MHS Announcements – November 22, 2017

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  • Nov. 22: 2-Hour Early Out
  • Nov. 23: NO SCHOOL – Happy Thanksgiving!
  • Nov. 24: NO SCHOOL – Non-contract Day
  • New Scholarships Added: – See Scholarships section below.
  • New Silver Cord Opportunity: See Silver Cord Section below.
  • Davenport Central Spectator Parking and Entrance Change – Directions to
  • Marshall Gym/Grensing Field House
    • Spectators will want to park in the lots immediately west of the school on Harrison St or the lot immediately north of the school across 12th St or in the lot directly south of
      the PAC.
    • There will be signs pointing you the West Sports Entrance off of Harrison St. (entrance 10W) Enter there. If you park in the lot south of the PAC, enter at the Pool/PAC commons entrance off of Harrison St.
      (There will be no access to the building from the east (or Main St side) of the building or through the Grensing Fieldhouse entrance.)
  • REMINDER! Food Service Notice: Starting November 27, Student IDs will be required to purchase snacks or meals in any of the Food Service areas (Cafeteria, Library Cafe, Snackers.) If you do not have a Student ID, please stop in at the Attendance Center before school, during lunch, or after school for a replacement.
  • JUNIORS: The Coolidge Scholarship
    The Coolidge Scholarship is a full-ride scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study at any accredited U.S. college or university. The main criteria is academic merit. Any high school junior who plans to enroll in college in the fall of 2019 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply (unfortunately current high school seniors are not eligible to apply). The application deadline is January 24, 2018 by 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time. The scholarship is available at
  • SPRING MUSICAL AUDITIONS: Auditions for the MHS Drama Department’s spring production of CURTAINS will be held next Tuesday, 11/28 and Wednesday, 11/29. Curtains is a musical comedy mystery with a large ensemble cast. Any student interested in auditioning for the show should follow instructions found in the following document: Spring Musical Information 
    Information is also available at the drama website:  Questions? Contact Mrs. Mauck:
  • OPERATION WALLACEA: Interested in an exciting opportunity that combines conservation ecology, marine biology, and traveling the world? Consider joining the expedition to South Africa, Summer 2019. The two-week trip includes African safaris, large mammal research, elephant conservation, and dive training. An informational meeting will be held on November 28th at 5 PM (Room 11-017). If you are unable to make the meeting, stop by another time to discuss more information with Mrs. Coffman!
  • Boys’ Spring Sports Conditioning: For those boys interested in keeping in shape for their spring sport. Voluntary workouts will begin Nov. 27th Monday (first day back from Thanksgiving break). We will meet in the gym foyer outside the cafeteria at 3:45 pm M-F. Please dress to run outside. If you have questions please e-mail Mr. Foxen at or see him in room 11-033. If you want to become a better version of yourself the opportunity is yours.
  • Interested in a job in the Information Technology (IT) industry
    Eastern Iowa Community Colleges can help you create a pathway to a job in IT. Start by attending an upcoming information session where you can check available programs, meet their faculty and get your hands on their high-tech equipment and facilities.
    Clinton Community College- November 28
    Kahl Education Center- November 29
    Muscatine Community College- November 30
    For more information, visit:
  • Girls’ Soccer Sign-up: Any girl interested in playing high school soccer, please sign up in the Athletic Office (rm 11-005).
  • Girls’ High School Soccer Open Gyms will start December 3 from 4-6 pm in the main gym.
    Open gyms will be December 3, 10, 17. Open gms will start again January 7th and every Sunday after until March 4th which will be the last open gym.
  • Have you ever thought “I would like to try that” when you see the color guard spin and toss their flags? Well here is your opportunity!! Join Winter Guard and try it out. We will be meeting Thursday evenings from 7 – 8:15 pm beginning November 30th at 3003 Mulberry Ave in the gym (First Baptist Church Gym). Come join us and bring a friend, we will provide the equipment. Questions can be emailed to
  • 2018 Drake University Department of Physics and Astronomy Physics Prize: Students wishing to take this test please email Ms. Milani at
    Must register by 1:00 pm on Friday, February 2, 2018.
  • The Muscatine High School Baseball program now has an online store available for you to purchase all of your Muskie Baseball apparel. The store has apparel for men, women, and youth. Items will ship directly to your home. Store will close on Sunday, November 24. You can purchase merchandise now at
  • Driver Ed information can be obtained from the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency (MBAEA) website –
  • Muskies School Store:  Would you like to purchase Muskie Spirit Wear/Accessories or to give as a gift? Visit Muscatine High School Muskies Custom Apparel  Use promo code TNU6X2AU at checkout for a $10 discount. Expires 11-24-17.  For an even larger discount, please contact
    Mrs. Borde at or stop in rm 11-001.  There is a limited quantity of larger discounts.

** Important Dates **

  • Nov. 22: 2 Hour Early Dismissal
  • Nov. 23: NO SCHOOL – Happy Thanksgiving!
  • Nov. 24: NO SCHOOL – Non-contract Day
  • April 2:  Six Flags Senior GradNite Information (Full Payment/Permission Slips Due)  Senior GradNite at Six Flags

** Silver Cord Opportunities **

  • Volunteers are needed to help with the Muscatine Community YMCA’s Breakfast With Santa:  Saturday, December 2nd, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon, at the Muscatine Mall.  Any interested should contact me at the Y, 263-9996, or
  • Liberia Rescue Fund International, a non-profit organization in Muscatine, is looking for students to help in the creation of a logo for the organization. We do have some ideas of what we would like involved in the creation of the logo.  If interested, please contact Victoria Zarkpah at or at 563-607-0104.
    (Liberia Rescue Fund International has been able to assist in different ways, but one of their main objectives is to provide school scholarships to give educational opportunities to children in the area of West Point and Monrovia, Africa.)
  • MCSD Food Service is looking for students who would be willing to volunteer at various elementary buildings to get the students through the breakfast line. Times would be 7:40-8:05 daily. Please email Alisha Eggers at if you are interested in volunteering.

** College Visits **

Interested in scheduling a college visit? Stop in the Student Services Office and see Ms. Milani.  College Visits

** 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

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