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MHS Announcements – November 17, 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

  • Boys’ Tennis Sign Up for Spring of 2023: If interested in playing Boys’ Tennis this Spring, please sign up here: https://forms.gle/KEjNJ1xPCQJpsA6b7
  • Silver Cord Opportunity: Volunteers are needed to assist Pearl City Media with Freezing for Food which is a food drive that takes place every year for the Salvation Army at HyVee.  Volunteers are needed from December 5th-9th to help load groceries into the semi when people drop them off.  If interested, please sign up here:  Freezing for Food Sign Up
  • 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  (Keep checking for newly added 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
  • Girls’ Soccer: Anyone interested in playing Girls’ Soccer this Spring, there will be a Player Only meeting this Sunday, Nov. 20 at 4PM in the Van Hecke Center. This will be followed by Open Gym until 5:30PM so bring your indoor shoes. We will go over player expectations and Winter/Spring outlook. Feel free to stop by with any and all questions you might have. Coach Arceo
  • MHS Activities Nov. 17-23, 2022: MHS Activities Nov. 17-23, 2022
  • Winter Athlete Ad: Support your MHS Winter athlete in their chosen sport by placing an ad in the MHS Sport program.  Details and order form are at: https://bit.ly/2EDytT3
  • MHS Athletics Winter Kickoff will take place on Friday, November 18, 2022 at 7PM in the MHS Gymnasium. Winter Athletics includes Girls & Boys Bowling, Girls & Boys Wrestling, Girls & Boys Basketball, Boys Swimming, Pom & Cheer. Muskie Booster Club will have the concession stand open!
  • Muskie Minutes Season 3 – Episode 10: https://youtu.be/NddJ6I3KVbI
  • The Muscatine Community College Theatre Department presents its fall musical RENT on Friday, November 18, 2022 at 7PM in the Muscatine Community College Little Theatre. Tickets are $10-$15.  Ticket Information
  • The 2022 Muscatine Wrestling webstore is now open!   https://www.teamelitesports.com/Muscatine
    Store closes November 22, 2022.  Orders will be delivered on December 13, 2022.
  • The MHS Drama Department will hold auditions for the Spring Musical – The Drowsy Chaperone – on November 29th and 30th in the MHS Auditorium. All the information you need to audition is in the packet: Drowsy Audition Packet. The Musical will be held April 20, 21 & 22 of 2023. Rehearsals begin in February. Questions? Contact Mrs. Mauck: rene.mauck@mcsdonline.org
  • Speech and Debate Club Meeting: The first Speech and Debate Club meeting will be held on Friday, Nov. 18 during Muskie Time in Room 22-004. Please sign up in Adaptive Scheduler on Monday under Speech & Debate Meeting. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Iosbaker at alex.iosbaker@mcsdonline.org
  • 11th & 12th Grade Students – MCC Spring Enrollment: Those students who are interested in enrolling in Spring courses at MCC should use the link below to schedule a time to meet with Mrs. Hawkins starting Monday, November 14th. We will discuss course options and complete necessary enrollment applications and paperwork. MCC Spring Enrollment Appointment Link.   Please feel free to contact Mrs. Hawkins (karey.hawkins@mcsdonline.org) with any questions.
  • Lifetouch picture proofs and picture packets for students that had their picture taken on either of the picture days have been delivered to staff to distribute to students. Ordering information is on the picture proof.
  • 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 
  • 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  **

  • MHS Activities Nov. 17-23, 2022: MHS Activities Nov. 17-23, 2022
  • Winter Athlete Ad: Support your MHS Winter athlete in their chosen sport by placing an ad in the MHS Sport program.  Details and order form are at: https://bit.ly/2EDytT3
  • MHS Athletics Winter Kickoff will take place on Friday, November 18, 2022 at 7PM in the MHS Gymnasium. Winter Athletics includes Girls & Boys Bowling, Girls & Boys Wrestling, Girls & Boys Basketball, Boys Swimming, Pom & Cheer. Muskie Booster Club will have the concession stand open!
  • 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 **

  • 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: 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! **

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Announcements: MHS News
Facebook: MHS Facebook Page
Twitter: @Muscatine HS

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Student Handbook: MCSD Student Handbk
Curriculum Guide: 2022-23 Curriculum Guide
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