MHS Announcements – October 1, 2015

MHS Announcements

The Muscatine Attendance Office phone number is 563-263-6616. Please use this number when calling in for a student absence, early release, etc.

October 1, 2015

Go Muskies!

  • Tickets for the Homecoming dance go on sale today until next Friday, October 9th.  They can be purchased before school, during lunch and after school in front of Students Services.  Homecoming T-shirts are not on sale yet. We expect them to arrive on Friday. Please see the list of Homecoming Spirit Days listed at the end of announcements. Go Muskies!
  • Homecoming Dance Permission slips for guests can be picked up in the Asst. Principal’s Office — see Mrs. Chatfield. These need to be returned by October 7.
  • Intramural sign up forms are outside the Activities Office.  (This is for activities taking place during lunchtime for those that qualify.) Detailed information is on the form and will be sent to team captains.  
  • If you purchased LifeTouch pictures, please pick them up in Student Services.
  • Visit the Muskie Boosters website to see event pictures, buy Muskie apparel and get your admission punch cards. Be sure to check out the list of our supporters too. Go Muskies!
  • New Silver Cord opportunity — see Silver Cord section below.
  • Seniors:  Senior March will take place on Oct. 9th from 12-2.  Pick up your permission slip in Student Services.  Cost is $5.
  • Chemistry Olympiad – There will be a meeting on October 7 at 12:20 for anyone interested in Chemistry Olympiad: a contest sponsored by the American Chemical Society. The meeting is in the auditorium, so please finish lunch before:no food and drinks allowed in the auditorium. For more information, please contact Mrs. Kramer.
  • S.O.A.P. – September is gone!  Come begin October with S.O.A.P.  We meet this week on Thursday at 3220 Tipton Road at 7:30.  Bring a friend and join us.
    Date:  Friday October 2, 2015
    Time:  7:00-8:30PM (Doors will open at 6PM
    Location: Coralville Center for the Performing Arts
    Free and Open to the Public
    Come celebrate the Chinese Autumn Moon Festival when the Confucius Institute at the University of Iowa hosts “Amazing China,” a spectacular production by the Confucius Institute of Chinese Opera at Binghamton University.  Don’t miss outstanding performances by Binghamton University faculty, the National Academy of Chinese Theater Arts faculty, and guest artists from the New York Chinese Traditional Art Center.
  • NEW Disc Golf Club:  A meeting/practice will take place October 6th at 4:00 for the MHS Disc Golf Club. Please meet at the tennis courts shelter.   Practice ends at 5:15.  Golf Discs will be provided if you don’t have your own. Any questions contact Scott Harmon:
  • Boys Basketball Open Gym will be held on Thursday, Oct. 1 beginning at 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 in the MHS gym.  Most open gyms will be held on Monday and Thursday nights at the same time.
  • Model UN: There will be a parent meeting on Thursday, October 1st at 5:00pm in Ms. Hansen’s room (11-024) for parents of any juniors and seniors who are interested in attending the international trip.
  • Girls’ Basketball: There will be open gym at 5:30pm on Thursday evening in the main gym.
  • Key Club: Our next meeting is on Friday, October 2nd at 7:30am in the auditorium. Please bring any MCSA donations from Cardboard Overnight to the meeting.
  • Seniors: Reminder – Baby pictures/ads for the yearbook are due October 2. Everything needs to be turned in at the same time. Please check your email for more information.

** Silver Cord Opportunities **

  • Washington School is in need of volunteers to help with their Family Gathering. Volunteers will be helping students read and then choose a book they can take home.
    Thursday, October 15th  from 3:45 – 6:00 at Washington Elementary. if you are interested.
  • The Juntos program is looking for 4-5 students who would be interested in providing child care to the siblings of students participating in the program.  Juntos runs for five Sunday evenings from 4-6:30 starting October 4th.  Please see Mrs. Hawkins (Guidance Office in Student Services) if you are interested in volunteering.
  • Colorado PTO needs volunteers for their Fall Festival on Friday, Oct. 2.  Volunteers will need to arrive at 4:40 and stay until 8:30 PM.  If interested, please contact Heather Noll at or text 563.260.8251.  Please leave a name and number where you can be reached.

** Upcoming Events **

  • Seniors – Baby Pictures/Ads due Oct. 2nd
  • Homecoming Dance Guest Forms due Oct. 7th
  • Homecoming Dance – Saturday, Oct. 10th
  • Seniors- Senior Pictures for yearbook due Nov. 13th

** Job Opportunities **

  • Senior Resources is looking for dependable, hardworking Chore Workers* to provide lawn care and/or snow removal services for Seniors. Positions open immediately. $11 per hour!!  Workers must be able to pass a background check & have their own equipment.  Contact Angela for more information at 563-263-7292.
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