MHS Announcements – November 6, 2019

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The MHS Drama Department will present MISS HOLMES by C.M. Walsh, on Friday, November 8th and Saturday, November 9th at 7:00 pm in the Auditorium at MHS.
An anonymous note – a frightened young woman – a police inspector who wives have a habit of turning up dead…. Inspired by the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, this theatrical fan-fiction re-examines the world of Holmes and Watson, exploring the added challenges and risks faced by these two iconic characters if they were women. Come prepared for a true murder-mystery, with plenty of humor thrown in! Tickets will be sold at the door, day of the show, with box-office open at 6:15 pm. All seats are $6. Activity passes and MCSD partner passes will be accepted. For more information, visit

 ** Daily News & Information **

  • 2019 Fall Semester Testing Schedule: To help you plan for possible travel during the holidays, the 2019 Fall Semester Exam Schedule has been released.
  • DATE CHANGE! Volleyball End of Season Banquet will take place on November 18 from 6:00 – 8:00pm in the MHS Commons. All participants and their parents are invited.  Further information will be sent out regarding potluck details.
  • CANBALL PARTICIPANTS: Please make sure you get your Athletic forms (physical, concussion, and participant forms) into the AD office if you do not have one on file or they are expired. These are needed to participate.
  • Winter Guard is beginning.  If you are interested in becoming part of the Mighty Muskie Marching Bands Color Guard, winter guard is a great place to start!  You will get to try the equipment, learn techniques and have fun. We will meet the following Thursdays from 7 to 8:30pm at the First Baptist gym located at 3003 Mulberry Ave, use the back doors facing Mulberry school.  The dates are 11/7, 11/21, 12/5, 12/19, 12/26, 1/2, 1/9, 1/23, and 1/30. Come one time or to how ever many fit your schedule. If you have questions please email
  • Attention Sophomores:  Jostens will be here on Friday, November 15th during Lunch to deliver your class jewelry.  If you have a balance please understand that only CASH or MONEY ORDERS will be accepted at school.  IF you want to pay by credit card, please call 1-800-JOSTENS (567-8367) before Friday. Rings that are not paid in full will not be delivered and you will have to make arrangements to get your ring.
  • FFA News: Muscatine FFA recently competed at the FFA National Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Please read their events news and accomplishments. FFA News
  • Good Luck to the Muskie Dive & Swim participants at the State Diving & Swim Meet in Marshalltown on Thursday, Friday & Saturday! Lexi Hirt, Abby Lear, Ellie Storr, Eve Millage, and Jillian Hilbrandt
  • LOST & FOUND: If you’ve lost an item, please check at the Attendance Center!
  • Mr. Muscatine Tickets: Make sure to attend the Mr. Muscatine pageant! It will be held next Tuesday, November 12th at 6pm in the MHS Auditorium. Tickets will be sold for $5 each after school this week in front of Student Services, as well as next Monday and Tuesday the 11th and 12th. The public is invited to purchase tickets as well! Tickets will also be available at the door the night of. All proceeds will go to MCSA.  Mr. Muscatine Info
  • Muscatine Civic Chorale’s Christmas Concert is on Friday, November 22. Active members of the Muscatine Civic Chorale include current and retired teachers Annette Hovland, Deb Paulsen, Diane Prill and Judy Wilson and MHS graduates Betsy McDonald, Nathan Paulsen, and
    James Terry. Muscatine Civic Chorale’s Christmas Concert
  • Winter Cheerleading Cheer Clinics is in the Upper Gym on the Girls’ Locker Room side from 6-7:30pm on Nov. 5, 7, 12 and 14.
  • New Silver Cord Opportunity: See Silver Cord section below.
  • Senior Photos are due November 15th and need to be uploaded to the yearbook website directly.  Please refer to the form for instructions. 
  • 2019 Football Players and Parents: Our 2019 banquet will be this Sunday, November 10th at 6pm in the MHS auditorium. Players should dress nice for the event. We will be offering a meal before the banquet from 5-5:45pm in the cafeteria. Sandwiches, sides, and drinks will be available for a donation of $5. We will have a cake and ice cream social after the banquet (no charge). Muskie Football merchandise will be available before and after the event.
  • Girls’ Cross Country Members: Please return your uniforms to the AD Office (rm 11-005) before school, passing time, lunch time or after school. If uniforms are not turned in by Nov. 6th, fines will be assessed.
  • Canball tournament will be held after school at 4pm in the gym on Thursday, November 7th. Entry fee is $3 or 5 canned goods. Proceeds will go to MCSA. Come out and cheer on your favorite team(s)!
  • Girls’ Cross Country Members: Please return your uniforms to the AD office ASAP. If uniforms are not turned in by Nov. 6th, fines will be assessed.
  • Girls’ Basketball: Open gym this week is Monday and Thursday from 5:30-7:00pm in the main gym at MHS. There will be a parent meeting on Tuesday, November 5th at 7:00pm in the MHS gym. All players and parents should attend. Official practice begins Monday, November 11 at 3:45pm in the main gym at MHS.
  • Model UN: There will be a meeting in Ms. Hansen’s room during Enrichment on Friday, November 8th for all students in the club. If you miss this meeting, stop by to pick up your fundraising card.
  • Volleyball End of Season Banquet will take place on November 12 from 6:00 – 8:00pm in the MHS Commons. All participants and their parents are invited.  Further information will be sent out regarding potluck details.
  • MHS Cake Auction will be Friday, January 24th.  Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball doubleheader vs. Clinton. Theme for cake auction is GAME PIECE HUNT (BOARD GAMES).
    If you would like to be a part of the MHS Cake Auction and would like more information, please contact Megan Randoll at
  • Senior Resources is looking for dependable, hardworking Chore Workers* to provide Snow removal services for Seniors in our community. Positions open immediately. $10 per hour!! Workers must be 16 years or older to apply and must be able to pass a background check & have their own equipment. Applications can be picked up at 1808 Mulberry Avenue, Muscatine for more information, call: Mayra Garcia or Laura Vargas (563) 263-7292.
  • The former Muscatine girls basketball players that played for Coach Jeff Tank have established a scholarship in his honor. For anyone wanting to contribute to the scholarship as a way to honor Coach Jeff Tank, here is some additional information on how you can donate:
    • All checks are to be made out to the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine and in the memo line of the check write “Jeff Tank MHS Girls Basketball Memorial Scholarship Fund”.  Checks can be mailed to their office at 208 W. Second Street, Ste. 213, Muscatine, IA 52761. Donors can visit the website at and donate to the Fund online.
  • TEDx Youth; the locally organized public speaking forum has announced an “All Call” for speakers.  Young people age 15-24 are encouraged to apply. This is a forum for sharing ideas.  If you know a student or young adult that has an Idea Worth Sharing, please encourage them to apply at Youth Flyer
  • BOYS’ BASKETBALL: Any boys interested in trying out for basketball this winter should email Coach Windham or stop by his classroom (23-007) to signup. Tryouts begin Monday, November 18th. Go Muskies!!!
  • Muscatine FFA Fruit Sales will run through November 21st.  See any Agriculture Student or contact an Agriculture Teacher at or or   FFA Order Form
  • Students interested in Police Mentoring at Jefferson Elementary should see Officer Pena at MHS (Rm 11-003).  Students would assist with reading with students, flashcards, math work, etc. Must have own transportation to and from MHS to Jefferson.
  • Lifetouch Picture Orders: If you would like to place an order from Sept. 9th picture day, your student will need to pick up their proofs across from the Attendance Center. There is order information on the proof sheet.
  • Softball Parent Meeting will be held on Monday, November 11 from 7 – 8:30pm in the MHS Commons.
  • Students entering the building prior to 7:45am should enter through the Swim entrance located across from the Bonnie Street parking lot.  The Swim entrance is open at 7:15am.
    The Main, Muskie M, and Handicap parking entrances open at 7:45am.
  • There is a designated walkway in front of MHS by the construction area.  If walking in this area, please walk between the orange cones with caution tape and the fence.
  • Parents and Guardians: Our school utilizes the School Messenger system to deliver text messages, straight to your mobile phone with important information about events, school closings, safety alerts and more.*  You can participate in this free service* just by sending a text message of “Y” or “Yes” to our school’s short code number, 67587.  See flyer for more information.   SMS Text Opt-In Flyer.pdf
  • Silver Cord Form- Google Form: The Silver Cord Form is now a google form that you submit online.  Silver Cord Form link
  • Breakfast starts at 7:30am and runs until 8:15am and is available in the Cafeteria and Library Cafe.
  • Athletic Forms:  Parent Permission Form    Concussion Form     Physical Form
  • Driver Ed information can be obtained from the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency (MBAEA) website –

** Silver Cord Opportunities/Volunteer Opportunities **

  • Mulberry School is looking for silver cord volunteers for The Mulberry Carnival, Friday, November 8th from 5:30-8:00.  Please email Stacy Olson at or call Mulberry School at 263-8143.
  • Holiday Stroll Seeking 4-6 Volunteers: The Holiday Stroll is December 6 from 5:30 to 8:30pm.
    Duties will include:

    • Set out no parking signs in the afternoon the day before (Thursday, December 5)
    • Put up street barricades in the afternoon before the event (Friday, December 6)
    • Make sure trash cans are emptied during and at the end of the event
    • Take down barricades and signs at the end of the event.

Total time: about 4 hours. If interested, please contact Kayla Brix at 263.0521.

  • 10 volunteers are needed on Sunday, December 1st from 4 – 6 p.m. to help package diapers gathered from the Community Diaper Drive. If interested or for more information, contact Pat Mundell at 263-7827 by November 18th.
  • Madison School is looking for volunteers to work with students during our Family STEM night on Nov.12th from 5-7pm?  Email if you would like to volunteer.
  • Jefferson Elementary is looking for French speaking high school students to assist with a new Jefferson student who only speaks French. Must have own transportation. For more information, please contact Rhonda Franklin at
  • The MCSD Food & Nutrition Dept. is looking for MHS students to help students at elementary schools with breakfast cards & getting through the serving lines any time from 7-8am during the 2019-2020 school year. If you are interested in helping out & earning silver cord hours starting Friday 8/23, please contact Alisha Eggers at 563-263-7223 or

** Fundraisers **

  • The Muscatine HS baseball program is doing a fundraiser that is a bit “out of the box”. On November 10th, the VanHecke Center will turn into a mattress store and the baseball program will get a portion of each sale. These mattresses are from some of the top companies and include full warranties and satisfaction guaranteed. The prices are already low, however; we are giving members of staff and additional 10% off. They will also have pillows, sheets, frames and pretty much anything you can think of. Come check it out – November 10th from 10 AM- 5 PM at the VanHecke Center.   MHS Faculty Flyer.pdf
    For more information check out this link:
  • 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: and check it out!
  • Muskies School Store – Jostens: Do you want Muskie Spirit Wear/Accessories or to give as a gift. A portion of sales comes back to MHS! $10 discount coupons available! Contact Doreen at for discount.
    Visit Muscatine High School Muskies Custom Apparel

** 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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