MHS Announcements – November 8, 2016

Go Muskies!

Iowa Assessment Testing – We will be giving the Iowa Assessments on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 8th and 9th in the morning. These tests are for 9th, 10th & 11th-grade students ONLY.  12th Grade students DO NOT need to report to school until the 10:22 start time on Nov. 8th & 9th. Any 11th-grade student who currently has an exemption 3rd period will be required to report to the Commons for testing at 8:22 on both days of testing (Nov. 8th & 9th).

To view previous announcements visit this link, MHS Announcements, and look at the Latest Announcements section. Select the MHS Announcement date you would like to view.

  • Participating in a Spring sport? Girls Spring Sports Conditioning will start the week of Nov. 14th after school in Mr. Falk’s room (AA18) and will take place on Mon/Wed/Thurs. We will be done before 5 pm and we will plan to be outside as much as possible. Please talk to or email Mr. Falk at if you have any questions.
  • #ReviewsDayTuesday Investigating Lois Lane: The Turbulent History of the Daily Planet’s Ace Reporter by Tim Hanley
    From her earliest days, Lois yearned to make the front page of the Daily Planet, but was held back by her damsel-in-distress role. When she finally became an ace reporter, asinine lessons and her tumultuous romance with Superman dominated her storylines for decades and relegated her journalism to the background. Through it all, Lois remained a fearless and ambitious character, and today she is a beloved icon and an inspiration to many. Though her history is often troubling, Lois’s journey, as revealed in Investigating Lois Lane, showcases her ability to always escape the gendered limitations of each era and of the superhero genre as a whole.
  • Wrestling – Tuesday night open mat canceled due to Little Muskies wrestling practice.
  • Wrestling Team Meeting & Open Mat – There will be a team meeting for all wrestlers on November 10th @ 4pm in Wrestling room. Open mat practice will follow the team meeting from 4:30-5:30 pm.
  • Key Club Blood Drive -Any MHS Students or Staff interested in donating blood on Monday, Monday, November 14th needs to sign-up with a Key Club member or email Mrs. Keltner at Walk-ins will NOT be taken for these blood drives — all donors need to have a scheduled time. Also, those who are scheduled to donate blood on Monday, November 14th will receive their appointment cards this week. This card is your pass to get out of class — you are only excused for the time on your appointment card.
  • Winter Sports & Activities Kickoff will be held on November 21st in the MHS Gymnasium starting at 7 PM. Muskie Booster Club Meal by Avenue Subs will be available for $5 from 5:30-7:00 pm in the Cafeteria. See flyer for complete event details.  Winter Kickoff Information
  • Intramural Twitter Voting – The Activities Department will be offering intramurals during enrichment, and is offering students the opportunity to decide the first intramural activity.  Follow Activities Director Andrew Werling on Twitter at @AndyWerling and place your vote.
  • The Mr. Muscatine Pageant will be held on Wednesday, November 23rd starting at 8:30 am in the Auditorium. (Doors will open at 8 a.m.) Tickets are $5 and will go on sale starting Nov. 17th in front of Student Services.
  • Students & Staff — Want a part-time job? Become a Sports Official! See attachment for more details. Sports Official Info
  • Senior Boys — It’s Mr. Muscatine Pageant Time! – If you’re a senior boy and would like to participate in the Mr. Muscatine pageant, please pick up a Mr. Muscatine form at the Attendance Center. The form needs to be returned by November 11th — see details on the form.
  • National Key Club Week – Key Club is a student organization all about focusing on service projects and supporting causes. Next week (November 7th-November 11th) we are celebrating National Key Club Week. We would love if you would come to a Key Club meeting and see what it’s all about. Our next meeting will be on Friday, November 18th at 7:30am in the auditorium.
  • Student Council Coat Drive – Starting November 7th, students will be able to donate coats to Mrs. Thomas’ room (135). In return for donating a coat, you will receive a pass to leave school campus for lunch on November 18th.
  • Reminder – Class of 2017 – Yearbook pictures are due Nov. 17th. See attachment for more details.   Sr. Yearbook Pictures Info
  • The 2016 Muskie Football Banquet will be Sunday night, November 13th at 6pm. We will meet in the Auditorium, with cake and ice cream to follow down in the Cafeteria. All 2016 Muskie football players in grades 9-12 are expected to attend. Parents are also invited to attend.
  • Female Soccer Players – Our indoor open gym times will begin in December on Sundays from 4-6 pm. Please contact Coach Bob at with your interest to play and also your contact information so you can be kept up to date with other opportunities to play.

** Silver Cord Opportunities **

  • Salvation Army is in need of bell ringers during their Red Kettle Campaign. Bell ringing begins on Nov. 18 through Dec. 24. Inside and outside sites are available. If interested or for more information, please contact Sissy at 563-263-8272.

** Upcoming Events **  MHS Calendar Link

** Important Dates **

  • Nov. 18 – Sr. Yearbook Pictures   Sr. Yearbook Pictures Info
  • Nov. 21 – Winter Activities Kickoff – MHS Gym – 7 pm  Winter Kickoff Information
  • Nov. 23 – 2-Hour Early Dismissal
  • Nov. 24 – Happy Thanksgiving! – No School
  • Nov. 25 – No School  (Non-Contract Day)
  • 1st Semester Final Dates:
    Dec. 19 – Finals for 1st, 3rd, 5th-hour classes
    Dec. 20 – Finals for 2nd, 4th, 6th-hour classes
    Dec. 21 – Finals for 7th-hour class and make-ups (2-Hour Early Dismissal)
  • Dec. 21 – 2-Hour Early Dismissal
  • Dec. 22 – Jan. 2 – No School – Winter Break
  • Jan 3 – Classes Resume – First day of 2nd semester

** 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.


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