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MHS Announcements – November 3, 2021

** Daily News & Information ** Home of the Muskies!

MHS Hours: 7:45AM-3:45PM Monday-Friday  2021-2022 MHS Bell Schedules

Announcements in Green – New
Announcements in Blue – Previous Day
Announcements in Black – 2 Days or older by request

The National Guard will be at MHS during lunch on Friday, October 29th in the Gym Foyer if you would like more information or have any questions.

** Daily News & Information ** Home of the Muskies!

MHS Hours: 7:45AM-3:45PM Monday-Friday  2021-2022 MHS Bell Schedules

Announcements in Green – New
Announcements in Blue – Previous Day
Announcements in Black – 2 Days or older by request

  • The University of Dubuque will be visiting on Tuesday, November 9th at 9:15am in the Student Services Office. If you would like to attend please email or stop in Student Services to let
    Mrs. Meineke or Mrs. Meeker know.
  • The Army will be here Thursday, November 11th during lunch in the Gym Foyer if you are interested or have any questions. 
  • Northwest Iowa Community College will be visiting Tuesday, November 16th at 8:30am in the Student Services Office. If you would like to attend please email or stop in Student Services to let Mrs. Meineke or Mrs. Meeker know.
  • The Army Reserves will be here Thursday, November 18th during lunch in the Gym Foyer if you are interested or have any questions.
  • 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.
  • Don’t miss out! The The Muskie Basketball Fan Shop will close Nov. 4!  Use this link to order Muskie Basketball fan apparel. https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/hZnXshLRdo
    These items will ship to the buyer’s address, and anticipated delivery is the 2nd week in December. 
  • 2021 Canball Tournament: Thursday, Nov. 4 starting at 4PM in the MHS Gym.
    Spectator admission is $3 or 5 Non-Perishable Goods. All proceeds will be donated to MCSA as part of the MHS Student Council’s November Hunger Drive.
  • Packets due Nov. 5! Mr. Muscatine Pageant: Senior boys wishing to compete in the Mr. Muscatine Pageant need to pick up a Mr. Muscatine packet at the Attendance Center.  Completed packets need to be returned by Friday, Nov. 5 by 3:30PM to Ms. Heimerdinger in Rm 11-028.  Rehearsal will be on Nov. 17th at 6PM in the MHS Gym.  Competition will be held on Nov. 22 at 6PM in the MHS Gym.  Mr. Muscatine Information
  • MHS Drama Department presents The Book of Will, by Lauren Gunderson on November 5 & 6, 2021 at 7pm in the MHS Auditorium.  Tickets are on sale at Muscatinehs.booktix.com.  For more information, visit muskiedrama.wordpress.com
    MHS Drama Dept. Book of Will Ticket Info
  • Scholarships: 2021-22 Scholarship List & Info
  • Silver Cord Opportunities: See Silver Cord Section below for all opportunities!
  • Iowa Youth Institute 2022: Please plan to participate on Monday, April 25th for the 2022 Iowa Youth Institute held in partnership with Iowa State University! For every year of IYI participation, students will now receive a $1,000 scholarship redeemable for any of the majors outlined in the flyer on our web page!  The scholarship maxes out at $4,000 so students are eligible to participate multiple years. Below are upcoming dates to help you prepare for next year’s event.
    A limited number of spots are available for MHS Students.

    Iowa Challenge 2022    2022 IYI Flyer with Major

    • Registration Open | February 9, 2022
    • Paper Submission l March 28, 2022
    • Iowa Youth Institute | April 25, 2022
    • See Mr. Day in Room 13-007 for more details.
  • Juniors & Seniors: The MCC schedule for the Spring Semester is now available and has been updated to include appointments in December. Please use the calendly link below to schedule a time to meet with Mrs. Hawkins. Spring 2022 MCC Registration Appointments
  • Lutheran Living Senior Campus is Hiring Culinary Aids: Must be 16 years old, flexible hours- usually 4-7  weekdays and weekends (not sure of the times) sign-on bonus and generous attendance bonus.  Starts at around  $12.00/hour, the attendance bonus is $3.00/hour for being on time and not calling off to work.  Contact Angie Silva at 563-272-2115 if interested. 
  • Muskie Minutes:  Muskie Minutes – Week 7
  • Check out October’s edition of the school newspaper, MHS Auroran Today: Finding the Fun Fall Vibes at MHS
  • Winter Cheer Tryouts: We will be having three cheer clinics this year. At these clinics, we will be reviewing all the material that you will be judged on during your tryout. Our goal during these clinics is to provide everyone with the best opportunities for a successful tryout!
    Please attend ALL CLINICS and have a general idea of the tryout material prior to the clinics.
    This allows us to focus on improving your skills.
    Cheer Tryout Signup and Tryout Information

    • Clinic #3: Thursday, November 4th 6-7:30AM
    • Tryout: Saturday, November 6th @ 11:00 AM
  • Pearl City Club Volleyball: Pearl City Volleyball Club Sign Up
    Pearl City Volleyball Tryout Information
  • Senior Portrait & Baby Ads for Grads Submission 2021-22: Sr. Portrait & Baby Ad Info
    • Senior Portrait: Due Friday, December 3rd, 2021
      (No cost → one submission per senior)
    • Baby Ads for Grads (childhood picture information) – Due Friday, December 3rd, 2021
      $35 per ad → can have multiple submissions per senior
  • Part Time Work Opportunity for High School Students at HON and Allsteel
    HNI Furniture Operation – High School Program
    Please sign up through Adaptive Schedule for Work Based Learning with Mr. Welsch on Nov. 5 or email brandon.welsch@mcsdonline.org if interested.
  • Lost & Found: Lost an item?  Water Bottle, jewelry, earbuds, phone?  Check at the Attendance Center and see if it was turned in!
  • 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. 
  • Meal Viewer Link Students & Parents can look at the menus online for MHS. There is nutrient information as well as allergen information. There is also an app available for cell phones. 
  • MHS Parents & Students: The Powerschool Mobile App is a great resource to have!   Mobile App Instructions

** College Visits **

  • Check back later for scheduled College Visits.

** Athletics/Activities 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.
  • Follow @MuskieAD on Twitter for MHS activities & athletic updates and information.
  • Athletic Forms: Parent Permission Form    Concussion Form     Physical Form

** Forms **

  • School Locker Request (not PE): Student Locker Request Form
  • 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 **

  • Muscatine FFA Fruit Sales Orders: Orders Due: Nov. 11th, Fruit Arrives: Week of Dec. 6th
    Pick up at MHS Agriculture Edu. Shop. Times/Dates on Order Form 
    Muscatine FFA Fruit Order Form
  • Muskie Bands’ Annual Koeze Nut Fundraiser is currently offering delicious gourmet nuts and fine chocolates through December 11th. Contact a band student today to get those gift lists filled with cashews, mixed nuts, puddles, chocolate covered almonds, malted milk balls, and more! Or stop in at the Muskie Nut Headquarters (123 W 2nd) on Saturday mornings from 10 am to Noon or Tuesday evenings from 6 to 7:30 pm and our students and band booster volunteers will get you set up! And remember to LIKE and Follow Us on Facebook – MHSMuskieBandNuts
  • 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 **

  • The Salvation Army at 1000 Oregon St are looking for assistance with elementary grade levels. We currently have 29 children registered. We are looking for volunteers to assist in reading help, math help, spelling quizzes, homework help and interacting with the children. Our children range from Kindergarten to 6th grade. The 6th graders with no homework are in a leadership program. So even assisting them in what leadership looks like is wonderful. Help is needed Monday through Friday from 3pm to 6pm. We follow the school calendar. If there is an Early Out, then we have the children from 1pm-6pm. If interested in volunteering any or all of the hours or have any questions, please contact Mary Darnell at (563)263-8272 or Mary.Darnell@usc.salvationarmy.org
  • 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 **

  • Senior Portrait & Baby Ads for Grads Submission 2021-22: Sr. Portrait & Baby Ad Info
    • Senior Portrait: Due Friday, December 3rd, 2021
      (No cost → one submission per senior)
    • Baby Ads for Grads (childhood picture information) – Due Friday, December 3rd, 2021
      $35 per ad → can have multiple submissions per senior
  • Pre-Order YOUR 2021-22 Yearbook – $56! (The Auroran 2021-2022): 2021-22 Yearbook Info
  • Yearbooks: If you would like to purchase an MHS 2020-21 yearbook, cost is $56.
  • 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

@MuskieAD
@MuskieStuCo
@MuskieThemes
Instagram: @Muscatine HS
Snapchat: Muscatine HS
Student Handbook: MCSD Student Handbk
Curriculum Guide: 2020-21 Curriculum Guide

 

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