach Mollie by text at 563-506-4921 or
    muskiecheerteam@gmail.com
    Winter Cheer Tryout Sign-up
    General Expectations
    Pre-Tryout Information
    Clinic Tryout Information
    MHS Cheer – Teacher Evaluation
  • Key Club Blood Drive: Any MHS Students or Staff interested in donating blood on Friday, November 4th 2022 need to sign-up with a Key Club member or email Mrs. Keltner at jen.keltner@mcsdonline.org. Walk-ins will NOT be taken for this blood drive – all donors need to have a scheduled time between 8:00am-12:00 noon in the Van Hecke Center Gym.
    All donors and volunteers are required to wear a mask while at the blood drive.
  • Student pictures from the October 18th Picture Day can be ordered online at mylifetouch.com with the Student’s ID # or Picture Day ID: EVTX2JFG8.LifeTouch Order Information
  • MHS Yearbook Sales: $56  Deadline to order is May 1, 2023  Yearbook Order Information
  • MHS Impactful Staff Nomination: Students, the Instructional Team at MHS wants to highlight some of the amazing things that are happening throughout our building, but we need your help. Please consider nominating a teacher (or multiple teachers) for the wonderful things they do inside and outside of the classroom. This can be related to specific lessons they have taught, their teaching style, their ability to build relationships, their involvement in extracurricular activities or anything else you feel is relevant and necessary. These types of shout outs are incredibly rewarding for teachers, so please make their day!  Please complete this form if you would like to nominate a staff member!:  Staff Nomination Form
  • Painted/Purchased Parking Spaces: If you did not purchase a parking spot and it is painted, please do NOT park in it. Painted parking spaces are reserved for those students that purchased them.  Thank you!
  • Just a reminder that you may order sub sandwiches & chef salads online using the link below. We do ask that you place your order by 9:30 am, each day. During your meal session, you may look for the pre-order sign near the front of the sub line, follow the arrows & tell the team member your last name. Students will be given their sandwich or salad on a tray so that they may select at least 1 fruit or vegetable from the black salad bar & go to the cashier.
    Sub Sandwich & Chef Salad Order Form  (The form is only available for MHS students and MHS staff to fill out.)
    If you do not place your order by 9:30 am, we will still make subs or salads for you, but you will have to wait in line.
  • Parking Tags – Staff & Students: If you drive to school, you must display your MHS parking tag in your vehicle.  If you do not have  a tag, please go to Student Services for a form.  Currently you are receiving a reminder, however in the future, you will be fined $5 and an orange sticker will be placed on your vehicle.
  • Parking Tag Reminder: Reminder that students are to use the same parking tag from the previous year. It will be a $5 charge for all lost parking tags. If you have not received a parking tag or have not registered your vehicle, please fill out the “new vehicle registration form” located under the forms section of the announcements. Forms can be turned into Mrs. Meineke or Mrs. Meeker in the student services. Vehicle Registration Form.pdf
  • Student Lockers:  All students will have a locker assigned to them. Students will need to log into Powerschool (not on the app),  select Reports then 2022-23 Locker Report and it will give them their locker # and locker combination. 
  • 2022-23 Bell Schedules:   2022-23 MHS Bell Schedules
  • Entrance Doors: Doors open at 7:45AM. Bus riders and students being dropped off, please enter through the Commons entrance.  Students driving and parking in the Cedar Street Parking Lot, please enter through the “Muskie M” doors. Students driving and parking in the Bonnie Street Parking Lot, enter through the “Gymnasium / Swim Entrance #1” doors.  If arriving after 8:15AM, please enter through the Main Entrance.
  • MCSD 2022-23 Meal Program:  USDA did not extend free meals to schools this year unless your Family qualifies by completing a meal application or through state programs through DHS. Please note that only one Iowa Eligibility Application for free or reduced meals needs to be completed per household, each school year. To apply electronicallyplease go to www.muscatine.k12.ia.us (hover over Department & Programs, click on Food & Nutrition & scroll down on the page) Full communication:
    2022-23 MCSD Meal Program Letter
  • Driver’s Ed: To register for upcoming Driver’s Ed sessions, please visit: mbaea.org/student-programs/driver-education
  • 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
  • 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. 

** 12th Grade Important Dates/Information **

** Athletics/Activities Information  **

  • Come and support your Canball (male volleyball) teams on November 2nd at 5 pm in the MHS Gym! Spectator entrance fee is 5 dollars or 3 canned goods. 
  • Boys’ XC Banquet:
    • WHEN: Nov. 3rd (6:30-7PM Cake Reception) (7-8PM MXC Recognition of ALL runners)
    • WHERE: MHS COMMONS
    • WHO: MXC runners and their families. All are welcome!
  • Girls’ Soccer Sign-up: If you are interested in playing girls soccer in the spring now is the time to sign up. Come be part of something special as the Muskies work to get back to the state tournament for the 3rd year in a row. Any questions reach out to Coach Arceo.  LET’S GO SKIES!!  Girls’ Soccer Sign-up Form
  • MHS Martial Arts Club: Any students interested in joining the MHS Martial Arts Club should sign up for Muskie Time in Adaptive Scheduler. Students can attend any day during the week they are able to; we will meet in the upper gym-boys side. Please contact Jesse Valenzuela at jesse.valenzuela@mcsdonline.org) if you have questions or are interested in joining.
  • Visit MHS Official Activities Site for updates to schedules, rosters & directions.
  • Follow @MuskieActivitie on Twitter for MHS activities & athletic updates and information.
  • 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.
  • Athletic Forms: Parent Permission Form    Concussion Form     Physical Form

** College & Military Visits **

  • Please check back later for college & military visit opportunities.

** Forms **

  • 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 **

  • Mulberry Carnival – Friday, November 4th.  There are three main volunteer groups – setup, running games and clean up. If interested, please sign-up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040d49afab28a0fc1-carnival1  The sign-up link will let you sign up, collect contact info so we can contact you, and send you reminders.
  • The Muskie Early Learning Center is looking for 3-5 students to provide childcare for children 5 years old and younger during a parent event on Thursday, November 10th from 4:15-6:00PM. If interested, please contact Jessi Freers at jessi.freers@mcsdonline.org or 563-263-4998.
  • Musser Public Library – Five trustworthy teens are needed to provide child care at the library while families are in a meeting. The responsibilities would be:
    • Reading stories to young children
    • Facilitating imaginative play
    • Play games with kids
    • Helping children navigate computer games.

    These class sessions would be once a month from October through April.  Hours needed would be from 5:45-7:30 PM rounded up to 2 silver cord hours. Dates needed: Nov. 14, Dec. 12, Jan. 9, Feb. 13, Mar. 27 , Apr. 17
    If interested, please contact Mr. Taylor at etaylor@muscatineiowa.gov or (563) 263-3065  ext 128.

  • 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 **

  • MHS Yearbook Sales: $56  Deadline to order is May 1, 2023  Yearbook Order Information
  • 2021-22 Yearbook Distribution Info: Students/families who purchased a Yearbook (The Auroran) from the 2021-22 school year, Yearbooks will be available for pick up at the Attendance Center.  There are a limited number of 2021-22 yearbooks that can be purchased on a first-come, first serve basis for $56 at the Attendance Center.
  • 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

@MuskieActivitie
@MuskieStuCo
@MuskieThemes
Instagram: @Muscatine HS
Snapchat: Muscatine HS
Student Handbook: MCSD Student Handbk
Curriculum Guide: 2022-23 Curriculum Guide
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