MHS Announcements – November 29, 2017

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  • MHS Wrestling Fundraiser: MHS Wrestling is selling Custom Tumblers through Tuesday, December 5th.  If you would like to purchase a tumbler but do not know an MHS wrestler, please contact Coach Kane at  Thank you for supporting MHS Wrestling!
  • MHS Band Fundraiser: The Muscatine High School Band’s annual nut fundraiser is underway!
    The Koeze products – cashews, mixed nuts, puddles (turtles), chocolate dipped cherries and blueberries, malted milk balls, and milk chocolate raisins – make great holiday gifts for family and friends, grab bags, and wonderful treats for yourself!
    Band Nut Fundraiser flyer with pictures and prices. If you’d like to place an order, contact Jim Stogdill at 299-8082 or or contact any of the Muscatine High School band students. The band’s “nut house” at 208 West 2nd Street (inside Pearl Plaza) is open on Tuesday evenings (6-7:30 pm) and Saturdays (10 am-noon) for walk-in purchases. Special order items will be taken until December 2. The nut house will be open this Friday night during the holiday stroll. The last day is Dec. 19! don’t delay – there will
    be a very limited selection the last two weeks.  If you need a gift for a co-worker, boss, pastor, friend, client, or Aunt Matilda, Koeze products make great presents! They’re also a nice gift for yourself!  Funds raised go toward music, instrument purchases and repairs, uniforms, band camp section instructors, marching show-related expenses (props, transportation), honor band registrations, summer music camps, etc.  Thank you for considering purchasing Koeze nuts and supporting the Muscatine High School band.
  • Key Club: There is a Key Club Meeting this Friday, December 1st at 7:30 am in the Library Cafe (note the change in location). We have A LOT going on in December — come to the meeting to sign-up and make a difference!
  • New Scholarships Added: See Scholarships section below. (Junior scholarships too!)
  • Parking for winter athletics at Pleasant Valley High School: Athletic spectators can park in the west lot or the new PVHS east parking lot off Scott Drive and enter PVHS from Spartan Stadium. Doors W1 and S7 will be open for all athletic spectators.
  • LOCATION CHANGE Students of Active Prayer (SOAP) will meet this week from 7:30 – 9:00 @ 707 Sunrise Circle.
  • SPRING MUSICAL AUDITIONS: Auditions for the MHS Drama Department’s spring production of CURTAINS will be held Wednesday, 11/29.
  • New Scholarships Added: See Scholarships section below.
  • 1st Semester Final Dates
    Dec. 19 – Finals for 1st, 3rd, 5th period classes
    Dec. 20 – Finals for 2nd, 4th, 6th period classes
    Dec. 21 – Finals for 7th hour class and make-ups (2-hr Early Out)
  • Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Scholarship Opportunity:
    2018 U.S. Army-Pro Football Hall of Fame Award for Excellence recognizes student-athletes who not only excel athletically and academically, but they are leaders in their communities.
    Award for Excellence Overview/Criteria: 2018 Award for Excellence Overview
    Award for Excellence Nomination Form: 2018 Award for Excellence Nominations Form
    Deadline is January 12, 2018
  • New Silver Cord Opportunity: See Silver Cord Section below.
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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

** Important Dates **

  • 1st Semester Final Dates:
    Dec. 19 – Finals for 1st, 3rd, 5th period classes
    Dec. 20 – Finals for 2nd, 4th, 6th period classes
    Dec. 21 – Finals for 7th hour class and make-ups (2-hr Early Out)
  • 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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