MHS Announcements – October 19, 2021

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

MHS Hours: 7:45AM-3:45PM Monday-Friday  2021-2022 MHS Bell Schedules
MHS has a new phone system and menu when dialing 563-263-6141. Please listen to the menu to select the proper department. For Spanish assistance please press 5.

    • Press 1 – Attendance (or call directly at 563-263-6616)
    • Press 2 – Student Services, Transcripts and Grade Level Counselors
    • Press 3 – MHS Nurse
    • Press 4 – Athletics
    • Press 5 – Spanish Assistance
    • For all other calls, please stay on the line or Press 0 for assistance or to leave a voicemail.

MHS Direct Dial Phone Numbers

Main Phone: 563-263-6141
Attendance: 563-263-6616
Student Services: 264-8637
Nurse: 563-263-6376
Athletics: 563-263-4191
Fax: 563-264-1794

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

  • 2021 Canball Tournament, Nov. 4, 2021 @ 4PM in the MHS Gym.
    What is Canball? Canball is a male volleyball tournament to support MCSA for Student Council’s annual Hunger Drive.  Canball Tournament Info

    • Teams consist of 8 players and 2 coaches.
      Teams interested in playing must fill out a Canball form available at the Attendance Center.
    • Player entrance fee is $3 or 5 canned goods to Ms. Heimerdinger in Rm 11-038.
      Canball forms and payment must be received by Tuesday, November 2nd.
    • All players must also have a Physical, Concussion and Parent Permission Forms on file with the
      AD Secretary, Mrs. Stoltzfus, in Rm 11-002 by 3PM on Nov. 4.
    • Spectator entrance fee is $3 or 5 canned goods.
  • Muskie Minutes: Muskie Minutes – Week 5
    WED., OCT. 20 4:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    THURS., OCT. 21 1:45 PM – 3:45 PM

  • Thursday, Oct. 21: 2-Hour Early Out
  • Friday, Oct. 22: No School (Conference Comp. Day)
  • Monday, Oct. 25: No School (Teacher Inservice Day)
  • MHS Drama Department presents The Book of Will, by Lauren Gunderson.  “To be or not to be…Aye, there’s the point”.  WAIT.  What? This funny, historically-based play follows Shakespeare’s friends on a race against time, resources, cranky poets and shady publishers to collect his authentic works and bind them for all time.  November 5 & 6, 2021 at 7pm in the MHS Auditorium.  Tickets go on sale 10/18 at  For more information, visit
    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!
  • College Opportunities:  See College Opportunities section below for all opportunities!
  • FFA Weekly- Oct. 18-24: FFA Weekly
  • Oct. 21 Regional Volleyball: MHS will be hosting Cedar Rapids Jefferson on Oct. 21 in Regional Volleyball. Game Time is 7pm.Fans will need to sign in to Varsity Bound to purchase tickets.
  • Key Club Blood Drive: Any MHS Students or Staff interested in donating blood on Friday, November 5th 2021 need to sign‐up with a Key Club member or email Mrs. Keltner at Walk‐ins will NOT be taken for this blood drive ‐ all donors need to have a scheduled time between 8:00am-12:00 noon in the Van Hecke Center Gym. All donors and volunteers are required to wear a mask while at the blood drive. Key Club Blood Drive Info
  • Girls’ & Boys’ Indoor Soccer TBK Season 1: 2021-2022: If you played soccer last season and are planning to play soccer this year, you can sign up for this opportunity to compete in indoor pre-season playing.  Please complete the google form if interested and committed to participating.  Indoor TBK Soccer
  • 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
  • FFA Store is Open until Oct. 24th! FFA Store
  • 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
  • Doors open at 7:45am. Enter through the Commons, “Big M” Cedar St. doors, or the Swim entrance.
    • Commons, Cafeteria, Library & 1st floor Settee Area by “Big M’  are allowed areas prior to school starting at 8:20am
    • Entering the Building: The Commons, “Big M”(across from Cedar St. parking lot), Swim entrance doors are open from 7:45am-8:20am.
    • Students entering the building AFTER 8:20AM need to enter through the MAIN office doors.

** College Visits **

  • Check back later for scheduled College Visits.

** Athletics/Activities Information  **

  • 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.
  • Adult Athletic Punch Pass/Cards are $40 (10 punches) and can be purchased at the MHS Attendance Center or at the gate during events. 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 **

  • 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?
    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 **

  • Manta Rays Ice Cream Social Season Kick-Off Event:
    Date: Sunday, November 7th
    Time: 1-3 pm
    Location: Muscatine Community YMCA
    Description: Volunteers will be needed to assist with event set up, serving ice cream/toppings (will help with table clean-up, keeping sundae bar fully stocked & clean), and event clean-up.
    Sign-up Genius Link:
    Volunteer sign up deadline: Monday, November 1st
    Contact for questions or details: Jocelyn
  • Manta Rays Euchre Tournament Fundraiser
    Date: Saturday, October 23rd
    Time: varies by job
    Location: Riverview Center, Muscatine, IA
    Description: Students under 18 can volunteer to assist with event set up & food service/kitchen help.  Those under 18 must be out of the facility no later than 7 pm due to over 21 event.  Students 18 & over can assist with raffle ticket sales, score card collection & event set up.
    Sign Up Genius Link:
    Volunteer Sign-up Deadline: Monday, October 18th
    Contact for questions or details: Jocelyn
  • 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
  • The Food and Nutrition Dept. has an opportunity at Jefferson & McKinley Elementary at breakfast time (7:45-8 am). MHS Students would assist younger students who need help finding their breakfast cards & getting their breakfasts to the tables in the commons area to eat. If you are interested in helping out in the morning, please email Must have own transportation.
  • Stinky’s House of Horrors is a local haunted house that raises non-perishable food donations for the Salvation Army each year. He needs assistance with yard work which includes raking leaves, picking up sticks and any other yard work duties that may be needed the week of October 25 thru October 29. For more information, you may contact Troy “Stinky” Philpott at
  • 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! **

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Student Handbook: MCSD Student Handbk
Curriculum Guide: 2020-21 Curriculum Guide


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