MHS Announcements – October 19, 2016

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  • Parent/Teacher Walk-in Conferences
    Monday, Oct. 24 – 4:00 – 7:15 PM
    Wednesday, Oct. 26 – 4:00 – 7:15 PM
    Thursday, Oct. 27 – 1:45 – 3:45 PM (2-Hour Early Out)
  • New this year at Parent Teacher ConferencesA complimentary meal for parents will be served in the MHS Cafeteria on Oct. 24th & 26th from 4:00 – 7:15 PM (or until food is gone) – Taco Bar by Guadalajara on Oct. 24th and Pizza by Salvatore’s Ristorante on Oct. 26th.
    Aiming for Academic Success through Parental Engagement. See flyer for more details. Parent Teacher Meal Flyer – Oct. 24 & 26
  • FAFSA Fiesta Workshop – Oct. 24 – MHS Library, 4:00 – 7:00 pm  Do you have a college-bound student and need help filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)?  Work one-on-one with trained volunteers to complete the FAFSA. No appointment needed! Other dates available at various sites.  Some steps need to be completed prior to attending. Please bring noted documents. See flyer for more details.   FAFSA Workshops     FAFSA Fiesta
  • Oct. 28 – NO SCHOOL – Conference Comp Day
  • Adult Volunteers Needed – Aligned Impact Muscatine is looking for involved members of the Muscatine Community to help families navigate the college process. By volunteering at the FAFSA Fiesta, you will be providing resources and support for populations that need it most. Your commitment will help remove barriers to college enrollment and make the college process less overwhelming.  For more information about the program, please contact: Corinna Aguirre at 563-594-6836 or at  FAFSA-Volunteer Flyer
  • Parents of Seniors:  Jostens met with your student on Tuesday, October 18th to review graduation items including the needed cap and gown.  Jostens will be returning to school on Tuesday, October 25th to collect all Senior Graduation Orders.  Orders will be turned in during lunch outside of the Student Services office.  Parents are welcome.  Please do not forget the order form on Tuesday, this will be the only day that Jostens will be here to collect the orders and pass out bonus order day items.  If you have any questions, please call 1-800-JOSTENS.  The office is open 8am-7pm and customer service agents are bilingual.
  • Class of 2017 – Any senior interested in the University of Dayton, a top-tier national Catholic university in Dayton, Ohio, please see Mr. Mueller in the Student Services office as soon as possible. Muscatine High School has the opportunity to select up to five graduating seniors to be named Leadership in Service Scholarship recipients. This scholarship is worth $10,000 ($2,500 per year for four years).
  • Class of 2017Need help completing your college applications? Bring your lunch, laptop,and Social Security # to the Student Services Conference Room during Enrichment TODAY, Wednesday, Oct. 19 to get assistance from MHS Counselors and staff.
  • Class of 2017 – If you did not attend the Josten’s graduation presentation, order forms can be picked up in Student Services. Josten’s orders for graduation items will take place on October 25 from 12 – 1 PM in front of Student Services.
  • Key Club – We have a meeting this Friday, October 21st at 7:30am in the Auditorium! See you there.
  • Softball Meeting – There will be a mandatory Softball meeting in Coach Stoltzfus’s room 11-022 for all softball players on Thursday 10/20 during 2nd half of lunch. Questions, contact Coach Stoltzfus.
  • Boys’ Basketball – Any students interested in playing basketball need to stop by room AA28 (Mr. McDonald’s room) and sign up. Tryouts will begin on Monday, November 14th.
  • Save Now, Save Later Giveaway – College Savings Plan Parent Giveaway – Parents can enter to win one of thirty $1500 saving plan deposits. Registration ends Oct. 30. Save Now Save Later Program
  • New Scholarships Added – see ‘Scholarships’ section below
  • Canball Sign-up – Canball is a male only volleyball game to raise money for the Food Drive. It will be held on November 3rd starting at 4 pm. Entry fee is $3 or 5 cans of food per person on the team. A team consist of 6 players, an alternate (if desired), and a coach. The coach is not allowed to play. Entry forms with rules can be picked up at the Attendance Center. Entry forms must be submitted to Mrs. Walker in room 130 (Science wing) by 3:30 pm on October 31st. Spectators are welcome – admission is $3 or 5 cans of food.
  • ICAN Tip of the Week – October 13, 2016 – College Application Campaign    College Application Campaign Youtube
  • Change in Tardy Detention Policy:
    The following changes will be implemented starting Nov. 1

    In an effort to ensure that students are in class learning as often as possible the admin team along with department heads have worked to make the following changes to the sequence of consequences for students who have tardies. Please know that the main goal of changing the tardy detention process was to remove the half day ISS as part of the process. Please also know that we understand the potential academic impact locking a student’s computer can have on a student. Our hope is that students take the three opportunities to serve their tardy consequence before locking their computer becomes an issue. These changes will start on Nov. 1st.
    1) Student is tardy/late to class: 20 min detention to be served that day or following day.
    2) Student fails to serve detention: 1hr lunch detention
    3) Student fails to serve 1hr lunch detention: 2hr after school detention
    4) Student fails to serve 2hr after school detention: Computer is locked until they meet with their grade level administrator.
    If you have any questions please feel free to contact Mr. Groteluschen, Asst, Principal at
  • Baseball Meeting – There will be a brief meeting for all baseball players at 6pm on Tuesday, November 1st in the Commons to discuss an upcoming fundraising opportunity. Please be sure that you attend.
  • FCA – Meeting over the lunch hour on Wednesday in room 11-037. Bring a buddy. We’ll bring the pizza!
  • Girls’ Basketball – Open gym is on Monday and Thursday from 5:45-7:15 pm in the main gym.
  • Starting November 1st, there will be NO loans or charging of meals. Students who do not have money in their account or cash in hand will be offered a peanut butter sandwich and a glass of orange juice.
  • Winter Sports Participants – The first practice for winter sports will be starting the 2nd or 3rd week of November. You have to have all your forms in to participate. Stop by the Activities Office room 162 or email to inquire about the forms you need.
  • Muscatine Youth Girls Basketball Trivia Night, Oct. 29   MYGBB Event Flyer
  • Boys’ and Girls’ Bowling Informational Meeting – Friday, Oct. 21st at from 3:30 – 4:00 PM in the Commons. If you are interested in the MHS bowling program, please attend this meeting!
  • The MHS Cheer Program will be holding cheerleading tryouts for winter basketball & wrestling cheer. Practices will be 10/24 from 5-7 pm in the girls’ side upper gym and 10/27 from 5-7 pm in the commons. Tryouts will be October 29th from 9 am to 12 pm in the MHS Gym. Tryout packets will be available at the attendance office on October 10th. Any girls and boys, with a cheer, dance, and/or tumbling background, in any grade, are encouraged to tryout! If you have questions, please contact Coach Sink at
  • Young American Creative Patriotic Art Awards – Students must be in grades 9-12. Deadline to submit entries to local VFW Auxiliary is March 31, 2017. Please see attachments for Rules and Contest Application. American Creative Patriotic Art Awards Contest Application   Young American Creative Patriotic Art Awards Rules
  • VFW Voice of Democracy Essay Competition – 2016-17 Theme – “My Responsibility To America”. Student entry Deadline: Nov. 1, 2016.
    VFW Voice of Democracy Essay Competition

** Silver Cord Opportunities **

  • Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department has an opportunity for several students to receive Silver Cord hours by volunteering to help at the Fall Festival on Saturday, October 22 from 12:30-3:30 p.m. at the Muscatine Mall. Please contact Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department at 563-263-0241 or at
  • 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 **

  • Oct. 19 – College Application Assistance – Student Services Conf. Room during Enrichment
  • Oct. 24 – Parent/Teacher Walk-in Conferences – 4:00 – 7:15 pm
  • Oct. 24 – FAFSA Workshop – MHS Library – 4:00 – 7:00 pm
  • Oct. 25 – Class of 2020 – ASPIRE Testing
  • Oct 25 – Graduation Orders – Outside Student Services during lunch
  • Oct. 26 – Class of 2019 – ASPIRE Testing
  • Oct. 26 – Parent/Teacher Walk-in Conferences – 4:00 – 7:15 pm
  • Oct. 27 – Parent/Teacher Walk-in Conferences – 1:45 – 3:45 pm
  • Oct. 27 – 2-Hour Early Out (1:24 pm Dismissal)
  • Oct. 28 – NO SCHOOL – Conference Comp Day
  • Oct. 28 – UNI Business Day – 8:00 am to 1:30 pm  UNI Business Day Info
  • Oct. 29 – Winter Cheerleading Tryouts – MHS Gym – 9 am – 12 pm
  • Nov. 18 – Sr. Yearbook Pictures   Sr. Yearbook Pictures Info

** 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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